About this listing
Come explore the Crystal Coast & southern Outer Banks at this cottage home. Tucked into 40 acres of woods and farmland, watch the sun change over the Bogue Sound where a tranquil vacation awaits you!
Two bedrooms with queen beds are available in a curtained off guest suite. Both bedrooms have closets, ceiling fans, nightstands with bedside lights, dressers, and immediate access to the guest bathroom.
The bathroom features a large walk-in shower, and its only downside is the sink is small.
The kitchen, dining room, sunroom, and covered back porch look out to the Bogue Sound. The living room features a large smart TV (but for the foreseeable future the TV will be without cable), 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 Bogue Sound views. The water draws your eyes constantly in the daytime, and minimal light pollution allows the stars to shine overhead at night.
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) for ease of access. 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 your arrival to install the access ramp.
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 and setback from the road, it's peaceful 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 Morehead, allowing you to access either town in 20 minutes. The Emerald Isle beaches are fifteen 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 visiting puppies.
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 you need to howl at the moon.
No drugs cheech.