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Wake Forest area. Just right-2BR, wooded location, sleeps 5. Cute.

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2BR cute and quiet. Hardwood floors, deck looks out over huge back yard

We bought this comfortable gem about 10 years ago because it was next door to our house and we wanted to make sure it stayed well maintained. We rented it by the year until we started renting the 'big house' (Outrageous Cabin in the Woods) on VRBO and now we pop back and forth between them and two others we own in the neighborhood. The house comes fully equipped with appliances including washer and dryer. Central air and gas heat, microwave etc, etc. Since we stay there sometimes we make sure that all the kitchen gear you may need is there as well: coffee, salt, pepper, etc. It really is difficult to conceive that you are less than two miles from WFU and about 8 minutes from Winston Salem's extremely vibrant downtown. We have traveled extensively and used VRBO in Europe and South America on many occasions so we like to think we know what travelers expect on a stay. We stay in the background but are generally close by if the need arises for assistance.

***SPECIAL REQUEST: Please, no perfumes, hairspray, or scented candles indoors - homeowner has severe allergy! If you must use these products, please do so outdoors. Thank you.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan MacIntosh
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Susan MacIntosh

We wear many hats; Realtor, Interior Designer, community/civic advocates, developers, restoration addicts, etc.

Susan MacIntosh purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Susan MacIntosh chose Winston-Salem

It's just right. Easy to find, easy to get to everything and very comfortable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Master BR has a queen bed and opens off to a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Second bedroom has two twin beds. Good sized windows allow for excellent lighting.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ski
  • tennis


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Wake Forest area. Just right-2BR, wooded location, sleeps 5. Cute.
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Always great to stay at the Sweet Farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at the Sweet Farmhouse 3 or 4 times since our son started his freshman year at Wake Forest. The house is very conveniently located near the college and other attractions in Winston-Salem. This house is very comfortable and always very clean. We have found that it is much easier to relax here than at a hotel. Also, the owner, Susan MacIntosh, is easy to reach and very helpful in every way. We will certainly be staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very quiet neighborhood, yet convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this cottage. It worked well for our two lab dogs as the front yard is fenced.

I would recommend to anyone needing to stay in the Winston-Salem area.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Cozy oasis

  • 5 of 5

We were in town to work on a project which involved grueling manual labor. We truly relished our relaxation time each evening on the deck listening to the surrounding wildlife. We felt like we were camping! The house itself is adorable, warm and charming, and we felt completely at home.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Quaint and Quiet Little Place

  • 5 of 5

Nice location in a quiet neighborhood close to a lot of the great things that Winston-Salem has to offer. The back patio and grill were a nice touch that paired well with the gorgeous weather we had on our last day in town.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wales, Wisconsin

Quiet but close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing place to go to in between our busy schedule. Thanks so much.

Ann, Rachel, Ben, and Sarah.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, VA

Clean, Comfy, Quiet, and Cute!

  • 5 of 5

If you love trees, as I do, you will love this property. The trees are the tallest I've ever seen in a neighborhood. I think because the birds are so well protected in such a tall tree-canopy, the variety of birds here is incredible. I enjoyed listening to them while walking my dog along the safe, sparsely traveled roads of this neighborhood.

I stayed in this cottage, which has a high cute factor, with my dog and my daughter's family (my daughter was interviewing for a position at Wake Forest). We found the beds to be very comfortable, and the neighborhood was peaceful and quiet. The owners live next door, which is nice (though we never had reason to contact them). The kitchen had everything we needed. There's a fenced-in front yard: appropriate for a dog and a small child to run around in; and in the back is a large south-facing deck that looks out upon a fine stand of glorious hardwoods. At the southern edge of the property is a small creek into which my three year--old grandson enjoyed throwing sticks.

My only initial disappointment with this house was that it had just one bathroom (read toilet); however, that ended up not being a problem. We three adults (and the three year-old) were able to share the bathroom without any lines forming for the toilet. In the basement of this house is a washer and dryer. Since our party also included a six-month-old baby who likes to drool and spit up her food, we made good use of the laundry facilities.

If I'm ever in the area again, I will definitely stay here. I highly recommend this adorable cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Piedmont Triad International GSO
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Village Tavern
Nearest Ferry
279 Miles
Swan Quarter/Ocracoke
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Town country club (private)
Nearest Train
29 Miles
High Point Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
River Birch
Nearest Ski
103 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Beach
240 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Car: recommended

We are in the Northwest quadrant of Winston Salem, close to Wake Forest University. We are surrounded by multiple mid to high end grocery stores as well as many ethnic restaurants: Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican etc. The entrance to the house is directly under a street light, and there is a bright green mailbox at the end of the driveway so it's hard to miss.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$96.85
Pet Fee AU$31.86

***SPECIAL OFFER -- We like to book our properties! If it's close to your arrival date and we have a vacancy, please ask us for a special rate!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.