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

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private outdoor space

private outdoor space full kitchen futon loft...bed and a sitting/reading area bathroom/... outdoor shower as well

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocracoke cottage 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

Property Type

  • 300 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

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

          • Children Welcome:

            negotiable, small cleaning fee added...moreless

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Den

            ...moreless

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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

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

              • Television:

                there is no cable or satellite...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hunting
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Surfing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!

                    Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!

                    • Guest Eric (Chicago, IL)
                    • Date of stay 05/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/03/13
                    We just spent the first couple nights of our honeymoon at this awesome cottage, and it turned out to be the perfect getaway after all the hectic wedding prep. Everything is exactly as described and shown in the pictures. The bikes were great for getting around Ocracoke, easy ride to the lighthouse, beach, general store, etc. The outdoor shower was amazing. Everything was immaculately clean. Loved all the reclaimed wood. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for the perfect romantic retreat! Alos, my wife indulged in a hot stone massage at the spa next door owned by the same couple, she loved it!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Great Cottage for an Island Getaway

                    Great Cottage for an Island Getaway

                    • Guest Ben and Em (New York)
                    • Date of stay 05/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/29/13
                    This cottage is the perfect place for an island getaway. We (a couple in our mid 20s) came down from New York for a relaxing weekend on Ocracoke, and this rental worked out great. We arrived late in the evening after a long drive and a late night ferry ride. The owners were very accommodating about the time that we arrived, and checking in late was no problem. Everything looks just as it does in the photos, and the cottage is exceptionally clean and well decorated. The kitchen has everything needed to cook (which saved us a lot of money from not eating out every meal) and the charcoal grill was great. The bathroom is clean and new, and the outdoor shower is a wonderful addition. The cottage is very private and in a prime location downtown. We drove to the beach everyday, but you could easily walk or bike, and restaurants, stores, and the coffee shop are an easy walk from this cottage. The owners were great and readily available to help, although we didn't need any help because the property is in such great shape. Overall this is a wonderful rental cottage for any couple or small family, and we will definitely be back next year!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: thanks...so glad you two enjoyed it!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Thank you Kevin and Laura!

                    Thank you Kevin and Laura!

                    • Guest Emily (Raleigh)
                    • Date of stay 05/10/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/14/12
                    We had a wonderful time staying in the cottage even though it was just a short two nights. The cottage was perfect for two. Kevin answered all of my questions and concerns promptly! I would definitely recommend staying here.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • instant vacation

                    instant vacation

                    • Guest j (Durham, NC)
                    • Date of stay 12/23/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/04/12
                    We both really needed a vacation and wanted to spend Christmas far away from people. We could not have chosen a more perfect location. We were there during the off-season so almost all businesses were closed. The the island itself was peaceful and beautiful and the air crisp. We took a couple of night walks, but the bikes made it much more fun and feasible to explore during the day. Even though we really enjoy being outdoors and loved exploring the island by bike, we were extremely drawn to the clean and cozy cabin, where we rested, cooked, and watched movies from the totally awesome VHS collection! The description and pictures on the website accurately represented the property, although they do not convey all of the really cool little details of the cottage's construction (this was a nice surprise, though!). The owners were very helpful, accessible, and friendly, but in no way intrusive. The kitchen was small but we prepared all of our meals (including a big Christmas dinner!) every day for four days and had all of the equipment necessary. We did, however, bring a lot of our food supplies with us from home (Durham), which was probably a good idea since there are no major markets on the island. We would definitely go back during any season and have already recommended the place to friends.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Village!

                    Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Village!

