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Pet Friendly, Waterfront Retreat on NC'S Southern Outer Bank

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Pool Time (Hot tub also)


Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cedar Island house description

Past guests and potential new guests. We’re contemplating some changes and could use your input. Post here or a PM or an email (

The “Suite” is what we have rented for about 10 years. The “house” is the rest of the building. We are spending less and less time at home because we want to travel in the RV while we can and we have excellent help in keeping the business up to standards. As a result, we’re spending a lot on utilities for the big house for nothing.

We have 3 basic alternatives for the 2015 season:

Leave it like it is: rent “Suite” with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Same nightly rate

Switch: we live in the “suite” when we are there and rent the “house”. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, huge library and family room, 2 fireplaces, pool off of bedroom. Higher nightly rate…not sure how much…thoughts?

Rent both: This is no different than condos at other resorts. The one thing that might be an issue is the pool being on the “house” side and “suite” guests being there. We could relocate the pool to a neutral area but at expense and minimal decking. Nightly rates commensurate with space.

Past guests: what do you think?

Possible future guests: what do you think? We don’t have a feel for the demand for the bigger space the “house” provides. I.e, we don't know how many big families would have rented if we were bigger.

Thanks to all for you input. We'll report back on what we decide.

We're on track for a record summer so hope the weather stays nice.

VERY Pet Friendly.. had 2 Iguanas stay with us!!! We don't care how big your pooches are. Beautifully decorated suite with all the amenities. Peaceful quiet and privacy. Huge pool! Hot tub!!! Outstanding view of the bay from the deck. See our own website for more info and pictures (link is provided later in this listing).

No one else has a pool or spa and sandy beach access! We also have free WiFi!

Can't get closer to the water than this! Bring your boat and tie it feet from your Suite.

Swim in front of the property in beautiful Core Sound! Very safe for the youngsters...they love exploring the marine life. Your dogs will love the swim too!. Swim in our Huge, we'd rather the dogs did not :-). (The pool will close for the season sometime in September)

Spa (Hot Tub!)

Free WiFi to DSL if you must stay in touch. HD TV with Netflix streaming. BluRay player. Wii console.

We will continue last year's experiment of only requiring a 3 night minimum since folks are having trouble or afraid to take off from work for a week. This also alleviates the mandatory changeover day. We were almost fully occupied in 2012-13, even in the bad economy, so that tells us that you like this plan.

We're very pleased that our first 7 years were so well booked. We've met so many nice people and their dogs loved it here too. Many brought their pets who had a ball playing with our pooches and relaxing in the suite after a 'hard' day in the water and walks on the beach. Did we mention that we LOVE dogs? Did we mention that you can bring your dogs? Please do not board your best friend...bring him/her here for fun too.

Guests that were here brought their small sail boat (like a Sun Fish) and Wind Surfer boards...they have had a ball. The lady has 'complained' that she has found so much to do that she hasn't rested enough. They dined on crabs, clams, and fish that THEY caught right in the back yard. Several guests brought their boats and had a great time out on the water.

Our family and dog friendly SUITE offers beautiful furniture and accessories. Look at the pictures on our web site. It is a private, two-bedroom suite with everything to make your holiday comfortable. You'll wake up in a 4-poster bed and look directly at Cedar Island Bay and watch the pelicans, gulls and other fowl go about their morning feeding. The suite can accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults and several children, depending on ages.

Have your coffee outside on the huge private deck to continue this morning show and you'll probably find it tough to get moving. You are steps away from the water. During the day, swim or clam in the bay. You might kayak, bike, horseback ride or just read the rest of the day. At night enjoy a campfire and look at stars and planets in an unpolluted sky. Check our website and picture site (listed below) for more information.

We have broadband (DSL) internet access and we offer free WiFi!

You do not need to bring much because we provide everything but food (and we even include some staples and spices!)

Pelicans Rest is located on Cedar Island, a 'Down East' fishing village in North Carolina known as the Gateway to the Outer Banks. It is a nature lover's paradise overlooking Cedar Island Bay, Core Sound, and Pamlico Sound. The Atlantic Ocean and its beaches are visible on the horizon and accessible by ferry.

Did we mention that we are VERY pet friendly! No need to board Fido.

For a complete description and pictures, please visit our website.

CAUTION: many teenagers will hate this place. We are a mellow out and enjoy nature and family place. Type A 'gotta do something' folks will not like us. We warned you. What's the fishing situation? Google is your friend. It changes from day to day.

