Nestled at the Gateway of the Outer Banks on Cedar Island is Sound Serenity Cottage. This 1200 square foot cottage was lovingly built by it's owners with only a sheet of notebook paper and a dream of escaping hectic life. After some years of enjoying it privately the owners came to the realization that many people could benefit from the tranquility and therapy that the salt air and beach sand bring into our heart and sol (sun).
The house has one master bedroom (queen size), upstairs is open loft style sleeping offering 1 queen, and 4 twin size bunk beds with linens provided. There are two baths (master has a vintage claw foot tub) and additional outside shower. The kitchen is equipped with two Jenn-air wall ovens, stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, etc. lots of kitchen utensils, dinnerware and serving ware.
The den offers two cozy couches, recliner, and a special napping nook under the stairway. A reading nook with a cozy chair awaits you and your favorite book with a beautiful view of Pamlico Sound.
There are two porches where you can soak in the negative ions of the salt air, listen to the waves lap along the shore side, and hear the sea gulls...can't you feel your mind and body relaxing at the thoughts of this?
We are just down the beach from the North Carolina Cedar Island/Ocracoke Ferry. Day tripping there is fun filled and historical education all in one. You will be visiting the hideout of the famous pirate Edward Teach aka Blackbeard and visiting one of the oldest light houses on the East Coast. There are several other ferries that carry passengers to the remote barrior islands of what is known as Core Banks (we can provide more information on local entertainment). We are an hour drive from historic Beaufort and her twin city Morehead City where there are some great restaurants, museums, etc.
* MOST IMPORTANT!!!! IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE COTTAGE YOU MUST HAVE 4X4 VEHICLE!!! This is a sandy (and if heavy rain muddy) drive and 2 wheel drive WILL NOT make it. We cannot emphasize this enough.
We DO NOT offer WIFI because this is a retreat from the hustle and bustle and our bodies need a break from technology every now and then, however WIFI is available at the local store approximately a mile from the house. We do offer satellite radio, antenna TV (limited to local channels weather permitting), and board games.
If you are a kayak/paddle board enthusiast bring them with you or you can rent them at the campground on the island. Cedar Island has many marsh creeks to charter and wildlife to be viewed.
On the adjacent beach beyond the ferry you can see some of the wild 'Banks' ponies. It is a beautiful walk where you can view the wind swept oaks and enjoy the scenery perhaps a great place to take a picnic and many photo opportunities.
So what are you waiting for? Come visit us "Seek the stillness...savor the Serenity".