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Midgett House in Old Town Manteo on Historic Roanoke Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

When coming to Manteo, or The Outer Banks, North Carolina, why not stay in one of the quaint Historic Homes of Manteo? The cozy guest house in the heart of historic Old Town Manteo is open for guests and is available by the night, week, or month. The Neva Midgett House makes for the perfect vacation rental accommodations for your visit to Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Neva Midgett house is listed on the Manteo Historic Home registery. The two bedroom guest home is located within walking distance to all that Manteo has to offer including quaint bookstores, wonderful restaurants, art museums, Festval Park for open air concerts, galleries and interesting shops. In fact, the Neva Midgett House was once a very popular antique shop and well known to residents and visitors alike.

Midgett House is a two bedroom guesthouse offering the perfect combination of privacy, quiet comfort, and easy access to our beautiful historic town. Rise with the sun and go for a jog along the waterfront or relax on your covered front porch with a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the flowers in the gardens. Hop on your bike and be instantly surrounded by the history and mystery of Roanoke Island.

THERE IS NOTHING MIDGET ABOUT Midgett House which includes the entire FIRST floor of this arts and crafts bungalow. The house can accommodate up to 4 guests. You will find two large bedrooms, one with a romantic king size canopy bed and the second with lovely four poster twin beds. The house is filled with period antiques and oriental rugs for your comfort. There is a full bath, a large fully equiped kitchen including a full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven and washer and dryer. The comfortable living room features modern amenities including hdtv, vcr, and dvd player. The large dining room will accomodate large family meals or just a fun round of board and card games. From the front door, you will find your own covered porch to enjoy comfortable porch furniture and watch the world go by. The most beautiful beaches in the world of the Outer Banks are located within 5 miles of Manteo. Roanoke Island, centerally located, is perfect for a trip to the northern beaches to see the wild horses roaming freely, or south to the island of Okracoke by ferry. Either way you go, wherever you spend your day, you will return to the privacy and comfort of your own charming house.

The Manteo Walking Tour includes many of the historic homes including the Neva Midgett House. Remember to visit the many other wonders of Roanoke Island. The Lost Colony is performed nightly during the summer months. The North Carolina Aquarium is a quick drive to the original on Roanoke Island and to the new Aquarium opening in May 2011 on the pier in Nags Head. The Elizabethean Gardens are to die for--beautiful.

Hope you can come!

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, quaint, vacation rental, north carolina, beach, ocean, fishing, garden


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
sharon watson (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

About sharon watson

Hi I'm Sharon--and I love our cottages on Roanoke Island. Please check out all of them

Midgett House, The island loft, Clemons Cottage, Magnolia Cottage, The Pink Pelican and our vacation rental yacht The Starry Banner--something for everyone

sharon watson purchased this house in 2005

Why sharon watson chose Manteo

Old Town Manteo is quaint, historic, beautiful, and the Island is perfect, Midgett House is one of the historic homes of Manteo, and is walk-able to all the town offers restuarants, museums, bookstores, galleries, lots of picket fences --you have to see it to believe it

What makes this house unique

blocks from the waterfront


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Midgett House in Old Town Manteo on Historic Roanoke Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
North Carolina

3 Girls 3 Generations Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Neva Midgett House was marvelous! From the start, the owner (Sharon) was personable, professional, & so pleasant! We walked to Manteo's Waterfront (great shops, restaurants, Elizabeth II Ship, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, etc.) from The House. An easy drive took us to the Elizabethan Gardens (lovely) ,the NC Aquarium (excellent), along Dare County country side (beautiful), and across the bridge to Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, the Bodie Island Lighthouse, shops, and restaurants right on the Atlantic Ocean!

The easy walks and drives to so many places throughout the area made our stay at the Neva Midgett House marvelous! The house was quite roomy and was decorated with many antiques but it had all the conveniences of modern day life! The towels & linens were plush and there were many supplies (TP, soaps, laundry supplies, etc.) which made our visit very pleasant. We ate our breakfasts on the front porch sitting on rocking chairs with end tables while watching the lovely light porch curtains waving in the wind.

