• 5 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Family
  • Fire
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Medical
  • Microwave
  • Music Library
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Police
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Stereo
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Toys
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Whether you need a place to home your whole family or a hideaway for a girls' weekend this is the place for you! This family amiable 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 calming. 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 superb 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 referbished 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 smooth 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 outstanding outing for both adults and children. Relics from Blackbeard's ship, The Queen Anne's Revenge, have newly 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 appealing 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 ideal and are bursting with color and ideas for you to take home with you.

How to Save Money on Your Rental

  • Find the tourism bureau where you want to visit. Most tourism bureaus will offer you promotional tourism guide books with special deals for lodging, restaurants and tours. These guides can provide a great start to your rental search.
  • Flexible about when you might visit? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of peak prices.
  • Plenty of property management companies and owners offer savings for active and veteran members of the US Armed forces, or repeat travelers to the same rental. Be sure to confirm with property management company to see if your visiting gang is eligible for a price reduction.
  • Is there a certain experience that you are mainly getting excited about ? You will definitely get the best value from a home that most directly suits your ideal vacation setting, even if it costs a tad bit more.
  • Property management companies and individual rental owners often offer clients the chance to buy trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which generally add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their trip costs for any nights missed a result of personal health-related emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline.

General Rental property Advice

Newcomers are oftentimes shocked at the number and wide selection of short term rental properties available in the New Bern area. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of worldwide search sites like Homeaway and VRBO.

Rental homes are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property management companies are well-liked by rental owners because they coordinate the internet marketing and operations..

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you navigate the rental home search and reservation process.

How to find and book the best rental property:

Do you think "Quaint Fully Restored Historic Family Friendly Home in downtown Beaufort" is the perfect rental home for your next getaway? Read this guide to confirm it fits your needs.

The Sooner, The Better

New Bern rental properties start booking very early. To assure the best choice of vacation homes, we advise searching and booking your New Bern vacation home 6-Twelve months in advance, whenever feasible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and reserve your vacation home..

Find your Spot and Decide Dates

Consensus can be tough between members of the family, but once this challenging part is complete everything will quickly drop in place.

Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter

Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Be mindful that many properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living area. It is important to determine what is acceptable for the family. Most rental home listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

Stick to a Budget

Will your selected rental property suit your budget during that preferred Summer week? If many groups or relatives are sharing the cost, check that each person knows their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are willing to contribute. Typically, just one member of the group will be liable for making the complete reservation and recovering each person's contribution.

Let's Discuss Amenities

What home features is the group interested in? Is a screened deck a requirement? Does the property need to be beachfront, the downtown area, or near night life? Will the home have bicycles and body boards available for use throughout your stay? Build a list of priority conveniences to facilitate narrow your search.

Accessibility and Special Considerations

Do members of your crew have specialized needs? If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are required, include that into your search. Almost all vacation home listings include a list of amenities.

What About 4-Legged Family Members?

Do not forget to include your companion! Animals are welcome at a number of vacation homes, but policies can vary. Type of animal, size and dog breeds could be limited. Read your agreement very carefully! Additional charges may apply when pets are included. Ask questions *before* you book!

The best places to Search

. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "New Bern local vacation rentals" for local vacation home management companies. Local companies frequently have a unique selection of rental properties daily and weekly.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to ensure the rental home has everything required. If lacking, the vacation rental management company may know of comparable properties that better suit your desires and budget..

While not true for all rental properties, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak weeks will likely be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..

Read the Agreement

Read the complete contract and be sure you understand who is liable for:

  • Utility bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning Service
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

Make sure your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Cancellation policies vary for each property. Many rental contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It offers peace of mind should tragedy strike.

Book your Rental

When everything seems right, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. You will probably have to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Keep Your Property Manager's Info

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

Congratulations on booking your rental! You're on your way to a terrific vacation!

During your Stay

  • To make sure no damages are attributed to your stay, make a record of any problem areas of the rental. Call the rental manager immediately to report your observations. If there is a disagreement about responsibility later, having the documented problems and contact attempts will probably be useful.
  • If there is any ambiguity about parking, rules of the house, property access, swimming pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A phone call can save hours of problems.
  • Make sure to be a good neighbor. . Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Residents are a great source of tips.
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure you protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home secured when you are away, just like you would at home.

Leaving Paradise

  • Check to make sure you've packed all your belongings. Sweep every room in the house for left-behind possessions. Check bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, porches, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
  • Make a point to walk through the rental one final time and check for damage. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever possible (this may not be possible).. If the property owner is not available, make sure you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your vacation? Most rental websites seek feedback after your stay is complete. Owners and rental managers will appreciate your favorable reviews. If something was unsatisfactory and they did not correct it in a acceptable manner, or if the rental wasn't as described, you will want to note that as part of your comments.

Learn and Improve

Hold a debrief with your traveling companions. Did everybody have a good time? Maybe everything ended up being ideal and you are excited to reserve the rental for your next vacation. If not, you've acquired invaluable rental search experience to help with another search.

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