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' A Salt Waterfront Paradise with Awesome Panoramic Views!'

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4 or 5

'Bountiful-By-The-Sea is vacation cottage made for Water Lovers!' We offer special Discount for the Couple desiring to have a 'Second Honeymoon' at a beautifully scenic and wonderfully private Waterfront location!

We also cater to smaller Family Vacationers looking for a 'Get away from it all' and Lets get close to Nature time-out!

We are just outside of Town, with complete privacy and relaxation, on 2 very private acres with no close neighbors

Our Waterfront Cottage is located on a wide body of water called the NORTH RIVER... however it is not a river at all, but more like a tidal Bay located a very short distance from the open Ocean and protected by barrier Islands. You will find a very secluded home that features a 220 ft. Shoreline with a 160 ft. Pier, Gazebo and a 10x30 ft. Dock at the end of the Pier. Great for Sunning, Fishing, Boating, Kyaking, Windsurfing, Swimming... or just watching the Sun go down while having a nice glass of wine.

Please read some of the Reviews our Guests have posted.

The Cottage is bright and airy, immaculately clean and comfortably furnished with a 'beachy' atmosphere. All the rooms have water views! There are 3 Bedrooms each with a Queen size bed, 2 full Baths and an open floor plan with Kitchen, Dining and Living room all together. One of the most enjoyable feature is a spacious Sun room for waterfront Breakfasts... or just lounging while watching the water fowl and occasionally Dolphins, playing in the water.

Breakfast on the Sun Porch is really something very special!

The Village of Beaufort, NC was voted 'America's Coolest Small Town' in 2012... and indeed it still is! Check this out:

More Details

Russ Sanborn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Russ Sanborn

We are a Retired couple that enjoy Hosting people... especially loving couples that just want to get away from it all to refresh their relationships... People who appreciate a spectacular Sunset over the water that is rippling with small colorful liquid diamonds.

Russ Sanborn purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Russ Sanborn chose Coastal North Carolina

We've been coming here every chance we had for 30 years and absolutely fell in love with this area. Beaufort is a special small coastal town that it is being featured in many Magazines as one of the 'Coolest small towns in America'.

What makes this cottage unique

The natural beauty abounds everywhere you look... and that is why we call our cottage 'Bountiful-By-The-Sea'. Come see for yourselves why previous Guests rave about this pretty little Waterfront Cottage!

We know you will Love it... and want to 'Return -To-Bountiful' for those special times and build those special memories that will last a life time and beyond!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you have never stayed at Bountiful for your vacation, you do not know what you are missing. It is Heaven on earth to me and my husband. It is so tranquil and peaceful and yet is still within good driving distance of anything you would like to do while on vacation. The fishing is so good and you have the pier to yourself and don't have to fight a crowd. The sunsets in the evening across the water is the most beautiful picture you will ever see, and just reminds you that God creates beautiful things also for us to enjoy.To make your vacation even more fabulous, are the owners, Russ and Brenda. They are the most precious two people you will ever meet and will go out of there way to make everything as perfect for you as possible.This is the place I have searched for all my life and I am so thankful God allowed my husband and I the privilege of finding this place and meeting such great people.Pack your bags and give it a try. You will never regret it, I promise you.

Owners Comments: This is the 7th time Sherry and Will rented from us. They have become 2 of our dearest friends. Many Thanks for your very kind comments.

Russ and Brenda
Jun 2012
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Beaufort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each Bedroom has views of the water. LINENS ARE NOT SUPPLIED.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are not smokers nor do we allow smoking in our home! So far as Pets are concerned; Most Dogs are welcome (with a paid pet fee)... but no Cats or Birds or other Animals Please. We would also discourage very small children that could fall into the water. Please Note: This rental cottage is for family groups only. No teen or college groups; chaperoned or not, are permitted. No Parties, i.e. for Graduations or Weddings, etc. are permitted. Any questions? Contact Owner at


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

' A Salt Waterfront Paradise with Awesome Panoramic Views!'
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 57 reviews
North carolina

thanksgiving vacation

  • 5 of 5

had a wonderful stay over thanksgiving , the Sanborns where very easy to deal with, the property and the view where great, we plan on staying again next time we head east to the coast, thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your Kind and Thoughtful Review. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Russ and Brenda
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Greensboro, NC

Serene sunsets on the water!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Bountiful by the Sea. We were immediately struck at the beautiful layout of the land and water views. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and we especially loved the abundance of windows overlooking the water. The owners are so accommodating and friendly - could not have asked for more.

