About the property
- House1300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Private Dock w/ a 24' Boat Slip Included! Sleeps 7 (air mattresses for extras)
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Welcome, to your home away from home! Located on the pristine tidal waters of Pages Creek (ICW and Figure Eight Island views) where you have 24-hour direct water access to your private dock. The house is located in a family and pet friendly neighborhood and can sleep 7 comfortably. For more than 7 guest, we have various size air mattresses as well as a youth air mattress available when booking request is made.
Serenity Cottage is conveniently accessable 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), USS Battleship (12 miles) and only 6 nautical miles to Wrightsville Beach bridge and restaurants, 1 nautical mile to Figure Eight Island bridge.
***Boat, Dock, Deck Information:
Serenity Cottage has a Private pier, dock, with views and direct access to the IntraCoastalWaterway (ICW) and Figure Eight Island ( photo illustrating boat directions), fish scaling station, shower and floating dock for the lessee's use. We do not rent slip space to other boater's or require additional slip rent...
The owners may have two boats moored on the floating dock, please do not access or remove items - nonetheless, there is ample room for swimming (swim ladder on each side of dock) and other water activities including your 24’ dock space.
Enjoy the colors of the sunrise and sunset while sitting on the dock. Watch the boats as they travel North and South on the ICW.
Do not enter or allow your dog to enter water on left side of pier (facing the water from house deck)- due to oyster beds which are protected by CAMA. Watch tide clock (30 minutes behind Wrightsville Beach) and always use the buddy system as this is a tidal creek.
Personal powerboat is available from our friends at nearby Entropy Boat Rentals as well as other water related toys.
***Things To Do: Enjoy all water related activities (Photos) as well as previous guest have also enjoyed swimming (tides), marsh search on low tide, fishing from the dock, crabbing and clam digging. You can also bird watch, walk, bicycle and jog or simply read a book.
The house sits on an acre of land so set up the corn hole, badminton set, lawn darts, kam jam or play with the assortment of balls which are provided for your enjoyment. These items are beside the carport in a container. On the 1/2 acre back lot, you can park your boat trailer and or have a game of touch football.
A dock cart, cooler, lounge and beach chairs, various size bicycles - which I have not checked - (must bring your helmets and request prior to occupancy).
Spacious open plan provides the perfect entertaining space and enables you to enjoy the beauty of the water while inside.
All living room chairs swivel allowing you to maximize the view. The recliner also rocks.
4- LCD flat screen TV's located throughout the house. 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.
Kitchen bar can accommodate 7 bar stools. We keep 5 at the bar but can add according to need. We also have an indoor black card table with chairs and an indoor outdoor white card table for guest that prefer dining at a table. These tables are under the bunk bed.
We are also having a custom table built with a bench to enjoy water view dining. It is scheduled to be installed June 18. It should seat 3 children or 2 adults. Always striving to satisfy our guest request.
***Children are Welcome:
We welcome children and have appropriate games, toys, movies as well as child appropriate utensils. Items you may request upon booking include (table and chairs, changing pad, umbrella stroller)
***Your dog is also our guest:
For your dog, we have a open weave fenced in yard with motion lights, dog door access into ensuite as well as bowls, gate (located behind the front door) - can be used on deck as well as to divide bath from bedroom. Please bring the gate inside as it is not waterproof
***Deck and Carport:
The deck off the cottage gives you a true outdoor respite where you can simultaneously fire up a gas grill or light up the coals. While you await your dinner, watch and listen to the birds as they serenade you with their songs of contentment. Bird food is located at base of deck steps and cooler for water is on the deck.
The carport is located beside the house which allows entrance to kitchen as well as water view seating. We also have a shucking dining table.
Game storage box is in this area.
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. A picnic table is also located in this area of the yard. All near the water's edge.
