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Bill

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Super Lakeside Rental Near Raleigh/Cary/Chapel Hill at Jordan Lake

52 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

North Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This unique property is located on the southeast side of Jordan Lake with a public boat launch just .4 miles down the road and a public beach 3 miles away. Although we are not waterfront (There are no homes waterfront on Jordan Lake) It is the only vacation rental property available this close to Jordan Lake. We do have a 1 1/4 acre pond in our front yard with a fire pit and you can fish catch and release on site without a fishing license since you are on private property.

The property resides on 5 beautiful acres of open fields and wooded land, the three bedroom rental home, and a renovated cabin built in 1908 with a barn and outbuildings.

The rental property consists of a new 2200 square foot addition built in 2008 which is connected to the cabin by a roofed open breezeway. The owners live in the cabin and the new addition serves as the vacation rental with its own private entrances.

The property still retains its nostalgic country feeling with its ancient oaks, maples and pines, and the original four room, tongue and groove southern pine interior cabin.

The vacation rental has two bedrooms upstairs with queen size beds - each with its own privately connected, tiled bathroom with vanity sinks. The two baths upstairs have whirlpool tubs/showers.

Outside the two rooms upstairs is a coffee bar with a small refrigerator to hold your favorite beverages, and a laundry room with a Maytag washer and dryer for your convenience.

Downstairs is a large great room with 12 foot ceilings and crown molding with lights. This is the living room with a small antique table with four chairs for cards or games, a couch and chair, and one full size futon. The great room also has a bar with four bar chairs and an HD flat screen TV with a built in DVD player and Dish Network satellite TV.

Also downstairs off the great room is a third bedroom with a queen size bed a private bath with a full width step in shower with seating areas and hand rails for support.

The great room can sleep two on a full-size futon and has separate interior and exterior entrances. It also has a small 4 person farm table if you would like to eat dinner while watching TV.

You can also enjoy our fully equipped gourmet kitchen downstairs which is adjacent to the dining room and has the following amenities:

• Gas range with 5 burners, a non-stick griddle, full sized gas oven and lower electric oven

• Microwave/convection oven with vented hood

• Toaster oven

• Coffee maker

• Calphalon/All Clad cookware

• Double kitchen sink with waste disposal

• Prep/vegetable sink

• Silverware, dishes, serving ware, cooking/grilling supplies, etc.

We can also arrange catering and rental services for up to 100 additional guests for weddings etc. Please ask for details.

Outside of the kitchen is a large 16’ x 44’ concrete patio with lounge chairs, picnic tables and a gas grill large enough for a family BBQ. A gas smokers is also available.

The property is located on 5 beautifully landscaped acres with a “pick your own” herb garden right outside the kitchen and a large produce garden from which we can provide you with succulent tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, squash, and other seasonal produce.

Local hiking trails and state campgrounds are a few miles down the road and shopping centers and a theatre are located about 15 minutes east. A local grocery store and meat market are nearby as well as a Super Walmart and Target within a 20 minutes drive.

Onsite recreation includes horseshoes, fishing for bass, catfish, sunfish, etc. in our pond (catch and release), cycling, basketball, or just swinging in the hammock.

This is a very peaceful location with great views from everywhere, plenty of stars in the sky at night and a rustic fire pit to gather around at the end of the evening. (Don't forget to bring the S'Mores!)

All of the adjacent properties are located on between 5 and 8 acres so there is plenty privacy and space between homes and lots of fresh air.

We also have ample parking for power boats, fishing boats, campers and RV's so bring them along so you can enjoy one of the most beautiful non-residential 14,000 acre lake in central NC.

Available year round, check our online calendar for openings.

We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones! - Bill and Lisa

Keywords: Wedding, Rehearsal dinner, Country, recreation, lake, pond, fishing, boating, camping, hunting, music, wedding, reunion, meeting, birthday, picnic.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Bill (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bill

We share a love for good food and cooking, boating, nature, gardening and music. We enjoy meeting people and sharing what we have with others. We've always had a knack for making anyone feel at home and welcome in our presence, no matter whether we've known them for 5 minutes or 5 years. Let us make you feel at home and enjoy the riches we have been blessed with to share with others. Look forward to seeing you soon! All the best! Bill & Lisa

Bill purchased this house in 2005

Why Bill chose North Carolina

We purchased our property at Jordan Lake as a future home with the potential to be a vacation property for people like us who enjoy the country for the freedom and peacefulness it has to offer at the end of a hard day's work. We also appreciate the convenience to Jordan Lake as we are avid boaters ourselves. We know that you will enjoy what we have to offer.

