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Rustic River House with Screened Front Porch

Rustic River House with Screened Front Porch This is the huge front lawn with the pier in the distance. Walkway out to the pier sitting area. The front porch: hammock, picnic table, and sitting area not in photo Master with King Bed and bathroom with original clawfoot tub The White bedroom upstairs has one Twin and two Full beds. The Blue Bedroom upstairs has a Full and a large Queen bed. The Middle Bedroom upstairs has one Full and one Twin bed. Twin Bed in Middle Bedroom upstairs. Vibrant sunset from the pier. Yours truly took this image as well as all photos. Sunsets change every night. Kayaks can be rented at a store located on River Road. Bill's Hotdogs ... The locals eat here in downtown Little Washington. Stewart Parkway on the waterfront downtown. Take a stroll here! Boats docked at Stewart Parkway downtown at sunset. The Estuarium downtown on the waterfront near Stewart Parkway.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Washington cabin description

Come experience the simple life in this rustic all wood home on the banks of the beautiful Pamlico River. Having a Wedding in Washington or nearby Greenville? Family reunion? ECU graduation? Book yourself or your guests here. It's just a 6 minute drive from downtown 'Little Washington' and about 25 minutes from Greenville, N.C. It is approximately a two hour drive from the Raleigh airport (RDU).

Have fun on the huge front lawn throwing a frisbee, a football, or enjoying a game of badminton. You may want to relax on your own private pier and watch the sunsets every night. Hatteras Hammocks between trees await an outdoor nap on the lawn or you can swing in the hammock on the screened-in front porch while others play board games on the long picnic table. This house is situated at the end of one of the unchanged neighborhoods in Washington. It is not only on the River but it is also surrounded by a canal where you can throw in a fishing line. You will need a fishing license! But you don't need a license to relax!! You won't find a place like this on the river. It's rustic and down home. I invite you to come and experience a moment in time where life is simpler and all you need to do is smile.

There are four bedrooms which include 1 King, 2 Twins, 1 Queen and 4 Full beds. Therefore, it can sleep from 8-10 people. Also there are two bathrooms, one with the original claw foot tub!

If you need water toys during your stay, contact McCotter's Marina (252-975-2174) down the road where they've never met a stranger. Ask for Mark Henley and tell him you will be renting my River House. He has jet skis, kayaks, sailboats, motor boats, or a pontoon boat. Look them up online! Don't have a computer? Call me and I will help you contact McCotters Marina.

I am looking forward to assisting you in your vacation time, so give me a call and I will tell you all about the wonderful things awaiting you in 'Little Washington' where history was made and we like to preserve it!
Scroll down the page and see pictures and check out the new feature (Traveler Map & Insider Guide) that lists places to go (all picked out by me ... my favorites!). I get to write my own reviews and I have included my own pictures. So have fun exploring what you can do in Little Washington.

Rental available from May through September.



Keywords: house, cabin, river, sailing, canoeing

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed in the house or on the porch. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly. Do not leave any on the lawn or in the River....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Due to allergies, no pets are allowed on the property or in the house....moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Parking for two cars outside the fence. Talk with the owner if you will have more than two cars during your stay....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            We have a wonderful clothes line for your items to be dried naturally by the wind and the sun!!...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels are provided but sunbathing towels are not, so please bring your own. Thanks!...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            There is a washing machine on the back porch....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            This is a cabin that has AC units in windows....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            The eight beds will be made for your arrival....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Not available for use at this time....moreless

          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Limited Cablevision, small HDTV, DVD's and VHS movie library...moreless

          • Books:

            There is a small 'library' for your enjoyment....moreless

          • Games:

            Games are in the TV table....moreless

          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone:

            Bring your own cell phone. Reception is good. There are no land lines installed....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Bring your cell phones. There is no phone at the cabin....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Boat:

            Boats, waverunners, etc, can be rented down the street at McCotter's Marina....moreless

          Location & View

              • Water View:

                This cabin sits on the shores of the Pamlico River and has it's own pier over the water....moreless

              Activities

              • Sailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Water Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Cinemas
              • Boating
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • Swimming
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
               

              Reviews

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              • Relaxing vacation for all

                Relaxing vacation for all

                • Guest Kara T. (Greensboro)
                • Date of stay 07/27/13
                • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                We spent two nights at this cottage. It was rustic but very comfortable and charming. The house was perfect for four adults and five kids. We spent most of our time swimming off the pier, paddle boarding, and eating on the large screened porch. The two outdoor hammocks were also well used on our stay. There are two baths but only one shower which we were ok with but my husband thought am outdoor shower would have been nice. We will certainly go back!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Thank you for such a grand review! And for your husband's suggestion. Believe it or not we had an outside shower, which is still in the back, but the pipe froze one very cold winter and busted :(. Will look into reconnecting it for future Guests. I enjoyed the notes in the Guestbook from all who stayed and I hope everyone can come back again. Take care.

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              • What a wonderful weekend with friends in the most cozy, relaxing and beautiful surroundings.

