About this listing
This efficiency is part of a complex that covers an acre in the heart of Buxton. The apt. is an open area living room, bedroom, kitchen with separate bath. It is located minutes from the lighthouse, beach, and Pamlico Sound-less than a mile.
Open area living space in an areas that you will get a chance to interact with local people who always have great stories to tell. Hopefully, you will get a real feel of island life-not chain motel atmosphere. It gets you away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There will be a pull out couch available in the living area and a regular bed sleeping area.
Guests are free to roam an acre of wooded land. On the property are located my home next door to the Island Escape Apt. and a rented Apt. above yours. You are welcome to use the outdoor shower attached to my house -it has hot and cold water in an enclosed area. These work great for when you come off the beach after a long and relaxing day.
Interaction with guests
For most of the time this season I will be on the property right next door. I will be glad to make your stay a true "Island Escape". My tenants ,Neal and Joanna, will be glad to help you too. Their pets are Ryder(a golden Lab) and Fred, the cat who you will probably not see.
Other things to note
There will 1 parking space available. Remember there is a rented apt upstairs.
Smoking is permitted outside only. Dogs under 30 lbs. are allowed but they must be on a leash if they are outside. You will need to bring a dog cage if you plan to leave your pet alone in the apt. for any length of time. Hatteras Island is very dog friendly . If you plan to take your dog to the beach -the National Park requires that they be on a leash at all times . Be sure that your dog is on heart worm meds before he comes-we have lots of mosquitoes which carry this disease to dogs. Don't panic it only affects dogs. If you have a dog larger than 30 lbs. and you cannot live without him -just give me a call and we will see what we can work out. I will except most dogs but l cannot except indoor cat pets. We do have some outdoor cats which we inherited and they are strictly outdoors. All of our pets have had shots,etc. There is a charcoal grill for your use but we do not supply charcoal. There are 2 steps to enter the bathroom. There is a chance of sometimes hearing the upstairs tenants walk -they are excellent tenants-Neal,Joanna, and baby,Carson .Sorry no pet cats.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
I am a retired school teacher that has lived on Hatteras Isiand off and on ever since my parents brought me here as a 13 year child. My parents believed in emerging themselves into the community and I am so glad that they did. The local people are caring, resilient,and loyal. There is never a dull day here-sunny days at the beach, fishing in the Pamlico Sound, star gazing at night, experiencing beautiful sunsets, watching storm clouds build, and savoring mouthfuls of local seafood just to share a few. Sharing my love of Hatteras Island and the people who call this beautiful windswept place home gives me a great feeling. I do have other hobbies also. I have discovered gardening in my twilight years, but I do have to practice this hobby in my other home which in Snow Hill, N.C. which is about 175 miles from Buxton. So many hungry deer are roaming on the island ,it makes the choice of garden plants limited. I also like to travel. I have recently been to England and Ireland. My favorite pastime is cooking. I guess it is because my husband ,Billy, and I owned and operated a restaurant in Buxton Harbor called Billy's Fish House for many years. So even now I have trouble cooking in small amounts. Maybe you will benefit from this problem. Lastly, I just enjoy meeting new people.