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Sleeps 8, Plus Outdoor Equipment-Kayaks, Canoe, Bicycles

Bonnie Strawser

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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Bonnie Strawser

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2014
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Sleeps 8, Plus Outdoor Equipment-Kayaks, Canoe, Bicycles

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Manteo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Three rooms (each has at least one very comfortable bed), kitchenette (full-sized refrigerator, microwave, convection oven, coffee pot-NO RANGE in kitchenette but a new gas grill with side-burner on deck), 2 full bathrooms, nice deck, private parking and entrance.

Located in quiet residential neighborhood. This apartment is the upstairs of a Cape Cod, but has total privacy.

Unit has washer/dryer, and plenty of sheets, towels, kitchen linen, etc. Cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dish detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, etc. furnished.

Many bicycles, two tandem ocean kayaks, one tandem Carolina Keowee kayak, and a canoe, plus all the paddles and life vests. Also includes a 'tag-along' which is a great way for a younger child to safely participate in bike rides... All the comforts of home - everything you need for a quiet getaway!

Roanoke Island is located in the sound, west of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks. It is away from the hustle, bustle and traffic that are often associated with the more 'touristy' part of the Outer Banks.

The area offers two national wildlife refuges within a half-hour, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and a wide assortment of water and land related recreational opportunities.

Roanoke Island is traversed by a beautiful bicycle path that runs along the Roanoke Island Corrider. From the 'bike path', visitors may reach all the historic, cultural, and natural spots of the island, including the North Carolina Aquarium, The Lost Colony, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, public boat ramps and swimming areas, and great places to fish, bird, or just watch the sun set.

For explorers, there are great day trips to state parks, private preserves, or other national wildlife refuges! Manteo is the ideal place to plan a host of day trips throughout eastern North Carolina.

Background:

This rental is my opportunity to share the things I love about living on Roanoke Island. I had no clue what to charge or how to handle the entire 'venture' - so I am winging it this first year. Any advice or comments you might offer, I would certainly appreciate!

Things to See and Do on The Outer Banks:

You know what they say about real estate... the three most important things are location, location, and location!

- The Beach - Nags Head beaches and Cape Hatteras National Seashore are just a ten minute drive. The apartment includes beach chairs, boogie boards, and Ocean Kayaks (great for the ocean).

- Roanoke Island - Roanoke Island offers so much, I am always amazed that anyone ever leaves it (I seldom do...). The North Carolina Aquarium, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the Elizabethan Gardens, the Lost Colony, and downtown Manteo are incredible spots you will not want to miss.

My house is right off the Bike Path (about 100 yards) - and we live on a private, dead-end road (only five houses on the road). All the places I just mentioned are no more than a ten-minute bike ride from the apartment - and I furnish the bikes!

- Paddling Spots - Everywhere from the ocean to the sound and all kinds of bays, creeks, canals, and rivers. I provide lots of information about places to paddle on Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges and all around the Outer Banks.

- Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Hatteras Island, about 30 minutes away by car, offers wonderfully pristine beaches and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pea Island has a sound access at New Inlet that's ideal for putting in kayaks or canoes to paddle in the sound.

There is a great little Visitor Center, two very nice wildlife trails, and the beaches are out-of-this-world. Pea Island offers the nicest beaches on the Outer Banks.

Roanoke Island has a number of places to paddle, including all around the Elizabeth II (the replica of the ship the first English came over on... in Shallowbag Bay in downtown Manteo. You could even take a long day and paddle completely around Roanoke Island!

Dare County Mainland offers a number of adventures... paddling, walking, driving... Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge has 15 miles of color-coded paddling trails... the trail is about 30 minutes from my door! The Refuge also has a black bear population - and you can actually predictably see bears in the wild!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bonnie Strawser (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2014

About Bonnie Strawser

When I found myself an "empty nester" and almost ready to retire from a 30-year career with national wildlife refuges, I decided to use some of the empty space in my home to share some of the loves of my life with others... So, I added a few outside staircases, built a few walls, and put up an "open for business" sign. The first couple of seasons have been great fun! I've met a lot of wonderful folks, learned a few things that work... and a few that don't.

I have been so blessed to live on Roanoke Island (we're the part of the Outer Banks that has real grass!) for almost 30 years. And, I believe there's no place like it!

This is NOT a bed and breakfast experience (though several have described it as a bed and breakfast without the 'expensive breakfast'!). It is family-operated, and it's my attempt to share the things I love - especially to folks who might not otherwise be able to visit the area. I offer apartments for rent with full baths and private entrances. Both have kitchens/kitchenettes; both have balconies/decks. The unit with a kitchenette (without a range) has a nice grill with a side burner. Both come with outdoor recreational equipment, including canoes, kayaks, bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. Both include linens, washer/dryer, and offer a peaceful break from the hectic pace of the beach-- while providing easy access to all the beach offerings - only 10 minutes away.

