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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat - No Cleaning Fee

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 380 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury Secluded Family Retreat

Beauty overflows within this executive retreat! Country living with all the conveniences. Natural stone and cement fiber siding. Privacy, beauty, luxury and function all wrapped up in one package. Relax in the 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, two story family room with sandstone wood burning fireplace, built-in cabinets and bookshelves, vaulted coffered ceiling; entertain in the large screened porched with Ipe floor; put on the 'ritz' in the formal dinning room; or dine casually in the breakfast room. Food preparation for your family and guest will be a breeze in the spacious gourmet kitchen featuring cherry cabinets, granite counters, custom tile backsplash, large island, stainless steel appliances, six burner gas stove, self cleaning oven, microwave and walk-in pantry! Hardwood floors are imported merbau from Indonesia.

Huge front porch. Large rooms throughout. 10 foot ceiling with 8 foot doors on first floor. First floor master with whirlpool and separate shower with duel shower heads. Knotty pine and timber beamed ceiling in office wired for surround sound. Sitting area on second floor, wainscoting in secondary bedrooms. Frisbee carpet in all bedrooms and bonus room.

The bonus room has a 60 inch flat screen equipment with surround sound.

The 1000 sq/ft patio with outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen is great for entertaining a medium size group or relaxing intimate family dinner. *Water fountain features not available.

The property is convenient to anywhere in the Raleigh, Cary and Durham area. There is easy highway access that facilitates short commutes to Downtown Raleigh, Cary, RTP, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Apex's largest nature park is a short distance away with tennis courts, a playground, frisbee golf, nature trails and Amphitheater. Also a short drive from Jordan Lake and Harris Lake for boating, swimming and other water activities.

Other recreational activities include the 22 mile American Tobacco trail for hiking, jogging or biking.

For easy guest access all entry ways are keyless entry.

Note: A reduction in minimum nights may be considered for stays within the next 30 days.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Craig

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a native North Carolian and lives in Apex with his three sons and enjoys coaching youth basketball, teaching Cisco Certified Network Associate courses and family.

Craig purchased this house in 2008

Why Craig chose North Carolina Piedmont

I purchased this property because of the seclusion of the property and the unique custom features.

What makes this house unique

- Private 1st floor master bedroom

- Huge screened porch

- 1000 sq/ft patio

- Keyless entry

- hardwood throughout

- Large bedrooms


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Apex, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 380 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st Floor master
    Upstairs Master - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Teen Suite - 2 large double bed
    Bonus (Bed)Room - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Bonus Room can be converted into an additional bedroom
  • Bonus Room can be converted into an additional bedroom. It currently has a queen futon. An queen Air- mattress is available for setup
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • tennis
- Keyless Entry - Automatic backup generator - Event fee $1000-1500


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(89 traveller reviews)

Luxury Secluded Family Retreat - No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.8426967 based on 89 reviews

Over the top experience&service + a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Now, I must say that I have very high expectations when it comes to a customer service experience (especially as someone in various service industries) and from beginning to end the owner, Craig did not let me or anyone that was staying in this beautiful home down. I came into this experience having reviewed every single review that existed on this page, followed by a direct call to the owner to confirm what I read or fill in the gaps (I can be thorough like that). After making the decision to book with him, I just knew that'd be the end of our interactions, until it was time to check out.

However, I was very wrong. In fact, I was far from that truth. My now husband and I were hosting a very special event and Craig meant so much more to our process than we could possibly ask for from a renter. His commitment to supporting our planning process ---from the texts, phone calls, emails and pop up visits at the property prior to the event meant everything to us, providing so much piece of mind; and further affirming that while an unconventional venue location for our event, we made thee right decision.

I am well-beyond satisfied with this experience and forever grateful for the blessing that was 'Uncle' Craig. For any future renters, I can't find any reason that you could ever be disappointed. The house is large, gorgeous, modern, surrounded by beautiful nature and enough seclusion for any kind of renting experience you are hoping to have there. Williams Manor will have everything you need to feel at home and more and if it's not there Craig will help you find it.

