There are pluses and minuses to this location
Bonnie is very willing to resolve any issues you might have. You need to let her know if you have problems; you should call her as she does not intrude on your time. We found she liked to use text messaging, so letting her have your cell phone number is important and you should check your phone regularly. Being dependent on the previous renters for the condition of the space may cause variation in your experience. It is a do-it-yourself place, where you clean up after yourself and the next person gets what you left behind. The facilities are a bit dated and miscellaneous. We appreciated the dish tv in every room and internet connectivity throughout. The kitchen is very small and as it rained most days, we couldn't use the outside space for food preparation. There are plenty of dishes and silverware and glasses, but very little room for cutting things up or putting things together. There was a good deal of electric cooking equipment (microwave, toaster oven, electric skillet, crock pot, etc.) which took up much of the available space. There are beds for 12 people in 3 rooms. We were only 3 people and that made it work for us. I would have liked to have another table rather than so many beds. (There were tv tray tables, but they weren't sturdy enough for using a computer or big enough to put together a puzzle.) I appreciated Bonnie's tolerance for our dog as not everyone is willing to accept a dog. The dog is elderly and short so the 21 steps down to the ground were a challenge for her, especially when they were wet and slippery. I was glad we were driving a car with a high clearance as the road is quite full of potholes. Nonetheless, we were able to ride bikes at some point most mornings and appreciated the variety of vehicles available, especially the adult trike as my partner has balance issues. We aren't strong enough to lift the kayak onto the roof of the car or off the rack where they are stored. Manteo is a delightful small village and access to the ocean beaches further east is relatively easy. We enjoyed swimming at the national seashore. It was good to be where we could have these advantages without having to run the gauntlet of shopping and eating places that parallels the beach. We had a few good meals nearby. If you want breakfast out, go to TL's where the locals go. We also enjoyed dinner at the Lone Cedar and lunch at Blue Water but both are rather pricey.
Peaceful residential area - Sleeps up to 8, plus bicycles, kayaks,and more