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Seeking a get away from the city, technology, etc. Sound Serenity awaits you!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Located on the beach just steps away from Pamlico Sound

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 corner 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 hours 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 and some cattle. 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".

More Details

Property Manager
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
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Rhonda

My name is Rhonda and I am a native of Cedar Island, NC. My husband and I were blessed to get the opportunity to purchase this property some years ago (thanks to a great cousin) and designed it ourselves. We have put ourselves into the project of designing and building this cottage. We drew it out on a friend's dining table one night on a sheet of notebook paper. From there our dream of Sound Serenity became a reality. We have spent numerous years enjoying the cottage as well as family and friends. Now is the time to share this little rectangle of wood and shingles nestled on the beautiful beach. We invite you to come and enjoy the quiet,

peaceful, and beautiful feeling of Sound's a tiny slice of Heaven.

Why Rhonda chose Cedar Island

Cedar Island is very dear to me because I grew up on this island. As a child I played and swam here. It is a place to come and unwind and just be in tune with the sand and sea.

The house has one master bedroom downstairs and upstairs an open design (similar to a boat) with 1 queen size bed and 4 twin size bunk beds. There is also a twin bed nestled under the stairs for sleeping.

What makes this cottage unique

My favorite spot is sitting on the porches. Both offer beautiful views....inside the house has views from every window. It is a place for families to reunite, honeymooners to be alone, couples to relax, it's a place to commune with nature and just enjoy serenity.


Cedar Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outside shower-which has had awesome reviews.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • One queen bed and twin downstairs. 4 bunk beds and one queen upstairs. Room upstairs for air mattress (not provided).
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house is steps away from Pamlico Sound. Great beach vacation spot.


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Seeking a get away from the city, technology, etc. Sound Serenity awaits you!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
keswick, va

lovely + quiet

  • 5 of 5

the home is beyond lovely. just like the pictures online. it is clean and well appointed with towels, dishes, etc. even games like candy land and checkers. my children, ages 15 to 5, had a gorgeous time during our brief stay. what made the trip especially sweet was how well attended to our family was by rhonda. she was delightful and ever available with any question we had. truly could not be more grateful to have found this secluded and quiet spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie, What a courageous lady you are ❤️You traveled hours with 5 children all by yourself which to me is amazing!!!! You had never driven in soft beach sand and you did it like a Champ! You didn’t think you did, but I watched a beautiful brave lady in my rear view mirror do something she’s never done before. The children are absolutely precious!!! The most well behaved and so thoughtful to me and especially loving to you Katie. I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet the kids, but especially You...Not only were you respectful to the house and property You were someone who In the short time I meet with you gained a lot of admiration from me. Wishing you all the best☀️💝?☀️
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New Bern, NC

Peace and Tranquility Awaits Here

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation - peaceful. Could not have asked for a more perfect spring break with the family. Rhonda is amazing and everything was just as it was expected - and then some!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wyandotte, Michigan

Beautiful relaxing getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at sound serenity last week for our honeymoon and I couldn’t of picked a better place to say! It was everything we wanted and more! The beach cottage is decorated so beautifully and has such a sweet charm to it! Everything was very clean and super cozy! The view is absolutely incredible! The sand is so soft and the water is very clear and I can’t believe how secluded the cottage was! I wasn’t aware that it was the last beach house on the island strip! It was a nice surprise! Rhonda was very helpful and very nice! Sure took care of any questions we had and made sure we were comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and we can’t wait to comeback again! 😊� - Jenny & Dale

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such an honor to have you stay at Sound Serenity for your honeymoon. We truly appreciate your awesome review❤️ I am thrilled you both enjoyed the house and the beauty of this place that makes me so happy too. We hope you come back to Sound Serenity again. Most appreciatively, Rhonda
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A Dog's Life

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome get away. We thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion and quiet. It was just what we needed. The house was beautiful yet comfortable. I could have stayed forever.

Though, I do think my dog enjoyed it the most!

Rhonda was lovely and accommodating!

I highly recommend this place if you want to get away from it all. Teenagers had a little difficulty adjusting to no wifi. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Sound Serenity Cottage and the awesome review. We hope you come back again. Most Sincerely, Rhonda
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is great and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.


  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope you had good luck fishing 🎣. Most sincerely, Rhonda
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Amazing cottage on Cedar Island!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property honeycomb part of the ocean. The sun was shining every day, we saw dolphins from the front porch, and were able to walk into the ocean over 100 yards! The cottage was beautiful and had all of the necessary features for our vacation. The highlight was the outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed Sound Serenity Cottage. The outside shower is definitely a favorite amenity 😀. We hope you consider our cottage getaway again. Thank you for visiting ☀️☀️☀️
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sharky's Cedar Island Resort
Nearest Ferry
Cedar Island/Ocracoke Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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