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Sound Relief! Family-Friendly Cottage on the Crystal Coast

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Sunrise at Sound Relief Cottage! What a way to start the day!

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Last updated: 02/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 10 with majestic water views and minutes from the beaches & dining!

When you see the water, take a deep breath and say 'Ah-h-h-h!' You've just experienced the Sound Relief Cottage difference -- on the Carolina Crystal Coast.

You're minutes from Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach with the entire Bogue Sound out in front of you. Your refuge rests just 50 feet from the water. A steady southwesterly breeze blows through the windows and screened porch.

The water in front of the cottage provides a convenient and more private way to enjoy the water. There is a 400 foot tidal flat between land and waist-deep water. The Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) passes by farther out.

Want to catch some rays? There are numerous places to sun at the cottage – on the deck or in the yards. And you can get in a good game of horseshoes. Star-gazing is always a fun activity. Who can resist a good game of checkers?

Guests will find opportunities to harvest clams and scallops, to cast a net for shrimp and bait fish, and to wade the flats at night in search of flounder.

Small aluminum boats, canoes and kayaks may be launched from the property. For larger boats, two ramps are located within a mile of the cottage. Public ramps are also located in Morehead, Beaufort, Cape Carteret. There is no pier available at this time, but many skippers choose to anchor their boats just beyond the tidal flat and wade in as opposed to pulling the boat at the end of the day. Marina slips may be rented nearby. Rentals of power boats, kayaks, sail boats and PWCs are available nearby. Check the blue book upon arrival.

Bogue sound is home to a portion of the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW). Just across the ICW from the cottage are shell islands – the result of dredging that started back in the 1930’s. Shell collectors, bird watchers and sun bathers gather on the islands to enjoy the local environs. Many species of birds nest on the islands and are very protective of their nesting sites – especially the small terns and Oyster Catchers. “Watch your head!”

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/02/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be 25 years of age or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Bedroom Upstairs: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Huge bedroom with large sitting room and fantastic views...moreless

  • Master Bedroom Downstairs: 1 king

    Huge master down has ample room for pack-n-play....moreless

  • Twin Beds Upstairs: 2 twin/ single

    Quietest room in the house!...moreless

  • Yellow Room: 2 twin/ single

    Twin bed with twin trundle...moreless

  • The "Bunk House": 2 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Five bedrooms plus a roll-away, two couches and a hammock!

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Oil-rubbed teak floor with plenty of counter space...moreless

  • Bathroom Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    Private area with hot/cold water...moreless

Other Amenities

  • --Full kitchen including microwave, crab boiler, electric griddle, blender, toaster and other small appliances --Electric stove, oven, toaster oven, refrigerator with ice maker --Dining room with table, bench and chairs --Second dining area with wicker table and chairs off the kitchen --Two other dining areas on porch and deck --Family room upstairs with HDTV, DVD, VCR, CD player, FM/AM tuner & Wii console --Family room downstairs with HDTV, DVD. --Master bedroom upstairs with king bed and day bed. (Room for crib or pack’n’play) --Second bedroom upstairs with two twin beds --Upstairs bath has combo shower/tub and vanity --Master bedroom downstairs with king bed --Downstairs bedroom with twin bed and trundle twin --Downstairs bedroom with bunk beds --A roll-away bed is also available --Downstairs bath has combo shower/tub and vanity --Outdoor shower near the laundry room door! --Washer & dryer available --Large screened porch upstairs with hammock....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles, dominoes, etc., No guarantee all the pieces are there. Horse shoe pits outside next to the house. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable and Internet connectivity...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Add a little Carolina Beach music to your life!...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV in both living rooms...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii console in upstairs living room...moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Enjoy awesome views of the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) and Bogue Sound. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining in the kitchen seats 6. Dining in the dining area seats 5 or more. Dining on the screened porch seats 4 or more. Dining on the deck seats 6 to 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two units keep the Sound Relief Cottage cool!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Included....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two units warm things up when necessary....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed Internet included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    No linens provided. See www.bluewaterlinens.com or call Blue Water Linens at 252-247-7900. Order linens for the beds you'll use; include bath and kitchen towels upon request. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    One upstairs and one downstairs! Both are quipped with HDTV, DVD Player, basic cable. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Marked parking areas. Please keep cars off the grass as out septic drain field is out there and doesn't need cars rolling over it. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    VOIP phone included. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    No towels provided. Call Blue Water Services at 252-247-7900 for rental packages. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please use liquid, low- or no-phospate detergents....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee coffee maker, 12 cup capacity...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample supply of dishes for any occasion...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Works like a charm. Must push the START button. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large, functional kitchen plus lots of small appliances: blender, griddle, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Your favorite popcorn is just 3 minutes away. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven. Make great cakes and casseroles. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basics on hand. We ask guests to replace the items they consume, e.g. spices, sugar, salt, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large capacity refrigerator with top freezer. High-output ice maker included. Chest freezer in the laundry room. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Counter-top toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off the upstairs master bedroom. Have a glass of iced tea as you watch the sunset. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Two boat ramps nearby, Mooring slips for rent. Power boat rentals nearby. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Massive deck, screened porch. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Numerous courses in the area. Brandywine Bay, Star Hill, Pine Knoll Shores, Crystal Coast Country Club, North River Club, Silver Creek. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rental nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Almost a half acre lot to play on...including regulation horse shoe pits...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas-fired grill. Please keep it on the masonry surface and away from the vinyl siding. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 30 - Mar 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,100
Spring
Mar 30 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,200
Summer
May 26 - Oct 2, 2017
6 night min stay

