Harkers Island is home to Cape Lookout National Seashore Headquarters, and Ferry Ride to the greatest beaches anywhere, and or Shakelford banks where 100 wild horses live (look it up on the web) great views, restaurants, (Core Sound Museum also) It is clean, air-conditioned, cozy, inexpensive, Island in the calm protected "Sound" waters, a ferry ride to the beach or Shakelford which is beautiful and cool too!
First Bedroom has a full size bed. Second bedroom Bunkbed double on the bottom, twin bed on top, another Twin trundle style underneath, so room can sleep 4 people. The futon couch can sleep one, but not as comfortable as a regular bed. Roll away or air mattress type beds available.
Toegang voor gasten
The whole house is yours, anything there you are free to use.
Interactie met gasten
One of us is almost always on the Island. Brad is the Pastor of the Methodist Church on Harkers Island. Suzanne is a PTA doing physical therapy with folks in Moorhead City and also teaches a normal and senior's aerobics class at a local gym. (She would welcome you to her class, Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Eastern Athletics in Beaufort - about 25 min away)
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
WIFI password is: islandlife
There is also a Ethernet cable you can plug in your computer direct. Look to the right of the TV or behind it.
Welcome to 818 Cape Lookout Drive.
We want your visit to be as best it can be so feel free to call, text and be in touch with us anytime: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Brad or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Suzanne
Restaurants on the Island:
Seaside Galley ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Good food and economical options and variety from Seafood to Hamburgers to Pizza.... Phone orders ahead and or drive through available. Left out of driveway, about a mile, see it on the right, attached to the gas station, just as you came onto the Island.
Fish Hook Grill ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) for menu Right out of the driveway a quarter mile, on the right side. Heather and crew serve up great food.
Captain’s Choice ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
(URL HIDDEN) Across from Fish Hook Grill on the left. Gail and Steve will be there to greet you and serve up a nice buffet or meal to order.
TV is all through the Roku (Internet). Netflix and Amazon Prime, Hundreds of TV shows, live News, Hundreds of Movies all included. To Power up TV (Two ways to do it: ) With remote or on the right side of the TV
Remote has a power button, push and hold a couple seconds. Then wait 10 seconds of so before pushing again to let it come on, before turning it back off etc. ( Once on, the only other buttons on the tv type remote that you use is the volume.
On the right side of the TV are manual buttons. Top Button is on and off. Those below are marked. The only one’s you should likely need are the on off and the volume buttons. Or possibly the “input” which is at the bottom if it was mistakenly changed.
You will need to use the “input” button which is the bottom one, if anyone swaps the input from the HDMI to anything else. If it accidently gets switched, then with the TV powered on, just push that bottom button on the side of the TV for input, and each time you push it, it will move to the next selection. You want it to go to the HDMI input. That has the Roku attached. You should see Roku come up on the screen when you have the right one..
The Roku remote is the one you will use to change channels and programing.
Once TV is powered up and you see the Roku logo on the screen you can choose the Netflix or Amazon Prime buttons on the remote to go directly to one of those, all programing you can access is free.
Or you can hit the top right button, which is the home button, and use the arrows buttons to navigate to different channels on the Roku. For example click right arrow to move to the right, then click again and the down arrows, till you land on CBS News or SKY News and then click the “OK” button. To get out of that program channel, just click the top right home button anytime and select something else.
For movies and TV series, go to Netflix and then select 818 Island Rd, then just look through all the options, click on the one you want to watch.
Water Access: There are many public assess points to the water around the island. The docks and yards you see from the Bungalow are not public. The public locations are:
At the bridge coming on the island it is the best boat launch area and free. Park extra cars to the far side to the west and not in the car with trailer parking spots.
The other end of the Island is a National Park and open to the public, paid by your taxes and there is a kayak launching area, trails with small beaches. You can fish off the end of the concrete walkway over the rocks. There is a nice dock as you walk a half mile down the trail behind the Park Service Headquarters.
Back to the bridge side, the causeway has a public dock for fishing, and you can fish anywhere either side of the bridges, (just not off the bridge itself). Many folks with boats, still prefer the good fishing around the bridges off the rocks for the best catch.
As you go from the Bungalow toward the East (right out of driveway) a mile or two along the way, you will see a few small public access areas on the right side, that have signs that tell who they are sponsored by.
The best of all beaches and shore is taking the ferry over to the cape or shakelford, where there are miles and miles of beach and shells and water to walk it and swim in.
(Please remember this is a water view, property you are renting. The homes and docks on the water you can see are private. The owners are very nice but also are very clear that their property and docks are not for public use. Due to some bad experiences in the past they have asked us to be sure our guests know that going onto their property is not allowed without a specific invitation from them that they initiate. They ask that folks not come to their home to make request to use their docks and yards etc. Thanks for respecting them and their property. )
Please call us if any questions or any way we can be hospitable and helpful during your stay. Brad n Suzanne (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) We ask you to be sure to let us know that you have arrived on the island, and are at the house, even if we have given you a code to get in the house in advance. There may be important information to make your stay even better. Also please let us know when you are leaving or immediately after you have departed, send us a note to let us know. Thank you so much! BW/SW
Note this is water view. There are many public access location around the island. The private homes and property on the water directly behind the house are not public property or public access, they are private. Please do not go on any neighbors property yards dock except by invitation. Though they are very nice folks, they do consider uninvited folks on their property as trespassing. Please let us show or direct you to one of the many public water access areas on the island. If you have any question please contact us for more info or to help.
Regarding Housekeeping:-The pricing is based on a self pick up and clean up plan so that you leave the home in exactly the same clean ready for the next guest condition. The $25 cleaning fee covers only the linens, towels etc. Please take dirty linens off bed and towels place in basket. We will do the laundry. If you want daily maid service it is $30/day. If you choose not to do your own cleanup at the end, the maid service is $30 additional per hour for the time it takes to get the home back into ready for the next guest condition. Mostly an hour is plenty if you do basic picking up after yourself and not leaving a big mess. If you want to save even that $30 you can do it all yourself like you were getting ready for a guest at home. We are ok either way you choose and you can decide the day you leave how much you want to do.
Let us know how we can make your stay even better.
When you are departing, please call or text us to let us know.
Brad n Suz