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Couples Retreat in Gated Soundfront Resort of Pirates Cove

Bedrooms 1
Space 765 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1.5 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo In Gated Resort Community - Sleeps 3

Reel Escape is a 1.5 bedroom condo located in Manteo, North Carolina. The unit is located in popular Pirates Cove Resort and is central to everything that the Outer Banks has to offer. Reel Escape Sleeps 3. (1Q, 1T)


- Well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances

- Master bedroom with queen bed

- Half bedroom with twin bed

- Updated spa bathroom

- 40" Smart TV w DVD in living room

- 32" Flat Screen TV w DVD player in master bedroom

- Washer and Dryer in unit

- Linens provided and beds made

- Private deck overlooking the water

- Collection of games, books, and magazines to use during your stay

- 2 minute walk to pool, marina, on-site restaurant, playground, and tennis courts

- Free Wi-Fi

- Flooded with natural light

Reel Escape turns over on Sunday during the summer. Our guests love that this allows them to avoid Saturday beach traffic and long lines at the grocery stores.


Pirates Cove is a one-of-a-kind resort on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There is truly no other place quite like it in the region! This gated soundfront resort is located on historic Roanoke Island adjacent to the beaches of Nags Head. From the world class marina to the waterfront tiki bar to the summer children's programs, your entire family is guaranteed to enjoy their Pirates Cove experience.

During your stay at Reel Escape you will enjoy all of the following Pirates Cove amenities:

- A delicious on-site restaurant (The Blue Water Grill) and waterfront tiki bar (Mimi's Tiki Hut)

- Pirates Cove Marina

- Pool, Baby Pool, and Hot Tub

- Tennis Courts

- Playground

- Summer recreation programs for kids

- Fitness Center

- Clubhouse with billiards, snack bar, and arcade

- Basketball Court

- Beach Volleyball Courts

- Picnic and Grilling Area

- Ships Store (perfect for picking up a souvenir or your basic vacation necessities!)

- Over 4 miles of pier access for walking


Beaches of Nags Head - 3.5 miles (there is plenty of parking as well as bathrooms)

Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head - 3.5 miles

Tanger Outlet Center - 3.5 miles

Nags Head Golf Links - 5.1 miles

Jockey's Ridge State Park - 7.9 miles

Wright Brothers Memorial - 12.5 miles

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - 51 miles


Since Reel Escape is a smaller condo, we often get inquiries from guests who are choosing between us and a hotel room. There are many advantages to choosing an independent vacation rental over a hotel. We have listed some of them below for your reference:

-Our full kitchen enables you to cook meals when you would otherwise have to dine out. The average traveler spends approximately $45/day dining out, which can add up to significant savings for a week long stay!

-Reel Escape is larger than a typical hotel room and has more privacy. With a separate living room, porch, bedroom, and kitchen - there is plenty of room to spread out during your stay.

-We have a washer and dryer inside our unit and even provide laundry detergent for your convenience! (Anyone else hate using the same dirty beach towel for an entire week?)

-Hotels typically have basic cable and charge big fees for any additional entertainment. At Reel Escape, we have an extended cable package as well as a Smart TV with a complimentary Netflix subscription.

-Amenities! No hotel in the Outer Banks offers the type of amenities that Pirates Cove Resort does. By choosing Reel Escape, you enjoy access to a pool, hot tub, baby pool, tennis courts, volleyball courts, bocce courts, a huge fitness center, picnic area, walking trails, an onsite restaurant and tiki bar, convenience store, marina, AND MORE!

-Last but certainly not least --- We truly want our guests to have an awesome stay. This is our home away from home, and we try to do everything we can to make your time here perfect.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Leslie

We fell in love with Pirates Cove the first time we drove through the gates! Even though we had been vacationing on the Outer Banks for years, we had no idea there was a resort that had so much to offer. There truly is something for everyone!

We spend our time in Pirates Cove bike riding, swimming, playing tennis, watching the boats come in, listening to live music at Mimi's Tiki Hut, sitting on our balcony, and enjoying the slow pace of life that the community has to offer. We feel confident that regardless of who you are, you will love it here too!


Manteo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 765 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recently updated bathroom features Terra Pure organic toiletries, excellent water pressure, and plush towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen bedroom, 32" flat screen television with DVD player. This bedroom has access to the covered balcony and is connected to the bathroom. Half bedroom is a bunk cubby between the kitchen and the bathroom. It features a twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Couples Retreat in Gated Soundfront Resort of Pirates Cove
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Comfortable & Family Friendly

  • 4 of 5

This is our second year staying in this condo. Our small children love it! The responsiveness of the owner and cleanliness of the condo is what keeps us coming back! See you next year :)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, and quiet condo.

  • 5 of 5

Leslie was very responsive to any questions leading up to the trip and provided us with some great dinner suggestions.

The condo was very comfortable and clean and every person we ran into on the property was very friendly and welcoming.

The tennis courts and pool are very nice and we had a lot of fun and good food and drinks at the Blue Water Grill and the Tiki Bar.

We are frequent OBX visitors and would definitely love to stay at the Reel Escape condo once again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay, friendly owner, clean & well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

I picked this property primarily for it's location. Was in OBX for a family reunion with the majority of family staying in Salvo. It's location made it an easy commute to family as well as attractions and activities throughout the Outer Banks. Owner was very helpful with suggestions as far as places to eat when we first arrived. we had the week pretty well planned with activities so I didn't ask for more but I'm pretty sure they would be happy to offer suggestion if asked. The property is well kept with the marina close by. Check in and out was a breeze

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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very nicely decorated with a very homey feel

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed our stay it was very quiet and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Joy!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you open the door, the cheerful, warm and bright surroundings welcomes you to a delightful, peaceful and relaxing get away. The unit is beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained. The owner was very accommodating and the communication with the owner was worry-free and fantastic. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a lovely retreat.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a kind review! Thank you so much and we hope to have you back soon!
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Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Quiet safe convenient to everything we desired

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
First Flight Airport
Nearest Barpub
Blue Water Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Water Grill
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Nags Head, NC
Car: recommended

Manteo is a hidden gem in the Outer Banks. This charming waterfront village is home to some of the best shops and restaurants in the area and hosts a collection of festivals throughout the year that the entire family is sure to enjoy. The town wraps around Shallowbag Bag on the eastern side of Roanoke Island. It is home to a number of well-known attractions such as the Elizabethan Gardens, the Lost Colony, the North Carolina Aquarium, and Festival Park. Manteo is adjacent to the town of Wanchese, which is home to the Seafood Industrial Park. Here you can pick out the freshest seafood that the coast of North Carolina has to offer!

Some of our favorite Manteo attractions include:

Festival Park

Blue Water Grill (Pirate's Cove on-site restaurant!)


The Elizabethan Gardens

Poor Richards Sandwich Shop

North Carolina Aquarium

First Fridays Street Festival (April-December)

1587 Restaurant

The Lost Colony

Kill Devil Rum Distillery

and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservations have been confirmed. Please contact owner with any questions about rates and booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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