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Harborlight Guest House

332 Live Oak Drive , Cape Carteret, NC 28584-9268 USA (Show map)
153 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.6

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4th weekend getaway

4.8 on July 09, 2014

Outstanding experience and place to relax and get off the grid for a few days.

Perfect Getaway!

4.8 on July 01, 2014

Breakfast food was delicious, delivered right to our suite and we were able to eat on the balcony overlooking the water! Very quiet and relaxing. Excellent way to spend our anniversary!

Outstanding stay

5 on June 30, 2014

It was a very relaxing stay and the staff was excellent. We would stay and do plan to in the future.

Avie's Birthday Get-Away

5 on June 24, 2014

Avie and I enjoy staying at a Bed and Breakfast. We both rated the Harborlight Guest House as the best ever.

Great anniversary getaway

5 on May 31, 2014

It was wonderful to sit on the dock on a peaceful morning to hear birds, and geese. It was so quiet you could hear the cars hitting the concrete joints on the bridge about 3 miles away. Yet you were only 20 minutes from some really nice restaurants. Bob, Debbie & Kathy were very gracious hosts

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Location Type

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


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

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


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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • 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.



Leah and Darryl

Languages spoken


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

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Diet

Details Diamond Collection

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

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