Retreat/Military Discount/ Near the Beaches of Emerald Isle, Pet Friendly

Sleeping Accommodations: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Bedding Information: King Bed, Queen Bed, Double Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Crib

Fantastic Authentic Farmhouse (perfect getaway for
family vacations, reunions or a special place for out
of town wedding guest), only 8 miles and one stop
light from the Intra-coastal Waterway, Atlantic
Ocean, and Emerald Isle. Also the mild climate is
perfect for playing golf 365 days a year at two public
(Star Hill and Silver Creek) golf courses only 5
minutes from the retreat.

This is a non-smoking Retreat.

The fully furnished kitchen features a new side by
side refrigerator equipped with filtered water and ice,
dishwasher, self-cleaning oven, microwave and
washer/dryer. The kitchen features a coffee maker,
wide slot toaster, crock pot, blender, and large
selection of pots and pans, and serving dishes. There
is matching dinnerware, flatware and china for 16 with
a wide selection of beverage glasses and stemware.
The kitchen/dining area easily seats 12 people.

Here's your home away from home! This spacious,
well-appointed, beautifully decorated farmhouse with
central heating and air conditioning was recently
renovated throughout with newly finished hardwood
floors and two master suites. Both master suites
have a full bath with a king size bed with memory
foam in the John & Lucille room and a queen size
bed in the Carolina room. The Mami Young room is
elegant with a full size memory foam bed. The
William Kuhn room has two full length twin beds,
ideal for children or adults sharing a bedroom. Each
bedroom has a comfortable chair, Pima Cotton
sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, extra pillows bath
robes, and blankets.

No need to pack a porta-crib, crib sheets, high chair,
or sand toys. The large yard is perfect for children to
play. Your family dog is welcome with owners
approval and pet fee of $25 nightly or $100/Weekly.

Sorry no cats.

The large family room has plenty of seating with a 90
inch sofa. It has wireless internet, phone, and cable
TV, DVD, and VCR. There is a selection of
magazines, cook books, children’s book and novels
as well as videos. We provide games, puzzles, or
toys for children.

Rock in the chairs and enjoy the Carolina Breezes.
Families cookout and gather together in this 20 X20
covered area directly out the back door of the house.
Provided is an 8 foot table and a round table seating
for 12 people. There are herbs growing for your
convenience and a gas grill for a family cookout.
A favorite of our guest is to pick the fresh fruit from
the plum, apple, and fig trees. Rest in the shade of
mature trees and soothe your senses while rocking
on the porch among the old growth azaleas and
camellias. Pecan trees drop their nuts each fall,
inviting you to crack and eat them as you enjoy
sweet Carolina breezes and the spectacular sunsets.
Gather round the grape arbor and tease your taste
buds with Muscatine grapes in the fall. The spacious
grassy yard is a great place for children to play. If
you bring your boat there is space to wash it off after
a day on the water as well as an outside shower.

Located on a 50 acre farm in Stella is this quiet,
peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of traffic
but still convenient to all the great activities available
on the crystal coast of North Carolina. Stella is
known for great fishing and hunting because it is
bordered by the White Oak River and the Croatan
National Forest. Spend your day at the beach on
nearby Emerald Isle or stroll among the shops and
museums of historic Swansboro, Beaufort, New
Bern, and Morehead City. It is a short 2 1/2 hour
drive from the Raleigh/Durham International Airport
and 45 minutes from the regional airports of New
Bern and Jacksonville.

On Emerald Isle you will find safe, un-crowded
beaches where there is plenty of room to walk, swim,
relax in beach chairs, read books or just watch the
waves rushing into shore. Emerald Isle is one of the
last real family beaches. We provide beach towels,
an umbrella (50 SPF), 4 beach chairs, boogy boards
and small cooler.

The Retreat is located a short distance from Cherry
Point and Camp Lejuene Military bases. Families find
the retreat just the right place to visit with loved ones
serving in our country's armed forces and also receive
a 10% military discount. So if you're looking for rest,
relaxation and renewal, then this is the place for you.
Time spent at this retreat is a sure path to peace.
Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll
Shores. Dine at one of the many and varied
restaurants. Cruise the intra-coastal waterway or
take a deep sea fishing tour. The Crystal Coast is a
fisherman's paradise and also ideal boating,
canoeing, kayaking and golf. Throughout the year
festivals highlight the friendly atmosphere found in
eastern North Carolina's towns. In the summer there
is the Beach Music Festival and the Fall brings the
Mullet Festival in Swansboro and the Seafood
Festival in Morehead City.

