Art Studio, Kayak to Masonboro Island

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The space

Stay amid the trees in this working artist's studio. Kayak or paddle board to explore the natural preserve of Masonboro Island a pristine undeveloped beach. Walk to the waterfront park and public dock at the end of our street.

This second floor studio has full kitchen, bath, porch and internet wifi, queen bed, AC/heat and parking. The porch offers an outside living space with cushioned chairs and table to sit outside for a morning coffee. We offer fresh coffee beans, grinder and french press (or coffee maker) and tea. We welcome you to our beautiful location on the coast!

This private working art studio is in a quiet neighborhood in Masonboro off Whiskey Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. The area is known for great kayaking and where the popular "Dawson's Creek" series was filmed. A morning walk may be to the kayak park or stop to view the ocean and marshes from Masonboro Yacht Club.

The studio's second floor deck looks over hundred year old live oak trees. It is about a 15 minute drive to downtown and the beaches by car! Beach chairs, towels, coolers and beach umbrella provided. They can be rinsed off with the hose outside the Art Studio.

At the end of the street is a sports bar/lunch place with great fish sandwiches and a Sushi bar. We suggest Cape Fear Seafood for dinner just 3 miles away. They support local fisherman and have the freshest catches. New additions to the area are the Keg and Egg for breakfast and the Veggie Wagon Masonboro where you can find a great variety of fresh local produce, organic grass fed meats and eggs, delicious grab and go items, fresh baked goods, an ice cream sandwich and smoothie bar as well as Thursday night wine tastings.
Shopping centers are 3 miles away at "Monkey Junction".

We are all about the local natural environment. Al is a sailor currently involved in rebuilding old boats. Joan is an impressionist oil painting artist and healing arts therapist.

You may want to create, write or be inspired by the locale. Fort Fisher's Aquarium and historic battleground are due south. A ferry ride from there makes a day trip to Southport. One mile from the Studio is the UNCW Marine Science Lab. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is just north of us.
You will want a car to go to town and the beaches, about 7 miles. We look forward to sharing the beauty of Masonboro.

As much as we enjoy hosting you, we have committed to a no pet policy that allows follow up guests to come without concerns for allergies. We also find so much to do without TV, but do bring your laptop! Wifi available.

Interaction with guests

We are available to answer any questions anytime but you will have all the privacy you need at the Art Studio.

Other things to note

We are not set up to allow kids or pets. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Cleaning Fee £19
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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This is a quiet household. We enjoy having your company. It is best suited for those who are looking for a peaceful place. No smoking or pets please. Because it is a working art studio it is not "child proof".

Kayak rentals are with Chris at Hook, Line and Paddle. (phone number hidden). Mention the "Art Studio" and receive a discount on your rental. Chris will drop the kayak off and pic it up!

Wifi Location is called Ryan. Password is (phone number hidden)

We look forward to you having safe travels and a great stay at the studio. Please feel free to call Al at (phone number hidden).

As much as we would enjoy hosting you, we have committed to a no pet policy that allows follow up guests to come without concerns who may have allergies. In addition this is working art studio. The studio is not child proof and for their safety we do not host children.


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Sean User Profile
August 2017
Great place. We had a great stay.

Cynthia User Profile
August 2017
Was a quite place to get away from everything. Good stay for a couple days, not longer. The internet is really slow but it was everywhere we went in the area. It is an art studio so don't expect any tv.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Great stay! Thank you!

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2017
We had a great time. Except for a little mix up in the beginning we found everything to be wonderful! Al and Joan were really friendly and speedy to respond to us. I would stay here again when back in the area.

Kevin User Profile
July 2017
Loved staying here! It was a nice neighborhood and a very comfortable place to relax. And the porch was a great place to relax and enjoy the local foliage. It's also a nice walk to the park at the end of the road. The coffee, wine, and fresh bread was a nice touch too!

Kim User Profile
July 2017
This is the quietest place I have been in years! Great place for reading, drawing, meditating, walking, napping, or anything that is enhanced by quietness. The space is clean and comfortable. Art abounds! The kitchenette is more than adequate, and the bed is comfortable. There is an upstairs covered porch that overlooks the water. There are fluffy towels, olive oil, all the basics PLUS we were welcomed with delicious bread, wine, orange juice and all the fixings for coffee or tea. Definitely plan to rent kayaks rather than driving 15 minutes to a beach, parking, then walking to the beach. His house is right near a kayak drop-in and boat ramp, and a stone's throw from Masonboro Island. Definitely take advantage of the kayak situation, what a great place, we would like to return.

Brian User Profile
July 2017
Really good hosts to work with. Accommodations were fantastic.

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Joan & Al User ProfileJoan & Al is a superhost.

Hi I am an artist and subtle energy therapist. I am currently in the MFA program at Syracuse University. My husband and I are sailors. We enjoy nature and the water.
I am devoted to historic restoration. It started in Syracuse's Hawley-Green Historic District. The Russell-Farrenkopf House was restored and now hosts Airbnb! The beautiful victorians are an inspiration!
Al land surveyed on the island of St.John for many years and knows it well. He works on wooden boats. We have lived in a boat, treehouse and called a tent on a platform home. We love life and enjoy great people.

Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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