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Creekside Cottage On 48 Acres - Pet Friendly- 3 BR 2 BA/Sleeps 6- Next To Nature

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Secluded 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Located On Kings Creek, Situated On 48 Acres

Next To Nature is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home nestled on 48 acres of open land. This private home is located at the end of a 1 mile gravel road and is situated on Kings Creek, which leads into the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), and offers gorgeous views of nature. The recently remodeled home has a cozy cottage feel and is inviting for the entire family, including your pets! Relax your mind and body sitting on the screened in porch or take out the kayaks for a serene morning activity. Bring your dog and enjoy the stillness of swimming in the "Blue Lagoon" (our crystal clear man made pond on the property). Next To Nature offers both a peaceful retreat and a fun-filled vacation, with Topsail Island only 9 miles away.

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Danny Baysden
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Danny Baysden

My wife, Wanda and I, chose this property for the unique location and the topography of the land. This property was originally owned and built by a local family who still live close by. We would like to open our special place for others to enjoy.

Danny Baysden purchased this cottage in 2007


Holly Ridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Washer & Dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Creekside Cottage On 48 Acres - Pet Friendly- 3 BR 2 BA/Sleeps 6- Next To Nature
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Gulf Breeze

Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property and experience! This rental helps you get away from it all! The house is very comfy, extremely quiet, and has some great views! I spent many mornings sitting on the front porch watching the osprey and egrets fly around. My daughter and I went kayaking and it was great- very peaceful with a lot of birds to watch! We also used the firepit at night to roast marshmallows!

My only negative comment would be their lack of cable or a streaming device. If you want to watch anything besides three channels, you need to bring a streaming device (Amazon fire stick or Roku). Our roku stick didn't work well, but our Amazon fire stick did.

I would definitely stay here again when I'm in the area!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

And I mean that literally!! This little cottage is hidden down a dirt driveway that gives solitude a new meaning. The house was clean and had most of the amenities you look for in a rental. We were able to bring our dogs and let them run and play in the woods and fields with no worries about traffic etc. The view off the front porch was a delight and the fire pit was used every night. I even went for a paddle in one of the kayaks. You are about an 8 minute drive from Topsail island and all the restaurants and amenities it has to offer. It was too cold for a swim in the lagoon but it sure looked inviting. The owners were very easy to work with and responded quickly to any questions. We highly recommend this little cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, FL

Wonderful Thanksgiving in nature

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this little Cabin in the Woods. We use the fire pit every night and made lots and lots of smores. The wild turkeys were pretty cool. The house itself is great big kitchen bedrooms were very nice the location was great you would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great alternative to a beachfront vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Just wanted to echo the comments of other reviewers. We recently completed a four night stay at Next to Nature and it was great! During our stay we enjoyed the quiet surroundings, swam in the Blue Lagoon, and went to Topsail Island every day (about 10 minutes to Bunny's). This property is a great choice if you want to GO to the beach, but don't care to be ON the beach.

Pros: Beautiful location, nice house. It is obvious that Dena has been upgrading the property and everything was in good repair, including a new pavilion at the Blue Lagoon. Pet friendly. House is nice sized, plenty of space for families to relax.

Cons: Mosquitoes were heavy. That was the only surprise.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage on a Great Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live in the area, but we had some friends coming into town so we needed a place to house everyone and get out and enjoy the NC summer! Next to Nature was a great find for us, and I absolutely loved it! Had everything we needed to feed and sleep everyone while we were there, and in an absolutely beautiful setting. Now I'll just have to convince Dena to let us buy the house and the back 20 acres :) Will be back again for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! It is a great place to unwind and enjoy peace and quiet. Loved the screened porch and watching all the wildlife outside! We were able to bring our dogs , which was awesome, as they enjoyed the time also and we didnt have to worry about them back home. It is clean and well taken care of! A home away from home!! Close enough to pack a cooler and enjoy the beach everyday! ! Thank you for sharing your place with us!!! If we get down that way again we will definitely look next to nature up again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
North Topsail Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid and dates are confirmed.

$100 Pet Fee (3 nights)

$150 Pet Fee (4-7 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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