We recently spent 2 nights at the Aerie B&B and loved the accommodations! Marty & Michael were excellent hosts and knew how to go the extra mile to make everyone feel at home. Our room was comfy/cozy with such luxuries as his & her robes, high-end quality sheets, goose down pillows and a bed perfect for snuggling in! The entire staff was professional in all aspects and the services exceeded our expectations. We loved having options for our breakfast entree and the food was wonderfully prepared by someone who knew what they were doing! We highly recommend Aerie Bed & Breakfast as we know you won't walk away disappointed!
I got married at Harborlight 10/01/16. Harborlight was our first getaway weekend when we started dating and couldn't think of a better place to get married. The ceremony and reception were on the grounds. The owners Dana and Perry were fantastic. They thought of EVERYTHING! They were so welcoming and very accommodating. The entire weekend far surpassed my hopes and dreams for the wedding!!!!
My wife and I stayed here on our wedding night. It was beautiful and quite a romantic getaway. I can't rave about this place enough, the food was wonderful and service was superb. We visited again on our 2 year anniversary. It was just as we remembered and we even found our names in the book that we signed and reviewed 2 years prior.
I enjoy staying at B&B's and try to make it a point to use them whenever possible. This was my second trip to the New Bern area and I wanted something elegant and affordable, and the Aerie fit the bill on both counts. The room was wonderfully furnished, with a theme around King George III of England that the room was named for. It was simply the finest accommodation that I have had in many years. The sheets were Egyptian cotton and the softest I have ever slept on. The bed was soft, yet was easy on my aching back. The breakfast was exceptional, starting with a dessert cup and topped off with my choice of any 3 entrees, all wonderfully prepared by someone who knew their way around a kitchen. The staff was friendly and welcoming, and the hosts made it a point to get to know their guests without being intrusive on the time they were spending away from home. I'll go back to New Bern again, because there is much more to see and do than I could experience in just two days. But more than that, I'll go back again to the Aerie. It's just the best place that I have ever stayed. I think you'll find it that way as well.
This was just what we needed--a quiet and relaxing getaway. We stayed in the Moorehead Suite and loved every bit of it. The view from the deck is lovely. All of the staff are super friendly and helpful. We're already discussing our next trip back to the Harborlight guest house!
We made a repeat trip to The Aerie because we felt so welcome and appreciated here on our first visit.. The Christmas decorations, the comfort, the welcome from our hosts and their friends from the UK made it even more special. I highly recommend this inn to anyone who wants a comfy, beautiful and convenient place to get away from hustle and bustle and relax in a quiet and peaceful setting. You'll never stay at a 'chain' again.
We enjoyed a weekend at the Aerie B&B for our anniversary. This was our first stay ever at a B&B. I had no idea what I have been missing. The Aerie exceeded our expectations!. The King George III room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Innkeepers, Marty and Michael felt like old friends to us during the cocktail hour. They suggested a great place for dinner and gave us tips on what we should see and do, while visiting New Bern for the first time. The breakfast was delicious and presented so beautifully. Their staff was wonderful as well. I loved how Marty & Michael called their guests by name. The location is perfect. We walked everywhere we went and only got into our vehicle at our time of departure. I cannot wait to go back in the Spring of 2017! Highly recommend every aspect of this lovely bed & breakfast.
Great place to stay that is convenient to everything the Crystal Coast has to offer. The owners have a great personality that is caring and it shows in their place that has awesome views whether it is sunrise or sunset. Breakfast is top notch. Great place to unwind and enjoy the quiet spectacular views at an affordable price. Will definitely go back and stay.
My wife and I spent two days at the Aerie for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The owners were great and the hospitality was amazing. Breakfasts were simply delicious and the Gunhus's made you feel right at home. the beds were great and location to everything was within walking distance of downtown New Bern. We would whole-heartedly recommend the Aerie and are planning for future stays!
Our second visit, better than the first and that was a great time also! Two couples, long time friends, spent 4 days at the Aerie. A warm welcome, happy hour, very clean and comfortable accommodations and the Best Innkeepers ever. Michael and Marty are Tops, very eager to please. Both couples have used many B&B's, we have voted The Aerie the best. Can not close without mentioning the Awesome breakfast's, different everyday and the rest of the staff who were very friendly, and help make the B&B what it is. The Andrews' & The Kirby's from Maryland
Amazing! The room, the service, the breakfast! We LOVE this place! Michael and Marty go out of their way to ensure that you are comfortable, happy and relaxed! Breakfast was absolutely incredible! Thank you for making our time there such a joy!
