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Waterfront, private beach, family gatherings, 5 bedrooms, bonfires and sunsets!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beach House, 5 Bedrooms + futon, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12), kayaks, etc.

Down the ' Road Less Traveled!' Paradise at the end of a mile dirt path. Beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bath waterfront cottage 6 miles from historic Beaufort. Anchor your small flat bottom boat right in front of the house for daily enjoyment! Kayaks, clam rakes, crab pot included!!! Big porches with a panoramic view of beautiful North River, facing Shackleford Banks! Easy drive to Harkers Island, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Salter Path, and Emerald Isle! Many household items included for your convenience!!! Linens on beds, and plenty of dish and bath towels! Paradise, and a great place to make happy friend and family memories!!

A great destination for families and good friends. Sandy beach in front yard, perfect for launching kayaks, canoes, sailboats, wind surf equipment, crabbing, floundering, sunbathing, watching for dolphins, exploring, and just escaping from the 'real world'!

At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony, taking full advantage of the wonderful view of North River. (it's not really a's a vast view facing Shakleford banks!) Listen to the gentle waves on the beach, enjoy the coastal wildlife, and make a toast to a spectacular sunset!!! Cheers! :)

Keywords: Secluded waterfront property . 6 miles from historic Beaufort. Sandy white beach. Panoramic view of North River, which faces Shackleford Banks. Perfect for family gatherings, kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing, watching for dolphins, or just relaxing in your beach chair.

More Details

Pam and John Flynn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Pam and John Flynn

We used to live in Atlantic Beach on Bogue Sound. While we loved it for many years, we yearned for more acres and privacy. John and his friend Ron discovered this beautiful property and we all knew we were destined to build here! We did, and our children were in high school/middle school at the time. We love the privacy and being so far away from reality, but in fact, wthin 6 miles of a beautiful town, Beaufort! As well as 7 miles from the fishing village of Harker's Island! We couldn't have animals other than cats or dogs in Atlantic Beach, but out here we have a mini horse, and 2 goats that love to be petted and fed carrots and apples! Our 4 chickens love attention! Our 2 dogs, an old, gentle golden retriever, and a frisky pound puppy, can either stay at the house or we will relocate them. They love going swimming with you!!! Great for kids that love animals!!! We will be in charge of their care, so no worries there! :)

Pam and John Flynn purchased this house in 1998

Why Pam and John Flynn chose Coastal North Carolina

Peaceful, serene, secluded location, panoramic view of North River, which connects to the Atlantic Ocean, 'God's Country', open floorplan with tropical colors, plenty of room for large family gatherings

What makes this house unique

Escaping reality, enjoying nature at its best!! Private sandy beach...Water view from most rooms...being near so many awesome restaurants, coastal points of interest, Cape Lookout, Beaufort, Harkers Island, the Ocracoke ferry, the NC Aquarium, the Atlantic Ocean, etc etc etc!


Beaufort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 full baths with showers/tubs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3) 1 king on first floor, 2 kings upstairs, Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen upstairs, Twin beds on first floor, Baby Crib (1) Assembled ; (1) Futon - sleeps 2, is located in master bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For your convenience, the following are provided: paper towels, dish wash liquid, dishwasher tabs, trash bags, soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, hairdryers, washing machine tabs, linens on beds, lots of kitchen and bath towels...Sandy beach for launching kayaks, great for swimming, floundering, crabbing, exploring, resting and relaxing. Water view from left to right!!! Launch your small flat bottom boat in Beaufort or Harkers Island and anchor it in front of the house for daily fun.. Within 6 miles of fabulous restaurants in quaint town of Beaufort, and nearby towns of Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Harkers Island, Cedar Island, and Emerald Isle. 30 minutes to the Ocracoke ferry and Cherry Branch Ferry. Many fun activities going on all over Carteret County!!!! Be our guest at our local gym, Eastern Athletic Club, for $5/day...exercise equipment, indoor pool, sauna and hot tub offered there!


