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Harborlight Guest House

332 Live Oak Drive , Cape Carteret, NC 28584-9268 USA (Show map)
4.8
164 Reviews
$165 - $315
per night

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"NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP UNDISCOVERED INNS BY RENOWNED BED AND BREAKFAST GUIDEBOOK EDITOR, SANDY SOULE". Rest, Relaxation, and Romance by the Seashore. Slip away to the Harborlight Guest House on the Central North Carolina coastal town of Cape Carteret and relax in a tranquil waterfront environment. The inn is surrounded on three sides by water enabling all suites to have stunning views of Bogue Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. The Harborlight features six luxury suites featuring two-person jetted tubs and fireplaces. A gourmet breakfast is served daily in your suite on on your deck.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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It doesn't get better than this!

4.6 on December 17, 2014

Absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views. The staff was super friendly and the food was delicious! They bring breakfast up to your room each morning and the whole experience just makes you feel really good. It is a little on the expensive side but I wouldn't expect anything less for this high of a quality. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone!


Great Girls Weekend Away

5 on November 20, 2014

A friend and I got away for the weekend and this was the perfect place. 10-30 minutes to everywhere, we had an amazing time. They accomodated us both having separate sleeping areas. Breakfasts were out of this world and brought to the room. We had 180 degree views in the suite. Everything was beyond our wildest expectations.


Perfect Romantic Getaway

5 on October 22, 2014

Perfect Romantic Getaway for our 14 yr Anniversary! Just so many great things to say about Harborlight Guest House, I can go on for days. Breathtaking views of the Bogue Sound from our room the Beaufort. Delicious Breakfast brought to our room each morning, we enjoyed our meal watching the views from our room 1st thing in the morning ( you can also enjoy your breakfast right outside of the room too). Staff was so polite and accommodating, we had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend and so much more. We can't wait to come back hopefully sooner than later!


A Real Gem!

5 on September 10, 2014

We've stayed on the Outer Banks several times; decided to try the NC coast. The Harborlight was an ideal B&B for a multi-night stay. Spectacular views…..our suite was beautiful and comfortable…..scrumptious breakfasts……innkeepers Kathy & Jim outstanding hospitality and touring tips……and the Beaufort/Emerald Isle area kept us busy for a week. As experienced B&B'ers, we rate the Harborlight one of the best experiences we've had.


Awesome!

5 on August 22, 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay! My wife and I stayed for our one year anniversary and we had an amazing time. Highly recommended!


Wonderful 3 Nights for a Newly Engaged Couple

5 on August 19, 2014

I can not say enough good things about this B&B. Wonderful service from the inn keepers who were always offering great advice on restaurants, beaches, and activities. We didnt have beach chairs or an umbrella, but there were some available free of charge provided by Harborlight. The house itself is absolutely gorgeous. Loved having cocktails on the deck or on the dock to watch the sunset. Breakfast every morning was prompt, tasty, and you cant beat the view!! Will definitely be returning to this delightful B&B.


A Beautiful Spot

5 on August 01, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Harborlight Guest House. It's in a beautiful setting, right on the intracoastal waterway, with gorgeous sunsets. All of the folks there are solicitous of your comfort without being intrusive. And the Breakfasts were the best ever! I highly recommend this excellent B & B.


Above and Beyond

5 on July 26, 2014

This place was PERFECT for our honeymoon and wedding!!!! We stayed in the Emerald; it has extraordinary views in all directions! The room was huge, very comfortable, and lovely. Bob Pickens (from our home-state!) went out of his way to accommodate us and make sure we had everything we needed for our very early wedding. He even picked up donuts and coffee for our mini-reception! The staff are sweet and do an excellent job. We kayaked to an island and watched the sunrise, and returned just before our feast of a breakfast was served! I would have liked to have moved in to one of those hammocks!! We will carry so many wonderful memories from this place! My only complaint is that it's hard to leave this place... hehe ;). We hope to return next Summer! Thanks so much for everything!!!


