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(67)
Excellent
67 Reviews

From $42 / night

213 Lumberton Ave, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
BEACH COTTAGE-PET FRIENDLY-LARGE YARD*FREE WIFI
Cottage
1 bedrooms
3 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Type: Cottage
Per night: $100 - $125
Per week: $700 - $800
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Carolina Beach vacation cottage rental
THREE BLOCKS TO OCEAN - NOT OCEAN FRONT - NOT OCEAN FRONT PRICES! THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE ON ISLAND LIKE THIS! THIS IS WHAT OUR VISITORS TELL US.

Large oak trees line the property of this charming cottage located in the heart of Carolina Beach, North Carolina. We offer you clean and comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price.

Comfort and southern charm - sit back on the screened porch and listen to the rustle of the oaks and at night - the sound of the ocean in the distance.

Free WIFI, AC/Heat, Cable/DVD, Kitchen and all utensils, W/D, Queen bed, bedding, Screened Porch and Large Deck, Large yard. We provide all towels and sheets.


There is a private outdoor shower (as well as indoor) and grill on the open deck. On the same property is a charming one bedroom unit that can sleep up to three if you wanted to travel with family but wanted separate accomodations. Great for wedding parties or Grandparents.

Please check the link to the other properties we are listing.
Area Information
Cross Snow's Cut Bridge onto Pleasure Island and breathe a sigh of relief. You're in paradise! This place is unspoiled by all the traffic and high-rise condos of other area beaches. Also there is beach access up and down the island at the end of nearly every street. All this and more but most important - our beautiful WIDE AND CLEAN beaches are all within a few short blocks and easy walking distance from the cottage.

Are you into fishing? Check out Carolina Beach's charter fishing fleet. The town also offers top of the line cruise boats and fun and shopping at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. There are fine restaurants, family restaurants, or just grab a slice of pizza at the boardwalk and get back on the beach. Also don't forget this is the home of the famous Britt's dounuts!

Ft. Fisher and the NC Aquarium are only 4 miles away. Or take a Ferry from Ft. Fisher to Southport for lunch at Provisions - a must do for local flavor.

Historic Wilmington is within a 20 minute drive and has many attractions such as antebellum mansions, horse-drawn carriage tours to view these homes, fine dining, golfing, shopping, and the USS North Carolina Battleship. Some other attractions include the Children's Museum, Cape Fear Museum, and tours of the Screen Gems Movie Studios where One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek and numerous movies have been filmed.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Diane Ferguson

Diane Ferguson

Diane Ferguson

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    Fellow traveler who enjoys providing quality accommodations in a style I would like to stay myself. Please be sure to view my full profile to see all rentals we offer. We have been in business for 7 years! Thank you for your interest!...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
May 15 2016 Oct 01 2016 $125 $125 $800 - 1 Week
Oct 02 2016 Mar 31 2017 $100 $125 $700 $1,265 3 Nights
Apr 16 2017 May 13 2017 $100 $125 $700 - 3 Nights
May 14 2017 Sep 30 2017 $125 $125 $800 - 1 Week
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13%
Deposits: 50% to hold reservation - PayPal strongly recommended, or personal check. Credit cards accepted through PayPal. I have been using PayPal as a trusted method for 7 years. Quick and easy. No fees to you - only to me. Balance due in CASH ON ARRIVAL or by PayPal /check one week in advance. Credit/Debit Cards accepted through PayPal. Weeks run Sunday - Sunday CHECK IN IS 2:30 - Please make arrangements in advance for late check in.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: There is a pet cleaning fee: $50.00/ONE $75/TWO Two Max.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Amusement Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (15 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
There are at least seven good resturants and live entertainment venues within walking distance of the cottage. The beach and marina are three short blocks from the property. This is a great location to just park the car and ride bikes if you are inclined. No need to drive again once you have arrived.
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Reviews (67)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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Excellent
67 reviews
Greg Lee

Our Fourth Year in a Row

Greg Lee

Rocky Mount

Our Fourth Year in a Row

July 3, 2016

and we couldn't be happier. Diane and Bobby are the best. We love the "cottage". It is always clean and comfortable. It has great cable and internet so we were able to catch up on some of our shows that we enjoy watching. It is such a relaxing location. Our dogs were very happy too since Diane bought them a present. It is our intention to continue to make this a yearly trip.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thanks again you two. It is always a pleasure to host you and the kids.

Linda Shope

We miss it already!!

Linda Shope

Alexandria, PA, USA

We miss it already!!

