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Pet Friendly, Near Camp Lejeune & Emerald Isle,

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Fully equipped kitchen and dining area that seats up to 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

Swansboro 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 adult 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 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. I am honored to have military families come to the farmhouse. 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 - Dec28th - three day minimum stays
Summer Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday (see rates)

Keywords: Camp Lejuene, Cherry Point, Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, Swansboro, ,country farmhouse, Jacksonville, nc, beaches,

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs welcome with hostess approval. ($50 per dog per week) maximum of 2...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters are to be 21 years or old. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed in the yard....moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Other (See Description)

            ...moreless

          • John & Lucille Room: 1 king

            A bath with a shower adjorns this master bedroom...moreless

          • Mami Young Room: 1 double

            A full bath is across the hall from this bedroom...moreless

          • Carolina Room: 1 queen

            A bath with a large shower adjorns this bedroom...moreless

          • William Kuhn Room: 2 twin/ single

            Two adult twin beds are great for adults and chidlren...moreless

          • King size beds (1) The John & Lucille mater has a king size bed and bath., Queen size Beds (1) The second master (The Carolina Roon) 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 feathres two adult twin beds that are full size. Full size twin beds are the same length as a queen size bed and perfect for two adults to share a room. Also great 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, etc. for the crib....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Across the hall from the Mami Young bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Adjorns the Carolina room...moreless

          • Outside Shower: shower

            Great in the summer to shower after coming from the beach. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped kitchen with pots and pans. Send an email for a complete list of items in the kitchen. Dish cloths, hot pads, drying towels, etc. provided as well as detergents....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            China, flatware, etc for 12 people. Many kitchen utensils for cooking....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Send an email for a complete list of kitchen ware/pots/pans, etc....moreless

          • Dining:

            two tables seat 10 and additional two places at the bar area....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            All beds are made up with Egyptian cotton and pima Cotton bed linens ready for you to have a good night sleep. The towels are large Egyptian cotton and extra pillows in each room. 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 carport is used to park vehicles and also for cook-outs and unjoying the summer breeze while sitting in 7 rocking chairs. ...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:

            bath, hand, wash cloths provided. Beach towels also provided...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Also a clothes line for drying beach towels, etc. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Heating and Air Conditioning....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large room with TV...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

          • Toys:

            Beach toys provided Also many games and toys for children. ...moreless

          • Television:

            TV in living room and John & Lucille's Bedroom...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Books

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Large carport area for cooking out and sitting in the rocking chairs. ...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Activities

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

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall & Holiday Season
          Sep 6 - Jan 2, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $200
          $895
          New Year 2014
          Jan 3 - Mar 27, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $175
          $695

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee $50 + tax
          • dog #2 (max 2 dogs) $50 + tax
          • Tax Rate 12.75%

          Notes:

          $200 refundable Reservation/Security/damage Deposit

          NC State Sales Tax (6.75%) and local Occupancy tax (6%)

          Check-in time 4PM Check-out time 10AM

          3 night rentals available during off peak season

          Holiday Season -It's a country Thanksgiving and Christmas with house decorated for the holidays.

          Pets Welcome with hostess approval ($50 weekly/per dog) Maximum 2 dogs

          $200 refundable Reservation/Security/damage Deposit due at reservation.

          Sixty days before arrival 50% of rental amount is due.

          Thirty days before arrival the remaining 50% of rental amount is due.

          If your check-in date is (45) days or less from the date you are making the reservation, full payment is required at the time of registration.


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          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
          Emerald Isle
          3 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Silver Creek & Star Hill
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          T&W

          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. 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 7th - August 8 is Peak Summer season with only 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 vacation. It's an experience.

          Send an email for a detail list of amenities.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2006

          About the owner: I inherited The John & Lucille’s Country Retreat in 2006. I completed the remodeling in 2007. I couldn’t imagine selling the house my homeplace 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. I hope you will read the comments of the guests. It is a pleasure to prepare the farmhouse for each week in hopes the family will have the most special vacation, family reunion, or wedding. The farmhouse is near Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point Military bases. I so honored to have so many Maines and their families stay at the retreat each year. Deloria

          Why the Owner Chose Swansboro:
          I grew up in this house. It is a lovely country home with a spacious yard. It gives me pleasure to know that guests come back year after year.

          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
          Even though I grew up in this house, I still love strolling through the yard checking out the fruit trees and enjoying the flowers.


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          Speaks: english

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          • Fully equipped kitchen and dining area that seats up to 12 people.

            Fully equipped kitchen and dining area that seats up to 12 people.

          • Beautiful grounds, large yard for children to play, shady with a great breeze.

            Beautiful grounds, large yard for children to play, shady with a great breeze.

          • 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths. King with  bath, Queen with bath, double and two twins

            4 Bedrooms, 3 baths. King with bath, Queen with bath, double and two twins

          • Adult size twin beds, bath robes, extra pillows

            Adult size twin beds, bath robes, extra pillows

          • Carolina Room/Queen size with adjoining bathroom/ blankets and more bed pillows

            Carolina Room/Queen size with adjoining bathroom/ blankets and more bed pillows

          • Mamie Young Room
Full bed with bath across hall, bath robes, extra bed pillows

            Mamie Young Room Full bed with bath across hall, bath robes, extra bed pillows

          • Beaches of Emerald Isle on 8 minutes and one stoplight away.
Great family beach.

            Beaches of Emerald Isle on 8 minutes and one stoplight away. Great family beach.

          • Beaches of Emerald Isle on 8 minutes and one stoplight away.
Great family beach.

            Beaches of Emerald Isle on 8 minutes and one stoplight away. Great family beach.

          • Spring flowers at the farmhouse - March

            Spring flowers at the farmhouse - March

          • It's a country Christmas!

            It's a country Christmas!

          • 'Book it' early so you can experience the country Christmas/New Year's at the farmhouse.  We always leave the decorations up until after New Year's

            'Book it' early so you can experience the country Christmas/New Year's at the farmhouse. We always leave the decorations up until after New Year's

          • Fully equipped kitchen - with dishwasher, microwave & side by side refrigerator

            Fully equipped kitchen - with dishwasher, microwave & side by side refrigerator

          • Spacious family room with fireplace, wireless internet - TV

            Spacious family room with fireplace, wireless internet - TV

          • Bath adjoining the John & Lucille Master bedroom

            Bath adjoining the John & Lucille Master bedroom

          • Master Bedroom #2 with adjoining bath, queen size bed

            Master Bedroom #2 with adjoining bath, queen size bed

          • 3rd Bedroom, full size bed with bath across the hall

            3rd Bedroom, full size bed with bath across the hall

          • Hall bath across from the Miami Young room,,,tub with a shower!

            Hall bath across from the Miami Young room,,,tub with a shower!

          • Beach Access - bathrooms, lots of parking, boardwalk to beach, outside shower,

            Beach Access - bathrooms, lots of parking, boardwalk to beach, outside shower,

          • Dogwoods in bloom!

            Dogwoods in bloom!

          • Springtime at the farmhouse - March

            Springtime at the farmhouse - March

          • The camellia bloom in December is breath taking.  Just in time for Christmas.

            The camellia bloom in December is breath taking. Just in time for Christmas.

          • We love decorating and getting everything ready for holiday guests.

            We love decorating and getting everything ready for holiday guests.

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          Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

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          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

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