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OCEANFRONT Duplex with large 3 level deck next to Oceanana Fishing Pier.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 BR 2 1/2 bath direct oceanfront with huge new 1300 square foot deck.

Beautiful Direct OCEAN FRONT duplex a few hundred yards from the only Fishing Pier on the east end of the island. The Oceanana Pier is just steps away from 'Whithavens' extra large brand new deck. Each side has 3 BR's (king, queen and 2 twins) and 2 1/2 baths plus an extra large L shaped couch. The kids love sleeping on the couch too so everyone can enjoy themselves.

Let's face it, you come to the beach to enjoy the beach so you might as well be RIGHT ON THE OCEAN with a deck made for 'enjoying' all the beach atmosphere you can. While we make the inside as comfortable as we can with TV's, nice beds and full kitchen, it's really about being outside at the beach.

That's why we tore down our old deck and replaced it with a 3 level deck. Each side has their own 3rd level upstairs deck off of each master bedroom with a privacy wall in the middle. It's perfect for working on your tan in private or enjoying the sunsets. The main living area has an extra large deck with a bar top built around each side of the privacy wall. This gives you privacy when you want it but makes it easy to enjoy your family and friends outside whenever you want. We provide plenty of chairs and picnic tables so you can choose to eat outside or simply enjoy your favorite beverage (or 2 or 3) while watching the waves crash on the beach or watching the fishermen on the pier. The oversized walkway (perfect for strolling hand in hand with someone special) takes you down the steps to the lower deck that is perfect for some extra privacy or can be used as a smoking section away from the main unit.

The ground level has picnic tables and a gas grill for each side. When you come in off of the beach if you feel like an outdoor shower each side has their own covered and now enclosed shower underneath the deck with hot and cold water. Rinse off your surfboard (one of the prime surfing spots on the whole Island) or rinse off the sand from the supplied boogie boards and beach chairs.

The garage is perfect for storing your bikes or extra outdoor items like kayaks, paddle boards etc. or parking a car. Dart board and air hockey give you something to do on those rainy days. Whithaven really is a special place. Please book your stay and become one of the Whithaven clan.

If Whithaven 2 is unavailable for your dates we have 2 other properties that may work for you. Whithaven 1 is the other side of the duplex and is on the sister site of HomeAway. Please search for Whithaven 1, property number 391237 at HomeAway.

IF you would consider a stay in Beautiful Beaufort NC which is just across the bridge and about 10 minutes away please view property 500765. VRBO 500765 and it will show you our beautiful 3 BR 3 Bath condo overlooking the Beaufort waterfront.

*** Please note linens and towel service is not included in the base rate but can be provided by the cleaning crew. Beds are King, Queen and Twins. Please contact owner for rates for adding linen and towel service based on number of beds and guests.*****

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Lee or Dawn Whitley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Lee or Dawn Whitley

Our family purchased this duplex in the late 1990's. We have always shared this unit via rentals and love to hear all the complements of the wonderful time everyone has. Since tearing down our old deck and rebuilding with a brand new 3 level deck, the accolades have been very satisfying.

We love sharing our home and know you will enjoy it.

Lee or Dawn Whitley purchased this house in 1998

Why Lee or Dawn Whitley chose Central Coast

Our family is originally from New Bern, NC and even though we now are spread around the southern states, coming back to Whithaven gives us the opportunity to stay together when we get a chance to come back to Carteret County. We hope you will enjoy coming back to Whithaven year after year as many of our new friends do.

It's been great meeting so many renters through the years who often become instant friends as they return to Whithaven time and time again.

You just can't beat the location and view with the pier close by. You can easily walk to at least 3 restaurants, take a stroll to Fort Macon or the circle. The surfing is fantastic by the pier and our big wide beach gives you plenty of room for fun in the sand.

If you like chilling at the house, the multi level deck is where you will spend most of your time. You can sit in the shade on the ground level or enjoy the sun on the main or upper BR level decks. You've got over 1200 square feet of deck space to enjoy in our of our lounge chairs or grill out on our gas grill and enjoy the sunset.

We also have a wrap around counter top for entertaining, dining or playing cards.

What makes this house unique

Our view of the pier at sunrise is fantastic and then to get sunsets along the beach is really special. Throw in the fantastic surfing and it really makes it a unique area. Taking a walk on the pier and looking back at the house is really cool and the pier grill is a great breakfast and the it is nice to be able to grab a quick snack almost anytime.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

OCEANFRONT Duplex with large 3 level deck next to Oceanana Fishing Pier.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

cozy duplex

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. The house was comfortable and very clean and the decks were ample. My only suggestion is that instructions are left for the main TV and the 3 remotes because some of us older folks don't have a clue! On a rainy day the TV is great to have.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Racine, Wisconsin

A fun winter getaway

  • 4 of 5

Whithaven provided us with all we needed. The kitchen was well equipped with dishes utensils, pots and pans for preparing meals. The beds were comfortable. We enjoyed the daily walks on the beach. We also enjoyed the closeness to Fort Macon, the Aquarium, Beaufort and Morehead City. Since we had several rainy and stormy days we spent time just watching the ocean. The view is fantastic. We also enjoyed watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean while on the deck. The deck was great for reading a book or just sitting. We visited during th winter but a summer vist would be amazing. We would recommend Whithaven for a fun vacation at the beach

