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Private Farm Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Tom Jackson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, modest sign language skills
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

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 Cape Fear

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.


Cape Fear Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Private Farm Guest House
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
York Springs

Perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

Tom had everything I needed for a nice weekend away. I loved sitting on the porch and watching the wildlife. The bed was comfortable and the couch was so comfy I didn’t want to get up! Thank you for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great quaint property!!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay! Tom was a great host. Home was spacious and rustic!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Tom
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Charlotte, NC

Beautiful cottage with amazing porch

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The property itself is lovely and we caught many fish in the pond near the cottage. We also loved the screened in porch and outdoor shower. Tom was an excellent host and was very accommodating. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most peaceful trip we have ever taken.

  • 5 of 5

I am a little afraid to say what I really think about this place as once people find out how great it is........ it might stay booked up all the time. Lol. Great Fathers Day weekend trip to Jackson's Farm. Probably one of the most peaceful trips that we have ever taken. Beautiful 100 year old cabin with a wrap around porch situated in the middle of 10 acres (in the middle of a 100 acre family run farm). No TV. No internet. Pond for fishing right in the front yard. The house is fully stocked with great little touches like handmade soap, popcorn, tea, chocolates and a French press (after the owner showed me how to use it and the coffee grinder). Big ole claw footed tub and a fabulous outdoor shower. (Our youngest 4 year old daughter took like five showers in two The people who run it live across the pond and are beyond nice...came and started our grill, picked flowers for our kid upon request, sent us a bag of new potatoes out of their garden for lunch (and and pretty much let us have the run of everything for two days. I even borrowed my book taken from the cabins small collection with instructions "not to hurry" and their mailing address. We will definitely be back again. House is surrounded by birds and frogs which the kiddo spent hours trying to lure closer to her. I really cannot say enough nice things about this house or the owners. Lovely and charming.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great place to relax and enjoy nature. Very enjoyable screened porch- great for coffee and a book in the morning.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

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: September 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.




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

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