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Waterfront Cottage on Sleepy Creek! All interior furnishings new!

Gloucester, NC, USA
  • House1750 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 5 nights

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 nps.gov) 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.

Property Manager

Jennifer Pogatchnik

Member Since 2017
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 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.


    • Kids Welcome
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7


          • 2 Bathrooms

              Location Type

                • Ocean View
                  Sleepy Creek sits on a small inlet that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. Sleepy Creek is a protected shell fish nursery so you can shrimp, clam, crab and oyster for personal use right off the dock.
                • Rural
                  Quiet, scenic, nature lover's paradise.
                • Waterfront
                  Our 250 foot dock extends into Sleepy Creek where low tide is about 2 feet and high tide 6 feet. Flat bottom boats work beautifully in the creek as well as sunfish, kayaks, paddle boards and canoes.


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Free Wifi


                            • Dining Area


                                • 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

                                            • pier fishing
                                            • deepsea fishing
                                            • golf
                                            • hiking
                                            • hunting
                                            • jet skiing
                                            • kayaking
                                            • parasailing
                                            • fishing
                                            • sailing
                                            • snorkeling
                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                            • surf fishing
                                            • water skiing
                                            • water tubing
                                            • wind-surfing

                                              House Rules

                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                              Cancellation Policy

                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                              5 Reviews


                                              Latest reviews


                                              Bryan B.

                                              We had a relaxing time on sleepy creek. We caught no fish but that’s ok we took the ferry to cape lookout and had a wonderful time. Planning on going again but camping on the island next time!! We did a lot of road biking which included a 60 mile round trip to cedar island one beautiful morning. Fun time all in all

                                              Wonderful, Quiet and Relaxing

                                              Britt M.

                                              Our family truly enjoyed ourselves. We were able to fish from the dock, fly my son's kite in the back yard and relax on the screened in porch. Will definitely try to stay here again.

                                              Peaceful beautiful retreat

                                              Suzanne J.

                                              Beautifully appointed and decorated. A well equipped kitchen. Lovely screened porch. Beautiful sunrises from the dock. Overall a peaceful and quiet getaway. I'd love to come back!

                                              Love this location...Come fish...Go play at the beach...Visit the local towns

                                              Chris K.

                                              We are a family of 6 with 4 children age 4-9 years old. This was one of our most fun vacations and it was not because we are not dealing with diapers. The house was great. It worked out perfect for our kids. Sleeping was easy...location was perfect... and plenty to do. We fished off the dock. Cast net to catch minnows...Caught shrimp to eat...crabbed and ate them EVERY night..Caught several rays...Red drum...and hooked a 3+ foot shark off the dock...spent lots of time on the dock...our kids were sold when they saw the dock...saw some dolphins swimming in the sound one day. Played wiffleball in the backyard. House with garage to hold all the gear needed. Screened in porch was fun to sit on at night and when raining. The house is located a bit out from Beaufort...About 25 minutes....15 minutes to the end of Harkers Island for the ferry. We were a bit concerned that we could not get to enough "things to do" but were COMPLETELY satisfied and kept busy. We used the Ferry 3 days. One day to Cape Lookout to go all the way to the point on the truck ride...Got loads of great shells and lots of Sand dollars. Two days we went to Shackleford Banks. This is like being on an island by yourself and wild horses. Each day you take your lunch and all supplies. Kids loved it. Lots of sandbars and walking around. We saw more water "animals" in a week than I have seen in my life. One day got a ferry from Beaufort to go to Sand Dollar Island. Fun...Although we found more sand dollars at the cape. Still a great experience jumping off sand bars into pools of water. All of this a Ferry ride from the house. Went to Atlantic Beach and Fort Macon...some mini golf...sent the ladies out for a night out and the boys for some time fishing on the pier in Beaufort. Plenty to do. The hospitality of the owner made it very easy to get in and out. We will be back again. Great place to make memories with family off of the beaten trail and not touristy by any means. Can't say enough great things about this location...Almost don't want to give it a good review so that you don't find out about it because I want it open when I go back. Come have fun and make great memories. LOVE THIS PLACE.

                                              Owner's Response:


                                              Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your family vacation at Creek Swan. Sounds like you all were pretty busy taking in the salt air and sea. Please come back and see us again soon!

                                              Jenn & Ann

                                              Great private property!

                                              Tyson K.

                                              We had a great time at this house. Very well remodeled and the back porch is the perfect place to relax. Caught fish and crabs off the dock and had a crab feast one evening. Great golf courses near and just a short drive to Morehead City and Atlantic Beach. Also would recommend taking the ferry to Cape Lookout. Had a blast and we will be back again to this hidden gem!

                                              Owner's Response:


                                              We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We welcome you back again soon.


                                              Jenn & Ann


                                              Gloucester, NC, USA

                                              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.

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                                              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!

                                              5 Reviews
                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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