Belhaven Water Street Bed and Breakfast, Ltd.
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Innkeepers, Andy and Karen Fisher, cruised into Belhaven via the Intracoastal Waterway on their 32' Nordic Tug "Whistling Gopher" in November 2002. It was love at first sight for the Fishers. They thoroughly enjoyed the Southern hospitality of Belhaven's residents. Friendly waves, sincere smiles, and caring conversations are "the Norm" in this little town of approximately 1600 people.
Andy, a Realtor since 1970, and Karen began major renovations on their new B&B in October 2004. After 10 months of hard work, you now find Karen, a retired teacher, and Andy, greeting guests at their Bed & Breakfast.
They proudly opened Belhaven Water Street Bed & Breakfast, Ltd. in June 2005. All bedrooms have high speed internet, fireplaces, private baths and Views of the Belhaven Harbor. The Belhaven Town Dock, restaurants and downtown are a short walk from our B&B. These are only the beginning of an enjoyable stay with the Fishers.
This almost new 100-year-old home offers three private guest rooms, butler's pantry stocked with non-alcoholic beverages, 2nd floor reading area with lots of books, a spacious living room/common room with a baby grand piano, books, games, and TV, comfortable front porch to enjoy the Belhaven Harbor. Rates include full or continental breakfasts depending on clients' time frames.
Guests are encouraged to tickle the ivories, read a good book, play some games, watch a little TV, participate in conversation, or sit on the front porch to watch the boating activity in Belhaven's Harbor. All guest rooms have water views, central heat and AC with dual air filters and ionizer, plush queen size beds, private ceramic tiled baths, and unique fireplaces. High speed Internet is available throughout the home.
Many Intracoastal Waterway boaters anchor in our harbor, dock at the town's marinas, or tie up at Belhaven's Town Dock. The public boat ramp is two blocks away, with floating docks and plenty of parking. Belhaven Water Street Bed & Breakfast is within walking distance of downtown Belhaven where you can grab a coffee and pastry at O'Neals SnackBar/Gingerbread Bakery, lunch and dinner at Spoon River Art Works and Market, Fish Hooks, The Tavern at Jacks Neck, Georgie's Sports and Oyster Bar, or Farm Boys Deck. View visiting boats at the marinas and town dock, munch on some "rat cheese" from the local Ace Hardware; peruse local history at the town museum; get a haircut, manicure, or massage!
Lake Mattamuskeet is a short drive, where you have the unique opportunity to observe rare and unusual birds in their natural habitat, including the migrating Tundra Swan. You can take short drives to see other sites including Swan Quarter for a ferry ride to Ocracoke, 300-year-old Bath, Washington for "Music in the Streets", or Aurora for the fossil museum.
From Raleigh, NC
From I 95, Exit to Hwy 64E (Rocky Mount) to Exit 514 to Hwy 17S toward Washington, just before Washington turn left onto HWY 17 Business, turn left onto Hwy 264E. Follow Hwy 264E to 2nd traffic light in Belhaven. See below*
From New Bern, NC
North on HWY 17, as you approach Washington take HWY 17 Business, Turn onto Hwy 264E in Washington. Follow Hwy 264E through Washington to 2nd traffic light in Belhaven. See below.*
From Greenville, NC Take HWY 264E through Washington and onto Belhaven (stay on 264E) to 2nd traffic light in Belhaven. See below *
* At 2nd traffic light in Belhaven, Turn right onto Pamlico St., go 1 block to Water Street, turn left onto Water St. Our home is 0.2 mile on left. Parking in rear and along side of house. Main entrance from front porch.
Our Belhaven Room is a 1st floor bedroom with queen sized bed, loveseat, fireplace, ceiling fan, WIFI, jacuzzi and oversized shower. We do have a ramp into our B&B. We consider ourselves 'handicap friendly' but not ADA approved. Give us a call to discuss our facilities in detail in order for you to feel a comfort level with your situation.
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