Harborlight Guest House

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

About

"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 or on your deck.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

Hidden gem

5 on June 21, 2017

What a beautiful location. The owners, Dana and Perry, and their staff made our stay so enjoyable. Breakfast each morning on the our deck overlooking the Bogue Sound was fabulous. We will return to this hidden gem on NC's crystal coast.


My recent stay at Harborlight

4.0 on June 06, 2017

Had a great stay at Harborlight! Friendly greeting, great service, beautiful room and all the necessary amenities! The views, location are amazing!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We strive to ensure we provide our guests with the best possible experience and if there is anything we could have done to make your stay more enjoyable, please let us know. We hope to see you again soon!

- Dana (Owner/Innkeeper)


Perfect get-away at the Harborlight Guest House

4.8 on June 05, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a nice quiet get-away for just the two of us, and stumbled upon the Harborlight Guest House on the web. It turned out to be exactly what we were looking for! The location was gorgeous (especially the sunset from our room!), the Swann Suite was recently renovated and very charming, the breakfasts were amazing - the best B&B breakfasts we've ever had, served right in our room, and Dana and Perry were great hosts! We stayed three nights, and wished we could stay for the whole week. We are definitely planning to go back in the fall and stay there again!


My favorite place to stay!

5 on April 26, 2017

This is the second time that I have stayed at the Harborlight. I have stayed in two different rooms and both were gorgeous and both had wonderful views. Perry & Dana are extremely nice and make you feel right at home and the breakfast is to die for! I highly recommend the Harborlight and look forward to going back next year!


Just what we needed

5 on April 18, 2017

We have nothing but positives to say about our stay at the Harborlight Guest House. The property is beautiful, our room fantastic and immaculate with plenty of room, and the food outstanding. Dana went out of her way to make us feel welcome and to be sure all of our needs were met. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed an extra night! It is close to the beach and nearby restaurants. Also, they had beach chairs, towels, kayaks, fishing poles, and just about anything you could need at your disposal. We are teachers and were on our Spring Break. Staying at the Harborlight gave us what we needed to recharge. We will definitely be staying there again.


Emerald Isle Weekend

5 on April 11, 2017

Our son and his family gave us a gift certificate to Harborlight Guest House for Christmas. We decided to use over Friday and Saturday March 31 and April 1. Arrived at Harborlight around 4pm on Friday and were blown away by the room (Beaufort Suite) we had a beautiful living room with a couch viewing the water, wet bar and hot tub. Went to Emerald Isle for dinner at Kathryn's Bistro it was excellent. On Saturday we explored Emerald Isle during the day then went to Saltwater Grill in Swansboro for early dinner also excellent. went back to Harborlight to watch the UNC basketball game in the big family and made nachos. All in all it was a wonderful weekend highlighted by the amazing breakfasts the girls prepare and delivery to your room. We will definitely be back. George and Cindy Bond Wilmington, NC


Amazing!

5 on April 06, 2017

We had an amazing time here! The owners were sweet and helpful, the rooms were gorgeous, the view was spectacular, and the breakfasts were delicious! This place is a little slice of heaven. It's our 4th time here and it always feels like we're coming to our second home. The new owners have made some fabulous updates to the place and I know they have more planned. However, they've still kept the same spirit of the place and the delicious food! I can't wait to go back again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our beautiful inn! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are enjoying the updates. We are looking forward to continuing renovations and updates next winter and we hope you enjoy them the next time you return!

- Dana (Owner/Innkeeper)


Birthday getaway

5 on March 19, 2017

Our stay here was great our hosts were wonderful the rooms very comfortable and the views great . we highly recommend a stay here and hope to return soon.


Great stay

5 on February 16, 2017

I've stayed at the Harborlight guest house at least once a year for the past several years and it's always been great... great service and the rooms are very beautiful...


Amazing!!

4.6 on January 08, 2017

I got married at Harborlight 10/01/16. Harborlight was our first getaway weekend when we started dating and couldn't think of a better place to get married. The ceremony and reception were on the grounds. The owners Dana and Perry were fantastic. They thought of EVERYTHING! They were so welcoming and very accommodating. The entire weekend far surpassed my hopes and dreams for the wedding!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the great feedback! We are so glad your wedding weekend was one to remember and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

- Dana (Owner/innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Shackleford Suite

This large, second-floor waterview room overlooks the westerly back channel of Bogue Sound and is a favorite for enjoying sunsets. The room offers a queen size bed, TV/DVD and refrigerator. The newly remodeled oversized bath features a 5’ shower.

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

Beaufort Suite

Located on the second floor this two-room, 700 sq.ft., waterfront luxury suite is surrounded on three sides by water. Enjoy the boats traveling the Intracoastal Waterway or the bountiful wildlife from rockers on the deck. The living room features a 42"x72" two-person whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, TV/DVD, refrigerator and a sunny dining area if guests prefer breakfast in-suite instead of deck side . The bedroom offers a king bed and TV.

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

Morehead Suite

This third floor waterfront suite features a large corner fireplace, king bed and a 72'X72" European spa tub with an underwater "mood" light. In-room refrigerator is also provided. The reading room is furnished with oversized wicker chairs to enjoy a good book. The view from this suite captures the romantic waterfront sunsets (also enjoyed from the suite's covered deck). Other amenities include TV/DVD.

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

Swann Suite

Located on the third floor with a westerly water view this beautifully decorated large third floor room offers a queen bed, TV/DVD and refrigerator. The bath has a restored claw foot soaking tub on an elevated platform plus a separate shower.

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

Carteret Suite

This two-room first floor suite offers westerly water views of Bogue Sound and is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset while warming by the fireplace in winter months. Breakfast is served in-suite or deck side. This room is handicapped accessible. The covered deck and brick patio with porch swing will lure you outdoors even in cooler weather. The living room has a queen-size fold out sofa bed, TV and fireplace. The bedroom features a queen bed, TV/DVD, a 60"x60" corner Jacuzzi and refrigerator.

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

Emerald Suite

This three-room 860 sq ft waterfront luxury suite is surrounded on three sides by water! It is our largest suite and often referred to as the "Penthouse or Honeymoon Suite". Our Emerald Suite is located on the third floor and boasts a private wrap around deck, king bed, fireplace, and jacuzzi tub.

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

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Location

Location Type

Emerald Isle, Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro, Oceanfront, 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, Ocean, Fort Macon State Park, Bear Island, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, 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, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, 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, Discover, Mastercard, 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dana and Perry

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten-Intolerant and Other Dietary


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