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Enjoy Contemporary House Close to the Village

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Last updated: 08/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocracoke cottage description

This small, contemporary home that has many unique touches. It was built in 2007 (I am the first owner), and it has several design features (built after the Sarah Susanka architectural philosophy of 'the not too big house') that attracted me to it and which helps reduce its environmental footprint--Energy Star appliances, hot water-on-demand, a very efficient heat pump that quickly heats or cools the home, flooring from sustainable materials. Some of the unique design features are a hand-built, oak spiral staircase, halogen lighting and European bathroom fixtures. A screened-in porch on the first floor expands the first-floor living space, as does the entry deck. Both upstairs bedrooms have private decks. The master bath is ensuite and the second bath has a circular, clear shower. The compact Bosch washer-dryer is located in the second bathroom. Both upstairs bedrooms have cathedral ceilings with ceiling fans, and their own balconies.
The first floor combines the living, dining and kitchen area, and a powder room.
This house is one of three units that share a common septic system, but each house is separate. This is NOT a duplex. There is no yard, but the septic/well area is fenced in. The home has city water; outdoor hose. No fish-cleaning table.
The entryway deck was built around an existing tree on the lot. There is room for under-house parking of one car and there is an outdoor shower. An ideal home for one or two couples. One small dog (40 lbs. max) only is welcome with a $50, nonrefundable pet-cleaning fee. This fee is added to the nightly rate according to the season. Tax of 9.75 percent is added for the total rental amount. I do require damage protection.
The home rents Saturday to Saturday peak summer season. Flexible check-in days in the winter and spring.

Keywords: House; two stories; newer home built in 2007.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            One small dog allowed, aged one year or older; Max weight of 45 lbs. No other animals. Pet cleaning fee required....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Understand that the bed in the second BR is a double....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Allowed outside on porches ONLY. Not inside....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renting to adults aged 25 and under....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow-top mattress queen bed in master BR., Double Beds (1) Foam mattress topper on this bed in the second bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, oven, toaster oven, pots and pans; some condiments....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Automatic drip; includes a 'forever' gold mesh filter; ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Full range of utensils and cookware....moreless

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            A heat pump serves both air conditioning and heat and rapidly warms or cools the house. Ceiling fans in all rooms help, too....moreless

          • Heating:

            A heat pump serves both air conditioning and heat and rapidly warms the house....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Small load, high-efficiency Bosch appliance. On second floor....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels included. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Room for one car under the house; a second car behind it....moreless

          • Parking:

            One car fits under the house; a second behind it....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Small-load Bosch appliance. On second floor....moreless

          • Living Room seats 4:

            Love seat sized couch; rocker; wicker chair...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets included. ...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Screened-in porch; outdoor shower; smoking OK outside only; Washer-dryer is stacked and conveniently located on second floor....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable only; receives many popular channels. Second TV in master BR includes a DVD/VCR combo....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                DVD player in LR; smaller analog TV with DVD-VCR combo in the master bedroom....moreless

              • Video Library:

                I supply a list of DVDs I have in my house and you're welcome to borrow them....moreless

              • Books:

                Some books of local interest; various novels and nonfiction books....moreless

              • Television:

                large Sony flat screen with DVD player in the living room; ...moreless

              • Games:

                Some puzzles; a backgammon set; cards...moreless

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi (DSL); no land line telephone...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Screened-in porch with two Adirondack chairs and wicker love seat....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony/deck off the master bedroom....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Three decks; one screened-in porch....moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Village:

                        Ocracoke Village is situated at the southern end of the island. It's where all the homes are located and has an area of about 700 acres....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Shopping
                      • Shelling
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 13 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Summer
                      May 24 - Sep 13, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $150

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,050

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9.78%

                      Notes:

                      Minimum stay is seven nights in PEAK Summer. Minimum stay in Spring, Fall and Winter is three nights and check-in days are flexible. (See seasonal rates.) Refundable damage protection of $100 included in total price.

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/02/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      Close to Ocracoke Coffee shop and village. No water view. This house is NOT a duplex. It is a separate house.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: I am a former non-profit arts executive who is a journalist by trade. I am the co-owner/editor of the monthly print newspaper, the Ocracoke Observer, and also am a freelance reporter. I volunteer with a few nonprofits on the island and live in a house next to the property.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ocracoke:
                      I discovered Ocracoke about 30 years ago and made owning a home here a goal. In 2007 I got my wish when I purchased this newly-built, unique small home. It is within biking and walking distance to the village.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      I love that this home was built to have a low-energy footprint with many 'green' features. The cathedral ceilings in the upstairs bedrooms give them a roomier feel. A skylight is in each upstairs bathroom. When you're outside, you can often hear the distant ocean, and at night, you can actually see the Milky Way among all the stars. The screened-in porch catches breezes all day. This is small, cozy home filled with the art of artist friends from up North and here on the island. I cherish this home and I hope you will enjoy it, too.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Front of the Beach House

                        Front of the Beach House

                      • View of kitchen from dining area.

                        View of kitchen from dining area.

                      • Master bedroom. Deck is off sliding door.

                        Master bedroom. Deck is off sliding door.

                      • Another view of the entry deck.

                        Another view of the entry deck.

                      • View of free-standing bathroom shower in second bathroom.

                        View of free-standing bathroom shower in second bathroom.

                      • Hand-built oak spiral stairway to second floor.

                        Hand-built oak spiral stairway to second floor.

                      • Dining area.

                        Dining area.

                      • The golden Ocracoke beach. Photo taken by me in the spring.

                        The golden Ocracoke beach. Photo taken by me in the spring.

                      • View of first-floor living area from dining area.

                        View of first-floor living area from dining area.

                      • Second bedroom with view of private deck beyond.

                        Second bedroom with view of private deck beyond.

                      • Entry steps

                        Entry steps

                      • Second full bath showing washer/dryer .

                        Second full bath showing washer/dryer .

                      • Partial view of the master bath. To the left is the toilet and a tub/shower.

                        Partial view of the master bath. To the left is the toilet and a tub/shower.

                      • View of kitchen/dining area from stairway.

                        View of kitchen/dining area from stairway.

                      • View of screened-in porch.

                        View of screened-in porch.

                      VRBO #406132

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                      $1,050 per week (USD)
                      13

                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 08/02/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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