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Relax by the River, at the Cottage at Cedar Point -- Kayakers' Dream!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,040 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms - High ceilings, lots of windows and light, water views

NOTE: We are temporarily blocking dates after March 1, 2018 while we determine whether we will sell this property. It has been wonderful to have and share it for as long as we have, but we may be approaching the time to let it go. If you would like to be considered for a rental after March 1, please inquire. We can let you know if anything changes.

Until then . . .

Welcome to the cottage, where you can kick back, relax, and appreciate down time, Southern style. Whether you're a kayaker interested in exploring Eastern NC waterways, a family visiting a loved one at Camp LeJeune, or a couple wanting a romantic refuge, the cottage at Cedar Point can provide a wonderful base for a few days or more. Your well-behaved dog can join you!

Enjoy the rockers on the front porch. Stretch out with a novel (or take a snooze) in the hammock on the screened porch, where you’re looking out on the White Oak River. When feeling more ambitious, you can put in kayaks and paddle toward the marshes of Croatan National Forest, or around the bend and under the Swansboro bridge, across the Intracoastal Waterway, and out toward Bear Island State Park. The cottage is located one (empty) lot from the White Oak River, so you can pull your kayak or canoe to the water from the house. It’s about a 5-10 minute drive to the public beach at Emerald Isle, or to the scenic Tideland Trail of Croatan National Forest. Swansboro is a historic fishing village, a fun place to browse. Go to the Visit Swansboro website to learn more.

Inside the cottage (which was completely repainted in fall 2016), WOW! There are vaulted ceilings, gorgeous colors, lots of windows, and heart pine floors in living room and kitchen. Dining room table seats 6. Great collection of puzzles, games, books. Internet access; TV with cable and internal roku.

Master bedroom has a comfy firm king-sized bed; master bath has a heart-shaped jacuzzi and walk-in shower with two shower heads. We've recently installed a steam generator for the shower, which is especially nice in cooler weather. Second bedroom has two twin beds; second bath has a combo tub/shower. Both baths have heated tile floors.

The house is a no-smoking zone. Ours is a quiet neighborhood, so please, no house parties. The yard is not fenced, but you can walk your dog along the road, which borders the river.

We prefer a maximum of 2-4 guests, for at least three nights. For those who want to stay longer, arrival/departure times can be negotiated (as long as there is not a same-day turn-around) and do not need to be on weekends. In fact, during peak season we encourage arrivals to be on days other than Saturdays.

Swansboro offers several dining options, but if you’re inclined to cook, you’ll enjoy the cottage’s well-equipped kitchen. And you won’t find seafood fresher than the fish sold at Clyde’s, just over the Swansboro bridge.

We believe that "Y'all means ALL," and are intentionally inclusive in welcoming guests without regard to race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, or political affiliation. If you love the coast and are looking for a quiet place to stay for a few days, we hope you'll inquire about the cottage. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, or to suggest things that could improve your visit.

More Details

Kathleen Davidson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

Why Kathleen Davidson chose Cedar Point

This is our second home, and we enjoy sharing it with friends. It's a refuge!

Swansboro is a delightful town!

What makes this cottage unique

Although this property does not have a dock, it is one (empty) lot from the White Oak River, and it's easy to pull kayaks across the path we keep mowed. Paddle under the Swansboro bridge, and head toward Bear Island. Or paddle toward the Croatan National Forest.


Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Hammocks Beach
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Emerald Isle
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cedar Point in Carteret County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Heart-shaped jacuzzi and shower w/ 2 heads and steam feature
  • Heated ceramic tile floors in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom has french doors to the side deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have water view (river).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay. The house was clean and well stocked. The bed was super comfortable. We loved the restaurants around swansboro. We brought kayaks and caught some fish. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time. I wondered if you were paddlers. It's great that you caught fish! Looking forward to having you at the cottage some other time.
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Clean and nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and well lived in. You feel like home in the fact it is lived in and you can relax without the worry about making the first scratch in a new car. Quiet little town but close enough to all the bigger places to visit. I'm sure we will be back to Cedar Point.

Clint, Susan, and Cobie.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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home away from home

  • 5 of 5

the cottage was just perfect. clean and comfortable. owner very personable and pleasant. we loved the house, the yard, the porches, and the area. one of the better rentals we have stayed at, you feel you are staying in a home not just a big hotel room. thank you Kathleen for opening your HOME to us, it made for a perfect week.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this review. It's wonderful to know that you and your family found this to be like a second home, especially given the nature of your visit. Wishing you and yours safe and happy times in the coming year.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the house. Very comfortable, especially the hammock on the screened in porch. The master bed and bath were great. The kitchen was very well stocked for cooking. Great private location on a cul-de-sac. Loved it, definitely would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit. You've identified some of our own favorite aspects of the cottage. If I end up not selling the home, we'd love to have you back as guests!
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Nice fishing bungalow

  • 4 of 5

The house was in a great location. We mainly went for fishing and it was in the perfect spot. You couldn't ask for an easier check-in. The house was clean and everything was in good working order. The only thing is the house seems to be stocked for the owner's to just drive there and have everything available. However, all of the kitchen cabinets were completely full and we had to leave all of our food that we brought sitting out on the cabinets. Probably not a big deal for most, I'm just a bit of a neat freak. There were no drawers in the room with twin beds to put clothes, but we were only staying for a long weekend and, again, not that big of a deal. The owner's do have tons of little extras such as shampoo and soaps in case you forget something. We had a kayak that my boys took out daily from the house for fishing. We rented another and a paddle board from the Barrier Island Rentals across the street. The house is one block from the Salty Air Market which is great! Lots of local goods. We had a wonderful time there and would recommend to friends. Just bring plenty of bug spray if you are planning on being outside.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this thoughtful review. We will clear some space in the cupboards. That's a very good point!
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Perfect 2 BR cottage near Emerald Isle

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I stayed in this cottage by the water to be close to Emerald Isle beaches, family in Cape Carteret, and try fishing and kayaking in the sound. It was perfectly located for everything. I saw one of the most beautiful sunsets of my whole life from the front porch. We were close to beaches and kayaking. Very detailed instructions from owner. Would definitely rebook next year.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your time at the cottage, Tracy--and we would love to have you back. Thanks for the review.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cedar Point, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £187.32
cleaning £74.93
Pet Fee £37.46 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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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