About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bedroom, 3 baths; Short Walk to Ocean; Gated Access with Parking & Situm Deck
A part of us always remains with the sea. [four night minimum].
Renting Summer 2018 - Months of July and August only
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Rental Cost: $2000
Rental only after a phone conversation with the owner:
NO DOGS OR PETS
At the rare, east-west barrier island of BOGUE BANKS, where my house sits; IN SEPT., at DAWN, the SUN rises from the ocean and, at DUSK, the SUN sets in the ocean. BEST POSSIBLE OCEAN VIEW from our gated, local beach's beautiful expansive deck or it's seashore below. Also, the SUNRISES & SUNSETS on BOGUE SOUND display EQUAL BEAUTY. OCEAN & SOUND walking distance from my house. Walls are filled with my pictures, views that visited us in the last three years. Come take your own photos!
AFTER PAYMENT, ONE EMAIL , DELIVERS A RENTER:
LISTS OF WHERE TO EAT, SOCIALIZE & PLAY
ENJOY OWNER PRIVILEGES:
GATED ACCESS TO OCEAN PLUS
A DECK AND PICNIC TABLE
OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN
WATCH THE SUN RISE & SET IN THE ATLANTIC
BE INFORMED: READ THIS BRIEF DESCRIPTION FIRST. NO DOGS OR OTHER PETS
* READ RENTER COMMENTS FOR PRACTICAL DETAILS. they include important information to help possible new renters make their decision.
* THE MAJESTY & BEAUTY OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN CAN BE YOURS!
* A PLACE OF PEACE & RESTORATION with close, unintrusive necessities.
* PINE KNOLL SHORES: A CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA, ATLANTIC OCEAN COAST, FAMILY BEACH
* CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA ATLANTIC COAST [warm Gulf Stream influenced weather; NOT cold Virginia Currents as north of Cape Hatteras]
* DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, BALTIMORE, FREDERICKSBURG, RICHMOND & PETERSBURG ON I-95 CORRIDOR ASSURES EASE OF TRAVEL [four renters this summer from DC area.]
* RALEIGH METRO & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PLACES: PINE KNOLL SHORES IS YOUR BEST, MOST CONVENIENT & ACCESSIBLE, BACK DOOR, TO A FAMILY, PRIVATE ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACH!
* MY EXCELLENT SUMMER RENTERS: 2016
2016 Summer Renters [Raleigh AREA (3), DC(2), Baltimore, Apex, Durham, Winston-Salem, Mt. Airy, Lexington, KY
* THE WISE WILL READ PAST RENTER'S COMMENTS
CHECK OUT TIME: 10 AM
CHECK IN TIME: 3 PM
SERVING PRIMARILY: A Couple; Two couples; a Couple and Small Families. * One Small Dog Only Under 20 lbs preferred upon Paying the VRBO Standard Pet Fee.
* RENTER COMMENTS PROVIDE USEFUL DETAILS! PLEASE READ THEM!
TRAVEL: I-95 Corridor, esp. ideal for Baltimore, DC, Frederickburg, Richmond & Petersburg area renters; Tidewater Virginia, a beautiful ride down. I-40 & Hwy 70 key routes for renters living in NORTH CAROLINA cities & their metro areas: Chapel Hill, Greenville, Kinston, Goldsboro, Raleigh, Durham, Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, Rocky Mount, Wilson to mention a few. IF HEAVY WORK DRIVES YOUR LIFE, NEED A LITTLE R & R, I HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU!
* PROFESSIONALS & ACADEMICS WELCOMED: FULL MEASURE RELAXING PLACES & SKYLIGHTS WORK PLACES AS WELL, IF YOU MUST! HIGH SPEED,WIRELESS INTERNET.
* NOTE TO: HIGHLY EXPERIENCED ATLANTIC OCEAN RENTERS:
PLEASE NOTICE UNIQUE BLEND OF:  IDEAL LOCATION;  PRIVACY;  AMENITIES;  OCEAN ACCESS;  OWNER PRIVILEGES, &  GATED ACCESS TO THE OCEAN & SOUND. CHECK OCEAN DECK PICTURES AT VRBO SITE.
* AS OWNER, I AM COMMITTED TO KEEPING MY RENTERS ON THE OCEAN!