My guests repeatedly say, "This is the first time I've come to the Outer Banks and not stayed on the beach.... and I'll never stay on the beach again!!"

My prices are appreciably lower than beach prices. And, you'll love the peaceful atmosphere! Please ask all the questions you like.... Contact me any time!

Bonnie Strawser purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Bonnie Strawser chose Manteo

Roanoke Island is so much nicer than the beach-- and is only 10-12 minutes away! We're right on the bike path- easy riding distance from downtown Manteo with restaurants, movies, coffee houses, pottery shops, antiques, etc. We have the Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park, the NC Aquarium, and the Elizabethan Gardens.

What makes this apartment unique

You get free use of bikes (including lots of specialty bikes) a canoe, 5 kayaks, beach gear, etc.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Sleeps 8, Plus Outdoor Equipment-Kayaks, Canoe, Bicycles
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Great Value! Lots of space, clean apartment.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (hubby, kids 4 &6 yrs, and I) stayed at this rental for a week in July. It was such a fantastic deal. Here are the pros:

*LOTS of space. We originally had planned for some relatives to travel with us, but they flaked out on us so it was just us four. We didn't even use the back bedroom with the most beds. I loved that my kids had their own room, beds, TV, and bathroom. (They slept on the double futon and twin bed in the room with the washer and dryer.) Plenty of towels were provided, too.

*Outdoor equipment - We used the beach gear. We kept chairs and umbrellas in our car all week. Bonnie even let us use her personal ice chest cooler. We also used the bikes one day. There are PLENTY of adult bikes to choose from. My son refused to use the bike that fit him best because it was a girl bike. So, we used the tandem and one of the tag alongs. They were a little rusty, and the pedal fell off the tag along twice while riding. It screwed back on, so it wasn't a huge deal though it did scare my daughter.

*Little kitchen - There are plates and utensils and everything except a range. We loved that we could have fruit and toast and such.

*The owner - Bonnie was easy to deal with and very accommodating.

Here are some things you should know when considering the property:

*Location: It is easy to find, and Manteo is a good central location for exploring the OBX. However, this house is on a bumpy dirt road, and the first house you pass on the left looks abandoned. Not pretty. Manteo a different feel than the rest of the OBX. It is NOT a beach town at all, so don't expect that kind of atmosphere.

*Beds - The queen beds in the rental are not that comfortable. (The twin and the futon were fine.) The one we used in the room in which you enter was so soft it sank deeply when you got on it, and it made a lot of noise if you moved at all.

*The washer and dyer are what you expect for being in an inexpensive place. It takes a really long time to do a load; the dryer in particular takes forever to dry towels. So, you got to plan to do your loads with that in mind.

Having said that, I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants to explore the OBX and have a good value place to stay in. Last year we stayed in a budget hotel near the beach. I liked this place better since it had a LOT more room, the washer & dryer, and the beach gear.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Morgantown, WV
5

Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend stay! The apartment is MUCH larger than it appears in the pictures. The bathrooms are clean and spacious. The deck space was a great for enjoying morning coffee and enjoying the quiet! The house was an easy 10 minute drive to Nags Head and the bike path that runs throughout the island is a stone's throw from the house! We will be back and I will highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Morgantown, WV
5

WV

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend stay! The apartment is MUCH larger than it appears in the pictures. The bathrooms are clean and spacious. The deck space was a great for enjoying morning coffee and enjoying the quiet! The house was an easy 10 minute drive to Nags Head and the bike path that runs throughout the island is a stone's throw from the house! We will be back and I will highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St Louis
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week this past June and really enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing and also convenient to just about everywhere. You can ride a bike into town or just down to the great ice cream stand..

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Atlanta, GA
4

Great deal!

  • 4 of 5

Five of us stayed very comfortably in this bungalo. There were several beds to choose from, 2 bathrooms (one of the showers didn't work that great though), a dinette, and a grill. We used ALL of the outdoor equipment! Bikes everyday and used the Kayaks for a full day. If you have a group, it's better if you have 2 vehicles to carry the kayaks. We had to make 2 trips. For the price, the place was great. There isn't a stove, so we grilled out everyday. Grocery store is within biking distance, so we saved a lot of money that way. Manteo lighthouse is beautiful! I loved that we stayed on Manteo and took a day trip to Ocracoke b/c there was so much to do in Manteo!

Bonnie was very accommodating to our needs as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shower head was replaced... and it works like a top now! Sorry I didn't get it replaced while you were here! Thanks for the nice comments! Come back soon and tell all your friends!

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Manteo Apartment Rental Rates

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  • $110-$175/nt - $550-$700/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Off Season from $110/night .. $550/week
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  • A $100 refundable security deposit is required. Pets are allowed.
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Amenities

Manteo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free use of outdoor equipment- canoe, kayaks, bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc.

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