- 5 Bedrooms
- 3.5 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Children Welcome
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
- Deck / Patio
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Lawn / Garden
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Music Library
- Non Smoking Only
- Outdoor Lighting
- Pantry Items
- Pets Not Allowed
- Satellite / Cable
- Smoke Detectors
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Wireless Internet
About this PropertyWhether you need a place to home your whole family or a hideaway for a girls' weekend this is the place for you! This family affable home was constructed in 1903 and underwent a complete remodel in 2009 which supplied wood floors all over, brand new kitchen, and ceramic tile baths. It has 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in its 2400 square feet. Cable TV service is included. The backyard is ideal for grilling out and inviting. There is also an outdoor shower along with a fish cleaning station to tidy your catch of the day! The front porch has 4 rocking chairs and beckons you to come sip your morning coffee or evening libation.
"Home Away From Home" is located 2 blocks off the water (Taylor Creek) and 4 blocks from downtown retail stores, antique stores, bars, and eateries.
A public boat ramp is 1 mile down the road and the public pier is only 2 blocks away. Carrot Island is located just across Taylor Creek where you can spot wild horses grazing in the marsh grass. This creek is the ideal place to padddleboard. There are also ferry services that will take you on a spectacular ride to Shackleford Banks and onto the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Beaufort was voted "The South's Most striking Modest Town" in 2019 by the readers of Southern Living magazine. The town was also voted the "Coolest, Friendliest Modest Town" in the USA in 2012 and 2013 and the "Finest Yachting Town" in 2012 along with a title of the "Nicest Place in the South."
The kitchen includes stone countertops and has all renovated appliances including, refrigerator, mixer, fryer, 5 burner stove, oven, microwave, toaster, and a Keurig coffeemaker. A drink refrigerator is located in the bar.
Bed linens are supplied for each room along with 2 full sets of towels for each guest. Extra blankets and sheets are in the closets or dressers in each room.
Local attractions and activities:
Beaufort is close to beaches by either boat or car. Ferry services such as Island Express, Island Ferry Adventures, and Water Bug Tours are an straighforward way to experience the barrier islands. There is also a 60 foot catamaran called "Lookout" that is available to ride as well. This catamaran is named after the Cape Lookout lighthouse which you can visit and climb to the top, if you dare!
The Beaufort Maritime Museum is a magnificent outing for both adults and children. Relics from Blackbeard's ship, The Queen Anne's Revenge, have freshly been discovered and displayed in the museum. There is a fun scavenger hunt designed for children to educate them on the history of Blackbeard.
A vintage English double-decker bus operated by the Beaufort Historical Assocation gives daily tours including a rich history of Beaufort including tails of star-crossed lovers, Confederate spies, and pirate exploits. On the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site located on Turner Street you can tour an old apothecary, a jail, and the oldest courthouse in the state. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery is located on the grounds and is full of local artists work for you to peruse and the present shop has a vast array of historical books on the area, toys, hand-woven rugs, new herbs, and much more.
Take the Beaufort Ghost Walk to find out more about the 300 year history of North Carolina's 3rd oldest town and 12th oldest town in North America. The pirate guides will entertain you with stimulating tales of ghost ships, haunted homes and the rich history of the area including a tour of the Old Burying Ground.
Beaufort's Pirate Invasion is held every August. For two full days Beaufort steps back in time to the 17th century when pirates pillaged and plundered! There is sword fighting, cannon firing, and a mock trial with a hanging. There are activities for everybody which include musical entertainment, magic shows, costume contests, storytelling, and multiple street vendors. Your children can get photos with the pirates and may even get called on stage to "help" the pirates in their battles!
The Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June is a must see if you happen to be visiting when it is going on. Savor getting to know this historic town by walking the sidewalks and climbing into a bit of history through each doorway. The gardens are also meticulous and are bursting with color and ideas for you to take home with you.
Money Saving Rental Tips
- Many rental managers and rental homes provide Morehead City area vacation discount guides which feature coupons, either offered independently by merchants, or by way of a relationship between the property manager and the business itself. These guides can provide an excellent start to your rental search.
- Want to stay away from the crowds? Off-peak times offer up remarkable savings.
- Plenty of property management companies and owners offer price reductions for active and veteran members of the U.S. Military, or returning vacationers to the same rental home. Be sure to ask property manager to see if your visiting crew qualifies for a markdown.
- Is there a certain experience that you are mainly anticipating during your stay? If there's a particular Morehead City atteaction that you just love, keep an eye out for rental properties that cater especially to you.
- Property management companies and individual rental home owners commonly offer their clients the chance to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of the base stay rate, provides guests reimbursement of their trip costs for any nights missed resulting from health-related emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen hotel room stay or additional gasoline.
