|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
**OPTIONAL - FOR 5 PEOPLE OR LESS - 3 bedroom/2 bathroom option for a discounted rate. Ask owner for details!
**SPECIAL, HALF PRICE MONTHLY RENTALS (month costs the same as 2 weeks)! **
** New dock and as always free use of kayaks, canoe and rowboat.**
'SANDY POINT' is a well-appointed, very comfortable, and very clean home(as are all of our cottages). It has 2,200 sq. ft. of living area consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3 ceramic tiled bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and a lovely foyer with a hand painted mural. This home sleeps 8 comfortably.
The home is directly on the Neuse River just a mile across from the downtown New Bern historic district. 'SANDY POINT' is nautical and fun with a large screened porch. You can sit on the screened porch and watch the seagulls, pelicans, geese, and ducks, or the waterman pulling up his crab pots. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are very tranquil with their shades of blue and yellow, and hardwood and ceramic floors throughout.
New Bern is a beautiful, historic, small town. There are all of the historic sights, as well as, the natural beauty of the area. 'SANDY POINT' brings the two together in harmony. The home is located right on the Neuse with abundant wildlife at your sandy shoreline and was on the New Bern 'River Homes Tour' in 2002. And the Neuse River is a natural for boating and fishing. There is a dock at the home for your use, along with a canoe and kayaks. Just across the river is the town itself with its many interesting destinations including The Tryon Palace, museums, restaurants, theater, and shopping.
As if there were not enough to do in New Bern itself, the ocean and beaches are less than an hour away, and the quaint waterfront towns of Beaufort and Morehead City are even closer. The Croatan National Forest, is just outside of New Bern and, offers hiking and nature observing.
'SANDY POINT' is a great base to explore New Bern, and Eastern Carolina, but a lot of our guests prefer not to leave the large screened porch and sandy beach once they get here. So come see what 'SANDY POINT' and New Bern have to offer!!
We do ask that you not smoke in the home or on the porch. We do consider pets but they must be approved and pay a pet fee. And remember to bring your own bed linens, unless you'd like to use and wash ours. (We provide pillows, comforters, quilts, towels, beach towels, kitchen towels and sheets. But if you use ours they need to be washed, folded, and put away before you leave!!)
Nick and Missy moved to New Bern, NC in 1988. Nick was originally born in England and led a very interesting life in many different countries. Missy was born in Md but always loved the southeast. After graduating from the Univ. of MD in 1983 we moved to Florida together. In 1988 we decided to sell everything and live on our sailboat, cruise the Bahamas and Florida, and then cruise up the East Coast. We got to NC and haven't left.
Melissa Hutchinson purchased this house in 1994
We bought Sandy Point House in 1994 and did extensive renovations. We lived in the home for 14 years but when our son left for college we decided to build a smaller home. We had our vacation rentals, Sandy Garden Ctg. and Bamboo Ctg, but saw the need for still more vacation homes in New Bern. There were quite a few hotels in the area but still very few vacation rentals. We prefer to stay in a home when we travel and so assumed others would as well. So when we built our new house we decided to rent out our home to vacationers. And our wonderful guests have loved it here as much as we have!
We had an absolutely wonderful time! Your house was so lovely and comfortable for our stay. The kids really enjoyed the game room and playing in the water at the dock. My sister and I got to relax and ride bikes while our husband's fished off the dock. We definitely would like to stay at your house at Sandy Point again. It was a memorable weekend that we all enjoyed.
Thanks so much,
We had a wonderful time, and I just wanted to let you know how
much we enjoyed staying in your lovely house. It was so comfortable for
us, another couple and our 12 y/o son and his friend. The house is so
beautifully decorated, and the landscaping is charming! We enjoyed many
activities both inside and out. It was a great launching spot for us to
explore the coast in our boat as well.
I hope we will get a chance to return some time.
