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About this Property
The Waterfront Fishing Cottage! Recently finished with a whimsical fishing theme décor. Whether you fish or not it is a great place to kick back and relax. The bungalow is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway and you can watch the boats and dolphins go by from your rocking chairs on the covered porch. Have a boat? Come with it and use our, complimentary to our guest, private ramp. Your choice to go to the sea or toward the Neuse on Adams Creek, or you can use our fishing pier to fish from. There is even a fish cleaning station on the pier. If you do not fish, discover Historic Beaufort and all it has to offer, and it is just 5 miles away. Ask for Janet, she can help you with what the area offers. She will even make reservations for you whether it is tours of the wild mustangs, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, shelling, or sailing. She knows the most charming eateries, museums, historic sites, and shopping places. She will be more than joyful to assist you to make your stay eventful. Please call ahead for an appointment with her.
The Cottage Includes a Queen Bed - 1 bath -shower stall/sink -- separate room with sink/toilet. Queen sleeper couch in living area. Full kitchen with Kcup coffee maker, toaster oven, stove/oven, paper towels, mustard and ketchup in the refrigerator, toilet paper, aluminum foil, wax paper, sandwich bags, and trash bags. Need anything else? Just let us know. Fire pit, grille, and picnic tables are available upon request.
Linens and towel are available. We ask because many visitors prefer to use their own due to the COVID 19 issue. If you want us to furnish linens and towels, just request them when you rent with us. We do tidy our linens and towels according to COVID guidelines. We lowered our prices to reflect your choice to bring your own. Need linen? No problem linens and towels price $30 additional.
We price this listing without linens. We tidy our linens according to COVID 19, but have found many just want to bring their own.
We are just 10 mins. away from Historic Beaufort. Wonderful unique shopping and eateries, boating trips to Shackleford and rent an eco tour of the Rachel Carson Estuary, Mariners Museum, Beaufort Historical grounds and art museum. Scenic bus tours of Beaufort or boat tours to see dolphins. You can even take a sunset cruise on the Lookout sailboat. If you appreciate the water you will not be disappointed in the activities available. Here are just a few of the things you can do while visiting with us: swim, sail, boat, charter a tour, a cruise, snorkel, surfing at Atlantic Beach, paddle-board, kayak, jet ski, deep sea fishing, secure a Pirate boat, treasure hunt, take a sunset cruise on the Lookout sailboat, pick up sea shells, visit an aquarium, museums, libraries, take a trip to Shackleford Banks, see the wild Spanish Mustangs, discover great dive sites, dig for clams, gig a flounder, look for dolphins, go para-sailing, take a ferry over to Ocracoke, visit the 9 mile long island of Shackleford Banks, go Megaladon tooth diving, dive the many ship wrecks, buy a new surf board, visit Cape Lookout National Seashore, and Shark Island
Not much for the water sports? That’s okay you take a tour of Historic Beaufort on a real English Double-Decker bus, dancing, golfing, shopping, eating, play volley ball on the beach, relish a murder mystery dinner theater production, walk the many fishing piers, fly a kite on the beach, have a picnic, walk the Beaufort’s and Morehead’s boardwalks, droll over yachts and sailboats docked at the marinas, experience magnificent photo opportunities, visit Beaufort’s old graveyards, tours historic homes, take a pirate's tour of downtown, rent bicycles, site seeing, listen to local musicians, visit Fort Macon, visit the Core Sound Waterfowl and Heritage center, visit Beaufort’s Historical Grounds, watch local artists paint, relax at a tiki bar, set on the outdoor decks of a local eateries and have a outstanding meal and meet the locals, take your dog for a walk, or if all else fails, we recommend you just take time to relax and spend time with those you appreciate in our welcoming little town. You can't get lost here, and no matter where you go, you'll find plenty to do.
Money Saving Strategies
- Search for the official tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Many established tourism bureaus offer promotional tourism guides with special deals for rental homes, restaurants and activities. Search for these publications and coupon books, as this allows vacation goers to experience the same wonderful activities with a sometimes considerable discounted.
- Desire to avoid the crowds and lower your expenses? Off-peak times provide tremendous deals.
- Several vacation rental companies and owners offer special discounts for active duty and veteran men and women of the Military, or returning individuals to the same rental home. Be sure to confirm with vacation rental company to see if your visiting crew qualifies for a markdown.
- Some properties are particularly designed for particular groups of travellers. Event homes are best for weddings, wedding parties and corporate meetings. Some rentals cater to beach bums. Other homes are positioned close to music venues. Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the outdoor activities and places of interest you are most interested in.
