This house is ideal for the active family with a boat. CapeEscape is on the water with its own private dock, and located 2 miles from the Harkers Island public boat ramp. My family built this house after many trips to the Crystal Coast towing our boat and renting everything from mobile homes to old leaky houses. The house generates more energy than it consumes with a 6.2KW solar array and the highest possible Energy Star rating.
*UPDATE for 2018: We added a game room with 40 inch TV and XBOX and Atari game systems to the ground floor. There are now 4 hanging chairs on mid level back deck, and an additional 12 foot flat bottom boat with oars. We also upgraded the kitchen with better baking, storage, and flatware. There is a new floating dock, and 2 new hanging hammock chairs on the deck.
Enjoy the use of our two ocean kayaks and twelve foot paddle board. We also have crab traps and fishing poles you can use right off the end of the dock. Our house has all modern conveniences with a whole house water filtration system, two 55 inch TV's, and one 35' TV in the kids bunk room. Each TV is a Roku TV with one remote control that lets you access Hulu, Amazon, and Sling TV with all cable channel subscriptions. We can get the local NBC, ABC, and PBS stations on the living room TV, but we can’t pickup live CBS here over antenna or the app.
The house has a tankless hot water heater, so you won't run out of hot water (even at the outdoor shower). The house is also incredibly efficient with a 6.2KW solar array, 2 speed high efficiency air conditioning, and foam insulation in the roof, walls, and floors.
If you have a shallow draft boat or skiff that draws less than 12 inches of water you can keep your boat at the dock.
Please Note: House rental does not include linens or towels. If you are not bringing your own please rent from Blue Water Linen service. They are our preferred supplier with access to the house and reasonable options for towels, sheets, and beach towels. They have an online ordering system at bluewaterlinens dot com.
*7 day Sunday to Sunday rental from Memorial Day through Labor Day, however we will consider shorter stays if available between other guest bookings*
**We will not rent to college students, graduating high school students, or youth groups.**
*** NO DOGS PLEASE- we need to keep this an allergy free house. If someone in your group brings a dog there will be an additional $200 cleaning fee***
HOW FAR IS THE BEACH? That depends on if you brought your boat! There are three beaches we visit by car: Atlantic Beach is a 24 minute drive. The small beach at the foot of the Harkers Island bridge is a 3 minute drive, and our favorite beach involves a 12 minute drive to the National Park Service ferry on Harkers Island, and a 15 minute ferry ride to Cape Lookout National Seashore (bring your cooler, chairs, cash to climb the lighthouse, and water toys - there are bathrooms and water on the island but nothing else). The water on the ocean side is often emerald green and enjoyed by sunbathers, surfers, and sport fishers.