Privacy: the unit is attached to our house. We are geezers and stay to ourselves in the far opposite end. We use the pool rarely and then only when guests are gone. We know you are here as a family, not to see us. We are available if you need us...some times...but otherwise, you are own your own. We RV a lot so we may not be here anyway.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Very friendly. Long way from the road, very private in a very safe village (doors are seldom locked and cars have the keys in them). The Bay is shallow for a long distance with no tidal currents. Children of all ages love searching for clams, crabbing and fishing right out front (and within eyesight of the parents). Wii provided. Bring your games. Or Bring your X-Box/PS3...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are VERY welcome! We don't care how large. There is lots of acreage a long way from the road so pets can wander without being leashed. They love frolicking in the water!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We're not a Spring Break place. This is a sleepy village with no party activities....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside only, please....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Waterside Bedroom: 1 queen

            Beautiful water view...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            32' LCD-DirecTV; DVD Player; Wii...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) 4 Poster!, Twin or Single Beds (1) Can be made a double...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Convection electric oven, fridge. Also fully equipped with coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, and other appliances. o We have a drip coffee maker with filters and a startup of coffee. We also have a Keurig machine…if you are a fan, bring your favorite K-Cups (not avail except in Beaufort) and tell us so we’ll swap out makers. We don’t keave the Keurig in there for space reasons and everyone has their own favorite K-Cups....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Guests are amazed at what we include! Pots, pans, dishes, utensils, spices, flour, etc., etc....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Drip plus a Keurig, if you ask for it...bring your own pods....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full complement...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Pool, Cedar Island Bay swimming, fishing & boating in your back yard, Central air Conditioning, HD DirecTV, DVD, Free Wifi with DSL, Full Kitchen with Microwave, Cooking Utensils and spices provided, Linens and towel's provided, huge private deck, Lawn furniture, and much more...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) 2 DirecTV (HD); 1 BluRay player; 1 Netflix streaming; 1 DVD player; Wii (Bring your games) Bring your PS3/X-Box. Both HD TV's have HDMI ports...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Portable AM/FM with CD (Boombox like)...moreless

              • Books
              • Games
              • Video Library


              • Mobile Phone:

                If we are here and if yours doesn't work, we will loan you ours. Verizon and US Cellular usually work. AT&T does not....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Excellent FREE WiFi connected to DSL....moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                4 Person Tub. Great for watching the stars....moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Huge 40x20 overlooking the bay....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Very private, huge deck overlooking the Bay. Solid rails and gates for the safety of little ones and pooches....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas and Charcoal...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden


              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    200'+ of private sandy beach on Cedar Island Bay. Gorgeous view and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. PRIVACY!!! Quiet!!!!...moreless


                  • Restaurants
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Hunting
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing


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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 5%


                  $140/night. Period. Please don't ask. The price is $140/night + 5% occupancy tax..

                  3 nite minimum May-Sept, We don't require a week!

                  1/2 to hold the reservation; balance due 30 days before arrival. Non refundable except for a hurricane watch for the Island

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                  Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                  GREAT water (steps away from the suite!) Water skiing, and Much More! Outer Banks fishing, shelling sunning, etc, a short boat ride away at very reasonable cost


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: We retired from the DC area where Daniele owned and operated a successful, high Zagat rated, Belgian restaurant and Steve worked in the Pentagon (Retired Army). So glad to get away from the DC traffic! Not a single radio or TV station in this area has traffic reports!!! Daniele passed away in early 2013, We now RV a lot around the US and and Mexico.

                  Why the Owner Chose Cedar Island:
                  The Island's people and the serene nature. It is so quiet here. We love looking at the water.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Quiet. Calm. Privacy Beautiful nature. Pooches can run free safely and frolic in the bay.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • Pool Time (Hot tub also)

                    Pool Time (Hot tub also)

                  • Dogs Like It (So will you!)

                    Dogs Like It (So will you!)

                  • This is the main bedroom....fantastic view of the Bay.  See our web page

                    This is the main bedroom....fantastic view of the Bay. See our web page

                  • This is a partial view from the Suite. Imagine a 180 deg panorama!

                    This is a partial view from the Suite. Imagine a 180 deg panorama!

                  • A partial view of the living area. The web page has other pictures.

                    A partial view of the living area. The web page has other pictures.

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  $140 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  (252) 225-0512 (North Carolina, USA)

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