                What a wonderful weekend with friends in the most cozy, relaxing and beautiful surroundings.

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 06/07/13
                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                We were recently at Shady Banks for a weekend with old friends, and felt the cares melt away as we pulled up and stepped back in time. What a cozy, relaxing time with plenty of room for all of us to enjoy the company and surroundings. This is our second trip to Shady Banks. We are four couples, the "girls" have been friends since the 1950s, and the hubbies, since the 1970s. We relaxed and soaked up the wonderful atmosphere, which was reminiscent of our childhood. We loved being able to plan and prepare our meals, eat together either inside or out, visit on the pier/dock, yawn, inside or the wonderful screened porch We enjoyed the spectacular view to the river from all the front windows, den, porch and bedrooms. The weather was great and comfortable with a wonderful breeze the first night, but when it was hotter the second day we were able to still enjoy the comforts of air-conditioning if we wished to be inside, or the breeze outside. On Friday night, we enjoyed listening to John Moore's Sock Hop on 107.9, and were amazed at the beautiful sunsets both evenings. God's creation was quite evident all around us. We are so glad that we were able to all be together and enjoy your wonderful, comfortable, and cozy cabin/home. I've gone back to the website a couple of times, just to view the great photos you have posted, and get that relaxing feeling again. The last time we were here the ladies ate at, On the Waterfront, I believe it was called. Food was really good, you can drive there in Washington on the riverfront, or take your boat and eat dockside. Last time and this time we enjoyed strolling and shopping in Washington, while the guys golfed. Thanks for allowing us to book your home and hope to do it again. It would be a neat place for other folks to come, even ones who aren't as old as we are :) We could have enjoyed it as young couples too. Loved how you had books, paintings, games, etc. inside and out, and all around the house. It made it very welcoming and homey. It would be awesome for a family with kids and/or grandkids too. Sounds like I'm getting ideas!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: Wow! Thank you so much for that glowing review. And thank you for coming back to relax with the breezes, the views, the sun sets and the quiet. I have to admit ... there's no place like The River House. I hope you will be able to come back in the future and I look forward to hearing from you.

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              • Weekend on the Pamlico

                Weekend on the Pamlico

                • Guest Jackie (Kill Devil Hills, NC)
                • Date of stay 05/18/12
                • Review Submitted 05/23/12
                We stayed at the Shady Banks house this past weekend with 5 adults and 2 toddlers. We were in town for a family weddding and this worked out great for the small children. Hotel rooms would have been a disaster. Fabulous front porch, hammocks and front yard along with the pier. Having grown up in Washington, I was totally familiar with the area and the location of the house which is quite private. Very nice "old fashioned" river cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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                • Guest Elaine
                • Date of stay 04/09/10
                • Review Submitted 04/18/12
                When I walked through the front door I felt immediately relaxed. I liked the peaceful surroundings, visiting historic Bath, watching sunsets and picnicking on the pier. I also loved downtown Washington with it's delicious eateries and charm. There seems to be always some kind of entertainment going on. Best of all was sitting on the screened front porch at the house listening to the rain. Can't wait to go back!!

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              • Comfortable River Cottage on Beautiful Property

                Comfortable River Cottage on Beautiful Property

                • Guest Buffy (Birmingham, AL)
                • Date of stay 07/01/11
                • Review Submitted 08/15/11
                What a delightful almost two week vacation we had in this river cottage! We used to live in Washington and this was the perfect spot for our family and extended family to stay and reconnect with old friends! The cottage is very clean and there is plenty of room for lots of guests. The setting is perfect for family fun....we enjoyed swimming, crabbing and kayaking in the river and the children also enjoyed playing outside in the huge grassy yard. We also loved catching the river breezes as we sat and relaxed on the screened in porch. The house is just a few minutes from downtown and there are so many fun places to go eat and shop and stroll the waterfront. Our stay was very comfortable and relaxing and good old-fashioned rustic river fun! The owner was very accommodating and a pleasure to talk to about renting. We will definitely stay there again!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: Bravo !!! You are the perfect tour guide! Yes...there are many things to do and see in Little Washington but the best place on the "Rivah" is my cottage.....right? Hope to be able to help you again when you plan your next vacation to the place you want to come back to...Washington!!! Dreams do come true. Don't forget to wish upon a star.

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              • wonderful family time

                wonderful family time

                • Guest Helen N. (Greenevile, Tennessee)
                • Date of stay 07/15/11
                • Review Submitted 07/21/11
                Family members had a wonderful 5 days at the cottage while there for our son's wedding. Everthing was as promised except the house was more completely furnished than expected. The young people enjoyed swimming, crabbing and kayaking. There is already talk of a reunion at the cottage in the future.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: That's awesome!! I agree it's a great place to gather everyone together and enjoy one another's company. Thank you for coming to my little piece of Paradise!!

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              • Wonderful retreat!

                Wonderful retreat!

