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Waterfront Cottage ► Breathtaking Views ► Peace Quiet And Privacy ► Value +++

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Cottage Is Cozy and Comfortable, A True Get Away, Relax & Unwind

Outdoor adventuring Couples love This cute cottage, to get away from it all, and have the world to themselves. It is so quiet and private. There are lovely waterfront views, and all the basics you need to be happy.

Have a bar-B-Q on the waterfront or the screened porch. Have cocktails on the water at sunset, watch the sun rise over the ocean or hang out in the hammock.

There are Miles of deserted sandy beaches just minutes away. Launch your boat at the end of the street. You are in for some great fishing, swimming or sandy island hopping. Go shelling and hiking on the almost endless deserted sandy beaches or on the numerous Islands. We can rent you kayaks if you don’t have your own boats.

Or take the Ocracoke Ferry for $1 and spend a day in the artist village of Ocracoke. Take the ferry to historic Portsmouth Island and step back in time. The fishing is great. There are dolphin pods, sea tortoises, lots of shrimp, oysters and clams can be harvested even in front of the house, if you know how.

Look at our beaches, dunes and Beach House on the YouTube video's below: (Amazing)

• An upgrade to the Beach House is affordable during the shoulder seasons.

Horse Riding on Cedar Island Beach (40 Seconds)

The Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge is 14,480 acres of Nature. That is 50 acres of wilderness per person at peak season. You can’t find that on the developed outer banks. Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Bird watching and Wildlife Observation are all encouraged in this bountiful park. Try to find that any where else. The official State Park Website is

If you love nature, Cedar Island is the “Hub of the Universe”.

Living room

• New Leather Queen Sleeper Couch

• Two recliners

• Air Conditioner and Ceiling Fans


• New Queen Memory Foam Mattress

• Air Conditioner and Ceiling Fan


• Electric 4 burner stove. With Cavity Oven.

• Ceiling Fan

• Water View

• Bar Top with Stools

Screen Porch

• Propane Bar-B-Q

• Love Swing

• Smoking OK on Covered Screened Porch, But Not in the House!


• Nice enough, clean and functional, but no bragging rights.

• Shower is tight for the “super sized”.

TV and Internet

• 40” Flat Screen TV with 250 channels of Direct TV, plus use the Wi-Fi smart TV for Netflix and your favorite internet streaming video.

• There is free high speed internet Wi-Fi / use it for your favorite music on Pandora, your favorite movies from Netflix or free phone calls on Skype. Bring your laptop for even more options. Use Modern HDMI connections to this Smart TV..


• All pets must be approved, friendly and well trained.

• No protection Breeds. Maximum of 2 pets. They must stay off the human furniture and bedding. (this will be someone else’s vacation home next week)


• Cedar Island is known for its friendly welcoming people.

• Repeat guests is our objective.

• We are offering a lovely little cottage and a wonderful vacation adventure, at a very affordable price (less than most deep discount motels) We want to win your repeat business.

• Smoking is not allowed in the house. (Please use the porch or yard. The next guests will complain about smoking smells).

Things to Do (bring your toys)

• Relaxing on the Waterfront

• Bar B Q

• Boating

• Fishing

• Hunting

• Cycling

• Swimming

• Surfing // Paddle boarding

• Wind-Surfing / Kite boarding

• Kayaking // Canoeing

• Water Skiing

• Jet Skiing

• Bird Watching

• Wildlife Viewing (wild horses on the beach and island)

• Museums

• Waterfront Restaurants:

• Ferries

• Ocracoke ($1 pedestrians) go over for the day. (one day is enough)

• Portsmouth Island Fishing and Ferries at Morris Marina, is also the Official ferry and concessionaire of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.



$31 to $99 Per Day (3 people max.)

• 11:00 Check Out // 4:00 Check In (Flexible when possible)


• Cleaning Fee $50.

• Pet Fee $50 per pet, per stay

• Tax 12.75% (Sorry NC grabs sales tax 6% sales plus 6.75% room tax)

• Damage Deposit $300 Waived for Repeat Renters or perfect credit. Also applied to excessive cleaning. We can charge this to your credit card when you arrive and will be released promptly and in full, when you leave our home undamaged. Or you can leave a check. It cost you nothing, and no inconvenience, if you are not destructive. Destructive guests are responsible for ALL damages caused by their negligence. The basic cleaning charge includes vacuuming, fresh linens and sanitizing the kitchen and baths. Please treat my home like your private vacation home. We want to welcome you back.

More Details

Property Manager
Rodney Farnsworth III
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Red Neck/ Jive/ Yankee Hoity–Toity/ Queens English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Rodney Farnsworth III


• Retired Equity Partner of NE Largest Savings and Loan

• Consultant and Manager for FDIC

• Real Estate and Securities Investor

• Founder 501c3 Charitable Corp. “American Academy of Boat Building and Seamanship”.


