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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat - No Cleaning Fee

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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 and outdoor kitchen is great for entertaining a medium size group or relaxing intimate family dinner. *Water fountain features not available.

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

Owner
Craig
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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

Amenities

Apex House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
- Keyless Entry - Automatic backup generator - Event fee $1000-1500

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat - No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.826087 based on 92 reviews
5

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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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
5

Luxury away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Williams Manor Friendship house was a 5 star experience! Communication with Craig was easy and his responses were prompt. The home had all the amenities I needed PLUS unexpected small touches. This is a perfect retreat space. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a bit of luxury away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your review! Always happy to have a happy customer. Please do come see us again in the future, as we'd love to be your retreat location of choice. -The WM Team
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4

Excellent house for our group

  • 4 of 5

The house is in the country, but it is a nice setting. We were there for a wedding and our family stayed at the house. It was a good gathering place, great for groups. The house could use a little cleaning and extra TLC and if it had that I would have given it at 5 star review. I must say that Craig was quick to respond to any problems we had and was very pleasant and easy to deal with. I would go back and rent again if I needed a large place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and again for choosing Williams Manor for your stay. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the home for such a special occasion. We have taken note to monitor the housekeeping & maintenance to ensure we earn your 5 star review in the future. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and see you again in the future.
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St. Louis, MO
4

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

The house is very spacious and everyone had plenty of room to relax and enjoy! The kids loved the bonus room! Craig was very helpful and quick to respond if we needed anything. Thank you for opening your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pepper - We are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your stay! Double pleased that the bonus room worked well for your group as well. You're most welcome on the sharing of space and we do hope that you choose us in the future for any of your lodging needs. Have a great rest of summer!
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5

The backyard patio is the best for having family together.

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and the support from owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John - We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the home's amenities. We agree that this home is great for family gatherings, especially when you want to to enjoy the outdoors as well. Thank you for choosing Williams Manor properties. We hope to see you again in the near future. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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4

Perfect for our needs

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a home environment to host our daughter's high school graduation celebration and this home gave us everything we were looking for. Attendees were impressed, space was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth for choosing to stay at one of our Williams Manor properties and consider us your preferred location for such a special occasion! We were so glad to host you all and happy to hear you were able to enjoy the grounds and amenities. We do hope to see you in the near future!
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Map

Nearest Airport
19.6 Miles
Raleigh Durham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Tribeca Tavern
Nearest Train
10.7 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
540
Nearest Beach
153 Miles
Surf City, NC
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Apex House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$515
$2,900
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$515
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$515
 
 
Non Premium Season
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$490
$2,490
 
 
Graduation 1
May 3 2018 - May 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$575
$2,900
 
 
Graduation/Mother's Day
May 10 2018 - May 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$575
$2,900
 
 
Independence Day
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$515
$2,900
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$515
$2,900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
$515
$2,900
 
 
December Special
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$490
$2,490
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
$515
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
$2,600
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

*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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