Who’d have thought that our first model home would’ve started a cottage revolution? “C’est la vie”, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.

And these last couple of years have been a great reminder that most of our lives are anything but predictable.

We all need a periodic escape sometimes. A retreat to a safe space that lets us recharge our batteries without disconnecting our lives. Our little cottage revolution has created that space for you and your family and we hope you’ll come enjoy it.

“C’est la vie”, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell…

We’ve been doing the AirBnB thing since 2015 and are a recognized Superhost. We think you’ll agree with the over 1,100 reviews that AP offers a great vacation experience with something suitable available for most tastes.

But don’t just take our word for it, below are some of the latest reviews from guests at our available rentals. See what they have to say and if you want to learn more about any of the rental cottages just click on the picture or “view on AirBnB” link.

Black Duck

A perfect vacation home for our family. Clean, spacious and everything we could ask for. The pool in the community was great. So much to do. We had a wonderful time and would
love to go back!

Suzanne August 2021


We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and appreciated being able to bring our dog. We made use of many of the amenities, including the pool, trails, riverfront beach and dog
park. Sitting on the back screened-in porch was relaxing. The beds were very comfortable. We went into Oriental and New Bern for eating out.

Anne July 2021

The 4 E’s Cottage

Arlington Place is a beautiful, quiet community. The cottage is both clean and cute. It was the perfect size for my family of 4. The screened in back porch and the rocking
chairs on the front porch were perfect for reading and relaxing. Kayaks are right across the street and the pool is a short walk or drive too. We explored New Bern (MJs Raw Bar & Grill has delicious seafood!) and we took the free car
ferry (9 minutes from Arlington Place!) to Atlantic Beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Andrea July 2021

The 35 North Cottage

We stayed at Arlington Place for two weeks with two friends and a four-year-old and a Labrador, and found it to be a very spacious and pleasant retreat in a quiet and
friendly neighborhood. The whole area is very dog friendly and we were able to take our puppy to the beach at Oriental and let him play in the river which he really enjoyed. Our daughter really enjoyed the pool and we spent many evenings
on the back porch. We also took her kayaking on the river behind the property a couple of times. All in all, a really good place for a young family to spend a quiet couple of weeks. It is an hour and a half to the nearest big beach, and
most activities and all grocery shopping etc. is at least 10 to 15 minutes away. So you might want to spend a bit of time planning activities before you go. However this is a highly recommended stay and we would go again. Thank you!

Laura August 2021

Dockside CREEKFRONT Cottage

This river getaway is exactly what my family and I needed for a few days from our busy life. The house is exactly what it is as shown…so clean and it had everything that we
needed. The Arlington Place crew takes well care of this house and Kathleen was so efficient in answering any questions we had. We cannot wait to return.

Alexis July 2021

Carolina Capehouse

We are from Pennsylvania and randomly chose this house and area for vacation to try something different. We are so glad we chose the Carolina Capehouse. The house is beautiful and perfect for a family of 5-6 people. The screened in back
porch got a lot of use in the evenings. The outdoor shower was nice when coming from the river or the beach. Unlike other Air BNBs we have used, the TV situation was easy to use and navigate, with Netflix, YouTube TV, and more. The house
is stylish and tastefully decorated.

The community of Arlington Place was fabulous. The pool, clubhouse, and tennis/basketball courts are a quick walk away from the house. The kayaks were a hit with our family. We used them several times in the evenings when it was a little
cooler to paddle to the river and back. The private beach on the river is beautiful and truly private. My son and I fished from the dock at the beach on several occasions and the river is truly breathtaking.

There is a free ferry a few miles away from the house, which from there is about a 40 minute drive to the coastal beaches. We spent a day at Atlantic Beach which was beautiful and very easy to get to.
The towns of Oriental and New Bern are neat little towns right on the river and are short drives from the house. Overall one of the best and most relaxing vacations we have taken as a family. I won’t hesitate to book this house again.

Adam August 2021

The All Joy Cottage

We truly enjoyed our time here and appreciated that this is a pet-friendly place. The neighborhood is a great place to walk and the pool was very refreshing. Wish we could
have stayed longer!

Renee August 2021

Reelin’ in the Years

Such a great place to stay! This was our second time at AP but first at Reelin’ and, once again, we loved it. It’s the perfect place for us since we are dropping our kids
off at camp around the corner. Make sure to hit the store before you go because you won’t want to leave once you get there. Great swimming pool too!

Cecy July 2021

The Creekside Cottage

We had a fantastic 2 night stay with our kids (ages 5 and 7). The cottage was clean, well stocked, and very comfortable for our needs. We spent a lot of time in the pool and
were often the only family in the water. Our kids LOVED exploring the neighborhood beach with 2 docks (ask the team where to park to access it). It was also fun to walk over to the Outfitters Center (just 2 doors down) to explore the dock
and look at the creek. We needed 2 person kayaks & kids-sized life jackets so we went to Oriental one morning to rent them from Bow to Stern and launched from their easy beach. We plan to return to this cottage. Next time we will bring
our bikes to use on the quiet neighborhood roads. We brought all our food & supplies. Highly recommend!

Rachel July 2021

The 4 E’s Cottage

A perfect vacation home for our family. Clean, spacious and everything we could ask for. The pool in the community was great. So much to do. We had a wonderful time and
would love to go back!

Suzanne August 2021

The Sugar Shack

We just returned from a great holiday weekend and had such a wonderful time!
This place is such a perfect location if you have a boat. It was easy to put the boat in the water and there were no crowds at the marina. We felt like we were at summer camp with all the beautiful natural landscape. We enjoyed boating to
a small island and fishing off the dock. We had a fire in the fireplace at Outfitters and it was such a fun night with the kids.
We will be back to enjoy this unspoiled beauty!

Tony and Kelly June 2021