When planning a vacation for a large family, you’ll need plenty of beds and lots of room in a location that’s close to some area attractions. Access to the water just steps away from your back porch ain’t a bad idea, too.
With three bedrooms, three and a half baths, the week’s Featured Property, Mermaid Cottage fits the bill for a perfect family retreat and is located in the heart of Emerald Isle right on the Bogue Sound.
When you walk into the living room, you’ll be amazed by the tall ceilings and open floor plan that extends into the kitchen with blonde wood flooring.
Take a load off on a large sectional couch in the living room with plenty of pillows and a plush ottoman that has spectacular water views from the sliding glass door windows. And when you’re kicked backed and relaxing on the sofa, feel free to pop in your favorite DVD to watch on the large mounted flat screen TV.
The gourmet kitchen is complemented by a blue tile backsplash, marble countertops and state of the art stainless steel appliances including a spacious French door fridge. In the middle of the kitchen is a large island with three bar stools and plenty of counter space.
Under an aqua chandelier is the dining room table with seating up to eight thanks to the dining rooms built in window bench.
The downstairs rec room is perfect for kids to lounge in with a sectional couch, kitchenette and small dining area. The rec room also has its own full bathroom with two rooms that have bunk beds (both with full-size beds on the bottom and twin size beds on top).
The master bedroom suite has a king size bed and wall mounted flat screen TV and access to a deck that overlooks the water. The private bathroom has a bathtub and a separate shower along with his and hers sinks. The other two bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, both with queen-sized beds.
With private boardwalk access to the Bogue Sound, you’ll want to take advantage of the waterfront views from the pier as well as fishing and other watersports. Sunset views like the one at Mermaid Cottage are why Emerald Isle is known for its beautiful vistas. Ditch the phones, and enjoy a glass of wine, or two, while watching a warm Crystal Coast sunset paint the perfect picture.
The house has multi-level decks in the front and back with an enclosed sundeck facing the water. The decks also have plenty of seating, lounging furniture and a picnic table perfect for
The pier has several benches to relax on and at the end of the pier you’ll find two kayaks available for you to use during your stay. If kayaking isn’t your thing, you could always go for a cool and refreshing swim. And after your kayaking trip or swim, rinse off in the refreshing outdoor shower.
Off the pier is a great place to cast your bait and go clamming and crabbing and close to the cottage are several hot spots for fishing including the Bogue Inlet Pier and off the shore in Indian Beach.
Mermaid Cottage also is a short walk to the beach if you’re looking to take in some sand and surf. Check out our list of beach rental companies in the area that offer everything from bikes and jet skis to beach carts and ice chests for your perfect day on the beach.
- Pets Allowed
- Gas or Charcoal Grill
- Linens Provided
- Internet Provided
- Nightly Rentals in Summer
- Nightly Rentals in the Off-Season