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Enchanting Home on Private Lot - No Cleaning Fee

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,448 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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

- 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.

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More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Enchanting Home on Private Lot - No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.875 based on 56 reviews

The home is very spacious and accommodated our needs with everyone their own space.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim - We are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed the home. We enjoyed having you all this summer. We do hope to see you in the near future. Should you choose to book again, we'd love to honor your loyalty, so be sure to mention you are a former guest. Have a great rest of summer!
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A Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Williams Manor Bashford House was a 5 star experience! I've stayed at both Williams Manor properties. Communication with Craig is always easy, and his responses are prompt. The house had all the amenities I needed. The house is very close to the major shopping mall, groceries, and restaurants yet removed enough from the busy roads and city noise. I used the home for a quiet writing retreat, and it was the perfect retreat space!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay! We are so glad that the home was able to meet your needs and do hope to see you again in the near future! Have a great rest of summer and do let us know when you will be back.
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Great house for a family gathering and vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay! Please don't hesitate to come see us again, should you return to the area. We'd be happy to host you once more. Have a great rest of summer!
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Great house for a crowd!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this property for a family get-together and loved being able to all be together. Six bedrooms in all - 3 of which are downstairs along with another kitchen, so plenty of room. We really enjoyed the outdoor patio (although, so did the mosquitos), especially in the evening watching the fireflies and the deer.

Easy driving distance to Raleigh and shopping and such. Plenty of parking, which was great. They are very responsive to questions and help when needed.


There were some basics that were not provided, like hand soap, dish soap, dishcloths, trash bags.

The kitchen has very basic stuff, but is not well stocked - no cheese grater and minimal cooking implements. If you really like cooking, might want to bring some stuff.

Some of the beds were VERY noisy, especially if two people slept on them.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again Claudia for choosing Williams Manor for your June stay in Raleigh. We are pleased to hear that you and your family were able to come together comfortably in the space. Typically all soaps (hand and dish detergent) for all bathrooms and both kitchens, and trash bags are provided and was an oversight on out part. We did confirm with housekeeping that there were in fact not enough dispensers for all the rooms, only the primary, but we have made note of your feedback and will be sure to address the areas of concern moving forward. Have a great rest of summer and we hope to see you in the future! The Williams Manor Team
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Wonderful Christmas Visit

  • 5 of 5

I spent Christmas at The Bashford and it was an amazing trip. There was plenty of room for all adults and children. The layout of the home was perfect with plenty of space for family time and enough room to step away for a quick nap. Plenty of linen was available, the kitchen had everything we needed and the bedrooms were comfortable. What else do you need to celebrate Christmas away from home? I would just say bring your family and enjoy the visit. Thanks Craig for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and candor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found it comfortable for you and your family. We truly hope to host you at one of our properties in the near future. Happy New Year!
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One of the best vacation homes!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a home that would fit a large family and came across this beautiful home. We were a group of 16 and we all fit perfectly. The home owner was very attentive. Definitely made our trip well worth it. Would definitely stay at this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and again for your stay at one of our Williams Manor properties. We're glad we could accommodate your trip. We certainly look forward to your return trip. Have a great rest of holiday season!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
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.

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