June 15, 2016

We stayed here last week with our 2 dogs - an old beagle and a young springer spaniel/english setter mix. We were looking for something low-key since it was our first trip with our dogs. This fit the bill perfectly! We were only 3-4 blocks from the beach, with lots of eateries/shops within 3-4 blocks walking distance. We walked the dogs all over the neighborhood and we had a nice back yard as well. Ft. Fisher park and dog beach were only 5 miles away and the dogs also enjoyed walking there a couple of times. We felt like locals by the end of our stay, having gotten to know our way around pretty well. Diane and Bobby, the owners, were great! Diane answered a lot of my questions by phone or email prior to our trip and offered suggestions of things to do and places to eat. When she checked us in, she gave us lots of tips and had several brochures there for eateries, shops and things to do. We saw Bobby a couple of times when he was doing some work on the properties and really enjoyed talking with him. We felt like we had made some new friends with Diane and Bobby. The cottage was so cute and perfect for us and Tip and Daisy. A deck, screened-in porch (Tip loved that!), living/dining room, galley kitchen, bedroom with a wonderfully comfortable high bed, big bathroom and a washer/dryer combo gave us everything we needed. It was so nice to be able to do laundry before we came home. Linens and towels were provided, so we didn't even have to bring them with us. Lots of things were provided in the kitchen, which again was really nice. Wifi signal was great, as was the air conditioning and TV. Carolina Beach and the Beach Cottage was a little slice of heaven...so convenient to everything and a feeling of being "home". Oh yes, for you dog and cat lovers, we have our new friends at the Pleasure Island Animal Hospital in Carolina Beach, too. They took excellent care of our Daisy Beagle after she got sick the first night there from something she got into at a rest stop on the way down. So, convenience in eateries, shopping, grocery store, veterinarian, a wonderful cottage, and new friends Diane and Bobby all add up to a 10+ for our trip! We will be back... think we have found our new "home away from home"!! Thanks so much for everything, Diane and Bobby!!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Linda! Its meeting people like you and your husband that makes this business ideal. We look forward to seeing you again!

Diane

Helen Basco

WONDERFUL place to stay! Will return.

Helen Basco

Madison, OHIO

WONDERFUL place to stay! Will return.

May 15, 2016

We are considering moving to Wilmington from Ohio and decided to give the Cottages a try while we explored the area....Mostly because they are pet friendly and we have little Yorkies. We were amazed at how NICE 2 of the cottages we stayed in were! We started out in Cottage # 3 and absolutely loved it! We wanted to stay a couple more days, but that one was booked, so our fantastic landlord, Diane, let us stay in cottage #1 for those last 2 days! We HONESTLY don't know which one we will choose when we come back because we LOVED them both !! ( we were able to take a peek at cottage # 2 as it was being readied for the next guests- and it was extremely nice too.). Folks, Diane and her husband really CARE about their properties, and it shows! You will love it if you give it a try! WE ARE SOLD and WILL BE BACK. Thank you Diane for making our stay memorable! Helen & Ron

Ruth West

Cozy sweet cottage!

Ruth West

Clayton, NC

Cozy sweet cottage!

May 2, 2016

My husband and I found this little charmer for a long birthday weekend. We brought our little Jack Russell, Crash, with us who enjoys the beach as much as we do. From the moment we stepped through the door, we knew it was perfect. So charming, with beautiful hardwood floors, kitchy beach artwork, a well appointed kitchen, screened in porch, and privacy galore. Awesome WiFi, movie channels for rainy days, close to everything, yet set in a quiet residential neighborhood. We met Diane at check in and felt welcomed right away. She made sure we were comfortable and showed us how to use the TV and AC before leaving us to relax and enjoy the weekend. We walked the beach every morning and evening, surfed at Fort Fisher, toured the USS North Carolina on a rainy day, and relaxed in comfort at the cottage.. We had a wonderful time and will most certainly return.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for being great guests and thank you for putting the doorknob on the bathroom door. I just about died and went to heaven when I saw that. I have been struggling with that for some time.

Please come see me again!

Diane

Keren Johnston Hightower

GREAT FIND!

Keren Johnston Hightower

Acworth, GA

GREAT FIND!

October 29, 2015

This charming cottage was perfect for me and my husband and 10lb Morkie! We walked almost everywhere-meals-beach-entertainment. The cottage is nicely decorated and clean. Diane was very accommodating if we needed something, and we met Bobby working on the property. Very nice people with a genuine care and concern for those who stay in one of their properties. I particularly liked that the cottage has a washer and dryer. Left with clean clothes instead of having to do it all when we got home! We enjoyed our stay and would definitely seek out this cottage or any of Diane's properties for any future visits to Carolina Beach!

Craig Wiggins

Great place for a brief getaway

Craig Wiggins

Durham, NC USA

Great place for a brief getaway

October 10, 2015

We planned to vacation with our dog in October, and this place popped up with the ideal setup. We arrived on Saturday during heavy winds and rain, and wound up mostly staying inside (except for walks in the rain with our dog) for two full days. The stay was great; the proximity to local restaurants and the beach/boardwalk was convenient, and there are plenty of non-congested neighborhood streets with sidewalks for dog-walking. We even walked to Carolina Beach State Park and took in a trail or two on the most beautiful days. Also, Good Hops Brewing is a moderate walk from this location, and they have a fenced-in area for socializing and dog play. Diane and Bobby were very nice and accommodating; we couldn't have asked for more gracious hosts. The unit was small, but the perfect size for the two of us and our 50-pound hound. I was a good experience, and I hope we have the opportunity to repeat it int he future. Thanks!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you two for being so easy to accommodate. Your adventurous spirit and laid back attitude was greatly appreciated.

