• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Family
  • Fire
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Medical
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Police
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Stereo
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Tennis
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

We would like to welcome you to "The Smooth Plateau" Cottage on Taylor's Creek in Beaufort.

Our home is calming and tidy and is supplied with everything you need, including TVs in the living room and each bedroom, wireless internet and a modern kitchen with all new appliances. Fresh bed linens are included as are bath towels and wash clothes.

Our bungalow has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The shower for the second bath, is an outdoor shower which is private and conveniently accessible directly from the bathroom.

There is also a additional room off the living room which has a peaceful day bed. We call it the "Hemingway Room" as the decor is inspired by Hemingway's boat, Pilar.

We've just added a giant floating dock with room for 2 boats and there is also a floating kayak dock, fold down swim ladder, fish cleaning station and bench seating on the pier.

From the front porch and dock, you will savor a continuous parade of boats, wild horses and pirate shenanigans. With deep and calm water, Taylor's Creek is the ideal harbor.

You will only be 1/2 mile from downtown Beaufort, where you'll find plenty of eateries, bars and stores.

It's a fast drive to world class beaches, the ICW, the North Carolina aquarium, charter boat fishing and cruising and diving. There are fishing tournaments and festivals galore, including The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion, The Beaufort Historic Home and Garden Tour, The Beaufort Music Festival, Wooden Boat Show, Harker's Island Duck Decoys, and NC Seafood Festival. There are always fun activities in town including live music nearly nightly on the town boardwalk.

Beaufort was one of Blackbeard's favorite hangouts. Had you been our guest in 1717, you would have laid gaze on Blackbeard's mooring , as the home that he frequently visited while on holiday from pirating, is diagonally behind us. There is little doubt that he walked across our unit to reach his girlfriend's home. He ran aground off Beaufort's coast 300 years ago, and the Beaufort branch of the North Carolina Maritime Museum proudly displays artifacts salvaged from his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Beaufort has been voted choice yachting destination and America's Coolest Modest Town. The Cape Lookout National Seashore was freshly voted most ideal National Park.

If you rent our home we ask that you respect the calm and privacy of your neighbors. While Beaufort has become a tourist destination, it is still a peaceful community, especially after dark.

We know you will relish your holiday at "The Painless Plateau" in Beaufort .

Money-saving Tips

  • Find the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most tourism bureaus will send you printed travel guides with special deals for lodging, restaurants and tours. Search for these guides and promotional books, since this allows vacation goers to experience the same fantastic attractions at a often substantial discounted.
  • Are your travel dates changeable? Shoulder seasons offer phenomenal offers.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may be qualified for promotions. Be sure to check with property management company to see if your vacationing gang qualifies for a discount.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for specific types of travellers. Large event homes are ideal for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some rentals cater to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are positioned close to night life. If there's a certain Beaufort, NC atteaction that you just love, search for properties that cater especially to you.
  • Give thought to getting trip insurance together with your leasing contract. Trip insurance, which usually add between 1% - 5% of the basic stay rate, provides guests reimbursement of their trip costs for any nights missed as a consequence of medical emergencies or weather, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unforeseen hotel room stay or additional fuel.

General Rental property Advice

Newcomers are sometimes shocked at the number and variety of daily, weekly and monthly rental properties available in the Beaufort, NC area. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of vacation homes available allows them to find an suitable getaway to fit their Beaufort, NC group, from low-noise condos to larger event homes with several bedrooms.

Vacation homes are often owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property management companies leverage scale, technology and experience to provide painless operational management on behalf of the owner..

Here are some tips and tactics to help you understand the vacation rental search and booking process.

Finding and reserving the perfect rental home:

Before you decide to book "Waterfront Cottage With Dock on Taylor's Creek - Short Walk to Downtown Beaufort", review our short checklist of considerations.

Search Early and Often

Beaufort, NC rentals book many months (and up to a year) in advance. To ensure the best selection of rental homes, we advise searching and reserving your Beaufort, NC getaway 6-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever you can. Holiday reunions can be a great time for families to plan their Summer family vacations..

Find your Area and Establish Dates

Consensus can be complicated between close relatives, but once this complicated part is finished everything will begin to slide in place.

Decide on a Size

How many relatives are planning to share your vacation? Be aware that many rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room space. You'll need to determine what is suitable for your company. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually available on the internet. Otherwise, speak to the property owner before you reserve the home.

What Exactly Are You Prepared to Pay?

The majority of rental homes are marketed with a price range. Confirm the cost for your desired stay. It might be at the top end of the range. If multiple groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, make certain each group knows their obligations and has approved a maximum they are prepared to pay. Most rental agreements call for a single person to be in charge of the whole reservation.

Let's Talk Amenities

What property features is your family trying to find? Is a screened porch a necessity? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or nightlife? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, umbrellas, buggies or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental home charge? Make a list of priority conveniences to guide filter your search.

Special Concerns

Grandparents will appreciate you for not reserving a stairs-only condominium on the 3rd floor. Make sure to remember and inquire about wheel chair access, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..

Your Dog Needs a Vacation, Too

Make sure you include your furrry friends. Pet policies are different at each property. Read descriptions thoroughly. Examine your contract very carefully! Extra fees may apply when pets are included. Ask questions *well before* you book!

Where to Search

After the area, time and attendees are decided, search multiple resources to find the best rental selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rental homes" for local vacation rental management companies. Aside from having exclusive properties, local companies provide top-notch service..

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to ensure the rental home has everything you need. If it is something is missing, the home management company may know of very similar properties that suit your style and budget..

Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable trip, try asking for an additional night. Your best potential for a lower rate is changing to an off-season week.

Study the Total Agreement

Read the full contract and be certain you are aware who is liable for:

  • Utilities
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Phone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Fees

Ensure that your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.

Cancellation Policies

Ensure that you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Vacation rental management companies and individual rental owners commonly offer their guests the option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which frequently costs ranges from 1% - 5% of the standard vacation rental price, can provide guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed as a result of personal health related emergencies or storms, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas.

Reserve your Rental Home

When you think you've found "the one", start the booking process. Do not forget that most rental agreements require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the vacation rental owner.

Know Who to Call

Be sure you get the property manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend keeping the contact's details in your cell phone and wallet.

Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your visit!

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any wear and tear as soon as you arrive. Call the rental manager immediately to report your findings.
  • If there is any ambiguity about parking, rules of the house, house access, swimming pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of trouble.
  • Please be considerate of the local community. Locals should be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Residents are a fantastic source of recommendations.
  • Don't forget to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the property secured when you are away, just like you would at home.

At the end of your stay

  • Make sure you've packed all your possessions. Sweep every room in the house for forgotten possessions. Check bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, porches, the pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
  • When your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the property to confirm no property damage occurred in the course of your stay. We recommend walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this may not be possible).. If the property owner is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your getaway? Many rental management companies and rental websites permit renters to offer reviews. If your rental home and/or property manager was first-rate, they'll appreciate your praise. If anything went wrong, we advise being understanding but sincere about your stay. Top owners and managers will work very hard to solve the problem.

Use Your Experience

Did everyone have a great time? If everything was wonderful, next year's vacation planning is going to be quick. Otherwise, you've gained useful experience to aid with your next search.

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