About the property
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 7-11)
Want a restful vacation, with just enough to keep the family entertained, but not be overwhelmed with crowds and traffic? Located on a quiet island, just off the North Carolina Coast, this comfortable, 3 bedroom, 4 bath home is over 2300 square feet.
A major plus for this house is that it has 2 living areas! one on the first floor - with a queen sleeper futon, as well as a living area with couch, love seat and entertainment center, a full bath and outside access onto a small patio.
The top floor is the main living area with open space kitchen, dining, full bath, and 2 separate seating areas! A queen sleeper futon is off to the side in a reading nook. It has a gorgeous deck with tall adirondack chairs for sound and island views.
The middle floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. All bedrooms come with flatscreen TV's with DISH access. The master has a queen sized bed and a 4 piece, ensuite, with jetted tub and 4 foot shower! The 2nd bedroom also has a queen sized bed. Both open onto the sound side deck. The 3rd bedroom has a bunk with a "full" sized bottom and a single upper. The washer and dryer are also on this floor for handy access.
TV's with DISH access are in every room, all linens -sheets and towels, kitchen basics- are provided at no extra charge. The wireless internet functions throughout the house.
The top floor is open design with lots of views. It includes the kitchen, dining area, reading area, TV area. The dining room table seats 8 with 4 additional barstools at the kitchen counter. The kitchen is equipped with all the small appliances and standard amenities. A standard gas grill is provided. There is also a gas fireplace for cool weather vacationing.
The pace on this 20 mile island is laid back, but the area provides many family-oriented amenities. There is a NC Aquarium 2 miles away with programs and scheduled activities. Day trips are easily available to light houses and outer banks picnicking. There are even a couple golf courses less than 30 minutes away. Local restaurants specialize in fresh caught seafood, but provide choices for all landlubbers. Any last minute needs are nearby in major chain stores, top line grocery stores, a regional hospital or walk-in and emergency medical care without the big city, tourist center craziness.
The home's private pier leads to the sound for fishing, clamming, sailing. It is a little shallow for larger speedboats, except at high tide, but it is great for small children, sailing, kayaking, jet skis, and sunset viewing.
The ocean access is just 3 tenths of a mile away in Salter Path. It is a well-kept secret, because even on holiday weekends, it is easy to find a 'spot' with some space to spread out your towels, and family - no 'elbow to elbow, listening to someone else's music'. It has outside showers, restrooms, and grills, and a good number of parking spaces, many of which are shaded. The beach is wide and sandy, and the water has a gradual slope out, providing lots of safe places to swim and skim board. (The house has an enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water to rinse off sandy feet.)
A small amusement park and 2 theaters within a few minutes drive provide change of pace activities when you a need a break from the sun, sea and salt.
Everything you would need for a quiet vacation is less than 15 minutes away
Morehead City and Beaufort are small nearby (less than 20 miles!) towns with lots of charm, as well as art galleries, local museums, antique stores and upscale shopping. New Bern, NC is 45 minutes away and has a real castle, and many historic amenities.
Keywords: single family, 3 bedroom, sleeps 10, soundfront, ocean view
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- May 26, 2018
About Jane Shrader
We are teachers with a large family, children and grandchildren!
Jane Shrader purchased this House in 2001
Why Jane Shrader chose Salter Path
We have always loved this series of beaches best! We have vacationed on the beaches, from the Virginia to the South Carolina borders. But we have found the water here to be perfect, even on the roughest of days and we have felt safe. It is rarely crowded, and the beaches are always clean and well maintained.
What makes this House unique
The center of the island is rarely crowded, and we have privacy in our subdivision. We can play in our backyard, wander in the sound, but have easy access to a small amusement park, the state aquarium, and several historical sites. Deep sea fishing and charters are near-by, and lots of local restaurants.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to stay! Having 4 bathrooms really comes in handy!
Decorations are nice, not overly "beachy". Everything was so clean, and it was a perfect location! The owner is very nice and helpful, too! Price is great!
Great house! The picture doesn’t even come close.
Thank-you Jane, We had a wonderful time at safe and sound. Not only is the house in a perfect place on the sound it is so comfortable and filled with everything that a family could want or need plenty of room for all to spread out read a book, at a game, watch TV or enjoy the sound where the water is clear and welcoming for craving or even finding oysters. We enjoyed mornings on the deck overlooking the sound. This was a truly relaxing vacation I’m a welcoming comfortable home. I can’t wait to come back.