TV & VIDEO, MOVIES BOX
Insignia LED TV & Ultimate Streaming Entertainment Blu-ray Disc/ DVD Player: DVD Recorder & Player with Progressive Scan Video Playback. Your Netflex account & SMART TV available through box.
FIRST WEEK RENTER COMMENTS: "Had a blast!!! Love the place! [June 2016]
SECOND RENTER: "We had a great time! Thank you again for letting us stay this extra night & enjoy a perfect beach day" [June 2016]
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE. EXCELLENT LOCATION AT PINE KNOLL SHORES, BOGUE BANKS [Barrier Island], NC [adjoins Atlantic Beach & near Morehead City, NC] - four  miles separates house & the east bridge, connects Atlantic Beach & Morehead City, NC
RENT INCLUDES: UTILITIES; WIRELESS INTERNET; TV PACKAGE; VIDEO PLAYERS; OPTIMAL LOCATION; BIG CITY CONVENIENCES ON ATLANTIC OCEAN & BOGUE SOUND; GATED ACCESS
House sheltered by a maritime forest, only 0.3 of a mile from ocean, a short walk, gated access at ocean & Bogue Sound near, east-west island, A NATURAL treasure. FIVE FREE BOAT LAUNCHES .
Pine Knoll Shores, best professionally run beach town on the NC Atlantic coast serving Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall vacationers.
A, BEAUTIFUL, ATLANTIC LOCATION FOR THOSE NEEDING TO WORK. A UNIQUE OCEAN PLACE UNDER SKYLIGHTS; PLENTY OF SPACE FOR WALKING, RUNNING AND RIDING BIKES. STEADY TRAFFIC OF DOGS & THEIR OWNERS BACK & FORTH TO THE OCEAN. My neighbors are from Brooklyn, Long Island, Indianapolis, Lansing, MI, Albany, NY, St. Louis, MO & Chicago, IL
CONVENIENT, OWNER PRIVILEGES short distance to MAINLAND MOREHEAD CITY WITH HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF COMMERCIAL PLACES & SHOPPING BETWEEN CAPE LOOKOUT AND WILMINGTON, NC. Bogue Bank's Emerald Isle west end can not match commercial, convenient places to shop or eat nor does renting middle areas of the island.
This house enjoys, from it's location near the Atlantic Ocean, miles of internal streets with a central location in a maritime forest. Yet, the house is a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean & Bogue Sound, gated access, close by is the country club and leisure playgrounds. Pine Knoll Shores repeatedly wins national Tree City recognition.
4 Bedrooms; 3 Full Baths, 1 Full Bathroom, Basement Level. We are old North Carolina beach people
PINE KNOLL SHORES PROUDLY ENJOYS A SUBSTANTIAL RETIRED POPULATION FROM THE EAST COAST & THE MIDWEST. MY NEIGHBORS INCLUDE PEOPLE FROM NY, IN, PA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, CN, IL & WVA.
UPON RENTAL PAYMENT, all renters receive a list of:  places to eat;  places to play;  socializing places catering to couples, young & old;  outdoor sports;  fishing guides &  places of interest.
As an experienced owner I am accustomed to helping renters acclimate to the beach, find the amenities they wish. As old surf fishers, I help others to fish the surf &, above all, make your vacation the best possible. In the local surf we catch mullet, blues, croaker, flounder, pompano, spot, drum, trout, mackerel & many others.
Also, a list of places to eat, amenities, beach rentals, places catering to families & couples, as well as other conveniences.
COMMENTS BY RENTERS DURING 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017:
“Your house is great, love the quiet neighborhood & having the parking lot close to the beach. Thanks for everything. It's been a pleasure being in such a lovely house . . .we are all happy for being in your home; we plan to come back definitely next year!'
“We dined at McCurty's & the Ruddy Duck, both great. We also watched sunset from the deck one beautiful night. Thank you for your suggestions & the use of your lovely place.”
"We're having a great time here in your lovely house. Went over to the lighthouse yesterday which was great fun."
"Thanks Earl you are a GREAT owner!"
