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About this Property
RETROUVAILLE (pronounced "ret-ro-vie")
5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, oceanfront, single family home, family setting, Southern Outer Banks (S. OBX), town of Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina 28512
Steps from Atlantic Sea, 1/2 mile from Crystal Coast Country Club, two miles from North Carolina Aquarium, 7 miles from historic Fort Macon, near Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
The Ideal Tele-Work and Home Schooling Getaway Venue, while Enjoying a Beach Holiday with the entire Family!
Street access for skateboarding; bicycle lane along entire island
Access to 6 private Bogue Sound parks (links below); natural forest, charcoal grilles, picnic tables, playground, swings, b-ball court. Boat/Kayak/Canoe launching access, fishing piers: Day use only. Car decal & gate card for parks included in the Guest Rent.
New for 2021:
New Heat Pump
New Living Room Furnishings
Freshly Painted Trim throughout home
Carport plus 4-car parking area
Two beach-view hammocks
Outdoor, generous private shower with hot water
High Speed wireless internet; landline phone
Floor planking in ground floor bedrooms, all bathrooms, stairs
Wood floor: upper level
Marble countertops: all bathrooms
Kitchen: Granite countertops; enlargened island with counter-height seating
Solar Blackout Curtains in the two Master Bedrooms and Living Room
Ceiling Fans throughout
NOTE: Wheelchair accessibility
- Elevator: one step up from ground level; on Main Level Carolina porch, one step up to living area. Ramps in place make steps and entire home wheelchair accessible.
- Wide sliding glass doors onto additional wide outdoor space; wide hallways and room entrances.
Panoramic, shorefront vistas of the Atlantic from living room and kitchen.
Living Area: 60" Sony 3D Wi-Fi LED HDTV; premium channels; 3D Blu-Ray player; new furnishings; Queen sleeper-couch; authentic WWII Liberty ship hatch-cover coffee table, end tables. Propane fireplace. Access to shorefront outdoor space that spans entire length of home, with captain's chairs, rockers, glider, and Beach Royalty Hammock.
Kitchen: adjoins living area; enormous open dining area, seats 10, plus sizable maple, butcher block island with 4 counter-height chairs. Appliances include both regular coffee maker and Keurig.
Carolina Porch: superb overlook of natural, Pine Knoll Shores vegetation; settee and additional huge multi-purpose table, seats 10, for games, handicrafts, banquets, etc.
Master Bedroom #1: Access to shorefront outdoor space spanning entire length of home, thoroughly decorated. King-sized bed; cool Tempurpedic, Cloud Luxe Wind dream bed; 60" Sony Wi-Fi LED HDTV; private bathroom and shower with grab bars and handles. Solar black-out curtains.
Bedroom #2 and #3: Queen sized beds; cool Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe Wind dream beds; 40" Sony Wi-Fi LED HDTV's; hall bathroom.
Downstairs Master Bedroom (#4): King sized bed; cool Tempur-pedic Cloud Luxe Wind dream bed; 40" Sony Wi-Fi LED HDTV; private bathroom; sliding door access to outdoor patio with bench, sizable picnic table, sea/beach view, and three steps up to board walkway to the beach side outdoor space.
Bedroom #5 or Multi-Media/Game Room: Direct access to outdoor patio and private bathroom. 60" Sony Wi-Fi LED HDTV, premium channels, and Blu-Ray player; Big Joe seating and Big Childrens comfortable swivel chairs; competition Ping-Pong table. Bunk Bed: Twin size over full sized bed with additional full-sized trundle.
Extensive gas grille stored in carport; to be used under front awning.
Private, lower outdoor space landing with benches directly off beach, outdoor shower, and a platform for cleaning fish. (Yes, this Is the Fishing Mecca of the East Coast!).
Superior linens system featured in all bedrooms.
Ceiling fans throughout, off-season fireplace, 12 bags stands. Central de-humidification system. Culligan Medallist Water Softener System; Culligan Aqua-Cleer Advanced (Reverse Osmosis) filtered drinking water system at kitchen sink, and producing crystal clear pure ice cubes (connected to Fridge door ice-maker).
Infant/Child Conveniences: Infant crib (bring your own sheets) , high chair, kid size Little Joe and Big Joe chairs.
No Smoking. No Animals.
Min Required Stay:
5 Nights 11 Sep 2021- 29 Apr 2022
7 Nights (Sat to Sat) 30 Apr - 9 Sep 2022
5 Nights 10 Sep 2022 - 28 Apr 2023
7 Nights (Sat to Sat) 29 Apr - 8 Sep 2023
5 Nights 9 Sep 2023 - 27 Apr 2024
7 Nights (Sat to Sat) 28 Apr - 7 Sep 2024
5 Nights 8 Sep 2024- 26 Apr 2025
Linens and bath & kitchen towels supplied with beds made
Please bring your own beach towels.
Hi-Speed Internet (Wireless), Landline/Elevator Telephone
6 Big Screen TVs (HDTV), 2 Blu-Ray Players, Premium Cable Channel(s)
Picnic table area, community dock access, community pier access, b-ball court access
Linens supplied; beds made up (weekly stays); private walkway access to beach,
36" x 48" elevator; covered outdoor porch/outdoor space; covered patio; refrigerator/freezer on both floors.
