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

Oriental, NC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum StayNone

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.


Mary Sharpe

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
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


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed
      • Downstairs King Bedroom Upstairs Queen Bedroom Upstairs 2 - Twins and One Set of Bunk Beds


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Downstairs Bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Upstairs Bath


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


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • 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
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            Enjoy a great family dinner around the table we've used for over 40 years!
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television


                                  • Boat
                                    http://bowtosternboating.com/ 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!
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Tennis
                                    Court right down the street!


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • churches
                                          • marina
                                          • playground

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • boating
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • fishing
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • 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!

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            14 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews


                                                            Wes P.

                                                            We were five 79 year old men that graduated high school together and thought that we needed at least one more adventure. We trailered a large pontoon boat to Oriental and docked it at the marina. The next day we motored to Beaufort and had lunch. Outstanding all day trip.. We had drinks on the front porch that couldn't have been more peaceful that evening. The accommodations were perfect for us. The house felt more like a home than a rental . Health permitting we'll do it again next year. Don't miss dinner at M&M.

                                                            Lovely home in Old Oriental

                                                            Mary L.

                                                            My mother, 2 children and I had a wonderful weekend in this home. We walked all around the village and to dinner, coffee, and even hit the tiki bar on Saturday night. The owner was very helpful and accessible.

                                                            Very nice older house!

                                                            Rick L.

                                                            It was a work weekend so didn't have a lot of time at the house but it was neat while we were there! Interior was very neat!

                                                            Cute house in good location

                                                            John S.Chicago, IL USA

                                                            Very quaint house with mixture of early 1900s furnishings and most modern amenities. Quick walk to the center of town. Owner is good with communications and responds quickly to any issues.

                                                            Beautiful Coastal Town

                                                            Sue C.

                                                            My family stayed at this beautiful historical home for a long weekend celebration of my sisters 80th birthday! We enjoyed walking to local restaurant and park and waterfront! Very clean, comfortable, and location was perfect! The price is very affordable! Oriental is a beautiful quaint coastal town!

                                                            Charming home with plenty of character. Lovely, shaded screened-in porch and shaded yard and decks.

                                                            Robyn J.

                                                            My husband and I stayed in Oriental in mid-October of this year at this charming home. From the moment we entered the door, we felt right at home. In fact, the home exudes the same friendliness that the town offers its guests. The home is in walking distance to the river and to a few fun restaurants. We attended the Front Porch Music Festival which was a wonderfully fun time.

                                                            The owners of this charming home are lovely people and easy to work with. The home is clean and comfortable and provides all the necessary items as well as plenty of room for an extended family. I am planning on returning with my daughter and granddaughter in the summer of 2017. Highly recommend this rental property!


                                                            Oriental, NC, USA

                                                            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!

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