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Roanoke Island Outdoors - sleeps 6, plus Bicycles, Kayaks, Beach Gear, More

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a nice apartment that will sleep 6. It's a one bedroom, so 6 adults might be tight! It has two queens (a bed and a futon) in the bedroom and a queen hideabed in the living room. It has one full bath and a full kitchen.

Very bright, airy, and spacious, one bedroom, one bath, garage apartment in a quiet neighborhood on Roanoke Island. Private entrance with private parking. Located on the bike path, just a ten minute bike ride to Manteo Waterfront, North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Raleigh, The Lost Colony, and Elizabethan Gardens. Ten minute (car) ride to the beach or numerous cool places to paddle.

Lots of bicycles and attachments, a tandem ocean kayaks, two tandem Carolina Keowee kayaks, and a canoe, plus all the paddles and life vests. Also includes a 'tag-along' which is a great way for a younger child to safely participate in bike rides... All the comforts of home - everything you need for a quiet getaway! Special note: The is no sound access from my house. In order to use the boats, you must have a means to transport them safely.

Roanoke Island is located in the sound, west of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks. It is away from the hustle, bustle and traffic that are often associated with the more 'touristy' part of the Outer Banks. The area offers two national wildlife refuges within a half-hour, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and a wide assortment of water and land related recreational opportunities.

Roanoke Island is traversed by a beautiful bicycle path that runs along the Roanoke Island Corrider. From the 'bike path', visitors may reach all the historic, cultural, and natural spots of the island, including the North Carolina Aquarium, The Lost Colony, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, public boat ramps and swimming areas, and great places to fish, bird, or just watch the sun set. For explorers, there are great day trips to state parks, private preserves, or other national wildlife refuges! Manteo is the ideal place to plan a host of day trips throughout eastern North Carolina.


This rental is my opportunity to share the things I love about living on Roanoke Island. Any advice or comments you might offer, I would certainly appreciate!

Things to See and Do on The Outer Banks:

You know what they say about real estate... the three most important things are location, location, and location!

- The Beach - Nags Head beaches and Cape Hatteras National Seashore are just a ten minute drive. The apartment includes beach chairs, boogie boards, and Ocean Kayaks (great for the ocean).

- Roanoke Island - Roanoke Island offers so much, I am always amazed that anyone ever leaves it (I seldom do...). The North Carolina Aquarium, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the Elizabethan Gardens, the Lost Colony, and downtown Manteo are incredible spots you will not want to miss. My house is right off the Bike Path (about 100 yards) - and we live on a private, dead-end road (only five houses on the road). All the places I just mentioned are no more than a ten-minute bike ride from the apartment - and I furnish the bikes!

- Paddling Spots - Everywhere from the ocean to the sound and all kinds of bays, creeks, canals, and rivers. I provide lots of information about places to paddle on Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges and all around the Outer Banks.

- Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Hatteras Island, about 30 minutes away by car, offers wonderfully pristine beaches and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pea Island has a sound access at New Inlet that's ideal for putting in kayaks or canoes to paddle in the sound. There is a great little Visitor Center, two very nice wildlife trails, and the beaches are out-of-this-world. Pea Island offers the nicest beaches on the Outer Banks.

Roanoke Island has a number of places to paddle, including all around the Elizabeth II (the replica of the ship the first English came over on... in Shallowbag Bay in downtown Manteo. You could even take a long day and paddle completely around Roanoke Island!

Dare County Mainland offers a number of adventures... paddling, walking, driving... Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge has 15 miles of color-coded paddling trails... the trail is about 30 minutes from my door! The Refuge also has a black bear population - and you can actually predictably see bears in the wild!

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Bonnie Strawser
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About Bonnie Strawser

I've worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Serice for 35 years.... and raised 4 beautiful girls on my own. Now, I have a huge empty hpuse... so I'm willing to share!

Bonnie Strawser purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Bonnie Strawser chose Outer Banks

Location, location, locations!!!

What makes this apartment unique

It's peaceful and quiet... Manteo is an awesome place!


Manteo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Approximately 900 square ft, with many large windows, Bedroom has a queen and a set of bunks, large great room has sleeper sofa (queen), DVD and VCR, Includes washer/dryer, ceiling fans, wireless internet network connection, Recreational gear- kayaks, a canoe, beach chairs, bicycles, beach umbrellas, and all the associated gear (helmets, paddles, pfd's, etc)


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Roanoke Island Outdoors - sleeps 6, plus Bicycles, Kayaks, Beach Gear, More
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Newmanstown, pa

Wonderful little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at this quiet, comfortable apartment. It was clean and had everything we needed for a fun-filled vacation. The bikes were great and the bike path is an easy ride for younger or inexperienced riders as well as pros. We didn't get to use the kayaks or canoes, but they looked like so much fun!! And there were plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas, so we didn't need to lug those from home. Manteo itself is beautiful (loved the Waterfront) and Bonnie will give you all the info you need to explore. We also loved Fisherman's Wharf in Wanchese, at the other end of Roanke Island. My children had a great time and LOVED the resident dogs Maddie and Lizzy, who were very friendly, but not in any way bothersome. I whole heartedly recommend this place to anyone and have already done so to friends and family. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Manteo Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
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