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Susan Raff

Member since: 1998
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Cardinal House in Historic District! Large family friendly yard! Hot tub!

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Old Town holiday house

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Second time is the charm! Cardinal House is located in the heart of the historic district of Pinehurst. It has 4 bdrms/12 beds, dining seats up to 12. It is adjacent to our first vacation rental, Arundel Garden Cottage! Rent one or both for weddings, family reunions, retreats, golf groups. Cardinal House features an open floor plan, wireless high speed internet, stereo Ipod station, game room with pool table and dart board. There are games, cards, puzzles for all ages. Hot tub seats up to 6. Large deck, 2 patio areas, bbq grill. Out door hot water garden shower. Huge private backyard lawn area with bonfire pit, hammock, croquet, corn hole, aquatic water garden, bird sanctuary! Both of our homes are tastefully & comfortably furnished, impeccably clean, with fully equipped updated kitchens. What makes them particularly special is their ideal location, nestled in a quiet neighborhood only a short walk to the village shops, coffee houses, restaurants, pubs, and the Pinehurst Resort. The famed #2 Golf Course is only 1 1/2 blocks! Mins to over 40 local golf courses. Golf information, grocery shopping prior to arrival, maid service, catering can be arranged in advance. If you have children with you don't miss a visit to "Camelot", our community built playground. Then on a hot day take them to cool off at our newly built community Splash Park! Both are fun for all ages!

Check out how much more you get for our affordable low rates! Plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. Weber gas grill! You can enjoy the evening sunset on the back deck with two patios on either side; one overlooking a tranquil aquatic garden w/ waterfall and hammock. The other leads to the garden hot tub! Huge yard for practicing your chipping, playing croquet, or corn hole (equipment provided). Plus there is a bonfire pit for chilly evenings. Come and play! Registered with the National Wildlife Federation as a Back Yard Habitat!

We also provide everyday household necessities; linens/towels, coffee/tea, paper towels/toilet/tissue paper, dish detergent. Just bring your bags!

There are more than 40 golf courses nearby, offering year-round golf. The luxurious Pinehurst Spa offers a great fitness room, baths and a pool for post golf relaxation. For those seeking a 'soothing' experience, indulge yourself with your choice of irresistible massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Then float back to your cozy home.

From Spring till Fall, very third Friday, stroll up to the village for Live After Five, music, dancing, food, and entertainment! Come to the Holly Arts and Crafts Festival held in the village every 3rd Saturday in October! The annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting is a highlight of the year every first Friday in December! The Given Memorial Library hosts the Pinehurst Archives and Golf Museam! There are nature paths through Pinehurst's Rassie Wicker Park in Southern Pines, The Horticultural Gardens at Sandhills Community College, and The North Carolina Zoological Park in nearby Asheboro.

There are a variety of other cultural activities for artisans. Visit potteries in nearby Seagrove. Shop for antiques in Cameron. Spend a day shopping and dining in Southern Pines.

Beds are made prior to arrival. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Shopping prior to arrival, mid-stay cleaning and laundry service can be arranged in advance for an additional fee. The kitchen is fully equipped. The neighborhood grocery is nearby. E-mail for more information and photos.

Experience Pinehurst like a ''local'' in Cardinal House!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan Raff (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks english

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 2010

Why Susan Raff chose Pinehurst

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 on the adjacent lot where we lived for 15 yrs. Our first cottage did so well we decided to build another new house on the adjacent lot. We then furnished and equipped Cardinal House as an affordable vacation rental home for travelers with larger groups wanting to experience the sandhills region of Central North Carolina. We now manage and maintained both homes ourselves with our quests comfort and convenience in mind. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our unique properties 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.

What makes this house unique

Our property is larger than most vacation rentals. There is a deck and two large patios. The lawn is big enough for large parties to enjoy the outdoors! Plenty of outdoor activities including hot tub, garden, frisbee, corn hole, hammock, fire pit, bbq, children's play area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Susan and David,

Thank you very much for your part in making our 3-4 days in Pinehurst a wonderful family event. The house couldn't have been better suited for the 9 of us - terrific accommodations, with friendly, open, warm hosts. Four of us drove back to RI, getting away at 4:20 am Monday with smooth sailing all the way through. The others flew out of RDU and were here by 1 pm. I'm confident that all in the house was in order but with (3) 3- 6 yr olds surprises are never out of the question - please let us know if anything is amiss.

Four of us made the beach/lake/marina Sunday afternoon after golf which was just the ticket. An inconvenience in you're busy schedule I'm sure, but thanks again for that - it was worthwhile for us.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer and here's hoping a repeat comes into the cards,

Best Regards,

Jul 2010
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based on 20 traveller reviews

Cardinal House in Historic District! Large family friendly yard! Hot tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Guys golf trip

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our golf trip. The house, location and Susan and David made the trip a great experience. There is plenty of room in the house to get away or hang out. The hot tub, pool table and deck added to the fun. In addition to the house being walking distance from downtown, having David prepare a meal for the 10 of us was great. The food was amazing! Can't wait to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house & awesome location in the Village of Pinehurst!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time in Pinhurst this weekend. Staying at the Cardinal House was convenient to everything. We walked to lunch and dinner; and were only a mile or two from the Pinehurst courses we played. Would recommend this property to anyone needing sleeping space for 8-12 people. We plan to return in the near future. Love Pinehurst and the history! Thank you Susan for making our weekend a success!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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13 women shared this house over a weekend and ha a blast!

  • 5 of 5

The Cardinal House accommodated our group of 13 non-golfing women and we loved it! Lots of beds, comfy seating, and a well-stocked kitchen made for a wonderful week-end retreat. We walked to downtown Pinehurst's restaurants and spa and enjoyed the local greenway for early morning walks. We didn't use outside areas , but they looked great.

Perfect house for a crowd!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Girlfriend GetAway

  • 5 of 5

13 women came to Pinehurst to celebrate a BIG birthday and we had a BIG time! The location is perfect for walking to the spa, shopping downtown Pinehurst, walks on the greenway and happy hour at the Pinehurst hotel. We did ALL of these things and more. Plus the house is set up and layed out for lots of folks to have their own space and room to eat, play games, and just visit. Highly recommend in every way! Thank you Susan!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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annual golf weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Susan for sharing your property with us (12 golfers) all had a great time, everything was outstanding! the house was what we expected and MORE! (very clean, 12 beds, hot tub and plenty of room) we are looking forward to working with you again in the future, thanks for the hospitality and see you soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You guys were great! Book Early! We booked every weekend this month and I already have inquiries coming in for next fall. ~ Susan
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Fun and relaxation for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us, 6 adults and 3 active boys, spent a lovely Memorial Day weekend in Cardinal House. Great idea to have all single beds in the bedrooms! The hot tub was a big hit and the pool table and darts were heavily used. The backyard is marvelous and so restful. We used the fire pit, roasted marsh mellows and took easy walks to historic Pinehurst. The owners couldn't have been more accommodating. The children did not want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maxies Sports Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pinehurst Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pine Crest Inn
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Shuffle board, Roller skating rink, Boating, Biking, Community Splash Park!


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Teen Tournament Week
23 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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US Kids/World Championship
30 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$132
Pet Fee A$105

Owner'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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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:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Full 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 single bed
  • Single beds can be made into kings in 3 of the bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • tennis
Game room with pool table, dart board game, and TV. Outdoor activities provided for croquet, badmitten, corn hole! Outdoor hot tub seats up to 7!