"I want to tell you how much we enjoyed your house. It was very convenient to the beach and boat ramp. I don't think I have slept in a bed away from home that has been so comfortable. We had everything we needed and more. We had a wonderful time visiting with old friends. The neighborhood is so pleasant and we enjoyed boating down the canal and looking at the homes and area.
MY HOUSE POSSESSES the modern communication technologies indispensable to the above groups & me; namely, high speed, wireless internet to assure that you have free, continuous connection with the outside world as you wish.
Renters during the period from June, 2014 to June, 2016 were from:  MD;  Washington, DC area;  Brooklyn, NY;  MI;  MA [Boston];  PA;  CA;  TN;  VA [Richmond, Charlottesville & Yorktown]]: &  KY [Lexington] &  the North Carolina towns & cities of Mt. Airy, Apex, Durham, Winston-Salem [two groups], Cary, Raleigh, Greenville, Charlotte and Chapel Hill [two groups].
East Coast cities awake! Easy access on the I-95 corridor, great travel times to my house, esp. Metro Baltimore, Washington, Richmond & Petersburg, VA. Virginia Tidewater cities a short beautiful ride. Winston-Salem, Greensboro & Raleigh areas enjoy fine access with I-40 to Hwy 70 to the bridge from Morehead City to Atlantic Beach.
Built in 1990 by two sisters for their families, the floor plan offers two bedrooms & a bath with a shower on each side, a pocket door for privacy; living area has a great room, kitchen & a cathedral ceiling with skylights; also, two Western style porches for its complete length, back is screened, plus a full basement, with bathroom & shower, laundry room & a garden hose to remove sand. house at Hawthorne & Mimosa. Short walk on Mimosa to the main, private access beach for Pine Knoll Shores, with private parking lot, large dune-top deck, large table & plenty sitting benches, OVERLOOKS OCEAN. Rent to enjoy gate pass access.
At Pine Knoll Shores, amenities close & plentiful. Nearby,, a Food Lion), Ace hardware, MOVIE, US Post Off., Bogue Banks Library, a half mile, with free computers; a wireless internet house; excellent eats on island's east end: Channel Marker, Crab Claw & Diner.
My 1950s, Bertie County Small Town divided equally by loyalist for WAKE, DUKE, STATE & CAROLINA. The ribbing was a consta
Earl P. Bell
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- May 21, 2018
About Earl P. Bell
Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, grad of Mars Hill and Wake
Earl P. Bell purchased this House in 1987
Why Earl P. Bell chose Pine Knoll Shores
Several of the primary reasons for my purchasing this house & property are:  the proximity of it to the Gulf Stream assuring warmer weather & water plus producing excellent sport fishing, surf fishing, south of Cape Hatteras, is a natural part of the local fishing environment, due to closeness of the Gulf, unlike north of Cape Hatteras due to the colder ocean water, even in August, produced by the Virginia currents;  the optimal convenience of the house on the corner [Hawthorne & Mimosa] only 0.3 mile from a gated parking lot, situm deck & providing unique, uncrowded access to the ocean;  the excellent sea breeze that travels directly to my house & my bedroom down Mimosa Drive;  as a senior person who has spent a substantial part of his life on the Outer Banks vacationing & fishing, the middle of island location provides the best protection of property during high seas, winds & storms;  the beautiful maritime forest that surrounds my house so close to the ocean & Bogue Sound; Pine Knoll Shores is the jewel of Bogue Banks & the beach areas south of Cape Hatteras to South Carolina's heavier commercial beaches;  every cost of living at Pine Knoll Shores on the ocean & sound is broadly cheaper than north of Cape Hatteras & south of Bogue Banks;  the inspirational beauty of sea, sky & landforms, especially sunrises & sunsets, since retirement I have taken up ocean photography with pleasure;  the closeness of my location to my extended family & my hometown in Bertie County;  the primary residential nature of Pine Knoll Shores with single family, detached homes, most with beautiful wooded lots [a rarity along the NC coast]; &  the outstanding commitment of Pine Knoll Shores to excellence in the provision of services,i.e,, the Bogue Banks Public Library with free computers, internet & wireless a short distance from 160 Hawthorne Drive.
