Our rustic cottage by the canal is located only minutes away from the sound-side beach. It offers a private space with amazing views for our nature-loving guests . You will find a comfortable room with a queen size bed that sleeps two with a private bath, washer/dryer, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and more. Bedding, towels and coffee/tea are provided.
Our rustic cottage offers our guests everything they need for their stay at the beach. Our family occupies the left side of the house while our guests have the portion on the right. Both sides are connected through the breeze way. The guest portion with the bedroom, bathroom and small laundry room is completely private. There is also a cool loft with built-in beds, which we do not offer to our guests at this time because the stairs are extremely steep. The guest area has a queen-size bed and sleeps up to two guests. The private bathroom has a shower/tub. There is a comfortable sitting area with a TV and a DVD player and an assortment of movies as well as board games for rainy days or quiet evenings. The three ceiling-to-floor windows facing the canal offer a serene view of the beautiful surroundings and an oasis for the nature lover or for anyone who wants to get away for a while.
The shared breeze-way has a small refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and microwave. You can sit here in the morning for some complimentary muffins and coffee while watching the wildlife in the surrounding woods and on the canal. The kitchen, which is part of the main house is not available to our guests, but should you have a special request, feel free to ask.
The huge deck off the breeze-way offers lots of seating and invites you to spend time outside. A walkway leads to the small dock by the canal. Bring your kayak or paddle board for some fun on the water.
My husband and/or I will be available (either in person or via mobile phone) throughout your stay to assist you with information about the area or anything else you might need.
We are Paul and Anja, and House -and-a-half is our second home. It has a unique history in that it is an exact replica of the cottage featured in the 1981 edition of Southern Living magazine. We are professionals who were looking for a place that would help us recharge on the weekends and during the summer time and found it in this unique cottage.
No outside visitors, no overnight guests without previous approval from your host.
Do not engage in illegal activities anywhere on the property.
If you break or damage something, please let me know and arrange for its replacement or repair.
Do not leave any food out that will attract uninvited pests. Our home is pest-free and we intend to keep it that way with your help.
Return all keys and beach pass.
Towels provided are for indoor use only. Please bring your own beach towels/blankets.
Leave your sand deposits outside.
My husband Paul and I live near the Outer Banks in NC. We are professionals and enjoy travelling the world. I speak several languages (English, German, and Spanish) and love learning about different cultures. Now that our children are almost grown, we find ourselves with more time to do the things that make us happy. We are active and enjoy nature and the great outdoors. Although our backpacking days are over, we always love a new adventure.