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Arundel Garden Cottage in Historic District! Jacuzzi Hot Tub! Backyard Putting!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8 - 10

Go back in time and experience the solitude of small town life in the shadow of a nationally renowned resort community. Arundel Garden Cottage, built by Leonard Tufts (circa 1920), is located in the Historic District of Pinehurst, only 1 and 1/2 blocks to the famed #2 golf course. Walk to village shops, coffee houses, restaurants and pubs. Featuring a private garden patio Jacuzzi hot tub (seats up to 6)!! This unique vintage home is one of a kind! It has been successfully managed and maintained by it's owners since 1996. We often rent an additional house next door, Cardinal House, for larger parties, weddings, reunions, business conferences, and retreats. Arundel is spacious, tastefully furnished and fully-equipped! Linens/towels and other household necessities are included. Newly renovated bathrooms with large walkin showers. Two spacious and comfortable living areas; a large parlor in the front of the house and an additional family room in the back which flows out to the back yard patio, hot tub, putting area, horse shoe pits and garden! 8 single beds / can make up to 3 kings upon request! Queen size futon in the parlor provides additional sleeping.

Come and play!: The kitchen is fully equipped with all new stainless steel appliances and dining seating for 8. Many extras include free wireless internet, an extensive library of books, cable TV (42 in flat screen) in each living room and a stereo with a selection of videos, DVDs and CDs. There is a Foosball table, a piano, and a beautifully hand-carved antique game table with cards, games and puzzles for all ages.

What makes it truly special is that the property is registered with the National Wildlife Federation as a Back Yard Habitat! Enjoy the outdoors on the screened in front porch or in the privacy of your own luxurious garden patio hot tub. There is a gas and a charcoal grill and ample seating for relaxing and entertaining. Many outdoor activities include a yard for practicing your putting, playing horse shoes or corn hole, bicycling, a vegetable/herb/flower garden with water features, hammock, tree swing, and bonfire pit. There is plenty to do for everyone in your party!

Additional services can be arranged in advance including grocery shopping prior to arrival, daily maid service or a mid-stay clean, babysitting, catering for special parties or hire your own private chef! We can forward golf information including links to area courses and telephone numbers to pro shops so that you can arrange tee times prior to your stay!

Area activities: If you feel compelled to leave the cottage, stroll up to the village center or bicycle through the quaint historic neighborhood (2 town bikes are provided)! Enjoy a shady walk through Pinehurst's Arboretum or hike through the nature trails in Rassie Wicker Park just mins from your front door! Get a soaking on hot summer days at Pinehurst's new Splash Park, open to all ages! Visit the spectacular Sandhills Horticultural Gardens or the lake at Southern Pines Reservoir Park for boating and hiking. Play golf to your hearts content or attend equestrian events, visit pottery shops in Seagrove, go antiquing in nearby Cameron, shop in the unique historic village of Southern Pines.

For those seeking a 'soothing' experience, indulge yourself with a visit to the Pinehurst Spa with it's incredible baths, a pool, a fitness room and your choice of irresistible massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

More Details

Susan Raff
Member since: 1998
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Susan Raff

David and I moved to Pinehurst in 1983. We liked it so much that we decided to make it our permanent home. We raised our family here and even after being empty nesters we continue to enjoy the charm and friendliness of our unique community! We wouldn't live anywhere else!

Susan Raff purchased this house in 1983

Why Susan Raff chose Old Town

Dave and I were lucky enough to find and purchase Arundel Cottage as our first home. Over the years we renovated, landscaped and restored it’s 'Olde Town' charm. In 1996 we built a new house, 'Cardinal House', on the adjacent lot. We then furnished and equipped Arundel as an affordable vacation rental home for travelers wanting to experience the Sandhills region of Central North Carolina. We have since managed and maintained the home ourselves with our quests comfort and convenience in mind. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our unique cottage over the years. We have made many new friends. Some of our guests find they don't want to leave and continue to return year after year. We have built another new home 'Par 3' where we now reside and 'Cardinal House' is also now a vacation home as well.

