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Historic District! Walk to village! Outdoor living space, huge yard! Hot tub!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Second time is the charm! Cardinal House is located in the heart of the historic district of Pinehurst. It has 4 bdrms/12 beds, dining seats up to 12. It is adjacent to our first vacation rental, Arundel Garden Cottage! Rent one or both for weddings, family reunions, retreats, golf groups. Cardinal House features an open floor plan, wireless high speed internet, stereo Ipod station, game room with pool table and dart board. There are games, cards, puzzles for all ages. Hot tub seats up to 6. Large deck, 2 patio areas, bbq grill. Out door hot water garden shower. Huge private backyard lawn area with bonfire pit, hammock, croquet, corn hole, aquatic water garden, bird sanctuary! Both of our homes are tastefully & comfortably furnished, impeccably clean, with fully equipped updated kitchens. What makes them particularly special is their ideal location, nestled in a quiet neighborhood only a short walk to the village shops, coffee houses, restaurants, pubs, and the Pinehurst Resort. The famed #2 Golf Course is only 1 1/2 blocks! Mins to over 40 local golf courses. Golf information, grocery shopping prior to arrival, maid service, catering can be arranged in advance. If you have children with you don't miss a visit to "Camelot", our community built playground. Then on a hot day take them to cool off at our newly built community Splash Park! Both are fun for all ages!

Check out how much more you get for our affordable low rates! Plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. Weber gas grill! You can enjoy the evening sunset on the back deck with two patios on either side; one overlooking a tranquil aquatic garden w/ waterfall and hammock. The other leads to the garden hot tub! Huge yard for practicing your chipping, playing croquet, or corn hole (equipment provided). Plus there is a bonfire pit for chilly evenings. Come and play! Registered with the National Wildlife Federation as a Back Yard Habitat!

We also provide everyday household necessities; linens/towels, coffee/tea, paper towels/toilet/tissue paper, dish detergent. Just bring your bags!

There are more than 40 golf courses nearby, offering year-round golf. The luxurious Pinehurst Spa offers a great fitness room, baths and a pool for post golf relaxation. For those seeking a 'soothing' experience, indulge yourself with your choice of irresistible massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Then float back to your cozy home.

From Spring till Fall, very third Friday, stroll up to the village for Live After Five, music, dancing, food, and entertainment! Come to the Holly Arts and Crafts Festival held in the village every 3rd Saturday in October! The annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting is a highlight of the year every first Friday in December! The Given Memorial Library hosts the Pinehurst Archives and Golf Museam! There are nature paths through Pinehurst's Rassie Wicker Park in Southern Pines, The Horticultural Gardens at Sandhills Community College, and The North Carolina Zoological Park in nearby Asheboro.

There are a variety of other cultural activities for artisans. Visit potteries in nearby Seagrove. Shop for antiques in Cameron. Spend a day shopping and dining in Southern Pines.

Beds are made prior to arrival. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Shopping prior to arrival, mid-stay cleaning and laundry service can be arranged in advance for an additional fee. The kitchen is fully equipped. The neighborhood grocery is nearby. E-mail for more information and photos.

Experience Pinehurst like a ''local'' in Cardinal House!

More Details

Susan Raff
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Susan Raff

David and I moved to Pinehurst in 1983. We liked it so much that we decided to make it our permanent home. We raised our family here and even after being empty nesters we continue to enjoy the charm and friendliness of our unique community! We wouldn't live anywhere else!

Susan Raff purchased this house in 2010

Why Susan Raff chose Pinehurst

Dave and I were lucky enough to find and purchase Arundel Cottage as our first home. Over the years we renovated, landscaped and restored it’s 'Olde Town' charm. In 1996 we built a new house on the adjacent lot where we lived for 15 yrs. Our first cottage did so well we decided to build another new house on the adjacent lot. We then furnished and equipped Cardinal House as an affordable vacation rental home for travelers with larger groups wanting to experience the sandhills region of Central North Carolina. We now manage and maintained both homes ourselves with our quests comfort and convenience in mind. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our unique properties over the years. We have made many new friends. Some of our guests find they don't want to leave and continue to return year after year.

What makes this house unique

Our property is larger than most vacation rentals. There is a deck and two large patios. The lawn is big enough for large parties to enjoy the outdoors! Plenty of outdoor activities including hot tub, garden, frisbee, corn hole, hammock, fire pit, bbq, children's play area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Susan and David,

Thank you very much for your part in making our 3-4 days in Pinehurst a wonderful family event. The house couldn't have been better suited for the 9 of us - terrific accommodations, with friendly, open, warm hosts. Four of us drove back to RI, getting away at 4:20 am Monday with smooth sailing all the way through. The others flew out of RDU and were here by 1 pm. I'm confident that all in the house was in order but with (3) 3- 6 yr olds surprises are never out of the question - please let us know if anything is amiss.

Four of us made the beach/lake/marina Sunday afternoon after golf which was just the ticket. An inconvenience in you're busy schedule I'm sure, but thanks again for that - it was worthwhile for us.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer and here's hoping a repeat comes into the cards,

Best Regards,

Jul 2010
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Pinehurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Single beds can be made into kings in 3 of the bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • tennis
Game room with pool table, dart board game, and TV. Outdoor activities provided for croquet, badmitten, corn hole! Outdoor hot tub seats up to 7!


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Historic District! Walk to village! Outdoor living space, huge yard! Hot tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Everything We'd Hoped For!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Pinehurst for our daughters wedding and had family from all over the country joining us. We rented Cardinal House and Arundel Garden Cottage next door. Susan and her husband were so welcoming and made it so easy for us to arrive and get settled!! The homes were spacious and comfortable and great memories were made... especially at the bon fire one evening!! Being able to walk to the Village was an added bonus. What a wonderful weekend and a great place to call "home" for a few days.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So happy you all had such a great weekend! Best wishes to the newlyweds! Sincerely, Susan and Dave
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Very clean and well equipped. Everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Overall the house was excellent. We had 8 guys traveling our yearly Pinehurst golf trip. There was plenty of room for all of us. Pots, pans, silverware, linens, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee was all included. Just bring your clubs. The hot tub was a welcome addition after playing 36 holes every day 6 days in a row. The back porch and backyard were very nice. I nice quiet setting. The house is very close to everything. We all would definitely stay again. My only complaint would be that the pool table is a small 6 footer that is in the garage.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family get away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family and I stayed at this property, and have not been disappointed. I will be seeking to stay here for future trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bowling Green KY

Outstanding!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • 5 of 5

The Cardinal House provided an excellent venue for a family reunion. From the house basics to the fabulous herb garden to the outdoor living space & games.

The location to downtown was a simple walking distance.

Susan and Dave were very communicative hosts - thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was very spacious and accommodated our needs perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The sitting area was large enough to allow every one to gather in one space. The 3 sofas were great! The kitchen was equipped with anything and everything we needed. Susan was delightful and a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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12 guys golfing, 3rd year at the Cardinal house

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Susan- everything was great as usual, plenty of room for all 12, the house was very clean and the hot tub came in handy after playing 36 each day, the weather was great for grilling and enough seating so we could all argue about the college football games on the big screen. looking forward to working with you next year! thanks.... John

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John, Great to have you all back! Book soon for next year. Only the third weekend in October is available right now. Susan
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maxies Sports Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pinehurst Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pine Crest Inn
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Shuffle board, Roller skating rink, Boating, Biking, Community Splash Park!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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