Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 1 bedroom + sleeping alcove, sleeps 4 adults, 1 bath, large deck
This family cottage has hardwood floors, ocean breezes, a bedroom with double bed, a pleasant sleeping alcove with two single beds, full bath, well furnished kitchen, a large deck overlooking the water, and a private dock. We're just a two-minute walk to the Core Sound Heritage Museum and the National Seashore headquarters, where you also catch the ferry to Cape Lookout and the barrier islands across Core Sound.
On the uninhabited barrier islands you can walk for hours along the Atlantic shore, picking up seashells, swimming, bird-watching, fishing, seeing the wild Shackleford Ponies, and climbing the famous Cape Lookout lighthouse. Back at the cottage you can fish off of our dock, explore the quiet island, or just relax on our deck with gorgeous views of the lighthouse and perfect sunsets. The historic town of Beaufort is just 30 minutes away, with fine dining, shopping, antiquing and sightseeing, and waterfront docks lined with boats from all over the world. Visit the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, the Civil War era Fort Macon, or the NC Aquarium. Charter a deep sea fishing boat to the Gulf Stream, go sunfish sailing around Harkers Island, bring your own boat or kayaks, or take the ferry to the Cape. Kayak rentals are available near the bridge onto Harkers Island.
Whatever you do, it will be a wonderful change of pace, and you will love having our simple cottage as your vacation home.
Keywords: Waterfront, Dock, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Shackleford Banks ponies, Core Sound, Decoy Festival
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shower/Tub, toilet, washbasin
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
A deposit of $200 is required to confirm your reservation and serve as a damage deposit, in addition to the rent. The full deposit is returned for timely or storm-related cancellation, or shortly after your stay except for deductions for damages, as explained in the rental agreement. Payment is by personal check or PayPal.
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Year Purchased: 1964
About the owner: Owners are three brothers, one a bakery owner, another a college professor, and the third a computer programmer, and our sister, an agricultural restorer in Scotland.
Why the Owner Chose Harkers Island, NC, USA:
The house was built by our parents in the 1960s, having found Harkers Island off the beaten path, authentic, and in very beautiful maritime surroundings. We have vacationed here ever since, with our children growing up with sand, salt and sunshine, and still coming back for more...
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peaceful, varied marine ecosystems, interesting local history and culture, great fresh seafood, spending lots of time on the water and at the beaches, sandbars and lagoons, watching the sun set over the water. Our typical day: breakfast on the deck overlooking the water, taking the boat to Cape Lookout or Shackleford, walking, swimming and collecting shells on the beach, getting some fish for dinner, a glass of wine on the deck, watching the sunset and the lighthouse flash across the waters at night...
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Cottage from the dock.
Inside the main room
Bedroom, with double bed and bureaus.
The cottage from the driveway.
Wild ponies on Shackleford Banks, a 15 minute boat ride from the cottage.
Cape Lookout from the air, with Shackleford and Harkers Island in the distance.
Cape Lookout (bottom) and Cape Hatteras (upper right) from space.
The famous Round-the-Island Sunfish regatta in July.
Dock and nearby islands looking toward Cape Lookout from our deck
Fully furnished kitchen
Sleeping alcove in main room.
Sailing to the Cape Lookout lighthouse.
Ponies on Shackleford Banks beach.
Harkers Island from the air.
Dawn from our dock.
Sunset from our deck.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, January 13, 2017
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