Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Pet Friendly Historic Property, Couples Retreat, Private Courtyard

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This building was constructed in l993 and used for 15 years as a working art studio. It is set back off the road, amidst giant live oak and cedar trees, and sits alongside my home, one of the islands designated historic houses. The two buildings are joined by an open breezeway behind the main gate, but when guests are in residence in the studio, we both have separate entrances on opposite sides of the property. The Studio provides all the comforts of home in a private, quiet and tree shaded setting, with lots of attention to detail. I have tried to make the Studio somewhere I would want to stay, well cared for with lots of personality.

You enter through a totally enclosed courtyard space complete with hot/cold out door shower and grill. There are outdoor chairs for lounging and a dining table for mealtime. The courtyard is also perfect for your furry traveling companion as it is totally closed in, allowing your pet a bit of leash free time without worry. Your parking is right outside the gate, so getting in and out is a breeze. Inside, the studio is colorful, unique and furnished for your complete comfort with two antique double beds, sofa, chair, flat screen TV, free NETFLIX stream, IPod dock, DVD player, fully equipped kitchen and bath with tub and shower. Up the captains ladder is a sleeping loft featuring a second double bed. Both beds are made with 600 thread count sheets, down comforters and pillows. All towels are provided except beach towels.

This is the perfect romantic and private getaway for two. The Studio is located within walking distance of the Coffee Company, Zillie's, the harbor front and all downtown shops and restaurants. Books, board games and limited video library are included.

For more please see:

Keywords: private, convenient, beautiful, historic district

More Details

Debbie Wells
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Debbie Wells

I accidently wandered onto Ocracoke more than 30 years ago and have been here ever since. A chef and artist by trade, the island has been an immensely satisfying place to live and work. I love to start my day with a swim and see where it goes from there. The studio is adjacent to my house and I love taking special care of this unique vacation rental.

Debbie Wells purchased this studio in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for this wonderful time here in October, one of my favorite months. Everything was great and The Studio is just so right. Ocracoke is the best for relaxing and recharging.
Oct 2016
  • 1 of 27


Ocracoke Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • Double Beds 1 antique double bed in loft and 1 on main floor, all made with 600 count sheets, down comforters and pillows
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

96% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Pet Friendly Historic Property, Couples Retreat, Private Courtyard
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! The studio and host could not have been nicer. Highly recommend as a magical location on Ocracoke.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

I Love The Studio

  • 5 of 5

Still my favorite place to stay. I love Ocracoke and The Studio is in the perfect location to walk around and enjoy the island.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely vacation place

  • 5 of 5

We were pleased that the studio is located away from the main drag. We loved it there. A wonderful cool place to come back to during the hottest noon hours. Debbie's style is unique and makes the place inviting, comfortable and it has everything one needs for a week's stay. The patio too is lovely and very private. Even though pets are allowed, we noticed no pet odor at all, no evidence of other pets having stayed there. Very clean. In fact, my husband and I were like - we want a place like this to retire! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Raleigh, North Carolina

Charming & Peaceful Studio

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this charming studio with my 15-year daughter for 4-days. It was peaceful, beautifully decorated and room enough where we didn't feel like we were sitting on each other.

The studio is centrally located to everything. We rented bikes and went as far as the beach access at the end of the island. It is walking distance to the Swan Quarter / Cedar Point ferry, plenty of restaurants and shops.

The beds were comfortable. The kitchen has the basics, which was great for cooking (shop ahead of time). The TV has all the major channels, networks (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu).

You have a private entrance and patio. The canopy of trees adds to the peaceful feel.

NOTE: The loft stairs are steep. My daughter is 5' 10" and kept hitting her head on the ceiling. I don't advise this space for a tall person.

I will definitely be back for another "me" time retreat.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

perfect hideaway for individual or couple!

  • 5 of 5

Well, I shouldn't write a recommendation, because it will make it tougher for us to return in the future (too much competition!), but I have to.

The pictures don't show how big and lovely the downstairs truly is (and feels.) Also, at first we didn't notice the bed on the ground floor and thought we'd have to deal with the loft. In fact, there are two beds. We left the upper bed for future younger visitors, but the main floor bed is very comfy. Great sheets and pillows. I made it up the ladder enough to verify that not only would it be a great sleeping space, but also a nice get-away for reading or those times that things will really go better with just a bit of apart time. ;-)

Full-sized appliances in the kitchen, plus plenty of plates, cookware, etc. Bring your own if you have some special tastes, but you can certainly get by with what's there. Happy note: the water tastes great, almost artesian, unlike the other shore places I've been in the Carolinas that always seem to have slightly brackish water.

We were there in late April. There's a window AC, which we only ran at first and then didn't bother any more. There was plenty of ventilation through the (screened) doors and windows. Lots of bath linens, extra blankets and so forth if desired. If you like a firm pillow, you might bring one. The downstairs bed has huge down pillows, and you'll sink right in. (We didn't check out the pillows upstairs.)

We only watched TV one night, and reception was fine. Internet/wi-fi speed seemed fine. I didn't notice any lag time, although we weren't playing massive multiplayer alien invasion games, so I don't know if latency would be an issue.

The enclosed patio is just perfect for kicking back. Nice and private, and plenty of greenery. We used the charcoal grill, which worked fine (we are big charcoal grillers.) I want to recommend the Ocracoke Seafood Company, an easy walk away on the main drag. It's the retail outlet for the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association, and they sell what's left of that day's catch after filling all the wholesale orders, including for the mainland. Each time we were in, the other customers were Ocracoke year-rounders, which is the best recommendation. We grilled fresh fish and shellfish; so perfect.

The owner was around, but not intrusive in any way. Her lovely art work hangs on the walls.

In short (or in long), I can't think of a better place for a couple to stay on Ocracoke. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


  • 5 of 5

The studio is the perfect place to get away. Its located in the middle of all the fun, but hidden just enough to have some quiet relaxing time away from everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties