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

Bedrooms 1
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


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

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

Cozy Country Cottage (700 square feet)

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:
September 22, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle ...
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Queen in Bedroom 1 Queen in Main Living Area (Queen Suite) SERTA PERFECT SLEEPER Pillowtop MATTRESSES! Rollaway available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas ...
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

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~The Pinewood Guesthouse~ Country Getaway~ Saltwater Pool Jacuzzi COMFY BEDS
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 55 reviews

Peaceful and quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, so peaceful. We loved the decor and the owners have thought of everything you could need.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of the time here. The cottage is so neat and clean and stocked with anything you need. We really enjoyed the pool- big enough to swim around. It's quiet and private and just wonderful. The eggs were delicious. I world highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The Layden's are wonderful! Great communication and even though they are right next door you don't even know they are there. The cottage has EVERYTHING you could possibly need plus some. We loved this place and hope to go back thank you so much for a great place to stay for a great price!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome spot for kids!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this cute little house and it was the perfect spot for our two-year-old to run and play. The house was exceptionally clean, comfortable and well stocked. If we are back through the area we will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Binghamton, NY

A nice relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at Pinewood. It was just what we needed...away from the busy tourist areas but still close enough to the beach to make a day trip. The inside was modern and clean, and we loved the whirlpool tub! We also had a dip in the pool which was also enjoyable. Allison and Floyd were helpful hosts that also treated us to fresh scallops and tuna steaks at a low price! We ate well with fresh eggs too! We would definitely consider going back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed. My 2 year old immediately found a couple toys to play with, which kept him occupied while we brought our bags in. It was beautiful inside and very cozy. The beds were very comfortable and everything was clean. I forgot a nightlight, but there were already nightlights here. It was much better than a hotel. We didn't use the jetted tub because of time constraints, but it was beautiful. My son kept commenting on the "big tub like a swimming pool!" We will keep this place in mind for the future as we visit family in the area again. We were very pleased.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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 $50

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $50.00 cleaning fee per stay. No pets. No Smoking. No alcoholic parties. No extra guests that aren't on reservation unless permitted by owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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