Picturesque waterfront home with stunning views of the Neuse River!! Rock or swing on the wrap-around porch and watch the dolphins come up the river to play in the morning and head back down at dusk. Relax on the pier as you fish for croaker, flounder, and more - or, tie a crabpot to the piling and have fresh crab for dinner, unless you prefer grilling steaks on the barbecue. Take a dip in the pool (between Memorial Day and Labor Day), or relax on the riverfront in an Adirondack chair as you watch the boats go by. The private beach is a perfect place to swim, sunbathe, kayak - or just relax in the hammock. Whatever you choose, you're sure to enjoy the slow pace and peaceful atmosphere at China Grove Plantation. For variety, bike or jog to Oriental, the "Sailing Capital of North Carolina." Cala Lily Cottage sleeps 4 and has a separate guesthouse that sleeps 2 more. A single step up offers easy access to each building.
- House1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms plus guest bunkhouse w/sofa bed
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We spent the week of 9/17/17 at Cala Lily cottage with another couple. We could not have been more pleased with the property! The location was perfect for access to the town of Oriental (we were attending sailing school that week). We didn't need to bring anything but food and clothing - the house was completely stocked with loads of towels and every imaginable device for cooking you could possibly need. We loved walking down to the dock for happy hour in the evenings, hoping to catch site of the dolphins. (Only one of us saw them one morning.) We also greatly enjoyed the daily visits from the neighborhood dogs, Moses and Peanut! And don't even get me started on the stars at night - what a show! A place we will definitely hope to rent again.
I'm SO happy you enjoyed your stay!! We look forward to your next visit.
beautiful property close to the beach!
The house was Beautiful and clean! it was only about 100yds to the beach sadly we didnt get to swim on the beach much as there were giant schools of jelly fish there that week, but thats ok cause the saltwater pool was also beautiful! the only complaint is we had 5 adults and 2 children so i slept in the guest house and the fold out couch was missing several springs that held the mattress to the frame. I ended up sleeping on it folded in and it was still comfy. and the AC worked like a charm during the massive heat wave!
Thank you for sharing your enjoyment with us, and for letting us know about the springs--we'll get that taken care of!
The house is in perfect location for relaxing away from it all. It was spotless and clean nicely decorated. There was an issue with a blind that would not close and I contacted Maria om Sunday who could not have been more helpful, Monday morning a representative came to investigate the issue and an hour later it was fixed. Very impressed and grateful for such a speedy repair. Fishing from the pier was great and the neighbors all very friendly. The highlight to all of us was the Daily visit's from Moses the friendliest laid back dog I have ever met. I can not fault the house, the location or the service, Every restaurant in Oriental was friendly, great service and good food. Top marks.
Dreamy, clean, waterfront cottage!
We loved the beauty and unique features of this lovely cottage! The layout was perfect for us, having one who was elderly and two toddlers. The location was perfect (8 mins to Oriental) and the plantation property was picturesque. It would be perfect for a bridal party or event (although I am not sure if that is allowed on the grounds!). Only one neighbor was there at the time and she was so friendly and gave us helpful tips for around town. There was a dog who wandered around from time to time and he was an absolute joy for my children. The porch was our main hangout, and beds, pillows, comforters were so soft and comfy. The flooring upstairs for the loft bedroom was a beautiful hardwood, and downstairs it is brick. The brick was certainly gorgeous- but not so comfortable to walk on without shoes. Definitely a unique cottage and we loved every minute spent there!
Relaxing and Quiet Getaway
I like the property and the nearby home owners/vacationers were very welcoming. No complaints, we’d stay again. Only criticism was that the bathrooms and bedding could have been cleaner but I’m picky when it comes to that and wouldn’t prevent me from returning.
Great location but not clean
Location of house is ideal, but when we arrived the house had not been properly cleaned prior to our arrival. We had to spend a couple of hours doing our own thorough cleaning of the property which is not the way to start a vacation. Rental Company apologized and agreed to compensate us for this, but so far I've heard nothing from them....Disappointed.
Unfortunately, sometimes things are beyond our control and we not only apologized for the inconvenience, we did refund a significant portion of the rental back to the visitor for their trouble. We're truly very apologetic as we pride ourselves on making every vacation above and beyond enjoyable.
Cala Lily Cottage offers access to many different activities and attractions. Stay in the local Oriental NC area or expand the possibilities with a quick 30 minute trip to New Bern for even more.