$1,600
Fall
Oct 3 - Nov 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$225
$1,600
Fall II
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,000
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$200
$1,100
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $135
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Cancellations made more than 60 days in advance of rental period will be 100% refunded.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

A great resource for your visit is at www.crystalcoastnc.org .

There are links to the surrounding towns, beaches, fishing, sports and entertainment locations, marinas, special events and more!

Grocery stores:

Lowes Foods -- www.lowesfoods.com (Morehead City)

Food Lion -- www.foodlion.com/Store/Morehead-City/NC/2601

Harris Teeter -- locations.harristeeter.com/NC/MOREHEAD-CITY/265/

IGA -- www.iga.com (Route 24, Newport)

Piggly Wiggly -- www.pigglywigglystores.com (Swansboro)

Walmart Food Center -- www.walmart.com/store/1355/details (Morehead City)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: On an private road bordering Bogue Sound on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, Margie and Fred Fletcher bought a cottage that has been loved by 4 generations of Fletchers. We’d love for you to enjoy it, as well.

Why the Owner Chose Newport, NC, USA (City):
Lots of folks love to come to the Carolina shore to relax, play and enjoy some down time. The Sound Relief Cottage is nestled waterfront in a neighborhood of permanent residences. Your vacation experience will be more like you own the place. Yet minutes away are the great Crystal Coast beaches, restaurants, shopping and amusements.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You'll be waterfront on the sound with a huge "safe" water play area: no rip tides, no crashing waves and no crowds! Yet you'll have the waterfront experience with prevailing southwest breezes, stunning sunrises and sunsets, and a daily parade of offshore fishing boats and cruisers on the ICW. Keep an eye out for bottle nose dolphin, aka porpoises. Many days you'll see these beautiful creatures navigating the ICW. If you're more interested in hiking, the Croatan National Forest is within a mile. Kayaks are for rent close-by.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/02/2017

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Photos

  • Sunrise at Sound Relief Cottage!  What a way to start the day!

    Sunrise at Sound Relief Cottage! What a way to start the day!

  • Lots of natural light from this wall of windows.  A great water view!

    Lots of natural light from this wall of windows. A great water view!

  • Enjoy this spacious living room and functional kitchen 24 hours-a-day!

    Enjoy this spacious living room and functional kitchen 24 hours-a-day!

  • What a view!  from the upstairs master bedroom!

    What a view! from the upstairs master bedroom!

  • Upstairs bath provides lots of counter space, shower wand and solid teak floors.

    Upstairs bath provides lots of counter space, shower wand and solid teak floors.

  • Relax in the hammock, eat a meal or just sit and enjoy the prevailing SW breeze.

    Relax in the hammock, eat a meal or just sit and enjoy the prevailing SW breeze.

  • Soak up some rays on the over-sized deck with great views

    Soak up some rays on the over-sized deck with great views

  • Our second huge master bedroom.

    Our second huge master bedroom.

  • Plenty of room here for your "pack-n-play".

    Plenty of room here for your "pack-n-play".

  • You just can't escape the gorgeous view!  Even in the kitchen!

    You just can't escape the gorgeous view! Even in the kitchen!

  • Enjoy the tidal flats in front of the cottage.  400 feet of knee deep fun!

    Enjoy the tidal flats in front of the cottage. 400 feet of knee deep fun!

  • Lots of lawn for play. And enough decks for everybody!

    Lots of lawn for play. And enough decks for everybody!

  • Relax with a great view of the sound.

    Relax with a great view of the sound.

  • One of three dining areas!

    One of three dining areas!

  • This versatile kitchen awaits your culinary skills.

    This versatile kitchen awaits your culinary skills.

  • This master BR also includes a daybed and sitting area.

    This master BR also includes a daybed and sitting area.

  • Upstairs twin beds!

    Upstairs twin beds!

  • What a view!

    What a view!

  • Grill up some steaks with our gas-fired grill.

    Grill up some steaks with our gas-fired grill.

  • This is the favorite room of the youngsters in your crew!

    This is the favorite room of the youngsters in your crew!

  • Full laundry in house.  Bring your liquid, no- or low- phosphate detergents.

    Full laundry in house. Bring your liquid, no- or low- phosphate detergents.

  • The Intra-Coastal Waterway offers fishing, boating, dolphin watching & more.

    The Intra-Coastal Waterway offers fishing, boating, dolphin watching & more.

  • At the end of the day, sit back, relax and thank God for such a beautiful place.

    At the end of the day, sit back, relax and thank God for such a beautiful place.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, February 10, 2017

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