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Harborlight Guest House

332 Live Oak Drive , Cape Carteret, NC 28584-9268 USA (Show map)
4.7
157 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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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

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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.


Perfect Coastal Getaway

4.8 on July 14, 2014

This place is absolutely amazing! Located on some of the most beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in the country, we had a panoramic view of it all from the Emerald Suite. The innkeepers were fantastic and accommodating. When staying here I highly recommend chartering a boat tour from Marsh Cruises. We did the sunset dinner cruise and Captain Daryl found the most beautiful private island/beach in which I proposed to my fiancé. Hands down one of the most romantic places we have been to.


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


a little slice of heaven

4.8 on May 30, 2014

This inn is worth the trip---from any starting point. From the moment we arrived until the time we tore ourselves away, the "relaxation rating" was a 10+. We loved the kayak, hammock, Adirondack chairs, comfortable bed, delicious breakfasts on the porch....Our hosts and their entire staff were friendly and most welcoming. The setting was perfect for some real time AWAY; we hope to return soon and often!


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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

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
  • 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.

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

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

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