The Rental Process
Some people are shocked to learn the number of rental properties are available in Morehead City. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of worldwide search sites like Homeaway and VRBO.
Vacation rentals are usually owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Owners often select management companies to facilitate marketing and advertising, housekeeping services and regular maintenance.
We've assembled a short guide to assist you in getting most out of your rental property experience.
How to find and reserve the perfect vacation home:
Do you think "Quaint Fully Restored Historic Family Friendly Home in downtown Beaufort" is the best rental for your upcoming visit? Read through this checklist to confirm it fits all of your preferences.
Begin Your Search Early
Like many trendy hot spots, In Morehead City the best vacation homes are booked very early. For the best selection, begin your planning and search Six-12 months prior to your vacation. Holiday gatherings are a great time for family groups to plot their Summer family trips..
Find your Area and Decide Dates
Quite often, the hardest part of scheduling your trip is deciding on where to go, and when. As soon as the big decisions are resolved, everything else is simplier and easier.
Just How Many Bedrooms?
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Be mindful that a lot of vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to determine what is suitable for the group. Most vacation home listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.
Decide on Your Budget
The majority of vacation rentals are advertised with a price range. Confirm the cost for your desired week. It could be at the high end of the range. Ensure that you get cost-sharing commitments from company before reserving an expensive rental. Most rental agreements call for a single individual to be responsible for the full reservation.
Compose a list of "Wishes" and "Necessities"
What property features is your group interested in? Is a screened-in deck a requirement? Does the unit need to be beach front, the downtown area, or close to night life? Does the property have bicycles and body boards available as part of your stay? Create a list of priority amenities to facilitate filter your search.
Sometimes the senior generation has problems with stairs. Ensure that you remember and inquire about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and special equipment needs..
Are you or other people in the gang visiting with a furry companion? Although many vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and fees vary per rental. Read your contract very carefully! Extra charges may apply when animals are added.
It Is Time to Search
A number of internet resources exist to match renters with rental home owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Morehead City local rental homes" for local vacation home management companies. Local companies will have a unique collection of rental homes daily and weekly.
Re-read the description to ensure the vacation home has everything you need. If lacking, the vacation rental management company might know of similar homes that fit your desires and budget..
Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season stay, try asking for an extra night. Off-peak weeks are likely to be negotiable more often than peak-season..
Read through the Entire Contract
Read the complete agreement and make sure you are aware who is responsible for:
- Utility bills
- WIFI Access
- Phone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
Be sure that your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.
Cancellation policies are different with each property. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you relief should tragedy strike.
Complete the Booking
When everything looks correct, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You'll probably be required to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Get Contact Details
Make sure to get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We recommend keeping the contact's information in your smart phone and wallet.
Good job on booking your rental! You're on the right path to a fantastic vacation!
During your Stay
- Take notes of any wear and tear immediately after you arrive. We also advise promptly calling the rental manager with a report of any damage, along with your request for any critical repairs.
- Should there be any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the house, house access, swimming pool operation, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A quick phone call avoids many problems.
- Please remember to respect your neighbors. Often times, adjacent homes are occupied by permanent locals. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a trip a little more relaxing.
- Ask a local. Natives can frequently point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home secured while you are away, just like you would in your own home.
At the end of your stay
- Make sure you've packed all your personal belongings. Sweep all the rooms in the home for forgotten possessions. Inspect bath rooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, porches, the pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
- When your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the rental home to be certain no damage occurred during your stay. Whenever possible, do this walk-out review with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you have a blast? Many rental management company sites request testimonials after your stay . Owners and property managers will thank you for favorable critiques. If something went wrong, we suggest being pleasant but straightforward with regards to rental experience. Top property owners and managers will try very hard to fix the situation.
Hold a vacation recap meeting with your travel companions. Did they feel about the rental home? Hopefully this guide steered you to a fantastic vacation home. Otherwise, you have gained invaluable rental search experience that will help with another search.
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- Dank Burrito - 0.5 miles
- Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant - 2.9 miles
- Sugarloaf Island Deli and Yellowfin Pub - 3.3 miles
- Dairy Queen Crystal Coast - 4.4 miles
- Atlantic Beach Seafood Market - 4.6 miles
- Bella Pizza - 4.6 miles
- Beaufort CafÃ© - 0.1 miles
- Island Ferry Adventures - 0.3 miles
- Island Express Ferry Service - 0.3 miles
- Miss Crystal Coast Cruises - 0.3 miles
- Kitty Hawk Kites - 0.4 miles
- Crystal Coast Axe Throwing - 2.8 miles
- AB Watersport Adventures - 4.5 miles
- Morehead City Ferry Service - 3.1 miles
- Lookout Cruises - 0.3 miles