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My beautiful horse, Memory! living space
Cozy Cottage on hilltop with beautiful vista
Cozy Cottage on hilltop with beautiful vista
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Private cottage, allowing pets. Living Room/Kitchenette. Upstairs bedroom.
Yi-Fi. DVD player, TV w/ Amazon fire stick: my Netflix DVDs in cottage. This is an organic property. However, after a couple of complaints regarding a few visiting pests, I decided to use poison in cottage, rest remains organic.
PETS: When requesting, please! add message to inform me kind, size, & number, especially owners with tiny dogs, who use wet mats, instead of walking dogs, who also use my carpets. Thanks!

The space

Cozy small cottage with loads of charm. Living Room / Kitchenette has French Doors that let in lots of sunshine.
Space: downstairs: 235 sq. ft. Up:176 sq. ft.
Breathtaking view, pastures with horses and cows backdrop view of Red Mountain, facing east, creating some incredible sunrises. Lovely garden spaces. Organic vegetable gardens all make for an affordable and enjoyable stay.
Located in Horse Country within beautiful, neighboring, large estates. Your guest cottage truly offers the best view in area. Sitting atop a hill and looking out over a beautiful eastern view, out across my horse pasture and out to the stunning far tree line.
Durham: 13 minutes to shopping areas - 20 to downtown
HISTORIC Hillsborough: 13 minutes restaurants, galleries, +
Let my quaint cottage provide you the perfect location while visiting the Triangle area for either work or pleasure, or a quick getaway from city life.

Inside the Cottage you will find:
Large antique desk for writing, Yi-FI connection, with connectors for Apple & PC
Complete with a fully equipped small kitchen: refrigerator, convection/microwave, Keurig coffee maker. 4 cup coffee maker, Nuwave Induction Cooktops. Gas Grill outside.
Full bath with shower only.
Upstairs: Double Bed. Steep narrow A-frame roofline creates this cozy bedroom. Center standing room only. Minimal room to move around. Definitely for sleeping only but quite a cozy bedroom. You feel like you're in your own, mountain cabin.

Weekly & monthly reservations: 2 small bureaus and hanging pole in bedroom.

Total privacy, unless you would enjoy interacting with me next door.
Please contact me with any questions any time.

Looking forward to having you here.

Guest access

all the grounds.
Vegetables and herbs. Can pick for cooking or salads. Tour when you arrive. Ask if you are interested.
Long term:
washer & dryer in my home, when needed. feel free to use anytime.

Interaction with guests

I will interact as much as my guests would like. You may need your privacy, therefore, I hope you will call on me when you desire to chat, share a glass of wine, or need me for any other reason.
I will be present during your stay, except an occasional night & day at the lake.
Neighbor on call for any problem, though hardly ever.

Please inform me when you plan to arrive !!! Check-in time: any time after 3, unless it is already cleaned, then any time. Departure time: 11 if another guest is arriving. Any time if no guest is booked.
Please inform me when you plan to arrive.
Happy to accommodate.

Other things to note

A refundable security deposit is required. The deposit is not applied towards rent. It is fully refunded, provided the following provisions are met:
1. No damage is done to the house or its contents.
2). No extraordinary cleaning needs.
The renter agrees to assume all liability for accidents, illness, or injury occurring during tenancy.
The renter agrees to assume all responsibility for their personal possessions or valuables, as well as harm arising from their use of the property or others whom they invite to use the property.

Please inform me when you plan to arrive. Check-in time: any time after 2, unless it is already cleaned, then any time Departure time: 11 if another guest is arriving. Any time if no guest is booked.
Happy to accommodate.

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $76 NZD
Security Deposit $151 NZD
Weekly Discount: 19%
Weekend Price $118 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Please leave cottage as you found it.
If you spill something, please wipe it up. Cleaner under kitchen counter.
If drinking red wine bed, please clean ASAP. Thanks so much.
Please remove used sheets before leaving. Leave downstairs
Kindly remove shoes if muddy.
Animal Care: wipe their feet. If sleeping on bed, please cover with sheet.
Please be careful with toilet paper use.
FREEZER : Right side is yours. Left side is mine. Thanks.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 1 night.

93 Reviews

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Cecilia User Profile
October 2017
Comfortable cottage with many extra such as good coffee, full kitchen, wonderful view out back, come and go as you please, etc.

Elise User Profile
October 2017
Mary's place was incredible. The location is quiet and peaceful with a beautiful pasture view. Mary greeted us on our arrival and soon showed up with a beautiful cheese board and wine! She was wonderful to chat with. The cottage was well stocked and very comfortable for my huaband, dog, and me. This is the perfect place for a single traveller or couple. Mary especially loves young adults and had a lot of fun stories to share with us. We hope to come back next year!

Renee User Profile
October 2017
We had a nice relaxing time at Mary’s peaceful location in the country.

Cathy User Profile
September 2017
You are now family, not just the best host! We will definitely be back to visit. Thank you for the most amazing few days in a quiet oasis. It was so relaxing to drink coffee and eat your yummy food oatmeal while gazing at the horses and dodging cardinals and hummingbirds. The cottage is just the right size for a peaceful, romantic get away and our only complaint was that we had to leave. You were very kind to cook us dinner, the Brunswick stew is the best we have eaten and sharing your special wines made us feel very welcome. We hope to see You in Orlando soon.

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
GORGEOUS location, sweet horses, friendly and accomodating host!

Karel User Profile
August 2017
Cozy, unique, and a very special experience. Mary is a wonderful host.
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
I surely hope you will visit again. So enjoyed you both. Lorenzo is such a beautiful boy. And such a loving father.
August 2017

Joel User Profile
August 2017
Mary's little cottage was a lovely little place for a quick getaway. Mary was a very hospitable host, and went out of her way to accomodate our requests to make sure we had a nice stay. She also left us delicious breakfast for the next morning. Would definitely recommend!

Rougemont, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Mary User Profile

Retired executive chef/owner of 3 natural foods restaurants in the Triangle area for 38 years. I was dedicated to changing the eating habits of people in my community, as well as providing a fun environment for our liberal community. My customers enjoyed its warmth and coziness, the friendly intelligent staff, the art, and my food and wine.
Now I enjoy my new simple lifestyle, my loving animals, cooking for friends,movies at home, music ( most genres except rap) gardening, learning new tech.
Since moving to this location 4 years ago, I've been creating gardens while decompressing from my previous crazy life in the restaurant industry. Now enjoying a quiet and peaceful life in the country.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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