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Historic 4 Bedroom Cape Cod in Old Town Manteo, 1 Block from the Harbor.

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Last updated: 03/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manteo house description

Built as the Queen Elizabeth Guest House in 1940, this quaint, spacious, and historic house has a natural charm. It offers an alternative to the more contemporary houses that are available in the nearby beach locations. The house is equipped with beautiful hard-wood floors, and wonderful light, comfortable sofas, family heirloom furniture, 100% cotton sheets, down comforters, plenty of dining room chairs, well-stocked pantry, kitchen dining nook, and shady side. Two downstairs bedrooms have queen size beds. Small upstairs bedroom now has a queen-sized bed. The bunk room has a bunk bed (queen on bottom, single on top), a double futon bed, and and 2 futon mattresses. Kitchenette upstairs. The yard is completely enclosed by a white picket fence, with plenty of space for children and pets to run. A newly built, completely enclosed outdoor shower is great for washing off after the beach. There is a large magnolia tree with a swing in the front yard and lovely landscaping around the house.


Welcome to Uppowoc House in Manteo.: The village of Manteo is delightful, with plenty of activities in town, as well as additional activities throughout the northern Outer Banks. Our house is in a quiet neighborhood within a pleasant, five-minute walk of coffee shops, restaurants, bookstore, movie theater, shopping, Roanoke Island Festival Park, NC Maritime Center, eco-kayaking, and the waterfront docks with a replica of a 16th century English ship. Located in the center of historic Roanoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this Nantucket-style village is connected to the NC Aquarium, The Island Farm, the Elizabethan Gardens and Fort Raleigh National Park by a delightful and meandering bike and walking path. The house is a 10-minute drive to the Nags Head beaches, a 20-minute drive to the Wright Brothers' First Flight Site, and convenient to journeys to the famous Corolla, Bodie Island, Hatteras and Ocracoke Island lighthouses.

Historic Downtown Manteo has become a popular location for weddings and family ev

About your Hosts: Anne, Robert and family: Robert Long and Anne Mandeville-Long live in Chapel Hill, NC where Robert is a performing arts building design consultant and Anne operates her Moss Garden Nursery School. Robert spent his first twenty-five summers living in Manteo with his parents, brother and sister, all of whom have been involved with the annual production of The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. Robert portrayed the infant Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, on her commemorative birthday when he was five months old. In all, Robert spent seventeen summers working with the Lost Colony production.
Robert and Anne blended their young families more than a dozen years ago and have many wonderful memories of visits to Manteo with their combined seven children. The family's two dogs, Maya and Luci, love their visits to Manteo.

Robert and Anne bought the 201 Uppowoc house in 2008 as soon as it came on the market. In addition to the lovely ambiance and the ideal location of the house, the property is adjacent to the back yard of his brother William's vacation home on Sir Walter Street. Having been a regular visitor to Manteo and Roanoke Island for his entire life, Robert knew that having a vacation rental in this picturesque town would be the fulfillment of a dream. Anne, who grew up on the Connecticut coast, has also grown to love Manteo and the Outer Banks.
For more than seventy years, the house at 201 Uppowoc has evoked a sense of calm and simple elegance for its residents and visitors. Located within the Old Town Historic District of Manteo, the house provides an excellent starting point for visits on foot or by bicycle to a variety of wonderful offerings including coffee shops, stores, galleries and restaurants, in addition to the longest-running family-owned movie theatre in North Carolina.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bunk room has a double futon sofa and a bunk bed with Queen-size on bottom and single on top. Two additional floor futons are available. There is an additional room upstairs (total of 3 rooms upstairs) which could act as a bedroom for a very tolerant futon-sleeper....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

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  • There are two bathrooms. One on each floor. Each bathroom has a toilet, sink and tub with shower. An enclosed outdoor shower is also available during the summer season....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Two primary bedrooms are on the main floor. Third bedroom and bunkroom are on second floor. Hot and cold outdoor shower. The house is located in the lovely, historic area of downtown Manteo. It was built in 1940 as a guest house for visiting tourists. The house has a natural charm and is spacious. It offers an alternative to the more contemporary houses that are available in the nearby beach locations. For an additional fee of $150, you can have access to our shed with 4 bikes and 2 sit-inside kayaks....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Another unfinished kitchen upstairs that can be used for a 5th bedroom....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    For an additional fee of $150, you can have access to our shed with 4 bikes and 2 sit-inside kayaks....moreless