Susan Bass Williams

Relaxing and beautiful beach retreat!

Susan Bass Williams

Mechanicsville, VA, USA

Relaxing and beautiful beach retreat!

October 10, 2015

A five-star experience! This charming, beautifully decorated and very comfortable cottage really is a place to get away from it all! We were fortunate to meet the owners - Diane and Bobby - who are delightful folks who now feel like friends and who take pride in and excellent care of their properties. They are also locals so they know the area and can provide you with great restaurant and excursion recommendations. Unlike many properties that advertise themselves as "pet friendly" and really mean only "dog friendly," Diane and Bobby welcomed our kitty. Hemmie recently went on insulin shots and we had to bring in on vacation with us. It took a lot of research to find a "kitty friendly" property, but it was definitely worth the time to find the Beach Cottage. My husband and I loved it and so did Hemmie - especially the lovely screened porch (which, by the way, has a tin roof that makes even a rainy night a wonderful one there). The cottage is within walking distance to the beach and boardwalk but also to many great restaurants (the variety and selection of fresh seafood around town is amazing) so you never need to move your car once you get there! I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here - my only regret is that we could only stay for five days. Next time it will be longer, and there will definitely be a next time! The Beach Cottage's lovely and colorful décor reflects the owners' incredible sense of style and makes for a very relaxing experience. They have thought of every detail to create a home away from home! I also had the opportunity to tour two of their other properties while we were there - the Shabby Chic Islander and the Wee Bungalow - and they are equally as beautiful and welcoming! Each one has its own unique character and amenities. This was our first trip to Carolina Beach, which we discovered is a real treasure. The beach is wide and not overdeveloped. It's just the right balance of restaurants and things to do without all the crowds. Thank you Diane and Bobby, for a wonderful vacation that we will never forget. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you guys! You were a pleasure to host and Hemmie is a really good kitty! Hopefully see you next year!

Karen Sheen Ewart

Perfect! Highly Recommended.

Karen Sheen Ewart

Raleigh, NC

Perfect! Highly Recommended.

October 1, 2015

We stayed a week at the Cottage. It was our first stay and everything was just as we had hoped it would be and more. We loved the privacy of the yard and the porch. Our little dog enjoyed it too. It was great being able to bring her along. The neighborhood was nice and quiet and also a great place to take the dog for our short walks every day, away from the traffic of the main drag. The little kitchen was well stocked with everything I needed to prepare meals. We're not big on eating out so this was a big plus for us. The bed was nicer than the one we have at home, hubby said that it was the first time his back didn't hurt when he got up in the morning in a very long time. Unfortunately for us it rained most of our stay, but, fortunately the Cottage has an awesome couch, so comfy and room for two to kick back, relax and catch up on movies while we waited out the rain. Everything was within easy walking distance, including a fresh seafood market where we shopped for dinner a couple of times. I loved all the fun artwork at the Cottage as well. We really enjoyed meeting Diane and Bobby, they're such friendly people and very accommodating as well. You can tell a lot of thought and time goes into making the property a place their guests will want to come back to again and again. We hope to get back to the Cottage in the near future. Highly recommended.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Your review really covered everything - you two are beautiful. Thank you for staying with us.

Diane and Bobby

Angel Platt

Adorable well maintained cottage

Angel Platt

Fayetteville,NC

Adorable well maintained cottage

September 23, 2015

The place was wonderful, clean, and charming. Owners checked in with us several times to be sure everything was good. They were friendly and helpful. Cottage walls must be well insulated because we never heard noises from neighbors. Only downside was the beautifully landscaped yard was not fenced-in for our dogs. That would have made it perfect. I would definitely stay again.

Nannie Hall

Lovely, peAceful relaxing getaway

Nannie Hall

Coal Grove Ohio

Lovely, peAceful relaxing getaway

September 14, 2015

Thank you Diane and Bobby for making us feel welcome and at home. This is our second year staying at The Cottage, its a wonderful little beach getaway , that's so close to shops, restaurants, and the boardwalk, but secluded enough to sit back and relax in a clean, peaceful setting. I am looking forward to staying again.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

You two are wonderful guests! I very much look forward to seeing you next year. Thanks so much!

Bobby and Diane

nannie

spectacular

nannie

Coal Grove Ohio

spectacular

September 13, 2015

Cant enough wonderful thing about the cottage, this was our second year staying and it only gets better. Everything's perfect, peaceful and relaxing. Your far enough away from the crowds yet close to all the eateries, shops, and the beaches. Thanks again to the owners Diane & Bobby for making the stay so nice. The Cottages are like a home away from home. Look forward to a third year. Can't wait

Hailey MacLaren

Adorable little bungalow

Hailey MacLaren

Raleigh, NC

Adorable little bungalow

September 12, 2015

super clean and sweet little bungalow! Great yard for our dog! Walkable to Carolina beach as well as many restaurants! Overall a superior value! Diane was sweet and accommodating and we would definitely stay here again! One suggestion is to bring your own washing detergent cause she didn't have any available but other than that it was great! Comfy bed and cool air conditioning

Shannon Edwards

Cottage of Charm

Shannon Edwards

Wilson nc

Cottage of Charm

August 23, 2015

This cottage is packed full of charm! You can see the pride that Diane and Bobby put in this lovely place, unique creativity flows in every room. The cottage was super clean and inviting. Everything you need to have a wonderful get away. The location is just tucked away from the beach traffic, but still close to walk to all the favorite spots. We took our two Westies with us and they also loved being able to have a yard and away from all the traffic and noise. We all fell in love with this lovely cottage. Diane and Bobby thanks for making our vacation so special with this little cottage of charm. We absolutely love your hard work and creativity you put in this place!!! We can't wait to come back!! Shannon and Mitch

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for all your positive input. We look forward to seeing you again!

