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Garrison Point at Durham Creek- the Perfect Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Imagine your own private retreat, perched at the tip of a peninsula with over one mile of private waterfront. It's late afternoon and you’re relaxing in a rocking chair on a large screened porch anticipating a glorious sunset when you are surprised by a group of porpoises that swim by.

Imagine no more. Invite your boating friends to tie up at the dock for a visit.

Garrison Point at Durham Creek, is your exclusive waterfront home and the perfect setting for the ultimate get away vacation.

Garrison Point is a peninsula that juts from Durham Creek into the Pamlico River. Located only 12 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway, Durham Creek is a quiet, protected body of water that attracts boaters, fishermen, kayakers and an abundance of wildlife.

The house, built circa 1920 and fully renovated in 2006, has an open floor plan that combines dining and kitchen which leads to a huge living area that has a “Lodge” feel. Flanked by outdoor decks with grill and picnic table and a spacious screened-in porch off the living area. The four beautifully decorated bedrooms boast amazing water views from every window.

There is a separate guest house included in your rental with twin beds that convert into a king.

Conveniences include a fully functional modern kitchen, wet bar, wood burning fireplace, Dish Network Satellite System, DVD Player, High Speed Wireless Internet, and CD Stereo System with whole house indoor and outdoor speakers.

Every bedroom has a spectacular view of the water and all have ceiling fans. The Master includes a connecting bath, a king bed and satellite TV.

A boat dock, sandy swimming beach, a two seat kayak, and small sailboat are available for guests to enjoy.

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.

This property captivates the heart and soul of the beauty of eastern North Carolina and provides the perfect setting for a memorable and fun retreat.


More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About The Owner

Ten generations of our family were born at Garrison Point. As siblings, we enjoy the privilege of owning this house and enjoy coming here from Charleston,SC and Durham, NC.

Why The Owner chose Aurora

We grew up boating, fishng and searching for fossils here. About one week out of every month we travel to Garrison Point to unwind, and we look forward to sharing with you this special place and its opportunities for peacefulness and fun.

What makes this house unique

Side trips include visiting historic Bath, which is directly across the Pamlico River from our house on Garrison Point. The famous sailing town of Oriental is a 30 minute drive south. Ten minutes away is Aurora, where you will find ample grocery shopping and 2 good restaurants.


Aurora House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master suite, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twins in the main house and a twin set that can convert to a king in the guest house.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Garrison Point at Durham Creek- the Perfect Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Truly a gem

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in this lovely home, and had one of the best vacations of our lives. If you enjoy kayaking, birdwatching, beachcombing (we found dozens of sharks teeth), fishing, crabbing, boating or watersports of any kind, I can guarantee you will not find a better location to indulge yourselves. The small beach on the property was shallow and calm for the little ones in our family, and the deeper waters near the dock provided ample opportunity for a larger boat to maneuver. Members of our family knee-boarded, kayaked, fished and tubed to their hearts content. The huge kitchen with double ovens and stoves made for easy family dining, along with the huge dining room table.

During the week, we saw the egret who is nesting on the boat house, and its fledgings, and the hummingbirds continually visited the feeder just outside the kitchen window. Egrets, herons, dolphins and rays were all spotted throughout the week. We took our beachcombing finds to the Aurora Fossil museum and the knowledgeable staff there helped us identify some wonderful finds! Our children asked to go back to the museum twice, but it's honestly just hard to leave this spacious, quiet home once you get here. Beautifully arranged with nice quality furniture and linens, this is a cut above an ordinary vacation rental, I would say the furnishings are more in line with a B and B.

We found provided some supplies for coastal living, like life jackets, a wonderful tandem kayak, sand toys, a crab pot or two, and some pantry basics which are a lifesaver if you're not ready for a full trip to buy groceries. Annie Caroline was gracious and caring to work with, and responsive. This location, straddling Durham Creek on one side of the point, and the Pamlico River on the other, is truly unique. I don't wonder that this family has treasured this property for generations. You will enjoy the serenity, stunning panoramic views and wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers, FL

The most relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have had 40 years of vacations and this vacation spot is in our top five. We spent a week with our two daughters and their families and my wife's parents; a total of 10. There was so much space in the house and places to relax on the property that, if I was looking for someone in our group, I would have to occasionally use my cell phone. The age range of our group was eight to 75 and everyone loved their stay. You can spend a week boating, fishing, crabbing, hiking, or just plain sitting and reading on the lawn, one of the porches, on the hammock, or relaxed on a leather sofa. The area is very rural but there are two cities, Washington (North Carolina) and New Bern, less than an hour away and the free ferry over to Bath is just a few miles away. If you’re looking to get away and relax and still have all the comforts of home, then this is the place. Our family was planning a cruise for our vacation next year but everyone wants to know if we can return here.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem NC

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned form staying at this property. It is the most peaceful place that we've ever spent a vacation. There are plenty of things to do within driving distance. We rented a pontoon boat for the week at a local marina that allowed us to enjoy Durham Creek and the Pamlico River. The fishing was fun and the kids ennjoyed tubing on the river. Great place!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brevard North Carolina

3 families 9 individuals, 1 relaxing week, priceless

  • 5 of 5

To our hostess thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. Garrisons Point was beyond our expectations and the enviroment was astonishling beautiful. Much of our days were spent doing absolutely nothing but enjoying the screen porch and hammock with a good book or an iced beverage. Many times throughout the day we would explore our surroundings either by foot, bicycle, kayak. We found that many of our adventures were down along the river looking for shark teeth or fossils. One day I spent several hours in the kayak exploring Durham Creek and had the opportunity to get an amazing picture of an eagle as it perched high atop a dead pine tree over looking the water. Dolphins would swim by every evening at one point we counted 12 as they made their way up and down the river. We were lured to the historic district of Bath where we explored the Marsh-Palmer house, the old court house and the old high school as well as the beautiful landscaped gardens and homes. Deer were plentiful on Garrisons Point and are moving throughout the entire day and we enjoyed the exciment of catching a glimspe of one of these beautiful creatures. The house more than provided the comforts of home. The home had the feel of how it was "back in the day". You could almost hear the sound of fishermen as they would come home with their catch of flounder, crab or drum. We left our own legacy as we added to the excitment of the home catching our meal of flounder and blue crab. This was definetly the most relaxing and fun filled time I have experienced on vacation in a long, long time. To those of you who are seriously considering Garrisons Point, you will not be denied the comforts of home nor the excitment of adventure for any age. Once again I thank our hostess and her son for putting together a wonder portfolio of their splendid home. On the return trip home we were preparing for next years vacation in hopes of returning to Garrisons Point.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Pamlico River Ferry
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Rocky Mount, NC
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Aurora, NC
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Morehead, Atlantic Beach, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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