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3 Bedroom, Single Family! Soundfront! Private Pier! Sleeps 10!

Jane Shrader

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 Bedroom, Single Family! Soundfront! Private Pier! Sleeps 10!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Indian Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 7-11)

Want a restful vacation, but not into isolation OR tourism mania? Located on a quiet island, just off the North Carolina Coast, this comfortable home is over 2300 square feet. Situated in the center of the island, this 3 story home provides an aerial view of the island with spectacular views from the upper living area.

The pace on this 20 mile island is laid back, but the area provides many family-oriented amenities. There is a NC Aquarium 2 miles away with programs and scheduled activities. Day trips are easily available to light houses and outer banks picnicking. There are even a couple golf courses less than 30 minutes away. Local restaurants specialize in fresh caught seafood, but provide choices for all landlubbers. Any last minute needs are nearby in major chain stores, top line grocery stores, and walk-in and emergency medical care without the big city, tourist center craziness.

The home's private pier leads to the sound for fishing, clamming, sailing. It is a little shallow for larger speedboats, except at high tide, but it is great for small children, sailing, kayaking, jet skis, and sunset viewing.

The ocean access is .3 mile away in Salter Path. It is a well-kept secret, because even on holiday weekends, it is easy to find a 'spot' with some space to spread out your towels, and family - no 'elbow to elbow, listening to someone else's music'. It has outside showers, restrooms, and grills. The beach is wide and sandy, and the water has a gradual slope out, providing lots of safe places to swim and skim board. (The house has an enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water to rinse off sandy feet.)

A small amusement park and 2 theaters within a few minutes drive provide change of pace activities when you a need a break from the sun, sea and salt.

. The house is 3 stories, with a reverse plan. The first floor is a great room with a full bath and queen-sized futon - great for teenagers, or college couples. It has an entertainment center and a foosball table. It provides a 2nd living area for folks to get a little 'away' time.

The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, with large glass doors leading to the deck facing the sound. The master bedroom has a whirlpool tub and 4 foot master shower. The 2nd bath is standard.

The top floor is open design with lots of views. It includes the kitchen, dining area, reading area, TV area. It also has a full bath and extra futon. There is a gas fireplace for cool weather vacationing. The outside deck has views of the sound, the island and the ocean.

There is digital cable on the top floor, but each bedroom has its own TV with basic cable and DVD/VCR boxes. The house has wireless internet through TimeWarner cable.

Everything you would need for a quiet vacation is less than 15 minutes away, with options for shopping, antiquing, water sports, golf less than 30 minutes away.

Morehead City and Beaufort are small nearby (less than 20 miles!) towns with lots of charm, as well as art galleries, local museums, antique stores and upscale shopping. New Bern, NC is 45 minutes away and has a real castle, and many historic amenities.

Keywords: single family, 3 bedroom, sleeps 10, soundfront, ocean view

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jane Shrader (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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About Jane Shrader

We are teachers with a large family, children and grandchildren!

Jane Shrader purchased this house in 2001

Why Jane Shrader chose Indian Beach

We have always loved this series of beaches best! We had vacationed in the area for years, with our children and good friends. The water has always been perfect, even on the roughest of days and we have felt safe.

What makes this house unique

The center of the island is rarely crowded, and we have privacy in our subdivision. We can play in our backyard, wander in the sound, but have easy access to a small amusement park, the state aquarium, and several historical sites. Deep sea fishing and charters are near-by, and lots of local restaurants.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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based on 9 traveler reviews

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3 Bedroom, Single Family! Soundfront! Private Pier! Sleeps 10!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

All in the Family

  • 5 of 5

Last June our family stayed seven nights in Safe and Sound. We had a blast. Great house, loved all the bathrooms and a great kitchen. Location could not be beat. Easy access to everything. Was very clean and well kept. Had so much fun on the dock. Great memories! Will use Safe and Sound again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Night and Day difference from one year to the next! VERY DISAPPOINTED!! Would not recommend at all!

