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Fool's Bet Cottage of Ocracoke Island!

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

This cute cabana has a screened porch where you can relax and enjoy company among the shade and privacy of manicured Live Oak and Cedar. It’s like your sitting out in nature without the bugs. The small and very clean living space includes a surprising number of amenities from home, including a full kitchen with utensils and cookware. The loft bedroom includes two twins that can be combined to make a queen, but if the ship’s stairs are too steep for you, there is a permanent day bed downstairs with a pull-out trundle bed stored beneath.

The back deck leads to an outdoor shower, because what could be better after a day at the beach than an outdoor shower. And speaking of the beach, the beach of Ocracoke Island was rated the “#1 beach in America” by Dr. Beach, in 2007. A short drive or bike ride gets you there or to the waterfront of the Silver Lake Inlet where many sunset dining and shopping opportunities await.

And as far as dining and shopping goes, a short walk takes you to Ocracoke Coffee and Back Porch Restaurant along Back Road (a secret shopping district at Ocracoke.) A little further and you’re on Highway 12 (the main drag) with all kinds of shops and restaurants.

Keywords: house, bungalow, cabana

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About The Owner

The Lopresti Family love Ocracoke Island and hope you will too.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Ocracoke

We fell in love with Ocracoke Island the first time we visited. It wasn’t long before we bought this home that we hope you will enjoy.


Ocracoke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Includes both indoor AND outdoor showers.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
Every amenities you want in a small package!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fool's Bet Cottage of Ocracoke Island!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Charming Cottage on an Charming Island

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was charming. Loved the screened in porch and the back deck. The kitchen was very adequate and we were able to find everything we needed. The ships ladder to the loft was a bit steep, but the air conditioning worked well throughout.

The TV was a bit small, but had all basic cable channels. Also, the WiFi was a bit slow at 2 MBPS, so I wouldn't plan on streaming to more than one device. Overall, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always a treat to stay at Fool’s Bet

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed another sweet and memorable week at this comfortable, quaint, simple but awesome living space at Ocracoke! We cooked several meals in at FB, spent lots of time together on the screened in porch, took many bike rides to the village and around the island, and walked to 1718 Brewing and Ocracoke Coffee a few times! A perfect week at Fool’s Bet and Ocracoke Island! We will be back-can’t imagine our trip to Ocracoke without being at Fool’s Bet!

The Hazeltons, Asheville NC

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you had a great time. We keep improving the cottage each year so everyone gets the most enjoyment from it.
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Convenient to town for bike riding.

  • 4 of 5

Very adequate for my husband and myself. No frills and limited TV channels but it was perfect for us. We only used it for sleeping.

The neighbors have roosters that start crowing between 4-430 a.m.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto, ON Canada

Compact but very livable

  • 5 of 5

This is not a luxury property but has some features that make it a great value. Although the enclosed living space is limited the screened porch/eating area is a big bonus. I made substantial use of the back deck area which was not shown in the listing photos. I was surprised by the small number of mosquitoes visiting while siting outside (even at night) as there are many on Ocracoke Island. The outdoor shower was a real treat after coming from a long afternoon at the beach. I found the location to be very good as the cottage is at the beach end of the village and not far to the island grocery store. This was a convenient stop on the way to and from the beach. Ocracoke Coffee is also an easy 8-10 minute walk away.

The host was very helpful and answered any questions quickly through the HomeAway app. A break down in the WiFi after a stormy night was also quickly resolved after messaging . Thanks. I enjoyed my stay and would return.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay at Fool's Bet in Ocracoke. It's exactly what our family needed for an affordable beach week. We have two boys 15 and 11, so we each had a bed, to collapse into every night, after a full day of fun outside. We walked to Ocracoke Coffee in the morning, the boys loved playing checkers there (even though they have wifi) that never happens! We loved the beach. The weather for the week didn't sound great, but it ended up being beautiful most of the time. The cottage has everything you need for a simple relaxing vacation. We will be back and bringing our bikes, next time! Thank you Lopresti Family for use of your cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice little cottage. We had enough room for the two of us most times and really enjoyed the screened in porch. Plenty of room to entertain on the porch. The out door shower was a treat making it easy to get rid of the sand we collected at the beach. Kitchen was equipped fairly well, nice selection of books and old movies. The trip upstairs is a bit steep but manageable. The trundle bed was OK but what is really needed is a double or queen size bed for a couple... we made do. This cottage is fine for a couple and up to 2 small children. This was our first experience renting on the Island and it was a good one. Thanks Marc.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We continue to improve the cottage and hope you keep coming back.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refunds for Long Rental - For rentals of 3 weeks and longer, our refund policy is limited to refunding only the weeks we can re-rent to another vacationer. So please check your dates carefully and make sure you can honor the commitment before you rent.

Hurricane Evacuation - We are the only cottage on Ocracoke Island that will refund your rental fee for days missed during mandatory hurricane evacuation, so rest assured, we've got your back during the storm season!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.