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THE HARDISON HOUSE in Historical Edenton the "South's Prettist Little Town"

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Hardison House in Historical Edenton the "South's Prettist Little Town"

This country setting 1930's fully updated and beautifully decorated farm house, once surrounded by cotton fields and chicken copes is filled with history and charm. The smokehouse, where the family smoked their own meats is original and the old barn still has the historical cart once used for farming. This three (3) bedroom home comfortably sleeps 5. The cozy living room features a 42" color television with cable. A warm elegant king size master bedroom features a 1930's door as the head board and the double bedroom features an old barn door as a headboard and a 1930's refinished armoire. The daybed room has a work place for your daily business needs or relaxing with a book. Our fully furnished eat in kitchen has all new counter tops and stainless steel appliances, to include microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, blender and an indoor George Formal grill. Relax with morning coffee in our year round fully heated and air-conditioned sunroom equipped with games or just enjoy the awesome sunsets.The laundry room has a full size washer and dryer for all your family needs. Bicycle enthusiast will enjoy the short ride downtown where you can take the trolley ride to the Historic sites, visit the lighthouse, local shops, restaurants, and waterfront. The Hardison House is located just outside of Edenton's town limits and is only 9 miles to the Chowan Golf and Country Club and about 1 hour from the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach. When preferring a comfortable home setting instead of a closed in hotel room The Hardison House is the perfect place for you.


Edenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All linens and supplies are included
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This is a single daybed
  • Each bedroom has all linens and is elegantly decorated.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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THE HARDISON HOUSE in Historical Edenton the "South's Prettist Little Town"
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect! Great location, well stocked and well decorated

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying here for 3 months as we worked as travel physical therapists in the area. Donna was absolutely amazing to work with, so welcoming and quick to answer any questions we had. The house is adorable and such great history. It had everything we needed and then some! We frequently move for our job and this is by far the best housing we've had.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer and Tony: I so enjoyed having you both as our guest here at The Hardison House. You are terrific people and i wanted to personally thank you for taking care of and respecting the property during your stay. I am so glad it was a home away from home for you both. I trust you will come back to Edenton and that we will have the opportunity to host you in the future. Best of luck to you on your journeys and I wish you many blessings. Sincerely, Donna
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New Kent

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in this charming home for the Edenton Candlelight Homes Tour. My no.1 priority in rental property is cleanliness and The Hardison House is pristine! I was perfectly comfortable walking in my sock-feet on the beautiful hardwood floors. Comfy bed, fluffy towels, and a well stocked kitchen made for a delightful stay. The Christmas tree and window candles were a nice touch! Donna met us and gave us a tour of the home and some Edenton tips. We are low maintenance travelers so it was not necessary for us to contact her but knowing that we could and that she would promptly reply was reassuring. Don't hesitate to book The Hardison House!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach

Cozy Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Two friends, my husband and I were in town for Edenton's Candlelight Tour. Donna maintained communication prior to our arrival and met us at the property. The pictures don't do it justice! This is is a quaint cottage, easily accommodating four, at the most, six! Totally remodeled. We enjoyed an evening relaxing in the 'parlor', watching TV and playing games. As it was early December, we so appreciated the 'pencil' tree and candles in the Windows! Thank you, Donna, for a memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our visit with family in Ahoskie. My husband and I from Niagara Falls, my 90 year old mother-in-law from Ahoskie and sister-in-law from Colorado were very comfortable spending a week at the Hardison House. Compared to finding 3 rooms at a Bed and Breakfast or hotel rooms this house was much more reasonable cost wise. And we were able to have breakfast and other meals together. We packed sandwiches for our day excursions, had leftovers and nephew prepared a crock pot dessert. We were able to get laundry done for trips home. Had some mean Skipbo card games and a monopoly game until 1:30 am. Different family visited and were able to share the sights of Edenton. We ate at Mexican restaurant, had Chinese take out, great meal at Waterman's Grill. Did the trolley tour of Edenton. We spent a day on Outer Banks visiting Wright Brother's Memorial and Cape Hatteras Light house where my husband's family the Quigley's were lighthouse keepers and a romp on the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed being so close to the Federal Fish Hatchery. The park ranger gave us a tour and we saw the bass almost ready to be released. Lots of herons there and the eagles were awesome. The boardwalk over to Pembroke

Creek had interesting sites and peaceful. My 90 year old mother in law made the walk just fine. It is also a great place for a morning run. They open the gates at 7:00am.

Food Lion was convenient. We stocked up on groceries and bought shrimp and pies to take to Ahoskie for Thanksgiving with family. We also met family for dinner at Deadwood. Fried everything. Sort of a mini amusement park.

Loved the sunporch. Had my morning coffee there. House is in a very private setting. Rural but just outside town. Traffic on main road but with windows closed didn't disturb. Great to have place to be outside. Possibly needs some chairs for sitting outside. Only other suggestion would be more hooks in bathroom or bedrooms to hang towels. We all loved Hardison House! Would certainly recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington NC

Prettist Little House

  • 5 of 5

We had three great nights at the Hardison House. The personalized greeting from Donna was way above anything a guest could expect. The house is so warm and inviting. Edenton is listed as the "Prettist Town in North Carolina". The Hardison House is adorable and fits perfectly into that motto.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Was The South's Prettiest Little House!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful night we spent at the Hardison House! Donna went above and beyond anything we ever expected! From pretrip guidance with directions, to very quick responses to emails & text messages, a personal meeting upon our arrival, goodie bags, personalized chalkboard welcoming our family, a tour of the home and pristine accommodations! The house was like something out of Country Living magazine - not one detail was overlooked in this adorable house! If you are traveling through or want to spend a week in a great place - don't pass up the Hardison House! Many, many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Chowan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 17 (North or South)
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Outer Banks
Car: recommended

The Hardison House is one mile to Bayside Marina for launching the boat, fishing or just enjoying a family picnic in the picnic area. We are just 2 miles from Historical Downtown and only one mile from the local deli for last minute supplies and great sub sandwiches. Ample parking for cars, so bring your boat and bicycles. Edenton offers many special events and historical tours. Take a free tour of the The Barker House for any present or future events and to discover the history and tours available in Edenton.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Housecleaning $60
Tax Rate 11.75%

This is a no smoking and no pet facility. A $250.00 charge will be billed to guests, in the event detection of smoking in the home.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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