Waterfront Cottage with Private Dock and Kayaks

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Entire cottage hosted by Normandie

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
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Wake to the call of osprey and sip your morning brew as the sun rises over the creek. Go chicken-necking for crabs or explore the creek on one of two kayaks.

With 4 spacious bedrooms, you can bring the entire family.. Enjoy meals and relax on the huge screened porch overlooking the water. Read books from our stocked shelves, play board games or cards, put together puzzles. Or write that story you've been putting off. Have fun!

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On our private dock, you can toss a small net, put out a crab pot, or dangle a chicken neck and haul in the catch. On a high tide, you can take your small boat all the way from our dock to Cape Lookout. You can also paddle one of our kayaks and explore the upper creek. If you don't have a boat, we're only minutes from Harkers Island and a ferry to the cape. Who knows? You might see one of the big turtles in Turtle Bay or a pod of dolphins cavorting in the sound. This is one of the most gorgeous places on the North Carolina coast.

Out fishing all day? There is a fish-cleaning station out the back door and a charcoal grill so you can cook what you catch and then carry it to the screened porch to watch the sunset as you eat.

No luck on the water catching dinner? Well, we're 10 minutes from Harkers Island and 20 from Beaufort, where dining choices are abundant.

Sleepy Creek Cottage is kid friendly (there's a swingset and playhouse). We're also a smoke free facility. We have an outdoor shower for use after a day at the beach or out on the water. Board games, WiFi, books, and a huge back and front yard are also available.

The entire home, including the dock, is available for use during your stay. The house has a wide wooden ramp in front, outside as well as inside stairs to the second floor, and a large downstairs bedroom, as well as three bedrooms upstairs. And there's a covered carport for unloading in the rain.

You won't be able to swim off the dock, but there's a beach just across the Harker's Island Bridge, and there's swimming at Atlantic Beach. (Or, and in my opinion, the best clear water snorkeling is just a ferry ride away inside the Cape Lookout hook.)

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bath
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Gloucester, North Carolina, United States

Sleepy Creek Cottage is nestled among big old trees on private land, not far from Cape Lookout lighthouse and downtown shopping and cuisine. Our guests come for the peace and they come for the fun--and then they never want to leave.

Hosted by Normandie

  1. Joined in April 2013
  • 33 Reviews
  • Superhost
I'm an author, a sailor, and a grandmother to precious little ones. The cottage has been in my family since my grandmother bought it in 1942, and as soon as we came along, we had the privilege of spending summers here, boating, fishing, crabbing, pigging out on shrimp. Then it was our children's turn, and later my grandbabies'. Such joy!
I'm an author, a sailor, and a grandmother to precious little ones. The cottage has been in my family since my grandmother bought it in 1942, and as soon as we came along, we had t…

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House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy