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Fun in the sun on the new 85 foot dock!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private River Front Setting

Located at the mouth of the Scuppernong River and the Albemarle Sound in Columbia, North Carolina. The Inner Banks of Eastern North Carolina. Relaxing private River front that is great for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating.

3 BR, 1 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Twin, 1 Hide a Way Queen bed, 2 B, Full set up Kitchen, Den, Dining Room seats 6, 3 seats at Bar, TV, VCR/DVD player with a collection of movies and books

Deck with furniture and Charcoal grill

Swing and Hammock

Pier, fish cleaning station

Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water


Small boat launch access in private canal

Big cypress trees with Spanish moss and shade

More Details

Karen York
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Karen York

This is the home place in which I grew up. I attended Columbia High School. This has the small town charm where you know everyone.

Karen York purchased this house in 1974

Why Karen York chose North Carolina

This is family owned property. I grew up with my brother on the river-fishing, swimming, canoeing, water skiing and boating. I have enjoyed many years on the river with our family and friends and would like to share this experience with other couples and families. There is nothing as enjoyable like watching the sunset over the mouth of the Scuppernong River and the Albemarle Sound every afternoon.

What makes this house unique

Watching the sunset every afternoon sitting one the deck with my family is what made me fall in love with the River House. We have shared many meals with our family and friends outside. Cooking local seafood. And best of all making home made peach ice cream.


Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Brand new Paddle boat for 4 persons with a canopy. Brand new Pac n Play


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fun in the sun on the new 85 foot dock!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful waterfront property

  • 5 of 5

The property worked out great for us (2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 under ten). We all enjoyed fishing and using the crab pots, the paddle boat was great and the view across the water was beautiful. Everything in the house worked as it should and though we didn't need to contact the owners while there, they made sure to leave several contact numbers if we would have needed anything. The owner is very good about replying to emails in a timely manner. We had access to fishing rods, life vests, beach toys and several other small items for kids. The house was clean and very comfortable to be in. The beds were comfortable and there is plenty of bedding. During our stay the temp was above 90 most days and the house remained cool and relaxing. There are several stores within 10 minute drive of the house including a DG, Food Lion, gas stations and a bait and tackle shop. The drive from the house to OBX was about 50 minutes. If you want to visit OBX or surrounding areas and not be in a crowded area this is a great rental. We will rent again when we return to N.C.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Roomy comfortable Waterfront Property

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and well furnished. Lots of extras that make vacation traveling and packing much simpler. The waterfront and sunset views from the deck were even better than the pictures. Karen and her family made sure we were well taken care of. Thanks for the nice stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The riverhouse has a beautiful location. Woke everyday to a birders paradise. Close to the outer banks, lighthouses, numerous wildlife refuges, historic sites and seasonal farmer's markets. The extended family enjoyed our two week vacation here.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I happened upon this rental property when we were searching for somewhere to spend our 1st wedding anniversary. We feel so lucky to have found it! The views are absolutely amazing-- seriously. It's a corner lot, so there's a water view from nearly every window in the house. It's pet friendly, and our 3-year-old golden retriever mix LOVED playing in the river. I don't think she left the shallow water by the dock all day long! The back deck is shaded by Spanish moss trees. We enjoyed spending time on the deck, swinging in the hammock, drinking coffee on the bench swing, swimming by the dock, and taking the paddle boat out. Columbia is a small, but cute town. We ate at pretty much the only restaurant in town-- a tiny seafood tavern-- the food was delicious and the people were so friendly! We are already talking about when we can go back! Highly recommended :)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Scuppernong River House was absolutely splendid. What a relaxing week! The home was clean and had all necessary amenities. We loved the easy access to the river: our son was in the water form dawn till dusk almost every day. And the short trip to get to the ocean was an added bonus :) Thank you so much for allowing us access to your wonderful home, it was exactly our speed! Looking forward to scheduling a repeat visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful little retreat July 9-16 and we have already started talking about going back.

Karen and her family were nothing but accommodating and wonderful. The property was far nicer than the description and photos (and both the description and photos were wonderful). Very small, minor grievances cannot begin to reduce the pleasure of staying on the river. It was a wonderful experience to roll out of bed, grab the fishing rod, and walk down to the water and drop a line (and catch all sorts of fish).

In subsequent correspondence with Ms. York, I am pleased to hear she will be updating some features of the home (most notably the television in the living room area). That wasn't a factor for us, as I brought a spare TV I had laying about in the house, but I could see it being a "problem" for others. The property is wonderfully maintained, the views are beautiful, and the remote location is perfect for anyone looking for a getaway.

It's only about 50 minutes to Nags Head, too, so, nothing is terribly far away. And the actual town of Columbia, while small, is very pleasant. Local produce, the fish market, the vineyard, and the small-town feel is very, very welcoming and inviting.

Truly, it was one of the most relaxing, pleasant vacations (nothing quite prepares you for the view when you turn down the driveway to the house) and I hope to make this little hideaway on the Scuppernong a regular vacation destination (maybe next time I'll be there in the fall - I bet that's just lovely).

Cannot recommend highly enough. It will be difficult to leave once you've arrived and settled in. A wonderful vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We try so hard to give our guests the experience we had growing up on the river. Our new flat screen smart tv is due to arrive and be installed in 2 weeks. We wanted to have one that was easy to use and that we could help with assistance over the phone if problems. We look forward to your visiting with us again. In the fall we always have the Scuppernong River Festival the second weekend in October. Also September there is a Seafood Festival in Nags Head. The fall and winter is great for bird watching adventures, bear spotting, and fishing. There are also howling tours to hear the calling of the red wolves.
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Nearest Airport
173 Miles
Raleigh Durham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Tavern
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Swan Quarter, NC
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Train
102 Miles
Rocky Mount, NC
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 64
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
48 Miles
Nags Head
Car: necessary

Edenton is the closest town listed on VRBO that is why it was chosen in the search name. Hopefully soon they will add Columbia, NC to the search list.


Rates & Availability

Columbia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summertimes Calling Me
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
River of Color
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
River Towne Christmas
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.