Non-Smoking, main floor washer/dryer, dune-top outdoor space, outdoor space furnishings, iron and ironing board.
Rec / Game Room, Ping Pong Table, Card / Poker Table, Fish Cleaning Station
Premium venue for family celebrations: Seated dining for 24. 10 at Dining Room table, 4 at Enormous Kitchen butcher block island, and 10 at adjacent Carolina Porch table.
Great for hosting weddings, family get-togethers, and your traditional holiday gatherings!
How to Save Money on Your Rental
- Many property owners and rental houses supply Beaufort, NC area vacation discount catalogs that feature money-saving promotions, either offered individually by local companies, or via a relationship between the property manager and the vendor itself. Keep an eye out for these publications and coupon books, since this allows travelers to experience the very same fantastic attractions with a significantly discounted.
- Wish to avoid the crowds of people? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of top pricing.
- Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Military may qualify for promotions. Make sure to ask property owner to see if your visiting gang is eligible for a rate reduction.
- Is there a specific activity that you are mainly getting excited about ? You will definitely get the most value from a rental which most closely matches your ideal trip setting, even if it costs a bit more.
- Property management companies and individual rental owners generally offer guests the opportunity to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs between 1% - 5% of the base rental cost, offers buyers reimbursement of their rental costs for any nights missed due to personal health-related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unexpected motel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).
General Rental property Advice
Newcomers are sometimes shocked at the number and variety of short-term rental homes available in the Beaufort, NC area. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online search sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.
Nearly all rentals in Beaufort, NC are privately operated and many are represented by experienced local property management companies. Property management companies are popular with property owners mainly because they manage the marketing and operations..
We've constructed a short guide to assist you in getting most from your rental property experience.
How to find and book the right vacation rental:
Before you decide to book "Retrouvaille = Oceanfront Beauty! Single Family Home on NC Southern Outer Banks.", examine our brief list of issues to consider.
The Sooner You Start, The Better The Choices
Like many desirable destinations, In Beaufort, NC the best rentals are booked early. To get the best selection, start your planning and search Six-12 months prior to your trip. A lot of visitors decide to begin their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.
Decide on a Community and Time
Sometimes, the most challenging portion of scheduling your trip is deciding where to search, and when. When the big decisions are resolved, everything else becomes simpler.
Just How Much Rental Do You Really Need?
Confirm who is joining, and just how many/what type of bedroom setup you need to have. Consider that most homes list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living area. You will need to figure out what is most appropriate for your company. Generally rental listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Stick to a Budget
Will your favorite rental home suit your budget during that choice Summer week? Ensure that you get cost-sharing commitments from loved ones before reserving a costly vacation property. Most rental agreements require a single person to be responsible for the whole reservation.
Rental Home Amenities
What home features is your family interested in? Do you simply want a rental with a pool, hot tub or volleyball court? Does the property need to be beach front, downtown, or in close proximity to wildlife? Will the property have bicycles and body boards available for use throughout your stay? Create a list of priority features to help filter your search.
Do people in your group have specific needs? Be sure to remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..
Think About Furry Family Members?
Remember to include your furry family members. Animal guidelines are different at each rental. Read descriptions carefully. Be sure you read agreements and contracts carefully. Fees may apply when animals are included. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Best places to Search
After the area, time and people are decided, search multiple resources for the greatest vacation home selection. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rental homes" for local property management companies. Local companies often times have an exclusive collection of vacation homes daily and weekly.
Re-read the description to be sure the rental home has everything that you need. If lacking, the rental management company may know of very similar homes that fit your desires and budget..
While not true for all rental homes, many rental owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a lower rate.
Study the Total Contract
Read the whole agreement and make sure you understand who is responsible for:
- Power bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Calls
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning Service
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
Get a total that includes taxes, animal and other extra fees.
Cancellation policies vary with each property. Many rental agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance defends the renter against emergencies and weather events, It offers reassurance should tragedy strike.
Book your Vacation Property
When everything seems correct, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. Keep in mind that most rental agreements will require a substantial rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the rental home owner.
Know Who to Call
Don't forget to get the manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend saving the contact's details in your smartphone and wallet.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Take notes of any problems soon after you arrive. If you find damage, or if repairs are required contact the home manager immediately. This may protect against conflicts during checkout.
- Ask questions. You may need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television or hot tub. Get in touch with your rental manager. They are there to assist. A brief phone call avoids many complications.
- Remember to be a good neighbor. . Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your primary residence.
- Ask a local. Local people can often point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Make sure you protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation rental secured when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
Check Out Time
- Double-check each space of the rental to be sure you've collected all possessions.
- As soon as your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the rental home to confirm no damage occurred in the course of your remain. If at all possible, do this walk-out review with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, make sure you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Most rental sites request testimonials after your stay . Property owners and rental managers will appreciate your favorable ratings. If something was wrong and they did not correct it in a practical manner, or when the rental home wasn't as described, you should make it a point in your feedback.
Learn from your Experience
Hold a debrief with your travel companions. Does everybody want to return next year? Maybe everything turned out to be fantastic and you're happy to re-book the same rental for next season. Otherwise, you have gained useful rental search experience to help with your next search.