Historic Methodist Parsonage....with a Front Porch Full of Rockers and Stories!

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Oriental is all about slowing down and relaxing….and that’s what we hope you do at our turn-of-the-century home. Its been a place where our family has made memories for over 40 years! Everyone who visits gets a sense that this home has been well loved and lived in….its NOT fancy but its comfortable and inviting. Whatever you do, DON’T RUSH…it's a small town built for long ambles a bike ride or a little tennis….and of course Sailing. Oriental is the ”Sailing Capital of North Carolina”. The Neuse River is within site of our front porch.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/24/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is little public sandy beach down on the river that families really enjoy together. We have a few beach chairs in the utility room that you are welcome to use. Bring your bikes....its a great biking community...nice and flat!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Enjoy a great family dinner around the table we've used for over 40 years!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious Kitchen fully equipped! There is a second refrigerator in the utility room...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat: These guys have every boat you'd want....and they are very friendly. Boating on the River Neuse and various creeks is a LOT of fun!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Court right down the street!...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring and Summer
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,025 $4,000
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,025 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 4.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Bern
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Minesott Beach Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Atlantic Beach/Morehead City

Oriental is the Sailing Capital of North Carolina! Its a great place to bike ride...there's a tennis court down the street. There are some really good restaurants. We like Brantleys for breakfast...the Toucan for dinner or try Silos (yes a couple of Silos) where they have live music some nights. We also love Gary's Down East Seafood in nearby Arapaho...look it up on Yelp!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: Our parents moved to Oriental in 1974 and created a home for all four of us kids as well as 10 grandchildren and now 7 great grandchildren (and growing we hope!) We spent every free moment there but particularly loved the Fourth of July Croaker Festival...Thanksgiving and Christmas. This home has lots and lots of memories and we'd love for you to build some there too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One front screened porch (with rockers and swings) where you can sit and read or talk….our family loves early mornings and evenings crowded there telling stories and reminiscing. You can see the River Neuse from that porch and get a good sense of what kind of wind is available for a sail… depending on the time of year, you might catch a whiff of the gardenias or other flowers in the garden depending on the time of year. One back deck built around a Live Oak Tree where you can have a bite to eat. Three bedrooms and two full baths….a king room….a queen bedroom and a bunk and twins room all sleeping 8 comfortably One large dining that has been the scene of lots of Thanksgivings and family dinners of fried chicken….shrimp and oysters from the River and most importantly, LOTS of LIVELY conversation about everything you an imagine including religion AND politics…child-rearing and a little gossip about whoever is not there at the time…. One large Florida Room (thats a fancy name for the side family room) where we continue conversations after dinner and play games or watch a movie. We survived 39 years without much of a TV but agreed to add a big 54” flat screen last year for the enjoyment of our guests. Now we argue about whether its ”on” or ”off”! Enjoy some family time playing and talking and turn the TV on only if you run out of things to talk about! We also have internet if you really need to plug in to the world but try life in Oriental without it! You will love it! One large kitchen which has produced some incredible meals and some other memorable times dying Easter Eggs and all of the things that families do in kitchens….again…think conversation and food! One small breakfast room which holds the ”kids table” at Thanksgiving and other family dinners. Its small but we manage to get a lot of people around the table for breakfast or lunch shifts. One living room which can be the quiet get-away place for those who need a little alone time for a nap or

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/24/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Historic Methodist Parsonage....With a Front Porch Full of Rockers and Stories!

Oriental, NC, USA #699230

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