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Roomy Island-Cottage steps from Manteo waterfront & Pickin' on the Porch concert

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

The OBX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL (Oct) and the OBX MARATHON (Nov) finish line are steps from this large two-storey vintage cottage. Sleeps 4. Impress your mother-in-law with a 'get-away' gift! Perfect for a girls' weekend. Fits the bill for a small romantic wedding party. Waterfront cafes and shops are across the street. Furnished in a colorful and comfy style. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Pirate's Cove Realty

A travel writer of destination guides and books, I reside in Sydney Australia. I love little villages like Manteo where I grew up and my haunts are usually near water -- beaches if I can get to them.

Why Pirate's Cove Realty chose Historic District

The house has been in my family for more than 40 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 online, of course. WiFi is available along the waterfront boardwalk.

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

This was our first trip to Manteo and the Outer Banks. We had an amazing time!!!

Thank you so much!
Jul 2017
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Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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 5
  • 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 -
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Roomy Island-Cottage steps from Manteo waterfront & Pickin' on the Porch concert
average rating of 4.9 based on 19 reviews
New Salem , PA

Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved this quaint cottage located in the historic district. It couldn't have been in a better location! It is located across the street from the marina and a 5 minute walk to the park. The owner, Pat , was extremely hospitable. Even though she was not in the area, she was available via the internet , to answer any questions.

The house is very clean and well decorated. It is an older home with a lot of character. The kitchen is fully equipped, even though we didn't use it because there are so many great restaurants in the area.

We had read from a previous reviewer that there was not a porch, so we brought our own chairs to sit in the yard and watch fireworks on the Fourth of July! 💥�

We would highly recommend staying here and look forward to renting this home in the future!

Jay and Mary Beth 😎�

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary Beth & Jay, So glad you had a fun week and enjoyed all of Manteo. The 4th is always a great week to be on the island! Hope you will return soon as now you can see Manteo would be a great getaway almost any time! Great eateries are high on my list when I'm in the area so glad 'my list' was helpful. . . Oh, yes for Jay. Go Penguins! pat
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  • 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: March 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: July 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: July 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: June 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: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

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

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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