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Beautiful Waterfront Home W/ Sleeping Porch on the Neuse River

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Neuse River, nestled among ancient oaks and pines –you'll discover the magic of Journey's End. Conveniently located between Camps Seagull and Seafarer, the cottage is only 10 minutes away from Oriental, the sailing capitol of North Carolina. A free ferry ride across the Neuse and a short drive will take you to Beaufort, Morehead City, and the world-renowned beaches of the Crystal Coast. Historic New Bern is just up the river, and the tri-county area has an abundance of restaurants – from Mom'n'Pop shrimpburgers to 4-star International Cuisine. Journey’s End features a knotty-pine interior with three bedrooms, a large open living space, a custom built outside shower, and a fully-stocked kitchen. A sleeping porch with expansive river views and continuous breezes will be the perfect beginning to your Journey's End. Cottage comfortably accommodates eight, and rents from Saturday to Saturday. Long-term renting available. Keywords: House

* For multiple family vacation needs consider Call My Bluff cottage next door vrbo 359773

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxation, a nap in the hammock, a sunset walk on the waterfront, meals with a view of the Neuse River, kayaking, shopping, and dining in Oriental, Beaufort or New Bern.


Arapahoe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot and Cold running water with full privacy.
  • One additional vanity in the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lovely sleeping porch overlooking the Neuse River also allows for waterfront dining. His and hers bikes to enjoy a ride down the street. Enjoy watching sunsets, dolphins and sailboats. Outside shower after a long walk on the shore. Easy beach access for shark tooth hunting and kayaking. Pull up the crab pot and your kayak to the new 70 ft. concrete dock. The dock is shared with my rental cottage next door, Call My Bluff Cottage #359773. Perfect for shared family outings and vacations.


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Beautiful Waterfront Home W/ Sleeping Porch on the Neuse River
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

The Neuse River VS Ocean, the perfect retreat !

  • 5 of 5

I seek the calm and quiet of being in a picturesque and peaceful environment. Journey's End Cottage is the perfect setting for retreating and renewing. It is simply magical!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint & Charming River Side Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Entering the cottage was like stepping back in time to when things were slower and life was simple! This place is perfect to just get away and enjoy time with family and friends fishing, talking porchside with a glass of lemonade, playing board games or curling up with a good book. This place is a no frills comfort home shared with travelers by a nice and responsive owner that will do everything possible to make your vacation pleasurable from booking to checkout.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wind back the clock!

  • 5 of 5

Journey's End is the kind of peaceful retreat where time falls away as the nervous system lets go. My husband has a difficult time shifting from work mode into "play" or "relax" mode and this sweet river cottage did the trick over the course of the four days we were there. He spent much of his time lounging in the hammock reading/napping or sitting with me down at the dock. It was wonderful to see him so relaxed. I soaked up being immersed in nature - the two herons flying low past the dock as they came in for a landing, the swifts racing by at top speed, the bright green lizards darting about. We loved the outdoor shower where you can gaze at the deep blue sky while washing your hair. We brought food in to make our own meals as it is such a joy to sit in the screened in dining room area and have the long view out over the water. Even a simple meal is a feast with views like that! On week-ends, the golf course club house two blocks away has breakfast available, which was simple and tasty. Terry has created a very inviting, aesthetically pleasing cottage! She was responsive in all communications and so very helpful in making our get-a-way a delight in every way.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sit on the pier, drink your cup of coffee and watch the sun coming up while swifts dart under and over the pier, or sip your glass of wine feeling the breezes waft over your face, listening to the waves lapping as you watch the sun set. Journey's End was the best choice for us and our grandchildren to sit back and enjoy the very best of nature with majestic birds flying overhead. The cottage? Step back into the history of this former fishing shack that belonged to Terry's family (And yes, there's still good fishing and crabbing even off the pier at Journey's End!) and that has been updated to be so very comfortable. Terry was communicative and is an excellent host anticipating one's every request. My wife and I have been to Journey's End several times and look forward to our next visit (with or without the grands!).

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great way to describe Journey's End Cottage and the sights on the river. It's so nice when guests get it and you do! Please plan to return soon.
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Journeys end was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Such a quaint and lovely cottage! Terry was so helpful and such a delight! She has little touches that make a huge impact! Definitely a home we would rent again. Great family vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house on the river

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The house was perfect (rustic but not shabby) and the view amazing. Terry was very responsive to questions.

Staying there was a treat!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was happy that you stopped off on your visit to North Carolina for some time on the Neuse River. Thanks for choosing Journey's End Cottage and for appreciating it's character. Terry
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Live Oak Grill at the Minnesott Beach Country Club
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Minnesott Beach/ Havelock Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Minnesott Beach Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sandwiches at the Minnesott Beach Country Club

Nearby village of Oriental offers a variety of Restaurants. With a short ferry ride and drive Beaufort is approx. 45 min. away offering antiques, waterfront shopping, dining and a great waterfront community. Pine Knoll Shores State Aquarium, Fort Macon and the Atlantic Ocean Park are just beyond Beaufort. New Bern is a 30 min. drive offering similar activities and fine dining and antiquing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.75%

Check-in 4 PM. Check-out 11 AM.
Maid service included in rental fee.
No pets allowed. No smoking.
Linens & towels furnished.
For long term rentals or special requests, contact owner.
Security/damage fee required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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