- Give thought to getting trip insurance along with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which generally add between 1% - 5% of the basic rental cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their travel costs for any days missed due to personal medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unforeseen hotel stay or extra fuel. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
General Rental property Information
Some people are shocked to discover how many properties are located in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of vacation rentals available makes it possible to find an optimum getaway to suit their Morehead City family, from relaxing condominiums to larger event homes with several bedrooms.
Rentals are often owner operated or managed by property management companies. For property owners not directly involved with the management of their vacation home, management companies are instrumental in assisting vacationers with reserving, check-in, house cleaning, and any repairs and maintenance problems that may occur.
Below are some tips and tactics to help you navigate the rental home search and booking process.
How to find and book the best rental property:
Do you believe " Waterfront Cottage on the ICW - Snowbirds are welcome!" is the best rental property for your next trip? Read through this checklist to ensure it fits your needs.
Search Early and Often
Morehead City rental homes book months (and up to a year) in advance. Reserving your vacation property 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended, when possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your vacation rental home..
Find your Area and Determine Dates
Agreement can be tough between members of the family, but as soon as this complicated part is complete everything will begin to drop in place.
Select a Size
Determine who is attending the vacation, and how many/what kind of bedroom configuration you'll need. Consider that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living room. It is important to figure out what is acceptable for your group. Generally rental home listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Decide on Your Budget
Most rental properties are presented with a price range. Confirm the cost for your selected stay. It may be at the top end of the range. Make sure you get cost-sharing commitments from loved ones well before reserving an expensive rental. In most cases, a single person in the group will be liable for making the whole reservation and collecting each family member's share.
Let's Talk Amenities
What amenities is your group searching for? Are you looking for a vacation property with outside dining area? Would you like to be away from it all, or near civilization? Are extras like beach chairs, barbecue grills, umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental home rate? Create a list of priority amenities to guide filter your search.
Special Things to consider
Occasionally the elder generation has challenges with stairways. Make sure you remember and ask about wheelchair access, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..
Take the Dog
Be sure to include your companion! Animals are welcome at many vacation homes, but policies can vary. Read your agreement carefully! Additional charges may apply when animals are added. Ask questions *before* you book!
The best places to Search
. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Morehead City local rental homes" for local rental home management companies. Besides having exclusive rental properties, local companies offer you top-notch service..
Re-read the description to make sure the property has everything that you need. If it is lacking, the property management company might know of very similar homes that better suit your wishes and budget..
Although not true for all rental properties, many property owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak weeks will likely be negotiable more often than peak-season..
Go Through The Agreement
You should know which services are included:
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Service
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking Fees
In addition to the normal price, visitors will have to pay state taxes when booking " Waterfront Cottage on the ICW - Snowbirds are welcome!", as well as any other fees which might be required depending on their circumstances, including a dog charge, early check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private swimming pool usage during the autumn or spring months.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Ensure that you understand the cancellation policy prior to reserving. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which normally costs between 1% - 5% of your standard rental price, can provide guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any days missed resulting from personal health emergencies or weather, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.
Complete the Reservation
When everything seems right, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You'll likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Know Who to Call
Put the property manager's contact info into your smart phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your trip.
Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures at your arrival. Record the overall condition of the rental property right away. If you discover problems, or if fixes are required contact the home manager without delay. This may protect against disputes during check out.
- Ask questions. You may need guidance for a fireplace, Television or hot tub. Contact your property manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save several hours of trouble.
- Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Locals are likely to be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your primary residence.
- Ask a local. Locals are a good source of tips. Who better to ask where to get the best pizza, have a great night out, or the best areas for shopping?
- Make sure you protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up when you are away, just like you would in your own home.
When its Time to Leave
- Clean up a little. Although you're having to pay a housekeeping fee, The rental really should be in good condition. Kitchen sinks filled with pots and pans, surplus beach sand on the flooring and sticky messes should really be dealt with before you leave.
- Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to make certain no damage occurred during your remain. We advise walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible).. If the property manager is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you love your stay? Most property management companies and rental search sites make it easy for renters to give feedback. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was first-rate, they'll appreciate your compliments. If something went wrong and they didn't correct it in a practical manner, or when the property wasn't as described, you should make it a point in your review.
Use Your Experience
Did they enjoy their vacation? If everything was outstanding, next year's family vacation planning will be relatively easy. Maybe the property wasn't perfect, and you will better know how to refine your search for the next trip.