|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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. We often rent an additional house next door, Cardinal House, for larger parties, weddings, reunions, business conferences, and retreats. 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.
Come and play!: The kitchen is fully equipped with all new stainless steel appliances and dining seating for 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! Get a soaking on hot summer days at Pinehurst's new Splash Park, open to all ages! 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.
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
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.
Owner managed and maintained!
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
A wonderful place to stay. Very homey atmosphere. Plenty of on site activities. Will return in the future.
It retains a lovely old cottage feel. The property has good parking, activities and an interesting garden that is an inn for traveling animals. Herbs, water, flowers 🌺 for birds and butterflies and perhaps the occasional bunny. The cottage was clean and cozy with two living areas. The hosts were easily contacted, responsive, and very kind. There was a nice outdoor space for grilling. Visiting Pinehurst is like going back in time and the cottage added to that feeling.
Very nice. Fantastic location. Definitely would stay here again.
We rented this home on short notice and the owners could not have been more accommodating. When we arrived, we found the home to be in a very convenient, great area near everything in Pinehurst. The house is larger than it appears on the site and is very clean and nice. Definitely recommend this home and will look to rent again in the future. Thank you Susan for all your help and hospitality!
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.
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!
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! Enjoy a refreshing soak in Pinehurst's new Splash Park! 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!
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.