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Boating Family Paradise: New Modern 4 Bedroom on the Water

Beaufort, NC, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Bring your big family and your boat to the newest vacation rental in the area!

This house is ideal for the active family with a boat. CapeEscape is on the water with its own private dock, and located 2 miles from the Harkers Island public boat ramp. My family built this house after many trips to the Crystal Coast towing our boat and renting everything from mobile homes to old leaky houses. The house generates more energy than it consumes with a 6.2KW solar array and the highest possible Energy Star rating.

*UPDATE for 2018: We added a game room with 40 inch TV and XBOX and Atari game systems to the ground floor. There are now 4 hanging chairs on mid level back deck, and an additional 12 foot flat bottom boat with oars. We also upgraded the kitchen with better baking, storage, and flatware. There is a new floating dock, and 2 new hanging hammock chairs on the deck.

Enjoy the use of our two ocean kayaks and twelve foot paddle board. We also have crab traps and fishing poles you can use right off the end of the dock. Our house has all modern conveniences with a whole house water filtration system, two 55 inch TV's, and one 35' TV in the kids bunk room. Each TV is a Roku TV with one remote control that lets you access Hulu, Amazon, and Sling TV with all cable channel subscriptions. We can get the local NBC, ABC, and PBS stations on the living room TV, but we can’t pickup live CBS here over antenna or the app.

The house has a tankless hot water heater, so you won't run out of hot water (even at the outdoor shower). The house is also incredibly efficient with a 6.2KW solar array, 2 speed high efficiency air conditioning, and foam insulation in the roof, walls, and floors.

If you have a shallow draft boat or skiff that draws less than 12 inches of water you can keep your boat at the dock.

Please Note: House rental does not include linens or towels. If you are not bringing your own please rent from Blue Water Linen service. They are our preferred supplier with access to the house and reasonable options for towels, sheets, and beach towels. They have an online ordering system at bluewaterlinens dot com.

*7 day Sunday to Sunday rental from Memorial Day through Labor Day, however we will consider shorter stays if available between other guest bookings*

**We will not rent to college students, graduating high school students, or youth groups.**

*** No dogs - we need to keep this an allergy free house***

HOW FAR IS THE BEACH? That depends on if you brought your boat! There are three beaches we visit by car: Atlantic Beach is a 24 minute drive. The small beach at the foot of the Harkers Island bridge is a 3 minute drive, and our favorite beach involves a 12 minute drive to the National Park Service ferry on Harkers Island, and a 15 minute ferry ride to Cape Lookout National Seashore (bring your cooler, chairs, cash to climb the lighthouse, and water toys - there are bathrooms and water on the island but nothing else). The water on the ocean side is often emerald green and enjoyed by sunbathers, surfers, and sport fishers.


Travis Hargett

Member Since 2017
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Travis Hargett

We love to go out fishing, sailing, and hiking around Cape Lookout. We have vacationed and towed our boats from the Florida Keys to Virginia, but Beaufort became our favorite spot. We'll be happy to give you all our tips in tricks after you book.

Travis Hargett purchased this House in 2017

Why Travis Hargett chose Straits

This area is so beautiful - emerald green clear water in the ocean without all the touristy crowds and traffic!

What makes this House unique

Catch crab every day from our crab traps, or throw the cast net in the evening over some bait to pull in live shrimp for the next day's fishing. We are just 2 miles from the public boat ramp at the foot of the Harkers Island bridge. There are also 2 "secret" beaches nearby we will share with our guests!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1
        2 bunk bed, Built-In Bunks with window, curtain, charging station, light
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
            • Waterfront
              On Whitehurst Creek directly behind Harkers Island


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Maytag Gas Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Washing Machine
                          New Maytag large capacity


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Small Drink Refrigerator on ground floor entry, full GE large refrigerator in kitchen with water and ice maker.
                            • Stove
                              Gas Range
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                      Leather love seat, chair, and XBOX system system.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Sling TV subscription has access to all live basic cable channels including ESPN. TV's also have Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu subscriptions.
                                    • Television
                                      2 55 inch TV's, one 40 inch, one 32 inch.
                                    • Video Games
                                      XBOX 360 in downstairs gameroom
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Fishing Rods, Cast Net, and 2 crab traps.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • museums

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • shelling

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              1 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful new home

                                                              Patty m.

                                                              We had a lovely time just relaxing in this beautiful, new home. Our son and his wife enjoyed the kayak and paddle boards and trying to catch shrimp. Close enough to go to several beaches for the day. Very nice owners and very helpful. Quick with answers to our questions. Nice neighborhood.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for choosing us Patty! We appreciate your thoughtful feedback and are tweaking some of the 'new house' issues to make Cape Escape even better.


                                                              Beaufort, NC, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              No Linens, towels, or beach towels are included. If you would like to rent these items please go to http://www.bluewaterlinens.com/linen_packages .

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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                              Property # 1055593