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Ocracoke Retreat in the Heart of the Village. Efficiency for Rent

Bedrooms 1
Space 250 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom with roll out bed, kitchen, and porch, 1 Full bath

Cozy retreat for a couple or small family. This apartment is attached to our family vacation home in Ocracoke it is designed as a mother-in-law space for the previous owner. We have fixed it up with new floors and new furniture and updated kitchen. It has a queen size bed and a roll out single although an air mattress for the kids is good too. Cable TV 32 inch flat screen and wireless internet in the master suite. Matching dresser and chest of drawers. Kitchen has a apartment size 4 Burner stove with oven. Microwave, coffee maker, small (dorm size) fridge. Small eating table on the enclosed porch. Perfect for a small family or couple. We do not have a formal cleaning service, so we ask renters to leave it as they found it. Cleaning supplies are provided.

Ellen or Russell Grant
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Ellen or Russell Grant

Been off and on Ocracoke since I was a child. Growing up there in the summers. Have many friends there and spend as much time as I can on the island. I live in a small farming community and am also a farmer. Would like to retire to Ocracoke someday...

Ellen or Russell Grant purchased this bungalow in 2014

What makes this bungalow unique

We tried to make it similar to a nice hotel room to be familiar to everyone.This place is close to everything. If you like visiting Ocracoke you know about the local restaurants and bars. Golf carts are popular and for rent everywhere. Bike or clam just off the boat ramp by the ferry landing or fish off the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Ocracoke, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Standard Bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower tub. You will need to bring your own toiletries and towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , New 2014
  • Set up Like a hotel bedroom, Queen size bed with dresser and chest of drawers, 32 inch TV with wireless internet. You will need to bring your own sheets and towels, linens are NOT provided.
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This room is a nice place to stay for a cozy retreat on Ocracoke.


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(40 traveller reviews)

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Ocracoke Retreat in the Heart of the Village. Efficiency for Rent
average rating of 4.625 based on 40 reviews


  • 4 of 5

It is comfortable for two people. Not luxurious but very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a quick getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at The Charter Room for two nights with our two Labradors for a quick anniversary getaway. The place was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the hardwood floors made cleanup easy. The kitchen has everything you need (coffee pot, toaster, dishes, pots, etc).

I would recommend bringing a cooler of some sort (as we did) for cold beverages to keep in the truck/on the deck, since the fridge is hotel size and won't hold much more than leftovers (not a bad thing, just good to be prepared with a cooler).

From a woman's perspective, it would be nice to have the bathroom mirror mounted on the same wall as you face the sink instead of on the side wall to the left (it would make getting ready so much easier), but it was still definitely manageable. Just a suggestion!

The only other minimal con would be that it was slightly noisy from the other side of the house that The Charter Room is attached to, especially first thing in the morning (mainly just able to hear footsteps, shutting doors, muffled talking, etc). Granted, we are used to having no neighbors or noise whatsoever, so I'm sure folks who are used to having close neighbors or living in an apartment would not really notice the noise. But for the great price, we did not mind a little noise!

The location of The Charter Room was amazing! We were able to walk to everything in town, which was great for us.

Overall I would highly recommend staying here and would give The Charter Room 5 stars all day! Thank you again for letting us stay in your home!

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a place to crash! Clean!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised: a comfortable place to crash and clean up after a day on the island. Cool and comfy in the heat and dry and cozy in the rain. Much more spacious than anticipated, perfect for a us as a couple with a lovable lab.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little bungalow tucked away!

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately we came during the power outage and didn't get to fully take in all the beauty this little bungalow had to offer. We will definitely keep it as a place to try and rebook when we get to take our next trip back to Ocracoke.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Charter Room. This was the first beach vacation that we did not stay at a hotel. When booking in the future, I will always look here first from now on. There was plenty of room for two people and two dogs. There was a kitchenette so we could make meals, but also so many good restaurants a short walk away. It was in a good location to take the dogs for a walk without having to worry about traffic. The bed was comfortable and there was good natural light. We had our own parking space, so we wouldn't have to worry about finding one. If we return to Ocracoke, I would definitely stay here again. A fantastic three night stay. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved It!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Charter Room was a very nice, cozy place to stay while in Ocracoke. My husband and I stayed for four nights and it was perfect for us. The location was great and near a lot of the restaurants and shops. Russell and Ellen could not have been nicer. They were great hosts and extremely accommodating. They were very timely with email/text correspondence and went above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. The room was very clean and had everything that we needed so that we could prepare/cook some of our meals there. We enjoyed sitting on the porch each morning and evening and chatting with the Grant's. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had no trouble with the room being hot. An A/C unit is supplied for the main area and the sunroom area. We usually stay at a hotel when visiting Ocracoke, so we were a little nervous about trying something different. We are so glad that we did. In fact, we have already booked the Charter Room for a return trip next year. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience staying at the Charter Room and would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Ocracoke. Thanks Russell and Ellen for being so hospitable!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice meeting you both. We look forward to your staying again next year. Ocracoke is a great place to relax and there should be more room for boat parking next year.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Ocracoke Airport W95
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
1/2 block Zillies 1 block SmacNally's
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Swan Quarter or Cedar Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
SmacNally's or Dajio's 2 blocks
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
NPS South point rd or lifeguard beach off Hwy 12
Car: not necessary

No need to drive anywhere. Walk or bike wherever you need to go. Bar hop, gift shop, ice cream, or go to the beach.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$6.52

We do not have a cleaning service. Each renter is encouraged to do a reasonable job of cleaning before they leave. Supplies are provided. A good wipe down and sweeping/vacuuming will help us and also give you a good reputation for the next time. If you do not want to clean we can add a $75 cleaning fee to your rental and have someone do it for you. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.