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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat - No Cleaning Fee

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury Secluded Family Retreat

Beauty overflows within this executive retreat! Country living with all the conveniences. Natural stone and cement fiber siding. Privacy, beauty, luxury and function all wrapped up in one package. Relax in the 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, two story family room with sandstone wood burning fireplace, built-in cabinets and bookshelves, vaulted coffered ceiling; entertain in the large screened porched with Ipe floor; put on the 'ritz' in the formal dinning room; or dine casually in the breakfast room. Food preparation for your family and guest will be a breeze in the spacious gourmet kitchen featuring cherry cabinets, granite counters, custom tile backsplash, large island, stainless steel appliances, six burner gas stove, self cleaning oven, microwave and walk-in pantry! Hardwood floors are imported merbau from Indonesia.

Huge front porch. Large rooms throughout. 10 foot ceiling with 8 foot doors on first floor. First floor master with whirlpool and separate shower with duel shower heads. Knotty pine and timber beamed ceiling in office wired for surround sound. Sitting area on second floor, wainscoting in secondary bedrooms. Frisbee carpet in all bedrooms and bonus room.

The bonus room has a 60 inch flat screen equipment with surround sound.

The 1000 sq/ft patio with outdoor fireplace, lighted water fall and outdoor kitchen is great for entertaining a medium size group or relaxing intimate family dinner.

The property is convenient to anywhere in the Raleigh, Cary and Durham area. There is easy highway access that facilitates short commutes to Downtown Raleigh, Cary, RTP, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Apex's largest nature park is a short distance away with tennis courts, a playground, frisbee golf, nature trails and Amphitheater. Also a short drive from Jordan Lake and Harris Lake for boating, swimming and other water activities.

Other recreational activities include the 22 mile American Tobacco trail for hiking, jogging or biking.

For easy guest access all entry ways are keyless entry.

Note: A reduction in minimum nights may be considered for stays within the next 30 days.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Craig

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a native North Carolian and lives in Apex with his three sons and enjoys coaching youth basketball, teaching Cisco Certified Network Associate courses and family.

Craig purchased this house in 2008

Why Craig chose North Carolina Piedmont

I purchased this property because of the seclusion of the property and the unique custom features.

What makes this house unique

- Private 1st floor master bedroom

- Huge screened porch

- 1000 sq/ft patio

- Keyless entry

- hardwood throughout

- Large bedrooms


Apex House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master - 1 king , 1st Floor master
    Upstairs Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Teen Suite - 2 queen
    Bonus (Bed)Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bonus Room can be converted into an additional bedroom
  • Bonus Room can be converted into an additional bedroom. It currently has a queen futon. An queen Air- mattress is available for setup
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • tennis
- Keyless Entry - Automatic backup generator - Event fee $1000-1500

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Luxury Secluded Family Retreat - No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 84 reviews

Over the top experience&service + a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Now, I must say that I have very high expectations when it comes to a customer service experience (especially as someone in various service industries) and from beginning to end the owner, Craig did not let me or anyone that was staying in this beautiful home down. I came into this experience having reviewed every single review that existed on this page, followed by a direct call to the owner to confirm what I read or fill in the gaps (I can be thorough like that). After making the decision to book with him, I just knew that'd be the end of our interactions, until it was time to check out.

However, I was very wrong. In fact, I was far from that truth. My now husband and I were hosting a very special event and Craig meant so much more to our process than we could possibly ask for from a renter. His commitment to supporting our planning process ---from the texts, phone calls, emails and pop up visits at the property prior to the event meant everything to us, providing so much piece of mind; and further affirming that while an unconventional venue location for our event, we made thee right decision.

I am well-beyond satisfied with this experience and forever grateful for the blessing that was 'Uncle' Craig. For any future renters, I can't find any reason that you could ever be disappointed. The house is large, gorgeous, modern, surrounded by beautiful nature and enough seclusion for any kind of renting experience you are hoping to have there. Williams Manor will have everything you need to feel at home and more and if it's not there Craig will help you find it.

