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Charming Historic Ocracoke-Style Cottage on Canal

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Built in 1939, Horatio's Too is full of Ocracoke history. This classic cottage with characteristic shutters has hardwood floors and bead board paneling in each room and holds many antique treasures.

You can relax with a 'good read' or rock to your heart's content on the screened-in porch. Naps are common here.

With a boat dock at your fingertips, enjoy a good sail, or discover the Pamlico sound in a kayak. Canoe the creeks and see the wildlife of Ocracoke at its best.

This quaint cottage has a feel of contentment for all who enter for a week's stay.

Parking available for 2 vehicles.

Keywords: Cottage, with vintage decor, screened in porch and boat access to Pamlico Sound.

More Details

Anne Koebley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Anne Koebley

I vacationed on the Outer Banks as a child and also as the young married wife of a dental student. Ocracoke still has the old feel of what going to the beach is all about: being with family, soaking in the sun, making sand castles, and just enjoying life in the moment.

Anne Koebley purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Anne Koebley chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

My husband and I fell in love with the relaxed village community that exists on Ocracoke and our wonderful house that brings a feeling of closeness to us when we are there.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened-in porch as you experience the closeness of life on a canal. On the water you see birds and fishermen passing in their boats, and hear the sounds of the natural wildlife. Mallard families explore the waters as well. Children young and old love to fish or catch crabs in the canal.


Ocracoke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enjoy blue sky and sun in a warm enclosed outdoor shower!
    3/4 Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Full Bath
    Middle Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cottage has characteristic Outer Banks shutters, hardwood floors, and bead board paneling, holds antique treasures, boat dock, kayak canal access, outdoor shower. Beach chairs provided and linens included. Beds made upon arrival.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Charming Historic Ocracoke-Style Cottage on Canal
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Wonderful, quaint get away!

  • 5 of 5

My group of 4 rented this cottage for a wedding weekend and it was perfect! We so enjoyed drinking coffee on the screened in porch and being right on a canal was very convenient. Would 100% rent this cottage again. The owners were very responsive and friendly as well.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage it was beautiful

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was provided for a fabulous time on Ocracoke!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia, MD

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of four had a wonderful week staying in this beautifully maintained cottage! The cottage itself is lovingly decorated with antiques that brought back wonderful memories from my childhood, and I immediately felt comfortable there. In addition, the screened-in outdoor deck was perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening or reading and catching a quick nap in the afternoon. My family made many wonderful memories here and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone! The owner, Anne, was a pleasure to work with as well! One of our best best vacations yet!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horatio's Too is Terrific

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this charming and comfortable cottage.

Communicating with the owners was easy and they were very quick to reply. Honestly, this cottage has so much character and personality that it added to our overall experience of the island. It is well appointed and actually quite spacious. All in all, we had a first class experience at Horatio's Too and will be back soon! 5 stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lexington KY

A picture perfect trip for MOM AND DAUGHTER

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I spent 2 weeks and 2 days at Horatio's Too and still found it oh so hard to leave!! Upon our arrival we found everything to be as pictured and more. The kitchen had absolutely everything possibly needed and could serve at least 6+ people! I can even say washing dishes by hand was a soothing time after dinner for me to reflect over my day! Horatio's Too is an extremely warm, cozy, quaint and inviting retreat. It was helpful that the stairs were very limited in # in comparison to other places for my mom. This cottage provided everything we could've asked for and more!! It felt like home and my mom and I loved the antiques and "knick knacks" and we enjoyed the Koebley's family pictures throughout the cottage! The porch was great and lots of time was spent there. My son is a Marine and came in to spend Mother's Day weekend with us since it was close to base which made our trip even more perfect!! Anne was very helpful and efficient throughout the entire process of quoting, booking, answering questions and accommodating our every need and concern!! She was a total pleasure to rent from!! The sunrise out the front kitchen windows is a must (just follow out the front door) and I took some of the best pictures ever!! It was breath taking! We do recycle but we did learn the hard way that Ocracoke does require all recycling to be separated (cans, glass, cardboard etc). I will mention that the bathroom in the hallway is very small but it does help if more people are together. We did enjoy the shopping in the village and of course found some things we just had to have. The beaches were incredible and we hardly had to share them with others!! It's amazing to see these beaches without any type of development and we hope/pray they will always remain this way!! It is a TRUE TREASURE to have them this way. I went out with the Austins to shell at Portsmouth 6 times!!!! Need I say more? I found great shells on each of my trips to add to my collection. The Austin brothers have a deep love and passion for Ocracoke and it's easy to see!! They are a wealth of knowledge, fun and more than reasonable for a 4+ hr trip!! The pace of Ocracoke simply takes you back to a better time where people stop to say hi/wave and aren't in a hurry and truly take the time to enjoy life! We would most definitely love coming back to not only Ocracoke but to Horatio's Too!!! This was our first time to the Outer Banks but definitely not our last! We couldn't have found a better place!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Howard's Pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Swan Quarter/Cedar Island
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ocracoke Coffee Shop and Flying Melon
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lifeguard Beach
Car: necessary

Wine tasting at Zillie's, deep sea charter fishing, yoga, massage, Historic Portsmouth Island tours, Live local entertainment, Blackbeard the Pirate Exhibit (Blackbeard lived and was killed on Ocracoke), miles of pristine beaches.


Rates & Availability

Ocracoke Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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