If you know where to look, the Outer Banks can be a beachcomber's paradise. With miles of shoreline to explore, hidden beaches that are relatively untouched, and literally piles of shells washing up on the beaches after a storm, shelling on the OBX beaches is simply a matter of timing and area expertise.
- As low as $153/Night
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
- DVD player
- Video library
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 bedrooms
- Air conditioning
- Barbecue grill
- Coffee/tea maker
- No pets allowed
- Onsite parking
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- TV with cable/satellite service
- Washing machine and dryer
- WiFi available
About this Property
- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
This bright and cheerful island home is located in a peaceful neighborhood known as Widgeon Woods and is surrounded by trees. It is conveniently located close to Ocracoke’s Lighthouse, Silver Lake harbor, stores, and eateries. Just a short walk down Lighthouse Road brings you to Springer’s Point Nature Preserve. Upon entering this home, between the reading nook, living room and dining area you will want to do nothing but relax. The master bedroom is on the main floor with a private bathroom. Up stairs right before the loft area is the queen bedroom that shares a jack and jill bathroom with the double bedroom. In the loft area is two twin beds providing additional sleeping arrangements. The screened in porch has a dining area and outdoor furnishings to savor the cool evening breezes while listening to Ocracoke’s natural symphony of cicadas and frogs. This property does not provide linens and towels, please inquire about rental options.
About the Area
This vacation home is located in Ocracoke. Ocracoke Lighthouse and British Cemetery are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Springer's Point Preserve and Pamlico Sound. Ocracoke Pony Pens and Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum are also worth visiting.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Pets not allowed
Tips to get the very best rental experience:
How to get the best rental value:
- The earlier your group can book a vacation home, the easier your search will be. The best rental properties are booked early. Booking your vacation rental six - twelve months before your vacation is recommended. Winter holidays are excellent times to plan and reserve your vacation rental.
- June, July, and August are the most expensive months in the Ocracoke area. Booking your vacation home in Fall or Spring months is our favorite way to save money on your rental home. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of acceptable homes. Many vacationers use this strategy to reserve larger homes, or to book a beach front rental that would otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable during the Summer months. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Ocracoke vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to gather with loved ones at the beach.
- Property managers sometimes offer rate reductions for veterans. Make sure to check with your property manager to see if rate reductions are available for your group.
- Booking websites often offer renters an option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which will generally cost anywhere between 1% - 5% of the reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for days missed as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or additional gas expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask the property owner for additional information.
- Look for your local visitors guide upon arrival. If your rental home doesn't have one, you can find them at local shops and visitor centers. In addition to great local stories, visitor guide magazines contain deals for nearby accommodations, tours and attractions.
How to choose and book a perfect Ocracoke rental home:
- Begin by choosing a vacation week and a max budget.
- Determine how many beds and the configuration your group needs. Widgeon's Rest is a bright and cheerful island home in a quiet neighborhood. has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
- Precise information about bedrooms and bed counts is almost always accessible on booking websites. If not, reach out to the property management company before reserving the vacation home. Note that most property listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes pull-out couches. You'll need to work out which bed configuration is right for your vacation group.
- Some rental properties allow pets, but some do not. Allowable types of family pet, size and breeds may be restricted, and additional fees may apply. Ask the host about pet restrictions before booking.
- Looking for unique amenities? Most rental search websites include search filters with amenity lists.
- Proper accessibility can make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. Confirm all necessary amenities are available and included before booking.
Advice for a fantastic stay:
- Store the host's contact information in your smartphone and wallet.
- Ask questions. You may need instructions for a hot tub, elevator or washer/dryer. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief telephone call prevents quite a few problems.
- Lock your rental while you're out and about. Protect your property!
- To make sure that damages aren't attributed to your visit, inspect the rental for any problem areas upon your arrival. Speak to the property manager right away to relay any issues. If there is a dispute, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will be very helpful.
- Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like disrespectful visitors bothering your life at home. Use the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great local food and attractions you would've not otherwise known!
- Don't forget to... Ask a local! Residents can typically point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, have a great night out, or the best spots for fishing?
- Don't leave anything behind! Before you drive away, take a walk through the rental property to confirm you've collected all personal items. Check closets, dressers, garages, and bathrooms for hidden belongings. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
- Go through the rental one final time and look for any damage. We advise walking through with the host whenever possible. If the property manager is not available, remember to take pictures of the property to record its condition.
- Remember to leave feedback! Property owners rely on good ratings to compel future reservations. They'll be thankful for your review. Alternatively, if something went awry, other vacationers will be thankful you shared your review and help them have the best future vacation. Be fair with your review. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded reasonably to fix it.
- The Slushy Stand - 0.3 miles
- The Flying Melon Café - 0.4 miles
- Sorellas Pizza & Pasta - 0.4 miles
- Ocracoke Oyster Company - 0.5 miles
- Dajio - 0.5 miles
- Eduardo's - 0.5 miles
- Ocracoke Coffee Co. - 0.5 miles
- SmacNally's Raw Bar and Grill - 0.5 miles
- Kitty Hawk Kites - 0.5 miles
- Ocracoke Lighthouse - 0.1 miles
- Ocracoke Island Lighthouse - 0.2 miles
- Ocracoke Harbor - 0.2 miles
- Springer's Point - 0.2 miles
- Ride the Wind Surf Shop - 0.3 miles
- The Glass Bead & Java Junction - 0.3 miles
- Southern Environmental Law - Outer Banks - 0.4 miles