Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beautiful, Family Friendly Home - Sleeps 16!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 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:
August 12, 2017

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 Central Coast

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • 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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful, Family Friendly Home - Sleeps 16!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 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!
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Castalia, Ohio

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A great week spent with family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do the house justice. Lots of room and space where you don't feel like you are on top of each other. Steps away from the beach makes it easy to go back and forth. We didn't have to worry about the kids walking by themselves.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fabulous stay at a great house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house which is just steps from the beach. The owner was super responsive and left great instructions, as well as recommendations for local restaurants, etc. While there was only five of us plus the dog, this house would be ideal for those with several children with the great top level with several beds. The kitchen was super nice and areas to hang out. We would absolutely be interested in renting this house again. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you will come back. It was s pleasure having you and your family in our home!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0



Rates & Availability

Atlantic Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off-season 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.

You might like these similar properties