House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
- english, swedish, danish
Rod and Pat bought this house when they were Lieutenants based at MCAS Cherry Point. After finishing a mission, they would often fly over beautiful Emerald Isle on the way back to base. Finally, one summer day in 1992, Rodney went down to Atlantic Beach to see if he could find a home there, and on that day he found Sea Haven. Together Patrick and Rodney scraped up their limited savings and bought the house, which was in great need of repair. For the next 10 years, many weekends and holidays were spent renovating the home. Today, the house is a Carteret County historic home, and is one the finest examples of North Carolina beach cottages around. Rodney and Patrick are still buddies and both are retired from the Marine Corps, with over 40 years of combined military service. Rodney is married to Pernille from Denmark, and Patrick is married to Carrie from Florida.
Claudia purchased this House in 1992
Why Claudia chose Atlantic Beach
If you want something different and unique, this oceanfront house is for you. Sea Haven has that traditional beach cottage charm. Walls and ceilings are gorgeous Carolina pine, something you never see in new construction.
What makes this House unique
As they say, location, location, location. The house is on a quiet street conveniently located within walking distance (2 blocks) of the Atlantic Beach Circle and Boardwalk. Also within walking distance of some ocean fishing piers. The home is professionally managed by Spectrum Resort Properties, so you will always have assistance should you require it. Call for calendar info.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Atlantic Beach Getaway
My family and I had a good time staying this property. The best part is by far the deck that made for a great place to share drinks and meals. The house is cute and gives a feeling of days gone by. My only negatives (which are not deal breakers) are the beds and WIFI. Beds are not very comfortable and make loud noises when someone tosses around. Those noises are easily heard through floors and walls. The WIFI worked for some phones but it was not having anything to do with laptops. Not important to most but we unfortunately needed access for work purposes.
Overall, it was good fun having room to spread out, taking short walks to a beautiful beach and being in close proximity to all that AB has to offer.
There is a lot of debris in the yard. There is also damage to the exterior of the home.
The deck was Super!
Overall a good experience. Not sure if I would stay at this property again.
Cozy and clean. The covered and uncovered patios were perfect.
Sheree, thank you taking the time to write a 5 star review (and for the little hearts). I'd like to offer you a $50 discount for your next stay, so please remind us if you rent from us again and we will apply it then. We also gave you 5 star rankings across the board. Warmest regards, Rod
Great weekend with friends
We had a great time at the house. It comfortably held our group of friends. The house was clean and came with freshly washed towels for every room. Michael from the rental agency could not have been more pleasant. When we had to reach out for a couple of things, he was eager to help fix any issues we had. If I find myself in Atlantic beach again, i will definitely rent this house again!
Hi Mary Kate,
Thank you for your review of Sea Haven. We are glad you had such a pleasant experience with our rental agency! We hope you will consider Sea Haven again in the future!
Amazing view & property!
Best VRBO owners & management I have ever dealt with! Rod (actual owner) and Claudia (property manager) were super accommodating with my requests for weird check-in and check-out times due to the Tuna200 Relay Race my group and I were participating in. Can’t recommend this place enough! Large back patio with access straight to the beach, LOTS of bed space, and within walking distance of bars!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Please remind us if you ever book again, and we will see if we can give you a discount on your next stay! Thank you again!
Major, US Marine Corps (Retired)
Large accommodating space and being right on the beach was a plus! The only issue was the downstairs AC unit did not work adequately but the upstairs one worked well. Downstairs never got cooler than 78 degrees unfortunately but other than that the house was efficient for my family and me.
We've had the HVAC folks out there as soon as we could. I seems to be working fine now! Glad you enjoyed it otherwise!
North Carolina Aquarium, Bungee rides, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (the largest in the world), Local Movie Theater, AB Water Sports