The Clemon's Cottage and The Island Loft were also occupied but we never saw or heard the other renters during our entire stay! We do plan on returning to "Cottages on Roanoke Island." Truly, the house, location, caring owner, and beautiful areas between the Sounds and Ocean resulted in a delightful time for everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW OH WOW What a wonderful review from wonderful guests. I am so happy you enjoyed the cottages and love them as much as we do. Your thoughtful review is very much appreciated;. Please come again to our cottages and enjoy our return guest discount good for all the cottages anytime forever :-)
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Beautiful Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Midgett House with our son and daughter in law. Everything we needed was thoughtfully in the house. The kitchen was well equipped.

We brought a few games to play I was surprised to see there were a few board games already there. We had breakfast in the morning and ate out lunch and dinner except for one night. Matt made his Grandma's special chicken casserole the atmosphere that night was so nice to be surrounded in a home we recalled the good times setting around Grandma's dinner table.

Just what we needed before we started our summer!!!

Thanks, Becky

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Couldn't ask for anything more

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at the Neva Midget cottage for our anniversary. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant stay. Beautiful furnishings and all of the conveniences of home. We liked the fact we were able to bring the fur babies along:). They enjoyed the walks near the waterfront right down the road. Enjoyed all of the shops and restaurants close by. Safe and quiet area. The owner, Sharon ,answered all of our questions promptly about the property before renting and transactions were easily handled. We were thankful for the opportunity to rent such a wonderful house in a quaint neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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DC area

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

The house description was accurate. Everything was clean and well maintained. Prompt customer service with a broken bed, owner fixed it immediately. Surroundings were lovely. The only drawback was the very noisy family staying upstairs with a child jumping off the bed late at night (after 10 pm) and the parent encouraging it. Don't know how this could have been prevented by the owner. Its the luck of the draw. We had a small child with us as well, and 2 dogs and we were conscientious about not disturbing the neighbors. The backyard was perfect for the early morning nature calls for the dogs. I would recommend this place highly.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad to know you enjoyed the lovely Neva Midgett house and i appreciate the 5 star review. but was sorry that you did not call me the moment you were uncomfortable. I absolutely care about all of our guests at all times, a simple call from me I am certain would have gently reminded our guests that it was just a little noisy. I do hope you will come again. Of course, we would like to remind you that all of our guests receive a valued guest discount.
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Currituck, NC

An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

I got to stay in the home where my great-grandmother, Neva Midgett, raised my grandfather and his brothers.

I stayed with my mom and sister for a couple days in this house, and it was absolutely stunning. It had everything we could need, with an incredibly comfortable couch and bed. Of course, the location was very excellent -- an easy walk to oceanfront Manteo's shops and restaurants. We had an amazing stay, and it was worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled and honored to have Neva Midgett's great granddaughter as our guest. I am very happy you enjoyed the cottage and hope you had a feel of your family everywhere. Neva Midgett left a mark on Manteo. We hear many stories of her life. AND we are proud to have a small share with Midgett House.
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midget house

  • 5 of 5

Great place - super-clean with lots of small details to make it feel cozy and romantic. Convenient location, easy parking, walking distance to the charming village of Monteo and waterfront. Lots of water sports available within easy reach. Could not have picked a better place for out 4 days family vacation!

Thank you, Sharon, for keeping it in such a great shape!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 16 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
fall season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

linens for bedrooms and bath INCLUDED in rate
departure clean INCLUDED in rate
Credit cards accepted Cancellation policy: reservation fully refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival. Within 30 days refunds will be given for rebooked dates
evacuated dates refunded for announced evacuation of Roanoke Island

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) lovely canopy king, Twin or Single Beds (2) 4 poster mahogony twin beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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