Whether staying for a few nights, a week or an extended stay, come enjoy time with your family and friends viewing the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets while enjoying your morning or evening beverage of choice. Watch the plethora of wildlife and an occasional porpoise leisurely swimming by the dock. You can be as active as you want or simply sit back and savor your "aha moment", while you totally recharge. Serenity Cottage is a great place for you to unwind and leave the world behind.
***Exploring the Area:
If you are a traveler that enjoys exploring, you have definitely chosen the right place to hang your cap or bonnet.... Serenity Cottage is conveniently located. Information is at top of page as well as a categorized teal information notebook located beside the kitchen door to help you plan your excursions. Everyone can enjoy their dream vacation. It truly is the best of both worlds – tranquility with easy accessibility...
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Come add your name to our growing list of contented guest...
***Extended Stay Rentals are welcome:
Monthly rentals are welcome during off season months. No occupancy tax charged for 90 days or longer rentals. Additional fees include cleaning, deposit, and some utilities ( if more than 30 days), and dog fee. Please read the contract. References or past guest as well as a valid ID are required. Thank You!
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***Please check our availability calendar: we keep it up to date; however, even if date is shaded reach out. Sometimes mishaps happen...
While enjoying your stay at Serenity Cottage, owners and their family may access their watercraft from the dock but will not intrude on your stay...
Jennifer and Bill
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Jennifer and Bill
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 Serenity 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 he is in real estate 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 walk 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 Pryor and or Megan Tatum Jennifer and Bill
Jennifer and Bill purchased this House in 201
Why Jennifer and Bill chose Ogden
Perfect Location... Nestled in a quiet waterfront family n 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 watercraft to your 24' boat slip (included) or rent a watercraft 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 drive. Beach chairs, towels, boogie board and a cooler are available. 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. Don’t miss it! Bring your boat or rent and explore, fish, swim, kayak, paddle-board or wake-board on the creek. Discover Lea Island (Rich's Inlet) n Mason Inlet
What makes this House unique
Waterfront... THE VIEW.... THE TRANQUILITY...Bird Watching Deep water access with private pier, floating dock and swim ladders... 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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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Incredible view, convenient location, and all the comforts of home
My family and I stayed at Serenity Cottage during Spring Break. The Cottage was close to everywhere we wanted to visit and explore in the Wilmington area. Each morning we started the day we were in awe of the view of Pages Creek and all the birds; the view in incredible and constantly changes with the tide.
Jennifer is an incredible host. She is very organized and proactivey communicated throughout the processs. The cabin is well stocked and offers all the comforts from home.
Beautiful Creekside views,Lovely Comfortable house
Jennifer and Bill Tatum have a lovely home on the pages creek, we absolutely loved the views from the deck, the house itself is comfortable, well-equipped with good comfortable beds.The tidal bore in and out of creek is amazing and if you are a bird watcher this is paradise for the variety of shoreline/song birds.Having a great dock to use was also terrific as i had purchased a boat for the use during our stay, overall a great experience coming to pages creek. The city of wilmington is close by and the dining choices are varied for all kinds of great food,of course the fresh seafood is terrific,Jennifer and bill were very responsive to any queries we had and they had some great recommendations as to where to eat,It must be amazing in the spring/summertime,our time was off-season and quieter but as canadians escaping the cold it was exactly what we wanted.For people with a dog such as ourselves it worked perfectly as they have both a fenced-off yard and a big open sloping yard to water. Our furry family member enjoyed herself thoroughly.I would return here in a heartbeat, thanks Bill and jennifer for a lovely first-time experience in coastal NC.
Cozy cottage with fantastic view
My husband and I stayed at this property for two months when we first moved to Wilmington. The cottage is comfortable and cozy and perfect for my husband, myself and our two dogs. Jennifer has everything you need to make your dogs feel at home also including a fenced back yard. Our favorite part of our stay was being right on the water. Waking up each morning to the great view made it really feel like we were staying at the coast. We would definitely stay again.
