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~The Pinewood Guesthouse~ Country Getaway~ Saltwater Pool Jacuzzi COMFY BEDS

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Open Master Suite with extra Bedroom, Cottage, Set back in Trees, In the Country


WE ARE AN HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES FROM THE OUTER BANKS BEACHES so if you are looking for a rental on the beach, this is not your rental. :) Thanks!

NEW.....Sling TV, Netflix, Pureflix and Amazon Prime!

NEW.....Bounce House for kids. Available to rent by the day.

NEW .....27' SALTWATER POOL and Fish Cleaning Station!

NEW for FALL/WINTER.....wooded walking trail behind cottage.

Cozy Country Cottage (700 square feet) with an Open Queen Suite and Extra Queen Bedroom. (Rollaway available)

Bath with wide stall shower (with seat in corner) and JACUZZI 2 person tub.

Washer and Dryer in cottage.

Full Kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher, full refrigerator, blender, toaster.

40' LED HDTV with DVD.

32' LED HDTV with DVD in bedroom.

Dimmable recessed lighting throughout cottage for a romantic feel.

Central heat and air, ironing board, iron, hair dryer, and tankless water heater.

Electric Fireplace directly across from bed with HD TV.

Nags Head Swing on front porch.

Dimmable front porch lighting for nights and lit parking.

Grill with private picnic table area. Outside water spigot with fish cleaning station, horse shoes, big front yard for kids to play. Plenty of parking for cars and boat. Come relax and enjoy our quiet country cottage!

Put your boat overboard at the boat ramp half a mile down the road from our house which is the Perquimans River and fish, crab, ski, kneeboard, kayak (not provided).......whatever you like to do on the water.

Visit the Nicholson House Restaraunt (0.5 miles) for some laid back country cookin. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a nice gift shop too! (Closed Sunday and Monday)

ENJOY Fresh Caught Seafood by US!!! (In Season, fish, blue crabs, oysters, and shrimp) PRICES DEPEND ON MARKET PRICE.

We will bring it home for you to cook in your full kitchen!

Try some of our fresh laid eggs! (when laying)

Also check out Layden's Country Store near the restaraunt for a back in time shopping experience! Hoop Cheese and Fresh cut meat! People come from miles around to shop there! Quaint little town of Hertford is Nearby and Historic Edenton is only 20 minutes drive as well as Elizabeth City where you will find Wal-Mart, Chain Restaraunts, Privately Owned Restaraunts, Chain Stores, a mall, Albemarle Museum, movie theater, great ice cream at Nu Quality or Berrilicious. Best Mexican Restaurant (Three Amigos).

After a long day sight seeing, you will LOVE getting away from it all in your own little cottage in the pines!

Please see our reviews and give us a try!

More Details

Allison Layden
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Allison Layden

We are a family of 5, raising 3 children. Floyd grew up in Belvidere and I (Allison) was born in GA. We were married in 2000 and cleared the lot given to us by Floyds Father. We put a home on the 2 acre piece. We built the cottage in the side yard for family when they travel here to visit and then decided to share it with guests.

We enjoyed building it and look forward to sharing it with others! All wood. Not one square inch of drywall. Wood cathedral ceilings, walls and floor are wood, cork, and laminate. No carpet here for allergies to stir up!

Why Allison Layden chose Belvidere

Quiet, Secluded in the trees, safe for kids and family! Better than crowded hotels and bed and breakfasts where you can't control the temperature in your room.

We are the owners and we will be here if you need anything, not states away. No Phones to bother you while on vacation. Bring your cell phone! We will not bother you, but we are here if you need us.

What makes this cottage unique

Sit on the front porch and read a book in our Nags Head Hammock Swing! Walk the wooded trail behind the cottage. Take a dip in the saltwater pool. Catch up on your favorite shows or movies. Go a half a mile to our country style restaraunt with nice gift shop inside a historic home. They serve breakfast, lunch, supper and have hot tea times. Visit the country store as well, where they still have hoop cheese and cut fresh meat to order! (Featured in OUR STATE Magazine) Enjoy some NC caught seafood that we catch OURSELVES! We are set back in time! No RUSH HERE! Just RELAX!!! Isn't that what vacation means? Give us a try!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful Cottage! Very comfortable furnishings and beds. Loved all the wood and craftmanship. No expenses denied on this one! Everything was new and CLEAN.
Oct 2012
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Belvidere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Big Bathroom with wide stall shower with corner seat. 12 jet jacuzzi tub for two with tankless water heater for filling the tub and long showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen Suite (in main room with an extra bedroom with door. Queen size Beds (2) SERTA PERFECT SLEEPER Pillowtop MATTRESSES! Rollaway available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
MORE TO COME! We are adding different things to our cottage every year. WE WELCOME YOU TO STAY WITH US whether your stay is short and sweet, or long and restful, OUR DESIRE IS TO OFFER A SPECIAL PLACE WHERE YOU CAN UNWIND AND JUST BE TOGETHER! We have worked so hard to make things special for our guests and hope your stay becomes a WONDERFUL Memory that is cherished forever!


