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Quiet Soundfront Getaway on 150' of Waterfront W/Beaches in Inner Banks Not Obx

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Want a well appointed and cozy home for your next getaway with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, nature calling and a place to enjoy yourself? This is the place.

We have a boat on site and enjoy taking people out on boat rides and you are more than welcome to take one with us.

No fighting the traffic or crowds, this lovely home is located on Holiday Island, a small residential community on the Albemarle Sound, 15 minutes away from the main roadway (Route 17 or also known as Ocean Highway). Located 30 minutes from Edenton and 30 minutes from Elizabeth City. 60-90 minutes from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake (lots of military bases and museums) and the Outer Banks .
There are many small towns close by to visit and explore. The home has a fully equipped kitchen and sleeps 7 comfortably.

The home has been completely renovated and updated. The outside space of the home continuously gets changed with new features. and now is being updated with a new 18 foot by 40 foot deck right up to the water edge along with raising the first part of the pier and raising the bulkhead another 30 inches.

There is a 50' flat screen in the great room. Cable TV Wireless internet is provided. Pandora and Netflix are already on the TV sets.

The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed in the master bedroom with a TV. All the bedrooms have wonderful mattresses. One full is bath also located downstairs.

One upstairs bedroom has a queen bed. The other upstairs bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed. There is one bathroom upstairs with a beautiful remodeled walk in shower.

All linens and towels are provided. Complimentary coffee, tea, sugar, creamer and a huge variety of spices are in the cupboard along with some paper towels and toilet paper to tide you over until you get to the store.

There is a fire pit next to the beach and a picnic table right in the side yard to have lunch or a snack.

There are beautiful views from the sun room overlooking the water (just 50 feet away). Enjoy the wonderful southern breeze coming from over the water on the pier while watching the eagles, hawks, egrets and on rare occasions, dolphins.

The children will enjoy using the cove, picking up clams or crabs off of its sandy bottom. There is a crab pot provided and they can enjoy kayaking in the shallow cove. For the more adventurous, there are many canals, and you can spend a few hours exploring them in the kayaks.

There are nine freshwater rivers that feed into this sound making it a great place to fish. So a boat would be really nice to have. The ramp is located in the community center about 3 minutes away. Fishing in the canals or out in the sound, you can catch catfish, flounder, croaker, large mouth bass, striped rockfish (striped bass), white perch, crappie, trout, speckled trout, puppy or slot drum (redfish), gray trout, spadefish, sheapshead, tautogs, bluefish, spanish mackerel. Anyone that has fished here has said that fishing was great.

There are also beach chairs, umbrellas, corn hole boards, floats, life jackets, swim floats, paddles for the kayaks and fishing rod holder for the brown kayak and a stereo for music outside of the house all located in renters shed.

6 kayaks for your use while visiting.
4 bicycles and a child's bike.

My wife has opened up an Art and Music Studio on the island called Rose Gate Studio for the Arts and a satellite studio in downtown Hertford. The one on the island is located in the clubhouse on Holiday Island. If you are interested in doing some “one on one” art lessons, art projects with your family and friends or just music lessons, give us a call ahead of time. There are multiple instruments: Baby grand piano, guitar, harp, hammered dulcimer and banjo in the studio. Just call before and let us know when you plan to be down and what it is you would like to do and we will try to accommodate you. The website is RoseGateStudio.weebly.com.

There is also the New Hope Stables and Riding Academy located about 20 - 25 minutes from here that is available to go horseback riding or take lessons. It is located at 617 New Hope Rd Hertford, NC 27944 and their phone number is 252-312-9994. You can call ahead and schedule or discuss what you would like to do.

They are a family owned and operated. Specializing in promoting confidence in the horse and rider into harmony and on the path to correct riding. Also enjoy clients who lack confidence or have fear issues, beginners, and those with disabilities. Safety, classic equitation, and having a rider proceed at his/her own comfortable pace. They also have Hunt Seat, Jumping, and Basic Dressage, riding lessons with an emphasis on communication and horse care. Riders of all ages and riding ability are welcome. We want your horse experiences to be fun yet educational. You can not rent a horse there and ride off into the sunset. New Hope Stables is a place where everyone is treated like family. They have 24 years experience in this field.

Spa at Waterloo is located at 503 South Broad Street ,Edenton NC. 252 482 0988 by appointment. They offer full service from massages, facial & body treatments, pedicure, manicure, Heat therapy, waxing & tanning.

