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Peaceful Residential Area - Sleeps up to 8, Plus Bicycles, Kayaks,and More

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This unit has a nice deck (about 9 X 12) up in the treetops (minus my dog!)!


Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Three rooms (each has at least one very comfortable bed), kitchenette (full-sized refrigerator, microwave, convection oven, coffee pot-NO RANGE in kitchenette but a nice gas grill on deck), 2 full bathrooms, nice deck, private parking and private entrance. This unit is the upstairs of my Cape Cod home.

Located in quiet residential neighborhood. This apartment is the upstairs of a Cape Cod, but has total privacy.

Unit has washer/dryer, and plenty of sheets, towels, kitchen linen, etc. Cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dish detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, etc. furnished.

Many bicycles, two tandem ocean kayaks, one tandem Carolina Keowee kayak, and a canoe, plus all the paddles and life vests. Also includes a 'tag-along' which is a great way for a younger child to safely participate in bike rides... All the comforts of home - everything you need for a quiet getaway!

Roanoke Island is located in the sound, west of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks. It is away from the hustle, bustle and traffic that are often associated with the more 'touristy' part of the Outer Banks.

The area offers two national wildlife refuges within a half-hour, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and a wide assortment of water and land related recreational opportunities.

Roanoke Island is traversed by a beautiful bicycle path that runs along the Roanoke Island Corrider. From the 'bike path', visitors may reach all the historic, cultural, and natural spots of the island, including the North Carolina Aquarium, The Lost Colony, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, public boat ramps and swimming areas, and great places to fish, bird, or just watch the sun set.

For explorers, there are great day trips to state parks, private preserves, or other national wildlife refuges! Manteo is the ideal place to plan a host of day trips throughout eastern North Carolina.

This rental is my opportunity to share the things I love about living on Roanoke Island. I had no clue what to charge or how to handle the entire 'venture' - so I am winging it this first year. Any advice or comments you might offer, I would certainly appreciate!

Things to See and Do on The Outer Banks:
You know what they say about real estate... the three most important things are location, location, and location!

- The Beach - Nags Head beaches and Cape Hatteras National Seashore are just a ten minute drive. The apartment includes beach chairs, boogie boards, and Ocean Kayaks (great for the ocean).

- Roanoke Island - Roanoke Island offers so much, I am always amazed that anyone ever leaves it (I seldom do...). The North Carolina Aquarium, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the Elizabethan Gardens, the Lost Colony, and downtown Manteo are incredible spots you will not want to miss.

My house is right off the Bike Path (about 100 yards) - and we live on a private, dead-end road (only five houses on the road). All the places I just mentioned are no more than a ten-minute bike ride from the apartment - and I furnish the bikes!

- Paddling Spots - Everywhere from the ocean to the sound and all kinds of bays, creeks, canals, and rivers. I provide lots of information about places to paddle on Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges and all around the Outer Banks.

- Take a Walk on the Wild Side!
Hatteras Island, about 30 minutes away by car, offers wonderfully pristine beaches and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pea Island has a sound access at New Inlet that's ideal for putting in kayaks or canoes to paddle in the sound.

There is a great little Visitor Center, two very nice wildlife trails, and the beaches are out-of-this-world. Pea Island offers the nicest beaches on the Outer Banks.

Roanoke Island has a number of places to paddle, including all around the Elizabeth II (the replica of the ship the first English came over on... in Shallowbag Bay in downtown Manteo. You could even take a long day and paddle completely around Roanoke Island!

Dare County Mainland offers a number of adventures... paddling, walking, driving... Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge has 15 miles of color-coded paddling trails... the trail is about 30 minutes from my door! The Refuge also has a black bear population - and you can actually predictably see bears in the wild!

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Quiet hours 10 pm to 7 am Others live in same house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking on deck is allowed if butts are disposed of properly and door is closed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved, non-barking, house-trained pets are acceptable... if the owners are responsible! No extra fee!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Free use of outdoor equipment- canoe, kayaks, bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by forest....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    renter musy launder before leaving...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The first bedroom has both a living and dining area included....moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty of parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    renter must launder before leaving...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    both washer and dryer are provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette only. Has full-sized refrigerator and sink, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, hot plate, but no range. Nice gas grill on the deck....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    small toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.5
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 15%


This is a "CLEAN IT YOURSELF" unit. When you leave, the unit should be ready for the next guest. Owner will inspect. If you do not clean, the cleaning fee will be forfeited. If the unit is left clean, the cleaning fee will be refunded. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and deposit is received. This unit is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It is the upstairs area of a home. The owner lives downstairs. It has private parking, private deck, private entrance. Quiet hours from 10 pm until 6 am. You will receive an email with directions, combinations, codes for wifi, etc, once your rental is booked, confirmed, and paid in full.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk, VA
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Manteo
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Rocky Mount, NC
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 64 Business
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Manteo
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Nags Head

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: When I found myself an "empty nester" and almost ready to retire from a 30-year career with national wildlife refuges, I decided to use some of the empty space in my home to share some of the loves of my life with others... So, I added a few outside staircases, built a few walls, and put up an "open for business" sign. The first couple of seasons have been great fun! I've met a lot of wonderful folks, learned a few things that work... and a few that don't. I have been so blessed to live on Roanoke Island (we're the part of the Outer Banks that has real grass!) for almost 30 years. And, I believe there's no place like it! This is NOT a bed and breakfast experience (though several have described it as a bed and breakfast without the 'expensive breakfast'!). It is family-operated, and it's my attempt to share the things I love - especially to folks who might not otherwise be able to visit the area. I offer apartments for rent with full baths and private entrances. Both have kitchens/kitchenettes; both have balconies/decks. The unit with a kitchenette (without a range) has a nice grill with a side burner. Both come with outdoor recreational equipment, including canoes, kayaks, bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. Both include linens, washer/dryer, and offer a peaceful break from the hectic pace of the beach-- while providing easy access to all the beach offerings - only 10 minutes away. My guests repeatedly say, "This is the first time I've come to the Outer Banks and not stayed on the beach.... and I'll never stay on the beach again!!" My prices are appreciably lower than beach prices. And, you'll love the peaceful atmosphere! Please ask all the questions you like.... Contact me any time!

Why the Owner Chose Manteo, NC, USA:
Roanoke Island is so much nicer than the beach-- and is only 10-12 minutes away! We're right on the bike path- easy riding distance from downtown Manteo with restaurants, movies, coffee houses, pottery shops, antiques, etc. We have the Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park, the NC Aquarium, and the Elizabethan Gardens.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
You get free use of bikes (including lots of specialty bikes) a canoe, kayaks, beach gear, etc. It's a private, quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by forest.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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  • This unit has a nice  deck (about 9 X 12) up in the treetops (minus my dog!)!

    This unit has a nice deck (about 9 X 12) up in the treetops (minus my dog!)!

  • Center room has a double-sized futon, twin-sized window-seat, and the washer/dry

    Center room has a double-sized futon, twin-sized window-seat, and the washer/dry

  • Room 3 has 2 queens, a set of bunks, and access to a seconf full bath.

    Room 3 has 2 queens, a set of bunks, and access to a seconf full bath.

  • First room has table/chairs, queen-sized bed, sofa, TV, and opens to entrance.

    First room has table/chairs, queen-sized bed, sofa, TV, and opens to entrance.

  • Lots of bikes (all kinds) kayaks, canoes, beach gear, etc. for you to use.

    Lots of bikes (all kinds) kayaks, canoes, beach gear, etc. for you to use.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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