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Fairy Tale Cottage - Close to Everything but Peacefully Private

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Quiet Paradise for Adults

Imagine a fairy tale cottage in the woods next to a creek - a nature lover's paradise on 10 acres in a park like setting. At Laughing Brook Cottage, you will listen to the birds sing each morning and let the frogs lull you to sleep each night. Deer, rabbits, and other woodland creatures may been seen from your porch. All this and still close to everything! Owner lives in main house across driveway so there is someone there to make sure your needs are met. PLEASE READ all the info below before contacting me to make sure it is really suitable for you. No children please! Click on More Details!

LOCATION: Near County Line Rd & Beeson Rd (Kernersville). Actual address given after booking. NOTE: Google tends to add at least 5 minutes to any location we have discovered. Things are closer than you think! It's about 20 minutes to the furniture district, Greensboro Coliseum, several golf courses and events, the famous Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Historic Winston Salem district, and more. The amazing Hanging Rock State Park is only 28 miles away! Pilot Mountain is 39 miles and the Blue Ridge Parkway is close enough for a day trip.

VERY IMPORTANT! Please, no children (including infants). Our pool is not fenced and there are student dogs & my dogs on the property so I cannot risk the liability. We will consider ONE older teen. ENTIRE PROPERTY IS NON SMOKING. Also no parties or gatherings. Maximum number of guests is 4. NO long term rentals (maximum stay is 2 weeks - minimum 2 nights).

AMENITIES: 2 bed/ 2 bath. All the creature comforts are in this charming cottage, including cable TV in the great room and both bedrooms and WiFi throughout. The 2nd bedroom is up a spiral staircase. It has an attached bath and has it's own private balcony with a gorgeous view of nature. Across the creek from the cottage is our very own nature preserve area with ponds and streams. And for those quiet times, I even provide adult coloring supplies and encourage guests to add their artwork to the collection!

As mentioned, I reside in the main house which is across the driveway. In the lower meadow, I teach dog agility classes. These classes are of short duration and should not effect your stay in the cottage.

Email messages are responded to quickly and are much preferred over phone calls.

More Details

Lynn Brodie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Lynn Brodie

I am a canine sports enthusiast and I train dogs and their owners to run obstacle courses in the sport of agility. I'm from California originally but came here after spending 15 years in the Florida Keys (great to visit, not so much to live)!

I was raised on the Old Mother West Wind stories and this property brought back wonderful memories of those stories. I could just see Grandfather Frog lounging on a lily pad in one of the ponds watching all the other little forest creatures like Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox, Jimmy Skunk, Billy Muskrat and the rest. The side of the property that the cottage is on, is dedicated to those memories and is our own private nature preserve. Guests are welcome and encouraged to stroll in the area, take photos and just enjoy the beauty of nature.

Lynn Brodie purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Lynn Brodie chose North Carolina

I'd been looking at property in the area for three years and fell in love with this place right off the bat. You would never guess such a little private paradise exists so close to everything. The former owner actually let me stay in the cottage with 3 dogs for a week! I had to sell my house in the Florida Keys in a horrid market but luckily for me, the owners' other offers fell through one by one and eventually I was the lucky buyer! And the former owner and I became good friends as an additional bonus.


Kernersville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have a shower only. No bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 is on lower level. Bedroom 2 is up the spiral staircase and has attached bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Attention business travelers! The cottage has worked very well for guests visiting the area for conventions and various other business-related events.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Fairy Tale Cottage - Close to Everything but Peacefully Private
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews
Monterey, TN

Perfect getaway cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect spot to stay. It was very spacious and comfortable. Beautiful setting with grounds and paths for walking. Centrally located to Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem, which all have many attractions to see. Lynn and Greg are wonderful hosts. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much. We really enjoyed having you here - such wonderful guests. Come visit any time :) Lynn, Greg & the border collies
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Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed here and were very pleased with the space, the owner and the property!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Love you and your family.
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Virginia Beach

Quiet & Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

4 of us came into the area for a wedding from the Virginia Beach area. We were looking for a quiet place to stay away from all the busy wedding activities. This was the perfect getaway. Lynn, Greg & the dogs were very welcoming and shared a beautiful cottage with us. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice getaway. I wish we had a bit more time to explore the area a bit, but it was a great weekend :]

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jasmin! I enjoyed having you and your group here. Hope you'll come back when you can stay longer and see more of the area. Lynn & the border collies.
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  • 5 of 5

The Fairy Tale Cottage is as wonderful as the description listed on VRBO. It's beautiful and private. The landscaping, with all the flowers, is truly magnificent. We loved the country feel while being so close to the citys of Greensboro/Kernersville/Winston Salem. We enjoyed a relaxing three days.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much and I'm so glad you enjoyed this very special place. You were absolutely wonderful guests and I am so hoping you'll be able to return and spend more time here. Lynn & the border collies
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

A great cabin in the woods! We love staying at Laughing Brook Cottage and always wish we could stay "just one more day." Its very peaceful and the property is lush. We love sitting on the back porch or the balcony off our favorite bedroom upstairs and listening to the birds, crickets or the other sounds of nature. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a great meal. I'd prefer not to give this review, only because selfishly I want to keep this little gem in my back pocket but too be honest, this cottage is perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you soooooo much! We've loved having you here every single time and we also wish you could stay longer to simply enjoy our little corner of paradise. We both feel so lucky and grateful for every single day that we get to live on this magical piece of property. Hope to see you again soon!
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A cozy, peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I rented this cottage for our High Point Market trip and it was the perfect place for a girls getaway. Everything was clean, cozy, safe and so peaceful. Property owners were great (rarely saw them as we were on the go every day- however they were very attentive if we needed anything), fun to watch dogs playing on the property in the mornings also! Hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We love sharing our little piece of mother nature's paradise with such lovely people as you and your mother. We hope you'll be back to see us again - maybe when you can relax a bit! Lynn, Greg and the border collies :)
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Outwest Steakhouse & Saddle
"One of our favorite local restaurants. Try the French Onion Soup!"
Don Juan's Mexican Restaurant
"Very popular. Huge menu. All the locals eat here."
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
"Lots of terrific events in a very nice facility."
Greensboro Arboretum
"Really gorgeous"
Old Salem
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Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
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Hanging Rock State Park
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Sedgefield Country Club
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Sedgefield Country Club
"Home of the Wyndham Championship August, 2013"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Piedmont Triad International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Amtrak GRO
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous restaurants in Kernersville
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Carolina Beach
Car: necessary

Close to Greensboro Coliseum, High Point Furniture Market, Grandover Resort, Forest Oaks Golf and other golf venues. Historic Winston Salem, fabulous restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Kernersville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017 Furniture Mark
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 Furniture Market
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee (Non Refundable) $50

No long term rentals, events or parties. Mature Adults preferred. Sorry but no children. NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY. Owners reside in the main house on the 10 acre property and run a dog agility training business on part of it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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