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Clay or Kathy Hodge

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

'Rosie's Retreat' Vacation Cottage at River Bend Country Club

24 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

New Bern Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

'Rosie's Retreat' is a newly renovated, three bedroom, two bath cottage on River Bend Country Club Golf Course. The cottage overlooks the thirteenth green and fourteenth tee box and fairway. You can sit on the screened porch and watch the osprey, herons, squirrels, song birds, geese and ducks, or the golfers' best and worst shots.

The great room, with fireplace, and dining room's open floor concept, allows for great cozy entertaining. The fully stocked kitchen has the utensils that allow for elegant dining or surprise birthday parties. The gas grill on the deck has cooked many a great meals. The cottage is nestled beneath majestic oaks and has room beside the cottage to park your boat or RV while staying here.

River Bend was built around the Trent River which empties into the Neuse. The River Bend Marina is a half mile away from the cottage where you can launch your boat and eat at Boston on the Bend. River Bend Country Club also has a restaurant that can be used for any meal{2nd year in a row voted best wings in New Bern!}. Attitudes Pub and Grill is another River Bend Restaurant that is frequented by many for lunch or supper.

If you are thinking about retiring in the near future come on down and spend some time researching the area. Use 'Rosie's Retreat' while your home is being completed or you are looking to buy, then move your stored furniture straight into the your new home. Many of River Bend's population are transplants from the North and West. Due to the Atlantic Ocean being so close we seldom have snow or wintry mix. Just about any day of the year you will find golfers enjoying North Carolina's great climate and blue skies. CarolinaEast Medical Center is ten minutes away and is a 350 bed full service hospital with a state-of-the-art Outpatient Surgery Center only four miles away.

River Bend is a quiet, beautiful little community. There are many historic sights nearby, as well as, the natural beauty of the area is breathtaking. The cottage has abundant wildlife in your yard with all types of song birds and occasionally you will hear the pileated wood peckers and see the blue birds and purple martins flying around. Bird feeders and bird houses are out back and monitored daily. The Trent and Neuse Rivers are natural for boating and fishing. A canoe is available for your use to paddle the canals and waterways around River Bend. Two bikes are available for your use around River Bend. Main roads have bike paths but all roads have such low traffic you will enjoy the sights and sounds of this well laid out town. Five miles North on Highway 17 is the town of New Bern, a historic, small town with many interesting destinations including Tryon Palace, museums, restaurants, theatres, and shopping. The Croatan National Forest is just East of New Bern and offers hiking and nature observing. Come see for yourself what 'Rosie's Retreat', River Bend and New Bern have to offer.

Keywords: River Bend Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Clay or Kathy Hodge (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Clay or Kathy Hodge

Kathy and I met at Emerald Isle, NC. We love to golf and fish at the ocean. We purchased our cottage from Rosie's daughters after her passing. Rosie and Kathy were neighbors and friends for over 25 years and together enjoyed the wildlife, golf and quietness River Bend had to offer. Therfore it wasn't hard coming up with the name 'Rosie's Retreat' for the cottage. Kathy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA but moved here in 1978. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and moved here in 2005. Come see why others have fallen in love with 'Rosie's Reteat' and the River Bend area.

Clay & Kathy Hodge

Clay or Kathy Hodge purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Clay or Kathy Hodge chose Coastal North Carolina

We love River Bend and the River Bend Golf & Country Club has been voted for the last five years the #1 Golf Course in the county. The location is very quiet, loaded with wildlife and very safe. River Bend residents are probably over 50% retirees. In the three years we've owned 'Rosie's Retreat' we've had clients stay and then buy or move into the area. Both winters we have had clients come here to get out of the cold and snow and our worst day, weather wise, we are told equals their best day back home.

What makes this cottage unique

'Rosie's Retreat' has everything most people have in their own homes. Screened in porch with gas grill, wood deck and benches for outdoor seating, bicycles, canoe availability, great walking/riding area throughout River Bend, fireplace, kitchen with all the gadgets needed, washer and dryer. When we first opened 'Rosie's Retreat' we stocked the home with all bath, kitchen & laundry needs, including condiments in the fridge so clients don't have to pack and bring those items. All we asked is if you use it up replace it for the next family that arrives (Our form of pay it forward). Oh, one last thing about staying here is all utilities and yard maintenance is included. It is the clients responsibility to get plenty of rest and relaxation and that's an order!

