check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Craig

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Luxury Secluded Family Retreat

82 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Apex holiday house

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 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, lighted water fall and outdoor kitchen is great for entertaining a medium size group or relaxing intimate family dinner.

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.

If this home does not meet your need please visit my our other property at homeaway #3915121

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Craig (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english

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 3 teenage 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

Reviews

4.9
based on 82 traveller reviews

Luxury Secluded Family Retreat
average rating of 4.890244 based on 82 reviews
5

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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Stunning craftsmanship! Spacious accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk in you feel like you are at home. The decor is very warm and welcoming. This home is perfect for a family gathering or even a girls or guys weekend. The screened in deck is magnificent and could easily be where people spend most of their time. The stonework in the backyard is outstanding and the size of the space is perfect for a small gathering, a family style BBQ or brunch. There is even a pit to roast a pig!

Another great thing about this house is that it is tucked away from the street which provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion. This home is close to Jordan Lake State Park and the large semi circle driveway would be perfect if you plan to bring your boat to spend time on the lake one day.

The bedrooms are large and the bathroom fixtures including stonework in the guest bathrooms add to the luxurious flow of the house.

The owner was very accommodating as well as responsive to all communication when making arrangements for my stay.

I will definitely return and would recommend this house to anyone I know that plans to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, as well as the details and accommodations in the home. I look forward to your next visit. Please don't hesitate to reach out when you're ready!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful home and setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property to be near family for Thanksgiving. The house was well appointed and we easily hosted our family's meal. We were comfortable in the large bedrooms and spacious common areas.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara and family for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate your holiday adventure in NC. We look forward to seeing how we can be of service in the future. Enjoy the rest of your holiday season.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Craig's Manor home was spectacular. We had a graduation celebration and family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at Craig's awesome home. 4 generations, celebrating a graduation and early thanksgiving. Craig has thought thru everything. A well stocked chefs kitchen allowed 6 or more of us to be gathered cooking at one time.along with the beautiful outdoor kitchen. Home is a entertaing paridise. Home flows perfectly. The outdoor fireplace was the star of the week. Evenings were spent telling old stories, roasting marshmallows and playing catch phrase. Lovely grounds and peaceful to look toward the woods and see horses at neighboring home. Apex is a delightful town with a charming historic district. Harris teeters very close and enjoyed afternoon at the arboretum nearby. 1 hour drive to Ft Bragg. So makes an ideal family retreat if you are gathering for a military celebration. If I am ever back in Apex Raleigh area I will be calling Craig. Owner super responsive and helpful. Craig. Come visit us in Roswell!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Your group was a pleasure to work with. If I'm ever in Roswell I will definitely give you a ring.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The most beatiful house in NC

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful house I have ever been in my life. Everyone of my friends that came to the house were amazed by its beauty. It's very neat, cozy and has a spectacular view. I love it!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Raleigh, NC
5

Great Party Venue

  • 5 of 5

First, I'd like to say that the house is beautiful and that the pictures don't do it justice. The landscaping was perfect, there was plenty of space to park, and the inside of the house was spotless. The house was spacious enough to accommodate the 60 or so guests that attended the birthday party for me and my girlfriends. The guests were really impressed with the decor and space of the house. I was further impressed with the affordability and the comfort of the bedding in the bedrooms. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your event went well. Thanks for choosing my home.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
19.6 Miles
Raleigh Durham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Tribeca Tavern
Nearest Train
10.7 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
540
Nearest Beach
153 Miles
Surf City, NC
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Apex, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
December Special
1 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$659
A$3,347
A$9,878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
16 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
A$773
A$3,898
A$12,096
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Non Premium Season
5 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$659
A$3,347
A$9,878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Graduation
10 May 2017 - 16 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$773
A$3,898
A$12,096
 
 
Memorial Day
24 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$773
A$3,898
A$12,096
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day
28 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$773
A$3,965
A$12,096
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$773
A$3,898
A$12,096
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$773
A$3,898
A$12,096
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$269
Property Damage Protection A$79
Cleaning Fee A$168

Special Event Fee $1000-2000. 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.
Enter dates to see total
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st Floor master
    Bonus Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Bonus Room can be converted into an additional bedroom
    Upstairs Master - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Teen Suite - 2 large double bed
  • Bonus Room can be converted into an additional bedroom. It currently has a queen futon. An queen Air- mattress is available for setup
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
- Keyless Entry - Automatic backup generator - Event fee $1000-1500