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Spectacular Sunrises over the Waters of North River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house on the water that sleeps 8

BeaufortHouse is our 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath vacation home on North River with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed and 2 twin beds. Located on the water about 3 miles from town in a quiet neighborhood, it's close enough to enjoy what beautiful Beaufort has to offer. The eat-in kitchen seats 4 and the dining room seats 8-10. Curl up in the recliner in the living room to enjoy a book, away from the gang, or sit on the screened porch or deck and enjoy the waterfowl and perhaps even dolphin playing in North River. Bring your lawn games to enjoy, or take a stroll through the neighborhood. Lots of fun things to do in the area and when you tire, come back to a comfortable home, enjoy an outdoor shower, serve yourself a cool drink, put on some music and prop up your feet. BeaufortHouse is a great place to make memories!

Keywords: House, Water Front

More Details

Kathy King
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Kathy King

We live near Charlotte, NC on the waters of Lake Norman and are blessed to have two vacation homes - "BeaufortHouse" in Beaufort, NC and "KingsView" in Blowing Rock, NC. As our children grew up and moved away, we began offering both houses to vacationers

so others could enjoy them.

Kathy King purchased this house in 1980

Why Kathy King chose Beaufort

My husband and I travelled up and down the coast of the two Carolinas for years looking for just the right town. When we spent our first weekend in Beaufort, we knew that we had found our ideal place to have a vacation home. The town is charming and the locals are very friendly. We love the fresh seafood and the many small coastal villages nearby. Beaufort is located about an hour from the New Bern airport which has flights connecting to Raleigh and Charlotte.

If you are looking for a place to stay that feels more like a home rather than some cookie cutter condo, look no further. The large, eat-in kitchen is equiped with just about anything that a cook could want. But, what we love most are the spectacular sunrises over the waters of North River.

What makes this house unique

Private home primed for relaxation. With the gorgeous views and enough room to have our family together for the weekend or a couple of weeks, it's simply our place to make our memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to thank you for sharing your home and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Your location was perfect for us as we were traveling the area from Cedar Island to Merrimon to Harkers Island with our realtor some of the time. Such a central location for house hunting and yet wth a quiet setting and beautiful view!! Of course, not without drama as my son cut his foot on an oyster shell on our 3rd day there after all of your warnings. But he had recently had a tetanus shot and we quickly doctored the cuts and now they look quite good. Anyway it was hard to leave and I wish that we could have stayed longer. Maybe next time we will stay longer than one week and I would love to rent with you again (even though our realtor was put off that we didn't rent from her) if you will have us. Thank you again and please feel free to email me anytime if the status of your rental changes.
Aug 2009
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Beaufort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , w/Sink, plus dressing room w/Sink
    Half Bathroom - toilet , w/Sink
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , w/Sink & Walk-in Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower, Large Yard


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Sunrises over the Waters of North River
average rating of 4.769231 based on 53 reviews

The decor and set up of the hoouse was beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! Wish the weather was better but it was still beautiful. I can't wait for our next vacation. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at BeaufortHouse and we look forward to having you as our guest once again.
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Ponte Vedra Fl

Wonderful Vacation Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property, and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable, everything very clean and well kept. Quiet neighborhood, with beautiful view of the Water. the only suggestion I have, is the bushes on back patio need trimming down as it partially blocked our view of the water. Otherwise, a wonderful vacation spot. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review of BeaufortHouse. I apologize for the overgrown shrubs. My yard man couldn't find a time to trim them because we have been booked almost constantly this summer. It will be done, but unfortunately not in time for your enjoyment. I hope you will conider BeufortHouse for another get-away. Thanks. kathy
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Great family time in Beaufort NC

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at the Beaufort house by the North River the weekend of 8/4 - 8/7. It is an older home that is well-maintained and provide all of the necessities for a relaxing stay. We spent hours in the enclosed porch enjoying the views of the water, sunshine, and rain showers. It was located close to downtown Beaufort as well as family-friendly beaches and ferries to other islands. We were able to enjoy a variety of activities in a short time; everyone went home tired but content. We are already talking about a return visit next year. The hosts, Kathy and Jack, were very responsive to our reservation request and any other questions we had. Their recommendations for restaurants and beaches were very helpful. We more than got our money's worth.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fuquay-Varina, NC

Very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This house was very comfortable and roomy with an awesome view of the river. It worked out perfectly for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of Beauforthouse. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will allow us to host you again
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  • 3 of 5

The house feels homey. It has a large roomy space. However, I would recommend some minor maintenance and upgrade in certain areas.

1) Blackout curtains is a must in both living and family room to keep the heat out when the sun is beaming. It gets so hot in both areas. Blackout curtains is needed as well in the twin size bedroom and the room with a toilet.

2) The shower door in the master bedroom is not closing. As a result, water is getting out. Need new door and shower head.

3) There isn't very much water pressure when 2 people are using the bathroom at the same time.

4) Beds in the master bedroom is comfortable. I don't know about the other bedrooms since I didn't stay there.

5) The water outside next to the outdoor shower smells bad. It smells like old water from a shipping container of a ship.

6) The lights outside in the screen porch seems to NOT work the 2nd night we tried to use it. Prior night, all lights were working.

Overall, this is a nice house. Just need minor upkeep and changes to it. I would hate to see a house like this not be maintain properly. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for the review and for letting us know about the pump noise. (Plumber checked it out and found everything working properly.) Thanks also for telling me about the shower door and shower head. We have notified our maintenance man. He will also check about the water beside the outdoor shower. Not sure what you are referring to as there shouldn't be any water anywhere in the yard. Never thought of blackout curtains for the bedrooms - probably because, if I am in a dark room, I sleep several hours longer than normal. We have had several repeat guests tell us how much they love waking to the sunrise over the water. Of course it is too late to be of help to you but we find closing the curtains in the den early in the morning keeps out most of the heat from the morning sun. In spite of these issues, i hope you enjoyed your stay at BeaufortHouse. Thanks. p.s, could you explain more about the water outside. My maintenance man could not find any standing water. Thanks.
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Beautiful waterfront views near downtown Beaufort

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious, clean, and well located. The neighborhood is quiet and the views of the water are phenomenal. Our favorite views were of the moon over the water at night. The screened porch was very relaxing and our dogs and 2 year old son loved the area. Downtown Beaufort is only a short 5 minute drive away. The home has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. We would definitely stay at the home again and recommend it without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your stay at BeaufortHouse. We hope you will allow us to host you again.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
many 3 miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Cedar Island (to outer banks)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
North River Club
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
many 3 miles
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Radio Island, Morehead City
Car: necessary

The town of Beaufort tied for first place in the 2010 coolest small towns in America' contest and first in the September 5, 2012 issue of Budget Travel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until payment is received.
Check-In 4pm
Check-0ut 10am

No vacationers under 25 years of age unless accompanied by a guardian or parent.
Our home is a Smoke Free house in a quiet neighborhood and Not available for House Parties or Loud music.

Small dogs welcome (Sorry, no cats)

Early departure warrants no refund of rent or any deposit.

Monthly Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations 120 days or more before arrival date will receive full refund. Monthly renters who make changes that result in a shorter stay must do so 90 days prior to check-in date to avoid penalty.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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