|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
**HALF PRICED MONTHLY RENTALS, one month equals two weeks** We have rented this house for years but for some reason have lost our guest comments somehow, sorry
~Cedar Sunrise Cottage ~ ON CEDAR ISLAND is a clean, comfy, waterfront cottage with a beachy vibe in cool blue and white. It truly has all of the comforts of home. There is a fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, one full bathroom, dining area, and large screened porch. The great room is very open, airy and tranquil with ceramic tile floors throughout.
The sleeping porch (third bedroom) is our favorite. It is fully air conditioned and heated but is also surrounded on three sides by windows/doors so it has a very outdoorsy feel. You can lie in bed and watch the dolphins or pelicans playing in the bay with sea breezes on your face. The other two bedrooms are also very comfy with boat models and hand stitched quilts. The cottage and area are very family friendly.
Cedar Island is a small, quiet, fishing village. It is an island with beautiful views of the water, the Outer Banks, and the abundant wildlife, not to mention the sunrises! Cedar Island is an outdoor person's paradise with boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, Outer Banks exploring, and bird watching to name a few. In recent years it has also become a popular kite boarding spot. It is not a 'touristy' location but is very natural and unspoiled with three fourths of the island the National Wildlife Refuge.
There are horse stables and rentals on the island for beach trail rides. There is the National Wildlife Refuge for bird watching. There are numerous neighboring Audobon controlled islands also for birdwatching. And just minutes away by boat (or small ferry) are ocean inlets and the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There is a hunting and fishing guide service on the island, as well as, the outer banks ferries.
There is a great fish market (Quality Seafood) to buy the day's catch for dinner or there is the Driftwood Restaurant where you can watch the ferries come and go. In the evenings relax on the porch or dock and watch the shrimp boats go out for the evening and return again in the morning.
For attractions off the island, you can take the Cedar Island - Ocracoke Ferry to Ocracoke and the Outer Banks. Or you can head off to the historic seaport towns of Beaufort (~40 miles) or New Bern (~55 miles) There are also local ferries that will take you to the Core Banks. ~CEDAR SUNRISE COTTAGE~ is truly our family's paradise and home away from home. Because it is a getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life we do not have wifi or cable tv (we do have an antenna and dvd player).
We live in New Bern but just fell in love with the nature, peace and serenity of Cedar Island. It is our second home.
Melissa Hutchinson purchased this cottage in 1999
The views of the Sound are amazing especially at sunset. Cedar Island is so unspoiled and beautiful. And the people that live there are so great.
Natural, unspoiled area with a large National Wildlife Refuge encompassing about 2/3 of Cedar Island. Water and nature abound. The ferry to Ocracoke and the Outer Banks is only 2 miles away. Other beaches (Atlantic, etc) are only 45 min. away with the seaports of Beaufort and Morehead City even closer.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.