Many newcomers to the Outer Banks who are browsing the local restaurants, shops and area attractions online or in the local guide books notice an interesting addition to the standard address. Besides the typical business name, street name, street number and town, many local businesses also include a Milepost number. This may initially appear to be an odd notation to include, but on the Outer Banks, this is incredibly helpful to new visitors on the lookout for a specific restaurant or shop.
- As low as $183/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
- Jet skiing nearby
- Near the bay
- No pets allowed
- Note from host: Please do not smoke in the house or on the porches
- Outdoor furniture
- Parasailing nearby
- Power boating nearby
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- Surfing/body boarding nearby
- Swimming nearby
- Towels provided
- TV with cable/satellite service
- Washing machine and dryer
- WiFi available
- Wildlife and game walks nearby
About this Property
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
The Light Keeper's Duck Cottage offers an extraordinary and unobstructed view of the Ocracoke Lighthouse. Tucked away off a peaceful, less traveled street, 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 Cottage listed on the National Register, sits quietly across the marsh from the famed Ocracoke beacon. Once a 1950's summer vacation home, the bungalow has been completely restored and modernized. Limit of 4 people and parking for 2 cars.
About the Area
This cottage is located in Ocracoke. Deepwater Theater and Ocracoke Preservation Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Ocracoke Lighthouse and British Cemetery. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Know Before you Go
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property
- Pets not allowed
Tips and Tricks for getting the best Ocracoke vacation property experience:
Cost saving strategies:
- Summer months are the most expensive season along the coast of NC. To get the best rental for your budget, we recommend booking in the Fall or Spring shoulder seasons. You'll enjoy lower rates, greater selection, gorgeous weather and the absence of large crowds at your favorite Ocracoke restaurants and activities. Many vacationers use this strategy to reserve larger homes, or to book a beach front vacation rental that would otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable during the Summer months. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Ocracoke vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve are great times to gather with loved ones at the beach.
- Book your rental as early as possible. Rental schedules usually become available twelve months in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many families book their Summer vacations during holiday get-togethers. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property manager whether your family qualifies for a reduced rate.
- Property management companies frequently offer customers an option to add trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which costs between 1% - 5% of the base reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any days missed as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel or extra fuel expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask the property owner for additional information.
- Look for your local Ocracoke visitors guide when you arrive at the rental property. If your rental doesn't have a copy, you can find them at local shops and visitor centers. In addition to great articles, visitors guides have money saving offers on nearby accommodations and attractions.
Choosing the best rental home in the Ocracoke area:
- Select a group leader, choose your vacation dates, and choose a spending budget.
- Note the number beds and what type of bedroom configuration you need. Amazing Lighthouse Views and Delightful Decor! has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Ocracoke vacation rental search.
- Specific information regarding bedrooms and bed counts & types is generally available on booking websites. If not, email or call the property management company before you book the rental. Remember that most properties list the max. guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds.
- If there's a certain Ocracoke destination you are crazy about, search for properties that are either near by, or those that cater to your desires.
- Proper accessibility can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. .
- If your family is traveling with pets, you'll need to book a pet-friendly rental. Get information on breed, size, and type requirements. Be aware that some property owners charge additional pet fees.
Tips to have a fantastic stay:
- Add the host's contact info to your smartphone. Take a copy of check in/check out procedures.
- Note any damages to the rental during check in, and immediately send them to the host. We specifically recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that are valuable if damages are assessed.
- Hosts are there to help! Don't be shy to ask questions before, during, or after your stay.
- Be respectful of your neighbors. Frequently, adjacent homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting quiet hours and parking regulations can make a stay significantly more pleasurable.
- Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Locals can often help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to get the best seafood, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for bird watching?
- Keep your rental home locked while you're out! Don't let thieves ruin your trip.
- Don't leave anything behind! Just before departing, take a walk through the property to reconfirm you've collected all belongings. Remember to check bathrooms, dressers, and closets for hidden belongings. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
- Inspect the property one final time and look for any damage. We recommend inspecting the property with the property manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible). If the property manager isn't available, ensure that you take video and pictures of the property to record its condition.
- Did your family have a great vacation? Most rental home management companies make it easy for guests to provide comments. If your property and/or property manager was terrific, they would love to hear it. If anything was inoperable and they failed to address it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make a note as part of your comments.
- 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