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Seagarden Cottage in Historic Downtown Manteo, Just Steps From Shallowbag Bay

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
37 reviews

Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Festival Park
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Outer Banks History Center
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional)
    5 min drive

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1-844-709-7928

    About this area

    Manteo

    In the city center, this cottage is in a walkable area with good shopping. Seaside Art Gallery and Hemingway Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island and Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf. Full Throttle Speedway and Destination Fun are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Festival Park - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Outer Banks History Center - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Outer Banks Visitors Bureau - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pirate's Cove Marina - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island - 9 min drive

    Getting around

    • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 122 min drive

    About this property

    Seagarden Cottage in Historic Downtown Manteo, Just Steps From Shallowbag Bay

    Our charming 1930s bungalow was fully renovated in 2012 but retains period details that make it one of the town's historic homes. And Seagarden Cottage is furnished with all the comforts of home because it truly is one-- ours-- when we're not sharing it with you. The master bedroom has a Queen-sized bed and light-filled private bath with a claw-foot tub and decorative arch that was preserved from the kitchen and relocated during the renovation (the master bath, it's consistently remarked, is the best room in the house). The second bedroom also features a queen-sized bed, and is serviced by the hall bathroom, just outside the bedroom door. The living room and the dining room are appointed with antiques and family heirlooms, and the sun room has a wide-screen TV and cozy couches and chairs for lounging when it's time to relax with a good book or watch a movie. The kitchen is fully equipped with a farmhouse sink, 4-burner stove, microwave, full-sized fridge, and Keurig coffee maker (with refillable filters and a coffee grinder if you prefer freshly ground coffee to single-use K-cups). And perhaps most notably, located across from Shallowbag Bay and just steps from the Manteo Waterfront, Seagarden Cottage has a wide front porch with comfortable seating, while a private garden affords plenty of privacy in back. The home's original owner, Mrs. Sybil Jones, made a name for herself with her lovely garden, for which she often received Roanoke Island Garden Club's "Garden of the Month" distinction. Our mother, with love and hard work, has continued that garden tradition, and hopes that 'Miss Sybil,' as she is still known around town, would have been proud.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Ashley Whitfield Donovan

    Speaks English

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Pets

    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Property payment types

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Seagarden Cottage Historic Just Steps Shallowbag Bay
    • Seagarden Historic Downtown Manteo Just Steps Shallowbag Bay
    • Seagarden Historic Just Steps Shallowbag Bay
    • Seagarden Cottage Historic Just Steps Shallowbag Bay
    • Seagarden Historic Downtown Manteo Just Steps Shallowbag Bay
    • Seagarden Cottage Historic Just Steps Shallowbag Bay
    • Seagarden Historic Downtown Manteo Just Steps Shallowbag Bay
    • Seagarden Historic Just Steps Shallowbag Bay

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 2

    1 queen bed

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster

    Bedrooms

    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Books
    • Video library
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden

    Laundry

    • Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    • Air conditioning
    • Heating

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the city center

    Things to do

    • Parasailing, hiking/biking trails, and windsurfing nearby

    General

    • Sleeps 4

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Parasailing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    4.7

    Exceptional

    5 - Excellent
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    4 - Good
    6
    3 - Okay
    3
    2 - Mediocre
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    1 - Poor
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    5/5 Excellent

    OBX Tri

    Great location, clean house / yard! Such a lovely home. Super easy to checkin. Great communication!

    5/5 Excellent

    Cute, comfortable home in a great location

    We’d stay here again in a heartbeat. Excellent attention to detail in the home - comfortable beds, high quality and plentiful towels, beach supplies, and a well stocked kitchen. Perfect location to walk into downtown Manteo. We didn’t even meet the owners in person, but their hospitality came through.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great home, close to town

    We loved our stay here at the cottage. The home has a very comfortable feeling and the owners have put that "come home" touch in every room in the house. Beds were comfortable, showers great, relaxing room to wind down in at the end of the day. We loved being able to just walk down the street and be at all the nice little shops and restaurants. We especially love hanging out on Poor Richard's back deck and eating dinner. There are several little antique stores downtown that are neat to browse. We will definitely come to this home again.

    5/5 Excellent

    Charming cottage

    Very cozy and charming house and yard. within walking distance) to Festival Park and shops. Beds were comfortable, air-conditioning worked well.Great natural lightning. We enjoyed sitting on the porch. Not much water view but pleasant

    5/5 Excellent

    Lovely home 2 mins from waterfront

    We had a lovely stay in Seagarden Cottage. The property is pretty, homely and comfortable - very much like the owners just popped out and told us to make ourselves at home! The location is great, just a moment from the boardwalk and waterfront businesses in Manteo and a short walk from the festival park. The levels of equipment in the cottage are good - comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, plenty of towels and linens (including some beach towels and chairs), pots and pans in the kitchen, good laundry room etc. We did overlook the lack of dishwasher but we managed to survive! This was our first trip to the OBX and we really loved it - we spent several days on the beach in Nags Head as well as taking a kayaking trip from Kitty Hawk, going up to explore Duck, and visiting the NC Aquarium. If you are visiting with kids be sure to check out the activities that the aquarium offers in addition to the general admission - we did a 'Breakfast with the Rays' one morning which was really cool (they are listed on outerbanks.com). We also found some good restaurants including great gluten-free choices (which is essential for a good holiday if you have a coeliac in the family) - Avenue Grille on the waterfront does an amazing GF burger and Coastal Cravings in Duck was tricky to find (it's in an old gas station building!) but worth it for the fabulous GF crab cakes. Would also highly recommend visiting Downtown Books in Manteo if you like a good old-fashioned bookstore (with a resident foster cat we unfortunately could not take back to England with us!). It was a very relaxing time and we hope to be back one day. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us and introducing us to a fabulous part of the world.

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