Private Island Paradise overlooking Bogue Inlet

Entire cabin hosted by Jane

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great communication
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Relax and unwind at this quaint island getaway! Sands Island Refuge is a privately owned, 32-acre island, surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped marshes, island beaches and meandering natural water trails. Hammocks Beach State Park is just a short kayak or canoe paddle away! A two-bedroom off-the-grid cottage is the lone structure on the island. Although a short distance from historic Swansboro, North Carolina, this quiet, peaceful refuge seems a world away.

The space
The cabin has two bedrooms, separate bathroom with toilet and shower, a combined living space(den, dining, and kitchen), and a screened porch overlooking the sound and inlet.

Bedroom #1 is a full size bed
Bedroom #2 is a bunk bed (full + twin)
Bedrooms come with linens, blankets, and pillows

Kitchen comes fully stocked will dining ware, cups, cooking ware & utensils. The stove/oven and fridge + freezer run on propane. We also stock basic necessities such as salt, pepper, sugar, coffee. Hand towel, paper products, and cleaning materials are also available.

The cabin is "off the grid" which means it is not connected to typical power and water sources. We use a solar power system to charge a battery bank to supply guests with essential services during your stay.

Water is supplied from an electric pump via well. While this is suitable for drinking some folks find the taste to be unlike their normal tap water. Consider bringing along drinking water to supplement yourself during your trip.

Lighting is provided via a combination of wall mounted fixtures that run off the battery banks, portable electric lanterns, and hurricane lamps that use oil. We also encourage guest to bring along their own flashlights, headlamps, etc.

The cabin does not have AC. But was designed to take advantage of the local sea breeze to naturally cool the building through the numerous windows and the vented cupola. We also include portable fans to supplement the breeze.

There is a variety of kayaks & canoes to get out and explore the waterways around the island. We do provide lifejackets as well. If you have your own watercraft you would like to bring, we can easily transport them to the island with you during check-in.

There is a charcoal grill on the island, along with BBQ utensils. You will need to bring your own charcoal.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Ocean view
Sea view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews


Where you’ll be

Cedar Point, North Carolina, United States

Hosted by Jane

  1. Joined in December 2017
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Retired educator, co-owner operator of tour boat in coastal NC


  • Mikey

During your stay

Captain Mikey will be your local guide. He is available before and during your adventure to help and assist, ensuring you have the best trip possible.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy