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Waterfront Cottage on Sleepy Creek! All interior furnishings new!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, Sleeps 7, Cozy Cottage on Sleepy Creek

Nestled in the tree tops of Sleepy Creek is a wildlife and ocean lovers 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage. The master suite features 2 double beds and attached full bath. The second bedroom features 2 twin beds. A second full bath is in the hallway. The cottage is heated/air conditioned 1750 square feet. Enjoy the sun and moon rise on Sleepy Creek from the comfort of your large screened in porch and/or deck. Catch fish, crabs and clams from the end of your private day dock on Sleepy Creek. Ceiling fans located in both bedrooms and living room. A large three car garage is located under the cottage for storage of vehicles, beach toys and fishing rods by use of remote opener. (Renters have access to 2 stalls during their stay.) The dining area seats six. The galley kitchen contains dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrigerator.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse and National Seashore Museum is minutes away, 15 -20 minutes by boat. On a clear day you can see the lighthouse from the end of the property's dock. (for lighthouse tours/information go to Cape Lookout is also accessible from the Harker's Island Ferry nearby 9 miles away.

(Free public boat launching, public swimming sandy beach, public fishing pier and access is only 3 miles away.) Sleepy Creek is a protected shellfish nursery therefore the serenity of the water and surroundings is unbelievable!

This property is also a kayaker's dream. Launch your kayak off the day dock and kayak around Sleepy Creek viewing a wide variety of birds such as cranes, seagulls, loons and many others.


Cottage comes with pack-n-play stored in the master bedroom walk-in closet, free wi-fi and linens. There is an extra bed under the pull-out couch in the living room which may be used with permission.

The large 1 acre yard is a nature sensitive area. Small children should not play unsupervised.

For your convenience a gas grill sits on the screen porch. You may use the grill on the adjoining deck to the screened porch to grill your day's catch. This cottage does come with complimentary linens, which includes 4 towels/wash clothes/hand towels, sheets for both double beds and sheets for both twin beds and kitchen towels. You may wish to bring beach towels if you plan to visit the beach or Cape.

A washer and dryer is located within the cottage that you may use.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Pogatchnik
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018

About Jennifer Pogatchnik

My Mother Ann owns Creek Swan. She is a retired nurse and Eastern North Carolina native. Having grown up on the Crystal Coast, she is passionate about sharing the history and beauty of the Eastern North Carolina seashore with others. She lives close by and is available to answer any questions you have about the area. She recently converted the cottage to a weekly rental. Her number is 252-241-0166.

My family lives in Minnesota and I handle the technical side of renting the cottage such as maintaining the website, the rental contracts and inquiries. We visit the coast every summer and it is our favorite time of the year when we get to return to NC for fresh seafood and sandy beaches. I can be reached at 651-491-5684. Please don't hesitate to call with any questions!

Jennifer Pogatchnik purchased this house in 2004

Why Jennifer Pogatchnik chose Gloucester

This is the first summer we have rented the cottage for weekly rentals. We are excited to share the serenity of our home with others. The cottage recently underwent an interior face lift and has brand new beds, mattresses, box springs, interior paint and mostly new furnishings through-out. The cottage is very clean and perfect for anyone looking to get away from the hustle of a busy lifestyle.

What makes this house unique

We believe the benefits to renting our cottage is that you receive the entire cottage which is extremely clean and new for less then the cost of a hotel. We also love the peace and beauty of Sleepy Creek. A swimming beach is only 2.2 miles away in Harker's Island and you can fish right off our private 250 foot dock. Our renters over July 4th caught lots of big crabs, croaker and a baby drum off the pier which they cooked on the new gas grill for dinner.


Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Gas grill may only be used on deck that adjoins screen porch.
  • The sofa in the living room is a pull-out but only may be used with permission.
  • Our dock is 250 feet and only may be used as a day dock for motorized boats. Low tide is 2 feet in the creek.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Cottage on Sleepy Creek! All interior furnishings new!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Great Family Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

We literally couldn't ask for a better place to spend time as a family. The kids loved the fact that we had free wifi, I loved that it was on the water, and my wife loved the screened in back porch. The house was very clean when we arrived and the owner left cinnamon rolls for us and a sweet card. There is an enclosed 2 car garage downstairs, which was very nice in the rain. Everything in the house was spotless and the renovations are very up to date.

It is just a few minutes away from Harker's Island, which is a very nice community, and the larger cities of Beaufort and Morehead. We were on the ocean in just a few minutes either at Cape Lookout or Fort Macon State Park. We never worried about traffic or crowds which is usually the problem at the larger beaches.

The house is in a beautiful location. The yard is HUGE so you can do just about anything you want to outside. My son and I enjoyed fishing every evening after supper, my wife would sit on the back porch and read her book. In the evenings you can hear the sounds that the neighbor's peacocks make which oddly enough adds to the relaxed feeling we all had. They were quite a distance away so they are quiet enough you aren't startled by them. Sometimes in the afternoons we would see them around the yard!

The house itself comes with a supply of linen for every bedroom and plenty of towels and washcloths for everyone. There is enough utensils and pots and pans to cook every meal without having to purchase anything.They have a working gas grill on the porch as well. There also have two refrigerators. One is located upstairs and the other is in the garage.

Overall I would highly recommend this house. My wife and I seldom stay in the same place twice, but this is now on our list to stay at again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely, thoughtful review! We truly enjoyed having you and your family this summer. Please return!! Jenn & Ann
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Great getaway! Midway between all the places we wanted to Go!

  • 5 of 5

Went swimming, crabbing, found beautiful shells and sand dollars. Went on sunset cruise and shopping in local stores. Truck ride on Cape lookout and toured the light house. What else can I say!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean,quaint,peaceful and relaxing! We had such a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the dock. Great location. Bedding and liens were very comfortable. We enjoyed the screened in porch and the comfortable

outdoor seating. We took our kayaks out daily to the end of the creek and enjoyed watching the dolphins play in the sound. Pizza delivery was easy from Crossroads pizza for a easy dinner on the screened in porch which has ceiling fans and great lightening to enjoy the night. Gas grill was readily available as well. Easy check in and check out process. You will definitely enjoy this home and area.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the home so warm and welcoming and Jennifer was so friendly ~ it was clean we had plenty of space we were able to catch fish, crabs and even a few sting rays off the dock! We played kickball we cooked out and ended up going to the cape lookout and to check out the wild horses which was amazing!!! All in all the trip was amazing and memorable! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, great location, perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I am at a loss for words, which so rarely happens! :-) We had the most amazing long weekend at Creek Swan! Our group included two adults, a 13-yr-old, a 9-yr-old, and a 4-yr-old.

The house is perfectly well equipped, and much more beautiful in person than the photos make it look. We must be terrible fisherman, because we caught nothing off the dock! But we enjoyed sitting on the bench and taking in the peace and quiet very much. We were surprised to be greeted several times by a pair of peacocks in the yard! The screened-in porch was perfect for watching a dusk thunderstorm roll in.

We used the boat ramp nearby to take our boat out each day. We swam very near dolphins, and saw wild horses on a few of the islands. The Lookout Grocery store just up the road had everything we needed - the fresh baked goods are amazing!

We really hope to return later this summer! Thank you to Ann and Jenn for their thoughtfulness and easy communication!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful trip at a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed out stay at Sleepy Creek - the house was perfect for a relaxing vacation. Everything was perfectly thought out and maintained. Excellent communication with the owners. Will be back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting Creek Swan. We would love to welcome you back to the area anytime. We sincerely appreciate you. Fondly, Jenn & Ann
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Coastal Carolina Regional
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Blackbeards - Beaufort
Nearest Ferry
9.2 Miles
Island Express Ferry
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Beaufort Club
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Captains Choice Harker's Island
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Harker's Island Bridge Swimming Beach
Car: recommended

Creek Swan sits in the heart of the Sleepy Creek, an inlet off the Atlantic Ocean. From the end of our 250 foot dock on a clear day you can see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Guests staying in our cottage are encouraged to take their private boat or take the Island Ferry Express and spend the day at the Cape Lookout National Seashore. While visiting the Cape you can shell, relax on beach side or climb to the top of the historic lighthouse.

Guest of Creek Swan are also encouraged to bring their fishing rods and catch their dinner off the dock.

Creek Swan is especially a nature lover's haven with many birds and various wildlife along the banks of the creek daily.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need a different check-in/out day different then Sunday. We will try and work with you if at all possible!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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