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Fantastic, 4-Story, Family Home with Gorgeous Ocean Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Home, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Gorgeous, 3,700 square foot beach house with ocean views, high ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, wifi, smart TVs, and game console. Furniture, decor, paint and accessories stay fresh year in and year out.

Guests from NC, across the US, and overseas have enjoyed this beautiful, 3rd row, family home with gorgeous ocean views. This 4-story beach house is tucked away in the dunes of Atlantic Beach in a quiet, picturesque family neighborhood just 2 miles from Fort Macon State Park.

Walk to the beach from the house whenever you want. No trolley rides or electric carts necessary! Just 200 footsteps to hit the beach on the sandy dune trail behind the house, or, walk/ride bikes around the block on the flat, paved road. Amazing views of the ocean and the intercoastal waterway surround the home.

This is a warm and welcoming North Carolina beach home, not a generic rental property. This home is owned and carefully maintained by a family who treasures the NC coast. Communicate directly with the home owners; no turnstile office experience when you and your family arrive to check in.

It's your family's summer vacation- wedding- reunion- special get together- whatever the occasion, you deserve to be treated well! Expect enthusiasm, responsiveness, and concern for your family's needs as you make your vacation plans. Your family having a wonderful time at the beach is important to us, and we want to do all we can to make sure you have a wonderful time.

You will find this home well stocked with beach equipment, books, movies, toys, games- all updated regularly. With plenty of room for multiple families to spread out- over 3,700 square feet of living space on 4 floors with high ceilings and beautiful pine hardwood floors. Charming antiques, comfortable furniture, original art, relaxing outdoor decks- you'll feel right at home. Coastal camper families? We are a 45 minute drive to Camp Seagull, Seafarer, Don Lee, and many more. The Trinity Center is only 15 minutes away.

Special features of the home include: Two full kitchens, a 4th floor kids’ playroom decorated with custom 'Blackbeard the Pirate' mural by a North Carolina artist, WiFi throughout, 52' flatscreen TV and entertainment center, wireless internet, 5 outdoor decks, 2 screened porches, freight elevator for groceries and luggage (no passengers), new appliances, outside hot shower and gated privacy fence around property.

Atlantic Beach is located on the southern outer banks of North Carolina, in an area known as the Crystal Coast. Besides relaxing and having fun on the beach, there’s plenty to do while you visit. We send our guests a welcome package with links, contact info and descriptions of area activities, including:

Go antiquing, shopping, or enjoy great restaurants in Atlantic Beach, Morehead City or Beaufort. Tour historic places like the NC Maritime Museum and Fort Macon State Park. Visit the incredible NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, about 5 miles away. Take a day trip to Ocracoke Island by ferry and visit some of Blackbeard's haunts. Watch the big boats haul in a prize catch at the Big Rock Billfish Tournament. Spend the day at Cape Lookout National Seashore; the deserted island that boasts the diamond shoals lighthouse and a herd of the spectacular wild Shackleford ponies, where whole Atlantic Whelk shells wash up on shore.

Go fishing: inshore, off shore, or off the pier…Atlantic Beach is a boater's delight and marina access is only a few blocks from the house. Check out the Morehead City waterfront when the fishing boats unload their catch of the day. Play golf at the nearby courses. Enjoy fantastic waterfront restaurants for the adults, or family-friendly places if you have the kids in tow. Ride bikes. Read. Walk the beach… Do as much as you want, or as little as you want, just ENJOY!

Keywords: Fabulous beach house, family neighborhood, ocean views, comfortable, stylish, family fun, Atlantic Beach

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Bethany

We live in North Carolina with our 3 sons. Our family has enjoyed Atlantic Beach for over 20 years. Our sons love Camp Seagull which is located about 45 minutes away. Boating, beach combing, and exploring Ft. Macon and other area historical sites are our favorite things to do.

Bethany purchased this house in 2004

Why Bethany chose Atlantic Beach

For years we looked at beach property up and down the Carolina coasts. We chose Atlantic Beach for its unbeatable combination of natural beauty, history, and authentic character. Atlantic Beach is a uniquely North Carolina beach, with area history dating back to the 1700's. Nearby Morehead City and Beaufort offer casual and fine dining, boutiques, art galleries, and a boater's paradise. The beaches are wide, full of shells, and not too crowded. Our neighborhood is just that- a neighborhood, with families enjoying the North Carolina coast the way they have for generations.

We find this area to be the perfect destination for a beach trip- for families, for reunions, for gatherings of friends.

What makes this house unique

We are located 2 miles down the island from Ft. Macon State Park...a beautiful and historic 400-acre park right on the tip of the island, with gorgeous views of the ocean and sound from every angle. Our home is also just a 5-7 minute ride from the newest North Carolina Aquarium, in Pine Knoll Shores. The sharks that swim with the sunken German submarine are our favorite, and the sea turtles a close second.

Though these national-caliber attractions are very close, the house is so comfortable, you'll have a fabulous vacation even if you never venture out. The beautiful beach is only 200 footsteps away from our back door, through a sandy trail in the natural dune area that gives our house it's privacy. The views from our home of the ocean and sound are gorgeous. Enjoy the oceanside and soundside decks the house offers for relaxation (there are 7 total decks).