All the best, Diane and Bobby

Greg Lee

Our Third Year in a Row

Greg Lee

Rocky Mount NC

Our Third Year in a Row

June 21, 2015

Once again, my wife Joan and I stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We love Dianne and Bobby, the property, and everything this place has to offer. Dianne hooked us up with a couple of very good restaurant suggestions. She was also very understanding with some puppy mischief. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and am already looking forward to next year.

Mikel Billings

Great!

Mikel Billings

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Great!

May 1, 2015

Everything was even better than expected! Diane and Bobby are the BEST! They were very helpful and really friendly. We were able to relax and not worry about a thing. The cottage was just the right size and included everything we needed to have a really enjoyable time. Our furry kids had a great time as well! We felt really at home. Can't wait to get back there!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Gina and Mike! We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to seeing you in the fall perhaps?

DIane

Mark Daugherty

so much to do, so little time

Mark Daugherty

Charleston, WV

so much to do, so little time

October 7, 2014

thank you Diane for our lovely stay at the cottage. So homey and comfy it felt like we were staying at a friends home. we have stayed many places, but yours is unique. there is no place quite like it. maybe next year we can stay longer, there is so much we did not get to do. See ya next year,we hope. Mark & Bev

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

EXCELLENT! I look forward to seeing you next year!.

Shepherd Fountain

Perfect Getaway!

Shepherd Fountain

Raleigh, NC

Perfect Getaway!

September 27, 2014

The cottage provides everything necessary for a fantastic beach stay. Clean, quaint, private and comfortable. A wonderful relaxing respite with great weather and adequate beach access. Diane Fergerson was accommodating and eager to make sure we had everything we needed. Definitely will book again next year!

Nannie Hall

Relaxing/clean

Nannie Hall

Coal Grove Ohio USA

Relaxing/clean

September 15, 2014

The Cottage was a pleasant, clean, relaxing place to stay. Very clean and quite. Its located close to shops and restaurants, and a shot drive to Freeman Park. Enjoyed my stay can't wait to do it again

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

I look forward to having you two come back again. thank you for taking such good care of our Cottage.

All the best -
Diane

Silvia Rodriguez

Nice & Clean

Silvia Rodriguez

Charlotte,NC USA

Nice & Clean

August 31, 2014

We love this place, it is close to everything, very peaceful, nice and clean.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

You two are always such a joy to host! I look forward to seeing you next year!

Angelia Ramsey Bono

Wonderful as always!

Angelia Ramsey Bono

Virginia

Wonderful as always!

August 6, 2014

Our experience was wonderful as always! Diane has such wonderful properties( I've lived in 3 of them!) Any questions or needs that arise are promptly handled. The cottages are decorated perfectly for the beach area, each having its own "flavor". We will be back!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Angelia and Bill - Thank you for spending the last 4 years with us for the month of July. You remain some of my favorite guests, you are always happy and willing to have a good time. Thank you for making our place so joyous.

James White

My Stay at The Cottage

James White

Archdale,N.C.

My Stay at The Cottage

June 13, 2014

It was a great place to stay because we felt as comfortable as if we were at home.The location was where you were within walking distance from the beach and the Boardwalk.The Cottage was one of the best places we have ever stayed at while at the beach. James White

Hillary Nese-Cunningham

HAD A WONDERFUL TIME

Hillary Nese-Cunningham

ORMOND BEACH FLORIDA

HAD A WONDERFUL TIME

June 11, 2014

This Was A Wonderful Place To Stay.diane And Bob Were Great.the Accomidations Were Beyond Great.we Look Forward To Returning In The Future.we Would Suggest The Cottage To Anyone.thank You So Much.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

You are great too. Thanks!

Devin Morgan White

Peaceful!

Devin Morgan White

North Carolina

Peaceful!

June 5, 2014

Very nice and clean, Peaceful, relaxing cottage. The owners are super nice. We spent our 21st Anniversary here. Had a Awesome time. Love it!! Loved that we could bring our Lab with us. We will return as often as we can. Beautiful property!!!!.

Helen Aument

Wee Bungalo

Helen Aument

Adamstown, MD

Wee Bungalo

May 5, 2014

Very nice. Perfect for two people. Very clean. Owners were very friendly.

Tea Table

The Perfect Cottage!

Tea Table

Orlando, FL

The Perfect Cottage!