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

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  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    For an additional fee of $150, you can have access to our shed with 4 bikes and 2 sit-inside kayaks....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Dec 1 - Mar 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,000
Spring
Mar 8 - May 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
Summer Season
Jun 6 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500 $5,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $400
Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Minimum of 1 week in Summer Season, turn-over day could be Saturday or Sunday

We also have 2 kayaks and numerous bikes that are available with a surcharge of $150.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Downtown Manteo has many wonderful activities to offer. In addition to the historic downtown, visitors can find coffee shops, eco-kayaking, para-sailing, kid's pirate ship adventures, a wonderful bookstore, the oldest continuously family-operated movie theatre in the country ($5 per movie; popcorn for $1), Roanoke Island Festival Park, the NC Maritime and Boat Building Center, and the recreation of the Elizabeth II sailing ship based on the design of the ships that brought the original English settlers to Roanoke Island in 1587. Swimming hole is not far from downtown.

The beautiful Outer Banks beaches of Nags Head, Bodie Island, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla are all within a short drive from Roanoke Island. Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island are located to the south of Nags Head.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Robert Long and Anne Mandeville-Long live in Chapel Hill, NC where Robert is a performing arts building design consultant and Anne operates her Moss Garden Nursery School. Robert spent his first twenty-five summers living in Manteo with his parents, brother and sister, all of whom have been involved with the annual production of The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. Robert portrayed the infant Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, on her commemorative birthday when he was five months old. In all, Robert spent seventeen summers working with the Lost Colony production. Robert and Anne blended their young families more than a dozen years ago and have many wonderful memories of visits to Manteo with their combined seven children. The family's two dogs, Maya and Luci, love their visits to Manteo.

Why the Owner Chose Manteo:
Robert and Anne bought the 201 Uppowoc house in 2008 as soon as it came on the market. In addition to the lovely ambiance and the ideal location of the house, the property is adjacent to the back yard of his brother William's vacation home on Sir Walter Street. Having been a regular visitor to Manteo and Roanoke Island for his entire life, Robert knew that having a vacation rental in this picturesque town was the fulfillment of a dream. Anne, who grew up on the Connecticut coast, has also grown to love Manteo and the Outer Banks.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is located at the intersection of Uppowoc and Agona streets in Old Town Manteo. We love the proximity of the house to all the amenities available within easy walking distance. We love evening strolls on the waterfront boardwalks with our dogs, and morning visits to the Coffee Shop. Also within walking distance are the long-time family-owned Pioneer movie theatre and all the offerings available at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The house is spacious yet cozy, with plenty of light, wood floors and a special breakfast nook. Uppowoc House is unique in itself as it offers an alternative to the typical rental properties available throughout the Outer Banks. Visitors have described the upstairs as a 'bonus' with its bunk room and kitchenette. And in the warmer months, the outdoor shower is a treat after a visit to the beach.


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Photos

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room  with wood stove and lots of light

    Living Room with wood stove and lots of light

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Bunkroom

    Bunkroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Garden gate to neighbor's yard

    Garden gate to neighbor's yard

  • Our dear Lab, Luci, at the front door.

    Our dear Lab, Luci, at the front door.

  • Ye Old Pioneer Theater, $5.00 Movie Theater

    Ye Old Pioneer Theater, $5.00 Movie Theater

  • Queen Elizabeth II, Manteo Harbor

    Queen Elizabeth II, Manteo Harbor

  • Photo of our large and wonderful family on Nags Head beach, July '10.

    Photo of our large and wonderful family on Nags Head beach, July '10.

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Small, light-filled, upstairs bedroom with full-sized bed.

    Small, light-filled, upstairs bedroom with full-sized bed.

  • Third room upstairs, possible kitchen, separate entrance

    Third room upstairs, possible kitchen, separate entrance

  • Corner of property

    Corner of property

  • Shed in the back

    Shed in the back

  • Manteo Harbor from the Festival Park Bridge

    Manteo Harbor from the Festival Park Bridge

  • Manteo lighthouse

    Manteo lighthouse

  • Here's our gang on the front stoop of Uppowoc House, Xmas '10.

    Here's our gang on the front stoop of Uppowoc House, Xmas '10.

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/01/2015
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