The Exum Beach Cottage - Come relax in our rustic beachfront cottage! Our charming beach house is equipped with an enormous deck featuring 180-degree beach views. The cottage sits at the end of a dead-end street, a very short walk from the Oceanana fishing pier. This a five bedroom, three full bath homey cottage sleeps 18 people. It also has an outside shower. The 3rd floor is a master suite that sleeps 6 people and includes a small office space. Our cottage features nostalgic pinewood walls, Central Heat/Air, Water Softner (clean water), Cable TV, DVD Player, Apple TV (main floor, basement & 3rd-floor bedroom), Fast Wi-Fi, Bluetooth equipped stereo, washer/dryer, and a classic 1950's build style. The cottage has ample parking for a large family or group of friends. This vacation cottage is ideal for a weekend getaway or week-long retreat for guests more interested in disconnecting from screens, and enjoying face time with one another rocking on the porch, or with toes buried in the sand and waves lapping at your feet. The television on the main floor is purposely small, encouraging our guests to pick up a book or board game and interact with each other. While the home is equipped with speedy WiFi and cable TV, we hope that our guests can find time to disconnect from the distractions of computers, mobile phones, and television, and enjoy classic vacation past times like body surfing, beach walks, cocktails on the deck, and watching the sunset. During the summer months the cottage is available for week long bookings only that start and end on a Sunday. When you book please indicate the number of beds you would like linens for and we will adjust the linen fee accordingly. The cost for linens and bath towels is $25/per bed. The cottage has 12 beds, 1 king, 4 queens, 1 double, and 6 twins.
- Cottage2950 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jul 2018
About Steve Exum
Steve Exum is the president and principal photographer at Exum Photography, LLC. Exum is a North Carolina native who grew up in Raleigh. Steve, his wife Molly, their daughter Bella and son Sawyer live in Elon, NC with their dog Murphy. We are an adventurous family and the Exum Beach Cottage is our go to home for beach adventure. I manage the rentals on behalf of the owners my mother and father Jim and Judy Exum from Greensboro, NC. From this old house, we surf, skim board, fish, shell hunt, sail, sunbath and yes, even scuba dive. This cottage was built by my grandfather James Gooden Exum, Sr. in the 40’s and was one of the original cottages built on Club Colony Drive. Hurricane Hazel blew it down and my Grandfather rebuilt it in 1955. With it’s nostalgic knotty pine walls, this cottage has been the base for huge Exum Family gatherings, marriages and accommodated countless friends for great beach vacations. She withstood a number of hurricanes and the occasional water spout keeping her visitors and contents safe and dry. We Love this cottage and you will, too.
Steve Exum purchased this Cottage in 1955
Why Steve Exum chose Atlantic Beach
This vacation cottage is ideal for a weekend get away or week long retreat for guests more interested in disconnecting from screen time and enjoying face time with one another rocking on the porch or with toes buried in the sand and waves lapping at your feet.
What makes this Cottage unique
This house is intoxicating. Its close proximity to the beach, the Oceanna Fishing Pier, Amos Mosquitos Restaurant, and the Fort Macon Historic site make it very special.
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Pure relaxation at the edge of the sea
This seaside vacation to me was better than a fancy Caribbean island. It was the simplicity of being on the deck from the early morning through gorgeous sunsets highlighting the fishing pier, usually with a cool breeze taking all worldly worries away. The crashing waves hypnotize you. Never slept better--great bedding and comforts in the house. I would say the house is wonderfully retro--tasteful but not chic. Not extravagant--just honest and basic. The luxury of Steve's place is real communion with the sea, lovely dinners on the deck,
walks on the shore, swimming in the waves, starlit nights, heavenly peacefulness.
Diane, That is the most accurate description of the experience of staying at the Exum beach cottage ever written. You nailed it. For our family it’s a retreat semi disconnected from the annoying technological devices of life and helps bring us together over meals, beach adventure and board games. It’s authentic . Thank you for your kind description. Warmly - Steve
Wonderful nastalogic ocean front cottage!
It was the perfect place for our family of 8....... mostly porch sitters!
The kitchen was well equipped for fresh seafood dinners!
we'll be back!
Can't pick a better location
We had another fantastic stay. This year we took a group of 17 of us to the beach and we had a great time. The house is perfectly priced for those that want an affordable vacation on the ocean. The deck can't be beat, there were plenty of sleeping spaces for a large group, and there is a brand new outdoor shower that makes life easy.
Perfect and Relaxing
The Exum Cottage was fantastic. It comfortably fit our large group, and we couldn't have asked for a better location.
Location great, host very responsive and helpful.
We thouroughly enjoyed our weekend and look forward to staying here in the future. Thank you Exum family!
Great old-style beach home so close to the beach!
We loved staying in this wood-paneled beautiful older beach cottage. So close to the beach and a gorgeous deck with a great view! Everything we could have wanted, we had a great time.