Want a well appointed and cozy home for your next getaway with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, nature calling and a place to enjoy yourself? This is the place. We have a boat on site and enjoy taking people out on boat rides and you are more than welcome to take one with us. No fighting the traffic or crowds, this lovely home is located on Holiday Island, a small residential community on the Albemarle Sound, 15 minutes away from the main roadway (Route 17 or also known as Ocean Highway). Located 30 minutes from Edenton and 30 minutes from Elizabeth City. 60-90 minutes from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake (lots of military bases and museums) and the Outer Banks . There are many small towns close by to visit and explore. The home has a fully equipped kitchen and sleeps 7 comfortably. The home has been completely renovated and updated. The outside space of the home continuously gets changed with new features. and now is being updated with a new 18 foot by 40 foot deck right up to the water edge along with raising the first part of the pier and raising the bulkhead another 30 inches. There is a 50' flat screen in the great room. Cable TV Wireless internet is provided. Pandora and Netflix are already on the TV sets. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed in the master bedroom with a TV. All the bedrooms have wonderful mattresses. One full is bath also located downstairs. One upstairs bedroom has a queen bed. The other upstairs bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed. There is one bathroom upstairs with a beautiful remodeled walk in shower. All linens and towels are provided. Complimentary coffee, tea, sugar, creamer and a huge variety of spices are in the cupboard along with some paper towels and toilet paper to tide you over until you get to the store. There is a fire pit next to the beach and a picnic table right in the side yard to have lunch or a snack. There are beautiful views from the sun room overlooking the water (just 50 feet away). Enjoy the wonderful southern breeze coming from over the water on the pier while watching the eagles, hawks, egrets and on rare occasions, dolphins. The children will enjoy using the cove, picking up clams or crabs off of its sandy bottom. There is a crab pot provided and they can enjoy kayaking in the shallow cove. For the more adventurous, there are many canals, and you can spend a few hours exploring them in the kayaks. There are nine freshwater rivers that feed into this sound making it a great place to fish. So a boat would be really nice to have. The ramp is located in the community center about 3 minutes away. Fishing in the canals or out in the sound, you can catch catfish, flounder, croaker, large mouth bass, striped rockfish (striped bass), white perch, crappie, trout, speckled trout, puppy or slot drum (redfish), gray trout, spadefish, sheapshead, tautogs, bluefish, spanish mackerel. Anyone that has fished here has said that fishing was great. There are also beach chairs, umbrellas, corn hole boards, floats, life jackets, swim floats, paddles for the kayaks and fishing rod holder for the brown kayak and a stereo for music outside of the house all located in renters shed. 6 kayaks for your use while visiting. 4 bicycles and a child's bike. My wife has opened up an Art and Music Studio on the island called Rose Gate Studio for the Arts and a satellite studio in downtown Hertford. The one on the island is located in the clubhouse on Holiday Island. If you are interested in doing some “one on one” art lessons, art projects with your family and friends or just music lessons, give us a call ahead of time. There are multiple instruments: Baby grand piano, guitar, harp, hammered dulcimer and banjo in the studio. Just call before and let us know when you plan to be down and what it is you would like to do and we will try to accommodate you. The website is RoseGateStudio.weebly.com. There is also the New Hope Stables and Riding Academy located about 20 - 25 minutes from here that is available to go horseback riding or take lessons. It is located at 617 New Hope Rd Hertford, NC 27944 and their phone number is 252-312-9994. You can call ahead and schedule or discuss what you would like to do. They are a family owned and operated. Specializing in promoting confidence in the horse and rider into harmony and on the path to correct riding. Also enjoy clients who lack confidence or have fear issues, beginners, and those with disabilities. Safety, classic equitation, and having a rider proceed at his/her own comfortable pace. They also have Hunt Seat, Jumping, and Basic Dressage, riding lessons with an emphasis on communication and horse care. Riders of all ages and riding ability are welcome. We want your horse experiences to be fun yet educational. You can not rent a horse there and ride off into the sunset. New Hope Stables is a place where everyone is treated like family. They have 24 years experience in this field. Spa at Waterloo is located at 503 South Broad Street ,Edenton NC. 252 482 0988 by appointment. They offer full service from massages, facial & body treatments, pedicure, manicure, Heat therapy, waxing & tanning. Edenton Coffee House at 302 S. Broad Street Edenton 252 482 7465 is similar to Starbucks. Only sells organic and free trade coffee, espressos, smoothies, teas, pastries, desserts, breakfast and lunch with live music on Fridays from 7-9PM.Large park with a huge covered area with swings for the children and a place to jump off of the side of the bulkhead into the water along with a large field and a basket ball hoop. Tennis court are also located in downtown Hertford next to the library. You can play golf on a PGA golf course at the Albemarle Plantation that is next door to Holiday Island. A PGA tournament was played there in 2014 and 2015. It is a private Golf and Marina Club, However the public is welcome to dine in their fabulous clubhouse and grill. There are many 'mom and pops' stores and restaurants around here and we have included a list of them in the email attachment that you will receive when you book this home. There are also a lot of the franchise restaurants and stores too. There are also Kayak tours in Edenton along with running and bicycle marathons. Edenton hosts yearly house tours of the historic district homes. Fourth of July Fireworks are absolutely awesome as you sit at the water's edge. We have just listed a few of the things to do here in the area. There is so much more to do. We provide a handout that is emailed to you when you book with a list of additional things to do. We also have card games and board games here too. We do not have any game consoles.