About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3 BR 2.5 bath direct oceanfront with huge 3 level deck with outdoor showers.
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. (dog friendly too with additional pet fee)
Fresh updates include new flooring on the main level, new paint, new refrigerator, new dishwasher, new linen service included and a freshly stained deck. Also, our new cleaning service is focused on providing the best possible service for each and every stay. Fully stocked kitchen with various spices, zip lock bags, aluminum foil etc. are standard. Spare paper products are in the bottom drawer beside the refrigerator. Please replace what you use if you can.
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 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 the other side of the property may be avalable or book both for your group. Whithaven 1 is the sister side of the duplex and is also on VRBO/HomeAway although managed by Atlantic Sun Realty. Please search for Whithaven 1, property number 4819625 at HomeAway.
*** Please note linens and towel service ARE included in the base rate but if you wish to bring your own linens and towels we can deduct $75 off your rate. Beds are King, Queen and Twins. Feel free to book with the normal rate and we can adjust prior to your stay with at least a 5 day notice.*****
Lee or Dawn Whitley
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Atlantic Beach
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 restaurant is a great breakfast or lunch and or to be able to grab a quick snack almost anytime. An easy walk to the circle or 5 to 6 restaurants makes this a stress free vacation.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Gorgeous views, convenient, family style cottage. We loved this property.
We had a wonderful beach trip. Property owner was so helpful with trip prep, answering questions, etc. House is very comfortable, and the decks are wonderful. The view from these beautiful decks overlooks the dunes to the beach, the fishing pier, and the sunrises/sunsets. Kitchen was well stocked and plenty large enough for everyone to hang out and watch the cooks! Outside shower with hot and cold water was a nice plus. The master bedroom has its own balcony, and the ocean/pier view. The main deck is shared and we had some very nice neighbors over on the Whithaven 1 side. We agreed as a family that this beach house is perfect for us, and we are looking forward to renting it again. The duplex is a great fit for six adults and maybe a kid or two. Just right!! We recommend this property for a relaxing vacation at the beach. Fabulous start to our summer.
Great location, House was clean, owners were very responsive!!
We came to town for business and it was a great place to come home to for a walk on the beach!
We had a wonderful time. Our only caveat is that the duplex was seriously dirty.
House needs cleaning! Our baby granddaughter's little feet and legs were visibly dirty from crawling on the living room carpet and in the kitchen. Return air vent full of dust. I realize that most people aren't down at floor level like we were, but this house was not a good choice for a family with small children.
I am glad you had a wonderful time. I certainly apologize if the unit was not up to our normal cleanliness standards. During the summer Sunday to Sunday stays sometimes the cleaning crew might not get everything as they should. Most guests comment on how clean the unit is so I'm sorry it was not the case for your stay.
I'll make sure they focus on cleaning the unit more thoroughly.
Fun Beach .House!
Enjoyed our stay at Whithaven II. Fun, beach theme inside, big, beautiful, new deck outside, and a great location. Easy walk to Island Grill and Amos Mosquitoes, and a pleasant 2 mile stroll on the beach to Fort Macon. Watched Memorial Day weekend fireworks on the beach, fished the pier, boated to Shark Island, shopped Beaufort, checked out the Maritime Museum and the Pine Knolls Aquarium. From the deck watched dolphins and could see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Kitchen had anything we needed. The sleep number beds were so comfy, we want to buy one. Loved the master bathroom walk-in shower! Lee and Dawn were wonderful hosts. Looking forward to a return trip.
Early Season Stay
The owner was incredibly responsive and so very accommodating. We unfortunately had state-mandated dredging occurring directly outside of the property but Lee was understanding and worked with us to make our stay great. The views and beach access are perfect. My family and I enjoyed our time both inside and outside here!
Relaxing winter vacation
The property was clean and the view was wonderful. Sitting on the couch or the deck the ocean view was great. The property was comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. I would recommend this property to friends and family.
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