My mother, daughter & I rented this cottage and loved it. It was more than we expected, both in the quality of furnishings, the open easy spaces, and the location, close to the sunset rock hike (we went three times!), close to the botanical garden and close to town. The owners were gracious and easy to work with. Highly recommended - coming from the west coast, this is just how I expected the ideal rural NC cottage to be - not too overdone, not too frilly, not too rustic, affordable and cozy. Just right.