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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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Historic District House Rental Photos and Description

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
Call Owner
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)
Historic 4 bedroom Cape Cod in Old Town Manteo, 1 block from the harbor.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 40 reviews
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We were very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

It was a home away from home, we enjoyed our stay in Manteo wonderfully.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Your home away from home awaits your return.
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5

Felt like a second home.

  • 5 of 5

This was my family and my first time to the outer banks. I was so pleased with how dog friendly Nags Head was as well as the house. They have everything you need within the house including beach chairs. The house itself has a very homey feel. The house is very spacious and open and has seating on the porch and in the yard. Also the tree swing was adorable. I loved staying at this house. My family and I were very sad to leave. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Lovely, homey cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well maintained, comfortable, and in a walkable part of historic Manteo. Will consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little cottage plenty of room for all ten of us

  • 4 of 5

Looking forward to the next time we stay in the area walking distance to down town Manteo early morning or evening walks along the bored walk. 10 minutes from the pier or beach go play all day then retire to a little quite neiborhood sitting out on the porch

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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201 Uppowoc Home, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely vacation at Uppowoc with 6 family members and a few guests floating in and out for the day. We totally enjoyed the home, great conversations on the porch, nice grill and picnic table for wonderful meals. The home is wonderful, lots of room, very simple and the decor was so fitting! One of the best amenities were the bikes, beach chairs, umbrella, kayaks, kites, cooler............... Our family had so much fun, they want to do it again. Lot to say for adults, loving to be with family for a week! Everyone had their space. It was so nice to walk to the waterfront and have such great places to eat and shop. Great sunrise in the morning on the water to wonderful stars in the sky at night. Can't say enough, we fell in love with the house and the wonderful hospitality of the owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review, Susan. Hope you'll have the chance to return for Summer 2017!
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Perfect for a duel-family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for two families! We were able to comfortably stay with my husband, our two preteen boys, my brother in laws family which included his wife and their two teen daughters and 5 year old son and my younger brother (mid 20's) for a total of 10. Between the upstairs rooms with a kitchenette and the down stairs we had plenty of room to enjoy each other's company while still having some private space.

The house is also wonderfully stocked. It looks like Anne and her family vacation there often and they leave a lot of the convenient beach/everyday items available for their tenements to use. There was a cooler and beach chairs under the stairs, which was perfect for a quick trip to the beach. They have several baskets in the kitchen for keeping various items and robes in the closets to name a few.

There was also a lovely downtown area within a comfortable walking distance that had homemade ice cream, a brewery and several shops that we enjoyed with our children. We were fortunate that we came during a festival, the parking was packed all the way back to the house!

The house itself was very nice and clean, the beds were comfortable and the overall layout was perfect for our large family.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very descriptive review. We're so glad your big family enjoyed the house and area as much as our family (and so many others!) does. Come back! Anne and Robert
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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

Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Historic District 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. There is an additional room upstairs (total of 3 rooms upstairs) which could act as a bedroom for a very tolerant sleeper-sofa for one. Sheets are not provided for this bed.
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
  • 4 bicycles
  • 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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