- 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 chummy home was constructed in 1903 and underwent a complete modernization in 2009 which supplied wood floors everywhere, 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 supplied. The backyard is ideal for grilling out and appealing. 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 drink.
"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 breathtaking ride to Shackleford Banks and onto the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Beaufort was voted "The South's Most brilliant 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 modernized 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 included 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 incredible 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 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. Adore 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 Strategies
- Find the official tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Most official tourism bureaus will send you travel guide books with special deals for accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Keep an eye out for these magazines and promotional books, as this allows vacationers to experience the same activities at a sometimes considerable discounted.
- Flexible about when you might take a trip? The off-peak shoulder seasons may offer incredible rates on rental properties.
- Plenty of rental companies and owners offer rate reductions for active and veteran men and women of the U.S. Armed forces, or repeat individuals of the same rental home. Be sure to confirm with vacation rental company to see if your vacationing crew is eligible for a reduction.
- Is there a certain experience you are most longing for ? If there's a specific New Bern activity which you just love, search for properties that cater especially to you.
- Think about getting trip insurance with your lease contract. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base term cost, offers vacationers reimbursement of their trip costs for any days missed resulting from personal health emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned motel stay or extra fuel.
General Rental Tips & Tricks
First-timers are likely to be shocked at the number and variety of short term rental properties available in the New Bern area. With such a wide selection, clients are sure to come across a property which fits their desires and price range.
Rentals are often owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Owners typically choose management companies to manage marketing and advertising, house cleaning services and maintenance.
Here are some tips and methods to help you understand the rental search and booking process.
Finding and booking the perfect rental:
Do you believe "Quaint Fully Restored Historic Family Friendly Home in downtown Beaufort" is the best rental home for your upcoming trip? Read through this checklist to make sure it fits your preferences.
Search Early and Often
Like many desirable destinations, In New Bern the best rental homes are booked early. To find the best selection, begin your planning and search Six-Twelve months in advance of your trip. Many groups plan to start their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.
Find your Spot and Choose Dates
Agreement can be tricky among members of the family, but as soon as this tricky part is finished everything will begin to fall in place.
How Much Rental home Do You Need?
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Try to remember that many vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the family room. You will need to figure out what is most appropriate for your group. Generally rental home listings will outline each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Decide on Your Budget
Check to make sure "Quaint Fully Restored Historic Family Friendly Home in downtown Beaufort" satisfies your budget *during your desired week*. If several groups or relatives are sharing the cost, always make sure each party knows their responsibility and has approved a maximum they are willing to contribute. Most rental contracts require a single person to be in charge of the entire reservation.
Its All About Amenities
What amenities is the family looking for? Do you just want a vacation home with a pool, spa or beach volleyball court? Are you more enthusiastic about a natural landscape or amusements? Will the rental have bicycles and body boards available for use during your stay? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and preferences" from your group to help narrow your search to the most suitable rental.
Accessibility and Special Factors to consider
Grandpa and Grandma will thank you for not reserving a stairs-only condominium on the Third floor. If wheel chair entry, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are needed, factor that into your search. The majority of rental home listings will include a list of amenities.
Have You Considered Furry Family Members?
Are you or other members of the crew traveling with a dog? Dog policies are different at each rental property. Read descriptions carefully. Type of animal, size and dog breeds could be controlled. Examine your agreement very carefully! Extra fees may apply when pets are added. If in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Best places to Search
A number of internet resources exist to match clients with rental owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "New Bern local rental homes" for local vacation rental management companies. Apart from having exclusive properties, local agencies provide you with top-notch service..
Re-read the description to be sure the rental home has everything required. If it is lacking, the rental management company may know of comparable properties that fit your style and budget..
Some rental owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak weeks will probably be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..
Go Through The Contract
Read the entire contract and be certain you understand who is responsible for:
- Power bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning Fees
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking Fees
In addition to the normal charge, vacationers must pay state taxes when renting "Quaint Fully Restored Historic Family Friendly Home in downtown Beaufort", as well as any other additional fees that may be mandatory depending on their situation, including an animal fee, earlier check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heat fee for private pool usage during the fall or spring months.
Cancellation policies are different for each rental. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of the base rental home cost, can provide guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any days missed as a result of personal health-related emergencies or weather, and additionally hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.
Reserve your Rental Home
When everything looks right, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. Keep in mind that most rental contracts will require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the home owner.
Where to Get Assistance
Remember to get the property manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend saving the contact's details in your smart phone and wallet.
Congratulations on booking your rental! You're on your way to a wonderful vacation!
During your Stay
- To ensure that no damages are linked to your visit, make a record of any problem areas of the rental. If you find property damage, or if repairs are needed contact the home manager straight away. This will protect against disagreements during checkout.
- When there's any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, condo access, swimming pool operation, etc... we suggest you ask the rental manager promptly. A quick phone call prevents many head aches.
- Please be considerate of the neighborhood. . 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. Local people are a fantastic source of tips.
- Enjoy your stay! Make sure that you protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the property secured while you are away, just like you would in your own home.
When its Time to Leave
- Clean up a lttle bit. Regardless of whether you're having to pay a housekeeping fee, The rental should really be in good shape. Sinks stuffed with dishes, surplus sand on the floors and sticky messes should really be taken care of before you leave.
- Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to confirm no damage occurred during your stay. If possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Many rental web sites ask for feedback after your stay . Rental owners and rental managers will appreciate your glowing critiques. If something went wrong, we advise being kind but straightforward with regards to your experience. The best property owners and managers will work very hard to rectify the situation.
Use Your Experience
Did they enjoy their vacation? Maybe everything ended up being outstanding and you are ready to re-book the rental for your next vacation. If the property wasn't quite right, and you will better recognize how to improve your search for the next vacation.
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