|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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Gorgeous waterfront log cabin in the Crystal Coast. A relaxing get-away within 25 minutes of ocean front activities. Perfect for couples, families, fishermen, and anyone who wants to relax and enjoy life and the beauty that surrounds. It's tucked between the Croatan National Forest and the Newport River Bay.
Unique to this property are the rustic log cabin walls, hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace and comfortable chairs for an ideal retreat. Find open common areas, a fully-furnished kitchen, and a large waterfront deck. Views of sunrise, shrimp boats, and crab point across the bay are admired from big picture windows and the deck. A platform tree house is built in a large oak tree next to the deck.
The 150 foot private pier is for fishing, shrimping, crabbing, kayaking, or watching egrets, crabs, and other native North Carolina wildlife along the protected coastline.
Main level of the cabin. Large water-facing picture windows in open living area and kitchen/ dining areas. Magnificent view of the water. A large full bathroom and the master bedroom are on the main level.
Two bedrooms, a large bathroom, and an open social area. The upper level balcony in front of the bedrooms also has a waterfront view. The upstairs social area and bedrooms overlook the lower level living area.
Note for boaters: At the pier, there is no ladder into the water, and the water depth at low tide at the end of the pier is only inches of water. During low tide, the pier may not be accessible by water for motorized boats, and may be grounded if docked. The entire river basin is two to six feet deep, and best suited to kayaks/canoes or smaller low drafting boats.
Keywords: Crystal Coast, Waterfront, Cabin, Retreat, Newport, North Carolina, Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, NC, Honeymoon, Romantic, Getaway, Log Cabin, Family, Vacation
Owners Scott Wyckoff and Natasha Wyckoff are continuing the dream of their mother to create a beautiful peaceful retreat for all to enjoy.
The cabin is on the waterfront, tucked in the Croatan National Forest near Mill Creek.
Natasha Wyckoff purchased this cabin in 2002
Our mother chose this area for the waterfront, open land, and privacy. She and others spent 4 years building this cabin. Susan labored over cleaning up the land, rebuilding the pier after a previous hurricane, selecting and cutting cedar wood to create the cedar closets in the bedrooms, and finding the perfect hardwood flooring to further beautify her cabin.
15 minutes to Morehead City or Beaufort
20 minutes to the Atlantic Ocean
- Relaxing on the deck while the morning sun rises and reflects on the water.
- True peace and quiet. Large oak trees and open areas perfect for relaxation or meditation.
- Family meals in front of huge picture windows facing the water.
- Watching delighted kids' faces as they watch the marsh crabs scurry under the dock.
- Curling up with a good book or your loved one in front of the wood burning fireplace.
- Shopping in Beaufort's unique shops and boutiques nearby.
- Boating to tour the nearby Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
- The magical experience of watching dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean a few miles away. Fort Macon has a great public beach where we have seen dolphins in the distance. Ecology boat tours guide you to NC wildlife, wild ponies, and dolphins playing in the ocean.
We spent 5 days and 4 nights with our large family. Cabin has new mattress, new TV and new outside grill. We had no issue with the appliances. The cabin's location is ideal for a getaway. It is close to the beaches and other locations, but the joy is being able to enjoy the water and dock on the property. We caught fish, shrimp, and crabs from the dock. The yard is big and gave our children a place to play. Our children all asked if we could stay longer. We will be back again to enjoy everything the cabin has to offer.
Positives: Pictures accurately depict the cabin -beautiful site; interesting cozy decor. Sunrise on dock, inspiring.
Recent positive reviews must have been from weekenders. Stay longer & non-working appliances & bad beds become a factor.
Negatives: I would never have booked here if the ad had accurately described the bed situation. When I booked, the ad said there was a queen on the main but it was actually a double. We both have bad knees so, not good. I tried the double but rather than a box spring, it has 2 stacked mattresses. So it provides no support. Slats slipped & fell. They're too short and somebody's jammed wads of paper in to try to keep them in place. So in the middle of the night, it was up the stairs. The owner corrected the ad when I complained. The queen bed upstairs was hard as a rock.
There were too many maintenance issues:
* Ceiling fan & light near the stairwell weren't working, leaving the stairs poorly lit. I missed a stair and fell on night #1.
* Dishwasher sounded like it was running but left dishes as dirty as when they were put in.
* Clothes washer didn't work.
* Towel bars in downstairs bathroom are off the wall.
* There's a junk TV on the porch.
* Grill= rust bucket.
* We couldn't get some windows closed due to warping.
* Cordless vac didn't work.
* The broom was worn out & the Swiffer was broken.
* Wifi went out. I called the owner in Kansas. Her suggestion was that I buy a new router (she'd reimburse) & spend my time configuring it. I declined.
The owner confessed that she has not visited the property herself in several years. She relies on some neighbors there to clean and maintain. This does not seem to be working well.
Finally, the rental agreement states that the large security deposit is fully refundable within 14 days of departure. When I got nothing, I emailed & called several time. When these were not returned, I disputed the amount with my credit card company (to meet the deadline for disputes). Then I received a partial refund.
[I had paid the per week pet fee. The owner withheld an additional pet fee for our 2nd pet, which we brought at the last minute (The Agreement did not state that it was per week PER PET.) Must have been a visual sighting of our 2nd pet by the neighbor/cleaning lady because we went beyond the contract requirements, Swiffering the floors, cleaning surfaces etc.]
Got no apology for the the major appliances being shot but, hey, the owner did reimburse me for the Swiffer.
We enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage was comfortable and quiet. We loved the water, the view, and the fireplace. The layout was great, and everything we needed was right there. Our daughter loved the tree house too ! We really enjoyed staying in a home that was such a cherished cottage of the current owners' Mom. What a tribute to make to your Mom and her hospitality ! Thank you so very much !
We stayed here to visit our son who is stationed in the area. The cabin was perfect for our needs. Clean cozy and a perfect quiet location that was still not too far from shopping and local attractions. 2 thumbs up from this family. We'll be back.
We really enjoyed our time at the cabin. The view from the porch and the living area of the cabin was amazing. I saw a few beautiful sunrises. Some days were cloudy. The cabin is equipped with everything you need for a stay. Pots, pans, linens etc. It was just my husband and myself, but the cabin is big enough for many more. And quite comfortable! And, was exactly as the pictures showed. The quaint town of Beaufort is just a 9 mile drive away. Many places to eat, and cute stores to shop in. For larger shopping, Moorehead City is close by. About 15 minutes.
We fully enjoyed a relaxing time at the cabin. The pictures represent the cabin to a tee. Fully stocked with pots, pans, linens etc. The view is beautiful. Downtown Beaufort is a quaint town. Antique stores, and a good selection of places to eat. About a 9 mile drive. Our dog was very relaxed the entire week and loved it also.
Atlantic Beach and Fort Macon State Park are just 18 miles away for the ocean beach and the fort. At Fort Macon, enjoy fishing, hiking, picnics and swimming as well as touring the old fort.
Morehead City and Beaufort boat cruises will escort you to the famous Cape Lookout lighthouse as you sail among diving dolphins and by the island wild ponies.
Experience deep sea diving for spectacular views of coral reefs and shipwrecks along the Crystal Coast.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 16 2016 - Sep 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.