About This Listing
Come explore the Crystal Coast & Southern Outer Banks at this cottage home. Tucked into 40 acres of woods and farmland, you can watch the sun change over the Bogue Sound or stroll through woods and farmland. A tranquil vacation awaits you here!
An elevated view of the Bogue Sound, taken looking east. You can watch the sunrise over the water from the dock.
Two bedrooms with queen beds are available in a curtained off guest suite. Both bedrooms have large closets, nightstands with bedside lights, dressers, and immediate access to a full bath.
The bathroom features a large walk-in shower, and it's only downside is the sink doesn't offer a tremendous amount of counter space.
The kitchen, dining room, sunroom, and covered back porch look out to the Bogue Sound. The living room features a large TV with digital cable, Apple TV, a very comfy couch, and several lounge chairs. The kitchen is well stocked, and includes a gas stove, food processor, toaster, coffee maker (although I make coffee with a french press most mornings), and more. The sunroom features wicker couches and chairs for lounging. The house is roughly 1900 square feet, and overall its floor plan is open and spacious.
The back porch is covered, and I can't say enough about the view of to the Bogue Sound. The scenic briny water will draw your eyes constantly in the daytime, and in the evening the lack of light pollution allows the stars to shine overhead.
Guests have access to the entire house, with the exception of the master bedroom and master bathroom (unless handicapped utilities are needed), including: the kitchen, washer/dryer room, sunroom, porch, dock, and one space in the garage for a small car or SUV (trucks will still need to park outside).
Free access can be provided to a boat ramp, and the property features plenty of space to temporarily store your trailer.
For handicapped guests, a large wheel chair ramp can be installed (with advanced notice) including other ramps to help facilitate access to the dock. The master bath features a roll-in shower, which can be made available on request. The guest bath features a walk-in shower, yet the lip is roughly 3 inches high, and could present an obstacle to mobility challenged guests. Once again please let me know in advance if you will be needing these amnesties, as I will need to work ahead of arrival.
Only the master bedroom is "off limits," but as mentioned access can be made available to handicapped guests or in the event of a dire shower crunch.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be present at the house for your stay, and I love hanging out with my guests and guiding them around the area. I work from home, and enjoy cooking for (and with) guests provided they chip in on groceries and depending on my workload (I can't make promises on being able to provide a meal).
The area around the house is beautiful—secluded by woods, farm fields (in progress), and quiet. A few hidden gems lie on the property, and an upscale community with a clubhouse, pool, and marina lie immediately next door.
Swansboro, Morehead City, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, and Atlantic Beach are all close by. The property is almost perfectly in-between Swansboro and Beaufort, allowing you to access either town in 20 minutes. The Emerald Isle beaches are ten minutes down the road (traffic dependent of course).
Definitely check out my guide book for things to see and do in this area. Emerald Isle serves as a gateway to the Outer Banks and offers some spectacular natural settings.
You'll need a car to truly enjoy your stay here, as public transportation is nonexistent and cab service (while decent) is pricey.
Other Things to Note
For handicapped guests: there is a large wheel chair ramp to access the space from the garage. A roll-in shower is available on the premises. Please let me know in advance if you will be needing these amnesties, as I will need to set up the ramp for you.
Other dogs are welcome here. I ask that you kennel them if plan to leave the unattended, and I do have an extra kennel for the house.
Smoking is permitted outside.
Guests are asked to have a great time, and keep it reasonably quiet after midnight. I can point you in the right direction should a wild hare seize you.
No drugs cheech.
Thanks for the wonderful relaxing weekend. My dog enjoyed exploring the huge open yard, and the house was clean and comfortable.
Eric was a wonderful host! The house was beautiful and extremely clean and available to guests. Eric was incredibly accomodating, sending 'what to see' information before the visit and checking in with us to see if we had everything we needed throughout our stay. The rooms were a great size, the bathroom is modern making this an incredibly comfortable place to stay. We would definitely return!
Second time here ! Eric is very welcoming and his place so peaceful, so clean and well organized. We were feeling like at home. It was slightly raining so we visited Fort Macon and really enjoyed it. Interesting piece of history.
The house is beautiful! We really enjoyed our time there. Eric is a great host, and has clearly put a lot of time and effort into making sure people enjoy their stay. He has a great kitchen and it was really fun cooking while we were there. The porch was the best part -- a great view and comfy furniture! It was an all around lovely trip.
