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'Just in the Moment' Quaint Cottage Near Historic New Bern

Bridgeton, NC, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

The cottage is located in a small village just across the Neuse River from downtown New Bern. Just down the street is the new Bridgetown Harbor Marina. This cozy home was built in the 1950's and has been updated with all modern amenities. It has been decorated in a 'shabby chic' beach theme. You can enjoy a sun porch with a Nags Head hammock porch swing and rocking chairs. Perfect for relaxing, reading a good book or listening to music.

You are within walking distance of the river or you can use one of the bikes provided. **New this season:kayaks to use on the river**You will find a covered back deck with picnic table and gas grill to cook your evening meals. Inside, the home has 2 large bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a full and twin bed. Each bedroom offers TV connected to cable. You will find 2 full baths, a fully equipped kitchen with stove, frig, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen also offers a breakfast bar where you can eat as well.

There is a beautiful dining room for more'formal' dining with an adjoining living room. The living area also has a flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure. Linens are provided or you may bring your own. There is a washer and dryer available just off of the kitchen. You can also use the office area complete with desk and bookshelves. WiFi can be accessed.

Just across the bridge you can visit historic downtown New Bern where you will find shops, restaurants, marinas and parks. Be sure to check out all the Bears around the city. It is only a 30 min drive to Atlantic Beach and 1 hour from Cape Lookout. An information packet will be available upon arrival to tell you where the many local attractions can be found.

We also have a new property available for rent in New Bern. Please see "Traces of Yesterday" on VRBO (listing number 916547)for that information.

Keywords: Renovated 1950's cottage near historic New Bern, 30 min to beach, bikes available, located in quiet neighborhood, near marina, shopping, restaurants.


Mickey and Kirt Chappelle

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About Mickey and Kirt Chappelle

I relocated to New Bern from VA in 2004, looking for a new adventure. I am a nurse and have 2 grown daughters, a stepson and stepdaughter. I married a wonderful man from my hometown in VA after moving to NC and after much soul-searching, decided to move back to VA to be closer to my family. Together, my husband and I decided this home would make a great place to retire, but since that is a few years away, we decided to update our home and offer to others as a vacation rental. We have 2 dogs and 3 cats, love working in the yard, traveling, gardening and remodeling projects.

Mickey and Kirt Chappelle purchased this Cottage in 2004

Why Mickey and Kirt Chappelle chose Bridgeton

I purchased this home in 2004 and lived there for almost 5 years. I love the area and find it is close to everything, while still being in a quaint waterside neighborhood. It is quiet and peaceful and the neighbors are friendly. When I decided to move back to VA to be closer to family, I knew I wanted to keep the home, hopefully to retire there in the future. I really wanted to be able to have the home available to me and my family whenever we could visit, so vacation rental seemed like a great option. I love the beach and it is close enough to get there within 30 min.

What makes this Cottage unique

The name of the cottage, 'Just In the Moment Coastal Cottage' has special meaning to me. I lost my only nephew Justin, (notice the first 2 words!) to melanoma. Justin lived life to the fullest and even though he was only 27, he experienced more in his short life than most do. Because he loved his career as a commercial pilot, you will find a very cool Aviator Bear in the home in his memory. I know Justin would tell you life is best lived in moments and to treasure each moment in time as if it may be your last. That is why I am not waiting to share my home with others. Waiting for 'the right time' never happens. That time is now. I hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Water View


                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Garage
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Bicycles
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                  • churches
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • marina
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis

                                                                88 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Place To Stay

                                                                Gary and Vikke G.

                                                                We enjoyed the cottage for the month of March. We totally agree with the others that have stayed here, it a great place. But we would like to add something that we didn't see in the other comments: The kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, bowls, everything you need. Most places have only a minimal kitchen. The kitchen has a Keurig coffee maker as well as a regular coffee maker, loads of silverware and dishes to make cooking a breeze. We had never had fresh sautéed ocean scallops. B & J has them fresh every day. You cannot buy them like this in any restaurant, and if you cook them at the Cottage, you will never forget them. Enjoy your time at 'Just in the Moment Quaint Cottage' May God bless, G and V Southern Michigan

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for such a great review. I have tried to think of everything you could need as most are not there for long periods. Hope you will come again for an extended stay!


                                                                Mickey and Kirt

                                                                Nice rental property

                                                                Laurie H.

                                                                We liked how close we were to New Bern. My issue was the fact a dog had been there, according to the guest book, 1 1/2 month stay before us. I am allergic to pets and was very congested because of the environment.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your review. I am sorry for your allergies, however, the property is and always has been a pet friendly property.

                                                                Again sorry for any issues it caused for you.



                                                                Every comfort

                                                                William L.

                                                                A lovely home with every convenience. Tons of dishes, kitchenware, towels, blankets . It was a quiet neighborhood and a relaxing stay. Thank you !

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for Your mice comments. Hope you found a place you may want to purchase!! Come back again if you are still looking to move.



                                                                Lovely House

                                                                Chris L.

                                                                This house is a great place to stay. It has everything you could want for a short or extended stay. I loved the enclosed front porch and back patio and yard. The owners are most accommodating and met our every need. Then neighborhood is clean and quiet. The only downside is that you must drive across the river into New Bern for most everything.

                                                                House adorable and fully equipped!

                                                                My family and I had a special visit and highly recommend this cottage!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for choosing our home. Hope you will come back in the future.




                                                                Jerry & Marsha R.

                                                                Quiet laid back neighborhood. House is decorated in a coastal theme that made us feel truly welcome. Clean, comfortable, and only moments away from all that the New Bern area has to offer. It was a very pleasant and relaxing experience.


                                                                Jerry & Marsha Rogers

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again. Thanks for your kind review!!

                                                                Thank you



                                                                Bridgeton, NC, USA

                                                                Bikes available on property for use of tenants; Kayaks available on property for use of tenants.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee

                                                                Monthly rate for 2 month bookings during Winter discounted to $1000.00 per month. Other discounts may apply. Ask owner for details.

                                                                88 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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