About this Property
- Sleeps 10
- 3 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Approximately 2300 square feet
Want a restful vacation, with just enough to keep the family entertained, but not be overwhelmed with hordes and traffic? Located on a peaceful island, just off the North Carolina Coast, this comfortable, 3 bedroom, 4 bath home is over 2300 square feet.
THE HOME IS NOT DESIGNED FOR AND PROHIBITS GROUPS OR UNRELATED FRIENDS.
The home has 2 unique features - it is soundfront with a pier into the sound and 2 separate living areas - one on the first floor - with a queen sleeper futon, as well as a living area with couch, adore seat and entertainment center, a full bath and outside access onto a modest patio. A reminder that this sleeping area is in a public space!
The top (3rd!) floor is the main living area with open space kitchen, dining, full bath, and 2 separate seating areas! An additional queen sleeper futon is off to the side in a reading nook. - this is a public space and offers NO privacy - ideal for teens or kids, or the early riser in the family. It has a pretty deck with tall Adirondack chairs for sound and island vistas.
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 5 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 on this floor for handy access.
The top floor is open design with tons of vistas. 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 modest appliances and standard amenities. A standard gas grille is included. There is also an electric fireplace for cool weather visiting.
The kitchen is equipped with all standard appliances and dishes/silverware, pots and pans for feeding your crowd. You will also find enough basics - paper towels, TP, paper plates/cups, dish soap, laundry soap, coffee, sugar, etc -(you get the picture!) so you don't need to dash off to the store.
The pace on this 20 mile island is laid back, but the area provides many family-aligned amenities. There is a NC Aquarium 2 miles away with programs and scheduled activities. Day trips are comfortably available to light homes and outer banks picnicking. There are even a couple golf courses less than 30 mins. away. Local eateries specialize in fresh caught seafood, but provide choices for all landlubbers. Any last min. needs are close by 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 bigger speedboats, except at high tide, but it is great for modest kids, sailing, kayaking, jet skis, and sunset viewing. (We do NOT provide any recreational cars......) There is a local marina just 1 mile away in Salter Path (Indian Beach) where you launch water cars....and a rental place less than 2 miles away.
The ocean access is just 3 tenths of a mile away in Salter Path. It is recommended that folks with modest kids drive and make the 3 min. trip with toys, chairs, etc. since it is on the main road. It is a well-kept secret, because even on holiday weekends, it is simple to find parking and a 'spot' on the beach with some space to spread out your towels, and family - no 'elbow to elbow, listening to someone else's music'. It has outside showers, bathrooms, and grilles, 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 tons of safe places to swim and skim board. (The home has an enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water to rinse off sandy feet.)
A modest amusement park and 2 theaters are within a few mins. drive and provide change of pace activities when you a need a break from the sun, sea and salt.
Everything you would need for a peaceful vacation is less than 15 mins. away
Morehead City, Cape Carteret, and Beaufort are modest close by (less than 20 miles!) towns with tons of appeal, as well as art galleries, local museums, antique stores and fresh shopping. New Bern, NC is 45 mins. away and has a real castle, and many historic amenities.
Keywords: single family, 3 bedroom, sleeps 10, soundfront, ocean view
About the Area
Located in Indian Beach, this vacation home is near theme parks and on the waterfront. Fort Macon State Park and Beaufort Historic Site are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Croatan National Forest and Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area. Traveling with kids? Consider Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway and North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Know Before you Go
A car is required for transportation to and from this property