Thanks so much!
Loved our stay. Everything was perfect. Definitely was a home away from home. Can't wait to stay there again
Thanks so much!!!
Home away from Home
We stayed here for my Son's 16th Birthday. He loves the coast and loves to fish and that's all he wanted. My husband, myself and our three boys plus my sister and my son's best friend went. Their was more than plenty of room. The House had a Beautiful design to it. It was very welcoming and felt like coming home as soon as you walk into the door. Beautifully decorated and clean. Their were plenty of towels and wash clothes layed in every room and bathroom. The kitchen and bathroom was stocked with just about every need. We did go to the Grocery store around the corner to grab a few things to cook but that wasn't far. The pier that goes out to the sound is just dreamy. Makes for wonderful family pictures. The parking was up a steep hill and only held two cars and we parked one across the road on an open lot but it worked fine. Hands down we loved the Home! Emerald Isle is just wonderful for shopping. We went for the St Patrick's Day Festival also since our sons Birthday is on the 17th. It was amazing. We ate at a local seafood resturaunt around the corner. Theirs a lil racetrack right beside the house. The water and home is perfect for small children to have fun though it was to cold for us to swim (March) we still had a blast! Ages with me were 9,12, 16,17. We will Definitely Stay again. The owner was very polite as well.
Was very clean home
Home was nice, just kitchen was on 3 floor so anytime you bring any groceries don't get allot but house was very nice. Was very cold and would love to go during warmer weather fr sure
Great house in a good location
We really enjoyed our stay..the owner was very helpful and answered all questions with prompt replies....the house was great and situated near the center of the island.
Picture this - the island is 20 miles long.....Atlantic Beach is at one end, and Emerald Isle is the other. My house is dead center......the area is known both as Salter Path (the historical name) and Indian Beach (the legal name).....Within .3 miles of the house is a nice public ocean beach access, 2 fully equipped marinas on the sound (you may rent jet skis, kayaks, or small power boats)....there are currently 4 local seafood restaurants.....there is a small amusement park with 2 miniature golf courses, a little train, an arcade, bumper boats, and a race track. And small crowds. We feel this is one of the best kept secrets and fabulous vacation spots on the east coast. You can actually catch some smaller fish off our pier, particularly during high tide. The sound is shallow in this area, and sometimes less than a foot deep.....it is clear with a sandy bottom, and a great place to play and discover sea life. Even the dolphins have been seen cruising the channels less than 30 yards from the end of the pier. The ocean at Salter Path is incredible. The water rolls out in long, low sand bars. The beach is wide enough for lots of sand castle building, volleyball, and sleeping. It has the most perfect slopes for skim boarding and safe enough for the youngest shell collectors. At the right time of year, surf fishing is popular. The state aquarium is at Pine Knoll Shores - less than 3 miles from the house......they honor family memberships from most major attractions (state zoo, etc)....it offers many programs during the summer, including some guided canoeing trips, island adventures. I would encourage you to just google 'NC Aquariums' and you can check schedules and make arrangements before you arrive. Activities do fill up during peak times. At the tip of the island toward Atlantic Beach (12 miles) is Fort Macon State Park.....It has a civil war fort and some re-enactments and displays (it is small, but nice) it also has spectacular ocean access with views of the port....this is where the best deep-water fishing would be from the beach. Just off the island (12 to 15 miles) in either Morehead City or Beaufort, are small local museums - Beaufort has a quaint water front with some art galleries, and excellent dining, and a hand-made boat making shop. You can also rent charters to visit some of the more remote outer islands. There is a mid-sized cruise ship that offers dinner cruises. It all depends on how much you want to do. Life is on a smaller scale in this area, but you have access to chain grocery stores at each entrance to the island, as well as trusty Walmart. There is a theater at each end of the island that offers current run movies and you can find bike rentals, kite rentals,.......It all depends on how much you want to do. If you want to venture a little farther afield, New Bern, NC is about an hour away, and has a castle, and antiques, and lots of history......and if you are feeling REALLY adventuresome, you can drive to Harker's Island (about 25 miles) and take a ferry to Cape Lookout National Seashore to visit the lighthouse. And yes, if you 'google' golf courses near Atlantic Beach NC..... you will find there are 5 within 20 miles..... We chose to build in this area, having been to Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and the 'Outer Banks' because this is certainly quieter, less hectic, smaller scale....But there are enough activities to do every day, that you could find yourself not sitting and resting.....
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