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Anchors Away

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BR Home

**We offer a 10% discount to military families on our listing**

This three bedroom waterfront home, which sleeps 6, is just a few minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Anchors Away is only ten minutes from Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. North Carolina's top ranked beach is thirty miles away along with the wild horses of Shackleford Banks.

Our home features a large deck, dock, and fire pit. We offer free use of bicycles, golf clubs, beach gear, kayak, and canoe.

Martin or Jill Whalen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Martin or Jill Whalen

We are Jill and Marty Whalen. We currently live in Colorado where Marty is from. Jill was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jill teaches elementary school and Marty is a building and electrical contractor.

Martin or Jill Whalen purchased this house in 2012

Why Martin or Jill Whalen chose Central Coast

We bought Anchors Away after searching up and down the coast for a waterfront home close to the ocean yet secluded enough to avoid crowds.We have vacationed in New Bern for many years and are entranced by it's unique blend of southern charm, natural wonder, and historical significance.

What makes this house unique

We fell hard for Anchors Away the moment we opened the front door and could see boats from the entryway. In this busy world there is serenity, comfort, and calm that comes from slowing down, unwinding, and enjoying the water.


New Bern House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Anchors Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Great house, great location, great owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great family getaway at Anchors Away! It was so nice to be able to spread out but still be together; my son and I really enjoyed the kayaks and bikes. This is such a wonderful neighborhood and a peaceful location; we hated to leave. Marty was just great to work with and very accommodating; we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away with family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of September and celebrated my birthday. Had the kids come stay as well. We all enjoyed the beautiful home on a quiet cove (Anchor Cove) in River Bend, NC. The location was great and close enough to go to New Bern for dinner celebration and grocery stores, etc. were also close by. We used the marina at River Bend to launch the boat and were able to dock the boat at the house. The kids used the kayaks and there is a very nice launch for those at the dock as well. Ample parking at the house for a couple of cars and a truck and boat trailer. Martin was wonderful to work with and was in touch with us upon arrival to make sure everything was good when we arrived. I would definitely recommend this home to my friends and family and we will certainly be going back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

During a stressful weekend helping a family member, this home was an oasis. Marty was very kind and easy to work with and the house is beautiful. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family stayed here in January 2015. We got a phone call 1/14/15 that our father passed away in a car accident with no hesitation we drove all the way from Washington state to New Bern, NC. Once we got close we had to find somewhere to stay with 6 of us we knew it would be expensive and difficult. We came accross this home and thought it was too good to be true. I called and spoke to Martin and he was such a "breath of fresh air" during a really hard time. He made things so easy and simple for us. The home was beautiful and in great condition. Me and my sisters were just so grateful to have found this home and wanted to say Thank you to Martin for his understanding and cooperation.

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  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

What a View!

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and the owner is extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with. The view is excellent and the house comes equipped with plenty of items for outdoor fun - fishing equipment, kayak, canoe, bicycles. My grandchildren had a ball on the water! The house is comfortable and spacious. There is lots of space for dining with seating for 6 in the kitchen and 8 in the dining room and lots of dishes and flatware. The sun porch and living room with its beautiful bay window are lovely and a wonderful place to sit and read and enjoy the view. I would definitely come back and I would recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MI

Anchors Away is Absolutely AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed Anchors Away over the Christmas holiday - it is absolutely amazing!! The home is comfortable and spacious. The view is wonderful. The amenities are outstanding - bikes, kayaks, canoe, fishing equipment, large deck and dock with built in benches..... the weather was unseasonably warm and we took advantage of it and used everything! We all absolutely loved it - we have 2 teenagers and our extended family who lives in River Bend - we all wanted to move in. Also - the location on a quiet cul-de-sac was so nice. Saw deer in the evenings in the cul-de-sac and the kids were able to bike around the area with little traffic. Anchors Away is set in a very nice neighborhood - close to the water and the golf course. The large kitchen has a table to sit 6 and the beautiful dining room seats 8. The sun room is a wonderful spot to enjoy watching the sunset and the boats on the water. Owners Marty and Jill are super. Overall - an amazing stay at Anchors Away!! 5+ Stars

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Bend is a picturesque community just outside New Bern, North Carolina. It is adjacent to the Trent River and the Croatan National Forest. Visitors can boat, fish, swim, hike, bike, golf, or just relax in style.

Historic New Bern just celebrated their three hundredth year. Along with Civil War history the town offers great restaurants, theater, live music, southern charm, and much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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