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Susan Raff

Member since: 1998
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Speaks English

Arundel Garden Cottage in Historic District! Jacuzzi Hot Tub! Backyard Putting!

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Pinehurst - Arundel Garden Cottage

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8 - 10

Winter weekly rate $1200. Rates include tax and end of stay clean.

Winter nightly rates for less than a week are as follows:

3 nts/$750, 4 nts/$900, $100 each additional night.

Seasonal weekly rate is $1400

Seasonal nightly rates less than a week are as follows:

3 nts/$850, 4 nts/$1100, $100 each additional nt

4 night min for holidays $300/nt $100 each additional nt

$1800 for teen and kids tournament weeks

Go back in time and experience the solitude of small town life in the shadow of a nationally renowned resort community. Arundel Garden Cottage, built by Leonard Tufts (circa 1920), is located in the Historic District of Pinehurst, only 1 and 1/2 blocks to the famed #2 golf course. Walk to village shops, coffee houses, restaurants and pubs. Featuring a private garden patio Jacuzzi hot tub (seats up to 6)!! This unique vintage home is one of a kind! It has been successfully managed and maintained by it's owners since 1996. Arundel is spacious, tastefully furnished and fully-equipped! Linens/towels and other household necessities are included. Newly renovated bathrooms with large walkin showers. Two spacious and comfortable living areas; a large parlor in the front of the house and an additional family room in the back which flows out to the back yard patio, hot tub, putting area, horse shoe pits and garden! 8 single beds / can make up to 3 kings upon request! Queen size futon in the parlor provides additional sleeping. Cardinal House is next door - listing # 274741 for larger parties!

Come and play!: The kitchen is fully equipped with all new stainless steel appliances and a dining table that seats 8. Many extras include free wireless internet, an extensive library of books, cable TV (42 in flat screen) in each living room and a stereo with a selection of videos, DVDs and CDs. There is a Foosball table, a piano, and a beautifully hand-carved antique game table with cards, games and puzzles for all ages.

What makes it truly special is that the property is registered with the National Wildlife Federation as a Back Yard Habitat! Enjoy the outdoors on the screened in front porch or in the privacy of your own luxurious garden patio hot tub. There is a gas and a charcoal grill and ample seating for relaxing and entertaining. Many outdoor activities include a yard for practicing your putting, playing horse shoes or corn hole, bicycling, a vegetable/herb/flower garden with water features, hammock, tree swing, and bonfire pit. There is plenty to do for everyone in your party!

Additional services can be arranged in advance including grocery shopping prior to arrival, daily maid service or a mid-stay clean, babysitting, catering for special parties or hire your own private chef! We can forward golf information including links to area courses and telephone numbers to pro shops so that you can arrange tee times prior to your stay!

Area activities: If you feel compelled to leave the cottage, stroll up to the village center or bicycle through the quaint historic neighborhood (2 town bikes are provided)! Enjoy a shady walk through Pinehurst's Arboretum or hike through the nature trails in Rassie Wicker Park just mins from your front door! Visit the spectacular Sandhills Horticultural Gardens or the lake at Southern Pines Reservoir Park for boating and hiking. Play golf to your hearts content or attend equestrian events, visit pottery shops in Seagrove, go antiquing in nearby Cameron, shop in the unique historic village of Southern Pines.

For those seeking a 'soothing' experience, indulge yourself with a visit to the Pinehurst Spa with it's incredible baths, a pool, a fitness room and your choice of irresistible massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan Raff (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Susan Raff

David and I moved to Pinehurst in 1983. We liked it so much that we decided to make it our permanent home. We raised our family here and even after being empty nesters we continue to enjoy the charm and friendliness of our unique community! We wouldn't live anywhere else!

Susan Raff purchased this house in 1983

Why Susan Raff chose Pinehurst

Dave and I were lucky enough to find and purchase Arundel Cottage as our first home. Over the years we renovated, landscaped and restored it’s 'Olde Town' charm. In 1996 we built a new house, 'Cardinal House', on the adjacent lot. We then furnished and equipped Arundel as an affordable vacation rental home for travelers wanting to experience the Sandhills region of Central North Carolina. We have since managed and maintained the home ourselves with our quests comfort and convenience in mind. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our unique cottage over the years. We have made many new friends. Some of our guests find they don't want to leave and continue to return year after year. We have built another new home 'Par 3' where we now reside and 'Cardinal House' is also now a vacation home as well.

