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Fort Point River House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 bedrooms, plus alcove sleeping area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Executive-style vacation home, 2700 heated/air conditioned square feet, situated on a bluff with direct frontage and dock on the Neuse River in historic New Bern, NC Panoramic views from all bedrooms, multiple level decks, 40-foot year round sun room, private outdoor pool, can be heated, and out door hot tub. Four Bedrooms plus alcove.

This is a perfect spot for a family vacation or reunion. View birds and other coastal wild-life from the convenience of the sun room or decks. Or enjoy the many trails, rivers, streams, parks, preserves, or the nearby ocean beaches. Golf, horseback riding, and family amusement parks are nearby. And the great Atlantic Ocean at Atlantic Beach is 45 miles away.

There is an owner-occupied one bedroom apartment on the premises. This apartment is occasionally available for guest rental at $250/night plus tax.

New Bern is also home to lovely restaurants, shops, marinas, theater, shopping, and the famous Tyron Palace, former capital of North Carolina.

We think you will love our amenities.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Emily

Paul and Emily Bray owners, live in attached apartment. (on rare occasions, the attached apartment is also available)

Emily purchased this house in 2004

Why Emily chose New Bern

We love this location and views. It is relaxing, but not isolated. We love the birds and the gift of the river. The town of New Bern has a rich history with lots of small town amenities: sports, restuarants, community theater, antiques, and the arts.

What makes this house unique

The views of the Neuse River from the sun room are wonderful.


New Bern House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs are not allowed to be left alone in the home at any time.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Pointe Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
    Bath Off Kitchen and New Bern Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft half Bath - toilet
  • 3.5, on the rare occasions the owners apartment is availale for rental, there is a fourth full bath with shower tub combination. One full sofa bed in sun room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Alcove - 1 twin/ single , Ikea Chair Bed
    New Bern Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , plus floor full futon
    Loft - 1 king , 1 double , 1 baby crib , King can separate into two singles
    Pointe Room - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King can separated into two twins, 1 single floor futons
    Master - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , (Single Ikea chairi bed.)
  • King size beds (3) two of the king beds can be separated into two singles, Queen size Beds (1), Full bed (1)Twin or Single Beds (3) Sofa bed (1) Baby Crib (1) Graco crib (1), Floor futons (3) When apartment rented Queen/Full bunk bed (Garden Room)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Heatable outdoor Endless Pool Swim Spa, dock, hot tub, 40 foot sun room, kayaks, canoe, outdoor games on site, suitable for receptions, suitable for receptions and special events, maximum number of people for events is 75, extra cost and damage fee for events above 30. When available, apartment is $200 extra per night, $100 cleaning fee for rentals less than three nights. Event fee for 31-75 people $250. 15 cars maximum. Damage deposit for event fee is $500. Contact owners about availability and price for apartment or special events. (Not always available on dates that show open for the house.)


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Fort Point River House
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

A great family escape

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generational family of 13 stayed at the Fort Point House for 4th of July weekend. The house was extremely clean and well stocked for meal prep and serving for large numbers, with plenty of extra table seating. Best of all was the water access for kayaking, paddleboarding, etc. We hope to come back someday. The owners were not there at the time, but responded immediately to any questions or issues, and were extremely informative prior to our arrival. Thank you Paul and Emily.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Fourteen of us stayed here for my son's graduation from ECU. The house was perfect for us and had everything we needed. The view was gorgeous, the kitchen well-stocked, the sun porch was amazing, and we enjoyed the hot tub and the canoe. Everything was clean and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Not far from downtown New Bern, which we also loved. Thanks for offering such a great property on VRBO!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a family reunion at Fort Point River House over Memorial Day. The house and location were perfect. We had 15 people and everyone fit comfortably. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked making it easy to cook for a large crowd. We really enjoyed the canoe and kayaks and the small pool was perfect for the kids. I've rented a lot of different houses through VRBO and this was one of the nicer ones I've found. The owners do a great job of making sure you have everything you could. We're already talking about coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice view but mediocre home

  • 2 of 5

Master bed not made. Abundance of cobwebs throughout inside of home especially hanging from ceiling above the stove...yuck. When going barefoot indoors feet quickly became black from dirty floors. Point room bed was 2 twins put together by bungle cords and mattress was uncomfortable. Backyard is deceiving on pictures as there is a sharp drop to the water. Hand railing is required by int'l bldg code on decks. Was told on phone home was handicap accessible but it was not.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for a communication flaw regarding making up of the master bed. That was truly an error. Our guest instructions clearly state that the home is on a bluff. I cannot verify or dispute what was said in a telephone conversation. I recall a potential renter inquiring about how many steps to the front porch and I actually counted them. But I don't recall if that was this renter. And while there are bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor I certainly don't advertise it as accessible. Regarding the general cleaning, I really had to look hard to find the cobwebs above the stove. I consider our current cleaner very good, but it obviously didn't meet a "white glove" test. And our contractor for the deck had to have the construction inspected before he could fill the pool with water. So I would have to assume it met Craven County code at the time it was constructed.
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Fort Point River House- Review

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for a larger diverse group of folks. Lots of private spaces, but also has great gathering areas for group activities. Very convenient to the New Bern downtown and waterfront area.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft Point River House

  • 4 of 5

We would definately recommend this house to friends and relatives. We had 11 people sleeping at the house with plenty of space to sleep, eat and relax! The owner was present when needed (showing us where emergency flashlights etc were located when tropical storm Andrea came through and notified us in the middle of the night that there was a tornado warning and to take cover.) She answered all our questions and requests promptly. The property was clean and well maintained and has a spectacular spot overlooking the Neuse River. Would definately go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Craven Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ruby Tuesday, others
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Cherry Branch, Havlock
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
78 Miles
Wilson, NC, but shuttle bus in New Bern
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State route 70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ruby Tuesday, others
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Atlantic Beach
Car: recommended

Rental is located in a residential neighborhood overlooking the Neuse River in New Bern, NC. Many of our guests visit the famous Tyron Palace and the History Museum. Year round Farmers Market every Saturday morning featuring local produce and crafts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

Extra charge for traveling with dog/s and hosting special events. Maximum insurance policy for the above. Contact owner for availability of the apartment with double/queen bunk room, bathroom and great room with kitchen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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