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Luxurious, Pet Friendly/Camp Lejeune & Emerald Isle Nearby

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Fully equipped kitchen and dining room that seats 12 people

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Last updated: 07/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Emerald Isle farmhouse description

Not a Bed and Breakfast….much better! When you reserve this home, you will enjoy the entire home and the grounds. Come to the farmhouse and make yourself at home.

John & Lucille’s Country Retreat is a beautifully adorned 4 bedroom, 3 bath farmhouse that sleeps 8-10 and is only 8 minutes and one stoplight from the beaches of Emerald Isle

It is nestled on 50 acres tucked in the farm lands of Stella, a little village in the center of everything that the Crystal Coast has to offer. This is a non-smoking Retreat.

I hope you will read the guests comments. A guest
this past year said it best, 'The legacy of love of John & Lucille continues to bring joy and precious memories to those fortunate to stay with the walls of this home' It is an unique experience in country living but with modern conveniences and close to the beaches of Emerald Isle as well as shopping, attractions, activities and events for your family to enjoy.

KITCHEN
The fully furnished kitchen features a new side by side refrigerator equipped with filtered water and ice, dishwasher, self-cleaning oven, microwave and washer/dryer. The kitchen features a coffee maker, wide slot toaster, crock pot, blender, and large selection of pots and pans, and serving dishes. There is matching dinnerware, flatware and china for 16 with a wide selection of beverage glasses and stemware. The kitchen/dining area easily seats 12 people.

BEDROOM HIGHLIGHTS
Here's your home away from home! This spacious, well-appointed, beautifully decorated farmhouse with central heating and air conditioning was recently renovated throughout with newly finished hardwood floors and two master suites. Both master suites have a full bath with a king size bed with memory foam in the John & Lucille room and a queen size bed in the Carolina room. The Mami Young room is elegant with a full size memory foam bed. The William Kuhn room has two full length twin beds, ideal for children or adults sharing a bedroom. Each bedroom has a comfortable chair, Pima Cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, extra pillows bath robes, and blankets.

CHILDREN AND PET FRIENDLY
No need to pack a porta-crib, crib sheets, high chair, or sand toys. The large yard is perfect for children to play. Your family dog is welcome with owners approval and pet fee. Sorry, no cats.

FAMILYROOM
The large family room has plenty of seating with a 90 inch sofa. It has wireless internet, and cable TV, DVD, and VCR. There is a selection of magazines, cook books, children’s book and novels as well as videos. We provide games, puzzles, or toys for children.

COVERED PATIO/CARPORT
Enjoy the rocking chairs and the Carolina Breezes. Families cookout and gather together in this 20 X20 covered area directly out the back door of the house. Provided is an 8 foot table and a round table seating for 12 people. A gas grill is provided for family cookouts

YARD AND GROUNDS
A favorite of our guest is to pick the fresh fruit from the plum, apple, and fig trees. Rest in the shade of mature trees and soothe your senses while rocking on the porch among the old growth azaleas and camellias. Pecan trees drop their nuts each fall, inviting you to crack and eat them as you enjoy sweet Carolina breezes and the spectacular sunsets. Gather round the grape arbor for Muscatine grapes in the fall. The spacious grassy yard is a great place for children to play. If you bring your boat there is space to wash it as well as an outside shower.

WEDDINGS
John & Lucille’s picturesque country farmhouse is the perfect location for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception. The beautiful gardens surrounding the house make a romantic setting for an outdoor wedding of up to 50 guests. The wedding party and their families and guests will appreciate the ease of having your ceremony, reception and lodging at one site.

LOCATION
Located on a 50 acre farm in Stella is this quiet, peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of traffic but still convenient to activities, shopping, and grocery stores. Stella is known for great fishing and hunting because it is bordered by the White Oak River and the Croatan National Forest. Spend your day at the beach on nearby Emerald Isle or stroll among the shops and museums of historic Swansboro, Beaufort, New Bern, and Morehead City. It is a short 2 1/2 hour drive from the Raleigh/Durham International Airport and 45 minutes from the regional airports of New Bern and Jacksonville.

BEACHES OF EMERALD ISLE.
On Emerald Isle you will find safe, un-crowded beaches. Emerald Isle is one of the last real family beaches. We provide beach towels, beach chairs, boogy boards and small coolers.

MILTARY BASES -
The Retreat is located a short distance from Cherry Point and Camp Lejuene Military bases. Families find the retreat just the right place to visit with loved ones serving in our country's armed forces. So if you're looking for rest, relaxation and renewal, then this is the place for you.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Dine at one of the many and varied restaurants. Cruise the intra-coastal waterway or take a deep sea fishing tour. The Crystal Coast is a fisherman's paradise and also ideal boating, canoeing, kayaking and golf.