May 2, 2014

Stayed for 1 1/2 weeks in this perfect cottage! The area is safe, non-commercial, friendly and quiet. The decor is really nice but comfortable as well. The owners, Diane & Bobby are wonderful folks! Great restaurants nearby, reasonably priced. This is a fun & interesting place to stay! Hope to return for a visit in the fall. Perfect vacation!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind review! I look forward to seeing you again.

All the best!

Diane and Bobby

Eileen Palese

Key West in Carolina Beach

Eileen Palese

Tucson, AZ

Key West in Carolina Beach

December 4, 2013

Quiet, comfortable, clean and cozy describes The Cottage in Carolina Beach. It is a wonderful place to unwind and regenerate. It is not one of your cramped apartments along the shore, but a roomy unit in a neighborhood setting with a yard and trees all around. The Cottage comes completely furnished and is equipped with all the essentials, including in the kitchen and bath, to make you comfortable for a short or a long stay. Pet-friendly which is hard to find at many beach rental locations. I highly recommend this property for your beach vacation.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your appreciation of our Cottage! You have summed up the place perfectly.

Judith Sikes

Review of Cottage Stay

Judith Sikes

Holden, MA

Review of Cottage Stay

October 29, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cottage. The yard is perfect for a pet and the porch is great for morning coffee. Carolina Beach is awesome and great restaurants and beach within working distance. We look forward to another visit. Thanks to Diane Ferguson for providing a great vacation spot.

Janie Best

Cozy Cottage

Janie Best

Bracey, VA

Cozy Cottage

September 23, 2013

This is a cozy cottage within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. It had everything we needed for a three night stay -- efficient kitchen, nice bath, cozy den, comfortable bedroom and private yard area. We would highly recommend it.

Shannon

Colorful happy place

Shannon

Chattanooga. TN

Colorful happy place

June 25, 2013

I decided to make my move form the Outer Banks to Chattanooga a mini vacation. I was exhausted and wanted to relax comfortably near the beach before heading inland. I stayed at the cottage for a week in May after being in the adorable Lil' Snapper the week before. I loved it. The cottage is bright, cheerful, and very comfortable. The screened in porch was lovely in the evenings with a glass of wine. Dante, my cat was quite comfy and happy there as well. I could walk to the beach and shops from both places which was nice. Wilmington is not far away, so I stocked up on goodies at Trader Joes. Diane and Barry are sweethearts and very welcoming. I was a little sad to leave. One of these days, I will visit again....it made me want my own colorful beach cottage. But in the meantime, I know where to go to feel like I have one of my own.

Debbie Wilhite

I will definitely be back!

Debbie Wilhite

Mountain Home, NC USA

I will definitely be back!

June 4, 2013

Very friendly owners. The place had everything I needed, and it was very clean! I will definitely be back again this year.

joan mccune

great

joan mccune

winstonsalem,nc

great

April 18, 2013

great cottage, clean, had wonderful time

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Although Joan did not stay at the Cottage but at the Old TIme Beach House I appreciate your review. I clean these places myself and I know what good care you took of our house. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you again.

Ernest Lally

Loved the beach bungalow

Ernest Lally

Summit, Mississippi

Loved the beach bungalow

November 24, 2012

I cant believe such a wonderful vacation is already over. We enjoyed the cottage so much, as did our dogs. The yard was a great bonus for them. They were able to run and play any time they wanted. The location could not have been better since it was walking distance to the beach and some excellent restaurants. Just a suggestion....the Thai Restaurant was superb. My grandchildren who visited us there on a daily basis really enjoyed the playground that was only a block away. It made for some really great photo ops. The kitchen was very well equipped and even had some cookie sheets that I used to make cookies on the rainy days for my grandaughter. Our only complaint was the heating and air conditioner was difficult to understand how to control it. It was centigrade instead of farenheit. I would definately recommend this little cottage for a home away from home experience and hope to use it again for future visits back to NC to visit my grandchildren. Thanks to Bobby and Diane's caretaker Erin for all her help.

Beatrice McClain

***FANTASTIC***!!!

Beatrice McClain

Raleigh NC

***FANTASTIC***!!!

September 25, 2012

Obadiah{my Boston Terrier} and I really got some 'down time' while vacationing in this little cottage. Everthing little amenity was prepared so neatly; the location to Carolina Beach restaurants, bay area, stores, and beach access. Peaceful neighborhood.....comfortable bed....WiFi...cooked on the electric grill{mm..mm}. The hostess was there to meet me when I arrived!!! Will be telling my cirlce of friends and relatives about this great vacation time :-)

Shelley & David

Orange Oasis!!

Shelley & David

Level Cross, NC

Orange Oasis!!