The house was beautiful and the owners were very nice. I flew over from Germany and met my mother, grandmother and two early twenties brothers. We all took turns finding shark teeth and taking the kayaks out. The house was equipped with everything we needed, the beds were comfortable, everything was clean. My grandmother said if it was her house she'd never leave! :) We would defiantly go back.
Sandy Point is truly a lovely getaway! Our family has stayed at Nick and Missy's other property, The Sandy Garden, a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. This year we stayed at the larger Sandy Point Cottage and had a ball. The house is gorgeous and has everything you'll need - definitely a home away from home. We cooked inside and grilled outside; played foosball, ping pong, and pool; took advantage of the kayaks and canoe; and enjoyed the waterfront with the kids! We look forward to going back next year to either cottage - both are delightful and perfect for a memorable family vacation on the water in quaint New Bern, N.C.
Sandy Point is everything promised and more. Beautifully decorated, comfortable, quiet, relaxing. A great spot for reconnecting with family and friends. Big enough for everyone to have their own space, but cozy enough to enjoy.
Nick, Missy and Zak are fabulous hosts and the setting is stunningly beautiful.
We enjoyed day trips to a variety of locations within an hour's drive, and came home each day to swim, kayak, or just play in the water. The kitchen is well equipped, and we enjoyed preparing a meal on the grill each evening, and eating on the screened porch.
We hope to return to Sandy Point.
We arrived at night on the 4th of July weekend, and I have to admit, its not an easy find when the sun is down, but once inside, we were blown away with the amount of space that greeted us. From the open foyer with a wooden bench and pillows to the adequately sized country kitchen and living room that has a gorgeous view of the Neuse River literally in the backyard of the house. The neighborhood is calm and serene, so perfect for a relaxing weekend for two, or big enough for a three-couple getaway.
On the 4th of July, my father and I got some fishing in from the pier in the back, and caught a few crabs in the traps supplied by the owners. Thanks. My wife told me later that she almost cried from watching my father and I fish, then brought my son out watch us amateurs attempt to catch some fish. The pool table, ping pong table, and Foosball table helped pass the time.
Overall, my family and I were highly satisfied with the house. It was a great gem. Thanks again to the owners for supplying us with a wonderful place to rest our heads in a clean and comfortable environment.
Next time I'm in New Bern, I know where I'm staying. Sandy Point!!
With my wife being ill for the whole summer, we were not looking forward to the late autumn chill and dampness in upstate New York. We decided to head south to NC where we have a few relatives and could get away from the "four walls" we had looked at all summer.
So, we spent a month in New Bern. Even though it has a Southern charm, a quaint downtown, a history, and the amentities of everyday America, New Bern does not have many reasonably priced vacation rentals.
This site located on the Neuse River (one mile across the river from downtown New Bern) was a real find. Spacious, clean, well maintained, and quiet it was just the atmosphere we needed.
The proprietors attention to detail is obvious. With all types of recreation alternatives offered, from sitting on the dock, to kayaking (kayaks provided), to playing pool (or foosball) in the recreation room, to sitting on the porch on a rocking chair, your relaxation is clearly what they have in mind.
Take it all in. Enjoy the restaurants and shopping downtown, the view, and the ambience. This is a true getaway.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
**OPTIONAL ** - 3 BEDROOM - 2 BATHROOM OPTION FOR 5 OCCUPANTS (INCL. CHILDREN) OR LESS. $195/NT, $1150/WK, $2300/MO PLUS $125 CLEANING (We can close off one bedroom and one bathroom so you will have the same house but with 3 bedroom/2 bathroom instead of 4/3.) YOU NEED TO ASK US ABOUT THIS OPTION, IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC!
Plus a $125 cleaning fee, $15/night per pet (max 2) fee with approval of pet, and fully refundable $100 security deposit.
We follow the norm for the coastal area. We collect 50% at the time of reservation and 50% thirty days prior to arrival. Non - refundable, you may purchase trip insurance on your own.
Monthly special rate equals just two weeks at the regular weekly rate.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: