• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property


Rivershore Retreat on Big Creek - 170 Gertrude Lane, Beaufort NC 28516
Whether you appreciate fishing, crabbing, kayaking, hunting or just laying on the beach—”Rivershore Retreat” is the place for you! Our beaches are pristine and not busy - laid back and straighforward going.....

Come stay with us for a week or a weekend and savor our cloistered area and beaches. BRING YOUR BOAT/KAYAK or use our kayaks- WE HAVE ADDED A BOAT RAMP FOR OUR GUESTS!!!! Depending on length of your boat and the tide you should be able to launch right there!!!! We have a place for you to dock your boat 20 feet from where you lay your head down to sleep! (The beach area in my photos is accessible by about a 10 min. BOAT ride!) Access to beaches and 30 min. BOAT ride across the river to Oriental to enjoy lunch or an ice cream or just doing the tourist thing. Explore our many creeks and visit Lukens Cemetery. This is a kayaker/sailboaters’ dream! ( I have written instructions in the rental on how to get to a fabulous little beach about 5 mins. from us and you can drive there! So if you don't have a boat - you can still enjoy our pristine beaches!)

If peaceful and solitude is what you are after—this is your place. No hustle and bustle. Modest community life with appealing folks and a church to attend on Sunday morning if you are so inclined.

Read a rent on the porch and just relax! Ride out on “The River” and watch the sunset or just watch it from the porch! We have just finished a new sundeck and screened in porch! It's rather astounding!!!!
Three bedrooms and two full baths mobile home—Recently modernized master bath!! Full kitchen and washer and dryer for your comfort. All furbished with a coastal flair!!! Wi-Fi included and DishTV and land line phone.

We look forward to sharing our bliss with you!

***Please keep in mind that this is a very cloistered place - no hustle and bustle!!!! We do NOT have beach ON our unit - the beach in my photos is accessible by a brief boat/kayak ride.......Just want to make sure that I point this out again!!!!!

Checkout by 11:00 a.m. - check in at 3:00 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made..........Just call or message and ask!!! We are pretty painless to work with!

NOTES***If you are bringing dogs and cats we charge a nonrefundable pet fee. Please - no more than 2 family dogs and cats. NO CATS!
Deposit will be returned if there are no damages. It will be automatically returned in 7 days. We ask that you leave everything like you found it.! We don’t charge a cleaning fee because all of our former renters leave everything great! As long as that’s the case we will continue not to charge the fee. The following will be deducted from deposit in the event of: Excessively dirty- $65 cleaning fee....Excessive dog hair $50.00...dirty dishes $25.00......Trash not taken out and put in outdoor cans...$10.00.......Thank you!

Weather issues are yet another issue for holiday rental owners to grapple with when it comes to potential cancellation requests. Although severe storms are out of our control, it’s fair to offer a refund to visitors when a mandatory evacuation is given.
However, if visitors are just unhappy due to bad weather – sorry – no refund. We cannot guarantee the weather for your trip and as long as you are able to use our home – a refund will not be issued.
If there is a hurricane or tropical storm and the State or County of Carteret order a mandatory evacuation a refund will be given for any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered, any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive and wants to shorten their stay and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the hurricane or tropical storm.
We will be willing to reschedule your trip in lieu of a refund for a later time if one is available.

No refunds will be given for rain, thunderstorms, snow, etc. ONLY for Hurricanes/Tropical Storms.

How to get the best deal on your rental

  • Many management companies and rental homes supply Beaufort, NC area discount catalogs which feature money-saving coupons, either offered independently by local companies, or through a partnership between the property manager and the store itself. These guides may provide a great start to your vacation rental search.
  • Is it possible to move your vacation week? Off-peak times offer up sizeable savings.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may be eligible for unique discounts. Be sure to confirm with vacation rental company to see if your vacationing gang qualifies for a discount.
  • Is there a certain activity that you are most longing for during your stay? Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the adventures and sight-seeing opportunities you are most looking forward to.
  • Give thought to getting trip insurance along with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their trip expenses for any days missed as a result of personal medical emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unexpected hotel stay or extra fuel.