                • Guest Sara (Wilmington, NC)
                • Date of stay 06/24/11
                • Review Submitted 06/27/11
                We loved our stay in this cottage! The kids loved playing in the river or just running around in the huge back yard and we enjoyed seeing the sun set over the pamlico.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: I know what you mean! The sunsets can be very dynamic in color, quiet and peaceful. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and that the children had fun in the great outdoors. Excellent!

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              • Beautiful waterfront property with rustic charm

                Beautiful waterfront property with rustic charm

                • Guest momalyn (Leander, TX)
                • Date of stay 05/06/11
                • Review Submitted 05/27/11
                Our family stayed on this beautiful site for a family wedding at The Yankee House (great house). The owner was most gracious and was very helpful in making our stay most enjoyable. The house was rustic and well maintained in its original format and as described by the owner. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There was ample space for everyone. The yard was very large with plenty of room to stroll without fear of our granddaughter falling in the water. The hammocks were wonderful, especially with all the peace and quiet. The weather was perfect. We would certainly entertain the idea of returning for another visit. Washington was within easy driving distance and offers a variety of shopping and dining. We strolled the city one morning and enjoyed the sights. Thanks for making our vacation a success. It was like having the family at home. I would certainly recommend this area to a friend or family. It is on the Pamlico River, so families enjoying water sports would feel right at home.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                Owner response: Thank you for your gracious review of your stay in my River House where one gets to experience a little piece of Heaven. I appreciate your kind words.

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              • Washington NC Wedding Destination

                Washington NC Wedding Destination

                • Guest Ann L. (Edisto Island, SC)
                • Date of stay 06/24/10
                • Review Submitted 07/09/10
                Our family thoroughly enjoyed our mini reunion on the water in Washington NC during the hottest week in June. Fortunately, the air conditioners worked and the river was available for swimming and sailing. The occasion was a grandson's wedding with time between events relaxing at the Pamlico cabin. The owner was very helpful as was the Marina which provided laser sailboats for our Colorado kids. We would certainly recommend that spot if you have an occasion that takes you to Washington.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Peaceful

                Peaceful

                • Guest Butner (Raleigh)
                • Date of stay 04/09/10
                • Review Submitted 05/06/10
                When I walked through the front door I felt immediately relaxed. I liked the peaceful surroundings, visiting historic Bath, watching sunsets and picnicking on the pier. I also loved downtown Washington which had delicious eateries and charm. There seemed to be always some kind of entertainment going on. Best of all was sitting on the screened porch at the house listening to the rain. Can't wait to go back !!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                "Seafood anyone? Come dressed up or casual and enjoy some seafood. You can eat inside or out...."

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                "Do you want to learn about The Pamlico River? Bring the children and have fun at The Estuari..."

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1968

              About the owner: I spent my teen summers in Washington. I call this place my own personal paradise. There's simply no place like it. The sunsets and quiet nights are worth every moment. When I come to The River I come to a place that takes me back to a simpler time and it reminds me of what's important. I hope you like it as much as I do. You can see where my house is located by the map below. The address is: 1 Shady Banks Beach Road, Washington, N.C., 27889.


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              Photos

              • Rustic River House with Screened Front Porch

                Rustic River House with Screened Front Porch

              • Walkway out to the pier sitting area.

                Walkway out to the pier sitting area.

              • Master with King Bed and bathroom with original clawfoot tub

                Master with King Bed and bathroom with original clawfoot tub

              • The Blue Bedroom upstairs has a Full and a large Queen bed.

                The Blue Bedroom upstairs has a Full and a large Queen bed.

              • Twin Bed in Middle Bedroom upstairs.

                Twin Bed in Middle Bedroom upstairs.

              • Sunsets change every night.

                Sunsets change every night.

              • Bill's Hotdogs ... The locals eat here in downtown Little Washington.

                Bill's Hotdogs ... The locals eat here in downtown Little Washington.

              • Boats docked at Stewart Parkway downtown at sunset.

                Boats docked at Stewart Parkway downtown at sunset.

              • This is the huge front lawn with the pier in the distance.

                This is the huge front lawn with the pier in the distance.

              • The front porch: hammock, picnic table, and sitting area not in photo

                The front porch: hammock, picnic table, and sitting area not in photo

              • The White bedroom upstairs has one Twin and two Full beds.

                The White bedroom upstairs has one Twin and two Full beds.

              • The Middle Bedroom upstairs has one Full and one Twin bed.

                The Middle Bedroom upstairs has one Full and one Twin bed.

              • Vibrant sunset from the pier. Yours truly took this image as well as all photos.

                Vibrant sunset from the pier. Yours truly took this image as well as all photos.

              • Kayaks can be rented at a store located on River Road.

                Kayaks can be rented at a store located on River Road.

              • Stewart Parkway on the waterfront downtown. Take a stroll here!

                Stewart Parkway on the waterfront downtown. Take a stroll here!

              • The Estuarium downtown on the waterfront near Stewart Parkway.

                The Estuarium downtown on the waterfront near Stewart Parkway.

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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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