About this listing
Beaufort is a charming historic town with great beaches, boating, boating, shops & restaurants. I'm removed from the historic district but very convenient. Quiet, safe, with ample parking.
This room would be a little girl's dream, but would work fine for a single women or child. I like to rent it with the other bedroom listed, since you would be sharing a bath. The twin bed is very comfortable, it's quiet & full of personality. I will give a special price for renting the 2 rooms together.
The room has a large collection of Madame Alexander dolls & other vintage objects. It's light & bright.
My house is traditional with an English feel. Lots of art, accessories & personality. I am definitely not a minimalist!. Your bath with a tub/shower combo has a skylight & is across the hall. You are within a mile of Beaufort's wonderful waterfront & historic district and walking or biking distance to the library, grocery & drug stores. I have a rocking chair front porch that you can sit on & enjoy glimpses of the marsh or my flower filled garden. The neighborhood pool is open in the summer one block away. Driveway parking & everything you need to enjoy a visit to the beautiful Crystal Coast with its wonderful beaches, friendly people & many other attractions.
You are welcome to have coffee in the morning. I have a nice sunroom, an upstairs TV/family room & rocking chair porch that you may enjoy also. More photos are on the other listing of the rest of the house.
I like to be able to tell guests about all out wonderful activities in this area. I keep info handy for you.
This would be a great place for a single woman to stay on business or vacation. Beaufort is the third oldest town in NC - we just celebrated our 300th anniversary! It was the home of Blackbeard & there is continuing evacuation of his ship, the "Queen Ann's Revenge"..There are wonderful independent restaurants & shops on Front Street & you could just people watch for hours. Every day new boats come in & there's a great boardwalk for strolling. The Maritime Museum is free & very interesting. The closest beach is on Radio Island, about 2 miles away. It has views of the Beaufort Inlet from downtown to out to sea past Fort Macon.
When you cross the bridge to Morehead City there are more great restaurants as well as all the chain stores.Most of the charter fishing boats leave from here to fish in the nearby Gulf Stream. Then go across another bridge to Atlantic Beach (about 5 miles from my house) & you will find Fort Macon, the most visited NC state park, at the east end of the island. To the west is the Aquarium & miles & miles of beach, more shopping restaurants, movie theaters, & one beach town after another, ending in Emerald Isle.
"Down East" of Beaufort, are quaint fishing villages with their own history & dialect. At the end is Cedar Island, where the ferry can take you to Ocracoke & up the rest of the Outer Banks.
This area is known all over as less crowded than other coastal resorts with many pluses, such as the wild horses that you can see from Front Street just across Taylor's Creek, Or take a short ferry ride to Shackleford Banks to see more horses on an uninhabited island. Cape Lookout is our local lighthouse- you can see its beam from the land, but it's great to go across on a boat & climb it or cross over to the ocean side of the National Seashore where you can imagine what it was like when the first settlers came to this area 400 years ago. Our historic district is as fine as anywhere & the Historic Association gives tours on its English double decker bus. Diving is another attraction- we have so many shipwrecks offshore. This is a boater's paradise- I've never been to a place where boating was more popular. And of course, there's nothing finer than just relaxing in the sun & cooling off with a refreshing dip in the ocean.
There is a private airport here & the nearest commercial one is New Bern, about 45 minutes away & a great place for a day trip.You will need a car to do much- we are lacking in public transport.You may use my 2 bikes- a man's & a woman's - as long as the tires aren't flat from lack of air!
You are welcome to put things in the refrigerator & make simple meals. Feel free to use the porch or sunroom too.
Interaction with Guests
I love to tell people about this area & have lots of brochures. I really enjoy hearing about their travels too. I am happy to steer you in the right direction if you're not familiar with the area.
The neighborhood is quiet but convenient. Grocery stores, pharmacies. etc, can be walked to. Not close enough to walk downtown, but you can bike. On a cul-de-sac, so no through traffic or parking problems. Large yards, pretty homes, lots of trees- very pleasant.
Unfortunately, public transportation is very limited here, but cabs are available if needed.
I am a friendly & reasonable person, but expect respect for my property. If you're not sure of something, please ask. You may have coffee in the morning - let me know so I'll fix extra- if you need to use the kitchen otherwise please check with me.You are welcome to sit on the inside sun porch or outside front porch when you like. Please do not have other people over & make sure the house is locked when you leave. I expect reasonable quiet at all times & especially between 9 pm & 9 am. I have 2 sweet inside cats, so if you are allergic or don't like them, this isn't the place for you. As you may know, cats rule a house! Smoking is only allowed on the front porch. No drunk or rude behavior will be tolerated. Otherwise if you're a normal considerate person we will get along fine & you'll have a great time! Thank you!
The description of the room was exactly how described. Very cozy and cute. Jane knew a lot about the area and had some good ideas in what to do. The neighborhood was nice and quiet.
Jane is very knowledgeable about the Beaufort area and made some great recommendations for where to eat and what to do. I enjoyed staying at her place and thought her cat was really sweet.
Jane was a fantastic host and full of good information about the Beaufort area. The bed was comfortable and house lovely, very English garden style.
Would definitely stay there again.
Stayed in this room for two nights. Jane was a wonderful host. Made sure we had coffee in the morning and checking in to make sure our stay was pleasant. The bed was comfortable and the room had a ceiling fan which was wonderful. Good distance to Atlantic beach and Beaufort water front as long as you have your own transportation.
We had a nice experience at Jane's. We booked both listings and the rooms and bathroom were as described. She is very friendly, we chatted a bit and she gave us nice tips for the area. Kind access was provided to the fridge and the kitchen for breakfast and light cooking, and the washing machine. We thank her for these. House is located in nice and quiet neighborhood and very close to the water front (by car).
My mom stayed in this room and was very comfortable. Jane was an accommodating host and answered our questions about the area.
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About the Host, Jane
I live in Coastal North Carolina- am an interior designer who loves gardening, books, history, art, the ocean- so many things! I have met so many nice people through Airbnb, both hosting & traveling.