Great Stay, Pleasantly Surprised by Location

4.8 on July 19, 2014

When we were driving to this location through a very modest neighborhood, we were concerned. Then we got to the end of the lane and saw the B&B on a beautiful piece of property on a peninsula surrounded by water on three sides and were glad we made this reservation. The inn is not impressive to look at from the outside, but our room was luxuriously appointed and had a beautiful view (we were in the Emerald Suite). The innkeepers were friendly and offered good suggestions for dinner. Their breakfasts were among the best we have ever had at a B&B. The only minor suggestion for improvement would be to improve the common area downstairs. In many inns, that is a focal point for the inn and a chance to meet other guests. This B&B has stairs on the outside so you don't go through this common area to get to the front door, so maybe that's why it is not a big deal. And a minor point...they charged $0.50 for sodas and water. Its not a big expense, but at $290/night you kind of expect that will be complimentary as it is in most B&Bs (and even in most of the hotels I stay at on business). Overall, though, it was a great place to stay and we'd come back again if we are in the Crystal Coast area.


The best

4.8 on July 17, 2014

This is a great place to stay to celebrate a special occasion or to just get away. The is so beautiful and relaxing. I would recommend to anyone.


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Rooms & Rates

Carteret Suite

This lovely 2-room suite, located on the first floor, has a queen bed and 2-person jacuzzi in the bedroom. The living room has expansive views of Bogue Sound - the perfect spot to enjoy waterview sunsets while warming by the fireplace in winter months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $210

Beaufort Suite

This two-room waterfront luxury suite is surrounded on three sides by water. Enjoy waterfront sunrises and sunsets while watching the boats travel on the ICW. The living room of this spacious suite features a two-person jacuzzi, gas fireplace, TV/VCR/DVD, a sitting/dining area for in-suite breakfast. The bedroom offers a king bed, TV/VCR and CD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $255 - $280

Shackleford Suite

This waterview luxury suite overlooks the back channel of Bogue Sound and is a favorite suite for enjoying our romantic sunsets. The bedroom features a queen bed, TV/VCR, 2 person Jacuzzi and dining area for breakfast in-suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $165

Emerald Suite

The Emerald Suite (Penthouse or Honeymoon Suite) is a three-room waterfront luxury suite surrounded on three sides by water. This suite is located on the third floor and offers panoramic waterviews and the utmost of privacy. The living room features a gas fireplace TV/VCR, CD player and the bedroom has TV/VCR, CD player and a two-person jacuzzi. The spacious bath features a two-person shower. A glass enclosing eating area overlooking the sound is a magnificent setting for breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $315

Swann Suite

This third floor waterview luxury suite offers a queen bed and a view of Bogue Sound that can be enjoyed from the bed! The bath features a restored claw foot tub and separate shower and a stunning water view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $155

Morehead Suite

This waterfront luxury suite, also on the third floor, features a large corner fireplace, king bed, and a European Bubblebath Tub with an underwater "mood" light. The reading room is furnished with oversized wicker chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $225 - $250

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Location

Location Type

Emerald Isle, Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro, Beachside, Small town

Airport

Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Jacksonville area travel 1.5 miles east on Rte 24 past the intersection of Rte. 24 and 58. Turn right on Bayshore Drive (go 3/4 mile) - Left on Edgewater Court - Right on Live Oak Drive to Haborlight. From Morehead City area travel 18 miles west on Rte 24 from intersection of Rte. 24 and 70. Turn left on Bayshore Drive (go 3/4 mile) - Left on Edgewater Court -Right on Live Oak Drive to Harborlight.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fort Macon State Park, Bear Island, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Luxury suites offer fireplaces, jacuzzis and in-suite breakfast, Luxury suites-bathrobes, Luxury suites - VCR in rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Relaxation on Site, Shelling, Water sports, Barrier Island excursions, Local seafood dining, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No 16 years old & above
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card confirmation
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received 72 hours in advance of arrival. Otherwise, one night will be charged to credit card.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Leah and Darryl

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Debbie and Bob acquired this beautiful property in late 2003. Their mission is to delight their guests with an unparalleled travel/B&B experience.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: In-room (some suites), Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Diet


Details

332 Live Oak Drive , Cape Carteret, NC 28584-9268 USA (Show map)

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