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Relax by the River at the Cottage at Cedar Point -- Kayaker's Dream!

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
23 reviews


  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    MacDaddy's Entertainment Center
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Emerald Isle Woods Park
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Hammocks Beach State Park
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis)
    50 min drive

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    About this area

    Cedar Point

    Located in Cedar Point, this cottage is by the ocean. Croatan National Forest and Emerald Isle Woods Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include The Golfin Dolphin and Water Boggan Water Park.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      MacDaddy's Entertainment Center - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Emerald Isle Woods Park - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Emerald Isle Adventures - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Hammocks Beach State Park - 11 min drive

    Getting around

    • New Bern, NC (EWN-Craven Regional) - 49 min drive

    About this property

    Relax by the River at the Cottage at Cedar Point -- Kayaker's Dream!

    Welcome to the cottage, where you can kick back, relax, and appreciate down time, Southern-style. Whether you're a kayaker interested in exploring Eastern NC waterways, a family visiting a loved one at Camp LeJeune, or a couple wanting a romantic refuge, the cottage at Cedar Point can provide a wonderful base for a few days or more. Your well-behaved dog can join you! Enjoy the swing and lounge furniture on the front porch with a lovely sunset view. Stretch out with a novel (or take a snooze) in the hammock on the screened porch, where you’re looking out on the White Oak River. When feeling more ambitious, you can put in kayaks and paddle toward the marshes of Croatan National Forest, or around the bend and under the Swansboro bridge, across the Intracoastal Waterway, and out toward Bear Island State Park. The cottage is located one (empty) lot from the White Oak River, so you can pull your kayak or canoe to the water from the house. It’s about a 5-10 minute drive to the public beach at Emerald Isle, or to the scenic Tideland Trail of Croatan National Forest. Walk or ride your bike to the Salty Air Market and the Salty Bee, and grab a cold beverage from the converted school bus, munch on some boiled peanuts, peruse local vendors and listen to live music. A stone's throw away in Cedar Point is Treehouse Beer Company - a great spot for those looking to unwind with a craft beer and hear some live music. If you're the wine type, walk next door to Christina's Wine Boutique for a glass of wine, music trivia, or pick up a unique bottle from their curated selection. The kids will love putt putt, bowling, games and more at nearby Mac Daddy's or a day trip to the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Ride your bikes to Swansboro just back over the bridge. Swansboro is an historic fishing village with a beautiful and quaint waterfront downtown. A few of our favorites in downtown Swansboro: dinner or brunch at The Boro; classic diner breakfast at Yana's (with Elvis flair); ice cream on the second-story deck at Bake, Bottle & Brew (keep an eye out for dolphins!); lunch at Church Street Pub (or get takeout and pack the sandwiches for the beach!), live music on the dock at Saltwater Grill; dessert at the new "dessert bar" Sweet Edventures; browsing nautical treasures and antiques at Poor Man's Hole; and exploring lots of other lovely shops! Inside the cottage, WOW! There are vaulted ceilings, beachy colors, lots of windows, shiplap, recently restored original heart pine floors in living room and kitchen, and heritage plank flooring in the bedrooms. Ceiling fans in every room and on the front and side porches. Dining room table seats 6. Great collection of puzzles, games, books, and DVD library. Check out the dining room table built out of reclaimed dock boards washed up during Hurricane Florence. Large comfy sofa for the whole family to relax. Internet access; TV with Roku (SlingTV package and Netflix) in living room and TV with Chromecast in master bedroom. Master bedroom has a comfy firm king-sized bed; master bath has a large jacuzzi and walk-in shower with two shower heads. The shower includes a steam generator, which is especially nice in cooler weather. Second bedroom has two twin beds; second bath has a combo tub/shower. Linens and bath towels are provided (please bring your own beach towels). If you’re inclined to cook, you’ll enjoy the cottage’s well-equipped kitchen. We have a propane grill available on the side deck, along with ample seating for outdoor dining with a water view. And you won’t find seafood fresher than the fish sold at Clyde’s, between the two bridges on the way to Swansboro. We have three sea kayaks (one double and two singles; includes paddles and lifejackets) and four adult beach bikes with locks (BYO helmets) — kayaks & bikes available for rent upon request. If interested, please inquire and we can add this to your reservation. We allow a maximum of 4 guests. The house is a no-smoking zone. Ours is a quiet neighborhood, so please, no house parties. The yard is not fenced, but you can walk your dog along the road, which borders the river. Check out our new Instagram page, @cottageatcedarpoint! We believe that "Y'all means ALL," and are intentionally inclusive in welcoming guests without regard to race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, or political affiliation. If you love the coast and are looking for a quiet place to stay for a few days, we hope you'll inquire about the cottage. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, or to suggest things that could improve your visit.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Imogen Baxter

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets allowed

    Payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Relax River Cottage Cedar Point Kayaker's Dream
    • Relax River Cottage Kayaker's Dream
    • Relax River Cedar Point Kayaker's Dream
    • Relax River Kayaker's Dream

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 2

    2 twin/single beds

    Property amenities


    • 2 bedrooms


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination


    • Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean

    Things to do

    • Sailing, surfing/boogie boarding, and hiking/biking trails nearby


    • Sleeps 4
    • Unit size: 1040 sq ft (97 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent


    We loved the property! The cottage is charming, quaint and quite unforgettable. The home is well equipped with everything one will need. The location is great! I plan on renting it again.

    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful stay at Cedar Point

    We couldn't have had better accommodations and highly recommend staying at the Cottage at Cedar Point. We stayed, with our 7 year old son, for a long weekend, so that we could go to the beach. We enjoyed being so close to the river so that we also were able to kayak. We went downtown Swansboro one night and ate at the Saltwater Grill and then had ice cream at the Bake Bottle and brew and then headed over to the candy shop (all recommended)! We spent most of our days at the beach and then were grateful for the solitude of the cottage for a movie or book reading on the hammock. Highly recommend this property, Swansboro, and Emerald Isle. Also, Property owner was very quick with responses and very organized.

    5/5 Excellent

    Beautiful Get-Away while I Work

    This property had everything I needed. I loved the furnishings. I will stay there again.

    5/5 Excellent

    Summer Getaway

    Enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage. Very well-appointed and clean. Relaxing and comfortable spaces and the front porch was a delight - we spent a lot of time on the porch since it was so hot. Great location.

    5/5 Excellent

    White Oak River Beauty!

    This adorable cottage on the river has every comfort you need. A well equipped kitchen allowed for ease of meal prep. The king sized bed was so cozy and comfy. Our pups enjoyed walks in the neighborhood and by the river! A bonus we saw was 2 mommy ducks and their multiple babies paddling out to the oyster beds. A very convenient drive to the beach as well as a lovely river view make this cottage an ideal getaway!

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