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Beautiful, Private, Historic Property, Couples Retreat, Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This building was constructed in l993 and used for 15 years as a working art studio. It is set back off the road, amidst giant live oak and cedar trees, and sits alongside my home, one of the islands designated historic houses. The two buildings are joined by an open breezeway behind the main gate, but when guests are in residence in the studio, we both have separate entrances on opposite sides of the property. The Studio provides all the comforts of home in a private, quiet and tree shaded setting, with lots of attention to detail. I have tried to make the Studio somewhere I would want to stay, well cared for with lots of personality.

You enter through a totally enclosed courtyard space complete with hot/cold out door shower and grill. There are outdoor chairs for lounging and a dining table for mealtime. The courtyard is also perfect for your furry traveling companion as it is totally closed in, allowing your pet a bit of leash free time without worry. Your parking is right outside the gate, so getting in and out is a breeze. Inside, the studio is colorful, unique and furnished for your complete comfort with two antique double beds, sofa, chair, flat screen TV, free NETFLIX stream, IPod dock, DVD player, fully equipped kitchen and bath with tub and shower. Up the captains ladder is a sleeping loft featuring a second double bed. Both beds are made with 600 thread count sheets, down comforters and pillows. All towels are provided except beach towels.

This is the perfect romantic and private getaway for two. The Studio is located within walking distance of the Coffee Company, Zillie's, the harbor front and all downtown shops and restaurants. Books, board games and limited video library are included.

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Keywords: private, convenient, beautiful, historic district

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About The Owner

I accidently wandered onto Ocracoke more than 30 years ago and have been here ever since. A chef and artist by trade, the island has been an immensely satisfying place to live and work. I love to start my day with a swim and see where it goes from there. The studio is adjacent to my house and I love taking special care of this unique vacation rental.

The Owner purchased this studio in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for this wonderful time here in October, one of my favorite months. Everything was great and The Studio is just so right. Ocracoke is the best for relaxing and recharging.
Oct 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Private, Historic Property, Couples Retreat, Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 50 reviews

The studio is beautifully furnished clean love it!

  • 5 of 5

Location of the studio and the artworks everywhere on site makes it a perfect getaway! I plan to return often.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Honeymoon getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came down the weekend after one of the worst hurricanes to hit the island in many years. Debbie stayed in touch with us to keep us up to date on the recovery of the island and was very upfront with us all along the way. We were so happy to find out the studio had minimal damage and that our much anticipated honeymoon on Ocracoke was still on. We arrived and were warmly greeted by Debbie and she made us and our dogs feel welcome and right at home. The studio was love at first sight. It is an awesome mixture of antiques and artwork. It had all the amenities we needed and was just the right size for our romantic week. We spent hours enjoying the beautiful weather on the patio drinking our morning coffee and our evening glass of wine, listening to the eclectic music of the local radio station. The studio was so convenient to the town and we enjoyed being able to walk to great restaurants, local shops and the harbor. We can truly say our honeymoon was magical and we can't wait to get back to our little bit of NC paradise....the island and the studio calls iur names.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fourth Time, Still Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came for our fourth trip - this time for ten days. Deb's always very accessible if you need anything, and perfectly absent if you don't. October into November is a GREAT time of year to visit the island - you can observe the "swing" season, as things start winding down and shuttering up, and still get some amazing weather if you are lucky.

Our trip was tentative for a bit, as Matthew fouled things up petty good shortly before we arrived, but Deborah kept us in the loop as things progressed. Walked on the beach, watched sunsets, walked dogs, biked EVERYWHERE, ate well and drank well...

Amazing to me that there are still places where you can walk miles and miles on the beach and not see a soul! Ocracoke is a treasure, and Deb's studio is a great find. Perfect for people who want to purchase fresh seafood and cook it on the stove top.

We will back back as soon as possible. Ocracoke refreshes the soul...

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisville, North Carolina

Relax and Enjoy the Island Life

  • 5 of 5

The Studio is in a great location - close to the Ocracoke Coffe House and Zillies and within easy walking distance of the shops and places to eat. It is great for two people. We enjoyed sleeping in the loft, and having a private patio and outdoor shower was convenient.

We spent Thanksgiving week here, and that turned out to be great. The weather was mild and there was no rain, except for the very first day we were there.

The Studio is well equipped with wifi, TV, Netflix, etc. Debbie, the owner, is very personable and a good artist. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Instantly felt nurtured

  • 5 of 5

I am so grateful that The Studio was available during my new husband's and my honemoon week! Per usual, we procrastinated in booking, but I think we stayed at one of the best locations on the island.

Every morning we walked to Ocracoke Coffee Co. and brought breakfast back to enjoy on the private, enclosed deck/yard with our dog. I colored (get an 'adult' coloring book at Books to Be Red!) & journaled every morning, while my husband did the crossword & listened to podcasts.

The restaurants on the same road as The Studio are probably the best on the island.

The decor, energy and location of The Studio was just perfect for us. I would book this again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked The Studio in October to get away for a long weekend and a little R&R after a hectic, busy summer, and this beautiful little place couldn't have fit the bill more perfectly! Debbie was so welcoming, and although we didn't really cross paths with her during the rest of our stay, she made it super clear that she was always available if we needed anything. Perfect for when we just wanted to be alone and chill.

The Studio decor has a warm, homey, artsy, eclectic vibe. It was very clean with several amenities and a well-stocked kitchen. So if want to cook, you really only need to bring your food and beverages. The outdoor, enclosed patio was cute and quaint as well.

There are 2 full-size beds - one on the main level and one in the loft. We're tall people so the bed was a tad small for us, but it was super comfortable nonetheless. One would have to be pretty comfortable with the ladder/stairs leading up to the loft, so we just stayed on the main level.

Being mid October we were blessed with near perfect weather. Rented a golf cart for a day and spent one of the days just zipping around the whole town site seeing, stopping at shops and popping in different restaurants along the way. Happily not too many places had closed for the season yet, so most everything was still open.

We spent the better part of another day going over to Portsmouth Island to do some fishing. The charter boat taking everyone over gives you the choice of going to see the abandoned town or just dropping you off right on the beach. We opted for the latter with all our fishing gear, and were treated to a beautiful day of beach combing, fishing and relaxing. From what we heard from the others who explored the town: Bring.Bug.Spray. Lots of it. We didn't have a problem with that on the beach.

Although we cooked in for a lot of our meals, we also tried many of the local restaurants. We would highly recommend Dajio's, Zillie's and for a phenomenal burger, don't miss SmacNallys!

We would definitely come back and stay at The Studio in a heart beat. It was a perfect, relaxing getaway and definitely made us feel like we were on "island time."

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $200

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Ocracoke Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • Double Beds 1 antique double bed in loft and 1 on main floor, all made with 600 count sheets, down comforters and pillows
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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