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Luxurious Cottage By The Cape Fear River

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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

Dale Bollinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

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 North Carolina

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

Luxurious Cottage By The Cape Fear River
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 68 reviews

Beautiful Get Away

  • 4 of 5
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This home is a perfect place to go to get away from it all. The pictures really do not do the house justice. It is beautiful and has everything you could need it for a weekend or a week away. The only downside was that the road to get to the house was so muddy, we had to use their truck which they graciously let us use. You could tell that the area had been damaged by hurricane Matthew, but I'm sure in time everything will be back to normal. We had a great time exploring the property and letting our dog run around! There are also two wineries relatively close by so we did that one day also. We are anxious to come back possibly in the summer when there are leaves on the trees! A big thank you to the homeowners for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy, amenities galore!

  • 5 of 5
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This modern cabin in its rustic setting was perfect for a getaway for us and our friends. Every room we went in had something to offer. However, the most impressive part of the property was outside. From the multi-layered decks to the intimate gazebos it was so easy to enjoy the river and the awesome weather for January! We had an awesome time playing cornhole, horseshoes, making fires in the Huge fire pit, and exploring the river that was steps from the main house. We didn't want to leave to go to town for dinner! We will definitely look to come back in the summer when we can take full advantage of the warmer weather and the river access with the canoes. Thanks to the Bollingers for an amazing property! They were quick to answer our questions and showed up when we arrived to introduce us to the property and all its amenities. Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a good time. We look forward to seeing you in the summer.
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Away From It All

  • 4 of 5
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This property is very clean and we felt very safe in the area. We were thrilled we were able to bring our dog. There are three bedrooms well spaced from each other, all with queen sized comfortable beds and pillows. The house was very clean and had everything you would expect in a vacation rental. There is an enormous amount of decking and outside seating. The fire pit, grilling area & outdoor hot tub (once it's fixed from the flood) are superb. The fishing boat and canoe are very nice. There are horseshoes and a very nice corn hole set. Nice yard to play in. The home has a few movies and family games, but maybe pack a couple extra. Good sized televisions in living room and the master bedroom. The living room has DVD player, while the master bedroom had Amazon Prime and Netflix with Roku. The main level has two bedrooms with a small full bath. The master bedroom is down below with a huge luxurious bathroom (though the huge tub does not have Jacuzzi jets). This is a fantastic place to come and unplug and have high quality family time on the river. You need to plan to do all of your entertaining at the cabin as there isn't much near there to do for entertainment. There is a winery about 5 minutes away. A Dollar General about 10 minutes away. Wal-Mart & Food Lion are about 15-20 minutes. We would suggest bringing lots of bottled water and bug spray as in getting away from it all, you get well water and little critters. The first two days the outdoors smelt just fine. The last two days though, hanging out on the deck smelt like a pig farm (I only say this as I've had lots of hog farmers in the family and it's a pretty distinct smell). We didn't notice what this smell would have come from as the cabin's dirt road is at the back of a neighborhood. Perhaps it comes and goes all the time as it did for us or has something to do with the flood that happened about a month ago. Owners were very friendly and checked on us to see if we needed anything. We drove our mini van without issue on the dirt road, but if it had rained we definitely would need to make arrangements to borrow the owners pickup truck they offered.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Broadway NC

SHHHHHHH! Keep this place a secret! ;)

  • 5 of 5

My wife surprised me with a weekend here for our anniversary last year. I come back to the site to book for this year and realized that I had failed to write a review on this. If you are like us and enjoy the outdoors, you enjoy the sound of water flowing and being surrounded by wildlife THIS is the perfect place to get away from everyday life, pop the top on a cold beverage, light the grill, put a log on the fire pit and get to know your spouse again. I know it can be a great place for the whole family but for us it is a wonderful place to just get reacquainted. The owners are personable and very accommodating. Looking forward to getting booked again real soon! I almost hate to give it the review because I can see that the best little secret in the area is getting out and it appears it is staying booked. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holden Beach, NC


  • 5 of 5
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Wonderful home! Lots of outside space to relax. Wonderful decking and decor! Thank you Bollingers!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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blounts creek

the house and surroundings were awesome

  • 4 of 5
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We just came back from a week stay at the Rivah Getaway. Pictures do not do this place justice. Very secluded and peaceful. Owners were very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. If there was a down side I would have to say the number of steps to the main living area...now, if you have healthy knees and hips ..no problem!! Looking forward to possibly staying again in the near future...thanks again for a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda for posting a great review on our site. We hope to see you in the future. Warm regards Dale and Chio
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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, Chesapeake Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Summer Rate
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
TG Holiday
23 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
New Years
31 Dec 2017 - 1 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Cleaning Fee £40 + Tax
Pet Fee £12 + 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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Elizabethtown, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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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