Private Dock w/ a 24' Boat Slip Included! Sleeps 7 (air mattresses for extras)
Jennifer and Bill Tatum
About Jennifer and Bill Tatum
Photo by Chris Brehmer Wilmington Business Journal Hey! We are Bill and Jennifer Tatum from Sanford, N.C. So glad that you are taking an interest in Pages Serenity Cottage! We truly enjoy sharing it with our guests. The cottage is both casual and easy to relax in. No need to impress anyone here - just enjoy getting your feet wet and your hair a mess! We take good care of Pages Serenity and try to preserve the easy care flavor. Bill and I are both retired. Bill was a former football player and coach but retired from the concrete industry and Jennifer retired from sales and teaching. Our passion is restoring this cottage and updating it for your enjoyment. We have two wonderful children, a fabulous daughter in law and two very special grandchildren. Our son and his wife, Pryor and Megan live less than a quarter of a mile from the cottage and he is in real estate and our daughter, Rebecca and her children live in S.C. You will see Rebecca’s art work throughout the house. We hope you enjoyed getting to know us and will come spend some time at Page's Serenity Cottage! Most check-in days, we drive down to the cottage for a walk through and await your arrival. We are available to answer any questions that you may have. Even though we live in Sanford, we are always just a phone call away. If Bill and I cannot meet you, you will be greeted by our son or daughter in law Pryor and or Megan Tatum Jennifer and Bill
Jennifer and Bill Tatum purchased this House in 2012
Why Jennifer and Bill Tatum chose Wilmington
Perfect Location... Nestled in a quiet waterfront family n pet friendly neighborhood, The property has a wide-open view of Pages Creek and the ICW....The water is incredibly peaceful and is ideal to swim, paddle-board, kayak, boat or simply float as your cares lift away. You can moor your watercraft to your 24 ft boat slip (included) or rent a watercraft from Entropy Boat Rentals and keep your items on the suspended deck. Although you will have to launch your boat from a boat ramp, no having to trailer your boat back and forth every day. Have dinner on the decks as the sun sets. Fish from the dock, catch crabs in the trap or simply watch the ebb and flow of the tide throughout the day. Occasionally, you will see a pair of porpoises swimming by the house or hear the waves crashing on Figure 8 Island. This home is located within walking distance of Entropy boat rentals, a local boat rental facility. (No launch of boat required) You can enjoy a fabulous day on the water and explore the true beauty of the Wilmington area. Just a few miles away is the local favorite area for shopping and dining, Mayfaire Town Center. You will find a large movie theater with IMAX and 3-D movie showings, as well as lots of great retail stores, restaurants and even seasonal activities including holiday events and a free outdoor summer concert series. To head to Wrightsville beach, it is just a quick drive. Beach chairs, towels, boogie board and a cooler are available. The beautiful historic downtown area is a breeze to get to on the Martin Luther King Parkway and is a must see. You will find something for everyone! There are lots of quaint local shops and restaurants, entertainment, local events, historic sites and just a beautiful river front to stroll along. Don’t miss it! Bring your boat or rent and explore, fish, swim, kayak, paddle-board or wake-board on the creek. Discover Lea Island (Rich's Inlet) n Mason Inlet
What makes this House unique
Waterfront... THE VIEW.... THE TRANQUILITY...Bird Watching Deep water access with private pier, floating dock and swim ladder... BOAT ENTHUSIAST: Serenity Cottage is a must!!!! Gas and charcoal grill combo as well as fire pit with all accessories provided. Outdoor swing, picnic table, and outdoor games and balls are also provided. Over an acre of land which allows for storage, parking or flying a kite on our empty back lot. Large open weave fenced in area for your fur baby with access into the house. (16x50) 2 Smart televisions and 2 HD televisions.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Reach out as we will try to accommodate
Absolutely, NO SMOKING pick up all smoking items
Please read contract
child friendly Read contract n reviews
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Please read guidelines, pet information in the contract e-sign and return page 4 Thank you Jennifer
Please read Cancellation Information in Contract. It is more forgiving than I can illustrate on site. Thank you.
Prior to your arrival, I will email you pertinent information It helps you familiarize and lessen your luggage. Do not print
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 weeks at Serenity Cottage. I have never rented a home with a view this spectacular!! The water was clear blue and we loved swimming off the dock. I also loved drinking my morning tea on the porch with the fans blowing, truly memorable!
The updated kitchen was fully stocked and Jennifer even had a freshly baked dessert waiting in the oven for my husband's birthday upon our arrival. Jennifer and Bill are very responsive, gracious hosts and I highly recommend staying here.
Thanks so much!
Sweet cozy cottage
We loved our stay at Serenity Cottage. Jennifer and Bill are the best hosts! They color coordinated the towels for my son and daughter, had s’mores ingredients waiting for us and made us feel so welcomed. The house is welcoming and quiet. We drank coffee every morning on the dock, while the kids went swimming . They only have one fishing rod, so bring more if you need.
The surrounding neighbors were for the most part very quiet, other than one morning they were cutting their yard at 7:30am, and their dog kept pooping in our yard:(
The cottage is 10min from the beach and very close to a Publix, and a fun town center that has a movie theater and lots of shopping.
I would recommend staying here.
It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and so exciting to finally have the pleasure of meeting you.
I look forward to hosting you again.
Bill and Jennifer
At home in Serenity Cottage
You couldn't ask for a more relaxing surrounding and peaceful location. The cottage is stocked with more supplies than you would ever use, but there just in case. This is my third return visit and I hope
to have a chance to sit on the deck and take in the beautiful ambiance again. Thank you Tatums for sharing this little jewel!!
Bill and I are delighted that you selected Serenity Cottage has your staycation location. We definitely look forward to hosting you again.
Serenity Cottage - Summer relaxation
This is my family's third time staying at Serenity Cottage. The location is excellent for going anywhere in Wilmington. Everytime we come we have a wonderful time and enjoy our stay. The view from the back yard looking out towards the dock is beautiful. The owners are very gracious and hospitable. They are very quick to respond to any questions. The owners are very open to suggestions and maintain the house (new bedding, furniture) as needed. My family will definitely come back to enjoy the beauty of Serenity cottage.
It is always a pleasure to host you and your family. We look forward to greeting you again.
Bill and Jennifer Tatum
Wonderful house,beautiful view,very quiet and reallly serene.great dog property
Wonderful week relaxing with our furbabies,recovering from the loss of our furbaby. Beautiful and saw a dolphin.perfect setting and owners.things in tiptop shape.be back soon.thanks for renting out your home.
Thank you for selecting Serenity Cottage. We look forward to hosting you and your family again. It is guest like yourself that makes hosting such a pleasurable experience. See you soon.
Exactly as described
As described and more, Serenity Cottage is wonderful! Everything spic and span, comfortable and cozy. The views, the nature, and the serenity was enjoyed by our family. Thank you for opening your home for others to share as we felt as though friends were sharing their home not at a rental.
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again. Come back and sit awhile.
BP ethanol free gas and Twice the Ice - 3 miles
Publix 2 miles
Harris Teeter and Food Lion - 4 miles
Whole Foods, WalMart
Mayfaire Town Center - 5 miles off Military CutOff
Wrightsville Beach - 7 miles - 4 nautical miles
Downtown Riverwalk and ILM - 10 miles
Battleship North Carolina - 10 miles
RDU airport - 2 hours