About this Property
- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Approximately 1590 square feet
Get the best of both worlds at "Sound 'n' Surf"! Our townhome in on the island in Atlantic Beach, NC, features unobstructed, spectacular water vistas of Bogue Sound and Morehead City and is a fast walk (less than 5 mins.) to the ocean and within mins. of boat launches, water sports, charters, tours, eateries, activities and more!
Cavernous, private upper front porch for calming, bird & wildlife watching, stargazing -- the Bogue Sound vistas change throughout the day and based on the tide...always elegant and no homes to block the view! Savor the enormous grass & sand fenced-in and private backyard for dogs or kids and upper and lower back decks with grille, privacy fence, outdoor shower, lights, hammock, kids' swing, and comfortable couches, tables & chairs.
The property has a huge concrete driveway with room for a boat and multiple cars. Lined with healthy palm trees, lawn, and garden, the driveway provides simple access to E Fort Macon Rd. Sidewalks in front of home are ideal for dog walking, cycling or running. The walk to the beach is really painless - and there are two different paths you can take. It usually takes us less than 5 mins. to walk to either access. Map with paths supplied of the neighborhood on refrigerator and in our welcome book.
Fun facts about the home:
Beach items/Etc.: Check out the main floor storage closet for body boards, shibumi shade for beach (a favorite of the locals), four beach chairs, skim board, sand toys, frisbee, spike ball set, bocce ball set, beach towels, and many other items for the home and beach (grille tools, additional kitchenware, even a sous vide)) that are yours to use during your stay.
Living Room: The living room has a 60 inch Intelligent TV, so you can sign in to your favorite streaming services and also access Live TV channels. We just added a cozy Papasan chair and another chair w/footrest in addition to the new couch and white leather recliners that you can turn to look out the window for the gorgeous waterfront vistas if you wish. Additionally, you will find many games, puzzles and books in the stand under the TV. Can’t finish reading? Take a book with you!
Living Room Closet: Extra chairs for the dining table, 2 high quality coleman cots with thick cushions to use for added comfort. The thick bed cushions (6 in) make the cots super comfortable. We have verified ourselves, as have our guests!
Indoor Dining Area: Table & chairs plus a "craft cabinet" with crayons, markers, tape, pens, pencils, paper, etc. and "treasure chest" of kids' jewelry and other assorted items kids may savor.
Towels / Linens / Extras: We have towels, washcloths, hand towels, cleaning products, first aid items and more in our linen closet on the top floor along with additional everything. You are welcome to whatever you need. Washer and dryer are in the kitchen closet on the main floor. Linens and pillows are included for all beds, as well as throw rugs, starter toilet paper (at least 2 per bathroom per stay), paper towels, napkins and other soaps, cleaners, etc. Please advise if you need linens washed in non-scented soap prior to your stay.
Laundry Room: The laundry room is in the kitchen behind doors. Storage containers, Ninja blender, food processor, coffee grinder and other fun kitchen items also in this closet.
Kitchen: Many amenities including a well-outfitted spice/tea/seasoning cupboard, so feel complimentary to get creative if cooking! Garbage bags, cleaning products, dishwasher fluid and additional pans under the sink. Center island homes kitchen towels, pans, and more. Plenty of sharp knives and all the cooking tools you could need! The Cuisinart air fryer/toaster oven is easy to use. Coffee maker requires K-cups OR we have a universal K-cup insert for canned or bagged ground coffee (starter cups supplied). A modest drip maker is also in the kitchen cupboard with coffee and filters. The oven is electric. Plates and glasses, wine glasses, corkscrew, etc.etc We appreciate to prepare and entertain, so we try to have a as many serving options as possible.
Bedrooms: Three bedrooms upstairs, and all are cheerful and airy, have comfortable beds and linens, and each has a water view ( the back of the home has a view of the ocean, and the two front rooms have the Bogue Sound view). Desks in each room, printer in the master. TVs in 2 of 3 bedrooms. Master BR has private bath.
The other two front bedrooms each have handsome and awe-inspiring vistas of Bogue Sound with their nearly expansive windows...although they both have shades/curtains for sleep! So calming to wake up to and fall asleep to those water vistas! Both bedrooms have ample closet space and comfortable, super clean new beds and linens.
* Note: The garage is currently storage, so it is not available for access at this time. Thank you!
Attractions (way too many to list here, but here are a few we recommend):
— Public boat launch only 3 miles away, and the local fishing pier is about a half mile from the home (fee). There is also a complimentary fishing pier 10 mins. away in Beaufort (pronounced Bow-Fert around here) called the Newport River Pier and Boat Ramp. Lots of parking available.
— Only 1.2 miles from historic Fort Macon State Park and its public beach and nature trails; very clean bathhouse and facilities, concession stand in season and lifeguards during the summer. *** If you are arriving early for check in, this might be a place to go to relax after your journey ( :
— Only 1.3 miles from the Circle at Atlantic Beach, a central location with parking and bordered by eateries, nightlife, ice cream shop, beach stores, volleyball courts, soccer field, boardwalk and more. We have attended some of the concerts here, and it is always a blast with tons of activities, food and fun for kids and adults.
— Less than 2 miles away, you’ll find the Atlantic Beach Town Park on the ocean side of the island (across the street from a Food Lion grocery). The park features a complimentary skatepark, seasonal concession stand, picnic shelters, bathrooms and splashpad/fountain plus playground and mini golf (fee) and events for kids of all ages. They even show complimentary movies on certain evenings.
Events and activities are plentiful on the Crystal Coast. Take a quick drive to Emerald Isle and Swansboro or head across the AB/Morehead bridge to Morehead City or Beaufort for everything from shopping and eateries to fishing, boating and sightseeing charters. Finally, a trip here isn’t complete without a visit to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and their exceptional sea creatures, impressive nature trails and nature reserves. Whether you do it all or do nothing but relax is up to you – the island offers peaceful and solitude as well as excitement and fun beach vibes!
Atlantic Beach and this home are special to our family. It is our true home in NC, and the communities there and in close by areas like Morehead City, Beaufort, Pine Knoll Shores are part of why we moved here. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns before or during your stay - we are happy to help with recommendations, questions or concerns.
About the Area
Located in Atlantic Beach, this vacation home is on the waterfront. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and North Carolina Maritime Museum are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Coral Bay Shopping Center and Morehead Plaza Shopping Center. Traveling with kids? Consider Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway and Mount Maker Charters. 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.
- Pets allowed
- Dogs only
- 2 per room