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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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. Great space for small-medium gatherings and events.

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. Maintenance underway.*

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

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 in Apex in Buckhorn

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury Secluded Family Retreat
average rating of 4.821782 based on 101 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-Nov-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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Gorgeous home, AMAZING owner

  • 5 of 5

Where do we even begin to express our time at Williams Manor?

New memories of:

⁃ pulling up to this gorgeous house driving up their long driveway,

⁃ waking up each morning enjoying our coffee and watching horses from the rear windows of the home,

⁃ hosting my brother and his new bride’s rehearsal dinner

⁃ the gorgeous backyard where we enjoyed the wood burning fireplace in the evening,

⁃ the large, enclosed patio area where we could simply hang out, catch up and enjoy some good eats

⁃ the kitchen where we had many a prepared meal, many a drink, and took pleasure in fun conversation at the island

I could go on...the dining area, family/living room area, and kitchen were all exceptional to socialize, eat and drink. There was a place for everyone to comfortably enjoy themselves and have a good time. The bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for every guest. Our son loves that this home has a urinal in the shared restroom upstairs and believes every home should have one. The master is simply beautiful...my parents loved that it was downstairs! Then again, that was icing on their cake. They thoroughly enjoyed this home and their stay. Our children loved this property, they just wished we stayed longer to enjoy the grounds on the outside...at least one more day. Great times nonetheless!

I have to say, from my inquiries on this property, to securing it, to staying here, and then having to leave, Craig and BriShonna made our stay an exceptional one at that. They truly made a chaotic weekend filled with wedding venues go that much smoother with an owner and property manager who, hands down, should pride themselves in customer service, who consistently appear to go beyond assisting their clients with their specific needs, especially for an epic weekend such as ours.

Our family makes it a point to leave any rental home better than when we arrived. We truly hope Craig and BriShonna saw the same! They took care of us, so we took care of them! In a nutshell - beautiful property, great for a family to gather, exceptional accommodations...one of the best experiences we've had with out-of-town home rentals.

Thank you for sharing Williams Manor with our growing family! We had a wonderful visit in Apex. Ultimately, you made our trip that much better! CHEERS!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, wonderful home, gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter got married at Shady Wagon Farm so this home was a perfect location for our family and the bridesmaids to all be together. The size of the house and the rooms, the kitchen, and the outdoor spaces were awesome for allowing us to spend time together but also have plenty of space to spread out. The owner was very helpful and accommodating and did all that was needed to welcome us and make our stay comfortable. The setting is truly beautiful. This is a perfect place for a family gathering!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Williams Manor Properties is always sure to be sure our guests are properly taken care of. I hope you choose to stay with us again soon!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. The owners were responsive, and even checked in on the day of arrival to make sure all was well. The property itself is really lovely and a great setting for a large group. We especially enjoyed the large outdoor space, which backs up to a horse farm. We will definitely be using this property again for large outings!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica, thank you so much for your review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay enough to come back! I can’t wait to have you stay with Williams Manor Properties again very soon!
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An absolute DIAMOND on a quiet sprawling estate

  • 5 of 5

I was pleasantly surprised to find this absolute treasure on the most precious sprawling estate grounds and surroundings. During the week we got snow and the grounds turned into a winter wonderland replete with deer and foxes just outside the walls of windows that flank this beautiful home. The owner had the woodshed stocked with plenty of firewood for us to enjoy the wood burning fireplace and warm ambience of the home on these cold and snowy winter nights. Our family will definitely be back perhaps in the spring or summer to enjoy the outdoor living this property offers. This is definintley a MUST VISIT property!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review DJ! I am very glad that the snowfall set the perfect mood for you and your family to use the fireplace. I hope to have you stay with Williams Manor Properties soon!
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Beautiful, welcoming, and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I love this home. I'm in the military and I travel a lot. Anytime I'm in NC or we have a family function this is our number one choice. It's the ideal location for all types of events and a nice cozy vacation get away!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Safiya! I am very pleased that you always make Williams Manor Properties your first choice for visits! We love having you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apex, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Graduation 1
2 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Graduation/Mother's Day
10 May 2018 - 14 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Memorial Day Weekend
23 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Father's Day & Grad Wkend 1
31 May 2018 - 4 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Father's Day & Grad Wkend 2
7 Jun 2018 - 11 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Independence Day
28 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
December Special
1 Dec 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Season
14 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £125.6
Refundable Damage Deposit £143.54
Property Damage Protection £42.34

*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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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