  • 1 of 5

As you can read, I left a glowing review of this rental home in 2013 and we came back just as we had said we would in 2014. The linens were not changed from the previous renter stay, there were candy wrappers down inbetween the sheets. We had to deal with a fridge going out overnight during our first night there, as most people who rent vacation homes, we bought groceries for the week upon arrival on Saturday evening. For a house of 10 people, as you can imagine the fridge was full. We contacted the owner at 6am the following morning to make her aware that the fridge had gone out. She suggested using the garage fridge (couldnt get in, code provided did not work) until her husband could get a new fridge there. Since we could not get in garage, we bought coolers & ice for our items. I made Jane aware of this and she apologized and assured me that she would send a refund check of $100 to cover some of the loss. That same day, she called to ask if our "men" could assist her husband with the fridge since the kitchen is on the 3rd floor of the home, (totally inappropriate to even request this of a renter, however, we did offer to help) Unfortunately, he arrived while we were out to dinner and was able to get the fridge to the 3rd floor with neighbors help. Upon our return, we were greeted with a very rude man who had a replacement for the existing one. After installed and his departure, we were able to put items in the fridge on Monday after it cooled to an appropriate temperature. We placed other items (cereal, snack cakes & cup cakes) that had been on the previous fridge prior to it being moved, on Sunday evening before going to bed. On Monday morning as we prepared for breakfast we found that all of the items on top of the fridge had been inhabited by ants, thousands of them. When I made Jane aware, she said, "oh, there is spray in the cleaning cabinet." Again, losing food to something that was out of our control. During the stay we had zero use of the Wifi that is supposed to be included and when I made Jane aware of this, she asked that I contact the cable company to get it resolved. I have never had to do so many things for myself when i have paid so much money to have it handled for me, our family that stayed at the Clam Diggers Inn just a couple miles away had every need taken care of. I would not recommend this vacation home to anyone! Our refund has not ever came and last year the deposit took over 3 months to be returned.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a very unfortunate experience for all concerned. Communication between the tenants and the owners was confused at best, with incorrect email addresses, partially read texts, and technical difficulties beyond the homeowner's control Offers to correct all of these issues were met cheerfully and pleasantly by the tenants, with no indications of the seriousness of the matters at hand. Offers to have matters resolved were brushed off by the tenants and indications were made that they were "managing". It is with regret that their vacation became quite so difficult, and that both tenants and homeowner were left with unpleasant memories of the house.

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

It was the best vacation spot ever. There was lots of rooms and plenty of things to do. It is accesible to everything. The other couple that I was with want to book another vacay right away.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winter Haven Florida

Great House

  • 4 of 5

The house was great and Jane was very helpful. Would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

awesome times

  • 5 of 5

My buddies and I went down for a nice fishing weekend. The dock was jetting out into the soundand it was a feeding frenzy for the fish. We where able to catch all of our own bait from the dock, that saved us a lot of money. The house was ready to go when we got there and extra towels and air mattresses waiting for us. The entire weekend was a blast and plan to come again next year. The owner was very easy to deal with and very nice to talk to. Great place to get lost with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had the most memorable vacation we have ever had! The pier into the sound offered hour upon hour of fishing, swimming and family fun just out our back door! The kitchen and living room did the same in offering hours of laughs while preparing meals watching television together or jut sitting at the table playing games together!

The many amenities in the home were unsurpassed by many we have visited in the past! To be able to play in the sand all day and then return home to shower and go out in the evening with minimal time considering our group size was phenomenal - there were 4 showers available to cut our time of getting ready down substantially.

The convenience of this home to all things surrounding was wonderful! The family was able to walk to beach access, sound access, putt-putt and go-carts without getting out in vacation traffic! The aquarium was literally 2 miles from the home. The Bogue fishing pier was 8 miles from the driveway. We were able to get to fishing charters with ease.... And the list goes on and on...... There was an abundance of things to do around this vacation home!

