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Affordable 1930s Restored Island Cottage, Cheerful & Comfortable

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Private entrance and parking in back of cottage. More pictures coming soon.

Private entrance and parking in back of cottage. More pictures coming soon. Enjoy morning coffee on the back deck. Country kitchen with original tongue-and-groove paneling. Modern Appliances. TV Room with Cable TV. Stairs lead to upstairs living room and bed room. Living room, reverse floor plan. Two sleeper sofas & looking out into Live Oaks. Books, games, writing desk and more stained glass! Comfy bathroom featuring old ming green pedestal sink, new tub, shower, toilet. Mud room with original linoleum. Washer & dryer. Room for bikes, etc. Get to the driveway by driving down Fig Tree Lane

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocracoke cottage description

Charming 1930's island home completely restored in 2010...well, not quite. But our procrastination is your reward! Enjoy this 1 bedroom reverse floor plan home for a reduced rate. All rental income will help us finish our restoration project. All the important updates to keep you comfortable have been completed. What's missing? The window & baseboard trim and bedroom & closet doors. Everything else is up and running smoothly including new central heat & air, plumbing, electricity and heat pump. Our cottage has been lovingly restored by a master historic preservation craftsman and decorated to reflect the original colors with a bit of eccentricity, art work and lots of stained glass mixed in. You will find this a relaxing and calming environment.

Our cottage is located across from Silver Lake, at the junction of Fig Tree Lane and Howard Street. Located in the heart of town, but the cottage is well insulated and far enough back from the street to feel removed from the hustle and bustle of the village traffic. The rental space is located behind and above the Ocracoke Restoration shop (open 10 - 6), a small boutique selling vintage jewelry and antique stained glass.

This property has a private back entrance and off-road parking, an outside deck, mud room with washer and dryer, a full-sized bathroom and kitchen with all the amenities to heat up left-overs or to create a gourmet meal! There is a cozy TV room downstairs and a full sized living room with two sofa beds and a bedroom with an amazingly comfortable queen sized bed upstairs, with plenty of storage space and a selection of books and games. The upstairs windows offer an excellent spot for bird watching among the live oaks.

This is an excellent low cost opportunity to experience the magic in the heart of Ocracoke village.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children welcome - pull out sofas available in living room....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pet friendly, as long as your dog is non-barking....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside is fine!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Over 21 please....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Two pull out twin sized sofas in living room....moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Master bedroom has a queen sized bed, plush top matress...moreless

          • Queen size bed in master bedroom with very comfortable mattress. Two twin sized sleep sofas with pull out single beds in living room, suitable for 2 children....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom has full bathtub with shower, and all new appliances except for the antique pedestal sink! Mixture of antique and new lighting. Artwork (a mixture of local and vintage) on the walls. Plenty of room to store your bathroom supplies. Towels supplied....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Fully supplied with cooking, baking and meal preparation items: mixing bowls, baking equipment, pots and pans, and a full range of tableware. Toaster, crock pot, blender and coffee maker....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Eat in full kitchen. Seating for 4, plus marble breakfast counter with stools. Deck outside kitchen - enjoy a morning cup of coffee!...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove & oven. 4 burners and warming burner. Above stove microwave....moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 4:

            Full sized living room upstairs - quiet and roomy with two couches, writing table, bookcases and lots of lighting. Small TV room downstairs with couch and desk....moreless

          • Parking:

            Private off-road parking...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            New Central Air & Heat...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Short walk to shops, restaurants and harbor side boating areas. Short ride to beaches!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                An excellent selection of classic and new fiction, interesting non-fiction, local birding book, cookbooks, art, history and gardening and more! ...moreless

              • Games:

                Puzzles and a selection of old-fashioned games: checkers, chess, cards, backgammon and more....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV. Free WIFI....moreless

              • Television

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free high speed wireless access....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Guests are welcome to sit on the front porch during non-business hours. Excellent people watching! ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                You are welcomed to try our figs and pears in season....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Room to safely store your bicycles in the mudroom....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Small deck in back yard with table and chairs....moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget

              Location & View

                  • Village:

                    We are located in the heart of the old village, across from Silver Lake Harbor. Walk to restaurants, shopping, sunsets!...moreless

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Museums
                      • Marina
                      • Shelling
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Library
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing

                      Other Activities

                          • Ocracoke is a unique laid-back island vacation experience located just south of Hatteras, North Carolina and accessible by ferry. Ocracoke is the perfect blend of a relaxing get-away, arts, local entertainment, friendly locals, amazing restaurants and miles and miles of free access secluded ocean beaches....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Charming

                            Charming

                            • Guest small family
                            • Date of stay 01/11/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/17/14
                            My family and I just returned from Ocracoke. This full-of-character cottage added an extra bit of charm to our visit. The cottage was in the village and it gave us a taste of Ocracoke life. This little house is cozy and well-stocked with everything you need. The owners were very friendly and they made us feel welcomed. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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

                          • Nice cottage, Nicer owners

                            Nice cottage, Nicer owners

                            • Guest Emily (Winston Salem, NC)
                            • Date of stay 07/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                            This home was perfect for our vacation because we have a small family and a pet. It really had everything you could ask for in a vacation rental. Carol was such a lovely hostess, she put up with my 2 year old stomping around because she loved the sound the hardwoods made, and the occasional bark from our dog. We had a great time!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • Super wonderful!

                            Super wonderful!

                            • Guest Dr. C (Morehead, Kentucky)
                            • Date of stay 09/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                            I am posting in response to the 13th review, which is ridiculous. My husband and I are currently staying in this lovely bungalow style cottage, and are completely happy. The space is exactly as described, the photos are spot on, the property is clean and in slightly unfinished but GREAT shape, the owner has been nothing but helpful, polite, and accommodating (especially considering our two small dogs and their occasional barking), and I would absolutely recommend this rental if you can book it. Notice that it is ALREADY booked up for NEXT summer! The reason for that is its very reasonable price and wonderfully appointed everything. The location is perfect, and we feel very cozy and spoiled in this charming rental. Yes. During shop hours, you will hear shoppers coming and going, talking and ringing the shop's gongs and chimes, but this did not bother us. Much of the time we were out and about, and when we were in, we were relaxing on the second floor (yes, the noise is audible up there, but -again- we didn't mind). You will not find a better deal at a place with this much cozy, cute personality right in the middle of the village.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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

                          • Perfect location for an affordable Ocracoke Vacation!

                            Perfect location for an affordable Ocracoke Vacation!

                            • Guest cedriccj3 (Raleigh, NC)
                            • Date of stay 07/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/21/13
                            I loved this cottage!! It is not your typical vacation rental; it is a charming older house located in the heart of Ocracoke village. The inside of the cottage is quaint, clean, and thoughtfully decorated. It shares a wall with a local business (as mentioned in listing description). There is some noise from the business on the first floor, but this is a minor problem and only occurs during business hours. The house is a reverse floor plan so the spacious areas upstairs are not affected by this minor detail. Carol is a very accommodating and thoughtful host, she even put me in contact with a few locals to help me propose to my girlfriend on this trip! We will certainly be returning to this cottage in the future and we are so thankful to have spent a wonderful week at this location.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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

                          • No privacy

                            No privacy

                            • Guest Nickie (Atlanta)
                            • Date of stay 08/31/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/11/13
                            The walls were so thin you could hear the conversations in the attached shop with no problem. The landlord accesses the unit from the bathroom. I was nervous going to the bathroom. After 6pm it is a cute, well decorated affordable unit. It was very clean and close to everything. My interactions with the landlord were not positive either. I had family stay one night unexpectedly and was given a lecture on ethics from the landlord for twenty minutes as she popped up Early in the morning to investigate. I'd recommend spending 100-200 more and get a home with privacy.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners.

                            Owner response: I am so sorry you had a bad experience. However, you did have 7 adults sleeping in the cottage which was way over the contract limit of 2 adults and yes, I did let you know that you were in violation of the contract and that my cottage could not handle the extra people. Don't you think that maybe you were wrong to do this? And yes, I do access the cottage from a connecting door in the bathroom, but I would never think of going in while you were there. But thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am adding a lock from the inside of the bathroom so my visitors can feel more secure. I never though of doing that. Of course, before you rented I did go in to do a final check (remember, you called from the road and were hours away, so I assumed no one was there) only to find someone asleep on the couch! I was quite taken aback about that and I think I was more startled than your brother was!!! Next time you rent, please be honest with your hosts, it's really all we ask. The cottage is very quiet in all but the one adjoining room (the downstairs TV room), I don't think this was a fair review. This is my 13th review and it is living up to it's number I'm afraid.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/4