                    • Guest Callie & Philip (Hayesville, NC)
                    • Date of stay 12/29/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/03/12
                    This is a perfect couples' retreat on the Outer Banks of NC! Although the place is small, it is so charming and has everything you need. It's within easy walking distance of several great restaurants, a coffee shop, the light station, and Springer's Point Nature Preserve (which we highly recommend). In addition, two bikes were provided, completely eliminating the need for a car while in the village. The property was clean, well-maintained and as described in the listing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning our next trip! If you're coming toward the end of December (we were celebrating the New Year during our stay), don't miss the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Oyster Roast at Ocracoke Seafood. It's a fundraiser for the Ocracoke Foundation, but the fish stew, HUGE delicious shrimp, and roasted oysters were well worth the $20/plate price! They also had homemade desserts and wassail at the Working Watermen's exhibit afterwards. It was a wonderful event supporting a great cause. Seafood in several Ocracoke restaurants (Pony Island and Jason's to name two) is literally caught, prepared and served within 24 hours - you can't beat that fresh taste! Lover's Retreat is highly recommended, especially if you are looking for a simple, cozy, quiet getaway.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Respite from the World

                    Respite from the World

                    • Guest Megan L. (Northern Virginia)
                    • Date of stay 04/17/11
                    • Review Submitted 04/19/11
                    Staying here NOW! We fought gale force winds (tornado funnels all around), dust storms, and driving rain to get here, but it is SO worth it! Ocracoke in general and this cottage in particular are a treat and a relief for tired bodies and weary souls. Compact, but very functional with a nicely equipped little kitchen for basic cooking chores. Plenty of room for two travelers with a two-year-old. Nice adjacent outdoor seating and a hammock. Within easy walking distance of local caffeine spot, Ocracoke Coffee, an absolute must. Easy drive to local dining, groceries, shopping (Ragpickers!) and, of course, the beach! Make sure you catch one of the pony feedings. Wi-fi included; a plus. A big thumbs-up for the cottage, which was built from reclaimed materials, giving it such a charming character, and to Kevin for going well out of his way to locate a room when we managed to arrive a day early!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • An Awesome Lil' Escape

                    An Awesome Lil' Escape

                    • Guest Dinah and John (Suffolk, VA)
                    • Date of stay 02/26/11
                    • Review Submitted 02/28/11
                    My fiance and I stayed here for a night and loved it. It was just big enough for two people. It was very clean and the little heater put out great heat after it got going! The free bikes were a must and we took full advantage of using them to galavant all over the island. We hope to be back. This is a unique little getaway! Dinah and John

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                  • Great setting for an escape from hectic city life!

                    Great setting for an escape from hectic city life!

                    • Guest K (Washington, DC)
                    • Date of stay 07/07/10
                    • Review Submitted 07/12/10
                    We loved our trip to Ocracoke and definitely plan to return! The cottage was perfect! We loved the outdoor shower, grill, hammock, bikes, video collection, and of course the beautiful craftsmanship of the cottage! It was the perfect setting for our time away from our hectic jobs! The cottage is very clean and well maintained and the owners were really pleasant to work with. We took the bikes to Lifeguard's Beach...about a 10 min bike ride and it was great...we liked this beach better than the beach by the airport because cars weren't allowed on the beach. We also loved Ocracoke coffee, which is just a few minutes away from the cottage. We highly recommend checking out Zillie's on Back Road if you need any yummy snacks or if you just want to have a glass of wine on the deck. You can't go wrong renting this cottage!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Our Vacation

                    Our Vacation

                    • Guest Christine N. P. (Elkins, WV)
                    • Date of stay 06/21/09
                    • Review Submitted 06/03/10
                    We were very happy with our stay at your little cottage. It was the perfect size for us and was decorated nicely. We loved your little island and the beautiful beaches. Thanks for having us!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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                    • Guest Danny and Estilita
                    • Date of stay 04/03/10
                    • Review Submitted 04/04/10
                    This is truly the most unique place we have ever stayed in. We just loved it. It's cleaner than any hotel anywhere! I would not change a thing! We will be back soon. Thank you so much for letting us stay at the last minute.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  spring
                  Mar 30 - May 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $100
                  $600
                  summer
                  Jun 1 - Sep 27, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $115
                  $700
                  fall
                  Sep 28 - Nov 29, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $100
                  $600
                  winter
                  Nov 30 - Mar 28, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $75
                  $450

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 9.75%

                  Notes:

                  for rentals less than a week, we charge a $ 30 cleaning fee.

                  50% to reserve and 50% upon arrival


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                  Last updated: 04/16/2014
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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.


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                  • private outdoor space

                    private outdoor space

                  • futon

                    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 - Monday, February 17, 2014

                  $75 - $115 per night (USD)
                  12

                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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