We enjoyed viewing the birds and fishing from the pier and bank. Caught a couple of nice fish which we released. Short drive into Beaufort for day excursions to the Reserve, dining and shopping. We will definitely be back to Bountiful!!

Roxanna & George

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words... it means so much to us to hear you describe your joyful experience at "Bountiful". We so enjoy meeting new guests and look forward to your returning as new friends. Come back soon... "we'll leave the light on!" Bountiful Blessings, Russ and Brenda
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Glen Allen, VA

A slice of southern shore heaven. Peace and quiet with great views and wildlife.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and well maintained. The property is fantastic. The surrounding river, wetlands and marshes are abundant with wildlife. The sunsets were incredible. Definitely the kind of place to be to decompress. Close to town for restaurants shops. We will definitely be going back. Many thanks to Russ and Brenda for providing such a great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve and Virginia for the wonderful Review of your vacation at "Bountiful". Our joy in providing a Vacation Rental is meeting the expectations of our Guests. To hear that your week was special and restorative makes all our efforts worthwhile. We always enjoy meeting wonderful people... and do all we can to help make your vacation a most memorable experience. We want you to plan to come back and visit as often as possible. All the Very Best, Russ and Brenda
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blessed with a relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us it was wonderful. It was clean and the dogs loved it .Mr Sanborn and his wife Brenda where very nice it was like I had known them forever. God bless you both and I hope that we will be able to visit again before long.God puts people in our lives for reasons and I'm glad he shared you all with my family. Hope the rest of your year is great and my God keep you in His loving arms.

Again thank you it was great! With love Sharon

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a beautiful review. Thank you Sharon for freely expressing your feelings... it is rare and it is so beautiful. We look forward to seeing you and your loving family again. Don't stay away too long now..."y'all come back!" Bountiful Blessings, Russ and Brenda
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Elm City, NC

Perfect Summer Get Away for the family.

  • 5 of 5

Three generations; grandparents, children and grandchildren enjoyed the week long stay at Bountiful by the Sea! The privacy and uncrowded area was perfect for all to enjoy. The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful plus the fishing and shrimping were perfect. The cabin is minutes away from Beaufort, Morehead, Atlantic Beach, and Harker's Island. The cabin was clean, well furnished and exactly as advertised. We thoroughly enjoyed the area and the perfect cabin by the sea! We hope to return many more times. Thank you, Russ and Brenda!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Evelyn and Jerry, It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, and making new friends with you all. It is folks like you that make our efforts to provide great accommodations a joy when we see such appreciation as you have expressed. We look forward to you returning to "Bountiful". Russ and Brenda
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the area for the last 10-12yrs and this was a gem of a find. Coffee every morning on the deck, kids fishing every day and evening and the view of evening storms was wonderful. Before the week was up we had decided we wanted to come back again. The owners stopped by to make sure all was well and requested that we call if we needed anything! We need not look for any other place to stay down in North Carolina! Wonderful trip can't wait until next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn for your kind review. We believe "Bountiful-By-The-Sea" is one of the prettiest places on GOD'S Green Earth... and we enjoy sharing this beautiful spot with nice people like you and your family. Looking forward to seeing you next year. All the very Best, Russ and Brenda
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Many in downtown Beaufort
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Cedar Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
North River Club
Nearest Motorway
Rte. 70
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Great selection in downtown Beaufort
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Atlantic Beach, NC
Car: necessary

Unhurried and unspoiled historic Beaufort-by-the-Sea is considered a part of the southern Outer Banks located on the Crystal Coast. Beaufort has been voted the 3rd prettiest Town in NC... it abounds in early American charm with old Sea Captains homes, a Historical district, and a Boardwalk right in the center of town with Sailboats and Yachts moored right along the Main Street. There are several very fine Restaurants, Gift shops and Museums. Blackbeard the Pirate's home is also located here as well as the shipwreck of his famous Pirate Ship 'Queen Anne's Revenge'. Lots to do... you can watch wild Horses graze on the barrier islands... take scenic drives on the Crystal Coast with its unspoiled white sand beaches... visit Down East, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Harkers Island or drive an incredibly scenic 30 miles to Cedar Island for Horseback riding in the Surf... or take a restful 2 hour Ferry crossing to Ocracoke, and the Outer Banks. Check this out:


Rates & Availability

Beaufort Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 4 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall - 17
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

"2nd Honeymoon Special" Discount. For Couples only

Discount on 2nd Consecutive Week

Check-in at 3pm Saturday; check-out before 10am on the following Saturday changeover.

Electronic-Checks (Preferred) or Visa/Mastercard Card accepted. Until Reservation is confirmed, prices are subject to change without notice. Travelers Insurance suggested

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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