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Lover's Retreat Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Village

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private outdoor space


Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The cottage is in our backyard with its own street and parking. We built this little cottage to live in while we built our house. We've finished the interior and exterior with some classic reclaimed materials. The exterior is finished with hand-split cedar shake reclaimed from an older home here on Ocracoke, and pine, that was reclaimed from the pony pens after hurricane Isabelle had her way. The interior walls are finished with beadboard reclaimed from an old hardware store in Winterville, NC and barn wood from a tobacco curing barn and a pack house in Winterville, NC. Hardwood floors and Oak cabinets.

It features an open design with a common kitchen and living area, which makes it very comfortable for two. The sleeping loft is up a ladder so, for those of you not as nimble as you once were, there is a futon, that sleeps two, in the den area. The outdoor shower is a must for any beach cottage, built from wood reclaimed from the pony pens. There is also a shower indoors. This is a very unique space that we love and we hope that you will too. This cottage rents sunday to sunday. Children 12 or under can be negotiable in addition to the 2 adults. Renters are responsible for their own linens...bed and futon are a double size. We have only 1 parking space available.

Thanks -Laura and Kevin Hardy.

Keywords: Cottage with a Sleeping Loft


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Children Welcome:

    negotiable, small cleaning fee added...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking on property!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    sorry..dander friendly to those allergic...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Den


  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • full bath inside and hot/cold shower outside as well

Other Amenities

  • outdoor shower, two bikes with locks, and two beach chairs.


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    cd player and fm stereo (awesome local station)...moreless

  • Television:

    there is no cable or satellite...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    a table for two inside and a punic table outside...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning


  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    we provide 2 beach chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Jun-Sept.. .. $100/night .. $600/week
Oct-Nov .. $90/night .. $500/week
Dec-Mar .. $75/night .. $450/week
Apr-May .. $90/night .. $500/week
50% down to reserve...30 day cancellation policy
There is a $30 cleaning fee for rentals less than 1 week
9.75 % state and local taxes will be added

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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Owner info

About the owner: We are Kevin and Laura Hardy. My wife Laura owns Stillwater Spa and Wellness here on Ocracoke. I am a self-employed carpenter and builder of the cottage. We have lived on Ocracoke for 16 years and absolutely love it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Ocracoke has 14 miles of wide open beaches with no building on them a short drive away. We provide two bicycles for you to explore the village, with a rich historical heritage. A lighthouse built in 1823 is right around the corner. There are lots of shops, restaurants, and pubs. Fishing opportunities are vast, with calm inshore or goin' for that big one off shore.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • private outdoor space

    private outdoor space

  • futon


  • bathroom/... outdoor shower as well

    bathroom/... outdoor shower as well

  • full kitchen

    full kitchen

  • loft...bed and a sitting/reading area

    loft...bed and a sitting/reading area

VRBO #289245

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
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(252) 588-0059 (North Carolina, USA)

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Lover's Retreat Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Village

Ocracoke #289245

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