This was my first experience on Airbnb and it was amazing. I surely thought it would be weird to share someone's house but after we met our host, Eric, our opinions changed. He approved our reservation the night before and gave us detailed directions to his hidden house by the water. He also gave us great recommendations on where to eat around the area and even invited us to a bar with his friend. His home was absolutely beautiful; the view from the kitchen is to die for. If the weather wasn't so cold, I would've been outside enjoying it more. I loved looking at his antiques and paintings around the house. Both the bedroom and bathroom were clean. The walk-in shower was marble-tiled all over which felt quite luxurious. Eric's dog, Bridget, wasn't feeling well but he still allowed her to come out and say hello. She's very cute, quiet, and obedient! Overall, he definitely made us feel at home. I will, for sure, make another reservation to stay at his house in the near future. Don't look any further, book now!
Thank you for the great hospitality, Eric!
Gorgeous area, gorgeous view, gorgeous home, gorgeous host and best of all gorgeous dog! What more can we say! Don't miss it if you are in the area.
Eric was an absolutely great host. I arrived late at night. He helped me to find the way to his place. He gave very good recommendations what to see in the area and helped me plan my trip. His place is amazing. It is located directly at the waterfront in a beautiful natural area. The house and my room and bathroom were cozy and neat. I just loved the place!
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About the Host, Eric
Writer of words, coder of bits, fun-loving, and a thinker & tinkerer. I am laid back, adventurous, reserved with a hidden streak of mischief, and quick with a smile. I wake up every morning to a hug and kiss from the sweetest four legged daughter alive, and make a kick ass cup of joe or tea to start the day. I was raised with Southern sensibilities, polished clean by my European mother. I read constantly, love music of all forms, enjoy throwing heavy weight around for exercise, and relish meaningful conversations.
My work gives me the freedom to travel, and I recently moved to the Crystal Coast. Outside of office hours, you'll find me mulling around the farm, tinkering on machinery, scribbling on pages (most of which get thrown away), or banging on my old keyboard.
This dive bar is a great place to let your hair down.Emerald Dr Emerald Isle NC 28594
A great place to cast a line or take an evening stroll.Bogue Inlet Dr Emerald Isle NC 28594
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Delicious New York style floppy and greasy slices.WB McLean Dr Cape Carteret NC 28584
One of the many excellent local produce stands.Cedar Point Blvd Cedar Point NC 28584
A bar, beer store, and novelty shop all in one. This place is funky, the parking is a bit tricky, but its the best place for a beer in town.Cedar Point Blvd Cedar Point NC 28584
Nothing beats Big Oak for cheap eats! Awesome shrimp burgers, barbecue sandwiches, and hushpuppies.Salter Path Rd Atlantic Beach NC 28512
A great hole in the wall locals go to for value seafood.Cedar Point Blvd Cedar Point NC 28584
Barrier Island Kayaks has an incredibly friendly staff, and does incredible day trips to Bear Island.Cedar Point Blvd Cedar Point NC 28584
Lees one of the best charter captains around. Ive known him for years, and hes as nice as they come. Hes the captain I recommend if youre looking to fish the seas.E Corbett Ave Swansboro NC 28584
Not my favorite place in town, BUT they allow dogs on their patio!
The best greasy spoon breakfast joint on the coast. Go early as its crowded in season. You can walk old Swansboro while you wait for a table. Make sure to order fritters (fried fruit desert)!Front St Swansboro NC 28584
Awesome place for a beer and a sandwich. The owner Marty is as friendly as they come.W Church St Swansboro NC 28584
Good food with a great view of the water.W Church St Swansboro NC 28584
Owned by local native John Kilgore, riverside features some of the areas best local seafood and steak. Great staff, and rustic atmosphere.W Corbett Ave Swansboro NC 28584
New Bridge is a wee organic market, but carries local meats, eggs, and produce as well as some of your typical health food fare.W Corbett Ave Swansboro NC 28584
The aquarium is great for a rainy day. Go play with the horseshoe crabs!Roosevelt Boulevard Pine Knoll Shores NC 28512
Take the ferry over to an unspoiled beach wilderness. Bear Island / Hammocks Beach features great shelling, swimming, and sand dunes to climb.Hammock Beach Road Swansboro NC 28584
A bit larger than the Lowes closest to my home, Harris Teeter also tends to be a bit more upscale.U.S. 70 Morehead City NC 28557
An often crowded but fun spot to hang out, Jacks features decent live music most nights in season.Evans St Morehead City NC 28557
A fascinating and well preserved old battle fort. You wont know its there until youre inside its walls (its hidden by landscaping). A beach is also nearby for your enjoyment.Atlantic Beach NC 28512
A bit pricey, but they typically serve great food here with friendly service.Queen Street Beaufort NC 28516
Take a ferry out to Shack to see the wild ponies, and afterwards you can spend sometime on the Beaufort Waterfront.NC
This is a bit of a trip (an hour and a half from my place), but worth it. Its absolutely stunning here, and not just the lighthouse but the natural formation known as The Bight.