The Exum Beach Cottage - Come relax in our rustic beachfront cottage! Our charming beach house is equipped with an enormous deck featuring 180-degree beach views. The cottage sits at the end of a dead-end street, a very short walk from the Oceanana fishing pier. This a five bedroom, three full bath homey cottage sleeps 18 people. It also has an outside shower. The 3rd floor is a master suite that sleeps 6 people and includes a small office space. Our cottage features nostalgic pinewood walls, Central Heat/Air, Water Softner (clean water), Cable TV, DVD Player, Apple TV (main floor, basement & 3rd-floor bedroom), Fast Wi-Fi, Bluetooth equipped stereo, washer/dryer, and a classic 1950's build style. The cottage has ample parking for a large family or group of friends. This vacation cottage is ideal for a weekend getaway or week-long retreat for guests more interested in disconnecting from screens, and enjoying face time with one another rocking on the porch, or with toes buried in the sand and waves lapping at your feet. The television on the main floor is purposely small, encouraging our guests to pick up a book or board game and interact with each other. While the home is equipped with speedy WiFi and cable TV, we hope that our guests can find time to disconnect from the distractions of computers, mobile phones, and television, and enjoy classic vacation past times like body surfing, beach walks, cocktails on the deck, and watching the sunset. During the summer months the cottage is available for week long bookings only that start and end on a Sunday. When you book please indicate the number of beds you would like linens for and we will adjust the linen fee accordingly. The cost for linens and bath towels is $25/per bed. The cottage has 12 beds, 1 king, 4 queens, 1 double, and 6 twins.
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 18, 2018
About Steve Exum
Steve Exum is the president and principal photographer at Exum Photography, LLC. Exum is a North Carolina native who grew up in Raleigh. Steve, his wife Molly, their daughter Bella and son Sawyer live in Elon, NC with their dog Murphy. We are an adventurous family and the Exum Beach Cottage is our go to home for beach adventure. I manage the rentals on behalf of the owners my mother and father Jim and Judy Exum from Greensboro, NC. From this old house, we surf, skim board, fish, shell hunt, sail, sunbath and yes, even scuba dive. This cottage was built by my grandfather James Gooden Exum, Sr. in the 40’s and was one of the original cottages built on Club Colony Drive. Hurricane Hazel blew it down and my Grandfather rebuilt it in 1955. With it’s nostalgic knotty pine walls, this cottage has been the base for huge Exum Family gatherings, marriages and accommodated countless friends for great beach vacations. She withstood a number of hurricanes and the occasional water spout keeping her visitors and contents safe and dry. We Love this cottage and you will, too.
Steve Exum purchased this Cottage in 1955
Why Steve Exum chose Atlantic Beach
This vacation cottage is ideal for a weekend get away or week long retreat for guests more interested in disconnecting from screen time and enjoying face time with one another rocking on the porch or with toes buried in the sand and waves lapping at your feet.
What makes this Cottage unique
This house is intoxicating. Its close proximity to the beach, the Oceanna Fishing Pier, Amos Mosquitos Restaurant, and the Fort Macon Historic site make it very special.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Nostalgic Ocean Front Cottage loaded with everything you need.
Before the vacation even began I knew I made the right choice just by speaking with the owner. The Exum’s were just fabulous and continued to be throughout the stay. Communication was easy and prompt. I really felt like they wanted you to have a great time.
The Cottage is in a great location. I barely left the front porch except to grab take out from Amos Mosquitoes and Pescara. The view cannot be equaled. It’s peaceful yet there’s ample to do in close proximity.
All you really need to bring is your clothes, a beach towel and toiletries/bath soap. Really...that’s it. The place is stocked that well. The kitchen is loaded with absolutely everything-down to trashbags and dishwasher detergent. The Air conditioner thumps and the WiFi handled a crew of 13 year old girls!
Put me down for another stay!
So glad your crew enjoyed the cottage. We really do want all of our guest to enjoy the place as much as our family does. A lifetime of memories have been made there. And truly, that porch is just perfect for relaxing and watching the ocean during the day or the stars at night. Come back anytime!
Great older cottage with lots of charm.
We had a great time at the Exum cottage. It suited out purposes perfectly as far as space, location, ocean front, and mostly a wonderful porch with rockers where we spent much of our time. We had all adults and found the accomodations suitable. It is an older cottage but it was clean and had lots of charm.
Great space that is obviously cared for by its owners. We felt privelaged to stay in your family hom
The cottage has been built for family fun. It is a perfect location for large families and is built in a way that families within the family can have their own space. I highly recommend this rental.
Wonderful beach getaway spot for the family!
Very comfortable home well suited for family gatherings...private beach access w great views day & night from a very large deck. Well organized & equipped (ex, kitchen area, beach chairs, nice outdoor shower & convenient washer/dryer area) to support a relaxing time!
Responsive property management support if questions arise. Will definitely be returning!
Peter, I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed the Exum cottage. Thanks for your very kind words and we look forward to your next visit. Warmly, Steve
Huston Family 7/15-22/18
Great house for our large family. Well equipped. Excellent location. Super owner very responsive to any queries. We had a wonderful week.
Wonderful nastalogic ocean front cottage!
It was the perfect place for our family of 8....... mostly porch sitters!
The kitchen was well equipped for fresh seafood dinners!
we'll be back!