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Midgett House located in the Manteo Historic District on Roanoke Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

When coming to Manteo, or The Outer Banks, North Carolina, why not stay in one of the quaint Historic Homes of Manteo? The cozy guest house in the heart of historic Old Town Manteo is open for guests and is available by the night, week, or month. The Neva Midgett House makes for the perfect vacation rental accommodations for your visit to Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Neva Midgett house is listed on the Manteo Historic Home registery. The two bedroom guest home is located within walking distance to all that Manteo has to offer including quaint bookstores, wonderful restaurants, art museums, Festval Park for open air concerts, galleries and interesting shops. In fact, the Neva Midgett House was once a very popular antique shop and well known to residents and visitors alike.

Midgett House is a two bedroom guesthouse offering the perfect combination of privacy, quiet comfort, and easy access to our beautiful historic town. Rise with the sun and go for a jog along the waterfront or relax on your covered front porch with a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the flowers in the gardens. Hop on your bike and be instantly surrounded by the history and mystery of Roanoke Island.

THERE IS NOTHING MIDGET ABOUT Midgett House which includes the entire FIRST floor of this arts and crafts bungalow. The house can accommodate up to 4 guests. You will find two large bedrooms, one with a romantic king size canopy bed and the second with lovely four poster twin beds. The house is filled with period antiques and oriental rugs for your comfort. There is a full bath, a large fully equiped kitchen including a full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven and washer and dryer. The comfortable living room features modern amenities including hdtv, vcr, and dvd player. The large dining room will accomodate large family meals or just a fun round of board and card games. From the front door, you will find your own covered porch to enjoy comfortable porch furniture and watch the world go by. The most beautiful beaches in the world of the Outer Banks are located within 5 miles of Manteo. Roanoke Island, centerally located, is perfect for a trip to the northern beaches to see the wild horses roaming freely, or south to the island of Okracoke by ferry. Either way you go, wherever you spend your day, you will return to the privacy and comfort of your own charming house.

The Manteo Walking Tour includes many of the historic homes including the Neva Midgett House. Remember to visit the many other wonders of Roanoke Island. The Lost Colony is performed nightly during the summer months. The North Carolina Aquarium is a quick drive to the original on Roanoke Island and to the new Aquarium opening in May 2011 on the pier in Nags Head. The Elizabethean Gardens are to die for--beautiful.

Hope you can come!

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, quaint, vacation rental, north carolina, beach, ocean, fishing, garden


More Details

sharon watson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About sharon watson

Hi I'm Sharon--and I love our cottages on Roanoke Island. Please check out all of them

Midgett House, The island loft, Clemons Cottage, Magnolia Cottage, The Pink Pelican and our vacation rental yacht The Starry Banner--something for everyone

sharon watson purchased this house in 2005

Why sharon watson chose Manteo

Old Town Manteo is quaint, historic, beautiful, and the Island is perfect, Midgett House is one of the historic homes of Manteo, and is walk-able to all the town offers restuarants, museums, bookstores, galleries, lots of picket fences --you have to see it to believe it

What makes this house unique

blocks from the waterfront


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) lovely canopy king, Twin or Single Beds (2) 4 poster mahogony twin beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Midgett House located in the Manteo Historic District on Roanoke Island
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
North Carolina

3 Girls 3 Generations Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Neva Midgett House was marvelous! From the start, the owner (Sharon) was personable, professional, & so pleasant! We walked to Manteo's Waterfront (great shops, restaurants, Elizabeth II Ship, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, etc.) from The House. An easy drive took us to the Elizabethan Gardens (lovely) ,the NC Aquarium (excellent), along Dare County country side (beautiful), and across the bridge to Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, the Bodie Island Lighthouse, shops, and restaurants right on the Atlantic Ocean!

The easy walks and drives to so many places throughout the area made our stay at the Neva Midgett House marvelous! The house was quite roomy and was decorated with many antiques but it had all the conveniences of modern day life! The towels & linens were plush and there were many supplies (TP, soaps, laundry supplies, etc.) which made our visit very pleasant. We ate our breakfasts on the front porch sitting on rocking chairs with end tables while watching the lovely light porch curtains waving in the wind.