September 19, 2012

This cozy cottage had everything we needed and more. It's a great place to get some R&R. It's decorated in warm and inviting manner. The washer/dryer is a big plus. What a treat to return home with clean clothes! We really enjoyed coffee on screened in porch and walking to some of the local spots for dinner. We are very happy that we were able to take our Lil Tibetian Terrier "Zoey" along with us! We all were SO very comfortable in the cottage...made it hard to leave!! It was a pleasure meeting Diane & Bobby. They were great. Thanks to both of them for the time and care they've put into this "Orange Oasis". We VERY much look forward to our next visit the them!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

Stephanie Thurman

fantastic beach cottages

Stephanie Thurman

Snow Camp, NC, USA

fantastic beach cottages

September 18, 2012

As soon as I saw this place online, I knew it was where I wanted to stay. I don't go anywhere overnight w/o my two dogs, and the large, nicely landscaped yard, I knew, would make them feel right at home. The cottage had everything we needed, It was clean, cool, comfortable and spacious with plenty of sitting areas outside. The exterior rope lighting lining the boardwalk was lit at night creating an attractive and peaceful ambiance. Bobby is an excellent craftsman and Diane is a wonderful decorator, and the two of them together have created a place that is appealing to the eye and to the pocketbook. I'm kinda picky and notice everything, and one thing I noticed in particular about this place is how neatly it's painted on the inside, and how carefully the items have been selected to utilize the space that's available. The day we left, Diane was there getting the Wee Bungalow adjacent to the Cottage ready for incoming guests, so we checked it out, too - another well-equipped, beautiful place to relax (the Wee Bungalow has a great outdoor sitting area and only ONE step and you're in. Perfect for humans and pets w/ physical limitations). I don't know if this review will get read in its entirety, but I can't say enough good things about 213 Lumberton Ave and I still have 1200 characters left to try! Bottom line - you have to check it out for yourself. If you love the beach but don't care for all the sand and traffic, this is your place. Lots of great restaurants and a grocer withing walking distance, ample parking at the house, and there's a little park literally a few houses down the street. The locals are friendly and Diane is the best! We're planning a return trip just as soon as we can work it out.

Jennifer Sacchitella

highly recommended

Jennifer Sacchitella

new london nc

highly recommended

August 11, 2012

The property itself is lovely. It is in a great location. Every thing was nice and clean. We can not express how much we loved our all too short stay. We will stay here again.

Thomas Nielsen

The cottage is great

Thomas Nielsen

NC, USA

The cottage is great

July 17, 2012

Very well maintained, and clean, with lots of fresh towels, washer dryer, dishwasher, big fridge and freezer. Cable TV and internet, a fully functional place ofr up to 3 people. Very close to the beach. A place we hope to visit again soon.

Jennifer Mullins Cleveland

Close to EVERYTHING!

Jennifer Mullins Cleveland

Fayetteville, NC

Close to EVERYTHING!

May 29, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at almost all the hotels at Carolina Beach. This cottage by far was the best place we have ever stayed. It is close to all the resturants and nightlife! We loved being able to grill and cook dinner for ourselves...we saved so much money. The biggest plus was being able to bring our dogs with us. They had a great time exploring!

Nicole Sabourin

Lovely, cozy vacation spot

Nicole Sabourin

Charlotte, NC

Lovely, cozy vacation spot

May 28, 2012

We really enjoyed our time at the beach cottage, and our dog did too!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Nicole, I hope you will come back again at the end of the season to enjoy our off season period. Lesser rates and fewer people make it a great time to enjoy our beaches.

It was a pleasure hosting you!

Amy Miller Takacs

Just what I was looking for!

Amy Miller Takacs

Winston-Salem, NC

Just what I was looking for!

April 23, 2012

The Beach Cottage was the perfect place for our families little spring retreat! I was looking for something eclectic and pet-friendly, this place was perfect! Our golden retriever loved the back yard, and we enjoyed the screened porch as well as the deck. Perfectly appointed, this cute cottage also provided linens, towels, etc. which made our travels so much easier! Thanks for sharing your home!

Stephanie Davis

Great Place

Stephanie Davis

Asheville, NC

Great Place

April 10, 2012

This was a perfect retreat for us and our puppy. It was very nice and clean. It is within walking distance to plenty of the areas attractions but is just off the beaten track. This was perfect for us because it set the stage for a relaxing vacation. The owners were very nice and had great recommendations for area attractions. We will definitely be visiting here again!

Stephanie Davis

Quaint and Quiet

Stephanie Davis

Asheville, NC USA

Quaint and Quiet

April 7, 2012

Cute cottage, nice yard, very private feeling and while close enough to walk to the beach it was far enough away to offer peace and quiet. The cottage was a perfect spring retreat. The owners were great as well, they had great recommendations and super friendly. One beach they recommended was Fort Fisher, because our pup was allowed there. This was such a beautiful, uncrowded beach that both us and our furry friend love. We had a wonderful stay and plan on coming back again!

Joe Miller

Great stay for a great deal

Joe Miller

Winston Salem, NC

Great stay for a great deal

September 19, 2011

We had a fantastic time. True, this was not an ocean front property but it also was not ocean front prices, far from it. Just a few blocks from the beach and down the road from Freeman park, where we like to go anyway. The cottage was quaint, nicely furnished, appliances seemed pretty new, recent remodeling. The property owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. All this and dog friendly. We will definitely be doing a lot more business with these property owners and encourage our friends as well.

Emily Simpson

Grandma M&M and Grandpa Fred loved the cottage

Emily Simpson

Atkinson NC

Grandma M&M and Grandpa Fred loved the cottage

August 8, 2011

We had a wonderful experience at the cottage with the grandchildren. Our two year old grandson said, "Let's go to the orange beach cottage." Our seven year old granddaughter wanted us to stay the rest of the summer. :)))

R.H.