Do yourself a favor and book Williams. You won't regret it! Thank you for sharing this gift with us Craig.

The Montgomerys/Morgans

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. The pleasure was truly all mine. Wishing you two lots of love and happiness.
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Perfect space for girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for ten of us to stay for a weekend! We had a photographer come to do some photos and a chef to cook us was perfect! Great layout and space for our use and needs - Loved that we could bring our own food and be right at home. Loved the horses on the property behind as well! Perfect quiet place

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent review. We love that you and your guests had a lovely weekend and took advantage of all the space, and of course the bonus view of our neighbor's horses. We hope to see you in the future for similar or new occasions. Have a great rest of 2017 until then!
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Great setting for deepening relationships

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. This was a ministry trip with 8 adults and there was plenty of room to cook, to eat and to fellowship together, even with mainly being indoors. We only ventured on the grounds to go see the neighbors' horses but we look forward to coming back in warmer weather to enjoy the luxurious patio.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you've enjoyed your stay and found the home accommodating to your groups needs. We also agree 100% that another great trip would be in the spring, summer or even early fall when you can spend more time on the outdoor grounds. Best to you all and hope to hear from you in the near future!
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Stunning craftsmanship! Spacious accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk in you feel like you are at home. The decor is very warm and welcoming. This home is perfect for a family gathering or even a girls or guys weekend. The screened in deck is magnificent and could easily be where people spend most of their time. The stonework in the backyard is outstanding and the size of the space is perfect for a small gathering, a family style BBQ or brunch. There is even a pit to roast a pig!

Another great thing about this house is that it is tucked away from the street which provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion. This home is close to Jordan Lake State Park and the large semi circle driveway would be perfect if you plan to bring your boat to spend time on the lake one day.

The bedrooms are large and the bathroom fixtures including stonework in the guest bathrooms add to the luxurious flow of the house.

The owner was very accommodating as well as responsive to all communication when making arrangements for my stay.

I will definitely return and would recommend this house to anyone I know that plans to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, as well as the details and accommodations in the home. I look forward to your next visit. Please don't hesitate to reach out when you're ready!
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Beautiful home and setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property to be near family for Thanksgiving. The house was well appointed and we easily hosted our family's meal. We were comfortable in the large bedrooms and spacious common areas.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara and family for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate your holiday adventure in NC. We look forward to seeing how we can be of service in the future. Enjoy the rest of your holiday season.
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Craig's Manor home was spectacular. We had a graduation celebration and family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at Craig's awesome home. 4 generations, celebrating a graduation and early thanksgiving. Craig has thought thru everything. A well stocked chefs kitchen allowed 6 or more of us to be gathered cooking at one time.along with the beautiful outdoor kitchen. Home is a entertaing paridise. Home flows perfectly. The outdoor fireplace was the star of the week. Evenings were spent telling old stories, roasting marshmallows and playing catch phrase. Lovely grounds and peaceful to look toward the woods and see horses at neighboring home. Apex is a delightful town with a charming historic district. Harris teeters very close and enjoyed afternoon at the arboretum nearby. 1 hour drive to Ft Bragg. So makes an ideal family retreat if you are gathering for a military celebration. If I am ever back in Apex Raleigh area I will be calling Craig. Owner super responsive and helpful. Craig. Come visit us in Roswell!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Your group was a pleasure to work with. If I'm ever in Roswell I will definitely give you a ring.
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Nearest Airport
19.6 Miles
Raleigh Durham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Tribeca Tavern
Nearest Train
10.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
153 Miles
Surf City, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Apex House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 4 2017 - May 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 10 2017 - May 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Graduation 1
May 3 2018 - May 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Graduation/Mother's Day
May 10 2018 - May 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59

*Any overnight guest count over 10 and up to 13 will be assessed an additional $25 per night/per person fee.

*Special Event Fee $1000-2500. Any event or gathering held with over 25 attendees without prior permission will be asked to leave the property immediately without refund.

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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