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Waterfront Cottage With Dock on Taylor's Creek - Short Walk to Downtown Beaufort

Beaufort, NC, USA
  • House1285 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Directly on Front Street and Taylor's Creek. Close to Downtown.

We would like to welcome you to "The Easy Plateau" Cottage on Taylor's Creek in Beaufort.

Our home is comfortable and clean and is supplied with everything you need, including TVs in the living room and each bedroom, wireless internet and a modern kitchen with all new appliances. Fresh bed linens are provided as are bath towels and wash clothes.

Our cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The shower for the second bath, is an outdoor shower which is private and easily accessible directly from the bathroom.

There is also a bonus room off the livingroom which has a comfortable day bed. We call it the "Hemingway Room" as the decor is inspired by Hemingway's boat, Pilar.

We've just added a huge floating dock with room for 2 boats and there is also a floating kayak dock, swim ladder, fish cleaning station and bench seating on the pier.

From the front porch and dock, you will enjoy a continuous parade of boats, wild horses and pirate shenanigans. With deep and calm water, Taylor's Creek is the perfect harbor.

You will only be 1/2 mile from downtown Beaufort, where you'll find plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.

It's a quick drive to world class beaches, the ICW, the North Carolina aquarium, charter boat fishing and cruising and diving. There are fishing tournaments and festivals galore, including The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion, The Beaufort Historic Home and Garden Tour, The Beaufort Music Festival, Wooden Boat Show, Harker's Island Duck Decoys, and NC Seafood Festival. There are always fun activities in town including live music almost nightly on the town boardwalk.

Beaufort was one of Blackbeards favorite hangouts. Had you been our guest in 1717, you would have laid gaze on Blackbeard's mooring , as the home that he frequently visited while on holiday from pirating, is only a half a block behind us. There is little doubt that he walked across our property to reach his girlfriend's home. He ran aground off Beaufort's coast 300 years ago, and the Beaufort branch of the North Carolina Maritime Museum proudly displays artifacts salvaged from his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Beaufort has been voted best yachting destination and America's Coolest Small Town. The Cape Lookout National Seashore was recently voted best National Park. You can see the beacon flash of the Cape Lookout lighthouse from the front porch at night.

If you rent our home we ask that you respect the peace and privacy of your neighbors. While Beaufort has become a bustling tourist destination, it is still a quiet community, especially after dark.

We know you will enjoy your vacation at "The Easy Plateau" in Beaufort .



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About Amy

We are part time residents of Beaufort and are thrill to be able to share our home with guests like yourself. I am happy to assist when you are ready to book or if you just have questions.

Amy purchased this House in 2016

Why Amy chose Harkers Island

We purchased this home because of it's close proximity to downtown Beaufort and for the boat dock and incredible view. We love watching the wild horses, dolphins and boats go by. You will too!

What makes this House unique

Enormous Front Porch


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Hemingway Room
        1 double, This is a bonus room decorated in style of Hemingways Pilar.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, outdoor shower, Shower for this bath is outdoors.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              One of the closest waterfront rental homes to downtown.
            • Near The Ocean
              A short drive to many beach turnouts.
            • Water View
            • Waterfront
              Directly on Taylor's Creek across from Carrot Island


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          50 inch TV, full size couch and love seat with side chair.
                        • Parking
                          Room for 3 cars.
                        • Towels Provided
                          We provide bath towels and wash clothes but we do not supply beach towels.
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Gas oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Gas cook stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Room for 6 at the table and 2 at the bar.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      We have a Bose sound box for your device.
                                    • Television
                                      50 Inch Flat Screen in Living Room and 32" in each of the 3 bedrooms.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Best porch in Beaufort with comfortable seating.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Charcoal Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Public Courts are closeby.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • cinemas
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Boat dock with deep water.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  8 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great house, location and owners.

                                                                  D O'Hara M.Raleigh

                                                                  We had a great time in Beaufort. The house is perfectly located for walking into town or just sitting and relaxing overlooking the creek, horses and boats passing by. The house is very clean and well stocked with everything you need. The owners are very nice and responsive.

                                                                  Cozy and relaxing

                                                                  Kenneth M.

                                                                  I own my own business where I am on call 24 hr. a day and never really get a chance to just relax . Even though I only had 3 days off I don't think I relaxed so much in the past 5 years . We spent most of our time on the front porch watching the boats go by or on the dock either fishing or getting

                                                                  on the boat that we were allowed to dock there for the weekend .

                                                                  On one of the boat trips we got to follow about 12 dolphins for about 2 miles back to our dock , it was amazing to watch them interact with each other and all the other boats .

                                                                  We only ate out once during the stay , at a place Amy recommended . The front street grill , the food was great .

                                                                  I would love to come back !

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Loved having you stay. Can't wait for you to come back and relax again!

                                                                  Cozy cottage

                                                                  Adam D.

                                                                  Perfect location on taylors creek, close enough to walk to downtown Beaufort, or ride your boat down that is docked in front of the house. Great porch for morning coffee and evening cocktails. We will definitely be back.

                                                                  LOVED LOVED LOVED!!

                                                                  Laura T.NC

                                                                  We loved our stay at Amy and Jim's beautiful home. My very first thought walking in the door and seeing the view was, "This is right out of a Nicholas Spark's book/movie"! I can't tell you how many times I repeated those words. We lived on the front porch. I woke with my morning coffee, read, listened to music and enjoyed a glass of wine before dinner on that porch! :) It was shaded all day so it stayed very comfortable throughout the day.

                                                                  We enjoyed fishing on the floating dock across the street. We loved all the activity of the boats coming in and out during the day as well as people kayaking or paddle boarding. We took our paddle board across Taylors Creek, walked just behind the trees you'll see in the pictures and saw 22 wild horses. Pretty amazing!

                                                                  I would recommending taking a boat out to Cape Lookout but also to Shark's Island. It was breathtaking! I took pictures but I couldn't capture the beauty of what was around me. We saw more wild horses on that adventure as well. We never got off the boat, we just enjoyed taking in the sites around us.

                                                                  The renovations they did were wonderful. We felt so at home. Everything was spotless! There is only one bathroom inside which was absolutely fine for our family of 4. There's a half bath going out to an outdoor shower which was a score for my 21 year old son. It was completely private and so well done. You can see the pictures they've posted. Loved it!

                                                                  This was our first time to Beaufort. It is such a quaint, friendly little town. We enjoyed the 1/2 walk to town for lunch/dinners. There are some neat boutiques, shops and restaurants right at your door step. The location of this home is PERFECT! Amy and Jim were wonderful to work with. We could check in after 4:00 pm and by 4:30, Amy had called to make sure everything was okay and told me to contact her if I needed anything. You just can't go wrong with this house. We will absolutely rent it again our next trip to Beaufort.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Such a nice review! Thanks for staying. We loved having you and your family at The Easy Plateau and making memories. Please come back soon!

                                                                  The owners are great, very accommodating, beautiful house short walk to historic Beaufort!

                                                                  Sherry G.

                                                                  The house is wonderful, very user friendly, fantastic dock, water view, terrific location!! The house is everything that is said in the listing and much more!! I would highly recommend it!! My family and I would absolutely come back!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for staying. Loved having you and your family. Hope you all come back soon!

                                                                  Perfect spot!

                                                                  victoria b.

                                                                  Beautiful place in Beaufort and perfectly located close to town and on the water. House great and nice kitchen. We will be back to this house!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for staying! Looking forward to having you back soon.


                                                                  Beaufort, NC, USA

                                                                  Our house is on Taylor's Creek and only 1/2 mile to the heart of downtown Beaufort.

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