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Waterfront, private beach, family gatherings, 5 bedrooms, bonfires and sunsets!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was AMAZING! If you are looking for a quiet, noncomercial area to rest and relax THIS IS THE PERFECT HOUSE!! It was so spacious, clean, and inviting! My family and I were looking for somewhere to take my husband who was diagnosed with Alzhiemers at a very young age and unfortunately he is getting worse so the kids and I wanted to take him somewhere quite and noncomercialized so we could just relax and enjoy our time with him and make memories with him. This home was PERFECT! Spacious, clean, private beach! We enjoyed everything about it! Pam and John truly have gone above and beyond to make you feel like it's your home! From the porch swing to the fire pit! We took our grandchildren with us and they had a blast as well! The animals were a must visit every morning with carrots and apples! LOL! We went out a few times to the aquarium and dinner and other activities for the kids and everything was within a 20 minute drive! the rental price was worth every penny!! If I could rate this property, the location, Pam and John, the people of Beaufort NC it would be a 10 out of 10!! And that's not even including the amazing chocolate pie that Pam brought us 😉! Thank you again for making our special vacation wonderful, relaxing and most of all the special memories we were able to make!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear, sweet Angie, Your words bring tears to my eyes. What a wonderful tribute you shared of our beach home and the very special memories you made there. We try to make it walk in ready for a fun and comfortable stay. it's heartwarming that you chose our place for such a special gathering. I admire the way you all rallied around your husband to make the visit special for him. To know you enjoyed the swing, fire pit and animals makes me smile. I'm sure the animals were sad when you left!!! Glad you got to visit our awesome aquarium. And also happy the chocolate pie was a hit. You and your family will remain in our hearts and prayers as you continue you journey... May God bring peace and comfort to you in the days and weeks ahead. With love and warmest regards, Pam and John
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Perfect for our group of friends!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying at the Flynn's house. The setting was perfect, there was plenty of room, and they provided everything we needed for a wonderful stay. The small beach was exactly what we needed for our tribe of young-ins. And the house came equipped with kids toys, kitchen essentials (plus non-essentials), tons of towels, and plenty of room. We hated leaving our beach retreat and would love to come back next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House, well provided and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed for a great vacation - linens, towels, toys and games for inside the house and lots of kayaks and beach toys for the outside. The location is nice too, tucked away and quiet, but not far from Atlantic beach. Pam was also very responsive for our requests. I would rate it the best experience we have ever had with our rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of kayaks and animals. Beautiful views and property.

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the water and had everything we needed in the house. The owners were so accommodating and friendly. This area is such a beautiful place to come visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Christina! It was lovely to meet you and your awesome group. So glad the animals entertained you!!! And happy that the kayaks are back in the water after a long winter! Thanks again, and hope our paths cross again!! Fondly, John and Pam :)
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Great stay at Betties

  • 5 of 5

Killer views from this great home. We were in town for a wedding and the house had everything we needed for a big crew. In addition there is the added bonus of water toys and the resident animals. Great spot with super great owners. Pam and John were fantastic and responsive owners that wanted our stay to be memorable...of which it was!!! You will not go wrong renting this hidden gem.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Linda!!! We so enjoyed meeting your awesome group! Glad to hear the house met your needs! I need to get a panoramic view of the water on VRBO!! Glad you enjoyed the view! :) Wish you could have stayed for the super moon tonight! It glimmers of the water so beautifully! Thanks for loving our animals! They really enjoyed the attention!!!! Thanks for your understanding about the oven. The new one will be installed this week!!!! What a blessing to have beautiful weather the whole time you were here! Hope the rain made it a bit easier to leave today! Safe travels home, and God bless you and yours! Sure do hope to see you again! Warmest wishes, and thank you! Pam and John
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Wonderful retreat, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had 11 family members, ages 1 to 60+, stay here for a family wedding in nearby Harkers Island. This home was perfect for our reunion! Beautiful inside and out! The kitchen was extremely well stocked, the dining area perfect for a large group, and the living room and deck ideal for hanging out. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and well stocked with linens. Most of the rooms had views of the water. While we did not take advantage of some of the activities, we were impressed that there were game tables, basketball hoop, kayaks, bikes, water shoes and a number of other items that many families would appreciate. There were also some toys for toddlers that my kids enjoyed. Plus the animals - so fun for the kids!

We also cannot say enough nice things about the owners Pam and John! We requested a few accommodations for our young children and they were happy to help. They were warm and welcoming and Pam makes a great cake!

Cannot recommend this home enough! It would be great for a family reunion, weekend retreat, etc. We would happily stay here again! Thanks Pam & John!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shara, What a lovely review you shared about our home! It was delightful to meet you and your awesome group!! Nothing pleases us more than to have happy family and friend memories made at our house. Glad the kitchen suited you! And I'm sure the animals enjoyed the attention! They love when the house is rented!!! Hope you'll visit us again. Glad you liked the cake...I surely enjoy baking them for our guests!!! Blessings to you and yours! Warm regards, and THANK YOU! Pam and John
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
North River Golf Club
Car: necessary

6 miles from Beaufort, NC which tied for 'Coolest Small Town in America'! 3 miles to the best golf course in the County, North River Club, 6 miles to Harkers Island, a small fishing village. 10 miles to downtown Morehead City 15 miles to Atlantic Beach, 30 minutes to the Ocracoke ferry, 20 miles to the NC Aquarium, wonderful restaurants all around!!! Fresh seafood available everywhere!!! Launch your small flat bottom boat at Harker's Island or Taylor's Creek in Beaufort, and anchor it in front of our house!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

If you prefer to book directly with me and avoid VRBO fees, I will mail you a rental contract. Just let me know if this works for you! Pam 252-241-9347

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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