3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
About Chris Sawin
Karen & I purchased this condominium for our retirement. We grew up in Wisconsin, married and attended university there. We owned an oceanfront motel in Kill Devil Hills for 45 years and still live on a portion of that property. We have two children and have 6 grandchildren living on the Outer Banks and another child and four more grandchildren on Chapel Hill, NC. Our son Christopher is the director of the Dare County Arts Council half a block away from this rental.
Chris Sawin purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Chris Sawin chose Manteo
This is a jewel of a little town. Hugged by water and touched by limitless sky, Manteo feels as open as what surrounds it. Locals say hello and smile a welcome to visitors. The town’s kids can be watched joyously jumping off the bridge that leads to Festival Park in the summer heat. And every direction you look, there’s an interesting shop, beckoning restaurant, creative art gallery, fun attraction … and such beautiful scenery. From one spot on the boardwalk that surrounds the waterfront town, you can see Roanoke Island Marshes Lighthouse, Elizabeth II, flags fluttering, sails catching breezes and vessels docked alongside each other, a playground with prancing kids, a gazebo perched over the water, attractive bed and breakfasts and inns and people happily taking in all the pleasure this town offers.
What makes this Condo unique
A spectacular view of the harbor and the Albemarle Sound all the way to the Nags Head beaches and the ocean can be seen from your front porch. A waterfront walk-way runs from nearby grocery stores and shops past your apartment on to the Festival Park with live amphitheater, museum and historic boat replica. Deep sea fishing charter inlets beckon from two nearby locations and miles and miles of canals to be explore by kayak start a few miles away.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great As Usual!
We stay at this condo often and it's always great! We liked the updated livingroom furniture and the new pirate artwork. A+ as always!
Home away from home
The condo is very nice. Love the space and the view is worth the trip. The town of Manteo is my new home away from home. I love their sense of community, all the town's people are so friendly no matter what time of year you come. Chris and his family are supper people. Spoke with him yesterday and told him this is now our spot when we come each year.
We loved the property with the bay views. All was just as advertised. We even had beach toys for our 3 year old granddaughter. Thank you.
Very comfortable condo with a beautiful view of Manteo waterfront. Chris is a genuinely nice guy. I have rented here several times and always look forward to returning.
Perfect spot in Manteo's Historic Distric
This is the second time we have stayed in this condo. The location is absolutely perfect. You can easily walkk around all of Manteo's historic district. Walks in the morning around Fetival Park and the boardwalk are so peaceful. However, it's very hard to pull yourself away from the porch overlooking the harbor.
It's an easy drive to other spots on Roanoke island and to the OBX. The space has everything you need and the owner's are very hospitable. This has become a family favorite of ours and we plan to come several times a year. Thanks Chris!
Mary and Greg Henshaw
Our stay in Manteo was great and the Condo was a big part of that. The view from the porch was great, right on the water. The location was great and was within walking distance of this great little town. Wonderful place would stay here again!!
Local attractions (within an approximate 30 minute drive) include Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, Fort Raleigh historic site, Elizabethan Gardens, Festival Island living history museum, Art Gallery and Elizabeth II ship re-creation, Wright Brothers Museum, Hatteras Island Ferry to Ocracoke, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Alligator River Wildlife Refuge, Nags Head Gallery Row, intercoastal waterways tours, charter fishing boat rentals, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, and several historic lighthouses. OBX Golf opportunities include ten championship courses (including Duck Woods and the Pointe). Local events include: Wanchese Seafood Festival, Kitty Hawk Kite Festival, OBX Marathon and live theater at Festival Island.
Other Activities: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Jockey's Ridge, hang gliding, dolphin watch, scenic cruises, sport fishing, kayaking, nature preserves, NC Aquarium