The Countdown is ON to Croakerfest 2017

croakerFestivalLogoOrange-300pxThis small town celebrates big!  The 37th Annual Croakerfest, “Pamlico County’s Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration” is just down the road in Oriental.  And this year, Arlington Place is proud to be a GOLD sponsor of this awesome event.  This two day festival, an annual holiday tradition since 1980, kicks off Friday afternoon!  From parades and carnivals to fireworks and dancing in the street, it’s easy to see that these locals and weekend warriors know how the celebrate the Fourth of July in style.  The festival will go out with a BANG on Saturday at 9:30 with can’t-miss fireworks set off from the bridge.  Check out the full SCHEDULE OF EVENTS to plan your weekend festivities!

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The Latest on NINE New AP Homes!

More cool new homes with even cooler new neighbors calling Arlington Place home!  Dream homes have become a reality or are becoming a reality all over the neighborhood.  So if you can’t make it to Arlington Place soon to see for yourself, here’s a few shots from my camera roll from a weekend drive around the hood…..  

Looks who’s HOME on Wild Cherry Lane!  The Rockwells have been busy decorating and landscaping and are happy to put down roots (on dry land) in their blue nautical beauty.  Rockwell

The Raggio’s are close to making Golden Fern Lane their new coastal address.  The detail in this amazing creekfront home is unlike I’ve ever seen….if it looks this good under construction, we cannot wait to see the finished masterpiece!Raggio

Our last 3 Outfitter’s Cottages are nearing the finish line.  Guests are already enjoying the Creekside Cottage, and the Sugar Shack and Reeln in the Years are getting their finishing touches over the next few weeks.  RENT NOW ON AIRBNB!20170526_140840

The Broughton’s home on Cotton Court is such a cool floorplan, cozy when you need it but plenty of room to stretch out for Chris and Cali, and their boys Ayden and Liam.  It’s actually happening Cali :)Broughton 2

The Zambito’s get to check in on their home away from home when they visit this week.  A picture simply doesn’t do the creek and sunset views justice, so I hope they brought some chairs and wine for their first (of many) happy hours on their back porch!Zambito

Wright and Ellen Sizemore moved from Lake Norman to Oriental last year to live like a local and make sure this was, in fact, where they wanted to land.  Well, I think they ended up liking it because their new home on Willow Cove Lane is now under construction.  Can’t wait to have them here full time, Ellen’s the best cook in town!Sizemore2

So who’s on deck?  The ground has officially been broken for the MacMahon’s new forever home, the first house on Wild Turkey Lane.  Looks like Stroud Custom Homes is going to have a busy summer, we’re ready if you are Gilbert!MacMahon

Come for a visit see for yourself why so many people want to call Arlington Place home.  Are you ready for #RiverLife?

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ArlingtonPlace.com Get’s a Face-lift

Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 8.44.23 AMSurf on over to the new and improved ArlingtonPlace.com mobile and desktop websites!  The fine folks at NDG Communications designed a fun, functional, and user-friendly website with many new features for all of us to enjoy.  So far we’re loving the new FAQ page, the TOP 20 page, and all of the neat new text that paints a picture with words of the lifestyle that neighbors love at Arlington Place….HAPPINESS HAPPENS HERE  |  LIVE LIFE AT HIGH TIDE  |  A COASTAL CAROLINA TREASURE YOU CAN CALL YOUR OWN.  And don’t forget to check out the mobile site from your phone!

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“Exploring the Magic in Minnesott Beach”

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If you want to know bit more about Arlington Place from an unbiased, first hand account, then this article is a must-read!  Seems that our little slice of heaven was the perfect setting for work and play for a few of our recent cottage guests who just happen to have a fun new travel website, XCAPE2NC.com.  Timing is everything in real estate, but for many of us, we’ve learned that there isn’t an exact science to timing this crazy market.  LeAnne & Jim found this out in a big way when their house sold very quickly and they still had a few months before they could move into a new one.  Now temporarily homeless with two kids and a dog, they searched on AirBnB, happened upon our cottage listings and booked the 35 North Cottage at Arlington Place.  Well, from this article, it sounds like they liked it here okay and made many memories along the way.  Here’s a few snippets from “Exploring the Magic in Minnesott Beach, NC”…..

