Private island cottage with 19ft boat / 45hp motor

Sands Island Refuge Cottage
Sands Island Refuge Cottage19 foot boat comes with rentalLiving roomKitchenBedroom 1Bedroom 2Intercoastal Waterway and Bogue Inlet
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From $328 / night

Emerald Isle, NC 28584
Private island cottage with 19ft boat / 45hp motor
2 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $383
Per week: $2,295
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Emerald Isle vacation cottage rental
Sands Island is a private, 32-acre island, surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped marshes, island beaches and meandering natural water trails. A two-bedroom cottage is the lone structure on the island. Although only ten minutes by boat from historic Swansboro, North Carolina, this quiet, peaceful refuge seems a world away.

The cottage was built in 1997 using old-fashioned craftsmanship with locally milled pine floors, walls and ceiling and cedar shakes on the roof. It is comfortably furnished and environmentally friendly with solar-powered electricity and a gas-powered generator for back-up. The water heater, stove and refrigerator run on gas. The cottage has two private bedrooms, two bathrooms ( one inside, one accessible from outside), a complete kitchen with dining area, a living room with a wood-burning stove, and a screened-in porch where you can enjoy the cool breezes coming off the ocean. It can comfortably accommodate a family of four to six or two couples.

Your rental includes a motorboat, kayaks and canoes for your personal use, as well as parking and dockage on the mainland. You can tour the local waters, visit nearby Hammocks Beach for swimming and surfing, or visit the beaches of Emerald Isle.

As part of your unique experience and at your request, a local captain will take you on a brief boat tour of the surrounding waters and nearby Swansboro waterfront so you can visit those places later in your own boat provided with your rental.

Smoking is not allowed inside.

Linens are not provided. Must bring your own.

Rustic hardwood Floors throughout
Stovetop perculator coffee pot available
Charcoal grill
Screened porch with rocking chairs
Pet Friendly
Wood stove
Hot / Cold enclosed outside shower
Nice selection of canoes and kayaks
19ft Motor Boat
Smoking allowed outside only
Area Information
The cottage is located on a 32 acre privately-owned island. Sands Island Refuge, also known to the locals as Ski Beach, offers the perfect getaway for folks who have an appreciation for the the beauty of coastal North Carolina and the charm of traditional beach cottages. The view from the screened-in back porch overlooks Bogue Inlet with the ocean breakers and Bear Island in the distance. Huggins Island,part of Hammock's Beach State Park, is just a short paddle or boat ride away. Explore the area around you with a Kayak or two man canoe, both provided with rental. If you have children this is a great place for them to enjoy - lots of opportunities for shelling, fishing, beach-combing, and exploring the beautiful natural surroundings. Fine dining and shopping can be found in the quaint village of Swansboro, which is less than 15 minutes away by boat. You will dock your boat downtown at Casper's Marina where your vehicle will be conveniently parked, but you will probably choose to walk the short distance to the interesting shops and restaurants on the Swansboro waterfront. After dining and shopping, stroll through town to admire the many historic buildings and homes in the area.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2017 $383 $383 - - 4 Nights
Apr 01 2017 Nov 30 2017 - - $2,295 - 6 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: $250 deposit required to book. Non-refundable pet deposit of $150 is not included in the quoted prices. Bring your own linens.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa



  • Beds

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Canoe
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kayak
  • Screened Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Wood Stove
  • Appliances

  • Charcoal Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (25 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (4 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Private island cottage close to quaint shops, restaurants, boating, fishing, and all the things you come to the coast to do.
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Mandy Bowman

Great retreat!

Mandy Bowman

North Wilkesboro, NC USA

Great retreat!

June 27, 2010

We went to the island for our honeymoon and brought our two dogs. It was awesome! Lots of privacy and places to explore. Morning boat rides were amazing and our dogs had a great adventure. We would definitely recommend this place to nature lovers. Don't forget the bug repellent though!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I take the boat in the ocean?
A: No, the boat may not enter the ocean/inlet area.
Q: How secluded is the property?
A: Sands Island Refuge is a private island, but you have quick access to "civilization" by short boat ride across the intercoastal waterway.
Q: What makes this property so unique?
A: The cottage on Sands Island Refuge is quaint with lots of charm but the main attraction of the property is the access it provides for visitors to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the coastal environment. There is no other property in the area like it!

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Tim Simpson

Tim Simpson

910 389-0746