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Cute little private cottage in a secluded area of residential community.

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

This 500 square foot cottage offers an open floor plan with a full kitchen bathroom, washer/dryer, and a large room that serves as a bedroom, living and dining area. The cottage is nestled in the back of our property (2.5 acres), so there's lots of privacy, yet we are close if you need anything. Wireless internet is available and a Smart TV with DVD player (no cable). If you have a Amazon Fire Stick, Hulu, etc., you are welcome to plug it into the TV. Linens and bath towels are provided, and you will be expected to clean the cottage before you leave. It has vinyl and hardwood floors, so cleaning will be quick and easy. Or, you may agree to a $50 cleaning fee, and simply walk away! It's your choice. Cleaning checklist and cleaning information below.

Kid and pet friendly! Renters are expected to clean up after pets outside.

Outside, enjoy an outdoor grill and picnic table.

2 with privacy; 4 maximum Ideal for couples or families with small children

This rental includes access to our beach equipment. This is our personal gear you are welcome to use.

This rental is 15 minutes from the beaches of Nags Head, a fun bike ride to the sound, and minutes from quaint downtown Manteo, which offers shopping, coffee shops, breweries, a movie theater, restaurants, and historical sites (Elizabeth II). It is also a bike ride/few minute car ride to the Lost Colony.

Cleaning Information:

There is no cleaning fee automatically charged. (If I were a guest, I’d prefer to clean myself and save the money, so I’m making this option available to you.) Cleaning supplies are provided so guests can clean themselves. A checklist is provided in the cottage and below. If you prefer the host to clean, please let me know in advance and $50 will be kept of your security deposit.

The host will launder used sheets and towels upon checkout. Please put them in the laundry basket provided.

Cleaning Checklist

(You may clean yourself, or I will clean for $50 out of your deposit - your choice! Please let me know in advance if you want me to clean, so I can have it ready for the next folks!)

Clean kitchen - clean fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop, dishes, counters, sink, floor.

Clean bathroom - toilet, sink, shower, countertop, floor

Place used sheets and towels in the laundry hamper provided. Host will wash upon checkout.

Wipe down all counters, tables and mirrors.

Sweep floors. Mop if needed. (Cleaning wash clothes are used with the Swiffer and can be washed. They are located under the kitchen sink.)

Sweep rug.

Make the house look like somewhere you’d be happy vacationing.

If any furniture was moved, replace to original positions (futon up, etc.)

If you would like to leave food/condiments in the refrigerator (not leftovers), or household items, I’d rather see things used than thrown away!

Take trash and recycling to the cans by the main house. Hosts will take to the road on trash day.

If you allowed your pet on the futon, please wash the gray cover and put back in futon

Outside - dump charcoal if you grilled (designated pit to right of cottage), pick up pet poop, cigarette butts in designated receptacle.

*Guests have commented that the washer takes a while. If washing the futon blanket, please start that first. If you are in a pinch for time, it’s fine to leave it in the dryer - please let me know so I can put away.

More Details

Erica Burkhart
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Erica Burkhart

I am a self-employed wife and mother of 7. Our children are 9, 6, and 2.5 and newborn twins! Our family has a Westie named Ditch (kids chose!) who is sweet as can be, a Manx cat you will never see, and a flock of super-friendly laying hens. We have a busy life, full of joy, and are thankful. When our children are grown, my husband and I plan to cruise around the world and RV around the USA. Until then, it's wrangling kids and enjoying our patch of land!

I was born and raised in Manteo, and know a lot of the "best kept secrets" of the Outer Banks. I'm happy to help taylor your visit by answering questions, giving directions or suggestions. Just ask!

Erica Burkhart purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Erica Burkhart chose Manteo

We live on Roanoke Island. It's an island. . . space is so limited! My husband grew up in open spaces and loves this area but not the 1/2 acre lots houses come on. When this house came up for sale, and realized it had 2.5 acres and knew this would be perfect for our family of 7. We've got chickens, a big garden, and love every inch of the space we have. The cottage is nestled in the back corner of the lot. You will be far enough away for privacy, but close enough if you need anything at all!

What makes this cottage unique

Roanoke Island and our property offer a beach vacation just a short drive from the ocean and sound. That distance is perfect - not too close and not too far away - meaning you can come home to quiet, starry evening, but can return to the busyness of the beach whenever you please. This is perfect for families with small children, romantic getaways, etc.


Manteo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The bathroom offers a tub/shower combination, potty, sink, and counter space for toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One queen bed and one queen futon. The room is open and serves as a sleeping, entertaining and dining area. There is no privacy between the queen and the futon.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The cottage should be cleaned by renters upon checkout, or it can be cleaned by us for a $50 fee. There is a cleaning checklist in the cottage.


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Cute little private cottage in a secluded area of residential community.
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Perfect balance of cozy, comfort, and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect size for my wife and I, and we were even able to bring our dog! We all really enjoyed our time in the area, and the cottage was in a great location for us to enjoy both Manteo and some of the local beaches. 5/5 would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, clean and quiet....perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome vacation on the Outer Banks! Having a quiet and clean place to stay made it all the more enjoyable.

Everything you need, basic dishware and cookware. A stove, freezer, fridge, laundry and dryer. If you forgot your shampoo, conditioner, or body wash, fear not. The Hostess has already thought of everything to help make your stay enjoyable. Theres a dispenser in the shower with just these things.

The cottage does share a driveway, so please be respectable and drive slowly as they do have children and two dogs. The dogs are very friendly and quiet and the children are respectable.

This is a nice cottage with a great hostess, we plan to return next year for longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and neat! Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Easy check in and out. Very quaint!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice hostess! Definitely recomend!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with my parents stayed in this cottage for one night prior to our week long vacation in Nags Head as we traveled to North Carolina one day earlier than the rest of our group. The cottage was very clean and tastefully decorated! The furnishings were very nice! We all highly recommend this cottage for your stay in Manteo.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable, and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. We enjoyed the fact that we were close to everything in Manteo and the beach wasn't that far away! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Manteo Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Poor Richard's
Nearest Ferry
64.9 Miles
Hatteras to Ocracoke
Nearest Golf
8.3 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Train
136 Miles
Amtrak Rocky Mount, NC
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Multiple downtown Manteo
Nearest Beach
6.7 Miles
Jennette's Pier


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Summer Season rental is from Saturday to Saturday only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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