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Close to Everything but Peacefully Private

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


About the property

Available for Fall Furniture Market!

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 good Wifi and streaming TV. 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:
February 19, 2018

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 Kernersville

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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Close to Everything but Peacefully Private
average rating of 4.642857 based on 28 reviews

Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very nice and cottage was exactly as described. It had all the comforts of home and was easy to find. We liked that each bedroom was on a separate floor and that there were two bathrooms This was our first experience with VRBO and we were very pleased.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Diana. You and your family were perfect guests and we'd love to have you back any time you happen to be in the area. The grounds here are amazing in the Spring (hint hint) :D Lynn & the border collies
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Great get-away!!

  • 4 of 5

Lynn is a wonderful host and beautiful surroundings! Would recommend to anyone coming to visit the triad area!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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salt lake city

Beautiful setting! A wonderful break from the craziness of market

  • 4 of 5

Had all the comforts you would expect at home. Wish we would have had better weather so that we could have enjoyed the grounds.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

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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