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Your Oceanfront Get Away. Relax & Unwind. Family & Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Located On A Private Section Of The Beach. Huge Front Porch. 6 Bdrms, Sleeps

Ocean front beach house located on the most sought-after stretch of Atlantic Beach, Ocean Ridge Drive. Owned by the same family for over 60 years, this charming house has entertained many generations of family and friends. Appreciated by those who want a beach house ‘like they used to be’, this is a place where you feel comfortable with the windows open listening to the waves crashing on the beach from your bedroom.

Extensively renovated in 2014 but the rustic feel of the interior remain. Updates include complete upstairs bathroom renovations, all new pine paneling in the oceanfront bedrooms, which compliments the original pine paneling in the main living and newly refinished hardwood floors throughout the entire upstairs.

New features include a 60” internet compatible, flat screen TV, high-speed TWC wireless internet and phone service. Premium and HD TV channels are included. In addition, the ocean front bedroom downstairs has a 42” flat screen with HD cable. Easy to set up as a children’s viewing room as it has 3 twin beds.

The main upstairs living area consists of kitchen, dining room that can seat 12, spacious living room, 4 bedrooms and 1 & ½ baths. Upstairs bedrooms ; #1: one king, #2: two twins, #3: two twins & 2 full, and #4: one queen. The one feature that everyone loves is the huge ocean front porch. From your rocking chair, savor that first cup of coffee or afternoon glass of wine while enjoying a 180 degree view of the beach. You are literally 30 feet from the beach dunes so you can watch all the action on the beach without leaving your chair.

The downstairs (ground level) has 2 bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. Bedroom #5: Two twins and #6: three twins. The washer/dryer, second refrigerator, 2 separate showers and a new deluxe gas grill are located on this level. The house can accommodate up to 8 – 10 cars including a 2 car garage – perfect for large family gatherings. There are plenty beach chairs and toys such as a sea kayak, 1 surfboard, as well boogie boards and skim board.

Comfortable for just 2 people or up 14 for a large family vacation, you’ll love the relaxed feel of our ‘Little Cottage by the Sea’. You’ll want to return, as most do, year after year and cherish those moments for a lifetime.

More Details

Jim Proctor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Jim Proctor

The property is co-owned by two brothers who are grandsons of the original property owner from 1954. We grew up in Greenville N.C. and now live in Chapel Hill and Greenville.

Jim Proctor purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Jim Proctor chose Atlantic Beach

We have been coming to the beach cottage since we were children and some of our fondest memories are of summers spent here with our families. We are sure you will create many wonderful memories of your own.

What makes this cottage unique

Once you see the view from the front porch, you not going to want to leave. Just have seat in the rocking chairs and let your cares melt away.

Your complete satisfaction and enjoyment are our main concern. We are here to make your visit comfortable and stress free. Give us a try and we're sure you will be coming back year after year.

Please check with us before you rent anywhere else.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Two additional showers in hallway directly off the beach.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full Size Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms 1,2,3, 4 are upstairs, bedrooms 5 & 6 are downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Within walking distance of the Coral Bay Club, a popular destination for weddings and receptions.


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Your Oceanfront Get Away. Relax & Unwind. Family & Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful view from living room and deck.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greensboro, North Carolina

A great place to come with your whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time! This house was the perfect location for our family reunion of 9 adults, 3 children and a dog. It is very cozy and welcoming and the view from the living room window and from the large porch is just amazing! We spent hours after hours in those relaxing rocking chairs! The house had everything to offer we could have asked for. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is very well stocked, which allowed us to cook dinner at home and have a great time as a family around the dining table each night.

The close proximity to the beach was just the icing on the cake! How wonderful easy and relaxing it was to take a walk before breakfast or to sit on the porch watching the family play soccer or use the kajak and boards in the waves. We thoroughly enjoyed the property and our stay! I would absolutely recommend this house and we'd love to come back one day!

Thank you Jim Proctor and his family for sharing this wonderful home!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheehan Family Vacation from Boston, MA

  • 5 of 5

When our children (whom we have taken to Europe, the Caribbean, and other destinations in this country) told us that this was the "best" vacation they ever had, we had to agree one hundred percent. Their statement spoke volumes about our experience. The property was immaculate and we appreciated all the amenities from A/C, two refrigerators, washer and dryer, gas grill, kayak, surf board, beach chairs, beach toys, etc.

We will never forget watching our children and grandchildren build sandcastles, attempt to surf, and collect sea shells. The added bonus was having pods of dolphins playing the entire time close to shore. It was amazing.

The view from the living room, the deck, and some of the bedrooms was spectacular and the sound of the surf was pure bliss.

Working with Jim Proctor was a true pleasure. He made himself readily accessible if we needed him, his manner was professional, and he was just a considerate person to do business with. Customer service is important to us and this was reflected 100%.

The beach house is quite expansive, yet when you walk into the house you get that warm, cozy, beach house feeling. It was amazing.

We look forward to returning as a family to create more memories.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

It was an awesome property. Very well kept, clean, and the view was amazing!! Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. We had family come in from Raleigh , NC, Rocky Mount, NC and Flemingsburg, KY. One of which is my uncle who is licensed to perform a marriage. My fiancé and I came to this same beach 9 years ago, he is from Kentucky and had never seen the ocean. So while we were here, we walked down to the beach, right outside this property, and my Uncle married us. No big event, just our family, the ocean behind us for the back drop, the waves crashing in for the music, the sand under our feet and each other was all we needed! So we hope to return a year from now for our one year wedding anniversary! This property and the owner are great. Would recommend this property to anyone. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tingle Girls Annual Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our annual girls week-end at Little Cottage by the Seal. Had a wonderful time, location was perfect for the things we like to do, shopping and eating. Would definitely return to this house, easy walk to the beach and lots of rocking chairs on the porch facing the beach. Just a perfect week-end

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had four generations of family and my best friend and her granddaughter joined for Thanksgiving this year at The Little Cottage by the Sea. There was more than enough room in this homey beach house for all of us without feeling cramped. The house was wonderfully clean and spacious. We were steps from the beach and it was a joy watching the kids and our dog running up and down it. The sunsets were glorious with such beautiful colors at this time of year, we also were lucky to be there at full moon, what a bright shimmering light coming off the ocean! We all enjoyed sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch and observing all of it. We couldn't have asked for a better home away from home for Thanksgiving.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Tackle Box
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Cedar Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Country Club of the Crystal Coast
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Amos Mosquitos
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Atlantic Beach, NC
Car: recommended

The property is located in the central coastal region of N.C., close to the historic towns of Beaufort and New Bern. The towns of Emerald Isle, Jacksonville (Camp Lejeune) and Havelock (Cherry Point) are within an hour’s drive. Also accessible are Wilmington, Ocracoke Island and the Cape Hatteras National Sea Shore. Cape Lookout and the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks are a short drive away.


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
11 Jun 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2018 - 2 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.14
Linens £133.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

Summer rate: $3600/wk include taxes and cleaning. A seperate damage deposit check of $500 is due when balance is paid. This will be returned within 2 weeks after satisfactory inspection of property after rental. Cancellation within 90 days of rental is subject to $500 fee. Cancellation within 60 days, is subject to an additional $100/wk. No refund if cancelled within 30 days of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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