About the property
- House700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 story pastel orange with white trim beach house newly renovated.These are condos and studios with private kitchens and private baths with the condos and jack and jill bathroom arangements with the studios are spacious living arrangements. Sits in the middle of our little island 30 miles off the mainland accessible only by boat or plane which I have one of each. Everything in the house is new finishings. New HvAC, kitchen and baths as well with new tile and wood floors. Spacious rooms, full length porches (30 feet long) with fans and view of lighthouse, harbor, and water of course on the second floor. Multiple doors and some with sliders to allow ocean breeze through
*it's important to me to note that this house was rebuilt using most materials purchased and transported from Habitat For Humanity. It has been a dream of mine to make this kind of contribution using most of the design tile work here, all of the cabinetry work purchases, all the interior fans and most of the appliances purchased this manner.
No franchises are allowed on island so all the fish markets and restaurants are locally owed as are most all the businesses, family owned and operated.
This house sits within walking distance to it all.
Contact the owner for the check in time.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Eric Simmons
To see more about this property and us, please visit our local site for this property and hear the whole story of how it came to be
Why Eric Simmons chose Ocracoke
It's located in the center of our island which is only 3 miles wide. You can't beat the location of the house nor the island. Not a fast food joint anywhere! All local businesses and we like to keep our island that way
What makes this House unique
I'm a pilot with a plane and we have a paved airstrip on our island so if the ferrys moves too slow for you, we can talk about other options for you.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 12:00 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.
We enjoyed our stay at Eric's. He is very accommodating and has built a beautiful home. We loved the location as well. Questionable water quality, hot water had sediment and the sulfur smell intolerable at times. But I would definitely rent again once addressed. Thanks Eric for everything.
Perfect spot for an easy going long weekend
Eric's place was exactly what we were looking for. My wife and I had never been to Ocracoke before and Eric did a fantastic job of making us feel welcome, ensuring he would be at the house when we arrived, even with a very vague ETA from us, and ensuring that our trip went as smoothly as possible. Our room was clean and spacious with a comfortable bed, and the house was in a perfect location for everything we needed. We shared a clean bathroom with one other guest (never an issue) and our dog was very welcome in our specific room even though she let out a bark or two here and there while we were gone. Thanks for the hospitality Eric!
Enjoyed our trip
This was our 5th trip to Ocracoke and they have all been great including this one. Rooms in this house have been remodeled so are new and clean. House is well placed for all amenities. I had to do a little work while there and could hook up to the wifi. Eric was away but we met him on his last day, very nice guy. I would definitely recommend this property and would stay here again.
I felt likewise about these folks. As I do most that make it here. The island is pretty laid back so if you're that kind of person, it's usually a good fit.
The first thing I would like to say to the person that gave Glorified Hostel Review: No House on Ocracoke Island would be good enough for you!! The Review, you gave Eric is absolutely absurd .We so enjoyed our stay that we decided we are definitely coming back next year , Eric was a very gracious host as soon as we got there he greeted us at the door showed us around on the property and explained to us what we should be expecting . Yes the water is very smelly but it's well water and there is nothing Eric can do about it, you just have to live with it !! We saw all the apartments at the house and all of them looked extremely clean, the one we stayed in was very clean including the bathroom/shower . The house is very centrally located everything is with in walking distance which is extremely nice you really do not have to use a car to get around. On top of everything else when the big power outage hit Eric came back and started up the generator so we had electricity at the house and we were able to take a shower and flush the toilet's, honestly 500 other people were not as lucky. While we waited in the Ferry line for the mandatory evacuation, Eric showed up with coffee for us. He is still remodeling his house but what he has done is wonderful. We recommend Eric's place to anyone. You want 5 Star Luxury, Ocracoke is not for you. It's Island Life, small town style. We enjoyed it all. Dwight & Katharina Anderson
We rated this a five, due to our overall experience!
Eric is very accommodating with a great focus on his guests "feeling at home". He met us at the front porch and instantly gained trust and reporie. Mi casa su casa was the vibe. The house was very accessible and neighborhood was safe and relaxed. The newly remodeled house was very clean, spacious and just felt like home. Ocracoke Island is beautiful and Eric's property is sitting in the epicenter of it all. Restaurants, groceries and killer ice cream and pastries are literally right outside your door. Beach access is provided by none other than your own Jeep Limo driver, Eric. We would highly recommend this property and maybe even more importantly, Eric. This was our first rental from owner and we were anxious but immediately assured by Eric's property and demeanor. Thanks for the love , Eric. We will be back!
The wife and I booked last minute for a few nights over July 4th week. The place was all we needed to relax and enjoy all Ocracoke had to offer. Quiet setting, but still walking distance to shops and restaraunts. We had our own private entrance on the side of the house which we used throughout the stay. The house was booked full but we never heard anyone. We did share a bathroom with another tenant, but it stayed clean and we never had an issue. Enjoyed it, Eric. Thanks!
A kind and welcome review. Appropriate as well and I'm always greatful when we can have one of these. Thank you and please come again.
I happen to be a pilot as well and can provide airtours and possibly in the near future provide travel on and off the island with my airplane. More can be see and read about this and the location on my website provide for the property at flytoobx.com
Additional information about rental rates
Any linens such as bed coverings, pillows, sheets and towel are not provided but there is access to a laundry room in the house. Beds are queen size typically. As one might expect, island water has a lot of minerals so we usually wash and cook with the water, but we bring or buy our drinking water