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Spectacular Oceanfront Family Cottage Retreat in Atlantic Beach!

Atlantic Beach, NC, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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 in the highly desirable Club Colony area of 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 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, paddle 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


Stephanie Kuykendall

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Calendar last updated:
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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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom on 1st floor w/ ensuite full bath tub/shower
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Bedroom on 1st floor (shares full bath)
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Bedroom on 1st floor (shares full bath)
      • Bedroom 4
        1 twin/ single, small bedroom/study on 1st floor w/ nearby full bath
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, Master bedroom on 2nd floor with ensuite full bath
      • Bedroom 6
        2 double, 2 twin/ single, On 2nd floor with nearby full bath; twins are fold outs
      • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) plus 1 fold out twin bed and blow up twin. All bedrooms have hair dryers for your use. All bedrooms have 10 inch tablets for entertainment. All bedrooms have fine cotton bathrobes for your use.


      • 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, combination tub/shower, On 1st floor near single bedroom
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, Ensuite bathroom for 2nd floor Master bedroom
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, combination tub/shower, On 2nd floor near double bedroom -shower hose for children
      • Bathroom 6
        toilet, 2 showers and half bath located on ground floor.
      • All bathroom were fully renovated in 2006.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Dual system AC and heating for downstairs and upstairs
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      located in utility room in downstairs basement
                    • Fireplace
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free long distance calling within US and Canada.
                    • Garage
                      Garage parking for 1 car
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Dual system AC and heating for downstairs and upstairs
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed linens are quality 100% cotton. Fine cotton bathrobes are provided for bedrooms.
                    • Living Room
                      Two separate family/living rooms w/ TV's (main living room on 1st floor overlooking beach w/ surround sound large tv & fireplace; children enjoy the upstairs living room for watching DVD's)
                    • Parking
                      Boat trailer parking is available but may limit the number of other car spots to 4.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Large parking area.
                    • Telephone
                      There are 6 telephones with free calling service within the US.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels are provided. For guests that are flying to Graley Cottage, we provide beach towels and Brazilian style lightweight towel wraps for the beach. Please wash these if used.
                    • Washing Machine
                      located in utility room in downstairs basement Laundry detergent is provided.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      wireless internet service for the cottage.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Separate Expresso/cappacino maker and 2 drip coffee maker plus a keurig coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Several sets of quality dishes, flatware, glassware, serving pieces, serving platters. Nothing will be missed.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen to facilitate your culinary creations.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Large Kitchenaid mixer for the serious chef, small cuisinart, knife sets, blender,
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper, various spices, oils, sweetners, saran wrap, foil, zip lock bags, paper towels, garbage bags are stocked in Graley Cottage.
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2) Two full refrigerators - one in kitchen and second in basement
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          toaster oven


                            • Dining
                              seats 8 at main dining table seats 4 at pull out gate leg table. Also outdoor dining table on beachside deck. kitchen counter with 2 bar stools
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  A collection of adult and childrens books available for use
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  2 Blue Ray DVD Players
                                • Games
                                  Collection of board games available for use.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (3) TV's with cable (Time Warner Cable) (6) Samsung 10 inch tablets with TWC and Netflix
                                • Stereo
                                  Bring your ipod and plug into surround sound in Main family room.
                                • Television
                                  Large flat screen TV with surround sound in Main Family Room. 2nd large flat screen in upstairs 2nd family room. All bedrooms have 10 inch tablets for your viewing plesure.
                                • Toys
                                  Kids toys and books are available for use. Beach toys are also available for use.
                                • Video Library
                                  Video Library : Large collection of family and children's DVDs available for use.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      3 adult bikes for street use only (and helmets)
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Awesome oceanfront deck featuring both covered and open areas with outside dining and rocking chairs. A lovely wrap around deck connects the beachfront deck to a 2nd street side deck.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      1 Kayak available for use
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas Grill and charcoal grill located in downstairs basement available for use.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      1 long board available for use 2 paddle boards many boogie boards and tubes available for use; fish rods available for use


                                        • 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

                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Graley Cottage has an Outdoor Shower w/ hot/cold and 2 interior showers in the basement convenient for showering off from the beach.