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay at this rental. The location is fantastic - right on the beach and close to restaurants and attractions. The furniture and beds were comfortable, and the spacious kitchen was well stocked. Several negatives - while the multi level deck was large with great views, there was no shade on our side of the duplex. The property would also benefit from a deep cleaning (but since its ocean front AND pet friendly, we were ok with it) A short walk to The Barnacle bar at the end of the nearby pier is a must for a spectacular sunset!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay with pets

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Whithaven 2 and it was a really good place to stay with our two dogs. We were a bit disappointed with the cleanliness (else we'd give it 5 stars) - but then it's dog friendly.... So we were OK with it. The kitchen has most everything, although the electric cooktop is a challenge. Otherwise, the house is well done and a perfect beachfront get-away. It is nicely appointed and comfortable. The deck is awesome. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the past week at Whithaven 2... and it was pure BLISS! The duplex is clean and comfortable, with plenty of room for relaxing while gazing out at the ocean! The location is PERFECT for our "gang", as we are regulars at Amos Mosquito's, Four Corners Diner, and the Oceanana Pier! We will definitely be staying here again (hopefully soon)!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quintessentialy enjoyment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time! The attention to detail as far as the daily needs of a house was second to none. The location near the pier great. The beach nice and wide, the walk to the beach made it easy. Our dog loved the beach and loved running on the beach. We grilled our every night and took in some of the local seafood! The waterfront towns of Beaufort and Morehead made passing the time fun!

We plan to return.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Although Whithaven is new to VRBO we have been renting Whithaven for more than 15 years and try to add a few upgrades each year. We can't control the weather but we do our best to provide everything else we can to make it an enjoyable place to stay for families or couples. The great location certainly helps but when we rebuilt the deck I really tried to make it so everyone can enjoy as much time outside as they can. We look forward to your next visit! Lee Whitley
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Commercial, New Bern or Jacksonville, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pine Knoll Shores
Nearest Beach
Ocean Front on Atlantic Beach
Car: not necessary

Ideal ocean front Duplex in the perfect spot in Atlantic Beach. Drive over the bridge from Morehead City, turn left at the main stop light and go about 5 blocks and turn right on Money Island Drive where you see the sign for the Island Grill Restaurant. Go to the end of the street and turn left onto the somewhat hidden Glenn Street running parallel to the ocean. A half block down on the right is home to 'Whithaven 1 & 2'.

Each side has 3 BR and 2 1/2 baths plus oversized L shaped couches perfect for watching TV on the flat screen TV, snoozing or for kids to fall a sleep while you enjoy the oceanfront.

You are just a few hundred yards from the only fishing pier on the east end of the island, walking distance to 3 restaurants and a short walk to the Atlantic Beach circle area. Or walk/drive east and head down to Fort Macon State Park, the most visited state park in NC. This is the restored site of the famous Civil War Fort overlooking Beaufort Inlet, the scenic Shackleford Banks leading towards Cape Lookout National seashore and.

You will LOVE our brand new (2014) 1300+ square foot deck on Whithaven 1 & 2. Each side has private upper decks coming out of the master bedroom and the 1000 square foot main deck has a dividing wall in the middle with just enough privacy but open enough to be perfect for groups or families traveling together. You each have your own side but can easily socialize together with the attached wrap around bar top or just sit with your favorite beverage and enjoy the sunrise to the east or sunset to the west.

You can also go below to ground level and enjoy the shade or head directly into the garage for storage or to get the beach chairs and boogie boards that we store for our guests use. Feel free to bring your bikes and store them inside the garage for ease of traveling. The streets are very easy to bike and generally very safe for young kids to bike all around town. Use your own judgment but our teens and pre teens have biked around for years without any problems.

If you bring your boat you are in luck. While we don't have room for your boat AT the unit (don't bring a boat down Glenn Street as it is a tight spot to turn around with a trailer) the Anchorage Marina is just across the street from Money Island drive. They have plenty of trailer space and will rent dock space short or long term. Just call them for details and pricing. (252)-726-4423


Rates & Availability

Atlantic Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Beautiful Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Linen and Towel Service $100 + Tax
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Atlantic Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MBR Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath on main level.
    Outside Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Hot and cold water in your private outside shower.
  • 3 BR unit. MBR has private bath, 2nd upstairs bath is shared with the other 2 bedrooms and half bath downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Room has a Sleep Number Adjustable Bed with TV.
    MBR - 1 king , MBR Suite has a SLEEP NUMBER adjustable King bed with TV.
  • Master Bedroom Suite- Lay in your King sized bed and watch the waves roll in. The MBR suite also has a private bath and over 100 sq. foot private 3rd level deck right outside your window. Large Queen Room has a sound view with TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just steps from the Oceanana Fishing Pier. If you like to fish either try the pier or simply surf fish right out your backdoor. Walk to the pier for their grill or simply a long walk on the pier or for a drink at the outside bar at the end of the grill.

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