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Spectacular Oceanfront Family Cottage Retreat!

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, House, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Graley Cottage exudes all the charm of a classic beach cottage from the 50’s but has been renovated and beautifully furnished to include all the modern conveniences. Just a short walk from the deck over the gentle dunes to the beach and surf, Graley Cottage is oceanfront in a quiet family neighborhood on a cul-de-sac at Club Colony Drive in Atlantic Beach. It features 6 bedrooms (including two separate master suites), 5 & ½ baths, 2 separate family/tv areas (great for when the kids want to watch their own movies), a spacious oceanfront family room and adjoining spacious dining room for your family gatherings, and a fabulous deck for enjoying the dunes and ocean views.

The cottage is equipped with high speed internet , wireless internet, unlimited telephone calls within the US and Canada, two DVD players, Cable TV service, a 42 inch flat screen HD TV in the first floor family room and a 32 inch flat screen TV in the upstairs family room. Each of the master bedrooms have a 10 inch tablet for your convenience which is equipped with TWC and Netflix. There is a travel size DVD player with screen in black case in sitting room which is great for watching cildren's DVD's. There is ample outdoor parking for up to 6 cars plus 1 car in garage.

The first floor exterior features a large covered beach side porch and sun deck with dining table, dining chairs and rocking chairs perfect for enjoying that first cup of coffee in the morning, for watching boats and dolphins go by, for relaxing sunset dinners or late night cocktails. While you are relaxing on the deck, the kids can play in the swing or hammock below. The first floor exterior also features a covered street side porch perfect for just hanging out in the rocking chairs. Both beach side and street side porches are connected by a lovely wraparound deck.

The interior first floor consists of the spacious family room and master bedroom (with a Queen bed and ensuite bath with tub & shower) both overlooking the beach, two additional bedrooms (each with a Queen bed) that share a full bath with walk-in shower, another smaller study/bedroom with a twin bed and a nearby full bath with tub & shower, a beautiful fully-equipped kitchen with custom made cabinetry and granite counter tops which opens to a wonderful dining room.

The second floor features a second master bedroom with a queen bed, ensuite bath with walk-in shower, and walk-in closet, a second bedroom with two double beds (and a fold out twin & twin air mattress in the closet) and a nearby full bath with a tub & shower, and a second family room perfect for kids to hang out and play or watch tv. This room is stocked with toys, books, games and DVD’s to entertain the kids.

The street level features a utility room with washer/dryer,a half bath, a second refrigerator/freezer, a gas grill, a charcoal grill, a large storage area with road bicycles, beach toys, beach chairs, umbrellas, a kayak, a long board, boogie boards, fishing rods and related beach gear, and two indoor showers and one outside shower (good for post beach showers).

In short, Graley Cottage is the perfect place for family fun where you can enjoy all the ocean has to offer from just a shells throw from the surf. You will want to return every year.

Keywords: Beach house, Oceanfront, Great views, Atlantic Beach, Quiet, Cottage

More Details

Owner
Stephanie Kuykendall
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2017

About Stephanie Kuykendall

Graley Cottage has been owned by the same family since it was purchased in the 1950’s by our grandparents, Staley and Grace Cook of Burlington, NC (hence the name “Graley”). It was lovingly renovated and expanded by our Mom, Nancy Cook Moore, also of Burlington, NC in 2006. Mom left it to her children to enjoy and preserve for generations to come. We consider it a little bit of heaven on earth and hope you will too!

Stephanie Kuykendall purchased this cottage in 1956

What makes this cottage unique

Four generations of our family have enjoyed vacations at Graley Cottage. Whether it is fishing, shell hunting, surfing, exploring Fort Macon, jogging on the beach, reading in the hammock, or hanging out on the sun deck with family and friends, we think there is no place like Graley Cottage.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Atlantic Beach in Carteret County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , granite countertop -ensuite 1st floor master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower between 2 Queen BRs on 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom for 2nd floor Master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On 2nd floor near double bedroom -shower hose for children
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On 1st floor near single bedroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , 2 showers and half bath located in downstairs basement
  • All bathroom were fully renovated in 2006.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom on 1st floor (shares full bath)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom on 1st floor (shares full bath)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom on 1st floor w/ ensuite full bath tub/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom on 2nd floor with ensuite full bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed , small bedroom/study on 1st floor w/ nearby full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , On 2nd floor with nearby full bath; twin is fold out bed
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) plus 1 fold out twin bed. All bedrooms have hair dryers for your use. All bedrooms have fine cotton bathrobes for your use.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Graley Cottage has an Outdoor Shower w/ hot/cold and 2 interior showers in the basement convenient for showering off from the beach.

