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Anne Mandeville-Long

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Historic 4 bedroom Cape Cod in Old Town Manteo, 1 block from the harbor.

31 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 10, outdoor shower, upstairs kitchenette

Built as the Queen Elizabeth Guest House in 1940, this quaint, spacious, and historic house has a natural charm. It offers an alternative to the more contemporary houses that are available in the nearby beach locations. The house is equipped with beautiful hard-wood floors, and wonderful light, comfortable sofas, family heirloom furniture, 100% cotton sheets, down comforters, plenty of dining room chairs, well-stocked pantry, kitchen dining nook, and shady side. One of the downstairs bedrooms has a king and the other has a queen size bed. Small upstairs bedroom now has a queen-sized bed. The bunk room has a bunk bed (queen on bottom, single on top), a queen, and and 2 futon mattresses. Kitchenette upstairs. The yard is completely enclosed by a white picket fence, with plenty of space for children and pets to run. A newly built, completely enclosed outdoor shower is great for washing off after the beach. There is a large magnolia tree with a swing in the front yard and lovely landscaping around the house.

The village of Manteo is delightful, with plenty of activities in town, as well as additional activities throughout the northern Outer Banks. Our house is in a quiet neighborhood within a pleasant, five-minute walk of coffee shops, restaurants, bookstore, movie theater, shopping, Roanoke Island Festival Park, NC Maritime Center, eco-kayaking, and the waterfront docks with a replica of a 16th century English ship. Located in the center of historic Roanoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this Nantucket-style village is connected to the NC Aquarium, The Island Farm, the Elizabethan Gardens and Fort Raleigh National Park by a delightful and meandering bike and walking path. The house is a 10-minute drive to the Nags Head beaches, a 20-minute drive to the Wright Brothers' First Flight Site, and convenient to journeys to the famous Corolla, Bodie Island, Hatteras and Ocracoke Island lighthouses.

Historic Downtown Manteo has become a popular location for weddings and family ev

About your Hosts: Anne, Robert and family: Robert Long and Anne Mandeville-Long live in Chapel Hill, NC where Robert is a performing arts building design consultant and Anne operates her Moss Garden Nursery School. Robert spent his first twenty-five summers living in Manteo with his parents, brother and sister, all of whom have been involved with the annual production of The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. Robert portrayed the infant Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, on her commemorative birthday when he was five months old. In all, Robert spent seventeen summers working with the Lost Colony production.

Robert and Anne blended their young families more than a dozen years ago and have many wonderful memories of visits to Manteo with their combined seven children. The family's two dogs, Maya and Luci, love their visits to Manteo.

Robert and Anne bought the 201 Uppowoc house in 2008 as soon as it came on the market. In addition to the lovely ambiance and the ideal location of the house, the property is adjacent to the back yard of his brother William's vacation home on Sir Walter Street. Having been a regular visitor to Manteo and Roanoke Island for his entire life, Robert knew that having a vacation rental in this picturesque town would be the fulfillment of a dream. Anne, who grew up on the Connecticut coast, has also grown to love Manteo and the Outer Banks.

For more than seventy years, the house at 201 Uppowoc has evoked a sense of calm and simple elegance for its residents and visitors. Located within the Old Town Historic District of Manteo, the house provides an excellent starting point for visits on foot or by bicycle to a variety of wonderful offerings including coffee shops, stores, galleries and restaurants, in addition to the longest-running family-owned movie theatre in North Carolina.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne Mandeville-Long (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Anne Mandeville-Long

Robert Long and Anne Mandeville-Long live in Chapel Hill, NC where Robert is a performing arts building design consultant and Anne operates her Moss Garden Nursery School. Robert spent his first twenty-five summers living in Manteo with his parents, brother and sister, all of whom have been involved with the annual production of The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. Robert portrayed the infant Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, on her commemorative birthday when he was five months old. In all, Robert spent seventeen summers working with the Lost Colony production.

Robert and Anne blended their young families more than a dozen years ago and have many wonderful memories of visits to Manteo with their combined seven children. The family's two dogs, Maya and Luci, love their visits to Manteo.

Anne Mandeville-Long purchased this house in 2008

Why Anne Mandeville-Long chose Manteo

Robert and Anne bought the 201 Uppowoc house in 2008 as soon as it came on the market. In addition to the lovely ambiance and the ideal location of the house, the property is adjacent to the back yard of his brother William's vacation home on Sir Walter Street. Having been a regular visitor to Manteo and Roanoke Island for his entire life, Robert knew that having a vacation rental in this picturesque town was the fulfillment of a dream. Anne, who grew up on the Connecticut coast, has also grown to love Manteo and the Outer Banks.

What makes this house unique

Our house is located at the intersection of Uppowoc and Agona streets in Old Town Manteo. We love the proximity of the house to all the amenities available within easy walking distance. We love evening strolls on the waterfront boardwalks with our dogs, and morning visits to the Coffee Shop. Also within walking distance are the long-time family-owned Pioneer movie theatre and all the offerings available at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

The house is spacious yet cozy, with plenty of light, wood floors and a special breakfast nook. Uppowoc House is unique in itself as it offers an alternative to the typical rental properties available throughout the Outer Banks. Visitors have described the upstairs as a 'bonus' with its bunk room and kitchenette. And in the warmer months, the outdoor shower is a treat after a visit to the beach. The side porch is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the locals strolling by; walking dogs, kids on skateboards, riding bikes and you might even see a pirate or two taking groups on tours of historic Manteo!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We, a familiy of four people, 2 adults and 2 girls, spent a perfect holiday at this wonderful house. We found a very clean place, perfectly equiped with all utensils a traveller needs to feel at home, the description of the house including photos was perfect, we received a wonderful manual to use about the house and the surroundings.

