The Southern Outer Banks, particularly Ocracoke Island, is notorious as the stomping grounds for some of history's most infamous pirates. Notable swashbucklers from Calico Jack to Anne Bonney and Mary Reed, arguably the most famous women pirates, have made a splash in this area, robbing privateers blind and making intricate, sneaky escapes in the inlets and soundside waters off of these barrier islands.
About this Property
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Non-smoking property
- Pets welcome (restrictions apply)
- No children allowed
This Ocracoke Island bungalow offers pretty marsh vistas. Ford Cottage features a first floor open floor plan. The open kitchen, dining and living areas offer a great space for family gatherings or entertaining. The first floor is further enhanced by a generous screened porch and deck. Stunning pine floors throughout. The second floor features a great room with cathedral ceilings, wet bar with mini refrigerator, half bath, and a balcony providing a fabulous view of the marsh. 3 bedrooms, 1 Full Bath and 2 Half Baths: 1 with King, 2 with two Twins. Conveniences include complimentary wireless internet access, 2 cable TVs and 2 DVD players. Central air conditioning/baseboard heat on the first floor, central air conditioning/central heat on the second floor, ceiling fans in all rooms. Washer and dryer. The exterior offers two decks and a huge screened porch with picnic table, hot/cold outdoor shower w/dressing area and fish cleaning bench. *This home does not provide linens. No Smoking. No Animals Accepted. Limit of 3 cars. Short Stays are available, there is a three nighttime minimum. Property Layout: First Floor: Open kitchen, dining and living area with TV/DVD. Bedroom with King bed. Two bedrooms, each with two Twin beds. Hallway Bath with tub/shower. Half Bath with washer/dryer. Second Floor: Great Room with TV/DVD/VCR, mini-refrigerator and wet bar. Bicycle Units, Beach Items, Cottage Items and More! *Linens, Bikes, Beach Items, Cottage and Infant Items, and more are available through Beach Outfitters. Advance orders of Beach Outfitters items can be made any time prior to your arrival by calling Ocracoke Island Realty.
About the Area
This vacation home is located in Ocracoke. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Springer's Point Preserve and Ocracoke Beach, while Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit and Deepwater Theater are cultural highlights.
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- Pets not allowed
Tips and Tricks to get the perfect vacation home experience:
When to reserve a Ocracoke rental home & When to go:
- In the Ocracoke area, The earlier your group can reserve a vacation rental, the easier your search will be. The most desirable rental properties are booked early. Booking your rental six to twelve months before your vacation is recommended. Holiday gatherings are excellent times to search for and reserve your rental property.
- Reserve your vacation home in the Spring or Fall to get the benefit of beautiful weather while saving money and avoiding crowds. Many vacationers use this strategy to find larger homes within budget, or to reserve a beach front vacation rental that would otherwise be unavailable during the Summer months.
- Some property managers offer promotional rates for veterans. It's always a good idea to check with your host or property manager to see if special offers are available for your group before you book.
- Property management companies often offer renters an option to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which normally costs 1% - 5% of the reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed days as a result of medical-related issues or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel or additional gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a life-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your property manager for more information.
- Look for your local Ocracoke visitors guide upon arrival. If your rental property doesn't have one, you can find them at local shops and fuel stations. In addition to great articles, visitors guide magazines contain coupons for local accommodations, restaurants and tours.
Make a plan and choose your Ocracoke rental home:
- To start, have your family agree to dates and a max budget.
- Note the number bedrooms and the bed configuration your family requires. Ford Cottage: Beautiful marsh views with a large screened porch. has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our rentals search.
- Specific information regarding bedrooms and bed counts is regularly available online. If you don't see them listed, email the property owner before reserving the vacation property. Note that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes pull-out couches and bunk beds. You will need to work out what configuration is optimal for your trip.
- If your family is bringing pets, filter your search for a pet-friendly property. Ask for details on breed, weight, and type requirements. Usually, hosts charge additional pet fees.
- Does your family require special amenities? Most rental websites include amenity lists and search filters.
- Proper accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for persons with a disability. Confirm all required amenities are available before booking.
- Review arrival and departure procedures before leaving home. Take a printed copy, and save the instructions to your phone.
- Property managers are available to help! Don't be shy to ask questions before, during, or after your stay.
- Keep the property locked while you're gone! Don't let thieves ruin your trip.
- To make sure that damages aren't linked to your visit, inspect for any problem areas upon check in. message the host right away to relay any issues. If there is a dispute about who is responsible, having a record of problems and contact attempts will be very helpful.
- Respect your neighbors. Often, nearby homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting late-night noise limits and parking policies can make a stay significantly more pleasurable.
- Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Neighbors can usually help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to launch your kayaks, have a great night out, or the best spots for fine dining?
- Just prior to departing, complete a walk-through to make sure you have not forget anything. Check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden belongings. Clean the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
- Go through the property one final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We advise inspecting the property with the host whenever you can. If the manager isn't available, remember to take pictures of the property to record its condition at check-out.
- Did your family have a terrific stay? Many rental managers make it easy for guests to provide reviews. If your property and/or host was fantastic, they would love to hear about it. If anything was defective and they failed to fix it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make it a point as part of your review.
- Ocracoke Coffee Co. - 0.4 miles
- Fig Tree Bakery and the Sweet Tooth - 0.5 miles
- Ocracoke Oyster Company - 0.5 miles
- Helios' Hideaway - 0.5 miles
- 1718 Brewing - 0.5 miles
- Plum Pointe Kitchen - 0.5 miles
- Sorellas Pizza & Pasta - 0.5 miles
- Howard's Pub & Raw Bar Restaurant - 0.5 miles
- Kitty Hawk Kites - 0.7 miles
- Blackbeard Museum at Teach's Hole - 0.5 miles
- Deepwater Theater and Music Hall - 0.5 miles
- Southern Environmental Law - Outer Banks - 0.5 miles
- Tradewinds Tackle Shop - 0.5 miles
- The Glass Bead & Java Junction - 0.5 miles
- Ocracoke Parasail - 0.6 miles
- Portsmouth Island Adventures - 0.6 miles