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Luxury waterfront home with wrap-around porch and guesthouse

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms plus guesthouse, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6-7

Picturesque waterfront home with stunning views of the Neuse River!! Rock or swing on the wrap-around porch and watch the dolphins come up the river to play in the morning and head back down at dusk. Relax on the pier as you fish for croaker, flounder and more—or, tie a crabtrap to the piling and have fresh crab for dinner, unless you prefer grilling steaks on the barbeque. Take a dip in the pool, or relax on the riverfront in an Adirondack chair as you watch the boats go by. The private beach is a perfect place to swim, sunbathe, kayak—or just relax in the hammock. Whatever you choose, you're sure to enjoy the slow pace and peaceful atmosphere at China Grove Plantation. For variety, bike or jog to Oriental, the “Sailing Capital of North Carolina.” Cala Lily Cottage sleeps 4-5 and has a separate guesthouse can sleep 2 more. A single step up offers easy access to each building.

Property Manager
Sharon Morgan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Luxury waterfront home with wrap-around porch and guesthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

The perfect Carolina Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time to the Inner Banks. My oldest son is stationed @ Cherry Point Air Station, so he was able to take the ferry to join us for his 4th of July leave. Hurricane Arthur added to our adventure, on our 2nd day, and even though the winds roared we were safe & comfy in Calla Lilly. (Many thanks to the rental staff & neighbors for helping us prepare for his arrival). This home was a perfect fit for us. It was spotless & very welcoming. We made use of the gas grill most every night & my teenage daughter, the smoothie queen, loved the blender. The lush green yard, beach, dock & saltwater pool made for nonstop entertainment for all three kids. My favorite place was the porch swing with a cool drink & good book. We were thrilled to see the dolphins heading up the Neuse in the early morning hours. We ventured out to Cape Lookout for a short day trip, which was absolutely beautiful.

I could not have asked for a better place to share time away with my family. Hopefully we will get the chance to come again next year. (crossing fingers my Marine doesn't get deployed) Thanks so much for helping us make great family memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your delightful comments. We welcome families and smaller groups to try out the cottage for your "sound-side" vacation. Our location is great for relaxing by the sandy beach or pool. With our proximity to the village of Oriental with its large sailing community or a ferry ride to nearby Crystal Coast/Outer Banks activities -- you can be a busy as you want to be as well. Take a look at Cala Lily Cottage for your next coastal adventure.
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Fennimore, Wisconsin

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took my mom,dad and two sons, and stayed here for a week. Aside from some small problems that the owner took care of right away, we had the most relaxing, enjoyable vacation ever. The place was clean, the grounds were perfect, and the area is amazing. Taking fairies to different destinations was a lot of fun and within 30 minutes you can do pretty much anything you want and still come back to an amazing, peaceful property. We will go again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the great review. It's true--you can be so many wonderful places in 30 minutes. Or, you can stick right near home and enjoy the incredible peace and quiet while fishing, sailing, kayaking, or just hanging out on the porch with a book!
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Deer Park, NY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We escaped the New York holiday scene for the peace and quiet of the Inner Banks. Cala Lily was clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Our family has been renting coastal homes in the vicinity of Oriental for the past four years and this cottage is by far the most well appointed home we've stayed in. The morning sunrise walks to the point and the sunset toasts on the porch make Cala Lily truly a special place. We are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Cala Lily cottage for a week in the Spring. The cottage is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. It has a very homespun beach feel to it. The view is spectacular of the Neuse River and I thoroughly enjoyed watching as kayakers and sailors moved up and down the river as I sat on the pier out the front door.I loved the fact that I could walk out the front door and be at the pool.The pool itself was extremely clean. The town of Oriental is a quick drive and quaint.I enjoyed having coffee in the morning at the locals place.The people were extremely friendly.The weather was beautiful for April although evenings were cool light jacket weather. I would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
New Bern, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
4.7 Miles
Toucan Grill and Fresh Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Minnesott Beach
Nearest Golf
7.3 Miles
Minnesott Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
M&M Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On Site
Car: necessary

Cala Lily Cottage offers access to many different activities and attractions. Take a quick trip to New Bern, only thirty minutes away, for fabulous dining opportunities, shopping in the picturesque town square, or tour the famous Tyron Palace. Or, simply stroll along the harbor and admire the many boats, both motor and sail. Two miles down the road from Cala Lily Cottage, you can hop the free Minnesott Beach ferry for a fifteen minute ride across the Neuse River. Once off the ferry, you can spend the day at the nearby Beaufort waterfront, where you can take a sight-seeing boat ride to Cape Lookout, or swim and walk the beach where the wild ponies run. Relax over lunch at one of the many fine outdoor restaurants in Beaufort. Across the bridge from Beaufort, Morehead City offers many deep-sea fishing boat trips. Continue down the road through Havilock, home of the Cherry Point marine base, to come full circle to the ferry for the short ride back home to Cala Lily Cottage.


Rates & Availability

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Spring and Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Arapahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Halfbath - toilet
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The upper level bedroom features a king bed, as well as a very large window seat perfect for curling up with a book—or for the night. The main floor bedroom (queen bed), with its private bath suite, includes a shower and separate soaking tub. The separate guest house is set up for entertaining, with a game table, TV/DVD, stereo system, refrigerator. The guest house sofa, with large cushy pillows, converts to a comfortable queen-sized bed for guests who want a private spot steps away from the main home.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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