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Rustic Waterfront Cottage with View, Dock & Beach on Harkers Island, NC.
This family cottage has hardwood floors, ocean breezes, a bedroom with double bed, full bath, furnished kitchen, beds to sleep a total of 5, a large deck over the water, private dock and a small beach. We're just a two-minute walk to the Core Sound Heritage Museum and the National Seashore headquarters, where you also catch the ferry to Cape Lookout and the barrier islands across Core Sound. Nearby is also a small marina with boat launch, docks, and fuel.
On the uninhabited barrier islands you can walk for hours along the Atlantic shore, picking up seashells, swimming, bird-watching, fishing and seeing the wild Shackleford Ponies. Back at the cottage you can fish off of our dock, explore the island, or just relax on our deck with gorgeous views of the lighthouse and perfect sunsets. Get fresh local seafood off the boats daily, cook in our fully furnished kitchen, and enjoy your meal on the deck! The historic town of Beaufort is just 30 minutes away, with dining, shopping, antiquing and sightseeing, and waterfront docks lined with boats from all over the world. Visit the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, Civil War era Fort Macon, or the NC Aquarium; charter a deep sea fishing boat to the Gulf Stream, go sunfish sailing around Harkers Island, bring your own boat or kayaks, or take the ferry to the Cape.
Whatever you do, it will be a wonderful change of pace, and you will love having our simple cottage as your vacation home.
$750 per week, Saturday to Saturday
$200 reservation/security deposit must be received to confirm reservation
When available, 3-night minimum for $400, plus $100/night for additional days
Full rental fee due two weeks in advance of arrival
Contact us for rental agreement, cancellation policies, etc. or see owner website
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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About the owner: Owners are three brothers, one a bakery owner, another a college professor, and the third a computer programmer, and our sister, an agricultural restorer in Scotland.
Why the Owner Chose Harkers Island: The house was built by our parents in the 1960s, having found Harkers Island off the beaten path, authentic, and in very beautiful maritime surroundings.
We have vacationed here ever since, with our children growing up with sand, salt and sunshine, and still coming back for more...
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Peaceful, varied marine ecosystems, interesting local history and culture, eating great fresh seafood, spending lots of time on the water and at the beaches, sandbars and lagoons, watching the sun set over the water.
Our typical day: breakfast on the deck overlooking the water, taking the boat to Cape Lookout or Shackleford, walking, swimming and collecting shells on the beach, getting some fish for dinner, a glass of wine on the deck, watching the sunset and the lighthouse flash across the waters at night...