E-Mail or call 828-406-6229.
We live in the city and often hear traffic, geese, neighbors, and police sirens.
When we arrived at Egret, the first thing we noticed was the complete silence and relaxing atmosphere.
We instantly fell in love with Egret’s charm. We spent two nights in the lovely cottage and left feeling
rested and ready to tackle the city life again. We can’t wait to visit again!.”
Heather, Virginia Beach, VA
“Just wanted to get back with you and say we had a fantastic time! Egret is wonderful,
very comfortable. We had a lovely visit to not only the cottage but the surrounding area as well.
Thanks again and we’d love to come back.”
Joan and Dave, Ohio
“My wife and I stayed in Egret for a week in July 2012,
and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and ideal holiday.
It is secluded enough to relax overlooking the sound, watching the birds and fireflies at night,
close enough to many wonderful historic and tourist locations,
and just six miles out of the village of Columbia NC
which has wonderful cafe style restaurants and a food store for all our needs.
The cottage itself is clean, well maintained, and peaceful.
It is ample space for two adults to relax fully and make the best of a peaceful break away from daily stress.
We would fully recommend it to others for a quiet and relaxing break!”
Kevin and Nadine, GA
“I will be coming back very soon! I can’t say enough good things about the house.
It was more than I could have hoped. I slept well and competed well in the race the next morning.
I couldn’t wait to get back and relax on that great chair by the window in the living room.
I really appreciate the opportunity to have visited and look forward to being there again soon.”
Anna, Apex, NC
“We made it home thoroughly refreshed!
We were charmed by your many special touches that really made Egret Cottage a home.
Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality.”
Winnsie, Charlotte, NC
“Your cottage is wonderful and such a relaxing and quiet place.
We thoroughly enjoyed being there. Your home is laid out well, the screen porch adds to the enjoyment.
It was a much needed and restful place to take a break.
The breaking of the water on the banks, watching the boats glide by and the fishermen
haul in crab cages and watching the pelicans swoop down over the water was so restful and pleasant.
Thank you so much for allowing us the privilege to have such a lovely place to rest.”
Larry and Sandra, Jefferson, NC
“We very much enjoyed our stay there.
It was peaceful and relaxing.
You have done a nice job making the cottage comfortable and the decor pleasing.
Screened porch was great for morning coffee.
We had a nice morning paddle before leaving yesterday.
I plan to return in the future.”
Scott, Greensboro, NC
“The Egret cottage is everything I need for the ideal coastal plains vacation.
Seclusion and relaxing solitude, can’t - be-beaten scenery and views on the
Albemarle, a day trip within an easy drive in each direction, and within 5 minutes from a quaint down east village.
The fishing and paddling variety can’t be beaten. I paddle and fish different water every day.
We have been staying at the Egret regularly for years. It’s my secret hideaway.
I like to call it ‘going on walkabout’.”
Robert, Greenville, NC
“So, we fell madly in love with your charming cottage and the area!!!!
I must confess there was a tear in my eye as we left. Thank you for the weather.
We loved your decorator’s eye. I can’t even imagine anything you could do to make it better.
Thanks and we will definitely recommend it to others. Your jealous guests.”
Steve and Toni, Keswick, VA
“We love Egret! It was the perfect place for us to settle in, relax and be new parents.
Everything about it - from the setting, the décor and the sound of the surf
all made it the perfect place for us to just “be”. Our stay was great.
We made friends with neighbor dogs and horses, and especially enjoyed the local osprey population.
Thank you again for your flexibility and hospitality - Egret is a gem.”
Deb & Shea, Hawaii
“How did you ever find this place?
We love it, absolutely love it. Our kind of place...
simple, quiet, off the beaten path, on the water...
just us and the wildlife.
We are already talking about our return visit.”
Walt & Dee
“Thank you so much for such a quiet, stress-free weekend!
We spent the majority of our time here just sitting together on the
screened porch listening to the water and the wind. It was absolutely perfect!
It’s a great place with a great vibe, peaceful retreat, great for rejuvenation.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Sharon & Michael
“Your cottage is great. So comfortable and clean.
Perfect spot right on the water and best of all we were the only ones there!!
Dolphins one day out by the pier.
We could take our kayaks out the back door
and spend the day paddling up and down the shoreline.
Love the city boardwalk, too, and the fresh seafood store down the street.
Beautiful spot, great cottage, great service.
Thanks for sharing it with us.”
“Thank you for the fast return of our deposit.
We had a wonderful time at the cottage and will definitely be back.
It is a very nicely appointed cottage with a wonderful view.
We have already passed your website info to an interested friend
who also likes to visit wildlife preserves.
We look forward to the next visit.”
Dinah & Steve
“I was just going to let you know that my husband and I had a wonderful time
at Egret! We just loved the privacy and isolation while still getting to
enjoy the water and a beautiful view! We loved sitting out on the pier and
watching the sunset. The screened in porch is awesome and so comfortable.
We took the [Scuppernong River] boat ride that is offered at the visitor’s center and
enjoyed that and went over to Bodie Island and sat on the beach. We looked
for bear but didn’t get to see any this time.
We enjoyed our getaway and thank you for opening your place to us.”
Jacqueline & Wade
“Our stay at the cottage was WONDERFUL. It was the perfect place for some
much needed R&R, regrouping, and most importantly reconnection. Although
the weather was not as cooperative as we would have liked, the comforts
and coziness of the cottage set the perfect ambiance for the much needed
quality time we spent. We look forward to returning since it is now a
special place for us.”
George & Maria
“We had a wonderful time. The cottage is great, and is very tastefully furnished and well-equipped.
It was the perfect location for a relaxing get away, and the screen porch served as our
‘home away from home’ while we were there. We will definitely recommend it to our friends!”
“What a delightful place! We so enjoyed our stay here! Thanks for a nice getaway!”
Annie & Dale
“My 3 stays at Egret have been so relaxing and enjoyable. It is my destination get-away.
There is no need to leave once I am there although it is convenient to the beach and shopping.
The scenery is spectacular and I especially love the privacy of my own cottage.
It would be a GREAT place to spend a honeymoon. Thank you.”
Beth & Mac
“My husband and I really enjoyed the stay at Egret! We really had a wonderful time
and it is so peaceful there! We were so sad that we only had 2 days to enjoy it!
We didn’t do anything but stay in our last full day and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
It really was great and you have a great cottage there!”
“A very belated acknowledgement of the wonder of
your cottage and a thank you for the experience.
I loved you place and thank you for sharing.
Everything was perfect and I will certainly remember your cottage
for myself and friends looking for a great/quite getaway in the future.”
“The cottage is beautifully furnished and located on a quiet stretch of
the Albemarle Sound- it provided the backdrop for a perfect weekend
getaway! The screened porch is a great place to relax or bird watch, and
the dock and views over the sound are lovely. The property is close
enough to the outer banks for a day trip, but far enough from the
touristy areas for some peace and quiet. There are also some nice local
historic sites and opportunities to view wildlife. We visited in late
November, and had great luck with the weather- sunny and sixty-five degrees!”
Rene, Chapel Hill, NC
“Just wanted to let you know we had an awesome time.
We will be telling our friends and family about your place.”
Sonya & Nathan, Albemarle, NC