The beach house is 3,700 square feet- stocked with games, movies, books and toys. We keep the house updated and very comfortable so you'll feel you are visiting a friend's home, not staying in a bland, impersonal, rental house or hotel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for renting our beach house! We hope you had a terrific time on your

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Atlantic Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd Floor Master - toilet , tub , shower , Garden tub, large master bathroom, double sinks
    3rd Floor Powder Room - toilet
    4th Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water
    1st Floor Studio - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd floor Queen - 1 queen , Private deck, shares hall bathroom
    2nd floor twins - 2 twin/ single , Shares hall bathroom
    2nd Floor King - 1 king , Large master w/full bath, garden tub, porch, oceanview
    4th floor Queen/Twin Bunks - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Great bunk room &play area, video games, shares bath w/ king
    4th floor King - 1 king , Ocean view, with deck, shares bath with bunk area
    1st Floor Studio - 1 double , 1 child bed , Bed, bath, kitchen, living, porch, deck, fenced yard
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2) Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), and a child's trundle bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Fantastic, 4-Story, Family Home with Gorgeous Ocean Views
average rating of 4.969697 based on 67 reviews

Great Retirement Surprise Party Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. We had my husband's surprise retirement party in September with plenty of room for all! The house is beautifully decorated with all the amenities. The owner was easy to reach for any questions and very accommodating. Our family and friends felt comfortable and at home in this lovely beach house. Hope we get the chance to rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and well appointed beach house

  • 5 of 5

Bethany's property was a perfect fit for our multigenerational family of 8 (including au pair). The home was exactly as depicited. Bethany was wonderful to work with. A true gem! I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at great house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and hope to go back next year! The owner was so helpful, both in advance and while we were there. It had so much space, more than we realized, and our family of 8 adults and 5 kids had more room than we needed! I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern charm at it's finest!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this family friendly beach house! The house is in immaculate condition. I felt like I was staying at a home listed in Coastal living. Very chic and up to date. Plenty of room for several families to spread out comfortably. The house is extremely clean and didn't see any bugs. All appliances & furniture appear to be new. The kitchen is fully stocked. The back porches have several nice relaxing couches to enjoy the sunset. The family room is spacious with a large couch & sofa for everybody to hang out on & watch movies or play board games. The dining room table is perfect for large families. The elevator is a plus for taking up groceries. The views of the ocean are gorgeous & it only takes a few minutes to walk over the dunes to the beach. Neighbors are all very friendly. The house is located on a quiet street. The backyard is fenced in. Perfect location. The fort is only a few minutes away, a grocery store is also a few minutes away & lots of seafood restaurants around as well as a seafood market. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this house. The pictures do not do it justice! The owner is excellent to work with & fast to answer questions. This is by far our favorite rental home & we usually rent 3 homes a year on the east coast.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing rental property!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really don't do this house justice - it is sooooo much more spacious than the pictures look! And the views are just amazing. Definitely an awesome rental property! Plus the owner was awesome to work with, very responsive and informative. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic experience all-around

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Southern Outer Banks with very little background before we stumbled upon this home on VRBO. In many instances the photographs overly glamorize a home and you walk in expecting to be let down, but our experience coming into this home was exactly the opposite. As we walked up each floor it was breathtaking-the decor, the views of both sound and ocean, the comfort, the well-stocked home and kitchen-we were absolutely spoiled by this home. The freight elevator was a great convenience, the top floor suite was great for our kids, and it had everything we needed. To top it off, the beach is wide with soft sand, the shelling is great, and it was never crowded. All the beach gear you need is available in the garage, and the home is wired to keep you entertained and connected. The owner was responsive and a delight to work with. You cannot go wrong with this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Shackleford Banks
Royal James Cafe
Blue Moon Bistro
Fort Macon State Park
Amos Mosquito's Restaurant and Bar
Island Grille
Cape Hatteras Light Station
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Nicky's of Swansboro -- CLOSED
Crab Shack
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Captain Bill's Waterfront -- CLOSED
"Visit the waterfront shops, watch the boats come in with the day's catch, and enjoy some fre..."
Cape Lookout Ferry Services
"Catch one of the many water ferries that run all day from Morehead and Beaufort waterfronts ..."
Beaufort Grocery CO
"absolute favorite! sunday brunch, lunch, dinner- the best."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Amos Mosquitos, Island Grille
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Morehead City, Beaufort, Harker's Island, and more
Nearest Golf
8.5 Miles
Brandywine Bay Country Club, Morehead City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Amos Mosquitos, Island Grille
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Out the back door, walk on sandy dunes path!

Historic Ft. Macon State Park, used during Civil War, with construction dating back to 1750's, is only 2 miles from the house. Site of Blackbeard's shipwreck 'The Queen Anne's Revenge' is just off shore. Historic Beaufort, NC is on the mainland, across the bridge. World famous bill fishing tournament, 'The Big Rock' is held every June with a multi million-dollar purse. Cape Lookout National Park makes a wonderful day trip. Accessible only by boat, ferries run from Harkers Island to Cape Lookout daily. Bring a picnic and enjoy miles of undeveloped beach for shelling and walking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning, linens, towels $350

30 day cancellation policy on summer weekly rentals.

Pay by check with no additional fee. Credit cards also accepted, but charges a 2.5% convenience fee on credit card transactions, which will be added to the total amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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