The Clemon's Cottage and The Island Loft were also occupied but we never saw or heard the other renters during our entire stay! We do plan on returning to "Cottages on Roanoke Island." Truly, the house, location, caring owner, and beautiful areas between the Sounds and Ocean resulted in a delightful time for everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW OH WOW What a wonderful review from wonderful guests. I am so happy you enjoyed the cottages and love them as much as we do. Your thoughtful review is very much appreciated;. Please come again to our cottages and enjoy our return guest discount good for all the cottages anytime forever :-)
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Great house and location for easy walking into downtown historic Manteo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely Mother/Daughter trip to Manteo! There were four of us and the Midgett house accommodated our needs perfectly! We loved sitting on the front porch each morning, having our coffee and talking with other folks that were out walking their dogs.

Sharon was very prompt in sending us information regarding our stay and in answering a few questions I had during our stay. I highly recommend visiting Manteo and staying at the Midgett House!!!



  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

Excellent location in historic district. Spacious and comfortable 2BR cottage with big front porch.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Neva Midgett House. Well-appointed, elegant yet comfortable, very spacious for a 2 BR cottage. Front porch has several rocking chairs and location in historic district is superb - walk to everything! Owners are very accommodating, welcoming, and quick to respond. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location in the historic district of Manteo. Enjoyed being able to walk to restaurants and the waterfront. Great central location for exploring the whole Outer Banks area. Loved the vintage feel of the house and the front porch was a great place to sip your morning coffee or relax after a day of sightseeing. The house was attractively appointed and everything you will need for your stay was provided. Definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage for a perfect weekend in Manteo

  • 5 of 5

We loved your cottage while vacationing in Manteo, our home away from home. So many comfort items were thoughtfully provided which allowed us to spend our time truly enjoying the area. When choosing a place to stay, we were hesitant to rent the Midgett House because of the Island Loft above us being rented as well as the Clemons Cottage. I read one of the Sharon's response to a review where someone had some noisy neighbors so we decided to give it a try. It was never a problem. Other than a few footfalls and a couple of barks, we never heard anyone else. Over the years, our family has rented many properties, this was by far the most comfortable, homey and clean. As far as the town of Manteo, we couldn't have enjoyed it more. Warm, friendly residents, great restaurants and Kill Devil Candied Pecans! Hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rye, NY

It feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at The Neva Midgett House, and after spending about nine hours on the road – we felt as though we had “come home” when we opened that front door and walked into the very welcome comfort within!

It’s easy to see from the photos that this is a beautiful house with a wonderful front porch and, although January isn’t prime for porch sitting, it can be a month of surprising weather. We arrived when it was just barely above freezing, however within two days we were up in the low 60’s enjoying our vacation from the frozen northeast!

Manteo is a perfect town – completely walk able (or bike able) from its lovely historic downtown, along the boardwalk by the waterfront, into Festival Park and even out past The Elizabethan Gardens. Although Nags Head's beaches are just minutes across the Washington Baum Bridge, we chose to go a little farther south and spent a few hours on Coquina Beach where we met some local fishermen launching their boat into the surf to set their nets for dogfish (AKA as cape shark) - and then were lucky enough to chat with two riders and their beautiful horses who’d come over from Wanchese. This is one of the great things about the area – you meet people who live there year round, not just tourists.

Although our stay in Manteo was a short one, we were able to hit some of our favorite spots including the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge just over in Manns Harbor (about a 30 minute drive), Jeanette’s Pier (an 8 minute drive) to watch the wetsuit clad surfers and pelicans fly over…and then down across the Bonner Bridge to Pea Island where the migrating ducks and waterfowl were really out in full force! If you haven’t driven down there, it’s a must see during any time of year. I highly recommend late afternoon in order to walk out to the observation areas and catch the ducks and birds as they home in before sunset…where you might find yourself in awe as the sunset steals over the never-ending sky, reflecting off the North Pond.

Staying at the Neva Midgett House once again offered us the comfort of feeling at home, having a real kitchen to cook in, yet being on vacation in a charming town. Must add that it’s a pleasure to walk everywhere – including to one of the best little restaurants in town, Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and wine bar just around the corner on Sir Walter Raleigh.

We couldn’t have asked for a better winter break, and Sharon Watson knows how to make her guests feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

great news did you notice that if you book 6 nights the 7th is free with a week rate!!!!

linens for bedrooms and bath INCLUDED in rate
departure clean INCLUDED in rate
Credit cards accepted Cancellation policy: reservation fully refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival. Within 30 days refunds will be given for rebooked dates
evacuated dates refunded for announced evacuation of Roanoke Island

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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