• 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Games For Kids
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Toys
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

1809 (Sun Thyme, formerly SunStruck) is a Striking sea-front bungalow with 1800 Sq ft right on the beach! Dazzling open floor plan with two generous bedrooms and two bathrooms on each side of the bungalow. There are two sea-front KING bedroom suites....one on each side of the bungalow...with ensuite bathrooms. The other two bedrooms, each with their own hall bathroom, are located on the front of the home. The center area is where you will find the Living room, dinning room, and kitchen with Island (note that the main floor will be redone by mid-April 2021). There is plenty of room for 8-10 folks to convene together while still giving plenty of private away space. Three of the bedrooms have king beds and the fourth bedroom has twin beds with room for a cot or two for the wee ones. There is a sizable sea-front outdoor space and a lower sunbathing outdoor space. The bungalow is just a few steps from the sand and then a few more to the water! The 1800 block of the beach is not busy so you will not have to fight for sand space to set up for a fun day at the beach. When you are done playing at the beach, rinse the sand and salt off at the outdoor shower station and appreciate the outdoor space with unrestricted vistas of the sea and the marine life that swims by. Dolphin sightings are very common during all seasons! Also this section of the beach generally homes a few sea turtle nests as an additional educational appreciation...varies from season to season.

I owned and managed All ashore West for the last 3 years with great success. If you would like to take a look at these reviews, I have the listing still visible for that purpose...check them out at 1290144. I sold that unit late 2020 and bought Sun Thyme. I always wanted an sea front unit....and am pleased now to own and offer it up for others to also savor. I Believe that unit management is SO VERY important. And as such, I take great care to make sure that the visitors have a excellent experience and as such, will return year after year! I have a phenomenal group of folks to help me....my housekeeping staff is great and they make sure everything is tidy and sanitized using all the CDC's recommendations and approved products. Also, if maintenance is mandatory (my goal is that it not be), my maintenance folks are a call away responding instantly for something major and within 24 hours with the not so major things. I too am always with my phone and can be reached through voice, text, or e-mail and encourage my visitors to call if they need anything or have questions. I assure you, it will not be a bother!

I also believe in working with my visitors with a flexible cancelation policy....these days more than ever.

My home rules are simple:
1) Take care of the unit
2) No sizable events, weddings are an exception and we can work that out in advance
3) must be >28 years of age to rent as the responsible event, no spring break events.
4) NO SMOKING
5) Please be mindful of the following: rinse sand off before coming inside (a handy station is supplied) and please, no wet bathing suits on furnishings.
6) HAVE FUN

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Search for the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most tourism bureaus supply promotional travel guide books with deals for accommodations, dining and activities. These guides can provide a great start to your vacation rental search.
  • Flexible about when you can travel? The off-peak shoulder seasons will offer you phenomenal rates on weekly rentals.
  • Are you a armed forces veteran? Several rental companies provide markdowns to vets and active-duty military. Make sure to confirm with property owner to see if your visiting group is eligible for a special offer.
  • Some properties are particularly suited for particular groups of guests. Event homes are perfect for weddings, wedding parties and corporate meetings. Some homes appeal to beach bums. Other properties are situated close to night life. Make sure to prioritize your proximity to the outdoor activities and landmarks you are most interested in.
  • Give thought to investing in trip insurance together with your leasing agreement. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any nights missed a result of health related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unplanned motel stay or extra gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

The Rental Process

You may be surprised to find out how many rental properties are available at your destination. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online search sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Nearly all rental homes in New Bern are privately operated and many are represented by well-known local rental management companies. Rental owners often choose management companies to facilitate advertisements, house cleaning and maintenance.

Here are some ideas and tricks to help you navigate the rental search and booking process.

Finding and booking the best rental property:

Do you believe "Ocean Front Cottage Renovated and ready for 2021!" is the best vacation property for your next vacation? Look over this checklist to make sure it fits all of your needs.

Search Early and Often

New Bern rental homes start booking very early. To get the best selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months before your trip. Holiday reunions can be a great time for family groups to plan their Summer family vacations..

Find your Spot and Choose Dates

Start by picking which specific area of New Bern you'd like to browse, and the determine dates you'll be vacationing.

Exactly How Much Vacation rental Do You Need?

Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Keep in mind that a lot of rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living area. It is important to determine what is most appropriate for your family. Most rental home listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.

Have a Spending Limit

Does the preferred vacation property suit your budget during that choice Summer week? Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from company prior to booking an expensive vacation property. Typically, one member of the group will be responsible for making the whole reservation and collecting each person's share.

Create a list of "Wishes" and "Necessities"

What amenities is the group searching for? Do you primarily want a rental with a pool, jacuzzi or beach volleyball court? Would you like to be far from the crowds, or near civilization? Does the home have bicycles and beach toys for use as part of your stay? Make a list of "needs and wishes" from your group to help narrow your search to the most suitable rental.

Accessibility and Special Considerations

Elderly guests will thank you for not reserving a stairs-access-only condominium on the 3rd floor. If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are required, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation rental postings include a list of amenities.

Think About Furry Family Members?

Make sure to include your pets. Animal policies are different at each property. Read descriptions carefully. Study your contract carefully! Extra fees or costs may be applied to your contract. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Searching the Internet

After the location, travel dates and family members are decided, search multiple sources for the very best vacation rental selection. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "New Bern local vacation rentals" for local rental management companies. In addition to offering exclusive properties, local agencies offer you top-notch service..

Negotiate the Price

When you've found the rentalhome of your dreams, make sure your travel dates are available.

While not true for all rental homes, many rental owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable week, try getting an additional night. Your greatest opportunity for a lower rate will be switching to a less desirable week.

Read through the Entire Agreement

Read the whole agreement and make certain you fully understand who is liable for:

  • Power bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Daily Cleaning (If Available)
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

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

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation policies vary for each property. Many rental home agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance defends the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides relief should tragedy strike.

Reserve your Rental Home

When everything seems correct, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. Do not forget that most rental contracts require a significant rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the home owner.

Get Contact Details

Be sure to get the manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We suggest storing the contact's information in your smartphone and wallet.

Congrats! All that is left is making the most of your visit!

During your Stay

  • To assure no damages are linked to your stay, create a record of any problem areas of the rental. Call the rental manager right away to report your observations. If there is a disagreement about responsibility later, having the documented problems and contact attempts will probably be useful.
  • When there is any ambiguity about parking, rules of the house, condo access, swimming pool operations, etc... we advise you ask the rental manager immediately. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
  • Please be considerate of the community. . 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.
  • Ensure you protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Check Out Time

  • Check to make sure you've packed all your belongings. Sweep each room in the home for left-behind possessions. Check bathrooms, the garage, cabinets, porches, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
  • When everything is out, do a walk-through of the property to be certain no property damage occurred during your remain. We advise walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, be sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your vacation? Virtually all rental management company sites seek testimonials after your stay is complete. Rental owners and property managers will thank you for glowing critiques. If something went wrong and they didn't correct it in a reasonable manner, or when the property wasn't as described, you will want to note that as part of your comments.

Use Your Experience

Hold a vacation recap meeting with your family. Did everyone have a great time? With a little luck everything turned out to be exceptional and you're happy to re-book the property for next year. Otherwise, you have gained useful rental search experience that will help with another search.

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