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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

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 Cedar Island

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Quiet, Serene, and Amazing Natural Beauty

  • 4 of 5

If you want to find a quiet spot ... this is it.

If you love to watch the sun rise over the water .... this rental offers spectacular views.

If you are looking for easy access to ferries to Ocracoke or Portsmouth Islands or the Core or Shackleford Banks .... this place is close to each of these.

If you are looking for clean, basic, safe and relaxing on a budget .... this is your spot.

We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to have guests that enjoy our lovely little waterfront love nest, as much as we do. Hope you will come back soon. We would be happy to give you a last minute upgrade to our luxury Beach House or huge harbor House.
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Secluded and relaxing get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We visited this property for a relaxing weekend and it was perfect, exactly as described in the owner's description. . . On the edge of the island, yet close enough to town. We enjoyed the chairs in the yard which overlooked the ocean as well as playing in the ocean and finding many hermit crabs and other sea creatures. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the house had Direct TV! Just a short drive away, we found a great little convenient store where we bought groceries and supplies, a delicious restaurant where we played pool, and the least crowded beach I've ever seen! There's also a ferry ride to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from the island which we'd like to do on our next trip.

Great little place and wonderful, friendly community!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pay the extra and stay OCEAN FRONT some where Else!!!!!!!!

  • 2 of 5

Need to update the photos, dock and water picture is very outdated.Would not go on the dock if you paid me too!!!! Water not fit to look at let alone be in it, old tires in water everywhere. Cottage was very nice for two people, but!!! TV not good for sports, no sports channels!!! Called the property manager second day of stay still waiting to this day for answers!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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