"We recently spent a week in this lovely home, and had one of the best vacations of our lives. If you enjoy kayaking, birdwatching, beachcombing (we found dozens of sharks teeth), fishing, crabbing, boating or watersports of any kind, I can guarantee you will not find a better location to indulge yourselves. The small beach on the property was shallow and calm for the little ones in our family, and the deeper waters near the dock provided ample opportunity for a larger boat to maneuver. Members of our family knee-boarded, kayaked, fished and tubed to their hearts content. The huge kitchen with double ovens and stoves made for easy family dining, along with the huge dining room table.
During the week, we saw the egret who is nesting on the boat house, and its fledgings, and the hummingbirds continually visited the feeder just outside the kitchen window. Egrets, herons, dolphins and rays were all spotted throughout the week. We took our beachcombing finds to the Aurora Fossil museum and the knowledgeable staff there helped us identify some wonderful finds! Our children asked to go back to the museum twice, but it's honestly just hard to leave this spacious, quiet home once you get here. Beautifully arranged with nice quality furniture and linens, this is a cut above an ordinary vacation rental, I would say the furnishings are more in line with a B and B.
We found provided some supplies for coastal living, like life jackets, a wonderful tandem kayak, sand toys, a crab pot or two, and some pantry basics which are a lifesaver if you're not ready for a full trip to buy groceries. Annie Caroline was gracious and caring to work with, and responsive. This location, straddling Durham Creek on one side of the point, and the Pamlico River on the other, is truly unique. I don't wonder that this family has treasured this property for generations. You will enjoy the serenity, stunning panoramic views and wildlife."
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 12, 2015