This updated 1950’s Cottage is the perfect basecamp for exploring the Southern Outer Banks without breaking the bank. Located in Smyrna, 8 minutes to Harkers Island, the Cottage is in a great location to access several different adventure options: Cape Lookout, Core Banks, Davis & Cedar Island Ferries, Beaufort, Morehead City and Atlantic Beach. Enjoy central air, a well-equipped kitchen with gas stove. There are two bedrooms, each accommodating 2 people (1 queen bed and 2 twin beds). On the screened-in porch, along with a delightful hammock, you will find an outside propane grill and wonderful sitting area. There is ample boat parking in the yard with a fenced-in backyard, surrounded by Pine, Oak, and Wax Myrtle trees. This Downeast get away is a great choice for getting away from it all.
From mid-June to the end of August, rental is weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Please check calendar for availability.
Watersports: Free public ramps are minutes from the Cottage with access to kayaking, surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, beachcombing, birdwatching. If you don't have your own boat, access is quick and simple via the passenger ferry located at Cape Lookout Visitor's Center. They will drop you off on your own pristine part of the beach and haul all your gear as well (including surfboards) for no extra charge. Rates are reasonable and the captains will give you a history lesson on the way over! Interested in kayaking? You can tackle the 3-mile crossing from Harkers Island to the Cape or spend endless days exploring the many bays, rivers, and inlets around Core Sound. Seeking flounder, wahoo, cobia, blues, kings, trout, snapper, puppy drum? You've come to the right place.There are also numerous diving opportunities found in this area, known as Graveyard of the Atlantic. Take your own boat to the dive site, or utilize the services of the dive shops in Morehead City, Beaufort or Harkers Island.
Shopping and Sightseeing: Historic Beaufort by the Sea, just 20 minutes away, has many specialties, antique and curio shops. Spend time on the boardwalk, people watching or take a boat tour of the harbor or one of the many historical homes. For the lover of history, the Old Burial Grounds, the Maritime Museum, and Wooden Boat Building offer insight into the history and culture of this area.Beaufort also has many outstanding seafood restaurants. (Fresh seafood is also available roadside, as many fishermen sell directly to the public from their own homes). The Morehead City waterfront, famous for its fleet of deepsea head boats and seafood restaurants, art galleries and museums, is just over the bridge from Beaufort. And the NC Aquarium is located in Atlantic Beach.
Or, you may want to take the Cedar Island Ferry and explore the many small communities with varied and colorful histories! Head over to Harkers Island and visit the Core Sound Waterfowl & Heritage Museum or Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor.
Landsports: A 3-minute drive takes you to the Smyrna recreational fields with tennis, soccer, softball/baseball and basketball courts that are open to the public.