We know you want to get away but it’s also nice to
be in touch so there is High Speed Wireless Internet.
Star Hill Golf Club Sands/Pines/Lakes 27-hole layout
Rated with 3-1/2 stars in Golf Digest's 'Places to
Play' Comments on Golf Digest says Star Hill is one
of the “best in the area” and a good mix of
challenging holes. Silver Creek Golf Club Public
course with 18 holes Rated 3 stars by Golf Digest’s
“Places to Play” Opened in 1986 Comments listed
with Golf Digest says that Silver Creek has
“breathtaking views and golf at a bargain.” Both
courses only 5 minutes from John & Lucille's Retreat
  • Air Conditioned
  • Barbecue-Gas
  • Covered Parking
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Incl
  • Patio
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Video Library
  • No Smoking


  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals/Charters
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing-Water
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing

Other Property Features & Appliances:

Off Street Parking : This is a country farmhouse so there is plenty of parking area on the large concrete area adjorning the carport/patio. There is also space for additional parking in the yard.

Other Attractions:

Wildlife Viewing
Cinemas/Movie Theaters

Activities and Special Events : Blue Grass Festival, Core Sound Water Fowl Festival and Museum, Newport Pig Cooking Contest, Beaufort Music Festival, Beach Music Festival, North Carolina Seafood Festival, Christmas Flotilla in Swansboro, Mullet Festival, Mum Festival - New Bern, Hammock Beach State Park, Fort Macon State Park, Cape Look Out State Park, Silver Creek Golf Course, Star Hill Golf, Cape Carteret Aquatic and Wellness Center, Tryon Palace - New Bern, The Carteret County Museum of History and Arts, NC Maritime Museum, Crystal Coast Jamboree, NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, King Mackerel Bleu Water Fishing Tournament, The Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, and King Mackerel Tournament.

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Property Reviews

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December 10, 2009
Owner-Supplied Testimonial

Our stay at the John & Lucille Country Retreat was the best vacation we've ever had. From the incredibly comfortable beds to the fully equipped kitchen, there was nothing the proprietor had not thought of for our comfort!

We were greeted with the lovely display of fresh flowers, a delightful welcome basket of goodies, and luxury that could only come from a very thoughtful host!

This was so much better than staying in a hotel as we were able to fully enjoy our family members as we played table games (we found in the closet waiting for us!), sat in the living room and chatted and even watched the children play among the trees in the large yard! We were close enough to all of the attractions in Eastern North Carolina to enjoy them fully. We came back to the country retreat every evening and relaxed under the stars in the quiet, peace that can only be described as country living at its finest!

We can hardly wait until next year when we can vacation again at this lovely place. We think we have truly found a gem in this delightful vacation home!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Age 55+

As close to heaven as we could get for a vacation Marine wife - North Carolina June 2008

Thank you so very much for the hospitality and especially your exquisite personal touches in making our visit with our son and his family a very memorable one. We all spent Thanksgiving here and had a wonderful time. It made our visit so comfortable with all of room and comforts of home. S Kraynik, Aurora, OH 11/28/2009

We came for our niece's wedding. The cottage was perfect....spacious and so comfortable. Everyone congregated here. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. The flowers were beautiful and the food/beverages so appreciated. We want to come back. L. Geremina, Raleigh, NC 10/3/2009

During our visit we celebrated my daughter’s marriage. The wedding was reception were both beautiful! It rained some during the reception but the porch provided perfect coverage. The quaint setting made for a romantic wedding. It was her dream wedding. Thank you for making this home so welcoming. K. Meador Virginia Beach, VA 9/26/2009

The beds, like the home, are fabulously comfortable! We had a delightful stay-thank you so much for this! B. Lundiens Annapolis, MD8/23/2009

