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Perfect Family Soundfront Cottage, Boat Slips, Minute to Ocean

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View of Banks Channel from wraparound porch


Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wrightsville Beach cottage description

Charming family cottage built by owners’ grandfather in 1959. The McGowan Cottage’s most spectacular feature is the wraparound porch - the perfect place to start and end your day. Choose a rocking chair to enjoy your morning coffee. As the day passes, boating creates an entirely different scene before your reward – brilliant sunsets over Banks Channel.

Ocean side beach is only a two-minute walk away over the dunes. During the day, if the ocean side seems a little crowded, you can always enjoy your own private beach on the sound.

Don’t forget the boat! The pier offers two boat slips and still provides ample opportunity to enjoy sound side activities. Fishing from the pier has always been a lucky spot. Enjoy your own fresh catch of the day - anything from flounder to croaker – and, most evenings, you will glimpse the Great Blue Heron who has also found the pier’s fishing to be among the best.

Cottage offers room for 8-9 to spread out in 4 bedrooms, over 1700 square feet. The eat-in kitchen is a wonderful place for family gatherings. The house is child friendly, but please, no pets. This is the cottage the owners have been coming to all their lives and we hope you will spend some time there as well. Stepping into the McGowan Cottage is like returning to a simpler, slower, more peaceful time. It’s everything the beach should be.

Must be 25 or older to rent home. Reservations made under false pretenses will be subject to cancellation/eviction with no refund given.

Keywords: cottage, charming, great views, perfect for families

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                House and porch are childproofed...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age to rent is 25 ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in master bedroom, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in 2 rooms, Baby Cribs (1) pack n' play stored in closet ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Spacious kitchen, great to cook in. Features eat-in dining table, room for 10 adults...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Covered Parking:

                Ample space under house for 4 or more cars...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Additional space in yard for parking...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Wraparound porch with amazing views


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    TV in living room 37', TV with cable in master bedroom 26'...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Television
                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • DVD Player


                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wraparound porch with amazing views. Back porch is uncovered, great for private sun bathing...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Sound front property, 2 boat slips ...moreless


                  • Arboretum
                  • Hospital
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Marina
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Pier Fishing


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 10 traveler reviews
                  In Season (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)
                  $2395 per week + $350 security deposit (Saturday-Saturday), $350 additional night
                  Off Season (Mar 1- prior to Memorial Day wkend, after Labor Day wkend - Nov 30)
                  $1700 per week + $350 security deposit, $750 per weekend, $275 additional night
                  In Season rates do apply to holidays during off season, i.e. Thanksgiving week
                  Winter rates $1400 per week + security deposit, $550 wkend, $200 additional night 
                  In Season check in time 4pm, check out 12 noon. Off season check in 3 pm
                  2 night minimum stay. We do not provide long term rentals for college students.  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 08/14/2014
                  Check availability
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1959

                  About the owner: Family built and owned cottage

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • View of Banks Channel from wraparound porch

                    View of Banks Channel from wraparound porch

                  • View from front porch

                    View from front porch

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Eat in kitchen

                    Eat in kitchen

                  • Master bedroom with queen bed

                    Master bedroom with queen bed

                  • Bedroom with 2 twin beds

                    Bedroom with 2 twin beds

                  • Ocean side beach

                    Ocean side beach

                  • Front of house

                    Front of house

                  • Sunset from the porch

                    Sunset from the porch

                  • Sitting area in living room

                    Sitting area in living room

                  • Spacious kitchen

                    Spacious kitchen

                  • Bedroom with double bed

                    Bedroom with double bed

                  • Bedroom with 2 twin beds

                    Bedroom with 2 twin beds

                  • Pier with 2 boat slips

                    Pier with 2 boat slips

                  VRBO #348614

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 25, 2014


                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 08/14/14
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                  Speaks: english
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