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.
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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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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.