The Ocracoke Harbor is easily the busiest quarter mile stretch of Ocracoke Island. Consisting of a small, lagoon-like section of saltwater, and lined by a semi-circle of docks, restaurants, shops, marinas and motels, visitors will find that any and all of the activities on Ocracoke Island can most certainly be found harbor front.
- As low as $225/Night
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
- DVD player
- Air conditioning
- Barbecue grill
- Bathtub or shower
- Bed sheets provided
- Bicycle on site
- Birdwatching nearby
- Car recommended
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cycling nearby
- Deck or patio
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Fire extinguisher
- Fishing nearby
- Fitness facilities nearby
- Hair dryer
- In a village
- Iron/ironing board
- Limited onsite parking
- Living room
- Marina nearby
- Near the bay
- Near the sea
- No pets allowed
- Note from host: Please do not smoke in the house or on the porches
- Onsite parking
- Outdoor furniture
- Parasailing nearby
- Power boating nearby
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- Surfing/body boarding nearby
- Towels provided
- TV with cable/satellite service
- Washing machine and dryer
- WiFi available
- Wildlife and game walks nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
About this Property
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
The Light Keeper's Duck Cottage offers an spectacular and unobstructed view of the Ocracoke Lighthouse. Unwind on the back porch and patio with your morning coffee, and watch the sun rise behind the lighthouse; and finish the day with the sunset lighting up the lighthouse surrounded by pastel skies.
Tucked away off a peaceful, less traveled street, the Light Keeper's Duck offers a peaceful location, with the convenience of a short (10-15min) walk to stores, eateries, and Springer's Point Nature Preserve. The bungalow greets travelers with enchanting decor details, and well appointed amenities for a calming and comfortable stay on Ocracoke.
The Light Keeper's Duck Cottages accommodates a max of 4 guests. The bungalow is well suited for two couples, or a family of 4. The two bedroom, one and one half bath home, has a queen bed in each bedroom. One of the queen beds can be deconstructed into two modest single beds, which are suitable for young kids.
About the Area
Located in Ocracoke, this cottage is by the sea. Deepwater Theater and Ocracoke Preservation Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Ocracoke Lighthouse and British Cemetery. Ocracoke Pony Pens and Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Know Before you Go
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property
Note from host: No pets under any circumstance
Strategies for getting the best Ocracoke rental experience:
How to get the best rental value:
- Book your vacation rental as early as possible. Rental schedules usually become available twelve months in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many groups reserve their Summer vacations during Christmas and Thanksgiving get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
- Summer months are the most expensive season along the coast of NC. To find the best vacation home within budget, we highly recommend booking in the Spring or Fall. You'll enjoy lower rental rates, better selection, warm weather and the absence of giant crowds at Ocracoke restaurants, beaches, and activities.
- Some hosts and property managers offer discounts for veterans and active duty military. Ask your property manager if special discounts are available for your family before you book.
- Property management companies typically offer their guests an option to add trip insurance. Trip insurance, which will generally cost between 1% - 5% of the base reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed days as a result of personal medical-related issues or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask the property owner for specifics.
- Look for your local Ocracoke area magazine upon checking in. If your rental doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great information, visitors guides contain offers and deals for nearby accommodations and attractions.
Planning and choosing a perfect Ocracoke vacation home:
- Select a group lead, choose your trip dates, and choose a spending budget.
- Determine how many bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration your group requires. Amazing Lighthouse Views and Delightful Decor! has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Ocracoke rentals search.
- Precise descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts is generally accessible on booking websites. If they are not listed, contact the property manager before booking your rental. Remember that most listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds and bunks. You will need to determine what configuration is suitable for your vacation.
- Some rentals allow pets, and some do not. Acceptable types of pet, weight and breeds may be restricted, and additional charges may apply. Ask the property management company about allowable pet guidelines before booking.
- Visiting for a single event? Try a map search to locate nearby rentals.
- Proper accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. Confirm all necessary amenities are included before reserving a rental
More tips for your stay:
- Add the property manager's contact info to your phone. Print and take a copy of arrival/departure procedures.
- Ask questions. You may need instructions for a garage door opener, stereo or appliance. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief text message can prevent lots of difficulties.
- Lock your rental home while you're away. Protect your property!
- Make a record of any damages to the rental at check in, and immediately send them to the property manager. We specifically recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that can be helpful if a dispute arises.
- Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking policies can make a stay significantly more pleasurable. You'll enhance your chance to make some new local friends, and resident neighbors can be a fantastic source for finding the best local beaches and hangouts.
- Don't forget to... Ask a local! Neighbors can typically help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to take kids for a treat, have a great night out, or the best spots for crabbing?
- Double-check the vacation property to confirm that you've packed all of your family's items on check-out day. Re-check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden treasure. Clean the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
- Record a video to document the condition of the property.
- After your trip, leave feedback! Property managers rely on great feedback to drive new bookings. They'll be grateful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something wasn't as described, other vacationers will appreciate that you share your experience find their best rental home. Please be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to fix it.
- The Slushy Stand - 0.3 miles
- Dajio - 0.4 miles
- SmacNally's Raw Bar and Grill - 0.4 miles
- The Flying Melon Café - 0.5 miles
- Sorellas Pizza & Pasta - 0.6 miles
- Ocracoke Coffee Co. - 0.6 miles
- Ocracoke Oyster Company - 0.6 miles
- Eduardo's - 0.7 miles
- Kitty Hawk Kites - 0.4 miles
- Ocracoke Island Lighthouse - 0.1 miles
- Ocracoke Lighthouse - 0.2 miles
- Ocracoke Harbor - 0.2 miles
- Springer's Point - 0.2 miles
- Ride the Wind Surf Shop - 0.3 miles
- Portsmouth Island Adventures - 0.4 miles
- Ocracoke Parasail - 0.4 miles