About this Property
- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Approximately 1832 SQUARE_FEET
- Non-smoking property
- Pets welcome (restrictions apply)
- No children allowed
New Downtown Historical New Bern! 'Higgins Downtown Depot' - The gorgeously decorated industrial rail road-themed home is like a travel back in time, but with all of the modern amenities! Located in the historical downtown New Bern, vistas of the lake, the huge private backyard, active railroad tracks just out front, and only being steps away from shopping, coffee, food, and drinks are big highlights of this home, and that is before you get to experience the front or side porch sitting, roast smores in the smokeless fire pit, play cornhole, and watch the train pass right in front of your home away from home! Yes, the train really does run every day right in front of the home (very slowly and only during waking hours)!! This multi-level home features tons of added conveniences and additional details (just wait til you see what all is in the kitchen!) as we live up to our company name, A Stay Above The Rest! Full of antiques, photos, and historical family treasures, this home is captivating to say the least, but is also super kid-friendly with tons of toys, books, and movies included to ensure that all kiddos feel welcome and entertained!
You will feel like you are in a Hallmark movie while visiting this handsome town. Don't let the vintage feel fool you, this home has extravagant linens, amazing amenities, and is very well maintained! Gather around and savor the impressive open kitchen and dining area, entirely equipped with our signature Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, a Keurig (with a frother for those lattes/ cappuccinos), a coffee maker, Ninja Air Fryer (the best!), Ninja Blender, gourmet food processor, plenty of bakeware, dishware, pots and pans, a crockpot, and more! The shotgun-style home offers great spaces to all gather around, but you have the option of closing those original double doors to close off each room. Also downstairs is a study equipped with a desk (with a monitor and Bluetooth keyboard and mouse), seating, and a Intelligent TV with complimentary Netflix! There is also a family room with a gas fireplace, a Intelligent TV (complimentary Netflix), and a full dry bar with tons of different drinking glass options, and a mixer set! There is also a full bathroom on the main level and we provide salon-quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and opulent white plush towels!
All three bedrooms are very roomy and are located upstairs. The first of two primary bedrooms has a king-sized bed with amazing linens for an gorgeous nighttime's sleep (plus sound machines/ alarm clocks in every room!), a comfortable sitting chair, a charming non-working fireplace, and a closet. The 2nd primary bedroom also holds a king-sized bed, a computer desk, a vintage non-working fireplace, and a closet. The 3rd bedroom has two twin beds each with a twin-sized trundle and a enormous rustic dresser plus a very sizable closet. There is another full bathroom upstairs with a claw foot tub (handheld shower). The onsite laundry area is off the kitchen, painless to use and we even supply a few laundry pods. We also supply plush 5-star quality white towels, black hand towels for make-up removal, extremely cozy linens, a few rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, paper towels, trash bags, spices, k-cups, coffee filters, creamer, hot cocoa, and the list goes on (we've thought of it all!)
Taking you back outside, you can appreciate the great outdoors in the various shaded seating areas with seating for your whole group. The backyard provides ample space, shade, lighting for nighttime relaxation or fun, a fire pit with seating around, and fun outdoor toys, including ring toss, frisbee, and corn hole. If you prefer a more adventurous vacation - you're in luck! This home is equipped with four adult bicycles (and bicycle locks) you may use to discover the town or ride through the nature trails. You have fast access to the Trent and Neuse Rivers, Union Point Park (accessible via walking/ bicycle trails), and many other attractions around town. You're also less than an hour's drive to Atlantic Beach where you're able to rent tons of various equipment for water recreation - jet skis, paddleboards, and boats. There are also handsome creeks, lakes, and sounds that offer boating, fishing, camping, cycling, and nature trails. You can even schedule a day or sunset cruise to enjoy the beautiful North Carolina weather and lush scenery.
Traveling with modest kids? We know how challenging that can be! Ask us about our partnership with BabyQuips - the nation's #1 infant equipment rental company. You could rent clean, state-of-the-art gear and have it delivered to you hassle-complimentary!
On top of this striking home, you get an spectacular experience from start to finish when you book with us, A Stay Above The Rest. We have a great team you can call, e-mail, and even TEXT(!) who regularly get called out by name in our homes' reviews. We are here for you until late into the evening and then have an emergency line we may be reached 24/7. No keys, too!! You get your very own door code (each guest has their own code for the duration of their stay with our intelligent locks for additional security and tranquility of mind). We also provide a detailed guest binder in the home with some things we like to do, and eat, info on the home, and more! Book now as prices and availability are subject to change at any time! We have hosted thousands of guests in our properties and have extraordinary reviews! We make booking and your stay super simple and are here for you if you have any questions or concerns! Are you ready to make lifelong memories??
* Exterior video surveillance at entrance points and overlooking the shed where bicycles are kept, which records video and sound when there is movement (Ring brand). We care about protecting your privacy - There are NO cameras facing the interior or inside the home.
* NO Family Animals!
* NO Parties- you will be fined and may have to leave the property with no refund
* NO Smoking and/or vaping inside the home or near any entry points
* Must adhere to local burn ban ordinances for fire pit use
Property Damage Protection: As part of our effort to help you relax and enjoy your stay, we have partnered with Safely to provide you with property damage protection. The cost of this protection has been supplied in your rental rate and costs and covers you for accidental damages during your stay. You will be receiving an e-mail from them. This is 100% optional for you to fill out, but we do enjoy you taking the time to do so.
About the Area
Located in New Bern, this vacation home is on a river. North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace and New Bern Civic Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at New Bern Grand Marina and Northwest Creek Marina. Isaac Taylor Garden and Havelock Tourist & Event Center are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as motor boating.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.