Not a Bed and Breakfast….much better! When you reserve this home, you will enjoy the entire home and the grounds. Come to the farmhouse and make yourself at home.
John & Lucille’s Country Retreat is a beautifully adorned 4 bedroom, 3 bath farmhouse that sleeps 8-10 and is only 8 minutes and one stoplight from the beaches of Emerald Isle
It is nestled on 50 acres tucked in the farm lands of Stella, a little village in the center of everything that the Crystal Coast has to offer. This is a non-smoking Retreat.
The fully furnished kitchen features a new side by side refrigerator equipped with filtered water and ice, dishwasher, self-cleaning oven, microwave and washer/dryer. The kitchen features a coffee maker, wide slot toaster, crock pot, blender, and large selection of pots and pans, and serving dishes. There is matching dinnerware, flatware and china for 16 with a wide selection of beverage glasses and stemware. The kitchen/dining area easily seats 12 people.
Here's your home away from home! This spacious, well-appointed, beautifully decorated farmhouse with central heating and air conditioning was recently renovated throughout with newly finished hardwood floors and two master suites. Both master suites have a full bath with a king size bed with memory foam in the John & Lucille room and a queen size bed in the Carolina room. The Mami Young room is elegant with a full size memory foam bed. The William Kuhn room has two full length twin beds, ideal for children or adults sharing a bedroom. Each bedroom has a comfortable chair, Pima Cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, extra pillows bath robes, and blankets.
CHILDREN AND PET FRIENDLY
No need to pack a porta-crib, crib sheets, high chair, or sand toys. The large yard is perfect for children to play. Your family dog is welcome with owners approval and pet fee. Sorry, no cats.
The large family room has plenty of seating with a 90 inch sofa. It has wireless internet, phone, and cable TV, DVD, and VCR. There is a selection of magazines, cook books, children’s book and novels as well as videos. We provide games, puzzles, or toys for children.
Enjoy the rocking chairs and the Carolina Breezes. Families cookout and gather together in this 20 X20 covered area directly out the back door of the house. Provided is an 8 foot table and a round table seating for 12 people. A gas grill is provided for family cookouts
YARD AND GROUNDS
A favorite of our guest is to pick the fresh fruit from the plum, apple, and fig trees. Rest in the shade of mature trees and soothe your senses while rocking on the porch among the old growth azaleas and camellias. Pecan trees drop their nuts each fall, inviting you to crack and eat them as you enjoy sweet Carolina breezes and the spectacular sunsets. Gather round the grape arbor for Muscatine grapes in the fall. The spacious grassy yard is a great place for children to play. If you bring your boat there is space to wash it as well as an outside shower.
John & Lucille’s picturesque country farmhouse is the perfect location for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception. The beautiful gardens surrounding the house make a romantic setting for an outdoor wedding of up to 50 guests. The wedding party and their families and guests will appreciate the ease of having your ceremony, reception and lodging at one site.
Located on a 50 acre farm in Stella is this quiet, peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of traffic but still convenient to activities, shopping, and grocery stores. Stella is known for great fishing and hunting because it is bordered by the White Oak River and the Croatan National Forest. Spend your day at the beach on nearby Emerald Isle or stroll among the shops and museums of historic Swansboro, Beaufort, New Bern, and Morehead City. It is a short 2 1/2 hour drive from the Raleigh/Durham International Airport and 45 minutes from the regional airports of New Bern and Jacksonville.
BEACHES OF EMERALD ISLE.
On Emerald Isle you will find safe, un-crowded beaches. Emerald Isle is one of the last real family beaches. We provide beach towels, an umbrella (50 SPF), 4 beach chairs, boogy boards and small coolers.
MILTARY BASES - The Retreat is located a short distance from Cherry Point and Camp Lejuene Military bases. Families find the retreat just the right place to visit with loved ones serving in our country's armed forces. So if you're looking for rest, relaxation and renewal, then this is the place for you.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Dine at one of the many and varied restaurants. Cruise the intra-coastal waterway or take a deep sea fishing tour. The Crystal Coast is a fisherman's paradise and also ideal boating, canoeing, kayaking and golf.
TWO GOLF COURSES 5 MINUTES AWAY
Star Hill Golf Club Sands/Pines/Lakes 27-hole layout Rated with 3-1/2 stars in Golf Digest's 'Places to Play' Comments on Golf Digest says Star Hill is one of the “best in the area” and a good mix of challenging holes. Silver Creek Golf Club Public course with 18 holes Rated 3 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” Opened in 1986 Comments listed with Golf Digest says that Silver Creek has “breathtaking views and golf at a bargain.” Both courses only 5 minutes from John & Lucille's Retreat
Call 252-725-0236 for availability. No increase in rates for 2013
Jan - June & Sept - Dec - three day minimum stays
Summer Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday (see rates)
$200 refundable Security/reservation deposit
Keywords: Camp Lejuene, Emerald Isle, country farmhouse, Jacksonville, nc, beaches,
I inherited The John & Lucille’s Country Retreat in 2006. I completed the remodeling in 2007. I couldn’t imagine selling the house my homeplace where my parents had shared so much love. Nor did I want it to become a traditional rental property. Creating this country retreat, allows me to share the pleasure and joy it has always given me and my parents with others. I hope you will read the comments of the guests. It is a pleasure to prepare the farmhouse for each week in hopes the family will have the most special vacation, family reunion, or wedding. The farmhouse is near Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point Military bases. I so honored to have so many Maines and their families stay at the retreat each year. Deloria
The farmhouse is 16 miles from Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, NC. Military families receive a 10% discount off the rental rate throughout the year. The beautiful and pristine beaches of Emerald Isle are 10 minutes away. The farmhouse has central heating and cooling. Dogs are welcome with a pet fee and owners approval. Provided are bath robes, towels, bed linens, beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, beach umbrella and boogie boards. We provide all paper products including toilet paper, soaps (hand, dishwasher, clothes detergent, etc.) trash bags & kitchen linens. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans, china, glass and flat ware. A major supermarket chain is located 10 min. from the house. May 28 - September 10 is Peak Summer Season & we only have weekly rentals (Saturday to Saturday). The remainder of the year there are shorter stays and lower rates. The John & Lucille's Country Retreat is more than vacation. It's an experience.
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