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Lovely 1 bedroom cottage in charming waterfront Beaufort, NC with water views

Beaufort, NC, USA
  • House660 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Pet-friendly cottage walking distance to all of Beaufort's restaurants & shops

The Sea Buoy Cottage is a lovely one bedroom cottage in the Historic District of the charming and quaint waterfront town of Beaufort, North Carolina, recently voted #1 Coolest Small Towns of America and listed as Nicest Place in the South by Porterbriggs! Situated on the coast of eastern NC in the Southern Outer Banks, our sweet little coastal town is an interesting mix of southern gentility and folkloric tales of Blackbeard the pirate, it's infamous former resident. Built in the late 1800's, the Sea Buoy Cottage is a perfect seaside retreat to experience the joys of the Crystal Coast with the beaches of Atlantic Beach a few miles away and the boardwalk, marina and great restaurants and pubs of Front Street just a couple of blocks away. Carrot Island borders our Front Street and the herds of wild horses often graze in full view... the colors of the grasses and water change with the tides and the seasons and is truly food for the soul. Across the street from the cottage is another marina and waterfront area with wonderful sunset views. The old bridge into town will be shut down in Sept 2017 and this area will be turned into a green park space.

Tastefully decorated in a classic seaside theme, Sea Buoy Cottage sleeps 5 in a luxuriously accessorized queen bed, a set of bunk beds and a full size pull out couch (please indicate if you need linens for the pull ask that this only be an option for families with children as the cottage is not large enough to accommodate adult groups). Relaxing front porch with swing and chairs to enjoy the sunset or your morning cup of coffee and fenced in newly landscaped back yard with seating, table/umbrella and new charcoal grill (complete with pirate ship sandbox for the wee ones!). Full washer and dryer and kitchen makes for everything you need to enjoy a seaside retreat. Flat screen TV in living room with wifi also installed. So many adventures are available to enjoy while in Beaufort, whether the beaches of Atlantic Beach, boating in the Carolina waters, or exploring the national parks of the Outer Banks. Great shopping and antiques also available along Front Street and the historic cemetery, Maritime Museum and historic British double-decker bus tour are not to be missed! Dive center just across the street from the cottage as well to plan your adventures in the many shipwrecks in the area. Duke University's Marine Lab on Pivers Island is just around the corner.

Longer term stays for snowbirds or Duke Marine Lab students and teachers available, pricing on request.

Please note, we start renovations soon! We want to make the bathroom larger and update the kitchen a bit. Please note that linens should be on the beds when you arrive.

Property Manager

Tracy Huckabee

Member Since 2017
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Tracy Huckabee

Ian and I are both native North Carolinians and were married in Beaufort on Carrot Island. There are many things we love about the coast, and Beaufort specifically, including the many festivals, kayaking, clamming, boating, going to the beach, and fine restaurants. Our favorites are City Kitchen, Beaufort Grocery, Front Street Grill (check out the Rhum bar) and Black Sheep.

Tracy Huckabee purchased this House in 2017

Why Tracy Huckabee chose Beaufort

We love this historic cottage because of it's location just a few blocks from the water and the gorgeous wood floors. We hope you love staying at the Sea Buoy cottage! We plan to continue updating and enhancing the home over time, so please check back in.

What makes this House unique

In 2018, the draw-bridge will be discontinued and the end of Cedar Street and that area will become a fantastic park, complete with picnic, beach and pavilion areas. The Sea Buoy cottage will be less than 2 blocks from the park. We're excited about the change and look forward to having you stay with us for years to come.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Queen size bed in bedroom with comfortable linens
      • Bedroom 2
        1 bunk bed, Bunk beds w/ privacy curtains 2 section off from living area
      • One bedroom with comfortable queen size bed sleeping two. Bunk beds also installed in study area off living room with privacy curtains that can section it off, making it perfect for kids. Couch in living room also pulls out to full size bed (please indicate if you need this option so we can provide linens...please note, given size of cottage, we ask that this option only be used for kids, not multiple adults)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Water View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 4 people


                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Toys


                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • festivals
                                      • museums
                                      • restaurants

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • beachcombing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • boating
                                          • paddle boating
                                          • shelling
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                              • snorkeling
                                              • cycling
                                              • fishing
                                              • jet skiing
                                              • kayaking
                                              • parasailing
                                              • pier fishing
                                              • sailing
                                              • deepsea fishing
                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                              • surf fishing
                                              • surfing
                                              • swimming
                                              • water skiing
                                              • 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.

                                                3 Reviews


                                                Latest reviews

                                                The pictures are true! You get exactly what you see.

                                                Nancy M.

                                                The cottage looks exactly like the pictures on the inside. There are issues on the outside that the owner has already reported that should be remedied in the summer of 2018. I had an issue that I have reported to the management company and they are communicating with the owner. I do not choose to use social media to expand on this issue. If the owner has been notified I should hear soon. I did enjoy most of my stay. Love the back yard.

                                                Cottage needs some TLC!

                                                Tammy K.

                                                Lovely cottage but it is need of maintenance on the front porch and some paint. Disappointed that outside furniture had to be cleaned before sitting on it.

                                                Owner's Response:

                                                Tammy, thanks so much for taking the time to offer these comments. It’s helpful for us to hear about these things, and Tracy and I have addressed them.

                                                We purchased the property recently, and we've had really good service from the folks who help us with cleaning, so needless to say, we're very sorry we missed on this one. I’ve come up with a solution for making sure the outside furniture is clean whenever you arrive.

                                                Also, and you may have seen this in our listing, we start renovations soon! In January, we’re re-siding Sea Buoy cottage and repairing and painting the front porch.

                                                Again, thanks for the feedback.



                                                coziest cottege, wonderful stay....

                                                Pinar G.

                                                We have had the most wonderful stay in Ms. Huckabee's cottage on Orange street, Beaufort. The cottage is only a 10min ride from the Atlantic Beach where we enjoyed the beach quite a bit and much closer to all the shopping and restaurants in Beaufort. We walked to great restaurants on the water. The cottage has everything you might need for a vacation, it is not too big, but very cozy and comfortable. We actually were not looking for a big place, so it was perfect for us. The cottage is well stocked with amenities, not of terribly modern sort which made it more home like and cozy. We see ourselves going back.

                                                Pinar Gurdal

                                                Owner's Response:

                                                We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit!


                                                Beaufort, NC, USA

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