Waterfront Cottage on Page's Creek - Icwaterway:Private 44' Boat Slip,Allow Dog(85 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 beds (2 Q, 1 Twin, 1 Adult Bunk Bed), 3 Bedrooms, 2 bath, 3 Air Mattresses
Contact Jennifer at (919) 770-0877
****Private Dock with a 44 foot Boat Slip Included!
****Sleeps 7 adults with air mattresses for additional accommodations.
Time seemed to stand still at "Serenity Cottage by the Creek" until you walk inside. The renovated cottage is situated in a family and pet friendly neighborhood.
***Located on the pristine tidal waters of Pages Creek, where you can boat, kayak, paddle-board, tube, swim or marsh search on low tide (always wear swim shoes or ole tennis shoes) as you view the ICW and as well as Figure Eight Island. You and your family can also bird watch, fish, walk and jog or simply read a book. Serenity Cottage sits on an acre of land so set up the corn hole, badminton set, or play with the assortment of balls which are provided for your enjoyment. Don't miss out on staying at Serenity Cottage by the Creek....
***NOTE: Priced as one of the best values offering deep water access with a pier and floating dock...4 feet of water at low tide, slightly lower on full moon
However, if you are a traveler that enjoys exploring, you have definitely chosen the right place to hang your hat or bonnet.... The cottage is centrally located to UNCW (6 miles), Wrightsville Beach boat ramp(7 miles), Mayfaire Towne Center, IMAX and groceries (3 miles) downtown Wilmington and the airport (10 miles) and only a 1/2 to a few nautical miles to Figure Eight Island bridge, Mason's Inlet and dining by the waterway restaurants. A categorized information notebook is located under the sofa table to help you plan your excursions. Everyone can enjoy their dream vacation. It truly is the best of both worlds – tranquility with easy accessibility... Read our traveler reviews...
***Inside Accommodations: Spacious open plan between the living and kitchen area provides the perfect entertaining space and enables you to enjoy the beauty of the creek while inside. New cabinets, appliances and granite have been installed as well as bar stools, couch, swivel chairs and recliner. All living room chairs swivel and the recliner swivels and rocks allowing you to maximize the view. New chairs and rug purchased as well as all linens, comforters and towels?
LCD flat screen TV's located in each bedroom as well as the living kitchen area. The main floor master has a Smart TV and the twin bedroom does not have satellite but has an antennae. Whole house TWC WiFi is available as well as surround sound in the living kitchen area.
***Children are Welcome: We welcome children and have child appropriate games, toys, movies as well as child appropriate plates and utensils. A single pack n play, umbrella stroller, changing pad, 2 hooded towels and child appropriate table with chairs are also available (upon request). as well as a youth air mattress (recommended for age 3+) with a youth cuddle (all items will be located in the twin bedroom).
***Your dog is also our guest: For your dog, we have a fenced in yard with dog door access into annex bathroom as well as bowls, gate as well as a medium crate is available upon request. Fenced in back yard was re-sodded with Bermuda grass in 2016
***Boat, Dock, Deck Information: Serenity Cottage has a pier with a long boardwalk, suspended deck with shower and fish scaling station as well as a 44 foot floating dock for 1 boat. (Slip is included in your rental). Moor your boat (4' of water on low tide- dredged May, 2015) or rent at Entropy Boat Rentals and ask for Chris or Terri (910-686-7677). You can also rent a paddle board, kayak or other boat related items.
(Please respect our personal boats that are moored on the dock by keeping your personal items on the pier or deck. Thank you!).
A dock cart, coolers, lounge chairs, bench, 2 person blow up boat, and boogie boards are also provided.
***Leisure Time: After spending a day on the water sit back and relax on the suspended deck over Pages Creek. The quietness is refreshing and the wide-open panoramic view of the intracoastal waterway and Figure Eight Island is mesmerizing. Tie your crab trap to the piling and await your dinner or throw out a sinker… Or simply sit back and watch the sunset. It is magical.
***Deck: The deck off the cottage gives you a true outdoor respite where you can fire up a gas grill or light up the coals. While you await your dinner, throw up your feet and watch and listen to the birds as they serenade you with their songs of contentment. If you truly want your bird friends happy, keep their feeders and bird bath full. Bird food is located at base of deck steps and cooler for water is on the deck.
***Fire Pit: As the sky darkens step down to prepare the family S'mores over the fire pit or simply cuddle on the swing as you listen to the crackling wood.
***Contact information: Contact Jennifer if you have any questions, suggestions or comments...
(919) 770-0877 Preferred text or e-mail... I will response....
***Read our reviews!!! Come add your name to our growing list of contented guest...
***Long Term Rentals are welcome: Monthly rentals are welcome during off season months and are considered 15 nights or longer). No tax charged for 90 nights or longer rentals. Please read the contract. References or past guest as well as a valid ID are required. Thank You!
