About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
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 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.
(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, mirror.
**Wash sheets and towels and fold, and place on bed. (Do not make the bed.)
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.)
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
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. Start the sheets first! If you are in a pinch for time, it’s fine to leave a load in the dryer - please let me know so I can put away.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 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 Dare County
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy Cottage perfect for a refreshing getaway!
If I could give this property 6 stars I would! Great little cottage perfect for a couple or a small family getaway. My husband and I stayed here for a wedding we attended at the beach and we truly enjoyed it. The space is small, but is set up in a way that makes it feel huge; a great use of space. The property is close to town but has the feeling of being tucked away from all the hustle and bustle. Try going to Striper's Bar and Grill for dinner, or try Darrell's for breakfast. Both were delicious! Or if you want to stay in for breakfast Erica keeps fresh eggs at the door. Very thoughtful! Erica was a wonderful hostess and we plan on coming back soon. Thanks again for everything.
Driving to get there was very nice with a small town with all you need for a relaxing time. We were only able to stay one night but would of loved to stay longer. I appreciate how it was pet friendly and had chickens! It was a bit of cleaning at the end for such a short stay. Would stay again! Thank you!
Everything we needed. The cottage was in a great area and so comfortable
Such a great place so close to everything on the outer banks and yet away from the hustle and bustle. We throughly enjoyed our stay!
Great find in the Manteo area!
We needed a place to stay for 2 nights near Manteo with our 2 goldens. This was the perfect solution! Quiet, very cute, comfy and spotless! It has everything we could possibly need and more. Erica and Heath were extremely helpful, and we will definitely stay again when we are in the area.
Property owner was very accommodating. Had a wonderful weekend and highly recommend this adorable cottage.
Loved Our Anniversary Hide Away!
We were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and found Erica's little cozy cottage to be just what we were looking for. Cozy, quiet and clean. . .and she was the perfect, cordial hostess. We highly recommend this little cottage for the perfect getaway from life's craziness. All the amenities to hide out for awhile.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer Season rental is from Saturday to Saturday only.