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Melissa Hutchinson

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

'~Bamboo Cottage~' Free bikes and access to boats!!! AUGUST OPENINGS!!

9 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Coastal North Carolina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

* Free to use bikes on site, and also canoe and kayaks nearby.*

Bamboo Cottage is a newly renovated 1940's cottage with lovely handcrafted stained glass windows and wood floors. This cottage is very clean and comfortable. (Request our home-owner's website for more information and pictures.) It is located just minutes across the Neuse River from downtown historic New Bern. This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, cottage has a large living/dining room, eat-in kitchen, front porch, sun room and a large deck overlooking the very private 'bamboo garden'. This comfy cottage has privacy and yet is close to everything. New Bern is a beautiful, historic, small town. There are all of the historic sites, as well as, the natural beauty of the area. 'Bamboo Cottage' is a perfect spot to enjoy them both. The cottage is located just one house back from the Neuse River and has water access at the end

Welcome!!: We hope you enjoy our cottage. We have them set up so that you only need to bring your clothes and food. Everything else is here to be enjoyed (even boats!!). We are known for keeping our cottage very clean and comfy. If you'd like more information or pictures email us and I can send you to our homeowner website also. Thanks!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Melissa Hutchinson (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Melissa Hutchinson

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 cottage in 2006

Why Melissa Hutchinson chose Coastal North Carolina

We live in New Bern and saw that it had so much to offer visitors. There were hotels in the area but very very few vacation rentals. We prefer to stay in a home when we travel and so assumed others would as well. So we bought and renovated Bamboo Cottage in 2006. And our wonderful guests have loved it here as much as we have!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our time spent here at the cottage. It was nice to come back here after a day spent running around. The accomodations were wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

'~Bamboo Cottage~' Free bikes and access to boats!!! AUGUST OPENINGS!!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 23 reviews
Indianapolis, IN
5

Look no further

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in the area, look no further!

We have stayed at the BAMBOO COTTAGE multiple times & have been delighted. It has everything you need, including a washer and dryer. The kitchen makes it very easy to prepare a meal ... and the porch swing is highly recommended to sip your morning coffee =)

Lastly, the owners were very accomodating in giving us access to the propery since were arrived after hours. Again, if you looking for a place in the area ... look no further!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC
4

Great Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I loved the location of this cottage, very quiet and peaceful. We brought our tandem bike and enjoyed many "flat" rides to nearby towns. The cottage was very clean and spacious. We loved the hardwood floors, all the natural light, the front porch, and the back deck. The cable TV selection was not the best (no sports channels), but everything else was to our liking. We recommend this cozy cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our Bamboo Ctg. We'd love to have you back!! I can't promise more cable stations though :-) Most of our guests tell us that they are so busy exploring New Bern and the area that they hardly watch the telly. Thanks again!!
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5

Charming Cottage Experience

  • 5 of 5

Great front porch for meeting friendly neighbors. Enjoyed the 2 full baths and fully equipped kitchen. Daily bike rides and walks near the river were fun on the level roads. The firm beds made for restful sleeping. Spacious common areas permitted multiple acitivities in a well heated, air conditioned, or opened-air environment. This cottage is well decorated with a seaside theme. The off-street parking handled 2 cars easily. The back deck picnic table lead to many outside meals. Adequate storage is available for clothes and each bedroom has a closet. This cottage experience was great!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our sweet little cottage (and the great neighbors :-). Hope you'll come again. Thanks, Missy
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Durham, NC
5

Charming, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful winter getaway here and highly recommend it! The house is bigger than the pictures make it look, and the decor is bright and inviting and very comfortable. The house was remarkably clean and well-kept. The owner was extremely helpful and easy to reach.

New Bern is five minutes away by car and offers so much history and interesting architecture. The Bamboo Cottage provides privacy, convenience, and warm hospitality. We loved our weekend there and wish we could have stayed longer to do some of the jigsaw puzzles there!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Many of our guests have told us that our Bamboo Ctg. is much nicer than the pictures. I guess we aren't the best photographers! Come again soon. Missy & Nick
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Durham, NC
5

Adorable, Affordable and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the past weekend in the Bamboo Cottage and absolutely loved it. We were visiting family in New Bern. The location of the cottage was great- only minutes from downtown New Bern, and very easy to find. Missy was very accommodating and kind, and it is obvious she and Nick have put a lot of love and work into maintaining this rental. The price was very reasonable. We paid the same price as others did for one room in a hotel that weekend.

The pictures do not do this cottage justice! It is adorably decorated, spotless with all the amenities and beautiful wood floors. The front porch swing and rocking chairs are perfect for relaxing, the beds are comfy, and the layout is great. It is so clean and kid friendly. We did not need to do much childproofing for our 13 month old twins. All in all, a great find! I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim. We enjoyed having you and your family. We hope you can come again!
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SF Bay Area
5

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

The first sight are the gorgeous floors. I stayed for a month during an unexpected heat wave during May and June and was comfortable even when the air conditioner shut down for a few hours one day (rolling blackouts) There are ceiling fans in living room, dining room, kitchen, and both bedrooms so I was always comfortable. The owners were very quick to respond... even when I forgot trash day...they collected it all and took it away for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, though being there 4 weeks meant I would have enjoyed a larger TV, but I survived. My 3G worked brilliantly there.

The cottage is literally minutes from downtown New Bern and a couple minutes more to the major shopping. I was visiting family and house hunting. Bamboo Cottage was the perfect location to visit Havelock and explore the surrounding area.

I appreciate the hospitality and good humor of the owners. It made my stay a delight.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll come again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
New Bern
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Atlantic Beach
Car: necessary

Just across the Neuse River from the 'Bamboo Cottage' is the town of New Bern with it's many interesting destinations, including Tryon Palace, museums, restaurants and shopping. And if you would like to venture a little further, 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. 'Bamboo Cottage' is a great centralized location to explore the coastal area or to stay right around New Bern and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Other Activities: kayaking, boating and shark tooth hunting (a favorite with the kids)

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Rates & Availability

New Bern Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$800
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $15

Plus a $100 cleaning fee and fully refundable $100 security deposit.
Plus a $100 cleaning fee and fully refundable $100 security deposit.
Reservation & Cancellation Policy: We follow the practice of the coastal area:
50% to hold the reservation and the balance due 30 days prior to arrival date.
Non - refundable, you may purchase trip insurance on your own.
Sorry no smoking or pets allowed inside. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coastal North Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are a combination of ceramic tile, wood floors and new cabinetry.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Very comfortable bedrooms with wood floors and on-suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets considered (with prior approval and a pet fee). NO PARTIES! Boat rentals and Boat Ramps nearby. If you use our sheets and/or towels you need to wash, fold and put them away before you leave. If you'd like to bring your own linens (Q, T, T).

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