***Please check our availability calendar: we keep it up to date
While enjoying your stay at the creek, Bill, Jennifer (owners) and Pryor, Megan Tatum (son and daughter in law) may access the dock to secure their boat. Will not impose on you...
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Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 7
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
We love our dogs and do not want you to leave your 4 legged baby behind; however, we require a copy of current vet record plus flea and tick preventative documentation as well as a $100.00 non-refundable fee. Small and medium crate available upon request as well as a baby gate. May consider more than 1 dog with all requirements above met. Certain breed restrictions. Unless your inquiry states that there is a dog, and I have agreed and received required documents/payment, the contract will be a NO PET contract....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Bedroom 1: Main level of cottage overlooking creek: Queen Bed with satellite Smart TV, DVD and hardwood floors, closet, hangers, extra pillows n blankets, dresser, luggage rack, ceiling fan and 3 windows Bedroom 2: Main level of cottage: (1) Custom Adult Weight Bunk Bed and (1) Twin Bed as well as Queen, Twin and Youth (3+ yrs old air mattress under bed TV, DVD player, antennae with child appropriate movies, hardwood floors, closet, chest of drawers, plethora of toys and 2 windows Annex Area: Down 3 steps off kitchen: Queen Size Bed with satellite TV, DVD and private bath with sealed hand painted concrete floors, wall of closets, chest of drawers, luggage rack, ceiling fan, 2 windows Queen, Twin, Youth Air Mattress with pump located In Bedroom 2 along with a Youth sleeping bag...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Lake View
Near The Ocean:
7 miles to Wrightsville Beach 2 nautical miles to Mason Inlet, moor your boat and walk to Shell Island Resort ( northern most end of Wrightsville Beach) - pictures on site- body surf at inlet ...moreless
- Water View
Deep water access with private dock, 44' boat slip included panoramic view of ICW. (3 inlets w/in 5 min) http://fryingpantower.com Marina to rent boats, kayaka, paddle-boardy by the hour or day ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 7 people
- Air Conditioning:
New Whirlpool installed July 30, 2014 Per installer, NEVER use fabric softener or sheets as they coat dryer and cause the heating element 2 burn out. white vinegar will sanitize and soften naturally...moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Living Room:
Concrete off kitchen, stone beside and behind the house as well as the vacant lot behind the cottage Please Do Not Block Access to the 1/2 acre behind the cottage Great place 2 store your boat trailer...moreless
- Parking Off Street:
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Please Do Not Block community driveway.... Please park behind yellow building (1/2 acre behind cottage) where our boat trailers are parked Lots of room to maneuver your trailer and turn around...moreless
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Pots and pans, coffee pot, crock pot, vegetable steamer, mixer, waffle iron, freezer or regular blender, toaster , large skillet, smoothie machine, Freezer ice cream maker, oven ware, oven mitts...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sun Fun and Water
May 30 - Sep 7, 2017
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning $130 + tax
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 13%
Prior to booking, Call Jennifer for discount information
Less than 4 night prime season rental call or text Jennifer (919-770-0877). We will work to gain your business
Monthly rate: 90 nights no tax charged- Oct and March monthly rate is $125.00 per night, Nov-Feb rate is $100.00 per night
Cleaning, dog fee and tax (if applicable) not included in rate listed above, but an additional charge
Holiday rentals higher base rate, cleaning and security deposit.
Week-end only rates slightly higher.
If top bunk used, must re-sheet or extra fee charged by cleaning service which is passed on.