Cute and affordable

R.H.

Apex, nc

Cute and affordable

August 1, 2011

We had a great time at the cottage. We opted to drive to Kure Beach instead of walking or driving to Carolina beach because Kure Beach has free parking and less beach traffic. It only takes 7min to drive there. The cottage was clean, well decorated, and private. Next time we will definitely be bringing the dogs! The only issue is there are some very friendly neighboring cats that we loved, but I'm nervous about our dogs near them. Overall great experience and we will be back.

Susanne Battocchio

BeSt StAyCaTiOn!!!!!

Susanne Battocchio

Wilmington Nc

BeSt StAyCaTiOn!!!!!

May 15, 2011

Loved Loved Loved it!!!! Five stars is just not enough to describe...Very Clean, Very Comfortable and Very Close to everything. What more could you ask for? I will be making this my Home Away from Home for a very long time.....

Rene Davis

May Vacation

Rene Davis

Roxboro, NC

May Vacation

May 10, 2011

Had a wonderful time at the cottage. It was everything we hoped for, convenient, pet friendly and comfortable. Would definetly keep on our list of favorite places to stay.

Michael Quinn

Great!

Michael Quinn

Kansas City, MO

Great!

February 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for our babymoon. I was 6 months pregnant and loved how close we were to everything, I walked almost everywhere. It was a great escape and had everything we needed to just relax and feel like a home away from home. We even made some of our meals there so we didn't have to go out to eat every time. Will definitely make this place to return many times over.

judy english

puppy heaven

judy english

statesville nc

puppy heaven

February 19, 2011

thoroughly enjoyed our stay , there was lots of room for our dogs to run in yard and diane was very nice and extremely helpful . we will plan to stay again this year lynn and judy english tebow and bubba

Nancy Bentum Gallinaro

winter rental...just like home!

Nancy Bentum Gallinaro

North Carolina

winter rental...just like home!

January 13, 2011

I rented the "orange cottage" from October to February while transitioning to a new home. With all of my belongings in storage the cottage offered everything I needed to feel right at home! Once you are tucked away in paradise you will feel cozy and safe, within walking distance of restaurants, stores and of course the quiet winter beach! My black lab Sophia gives it 5 barks! HIGHLY recommend for long term rental! Diane and Bobby are the BEST!

Matthieu /Alien Moritz

The orange cottage!!

Matthieu /Alien Moritz

The Netherlands

The orange cottage!!

December 7, 2010

The orange cottage,we rent in Carolina Beach, remains us to our country,Holland! But not only the colour we like. The cottage is very comfortable,warm and cozy,inside as well as outside. Everything we need was in the house. The owners did everything to make you feel home! Diane and Bobby THANKS SO MUCH! you both are wonderful people! Alien and Matthieu Moritz- Zutphen-Holland( The Netherlands)

Donald Teel

cozy seaside cottage

Donald Teel

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

cozy seaside cottage

September 28, 2010

The cottage was decorated in a variety of bright, cheerful colours. Amenities were in good working order and the owner most accommodating. A short walk from the beach, the cottage is located on a quiet side street and has a warm, welcoming feel. Perfect for one or two people, this property was good value for the money. I would stay here again.

Roxanne G.

Nice retreat

Roxanne G.

Charlotte, NC

Nice retreat

September 12, 2010

The property was exactly as described - we had a really relaxing stay. Having a washer & dryer and internet access were definite pluses. The bed was firm so if that's your preference, you'll enjoy. The owner was very amiable and made us feel welcome.

Dave Lambert

Cool! Cool! Cool!

Dave Lambert

Cherokee, NC

Cool! Cool! Cool!

September 8, 2010

Cozy, comfortable, well appointed and festive! This was the best place we stayed at so far on Carolina Beach!Excellent value! Semi-secluded back yard with a wonderful outdoor private shower great for chillin'. The boardwalk to the bungalow entrance is reminiscent of the Grand Strand. A lovely stroll across the street and you're on the beach! Activities galore! -sun, surf, charter fishing, dining, shops, and the carnival! Hosts Diane and Bobby were wonderfully accomodating and attentive to our needs. Thanks Di & Bobby for your southern and gracious hospitality. You bet we'll be back!

Allison Moyer

Review for Islander

Allison Moyer

Goldsboro, NC

Review for Islander

August 15, 2010

Cute little place to stay. Very comfortable. Rentee was great and accessible.

Matt

Surpassed all expectations!

Matt

Worcester, MA

Surpassed all expectations!

July 16, 2010

We stayed here for 5 days and loved every minute of it. We came down to get married away from all the expectations and obligations with so many friends and family back home. This place made it perfect! We felt welcome and didn't want to leave. Diane and Bobby are great people and have done a fantastic job! We are definitely coming back!!!

Pam

Didn't want to leave!

Pam

Raleigh, NC

Didn't want to leave!

