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

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 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 WC's
  • 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 14 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our vacation ....Had a wonderful time....House was great...Everything we needed was there....Beautiful house...Plenty of room....Porch and view is Fantastic !!!...Had 3 children along....They loved the beach and the ocean.....We created wonderful memories here !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Christman family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home on the beach. Just steps to the ocean. The house was in great condition. The views from the living room and the bedrooms ocean side were amazing! Even with the windows closed at nite, you could still hear waves crashing! The beds that we slept in were so comfortable! There's a fridge downstairs, as well as upstaires, which was great to keep the beach drinks and stuff in. The back deck is gated which was great for the family pet! The kitchen had everything you would need. We brought food to make and carried most of it back home because there were plenty of great seafood restaurants to have dinner at and a great little diner literally 2 mins from house for late breakfast and can't beat prices. No worries at all with AC, the house was plenty cool and easy to adjust if need be! Never had a problem with hot water at all with the 4 showers they have. It was great to be able to do laundry if you needed to. This beach was great--not the big crowds like more populated beaches. Because of this too the beach was very clean! The water was great at 80 degrees--didn't know how it would be this time of year. They have everything at the house you need for the beach. Just bring a cooler that you can take drinks to beach to keep cold if you want although house is just a few steps away! We had 4 adults and 3 kids. We all slept upstairs with no problem. We didn't really watch tv except when resting a little from sun and such but they had cable, DVD, wifi and movie channels so no worries at all there. Bring flashlights to walk the beach at night. I saw a few others walking at nite but mostly it's just you and the ocean! Jim was great to work with! Always very prompt in getting back to us! I would definitely come back again!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to our yearly getaway here and have enjoyed it for over 10 years! Very comfortable and beautifully maintained home with a fabulous porch overlooking lawn, dunes and ocean! Panoramic view of beautiful wide beach! Great for families or anyone who enjoys relaxing and unwinding at the beach!! Recent updates have added to its already considerable charm! Truly a lovely place to vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA

The porch is fantastic, and the house well-maintained

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last week with a party of 9. The house is extremely cared-for, and the furniture is all very nice quality. The owners clearly spend a lot of time maintaining everything. The location is perfect - right on the beach with a fantastic view. The huge porch has 6-7 rocking chairs and really deep eaves, so it was comfortable for sitting even in the heat of the day. We saw some great lightning over the ocean at night. The water was warm every day, and one thing we liked a lot was that there was no "shelf" as you enter the ocean - that steep drop-off the makes it difficult to get in and out. The beach was not crowded at all, which was a nice surprise.

The house has two shower stalls in the downstairs entry hall, with wood plank flooring, so you can come in and shower off right from the beach. Out of all the beach houses I've stayed at, this one came with the most "starter" supplies - like a few trash bags, dishwasher packets, sugar/salt/pepper in the cabinets, etc., which is very convenient until you can get to the store. There is an excellent Miele dishwasher in the kitchen, which made cleanup easy. The downstairs bedrooms were especially private for teens who like to sleep late. Food Lion is less than 5 minutes away, and Harris Teeter is an easy 15 minute drive over the bridge in Morehead City. We spent a lot of time in Beaufort, which has a quaint downtown with shops and restaurants by the marina.

One thing I wish I'd known beforehand: there do not seem to be lifeguards on this part of the beach (this seems to be the case for much of Atlantic Beach).

We loved the house, especially the porch and solid feel of this 1950/60s era house. The owner was extremely easy to work with, and he was very prompt with emails. We plan to return, and bring our Labrador next time!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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
4 Mar 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 1st week
3 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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 £72.21
Linens £126.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05

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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