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Waterfront Home: Ideal Retreat for Families and Couples!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10+)

SEE VIRTUAL TOUR LOCATED JUST ABOVE THE PHOTOS SECTION ON VRBO 348718, PART OF THE HOMEAWAY FAMILY OF VACATION RENTAL VENUES.

Tucked away on a 2.5 acre point and 600ft of waterfront, you’ll find this beautiful private river home. Located on Blount’s Creek, a protected body of water that attracts fishermen, kayakers, skiers, jet skis and tubers (and, occasionally, a school of porpoises who find their way into our little “oasis”), this home captivates the heart and soul and provides the perfect setting for quiet retreat and 're-connect' or just plain good family fun.

Just twenty minutes from Historic Little Washington and less than an hour from Historic Bath, Oriental and New Bern, this lovely home, built in 2001, is just off the Pamlico River, with Washington and Bath a short boat ride away. The open floor plan combines living, dining, and kitchen areas into a large living space, which is flanked by outdoor decking with grill and picnic table, a covered porch and a spacious screened-in porch that opens into the living area and the master bedroom. Three bedrooms as well as a loft, with sitting and sleeping areas and a small outside balcony, provide guests with privacy and some solitude. The floor plan also includes a laundry area and three and a half baths. Every room boasts lovely river views. Ground level offers an exercise area with treadmill and stationary bike, outside shower and ample parking for boat and cars.

We are particularly proud of the home’s recycled heart pine floors, cypress timbers and juniper (white cedar) walls and vaulted ceiling in the living area. Together, they provide a unique warmth that is often missing in today’s coastal construction.

Conveniences include a fully functional modern kitchen, working stone fireplace, Dish Network Satellite System, DVD Player, High Speed Wireless Internet, and CD Stereo System with indoor and outdoor speakers.

All of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated, enjoy lovely views of the water and have ceiling fans. The Master includes a connecting bath, a queen bed, vaulted ceiling, a HDTV with satellite and sliding doors that open into the inviting screened-in porch. Additional bedrooms include: one with queen bed and one with queen bed plus twin trundle beds (with full bath in between); and a loft with double bed and queen futon (with adjoining full bath).

Relax as you enjoy your breakfast on the screened-in porch. Spend the afternoon reading on the sundeck or dock or napping in the Pawley’s Island hammock nestled at the water’s edge – a special retreat!

Your own private boat ramp and wet slip accommodate most boats up to 24’ and the surrounding waters yield many species; two (2) kayaks are included for touring. Flounder, Rock, Redfish and Trout are the most frequent dinner guests and Blue Crabs from the pier provide hours of fun and a delicious appetizer as well.

Google 'Visit Washington NC'. You'll find fun links to children's sailing camps, restaurants, dinner cruises, fishing guides, tackle stores, summer theater, museums, nature preserves, Historic Bath, state parks, antiquing, shopping and more...

Use Google Earth to see aerial view of property at 35*25'49.68'N and 76*58'02.47'W.

View VIRTUAL TOUR just above PHOTOS Section, below.

Keywords: House, cottage, waterfront, family, vacation, rental, Kayaking, Jet Skiing

More Details

Owner
Bill Bateman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017

Why Bill Bateman chose North Carolina

Growing up in eastern NC and being an avid fisherman, water skier and family focused, this has been a dream location for us to watch our children grow up and enjoy special family times and celebrations since 1980. In 2001, we built a new home and continue to savor each moment -- now in a new setting.

What makes this house unique

COUPLES ONLY WEEKLY RATE OF $1,695 APPLIES ALL YEAR. COUPLES ONLY NIGHTLY RATE OF $250 APPLIES ALL YEAR (3 NIGHT MINIMUM). RESTORATION FEES OF $150.00 NOT INCLUDED.

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GUIDED FISHING OPTION FOR 2 WITH EXPERIENCED GUIDE AND MENTOR IS AVAILABLE, INQUIRE WITH OWNER.

17' BOSTON WHALER IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT BASED ON SUITABILITY, INQUIRE WITH OWNER.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS: WATCH EAGLES AND OSPREYS COMPETE FOR THEIR DINNER; FOLLOW DOLPHINS AS THEY COME INTO THE CREEK TO PLAY, AND SOON AFTER THAT'S OVER, THE STARS PUT ON A SHOW FOR YOU FOR FREE!

Amenities

Blounts Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Futon
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This home is nestled on its own private 2.5 acre point and 600ft of water front with lovely views from each room of the house. House is wrapped in decking and porches. Exercise area on ground level with treadmill, stationery bike, barbells and kettlebells. 2 Kayaks are included for touring.

Reviews

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(55 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
5

We hardly left the porch...the view is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

This was out second visit to Bill's place. Well appointed, comfortable and gorgeous home. I would highly recommend for a few couples to book for a quiet weekend away. Bring your boat if you have one!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Erica, we loved having you and look forward to seeing more of you and Matt in the future! Rocking chairs are waiting! Bill and Brenda
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5

Absolute comfort, natural beauty and recreation ca

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous home is beautifully built, well appointed and decorated such that one feels at one with this haven of nature on the water front.

Bill was timely, thorough and flawlessly entrusted us to so much at this beauty on Blount's Creek.

This soothing, secluded atmosphere of light and life was peaceful yet filled with fun and adventure!

Each window offers a sunny, unique view!

Every need we had for cooking or dining was at our fingertips!

This warm atmosphere was perfect to connect with loved ones.

Be sure to take full advantage of wildlife viewing,swimming, kayaking, and crabbing....the luxurious bedding will feel even better at the end of the day and as you anticipate the first cup of coffee on the deck the next morning!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just fabulous! 5 stars all around!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures just don't do this place justice; it's fabulous! We rented Bills Boston Whaler and skiied and boated to our hearts content. At the end of the day we sat out on the pier and enjoyed the sunset and recaptured the day as a family. What fun!

If you are looking for a great place to come together as a family and without the distractions typically found at the beaches, look no further, this is it. Can't wait until next year and are already making plans to revisit Blounts Creek House.

William

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a nice surprise! We arrived late after traveling in the rain to find a well-lit perfectly prepared home waiting for us. Even in the dark and the rain we couldn't wait to look all around this beautiful property. We were not disappointed! Stepping inside we continued to be impressed. It felt like home! Each bedroom is comfortable and well supplied. The family room area is larger than it appears online. The best parts however are outdoors! Those views! The porch areas are great with both screened and open areas. Rocking chairs line the porch facing the water and the dock is great for getting a little closer to the water. There is plenty of space outside for corn hole, croquet or bocce. We had a great low country boil with shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn along with hush puppies and slaw. We also enjoyed both raw and steamed oysters and blue crabs. A big thank you to Tony Tripp and Washington Crab and Seafood Shack for bringing this party to us. They were awesome And the food was a home run! The house was the perfect setting to celebrate our daughter's graduation from ECU with family and friends. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you found Blounts Creek House the perfect spot for your graduation celebration like so many others. It blesses us that it was a blessing to you and your family. We would love to have you back soon! Thanks for giving us such a glowing review. Bill and Brenda
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Now Hubby wants a house on the water just like Bill and Brenda's

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the Bateman's, but way too short. P didn't leave the place until he had to tear himself away for work.

The weather was wonderful and we enjoyed lazy hours watching osprey soar, and fish jump. Three tried their hands at catching some with the rods and lines Bill had prepared for us. They had a lovely time but caught just a couple of logs and a tiddler who had to go back.

The house was so comfortable it seemed like we were staying at a friends', just that they weren't there.

Can't wait to go back and get the kayaks out next time!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Shelagh, we loved having your group and can't wait for your return! Our very best to all! Bill and Brenda
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Peaceful Perfection on the Water

  • 5 of 5

– Bill and Brenda’s house in Blounts Creek was the most fascinating location I have ever stayed. Nature surrounds you in an estuary setting, on a peninsula of secluded brackish water that is full of fish and crab. Every day we were visited by the bald eagles and osprey that would go fishing right in front of us. Herons, pelicans, king fisher, hawks and many more birds make their appearances almost daily. The biodiversity at this location is the most interesting in this region due to the unique positioning of this tributary to the Pamlico River. Somewhat protected from the harsh winds, we enjoyed wintering in this paradise.

The home that Bill and Brenda built is so welcoming and well put together that one intuitively finds everything right were you would think it should be. Cooking in the kitchen was the most fun I’ve had – over looking the water on three sides, bringing in fish from the dock and grilling out on the porch – times we will cherish forever. The large stone fireplace made for a cozy winter, firewood stocked, fireplace ready for a match to light – waiting for us when we arrived on a snowy January evening. The layout of their home has an open, light and airy charm, with lovely décor and very comfortable furnishings. There are super comfy beds/linens, plenty of space for friends and family to stay and bathrooms for all. We could not have asked for a more beautiful home and more accommodating hosts who go out of the way always to make you feel like family.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colleen and Rich for the glowing review. It is a blessing for us that you enjoyed the winter months in our cozy surroundings and wish you well in your ventures down east. We loved having you at Blount Creek House, Colleen, and are looking forward to your return in the near future. Bill and Brenda
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Restoration Fee $150
Over 8 guests $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Each renter pays a separate "Restoration/Clean-up" fee of $150 to prepare the house for the next guests. Payment is in Cash only. There are three (3) kayaks for guest use and life preservers are provided for young adults and adults only. COUPLES ONLY RATE of $250.00/NIGHT or $1,695.00/WEEK APPLIES ALL YEAR (Except Holidays).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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