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Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.


Keywords: Waterfront, Dock, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Shackleford Banks ponies, Core Sound, Decoy Festival

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Futon (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Dock for your boat; boat-launch next door. Fantastic bird-watching, great fishing, excellent sunsets from the deck....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Eclectic collection of natural history, seafaring, and mysteries...moreless

  • Games:

    Many good jigsaw puzzles, board games and cards...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Plug in your iPod or computer to speaker system....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    On Back Sound, overlooking Cape Lookout lighthouse and the barrier islands of Core Banks and Shackleford Banks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available by arrangement...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Land line for local or toll-free calls. Cell phone service is good....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available by arrangement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder and drip coffee maker, single serve cone too....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All stainless steel or enamel....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete dishes and glassware, fish scaler, oyster knife, cheese grater, good knives, grilling equipment, and other nice touches....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but complete enough to keep the good cook happy....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples like sugar, salt, pepper, herbs are usually on hand....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With top freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full electric range....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck overlooks water of Back Sound, barrier islands and lighthouse. Has several comfortable deck chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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$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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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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Location

48 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Bern, NC
Harkers Island
Nearest Ferry
National Seashore Headquarters
126 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak in Wilson, NC
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1964

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...


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Cottage from the dock.

    Cottage from the dock.

  • Inside the main room

    Inside the main room

  • Bedroom, with double bed and bureaus.

    Bedroom, with double bed and bureaus.

  • The cottage from the driveway.

    The cottage from the driveway.

  • Wild ponies on Shackleford Banks, a 15 minute boat ride from the cottage.

    Wild ponies on Shackleford Banks, a 15 minute boat ride from the cottage.

  • Cape Lookout from the air, with Shackleford and Harkers Island in the distance.

    Cape Lookout from the air, with Shackleford and Harkers Island in the distance.

  • Cape Lookout (bottom) and Cape Hatteras (upper right) from space.

    Cape Lookout (bottom) and Cape Hatteras (upper right) from space.

  • The famous Round-the-Island Sunfish regatta in July.

    The famous Round-the-Island Sunfish regatta in July.

  • Dock and nearby islands looking toward Cape Lookout from our deck

    Dock and nearby islands looking toward Cape Lookout from our deck

  • Fully furnished kitchen

    Fully furnished kitchen

  • Sleeping alcove in main room.

    Sleeping alcove in main room.

  • Sailing to the Cape Lookout lighthouse.

    Sailing to the Cape Lookout lighthouse.

  • Ponies on Shackleford Banks beach.

    Ponies on Shackleford Banks beach.

  • Harkers Island from the air.

    Harkers Island from the air.

  • Dawn from our dock.

    Dawn from our dock.

  • Sunset from our deck.

    Sunset from our deck.

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Date last modified - Sunday, May 03, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
Email owner

+1 5185809832

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