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Elsie's House on Howard Street

(45 Reviews)

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View from Howard Street - car park side of house

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

In the heart of Ocracoke Village, just steps away from Silver Lake harbor

This beautifully renovated historic 19th century cottage is nestled among the live oaks on Ocracoke's fabled Howard Street, a quiet sandy lane in the heart of the village, just steps away from Silver Lake harbor, shops and restaurants. It was originally built from ship's timbers in 1888 on occasion of the wedding of Simon Garrish to Sarah Howard. It stayed in the family and was last occupied by Irvin Garrish, Ocracoke's first Hyde County Commissioner and ferry Captain and his wife, Elsie Ballance Garrish, the island nurse. Local islanders fondly remember them 'holding court' from the front porch swing, greeting those passing by the shady lane.

Open the front door and you will be welcomed by the airy space and beautifully reclaimed heart of pine floors. There is a cozy living room with comfortable seating and 50 inch flat screen HDTV, a spacious dining room with the original light fixture and convenient kitchen stocked with cooking and dining items.
The front bedroom has a full bed and the back bedroom has a twin bed. There is a completely new bathroom peacefully lighted by a stained glass window plus a utility room with washer and dryer provided. Upstairs of this 'jump and a half' home is a sitting room and master bedroom with king-sized bed. You will find comfort from the elements with the central heat and air. The large yard features fig trees and live oaks which you can enjoy from vintage lawn chairs or relive your childhood on the tree swing. A luxury outdoor shower will be a welcome homecoming after a day at the beach.


Experience the relaxed slow pace of Ocracoke finishing a good book, taking a walk to Springer's Point, riding the waves (or even a horse) on the beach, kayaking to Teach's Hole, biking around the village, enjoying a fine meal, or sailing into the sunset...you can do it all and then come home to the warm lantern glow of Elsie's House.



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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    upstairs master...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Guests bring their own sheets for each bed and towels for kitchen, bathing and the beach. Plush top mattress pads, pillows, blankets and spreads provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • newly renovated with tiled shower and floor, deluxe fixtures and features a stained glass window. Luxury outdoor shower available for after the beach....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    46 inch Smart HDTV...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Located on Historic Howard Street in the heart of Ocracoke Village...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipment for all your cooking and dining needs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Shoulder
Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,100 $3,000
Off
Jan 1 - Apr 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$100 $150
Fri, Sat
$700 $1,500
Spring Shoulder
Apr 2 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,100 $3,000
High Peak
Jun 11 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500 $5,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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Location

  • Dajio

    "One of our favorite restaurant/bar hangouts - very close to our house"

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  • Jolly Roger Pub and Marina

    "Watch a beautiful sunset over Silver Lake, listen to live music, and enjoy a meal and a drin..."

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  • Ocracoke Coffee Co

    "A favorite place for relaxing, meeting friends, and enjoying the best coffee on the island."

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  • Ocracoke Lighthouse

    "Don't miss this landmark!"

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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ocracoke Island Airport
Ocracoke, NC, USA
Nearest Barpub
Dajios
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
NC Ferry
Ocracoke, NC, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Jolly Roger
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
public beach access

Car: Not Necessary

Enjoy the front porch swing and waving to passersby on Historic Howard Street, just steps away from the harbor, Silver Lake, and village shops and restaurants.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Our first trip to Ocracoke was the year we met in 1981. We fell in love with each other and the island, never thinking we would someday own a home with the dream of someday living there. Currently working in Raleigh with 2 kids to put through college, those dreams are in the future. So for now, we look for folks who also share an appreciation of Ocracoke and would enjoy staying in an island home that truly captures times past. Our hope is that you will feel part of this unique community.

Why the Owner Chose Ocracoke, NC, USA:
We first saw this home for sale in 2008 and wondered if we could bring it back to life. It had a deep history, it's foundation built from the shipwrecked timbers of the Old Bateman...but did it have a future? After 3 years of debate and with the generous patience of two sisters who inherited this property from their parents, we made our decision and in 2011 the property became ours. With another year of renovations, the house became a home again in April of 2012. We began renting on a year round basis to an Ocracoke resident, but beginning July 2013 we listed it for weekly rentals.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Enjoy the front porch and waving to passersby - the locals will likely tell you that is what they remember best about this house - a friendly place to visit. The friendliness continues out into the village. You can walk or bike anywhere and enjoy leaving your car parked at the house for most or all of your stay.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • View from Howard Street - car park side of house

    View from Howard Street - car park side of house

  • relax in the yard with vintage chairs and tree swing

    relax in the yard with vintage chairs and tree swing

  • enjoy the front porch swing

    enjoy the front porch swing

  • lots of history in this house

    lots of history in this house

  • open floor plan features 50 inch HDTV and comfortable seating

    open floor plan features 50 inch HDTV and comfortable seating

  • dining for 6

    dining for 6

  • Front bedroom main floor with full bed

    Front bedroom main floor with full bed

  • Master bedroom upstairs with king bed

    Master bedroom upstairs with king bed

  • reading nook

    reading nook

  • and a luxury outdoor shower

    and a luxury outdoor shower

  • Voted the best beach in America

    Voted the best beach in America

  •  set sail

    set sail

  • Yard side of house

    Yard side of house

  • room to play

    room to play

  • porch pleasure

    porch pleasure

  • mini museum and library welcomes you as you enter

    mini museum and library welcomes you as you enter

  • living room as viewed from the dining room

    living room as viewed from the dining room

  • Cute kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking needs

    Cute kitchen is fully stocked for your cooking needs

  • Back bedroom main floor with twin bed

    Back bedroom main floor with twin bed

  • view from master bedroom to study with writing desk

    view from master bedroom to study with writing desk

  • tiled full bath with stained glass window for natural light

    tiled full bath with stained glass window for natural light

  • This is Howard Street

    This is Howard Street

  • Community Square dock

    Community Square dock

  • a ferry approaches Ocracoke at sunset

    a ferry approaches Ocracoke at sunset

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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