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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 New Bern

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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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Anchors Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Great house!! Perfect for our family needs and then some.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing and comfortable home. Enjoyed the dock and kayaks! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property to visit my Son who is Stationed at Cherry Point. We spent most of our time fishing catching a variety of large catfish and other species from the dock and the canoe/kayaks were great to have! Very quiet with a private backyard. Even room to park a car in the garage, which I did. The owners are super nice, thanks for sharing your home with us we had a blast and I'll never forget my time spent there!! Anchors Away!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting for relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a beautiful, serene setting? This property has just what you need for a relaxing time away from home. Everything is just as advertised, only prettier! It is clean and well kept, and the owners include a lot of extras to make your stay more enjoyable. I am hoping to make another trip here in the future, but this time I will leave the demanding grandchildren at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 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: September 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: February 2016
  • 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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