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The Cary Cottage Private Sleeps 4 - Heart Of Downtown Cary, Eat Drink Play Shop

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Private Retreat In Downtown Cary Sleeps 4 - Easy Access To The Triangle Area

Our cottage is in beautiful downtown Cary with easy access to restaurants, shops, cultural center, theater, parks and much more. It is a one bedroom, one bath (1-4 guests), cottage with large kitchen, living area, deck, and convenient at-the-door parking (the upstairs is used by the owners for storage). It is a bright, open floor plan with 10 foot ceilings. Kitchen is well designed with modern appliances. This is a detached home (864 square feet on lower level) in a safe, quiet, and private compound that includes two other homes. Owner lives on premises. Conveniences include widescreen TV, Direct TV, Blu-ray DVD player, high-speed internet/WiFi, computer/reading desk, additional pull-out bed, and new washer/dryer. Our cottage is conveniently located and is just a few miles from NCSU Carter-Finley Stadium, NC State Fairgrounds, PNC Arena, RTP, RDU Airport, SAS Institute and is perfect for a work or leisure stay in our town.

Linens and towels, hair dryer, ironing board and iron, are furnished. The kitchen is stocked with essentials and features a Keurig coffee maker, a standard coffee maker, blender, toaster, microwave, pots and pans, and flatware. It even includes a basic supply of cooking herbs and spices and olive oil.

We are close to:

Downtown Cary -- 2 blocks

The Mayton Inn -- 1 1/2 blocks

Cary Arts Center -- 2 blocks

Cary Library -- 2 blocks

The Matthews House -- 4 blocks

Heater Park -- 2 blocks

Cary Theater -- 4 blocks

Cary Town Center Mall -- 1.5 miles

SAS Institute -- 3 miles

PNC Arena -- 3.5 miles

Carter-Finley Stadium -- 3.5 miles

NC State Fairgrounds -- 3.5 miles

RDU Airport -- 6.5 miles

Downtown Raleigh -- 11 miles (with easy access from the cottage)

Downtown Chapel Hill -- 23 miles (easy access from the cottage via I-40

More Details

Carl and Louise Gilfillan
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Carl and Louise Gilfillan

Carl grew up in downtown Cary on this family property. He and Louise moved back here in 2015. There are three homes on the property. Carl and Louise live in the home at the back and the other two homes are vacation rentals.

Carl and Louise Gilfillan purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Carl and Louise Gilfillan chose Cary

Great location in downtown Cary conveniently located to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the RTP (Research Triangle Park).

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, private retreat but close to amenities. Easy access to so many local destinations and points of interest in central North Carolina.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great experience to stay at Carolina Comfort! We were not familiar with the Cary area and found our way around very quickly and so convenient to everything. The owners were delightful and informative. The house was very clean and the kitchen had everything needed to cook with. We loved having the washer/dryer so we did not need a laundry, considering we stayed for two months. We would highly recommend this house for a short or long stay!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cary in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Includes towels and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , We also furnish a single cot with mattress and linens.
    Living room - 1 Double Bed , This is a Serta convertible sofa/bed for 1-2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

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The Cary Cottage Private Sleeps 4 - Heart Of Downtown Cary, Eat Drink Play Shop
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Cary cottage! We were in Cary for a wedding at the Mayton Inn and it's in walking distance to hotel. Carl and Louise truly thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable! Some of the little things that slipt our minds to pack were provided for us. It is our favorite VRBO that we have stayed in!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! Please keep us in mind when you return to Cary!
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Clean and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for better. Perfect location for experiencing downtown Cary, private and quiet accommodations, terrific hosts and hospitality

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We hope you return again!
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My choice and recommendation for accommodation while in this area

  • 5 of 5

Pride in ownership, location , definitely felt like home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Hope you can stay again in the future!
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A very well kept and appointed property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Everything about the cottage was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional! Should be the "standard" for any stay.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot help but join the chorus of positive reviews for this exceptional place to stay while in the Cary area. Louise made a point of stopping by right after check-in to ensure our needs were met. The cozy cottage was very clean, and had all you could ask for to make things easy and pleasant, from the well-equipped kitchen, to the comfortable bed, the walk-in shower, to the large screen TV with Netflix, to excellent wi-fi,, and a parking spot right outside the door. A place like this should be the standard against which to measure any accommodation. Heartily recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Hope you stay with us again!
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Great home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for a week in June. This home is the perfect choice if you want to stay in the Cary area. It's clean, quiet, and in a great location. We will definitely stay here again when in town.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
RDU International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Crosstown Pub & Grill
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
AmTrak - Cary Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Academy Street Bistro
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.94

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been made and confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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