About the property
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage, 1 bedroom + sleeping alcove, sleeps 4 adults, 1 bath, large deck, dock
Rustic waterfront cottage with views, deck & dock near east end of Harkers Island.
This family cottage has hardwood floors, ocean breezes, a bedroom with double bed, a pleasant sleeping alcove with two single beds, full bath, well furnished kitchen, a large deck overlooking the water, and a private dock. We're just a two-minute walk to the Core Sound Heritage Museum and the National Seashore headquarters, where you also catch the ferry to Cape Lookout and the barrier islands across Core Sound.
On the uninhabited barrier islands you can walk for hours along the Atlantic shore, picking up seashells, swimming, bird-watching, fishing, seeing the wild Shackleford Ponies, and climbing the famous Cape Lookout lighthouse. Back at the cottage you can fish off of our dock, explore the quiet island, or just relax on our deck with gorgeous views of the lighthouse and perfect sunsets. The historic town of Beaufort is just 30 minutes away, with fine dining, shopping, antiquing and sightseeing, and waterfront docks lined with boats from all over the world. Visit the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, the Civil War era Fort Macon, or the NC Aquarium. Charter a deep sea fishing boat to the Gulf Stream, go sunfish sailing around Harkers Island, bring your own boat or kayaks, or take the ferry to the Cape. Kayak rentals are available near the bridge onto Harkers Island.
Whatever you do, it will be a wonderful change of pace, and you will love having our simple cottage as your vacation home.
Keywords: Waterfront, Dock, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Shackleford Banks ponies, Core Sound, Decoy Festival
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Owners are three brothers, one a bakery owner, another a college professor, and the third a computer programmer, and our sister, an agricultural restorer in Scotland.
Tim purchased this Cottage in 1964
Why Tim chose Harkers Island
The house was built by our parents in the 1960s, having found Harkers Island off the beaten path, authentic, and in very beautiful maritime surroundings. We have vacationed here ever since, with our children growing up with sand, salt and sunshine, and still coming back for more...
What makes this Cottage unique
Peaceful, varied marine ecosystems, interesting local history and culture, great fresh seafood, spending lots of time on the water and at the beaches, sandbars and lagoons, watching the sun set over the water. Our typical day: breakfast on the deck overlooking the water, taking the boat to Cape Lookout or Shackleford, walking, swimming and collecting shells on the beach, getting some fish for dinner, a glass of wine on the deck, watching the sunset and the lighthouse flash across the waters at night...
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful out of the way cottage. Quiet and everything provided.
It was perfect for my husband and I to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The cottage was clean with great views and all the necessities were provided. Tim was a gracious host never bothered by simple questions. We are planning our return.
Heaven on the water
The sunset off the back deck and front sleeping area were wonderful.
We caught crab and explored the islands. We walked down the block and caught the ferry
Loved our stay. The cottage is a 1960’s time warp in a good way. Well worth the 9.5 hour drive from Atlanta. The only thing I might suggest for future guests, is to bring their own fluffy towels. The cottage has towels but they’re very thin and old. We did not miss a TV at all. The quiet was great, and kids were happy with the strong WiFi connection. I would rent Tim’s cottage again in the future.
Thanks for your great comments about our cottage and the area, and for the heads-up about the towels. We are replacing them as I write this. Hope to hear from you again. Best regards,
Relax and unwind
My stay was 3 days, 4 nights, I found the cottage comfortable and well supplied. I lacked nothing. Daytime temps were in the upper 80s, the window units kept the place nice and cool. The views from the living area and deck are lovely. I was able to see spectacular sunsets. The host gave great, detailed information about the place and island. I had a wonderfully relaxing stay and found the island folk genuinely kind.
Awesome little Getaway!
Had a blast catching a lot of fish right off the private dock. Loved the house and the view right on the water and watching the lighthouse at night. Everything was just as what Tim told us to expect. Can't wait to go back again!
We loved Tim's Cabin !!
This place is a dream! It's the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing getaway. We were met by the housekeeper (we were a bit early and just loafing to find it), she was super friendly and helpful with information about the ferry and the area. The cabin is adorable! Cozy as it can be, plenty of room for 4 adults. The sleeping alcove was a hit with our daughter and my mother. The futon with the windows open begs you to nap on a hot afternoon. We only used the AC once, we didn't need it with the windows and doors open. The only time we used it was during a thunderstorm when we had to close all the windows. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. We went to Mr Bigs for fresh seafood and got local, fresh produce. We ate every meal but one at the cabin, together at the dining room table. The dock is awesome, we spent a lot of time there just watching the water, passing boats and the birds. We caught two crabs in a trap, which we released, and saw stingrays (or skates) right off the boardwalk. The ferry is right down the street and will take you to Shackleford Banks or Cape Lookout or both!! Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, and Morehead City are a short drive away if you want to spend the day at the beach or shopping/dining on the water fronts. The whole area is great and we all left very relaxed and dreading coming back to reality. We hope to visit "Tim's Cabin" again in the very near future.