• Yachting

• Yacht Design and Fabrication

• Architectural Design

• Martial Arts

• Securities Investment

• Philanthropy

• Editorial Financial & Political Contributor

• Standards Vocalist/Composer

• Amateur Stand Up Comic Worked with Jay Leno


International Black Belts Assn. Instructors Certificate 771228

Nippon Kamishin Instructor Certificate 8320

Construction Supervisor # 27445

Real Estate Broker # 115263

US Coast Guard Captain / Master 3169850 (limit 149 passengers)

Endorsements for Sailing and Commercial Towing

US Merchant Marine, Active Duty Reservist

USCG/ Dept. Homeland Security TWIC Credential 06578946

National Association of Underwater Instructors # 456950

Professional Association of Diving Instructors # 3544

Rodney Farnsworth III purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Rodney Farnsworth III chose Coastal North Carolina

I personally designed and built a 56 foot catamaran that sleeps 14, and sailed up and down the Atlantic coast looking for the best place to retire. If you like breathtaking beauty, friendly people and unspoiled waterfront, on an island that is 97% wilderness preserve. There is no place else like Cedar Island

The only other place I seriously considered living was the gulf side of Key Largo. The winter is warmer, but the summer is boiling. A tiny lot on a canal cost twice what my 270 degree ocean view harbor house has on three acres. I prefer the less developed and less regulated Cedar Island National Nature Preserve. If you want privacy, tranquility, friendly locals, and endless naturist adventures, you will love Cedar Island. But don’t tell anyone! Let them go to Florida.


Cedar Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower not ideal for large and tall
  • Basic Bath with Shower No Bragging Rights but Clean and Presentable Shower is tight for the big and tall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , New Queen Memory Foam Mattres/ Twin Bunk Bed + AC/ Ceil Fan
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Cottage ► Breathtaking Views ► Peace Quiet And Privacy ► Value +++
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Very quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the cottage, we are interested in relocating in the Cedar Island area. Lola Rd is very quiet, we biked to the end were the boat ramp is, stopped in to see the Ranger who was great about giving us history and information on the area. I would take the ferry over to Ocracoke. It was an adventure. You definitely want to bring bottled water!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy small little place with everything you need provided for you! The owner was very very courteous and nice and helped with everything that I needed. I would recommend this place for anyone who loves a peaceful vacation away from everything it was amazing and Views are spectacular!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Sleepy Cedar Island

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed bringing the dogs but that's

where it ended.

This place is small which we knew but

the kitchen is in dire need of an upgrade. Very basic. Cut my hand twice on the

knife provided.

We took the ferry to Ocracoke and Cape Lookout. Just keep in


this is an all day affair. There is nothing to do on Cedar Island. No restaurants, etc. and one grocery store with just the basics. We lost electricity one afternoon and didn't regain it until that evening. It was on and off that night and we lost internet the last few days. When you lose electricity, you lose everything even water. This happens a lot on the island. We found it hard to leave the dogs not knowing if the electricity would go out and it was hot! The sound beaches are dirty with dog feces and old tires. The mosquitoes are bad!! We left a day earlier than planned. Just ran out of things to do. I would pass on this one unless you know the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Cottage. It had everything that we were looking for to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Cedar Island.

We had a great time Kayaking through the Sound and also the great opportunity to travel with Cheryl on the beach. We even got to see the wild ponies!!

Rodney is very attentive and will provide you with all details you need for arrival. We had a great time.

Bring bug spray and have fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation I have ever had

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon, and we could not be happier with our decision. This house is right on the water, and you cannot beat the view. Cedar Island is a wonderful place. We harvested oysters from the bay in our back yard, bought fresh shrimp that had been caught the night before right down the road, and had the most relaxing week either of us have had in quite some time. This house had everything we needed for a romantic getaway, and I highly recommend it. Rodney and his property manager Shawn were great.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rodney and Shawn made this a fabulous vacation. Both were extremely responsive and checked in on us often to ensure we were comfortable and enjoying our stay. The cottage was quaint and had everything we needed to be comfortable. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
EWN New Burn Regional
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Don's Atlantic Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ocracoke/ 2 miles // Portsmouth 12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 12
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Don's Atlantic Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cedar Island Sandy Beaches
Car: necessary

This uniquely private and remote property is on Cedar Island: often called “the gateway to the Outer Banks”. It is closer to the outer banks than any other land mass, with similar water views from a different angle. But is an Island and technically not the outer banks or Ocracoke. Cedar Island is accessible by the Ocracoke Car Ferry (2 hour ride $20 for car. We recommend you drive onto Cedar Island from the mainland, using the “Outer Banks National Scenic Seashore Byway”. (NC Route 12 & Hi rise Bridge).


Rates & Availability

Cedar Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please contact the owner to arrange terms that work for you.
I am much more flexible than Expedia.
Call Rodney 617-686-4441

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Manager