                                                          40 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Awesome house

                                                          Maribel P.

                                                          The property was beautiful, clean and well stocked with all the amenities. I would stay here again!


                                                          Margaret M.

                                                          We loved the cottage. It was so comfortable. Everything was perfect especially the view! The house has everything needed for a great vacation. We will rent Graley Cottage again in the future!!

                                                          very comfortable relaxing week at the beach

                                                          Grace A.

                                                          We had our family of 10 together for a week at this wonderful cottage. It was such a comfortable and beautifully appointed home with fun artwork and family photos. We so appreciated that they had everything you could possibly need at the beach from beach bags and boogie boards to soaps and shampoo. The owner were very attentive to any question we had while we were there. In spite of a good bit of rain we had a fantastic week because of this wonderful cottage.

                                                          A Wonderful Family Beach Cottage

                                                          Hulet K.

                                                          We loved Graley Cottage! It was the perfect house for our large family gathering. It was immaculate and very comfortable and attractively decorated. There were 12 of us staying at Graley Cottage, but our nephew and his family of 6 who were staying nearby joined us every day for meals and beach time. Even though the kitchen was small, the house was well equipped to prepare meals for the 18 of us--plenty of dishes, glasses, serving pieces, and cooking utensils. The large deck was perfect for the spillover at mealtimes. The garage had 2 extra showers and a bathroom, which was great for the younger folks coming and going to the beach. Graley Cottage owners graciously provided an abundance of towels, beach chairs, surf boards, beach toys, children's games, and bicycles . Stephanie's attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the house. Our family loved being at Graley Cottage!!

                                                          Perfect for the family!

                                                          Patti C.North Carolina

                                                          The location is ideal! Easy to get onto main highway to go to shopping, etc. Oceanfront but must walk around dune to get to assess to beach-good exercise! The bedrooms are well appointed-very nice linens, etc. The furnishings are very nice and very comfortable for 4 generations of family! Plenty of beach chairs, beach toys for kids, wagons for carrying stuff to beach, and 3 bike cruisers! (one of the bikes needs a repair-rusty chain broke during ride). My only complaint-the kitchen is small but the owner has everything plus you would need to prepare great meals. All the appliances are nice. Great to have an extra refrigerator in basement for drinks, etc. There are 2 grills- a gas and one charcoal! Both worked very well!! The local fish market is GREAT! (near bridge) Had a couple of rainy days and the NC Aquarium is close by and Gkids loved it. We had 4 generations together-ages 84 to 6 months and everyone was comfortable and happy with the cottage.

                                                          Overall, excellent rental!! The owner has truly thought of everything for a great vacation!!

                                                          Better Than the Photos

                                                          Kathryn C.

                                                          Rock on the deck, watch the ocean, trek out to the beach. What more could you want for a beach vacation? How about monogrammed beach bags with monogrammed beach towels, surf board, kayak, 2 grills, chairs and umbrellas, boogies boards, and ferns and flowers on the front porch! Our family was so impressed with the NC beach architecture maintained but updated, lovely furnishings and art, comfortable beds, and usable space. The deck was action central with room for a kiddie pool for the baby. The kitchen had absolutely everything we needed to prepare meals, and an extra fridge in the basement made it possible to limit trips to the convenient Food Lion on the island. I can't think of anything we lacked. So much preparation was put into this rental that we were bowled over by the amenities, the comfort, the anticipation of supplying all the things that might be required for fun and comfort at the beach. Yep, we want to go back there! Did I mention that the beach is wide, shells plentiful, and there is a boardwalk a short distance away. We appreciated that the dunes are protected and yet the beach is just a short trek from the deck. We were spoiled! Absolutely loved staying there! Thank you for sharing a wonderful vacation home with our family!


                                                          Atlantic Beach, NC, USA

                                                          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 include the provision of bed linens and bath towels.

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