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THE STARRY BANNER! Classic yacht docked in historic downtown Manteo Marina

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Magnificant Custom Built 46' Motor Yacht Docked At The Downtown Manteo Marina

So ~ you want to be close to the waterfront in Old Town Manteo? Then, welcome aboard private yacht " STARRY BANNER ". This award winning vintage yacht was privately commissioned to Tiffany Yachts to cruise the Atlantic Coast. The Starry Banner is now available to our guests, for their accommodation, who would like a unique vacation experience. Join us ON the waterfront, in the Historic Old Town Manteo Waterfront Marina. The Starry Banner was featured on the Manteo Christmas homes tour in 2014! Then, in 2015, the Starry Banner won " Best Power Boat – Owner Restored" award in the Manteo Wooden Boat Show. Why don't you be the judge ~ welcome aboard, and enjoy all that the wonderful town of Manteo and Roanoke Island has to offer right at your own dock!

sharon watson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About sharon watson

We love Manteo. We love it so much, we offer vacation rental cottages through VRBO in old Town Manteo Clemons Cottage, Midgett House, The Island Loft, and Magnolia Cottage, The Pink Pelican. How about a yacht vacation?-- the Starry Banner is for a truly unique vacation experience--give us a try

sharon watson purchased this yacht in 2013

Why sharon watson chose Manteo

the Starry Banner is the newest addition to our cottage 'fleet '

What makes this yacht unique

why not be on the water!!??


Historic District Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , all you need master 'head'
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , half 'head' off crew quarters
  • Full size shower, master vanity and head. Tile bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , v-birth
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom queen size pillow top mattress, custom vanity, flat screen tv
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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 tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Starry Banner is a beautiful yacht for accommodation only and will remain at the dock in Manteo at all times during occupancy.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

THE STARRY BANNER! Classic yacht docked in historic downtown Manteo Marina
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Absolutely Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

After having a full week of vacation canceled due to weather, I chose to visit Manteo for a couple of days on the Starry Banner. Best decision ever! Sharon went above and beyond to make sure I was familiar with & comfortable on the Starry Banner. This was my first time spending the night on the water & it was an awesome experience! I will definitely be coming back! Thank you Sharon for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Born in Tampa, Florida- live in Matthews NC

Perfect Long Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the Starry Banner. The owner, Sharon, was so helpful and so fun to be around. The boat had plenty of room for us and our 2 small fur babies and they had a ball running around on the upper deck. They loved the cool breezes as much as we did. This was our first trip to Manteo and we absolutely fell in love with it. Definitely plan to return soon! The boat experience was so much better than a hotel room- don't even hesitate! The town is super pup friendly and so quaint and clean. Reminded us of New England. And the Outer Banks is just over the bridge!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rye, NY

The "best seats in town" - and on the docks of Manteo!

  • 5 of 5

If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to stay directly on the water – I urge you to give The Starry Banner a visit - which is exactly what my husband and I did at the end of March. Spring is real down on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (as opposed to the northeastern states) – and it did not disappoint, and neither did our stay on this beautifully appointed classic yacht moored right downtown, steps away from Manteo’s historic district!

We really weren’t sure what it would be like to stay for 5 nights on a boat – albeit a beautiful one. Well, it turned out to be fantastic. There we were right on the water, parking right nearby so bringing our bags onboard couldn’t have been easier… Everything is very “shipshape” on board and the queen-sized bed couldn’t have been more comfortable. Interestingly, we could barely feel the boat move – and most of the time not at all. The kitchen was a plus – and we cooked all but one of our dinners onboard. When one can buy fresh seafood (O’Neal’s Sea Harvest over in Wanchese) and dine waterside watching the evening sky – it’s pretty hard to beat! That said, there are some really good restaurants within a very short walking distance. Manteo has so much to offer, and it's a great location for day trips throughout the OBX.

The highlight of staying on The Starry Banner is its location. If you love the water, you really can’t get much better than this. The views from the boat are both beautiful, as well as interesting. Although it was the end of March, on the weekends there was quite a bit of activity down on the docks from sailors readying their boats for the season, to people just walking by on the boardwalk, riding bikes across the bridge over to Festival Island…kayaking and more. We often found ourselves sitting atop on the bridge enjoying the views and relaxing. Our last night aboard surprised us with “front row seats” for Nature’s fireworks display as we watched the southeastern sky split with bolts of lightening, highlighting clouds, while not a drop of rain nor a sound of thunder was anywhere near us.

Can’t say enough good things about The Starry Banner - including her owners who shared her with us – Sharon and Bob. Book it – you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Starry Banner was awesome. !!

  • 5 of 5

Sharon and the people of Manteo were great host. Everyone was super helpful and made our family feel as if we were a part of the community. We hope to visit again this summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and Unique Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Starry Banner was a great "Home Base" for exploring all the OBX has to offer! My 10 year old loved living on the boat for our time there & was sad to leave! Sharon was an absolute perfect host & greeted us when we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. She would always check in when we saw each other out & about (or just relaxing on the deck for "Happy Hour"). The Starry Banner is a beautiful boat inside & out with all the comforts of home! If you are looking for a unique place to stay in the OBX, you can't go wrong with the Starry Banner. The location is excellent for exploring Manteo by foot & you are a short drive to all the other activities nearby. We treasured our experience and this will certainly be a Spring Break my 10 year old will remember forever! Cheers Sharon & thank you again for your hospitality & willingness to offer up the Starry Banner for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Awesome vacation experience on a beautiful yacht and quaint little town. Very peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on the Starry Banner celebrating our 24th anniversary. Loved everything about the yacht and the quaint little town of Manteo. Our stay started pretty crazy with storms, wind and rising water (which made me somewhat apprehensive not knowing what to expect having never stayed on a boat before 😮), but Mrs. Sharon was an awesome firstmate and was there to answer all of my questions and concerns! The boat handled the weather well, and we even received a personal visit from Mrs. Sharon the next morning to make sure all was well. The bed was so comfortable and the view was awesome! Really enjoyed the peaceful and relaxing evenings on the top deck. This boat is centrally located to all areas and attractions in the Outer Banks which made it really convenient. Would definitely recommend this if you are looking for something different outside of the normal hotel stay. Great times, great experience & great memories which will always be cherished​! Thanks for sharing your beautiful yacht with us! Scott & Jenny ⚓️🛥️❤️😀

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Outer Banks
Car: recommended

The Starry Banner is located in the Manteo Marina at Roanoke Island Festival Park.


Rates & Availability

Historic District Yacht Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

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linens for bedrooms and bath INCLUDED in rate
Credit cards accepted Cancellation policy: reservation fully refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival.
Refund made for dates if roanoke island is evacuated

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.

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