This historic Ocracoke Island vacation cottage still retains the original charm. Purple Martin is old-fashioned yet quaint. Enjoy the appeal of this historic neighborhood, located near the Ocracoke Lighthouse, a pleasant stroll to Silver Lake Harbor, and Springer's Point Nature Preserve. Relax on the large front screened porch and enjoy incredible views from the rooftop deck.
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths: 2 with Queen, 1 with Queen and Double. Living Room Sleeper Sofa.
Amenities include central air conditioning/heat, complimentary wireless Internet access, cable TV with DVD player. Washer and dryer.
The exterior offers a large screened porch, picnic table, deck, rooftop lookout, hot/cold outdoor shower, and park-style charcoal grill.
*This home does not provide linens.
No Smoking. Limit of 3 vehicles.
No Pets or Service Animals of any kind are allowed in this home. For information, please visit our Guest Information “Vacationing with a Pet” on our website.
Short Stays are available; there is a three-night minimum.
First Floor: Open kitchen and dining area. Living room with TV and Queen Sleeper Sofa. Hallway bathroom with tub/shower. Laundry Room.
Second Floor: Two adjoining bedrooms, one with Queen and one with Queen and Double. Additional Queen bedroom with deck access. Hallway bathroom with tub/shower.
BARB from Fairport, NY
Musty and moldy
This home is full of mold on the ceilings upstairs. Very musty smell throughout the house. The rooftop perch is unsafe, if you weigh more than 100 lbs I would not climb the creaky old wood stairs, It is a long way down. The kitchen has one serving bowl, not a single pan with a lid. The bedrooms upstairs are from the early 60s.... We have been to Okracoke over 10 times... This was just not acceptable for visitors. I suggested they remove it until the owner makes it safe. There are plenty of very nice houses for comparable prices, choose something else.
Andrew from Pittsburgh
We enjoyed our vacation on Ocracoke and Ocracoke Island Realty as usual. Purple Martin was spotless when we arrived, and it was even available to us early. The house was comfortable and the amenities were wonderful. The crow's nest was nice to sit on in the evenings and watch stars. We may return later this summer depending on how things go at home; otherwise, we'll see you next summer!
Nancy from Oley
This is a great home with lots of room and character. It is quiet but not too far away from "downtown". This was our second stay in the home and our first "off season" visit. I know there are a lot of great rentals on the island but we love coming back to the Purple Martin. Sunrise photo was taken from the crow's nest.
Jaime from Salem
Thank you OIR,We enjoyed our stay at the Purple Martin. The house had everything we needed during our stay. We especially enjoyed the sunsets and views from the Crows Nest. Looking forward to next year. Thank you,The Osornio family