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Private Farm Guest House

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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Cape Fear Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

A two-bedroom house with large screened porch overlooking a farm pond and located on a 10 acre wildlife preserve adjoining our 100 acre farm. We offer comfort, quiet, privacy, woodland trails and fields for walking and bird watching, and a pond for fishing. The house is particularly suitable for a couple or small family. We guarantee no TV, no radio, no telephone, no newspaper, but include a modest library and comfortable reading chairs, electric heat and air conditioning, fireplace with wood furnished, kitchen with microwave and refrigerator ( but no stove), washer, dryer, outdoor grill (charcoal furnished). So private that we put the shower on the screened porch, but the bath has a claw foot soaking tub. All linens and other necessities furnished.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Tom Jackson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, modest sign language skills
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

About Tom Jackson

This farm has been in my family since Thomas Jefferson was president; I inherited in about 1980. We have transitioned from tobacco, cotton and commodity crops (which I rent out to a neighbor), to stainable farming of alliums and fresh herbs.

Tom Jackson purchased this cottage in 1812

Why Tom Jackson chose North Carolina

Why stay here ? Because we guarantee no TV, no telephone, no newspaper, no radio, and no internet connection, but we do provide a house so private that the shower is on the screened porch overlooking the pond (if you don't want to soak in the large claw foot tub in the bathroom), a fireplace with cured hardwood supplied, and two miles of private woodland trails, a small library,as well as a private fishing pond with boat. Where else can you find this ?

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, peace, quiet.


2 traveler reviews

Private Farm Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Our stay was just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just what we were looking for...rustic, small, charming, and relaxing. The scenery was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay. Tom was great and easy to work with - we definitely want to return in the fall. Thank you for a wonderful night to unwind.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blissful Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and did not want to leave. This property is beautiful with its flower, herb and vegetable gardens, as well as, a perfect fishing pond. There is plenty to do and see if you like the outdoors; or, just stay on the porch sip a beverage, read a book and/or swing in the hammock. We caught catfish, crappie, brim and bass (big enough to strip my reel several times). The house is spacious, well kept and very inviting. When in the house, we spent the majority of our time on the large screened in porch watching the beaver swim in the pond, the squirrelly antics in the trees and listening to the birds singing. At night, the frogs and crickets lull you to sleep. It rained one night during our stay, which was wonderful as the house has a tin roof. Tom and Jan were the epitome of hospitality. This place reminds me of my great grandparents homestead... simpler and happier times.

They provided everything from fresh floral arrangements to salts for your bath. We lacked for nothing and found our visit to be exquisitely relaxing and refreshing. A bit of nostalgia with new memories made. We plan a return trip in the fall. Highly recommend this location!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fayetteville, NC
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Cedar Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Plain View
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Asheville, NC area
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: necessary

This is a working farm in rural eastern NC where the major crops are cotton, tobacco, soybeans and other commodity crops. We grow sustainable alliums and fresh herbs.


Rates & Availability

Cape Fear Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

No payment refund if guests fail to show for their reservation without 4 days notification. We do not permit pets of any kind, for any reason. There is no additional charge for children with parents or guardian, but we have only two bedrooms and can sleep only 3 children outside the bedroom.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cape Fear Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • Includes a large claw-foot soaking tub (herbs & Epsom salts available) and an armchair.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms have queen beds.
  • Books ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
On a 10 acre private, gated wildlife preserve adjoining our 100 acre farm which is open for guests to roam. Very private and quiet, and a great place for romance, escape, relaxation.

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