What makes this House unique
As a person born and raised in North Carolina with great familiarity with state's beaches along the northern and southern Outer Banks, no location or community can match the blend of access and privacy one finds in Pine Knoll Shores. Each person has the choice to be as public or private as they wish. If a rainy day appears, I am happy relaxing, reading, writing and socializing under my skylights and unless the weather is severe I am going to be at the ocean for sunrise and sunset with people who love it as much as I do.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Earl proved to be a perfect host. He worked with us to make sure we can stay over the original booked slot when we needed it. His instructions were very thorough and useful for making the most of our stay. The house is cozy comfortable and is well equipped. Access to the beach is close and convenient. Thank you so much for everything!!
Thanks for the kind words. So glad your time on the ocean met your expectations. Enjoyed all our conservations so much. All the best to everyone.
Perfect quiet location
We are active oldsters coming together to honor our childhood friend who had recently passed away. After two long days of travel from the West Coast we found this house perfect for our needs. We needed 4 bedrooms 2 on each side of the house which provided privacy and both bedrooms sharing a bath between them. Two full baths and one downstairs next to the laundry room. We needed a fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher and good A/C. The owner was always available when needed. We were very happy with the house and location!
Great place, beautiful house, ideal for two families
The house is about 0.3 miles from the beach, placed in a community with private access to the beach. Two house is amazing for its two beautiful porches, of which one entirely screened. The house is spacious, and perfect for two families as it has 2 separate units of two bedrooms with a bathroom on each side. The beach is beautiful, not crowded at any time and the forest like environment around the house complete the perfect vacation atmosphere. Earl, the owner, was extremely responsive to all our needs and a great guide to the neighbourhood. Thank you Earl, we wouldlove to return!
Thanks so much. Hope to have you back soon.
Another wonderful time had with family at Mr. Earl's gem by the sea! Looking forward to next year already!😊
We had a wonderful stay in this serene location. Cool breezes and birdsong while out on the screened porch, and the murmur of the ocean from the front deck (the beach is just a short walk away). Our host was very helpful, with suggestions on local restaurants and shopping, and even provided information on safe travel for our daughter from Charlotte following Hurricane Matthew. The dogs also enjoyed their walks in this wooded neighborhood and on the beach. Would definitely return.
A private, relaxing retreat...perfect for families!
I am a longtime VRBO renter, our stay here was fantastic. Earl was very helpful during the planning and booking phase, responding to calls and emails quickly. Once we arrived we had great weather and spent almost all of our time by the ocean. Our end of the island was so peaceful, we were often the ONLY people at the beach! Parking in the private lot was easy, with a short walkway to the beach; the access was just 0.3 miles from the house. We had planned to go to the Aquarium and walk the trails at Roosevelt Preserve but never got there, the Pine Knoll Shores beach was just too perfect! We even went at night with flashlights to see the little crabs run around, great fun.
The house is roomy and comfortable, with plenty of space. Each side of the house has 2 bedrooms + a full bath, and a pocket door for privacy, helpful for families with younger children who need naps in the afternoon or go to bed early. The living room has skylights, a comfortable sofa, loveseat, and leather recliner. There is a full sized table for family meals, or a bar with stools for a quick bowl of cereal or a snack. Everything we needed in the kitchen was there, including utensils, towels, basics like coffee filters and napkins, pots and pans, and cleaning supplies. Our relatives were in Atlantic Beach & we ate out with them most nights, but if you prefer cooking the kitchen has lots of space and a dishwasher for easy cleanup. There is a screened porch on the back of the house where my daughter enjoyed eating breakfast; another full-length porch on the front has a wonderful view of the trees. We brought our bicycles and beach gear, so the full open basement under the house with a double garage was helpful. (Some toys and beach chairs are already there.) Being able to park inside also made packing up at the end of the week much simpler. The basement has a full bathroom, and a laundry room with a full-sized washer and dryer.
The property is a corner lot and has a lot of privacy, and the neighborhood is quiet and excellent for bike riding and walking. Our favorite place to eat was the Crab's Claw in Atlantic Beach, we met relatives there Tuesday and the seafood was so delicious (hint: crab cake!) that we ate there again the last night. Driving on and off the island was no problem as the mainland bridge was right in Atlantic Beach. We could not have asked for a more relaxing vacation and were sorry to have to leave. Thank you, Earl....we will be back!
