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The Island Guesthouse & Cottages

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Richlands, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here about 6 years ago, and then again last weekend. We love this place and plan to visit again soon. This is a very nice place to stay while visiting the area. The prices are quite reasonable. No frills and accessibility may be a concern for some. But very clean and close to everything including lighthouses, restaurants, beaches,...

Thank Robin K
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great location - close to the historic downtown area of Manteo without paying the "historic area" prices. Close to restaurants and shopping and easy drive out to the bridge over to the outer banks. Very basic accomodations but clean (our bathroom window had a taped over bullet hole in it???) We were only able to stay one night due to...

Thank nktraveler123
Manteo, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Endless summer cottage in the beginning of September during tropical storm Hermine. Despite the weather, our stay was amazing. The cottage is clean, very well taken care of, and perfect for two couples. There is a couch downstairs that can be used as a third bed. We were allowed to check in early, and had no...

1Thank Jenna08126
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stayed at the Island Guesthouse. The room was spotless with two double beds and a wicker bench. Bathroom was small but clean. There was a great tiki bar attached to the back of the check-in area. They had free cofee and ice there as well. Very central location, great price, and a charming combination of classic roadside motel and hipster...

1Thank scarletgeek
Etters, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This hotel has 2 separate types of rooms which are all reviewed under 1 property. I stayed in the "guesthouse" which is a euphemism for old hotel. I did not see the cottages but the reviews are around. The guesthouse is an older structure and as such is somewhat musty. Bring air freshener with you. Also bring your own ice...

Thank Connie C
Cocoa, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2015

My family and I loved our stay at the Endless Summer Guest Cottage. It was newly renovated, very clean and decorated in a cute beachy theme. I loved the Jucuzzi tub, and the tree house was very cool. The Adirondack chairs on the porch in the tree covered yard were a beautiful place to sit and sip coffee. I would...

1Thank Kathy M
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The Loft rooms were cozy and comfortable. I loved the quirky sized rooms, the shower nook, the ship-lap walls. The price was great, the location - even better. Walking distance to shops and activities at the watherfront on Roanoke Isalnd. I plan to stay there again, if the rooms are not all rented! FYI- this unit is not for the...

Thank Robin M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We booked a room at the Island Guesthouse and the walls are amazingly thin...we could hear everything that was happening in the next room and knew that we couldn't stay in that room. The owner (I think his name was Graham?) was really friendly and for an extra $20 for the two nights we upgraded to the Lost Colony suite...

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Very quite, clean and comfortable. Tiki bar was nice for an afternoon drink with friends.Close to sites we wanted to see and Manteo has some great restaurants. Loved the complimentary coffee they provide.

Thank Seth J
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We have been going to the Outer Banks for years and did not know about the cottages. There are three buildings, each with its own theme. We stayed in the "Endless Summer' done in a surfer theme. Quiet, a lot of trees, and huge tree house.

1Thank jhughes501

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Additional Information about The Island Guesthouse & Cottages

Address: 706 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9762
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Roanoke Island > Manteo
Price Range: $93 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“All the motel rooms would be about the same - all are off the main street and quiet.”
nktraveler123, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Reason for trip - a nights sleeep? A hotel single will do. Familu & Extended stay? Look for a cottage or home to rent .”
658robinm, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Choose the lost colony suite”
EmmaW521, 23 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Lost Colony Suite. Very comfortable queen bed with a living room to relax and watch tv.”
100sethj, 9 May 2015 | Read review
“Can't speak for the motel but the cottages are AWESOME!”
Raregirl314, 18 Mar 2013 | Read review
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