Third floor waterfront condominium overlooks Manteo Harbor, Festival Island Park and historic attractions. Short walk to dozens of shops and restaurants. Ideal for wedding parties: two reception facilities and two popular wedding sites within walking distance. Over two miles of sound front paved walkway is accessible from the adjacent harbor. Elizabethan Gardens, Lost Colony outdoor drama, Fort Raleigh historic site, NC public Aquarium and regional airport (MQI)within 10 minute drive. Fifteen minute drive to Nags Head public beaches, Jockey's Ridge and Outer Banks shopping and restaurants. Building equipped with elevator and password secured parking. Note: during the summer season (mid-June to late August), the property rents weekly, from Saturday to Saturday.
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 22, 2019
About Chris Sawin
Karen & I purchased this condominium for our retirement. We grew up in Wisconsin, married and attended university there. We owned an oceanfront motel in Kill Devil Hills for 45 years and still live on a portion of that property. We have two children and have 6 grandchildren living on the Outer Banks and another child and four more grandchildren on Chapel Hill, NC. Our son Christopher is the director of the Dare County Arts Council half a block away from this rental.
Chris Sawin purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Chris Sawin chose Historic District
This is a jewel of a little town. Hugged by water and touched by limitless sky, Manteo feels as open as what surrounds it. Locals say hello and smile a welcome to visitors. The town’s kids can be watched joyously jumping off the bridge that leads to Festival Park in the summer heat. And every direction you look, there’s an interesting shop, beckoning restaurant, creative art gallery, fun attraction … and such beautiful scenery. From one spot on the boardwalk that surrounds the waterfront town, you can see Roanoke Island Marshes Lighthouse, Elizabeth II, flags fluttering, sails catching breezes and vessels docked alongside each other, a playground with prancing kids, a gazebo perched over the water, attractive bed and breakfasts and inns and people happily taking in all the pleasure this town offers.
What makes this Condo unique
A spectacular view of the harbor and the Albemarle Sound all the way to the Nags Head beaches and the ocean can be seen from your front porch. A waterfront walk-way runs from nearby grocery stores and shops past your apartment on to the Festival Park with live amphitheater, museum and historic boat replica. Deep sea fishing charter inlets beckon from two nearby locations and miles and miles of canals to be explore by kayak start a few miles away.
Check-in: 3:00 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.
Quiet, Beautiful Location
The town of Manteo is a friendly, conveniently located community. The pottery shop across the street is worth a visit. Be sure to walk the rest of shopping area. Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and the beach are accessed very easily. Chris is a great host. The home is well furnished with great views and off street parking. Incidentally, do not forget to stop by the art displays at the old courthouse a block from the condo.
Location, location, location!
This condo is located in the heart of downtown Manteo. We loved being able to walk to everything. The view is beautiful too. So nice to see the sunrise every morning from the balcony. The condo itself is spacious, has a well appointed kitchen, and very comfy beds. We'll definitely be back next year!
Another wonderful visit!
We have stayed here several times and it's always a favorite. Highly recommend the condo. It's always a pleasure to rent and stay.
Great location. Quiet. Fabulous View.
Pluses: Excellent and prompt communication. Chris was very responsive to a problem we had with the elevator, even sending a neighbor to check on it and talk with us. Everything was clean, except the oven. We enjoyed being close to restaurants and the boardwalk around the harbor. Lots of thick towels provided. So pleasant to sit on the balcony overlooking the harbor. WiFi worked well. There is dedicated WiFi, not the free Manteo WiFi described in the listing. Minuses: beds in smaller bedrooms are old and soft. Master bed is squeaky and shaky. All bedrooms need room-darkening shades. The sunrise lights up the master. Dawn is too early to wake up when on vacation, but that's what we had to do. The smaller bedrooms are lit up all night by the exterior balcony lights. I discussed this with Chris, and he said he would consider solving these issues during the off season.
Great condo - Walk to everything in Manteo
We enjoyed four day at this centrally located Manteo condo. Chris, the owners son was easy to work with getting us checked in early when we arrived in town. Must be done in person to get the elevator access card. He also gave some recommendations about the area and offered a tour of the art gallery which we unfortunately ran out of time for. Lovely place, well represented in the write up and pictures.
We loved the place, the town everything about it!
It was very nice, comfortable, safe really enjoyed the whole trip!
Local attractions (within an approximate 30 minute drive) include Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, Fort Raleigh historic site, Elizabethan Gardens, Festival Island living history museum, Art Gallery and Elizabeth II ship re-creation, Wright Brothers Museum, Hatteras Island Ferry to Ocracoke, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Alligator River Wildlife Refuge, Nags Head Gallery Row, intercoastal waterways tours, charter fishing boat rentals, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, and several historic lighthouses. OBX Golf opportunities include ten championship courses (including Duck Woods and the Pointe). Local events include: Wanchese Seafood Festival, Kitty Hawk Kite Festival, OBX Marathon and live theater at Festival Island.
Other Activities: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Jockey's Ridge, hang gliding, dolphin watch, scenic cruises, sport fishing, kayaking, nature preserves, NC Aquarium
Rates & Availability
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