Do yourself a favor and book Williams. You won't regret it! Thank you for sharing this gift with us Craig.

The Montgomerys/Morgans

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. The pleasure was truly all mine. Wishing you two lots of love and happiness.
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The backyard patio is the best for having family together.

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and the support from owner was very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John - We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the home's amenities. We agree that this home is great for family gatherings, especially when you want to to enjoy the outdoors as well. Thank you for choosing Williams Manor properties. We hope to see you again in the near future. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Perfect for our needs

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a home environment to host our daughter's high school graduation celebration and this home gave us everything we were looking for. Attendees were impressed, space was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth for choosing to stay at one of our Williams Manor properties and consider us your preferred location for such a special occasion! We were so glad to host you all and happy to hear you were able to enjoy the grounds and amenities. We do hope to see you in the near future!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for 5 guys attending conferences in Raleigh. Easy commute into the city. Great back yard with all you need to cook and eat in at night. Stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Timothy for choosing to stay at one of our Williams Manor properties! We were so glad that the rain storm we had here a few weeks ago did not impede on your trip and conference activities. Happy to hear you were able to enjoy the grounds. Hope to see you next time you come to town!
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Nice house but needs improvements

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful home! Enjoyed my stay. Few things that took away from the overall experience: my guest and I had to clean the patio area in order to enjoy it, back porch had not been wiped down in a few seasons, the living room floor had dust build up, kitchen sink odor needs to be addressed, the waterfall didn't work, heater nor fire place were able to be used during my stay, communication with the assistant could use work (everyone deserves respect). Beautiful place but minor details count the most. Thanks for providing a beautiful setting for our weekend but a little more attention to detail wouldn't hurt!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and again for choosing to stay at a Williams Manor property. While we are sorry to hear that the home did not live up to all of your expectations, we are certainly happy to know that overall you enjoyed your stay, the overall feel and look of the home and it's location. As we are deep into spring season here in NC, we have begun our annual deep clean projects that includes touch up paint and deep cleansing to address the normal wear and tear of home rental; the pollen season hit us heavy this year and our new (as of this week) Property Maintenance Manager will tackle landscaping now that it's subsided. With this new hire, we have also recently replaced and upgraded the kitchen faucet and had a plumber to come in and address water flow. Lastly, we have since sought out to find a contractor to repair the outdoor water fountain. We thank you for your candid feedback and take great pride in the service and correspondence that we offer each guest and hope that in the future, you may allow us the chance to better demonstrate our commitment to excellence and your comfort. Thank you, The Williams Manor Team
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Good Stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall the house is nice but a few things for a rental I would have preferred.

Dishwasher in Working Fashion

Garage to be straightened up and clean

Microwave in Working Fashion

Overall the house was great but just a few things to make it perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ryan for choosing Williams Manor, as well as for your candid feedback. We have taken note of your follow up and have since ensured the dishwasher is up and running, we've begun to remove more items from the garage with a scheduled overall for early summer to make it a tad more spacious and in search of an appliance contractor. We were unaware that the microwave was not fully functional. Apologies. We hope that you do join us again the future, per your enjoyable stay. Have a great summer!
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Nearest Airport
19.6 Miles
Raleigh Durham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Tribeca Tavern
Nearest Train
10.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
153 Miles
Surf City, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Apex, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Independence Day
28 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Non Premium Season
4 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Graduation 1
3 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
Graduation/Mother's Day
10 May 2018 - 14 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
Independence Day
28 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
20 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
December Special
1 Dec 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
14 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$78.93
Refundable Damage Deposit A$267.56

*Any overnight guest count over 10 and up to 13 will be assessed an additional $25 per night/per person fee.

*Special Event Fee $1000-2500. Any event or gathering held with over 25 attendees without prior permission will be asked to leave the property immediately without refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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