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Lovely Vintage Beach Cottage Southend

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Our neighbors in the 1960's. Vintage mid-century on Water St.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Our house is a vintage beach cottage on a quiet and quaint street at the very southern end of Wrightsville Beach. This house was built by Bryan's grandfather in the 1960's and has been a gathering place for the family over the generations. We hope that you will find it a charming place to relax and unwind. Sunsets over the sound and sunrises over the ocean are offered at no extra charge!

Mid-century is very popular now and we love that! We're mid-century too. Our cottage is truly mid-century vintage. The kitchen is lovely with an old gas stove and original vintage blue formica counters. The old wood paneling glows warmly in the afternoon sun. All the floors are hardwood. The whole house is second story and the houses on three sides are only one story so there's a royal view out of every window. We've had fun furnishing the house like it's 1960 all over again.

The house is clean and dry with lots of natural light. The bathrooms and appliances are all updated, of course and there's central air. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking.



The sound, called Banks Channel, is across the street with a public access on either end of the street. The front porch looks over Banks Channel and has a great sunset view.


There is off street parking for four cars. And an outdoor shower.

Public beach accesses to both the Channel and the ocean are just down the street. The beach is one block east.

It's a lovely stroll along the beach and around the tip of the island at Masonboro Inlet. There's a bird sanctuary there so bring your binoculars. Or, often, there will be Audubon Society volunteers who will let you use their binoculars and scopes and provide information. Scheduled bird talks are also available.

Across the inlet is Masonboro Island, to which you can paddle or motor. It's 8 miles of uninhabited beauty.

We LOVE to sail (see the photo of our boat) and we'd be happy to invite you and your family along, weather dependent, so check with us! We have beautiful wooden sailboat that's comfortable and safe for everyone. We sail in Banks Channel, not much in the ocean.

For paddle boarders or kayakers, we can show you the paddle routes through the marsh just across from the house. The access to the water is just across the street from the house. Easy to carry your watercraft.

Bicycling on the beach at low tide is always fun and bikes are the best way to get up to downtown WB for the restaurants. We offer bicycles as needed.




Keywords: beach house, wrightsville beach, vacation rental, water view, vintage beach cottage
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/10/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Watch the sunset over the water from porch, living room, and kitchen. Public access to Banks Channel, that's the sound, at either end of our block. Public access to the beach just one block away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Under the house- one spot...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Four spots total. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, not beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Great front porch to watch the sunset. ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles provided upon request....moreless

  • Boat:

    We have a beautiful old wooden boat and would love to take you out for a sail. Weather dependent, of course. The boat is comfortable and safe. We sail in Banks Channel, not the ocean...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dead of winter
Oct 29 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$245
Spring
Mar 1 - May 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$298
Summer
May 13 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
$325
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$325

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1962

About the owner: Bryan's grandparents built this cottage in 1962. Bryan grew up spending every summer here. Bryan and I, Mari, are now the third generation of Humphreys to own this lovely spot. Bryan is a home bulider/general contractor/master craftsman. I'm a hospice nurse. We have four grown children and we all love to be out on the water, sailing in old wooden boats, paddle boarding and surfing. We also love to host, share our home and our knowledge of the best spots and the best activities for every weather condition.

Why the Owner Chose South End, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA:
Wrightsville Beach is a special place. I've traveled all over the world and I can say from experience that the beach and water here are among the loveliest. White sand, wide beach, blue water (no river nearby to turn it brown). And on WB, one of the loveliest spots is the southend. Our cottage is on a quiet year-round residential street, one of the few streets left with little cottages. No public parking on the street, we have off street parking, so even the chaos of the summer doesn't affect this peaceful spot. The house is cozy without being cramped. It's clean and dry with lots of natural light. Water view from almost every room.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Mid-century is very popular now and we love that! We're mid-century too. Our cottage is truly mid-century vintage. The kitchen is lovely with an old gas stove and original vintage blue formica counters. The old wood paneling glows warmly in the afternoon sun. All the floors are hardwood. The whole house is second story and the houses on three sides are only one story so there's a royal view out of every window. We've had fun furnishing the house like it's 1960 all over again. The bathrooms and appliances are all updated, of course and there's central air. The sound, called Banks Channel, is across the street with a public access on either end of the street. The beach is one block east. It's a lovely stroll along the beach and around the tip of the island at Masonboro Inlet. There's a bird sanctuary so bring your binoculars. Across the inlet is Masonboro Island, to which you can paddle or motor. It's 8 miles of uninhabited beauty. We LOVE to sail and we'd be happy to invite you and your family along, weather dependent, so check with us! We have beautiful wooden sailboat that's comfortable and safe for everyone. We sail in Banks Channel, not much in the ocean. I can show you the paddle routes through the marsh just across from the house. Bicycling on the beach at low tide is always fun and bikes are the best way to get up to downtown WB for the restaurants. We offer bicycles as needed.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/10/2016

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Photos

  • Our neighbors in the 1960's. Vintage mid-century on Water St.

    Our neighbors in the 1960's. Vintage mid-century on Water St.

  • We love the blue formica countertops! All original but updated where it counts.

    We love the blue formica countertops! All original but updated where it counts.

  • Master bedroom with queen bed,  full bath and private deck.

    Master bedroom with queen bed, full bath and private deck.

  • Master bed and bath.

    Master bed and bath.

  • Second bedroom with queen and full trundle bed.

    Second bedroom with queen and full trundle bed.

  • Second bedroom with queen and full trundle.

    Second bedroom with queen and full trundle.

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • All day view from the dining table!

    All day view from the dining table!

  • You know it's an old school beach street when 2 stories are as tall as they get.

    You know it's an old school beach street when 2 stories are as tall as they get.

  • Sailing in front of the house. We'd love to take you out for a sail.

    Sailing in front of the house. We'd love to take you out for a sail.

  • The walk out to the beach. One block from the house.

    The walk out to the beach. One block from the house.

  • Biking on the beach at low tide. Add to list of things to do.

    Biking on the beach at low tide. Add to list of things to do.

  • Just how it looked in 1962!

    Just how it looked in 1962!

  • Living room and kitchen.

    Living room and kitchen.

  • Master bedrooom

    Master bedrooom

  • Master bath.

    Master bath.

  • Second bedroom with queen and full trundle bed.

    Second bedroom with queen and full trundle bed.

  • Twin bedroom.

    Twin bedroom.

  • Hallway to three bedrooms and two full baths.

    Hallway to three bedrooms and two full baths.

  • The whole house is the top level. Water view from everywhere!

    The whole house is the top level. Water view from everywhere!

  • Path to foot wash and outdoor shower.

    Path to foot wash and outdoor shower.

  • Our block of Water Street. Quiet, friendly, safe and slow.

    Our block of Water Street. Quiet, friendly, safe and slow.

  • Sunset from a paddle board right in front of the house.

    Sunset from a paddle board right in front of the house.

  •  307 Water St (house in right corner) and the Humphrey family in 1960

    307 Water St (house in right corner) and the Humphrey family in 1960

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 10, 2016

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