Edenton Coffee House at 302 S. Broad Street Edenton 252 482 7465 is similar to Starbucks. Only sells organic and free trade coffee, espressos, smoothies, teas, pastries, desserts, breakfast and lunch with live music on Fridays from 7-9PM.Large park with a huge covered area with swings for the children and a place to jump off of the side of the bulkhead into the water along with a large field and a basket ball hoop. Tennis court are also located in downtown Hertford next to the library.

You can play golf on a PGA golf course at the Albemarle Plantation that is next door to Holiday Island. A PGA tournament was played there in 2014 and 2015. It is a private Golf and Marina Club, However the public is welcome to dine in their fabulous clubhouse and grill.

There are many 'mom and pops' stores and restaurants around here and we have included a list of them in the email attachment that you will receive when you book this home. There are also a lot of the franchise restaurants and stores too.

There are also Kayak tours in Edenton along with running and bicycle marathons. Edenton hosts yearly house tours of the historic district homes. Fourth of July Fireworks are absolutely awesome as you sit at the water's edge.

We have just listed a few of the things to do here in the area. There is so much more to do. We provide a handout that is emailed to you when you book with a list of additional things to do. We also have card games and board games here too. We do not have any game consoles.

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Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age to sign contract...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We do not provide crib, a high chair is available in the storage shed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside. There is a metal ashtray mounted under the pergola with the BBQ grill. Do not smoke in the house or put any cigarettes in the yard or trash. Please empty the ash tray when you leave....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1 (Captain's Quarters): 1 queen

    downstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 (Forest View): 1 bunk bed

    single over full size upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 (Sound Side): 1 queen

    upstairs. Overlooks the water...moreless

  • Bedroom two(Sound Side) provides a view of a 6 miles across of the Sound. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    downstairs...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have timers for the vent fan. If you take a shower/bath..timer/fan should run for 45 - 60 minutes. Just in case you forgot there is complimentry toilet paper in 3rd drawer in each vanity to get you by until you get to the store. Complimentry bottle of shamoo and soap in each bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Spa at Waterloo is located at 503 South Broad Street ,Edenton NC. 252 482 0988 by appointment. They offer full service from massages, facial & body treatments, pedicure, manicure, Heat therapy, waxing & tanning. Edenton Coffee House at 302 S. Broad Street Edenton 252 482 7465 is similar to Starbucks. Only sells organic and free trade coffee, espressos, smoothies, teas, pastries, desserts, breakfast and lunch with live music on Fridays from 7-9PM...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Assorted titles and magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Bluray/3D (glasses not provided) and netflix in Great Room. All TV's have DVD players...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Separate 10x10 room with own AC/Heat, single sleeper, TV with cable, DVD player Wireless access. Bistro table and 2 chairs...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games located in bottom, left side of cabinet in great room,...moreless

  • Music Library:

    TV's/DVD's have Pandora. DVD players play CD's nice sound bar in Great room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Renter is responsible for any additional billing for on demand programing. Great Room and Pirate Den have cable service....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Can use the DVD player and the sound bar to listen to CD's or listen to Pandora. There is also an outside stereo system located inside the renters shed. that has a plug for streaming...moreless

  • Television:

    (1) 50 inch Great Room (HD Cable) (1) Captain's QuartersHDCable (1) 39 inch in Pirates Den (Standard Cable)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Outside toys and games are in renters' shed. Same combination as house door...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix & Pandora is available on all TV's...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Just finished building our East Beach by adding 80 x 21 feet of sand . Also the pier has been extended to 180 feet. The water is 6 1/2 miles across to the other shore....moreless

  • Rural:

    Set in the woods on one side and water on the other. Quiet place to relax and very family orientated. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    The water view is approximately six miles across to the other side of the sound from the back yard. And east and west, there is no end to the water. It is over 54 miles long....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    150 feet of waterfront on the Albemarle Sound. Boat ramp is available. Great fishing and boating. Bring your boat to go fishing or take a boat ride to nags head. There is parking for boat trailer....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Beautiful hand painted/ distressed table with custom painted chairs and two chairs with custom seat cushions...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air/heat in main house. Wall heater/AC in Pirates Den....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outside fire pit. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Carport...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central air/heat in main house. Wall heater/AC in Pirates Den....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless provided throughout the house. Access code is written in the 'Welcome to Edgewater' binder along with additional information. DVD players are wireless and already hooked up to netflix...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    50 inch Plasma TV with satellite and internet access. Comfortable wrap around sofa, custom designed swivel rocker....moreless

