|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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When you see the water, take a deep breath and say 'Ah-h-h-h!' You've just experienced the Sound Relief Cottage difference -- on the Carolina Crystal Coast.
You're minutes from Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach with the entire Bogue Sound out in front of you. Your refuge rests just 50 feet from the water. A steady southwesterly breeze blows through the windows and screened porch.
The water in front of the cottage provides a convenient and more private way to enjoy the water. There is a 400 foot tidal flat between land and waist-deep water. The Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) passes by farther out.
Want to catch some rays? There are numerous places to sun at the cottage – on the deck or in the yards. And you can get in a good game of horseshoes. Star-gazing is always a fun activity. Who can resist a good game of checkers?
Guests will find opportunities to harvest clams and scallops, to cast a net for shrimp and bait fish, and to wade the flats at night in search of flounder.
Small aluminum boats, canoes and kayaks may be launched from the property. For larger boats, two ramps are located within a mile of the cottage. Public ramps are also located in Morehead, Beaufort, Cape Carteret. There is no pier available at this time, but many skippers choose to anchor their boats just beyond the tidal flat and wade in as opposed to pulling the boat at the end of the day. Marina slips may be rented nearby. Rentals of power boats, kayaks, sail boats and PWCs are available nearby. Check the blue book upon arrival.
Bogue sound is home to a portion of the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW). Just across the ICW from the cottage are shell islands – the result of dredging that started back in the 1930’s. Shell collectors, bird watchers and sun bathers gather on the islands to enjoy the local environs. Many species of birds nest on the islands and are very protective of their nesting sites – especially the small terns and Oyster Catchers. “Watch your head!”
On an private road bordering Bogue Sound on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, Margie and Fred Fletcher bought a cottage that has been loved by 4 generations of Fletchers. We’d love for you to enjoy it, as well.
Bill Fletcher purchased this house in 1983
Lots of folks love to come to the Carolina shore to relax, play and enjoy some down time. The Sound Relief Cottage is nestled waterfront in a neighborhood of permanent residences. Your vacation experience will be more like you own the place.
Yet minutes away are the great Crystal Coast beaches, restaurants, shopping and amusements.
You'll be waterfront on the sound with a huge "safe" water play area: no rip tides, no crashing waves and no crowds! Yet you'll have the waterfront experience with prevailing southwest breezes, stunning sunrises and sunsets, and a daily parade of offshore fishing boats and cruisers on the ICW.
Keep an eye out for bottle nose dolphin, aka porpoises. Many days you'll see these beautiful creatures navigating the ICW. If you're more interested in hiking, the Croatan National Forest is within a mile. Kayaks are for rent close-by.
The views of the sound from the house were spectacular. The house is a bit dated, but very roomy and comfortable. The property is very assessable to Swansboro, and the Crystal Coast without being in the hub bub and traffic of those locations.
This house was an amazing screened in porch with a great view of the sound. The house is big enough to hold a family or 2 and not feel cramped. The house has a well equipped kitchen and plenty of seating. The mater bedroom had a very comfortable bed. The house is an older home with a few quirks of an older home but it was still nice and comfortable. The owner was quick to respond and always offering to be contacted if help was needed.
Perfect for a short family gathering! Plenty of space, amenities, location and layout of home was great. Peaceful get away! Owner was very friendly. Yes, I would recommend this home and i plan to stay again.
We rented a kayak and paddle board so we could get to the sand bar and it was amazing out there. The kids had fun playing in the sound but you definitely need tight water shoes b/c the ground is mushy in the water. I recommend bringing floats as well. The screened porch was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the home with the view of the water and plenty of space. It's an older property but perfect for what we needed. Emerald Isle was only a 10-15 min drive away.
This vacation was the best one our family has ever had, and Sound Relief cottage was one of the major factors in that. We are family that loves to cook and share meals together, so the fully equipped kitchen was perfect as was the screened in porch, where we usually ended up for meal time. Our family also loves kayaking and fishing which we enjoyed the entire time. While we really spent most of our time together, there was always a comfy, quiet room to escape to for privacy when we needed it. We miss it and definitely will return in the future!
A great resource for your visit is at www.crystalcoastnc.org .
There are links to the surrounding towns, beaches, fishing, sports and entertainment locations, marinas, special events and more!
Lowes Foods -- www.lowesfoods.com (Morehead City)
Food Lion -- www.foodlion.com/Store/Morehead-City/NC/2601
Harris Teeter -- locations.harristeeter.com/NC/MOREHEAD-CITY/265/
IGA -- www.iga.com (Route 24, Newport)
Piggly Wiggly -- www.pigglywigglystores.com (Swansboro)
Walmart Food Center -- www.walmart.com/store/1355/details (Morehead City)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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|Refundable Damage Deposit||£238|
Cancellations made more than 60 days in advance of rental period will be 100% refunded.