|Space||5,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Dont miss March Special price of $295 per night.
House is located on a 3 ½ acre lawn with a stocked pond. Fishing is welcome and encouraged! Gazebo overlooking pond is a great spot for relaxing, fishing and feeding the fish. In the spring time we have a family of geese that return year after year to raise the new additions to their family. And usually around dusk and dawn several deer can be seen on the far end of the property grazing.
The Main Level:
The sunroom overlooks the lawn and pond and is attached to a large sun deck with plenty of chairs for lounging and a small charcoal grill available for your use. Sunroom has two recliners. A small table and several other chairs. Cable television with DVR.
Large living room with wet bar is great for entertaining guests.
Half Bath and Laundry area. Ironing Board, Iron and Detergent available for guests use.
Large eat-in kitchen with dinette and plenty of dishes and cookware for preparing meals.
Semi-Formal Diningroom that seats 8 but table can be extended to comfortably seat 12.
We refer to the room as the bonus room. There is a half bath, wet bar and television in the bonus room as well as a very nice futon, sofa bed, reclining sofa and two twin air mattresses if needed.
4 Bedrooms and 2 full baths.
Two of the bedrooms (King Beds) are joined by a bathroom (Jack & Jill setup)
Master Bedroom with King Bed and adjoining bathroom.
The remaining bedroom has two twin beds.
Spare linens, towels, pillows and blankets are located in the linen closet.
All bedrooms have television and basic cable available.
Home is relatively close to every important place in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle area - N C State University, UNC campus & hospital, Duke University campus and medical center, RDU airport, major interstate highways- & easy access to downtown Raleigh, museums & art galleries - this is place to be.
This subdivision was once a plantation. The plantation house still exists & is just up the road from the property on Castlebrook Drive. Raleigh is situated midway between beautiful North Carolina mountains and spectacular beaches Drive 2 hours west to see mountains or 2 hours east to visit beach and the antebellum city of Wilmington - is still an active port city but most popular attraction is the battleship North Carolina moored across the river from the downtown Cotton Exchange shopping area. Has old South feel. Good restaurants on the water too.
Other: visit well regarded NC Zoo or Aquariums....or take a day trip to 'Straw Valley' home to several of North Carolina's renowned potters & their galleries.
NC State Campus is about 15 minutes from the property. It is the flagship campus for engineering ,textiles and design of UNC system - worth a visit. Just a short drive to Duke. The Duke Chapel, a classic Westminster style, boasts many 'claims to fame' Stained glass windows of deep colors - all the blue glass purchased from Blenko Glass & anyone who knows glass, knows Blenko. Don't miss the Sarah P. Duke Gardens that are maintained by many expert botanists so that each season the plantings provide a beautiful display of the flowers of that particular season. UNC is located in Chapel hill and is home of a terrific basketball team. You can visit the botanical gardens or the Morehead Planetarium for a fun filled adventure. Top of the hill distillery is also located in Chapel Hill and you can sip a few local brews!
This property is only about a mile and a half from a city park where tennis courts are available and the Neuse River trails are within walking distance. Neighborhood is fantastic for an early morning job or after dinner walk.
As stated earlier, there is sooooo much available in this area that listing everything here is a bit difficult but information will be made available at the house for your review and enjoyment. The seasonal changes are beautiful.
Thanks for your interest in our property.
PLEASE NOTE: We do allow ‘small’ events (reunions, birthday celebrations and even small weddings)
Please read the guidelines below to see if we can accommodate your event.
There is an event fee of $500 and can accommodate UP TO 25 people We cannot exceed that number of guests as city guidelines will not permit it. We are also on a private septic/well and it’s not equipped to handle large groups. Parking space is limited as we cannot allow street parking. There is no driving or parking on the lawn. Noise must be kept to a minimum and all music, celebrations must be turned off and toned down by 8pm. We live in a private neighborhood and most residents have lived here for many years. We like to respect the privacy of our neighbors.
Garbage that exceeds the provided trash cans (6 large bins) must be removed by tenant. The wildlife will make a big mess if garbage is accessible.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We try to accommodate our guests the best way possible.
Older, retired folks with a house that is too big. Spend a lot of time in southern Florida but when in NC, occupy a private suite with own entrance, deck, etc. Cannot see or hear guests and vice versa. Diligently respect guests privacy but are available if any problems.
