Get’s a Face-lift

Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 8.44.23 AMSurf on over to the new and improved 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”


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,  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!!”


Thanks for sharing the article LeAnne & Jim and good luck with!  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

cycle nc2We are READY to welcome 1500 cyclists on Friday to Oriental and Arlington Place for the Cycle NC Coastal Ride! Our Welcome Center will be a hoppin pit-stop all day and we cannot wait for bicyclists from all over the Carolinas and the country to see our little slice of heaven as they put pedal to pavement all over Pamlico County.

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.


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


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.



  • 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

Arlington Place

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

Group of Cyclists

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.


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 for time slots on the 28th and 30th.


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!





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…’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,  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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Tis the Season

5456Small town holiday heritage and spirited traditions…..for many of us, this is what it’s all about.  I grew up in a small town where locals lined the streets for the Christmas parade with lights strung back and forth across Main Street, where neighbors took turns hosting holiday open houses, and where Grandma always made sure our pockets were stuffed with quarters, never passing by a bell ringer with a red pot!  And living in Arlington Place, we now get to give our kids these same magical traditions.  Oriental is small, but they do the holidays in a big way!  We already got to enjoy Oriental’s annual Spirit of Christmas weekend 8295and the Arlington Place Oyster Roast which really got us all in a festive mood.  Some of us will be leaving to visit far away friends and family and others coming back home to Pamlico County, but no matter where the road takes us for Christmas, we are all thankful to be from or to now live in a place where that holiday spirit is very much alive and contagious, and where it’ll be 60 on Christmas Day…who needs snow?!

And next week we get to ring in 2017 right!  Oriental definitely has some eventful celebrations, but the annual Running of the Dragon may take top honors.  True to it’s namesake, Oriental boasts a forty foot Chinese dragon that comes out of hibernation each New Year’s Eve just after dark to run through the streets of Oriental, flashing it’s fangs and being chased by locals, visitors, and children (of all ages) who bang on pots and pans to chase away any evil spirits. Legend has it that the dragon was first sighted in the sixties and to touch the dragon means an extra does of good luck for you in the coming year!  The Dragon Run is followed by the Croaker drop at midnight….yep, I said Croaker perched high on a sailboat mast….how appropriate 😉


And the festivities continue into the new year with the Instead of Football Regatta in Oriental on New Year’s Day.  A casual “race” where you can sail or motor… one’s really keeping score, it’s just about being on the water on the first day of the year with friends and neighbors.  Some might say that we celebrate the holidays a little different down here, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.


Photo cred to…the go-to site for all things Oriental!

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The “trifecta” is officially complete for our resident boaters!  Arlington Place now has a NEIGHBORHOOD BOAT RAMP a way to get your boat in the waterCOMMUNITY DOCKS a place to keep your boat in the water and ON SITE STORAGE a place to keep your boat on dry land.  The challenge of building a boat ramp when you’re dealing with elevations 25 feet above sea level made for an interesting (and evolving) design, but nothing that Cahoon and crew couldn’t handle.  And the end product is a first class amenity that neighbors will enjoy for countless years.  Here’s hoping that happy anglers translates to dinner on the table this fall!

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Did we mention the sweet sunset?  Yep, we’re going to need a few more Adirondacks!

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