Our home at 160 Hawthorne Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, NC provides two families or two couples an ideal location assuring optimal beach access with privacy for relaxation and sleep. Within Pine Knoll Shores our corner lot at Mimosa and Hawthorne provides easy access [0.3 mile] to the town's primary private beach for homeowners & their renters. Renters have gate passes to this beach with a private parking lot, a very large situm deck on the top of the dunes overlooking the ocean for sight seeing, one can enjoy lunch or dinner on the large wooden tables provided with substantial bench seating on two levels. The beach is clearly marked down to the ocean & owner volunteers maintain this excellent amenity.
Pine Knoll Shores is considered by many North Carolinians as one the state's finest beaches because of it extensive maritime forest, being a community that is overwhelmingly made up of single family detached homes on wooded lots, the absence of the commercialism abundant in the adjoining town of Atlantic Beach & on Highway 70 in Morehead City over the bridge connecting the east end of Bogue Banks barrier island to the mainland. It is a short drive over the bridge to the mass marketers you will leave at home including Walmart, Kmart, Staples, Belks, Best Buy, Walgreens, Harris Teeter, Lowe's Foods, Lowes for hardware, lumber & flowers, trees, etc. and many others.
On the the barrier island is located Ace Hardware, Food Lion, Bogue Banks Public Library with free computer use [1/2 mile from 160 Hawthorne], a book store with NYT & WSJ each day, a movie theater, critical mass of bait and tackle shops, boat launching facilities & numerous good restaurants [I provide a list of them above]. Another important convenience to renters is the closeness of the house to island's east end bridge to the mainland, Morehead City & Beaufort. This east-west barrier island is connected to the mainland by two bridges. On the mainland, Morehead City on the east and Swansboro on the west, the commercial establishments possess greater depth and more sophistication on the island's east end, than one finds on the more isolated west end that serves Emerald Isle & Swansboro. It is a twenty five mile island with 35 and 45 mile an hour speed limits in the towns of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach & Emerald Isle. On this island, location is importantly connected to service conveniences. The heaviest concentration of skilled workmen is definitely more concentrated and available on the east end of it including automobile agencies & repair from Morehead City to New Bern.
The living area floor plan provides two bedrooms & a full bath on each side of grand public room. Each side has a pocket door that can be closed if one wishes more privacy. The house was built in 1990 by two sisters who
created a place to comfortably house two families or two couples. All four bedrooms have ceiling fans.
The east side has a queen size bed in one room and standard bed in the other with a TV, two chests with mirrors in each room, with numerous drawers & a large two door closet in each room. There is a full bathroom with a shower, sliding doors and a mirror over the sink. Also, on this side, on the interior hallway, are two smaller closets, one used for sheets, towels and other necessities & the other available for use.
On the west side, there are two bedrooms one with a king side bed, a chest with numerous drawers, a mirror, lamps, a large two door closet & a TV. The other bedroom has a standard size bed & a half bunk style bed. Also, it has a large chest with numerous drawers & a mirror. Further, there is a computer, with wireless internet in this bedroom. On this side, there is a full bathroom with a large mirror, numerous drawers below the sink & a closet for towels, sheets, etc. It has a shower & tub combination for bathing.
The grand room possesses two sofas, a large coffee table, two end tables with large lamps, a dark blue leather recliner, with a floor lamp & a TV with cable. This room, the bedrooms & hallways are all covered in an indoor carpet. There is a large ceiling fan in this living area.
The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, extensive utensils, knives, forks, spoons, knives for cooking, pots, pan, coffee pot, table and chairs, with four stools at a counter for children.
A large Western style porch runs the full length of the house, front and back. The back porch is screened in with cushioned outdoor furniture. The front porch has four large chairs & two table.
The yard fills with large pine trees, ferns, berry trees & living oaks. The yard is natural with a pine straw bed. The concrete driveway is located off of Mimosa with the house address on 160 Hawthorne.
There is a double driveway & 1100 sq. ft. basement for a small boat, storage and two cars.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions: Property Damage Protection.....$59. Taxes and cleaning included. If there is no property damages the $59 will be refunded to the renter. 160 Hawthorne can also be rented for entire summer season (June to August) for $13,000, entire fishing season (September and October) for $5,000, and entire winter (November to April) for $9,000.