A perfect getaway in Beaufort/Harkers Island area, on the mainland approx. 1/4 mile before the Harkers Island bridge. Beautiful view and indescribable sunsets over a salt marsh. Very private on seven acres. Private dock with protected, deep water harbor, cleaning station. Can accommodate up to 30 foot boats. Great for swimming, fishing, boating, shelling. Quick access to Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Fifteen minutes to Beaufort by boat or car.
I can't say enough about this place! Best vacation we have had hands down! If you want to relax & unwind this is your place! Thanks again for sharing your place with us we will be back next year and will be booking way in advance to ensure we get it lol
We were completely blown away by this property. We stayed here intending to visit the town of Beaufort but spent as much time at "home" as out touring, the property was just that great! The views and sunsets are of course magnificent, but there's so many little things to see as well. The tide changes the water depth significantly, allowing for various fishing birds to come and go. At night when the tide was in we could sit on the porch and actually hear the small fish jumping. There are thousands of fiddler crabs at the edge of the water, and some much bigger crabs by the dock. We also saw schools of fish and even a small bat ray in the water. On a whim we rented a kayak from Down East Kayaks (they deliver!) and explored the water by boat as well.
Of course we did eventually make it into Beaufort, the drive is pleasant and we thought it well worth the extra few minutes to be outside of town at this beautiful spot. The house is well cared for and nicely decorated with a fun tropical theme. The owner is also very responsive and helpful if you need anything. Highly recommend this property!
another great visit to our beloved "Salt Marsh"...this place is great for the fisherman with a boat and once again we enjoyed our stay!
Thanks Donna & Bill
My husband and I stayed @ the Saltmarsh home and fell in love with the view. It was tucked away from all the hectic tourist areas but still close enough to enjoy a night out. We were close enough to make day trips to Cedar Island, Altantic Beach, & Shackleford island. The best part of staying @ Saltmarsh was watching the wildlife and enjoying coffee on the front porch. A great place for a small family to spend quality time together enjoying nature. We will be back.
We loved our stay!! and we cant wait to go back! Beautiful place and very clean. The back porch view is amazing!!
Excellent accommodations! We have enjoyed our stay here in the Fall 2 years in a row and find Donna to be a great host and the cottage to be in a beautiful location with fantastic water views.
The sunset is absolutely gorgeous from the porch, or the dock. This cottage is ideal if you are a fisherman or boater as there is easy access to Cape Lookout, Beaufort, Morehead City and more. This is a great place for Kayakers to explore the Core Sound and North River, with easy and protected access right in front of the house.
The cottage and the grounds are well maintained and the interior is very clean and comfortable. (we saw no evidence of items mentioned in the prior post). The 2 bedrooms, 1 bath provide ample space for 4 and there is room in the living room for another adult on the couch if needed. The appliances and cookware are above average of most rentals, along with the items provided in terms of linens, and other necessities. You truly only need to pack your clothes and pick up some groceries on your way to the cottage and you are set for a great stay.
Donna and Bill, Thank you for a wonderful stay. We look forward to staying with you again soon.