                          • Charming abode for a week-long escape

                            Charming abode for a week-long escape

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 08/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                            This 2-level apartment is an adorable space, lovingly restored in a 1930-40-50s style, with reclaimed woods and fixtures, but quality modern appliances and conveniences. It's located just a stone's throw from village hot spots, but there's plenty of privacy and quiet. The owner's shop, "Ocracoke Restoration," is in the front of the house and the apartment is in the rear, so she is usually nearby to chat or to offer suggestions about things to do. You'll never meet a nicer lady. She encouraged us to help ourselves to the figs and pears growing on her trees there and we did! Ocracoke Island is peopled with artists and interesting characters who are happy to have your company and to share their lives' pleasures and treasures. I recommend dinners at Cafe Atlantic and The Flying Melon, and grooving to good music at Dajio's and Jolly Roger's. Of course there's also that incredibly awesome beach!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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

                          • Perfect Stay

                            Perfect Stay

                            • Guest froschman (Stuttgart)
                            • Date of stay 04/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/10/13
                            We had a fantastic time at the cottage and will definitely return to this wonderful place. The house is very clean, and fully equipped with all the modern amenities. Carol was the perfect hostess, always friendly and helpful and being able to answer all of our questions.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • Christmas and New Years 2012

                            Christmas and New Years 2012

                            • Guest Lezzle (Pittsburgh)
                            • Date of stay 12/24/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/01/13
                            The Restored Island Cottage,was just wonderful....everything my husband and I could have asked for during our Christmas Holiday. I relaxed and read...my husband fished every day. We loved our stay so much we book it again for our Spring holiday...the owner Carol was more than accommodating and hope she considers us new friends. (The added bonus is her fabulous vintage gift shop attached to the property) I give this place an A+ and this is our 3 stay on the island in the past year!!!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                          • Artistic & Charming

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                            Artistic & Charming

                            • Guest Tiffany
                            • Date of stay 12/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/01/13
                            Dear Tom and Carol, We are writing to thank you for a lovely stay at your cottage in the days before Christmas. What a charming place in a great location! We were so pleased with your attention to detail and your artistic sense of organizing and decorating. Loved it. The mattresses on the couch pull outs were fine for our daughter, but a bit uncomfortable for grown ups - please take thus as helpful feedback rather than a complaint. We loved our stay and will certainly look you up next time.

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                          • Will Stay Again

                            Will Stay Again

                            • Guest Dee (United States)
                            • Date of stay 09/23/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/02/12
                            Very charming house. Totally loved it. The owner really covered the bases and had everything needed for a carefree comfortable stay. Very centrally located to area shops and restaurants. I would and have recommended this property for staying on Ocracoke.

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

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off-Season
                          Dec 20 - May 3, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $100
                          $400
                          Summer
                          May 4 - Nov 1, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $550
                          Off-Season 2014-15
                          Nov 2 - May 2, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $100
                          $475 $1,500
                          Summer 2015
                          May 3 - Oct 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Tax Rate 9.75%

                          Notes:

                          Security/damage deposit: 1/2 of rental fee.

                          Rent is due up to day of arrival.

                          We pay tax if you pay by cash, check or by money order (= to a 9.75% discount)


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                          Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                          Owner info

                          About the owner: Tom & Carol Pahl live full-time on Ocracoke. Tom is a contractor on the island, specializing in historic preservation. Carol owns and operates Ocracoke Restoration. Both Carol and Tom love the beach and their community and are involved in numerous non-profit organizations. They are available to help you enjoy your vacation.

                          Why the Owner Chose Ocracoke:
                          We are so glad to have been able to save this property from being torn down!


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                          Photos

                          • Private entrance and parking in back of cottage. More pictures coming soon.

                            Private entrance and parking in back of cottage. More pictures coming soon.

                          • Country kitchen with original tongue-and-groove paneling. Modern Appliances.

                            Country kitchen with original tongue-and-groove paneling. Modern Appliances.

                          • Living room, reverse floor plan. Two sleeper sofas & looking out into Live Oaks.

                            Living room, reverse floor plan. Two sleeper sofas & looking out into Live Oaks.

                          • Comfy bathroom featuring old ming green pedestal sink, new tub, shower, toilet.

                            Comfy bathroom featuring old ming green pedestal sink, new tub, shower, toilet.

                          • Get to the driveway by driving down Fig Tree Lane

                            Get to the driveway by driving down Fig Tree Lane

                          • Enjoy morning coffee on the back deck.

                            Enjoy morning coffee on the back deck.

                          • TV Room with Cable TV. Stairs lead to upstairs living room and bed room.

                            TV Room with Cable TV. Stairs lead to upstairs living room and bed room.

                          • Books, games, writing desk and more stained glass!

                            Books, games, writing desk and more stained glass!

                          • Mud room with original linoleum. Washer & dryer. Room for bikes, etc.

                            Mud room with original linoleum. Washer & dryer. Room for bikes, etc.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, August 15, 2013

                          $79 - $100 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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