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Early May Available, Pet Friendly, Couples Retreat, Private Courtyard

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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

Debbie Wells
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Debbie Wells

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.

Debbie Wells 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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Ocracoke Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • 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
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Early May Available, Pet Friendly, Couples Retreat, Private Courtyard
average rating of 4.96 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The studio is the perfect place to get away. Its located in the middle of all the fun, but hidden just enough to have some quiet relaxing time away from everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Raleigh, NC

Another Great Stay at the Studio

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Ocracoke and staying at the Studio for 7 years now and each time has been wonderful. We can't imagine staying anywhere else.

The location is excellent - once we get settled in the car stays parked and we can bike or walk anywhere we'd like to go.

The patio is one of our favorite places - it feels very private and calming. And one of my favorite things is watching the sun through the live oak branches through the skylight in the loft room.

The Studio is very clean and has everything you need in the kitchen. And Debra is always available if there are any questions.

Great stay and I can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, North Carolina

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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Rates & Availability

Ocracoke Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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