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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

5 Bedrooms + futon, pull out couch, 4 Full Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

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 are included for your convenience:

paper towels, trash bags, dish liquid, dishwasher powder, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers, toilet paper, washing powder, Clean linens are on beds, and we supply plenty of dish and bath towels! The kitchen is fully loaded with lots of extras.

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Beaufort

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 4.9649124 based on 57 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: July 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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Words can't describe how amazing our stay was!

  • 5 of 5

From the first time I talked to Pam, I knew exactly why they didn't have anything less than 5 stars! I've never met anyone so nice and accommodating! The house was perfect, a short walk to the water, and animals to make you smile! I loved every minute of our stay, and enjoyed all the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there! I am so sorry I'm just responding to your awesome review...somehow it was lost in cyber world! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!! Thrilled that the house fitted your needs. Happy you enjoyed the beach and the silly animals!!! We get great pleasure out of meeting vacationers such as you! Thanks for making happy memories at our beach house!! Many thanks, Pam and John
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Reidsville NC

Cool house

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described. The drone video helped us to see everything before we went. The host was friendly and treated us as family. The kids enjoyed the toys and the animals. The only drawback was that we were located on the river and there was very little beach. Overall it was a good trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large family

  • 5 of 5

Pam was so accommodating. We absolutely loved our stay. We hope to come back but will certainly pass less next time. There was more than enough activities to keep the adults / kids/ teenagers busy. There were kayaks for the entire family , didn't even have to take turns. We did some fishing and caught some little stuff which was fun for the kids. Highly recommend for families with lots of kids.

The beach was great for kids but it is very shallow so not really a place you can swim as it was no deeper than waist high as far as you can walk ....and we walked pretty dang far.

Overall, it'll be our first choice if we make it back that way next year

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, George, Thanks for taking the time to share your comments with us! It was such a pleasure to meet your awesome group. Glad you enjoyed the kayaks! Happy you caught some fish with the kids. Other renters have reported that they went out deeper and caught good size fish such as puppy drum! The water depth is controlled by the tide lol, so sometimes you don't have to walk as far to deeper water. Glad the beach was a pleasure for the kids. Hope to see you all again! We love our repeat renters!! Fondly, and with gratitude, 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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Taylor! So sorry that I'm just seeing this very dear review! Lost in cyber space I guess, like another one!!! We are so glad you had a good time at our beach house!!! So happy there was plenty of room for you all. We LOVE young'uns and get great pleasure out of them enjoying the animals, kayaks, basketball goal, toys, etc!! We provide paper towels, shampoo, etc etc, sheets on beds, lots of towels, to make your stay more convenient. That's because we would certainly appreciate these if we rented a vacation home! The fall has been absolutely gorgeous here...Winter will continue to provide beautiful sunsets and cozy bonfires. Then spring will bring green grass and flowers! Then SUMMER!! We enjoy all the seasons here!! Thanks again for making happy memories here! Most sincerely, and with appreciation, Pam and John
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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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

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