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Spectacular Oceanfront Family Cottage Retreat!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, House, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Graley Cottage exudes all the charm of a classic beach cottage from the 50’s but has been renovated and beautifully furnished to include all the modern conveniences. Just a short walk from the deck over the gentle dunes to the beach and surf, Graley Cottage is oceanfront in a quiet family neighborhood on a cul-de-sac at Club Colony Drive in Atlantic Beach. It features 6 bedrooms (including two separate master suites), 5 & ½ baths, 2 separate family/tv areas (great for when the kids want to watch their own movies), a spacious oceanfront family room and adjoining spacious dining room for your family gatherings, and a fabulous deck for enjoying the dunes and ocean views.

The cottage is equipped with high speed internet , wireless internet, unlimited telephone calls within the US and Canada, two DVD players, Cable TV service, a 42 inch flat screen HD TV in the first floor family room and a 32 inch flat screen TV in the upstairs family room. Each of the master bedrooms have a 10 inch tablet for your convenience which is equipped with TWC and Netflix. There is a travel size DVD player with screen in black case in sitting room which is great for watching cildren's DVD's. There is ample outdoor parking for up to 6 cars plus 1 car in garage.

The first floor exterior features a large covered beach side porch and sun deck with dining table, dining chairs and rocking chairs perfect for enjoying that first cup of coffee in the morning, for watching boats and dolphins go by, for relaxing sunset dinners or late night cocktails. While you are relaxing on the deck, the kids can play in the swing or hammock below. The first floor exterior also features a covered street side porch perfect for just hanging out in the rocking chairs. Both beach side and street side porches are connected by a lovely wraparound deck.

The interior first floor consists of the spacious family room and master bedroom (with a Queen bed and ensuite bath with tub & shower) both overlooking the beach, two additional bedrooms (each with a Queen bed) that share a full bath with walk-in shower, another smaller study/bedroom with a twin bed and a nearby full bath with tub & shower, a beautiful fully-equipped kitchen with custom made cabinetry and granite counter tops which opens to a wonderful dining room.

The second floor features a second master bedroom with a queen bed, ensuite bath with walk-in shower, and walk-in closet, a second bedroom with two double beds (and a fold out twin & twin air mattress in the closet) and a nearby full bath with a tub & shower, and a second family room perfect for kids to hang out and play or watch tv. This room is stocked with toys, books, games and DVD’s to entertain the kids.

The street level features a utility room with washer/dryer,a half bath, a second refrigerator/freezer, a gas grill, a charcoal grill, a large storage area with road bicycles, beach toys, beach chairs, umbrellas, a kayak, a long board, boogie boards, fishing rods and related beach gear, and two indoor showers and one outside shower (good for post beach showers).

In short, Graley Cottage is the perfect place for family fun where you can enjoy all the ocean has to offer from just a shells throw from the surf. You will want to return every year.

Keywords: Beach house, Oceanfront, Great views, Atlantic Beach, Quiet, Cottage

More Details

Owner
Stephanie Kuykendall
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Stephanie Kuykendall

Graley Cottage has been owned by the same family since it was purchased in the 1950’s by our grandparents, Staley and Grace Cook of Burlington, NC (hence the name “Graley”). It was lovingly renovated and expanded by our Mom, Nancy Cook Moore, also of Burlington, NC in 2006. Mom left it to her children to enjoy and preserve for generations to come. We consider it a little bit of heaven on earth and hope you will too!

Stephanie Kuykendall purchased this cottage in 1956

What makes this cottage unique

Four generations of our family have enjoyed vacations at Graley Cottage. Whether it is fishing, shell hunting, surfing, exploring Fort Macon, jogging on the beach, reading in the hammock, or hanging out on the sun deck with family and friends, we think there is no place like Graley Cottage.

