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

Wonderful Wedding Location

5 on April 10, 2018

My husband and I chose this location as a wedding venue and fell in love with the place! Dana and Perry were amazing and supportive through the entire planning process and helped ensure that everything went smoothing during the wedding day. Our family and friends enjoyed their stay and all commented on how wonderful the location and rooms were. The breakfast in the morning was delicious. I can't begin to thank the owners enough for all of their professionalism and friendliness. We would absolutely book a stay with them again in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! It truly makes us so happy to know your special day was one to remember! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and we hope we'll see you again soon!

- Dana (Owner/Innkeeper)


Beautiful and Peaceful

5 on April 02, 2018

Harborlight is AMAZING. It is so quiet and peaceful and the views and simply beautiful. We stayed in the morehead suite and it was very spacious and comfortable. Breakfast each morning was served in our room and was delicious. The inn keepers were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back!


Lovely Stay!

5 on March 30, 2018

We enjoyed our weekend getaway. Highly recommend!


Outstanding

5 on March 21, 2018

What a beautiful location!!!! Everything that we could have asked for, quiet, comfortable, relaxing, well maintained, excellent food and basically everything you want in a first class B&B. Restaurants in Swansboro were within five minute drive. We'll be back.


Wonderful Getaway

5 on March 20, 2018

Harborlight is one of our favorite b and b's for the two of us to get away and relax. The vista from the best three suites is beautiful, with water on as many as three sides. The rooms are comfortably furnished. The service is topnotch, with breakfast delivered to your room. We come back to Harborlight again and again.


Absolute paradise

5 on March 07, 2018

Romantic and peaceful paradise. The owners and staff were friendly and helpful. The views- outstanding! The room - elegant, romantic, clean. We stayed in the Beaufort Room with panoramic views of water, fire place, jacuzzi tub, king bed and separate shower and bath. Our stay was truly lovely. Breakfast was brought to us every morning at 9. Again the owners accommodated my gluten issues and that I am a vegetarian. The Common Room was available 24/7 with coffee, tea, snacks, water, etc. We travel quite a bit and Harborlight’s is one of the best B&B we have ever stayed in. I highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the great review! We work very hard to make sure all expectations are met and are truly happy when we hear we made your stay a memorable one! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your road trip and hope to see you again soon!

- Dana, Owner/Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Great a Hidden Gem

5 on January 13, 2018

Wonderful hidden gem at Cape Carteret. Great food wonderful owners.


3rd Stay at Harborlight

5 on January 10, 2018

George & Cindy Bond Barre,Vt (summer) Wilmington, NC (winter)


Restful Vacation with a Local Feel

5 on January 05, 2018

Everything about this place is great! The pictures here do not reflect the updating that has been done at the Harborlight Guest House. The breakfast every morning was incredible and they serve some of the best coffee I've ever had! Eating in our room was a real treat and the ladies that work there are very kind. The owners are very involved in everything that happens and are available to offer great places to visit and eat. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and are enjoying our updates! We hope to have new pictures up soon so everyone can see the new rooms! We hope to see you again soon!

- Dana (Owner/Innkeeper)


Go Here Now!!

5 on December 02, 2017

Oh this place has my heart. We spent our wedding night here 11 years ago and were approximately here 5 hours before we had to drive to the airport. Man oh man, I am so glad we returned! This is a place of peace, a place of rest. The property is a 360 degree view of gorgeous land and waterway! It’s minutes from adorable swansboro and fun Emerald Isle, also just a half hour to Beaufort/Pine Knoll Shores/Atlantic Beach! The owners, Dana and Perry, are a joy and have a great gift of hospitality! We felt so at home! Breakfast is delivered to your room and is absolutely delicious! Make this your next vacation or event venue!! Can’t wait to return!!!


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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


Recipes

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