“Just 20 minutes east of the 300 year old historic city of New Bern North Carolina lies a magical coastal gem that mostly only locals know about.  This little treasure, known as Minnesott Beach, is tucked away on the Pamlico sound.  This “off the grid” town is home to less than 600 people, and you won’t find your usual fast food  or high-rise hotels here.  No, this is not a tourist spot that is overrun and overdone.  It’s a little piece of heaven for those that get to experience its charms and natural beauty….a nature and water lovers paradise.” ………”As you meander through the winding and peaceful roads, past the long leaf pines of Minnesott Beach, you come upon Arlington Place.  As you venture in, be sure to stop in the Welcome Center where Becca, Blair, and Peyton will extend an abundance of southern hospitality – this is just a prelude to the beauty that awaits you inside.  Residents and visitors alike take advantage of world class boating, fishing, sailing, and kayaking.”……….”We truly enjoyed our stay at Arlington Place!  We took full advantage of all the amenities they had to offer and hope that you will discover and experience it for yourself.  Although a picture is said to be worth a thousand words, the true magic must be experienced to be felt!  So enjoy one of Eastern North Carolina’s  best kept secrets before the rest of the world finds it!!”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Thanks for sharing the article LeAnne & Jim and good luck with XCAPE2NC.com!  We hope that Arlington Place will always be a local escape for you and your family.  And come back this summer, there’s something new to do and explore each season!

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An Eventful, Event-filled Weekend

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brandt island stringsCyclists, locals and visitors will love winding down at the end of a long day to the sweet sounds of the Brandt Island Strings!  We get to claim 2 of the talented foursome, Arlington Place owners Rick & Ginny Vogt 😉  Rick, Ginny, Perry & Becky will be playing at O’Town on the Oriental waterfront, Friday night, 7ish.

On Saturday & Sunday, we’ll be hosting the last weekend of the Parade of Homes, noon till 5:00 each day.  A must see on the parade route is three homes in Arlington Place that now have a pile of 2017 awards!  We had 2 blue ribbon winners, the brand new Creekside Cottage and the Carolina Cottage each took top honors in their categories AND homes in Arlington Place also won for best master bath, best floors, best fireplace and best bonus room!  Congrats to our team of Signature Builders, Coastal Heritage Construction, Stroud Custom Homes and Zaytoun Raines Construction.  Come out and see for yourself this weekend and you be the judge…….

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Spring Is Here & The Fun Is Just Starting

At Arlington Place, the arrival of spring means magical times are ahead. It means warm temperatures, sunny skies and months of gorgeous days here on the Inner Banks. THere’s so much to see and do — right here and all around us.

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Oriental In-Water Boat Show
April 21-23
Springtime, a historic boating village, a great array of exhibitors, and visitors from 10 states all make for a great Oriental In-Water Boat Show

Parade of Homes & Remodeler’s Tour
April 22-23 and April 29-30
Visit some of the area’s most stunning homes, including a few favorites here at Arlington Place!

Cycle NC Coastal Ride
April 28-30
Arlington Place is pit stop No. 1 for this fun amateur event that brings more than 1,500 cyclists to our area.

Pamlico County High School Color Run
May 6
Let your colors show as Arlington Place hosts this lighthearted, untimed 5K run. Participants will race to color stations, where they’ll become running rainbows — all leading to the final color toss celebration!

Mariner 5K
May 13
Join us for the fourth annual Mariner 5K run at Arlington Place. This event always draws a great crowd, and proceeds benefit the Pamlico Christian Academy.

See our Events Calendar for full details on these events, as well as ongoing events like farmers markets, concerts, sailing regattas, local theater and more.

Home of Incredible Coastal Living

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It’s so exciting to see the progress of new homes under construction at Arlington Place — including our last three Outfitters Cottages.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet coastal cottage, a large Inner Banks estate home or just the perfect place for your weekend getaways, you’ll find your happiness at Arlington Place. Of course, you can get your first taste of life here by booking a weekend at one of our rental cottages.

Fair warning: You won’t want to leave. Explore Arlington Place.

On the land. On the Water. Off the Charts.

