The Tom Frank Gaskins cottage was built in 1883 and is on the National Register of Historic Homes. Enjoy a vacation on Ocracoke Island in this historic island home. The cottage is located on a small unpaved private lane that conveniently leads to a footpath offering a short walk or bike ride to shops, galleries, restaurants, and Silver Lake Harbor.
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths: 1 Queen and 2 Double beds.
The second floor bedrooms are connected by a small foyer area (please see photos). A door at the top of the stairway provides privacy to the second floor.
Amenities include mini-split AC throughout the house, baseboard heat (no wood stove), ceiling fans, and complimentary wireless internet access. Cable TV with DVD and Blu-ray player. Stackable washer/dryer.
Sheets and towels are provided. Beds are made for your arrival.
Enjoy the front screened porch, outdoor shower, and charcoal grill.
No Smoking. Pet Friendly - Dogs Only. Limit of 2 Dogs. Limited Parking. Limit of 2 Vehicles.
Short Stays are available; there is a three-night minimum, and these stays can be booked within two weeks of arrival.
First Floor: Open kitchen and dining area with washer/dryer. Living room with TV. Bedroom with Queen bed. Hallway bath with shower stall.
Second Floor: Adjoining bedrooms, each with a Double bed. Hallway bathroom with claw foot tub. A single doorway at the top of the stairs serves the second floor.
Stayed May 2023
Richard from Cary
The house seems to have a lot of new work done on it, so at this point everything seems to work well. There are four inside air conditioning units, and they work exceptionally well.The house is clean and spacious, one thing to be aware of is there is no dividing wall between the two upstairs bedrooms, the stairway runs between them, but there is still a hallway width of openness between them. It would be fine for siblings to stay up there, but I dont know that others unrelated might enjoy that.The screen porch is excellent, and large, enough that we had family gatherings on the porch.The location is exceptional, a walking path right over to Silverlake, walking distance to the area is best restaurants and shops. You could literally park your car and never drive it again, with the exception of going to the beach."
Nina from Staunton
We loved staying at this 1800s beach cottage. It was interesting to learn a little about Tom Frank! The cottage was cozy and comfortable. It felt like you were stepping back in time but with all the right modern improvements to make it really comfortable. The location is perfect! So close to everything but really private too. We spent a lot of time on the screened porch. So relaxing! We loved the cottage and plan to return soon! Thank you for sharing it with us!"
Sofia from California
We had a wonderful week in the TF Gaskins house! It was perfect for our family of four: two adults, a 10-year old, and a 13-year old. The kids got to feel like they each got their own room, and we got our own space downstairs.Things we particularly liked:- the outdoor shower was perfection!- the new, quiet AC units worked wonderfully- the location! Close to so much, yet so quiet and no traffic!- the ducks! So many ducks!- the house history (we read the walking tour excerpt and loved the stories!) and the historical feel of the place. It feels like the funky old Ocracoke I remember from when I came as a kid in the 70s. - the screened porch.and so much more. Thanks for sharing this lovely place! The kids are already asking when we can come back. "
Ryan from Brucetown
Another great week in Ocracoke! We will definitely book with you next year. We loved that our house was within walking distance of everything in the village, and so did Mara, our yellow lab."