We spent many hours relaxing at the house, went to the Saturday Farmer's Market, paddleboard tours, Kayaking with the recommended company to Alligator Nature Reserve, visited the big dunes and the Wright-Museum at Kitty Hawk, went swimming on the beaches nearby finding great conditions, watched sunsets near the old bridge, had great times at North Carolina Aquarium and Island Farm Museum.

It would have been easy to find more actvities for another 2 weeks!

We really would like to come back, there would be no other choice than this vacation home!
Jul 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

Historic 4 bedroom Cape Cod in Old Town Manteo, 1 block from the harbor.
average rating of 4.935484 based on 33 reviews
5

Very Inviting Home

  • 5 of 5

This home has lots of charm & character! Our stay was very enjoyable and relaxing. Staying at the Uppowoc House allowed us to conveniently walk in and around downtown Manteo. We look forward to renting this one again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Cary, NC, USA
5

Conveniently located, great floorplan

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Uppowoc House. My father is 88 and found getting into and around the house very easy. Thanks especially for having a working tea kettle (so many vacation rentals don't have one which I find puzzling)! I do recommend taking a few extra minutes and running over to the Food Lion (very large and new store) in Nags Head rather than relying on the 2 local grocery stores in Manteo. Otherwise, we found the house very convenient and comfortable for our purposes which was mainly visiting the nearby National Wildlife Refuges. It was an excellent central location for visiting Pea Island as well as Mattamuskeet and Alligator River NWRs. The beds and baths were comfortable and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Charming, close, but yet far enough away from "strip"

  • 5 of 5

Our family and I just finished our stay for 3 days. This was one of the best "pay it forward" houses we've rented in a long time. Well equipped and stocked and if you use it all, you replace...that's what we told the kids;-) we had a comfortable stay and it was very clean. House located in quiet street in historic Manteo. 5 miles to Nags Head; close to it all. Plenty of public beach access, so if you come in the summer you can access the beaches without living with the shops. Thank you for allowing access to this great property.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Dallas
5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Manteo and the house was very clean and adorable - the yard was perfect for our two dogs. We have stayed in vacation rentals all over the US and I would highly recommend staying here - it is a lovely house, with very nice owners! The house had everything we needed and was thoughtfully furnished and we were very comfortable. I loved the town and surrounding area and we had a wonderful time. There isn't anything I could say that needed improvement.

I would only warn visitors that hadn't been to the Outer Banks area before that it is very seasonal and many businesses are closed for the winter so plan accordingly and even call if you are looking for a particular restaurant or shop - it may not be open from December - March. This didn't hurt our plans and we really enjoyed the area and having it all to ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Well maintained,comfortable and homey.Very relaxing and a great place to spend time with family

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house as an alternative to staying in a hotel.Our family was gathering to celebrate the marriage of my cousin's daughter and we arrived a few days early to tour the city and surrounding areas.The house was perfect for sitting around and talking.We spent a great deal of time inside due to the weather,but had a blast none the less.I would recommend this home to anyone wanting to visit the outer banks of NC.The area has lots of attractions which are close.We had a blast!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Raleigh, NC
5

Charming and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with this wonderful historic Manteo cottage. It is in a great location and exudes charm in every room. The home is set up well for families with children and the fenced yard is a bonus for those traveling with a dog. We enjoyed three days in Manteo this trip and look forward to a longer stay in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Downtown Manteo has many wonderful activities to offer. In addition to the historic downtown, visitors can find coffee shops, eco-kayaking, para-sailing, kid's pirate ship adventures, a wonderful bookstore, the oldest continuously family-operated movie theatre in the country ($5 per movie; popcorn for $1), Roanoke Island Festival Park, the NC Maritime and Boat Building Center, and the recreation of the Elizabeth II sailing ship based on the design of the ships that brought the original English settlers to Roanoke Island in 1587. Swimming hole is not far from downtown.

The beautiful Outer Banks beaches of Nags Head, Bodie Island, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla are all within a short drive from Roanoke Island. Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island are located to the south of Nags Head.

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Rates & Availability

Manteo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 7 2016 - May 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,000
 
 
Summer Season
May 31 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 12 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $75

Minimum of 1 week in Summer Season, turn-over day could be Saturday or Sunday
We also have 2 kayaks and numerous bikes that are available with a surcharge of $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Manteo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • There are two bathrooms. One on each floor. Each bathroom has a toilet, sink and tub with shower. An enclosed outdoor shower is also available during the summer season.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bunk room has a Full-size bed and a bunk bed with Queen-size on bottom and single on top. Two additional floor futons are available. There is an additional room upstairs (total of 3 rooms upstairs) which could act as a bedroom for a very tolerant futon-sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two primary bedrooms are on the main floor. Third bedroom and bunkroom are on second floor. Hot and cold outdoor shower. The house is located in the lovely, historic area of downtown Manteo. It was built in 1940 as a guest house for visiting tourists. The house has a natural charm and is spacious. It offers an alternative to the more contemporary houses that are available in the nearby beach locations. For an additional fee of $150, you can have access to our shed with 4 bikes and 2 sit-inside kayaks.

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