Norma & Carroll Matthews purchased this house in 1971
The property provides wonderful entertainment areas..is close to many interesting, beautiful and historical NC places. It provides space and furniture for family enjoyment...antiques furniture and a home sweet home atmosphere. Wonderful sun room overlooks the pond & grounds. Grill for outside grilling. House is fully furnished including kitchen. All you need is your suitcase.
So for comfort in an elegant home this is place for you and your family.
Many family gatherings have taken place as well as *small wedding parties & families, international, professional teams, business/corporate retreats, very versatile facility.
Stocked pond & fishing allowed. Brim, bass & channel cat fish.
Next door neighbor is caterer & available for your events - rehearsal dinners, reunions, pig Pickins, the full spectrum of food needs for your event.
Have had several weddings where gazebo was used as altar. Small (up to 25 guests) weddings welcome
Stocked pond, circular driveway, big lawn for croquet/horse shoes etc. but bring your own equipment. Unique as this property has been landscaped to provide privacy but is near other homes. This development is surrounded by city but has good 'country feel'
Development is site of old plantation & plantation house restored- almost at the end of our street. Privately owned and occupied. Not open to public.
Nature trails & city park w huge new aquatic center very nearby - also has 2 to 3 story water slide. Nominal daily fee for non residents.
Shopping, state fair grounds, universities within 15 minutes. Duke & UNC about 25 minutes via interstate.
Serene atmosphere but near all the city amenities.
My family and I traveled from Louisville, KY to Raleigh to celebrate my brother in-laws 40th birthday. Though we rented a place to have the celebration, this beautiful home provided more than enough room for majority of the Raleigh family to come by each day during our stay to have dinner, watch movies, relax and just enjoy each other. Normally, we would stay in a hotel when we visit our family in Raleigh, but now my husband has been spoiled and he does not want to stay anywhere else during our visits. And of course, Norma was the BEST!
Thanks Norma for everything. We will definitely be back!
On a recent trip to Raleigh for a family wedding, we decided to use VRBO to get a place for 6 of us to stay. A vacation home is much nicer place than a hotel because it allows for more interaction in a comfortable setting. This home fit our needs to a T. The grounds are lovely, the home is located in a very nice area of large homes with beautiful landscaping. We particularly enjoyed the sun room for relaxing and working. The owners stay in a separate area on the grounds but we never saw them, only their car. They were available if necessary though. We were able to come and go as we pleased without fear of disturbing anyone. The Owners left notes and an FAQ booklet for us to review. I recommend this home for your next VRBO trip to Raleigh.
Norma was thorough, communicative, and kind. The property is perfect.
I stayed here for my stay with my family. I had a small wedding in the back yard. The house had plenty of space for my family and I. We didn't have any problems. The neighborhood is beautiful we couldn't ask for anything else. The house had everything we needed. The home owners were amazing with all my question I had. I would stay there again if I wasn't moving in North Carolina.
We needed a house for family members who were traveling from across the country to gather and celebrate a family event, and this one delivered. The flexible and numerous sleeping options worked well. Those who needed privacy could have it, those who didn't mind sharing space could do so. All amenities were as listed. What we did not expect was the spectacular view from the sun room! The owner was helpful and friendly. It was easy to access from the airport, and Uber drivers had no trouble finding it for drop offs and pick ups. Shopping and restaurants are nearby, yet the neighborhood is quiet and secluded. Great play space for youngsters. Would absolutely return if the occasion arises.
A special touch of fresh roses on the table says it all!!! Everything was perfect!! We hosted a bluegrass jamming event and all our guest loved their experience in this lovely home. Yes, the sun room was the highlight!!! Everyone wanted to jam in the sun room!!! Early morning coffee overlooking the pond and watching the geese was relaxing . It was home away from home and more !!!! Thank you!! We highly recommend this home !! We will definitely be returning soon!!!
Surrounded by the city but country 'feel'. fantastic location for access to all important NC sites. Must see old state capital in center of downtown and Queen Anne historic governors mansion. The art museum is a must as well. While you are there go treat yourself to some warm Krispy Kreme doughnuts & coffee. (Caretakers/owners reside in small private area of property & are available to meet your needs)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
No pets allowed. Violating no pet rule means forfeiture of damage deposit.
No illegal substances allowed - will mean immediate eviction & forfeiture of fees
Special events: SMALL weddings, reunions, etc. fee is $500 25 guests MAXIMUM
$50 TOUR FEE
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.