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'Rosie's Retreat' Vacation Cottage at River Bend Country Club

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Rosie's Retreat' is a newly renovated, three bedroom, two bath cottage on River Bend Country Club Golf Course. The cottage overlooks the thirteenth green and fourteenth tee box and fairway. You can sit on the screened porch and watch the osprey, herons, squirrels, song birds, geese and ducks, or the golfers' best and worst shots.

The great room, with fireplace, and dining room's open floor concept, allows for great cozy entertaining. The fully stocked kitchen has the utensils that allow for elegant dining or surprise birthday parties. The gas grill on the deck has cooked many a great meals. The cottage is nestled beneath majestic oaks and has room beside the cottage to park your boat or RV while staying here.

River Bend was built around the Trent River which empties into the Neuse. The River Bend Marina is a half mile away from the cottage where you can launch your boat and eat at Boston on the Bend. River Bend Country Club also has a restaurant that can be used for any meal{2nd year in a row voted best wings in New Bern!}. Attitudes Pub and Grill is another River Bend Restaurant that is frequented by many for lunch or supper.

If you are thinking about retiring in the near future come on down and spend some time researching the area. Use 'Rosie's Retreat' while your home is being completed or you are looking to buy, then move your stored furniture straight into the your new home. Many of River Bend's population are transplants from the North and West. Due to the Atlantic Ocean being so close we seldom have snow or wintry mix. Just about any day of the year you will find golfers enjoying North Carolina's great climate and blue skies. CarolinaEast Medical Center is ten minutes away and is a 350 bed full service hospital with a state-of-the-art Outpatient Surgery Center only four miles away.

River Bend is a quiet, beautiful little community. There are many historic sights nearby, as well as, the natural beauty of the area is breathtaking. The cottage has abundant wildlife in your yard with all types of song birds and occasionally you will hear the pileated wood peckers and see the blue birds and purple martins flying around. Bird feeders and bird houses are out back and monitored daily. The Trent and Neuse Rivers are natural for boating and fishing. A canoe is available for your use to paddle the canals and waterways around River Bend. Two bikes are available for your use around River Bend. Main roads have bike paths but all roads have such low traffic you will enjoy the sights and sounds of this well laid out town. Five miles North on Highway 17 is the town of New Bern, a historic, small town with many interesting destinations including Tryon Palace, museums, restaurants, theatres, and shopping. The Croatan National Forest is just East of New Bern and offers hiking and nature observing. Come see for yourself what 'Rosie's Retreat', River Bend and New Bern have to offer.

Keywords: River Bend Cottage


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    The children will enjoy all the nature found in River Bend. Birds are everywhere as well as squirrels. If you look in early morning or evening you might see our resident cotton tail rabbits and after dark our resident deer herd will be feeding at the feeder on the lot next door!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    However, a pipe or stogey can be enjoyed to its maximum while sitting on the screen porch but please close the door to the cottage before lighting up....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only with a fee. Small to medium dog{50lbs} fee is $50.00/ea large dogs $100.00/ea....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Off Dining Room Area backs up to Living Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • King Bed (1) In master bedroom and Queen size Beds in bedrooms #2 & #3, Baby Cribs (1) Crib, high chair, and booster chair all available upon request., Queen Sleeper Sofa in sitting area off dining room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master Bathroom (has commercial wall hairdryer)...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest Bathroom (has commercial wall hairdryer)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Furnished screened in back porch with ceiling fan overlooks River Bend Country Club feature hole (#13) and (#14) tee box and fairway. Two bikes and canoe available for use. Children's playground with swing sets and sliding board available three blocks from cottage next to Town Hall. All bedrooms have ceiling fans for your comfort....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    In Great Room a 46' Sony HD/LCD, Bedroom #2 and Master Bedroom. All are hooked up to Direct TV receivers....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Sony PS3/blue ray DVD player with one game controller....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    Overlooks River Bend Country Club's feature hole #13 and the #14 tee box and fairway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds will already be made prior to your arrival. Additional sheets and towels are in linen closet!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ordinance requires boat or RV's to be parked past the front of the house in the side yard....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Security Code required and will be furnished upon arrival....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood is made available upon your request....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffeemaker, pop up toaster, mixer, blender, crock pot, cake pans, cupcake pans, casserole dishes, everyday and china place settings for table....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Great serving bar between kitchen and dining room. Sink has garbage disposal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wood deck with benches surround the furnished screened porch with ceiling fan and flood lights allow night time grilling....moreless

  • Golf:

    Owners able to get best rates for tenant at River Bend Golf and Country Club....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


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$900 $2,450

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $82 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning upon Departure $100
  • Tax Rate 13%

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Bern
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
River Bend Golf & Country Club plus Attitudes
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
River Bend Golf & Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 17
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
River Bend Golf & Country Club plus Attitudes
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Emerald Isle

Car: Necessary

The newly renovated North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a must see, Fort Macon State Park is a piece of history regarding past protection of Beaufort Inlet, Maritime Museum, Atlantic Beach, and Emerald Isle are all less than 1 hour away. Deep-Sea fishing from Charter to Head Boats as well as Scuba Diving are available in Morehead City, Beaufort, and Atlantic Beach. Numerous golf courses available for public use with River Bend Country Club being voted 'Best Golf Course in Craven County' (4th year in a row!). 'Mumfest' is held the middle of October and thousands of tourist flock to New Bern for this annual event. In 2010 New Bern will celibrate it's 300th anniversary with many activities and events scheduled throughout the year(Google City of New Bern, NC to see list of events).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Kathy and I met at Emerald Isle, NC. We love to golf and fish at the ocean. We purchased our cottage from Rosie's daughters after her passing. Rosie and Kathy were neighbors and friends for over 25 years and together enjoyed the wildlife, golf and quietness River Bend had to offer. Therfore it wasn't hard coming up with the name 'Rosie's Retreat' for the cottage. Kathy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA but moved here in 1978. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and moved here in 2005. Come see why others have fallen in love with 'Rosie's Reteat' and the River Bend area. Clay & Kathy Hodge

Why the Owner Chose New Bern:
We love River Bend and the River Bend Golf & Country Club has been voted for the last five years the #1 Golf Course in the county. The location is very quiet, loaded with wildlife and very safe. River Bend residents are probably over 50% retirees. In the three years we've owned 'Rosie's Retreat' we've had clients stay and then buy or move into the area. Both winters we have had clients come here to get out of the cold and snow and our worst day, weather wise, we are told equals their best day back home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
'Rosie's Retreat' has everything most people have in their own homes. Screened in porch with gas grill, wood deck and benches for outdoor seating, bicycles, canoe availability, great walking/riding area throughout River Bend, fireplace, kitchen with all the gadgets needed, washer and dryer. When we first opened 'Rosie's Retreat' we stocked the home with all bath, kitchen & laundry needs, including condiments in the fridge so clients don't have to pack and bring those items. All we asked is if you use it up replace it for the next family that arrives (Our form of pay it forward). Oh, one last thing about staying here is all utilities and yard maintenance is included. It is the clients responsibility to get plenty of rest and relaxation and that's an order!

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  • Spring View of front yard from street

    Spring View of front yard from street

  • View of Living Room from Dining Area

    View of Living Room from Dining Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Sunrise over golf course from rear of home

    Sunrise over golf course from rear of home

  • Spring View of Entrance Way

    Spring View of Entrance Way

  • Fully stocked Kitchen

    Fully stocked Kitchen

  • View of sitting room w/queen sleeper sofa & golf course view out back

    View of sitting room w/queen sleeper sofa & golf course view out back

  • Spring View of Screened porch

    Spring View of Screened porch

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