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The Island Guesthouse & Cottages
Ranked #7 of 9 Manteo B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed in the Endless Summer Cottage. It is very cute and the amenities are nice. Customer service was fine and we enjoyed our stay. It was "off" season and the location was good. We enjoyed being closer to the attractions since it was too cold for the beach.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed at the Little Boat House Cottage on Roanoke Island, Historic Manteo. There are Three absolutely beautiful Cottages next to each other. These are different than the Motel just a few blocks away, so Don't confuse the Two. The Motel received Lower reviews, so be aware that I am reviewing the Cottages. These Three Cottages are New, Beautiful, Clean & Well worth the Money! It has a Kitchen, Living room, Bedroom, Bath with Whirlpool Tub upstairs & Shower downstairs. There is a Treehouse in the yard. They are Pet Friendly, so please pick-up after you pet so that they continue this practice. Just Two blocks from Historic Downtown Manteo & the Waterfront. Safe neighborhood to walk through. They gave us a complimentary Bottle of Wine. This is truly a FIVE STAR Cottage! Two couples could comfortably stay at The Little Boat House. I think The Endless Summer Cottage could accomidate Three or Four Couples. We LOVED it!

Room Tip: Pick any of the Three Cottages!
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our first trip to the Outer Banks called for spending night number 1 at The Island Motel then four night in Buxton on Cape Hatteras one night in Okracoke then one night in Atlantic Beach. We arrived at RDU Sunday, Oct. 28th and drove to Manteo knowing the weather would worsen as we drove east with Sandy Sandy a few hundred miles off the coast. When we got to the visitors center just before Manteo it was closed the wind was amazing and rain was sideways. A watchman there told us the the next two days would be worst. We drove on to The Island Motel and they were ready for us. We took the upstairs King room and it was the perfect place to ride out the nights storm. The next day finding out that we would not get on the Outer Banks we drove south to Atlantic Beach to escape the storm. Thanks folks for being there!

Room Tip: Don't know about the motel but the upstairs room was excellent. We did drive bt the three cottag...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

This place has a good location at reasonable prices. We stayed for 2 nights in the motel (not private cottages which looked awesome!) and it was a good stay. The staff was nice and helpful and the place was all around very clean. I would stay there again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

We spent two nights in the Wright Cottage. It was clean and cute and close enough to the historic section that you could walk. Loved the rain shower.

We chose this hotel because it is pet friendly. This was really nice because we have an older dog we don't kennel. There was plenty of room to walk her.

My cousin was in the cottage next door and it was really cute as well. I think it was the Island Getaway. I would book this one next time only because the extra room would have been nice since it has a living room.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

If you are looking for a place close to the beach in the Outer Banks and don't care how old and out of date a property is, you might like it here. There is no overnight availability of staff, no hotel phone in your room to call for help, etc. The air conditioning is a window unit that in my room blew mosquitoes and flies into the room all night. An employee of the place came to my door, unlocked it, and entered without knocking. The Tiki Bar is an empty bar with a sign over it that says, "Tiki Bar". You have to bring your own beverages and serve yourself. Why bother? WiFi connection for the room that I was in did not work. The bed spreads were old and stained. The night stand was so small I had to put my glasses on the other bed in the room. A small TV hangs off the wall. This was not a good experience.

Room Tip: The best advice I can give here is go somewhere else.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed at the Wright Getaway house. It was so nice!! Definitely worth the splurge. The owners were so gracious and accomodating. There was a lovely bottle of wine included in the room. It was the perfect souvenir for us! It rained most of the time we were there so the fireplace was well used! Very cozy little cottage.

It was not peak season so we found a lot of the restaurants and shops were closed. Along with all the putt putt places on Nag's Head. That was a little disappointing but we still had a relaxing time.

Be sure to visit the Wright Brother's memorial on Kitty Hawk.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 706 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9762
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
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Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Manteo
Price Range: $83 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Island Guesthouse & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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