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Pet Friendly Bungalow Seeks Sun, Sand and Seafood Lovers!

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms-sleeps 4, 1 full bathroom,

This updated 1950’s Cottage is the perfect basecamp for exploring the Southern Outer Banks without breaking the bank. Located in Smyrna, 8 minutes to Harkers Island, the Cottage is in a great location to access several different adventure options: Cape Lookout, Core Banks, Davis & Cedar Island Ferries, Beaufort, Morehead City and Atlantic Beach. Enjoy central air, a well equipped kitchen with gas stove. There are two bedrooms, each accommodating 2 people (1 queen bed and 2 twin beds). On the screened-in porch, along with a delightful hammock, you will find an outside propane grill and wonderful sitting area. A fish cleaning station, ample boat parking and fenced-in back yard that is surrounding by pine, oak, and wax myrtle trees makes this a serene get away.

From mid-June to the end of August, rental is weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Please check calendar for availability.

Watersports: Free public ramps are minutes from the Cottage with access to kayaking, surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, beachcombing, birdwatching. If you don't have your own boat, access is quick and simple via the passenger ferry located at Cape Lookout Visitor's Center. They will drop you off on your own pristine part of the beach and haul all your gear as well (including surf boards) for no extra charge. Rates are reasonable and the captains will give you a history lesson on the way over! Interested in kayaking? You can tackle the 3 mile crossing from Harkers Island to the Cape or spend endless days exploring the many bays, rivers and inlets around Core Sound. Seeking flounder, wahoo, cobia, blues, kings, trout, snapper, puppy drum? You've come to the right place.There are also numerous diving opportunities found in this area, known as Graveyard of the Atlantic. Take your own boat to the dive site, or utilize the services of the dive shops in Morehead City, Beaufort or Harkers Island.

Shopping and Sightseeing: Historic Beaufort by the Sea, just 20 minutes away, has many specialty, antique and curio shops. Spend time on the board walk, people watching or take a boat tour of the harbor or one of the many historical homes. For the lover of history, the Old Burial Grounds, the Maritime Museum and Wooden Boat Building offer insight into the history and culture of this area.Beaufort also has many outstanding seafood resturants. (Fresh seafood is also available roadside, as many fisherman sell directly to the public from their own homes). The Morehead City waterfront, famous for its fleet of deepsea head boats and seafood resturants, art galleries and museums, is just over the bridge from Beaufort. And the NC Aquarium is located in Atlantic Beach.

Or, you may want to take the Cedar Island Ferry and expore the many small communities with varied and colorful histories! Head over to Harkers Island and visit the Core Sound Waterfowl & Heritage Museum or Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor.

Landsports: A 3 minute drive takes you to the Smyrna recreational fields with tennis, soccer, softball/baseball and basketball courts that are open to the public.

More Details

Sisters Mary Barnum & Jeanne Barnum Josephson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Sisters Mary Barnum & Jeanne Barnum Josephson

My sister Jeanne and I are joint owners of Sea Grace Cottage. We grew up in Morehead City, but have both moved out of state. We are from a very large family, most of which still live and work in Carteret County. We are both avid kayakers and truly love to be out-of-doors, exploring the natural world.

Sisters Mary Barnum & Jeanne Barnum Josephson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sisters Mary Barnum & Jeanne Barnum Josephson chose North Carolina

We purchased Sea Grace Cottage to have a place for our families to stay and relax while visiting our NC family. The Cottage is tucked away in a very peaceful hamlet but allows us quick access to the salt life that we loved as children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Mary,

We're heading out now. We LOVE your cottage and hope to come back next year. One small thing you should know (not a problem for us). This morning, we turned the stove burner on; it worked; then when we tried to relight, nothing happened (except that it made that lighter clicking sound). We didn't have a chance to go to the store to buy matches to see if that would start it. You'll probably want to have your cleaning people check it out.

Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful home. My husband will have to pry me of the porch now!
May 2015
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Smyrna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly build outdoor shower (2017).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Green Room - 1 queen
    The Blue Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Cottage is perfect fit for four. Each bedroom has chest of drawers, night stands and large closets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you have young children, please contact owner with questions regarding suitability.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Pet Friendly Bungalow Seeks Sun, Sand and Seafood Lovers!
average rating of 4.7580647 based on 68 reviews

Peaceful, little cottage close

  • 5 of 5

This little, private cottage has a delightful screened-in porch and beautiful yard. The cottage was very clean. You do not have to travel far to go to Cape Lookout, Beaufort, and Fort Macon.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what was needed

  • 5 of 5

The property is magnificent, amenities well appointed! Could not have needed anything more. Even the fact that there was no tv cable was a blessing in a way.

We needed a quiet, relaxing few days,

we were very pleasantly granted that.

Our only problem was because we had

a ten hour drive to get home, having to

wash and dry sheets and towels before

leaving meant we couldn't get all the

sleep we felt necessary for

the drive home. We appreciated that

those things were provided, but next time we will bring our own, just so we

could have more sleep time. WE LOVED THE PLACE and will highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your review of your stay Sea Grace Cottage with me and future potential guests. Your review made me smile-it is always such a nice feeling to know that our guests enjoy the tranquility of Sea Grace Cottage as much as we do! Mary
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Neat Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything clean and ready for our arrival. Private location but close to area attractions. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just as described! Clean and well stocked. Great deal!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is what I like to hear! Glad you enjoyed your time at Sea Grace Cottage. Mary
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Wonderful cottage! It was perfect and had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was peaceful and lovely!

We loved everything about it.

We will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Kim: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Shoot me an email when you are ready to return. Mary
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice weekend at Sea Grace Cottage! We got great local seafood, walked the trails on Harkers Island, saw a beautiful sunrise, and had fun exploring the area. It was awesome that our dog could join us. The cottage was well-stocked and cozy, and the descriptions are accurate.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I to love taking the dogs over to the Sound Core Museum and walking the trails with them. It is a great place to take them during the summer as the trails are well shaded and much cooler. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Sea Grace Cottage. Mary
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport-New Bern NC
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Davis Shore Ferry to Core Banks
Nearest Golf
6.8 Miles
North River Golf Course-Beaufort NC
Nearest Train
128 Miles
Wilson, NC
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 70
Car: necessary

Sea Grace Cottage, located in the Downeast fishing village of Smyrna, is situated on Core Sound, close to Cape Lookout National Seashore, Core and Shackelford Banks. Known for outstanding fishing, duck hunting, surfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling and diving, shelling and beachcombing, this area of the Southern Outer Banks is truly a nature lover’s paradise! Sea Grace Cottage makes the perfect basecamp for exploring the Southern Outer Banks and getting away from it all!

Other Activities: kayaking, beachcombing,

Golf: Located just seven miles from the Sea Grace Cottage, the North River Club is a world-class 18-hole Bob Moore-designed championship golf course.


Rates & Availability

Smyrna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 31 2017 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping (1-6 days) $50
Pet Fee $50

You may choose to pay through the mail via check to eliminate fees charged by HomeAway for on-line processing of payment.

Cleaning included for rentals of 1 week or longer.
Cleaning fee = $50.00

Pets are permitted with a $50.000 non-refundable fee. No more than 2 dogs (each under 65 pounds). All pets must be treated for fleas/ticks prior to staying at the Cottage. Until you have made a deposit, the rental dates you are requesting are still available for rent to other guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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