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'~Bamboo Cottage~' ONLY 5 MIN. TO DOWNTOWN NEW BERN! Free bikes to use!

Bridgeton, NC, USA
  • Cottage1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4


Bamboo Cottage is a newly renovated 1940's cottage with lovely handcrafted stained glass windows and wood floors. This cottage is very clean and comfortable. It is located just minutes across the Neuse River from downtown historic New Bern. This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, cottage has a large living/dining room, eat-in kitchen, front porch, sun room and a large deck overlooking the very private 'bamboo garden'. This comfy cottage has privacy and yet is close to everything. New Bern is a beautiful, historic, small town. There are all of the historic sites, as well as, the natural beauty of the area. 'Bamboo Cottage' is a perfect spot to enjoy them both. The cottage is located just one house back from the Neuse River and has water access at the end of the street where you can launch kayaks or swim.


Melissa Hutchinson

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 20, 2018
About Melissa Hutchinson

Nick and Missy moved to New Bern, NC in 1988. Nick was originally born in England and led a very interesting life in many different countries. Missy was born in Md but always loved the southeast. After graduating from the Univ. of MD in 1983 we moved to Florida together. In 1988 we decided to sell everything and live on our sailboat, cruise the Bahamas and Florida, and then cruise up the East Coast. We got to NC and haven't left.

Melissa Hutchinson purchased this Cottage in 2006

Why Melissa Hutchinson chose Bridgeton

We live in New Bern and saw that it had so much to offer visitors. There were hotels in the area but very very few vacation rentals. We prefer to stay in a home when we travel and so assumed others would as well. So we bought and renovated Bamboo Cottage in 2006. And our wonderful guests have loved it here as much as we have!

What makes this Cottage unique

It is close to downtown New Bern, yet is in a quiet village. There is a water access less than a block away handy for launching kayaks or paddleboards (but no parking).


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • 2 Very comfortable bedrooms with wood floors and on-suite bathrooms.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • The bathrooms are a combination of ceramic tile, wood floors and new cabinetry.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          The ocean is only a 45 minute drive away.
        • River
          Just a block from the Neuse River. 2 bikes at the house for guests to use.
        • Village
          Lovely village just a mile from the downtown historic district. 2 bikes at the house for our guests to use.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                      For decoration only, please don't use.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      We ask that if you use ours, that you wash and dry before you leave.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Not allowed to park on street, only in driveway (large)
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                      We ask that if you use ours, that you wash and dry before you leave.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Also seats 2 at kitchen table.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Music Library
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                      We have two bicycles at the house for our guests to use.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck with picnic table and benches.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill.
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Front porch with swing and rockers.
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                            • library
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • churches
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Pets considered (with prior approval and a pet fee). NO PARTIES! Boat rentals and Boat Ramps nearby. If you use our sheets and/or towels you need to wash, fold and put them away before you leave. If you'd like to bring your own linens (Q, T, T).

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              21 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Bamboo Cottage, March 2018

                                                              Donald S.

                                                              An older cottage, but nicely updated clean, and well equipped. More than enough room for the two of us, would be comfortable for four. Location makes for easy access to New Bern (10 minute drive) and other interesting places.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much. We enjoyed having you stay with us. We love meeting people from different places. And we hope you come again next year as tentatively planned, either in this cottage or our new GardenSea Ctg. (Just curious, what could we improve either in our cottage or on our website to get a five star rating?)

                                                              Very clean nice place to stay in that area would come back again

                                                              sally w.

                                                              Nice place

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am so glad you enjoyed our Bamboo Ctg. and New Bern. If I can ask, what can we improve at our cottage to make it five star in your opinion? (I don't usually get less than five star and would love to make improvements if needed.)


                                                              Gaaron G.

                                                              My wife and daughter and I recently stayed here for two weeks after moving to New Bern while awaiting the settlement on our house. In short, we loved it! The house is much bigger than it appears from the outside and is very roomy on the inside for a two bedroom home. The neighborhood is very quiet with easy access to downtown New Bern.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed your stay!

                                                              Lovely, cottage - very cozy

                                                              Janice A.Cary, North Carolina

                                                              We went to New Bern to visit and check out retirement areas. We needed a place to stay that was close to New Bern but quieter. The Bamboo cottage fit the bill perfectly. We brought our dogs along and they enjoyed the walks around the neighborhood. Thanks Bill

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you had a successful trip and will be moving here. It is a great place to live. Thank you, Missy

                                                              Peaceful Retreat

                                                              april n.

                                                              We enjoyed this cottage so much. It was exceptionally clean and well stocked with basics needs. It was so peaceful sitting on the front porch. Very quiet neighborhood with easy access to everything.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed our little cottage. Thank you.

                                                              Great, quite, relaxing!

                                                              david f.

                                                              We enjoyed everything about our stay. The cottage and the surrounding areas were great! Will return for sure!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks, Missy & Nick


                                                              Bridgeton, NC, USA

                                                              Just across the Neuse River from the 'Bamboo Cottage' is the town of New Bern with it's many interesting destinations, including Tryon Palace, museums, restaurants and shopping. And if you would like to venture a little further, the ocean and beaches are less than an hour away, and the quaint waterfront towns of Beaufort and Morehead City are even closer. The Croatan National Forest is just outside of New Bern and offers hiking and nature observing. 'Bamboo Cottage' is a great centralized location to explore the coastal area or to stay right around New Bern and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Other Activities: kayaking, boating and shark tooth hunting (a favorite with the kids)

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              **IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAVE ON THE CREDIT CARD FEES WE CAN BOOK IT OFFLINE AND PAY WITH CHECKS. Plus a $125 cleaning fee and fully refundable $100 security deposit. Reservation & Cancellation Policy: We follow the practice of the coastal area:100% Due at reservation. Non - refundable, you may purchase trip insurance on your own. Sorry no smoking or pets allowed (w/o prior consent and fee) inside. Thanks.

                                                              21 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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