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Cozy, Waterfront Cottage On Private Sandy Beach ASK ABOUT SPRING SALE 4/29-5/12

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cozy, 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath waterfront cottage with its own sandy beach

Nestled on a bluff with oaks and pines, this 2 bedroom, bath and a half cottage overlooks the soft, sandy beach of the big and beautiful Neuse River, the Americas widest river at 4 miles across. This 1929 remodeled beach cottage makes for a peaceful, cozy getaway, not to mention great for sailing, fishing, motor boating canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, sun bathing, swimming or simply relaxing! If you read our review, you'll see that most of our guests find it to be the perfect "slice of heaven" for "relaxing, tranquil therapy".

We're located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood that's great for taking walks, jogs or riding bikes.

A Change in Attitude is conveniently located a short drive from historic downtown New Bern where you will find art, entertainment, and fine dining. While in New Bern, stroll downtown for unique shops and enjoy a short walk to historic Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center.

We are conveniently located in the heart of "summer camp country", between the very popular camps, Camp Seafarer and Camp Seagull. We are mere blocks from Camp Seagull, the ideal location to stay when dropping off and picking up your children.

Our riverfront neighborhood is a short drive to the sailing capitol of North Carolina, Oriental, a quaint sailing village with shops and restaurants, where you can buy shrimp right off the boat (when in season). Be sure to check out M&Ms while you're there.

Change In Attitude is also an ideal place to stay to visit many of NC's beautiful coastal communities. Minnesott Beach Ferry, a few short blocks away, offers free service and a 20 minute ferry ride across the Neuse. From here, a short drive through the countryside will take you into historic Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach NC Aquarium and the beautiful Crystal Coast beaches with shopping, boating, and dining to suit even the pickiest of eaters.

Enjoy your morning coffee and beautiful sunsets while listening to the waves lap upon the beach from out screened back porch, large outdoor deck that overlooks the bluff or from your comfy beach chair or picnic table located on the sandy shores of the river.

If you're a golfer, Minnesott Beach Golf and Country Club is 2 blocks down the street.

There are five grocery store options from which to choose. The Dollar General store is is Arapahoe, the Piggly Wiggly, Walmart and Food Lion are all located in Grantsboro and finally there's a great new Piggly Wiggly store in Oriental. Also be sure to try Gary's Oyster Bar, just minutes away from our location. Gary's also sells beer and wine.

The bead board and wood flooring give this cottage a beachy feel that will help you relax and leave your troubles behind. This cottage comfortably sleeps 4, has an open living space, and is fully furnished to include a fully stocked, newly remodeled kitchen, new washer/dryer set and bed linens and towels (inc. beach towels). All you need to bring is your personal toiletries, soaps, shampoos and paper products. We provide two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom and a roll of paper towels, along with a starter kit of coffee. We also have a library of DVDs for those rainy days or days you just feel like kicking back and watching a movie.

More Details

Dawn Wade
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Minnesott Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PETS ALLOWED. Any pet on premises may result in an automatic forfeiture of your security deposit. Extra cleaning/damage fees may also be charged.
  • Maximum occupancy is strictly enforced. No more than 4 adults. Non-adherence will result in additional fees assessed of $150/person per night.
  • The owner(s) of Change In Attitude Cottage are not responsible for losses or accidents to guests for any reason.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Cozy, Waterfront Cottage On Private Sandy Beach ASK ABOUT SPRING SALE 4/29-5/12
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
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Do not judge a book by its cover.

  • 5 of 5

It was 14 hour drive, and WELL worth it.

Dawn has done excellent job with her cottage.

Plenty of space to relax & rest. The views of the the river are amazing and you get the opportunity to get your feet wet and go swimming.

The cottage is amazingly furnished. You have so many amenities! You will live out on the screened in porch.

Also, go visit Oriental(only12 miles away)....worth the drive.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet cottage with a wonderful veiw of the river right in the back yard! Great place to relax and enjoy the scenery! Will definetly rent again!đź‘Ť

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! I really had a wonderful time and was able to sit back and relax for a change. I will definately be back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Minnesota Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Oh my gosh! What an adorable cottage with everything we could ever need! So

comfortable and cozy and so peaceful and quiet! We will definitely be back! đź‘Ť?

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house was a dream house for what I have always wanted to purchase one day. A cute two bedroom cottage on the water. Every year I take a solitude and relaxation retreat in which I spend a lot time relaxing, reading, and spending time with God to reflect. This house was exactly what I hoped it would be for that time. I loved having several great seating options inside and outside the house. There was a wind and rain storm the majority of one day, so it was nice to still have beautiful views from inside the house. I hope to be able to frequent this cottage many times in the years to come. :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, cute & comfortable beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Felt at home as soon as we walked in. Love the nautical decor, the screened porch, the private beach. Great location for heading up to New Bern, or taking the free ferry across the river to head to Morehead City and Beaufort. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant
The Island Grille
Ruddy Duck Tavern
Amos Mosquito's Restaurant and Bar
Fort Macon State Park
North Carolina Seafood Festival
Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach Ferry
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Bern
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Minnesott Beach / Cherry Branch


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.75%

Cancellation Policy:
If a Tenant wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
- Cleaning fees are refunded if the Tenant(s) did not check in.
- For a full refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to the Property’s local time (or 4 pm EST, if not specified) on the day of Check In.
- If the Tenant(s) cancels less than 30 days in advance, 50% will be refunded.
- If the Tenant(s) Check In and decide to leave earlier than their Check Out date, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation occurs will not be refunded.
- Applicable taxes will be retained and remitted accordingly.

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.