RUSTIC COTTAGE WITH DOCK OVERLOOKING CAPE LOOKOUT

Tim

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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RUSTIC COTTAGE WITH DOCK OVERLOOKING CAPE LOOKOUT

Harkers Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Rustic Waterfront Cottage with View, Dock & Beach on Harkers Island, NC.

This family cottage has hardwood floors, ocean breezes, a bedroom with double bed, full bath, furnished kitchen, beds to sleep a total of 5, a large deck over the water, private dock and a small beach. We're just a two-minute walk to the Core Sound Heritage Museum and the National Seashore headquarters. We're also next door to a small marina that provides ferry service to Cape Lookout and the barrier islands across Core Sound; the marina also has a boat launch, docks, and fuel.

On the uninhabited barrier islands you can walk for hours along the Atlantic shore, picking up seashells, swimming, bird-watching, fishing and seeing the wild Shackleford Ponies. Back at the cottage you can fish off of our dock, explore the island, or just relax on our deck with gorgeous views of the lighthouse and perfect sunsets. Get fresh local seafood off the boats daily from local fishmongers, cook in our fully furnished kitchen, and enjoy your meal on the deck! The historic town of Beaufort is just 30 minutes away, with dining, shopping and sightseeing, the docks lined with boats from allover the world. Visit the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, the civil war era Fort Macon, or the NC Aquarium; charter a deep sea fishing boat to the Gulf Stream, go sunfish sailing around Harkers Island, bring your own boat, or take the ferry to the Cape.

Whatever you do, it will be a wonderful change of pace, and you will love having our simple cottage as your vacation home.

Keywords: Waterfront, Dock, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Shackleford Banks ponies, Core Sound, Decoy Festival

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Tim

Owners are three brothers, one a bakery owner, another a college professor, and the third a computer programmer, and our sister, an agricultural restorer in Scotland.

Tim purchased this cottage in 1964

Why Tim chose Harkers Island

The house was built by our parents in the 1960s, having found Harkers Island off the beaten path, authentic, and in very beautiful maritime surroundings.

We have vacationed here ever since, with our children growing up with sand, salt and sunshine, and still coming back for more...

What makes this cottage unique

Peaceful, varied marine ecosystems, interesting local history and culture, eating great fresh seafood, spending lots of time on the water and at the beaches, sandbars and lagoons, watching the sun set over the water.

Our typical day: breakfast on the deck overlooking the water, taking the boat to Cape Lookoout or Shackleford, walking, swimming and collecting shells on the beach, getting some fish for dinner, a glass of wine on the deck, watching the lighthouse flash across the waters at night...

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375329vb
+1 518-580-9832
Harkers Island Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
5

Tranquil escape

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a vacation to slow down and savor the small moments. This location completely fit the bill. Harker's Island feels like a place from a different time. No crowds, no traffic, no wacky inflatable arm-flailing tube guys. Just simple sea-side living! The cabin was rustic and full of charm. We appreciated the local maps and information about the local area. I brought my own books to read but was pleasantly surprised by the cabin's library. I ended up saving my own books for later. The back deck and docks were great for photography, bird watching, sunsets/sunrise, stargazing, and fishing. We enjoyed watching the birds (tons of pelicans and gulls) and were thrilled to see a pod of dolphins. Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks are fantastic day getaways, but you can easily just lounge and relax the time away on the docks if you're so inclined. We also visited the local beach several times which is just off the main road as you come onto the island. It's a great spot for just hanging out in gentle waters or launching a kayak.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375329vb
+1 518-580-9832
Harkers Island Coastal North Carolina
5

Just Right

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I made Harkers Island our summer getaway destination for the second year in a row, and we couldn't have picked a better cottage. It's rustic and authentic, but well kept and comfortable. Our favorite thing about Harkers Island is that you can kayak to Shackleford Banks and/or Cape Lookout to see wild horses and sit on the totally undeveloped beaches. The island lacks some dining and shopping options, but you can easily drive to Beaufort or Moorehead City for most anything you'd want. Be sure to check out Pita Plate and Old Siam in Moorehead City if you're vegan. The owners were friendly, responsive, and easy to work with. We look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375329vb
+1 518-580-9832
Harkers Island Coastal North Carolina
London, England
5

