• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property


Rivershore Retreat on Big Creek - 170 Gertrude Lane, Beaufort NC 28516
Whether you appreciate fishing, crabbing, kayaking, hunting or just laying on the beach—”Rivershore Retreat” is the place for you! Our beaches are pristine and not busy - laid back and straighforward going.....

Come stay with us for a week or a weekend and savor our cloistered area and beaches. BRING YOUR BOAT/KAYAK or use our kayaks- WE HAVE ADDED A BOAT RAMP FOR OUR GUESTS!!!! Depending on length of your boat and the tide you should be able to launch right there!!!! We have a place for you to dock your boat 20 feet from where you lay your head down to sleep! (The beach area in my photos is accessible by about a 10 min. BOAT ride!) Access to beaches and 30 min. BOAT ride across the river to Oriental to enjoy lunch or an ice cream or just doing the tourist thing. Explore our many creeks and visit Lukens Cemetery. This is a kayaker/sailboaters’ dream! ( I have written instructions in the rental on how to get to a gorgeous little beach about 5 mins. from us and you can drive there! So if you don't have a boat - you can still enjoy our pristine beaches!)

If peaceful and solitude is what you are after—this is your place. No hustle and bustle. Modest community life with appealing folks and a church to attend on Sunday morning if you are so inclined.

Read a rent on the porch and just relax! Ride out on “The River” and watch the sunset or just watch it from the porch! We have just finished a new sundeck and screened in porch! It's rather breathtaking!!!!
Three bedrooms and two full baths mobile home—Recently modernized master bath!! Full kitchen and washer and dryer for your comfort. All finished with a coastal flair!!! Wi-Fi included and DishTV and land line phone.

We look forward to sharing our utopia with you!

***Please keep in mind that this is a very cloistered place - no hustle and bustle!!!! We do NOT have beach ON our unit - the beach in my photos is accessible by a brief boat/kayak ride.......Just want to make sure that I point this out again!!!!!

Checkout by 11:00 a.m. - check in at 3:00 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made..........Just call or message and ask!!! We are pretty simple to work with!

NOTES***If you are bringing dogs and cats we charge a nonrefundable pet fee. Please - no more than 2 family dogs and cats. NO CATS!
Deposit will be returned if there are no damages. It will be automatically returned in 7 days. We ask that you leave everything like you found it.! We don’t charge a cleaning fee because all of our former renters leave everything great! As long as that’s the case we will continue not to charge the fee. The following will be deducted from deposit in the event of: Excessively dirty- $65 cleaning fee....Excessive dog hair $50.00...dirty dishes $25.00......Trash not taken out and put in outdoor cans...$10.00.......Thank you!

Weather issues are yet another issue for holiday rental owners to grapple with when it comes to potential cancellation requests. Although severe storms are out of our control, it’s fair to offer a refund to visitors when a mandatory evacuation is given.
However, if visitors are just unhappy due to bad weather – sorry – no refund. We cannot guarantee the weather for your trip and as long as you are able to use our home – a refund will not be issued.
If there is a hurricane or tropical storm and the State or County of Carteret order a mandatory evacuation a refund will be given for any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered, any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive and wants to shorten their stay and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the hurricane or tropical storm.
We will be willing to reschedule your trip in lieu of a refund for a later time if one is available.

No refunds will be given for rain, thunderstorms, snow, etc. ONLY for Hurricanes/Tropical Storms.

Money Saving Strategies

  • Many management companies and rental properties supply Morehead City area vacation discount catalogs which include promotions, either offered independently by vendors, or by way of a relationship between the management company and the local store itself. These guides provide a good start to your rental search.
  • In a position to change your trip dates? Shoulder seasons provide impressive deals.
  • Several rental companies and owners offer price reductions for active and veteran members of the Military, or repeat vacation goers of the same rental. Be sure to check with property management company to see if your vacationing crew is eligible for a special offer.
  • Some properties are particularly suited for specific groups of visitors. Large event homes are ideal for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some properties cater to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are positioned close to night life. You'll get the most value from a home which most thoroughly suits your ideal holiday setting, even if it costs a bit extra.
  • Property management companies and individual property owners generally offer their clients an option to buy trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental rate, provides guests reimbursement of their trip costs for any missed as a consequence of personal health emergencies or weather, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel room stay or additional gasoline.

The Rental Process

First-timers are likely to be surprised at the number and wide variety of short-term rental properties available in the Morehead City area. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of essential research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Nearly all rental properties in Morehead City are privately operated and many are represented by established local rental management agencies. Property management companies leverage scale, equipment and knowledge to provide hassle-free operational administration on behalf of the owner..

Seasoned Morehead City vacationers have discovered a handful of tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting vacation homes, however most novices will be delighted to know that several "strategies" are in plain sight, if you know where they should search.

Searching for and booking the perfect rental property:

Before you decide to book "RIvershore Retreat-Hunting, Fishing, Sailing-Kayakers DREAM!", read through our brief collection of issues to consider.

Search Early and Often

Like many renowned hot spots, In Morehead City the best vacation homes are booked early. To guarantee the greatest choice of properties, we suggest searching and reserving your Morehead City getaway 6-12 months before your travel dates, whenever you can. A lot of families choose to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.

Pick your Place and Travel Week

Consensus can be complicated among family, but the moment this challenging part is complete everything will start to slide in place.

Just How Many Beds?

Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Be aware that many homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the home's living room. It is important to figure out what is suitable for your company. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually available online. If not, communicate with the property owner before you book.

Create a Spending Limit

Does your chosen vacation property fit your budget during that popular Summer week? If a few individuals or families are sharing the cost, ensure each person understands their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are willing to pay. Most rental contracts require a single person to be responsible for the entire reservation.

Create a list of "Wishes" and "Needs"

What amenities is the group looking for? Is a screened deck a necessity? Would you like to be away from it all, or close to a city setting? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental property payment? Make a list of prioritized "needs and wishes" from your company to help narrow your search to the most appropriate rental.

Accessibility and Special Considerations

Do a few members of your group have specialized needs? Make sure you remember and inquire about wheel chair access, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..

Have You Considered Furry Family Members?

Remember to include your pets. Dog policies are different at each property. Read descriptions thoroughly. You'll want to study descriptions and contracts carefully. Charges may apply when pets are added. Ask questions *before* you reserve!

Start your Search

. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Morehead City local rentals" for local property management companies. Apart from offering exclusive properties, local agencies offer top-notch service..

Negotiate the Price

When you have identified the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your trip dates are available.

Although not true for all rental homes, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable trip, try asking for an additional night. Negotiating rates is most effective throughout the off-peak season when many rental homes sit empty.

Read through the Total Agreement

Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

Get a total that includes state taxes, pet and other additional fees.

Trip Insurance

Ensure you be aware of the cancellation policy prior to reserving. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which normally costs between 1% - 5% of your base rental home price, provides vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any days missed due to personal medical-related emergencies or weather, in addition to hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unanticipated motel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Booking

After you believe you've found "the one", start the booking process. You will likely have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Where to Get Assistance

Put the property manager's contact information into your smartphone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your trip.

Good luck on booking your rental home! You're on the right path to a terrific vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any problems right after you arrive. We also advise immediately phoning the rental home manager with a report of any problems, along with your request for any repairs. This may prevent conflicts during checkout.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television or hot tub. Call your home manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save several hours of trouble.
  • Remember to be a good next-door neighbor. Local people will likely 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 visitors next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Locals can often point you in the right direction.
  • Enjoy your stay! Make certain to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home secured while you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Tidy up a little bit. Despite the fact that you're spending money on a cleaning fee, The vacation rental should really be in very good condition. Sinks full of dirty dishes, surplus beach sand on the flooring and sticky messes ought to be dealt with before leaving.
  • Once everything is out, do a walk-through of the property to make sure no property damage occurred during your stay. If it is possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy your rental home? Most rental management companies and rental search sites allow renters to provide comments. If the property and/or property manager was top notch, they will appreciate your positive reviews. If something went wrong, we recommend being pleasant but completely honest in regards to your rental experience. Top owners and managers will try very hard to solve the situation.

Use Your Experience

Does everyone want to go back? With a little luck everything ended up being fantastic and you are all set to re-book the same rental home for next season. If the rental property wasn't perfect, and you will better understand how to filter your search for the next time.

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