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Come and Stay a While at Turning Point

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Sideview showing screen porch,deck,and greenery that provides privacy


Last updated: 05/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Turning Point, a Terrific Hatteras Rental.

Turning Point is located in the quiet, picturesque Brigands' Bay neighborhood that has scenic views, gnarled old live oak trees, Pamlico Sound access, and is friendly to walkers, bikers, kayakers, kids, and even dogs.

We don’t have any fancy stuff -- no hot tub, pool, game room, home theater, or video library.

We do have a comfortable, homey Hatteras beach cottage that is light and airy with warm juniper paneled walls and a cathedral ceiling in the great room. The rooms are large, and the furnishings are tasteful. You won’t feel crowded here.

The large great room has sliding glass doors that open onto a deck and onto a large, furnished screened porch. The big kitchen with its counters and “island” bar is very well stocked with everything you will need for your stay.

There are three bedrooms and two full baths. Master bedroom and bath are downstairs and two bedrooms, with another bath in between, open onto an upstairs balcony. The master has a queen bed and tv. One bedroom upstairs room has a queen and pullout sofa, the other bedroom has two sets of bunk beds.

There is a large, LED flat screen TV with cable and Wi-Fi service and shelves of books, games, and jigsaw puzzles.

You can fish and crab from the dock on the canal with its fish-cleaning table and bench.
You can tie up your boat at the dock and have access to the Pamlico Sound for more fishing, crabbing, and clamming, or just exploring the shore. There is also a two-person kayak at the house for exploring the Pamlico Sound.

We cater to folks who want to come “and sit a while.” Turning Point is affordable for those who want to come and stay for several weeks – or even months. The basic weekly rental is among the most reasonable around. It’s just that -- a basic rental charge with taxes. No reservation fees or anything else. And there is a discount if you rent for more than one week.

Come to Turning Point and enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle at its best – for as long as you can stay.

Turning Point is a Shore Details house. Not only will the folks at Shore Details make sure your house is clean when you check in and clean up after you, but they are also available to help with any maintenance problems during your stay. In addition, through the company’s Concierge Service, you can have groceries stocked before you arrive, have a pre-cooked dinner delivered to your cottage, arrange for catering for parties, rent linens, find a babysitter, or plan your excursions – charter fishing, eco-tours, sunset cruises, or anything else you want during your stay.

Keywords: beach house, beach cottage


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/11/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Non-refundable depost of $50 for one or two pets. Additional for more....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    outside on deck and screen porch only...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • boat dock with fish cleaning table, outside shower, ceiling fans in every room and a two-person kayak for exploring the sound....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) One in living room and one in master bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    great room and master bedroom...moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Located on a canal that comes in from Pamlico Sound. Access available to the sound and boat dock at the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Picnic table on screen porch seats more...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens but not towels are provided. Beds will be made up when you arrive....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    one additional vehicle...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    boat trailer only ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Contact Shore Details for conceirge service, 2520216-8009...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Extremely well equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    plus large, covered screen porch...moreless



from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 9 - Dec 28, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12.75%



Winter -- $550

Spring -- $700 per week

Summer -- $900

Fall -- $700



Payment by check or money order. One half due within two weeks to hold reservation. Final payment due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/11/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: The year 1983 was actually the year that I purchased property in Brigands' Bay. In December, 1989, just before a record-breaking blizzard at the seashore, the pilings for the house were put in. The cottage was completed in March, 1990. I had been coming to Hatteras Island since the mid-'70s, since my two children were youngsters. I'd always wanted a house here and now I had one. It's beautiful, and I'm still proud of it. Ironically, I have never lived in it. The year after the cottage was completed, I had a real Turning Point in my life. I left my job as an editor at a big city newspaper in Louisville, Ky., got married to a Hatteras islander moved to the seashore. I live on the same street as Turning Point in my husband's house. My two children who grew up knowing nothing but Hatteras beach vacations are now adults and the summers at Hatteras tradition continues with my nine grandchildren. The oldest is 16, and the youngest is 5, and they love Hatteras and Brigands' Bay just as much as their grandmother and parents. We have built many family memories here.

Why the Owner Chose Brigands Bay, Frisco, NC, USA:
Brigands' Bay is, in my view, Hatteras Island's premier waterfront neighborhood. It is a true neighborhood, a mixture of permanent residents and rentals, all well maintained. The neighborhood of canals and creeks and marsh and gnarled liveoaks is the best place to enjoy all that Hatteras has to offer. It's right in the middle of the lovely Cape Hatteras National Seashore with easy access to beaches, fishing, the Hatteras charter boat fleet, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, surfing, windsurfing, hiking trials in the Buxton Woods Maritime Forest, and many, many other recreational opportunities.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Turning Point is located on a picturesque canal with direct access to the Pamlico Sound. You can sit on the bench at the dock and fish and crab or if you have a boat, you can tie it up here and have easy access for the sound for more fishing and crabbing opportunities, clamming, water sports, or just seeing the sights. It's quiet and it's peaceful, the way a Hatteras vacation should be.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/11/2017

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  • Sideview showing screen porch,deck,and greenery that provides privacy

    Sideview showing screen porch,deck,and greenery that provides privacy

  • View of canal from the deck of the cottage.

    View of canal from the deck of the cottage.

  • Well equipped kitchen with all the supplies you will need

    Well equipped kitchen with all the supplies you will need

  • Bunk room -- upstairs

    Bunk room -- upstairs

  • The dock is perfect for fishing, crabbing, and boat access to Pamlico Sound

    The dock is perfect for fishing, crabbing, and boat access to Pamlico Sound

  • View of the Great Room

    View of the Great Room

  • Large screened porch

    Large screened porch

  • Master Bedroom on first floor

    Master Bedroom on first floor

VRBO #294628

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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