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Pet-Friendly Shell Cottage in Beaufort Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Newly renovated and located at 309 Turner Street, Shell Cottage is pet-friendly and a cute, fully furnished one bedroom cottage facing the beautiful county courthouse in Beaufort's Historic District.

Shell Cottage has a queen size bed in a separate bedroom and a pull-out sofa with a queen size mattress. There is also wifi, extended cable, phone, washer/dryer, central heat and air conditioning, beach cruiser bikes & helmets, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, cooler, iron, ironing board, board games, dvd's, books, magazines, and outside sitting area.

Linens, bikes, and final cleaning are included in the rental rates.

Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m


Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Deborah Van Dyken
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Deborah Van Dyken

Bill Blair is a retired school principal who has lived in Carteret County for more than 40 years, and his people have been here for generations. Bill lives in Beaufort, North Carolina, was on the Carteret County School Board for ten years, and is a volunteer with Beaufort Historic Association. Bill's wife, Deborah Van Dyken, is a family law attorney in Beaufort, is a recent past president of Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary, and enjoys walking their dogs, Bubba and Rosie, around Beaufort.

Deborah Van Dyken purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Deborah Van Dyken chose Coastal North Carolina

We bought this investment property because it is in a great location and right around the corner from where we live.

What makes this cottage unique

When you stay at Shell Cottage, you can walk just two blocks to great restaurants, shops, the Beaufort waterfront, museums, ferry boats, and the post office. Also, Shell Cottage is in the Beaufort historic district, and it is fun to walk by these beautifully restored houses dating back to the early 1700's.

Beaufort is also on the Intercoastal Waterway and is a popular stopover for many wonderful boats of all descriptions. Walking down the Beaufort boardwalk, getting an ice cream cone at the nearby General Store, and looking at the numerous boats moored at the Beaufort docks is something everyone will enjoy.


Beaufort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/tub and pedstal sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen-size Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor space for recreation with four chairs and a table. Cooler, three beach chairs, three boogie boards, three beach towels, three beach cruiser bicycles with helmets & locks, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer also included with unit.


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Pet-Friendly Shell Cottage in Beaufort Historic District
average rating of 4.928571 based on 84 reviews

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Beaufort for a wedding and found this cute cottage. It was the perfect size and is located close to the water. I would recommend this to a couple looking for a little vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great little cottage that has everything you need for a get a way.

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to restaurants, shops, Front Street. Cottage was very clean and decorated just as pictures show. Would highly recommend this cottage

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute small place in a very convenient location for managing our daughter's wedding.

  • 5 of 5

Right in town! We loved the location. Amenities were great.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural Hall, North Carolina

Beaufort's Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

The Shell Cottage is by far the nicest place we have stayed in while visiting the Atlantic Beach area. We usually stay in one of the inns in AB, but the Shell Cottage is now our home away from home. When you research vacation rentals on the Internet, photos can be deceiving. Not so at the Shell Cottage.

The photos do not do justice. The Shell was immaculate, very comfortable, and homey. Basically all you need to bring is your toothbrush and food. Deborah went way out of her way to make us feel welcome. She especially made our dog Sissy feel welcome. That is so important to us, since we take her everywhere we go. I cannot say enough about Deborah, and the Shell.

If you want a wonderful place to stay that is two blocks from the waterfront, call Deborah. The cottages are right in the middle of historic Beaufort. We walked everywhere. The old burying grounds are about a block away, a must walk through every time we visit. We walked to Front Street, had breakfast and dinner over the waterfront, took the ferry over to Shackleford Banks, and Cape Lookout.

When we did take the car, we drove over to Fort Macon for a day at the beach, and did some shopping at Atlantic Beach. I want to thank Deborah for an amazing time. We plan on coming back in November to stay at the Shell, and take a Thanksgiving cruise on the Crystal Coast Lady. Once again, thank you Deborah. See you soon.

Debbie and David Jones

Rural Hall, North Carolina

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great little place

  • 5 of 5

Short walk to the waterfront. Nice place for 2. Better than any chain hotel.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute lovely cottage with everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to stay for my family of three (a toddler) - This cottage was centrally located, had lovely amenities, and everything was organized and laid out for us so we had no problems or questions. Our host took the time to address any information we may need, from wifi codes to fishing charter options, menus to local restaurants as well as local maps for Beaufort. The bikes were a great addition! Thanks for such a great stay! Will definitely recommend this to our friends.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Bern
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Royal James Bar & numerous others
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Ferry to barrier islands
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
North River Club Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack bus to train in Rocky Mount
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Old Salt Restaurant & numerous others
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Radio Island Beach - public access
Car: recommended

Shell Cottage is located in the Beaufort historic district and is two blocks from the downtown waterfront with all its restaurants, shops, museums, and boats.


Rates & Availability

Beaufort Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall, 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

There is a three day minimum reservation for Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend, Pirate Invasion weekend, and Labor Day weekend.

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.
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