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Cape Lookout Lighthouse View from Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Our home has a very special history. It once sat on Cape Lookout National Seashore not far from the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. It was originally a one room guest house that sat behind a larger, A-frame house when private homes were common and the National Park Service (NPS) did not yet own the banks. It was moved with the main house on a barge in 1983 to it's current location. The main house sits on the Island a few miles east near what was once Calico Jacks marina. We have added on over the years and created a cozy little, vintage Island home. The decor reflects the local heritage of fishing and waterfowl hunting. Enjoy the vintage charm that is Harkers Island.

The NPS operates a ferry service from the east end of Harkers Island to both the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and Shackleford Banks, where wild horses roam on miles of undisturbed beaches. Also nearby are grocery stores, gift shops, seafood restaurants and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. The island is well known for fishing and boating. There is boat parking at the cottage, a marina within walking distance and a public boat ramp close by.

Harkers Island is a short drive to Historic Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Come and enjoy our rich heritage of living, loving and working the water!

4-21-18 Dock update: We have a brand new, awesome dock! Dock is our private dock and available to our guests.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About The Owner

We live only 15 minutes from our property and love the down east area of Carteret County, North Carolina. We are a true rental by owner. This is not our primary business. We love to share our home and the beauty of the area while earning enough income to maintain the property, pay insurance and taxes and keep this property in our family for years to come. We do the yard work, most maintenance, even haul off the trash, ourselves. We won't treat you like just another name who booked online. We prefer a more personal experience and have made many good friends in our 10+ years of renting our home.


Harkers Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New! Second, full-size bathroom


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Cape Lookout Lighthouse View from Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Climax, NC

Quaint and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint house with everything you need ! We loved our stay and look forward to coming back. Michelle was very responsive and timely with any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy home on Harkers Island. We spent 12 hours a day fishing and came home to have dinner and share stories of the one that got away. We will make this our annual home during our fall fishing outing.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Comfortable, beautiful waterfront

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and comfortable, with everything we needed. The waterfront is without question the best part of this property-- when the tide is out, there's plenty of sand and shells, but even when the tide is in, you can set up chairs at the edge and take in the views. Very relaxing weekend for a very reasonable rate.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Views, Peaceful and close to Cape Lookout

  • 4 of 5

Michelle was so welcoming. We had a nice time - the view and stars at night were spectacular. Thank you for opening up your home to us!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy cottage, nice area!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the cottage, it had everything we needed. The owner was wonderful to work with she answered all my questions and replied to my questions quickly. We were hoping to fish from the dock but unfortunately between the time we reserved the cottage and our check in date Hurricane Matthew decided to hit NC. The dock was destroyed, the owner offered to compensate us but we declined the offer, it was not their fault, it would have been nice to know ahead of time but it would not have changed anything. Anyway I do recommend this cute little cottage. Meeting Mr. Willis was the highlight of the trip!!! He gave us a history of the area lesson, he was great. Loved the area!! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Harkers Island and it was a beautiful and quite place. We will definitely visit again. Michelle was very nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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