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Enchanting Home on Private Lot

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,448 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Enchanting Home on 1.5 acre Private Lot

The Bashford is a great 'skip the hotel and save' option for small/sizable groups!

This beautiful 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home provides an outstanding location with easy access to Raleigh (including downtown), Cary and Durham. This home sits on nearly 1.5 acres to maximize your privacy. It is located only minutes from the buzz of Raleigh, including PNC Arena, where you can catch a concert or Hurricanes game historic downtown Cary to explore the arts, NC State University (owner's alma mater) for a good ole' regular season game or college tour, Lake Johnson Park for a nice walk, boating etc. and tons of necessity and leisure shopping.

Who should stay here?

- Our home is perfect for comfortably accommodating a multi-family, or just one big family stays

- Sports team or work retreats

- Small family reunions

- Out-of-towners attending a wedding

- A weekend getaway with the guys or gals

- and a temporary home for so many more!

We welcome all to come relax and enjoy this spacious home with Brazilian santos mahogany hardwood and great natural lighting throughout. The main level of this 2-story home includes a family room with a brick gas log fireplace and built in bookshelves, 3 bedrooms with a master that opens out onto the 2nd story deck, a dining room and 4 full bathrooms (<--- great for big groups needing to get ready in a hurry).

BONUS: The fully finished basement includes 3 bedrooms, a full second kitchen and a leisure room with a brick gas log fireplace. Easy access (including wheelchair accessibility) to the back patio and driveway. This home offers a large deck for entertaining and a lower level deck for grilling or simply relaxing.

For outdoor enthusiast, go kayaking and canoeing at Lake Johnson. It is a few minutes away with 3.5 miles of paved greenway trails, 1.9 miles of unpaved trails, boardwalk, boat rentals and fishing.

Note: There is a one bedroom efficiency apartment with separate entrance and driveway where the owner may be staying. If the owner is present during your stay, no interaction is required as your privacy is very important. This space is NOT available for rent.

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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Craig

Craig is a native of North Carolina. He is a proud alum of North Carolina State University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. Craig lives no too far away from this location in Apex, NC with his three sons and enjoys coaching youth basketball, teaching Cisco Certified Network Associate courses and spending time with family and friends.

Craig purchased this house in 2014

Why Craig chose Southwest Raleigh

I purchased this property because it falls quite near my alma mater, keeping me in close ties with friends that became family and local university events. Bashford has a great location and is conveniently located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area. This home offers a lot of flexibility both in terms of lodging and entertaining for not only my family when we are here, but for my renters as well.

What makes this house unique

The Bashford has six spacious bedrooms that easily allow for small family gatherings and a convenient night's stay; keeping everyone close in a spacious home. The property's lot offers guests the opportunity to do some indoor/outdoor entertaining be they in the summer or fall months without having to go rent a local park. It has a nice amount of grass area for the kids, paved lot and covered deck w/a ceiling fan and patio seating for those that prefer a little less direct sunlight.


Southwest Raleigh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3448 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No illegal substances allowed - This will mean immediate eviction and forfeiture of damage deposit fees.
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Main floor bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Basement Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Most rooms have ceiling fans available.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible


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Enchanting Home on Private Lot
average rating of 4.822581 based on 62 reviews

Raleigh weekend

  • 4 of 5

The house doesn't look very big from the outside, but once inside: holy moly! Three bedrooms upstairs, three baths, three bedrooms downstairs, and another bathroom down there. A kitchen on either floor, as well as laundry on both floors! Our family and extended family that was in town from afar for a wedding was more than comfortable for the weekend. We definitely would recommended this stay over the choice of a hotel for groups of four or more! If we come back to the area for Raleigh cousin #2's wedding, we will certainly book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are elated that the house met your needs and offered you the space required for your extended family and a special occasion. We will be more than happy to host you all again for the next big celebration. Just be sure to book early, if it's a popular time of year :). Until next time!
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Mothers 80th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We rented this facility for our Mother's 80th birthday celebration. We wanted a place that was large enough t support our large family and facilities elegant enough to support the occasion. Williams Manor was the perfect venue. It was very obvious that the owner has maintained the property as everything was perfect. During our visit, the weather was warm enough to take advantage of the outside amenities like the fireplace and grills and the inside was spacious enough to accommodate everyone.. I am currently planning a birthday celebration for my wife and Williams Manor is at the top of my list for possible venues.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very large and cozy home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for my daughters wedding. It met all our needs and the owner was very responsive with any minor issues we had. The yard was great for the kids.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable older home.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for our extended family to stay in for our granddaughters wedding. It was so great to be able to spend quality time together as weddings can be very hectic and you don't get to visit. We were all pleased with the home.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you were pleased with the home and do hope that you and your family had a wonderful time at the wedding. Please do come back and see us should your travel plans bring you back to Raleigh!
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Very nice place,clean and handicap accessible.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for large families or groups with handicapped members. Kitchen upstairs and downstairs was really handy. Parking front and rear worked well for a trailer. Fireplaces were nice and cozy.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheri for your kind review. We are so glad that the home was able to accommodate all of your needs during your stay. We hope to have you back in the future!
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106 Bashford

  • 4 of 5

The experience was great had a wonderful time. I found the home to be clean, neat and spacious. My recommendation for improvement is as follows, remove single full-size beds in more of the bed rooms and replace with two single beds.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and again for choosing Williams Manor. We are so pleased to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the space and found it accommodating for your needs. Per your recommendation, we will certainly take that into consideration in our future planning. We do hope to see you in the future should your travel needs require a Raleigh stay. Best, Williams Manor Management
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200

There is a $500 event fee for gatherings over 20 people

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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