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“It doesn't get any better than this” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cove Bed and Breakfast

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The Cove Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 7 Ocracoke B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
NC
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It doesn't get any better than this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have visited The Cove multiple times and have never been disappointed. The breakfasts are excellent, the rooms are clean, beds comfortable, the atmosphere relaxed but the crowning jewel is the inkeepers, Chad & Erin. They make you feel welcome from the time you walk in the door until the time you leave. They can't do enough for you. All you have to do is ask. You can not do better for a place to stay on Ocracoke Island than The Cove.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

The hotel is off the beaten path, but they have probably 25 bicycles which you can use. They also have beach towels & chairs available for guests. The jetted tub was a great anniversary present!

Breakfasts were indeed large, served to everyone at 8:30. This meant that you were eating with other guests if you ate there though they did offer to put up a bagged breakfast for those leaving early. Our suite (Plover) was extremely comfortable including a private entrance, private screened porch (with swing!), seating area, and large bathroom.

Two small drawbacks: you could hear music from the kitchen and the rooms do not have individual climate control.

We would stay here again and again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Midlothian VA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We loved our visit to the Cove - We've stayed at many B&B's and The Cove is one of our favorites. Chad and Erin make you feel at home and welcome. The breakfast is wonderful, the atmosphere relaxed, everything is clean and handy. My husband and I are very early risers and enjoyed being able to start the coffee when we were ready then sat on the screen porch and played cards and read - A wonderful way to start the day. I recommend exploring the island on a morning bike ride. Chad keeps the bikes in good condition and it's so nice to have them available for use. We were there in 2012 and have our reservations made for June of 2013.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janie H
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

It was our first trip to Ocracoke and we wanted to stay at a place that was convenient, comfortable and friendly. Cove B&B was all 3. We originally booked only 2 nights - when we wanted to add a third, our room was not available, so Erin offered us the Plover Suite at a discount. I'm glad we took it because after walking all around the island the first day and then biking around the next, we were too tired to take the stairs to an upstairs room! Our suite had a large bath and a private screened porch and shower. We could also access the refrigerator in the kitchen easily for storing our own drinks (bottles of water provided by our hosts!) The breakfasts each morning were wonderful, and we also enjoyed the 5pm wine get-together with the other guests. Eric and Chad were great hosts, and we had a wonderful stay.Don't forget to check out the Springer Nature Preserve right down the street - a nature trail leading to a wonderful private beach on the Sound.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SusanHinCaryNC
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Candler
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We arrived at around 3pm and found the whole island unique. The cove was the perfect spot for our stop over from
Hatteras to Wrightsville Beach. My only complaint was we just scheduled one night and would have stayed 2. Poor planning on my part. The breakfast was wonderful and everyone was so nice. Erin and Chad were super hosts and it had a laid back atmosphere. It was close to everything as is everything on Ocracoke. Would love to go back and definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed in the Sandpiper room one night in mid May 2013. Very pleasant experience in a quiet section of the island and walking distance to nice restaurants. Breakfast was plentiful and held us until an early dinner.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

This was a wonderful place to stay, we wish we had stayed longer than one night. The accommodations were great! Happy hour was fun and got to meet another couple staying. The breakfast was the best part. Erin served eggs benedict with a side of fruit and it was very delicious. It was one of the best meals on our trip in all of the outer banks!! We also enjoyed the bikes they offered and took a spin around town. Our room was clean and very comfortable. Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Cove Bed and Breakfast
Address: 21 Loop Road, P.O. Box 1300, Ocracoke, NC 27960-1300
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Ocracoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After an hour ferry ride you'll find yourself really able to unwind. Four rooms and three suites, a scrumptious full breakfast (such as Eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, pumpkin pancakes and others) can make lunch optional. You'll love our fig preserves, made with our very own figs. Our complimentary evening wine and light hors d'oeuvres reception and bikes, together with water and sunset vistas like none before will embrace you. 14 Miles of undeveloped beach, charter fishing, charming shopping or just doin' nothin' will have you coming back! See you soon? ... more   less 
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