About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Herb Utter
For the first 18 years my wife and I 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 visiters. 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 Atlantic Beach
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.
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Check-in: 1:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great vacation home
Such a nice place to stay. There are multiple decks with great ocean views. The house has a cozy cabin feel and the kitchen is fully stocked with cooking supplies. Will definitely come back in the future!
We took a chance and came to Utter Bliss just as Irma was hanging a hard left in the US and there was another storm brewing in the Atlantic (Jose). So glad we did as we had good weather almost every day. This cottage reminded me of my childhood summer vacations at N. Myrtle Beach with it's pine paneling. Best parts are the dune topped deck and the upstairs deck. Can't quite figure out why the upper deck is not accessible from the house as the outside stairs are somewhat hard to maneuver for older folks-but quite a view! Herb is always available if anything is needed. The kitchen is in need of some new cookware (aluminum is not good for you) and we always bring our own chopping block, knives and saute pan because we are a family that cooks. The storms caused water problems on the island and that was inconvenient but not insurmountable. It was such a real pleasure to be able to have our dogs with us. Window air conditioners in the upper bedrooms provided individual climate control that we needed. I would go back in a minute if I could get all my family to take time off again!
Good feedback! We will buy new cookware immediately. We know people would love the upstairs entrance from the house to the upper deck...but we would lose at least one bed and the configuration of the remaining beds would be awkward at best. Decision to change, while desired, is still pending. Admittedly, the view 3 stories up on that outside deck is fantastic. We hope you and your family do get the chance to revisit us in the future. We hope the doggie gate helped too. We like to think of the gate as a doggie gated community.
Loved the beach cottage. Plenty of room for the hole family. Very clean and kitchen well supplies. Was great to be so close to the beach. Homeowner very friendly and very helpful.
Thank you for the feedback. We strive to make our beach cottage the best possible for a vacation. We also believe we have a very dedicated cleaning profession. Our location on the oceanfront is apparently treasured by all visitors.
A wonderful place to relax & take your shoes off.
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.
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.
Love Utter Bliss
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.
We try to do those things that people like. But I believe that we just have the best renters.
Wonderful time by all.
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.
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.