Want a restful vacation, with just enough to keep the family entertained, but not be overwhelmed with crowds and traffic? Located on a quiet island, just off the North Carolina Coast, this comfortable, 3 bedroom, 4 bath home is over 2300 square feet.
A major plus for this house is that it has 2 living areas! one on the first floor - with a queen sleeper futon, as well as a living area with couch, love seat and entertainment center, a full bath and outside access onto a small patio.
The top floor is the main living area with open space kitchen, dining, full bath, and 2 separate seating areas! A queen sleeper futon is off to the side in a reading nook. It has a gorgeous deck with tall adirondack chairs for sound and island views.
The middle floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. All bedrooms come with flatscreen TV's with DISH access. The master has a queen sized bed and a 4 piece, ensuite, with jetted tub and 4 foot shower! The 2nd bedroom also has a queen sized bed. Both open onto the sound side deck. The 3rd bedroom has a bunk with a "full" sized bottom and a single upper. The washer and dryer are also on this floor for handy access.
TV's with DISH access are in every room, all linens -sheets and towels, kitchen basics- are provided at no extra charge. The wireless internet functions throughout the house.
The top floor is open design with lots of views. It includes the kitchen, dining area, reading area, TV area. The dining room table seats 8 with 4 additional barstools at the kitchen counter. The kitchen is equipped with all the small appliances and standard amenities. A standard gas grill is provided. There is also a gas fireplace for cool weather vacationing.
The pace on this 20 mile island is laid back, but the area provides many family-oriented amenities. There is a NC Aquarium 2 miles away with programs and scheduled activities. Day trips are easily available to light houses and outer banks picnicking. There are even a couple golf courses less than 30 minutes away. Local restaurants specialize in fresh caught seafood, but provide choices for all landlubbers. Any last minute needs are nearby in major chain stores, top line grocery stores, a regional hospital or walk-in and emergency medical care without the big city, tourist center craziness.
The home's private pier leads to the sound for fishing, clamming, sailing. It is a little shallow for larger speedboats, except at high tide, but it is great for small children, sailing, kayaking, jet skis, and sunset viewing.
The ocean access is just 3 tenths of a mile away in Salter Path. It is a well-kept secret, because even on holiday weekends, it is easy to find a 'spot' with some space to spread out your towels, and family - no 'elbow to elbow, listening to someone else's music'. It has outside showers, restrooms, and grills, and a good number of parking spaces, many of which are shaded. The beach is wide and sandy, and the water has a gradual slope out, providing lots of safe places to swim and skim board. (The house has an enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water to rinse off sandy feet.)
A small amusement park and 2 theaters within a few minutes drive provide change of pace activities when you a need a break from the sun, sea and salt.
Everything you would need for a quiet vacation is less than 15 minutes away
Morehead City, Cape Carterette, and Beaufort are small nearby (less than 20 miles!) towns with lots of charm, as well as art galleries, local museums, antique stores and upscale shopping. New Bern, NC is 45 minutes away and has a real castle, and many historic amenities.
Keywords: single family, 3 bedroom, sleeps 10, soundfront, ocean viewGet the full listing »