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  • Clubhouse and Outfitters Center
  • Pool, fitness room and playground
  • Volleyball, basketball, tennis and pickleball
  • Parks, firepits and gazebos
  • Docks and boat ramp on Mill Creek
  • Neighborhood kayaks and bikes
  • Riverfront beach, walking trails and boardwalk

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Weekend Cottages from the $100’s

Cottage Homes from the $200’s

Estate Homes from the $300s

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Cycle NC Pedals into Town

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cycle nc2The 14th Annual Cycle NC Coastal Ride once again rolls into Oriental where locals will be welcoming 1500+ bikers to our little town, April 28th, 29th and 30th.  Cyclists will be biking throughout the county each day, and after burning up the road, they’ll come home to base camp in downtown Oriental.   And AP is on the map!  Cycle NC has chosen Arlington Place to be PIT STOP #1 for cyclists in need of quick break.  The Welcome Center at our entrance will open and ready to serve up snacks, drinks, tunes, bathrooms and a crowd favorite, PB&Js!  We’re excited that we get to share the springtime beauty of our area with so many people from across the country, backyard surroundings that most of us take for granted.

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Want to be part of the event but aren’t quite ready to dust off that bike and ride for hundreds of miles?  We’d love to have some volunteer help at our pit-stop station to make sure everyone is hydrated and fed before they hit the road again.  Email peyton@arlingtonplace.com for time slots on the 28th and 30th.

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The end of April is a great time to visit our area.  Fingers crossed for (more) pretty weather AND Arlington Place will have 4 open houses, Sautrday the 29th and Sunday the 30th from noon till 5:00 in this year’s Parade of Homes!  Lots of happenings in April and May….Oriental Boat Show, Parade of Homes, 5K Color Run, Cycle NC, Mariner 5K and plenty more.  Stay tuned to our BLOG and FACEBOOK pages or check out our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info.  Sounds like it’s time for you to get roll’n!

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Savannah + Ben, a Riverfront Wedding

We were excited that this happy couple chose Arlington Place for their dream day!  Hmmmm, the riverfront in October?  Slightly risky with a few elements to contend with.….but when it’s good, it’s REALLY good.   Well, the gamble paid off big time and they have the pictures to prove it!  The day could not have been nicer, the smiles could not have been bigger, and the setting could not have been prettier.  And with the wedding party and family staying onsite in all five Outfitter’s Cottages, the celebration could last all weekend (insert plug for the 4E’s Cottage owned by the bride’s parents, Brian & Shannon)!  Now let me just say that Arlington Place provided the backdrop, but the rest of the magic came from the bride and her mom……and possibly Mother Nature.  Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Alexander, we’re glad we got to be a small part of your picture perfect fairy tale!

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photo cred to the awesomely talented Courtney Lang of Little Fin Photography!

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Q: What Makes a House a Home?

A: YOU!  A house is sticks & bricks, paint & floors, and yes those things are important.  But a home is so much more, it’s family pictures on the wall and comfy pillows…..it’s where you can smell dinner cooking and hear the sweet sounds of friends laughing or kids playing.  This is the place where your memories are made.

One of the neatest things that we get to see is how people transform a house into a home that’s a perfect fit for their family.  Of course the houses are full of thoughtful details, from the reclaimed floors up to the beamed ceilings, but it’s everything in between that adds character and charm and turns it into a home.  Here’s a peak inside some of the homes (and for some, homes away from home) in Arlington Place….

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NEW Outfitter’s Cottages!

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We’re building our (LAST) 3 Outfitter’s Cottages that will be guest-ready for the 2017 rental season.  Framing and selections (my favorite!) are happening now and we’re making the most out of every inch of this little charmer.  We’ve got big plans for the 1000+ square feet inside, but true to the coastal Carolina lifestyle, your living space spills outside.  So what will it be….rocking on the front porch….happy hour on the screened in porch….or watching the sunset from the back deck?

Two of the three new cottages are already under contract leaving only ONE available, which is the very LAST of 9 Outfitter’s Cottages in Arlington Place, nestled in the trees of Burton Village surrounding the kayak center.  If you’ve been on the fence, this is your chance to snag the one and only for $175,000, fully furnished!

Need more info?  Call or email us and we’ll send you the details: 800-967-7639, info@arlingtonplace.com.  Or better yet, come stay in one of the neighboring cottages that are for rent through AirBnB and take the lifestyle for a test drive, CLICK HERE!  Make your cents make sense…..your own family getaway when you’re in town and rental income when you’re not.

There’s a lot more to love coming soon but here’s what we’re loving so far: the high ceilings on the wrap around porch, the open floor plan and the VIEW (stay tuned for a sunset pic)……..

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