'So good to be back'

'So good to be back'
  • 5 of 5
I managed a return visit within the year and spent another 10 magical days on Harkers Island, revisiting Shackelford, The Fish Hook and those wonderful views from the deck. It was the season for pelicans and dolphins. A beautiful spot and a cosy home to return to each evening.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Harkers Island Coastal North Carolina
Greenville, SC
5

Too good to be true!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just spent a spectacular fall week in the Core Sound/Cape Lookout area of North Carolina! We absolutely fell in love with this "Down East' region and particularly enjoyed the beautiful people and surroundings of the quaint island community of Harkers Island. We were looking for accommodations reminiscent of past trips to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and we absolutely found what we were looking for in this VRBO rental! From the beautiful 'sunrise to sunset' view of the Back Sound from our private dock and deck to the quintessential charm of the cottage decor, this rental doesn't miss a thing. As much as I'd like to keep the cottage a secret, I feel compelled to encourage anyone to experience what we did on our recent vacation. Check out Harkers Island and this "rustic" abode.....you won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375329vb
+1 518-580-9832
Harkers Island Coastal North Carolina
Philadelphia, PA
5

I shall Return!!

  • 5 of 5
Let me start by saying thank you Tim for allowing us to stay at your cottage. This place was amazing and exactly what we were looking for. The cottage is rustic as described however provides one with all the basic neccesaties and comforts needed. We truly felt away from it all perhaps because we were to some degree. The amount of nature observed from the cottage was breathtaking in itself let alone what we observed on Shackelford Island. We enjoyed exploring all day and then kicking back on the deck at night and observing the sunsets, moon and boats. The fishing from the pier was outstanding I caught dozens of croakers, spots, sand sharks and lost a nice size puppy drum and something huge that took my surf rod into the bay to forever rest at the bottom! (word to the wise do not place your rod down even when you are unhooking another fish...lol lesson learned! I did land a 3 foot ray from the dock aproximatley five foot in length with its tail end. You could hear the dolphins at times passing by at night as well. The local folks were very hospitable and we made freinds with a couple by chance who took us out crabbing, clamming and to the shack island a couple of times. We truly enjoyed our stay and look forward to be able to possibly visit again. Make sure you fasten them trash cans LOL I am a Police Officer and I went to investigate the nightly intruder and he is a bold brazen fella determined to get his goods....that was a another high light of the trip...he jumped off the cans and then looked at me like what are you gonna do about it and went straight back to stealing the goods....the only part of the trip that reminded me of Philadelphia..LOL. Quite simply a great relaxing time was had and we will treasure our memories of the cottage and Island for all times. Thanks again Tim for the opportunity to stay! Sincerley Tom and Yuliya! PS...Kudos to your cleaning Lady she had the place spotless upon our arrival!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Rustic Cottage with Dock Overlooking Cape Lookout
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375329vb
+1 518-580-9832
Harkers Island Coastal North Carolina
Princeton, NC
5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5
This was the most peacefully and relaxing vacation that we have been on in a long time. The area is not commercialized and the locals are great. We kept our boat docked at Calico Jack's (literally right next door) and they were very helpful. The cottage has everything that you could possible need and our 8 year old son never complained about not have a television because there is plenty to keep you busy. He loved fishing off the dock and checking the crab pot each day. The home is very well kept and clean. We have certainly falling in love with Harkers Island and hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Ferry
Calico Jacks or National Seashore Headquarters
Nearest Train
126 Miles
Amtrak in Wilson, NC

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Harkers Island Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $750/wk
  • US$
  • $750 per week, Saturday to Saturday
  • $200 reservation/security deposit must be received to confirm reservation
  • When available, 3-night minimum for $400, plus $100/night for additional days
  • Full rental fee due two weeks in advance of arrival
  • Contact us for rental agreement, cancellation policies, etc. or see owner website

Amenities

Amenities

Harkers Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
Notes:
Dock for your boat; boat-launch next door. Fantastic bird-watching, great fishing, excellent sunsets from the deck.

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