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Beautiful, Family Friendly Home - Sleeps 16!

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

The perfect home away from home for your vacation. Our large, comfortable family cottage is outfitted with everything you will need while on vacation. This house is perfect for multiple families with children as we have a large loft on the top floor that has its own bathroom and sleeps 8. There are 4 additional bedrooms, all with Queen beds.

Mere steps from the beach, our second row house has both ocean and sounds views. Two porches on the oceanside feature rocking chairs and ocean views. There is a large, stainless grill perfect for entertaining!

The main floor features a great room with ample sitting room, TV, a large dining table, and French doors which open to one of the porches. The kitchen is a cook's dream: gas stove and oven, granite countertops, a large double sink, and side-by-side refrigeration. Our family loves to cook, so we think the kitchen will have everything you need and more! If cooking isn't your thing, there are MANY great restaurants nearby with options for all tastes and price ranges.

All bedrooms feature comfortable queen beds - these are not your average rental mattresses. One bedroom with attached bath is located on the main floor, three bedrooms are on the second floor, one with attached bath, and the loft on the third floor with bath has 3 Queen beds and two twins.

The second floor features another sitting room with a large couch, a large flat screen TV mounted on the the wall (with HD cable), and French doors which open onto the second porch. There are three bedrooms on this floor, the master with attached bath and two others with a shared bath. The washer and dryer are also located on the second floor.

The third floor is a large loft with with 3 queen beds, 2 twin beds, and a bathroom. The bright loft has built in drawers and a closet. The loft has great views of both the ocean and the sound!

Our family has enjoyed Atlantic Beach for over 70 years. We built this house for our family and others to enjoy, so it has comforts and touches that most rentals lack. We have games, books, and beach chairs for your enjoyment. An enclosed outdoor shower helps you clean up before coming in. Cars can park under the house and behind the house. 6 cars fit easily (more could be accommodated). We have unique hardwood floors throughout, which are made with wood that was refurbished from our family's farm in eastern North Carolina.

Atlantic Beach and the surrounding area has much to do for any age group. It is also a wonderful place to visit in the off-season.

You won't be disappointed with our home. We hope you will find yourself Atlantic Beach-bound soon!

Keywords: Beach cottage, cottage, Beach house, Big, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, Steps from the Beach

More Details

Carolyn Arnold
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Carolyn Arnold

The house is owned (and managed) by 2 sisters and their spouses. We have 6 children, and 5 dogs total. We love Atlantic Beach and have been enjoying our 2 homes in AB for years!

Carolyn Arnold purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Carolyn Arnold chose Atlantic Beach

Our mother's aunts built a house nearby following the Great Depression - it was the 11th house on the island. We built this home for overflow from the other house! Our children grew up at Camp Seagull and Seafarer as well.

What makes this cottage unique

We love to relax, cook, grill, eat out, boat, and take walks on the beach.


Atlantic Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (7), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower, Rocking Chairs on the 2 Porches, Brand New Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Gas Stove, Endless Hot Water - You will never run out!


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful, Family Friendly Home - Sleeps 16!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Amazing house with amazing owners! Will be back next year! The owners make you feel at home!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous group of young people! We knew immediately that you would care for our home as if it was your own. Please come back soon. You are welcome anytime!
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house allows for lots of space for social and cooking time with family and friends. Essentially across the street from beach access, making quick trips back and forth between house and beach easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house so close to beach and restaurants - Aug 20-26, 2017

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house! There were just 4 of us (plus our pooch), but would be a great house for a 2 family vacation. It is very clean with everything you need. Hardwood floors throughout, so you never have to walk on dirty carpet.The kitchen is very nice and well stocked with all the essentials. There are plenty of extra bath towels, blankets etc. It is right across the quiet street from the beach entrance, so it's a 2 minute walk to the beach. The beach is beautiful and not crowded at all. We loved sitting on the front decks in the mornings and evenings. We loved being able to walk to restaurants. It was a very relaxing vacation and loved the fact that we could bring our dog on the beach. We will come back again. Carolyn was great to work with and so friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Atlantic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The house is great with lots of space. The two decks are fun for sitting and enjoying the ocean views, the kitchen is well appointed and the proximity to the beach is awesome. Our visit was wonderful! This really is a beautiful, family friendly home.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home, Wonderful Beach, Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure to stay at Carolina Moon the week of June 24-July 1, 2017. It is just as pictured on the website. We loved the home because of its spaciousness. There were plenty of beds for our family members and the mattresses were as good as the ones we have at home. There were also plenty of nice plush towels-----not one towel was thin and worn out. All the floors in the beach house are hardwood. There was no nasty carpeting and if you have allergies, this is a big plus. The kitchen was clean and well equipped. Carolina Moon is just a short walk from the beach in a very quiet neighborhood. It is convenient to many things. Be sure to check out the Atlantic Beach skate park/miniature golf park. It only costs $3 per person to play 18 holes of miniature golf! What a deal. Lastly, the owner, Carolyn, is friendly and kind (maybe because she's a UNC Tarheel). Seriously, she was great to rent from because she is organized and this made the whole renting process a breeze. We appreciated all the suggestions she gave us of restaurants and places to visit. When we come back to Atlantic Beach we will be sure to rent Carolina Moon again. Thanks Carolyn for providing such a great home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful beach house in Atlantic Beach! It had all the conveniences of home. We had trouble with the garbage disposal and it was replaced the very same day. Great service! We would definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Cleaning Fee of 175.00
$500 refundable damage deposit due on arrival, check held and returned "voided" if no damage
Not an event space.
Surcharge per person over 14, contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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