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.
- DVD player
- 1 bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Available in all rooms: WiFi
- Available in some public areas: WiFi
- Bathtub or shower
- DVD player
- Fish cleaning table on site
- Limited onsite parking
- Limited onsite parking
- No pets allowed
- On the waterfront
- Sleeps 2
- Smoke-free property
- Smoke-free property
- Towels provided
- Washing machine and dryer
- WiFi available
About this Property
- Private vacation home
- Non-smoking property
- No children allowed
Get your 'Second Wind' in this marvelous Ocracoke Island vacation home. Second Wind is the ideal charming couples hideaway for just two guests. Unwind and savor the sunshine and warm sea breezes on the waterside decks overlooking a canal with direct access to Pamlico Sound. A partial bulkhead provides both boat docking and painless access to the canal for kayaks, all right at your back door. Distant sound vistas. 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths: The enormous second floor Master Suite has a King bed and sitting area along with a modest waterside deck. The first floor open layout combines the kitchen, living and dining areas. Half bath is on the first floor and full bath with tub/shower on the second floor. Additional amenities include central air conditioning/heat, ceiling fans, complimentary wireless internet access, 2 cable TVs and DVD player. Washer and dryer. Sheets and towels are included. Beds are made for your arrival. The exterior offers private boat dockage, partial bulkhead, decks, hot/cold outdoor shower, charcoal grille and fish cleaning bench. No Smoking. No Animals Accepted. Limit of 2 cars. Short Stays are available, there is a three nighttime minimum. Property Layout: First Floor: Open kitchen, dining and living area with TV/DVD. Half Bath with washer/dryer. Second Floor: Master Suite with King bed, TV, and sitting area. Full Bath with tub/shower. Bicycle Units, Beach Items, Cottage Items and More! *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.
Strategies for getting the best Ocracoke vacation property experience:
Finding the best rental value:
- Reserve your vacation home as soon as possible. Rental schedules often become available a year in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many groups book their Summer vacation rentals during Winter holiday gatherings. Book before these holidays for best selection.
- Summer months are high season in the Ocracoke area. To get the best value, try changing your vacation week to the Spring or Fall months. May, September, and even October offer pleasant temperatures, less crowded beaches, and greatly reduced traffic. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to reserve a beach front vacation rental that would otherwise be unavailable during the Summer.
- Some hosts offer special rates for veterans. Make sure to check with your host or property manager to see if special discounts are available for your family before you book.
- Management companies and individual rental owners usually offer their guests an option to buy vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed time as a result of personal medical-related issues or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for program terms and fees.
- Find a copy of 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 grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great local information, travel guides have offers and deals for local tours, shops, and attractions.
How to select the best vacation home:
- Choose your vacation week and spending budget.
- Decide how many beds and the bed configuration your family requires. Second Wind: Perfect canalfront home for two with private boat dock. has 0 bedrooms and 0 bathrooms.
- Precise information regarding bedrooms and bed counts & types is often accessible on booking websites. Otherwise, contact the property manager before you book the vacation property. Remember that most listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes pull-out couches.
- If your group is bringing pets, you'll need to find a rental that allows animals. Request information on breed, weight, and type requirements. Note that some hosts charge additional pet fees.
- Is your family looking for unique amenities? Most rental search websites include search filters for amenities.
- Suitable accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Make certain to inquire about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs.
More tips for your visit:
- Get the owner's contact number and check in/check out procedures for your rental property.
- Hosts are great sources of help! Feel free to ask questions during your stay.
- Protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, just like you would at home.
- During arrival, record any issues with the rental property and immediately contact the owner. Record all coorespondence.
- Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a stay significantly more pleasurable. Be a good neighbor. You will magnify your chance to make local friends, and resident neighbors are often an incredible source for finding the best local spots.
- Don't forget to... Ask a local! Locals can often help. Who better to ask where to spend a rainy day, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for bird watching?
- Don't leave anything behind! Just before you drive away, walk through the rental to confirm you've collected all of your things. Re-check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden items. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
- Walk through the rental a final time and scan for damages to contents or the property itself. We advise inspecting the property with the property manager whenever you can. If the property manager isn't available, remember to take photos of the rental to record its condition.
- Did your group have a fantastic time? Most rental home management companies make it easy for clients to provide comments. If your rental and/or host was terrific, they would love to hear it. If anything was imperfect and they failed to address it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make it a point as part of your feedback.
- Ocracoke Coffee Co. - 0.3 miles
- Dajio - 0.4 miles
- Graceful Bakery - 0.4 miles
- The Slushy Stand - 0.4 miles
- SmacNally's Raw Bar and Grill - 0.5 miles
- Sorellas Pizza & Pasta - 0.5 miles
- Ocracoke Oyster Company - 0.5 miles
- The Flying Melon Café - 0.5 miles
- Kitty Hawk Kites - 0.4 miles
- Southern Environmental Law - Outer Banks - 0.4 miles
- Ocracoke Parasail - 0.4 miles
- Deepwater Theater and Music Hall - 0.4 miles
- The Glass Bead & Java Junction - 0.4 miles
- Portsmouth Island Adventures - 0.4 miles
- Ride the Wind Surf Shop - 0.5 miles
- Ocracoke Preservation Society - 0.5 miles