About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 Dare County
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
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing and Beautiful getaway
My friend and I stayed for three nights in this delightful little town and in the peaceful and well-maintained loft. We enjoyed our days at the beach and our cocktails on the little porch. We were there during a quiet time, but think it would be lovely even during the busy season.
We really enjoyed our stay!
The "Loft" really is a loft, the 2nd floor above the 1st floor rental. That means that you have to be able to walk up and down a flight of stairs to reach your private entry. We had our 2 doggies with us which gave us lots of opportunities to do the stair climb. But, it was totally worth it.
We walked through the arbor and into the yard to get to the stairs. The yard was well kempt surrounded by various manicured bushes. The area at the bottom of the stairs had pots of mint, rosemary, and cherry tomatoes. When we got to the top of the stairs we found a small deck surrounded by jasmine vines. It was November but there were still a few fragrant blooms. I can only imagine what it's like midsummer when the jasmine is in full bloom.
The inside of the loft was as delightful as the outside. It is small, but cozy is a more appropriate word. The furniture was nice, the living room seated 3 adults comfortably. The bathroom is off the living room. Very clean. Great shower with a bench seat. Nice colors, fresh paint.
The kitchen had everything we needed, even a dishwasher. Yay! A little tight in there, but it works. Both bedrooms were well put together, cute knick knacks but not overdone. Great closets, really spacious. Especially important if you're an over-packer like me. The furniture is older, but it goes with the rooms and the loft.
Could've stayed for a month and been perfectly happy and content. Thanks Sharon.
Nice, clean, peaceful stay. Easy access and to restaurants and shops. Owner very easy and I contact with any questions. Would definitely stay there again.
Privacy and comfort, yet close by to everything.
Manteo has become our go to town on the Outer Banks. This visit was based around The Bluegrass Island Festival, which I highly recommend. The Loft is a perfect place to stay. It’s amazingly spacious - hard to believe it is a second floor apartment! Having the little deck up top to sit out on in the mornings while drinking our coffee, or late at night with the star filled skies, was a real plus.
If you don’t know Manteo, you need to realize that there is so much to do within easy walking distance. The historic downtown is charming with plenty of nice shops, a real independent bookstore - and the boardwalk; the docks and bridge over to Festival Park are wonderful for walking.
We’ve also found that this is a great spot from which to do day trips to the beach, or for birding at various wild life refuges nearby and yet be able to come “home” at a the end of the day to either cook a delicious dinner of fresh seafood (courtesy of O’Neal's Sea Harvest Market in Wanchese) or take a stroll down the street to one of Manteo’s very nice restaurants. We especially love Ortega’z.
Can’t say enough good things about Sharon Watson’s Cottages on Roanoke Island. If you’re looking for a comfortable stay - with great beds and a very cool shower - book your stay at The Loft!
Excellent and charming.
This was such a quaint and lovely little cottage. It was such a comfortable place to come back to after all of our wonderful adventures. The owner Sharon, was so accommodating and let us stay past out check out time due to me not feeling well. The cottage was decorated so nicely and was very charming and comfortable. We are so happy that we chose this place to stay, it exceeded our expectations and we would definitely rent it again if we are ever back in the Outer Banks. Having such a wonderful place to stay helped to make our week here most memorable. Thanks so much!
Coziest place I've ever stayed!
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
good news book 6 nights and get the 7th free. !!!!!! Book online: https://www.clemonscottage.com/Let_s_Make_a_Reserva.html 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