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

'Rosie's Retreat' Vacation Cottage at River Bend Country Club
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place and close to our event. I highly recommend this home to anyone needing a quiet get away. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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3

Nice; roomy

  • 3 of 5

House was roomy enough for our party of 8. Clay and Kathy were great to us and was there when a need arose. Bikes were adult size and to large for my grandsons but with the golf course so close I was able to keep them busy.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable lodging on a quiet street and the golf course.

  • 5 of 5

Especially enjoyer receiving the daily newspaper. A nice "extre" !!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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4

Family visit

  • 4 of 5

Five of us stayed at Rosie's retreat while the rest of the family stayed at my son's house in Trent Woods. We didn't spend a whole lot of time there, but it was perfect for us. It was very comfortable, has a very roomy kitchen and dining area, which we didn't take advantage of. Our son was able to dock his boat at a nearby marina, which worked out perfectly for us. The owner is next door and available if there are any issues, which there weren't on our visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family visit

  • 5 of 5

It was homey and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Bern, NC
4

A very pleasant place!

  • 4 of 5

We spent six months at Rosie’s Retreat while our house was being built. Moving here from Cleveland Ohio we weren’t familiar with the area, but we called Clay and he gave us directions on the phone as if we were old friends just coming to visit. We moved in to “Rosie’s” and felt immediately at home. Our favorite feature was the screened porch overlooking the golf course where we watched the squirrels and birds every morning. The second best feature was the very comfortable bed in the master suite. That certainly helped the six months go by smoothly!

During the six months, there were of course a few minor repairs needed as with any home. Kathy and Clay responded immediately and took care of every issue, from a beautiful bathroom remodel to a new Mr. Coffee maker. We felt so comfortable with them we could’ve knocked on their door to borrow a cup of sugar. They treated us like friends, not renters. And speaking of sugar…the kitchen is large and wonderful for cooking. Everything we needed was there, with plenty of serving ware for entertaining a crowd. All the basics were included for cooking, cleanup, laundry, etc. The kitchen, bathrooms and linen closets were well stocked. And the propane grill was always fueled and ready to go.

When a storm hit during July and the power went out in the entire area, Clay was over immediately ready to run an extension line to connect us to their generator.

The River Bend community is close to stores, restaurants, and not far from the beach. It’s a quiet community where we enjoyed long walks day or night and walks to the nearby park, often stopping along the way to chat with other neighbors. We also rode the bikes that are provided for guests of Rosie’s Retreat, but amazingly didn’t make use of the golf clubs they also provide.

Rosie’s Retreat is very comfortable and accessible, but the Best part is how easily the hosts Clay and Kathy Hodge welcome their guests in like family.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
New Bern
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
River Bend Golf & Country Club plus Attitudes
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
River Bend Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
River Bend Golf & Country Club plus Attitudes
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Emerald Isle
Nearest Point of Interest
Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
Emerald Isle, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
North Carolina Aquarium @ Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
Morehead City, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
PCS Phosphate in Aurora, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Beaufort, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
Croatan National Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
River Bend Golf & Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Macon State Park
Car: necessary

The newly renovated North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a must see, Fort Macon State Park is a piece of history regarding past protection of Beaufort Inlet, Maritime Museum, Atlantic Beach, and Emerald Isle are all less than 1 hour away. Deep-Sea fishing from Charter to Head Boats as well as Scuba Diving are available in Morehead City, Beaufort, and Atlantic Beach. Numerous golf courses available for public use with River Bend Country Club being voted 'Best Golf Course in Craven County' (4th year in a row!). 'Mumfest' is held the middle of October and thousands of tourist flock to New Bern for this annual event. In 2010 New Bern will celibrate it's 300th anniversary with many activities and events scheduled throughout the year(Google City of New Bern, NC to see list of events).

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Rates & Availability

New Bern Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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2 night minimum stay
$195
$900
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning upon Departure $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

New Bern Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom (has commercial wall hairdryer)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bathroom (has commercial wall hairdryer)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Off Dining Room Area backs up to Living Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
  • King Bed (1) In master bedroom and Queen size Beds in bedrooms #2 & #3, Baby Cribs (1) Crib, high chair, and booster chair all available upon request., Queen Sleeper Sofa in sitting area off dining room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Furnished screened in back porch with ceiling fan overlooks River Bend Country Club feature hole (#13) and (#14) tee box and fairway. Two bikes and canoe available for use. Children's playground with swing sets and sliding board available three blocks from cottage next to Town Hall. All bedrooms have ceiling fans for your comfort.

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