TWO GOLF COURSES 5 MINUTES AWAY
Star Hill Golf Club Sands/Pines/Lakes 27-hole layout Rated with 3-1/2 stars in Golf Digest's 'Places to Play' Comments on Golf Digest says Star Hill is one of the “best in the area” and a good mix of challenging holes. Silver Creek Golf Club Public course with 18 holes Rated 3 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” Opened in 1986 Comments listed with Golf Digest says that Silver Creek has “breathtaking views and golf at a bargain.” Both courses only 5 minutes from John & Lucille's Retreat

Call 252-725-0236 for availability.
Jan - June 7th & August 9th-- Dec - three day minimum stays
Summer Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday (see rates)

Keywords: Country Farmhouse, Retreat, Jacksonville, Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Cape Carteret

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets OK with hostess approval ($50/weekly/per dog, maximum 2 dogs. Sorry, no cats...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed on the outside but not in the house. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            This yard is a perfect place for children to play....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            One-story home with a few steps and railing....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The minimum age limit is 21 years old. ...moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom - Mamie Young Roon: 1 double

            Full Bath across the hall from Bedroom 2...moreless

          • Master Bedroom 2- Carolina Room: 1 queen

            Adjorning bath with shower...moreless

          • Master Bedroom- John & Lucille Room: 1 king

            adjorning Bath with Shower...moreless

          • William Kuhn Room: 2 twin/ single

            Twins beds are full length adult twins. ...moreless

          • King size beds (1) The John & Lucille master has a king size bed and bath. (See picture), Queen size Beds (1) The second master (The Carolina room) has a queen size bed and bath. , Double Beds (1) The Maimi Young room has a double bed and is decorated in an elegant style , Twin or Single Beds (1) The William Kuhn room features two adult twin beds that are full size. Full size twin beds are the same length as a queen size bed so they are perfect for two adults to share a room. Also perfect for teenagers., Baby Cribs (1) If you need a crib, we will gladly provide it. Just let us know when you make your reservation. We also provide sheets for the crib. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Bathroom 1 adjorns the John & Lucille Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            bathroom 2 is in the hallway across from a bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Bathroom 3 adjorns the Carolina Master #2 Bedroom...moreless

          • Outside Shower: outdoor shower

            Great for washing off after a day at the beach. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped Kitchen that seats 12 in the dining area. Paper towels, trash bags, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent and clothes detergent provided. Send an email for lists of pots and pans, etc....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots and Pans as well as a crockpot. Send an email for list of kitchen utensils, pots/pans, dinnerware, flatware and glasses. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            A new side by side refrigerator/freezer with water and cubed or crushed ice in the door...moreless

          • Dining:

            Two tables plus the bar area seats 12 for dinner. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Dishwasher detergent supplied....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            12...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            All beds are made up with Egyptian cotton and Pima Cotton Sheets ready for you to have a good nights sleep. The towels are large Egyptain cotton and extra pillows in each bedroom. There are bath robes available....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            This is a country farmhouse so there is plenty of parking area on the large concrete area adjorning the carport/patio. There is also space for additional parking in the yard....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            A two car carpot used for cook-outs and enjoying the summer breeze unqiue to this house. Rocking chairs available to enjoy the breeze at the farmhouse....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            The washer and dryer are conveniently located in the house. Clothes detergent provided...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            There is room to park a boat and place to wash after a day of fishing or boating....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Large bath, hand, wash clothes provided. Also beach towels. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central heating and air conditioning...moreless

          • Parking:

            additional parking on the grounds...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            (See Washer)...moreless

          • Heating:

            Heat Pump ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            There are two TVs in the house that are both connected to cable TV....moreless

          • Games:

            Games for adults and children...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Books

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                The patio area is a large space for dining. There are tables and chair provided for eating outside....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Large yard with lots of shade and wonderful breezes....moreless

              • Golf:

                two golf courses within 5 miles of the house....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Surf Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Parasailing
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Recreation Center
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Boating
              • Sailing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak Summer Season
              Jun 7 - Aug 8, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,495

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Late Summer
              Aug 9 - Aug 29, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,295

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Labor Day Week
              Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $995

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Fall & Holiday Season
              Sep 6 - Dec 27, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $895
              New Year's
              Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $175
              $695
              2015 Winter Season
              Jan 3 - Mar 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $175
              $695
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $175

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Additional Dog $50 + tax
              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
              • Tax Rate 12.75%

              Notes:

              Call 252-725-0236 or send email for questions.

              Check out time 10AM Check-in Time 4PM

              All weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday (turn-over day)

              NC sales Tax (6.75%) and local Occupancy tax (6%) applies to rental amount and pet fees

              Holiday Season - House decorated for Thanksgiving and Christmas

              Pets welcome - 2 dogs maximum, sorry, no cats.

