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Roomy Island-Cottage in Historic Manteo

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, One full and One-Half Baths, (Sleeps 4)


Located just steps from the waterfront harbor, this large two-story cottage, is furnished in a colorful and comfy style. Sleeps 4: Perfect for a girls' weekend, a small wedding party or a gift get-away to impress your mother-in-law! Historic Manteo is only a 10 minute drive to the Outer Banks beaches.


With 2 new baths and remodeled kitchen, the cottage has dark hardwood floors throughout. Elegant white wallpapers and tall old-world ceilings in the living room and formal dining room.


The kitchen is bright and colorful, fully equipped for preparing a fresh seafood dinner -- new microwave, coffee maker, toaster-oven and blender for making spring soups or summer smoothies.


A charming full bath and restored bedrooms are on the second floor. All have quirky and quaint ceilings and closets – typical of vintage Manteo – and are furnished with large comfy beds (California King or Queen) and Manteo antiques. The house is centrally heated and air conditioned.


A high-ceiling sun-filled library is perfect for your early morning coffee and the daily paper – hardcopy or electronically delivered via the internet connection. (wifi)

Adjacent to the large living room is our petite television room with a 32” LED TV.


From the cottage, it is only a few steps to the Manteo public boat ramp, the Manteo Yacht Harbor and the waterfront and street front shops and cafes. During the summer months, a Saturday Farmer’s Market is held in the dockside public park – locally grown produce, local honey and local seafood. The nearby weather tower is a must for youngsters as the flags indicate the current (and changing) weather.

The following attractions are all within a short 5-minute drive: Island Farm, NC Aquarium, The Lost Colony and The Elizabethan Gardens.

Keywords: cottage, island, historic village, historic Manteo, Roanoke Island, Outer Banks, holiday weekend rental, vacation weekly rental, wedding, North Carolina, gourmet kitchen, restored 2-story vintage cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Pirate's Cove Realty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Pirate's Cove Realty

A travel writer, and publisher, I reside much of my year outside the U.S.

My haunts are usually water related -- beaches if I can get to them.

Why Pirate's Cove Realty chose Manteo

The house has been in my family for more than 30 years and I grew up on this street (in a different location) attending the local schools. I'm a 9th generation Roanoke islander.

What makes this cottage unique

In the summer, I love walking with my granddaughter, 'JB' to the Saturday morning Farmers' Market where we share a danish and cold drinks and pick out great NC produce. 'JB' loves the weather tower and we check it often.

Walking to Poor Richard's for breakfast (love those grits) and reading the Wall Street Journal!

Browsing at local galleries -- the old courthouse gallery is charming. Sitting along the dockside late afternoons -- great views of Shallowbag Bay and all the sailboats make for great relaxation.

Walk to Festival Park (2 minute walk) for summer entertainment -- take low chairs or a beach towel -- food/beverage allowed. Many performances are for kids. Granddaughter, 'JB' loves them all.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for the great experience. Our 2 1/2 year old loved her "Queen" bed (fit for a princess) and the 'yellow house' overall. She didn't want to go home! Had a great time!

The Tzortzinis
Aug 2014
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Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , BEAUTIFUL BED; FIRM MATTRESS
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , LOVELY QUEEN BED; FIRM MATTRESS
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Roomy Island-Cottage in Historic Manteo
average rating of 4.888889 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Baum Cottage is perfectly located within Manteo's historic district, an easy stroll from Festival Park, the marina, restaurants, art galleries and shops. It's perfectly clean and inviting, well-appointed and cozy--like staying in your favorite relative's home--assuming your relatives have good taste! I especially appreciated the small touches throughout that give it personality and make it feel like home: lovely artwork, quality dishes and glassware, great books. Would I book it again? I just did!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments and we LOVE that you enjoyed your stay. Manteo is really the 'cool' village of OBX and we hope our cottage is a 'cool' place to stay. So glad that you are returning soon!
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Wayland, MA

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home is so welcoming and in a great location. Being in Manteo kept us off the main drags on the Outer Banks in the evenings but allowed easy access during the day. So much to do just on Roanoke that we hardly had time for the beach! Wish we could have stayed longer, Baum house felt like a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. I , too, love the village feel, particularly in the evenings. So nice to walk around the waterfront after dinner at one of the restaurants and look at all the yachts in the harbor. That the house was comfortable and a 'home away from home' is great to hear -- hope you will return again.
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Cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

Was very pleasantly surprised by the nice furnishings, loved the antiques and art. Kitchen was well-equipped and rooms were spacious yet cozy. The best thing about the property was the location, just steps away from everything in downtown Manteo. Would have liked some sort of outdoor space to sit, but if you bring your own chairs, that would suffice.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your response and am really glad you enjoyed the house. Will begin work on a screened-in porch in October when I am in the States for extended holiday. I, too, want an outdoor space! Thanks again and hope you return.
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Manteo holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband, in-laws, and I stayed at the Balm house. We had the most relaxing vacation. It was just the right size, clean and comfortable. My mother- in-law stated that it was the best vacation spot that she had ever stayed in. The house is perfectly located. We will return. Thank you for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments and it's great that everyone could relax and enjoy Manteo. That you found the Baum house just right for mom-in-law is a additional plus! I hope you will return. Regards, Pat
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Best of All Worlds!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! The house is perfectly situated in town - 30 second stroll to cafes, shops, museum, gallery and the waterfront. Only 5 minutes from the rest of the island's attractions.

Loved the house's quirky, comfortable elegance and the large beds.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach

Fabulous Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

A group of four women, myself included, spent a weekend at this house and our every need was met. The house was spotless, very welcoming, comfortable, private. We were within walking distance of the town and area attractions. i do not hesitate to recommend this property for your enjoyment.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A return visit from Ms. Mount. Love that you have returned to Manteo and the cottage! Hope your partners-in-seafood will comment here also.
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art galleries, waterfront shops, Festival Park art shows, Festival Park entertainment, The Lost Colony, North Carolina Acquarium, kayak rentals, OBX beaches


Rates & Availability

Historic District Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
May 1 2017 - May 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $160
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Insurance for hurricane closures is available with Pirate's Cove Realty for a minimal charge

Rental Agency, Pirate's Cove Realty will provide all details regarding payments

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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