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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 380 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 or functioning.*

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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 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 Apex

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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:
  • Massage
  • 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 $1,000-$2,500 (please request event guide at inquiry for further review and compliance) -Cleaning Fee $175 -Guest Count & Fees: I am being charged an additional fee, when I exceed 10 guests at booking, why? Even though the home can sleep 13 guests comfortably, the 'additional guest fee' is applied to the quote once a rental exceeds 10 in the guest count. Any guest count over 10 is an additional $25 per night, per guest. For example, if you have 12 guests staying in the home over a 3 night stay this will be an additional $150 [$25 (fee) X 2 (guests) X 3 (nights)] on your final quote. This is a common and allowable Owner policy through most online booking platforms for vacation rentals, as high guest counts entail deeper attention to the home, more linen and utility usage, etc.


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(95 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat
average rating of 4.8105264 based on 95 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: 07/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 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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Thanksgiving Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, with plenty of separate space for everyone. Location is close to everything. We did have a few minor issues but Graham addressed them right away. Make sure if you have any issues to contact Graham, not his assistant, with any issues. He responded right away and made sure that our stay was enjoyable. Thank you again Graham for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

This house is wonderful for large families and celebrating special events. The outdoor space is fabulous. The living area is spacious and comfortable. Apex is a lovely small city with small town appeal but all the modern conveniences. It is located by a toll road that gives easy access to Cary, Raleigh and the airport. Craig and Nicole were a pleasure to work with! I would definitely rent this house again!

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary and family for your review and of course choosing our home! We are so glad to have been able to assist with such a special weekend and that the home helped meet this need. We do look forward to hearing from you all in the future, should you all choose to return to the area. We will be here when you do! - The Williams Manor Team
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Beautiful home and property. Owner went above and beyond to help during our event!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful area and home. Love the outside. However it does need a deeper cleaning inside and out, especially for events etc. the price is great for the amount of house! Happy with our stay and would recommend it to anyone, but still some room for a little improvement. But this is knowing that I am pretty nitpicky.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback. We are pleased to hear that the home was a great fit for your event and that we were able to provide the level of service that would make you and your guests comfortable. We have noted the deep clean mention and have one scheduled for two weeks from now, once the house is vacant to supplement the frequent guest cleanings. We have had a busy fall season booking, but our goal is to ensure that every guest is comfortable each time. We hope that should you and your family require lodging in the area that you will come check us out again! Best to you all.
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Luxury away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Williams Manor Friendship house was a 5 star experience! Communication with Craig was easy and his responses were prompt. The home had all the amenities I needed PLUS unexpected small touches. This is a perfect retreat space. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a bit of luxury away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your review! Always happy to have a happy customer. Please do come see us again in the future, as we'd love to be your retreat location of choice. -The WM Team
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Excellent house for our group

  • 4 of 5

The house is in the country, but it is a nice setting. We were there for a wedding and our family stayed at the house. It was a good gathering place, great for groups. The house could use a little cleaning and extra TLC and if it had that I would have given it at 5 star review. I must say that Craig was quick to respond to any problems we had and was very pleasant and easy to deal with. I would go back and rent again if I needed a large place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and again for choosing Williams Manor for your stay. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the home for such a special occasion. We have taken note to monitor the housekeeping & maintenance to ensure we earn your 5 star review in the future. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and see you again in the future.
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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
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
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$76.97
Cleaning Fee AU$228.31
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$260.92

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