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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Mickey and Kirt Chappelle
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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 North Carolina

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.


Bridgeton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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'Just in the Moment' Quaint Cottage Near Historic New Bern
average rating of 4.7702703 based on 74 reviews

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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! Thx Mickey and Kirt
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Beautifully quiet home

  • 5 of 5

Grill was broken and most of the ceiling fans were really loose, but it was a great stay other than that! We loved the quaintness of the home, and enjoyed access to the river, New Bern, and the beach. A great place to get away and enjoy simpler things!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry about the grill. I was not aware it didn't work. Will get that fixed. And fans do tend to wobble...sorry about that too...glad you enjoyed it otherwise though...hope you may want to return again.... Thx, Mickey
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Lovely Holiday Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for four adults in this lovely little cottage. Loved the enclosed porch but disappointed we were not able to use - it was just too hot! We were only there for two nights (one full day) so did not have time to air it out and cool it down. Perhaps next time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah it can get pretty hot during summer. . Guess that means you need to come back when it's cooler Lol thx for the nice review!! Thx Mickey
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cozy get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a wonderful stay! We enjoyed exploring the town of New Bern and learning about the rich history:) Also our visit to Atlantic Beach and Indian Beach was not too far away! The house was cozy (especially enjoyed sitting up late chatting in the kitchen) and just right for our family mini-reunion... nice that the dog could come too. The neighborhood is quiet and good for a get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am glad the house met your needs. If you ever come back to te area I hope you will choose us again!! Thx Mickey
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Perfect Location for Weekend Visit to New Bern

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 3 nights in this charming cottage and were delighted with it's location in a quiet neighborhood with close proximity to New Bern. The cottage met our needs completely, very neat and well stocked. We appreciate the owners sharing it with travellers via vrbo.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much....I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will want to return again!! Mickey and Kirt
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Felt like I was at a relatives felt very comfortable and at home

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place felt like we were staying at a relatives home. Would definstely return. Enjoyed kayaks and bikes and the sites in new Bern.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. That is exactly how we want people to feel when they come there. Like they are at home! Please consider us in the future should you return to the area. Thanks, Mickey and Kirt
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Bikes available on property for use of tenants; Kayaks available on property for use of tenants.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

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cleanng $75

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

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