About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Bring your big family and your boat to the newest vacation rental in the area!
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 - we need to keep this an allergy free house***
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Travis Hargett
We love to go out fishing, sailing, and hiking around Cape Lookout. We have vacationed and towed our boats from the Florida Keys to Virginia, but Beaufort became our favorite spot. We'll be happy to give you all our tips in tricks after you book.
Travis Hargett purchased this House in 2017
Why Travis Hargett chose Straits
This area is so beautiful - emerald green clear water in the ocean without all the touristy crowds and traffic!
What makes this House unique
Catch crab every day from our crab traps, or throw the cast net in the evening over some bait to pull in live shrimp for the next day's fishing. We are just 2 miles from the public boat ramp at the foot of the Harkers Island bridge. There are also 2 "secret" beaches nearby we will share with our guests!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful new home
We had a lovely time just relaxing in this beautiful, new home. Our son and his wife enjoyed the kayak and paddle boards and trying to catch shrimp. Close enough to go to several beaches for the day. Very nice owners and very helpful. Quick with answers to our questions. Nice neighborhood.
Thank you for choosing us Patty! We appreciate your thoughtful feedback and are tweaking some of the 'new house' issues to make Cape Escape even better.
Additional information about rental rates
No Linens, towels, or beach towels are included. If you would like to rent these items please go to http://www.bluewaterlinens.com/linen_packages .