This lovely three bedroom home is located on Harkers Island with gorgeous views of Back Sound and Cape Lookout Lighthouse. All the comforts of home. Sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch and enjoy the view, or take a ferry across to Shackleford Banks for swimming, fishing, shelling, or enjoying the wild ponies roaming the dunes. There are several marinas as well as a public boat ramp nearby where you can launch your boat, and there is boat parking at the house. Also on the island are the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, several seafood restaurants, gift shops, a small grocery store, and bait and tackle shops. A short distance from the island is the historic town of Beaufort. There you can enjoy a variety of dining, shopping, and sightseeing options, as well as the Maritime Museum. In Morehead City and Bogue Banks are charter fishing boats, the Civil War era Fort Macon, and the NC Acquarium. Whatever you end up doing, you will find yourself having a wonderful time.
- House1550 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 2018
Great house! It was immaculate!
We really enjoyed this house! It had everything you could have asked for and more! We loved the layout of the house! It was SPOTLESS! GREAT TOWELS AND LINENS! It was in a great location! QUIET!!! We took the ferry to the Shakleford Banks and over to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse three times that week! The only downside... there was no public beach access if you did not take the ferry. (No fault of the owner!!!) I am writing this review on Sept 10th.... Keeping our fingers crossed that Hurricane Florence spares you damage! Laura went above and beyond to help us rectify a problem that was totally our fault!!!! Next time we are in North Carolina we would love to stay here again! Thank you for allowing us to bring our Corgi! She loved it as well!!!
High tide vacay.
We have stayed at the Hightider many times before and have always enjoyed our stay. There is nothing better than being here and the peaceful feel on the porch in the chairs. Again we will be back.
Loved the house. Very clean and comfortable. The island is beautiful! Will definitely stay again!
Very clean and comfortable! Will definitely stay again!
The little things make you feel like you never left home
Excellent location on the island and good size front yard for the kids to play. The beds were super comfy and the setup downstairs worked great for us - those that needed to get up early could without disturbing others. The towels were plentiful and clearly the owner took the time to invest in nice quality towels - they were soft and thick. the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed and the washer and dryer even had a shelf above it to hang damp clothes to dry.
The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is you can tell the owners are still working on a few finishing touches on the house (drywall repairs, closet shelving) but that certainly doesn't stop anyone from enjoying their vacation. We would most definitely stay in this house again and will recommend it to others when we talk about what a great time we had on the island! thank you for letting us stay at your home!
Quiet Island Retreat
The house is well maintained, clean and easy to find. There is amble room in the house for a family inside and has a great deck for enjoying a leisurely evening. The house is well equipped to make meals, see a movie in the evening and relax after a busy day of sightseeing. The island is very quiet but easy access to the ferry on the island to both Cape Lookout and Shackleford Island to see the horses. The house is also close to Beaufort and Emerald Isle so we visited Fort Macon and the aquarium. There is even a small beach on the island that is on the sound where we spent a few hours swimming.
We planned a last minute weekend trip with hopes of boating but the weather did not permit thus our trip was shortened. This home was quite nice!. It was very clean upon arrival and just as described. We felt right at home from the beginning. The outside trash can was overflowing as soon as we arrived. We only stayed one night and had to place our small amount of trash on the ground beside the can. This was the only thing stopping me from giving a 5 star rating.