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

Bedrooms 1
Space 23 m²
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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

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:
  • 23 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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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Ocracoke Retreat in the Heart of the Village. Efficiency for Rent
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

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: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my husband and I and our daughter. It's a great location. The property owners are very friendly and quick to respond. This was our first time staying in Ocracoke and we will definitely be back. We Loved It!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little spot for our small family

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect little affordable getaway spot for our family with one teenage daughter. We brought our bikes and stored them on the very nice front deck and walked or biked pretty much everywhere except to the beach when we drove our all-wheel-drive vehicle. We didn't use the Rollaway bed but brought a really nice blowup twin air mattress instead. ( A double bed size would not work in that space ) We also brought a tower fan for the front room which helped keep the air moving out there. The air conditioning for the rest of the space was just fine. The kitchen was nicely equipped and a small refrigerator didn't bother us too much except for the lack of ice. Having a countertop icemaker would be ideal! The queen size bed was super comfortable and not only did we bring all of our linens but our pillows as well which made it feel more like home. When we wanted to rest and watch tv we all just laid in bed together. There are a couple of chairs with cushions but no living room. We always had lots of hot water even when we wanted to take three showers back to back. We did hear the roosters every morning but it was kind of quaint and we usually just fell right back to sleep. A couple other recommendations would be some hooks hanging in the hallway for damp clothes or towels and sturdier doors between the porch and the main bedroom. Two sliding barn doors would be perfect! Cleaning the place before we left was no big deal and we didn't mind doing it in order to save some money. Thanks Russell and Ellen for a super nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for those on a budget

  • 4 of 5

As an affordable place to stay on the island, the inside served just fine. Spacious and accommodating. It was clean when I arrived (and when I left). My only complaint is the abundance of roosters on the property. Twice they woke me up at 5:15am, directly outside the window. Other mornings they still sounded the alarm but were far enough away not to be a big problem.

The porch is nice but lacking any chairs

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have added chairs to the porch, a little too late for you to enjoy, so I apologize. I am glad the room served you well and was clean. I agree about the roosters, I think one of them comes to my window every time I am there. I now understand why some towns allow chickens, just no roosters.
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Ocracoke, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$6.3

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 canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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