Reviews

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5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. It was so comfortable. Everything was perfect especially the view! The house has everything needed for a great vacation. We will rent Graley Cottage again in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very comfortable relaxing week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had our family of 10 together for a week at this wonderful cottage. It was such a comfortable and beautifully appointed home with fun artwork and family photos. We so appreciated that they had everything you could possibly need at the beach from beach bags and boogie boards to soaps and shampoo. The owner were very attentive to any question we had while we were there. In spite of a good bit of rain we had a fantastic week because of this wonderful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Family Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved Graley Cottage! It was the perfect house for our large family gathering. It was immaculate and very comfortable and attractively decorated. There were 12 of us staying at Graley Cottage, but our nephew and his family of 6 who were staying nearby joined us every day for meals and beach time. Even though the kitchen was small, the house was well equipped to prepare meals for the 18 of us--plenty of dishes, glasses, serving pieces, and cooking utensils. The large deck was perfect for the spillover at mealtimes. The garage had 2 extra showers and a bathroom, which was great for the younger folks coming and going to the beach. Graley Cottage owners graciously provided an abundance of towels, beach chairs, surf boards, beach toys, children's games, and bicycles . Stephanie's attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the house. Our family loved being at Graley Cottage!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for the family!

  • 5 of 5

The location is ideal! Easy to get onto main highway to go to shopping, etc. Oceanfront but must walk around dune to get to assess to beach-good exercise! The bedrooms are well appointed-very nice linens, etc. The furnishings are very nice and very comfortable for 4 generations of family! Plenty of beach chairs, beach toys for kids, wagons for carrying stuff to beach, and 3 bike cruisers! (one of the bikes needs a repair-rusty chain broke during ride). My only complaint-the kitchen is small but the owner has everything plus you would need to prepare great meals. All the appliances are nice. Great to have an extra refrigerator in basement for drinks, etc. There are 2 grills- a gas and one charcoal! Both worked very well!! The local fish market is GREAT! (near bridge) Had a couple of rainy days and the NC Aquarium is close by and Gkids loved it. We had 4 generations together-ages 84 to 6 months and everyone was comfortable and happy with the cottage.

Overall, excellent rental!! The owner has truly thought of everything for a great vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better Than the Photos

  • 5 of 5

Rock on the deck, watch the ocean, trek out to the beach. What more could you want for a beach vacation? How about monogrammed beach bags with monogrammed beach towels, surf board, kayak, 2 grills, chairs and umbrellas, boogies boards, and ferns and flowers on the front porch! Our family was so impressed with the NC beach architecture maintained but updated, lovely furnishings and art, comfortable beds, and usable space. The deck was action central with room for a kiddie pool for the baby. The kitchen had absolutely everything we needed to prepare meals, and an extra fridge in the basement made it possible to limit trips to the convenient Food Lion on the island. I can't think of anything we lacked. So much preparation was put into this rental that we were bowled over by the amenities, the comfort, the anticipation of supplying all the things that might be required for fun and comfort at the beach. Yep, we want to go back there! Did I mention that the beach is wide, shells plentiful, and there is a boardwalk a short distance away. We appreciated that the dunes are protected and yet the beach is just a short trek from the deck. We were spoiled! Absolutely loved staying there! Thank you for sharing a wonderful vacation home with our family!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wake Forest, NC
5

GREAT FOR FAMILY REUNIONS!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Graley Cottage! We had family in and out during the week because our son was getting married the Saturday we were down at the cottage. It reminds me of cottages I stayed at when I was a child in NC, but has been updated and has everything you can think of or might need. The owner is fantastic to work with as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We plan on coming back for years to come with our grown children and, one day, grandchildren!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Coast Carolina Regional Airport at New Bern
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Cedar Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Country Club of the Crystal Coast
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US Higway 70
Car: necessary

Historic Fort Macon, dating from the 1750's, is less than 2 miles from the cottage. Beautiful historic Beaufort, NC is on the mainland across the bridge. The site of Blackbeard's shipwreck, 'The Queen Anne's Revenge' is off shore Beaufort. The famous fishing tournament, 'The Big Rock' is held every June with a multi-million dollar purse. Enjoy a wonderful day trip to Cape Lookout National Park, accessible only by boat with ferries running from Harkers Island to Cape Lookout daily. Enjoy the undeveloped beaches with walking, shelling and a relaxing picnic.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall
2 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,355
for 3 nights
From
£376
£2,785
 
 
Nov 1-Jan 10 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,073
for 3 nights
From
£282
 
 
Jan 11-March 9 2018
11 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 3 nights
From
£271
£1,882
 
 
March 10-April 30 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,656
for 4 nights
From
£358
£2,635
 
 
May 1-26, 2018
1 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,731
for 4 nights
From
£376
£2,785
 
 
May 27- June 10, 2018
27 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£3,538
for 7 nights
£3,538
 
 
June 11-30, 2018
11 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£3,915
for 7 nights
£3,915
 
 
July 1- August 12, 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£4,442
for 7 nights
£4,442
 
 
August 13- September 2, 2018
13 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£3,689
for 7 nights
£3,689
 

Additional pricing information

Departure cleaning Fee £225.84
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.4

Rates include the provision of bed linens and bath towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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