Certified Check Preferred or E-Check. You can choose to use your credit or debit card, but a 5% convenience fee will apply (deducted from security deposit)
This is a family pet oriented neighborhood. 1 dog/deposit with up to date shot, flea n tick medication records
Neighborhood Ideal for bikers, joggers, walkers, bird watching and of course all water related sports
1 towel set + beach towel provided per guest listed
On site parking for 4 vehicles Overflow parking on our back lot (where our boat trailers are stored)
Access hospitality information app once you receive VRBO/HomeAway email
Paddle board available (extra fee and deposit required upon check-in) Must provide life jacket
Children's bicycles available (must provide your own bike helmet)
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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BP ethanol free gas and Twice the Ice - 3 miles
Harris Teeter and Food Lion - 4 miles
Mayfaire Town Center - 5 miles off Military CutOff
Wrightsville Beach - 7 miles - 4 nautical miles
Downtown Riverwalk - 10 miles
Battleship North Carolina - 10 miles
RDU airport - 2 hours
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Photo by Chris Brehmer Wilmington Business Journal Hey! We are Bill and Jennifer Tatum from Sanford, N.C. So glad that you are taking an interest in our creek cottage! We truly enjoy sharing it with our guests. The cottage is both casual and easy to relax in. No need to impress anyone here - just enjoy getting your feet wet and your hair a mess! We take good care of Serenity Cottage and try to preserve the easy care flavor. Bill and I are both retired. Bill was a former football player and coach but retired from the concrete industry and Jennifer retired from sales and teaching. We use the house when it is not rented too! Our passion is restoring this cottage and updating it for your enjoyment. We have two wonderful children, a fabulous daughter in law and two very special grandchildren. Our son and his wife, Pryor and Megan live less than a quarter of a mile from the cottage and our daughter, Rebecca and her children live in S.C. You will see Rebecca’s art work throughout the house. We hope you enjoyed getting to know us and will come spend some time at Serenity Cottage on Page’s Creek! Most check-in days, we drive down to the cottage for a walk through and await your arrival. We show you through the cottage, answer any questions that you may have and depart so you can begin your vacation. Even though we live in Sanford, we are always just a phone call away. If Bill and I cannot meet you, you will be greeted by our son or daughter in law or by friends Dan and Melinda. Jennifer and Bill
Why the Owner Chose Wilmington, NC, USA:
Perfect Location... Nestled in a quiet waterfront family and pet friendly neighborhood, The property has a wide-open view of Pages Creek and the ICW....The water is incredibly peaceful and is ideal to swim, paddle-board, kayak, boat or simply float as your cares lift away. You can moor your boat to the 46' floating dock or rent from Entropy Boat Rentals and keep your items on the dock. Although you will have to launch your boat from a boat ramp, no having to trailer your boat back and forth every day. Have dinner on the decks as the sun sets. Fish from the dock, catch crabs in the trap or simply watch the ebb and flow of the tide throughout the day. Occasionally, you will see a pair of porpoises swimming by the house or hear the waves crashing on Figure 8 Island. This home is located within walking distance of Entropy boat rentals, a local boat rental facility. (No launch of boat required) Weekly Renters will receive a discount off of a daily boat rental. You can enjoy a fabulous day on the water and explore the true beauty of the Wilmington area. Just a few miles away is the local favorite area for shopping and dining, Mayfaire Town Center. You will find a large movie theater with IMAX and 3-D movie showings, as well as lots of great retail stores, restaurants and even seasonal activities including holiday events and a free outdoor summer concert series. To head to Wrightsville beach, it is just a quick 7 mile drive. Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards and a cooler are available for use at the house. The beautiful historic downtown area is a breeze to get to on the Martin Luther King Parkway and is a must see. You will find something for everyone! There are lots of quaint local shops and restaurants, entertainment, local events, historic sites and just a beautiful river front to stroll along. Wilmington was voted 2014 “Best Riverfront” so don’t miss it! Bring your boat or rent and explore, fish, swim, kayak, paddle-board or wake-board on the creek.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Waterfront... THE VIEW.... THE TRANQUILITY...Bird Watching Deep water access with private pier and floating dock and a swim ladder... BOAT ENTHUSIAST: Serenity Cottage is a must!!!! Gas and charcoal grill combo as well as fire pit with all accessories provided. Outdoor swing, picnic table, and outdoor games and balls are also provided.
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Welcome to Serenity Cottage ! Relax! Unwind! Allow yourself to totally recharge
Fenced in back yard with dog door access into bathroom Trailer park behind fence
Fully stocked kitchen, TV, Sound bar, Chairs Swivel n Recliner Swivels, DTV
Antique Dining Game Table with 4 chairs or 5 to 7 bar stools as well as 4 Tv Tray
Queen bedroom, en-suite , fan, closet, TV,, chest of drawers, luggage shelf
Cottage hall bath with preparation area outside bath, towel set per guest
Adult Weight Bunk Bed, Twin Bed, TV, VCR, Toys, Q,T and Youth Air Mattresses,
Friends gather on the dock for a day of fun in and on the water New dock added
Paddle board with your dog or alone Either way you will have fun
Flounder caught off the dock! Fish scaling station, running water and shower
Sheephead caught off dock
going to rest as the sun sets over Pages Creek
Cottage Outdoor furniture, grills, swing n 4 car parking Trailer park rear lot
Living kitchen with LED TV All chairs swivel, Recliner also rocks
Early morning view from kitchen to water assortment condiments n spices provided
Lower level master w ensuite, barn doors, dog door access to fenced yard, DTV
Lower level ensuite New shower, commode, walls Dog door to fenced yard, towels
Waterfront queen bed, Smart TV, Hangers, Luggage Rack, Storage, DTV, Ceiling Fan
Jennifer and Bill Tatum on their dock. A slip is available upon your check-in
Razorback welcomes you onto the dock Kayaking toward ICW
Gather on Mason Inlet walk to Shell Island Resort, body surf, laugh n relax
First time fishing and caught this Red Drum off the dock You Tube was beneficial
2015 Easter sunrise and
Bill n Jennifer Tatum Rebecca,Harrison,Alex Wilson Pryor n Megan Tatum Thank You
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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