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'~Bamboo Cottage~' ONLY 5 MIN. TO DOWNTOWN NEW BERN! Free bikes and kayaks!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4


$$ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAVE ON THE CREDIT CARD FEES WE CAN BOOK IT OFFLINE AND PAY WITH CHECKS. $$ (We pay a yearly fee to homeaway and so no additional charges are necessary with this method.)

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. 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 of the street where you can launch kayaks or swim.

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Melissa Hutchinson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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!

What makes this cottage unique

It is close to downtown New Bern, yet is in a very quiet village, great for using the bikes provided. And the water access at the end of the street is great for launching the kayaks provided with the house or just watching the sunset.

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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New Bern Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets without prior consent and $100 pet fee (for week). Pets must be clean, well behaved, on flea/tick preventative and stay off furniture.
  • No more than FOUR (4) occupancy, including children.
  • Be careful using the boats and bikes. Use at your own risk.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Very comfortable bedrooms with wood floors and on-suite bathrooms.
  • 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
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

'~Bamboo Cottage~' ONLY 5 MIN. TO DOWNTOWN NEW BERN! Free bikes and kayaks!
average rating of 4.75 based on 26 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Nice Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband enjoyed a quiet weekend at the Bamboo Cottage. The house was very clean and included all expected amenities. The pet policy was a huge perk, as we were able to bring our dogs and we loved the location- being only minutes from Downtown New Bern!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love our dogs and our dog owners. They are the best and take the best care of our home. Thank you and hope you will come again! Missy
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Cozy and beautifully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several of the properties rented out by Missy Hutchinson, and they never disappoint. This cottage was cozy and so beautifully decorated. Granted, we weren't there too much because we were out using the bikes and kayaks, and walking along the water, but it just felt good. Will definitely be back this summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cramerton, nc

Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the charm of this charming southern cottage. The porch and deck are wonderful and the hardwood floors are beautiful. The kitchen was spacious enough for several cooks in the kitchen. Thank you for the relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Looking forward to your return this summer. Missy & Nick
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Raleigh, NC

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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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

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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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)


Rates & Availability

New Bern Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $100

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 (w/o prior consent and fee) inside. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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