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. Note: during the summer season (mid-June to late August), the property rents weekly, from Saturday to Saturday.
- Condo1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
Karen or Steve Sawin
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
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 Nags Head
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.
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great extended spring break weekend
What a great place to spend the long weekend. Steve was a pleasure to meet and a great host. He met us at the condo, helped us get our luggage in and walked us around the place. The views are magnificent and the unit could not be located in a better spot. Walking distance to nearly everything you'd want to see or do in Manteo. This unit is definitely on our favorites list.
It is a joy to have shared our second home as a hideaway from the stress and noise of daily living. Get away, come rest awhile, and return a new person. Think Andy Griffith. He used to live here when he wasn't working.
Manteo is very quaint.
The town its self is very entertaining. I enjoyed walking around exploring. The owner of the condo was very nice. The condo is very spacious. However the sofa smelled very sweaty and unpleasant to set on to watch TV. The bed was very uncomfortable to say the least. All of the beds were the same. I was so disappointed and unable to get comfortable that I left early. Sorry I had paid to NOT to enjoy myself.
Lovely long weekend
Views from the back deck are wonderful! So much to do on Roanoke Island while feeling away from the bustle of the beachfront. Property was as advertised. Check in was easy.
Wonderful waterfront Condo in a great Historic town.
My wife and I have stayed in VRBO's in the US, Canada and Mexico and this was the most comfortable and well equipped of all. Manteo has everything you need for a great vacation but is only a 10 minute drive to the Outer Banks. We are so glad we booked here rather than the Outer Banks with Housed stacked next to each other.
The apartment is well laid out, tastefully decorated, and clean. The water view and private balcony were a treat; a great place to sit with morning coffee or before dinner drink. Perfect place to retreat after a long day of painting at the Dare County Arts Center. With restaurants and shops within easy reach, I parked my car and didn't take it out again until I left. Oh, we also met several of the building residents going up and down the elevator. They were all delightful and made the whole experience feel like a home away from home.
Clean, tidy place in a perfect location.
This place had everything we needed for a weeklong trip to the Outer Banks, and for a good price.
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