How to Book a Vacation Home

Some people are shocked to discover the number of vacation homes are located in their area of interest. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of global search sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Vacation homes are frequently owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies leverage scale, technology and practical knowledge to provide painless operational administration on behalf of the property owner..

Here are some tips and strategies to help you understand the vacation home search and booking process.

Searching for and reserving the best vacation property:

Before you start to book "RIvershore Retreat-Hunting, Fishing, Sailing-Kayakers DREAM!", review our short list of issues to consider.

The Earlier, The Better

Like many desirable destinations, In Beaufort, NC the best rental properties are booked very early. Reserving your rental home 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your rental..

Select your Place and Vacation Week

Consensus can be challenging between family members, but once this difficult part is complete everything will quickly fall in place.

Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter

Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Be mindful that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the family room. It is important to determine what is acceptable for the company. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are commonly available on the internet. If not, email or call the property manager before you reserve the home.

Stick to a Budget

Will the chosen vacation property suit your budget during that choice Summer week? Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from family and friends well before reserving a pricey rental. Usually, one member of the group will be responsible for making the full reservation and getting each party's share.

Let's Discuss Amenities

What amenities is your family looking for? Are you looking for a rental home with outdoor dining area? Are you more interested in wildlife or amusements? Are sheet sets offered with the rental, or do you need to provide your own? Create a list of priority features to help filter your search.

Special Circumstances

Occasionally the elder generation has problems with stairways. Make sure you remember and inquire about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Fido Approved

Make sure you include your furrry friends. Animal guidelines are different at each property. Read descriptions thoroughly. Many restrictions may possibly eliminate a prospective vacation property. Read your contract very carefully! Additional charges may apply when animals are added. Ask questions *well before* you book!

Start the Search

As soon as the location, time and family members are decided, search multiple sources for the very best rental selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rental homes" for local property management companies. Local companies often times have a unique selection of vacation homes daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to ensure that the rental home has everything that you need. If lacking, the property management company may know of very similar homes that better fit your wishes and budget..

While not true for all properties, many owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season stay, try asking for an additional night. Negotiating rates is most effective during the off-peak season when many homes sit empty.

Go Through The Contract

You will have to know which services are included:

  • Utility bills
  • WIFI Access
  • Phone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Service
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

Make sure your price includes all taxes and fees.

Cancellations Happen

Cancellation policies are different with each rental. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance protects the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides peace of mind should disaster strike.

Book It

Once you believe you've identified "the one", start the booking process. You'll likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Know Who to Call

Put the property manager's contact info into your smart phone and wallet for easy access to answers during your stay.

Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures on your arrival. Take notes of any damage as soon as you arrive. If you discover damages, or if repairs are needed call the property manager immediately. If there is a dispute about responsibility later, having the documented problems and communication attempts should be valuable.
  • Ask questions. If you have any ambiguity about parking, rules of the property, condo access, pool operation, etc... we recommend you ask the rental manager immediately. A quick phone call avoids many complications.
  • Please be considerate of the neighborhood. Residents will probably be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a trip a lot more pleasant.
  • Ask a local. Local residences can often point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best pizza, have a great night out, or the best places for shopping?
  • Enjoy your stay! Don't forget to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

When its Time to Leave

  • Tidy up a lttle bit. Although you're having to pay a house cleaning fee, The rental home should really be in sound condition. Kitchen sinks full of dirty dishes, surplus beach sand on the flooring and sticky messes ought to be taken care of prior to leaving.
  • Make a point to walk through the rental home one last time and check for damages. When possible, do this walk-out review with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy yourself? Virtually all rental home sites ask for feedback after your stay is complete. Owners and rental managers will thank you for positive recommendations. If something was wrong and they failed to fix it in a practical manner, or when the vacation rental was not as described, you should make it a point in your feedback.

Iterate

Hold a meeting with your family. Did everyone have a blast? We hope this guide helped you find a fantastic rental. If the property was not perfect, and you'll better know how to perfect your search next time.

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