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(45 traveler reviews)

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~The Pinewood Guesthouse~ Country Getaway~ Saltwater Pool Jacuzzi COMFY BEDS
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 reviews

A Cozy Place to Escape

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the weekend at the Pinewood Guesthouse while escaping our children and all other cares. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is beautiful, and just about perfect. Though we did not have the opportunity to meet in person, our hosts were most gracious, friendly, and easy to communicate with via email.

Historic and scenic Edenton is a relatively short drive away. It is worth visiting the lighthouse and paying the admission/tour fee just for the view from the top...but amazing regardless. The nearby welcome center is neat as well, and housed in another beautiful old structure.

We also ate at the nearby Nicholson House Restaurant near the cottage and enjoyed a nice meal in yet another beautiful old home.

We try to visit some place different on our trip each spring, but we may have to repeat this one again in the future! If you're looking for lots to do, you may want to consider other areas, but if you're looking to escape somewhere quiet, I don't see how you could be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, immaculately kept, extremely well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

This property is secluded and set back off the road. Even though the owners live next door, they give you privacy, yet they are willing to help you if you need them. Didn't get a chance to sample the fresh eggs, maybe next time! The cottage is very well furnished with quality appliances and kitchen supplies (which are often poor quality in some rentals), the bedding is beautiful, clean and comfortable. We stayed here while visiting Edenton for striped bass fishing and although it was a bit of a drive being 30 minutes away, it was worth it!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! You will definitely need to try the eggs next time. Come stay anytime. We enjoyed hosting your family!
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John Cox

  • 5 of 5

The Pinewood Guest House was Great! It was very convenient because we were fishing in the area. It was very clean and the owners were very friendly. We are looking forward to our next trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway with Young Kids!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two nights at the Cozy Country Cottage with our two year-old son and infant daughter. Our goal was simply to get away and enjoy time together, and the cottage really afforded us that opportunity. Our son loved the pool and slide, and our whole family enjoyed relaxing in the clean and spacious cottage. The bathroom was a great place to unwind after our kids were in bed (it's beautiful!), and the washer and dryer and dimmer switches were especially thoughtful touches. Allison was a fantastic host and even made sure the cottage had a high chair and some kids' toys. She was friendly and easy to communicate with and also afforded us complete privacy during our stay. Thanks so much, Allison! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at the wonderful Cozy Country Cottage. It was very clean and well equipped. The environment encouraged serenity. Spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the best stocked kitchen I have ever stayed in, and I've stayed in a lot of rentals. Part of renting a cottage for us is cutting down on eating out costs as we travel as a family. I felt like I was at home with everything that it had in it. Not only was it ideal for adults, if there are children, having the pool and playground were highlights for them also. The cottage is meticulously organized and stocked. There was always an instant text to any questions I had for the owners. It's very quiet and the family is extremely respectful of space and noise. They were also very understanding with my children's playing and laughing outside in the morning and evening. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat if I'm ever in the area again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Knots Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Chowan Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nicholson House Restaraunt Country Style Food
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Outer Banks
Car: recommended

We live in the small town of Belvidere. It is about 20 minutes from Edenton, 20 minutes from Elizabeth City and about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Outer Banks Beaches!

We are in the quiet country and have our own post office, country store, boat ramp, and Country Restaraunt that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, all within a mile. NC Barbeque, steaks, chicken.....ect....

We are commercial fisherman as well, so due to season, we can bring home FRESH fish, crabs, oysters and shrimp! All LOCALLY Caught!! (Prices depend on market value). You can cook them up in your full kitchen or use our grill. We can also provide you with fresh laid eggs from our hens for your morning breakfast (when laying). Sight see in Historic Edenton, See the oldest house in NC. The Newbold White House, Shop in Elizabeth city, go to museums, or just play in the water, and most of all, RELAX!!!! Day trips to the Outer Banks Beaches are a great getaway too! Belvidere is a laid back country town that if you blink, you will miss it! Home and burial place of Wolfman Jack, Radio Celebrity (half-mile from cottage) and one town over which is Hertford, is hometown to the famous baseball player, Jimmy (Catfish) Hunter. No loud cities or crowded beaches. Just your little cottage back in the pines. Come Relax!!!

(Cottage is located in our side yard but we promise we won't be knocking on your front door! You have full use of the front yard and play set for kids 2-10. There is also a box with balls and items for playing in yard or the basketball goal. Take a dip in the salt water pool. We live on 2 Acres surrounded by trees.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $65.00 cleaning fee per stay. No pets. No Smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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