Amenities

Atlantic Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , granite countertop -ensuite 1st floor master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower between 2 Queen BRs on 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for 2nd floor Master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On 2nd floor near double bedroom -shower hose for children
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On 1st floor near single bedroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , 2 showers and half bath located in downstairs basement
  • All bathroom were fully renovated in 2006.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom on 1st floor (shares full bath)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom on 1st floor (shares full bath)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on 1st floor w/ ensuite full bath tub/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on 2nd floor with ensuite full bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , small bedroom/study on 1st floor w/ nearby full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , On 2nd floor with nearby full bath; twin is fold out bed
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) plus 1 fold out twin bed. All bedrooms have hair dryers for your use. All bedrooms have fine cotton bathrobes for your use.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Graley Cottage has an Outdoor Shower w/ hot/cold and 2 interior showers in the basement convenient for showering off from the beach.

Reviews

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Spectacular Oceanfront Family Cottage Retreat!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Wake Forest, NC
5

GREAT FOR FAMILY REUNIONS!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Graley Cottage! We had family in and out during the week because our son was getting married the Saturday we were down at the cottage. It reminds me of cottages I stayed at when I was a child in NC, but has been updated and has everything you can think of or might need. The owner is fantastic to work with as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We plan on coming back for years to come with our grown children and, one day, grandchildren!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you could think of for the beach. It even had pre-packed beach bags for you to take to the beach. The house was meticulously clean and organized. The owners really thought of everything. Our family really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

What a find!!! Finely appointed cottage with luxurious features everywhere

  • 5 of 5

My family and I arrived for an important family wedding and rented this cottage site unseen.

We fell in love with it from the first moment of our arrival and loved it each moment we were there-4 nights in total. It is an updated beach front old beach cottage that has maintained it's old cottage warm feel with pine panels and period furnishings, but with all the amenities of a new one. Great kitchen with every utensil, pan, dish you could ever need and , wonderful baths and hi tech features everywhere. Stephanie, the owner, thought of EVERYTHING!

Fine touch and taste and made us feel at home from the beginning. Flexible with our timing and needs. We will definitely return here for our next stay in the area and will recommend for our friends as well.

This sounds like an ad by a friend and it is not. I am home now and still so thrilled with our cottage and stay there.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lyme, Connecticut USA
5

Beachfront living at its best!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third summer we have stayed at Graley Cuttage and it continues to be our absolute favorite! This spacious cottage is in a convenient location and the beach is beautiful. The owners have equipped the cottage with everything anyone could need or want on vacation. There are plenty of toys for children and adults-- bicycles and helmets, boogie boards, sea kayak....even beach towels and chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped and a new refrigerator with crushed ice maker was a hit with all. The bedrooms are all charming in decor with comfortable beds, colorful linens and even some original artwork. The porch is great, complete with rocking chairs. It's the perfect spot for sipping morning coffee or watching the sunset in the evening. We are already looking forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. We were very impressed with how well the kitchen was equipped with supplies.

The bathrooms were all supplied beyond what we expected. I can not think of one disappointment except the fireplace.

I have one suggestion and that is a second coffee maker, with seven people we're constantly making coffee.

By the way in the master bedroom upstairs the shower would leak all over floor. My brother thought it was the seal on the door. Would definitely rent again.

Thank you,

Mary Dee

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Bern , NC
5

Best Place We Have Ever rented!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been having a family reunion for the past 10 years, renting home in the mountains and beach. The Graley Cottage was by far the best equipped and stocked home we rented. Very clean, well decorated, convenient to grocery and restaurants. We will rent it again!!! You think you are staying at a luxury resort.

A.E. Bill Jernigan

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Coast Carolina Regional Airport at New Bern
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Cedar Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Country Club of the Crystal Coast
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US Higway 70
Car: necessary

Historic Fort Macon, dating from the 1750's, is less than 2 miles from the cottage. Beautiful historic Beaufort, NC is on the mainland across the bridge. The site of Blackbeard's shipwreck, 'The Queen Anne's Revenge' is off shore Beaufort. The famous fishing tournament, 'The Big Rock' is held every June with a multi-million dollar purse. Enjoy a wonderful day trip to Cape Lookout National Park, accessible only by boat with ferries running from Harkers Island to Cape Lookout daily. Enjoy the undeveloped beaches with walking, shelling and a relaxing picnic.

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Rates & Availability

Atlantic Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - August 2017
Jun 26 2017 - Aug 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 16 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$575
$3,850
 
 
Fall
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates include the provision of bed linens and bath towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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