Best waterfront value in the Belhaven area .. checkout the traveler reviews and our modest pricing. NO CLEANING FEES, SECURITY DEPOSIT OR INSURANCE PREMIUM REQUIRED!
Beautiful, Fun, Inviting and Very Affordable Rates are set to give you the vacation you deserve and want to do again and again! Our rates will leave enough cash in your pocket to enjoy our local Belhaven restaurants or other!
Tired of the OBX chaos? Wouldn't it be nice to get home refreshed instead of hot and exhausted? Give Belhaven and River House a try. You will be amazed and so glad you did.
This nearly 2,500' SF residential ranch retreat is set for repeat customers and new friends who seek a week or two of serenity, fun, relaxation and convenience in hospitable, eastern North Carolina. Quiet, quiet, quiet ... did we say QUIET? Located at the end of a beautiful waterfront community in the greater Belhaven area, River House is the best kept secret in the area. Come and enjoy our river home ... whether you want a life lifting spiritual retreat, hunting or fishing memory, yearn to kayak in amazing waters, or just need a well deserved break, River House is waiting for you.
This home was originally designed with a symmetrical floor plan .. each "half" contains a full kitchen and sitting room area with gas fireplace, and each has a bathroom and two BR areas (one now converted to an office). On the northern exposure is a 28 x 16 common area originally designed as a gracious living room and dining room combination. Though still in the planning process we will be converting this expanse to either a TV lounge/rec area or other great options for family/group fun, relaxation and entertainment. The southern exposure with terrific views has a common sitting/dining area in the sun room, all with easy access to the screened porch complete with BBQ grill, rockers, glider and tables.
West & East Kitchens: Two ( 2) full kitchens, each are well stocked to accommodate up to 8 people total. The kitchens areas have "windows" to the sun room with the great water views make it inviting in their own right. Vacation at River House together or apart or both ... the choice is yours!
Sitting Areas w/Gas Fireplaces: Tied to their respective kitchens, each half of the home has lovely sitting/FP areas to enjoy. So while one is making a snack, small meal or full dinner, a spouse or mate can curl up on the couch to finally have that conversation you promised yourselves for years. Or just sit, breathe, take in the quiet and smile ... life is good at River House.
Bedrooms: 3 BRs with king, queen, double bed sleeps 6 comfortably .. add the pull out sofa for 2 more; all BRs get a lovely sunrise "good morning". K/Q BRs have robes and slippers to keep you comfy. Fair warning - find the inviting king bed and truly get lost in the arms of Morpheus. Sleep for a week? It's possible here.
Sun Room: the common sitting/TV area features a large dining room table (with drop leaf) and cozy couch and chair suite to curl up into. Windows, windows, windows with glass doors just say "come on in, bathe in the warmth of the sun", or enjoy the available puzzles, games ... might even watch a good movie with the family or friends. Blu-ray DVD available if you bring your favorite flick, and a few of our favorites might become your favorites, too!
Screened-in Porch: With 2 rockers, barbeque grill, a 2 seat glider and tables, it's "skeeter free" but wide open to the enticing breezes off the river. Honestly, sit here and you may never want to move again. With a south-southwest view, the sunsets are amazing. Or grab a cup of Java early in the morning and plunk yourself down for serenity just tough to contemplate. Watch the Canadian geese, mallards, loons, or the occasional heron .. so why leave? Stay a week or two! Still water, "diamonds", and soft easy breezes will grab you .. promise.
HVAC: Independent, dual HVAC systems provide cooling and heating to suit the needs of the occupants. One side likes 75 degrees while the other likes it cooler? No problem. Set it where you like it!
Lawn: Sitting on an open half acre, the front lawn (north side) is perfect for playing lawn games or just running around) without the fear of traffic. The south side lawn gently slopes down to the bulkhead and water ... great for water related games. "Corn-hole" board/bags are onsite along with volley ball net and croquet set ... have fun. To the west you can drive high iron golf shots into the orchard area but please do reset divots and pick-up your shots as "mowers hate golf balls".
Bulkhead/Water: The fiberglass/steel reinforced bulkhead has a nice catwalk with light duty boat lift and tie-downs adjoining the lawn for safe and easy access to water equipment. A floating dock has been added to aid in kayak entry/exit ... a kayak skidder has been installed and rack is close to make kayaking launch and retrieval as effortless as possible. Swimming and diving is not advised with the 3-4' nominal depth and it varies a bit due to wind and tide. Jump a craft, however, and launch yourself and family into Scott River or Pungo Creek. The waters there are seasonal in temp of course but very nice from late May until the early part of October. Occasionally you'll find "hot pockets" where the water temp is noticeably warmer compared to just a few feet away ... can't readily explain the phenomena but just enjoy it! Brackish water hosts both saltwater and freshwater fish of many types. Fishing licenses may be purchased locally with rules and regulations readily available. We have limited fishing gear onsite for you but best to bring your own, particularly "Grandpa's favorite lure". You'll spot the occasional local fisherman right on the point for a reason .. there's fish in them waters!
Kayaks: Our 2 recreational single seat, sit-on kayaks are available onsite for your enjoyment, and we "park'em" right at the water's edge. No long hauling involved. Paddles and lifejackets (XL/M) are also provided for your use free of charge. Area land/water maps are available in the house to familiarize with and waterproofed quick reference map sheets are conveniently attached to the kayaks. We suggest that you bring waterproof bags for cell phones and have directional apps installed on them for your safety and convenience.