We had an unbelievable week in your very comfortable and homey retreat. The house is wonderful and your beautiful touches have added so much. We loved the area and found so many wonderful things to do and explore. It has been heavenly. Thank you for the gift basket and beautiful flowers. C. Seymour, Ebensburg, PA 8/8/2009

After driving for 900 miles to reach this beautiful home, we cannot express the feeling of welcome when we entered the door. We have had a lovely two weeks. The boys loved the surf. We had a great trip to Cape Lookout, Fort Macon, Harkers Island, Hammocks Beach State Park & of course the beach. The Gray Family, Toronto, Canada 7/12/2009

Thank you so much, Deloria, for sharing your retreat with us. It is so homey and comfortable. You went all out with the goodies in the basket, fruit, fresh flowers, water in the fridge. You made us feel so welcome with the personal card. My grandson was ecstatic when we came inside the house. His first response was "We must come back here." Both grand kids had a ball. There was so much space for them to play and ride their bikes. It was such peace for the adults and all the amenities were so thoughtful. We had a wonderful time!! M. Exum, Durham, NC 6/19/2009

This has been a dream come true! This house felt just like home, and we can’t wait to come back. Thank you for filling this place with so many loving memories.
L. Winestine, Raleigh, NC 9/13/2009

Thank you so much for opening up this beautiful home to use for our wedding! We all had such a wonderful time that we will never forget. The weather was perfect and the property made every picture we took look amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect week for our friends and family. Thanks again!
Patrick & Rileigh Ray, Newport, NC 9/6/2009

How wonderful to sleep under a guilt! It is like staying at grandmas! Thanks for your overwhelming hospitality. This home is so full of love. L. Atkinson, Statesville, NC

…..It was great to have everything we needed available in the kitchen. Each bedroom with its unique décor gave us a welcome surprise. Thanks for everything. The Amon Family, Catawba, NC 8/15/2009

We worried just a bit about not being closer to the beach, but the short distance proved to be more than a fair trade for the tranquility we experienced. Deloria’s eye for detail provided everything that helped our family feel right at home. The Griffins, Terre Haute, IN 5/16/2009

Deloria, thank you for such a beautiful and peaceful stay. Your retreat is fabulous and we couldn’t have asked for more. We had a great family gathering and look forward to many more here! You know exactly how to make a guest feel at home!
The baby loved the Easter basket with snacks and the fruit. I thank you for such great hospitality and beautiful flowers. You really are special and we truly appreciate everything you have done to make this trip memorable! B. Westhoff Dallas, TX 3/21/2009

After two days and 14 hours of driving through snow, sleet, and rain we were so excited when we drove up to this beautiful house. We knew it would be perfect when we saw the lighted Christmas tree outside and the beautiful wreath on the door. The gifts and special card on the table were a welcomed surprise. The girls couldn’t believe “Santa” had left a letter. When we rounded the bend and saw the cozy perfectly decorated living room, we knew we were in the right place. You have put so much into this blessed retreat and our family appreciated it all (comfortable beds, Christmas decorations, beautiful sheets, abundant towels, etc.) We had so much time to play games, do puzzles, read, and relax together-it is the way holidays were meant to be! I believe that the love your parents shared still blesses this house. The Whaley Family 12/27/2009

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Winter 11/1/2009 1/2/2010 $159.00 $695.00 - -
Winter 1/3/2010 2/27/2010 $139.00 $695.00 - -
Spring 2/28/2010 5/29/2010 $169.00 $795.00 - -
Spring Break 5/30/2010 6/26/2010 - $995.00 - -
Summer 6/27/2010 9/4/2010 - $1,050.00 - -
Late Summer 9/5/2010 9/25/2010 $169.00 $795.00 - -
Fall 9/13/2010 10/31/2010 $159.00 $795.00 - -

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Payment Options:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Deposit: Before you depart, don’t forget to book your week for next year. Those who stay in 2008 may reserve the same week for the following year as long as you book before you leave. This is a tentative reservation and I do not guarantee availability for next year due to unforeseen circumstances. A non-refundable good faith deposit of $100.00 is required. If you do not make your reservation before you leave, it will become available immediately, on a first come first serve basis.
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 10:00AM
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).