Thanks so much for your interest in our home! We are fully booked for 2017. We will begin taking reservations for 2018 on November 15, 2017.
Our coastal cottage is located on a secluded island in the Newport River near Beaufort, North Carolina. But, don't worry - you can drive right to the house on a berm road through the estuary. On Scallop Island, you can do as much or as little as you would like. Start your morning with coffee on the dock, end the day applauding a spectacular sunset. In the time between, you can swim, kayak, crab, fish, relax in a hammock, and in the evening - stargaze!
The cottage has a kitchen stocked with with utensils, pots and pans, dishes and glassware, a microwave, gas range/oven, and refrigerator. For your comfort and convenience, there is also a washer/dryer, tv (streaming content only), dvd player, high speed internet, rocking chairs, hammock, and peace and quiet. The house has room to sleep 6 comfortably in its 3 bedrooms (1Q downstairs, 1Q and 2F upstairs, 1T daybed in loft). Maximum occupancy is seven (7). Bed linens and house towels are provided (and beach towels upon request). There are two sit-on-top kayaks to use to explore. There are kayak, paddle board and bicycle rental companies in Beaufort.
If you do want to explore more of the Crystal Coast, a three ring binder contains information about restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, boat launches, and directions to the wide variety of activities in the local area. The cottage is located less than 3 miles from downtown Beaufort - voted coolest small town in America - with museums, restaurants, shops, and ferries to Rachael Carson Estuary Preserve (where you can swim, find shells and perhaps sand dollars, and see the wild horses). Morehead City is 15 minutes way - shipping, dining, and charter fishing boats. In 20 minutes, you can access the beaches that make the Crystal Coast famous - Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon State Park - or visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Know Shores. It is a thirty minute drive to Harker's Island (home to the Core Sound Waterfowl & Heritage Museum) and a short ferry ride brings you to Cape Lookout National Seashore, Cape Lookout Light House, and the Outer Banks. An hour drive will bring you to Atlantic where a private ferry will allow you to visit the abandoned town of Portsmith or you can take the Cedar Island Ferry to travel to Ocracoke Island.+ More