To stay at the Aerie B&B is not a stay at all, it is a experience! My husband and I arrived a little early for our stay and were welcomed with smiles and 'come on in'! We were given a brief tour of our beautiful home for the evening then taken to our room. The room...we stayed in the Kennebec, Oh..how gorgeous, beautifully decorated, comfortable (the bed is amazing!!!) quaint and suburb! We settled in and went out to explore New Bern, what a friendly, happy area. Cute shops, FUN area, beautiful homes! We made our way back to the Inn for social hour at 530pm. This is when we met Michael & Marty...great great hosts! We enjoyed wine with our fellow guests, fun conversation, and even discussed where we would go for dinner, Michael having given us the in's and out's of his favorite places. Our gracious hosts then made reservations for us, and off we went to walk to dinner, my husband & I and 4 other guests together. I want to note this because this is the first time we have stayed at a B & B (we've stayed in quite a few!) where the hosts brought all guests together in such a comfortable way that we dined together ( again...experience!) After a wonderful night out we retired to our room for an amazing night sleep, quiet, very comfortable! Morning breakfast was scrumptious, a sweet raspberry tart to start followed by a cheesy egg bake...YUM! I want to make sure to mention too, the amazing attention to detail and service too! At breakfast, each and every person working was attentive to anything and everything we needed, Michael making sure we never had an empty cup, great conversation with the guests, Marty genuinely asking us about our evening. As we packed up to leave, I didn't want to go! We will definitely be back, and truly suggest to anyone PLEASE GO! Enjoy for yourself this most perfect experience! Beautiful Aerie...we will see you again! The Klades
A pretty place to stay in a quite interesting town. Great, convenient location near the fine restaurants and historical sites. The pictures show the quaint rooms, but pictures couldn't do justice to the wonderful breakfasts which come forth from that little inn kitchen!!!
Beaufort is such a beautiful and historic town. I've grown up going there for beach trips. This was my first experience staying at a B&B and let me tell you what, I will never stay anywhere but Cousins. Between Martha's stories and Elmo's cooking, their home is such a fun and exciting place. We stayed in the tree house room which was the perfect getaway for our first anniversary trip. We highly recommend Cousins to anyone wanting to stay in Beaufort! A short two block walk and you're on the waterfront, where you can find the best shops and dining. Once you're there you won't get into your car until you give them a hug goodbye!
Martha and Elmo are fantastic hosts. We stayed the weekend for our anniversary. July 8th through 10th of 2016. The antique home is absolutely beautiful. The accommodations are outstanding. Elmo and Martha are a wealth of information, and are a pleasure to talk to. We felt as if we were staying with family. I've never felt so at home, so far away from home. Beaufort speaks for itself. A small hidden gem at the start of the Outer Banks that has more to do than you could experience in a year! Cousins is located in a great spot. Everything you could want to do is a short walk away. Elmo's cooking skills are excellent. Portions are larger than you could eat. I enjoy the family style breakfast service very much! We will make it a point to stay at Cousins every opportunity we get! If you're looking for first class accommodations within walking distance of downtown Beaufort, look no further than Cousins! I highly recommend you experience Elmo and Martha's hospitality. They represent everything that's good in this world! Jody and Brandy Sinex
I had the pleasure of staying at Cousin's B&B for a weekend in May. I awarded them five stars in all five categories because they truly deserve it. I stayed in the Bird Room and it was bright, in both colors and natural light, so all the things you want by the beach. I am extremely allergic to dust and mold, so always get a little nervous when I have to stay somewhere new. The space was very clean, I didn't have any allergy issues. Martha and Elmo are the loveliest couple and they have the best stories, but only if you want to hear them. They give guests plenty of space. The dining is a huge bonus. It was a real privilege to be able to enjoy breakfast prepared by Chef Elmo. As someone who cooks a lot, I admit I can be picky about my food, but he is a master at bringing spices and fresh ingredients together to prepare creative dishes. Every meal was delicious and hearty (needed for fuel for the day!). He also kindly accommodated my food restrictions (again, allergies). To top everything off, they are within walking distance of all the adorable shops and restaurants on Front Street and tours of historic homes and buildings. I feel lucky to have discovered this B&B, hope to return one day, and would highly recommend it to others.
