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The Loft on Historic Roanoke Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, sleeps 4

Dream of spending a few days or few weeks in the quaint Island town of Manteo on Historic Roanoke Island

There’s no other area of the Outer Banks that is like Roanoke Island. Come and enjoy the history and mystery of the Island and yet be so close to the world class beaches of the Outer Banks. Enjoy the many amenities of a walkable village that is home to many wonderful restaurants, museums, art galleries, artist studios, shops, and museums. The restored and lovely waterfront and downtown area is an attraction in itself, with local boats sitting in Shallowbag Bay and the surrounding boardwalk with docks. Catch a sail on one of the restored boats, and enjoy the waterfront without a car--blend in with a bike!

Then: why not stay in The Island Loft ?

The Loft is situated on the second floor of the Lovely Neva Midgett House, listed on the Historic Houses of Manteo Registry. Surrounded by picket fences, the Loft sports its own very private arbor entry with a wonderful tree top deck overlooking Manteo--great moon shots at night--really (Moon over Manteo)!

Enjoy two beautiful bedrooms, full kitchen, spa shower, furnished private deck, and comfy living room with all the amenities of a high end loft apartment.

You are within walking distance to the ever popular Manteo Waterfront where you will find all types of activities for all types of families. Enjoy the fun restaurants, museums, great shops, and art galleries with artists in residence.

Come and to the Loft and enjoy all the Roanoke Island has to offer.

Keywords: loft, outer banks, roanoke Island, historic house, private, quaint, comfy

More Details

sharon watson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About sharon watson

We love Manteo, so much we offer 6 cottages in old town to our guests. Please consider a visit

sharon watson purchased this cottage in 2008

Why sharon watson chose Manteo

Adorable tree top historic cottage just blocks from the wonderful waterfront of Old Town Manteo

What makes this cottage unique

if you have ever visited the Outer Banks and quaint old town Manteo, you will understand how fun it is to stay in old town Manteo. From your deck you are just a few walkable blocks from the waterfront so you can take advantage of all it has to offer-including quaint shops, restaurants, museums, bookstores, coffee shops, micro brewery, even a new rum distillery. Just like Mayberry! AND just minutes to 200 miles of outerbanks beaches too


Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Double Bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveler reviews)

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The Loft on Historic Roanoke Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Coziest place I've ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

This was the cutest little place I've ever stayed. Everything was very clean, the beds were comfortable, all the amenities were exactly as stated. But if you are over 6 foot you may find the bathroom just a little bit claustrophobic! But I thought it was just perfect!

The Island Loft is walking distance from everything in Manteo which I found to be incredibly pleasant coming from a city where we drive all the time.

I'm normally someone who cooks a lot but didn't this vacation so I can't speak much to the kitchen. But it seemed to have most common utensils, pots, pans, small appliances. Make sure you bring coffee! We forgot to bring any with us. Luckily their are plenty of places to get coffee just a few blocks away!

Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and cozy cottage loft.

  • 5 of 5

The Island Loft was very cozy and clean. Beds were comfortable and it had all the amenities we needed. Great instructions and a whole book of history and where to do on the island.

Would highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The loft was a nice place to stay with a very nice family comfort to it. the loft had every thing you could ask for and was in a great location. the town was nice and clean and nothing too far walk to. all the people we meant in Manteo and around the area very friendly. even with the rain and other bad weather time there was quite enjoyable. soo much to do and not enough time. I highly recommend the island loft to anyone!! next time we come down we hope to stay at the island loft!! we also hope to bring some other people with us next time we come down. the play about lost colony was a great play and highly recommend it to anyone !!

PS: next time down hope to see the dolphins !!


Jeff and Lori Ferguson

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice! The apartment was very clean and well decorated. The king size bed was SO comfy!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely use apartment again and recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the loft was very relaxing. We enjoyed the island and the people made us feel very welcome. We had everything we needed and couldn't have felt more at home. We would recommend the loft and would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home-away-from-home, but without the daily reminders of chores and obligations.

This lovely loft cottage is located a short stroll from the waterfront shops, restaurants and park and a short drive (or intrepid bike ride) to beach.

If it rains, you will not mind hanging out in this place. It is sweetly and tastefully appointed and immaculate!

And if you do have perfect weather, you will be sure to spend time on the private deck on days you don't feel like running around.

I would definitely come back to this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
200 miles of obx beaches

The Island Loft is located on Historic Roanoke Island just a bridge away from Nags Head centrally located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The cottage is just 4 minutes to the ocean beaches, and tucked away on a beautiful peaceful island for a lovely Outer Banks experience. The Island Loft is in the heart of the historic district of Manteo, walkable to the quaint waterfront. I hope you will come


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

good news book 6 nights and get the 7th free. !!!!!!

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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.