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Ducks and Geese Oh My!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Columbia

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


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Ducks and Geese Oh My!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Great views! Lots of privacy, spacious house with all amenities.

  • 5 of 5

I loved working with the owners it was easy and they wanted to make sure I was satisfied with my stay. House was clean, private setting, great views of the river, and the sun sets you don't want to miss sitting on that new pier. I plan to go again to take friends in October.. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes those sunsets are brilliant. Won't be long and Canada geese will be coming in.
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

The views were amazing and the house was immaculate!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We never get tired of the view of first light in the morning and sunset in the evening. Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed our river house!
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Beautiful Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here when we were evacuated from Hatteras Island during Maria. Karen was a wonderful host, she was very responsive and was really accommodating. The location was lovely, just feet from the river, quiet and secluded. Our dogs loved the calm waters of the river and the large yard to play in. The house had plenty of room and was comfortable. We had a beautiful sunset and saw a river otter. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great setting with easy access

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location right on the water. The views are spectacular. The home interior was spotless and has everything you need. The owners live close and are very friendly and helpful if you need anything. This is a great place for family and pets.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easton, PA

A Beautiful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful and peaceful property definitely helped to make our North Carolina mini-vacation fantastic! The river and sound views were absolutely breathtaking - especially at sunset! The house was nicely furnished, well appointed, perfectly clean, and met our all needs. We had four young adults along with us, and the accommodations worked perfectly! Everyone enjoyed being together in the various gathering areas – especially around the large dining room table and on the front porch where a nice, steady breeze kept the bugs away! The living room also provided ample space for gathering, quiet relaxing, and even some mandatory computer work. We very much enjoyed being on the dock, taking the paddle boat out, relaxing in the hammock, and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit! The owner is very thoughtful, helpful, and a delight to work with! We also so enjoyed meeting and talking to her mother who lives close by. Columbia is a friendly, fun town to explore, and the beach is an easy drive away. We will definitely keep this house in mind for our next NC vacation, and we very highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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