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Sound Relief! Family-friendly Cottage on the Crystal Coast

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


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!”

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Bill Fletcher
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Bill Fletcher

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.

Bill Fletcher purchased this house in 1983

Why Bill Fletcher chose Central Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Newport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oil-rubbed teak floor with plenty of counter space
    Bathroom Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Private area with hot/cold water
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Upstairs - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Huge bedroom with large sitting room and fantastic views
    Master Bedroom Downstairs - 1 king , Huge master down has ample room for pack-n-play.
    Twin Beds Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Quietest room in the house!
    Yellow Room - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed with twin trundle
    The "Bunk House" - 2 bunk bed
  • Five bedrooms plus a roll-away, two couches and a hammock!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • 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
--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.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Sound Relief! Family-friendly Cottage on the Crystal Coast
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

A very comfortable accommodation!

  • 4 of 5

The views of the sound from the house were spectacular. The house is a bit dated, but very roomy and comfortable. The property is very assessable to Swansboro, and the Crystal Coast without being in the hub bub and traffic of those locations.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would rent it again.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious.Plenty to do at the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view!

  • 4 of 5

This house was an amazing screened in porch with a great view of the sound. The house is big enough to hold a family or 2 and not feel cramped. The house has a well equipped kitchen and plenty of seating. The mater bedroom had a very comfortable bed. The house is an older home with a few quirks of an older home but it was still nice and comfortable. The owner was quick to respond and always offering to be contacted if help was needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a short family gathering! Plenty of space, amenities, location and layout of home was great. Peaceful get away! Owner was very friendly. Yes, I would recommend this home and i plan to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot with young kids!

  • 5 of 5

We rented a kayak and paddle board so we could get to the sand bar and it was amazing out there. The kids had fun playing in the sound but you definitely need tight water shoes b/c the ground is mushy in the water. I recommend bringing floats as well. The screened porch was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the home with the view of the water and plenty of space. It's an older property but perfect for what we needed. Emerald Isle was only a 10-15 min drive away.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This vacation was the best one our family has ever had, and Sound Relief cottage was one of the major factors in that. We are family that loves to cook and share meals together, so the fully equipped kitchen was perfect as was the screened in porch, where we usually ended up for meal time. Our family also loves kayaking and fishing which we enjoyed the entire time. While we really spent most of our time together, there was always a comfy, quiet room to escape to for privacy when we needed it. We miss it and definitely will return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

A great resource for your visit is at .

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

Grocery stores:

Lowes Foods -- (Morehead City)

Food Lion --

Harris Teeter --

IGA -- (Route 24, Newport)

Piggly Wiggly -- (Swansboro)

Walmart Food Center -- (Morehead City)


Rates & Availability

Newport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Oct 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall II
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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