The house was built in 1946 and was named the Queen Elizabeth Guest House, to capitalize on the growing tourist trade with rooms available for rent for $1 a night. When the house was built, the streets of downtown Manteo were sand. Four br, 2 bath, sleeps 10. Built in 1946, this quaint, sunny, spacious, and historic house has a natural charm. Hardwood floors, comfy breakfast nook, wood stove, outdoor shower, fenced-in yard are some of the much-loved features.
This quaint, spacious, and historic house has a natural charm. It offers an alternative to the more contemporary houses that are available in the nearby beach locations. The house is equipped with beautiful hard-wood floors, and wonderful light, comfortable sofas, family heirloom furniture, 100% cotton sheets, towels, down comforters, plenty of dining room chairs, well-stocked pantry, kitchen dining nook, and shady side. Two downstairs bedrooms have queen size beds. Small upstairs bedroom now has a queen-sized bed. The bunk room has a bunk bed (queen on bottom, single on top), and a full-size bed. The kitchenette upstairs has an additional single sleeper/sofa (best to bring your own linens or sleeping bag if you plan to use it.) The yard is completely enclosed by a white picket fence, with plenty of space for children and dogs to run. Our home and the town of Manteo is very dog-friendly! A newly built, completely enclosed outdoor shower is great for washing off after the beach. There is a large magnolia tree with a swing in the front yard and lovely landscaping around the house. We can easily accommodate 2 families with the main kitchen downstairs and a simple galley kitchen upstairs with a separate entrance.
For an additional charge of $100, you can have access to our 4 bikes and 2 kayaks.
Robert and Anne live in Chapel Hill but are very responsive by email, phone or text. We have a wonderful, local caretaker, Jaye Massecar.
Welcome to Uppowoc House in Manteo.: The village of Manteo is delightful, with plenty of activities in town, as well as additional activities throughout the northern Outer Banks. Our house is in a quiet neighborhood within a pleasant, five-minute walk of coffee shops, restaurants, bookstore, movie theater, shopping, Roanoke Island Festival Park, NC Maritime Center, eco-kayaking, and the waterfront docks with a replica of a 16th century English ship. Located in the center of historic Roanoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this Nantucket-style village is connected to the NC Aquarium, The Island Farm, the Elizabethan Gardens and Fort Raleigh National Park by a delightful and meandering bike and walking path. The house is a 10-minute drive to the Nags Head beaches, a 20-minute drive to the Wright Brothers' First Flight Site, and convenient to journeys to the famous Corolla, Bodie Island, Hatteras and Ocracoke Island lighthouses.
Please see "House Manual" for important house rules. We love our 5-star guests!
Please adjust the thermostat in the hallway to an appropriate temperature when you arrive. We suggest 75 degrees in summer (cooling mode) and 68 degrees in winter (heating mode). There is a separate thermostat for the upstairs, located at the top of the stairway.
We provide all bed linens, as well as a bath towel, hand towel and washcloth for each listed guest. If you want more towels, please plan to bring your own. We do not provide beach towels. Please bring your own beach towels and please do not use the bath towels at the beach.
There are five gates through which you can enter or leave the yard. Please be sure to close the gates when you pass through them. If they are left open, they tend to sag or bang around in the wind. We also don’t want other dogs “enjoying” our yard.
Three to four cars can park in the driveway. Please park on the paved area first, and additional cars can be parked on the grass beside the paved area, if necessary. Please do not park on the street. You may be ticketed, and it interferes with our neighbors across the street.
We offer the use of the contents of our “Bike Barn” for a fee of $150 for all the contents. If you want only to use the bikes, then talk to us about another fee arrangement. We will give you the combination of the second lockbox once you have made the arrangements to use the equipment. The Bike Barn lockbox is located on the back side of the outdoor stairs, near the house-end of the clothesline.
Please enjoy and respect our family furniture, paintings, etc. I'm sure you'll love our house as much as we do! We also love our pets as much as you do! We do allow dogs and cats that are up-to-date on flea control. Our fenced-in yard is perfect for your 4-legged companions. Please clean up after them. And absolutely no pets on the furniture. No smoking anywhere in the house. If you smoke on the porch, please dispose of all evidence. Please be considerate of our neighbors, if you have a party.
Strip all beds that you slept in or leave the beds unmade so that we will know clearly what linens to change. Put linens that you remove and any towels that you used in the basket in the laundry room.
Return clean dishes and flatware to where you found them or leave them in the dishwasher. If there are dirty dishes in the dishwasher, please start it running. Please leave only clean dishes in the drying rack by the sink.
Leave the two thermostats at 80 degrees when in the cooling mode (summer) and at 55 degrees when in the heating mode (winter).
Turn off all inside and outside lights and appliances. Check upstairs and downstairs.
Turn all water faucets off.
Close all windows.
Check all closets, drawers and cabinets for personal belongings.
Put your trash in the large green trash dumpster at the back end of the driveway. Recycling goes in the yellow top trash can.
If you use the kayaks and bikes, please return the Bike Barn key to the second key box, and make sure that the pad lock on the Bike Barn is locked.
Please lock all the doors. Please put one of the front door keys back into the lock box and scramble the combination. Leave the second key on the front table. If possible, please text or call Jaye ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) when you leave.
Personal Belongings: You should be certain to take all your personal belongings with you. We are not responsible for forgotten items. It is your responsibility to notify us if you believe you have left any items in the house. If any personal items are left behind, we will return them C.O.D. at your request.