Our Cozy Cottage sits behind our historic main home and is perfect for travelers and corporate rentals. Completely furnished with mahogany queen rice bed, full size sofa, hassock pullout twin bed, oriental rugs, small computer desk, marble kitchen with all pots and pans, and marble shower bath, WiFi, Direct TV, and street parking. Cottage guests enjoy our big front porch on the main house.
Cozy Cottage rental includes all of your utilities: electricity, cable TV, water, heat and air. Weekly or monthly housekeeping service is available for an additional fee. Bed and bath linens are furnished. with 24-hour notice, scrumptious breakfast in the Main House with our B&B guests at 8:30 is also available for a daily fee.
The Cozy Cottage faces our lovely yard where six Crepe Myrtles bloom in summer. Sunshine Ligustrum form a yellow ribbon hedge. The slate walk will bring you around to the wrought iron front gate at Charlotte Street, and also to the front porch of the Main House. the porch, or piazza as we say here, is perfect for an evening cocktail before an easy stroll to supper at a nearby restaurant.
The Cottage's open floor plan has a fully equipped kitchen at one end and the sleeping area at the other. The large bath is located to the left of the kitchen.
The marble counter kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook a normal meal. Included are a full size stove, refrigerator, ice maker, microwave, coffee maker, double sink and garbage disposal. There is no dishwasher. We'll get you going with starter paper product and dish detergent. Harris Teeter is 3 blocks away with everything from Russian caviar to Dom Pérignon.
The bath occupies what was a Victorian Era privy, or garden house as they used to say. Historic homes had no bathrooms or closets! The Main House was restored in 2000 and challengingly retrofitted with baths, heating and air, and closets. The Cozy Cottage bath has two large counters, a tile rainfall shower, and deep counter drawers for all of your clothes. There is also a small closet in the bath.
The Rental Details.
No college students and absolutely no smokers or pets, without exception. Tenant must be quiet and not rowdy; we are too old for gate slamming after midnight, hollering, beer bash football parties, and other foolishness!
This is a great rental for a corporate pro or traveling nurse. We don't seek a year's lease; the cottage may be rented month to month. Rates are higher in Spring and Fall and range from $2,500 to $3,500 depending on duration. The refundable deposit is $500. If you cancel 14 or less days before your arrival, you'll lose your money. The Cottage must be left clean.