  • Parking:

    driveway and carport room for up to 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local / U.S. Mainland unlimited. Elizabeth City, Edenton, Moyock NC. Cell phone service is poor. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Guests provide their own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Do not use Bleach. Some Laundry soap and softener provided. It is a High Efficiency washer. Use about 1/8 of much laundry detergent. If you see suds in the rinse cycle...cut back on the soap. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Complimentry 2 packets of 12 cup coffee and condiments and coffee filters. Digital timer, auto shut off....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving set of eight, plus children trays and plastic glasses. Mixing bowls, tableware, baking dishes, cutlery, crock pot,coffee pot, wine glasses. Electric can opener and electric wine bottle opener...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher soap provided....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    No trash pick up. There are two trash drop off areas. Under cabinet lights, breakfast bar with two additional barstools. USB phone charger built in receptacle at breakfast bar. USB cords not provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A roll of Paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, some spices. Trash bags are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    In Door Ice maker with water....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric glass top stove with warming station. convection oven, warming drawer...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster, Panni press, electric skillet, waffle iron, crock pot, electric griddle...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    26 inch and a child's bike. Helmets not provided. Pump and patch kit is located in renters shed with life jackets and paddles. Use at own risk....moreless

  • Boat:

    Marina and boat ramp available. A new181 foot pier pier has been installed on the property. Use at own risk. 4 kayaks available. Boat ramp available. Use the pass to use boat ramp. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Overlooking the sound& bulkhead. Has a small table with two swivel chairs and four Adirondack chairs. The pier is a beautiful walk over the water with a 16 x 24 platform to enjoy the views. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Albemare Plantation offers golf and has a wonderful restaurant and is less than five minutes from the house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can launch Kayak from beach. Four are available with life jackets. Use at own risk....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    BBQ Grill located under pergola. On the far side of the lot is a semi circle pergola next to the beach with two chairs overlooking the beach and water....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Picnic table. Fire Pit (provide own logs, can purchase at Food Lion, Walmart). Make sure to use the water and hose to extinguish the fire before you go to sleep or leave. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill is located in the backyard. The tank is turned off when not in use. Extra tank inside of renters shed, Please refill for next person, if empty, Quick Mart, Food Lion has refills....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    sun porch unheated with two stuffed chairs and a end table and 4 TV trays....moreless

  • Tennis:

    seasonal, some rackets in shed with balls. Court is in rough shape but still "playable". However there are two nice tennis court down town Hertford next to the library about 15 minutes away and free....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    In the renters' shed are the life jackets, kayak paddles, corn hole, bocce and other outdoor stuff like the chairs and bikes....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer
Apr 28 - Jul 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $260
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

one room
Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017
1 night min stay
$75
late summer
Jul 23 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $260
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2017 fall
Sep 30 - Nov 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$190 $205
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Thanks Giving
Nov 11 - Nov 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/NY 2017
Dec 17 - Jan 8, 2018
3 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$185 $190
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Prices may change until booking is confirmed.

From October Through January Long term rental is available:

Service Fee of approximately 10% is collected by VRBO for themselves along with the yearly fees we pay and is none of the service fee is given to the owner.

30 days or greater 150. per night.

60 days or greater $135 per night.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Edenton Municipal Airport – 30 minutes south/west
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Albemarle Plantation
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Albemarle Plantation (PGA Course)
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17S, Ocean Highway (10 to 15 minutes to reach)
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Albemarle Plantation
Hertford, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
Small private 80+ feet bulk headed beach on site

Car: Necessary

Located in a residential wooded community. 15 minutes from the main roads (Route 17/Ocean Highway). Quiet area on the sound (54 miles long, part of the Intercostal Waterway) with 150 feet of water front with beautiful sound views. A great place for long walks in the neighborhood or a bike ride.

There is a brand new public recreational center located behind the bank across from the garden center and senior center on Harvey Point Road on the way to Route 17/Ocean Highway. From that intersection it is only 5 minutes to downtown Hertford, Edenton or Elizabeth City 15-20 minutes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are custom kitchen and bath remodelers and keep very busy in this industry. We love the water and the serenity of nature. Our home in Virginia Beach overlooked a beautiful reservoir where wildlife abounds. Our retirement dream was to find a home like ours in Virginia but smaller and on the intra-coastal waterway in a smaller community where peace and quiet abounds. That the idea of rush hour was that if you listened real carefully you might be able to hear the sound of a golf cart or a lonely car go by. I think I can say we succeeded in that point. After making our getaway available year round to travelers since 2013, we have decided to move in permanently and open up the home for just 2 months every summer. so please book early if you are interested as the available dates will go quickly!

Why the Owner Chose Hertford, NC, USA:
My husband and I discovered Holiday Island while on a trip in 2012. We fell in love with the view from the home and its location midway between two wonderful towns---Edenton and Elizabeth City and part of the city Hertford. We were able to purchase the house and begin the process of creating our retirement paradise/resort. Along the way, our friends were so interested in our project; they asked if they could rent it out for a weekend or week. We decided to make it available year round in early 2013. Holiday Island is not a 'touristy destination'. It is just a wonderful area to relax, take a walk or just sip coffee (or wine). A 181 foot long pier has been built with a 16x24 platform in the middle with a picnic table on it. We do keep our boat there on the lift. On beautiful boating days on the largest freshwater sound in the country, you may like to take a ride with us.. We acquired the lot right next door to the house which now provides an additional 81 feet of sound front privacy. The pier is located inside of a cove. The water is 8-24 inches deep at the bulkhead and about 12 inches deeper at the end of the pier. At the edge of the cove the water is 5 feet deep, once outside of the cove it goes to 15-20 feet deep. The bottom of the cove is sandy with some sea grass. It is a great place to launch kayaks that are provided, or let the children play. The newly acquired adjacent lot has enabled us to add a beach, horse shoe pits, place to play corn hole, bocce or croquet along with a second pergola and palm tree oasis. We added a beautiful barn to the adjacent lot this past summer which will eventually house a game room and studio.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Once you leave the island, the town of Hertford about 15 minutes away, which was chartered in 1758 making it the seventh oldest town on North Carolina. It is a lovely historic town with a pharmacy and a soda fountain counter. There is an art gallery and delightful lunch spots right on the main street. The Albemarle Plantation is next door to Holiday Island. The public is welcome to dine in their fabulous clubhouse and grill. The food is super and we always feel welcome there! More information about restaurants and activities are available in the welcome package. In this area, history abounds with Edenton established in November 6, 1712 and Elizabeth City in 1793. The Outer Banks, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and many other towns are an hour to an hour and half away. You can take a day trip to visit the ocean and avoid the traffic inconvenience and high cost of staying there. Of course, the fishing is great here and boating makes the area even more enjoyable. There are four kayaks on the property. You can rent additional boats from Hertford. You can bring your own boat and launch from the boat ramp on the island. The pier has approximately 16-30 inch water level in the summer and you can tie up your boat or PWC there.


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Private beach for use of our guests

    Private beach for use of our guests

  • Ahoy Mates !  Suns Up! Time to start finding me treasures..

    Ahoy Mates ! Suns Up! Time to start finding me treasures..

  • Walkway to the pier and the two beaches, East Beach and Sand Castle Beach.

    Walkway to the pier and the two beaches, East Beach and Sand Castle Beach.

  • Welcome to Edgewater!

    Welcome to Edgewater!

  • 50' TV and DVD with Pandora, Netflix and wireless internet connection throughout

    50' TV and DVD with Pandora, Netflix and wireless internet connection throughout

  • Captain Quarters has Casablanca inspired wall fan and awesome ceiling fixtures

    Captain Quarters has Casablanca inspired wall fan and awesome ceiling fixtures

  • Forest View bedroom ---twin over full

    Forest View bedroom ---twin over full

  • Sound side bedroom over looking the water with queen size bed.

    Sound side bedroom over looking the water with queen size bed.

  • You can always enjoy the view while grilling your favorite foods.

    You can always enjoy the view while grilling your favorite foods.

  • Sunrise in February

    Sunrise in February

  • Looking through the side garden

    Looking through the side garden

  • Great room seating

    Great room seating

  • Dining in style!

    Dining in style!

  • Downstairs bath

    Downstairs bath

  • The upstairs bath has a brand new tile shower and coastal inspired lighting

    The upstairs bath has a brand new tile shower and coastal inspired lighting

  • Every sunrise and sunset brings a wonderful beginning and end to each day.

    Every sunrise and sunset brings a wonderful beginning and end to each day.

  • Sound side bedroom with queen size bed

    Sound side bedroom with queen size bed

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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