Thank you for selecting Serenity Cottage as your staycation location as well as your review. Bill and I enjoyed hosting you and your family as well as your fur babies. It is families like you that makes sharing Serenity Cottage with our guest such an enjoyable experience. Definitely look forward to greeting you again on your return trip.
Very clean and a slice of paradise
Enjoyed our stay at Serenity Cottage.
The beds were extremely comfortable.
Kitchen had everything we needed and more and the food that was provided so we did not have to make a grocery run was an unexpected surprise.
Watching the sunset each evening while sitting by the fire pit was so relaxing as well as watching the dolphins playing in front of the dock was quite entertaining. Did not have to go to Sea World.
We really enjoyed our stay and Jennifer and Bill greeting us upon our arrival was extremely helpful. On the refrigerator there are laminated sheets listing where everything is located in the house and how everything works. Never seen this at anyother rental before and was extremely helpful. No guess work involved.
The information notebook was extremely helpful also.
We definitely will return again.
Wonderful Experience in October at Serenity Cottage
Serenity cottage is cozy and warm with a beautiful view. We enjoyed waking up to a beautiful sunrise while drinking our coffee outside. This is my family's second stay at the cottage and appreciate the owner's hospitality and attentiveness to details. The house has everything you need and is all-around a great family vacation spot. We love the new additions and features you added to the house since we were last there. It is appreciated the owners go the extra mile to ensure a pleasant stay! We will definitely be back! Thank you!
Thank you for your review and care of Serenity Cottage during your recent stay in October, 2017. Bill and I are delighted that you could enjoy the new carport and upgrades inside the house since your last stay in June, 2017. We are constantly adding new features to the house and I am sure there will be more when you return. We really look forward to hosting you and your family on your return trip.
Another Memorable Stay!
What a wonderful return experience! It truly is ‘serenity’ – and we cannot wait to come back again. I would recommend a stay here to anyone! The view is peaceful, the property beautifully maintained and the house is both lovely and comfy. All the amenities were well thought out with great attention to detail. Thank you so much for a wonderful time and for another memorable stay!
Bill and I look forward to your return trip also. We so enjoy hosting you during your stay at Serenity Cottage by the Creek.
BP ethanol free gas and Twice the Ice - 3 miles Publix 2 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 and ILM - 10 miles Battleship North Carolina - 10 miles RDU airport - 2 hours
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prime Weekend Rates an additional $25.00/night (Thurs-Sun) Remainder seasons Weekend an additional $15.00/night (Fri-Sun) July 4th Holiday requires a 7 night stay and is $375.00/night All other Holidays not listed throughout the year require a 4 night stay n an extra $25.00/night Pay Now by E-check. E-check option located on the PAY NOW page. NO service fee due by guest prior to occupancy. Credit or Debit Card used as payment, all associated charges are required reimbursement prior to occupancy. Monthly rentals are welcomed. 30 years young, a valid ID, reference or past guest. We love our home, and hope you will too. All we ask is that you enjoy your stay, and please respect our property. No smoking inside the premise and hopefully not outside either. If you smoke, please pick up all butts and discard in outside receptacle once they are cold. Out of respect for our neighbors we ask that there are no loud parties or outdoor music after 10pm . Cancellation Policy: No refunds unless the property is rented for the same amount of time and for the same rental amount. If the property is re-rented, you will receive reimbursement less all ins premiums, HomeAway service fee, credit/debit fees, n administrative $50.00 fee. Changing weeks is considered the same as a cancellation. This is a family pet oriented neighborhood. 1 dog/deposit with up to date shot, flea n tick medication records (Owner discretion more than 1 n breed) Neighborhood Ideal for bikers, joggers, walkers, bird watching and of course all water related sports 1 towel set + beach towel provided per guest listed as well as bed linens On site parking for 3 cars Overflow use our back lot (boat trailers are stored) We have 2 lots totaling 1.03 acre of land Our dock is private. We do not rent boat slips or charge xtra to moor your boat (24' slip) Access hospitality information app once you receive VRBO/HomeAway emai