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Pat's Place - Secluded 3 Bedroom w/Marsh/Lake View & Pool Access * Dock Space

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Story, 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, with Private Lake/Marsh, Playground & Pool Access

Attractively decorated and comfortable, this house is perfect for a relaxing Ocracoke Vacation. Enjoy the serenity of the marsh by kayaking, taking in the wildlife (great bird watching). Relax on the screened in porch taking in the spectacular sunset. First offered as a rental in 2011, this cottage is conveniently located in Ocracoke Village, walking distance from Variety Store and Howards Pub, beach access (half a mile each way), walking distance to grocery store, good restaurants and shopping.

Downstairs: Living Area (1) King Bed and Full Bath with tub/shower, (1) Queen Size Futon / Game Room with (1) Full Bath with tub and shower across the hall.

Upstairs: (1) Queen in one bedroom; (1) Full and (1) Twin in third bedroom; (1) Full Bath with tub/shower in hallway.

Amenities include central air/heat, ceiling fans, wireless internet access, Direct TV, DVD player, stereo w/CD player and tape player, microwave, dishwasher, telephone, and washer/dryer. After a day at the beach, the kids can play on the private playground. The exterior offers large screened porch with chairs and table and deck with views of salt marsh and lake. There are spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset.

Linens provided. Renters have access to Blackbeard's Lodge outdoor pool and game room with pool table/air hockey and fooseball table. Maximum 8 people, including children. Limit of 3 vehicles. Inquire about boat slip rental.

Keywords: Secluded, Sleeps 8, Panoramic Views of Marsh & Lake, Playground. Screened in Porch, Access to Blackbeard's Lodge pool and only Game Room on Ocracoke

More Details

Owner
Helena Stevens
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Helena Stevens

We have had this lovely cottage since 2003. We also have a second home in Virginia Beach, VA. We love the ocean and bird watching and the nature in this area is breathtaking.

Helena Stevens purchased this house in 2003

Why Helena Stevens chose Outer Banks

This remote area is perfect for relaxation and meditation. The cottage itself is very centrally located, but far enough off the beaten path to get away from it all when you want.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is 5 minutes from the beaches, walking distance to Variety Store, Howard's Pub. Private Playground and unobstructed 360 view of marsh and pond.

Amenities

Ocracoke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Qeen Sleeper Sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Playground with slide and swing set; Le Bleu filtered water system;

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Pat's Place - Secluded 3 Bedroom w/Marsh/Lake View & Pool Access * Dock Space
average rating of 4.2058825 based on 34 reviews
4

Decent place to stay at the beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the beach at Pat's Place. Be advised to take or buy your own bottled water. It is not fancy; there are flaws. But a week on beautiful Ocracoke Island outweighs the bad, and it's affordable. If you're going to spend your week at the beach IN the house, or if you're picky, don't stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Water is beyond disgusting, house is just ok... pool access is awesome!

  • 3 of 5

Cons:

- The water. The water was disgusting!! Upon leaving and double checking that we got everything we peeked in the storage shed and noticed a water softener, but it surely wasn't working; I texted Helena on the day we left about it. We just figured the water was just terrible, nothing raised any flags to us that it wasn't like this all the time since the kitchen sink is a rusty, corroded mess. My husband said water softener looks like it hasn't worked for awhile. Bigger issue, the water stained over a hundred dollars worth of name brand clothes when we did a load of laundry! I was so mad! We didn't wash anything else other than towels and darks! Renter beware when washing clothes!!!! I was so bummed about the stains and bc we banked on being able to do laundry! We drank from gallons of spring water all week bc we never could find a functional water filtration system here.

- The septic tank was overflowing first day. Helena sent someone right over & he said "this filter looks like it hasn't been cleaned in 100 years"! Septic tank filters are supposed to be cleaned every 6 months, or sooner with rentals!

- Dishwasher was broken.

- The place is not in good shape... even my 10 yr old said "is everything here broken?"

- We had no wifi the first few hours we were there until I found the modeum wasn't even turned on.

- No closet or even really a dresser of considerable size in upstairs bedroom with the twin/full. What a bummer!

- Kitchen table falling apart

- Sinks in bathroom need to be caulked, they slide and my toddler's finger even got pinched

Pros:

- Very spacious house! Plenty of room for 4 adults and 4 kids (one being a young toddler, not even 2 yet).

- Great location right on the marsh. It's truly a beautiful sight!

- Playground was a lifesaver with 4 kids! Nice safe area for them to play!!

- Being able to use the pool and game room at Blackbeard's probably outweighed most of the cons, since it's rare to find a house this size on Ocracoke with pool access.

- Satellite tv was great! But beware about Cartoon Network... from 8pm-6am they play Adult Swim cartoons! Omg, one night before bed the kids were watching what we all thought were normal cartoons, but I walked in on bad language and cartoon sex!

- The game room with the futon was a great place for my 10 year old to sleep so he could have his own area away from the other three toddlers! It really is like a 4th bedroom.

I wouldn't recommend mostly bc of the water and staining!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

cute place

  • 3 of 5

Very cute place, was a little disappointed about a few things..

1. The pool at Blackbeard's Lodge is broken right now so we could not use that.

2. The dishwasher at the cottage is broken would have been nice to know a head of time, so we could have brought dish soap.

3. The stove was clean, however they had not put the burners back in properly so it would not work at first until we figured that out.

Overall the cottage was nice and clean and a great place to say.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry your experience wasn't the greatest. Since your stay the pool has been fixed and is in working order. Hurricane Matthew did a number on the pool and it took some time to repair. The dish washer is being repaired. We would have gladly brought you dish soap - just let us know. Glad the weather cooperated and everything else was okay. Again - sorry for the inconveniences.
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4

Great Location: Private and Clean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Pat's Place. It is off the main road, so is quieter than other Ocracoke offerings. It was very clean--we could smell that bleachy-clean when we walked into the place. It has all of the expected amenities, except towels for the beach, so make sure to bring those. Furnishings were functional and some showed wear and tear, but we were fine with the no-frills approach. Additionally, this venue is on an inlet, so there were quite a few mosquitoes outside, and repellent is a good idea, if you're susceptible. Unlike one of the reviews, we had no issues with bugs inside--everything was clean and comfy. Our only issue was the internet. While we showed as connected, with several bars, we were unable to actually use the internet. We stopped by the host hotel twice to remedy this. The first time, we waited at the desk for 10 minutes, but no one showed. On the next trip, we got a shrug and were told to "unplug/replug it"--which we'd already tried. But, as we weren't there for business, it wasn't a big deal and just used data; but if you need connectivity, I'd double check to make sure this isn't still a concern. Overall, great place, great location, and the perfect place to chill.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious, very comfortable beds and linens, secluded yet convenient. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family home with comfy beds

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely at Pat's Place. It is in an easy location and convenient to walking to the Ocracoke Coffee Company and other venues at that end of town. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The screened porch was a wonderful spot to enjoy in the early morning or late afternoon evening, although there were a few holes that needed repair to keep all the bugs out. The only thing we didn't enjoy was the well water that had a sulfur smell. Bottled water was provided for drinking and cooking, but showers were a tad aromatic. There is no outside shower, so it was challenging to get all the sand off before showering inside. However, these were minor issues. The internet was fast and easy to access. A/C was great, ceiling fans were all in working order, and it looks like there were good TVs and a stereo. (We didn't watch them, though.) Washer and dryer were new. We would have preferred a few more bath towels to use, though.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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Car: necessary

Kayaking on the lake, bird watching, bike riding

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Rates & Availability

Ocracoke House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$279
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

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