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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About Mary Sharpe
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!
Mary Sharpe purchased this House in 1974
What makes this House unique
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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Nice old house!
Rented this old historic house for a week. Were working in New Bern, NC and this was the closest house available after Hurricane Florence. Very neat and clean and reminded us of our grandmother's house when we were kids. Within one block of the water, and it appears a good place to spend a vacation. The owner was a delight to deal with when we had a minor issue. Would rent again, and would recommend this property to others.
House was as described and had a very comfortable, laid-back feel you'd expect from an older home.
Roomy, comfortable, clean, and full of character. Certainly not fancy and had the feel of staying at your grandparent's home - which is a good thing. The town center was in easy walking distance, a great view of the Sound at the end of the street, and the porch was indeed very inviting. Nice big rooms and plenty of sitting area. We liked it!
A great property! We loved it!
We loved The sweet town of Oriental, N.C. The people were so very friendly. I am still waiting to receive our damage deposit from the owner.
Very pleasant family home.
Great location. Easy access. Wonderful owner.
Very nice everything
Quaint and well located
Super clean and cute old home that is well located for walking to dinner and stores in Oriental
Would stay here again!
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!