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Beautiful Renovated Historic Home In Kinston Historic District.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Kinston - Harperville

Great Country Home Waiting For You. Close To Downtown Kinston.

Nostalgic home with large rooms and lots of wooden floors. Enjoy spending time in an American classic with updated heating and cooling system, recently painted interior and modern kitchen. This home offers a gentler way of life. This three bedroom house built in 1909 features three baths, a queen bed, two doubles with a king size bed. The property has all the necessary amenities, TV, DVD player, dishes and utensils, hairdryers, air conditioning, and laundry facilities.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Eleanor Harper
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016

Why Eleanor Harper chose North Carolina

A notable frame example of the Colonial Revival style is that said to have been designed by Sidney Andrews of Norfolk, Virginia, for J.F. "Jack" Parrott.. Built prior to the opening of the second section of Mitchelltown, this house caused the extension of West Washington Avenue to be made two lots north of its eastern section.

What makes this house unique

This house is minutes away from The Chef and The Farmer. Most of the guests are avid viewers of the A Chef’s Life on PBS.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Renovated Historic Home In Kinston Historic District.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

A Spacious Home

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I visited Kinston, NC with two other couples in August in order to dine at The Chef and the Farmer and The Boiler Room. We had a great time. It is a marvelous place to visit with a bunch of friends for a weekend, especially if you are a fan of "A Chef's Life" -- a popular show on PBS about chef, Vivian Howard, who owns and operates The Chef and the Farmer and The Boiler Room with her husband Ben.

The home is spacious and comfortable. Built in the 1920's it has a wonderful charm about it. The home is in need of exterior repairs (the owner informed us of ongoing repairs in progress), but the interior has been remodeled. The home is very convenient to downtown Kinston. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the restaurants and to Mother Earth Brewery and the Farmer's Market. The neighborhood is an old one; many of the surrounding homes are in need of repair; but as a whole many homes are in the process of rehabilitation, which mirrors the city of Kinston. We felt completely safe in the home.

The home is well furnished. We cooked breakfast and one dinner in the home. There is no cable or satellite television, only a digital antenna. I would recommend to the owner a newer television in the living room area. Wifi is provided and we brought an Amazon Firestick with us which worked well with one of the newer bedroom televisions. There was a shortage of wine glasses, of which we informed the owner. I would have liked some pictures on the walls. We communicated all of this to the owner, who promised to address these concerns. The owner, Eleanor, was very pleasant, responsive and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anthony for the wonderful write up! The Chef and Farmer is hit with out of town foodies! We already got the wine glasses in the kitchen and will look at replacing the tv and pictures when we get to Kinston at the end of the year.
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Loved it!!!!

  • 4 of 5

This property is huge!!! While we know Kinston isn't a "resort" town, the neighborhood was fine.


-furnishings were great, love that it wasn't just bare minimum (dishes and utensils, W/D, ironing board nice bonus)

-clean when we arrived, clean linens that smelled FRESH!!!!

-books and games a nice plus

-love that we could control temperature

-love that we didn't feel watched, that the caretaker wasn't popping around all the time

-wall colors weren't jarring, nice on the eyes

My family and I will definitely be renting here again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joy, You and your family are already booked for next year! Really enjoyed having your at our home.
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Nice old house

  • 4 of 5

Very nice old house. We had no real issues except none of the DVD players worked and the upstairs shower had no water pressure. The neighbors did play loud music early in the am but that's not the owners fault. But it was a big old house and a lot of fun to stay at. Downtown Kinston had some great restaurants also.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tommy appreciate your candid feedback. Over time, hard-water minerals in tap water build up and clog the spray holes in shower-heads-hence the low water pressure. For both DVD players not playing is a mystery to me, especially the blue ray since it's not even a year old. I know that you were busy and probably didn't have the time to reach out me or Paul on these items. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. We are working on correcting them.
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I DIG this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

I always enjoy staying at this house. It is very convenient and the neighbors are nice.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay once again!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so homey that my classmates and I always enjoy staying here. A nice big yard to have a bar-b-cue and huge kitchen to cook. Staying at this home is always a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely...just lovely!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was an AWESOME pick for my classmates and me. It was close to our Paramedic program, as well as the hospital where we did our clinical rotation. The house was huge, we were getting lost in it. It was a cozy feeling and made us feel right at home. We will be back down there soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympian Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.06 Miles
Car: recommended

Come stay close to downtown Kinston, North Carolina: a town in the midst of a 21st century renaissance. Let Kinston captivate you with its Southern charm. Civil War buffs can find plenty to explore in Kinston and Lenoir County as you visit the First Battle of Kinston and Battle of Wyse Fork battlefields. For nature lovers, Kinston is an ideal location with plenty of parks, waterways and recreational spaces. Kinston is close to other cities such as New Bern, Greenville, Rocky Mount and Raleigh.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kinston, Coastal North Carolina

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning Fee £102
Tax Rate 4.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kinston, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3006 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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