Home away from home
First off Donna is extraordinarily nice and SO hospitable. She was understanding with our unusual schedule and she was always concerned we were having a good time. The house has last century charm but with the amenities so you don't have to worry about getting most anything. Some things you might not know that might help you decide if this place is right for you: The house is .2 mi from a train crossing - it's not overbearingly loud but you definitely hear it. The train came often one Saturday morning, but after that not so much. You are inhabiting the main floor of the house, the owners are above. They are SUPER quiet. The AC is supplied via wall units and not central, so they can get a bit loud- but it does cool the spaces adequately. There is a huge breakfast nook in the kitchen that is super cute plus a huge dining room and table - so there is more than enough space to eat where you please. The tv has only a few channels, no cable. The internet is strong enough to stream videos, so if anything, you might want to consider bringing a chromecast, I'm not sure if the tv has a usb connection, but its a new TV so it might work, if tv is important to you. The main bedroom has a spring mattress and second bedroom feels like a foam mattress. Totally different feel. The house is stocked with tons of stuff, from all the appliances you need like toaster, mixer, pantry stuff, aluminium foil, first aid kit, toiletries- you are set! The laundry is room has to be accessed by going outside and down stairs. There is laundry detergent and fabric softener. There are mosquitos and other biting bugs. Now I happened to be filet mignon to the bugs down there, whereas my BF barely got a nip. Donna was super gracious by spraying around the pool. However if you are extremely tasty to bugs this region might not be the best choice during the summer. I would think the fall would be nice to come back. The food in this area is top notch. Places to check out: Chef Warren's(prosciutto wrapped kangaroo was off the hook), Stubb's(fried corn on the cob and banana pudding were ridiculous), House of Fish, The Pit (Raleigh). Drive out to Sunniskies for 100+ flavors of ice cream. The house is pretty dog friendly- mostly hardwood floors and tile. The property is not entirely fenced in, so you cant let the dog out the back and forget about it. The pool is in ground but uses a liner, so if the dog goes in you need to keep that in mind. Overall, a lovely stay. Tanned and ate well!
1920's Craftsman Style with Pool close to golf, equestrian events, restaurants