              Sixty days prior to arrive 50% of rental is due and 30 days before arrival the remaining 50% is due.

              Reservation made 45 days or less the total rental amount is due.


              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/02/2014
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              Location

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              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              New Bern
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 58
              8 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Beaches of Emerald Isle
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Star Hill and Silver Creek Golf Courses
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              T & W Resturant

              Car: Necessary

              The farmhouse is 16 miles from Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, NC. The beautiful and pristine beaches of Emerald Isle are 10 minutes away.

              Historic Swansboro is 15 minutes from the farmhouse as well as the antique and novelty shops in Cedar Point. A special place and a must-see is the NC Aquarium on Emerald Isle. The Hammocks Beach State Park Ferry will take you to Bear Island for a day on the ocean. The farmhouse has central heating and cooling. Dogs are welcome with a pet fee and owners approval. Provided are bath robes, towels, bed linens, beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, and boogie boards. We provide all paper products including toilet paper, soaps (hand, dishwasher, clothes detergent, etc.) trash bags & kitchen linens. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans, china, glass and flat ware. A major supermarket chain is located 10 min. from the house. June 7 - August 9 is Peak Summer Season & we only have weekly rentals (Saturday to Saturday). The remainder of the year there are shorter stays and lower rates. The John & Lucille's Country Retreat is more than a vacation. It's an experience.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: After college I left North Carolina to pursue a career and in the 2002 moved back to Stella where I grew up. The John & Lucille’s Country Retreat is my homeplace. I couldn’t imagine selling the house I had grown up in and where my parents had shared so much love. Nor did I want it to become a traditional rental property. Creating this country retreat, allows me to share the pleasure and joy it has always given me and my parents with others. It is a pleasure to prepare the farmhouse for new guest each week in hopes they will have the most special vacation, family reunion, or wedding. The farmhouse is near Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point Military bases. I an so honored to have so many Marines and their families stay at the retreat each year. Deloria

              Why the Owner Chose Emerald Isle:
              I inherited the farmhouse in 2006. Even though I grew up in this house, I still enjoy strolling the yard checking out the fruit trees and enjoying the flowers. It is a pleasure to have guests come year after year to vacation on our beaches and experience this country setting.

              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
              The farmhouse is only 8 miles and one stop light from Emerald Isle. You can go to the beach each day in 10 minutes and then come home to the shade and breezes at the retreat.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

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              Photos

              • Fully equipped kitchen and dining room that seats 12 people

                Fully equipped kitchen and dining room that seats 12 people

              • Large Living room with fireplace, wireless internet and TV

                Large Living room with fireplace, wireless internet and TV

              • Carolina Master Bedroom #2 - Queen size bed and full bath, rocking chair & desk

                Carolina Master Bedroom #2 - Queen size bed and full bath, rocking chair & desk

              • William Kuhn Room - Two Full Size Adult Twin Beds -Extra pillows in BRs

                William Kuhn Room - Two Full Size Adult Twin Beds -Extra pillows in BRs

              • Maimi Young room across from the hall bath

                Maimi Young room across from the hall bath

              • Bath adjoining Master Suite #1

                Bath adjoining Master Suite #1

              • Country wedding - Large front porch - ceremoney-reception & lodging at one site

                Country wedding - Large front porch - ceremoney-reception & lodging at one site

              • The camellia bloom in December is amazing.  Just in time for Christmas!

                The camellia bloom in December is amazing. Just in time for Christmas!

              • We enjoy getting ready and Decorating for holiday guests.

                We enjoy getting ready and Decorating for holiday guests.

              • Fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, & side by side refrigerator.

                Fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, & side by side refrigerator.

              • John & Lucille Master bedroom - King size bed and full bath,sunny and bright

                John & Lucille Master bedroom - King size bed and full bath,sunny and bright

              • Carolina Room (Master Suite #2) with full bath

                Carolina Room (Master Suite #2) with full bath

              • Maimi Young room - Full size poster bed, bathrobes, 3rd bath across the hall

                Maimi Young room - Full size poster bed, bathrobes, 3rd bath across the hall

              • Hall Bath across from the Maimi Young room (double bed)

                Hall Bath across from the Maimi Young room (double bed)

              • Intimate wedding ceremony and reception on the grounds at the farmhouse

                Intimate wedding ceremony and reception on the grounds at the farmhouse

              • The beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle - only one stop light and 8 minutes

                The beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle - only one stop light and 8 minutes

              • A Country home for families. Your Dog is welcome-Large yard for children to play

                A Country home for families. Your Dog is welcome-Large yard for children to play

              • It's a Country Christmas!

                It's a Country Christmas!

              • The house and grounds are dressed up for the holidays.

                The house and grounds are dressed up for the holidays.

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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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