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Russ Sanborn

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

' A Salt Waterfront Paradise with Awesome Panoramic Views!'

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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:

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Russ Sanborn (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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based on 48 traveler reviews

' A Salt Waterfront Paradise with Awesome Panoramic Views!'
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful property and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean! Yard is so gigantic and secluded that our dog could roam free without a leash.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi you Beautiful people! Thank you for your Review. Looking forward to seeing you again real soon. The fish are growing and will still be biting. All the Very Best, Russ and Brenda
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A wonderful coastal experience...

  • 5 of 5

I have been fortunate enough to visit the Carolina coast many times over the years, but my stay at "Bountiful" will always stand out as the best.

My wife and I, along with our "extended family" of friends from grade-school days, truly enjoyed our 1 wk. stay.

This is a majestic cottage, with plenty of open space, facing nearly due west. The sunsets will rival any coastal sunset you have ever seen...just watch from the beautiful dock or the spacious sun room. The grounds are extremely well-kept, and the tidal waters are only a short walk from the bottom of the stairs.

If you have a kayak, simply bring it. You will have a coastal scenic tour that will be remembered for a long time.

The owners, Russ and Brenda, really do care. They are accessible. They are kind. They are good people.

I would recommend this property to people who like the coastal outdoors, semi-rural settings, and a quiet environment. You are minutes away from the downtown areas, Harkers Island, and public boat docks.

Will I be back? Yes!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan and Peggy, One of the joys of providing a Vacation rental is that you meet some very nice people from all over the country... and you folks are some of the nicest! We are so glad you enjoyed "Bountiful-By-The-Sea" and hope to see you again real soon. Bountiful Blessings to you and your friends, Russ and Brenda
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Second Time Around

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Bountiful-by-the-Sea. It was even better than our first visit, because this time we invited four lifelong friends to join us. They were just as impressed with the house and setting as we were on our first stay. All agreed that we have started a new tradition of vacationing at your lovely cottage by the river. See you next year, Charley and Jennifer.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a Blessing to have sweet people like you, that appreciate our efforts, to provide the best Vacation experience that we can. We will welcome you back with Bountiful Loving arms. Blessings to you our new friends, Russ and Brenda
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Above expectations

  • 5 of 5

We are reluctant to give the accolades due this fantastic place since other people might discover it. Such serenity, privacy, fantastic water views and a house equipped with everything one would ever need to enjoy a great vacation. Very close to shopping areas and nearby attractions but when returning peace and quiet awaits. The owner is very people oriented and a great person who wants to make your stay trouble free. We look forward to returning to "Bountiful" very soon and the week went by way too fast. Gary & Jeannie with Russ and Debbie

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very warm hearted review and kind words of encouragement. Because of beautiful people like you, we have been successful in attracting the very best guests... and that helps us hold down our expenses, thereby holding down our rental fee to you and our future friends. Looking forward to seeing y'all again real soon! All the Best, Russ and Brenda
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Truly a Bountiful Blessed Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful vacation home featured everything that was listed and much more from a wonderful DVD collection and nice variety of magazines to lovely artwork throughout the house. What awesome views even with the rainy weather that we experienced the view of the river and surrounding marsh were breathtaking. Russ thoughtfully checked on us making sure that we were weathering the constant rain without any problems. The location was convenient to grocery stores, bait shops, fresh seafood markets, restaurants, etc. Privacy and tranquility abounding. The sun room was truly enjoyed by all even our two dogs loved being there watching the sea birds and waterfowl on the pier. The well manicured yard was an ideal place for the dogs to exercise and play. Russ and Brenda even though we just met, I feel that we have made new lifelong friends. We look forward to many more wonderful vacations at Bountiful by the Sea.

God bless you both, Jennifer & Charley Evans

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer and CharIey for sharing your impressions and memories of your recent stay at Bountiful. While we never want to be intrusive it is always special to meet our Guests. Bountiful's location and setting are so unique and hard to find in this day and time. Your memories are exactly what we hope all our Guests will be able to take home with them. We certainly hope you will be able to return next season. Bountiful Blessings, Brenda and Russ
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I always thought Cades Cove in the GSM was heaven on earth; however, I had not been to Bountiful. Everything was perfect. Russ and Brenda took such good care of us and made us feel so welcome. I don't think in my entire life I have had such peaceful sleep. I want to visit there again before I go to the real heaven.. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Eric & Peg Jones Bemis & Audra

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eric & Peg: Thank you for letting us hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Bountiful. It was very nice meeting you all, especially Bemis & Audra! We are very fond of well behaved and adorable four legged guests! All reviews are meaningful to us and especially helpful in encouraging us to be good hosts as well as input as to how your visit could be made even better. We surely hope you can visit us again. Brenda and Russ
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + 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; check-out before 10am on Saturday changeover.

Sorry,We can not accept Personal Checks.

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

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Coastal North Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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