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Ocean Front Pine Knoll Shores Heckman House-Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Airy, comfortable home on a pristine beach. family gatherings.

Enjoy the most beautiful beach on the East Coast from this serene light-filled oceanfront home. The clean design and wonderful open floor plan make it the perfect place to bring family and friends together with the Atlantic Ocean as your front yard. Due to the unusual orientation of Bogue Bank, you can watch the sun rise AND set from the dramatic deck of this modern contemporary house.

Simple pleasures for all ages abound: long morning walks, body surfing, world class shell collecting, watching porpoises play from the deck, sunbathing and just getting lost in a good book. Food even tastes better at this location! Serve up a casual seafood supper on the breezy screened porch as the sun begins to set.

Three comfortable bedrooms and two baths on the main floor, including a bright and spacious oceanfront master suite. The lower level with direct beach access offers an additional bedroom, bath and a large bunk room to sleep 6, perfect for cousins or single guests. This is accessed from the steps from the great room.

There are only ten steps to the beach from the lower level.

The home is located in a sleepy beachside community. The nearest major attraction is the wonderful North Carolina Aquarium less than five minutes away. Enjoyable restaurants are within a ten-minute drive.

This home was built in the late 1970's and has remained in our family. It has been enjoyed by four generations

If your group is 'all about the beach,' this is the house for you.

More Details

Monica Heckman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Monica Heckman

Our family has created many happy memories here on the most beautiful beach in the country. This very special home has been the perfect place to celebrate retirement, new babies, family reunions, Easter, Thanksgiving and even a Spring wedding. We still vacation as an extended family every year. As the family grows, we fill every inch of this home with laughs and good times.

The home was designed for private spaces. You can get away from the activity and enjoy a spot on your own, be it on the hammock, or just in your quiet bedroom.

Monica Heckman purchased this house in 1979

Why Monica Heckman chose Coastal North Carolina

Quiet, restful, natural location where the ocean is front and center. You will definitely have your place of solitude and privacy on this near-empty stretch of beach. You just don't find this type of beach anymore.

What makes this house unique

Breezy screened porch, ocean front views from living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite and master bath. Wide deck overlooks the beach. Outdoor shower. No fuss simplicity and comfort - suitable for all ages. Well-behaved pets allowed.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
New Bern, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Clam Digger (less than 5 min )
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Country Club of the Crystal Coast less than 5 min
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 58
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Clam Digger
Car: necessary

5 minute drive from the nationally respected North Carolina Aquarium, a great activity for all ages. Other day trips include shopping and sightseeing along the marina in historic Beaufort, NC or a trip to Fort Macon State Park, complete with a preserved Civil War Fort with educational exhibits inside.


Pine Knoll Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , adjoining the Master bedroom, breathtaking views of the sea
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hall bath freshly redone, easy access
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom, close to 'dorm' and King Bedroom
  • The Master bath has a shower tub combination. The other 2 baths have showers only.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Huge BR with ocean views on lower level
    Bedroom 5 DORM - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Great room for the kids and their friends, FUN! FUN!
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , The master bedroom has an adjoining private bath .
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , See & listen to the waves from this very private bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Although very ample, this is a cozy room on main level.
  • Hear the waves crashing as you are lulled to sleep in the spacious Master Bedroom featuring a new king sized bed dressed with Sferra linens. This bedroom has its own private bath with overwhelming views of the sea. Two other bedrooms on this level. King bedroom and 'dorm' on lower level. Great to get away from the rest of the group.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This home is located in the best fishing area of North Carolina. There are various deep sea fishing excursions available. A great attraction for kids of all ages is the North Carolina Aquarium is less than 5 minutes away. There is a high chair and PAK N Play. I found a terrific masseuse that will make house calls. call Judy Powers 252-732-5328 If you call ahead of time, you have a better chance of getting an appt.


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Ocean Front Pine Knoll Shores Heckman House-Sleeps 14
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

I could live there!

  • 5 of 5

So comfortable! Big enough for adults & children to be inside & not be crowded. Fabulous ocean/beach view & access. Well equipped kitchen & plenty of beach chairs & toys. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comfort is what vacations are all about. You shouldn't have to worry about a spilled drink or a slice of pizza hitting the sofa I'm glad you loved our beach house. The game table would love you to come back. Hope to see you soon Monica
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Incredible home with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience---location + beautiful well-equipped home = terrific vacation. This is a spacious, open floorpan house with LOTS of windows to see the spectacular views of the beach, sunrises AND sunsets. So comfortable. The big deck and screened in porch are great for unwinding, beds are really comfortable, and furnishings lovely. Thanks so munch Monica! We'll be back :)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed our beach house. Come Back, it will be even more comfortable knowing your way around the house Monica
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Beautiful view, well equipped ,great family house, we had a blast!!

  • 4 of 5

We had everything we needed but needs a little updating. Great property!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location possible

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Heckman house. I have been visiting the Crystal Coast my entire life and am convinced that this is the best location there is - close enough to the amenities of Atlantic Beach without the crowds. We felt like we had the beach all to ourselves and the view from the house can't be beat.

The house had everything we needed; appliances are new-ish and the kitchen was well-stocked. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the house/furnishings are in need of a facelift in some areas. For example, the mattresses in the queen and full bedrooms are old and noisy, there were huge spiderwebs at the top of the vaulted ceilings, the windows in the living room have a busted seal so they get fogged up and obscure the view, etc. Nothing that had a significant impact on our stay but just wanted to set expectations appropriately - this is definitely an older home with some visible wear and tear from lots of renters over the years.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Heckman House. As you stated, we have enjoyed this house for years and years. We have tried to keep current with our updates, doing a few every year. I hope you enjoyed the new carpet on the lower level and the new updated bath. we are happy that you felt the house well stocked. We take great pride in keeping it that way. Thank you for choosing us for your vacation.
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Will come back.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation and staying at you beach house. We didn't have very good weather but with the view from your floor to ceiling windows, even reading a book inside was enjoyable. It was so nice to have a totally enclosed and gated deck for the little ones and our dog. Loved your remodeled bath downstairs. It was a great vacation and the whole family hopes to come back some time. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I worried about your crummy weather all week. I'm glad you still had a great time. It was past time to redo the bathroom. I'm glad you liked it. Glad you are going to come back Monica
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and Monica was very nice to work with! We will return to visit at every opportunity. The property is everything it says and more.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad the weather mostly cooperated and you had a great time. Please try to stay longer the next time. Thanks for visiting.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $275
Tax Rate 12.75%

I require a $500 security deposit at booking and payment in full 90 days prior to arrival. Guests can contact VRBO to obtain travel and hurricane insurance. This is strongly suggested

To get away from the rest of the "gang" we have a delightful double hammock in a quiet shades area under the main deck.
We do provide starter items, etc. 1 roll of papertowels, 1 roll of toilet paper in every bathroom, fresh cake of soap in every bathroom. There are a few beach chairs and some beach towels. There may be some beach toys in the
garage. Before you go shopping for supplies, look around. You may find what you are looking for.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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