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Utter Bliss Ocean Front Cottage at the Crystal Coast

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

'Utter Bliss' is a traditional beach cottage, a family-friendly, comfortable home away from home. Completely updated, it still contains the original pine paneling through-out. Relax on the large porch in a rocking chair enjoying the ocean breeze, or if you prefer on the covered deck on top of the sand dune. Walk the path over the dune directly to the white sand beach, stick your toes in the water, search for shells. Enjoy the beach with your family and conveniently walk back over the dune to return to the cottage anytime you want.

Inside is spacious and comfortable with four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, living room and dining room with a table ideal for large family gatherings. The kitchen has been remodeled and updated. Enjoy the sound of surf as you go to sleep, or use the AC to really cool off! For 2011, we have installed all new siding with insulation and new windows/doors. In 2013, we constructed a two story deck.

This cottage offers everything a family needs to have a relaxing and fun time. It is convenient to shopping, restaurants, mini-golf, jet skiing, fishing, boating, and other family activities. The North Carolina Aquarium. historical Ft. Macon and Beaufort, Shackelford Banks and Cape Lookout are all nearby. Experience 'Utter Bliss' on the Crystal Coast.

Keywords: Cottage,beach house

More Details

Herb Utter
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Herb Utter

For the past 18 years, my wife and I have rented to families that were personal acquaintances or business peers. Since I am retired from a large company, I can no longer use pictures and word of mouth to attract renters. My wife and I have moved to Morehead City, NC. That's just 7 miles from the rental house/cottage. We enjoy boating, fishing, golf, and site-seeing the coastal area. We know restaurants and items of interest. The beach house is the ultimate in vacationing.

Herb Utter purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Herb Utter chose Central Coast

This house has been in the family for three generations. My wife and I bought it to share with people that love the coast. We converted it to a rental to maintain the property and to pay ever increasing taxes and maintenance. Otherwise, it has a beautiful view of the ocean and beach. We love walking the beach and hunting for shells.

What makes this cottage unique

Total relaxation on a covered porch with an old fashion swing or rocking chairs are the benefits people have always told us that liked the best. If that's not your calling, there's the large deck on the sand dune where the breeze is even better. The kitchen has all appliances and items one needs. The ultimate benefit is watching the sun rise or fall with your coffee in the morning or saluting the flag in the evening with your favorite beverage. House is air-conditioned and wonderfully comfortable.


Atlantic Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Utter Bliss Ocean Front Cottage at the Crystal Coast
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

A wonderful place to relax & take your shoes off.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have ask for anything more. The beach house was wonderful, not one thing that I can think of I needed that they didn't have. We went to the Islands to collect sea shells, on the days that the boats were running. We will be back again. Utterly Blissful! Thank you Utters.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests discovered the true environment of a visit to our oceanfront beach house. They also discovered the exciting adjacent islands. We strive to set conditions leading to maximum enjoyment.
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Love Utter Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year here. My father in law, mother in law and her brother came with us this year. They had a wonderful time. The house is perfect. It's so cozy. The upper deck was our favorite spot. We loved sitting there watching the waves and even got to see some dolphins! The owner, Herb is such a nice man. He stopped by to check on us after a night of severe storms. We can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to do those things that people like. But I believe that we just have the best renters.
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New Milton, WV USA

We couldn't have asked for more.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation following the passing of my mother-in-law. We wanted a quiet, peaceful, relaxing vacation to reflect. We got that and more! The ocean front deck was amazing! We had three little ones, ages 10, 7, and 1, who spent just as much time splashing in a kiddie pool on the covered deck as they did splashing in the ocean. We had zero complaints.

We did get to meet Herb, the owner, though it was due to unfortunate circumstances. There was a tornado on the other side of the sound which caused flooding. We had to call Herb to let him know that his basement was flooding. I'm not sure how he made it to the house in the middle of a flood, but he did, and the fellas in our group helped him to get his cleanup underway. He is a great guy and told us some of the history of the house, which as lovers of all old homes we could certainly appreciate.

If we could have added anything to this vacation, it would have been more restaurants and attractions nearby for the kids to enjoy...there wasn't much to choose from. We did drive into Beaufort, a beautiful little town for some activities.

Great home! Wonderful folks to work with! We look forward to visiting again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a wonderful feeling to have your hard work acknowledged especially by wonderful guests. While the extensive rain was unfortunate ( referred to by the township as a once in a hundred years rain), we have since put in a sump pump and a new garage door to minimize any future distractions. We hope these travelers will return as soon as possible. As for attractions, the town has put in a 4 acre park including a putt-putt and a few other items kids might enjoy.
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Wonderful time by all.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cottage was just right and it was very clean. I spent the time with my children, daughter-in-law and grandson. The ocean is right outside the back door and we set out side to have our morning coffee. There is lots to do in the area and we were busy everyday. I will love to go back again and Herb was very nice and helpful. Great place.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all feedback. We do try to meet all guests. We have an excellent cleaner this year and the results show. Our goal is for guests to enjoy the facilities, the beach, and have a true vacation. We have been blessed with wonderful guests.
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Edenton, NC

Best girlfriend week ever!

  • 5 of 5

i love working with Herb, (he is a true southern gentleman in every sense of the word)! Utter Bliss took my friends and me back to the good old days when cottages were built to enjoy your time at the beach! It has the rustic charm I love, with all you need and so much more! Already reserved my week for 2015!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's truly a reward for an owner when visitors appreciate the ole house. We will continue to work towards providing a vacation location that all can enjoy.
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Farmville, NC

great week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Utter Bliss. Our family of six adults fit comfortably. We loved being oceanfront with our own walkway to the beach. The large deck with the porch swing was our favorite and we spent a lot of time there. The upper deck with the rocking chairs and umbrella was nice as well. The kitchen was fully stocked and even included some items we didn't think it would. Plenty of space, with a comfortable feel. Herb was helpful with answering our questions before our stay. All six of us loved this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's such a great feeling for an owner to have renters appreciate the labors of maintaining an oceanfront property. We will strive to live up to the satisfaction level represented here.
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Rates & Availability

Atlantic Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
May 29 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65
Cleaning & Supplies $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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