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Family Friendly Oceanfront Property Sleeps 1-20

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View from the Beach of 3 Bedroom Cottage


Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-28 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bd Cottage & 2-2 bd Apts , 7 Bd, 4 Ba Total. Rented separately mid & off seaso

Simple Serenity is the perfect name for this wonderful beach property. As you arrive, you will immediately feel the peaceful, nostalgic memories of a childhood beach vacation or perhaps remind you of a scene from a 'feel good' book or movie. There is nothing fancy about Simple Serenity - it is just a clean, cozy, updated cottage by the sea. The cottage and guest cottage apartments sit on an oceanfront lot just 3 blocks from the the center of Surf
City. This location is within easy walking distance of the fishing pier, numerous restaurants and bars, a grocery store, seafood markets, a playground, ice cream shops, coffee shops, public boat ramps, sightseeing and just about anything else you would want to do on a relaxed beach vacation.

It consists of a cozy updated three bedroom, two bath, oceanfront cottage and two smaller 2 bedroom guest cottage apartments connected by a shared court yard. This property is ideal for small weddings, gatherings, celebrations, reunions or for just a romantic couples vacation or a solitary retreat to get away from the craziness of everyday life. We love to host military reunions with a loved one. It has adequate parking for six cars and even enough room for a boat and trailer.

During the peak season (Mid June-Mid August) this property is rented as a single unit-Simple Serenity ABC. Mid and off season, units maybe rented separately(A, B or C) or combined A&B,B&C or A&C) as suitable for our guests needs. Affordable monthly rentals are available off season (Mid September-Mid May). PLEASE CALL OWNER DIRECTLY DISCUSS SPECIFIC RATES. 919-612-2541

As you arrive at Simple Serenity you will first discover the two nicely furnished 2 bedroom connected guest cottages. These units are a perfect private space to give grandparents, parents with young children, or the late night young adults some personal space from the main cottage group. They have two small bedrooms (a queen in one and double in the other), bathroom, and a kitchen/living/dining area with sleeper sofa. They have basic cable TV's , DVD players and Wi-Fi. The apartments share a nice size deck with a table and chairs. This makes a great spot for early morning coffee, an evening beverage or to share a meal in the salt air.

Just off the deck is a common courtyard with a hammock, a picnic table, outdoor hot/cold enclosed shower and plenty of open space for a group. This space is ideal for your group cookouts,games or just relaxing out of the sun or the wind when the beach is a little too sunny or breezy. A walkway to the side of the main cottage provides direct ocean access for the guest cottage apartment guests.

When you enter the beachfront cottage, you will be WOWED by the view. Seeing the beach and beautiful sea over the seaoats and dunes is breathtaking. The cheerfully decorated open kichen/greatroom space has all that you will need to relax and feel at home. The kitchen is well stocked with enough dishes, glasses, cookware, a blenders and larges pots for a big family seafood boil or Sunday turkey dinner. There is a wall mounted TV (with expanded cable service), a DVD player and WIFI for those guest who feel that they need to remain connected to the outside world. There is a comfortable sleeper sofa, loveseat and a rocking chair for knitting, visiting or perhaps rocking a sweet baby. The beachfront deck is a great place for sunning, reading, watching the surfers, children playing in the sand, kites, sipping a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, daydreaming, or enjoying an afternoon nap.

You will be lulled to sleep and be gently awaken by the gentle sounds of the sea from the ocean front master bath with private bath. The second cheerful oceanfront queen size room and bunkroom guests share a nice full hall bathroom. There is a large capacity washer and dryer,dishwasher and convenient outdoor showers to minimize your family chores.

If you are looking for a simple, very affordable, easy and serene vaction spot we feel Simple Serenity will probably be perfect choice. Whether you are by yourself, or plan to vacation with a group, we feel certain that you will have a relaxed and enjoyable stay at beach.

Keywords: Ocean Front property includes a 3 Bd/2Ba cottage and 2-2Bd/1Ba guest cottage apartments.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age of 25 required to be considered for rental...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 14-20

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master-Main Cottage...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall Bath-Main Cottage...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Guest Cottage C Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Guest Cottage B Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: outdoor shower

    Outdoor Hot and Cold shower...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.9
from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter-OF Cottage Monthly
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
28 night min stay

Early Spring-OF Cottage
Apr 1 - Apr 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring-All Units
Apr 15 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Springs
May 13 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer-All Units
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Fall-All Units
Aug 19 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall-Ocean Front Cottage
Sep 16 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay
Mid Fall-OF Cottage
Oct 14 - Nov 10, 2017
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $250
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


Please contact owner for rate to rent units separately mid and off season.

3 Bedroom oceanfront cottage rate range from $800- $1600/ week or $150-$250/ night Off and Mid season

2 Bedroom Guest Cottage Apartments rent rates range from $450-$650/ week or $75-$110/ off and Mid Season

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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Wind Surfing, Paddleboarding, Sightseeing Cruises, Local Playgrounds, Concerts, Outdoor Movies and Public Boat Ramps.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We are beach lovers. We especially love family beach fun. We bought Simple Sernity as a retreat to to enjoy and share with other beach lovers. Because it is a simple older property, we always have a project, maintenance or upgrade on our list. We enjoy working on the cottage and just love to see our guests enjoy them. We have four grown married children and 9!!!! grandchildren. We call it 'joyful Chaos'. There is nothing better for us than seeing the little ones gather together playing right here on the beach. When we bought the property,the oldest ones were just babies. Now they are riding waves, boogie boarding and learning to surf. It makes us realize that life flys faster than we ever imagined. And taking time to 'smell the roses' or to 'feel the sea breeze' is so important. For us, the beach is so grounding, healing, humbling and joyful all at the same time. It seems to have a spell on even the busiest Type A folks. We just love reading the happy comments in the guest book. We feel so blessed to have Simple Serenity and love to share it.

Why the Owner Chose Surf City, NC, USA:
We moved to North Carolina from Pennsylvania 26 years ago. We had spent our childhoods vacationing at the New Jersey beaches. We saw them get crowded, expensive and really commercialized. When we first visited Surf City in 1986,we felt like we were back in time. We loved the comfortable but 'campy' feel of the property, bought it on the spot and just knew it would be a wonderful, restful vacation spot.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The property is in an ideal location. Close enough to walk to everything, but far enough away that the beach isn't crowded.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • View from the Beach of 3 Bedroom  Cottage

    View from the Beach of 3 Bedroom Cottage

  • View From Ocean Front Cottage Deck

    View From Ocean Front Cottage Deck

  • Kitchen of Main House

    Kitchen of Main House

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • Guest Cottage Apartment Living/Dining Room

    Guest Cottage Apartment Living/Dining Room

  • Apartment Queen Bedroom

    Apartment Queen Bedroom

  • Hammock in courtyard.

    Hammock in courtyard.

  • View of property From Street. (Guest cottage apts in forground)

    View of property From Street. (Guest cottage apts in forground)

  • Living Dining Area  in Main Cottage

    Living Dining Area in Main Cottage

  • Master Bedroom with Private Bath

    Master Bedroom with Private Bath

  • Ocean Front Queen Bedroom

    Ocean Front Queen Bedroom

  • View from Main Cottage to Guest Cottage Apartments and Street

    View from Main Cottage to Guest Cottage Apartments and Street

  • Guest Cottage apartment kitchenette

    Guest Cottage apartment kitchenette

  • Double Bedroom in guest cottage apartment

    Double Bedroom in guest cottage apartment

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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