What makes this house unique

Owner managed and maintained!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Compiled from our Cottage Guestbook since 1996

"Thanks! We enjoyed our stay and look forward to seeing you guys again. The cottage is absolutely what Pinehurst is all about! It takes you back!" Dave and Janet Rider 12/18/2000

"Thanks again! See ya next year maybe....twice!" Travis MacBride 7/8/2000

"This is a great place. A touch of holiday with the comfort of home. Your kindness has made it really easy to relax and have the time of our lives. Thanks for everything!" Derek and Vicki Pittman 3/20/2000

"Thanks you for the wonderful accommodations. We loved the cottage and your special touches (flowers, bread, magnolia bouquet). Hope to see you again next year." Annette and Mike Johnson 10/16/1999

"Good times....great golf!" Vassar Cycling Team 3/15/1999

"Great house. Perfect for a bunch of guys looking for a weekend golf retreat. We look forward to returning!" The JNI Contingent 6/8/97

"Thanks for being the light at the end of the holiday tunnel!" Mason Sumner 1/1/97

"A womderful, cozy, and inviting house - typical of Pinehurst. Best wished in your new venture!" Myrl and Al Moore 6/16/96
Jul 2003
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based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Arundel Garden Cottage in Historic District! Jacuzzi Hot Tub! Backyard Putting!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews

Great property for golf group

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was perfect for our group. We had 15 golfers thus we booked this house along with the Cardinal house which is next door. We have been to Pinehurst many times and always book these properties due to short walk to village and 5 minute drive to courses along midland road. The backyards are perfect for a bbq following golf.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Scott! See ya'all next year!
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  • 5 of 5

We came to Pinehurst for my son to play in the US Kids Tournament. We brought both grandmothers and our whole family of 5. We had plenty of room! It was exactly as advertised and perfect for our week of practice and tournament golf. The kids all had a blast. We noticed one day that the wi-fi had stopped working and the owner immediately got it taken care of for us even though she had to get on the phone with the company and then go pick up a new modem. We were very pleased and hope that we can stay here again for this week of golf! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Loved your family! We hope you come back next summer!
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Golf Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a golf weekend. Perfect location for playing the resort and surrounding courses. Hot tub is like new and a huge bonus. Very comfortable place with great character.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks gentlemen! See you next year!
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Charming and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

After driving several hours, we arrived tired and stressed. The cottage welcomed us with it's peaceful setting and beautiful flower gardens. Susan was there to meet us and answer all our questions.We were later joined by our two children who live and work in the area. It was a great place to relax and enjoy being together. The town of Pinehurst is lovely and we enjoyed walking and driving around exploring. We hope to get back to Arundel some day. Thank you Susan and David for a great visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We do hope you come back!
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Bel Air, MD.

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great time very relaxing

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nova Scotia Canada

Quaint cottage, beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

Lovely quiet street in Pinehurst. Beautiful gardens. Hot tub is a nice bonus. Quaint, historic cottage.

On shaded gravel walking trails. Short walk to downtown Pinehurst with coffee shops/library/shopping etc.

Great cycling which is what we went for but also nice for golf I hear :-) .

Only downside is that kitchen is small and utensils/pots are limited.

Great value and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris, Glad you enjoyed your stay! I took inventory of the kitchen pantry and some of the utensils and cookware ended up over at Cardinal House next door during a family reunion using both homes. So sorry about that. I would have replaced them had I known. I've restocked the kitchen for our future guests. Next time just let me know if you are in need of anything and I can get right on it. Enjoy your summer and we hope to see ya'all again!
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Car: recommended

Stroll up to the village shops, restaurants, and pubs! Bicycle through the historic village! Visit the famed Pinehurst Hotel and Spa! Stroll through Pinehurst's Arboretum! Walk through the nature trails in Rassie Wicker Park just mins from your front door! Visit the spectacular Horticultural Gardens! Play golf to your hearts content or attend equestrian events, visit pottery shops, go antiquing in nearby Cameron, shop in the unique historic villages of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

Golf: The home is minutes to many of the championship golf courses. David and Susan have lived in Pinehurst for 25 years and know the area well. Recommendations and information about the area golf courses can be provided in advance. Just ask! They'll be glad to help you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pinehurst, North Carolina Piedmont

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Teen tournament
24 Jul 2016 - 30 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
US/World Kids tournament
31 Jul 2016 - 7 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £34

$850/ 3 nights
$1100/ 4 nights
$100 each additional night
$80 pet fee
Discount rate Jan 2 - Feb 28
rates include all fees, tax and end of stay clean
4 nt min stay during holidays $300 nt $100 each additional nt
$1600 for teens and $1800 for kids tournament weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pinehurst in North Carolina Piedmont

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Beds in all rooms can be arranged as kings or singles.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully equipped kitchen, ceiling fans, beautiful GARDEN PATIO HOT TUB, piano, game room, foosball table, video/audio/literary library, bicycles, patio, vegetable/flower garden, screened porch, putting area, corn hole, swing and hammock, and good old fashioned 'southern hospitality'.

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