3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
About Chris Sawin
Karen & I purchased this condominium for our retirement. We grew up in Wisconsin, married and attended university there. We owned an oceanfront motel in Kill Devil Hills for 45 years and still live on a portion of that property. We have two children and have 6 grandchildren living on the Outer Banks and another child and four more grandchildren on Chapel Hill, NC. Our son Christopher is the director of the Dare County Arts Council half a block away from this rental.
Chris Sawin purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Chris Sawin chose Manteo
This is a jewel of a little town. Hugged by water and touched by limitless sky, Manteo feels as open as what surrounds it. Locals say hello and smile a welcome to visitors. The town’s kids can be watched joyously jumping off the bridge that leads to Festival Park in the summer heat. And every direction you look, there’s an interesting shop, beckoning restaurant, creative art gallery, fun attraction … and such beautiful scenery. From one spot on the boardwalk that surrounds the waterfront town, you can see Roanoke Island Marshes Lighthouse, Elizabeth II, flags fluttering, sails catching breezes and vessels docked alongside each other, a playground with prancing kids, a gazebo perched over the water, attractive bed and breakfasts and inns and people happily taking in all the pleasure this town offers.
What makes this Condo unique
A spectacular view of the harbor and the Albemarle Sound all the way to the Nags Head beaches and the ocean can be seen from your front porch. A waterfront walk-way runs from nearby grocery stores and shops past your apartment on to the Festival Park with live amphitheater, museum and historic boat replica. Deep sea fishing charter inlets beckon from two nearby locations and miles and miles of canals to be explore by kayak start a few miles away.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This is our third year staying in the Sawin condo. It is well laid out and comfortable. We come down to relax, which is just what we did. Thank you, Sawins!
We are very impressed with this rental. Clean, comfortable and homey. Every need has been considered. The bed was comfortable. The shower was hot. Really decorated nice. We are sad to leave. Close to restaurants and shopping.
We had a wonderful time. The condo was lovely and comfortable and conveniently located. Can't wait to stay again!
Love Chris and Manteo
This is our third year using Chris' condo during the Manteo Christmas festival, and we love it.
Chris is very responsive and willing to work with our irregular check-in times. The place is well kept and well stocked with beautiful views and easy walking access to everything in downtown Manteo.
Can't wait to come back!
Great As Usual!
We stay at this condo often and it's always great! We liked the updated livingroom furniture and the new pirate artwork. A+ as always!
Picturesque and Comfy
This property offers a perfect location for anyone wishing to walk or shop through downtown Manteo, view the sound or simply travel over the nearby bridge to enjoy the local natural scenery. The furnishings are attractive and very comfortable.
Local attractions (within an approximate 30 minute drive) include Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, Fort Raleigh historic site, Elizabethan Gardens, Festival Island living history museum, Art Gallery and Elizabeth II ship re-creation, Wright Brothers Museum, Hatteras Island Ferry to Ocracoke, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Alligator River Wildlife Refuge, Nags Head Gallery Row, intercoastal waterways tours, charter fishing boat rentals, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, and several historic lighthouses. OBX Golf opportunities include ten championship courses (including Duck Woods and the Pointe). Local events include: Wanchese Seafood Festival, Kitty Hawk Kite Festival, OBX Marathon and live theater at Festival Island.
Other Activities: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Jockey's Ridge, hang gliding, dolphin watch, scenic cruises, sport fishing, kayaking, nature preserves, NC Aquarium