What makes this house unique

Owner managed and maintained!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Compiled from our Cottage Guestbook since 1996

"Thanks! We enjoyed our stay and look forward to seeing you guys again. The cottage is absolutely what Pinehurst is all about! It takes you back!" Dave and Janet Rider 12/18/2000

"Thanks again! See ya next year maybe....twice!" Travis MacBride 7/8/2000

"This is a great place. A touch of holiday with the comfort of home. Your kindness has made it really easy to relax and have the time of our lives. Thanks for everything!" Derek and Vicki Pittman 3/20/2000

"Thanks you for the wonderful accommodations. We loved the cottage and your special touches (flowers, bread, magnolia bouquet). Hope to see you again next year." Annette and Mike Johnson 10/16/1999

"Good times....great golf!" Vassar Cycling Team 3/15/1999

"Great house. Perfect for a bunch of guys looking for a weekend golf retreat. We look forward to returning!" The JNI Contingent 6/8/97

"Thanks for being the light at the end of the holiday tunnel!" Mason Sumner 1/1/97

"A womderful, cozy, and inviting house - typical of Pinehurst. Best wished in your new venture!" Myrl and Al Moore 6/16/96
Jul 2003
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Old Town, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 3 single bed
    Bedroom - 3 single bed
    Bedroom - 2 single bed
  • Beds in all rooms can be arranged as kings or singles.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully equipped kitchen, ceiling fans, beautiful GARDEN PATIO HOT TUB, piano, game room, foosball table, video/audio/literary library, bicycles, patio, vegetable/flower garden, screened porch, putting area, corn hole, swing and hammock, and good old fashioned 'southern hospitality'.


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Arundel Garden Cottage in Historic District! Jacuzzi Hot Tub! Backyard Putting!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 reviews

2017 Pinehurst Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

We totaled 8 golfers from CT, MD, DE & NC for this year's annual golf trip. Everyone agreed this was one of the best venues we have had over the past 17 years. Both Susan & Dave were great and did go that extra step to make our stay perfect.


  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reside in Lexington, KY

Very nice cottage on outskirts of the village

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a month long stay at the cottage during our most recent trip to Pinehurst. The property has 3 bedrooms and a pull out futon and could easily sleep 9, if not more. There is a large garden that was stocked with tons of stuff, a swing, hot tub, hammock, and plenty of parking. The house is an older house, but the bathrooms have been updated which is refreshing after a hot day of golf, pool or at the beach. The house is right across the street from an elementary school which has a neat playground for the little ones. We were close enough that we walked to the village for ice cream nearly every day. Very pleasant!!

The hosts live two doors down and were always available. We did have a water pipe issue during our stay, but that stuff is going to happen regardless of where you stay. The owners were quick to jump on getting a repair person in as soon as possible which is call we could ask.

The only negative is that the WIFI does not for allow for much data to come across so using the internet for actual work stuff (downloads, printing, etc) was a slow haul, but hopefully this is improved on for our next visit. We actually had better luck using our phones as hot spots which at least helped things.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinehurst Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage. Great place to relax after a round of golf.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint home near Old Town

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at the home. We enjoyed the walking trails that were accessible right across the street. We walked to breakfast and lunch. Lots of interesting things to see in yard. Me and my Boston Terrier sat on the screened in porch most mornings and listened to birds sing. A very nice choice if you want the Pinehurst Old Town experience! Close to everything. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norristown, PA

Lovely as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We were in Pinehurst for college tournament.

Clean and comfortable exactly what we wanted. Owners very welcoming. Beds very comfortable. Great kitchen and outdoor grill. Family room was our hangout all week. Hot tub was great. House is dog friendly which is priority for us. Would recommend to all. Hope to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. Very homey atmosphere. Plenty of on site activities. Will return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Stroll up to the village shops, restaurants, and pubs! Bicycle through the historic village! Visit the famed Pinehurst Hotel and Spa! Stroll through Pinehurst's Arboretum! Walk through the nature trails in Rassie Wicker Park just mins from your front door! Enjoy a refreshing soak in Pinehurst's new Splash Park! Visit the spectacular Horticultural Gardens! Play golf to your hearts content or attend equestrian events, visit pottery shops, go antiquing in nearby Cameron, shop in the unique historic villages of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

Golf: The home is minutes to many of the championship golf courses. David and Susan have lived in Pinehurst for 25 years and know the area well. Recommendations and information about the area golf courses can be provided in advance. Just ask! They'll be glad to help you!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Old Town, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Teen tournament week
22 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
US Kids/World Championship
29 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$133.17
Pet Fee AU$133.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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