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Big Beautiful Executive Southern Home March Special!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Great space for large groups

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. (It has been the perfect sitefor a number of weddings) 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.

Lower Level:

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.

Top Level: | I . I

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 & us adjacent to full bath.

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 a nonrefundable event fee of $500 and can accommodate up to (maximum) 50 guests. There will bee an additional fee if the maximum is exceeded. Also due to the fact that we are oin a private well and septic bathroom accommodations must be made for event guests. Noise must be kept to a reasonable level and all music, celebrations must be turned off and toned down by 10 pm. We live in a private neighborhood and most residents have lived here for many years. We like to respect the privacy of our neighbors & want tour guests music kept to,our property.

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 so they have a wonderful visit. Just let us know if you need anything.


More Details

Norma & Carroll Matthews
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Norma & Carroll Matthews

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

Why Norma & Carroll Matthews chose Foxcroft

The property provides wonderful entertainment 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

What makes this house unique

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.


Foxcroft House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No street parking available Private older neighborhood
  • No noise after 8pm
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , l
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , with sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , with sink
  • All Bathrooms have new cultured marble sinks. Both Full baths include showers and bath tubs. Plenty of towels & wash cloths. All toiletries are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , extra beds available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , extra beds available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , extra beds available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Main Level Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable Queen sized sleeper sofa (sleeps 2)
    Family Room - 2 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , (2) High quality Futons (2) inflatable twin mattresses
  • All bedrooms/sleeping areas have direct access to full or half bath. all have a TV,dresser & mirror,closets,bright & light, Central air conditioning and heat to all rooms (dual central systems - upstairs and downstairs). One bedroom has two large closets. Other bedrooms have Large closets. All bedrooms have dressers or chest or drawers One bedroom has laundry chute to laundry room. - Family room includes to full size high quality futons which include all linens, comforters and extra blankets. Also has (2) inflatable air mattresses with Bedding and pump included. Very easy set up. All sleeping areas have additional pillows, blankets and throw blankets.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • tennis
Ramp at rear porch for wheelchair access but bedrooms are not on main floor, Sleeper couch in library/living room w half bath only sleeping area for wheeelchair bound....or may go out using ramp in back and wheel around to entrance to lower level where other sleeping faciilcities are available.


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Big Beautiful Executive Southern Home March Special!!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 48 reviews

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had great weather to enjoy the outdoors and this place was perfect to do that. The boys got to fish in the pond and we played badminton. There are several places to sit outdoors on covered and uncovered decks. The sunroom was ideal to spend quiet time or to entertain visiting family. There is a finished basement where the children could play games and escape the adult conversations. The king sized beds were a nice bonus. Kitchen is well stocked and usable. Our family really enjoyed our stay at this most pleasant home.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay!! And such great guests!! We hope you return soon!!
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A beautiful home away from home! Our family enjoyed our stay tremendously! Can I give 10 stars!?!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and her Fiance are planning to marry in 2018, and I live out of state. We were looking for a home away from home to plan a parents weekend with the happy couple. This also would be our first Home Away experience.

Norma and Kelli, responded quickly to any questions we had in advance of our arrival, and upon our arrival we were well informed. We arrived in the middle of an unexpected snow/ice storm, uncommon for Raleigh-intact the Governor proclaimed a State-of-emergency for North Carolina. We were delighted to find the driveway and entry to the home clear and the home was warm and cozy. The home itself was clean and comfortable and we settled in quickly. House instructions were clear and concise. The homeowners were available to answer any questions, but not intrusive. We planned a dinner on Saturday and Brunch on Sunday, inviting a few additional family members. The home was quite spacious. I was pleasantly surprised - that as advertised, the home really did have everything we needed! What I loved most about the location, was that Norma & Carroll's home is nestled on a beautiful quiet tree-lined street, amidst a sprawling landscape and we forgot that neighbors were to the right and left of us. Yet, downtown Raleigh and all stores were within 5 to 15 minutes away! The property inside and out was more beautiful than even the gorgeous pictures indicate.

I highly recommend this property. We have found what we know, will be one of our favorite homes for short or long stays whenever we visit the area. Thank you Norma, Carroll and Kelli for a wonderful experience. You helped our families spend a terrific weekend together in anticipation of the upcoming nuptials! We hardly wanted to leave!

As a foot note, we received 100% of our damage deposit promptly.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for a Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a large family gathering for Christmas and the house had a lot of space for us to sleep, gather, and catch up. The property manager offered to decorate for Christmas and did a fantastic job - the house looked so festive!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vicki Hutchinson

Lovely property centrally located.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room, beautiful setting. Could have used waste baskets in our bedroom and bath. Property manager very responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Super for large gatherings with room for everyone. The house was clean. The sunporch is inviting and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous home for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect as our family gathered in Raleigh for my son's wedding. The dining room was a beautiful location to host a groom's breakfast. After the festivities on Saturday we enjoyed a cookout at the house on Sunday. We had a blast playing cornhole and wiffle ball. Several family members brought fishing gear and caught quite a few fish.

The house itself is so roomy and cozy and there was plenty of sleeping space for everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy & family were perfect guests. Would love to have them come back. Thanks for YOUR kind words Amy! Best wishes, Norma
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Raleigh Durham (RDU)
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downtown Raleigh
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Two interstates very convenient
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Olive Garden, Outback, etc.
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
NC Mountains
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Car: necessary

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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Maintenance $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

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

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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