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Luxurious Cottage By The Cape Fear River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fully Furnished 3BR, 2 Bath Cottage By The Cape Fear River. Sleeps 8.

Rivahgetaway is located by the shores of The Cape Fear River. Conveniently located 2.8 miles to Lumil Vineyard, 5.9 miles to Elizabethtown, where you can find diverse restaurants ranging from Italian to Southern Cooking, and 14.6 miles to White Lake. Rivahgetaway is the perfect place where you can enjoy a great time at one of the four furnished decks facing the river.

We welcome Gatherings, Family Reunions, Weddings. Ask for our rate and availability.

Hot Tub on the premises available for an additional Fee.

Rivah Getaway  The Rivah (Getaway) Cottage on the Cape Fear River, Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Nestled amongst acres of trees, the cottage overlooks the Cape Fear River with wooded shorelines.Offering the three R's. . . Remoteness, Rest, Reeling in the fish!

A few steps off the porch and down a gentle slope you can enjoy fishing off the deck or relaxing by the water.No time needed at The Rivah! Rest comes easy in the hammock or on one of the three fully furnished house decks. The Rivah offers:

*Three bedrooms

Futon Bed

Ceiling fans 

*Downstairs Master bedroom suite with 2 person Jacuzzi tub

*Two full baths

*Hardwood floors

*Stainless steel appliances

*Granite counters

*Washer and Dryer,

Pulse internet,

WIFI *Furnishings throughout

*Dock Available for boats

16' Canoe

14' Fishing Boat

*Kayak or canoe portage nearby

Private Pier and floating dock.

Just unpack your clothes and enjoy your stay!

Due to this being a wonderfully remote location, a Truck Or 4-wheel Drive Vehicle May Be Necessary During Rain Events. If needed transportation can be arranged upon request.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Elizabethtown in Bladen County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Granite vessel sinks,stone tile two person soaking tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Queen futon also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking
Rivahgetaway is a unique place by the Cape Fear River where you can have a day full of fun with family and friends. Our large lawn areas and decks surrounded by nature will allow you to do bird watching, play corn hole or horse shoe matches, kick back and relax, play with your kids or friends and have a good old time. If you feel lucky, you can fish in our private pier and catch a Catfish right out of the Cape Fear River and brag about it when you get home.


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Luxurious Cottage By The Cape Fear River
average rating of 4.9404764 based on 92 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented THE RIVA 181 Getaway with the expectation of getting some rest and maybe do a little fishing. It rained all Saturday so we just lazed around and watched old movies. It was perfect and the place was perfect for it too. We enjoyed the quiet and the space. The place was beautiful in all the Fall colors outside and the inside had everything we could need or want. Cable TV up stairs and ROKU down stairs. We bought a pizza and some takeout and just enjoyed each others company. My wife really loves the place and we both plan to use it again soon. I would like to bring the kids and grand kids there over the summer. I strongly recommend THE RIVA 181 Getaway for both quiet time and fun time. Thank You Dale

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Timmy for staying with us. We’re so glad you enjoyed our property and plan to stay again. Thank you also for taking such good care of our property and looking forward to seeing you in the future. Dale and Rocio
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Perfect moms weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I shared this lovely home with two close friends for some elusive Moms Only time. The outdoor space is amazing! The hot tub, multiple plush seating areas, outdoor kitchen, floating dock in the river, massive decks galore, absolutely incredible! The indoor space is a little cramped, the beds a little bit bouncy, no actual dining table indoors (although there is a high table with three barstools) but that is not the main attraction. And even in bad weather, there is plenty of sheltered outdoor space. We will definitely return. Best weekend ever!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quiet!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely getaway, Dale made us feel welcome and treated us like friends. We had snow one night but, warm hot tub and accommodations!! The next day it warmed up and we took the pedal boat up and down river and had a blast. This quiet retreat had everything we could ask for! Thanks Dale!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend getaway in the woods on the river! Very clean and tidy property. Owners are very kind and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and our 2 fur kids) had a great time here....we wanted to get away for New Year's weekend, hopefully where there was no noise / fireworks / parties, etc., and just unplug and relax. The home and property is in the woods on Cape Fear River and just beautiful. It was extremely quiet the whole time we were there, which was fantastic, and we enjoyed the views of the river and listening to the birds. It was too cold to take advantage of the canoe or paddleboat but we plan to come back during warmer weather and enjoy them then, plus get some fishing time in! The master bedroom and bath downstairs is just beautiful and the kitchen is plenty big to cook in with a lot of cooking essentials provided. We got a lot of much needed rest, enjoyed the views and surrounding area, and even played some of the board games! We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Bollingers river retreat was simply wonderful. The accommodations were great to say the least. Very quite very comfortable with everything you need for a getaway. We will definitely be back .

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future Dale and Rocio
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Dale Bollinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Dale Bollinger

Hi my name is Dale Bollinger. I am a life long resident of Bladen County. I spend my life with my wonderful wife Rocio and our 3 year old daughter Amanda Belle. I love nature and the river which led me to acquiring this property several years ago. Our cabin was fully renovated by us over the last few years. We are still adding new features yearly to our property.

Dale Bollinger purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Dale Bollinger chose Elizabethtown

I love fishing and this cabin by the Cape Fear allowed me to spend time doing the things I enjoy most.

What makes this cabin unique

The ever changing views of the foliage that surrounds the cabin and the Cape Fear River and the serenity of the area. Watching the multitude of wild life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jan 30, 2014


Quite Getaway

181 Riverview Rd, Elizabethtown, NC, 28337, United States (3643619)

Date of Stay

January 17, 2014

Helpful votes:1/1.

Beautiful place that seems incredibly remote despite being conviently located. House has all the ammenities as well as quite a few perks like the decks and the view of the river. I had a wonderful time there.
Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
79 Miles
Southport Fort Fisher
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
White Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Hwy 87
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
San Jose Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
79 Miles
Carolina Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Elizabethtown, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Summer Rate
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £71.24
Pet Fee £10.69 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £35.62 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

$100 security deposit is nonrefundable in the event of a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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