June 29, 2010

Just spent 3 nights in The Cottage and loved it! It is the perfect place for relaxing and getting away. Only a short walk to many restaurants, shopping, and the beach. I will be back soon, hopefully for a week!

Jackie Keith

Low Key

Jackie Keith

Raleigh, NC

Low Key

May 24, 2010

What a great, low key, romantic getaway place this was. My husband and I eloped to Wilmington and spent 3 wonderful peaceful days here! Clean, quiet and all the ameneties you could want or need. Diane was wonderful and you can bet we will be back again! Thanks so much Diane!

Leah

Adorable Getaway

Leah

Chapel Hill, NC

Adorable Getaway

May 18, 2010

We stayed for five days, Wednesday-Sunday. We had a great time! The cottage was very nice and everything we needed was there. Pet friendly. Very quiet and peaceful but close enough to everything to walk or bike if you choose to. We'll definitely be coming back!

JENNIFER, CHAD & RALPH

ONE NIGHT GETAWAY

JENNIFER, CHAD & RALPH

RALEIGH, NC

ONE NIGHT GETAWAY

May 10, 2010

Diane Was Very Accomodating To Let Us Rent Out Her Cottage For One Night (normally This Is Not Worth The Hassle Of Renting It Out.) The Place Was Exactly What We Were Looking For. Agreeing With A Previous Post, A Little Hike To Beach If You're Carrying A Lot Of Items, Otherwise It's Not Bad At All. "not Beach Front, Not Beach Front Prices" Said It Best On The Website. Place Was Clean!!!! Pet Friendly Was Great, Beaches Are Not Unfortunately. Our Newfoundland, Ralph Endulged For A Bit Anyway ;) Will Definiately Come Back. Both Diane And Bobby Are Truly A Pleasure! Thanks!

Walt and Annie DeHart

A Great Memory

Walt and Annie DeHart

Charlotte, NC

A Great Memory

April 29, 2010

We really enjoyed out time in this secluded cottage. The back yard was a perfect plave for our Corgi to run and play, and we were close enough to the beach and restaurants to make everything special. Bobby and Diane treated us like family, something we will never forget. Thanks for the memories!

Dianne Harrill

Nice little apartment

Dianne Harrill

Salem, VA

Nice little apartment

September 18, 2009

We actually stayed at the apartment owned by the same owner. Both were very nice places. We stayed in the apartment. It was spotless and comfortable. The bed was clean and comfortable enough to over sleep everyday. We cooked breakfast and made a sandwich for lunch in the nice little kitchen. The shower was clean and had ample water pressure and hot water. Beware though if your trying to take your workaholic husband away from everything the television, cellphone and internet work great. The only thing nicer than the home was the couple that owned it.

mary talbott

cottage

mary talbott

so. boston,va.

cottage

August 7, 2009

really enjoyed our stay.very clean.conviently located.NO stairs to climb. will definately come back m.talbott va.

Jason Cooke

Great Beach House for Two!

Jason Cooke

Winchester, VA

Great Beach House for Two!

July 21, 2009

This little house was fantastic! Newly renovated with nice hardwood floors, screened porch to escape the NC mosquitoes, comfy couches and creative interior and exterior design. As a graphic designer I appreciated that. I loved the electric grill even though I'm religiously a charcoal man. I came toting a small dog which I wouldn't recommend because the local beaches are not pet friendly (on or off leash). You must travel to Ft. Fisher about 10 minutes away. Also, it's a pretty good hike with beach gear if you plan on walking to the closest beach, I would rec. hopping in the car and parking at one of the public parking areas if you are carrying more than a few things. Boardwalk BINGO was a blast, make sure you grab some Britt's Doughnuts while you are there! To sum it up, great house, great location, fun beach and plenty of activities and shopping between Wilmington and Southport.

Jeff

Great beach alternative!

Jeff

Raleigh, NC USA

Great beach alternative!

June 20, 2009

This property is a gem! Very clean, very modern, but quirky and fun! Great location. All kitchen appliances provided, but bring all other supplies...no food items left behind. Go around the corner to Havana's for dinner of fresh seafood!

Ashlyn Maronn

Our Favorite Place on the Beach!!

Ashlyn Maronn

Union Mills, NC

Our Favorite Place on the Beach!!

April 23, 2009

We stayed at this charming little place on short notice and thanks to the flexibility of Bobby and Diane (the owners) we were able to enjoy a wonderful last minute vacation! The place was very clean, cute as a button and was so comfortable the we didn't want to leave. Only a short walk to the beach, and some good restaurants. We will definitely be back again soon!

Joe Rumsey

Comfy and Cool-Sure to visit again

Joe Rumsey

Chapel Hill, NC

Comfy and Cool-Sure to visit again

April 22, 2009

From the fully equipped kitchen to the sun-soaked back yard and shady screened porch, this place offers alot of advantages over hotel rooms in the area that cost just as much or more. We loved the hardwood floors and the huge closet that allowed us to stash all our luggage out of sight to make the cottage feel even more like home. Located less than a block from the main road, it's an easy walk to several restaurants and attractions, and the beach. The owners, Diane and Bobby are very helpful and friendly, and they can expect us back soon.

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