Thank you for allowing our family the opportunity to spend a quality vacation together! The week together was truly priceless!

We would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone and we hope to return to this very home again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
91 Miles
Cedar Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Star Hill Golf, Cape Carteret, NC
Nearest Train
91 Miles
Wilson, NC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NC 70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Frost Seafood House
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Salter Path public access
Car: recommended

Picture this - the island is 20 miles long.....Atlantic Beach is at one end, and Emerald Isle is the other. My house is dead center......the area is known both as Salter Path (the historical name) and Indian Beach (the legal name).....Within .3 miles of the house is a nice public ocean beach access, 2 fully equipped marinas on the sound (you may rent jet skis, kayaks, or small power boats)....there are currently 4 local seafood restaurants.....there is a small amusement park with 2 miniature golf courses, a little train, an arcade, bumper boats, and a race track.

And small crowds.

We feel this is one of the best kept secrets and fabulous vacation spots on the east coast.

You can actually catch some smaller fish off our pier, particularly during high tide. The sound is shallow in this area, and sometimes less than a foot is clear with a sandy bottom, and a great place to play and discover sea life. Even the dolphins have been seen cruising the channels less than 30 yards from the end of the pier.

The ocean at Salter Path is incredible. The water rolls out in long, low sand bars. The beach is wide enough for lots of sand castle building, volleyball, and sleeping. It has the most perfect slopes for skim boarding and safe enough for the youngest shell collectors. At the right time of year, surf fishing is popular.

The state aquarium is at Pine Knoll Shores - less than 3 miles from the house......they honor family memberships from most major attractions (state zoo, etc) offers many programs during the summer, including some guided canoeing trips, island adventures. I would encourage you to just google 'NC Aquariums' and you can check schedules and make arrangements before you arrive. Activities do fill up during peak times.

At the tip of the island toward Atlantic Beach (12 miles) is Fort Macon State Park.....It has a civil war fort and some re-enactments and displays (it is small, but nice) it also has spectacular ocean access with views of the port....this is where the best deep-water fishing would be from the beach.

Just off the island (12 to 15 miles) in either Morehead City or Beaufort, are small local museums - Beaufort has a quaint water front with some art galleries, and excellent dining, and a hand-made boat making shop. You can also rent charters to visit some of the more remote outer islands. There is a mid-sized cruise ship that offers dinner cruises.

It all depends on how much you want to do. Life is on a smaller scale in this area, but you have access to chain grocery stores at each entrance to the island, as well as trusty Walmart. There is a theater at each end of the island that offers current run movies and you can find bike rentals, kite rentals,.......It all depends on how much you want to do.

If you want to venture a little farther afield, New Bern, NC is about an hour away, and has a castle, and antiques, and lots of history......and if you are feeling REALLY adventuresome, you can drive to Harker's Island (about 25 miles) and take a ferry to Cape Lookout National Seashore to visit the lighthouse.

And yes, if you 'google' golf courses near Atlantic Beach NC..... you will find there are 5 within 20 miles.....

We chose to build in this area, having been to Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and the 'Outer Banks' because this is certainly quieter, less hectic, smaller scale....But there are enough activities to do every day, that you could find yourself not sitting and resting.....


Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Indian Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early spring
Mar 1 - May 16
2 night minimum stay
Early season
May 17 - Jun 6
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 7 - Aug 17
7 night minimum stay
Late season
Aug 18 - Sep 14
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 15 - Nov 15
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 16 - Feb 28
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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Indian Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 3 - shower , jetted tub , master bath with amenities
  • All are full baths, modern, well-cared for and clean
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Kids' room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Opens to middle floor deck with seating
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beautiful master bath, and opens to deck
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , One on ground floor, with a full bath, one on top floor
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen futons in living areas, Bunk Beds (1) full size on the bottom, twin on the top
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
private pier to the sound, great room with extra sleeping and additional entrance, exterior decks at each level,

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