My husband surprised me with a two night getaway to New Bern. I love New Bern and wanted to visit, but getting to stay in this lovely B&B was the icing on the cake. Michael and Marty were wonderful hosts and Marty can fix up a breakfast second to none! It was not only delicious, but looked like a work of art. All of the staff were extremely nice and we especially enjoyed our conversations with Ashley during breakfast. The room was so clean and every little extra you could imagine had already been imagined and put into place. Combine elegance with comfort and you have the Aerie B&B. At the front door was a signed that stated you enter as guests and leave as friends. This felt very much the case and we could not leave without a hug. I truly hope to return again one day.
We stayed two nights at the Aerie. The location is great & within walking distance to historic sites. Mike & Marty paid close attention to details from the moment we arrived. Our room was everything it was promised to be - extra clean with period furnishings, comfy bed with wonderful sheets, large bathroom, bath robes, & lots of extra touches that make you feel as if you truly stepped back in time. The evening reception was fun. Mike is a wealth of knowledge about places to eat dinner, & even called in reservations. Breakfast was first class with menu choices that made it hard to decide on just one. The food was served very quickly & was delicious. Thank you Mike & Marty for a great B&B experience!
Needed a couple days of vacation with my wife and picked Pecan Inn on their website. It was a marvelous time and the Innkeepers are delightful and helpful. Close proximity to the best restaurants in town was a plus. Would go back in an instant and have already recommended them to others.
We loved our trip to Aerie Bed and Breakfast. Everything about it was first class. Marty and Michael are wonderful host and I highly recommend a visit! We loved being able to walk everywhere. The shopping and dining in New Bern was very enjoyable.
My husband and I enjoyed the room and the company of the owners. The two homes were very beautiful and well kept. The Owners were very polite and generous people. The breakfast was our only "downside". The food was OK but less than we expected from the bed and breakfast.
We stayed at the Aerie on 12/22 - the tree in the parlor was beautiful. Every room in the Inn was decorated beautifully! The breakfast in the morning was wonderful!! We had a wonderful time enjoying the Inn as well as New Bern. It was a great way to start the Christmas week. We will definately be back!!
You couldn't imagine a better B&B! The breakfasts are incredible with 3 choices for the entree, plus a starter! The hosts are so warm and welcoming! I'm sorry we experienced this fine place just as Marty and Michael announced their retirement. Only comment on the rooms is that I felt our small room had too much furniture in it. The chair in front of the closet area made it awkward to navigate.
Cleanrooms, Beautiful views, 5 stars on the Breakfasts, quite, wild life to look at , On the sound its a Dolphin run!!! Snacks and drinks coffee available at no charge downstairs!! easy check in and out. the Owners do go out of there way to make your stay as wonderful as can be !!! We will be back soon I hope look forward to bringing in the new year with them again over hors d oeuvres and wine !! It was my husband and I very first time at a bed and Breakfast and we couldn't ask for more again it is a 5 STAR on the sound .. Thank you again so much Bob & Debbie
We have stayed at inn the last three years. The innkeepers are wonderful and provide a great experience. The breakfast is amazing. The rooms are cozy and immaculate. The inn is located in a quiet little harbor town and really adds to the charm of the area. If we could move in and live here, we would. LOL! We have never been disappointed and plan to stay here every year for my birthday weekend.
We spent 3 nights here recently and were very pleased. Martha and Elmo made us feel as if we were part of the family. Elmo's breakfasts were outstanding. I thought it was cool that all the guests eat together, so there is interesting interaction between them. I would stay here again. There are a lot of gifts, paintings, spices, etc. for sale. We bought a painting, which arrived intact yesterday, along with a shirt that I left behind.
My husband and I stayed here last week. Our bfasts were delicious and staff serving them was very nice. Liz, receptionist? was also very friendly and pleasant to speak with. Bed was very comfy.The owner, who Im not sure of her name as she never introduced herself to me was not at all friendly. I felt it was more of a "business" to her, rather then a "love" for her job and it showed. I was really turned off on our first night when i inquired where I could purchase a bottle of wine. It was 5p and she told me I could go down the street to the BP station. The fact of the matter is what about the social hour? I guess that depends on the owners mood. If you are going to advertise a social hour, then do it every night not when you feel like it. The Basin room way too cluttered with furniture for a tiny room. Put the tv on the wall and eliminate that giant cabinet .We have stayed at many B&B's so we know this is not a good example of how they are. I feel sorry if this was your first experience; you would get more attention at the local hotel.
My husband and I started using B&B accommodations for travel a little over 7 years ago. Since then we've enjoyed many pleasant experiences. This year we discovered the Pecan Tree Inn and Innkeepers Stan and Christine Lamb. This little gem is a wonderful place to stay while enjoying what Beaufort, NC has to offer! We plan to visit the inn again on our next visit to the area.