What makes this house unique

One of the most unique things about our place is the blend of old and new on the property itself. We enjoy the serenity and calm out here in the country, but still like to have the convenience to each of the Triangle's nearby cities and all they have to offer from shopping to recreation to entertainment. You can lose track of time so easily while you sit and watch the herons fly into the pond, listen to the tree frogs, and just gaze at the water while being only minutes from the city. The fresh air and stars at night are second to none.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi, Bill and Lisa.



We wanted to thank you for our wonderful weekend at Jordan Lake Studios! Your place is gorgeous but even more spectacular is your hospitality! The highlight of our stay was definitely the bonfire and visiting on your front porch on Sunday evening. We'd love to come back and do it again sometime. Sorry we didn't see you Tuesday morning to thank you and say good bye.



We had everything we needed, and more, in the rental house. Everything is decorated so beautifully. You two have thought of every need. And we loved all the Easter touches, especially the jelly bellies! We were so comfortable from the minute we arrived; you make it very easy to relax.



We wish you the best and hope we'll have a chance to rent your place again. We'd love to come back! We'll get a post on the VRBO site too. Thanks so much!



Phyllis
Apr 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 52 traveler reviews

Super Lakeside Rental Near Raleigh/Cary/Chapel Hill at Jordan Lake
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 53 reviews
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Potential to be great, but much to be aware of.

  • 2 of 5

POSITIVES: Owners friendly-went out of their way to provide information on activities in the area, and helped when we had a special need. Appreciated their understanding when our daughter "decorated their tree" with fishing lures. Home is spacious and suited our needs. Close to beaches and a great biking/hiking trail. Big yard and plenty of parking. A/C worked fine. Lake would be fun for young children.

NEGATIVES: There is a problem with home's sewer system. Overwhelming odor and our volleyball's having rolled into a long strip of gross black sludge put a damper on outdoor activities. Grill is extremely dirty/greasy--igniter does not work--owners instructed us to remove grates and stick hand deep into grill to light with butane lighter--dangerous! Two of the extra blankets had huge, gaping holes in them. Refrigerator very dirty--for sanitary purposes, it should be thoroughly cleaned between guest stays. Horseshoe pit was advertised as amenity, but was missing a horseshoe, so we couldn't use. Water/ice dispenser on fridge not working. Saw one inch-long cockroach on great room wall during stay. Bikes advertised as amenity were not ready for our use upon arrival and we ended up having to get them ready ourselves. Internet weak. Owners request ECO-friendliness with towel washing, but how do we know that the previous guests did not mix up which towels they did/did not use? We feel that concern for a guest's comfort when it comes to towel and blanket washing should outweigh concern for the environment (and owner laundering cost) when in the business of renting a home. Toaster oven old/rusty and full of crumbs. Pots/pans not the cleanest. Bring your own pancake griddle. Owners, while accommodating, are extremely concerned with rules, and are always watching.

BE AWARE: There are 21 steps from ground floor to 2 upstairs bedrooms. One upstairs bedroom has a water bed and a futon for sleeping, rather than traditional mattresses. Owners are ever-present during your stay, which definitely feels uncomfortable. Decor outdated. A main road borders one side of the lake, and you must cross a dip using some decaying boards to walk completely around lake. Owners may do some gardening in view of the patio and house during your stay. Lake and fire pit are in direct sight of and close to owners' living quarters.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could say a lot here in regards to all the negative comments. As far as the septic field goes, after numerous rainstorms during the spring my mower sunk into the wet yard and did make a rut and got stuck in mud about 5 feet long. The yard is about 1 1/2 acres of lawn. The grill is always cleaned after each guest and we cold clean it and leave oil on the grates so they don't rust. All the linens and blankets are new and the house sleeps 7 in beds and the futon is for children or an extra bed. The old wool blankets are for outside at the fire pit if you get cold at night. The refrigerator is always cleaned with bleach as well as all the bathrooms, floors are cleaned with water and vinegar. The prior guest threw the horseshoe into the woods over losing the game. Sorry about that. The water and ice dispenser circuit board was also broken by a prior guest. The ice maker does work but you have to take the ice out with a scoop. And out here in the country with the NC heat and humidity, you will get a cockroach (Palmetto bug) in the house as well as wasps or flies if you constantly leave the doors wide open while it is 90 degrees outside and the A/C is set on 65. I should have known how hard it was going to be to please this guest when after about 1 hour on site, she came to my deck and said, ("John had an ant on his leg, could you come over and spray the patio") The concrete Patio is 16 x 44. This guest was constantly calling and texting me for something and was very demanding. I had a new seat for MY mountain bike and had not put it on before they arrived. Her husband loosened one nut and put the seat on for her. The nylon cover on my gel seat was torn by someone else. As far as the small bridge over pond water inlet, it was destroyed during this past January ice storm when a van went off the highway and crashed into our pond. The DOT is scheduled to fix the bank and clean out the trench, I have to replace our convenience bridge. Yes we were putting in plants after having been waiting for the rain to stop so we could get $100.00 worth of plants into the "pick your own" herb garden and the big vegetable garden. This renter would have had 10 complaints after being invited to the "White House" by President Obama for dinner.
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5

Beautiful place with great outdoor space. Wonderful for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the property is great for family get togethers. Kids had a blast exploring the great outdoors in a way that reminds me of when we were young. Catching lightning bugs.. Playing tag, looking for roads and frogs. Really an awesome place

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy at home feeling

  • 4 of 5

Lisa's hospitality is unlike any I've seen in a very very long time. We were in town for the 2016 Ironman Raleigh 70.3. Lisa and Bill went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, from printing out the weekend weather report, to printing out some of the Ironman information, and even preparing the fire pit for S'Mores. We were surprised with notes taped to the door with weather updates, and race encouragement, and even allowing us a late checkout if we were tuckered out from the race and wanted to sleep in a bit. The house has everything we needed and we really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay here again. Two of our group were spectators and since the house is on the bike course, they were sitting along the course when Lisa brought out some noise makers and was even cheering us on herself! Don't let me give you the wrong impression, Lisa and Bill respected our privacy, while at the same time were very supportive and ensued we had all that we needed. We had 5 adults in our group, which fit well in the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME EXPERIENCE! DUKE GRADUATION

  • 5 of 5

If you are reading this, then you are considering staying at this GREAT lakeside rental! I would totally recommend this rental! It has plenty of space for many family members and friends. It has a large dining table. The rental owners provide great service! The house is clean and spacious! The yard is perfect to play soccer or ultimate frisbee! They also have a small private lake on the property, and Jordan lake is about a 2 minute drive! Be warned that if you plan on traveling to Durham/Raleigh frequently it can be a bit of a drive, about 45 minutes and the fastest route includes tolls. The property itself is great and the owners take really good care of you!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The hostess was very friendly, available, and eager to help. The rooms were all comfortable and the setting was gorgeous. Thank you for a great little getaway!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baby birds, turtles, bullfrogs, fish, happiness!

  • 5 of 5

The home is very well stocked and clean with lots of room. Lisa is so wonderful with the children, bullfrog hunts, fishing, teaching them about plants. She made it very special for them!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Raleigh Durham International (RDU)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Iron Horse Tavern
Nearest Ferry
6.6 Miles
Boat rentals at crosswindsboating.com
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Tobacco Road - Sanford or Knights Play - Cary
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Amtrak Cary
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy US 1
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Carolina Ale House or Tony's Oyster Bar-Cary
Nearest Ski
191 Miles
Sugar Mtn. Resort or skisoutheast.com
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ebenezer Church State Park
Car: necessary

Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly the Carnivore Preservation Trust, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. Carolina Tiger Rescue is open to the public for guided tours by reservation only.

http://www.carolinatigerrescue.org/

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Rates & Availability

Cary House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 11 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$280
$1,700
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,800
 
 
Autumn
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,700
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$280
$1,800
 
 
Pre-Christmas
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$280
$1,800
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$280
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,700
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Discounts are available for less than four guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Five foot wide shower with seats and grab bars.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) The Meadowview room has 1 queen bed and a double fiton, the Pondview room has 1 queen bed and a love seat, the downstairs bedroom has 1 queen bed and one single., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One full size futon is downstairs in the great room and the other is upstairs in the meadow view room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stocked 1 acre bass fishing pond (catch and release) with fire pit, Horseshoe pit, a pick your own herb garden, a hammock and 2 mountain bikes. Let us know if you want the bikes out.

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