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Bay view three bedroom penthouse in historic district overlooks Manteo Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 31 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Third floor waterfront condominium overlooks Manteo Harbor, Festival Island Park and historic attractions. Short walk to dozens of shops and restaurants. Ideal for wedding parties: two reception facilities and two popular wedding sites within walking distance. Over two miles of sound front paved walkway is accessible from the adjacent harbor. Elizabethan Gardens, Lost Colony outdoor drama, Fort Raleigh historic site, NC public Aquarium and regional airport (MQI)within 10 minute drive. Fifteen minute drive to Nags Head public beaches, Jockey's Ridge and Outer Banks shopping and restaurants. Building equipped with elevator and password secured parking.

Property Manager
Karen or Steve Sawin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Karen or Steve 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.

Karen or Steve Sawin purchased this condo in 2004

Why Karen or Steve 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.


Historic District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxury walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Windows on three sides, door to porch, walk-in closet, Cable TV, dresser, bookcase and master bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Elevator, Secured Covered Parking, Children's Playground


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Bay view three bedroom penthouse in historic district overlooks Manteo Harbor
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I rented the condo for my granddaughter and her family for the Christmas holiday. The view was beautiful, the condo was well appointed and Steve, the owner, was super friendly and helpful. They really enjoyed the convenient location and playground for the kids. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Everything we do, we do to encourage such a response. Come back soon. We will be here for you.
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Manteo, NC

  • 5 of 5

Hello, thank you for sharing your vacation rental with me and my family. We enjoyed the place. The view was amazing and the location is perfect. The only suggestion we would make would be to invest in some better pillows. Thank you again for opening your home to us and providing us with wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. The view and the location is what made us buy the place. Be sure to share your opinion of the view and the apartment with anyone you wish to please. Tell me which pillows need replacing? It will be done!
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Eden, North Carolina

Perfect vacation place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location & place to stay in while visiting the Outer Banks. Much less crowded to stay in Manteo than other Outer Banks locations. Stayed 8 days during last week of July 2016. Condo is on the waterfront and you can enjoy walking on the boardwalk, launching kayaks, etc. right there, and taking other excursions right outside your door. Steve, the owner, was very helpful and even met us and helped us move our belongings into the condo. Condo faces the harbor and is across from Roanoke Island Festival Park with Elizabeth II visible from our balcony. This unit is very spacious, which suited our party of 6. Everything was clean, washer/dryer was a lifesaver, air conditioning worked well in our 96 degree weather, and kitchen was stocked well with all kinds of dishes and appliances. Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else if we return to the Outer Banks area.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your review is a treasure for us. We care that you care!
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Beautiful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of July 4th at this beautiful condo. Steve met us and helped get our things to the 3rd floor and showed us around the condo. He was very helpful and extremely nice. Anything we needed he was just a phone call away. I can't say enough good things about our week there. The view is exceptional and the people were so friendly. I never want to stay any other place than this.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Nothing better!

  • 4 of 5

Steve was delightful and was there to help us get our luggage upstairs. What a wonderful open concept with lots of space. The balcony on the waterfront was delightful and we spent lots of time out there. WiFi was not provided, but every now and then you could log on to an unsecured Manteo site. The only improvement that would be suggested would be to invest in better towels and bed linens. They were very worn. Overall a great time in a lovely location!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent Manteo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this condo was great. Steve was so easy to deal with and actually met us at the parking garage and took the time to show us around the condo. We have been coming to the Outer Banks for several years and this is the best place we have stayed. Can't wait to book our week in 2017.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outer Banks
The Elizabethan Gardens
The Lost Colony
Pirate's Cove Marina
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International (Va)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Poor Richards
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Hatteras Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Village at Nags Head
Nearest Train
110 Miles
Rocky Mount NC
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 64
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Avenue Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nags Head
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Historic District Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
31 night minimum stay
Spring 17
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 17
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 17
Apr 18 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial wknd 17
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 17
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Independance 17
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 17
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Wknd 17
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 17
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Columbus wknd 17
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Fall 17
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
OBX Marathon
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thnkgvng 17
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 17
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

All rates are subject to change until rental confirmation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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