This unique, Ocracoke Island rental home sits on nearly an acre, in a quiet setting. Piper Green features vaulted ceilings and many windows, making it open, light, and airy.
Some of our guests liken Piper Green to being in a treehouse, enjoying the unique seclusion and generous windows with lots of natural light in the living area.
3 bedrooms, 2 Baths: 2 Bedrooms each with a Double Bed, 1 Bedroom with a Bunk Bed. One bathroom has shower only.
Amenities include central air conditioning/heat, cable TV, and DVD in the second floor sitting area.
The washer/dryer is located down a walkway, in the outdoor laundry and guest storage shed.
The exterior offers a deck and two screened porches, outdoor dining table and hot/cold outdoor shower.
*This home does not provide linens.
No Internet Access.
Pet Friendly - Dogs Only. Limit of 3 vehicles.
Short Stays are available, there is a three night minimum.
First Floor: Open kitchen, dining, and living area with TV/DVD. Bedroom with Double bed. Bath with shower.
Second Floor: Sitting Area. Bedroom with Double Bed. Bedroom with Bunk Bed. Bath with tub/shower.
Rich from Chapel Hill, NC
First of all, it must be noted that this review reflects Ocracoke Realty in its criticism more than the house. The house itself is very sweet -- if sitting on a swamp when we got there Saturday evening. Eventually, by the fourth day, the swamp had dried out, but not before gifting us with mosquitos and more mosquitos. Not unexpected, perhaps, -- but the lack of screens on all but 2 of the windows in the home made it impossible to air it out when we got there on Saturday evening. Something we would have liked to do during this pandemic. That is, once we got into the house. The electric lock did not work, and neither did the 'emergency' number for Ocracoke Realty. I tried the lock every which way -- and eventually realized (to be confirmed about a day later) that the lock needed new batteries(!). So, with mosquitos having their bloody way with us, I eventually found an unlocked window and scrambled us in. We had 5 extra boys with us, so we were looking forward to the 2 floors -- we assumed it would be like other rentals we've had, with the master bedroom on the first floor and the others upstairs. Which was MOSTLY right: the floor plan is open, so the 2nd floor is really pretty much a vertical extension of the first, and without the privacy for us we'd expected. OK. Not a deal-breaker, but inconvenient given the size of our party. As was the loft -- which didn't have a ladder. Since it's advertised with the space, we assumed it would be a good, extra place for a child. True enough, but difficult to reach, for sure. The next day, I talked with Carrie (Kari?), the manager at Ocracoke Realty after a couple of lovely interactions with other women in the office. My interaction with Carrie was notable for the blank stares I got from her and the lack of any follow-up. When I told her the lock didn't work, she asked why I didn't call the number. I told her I did, and showed her my phone -- "Huh. That's strange." Indeed, Carrie. No apology, though. Told about the lack of working lock, Carrie again gave me a blank stare and said she'd look into it. But no follow up during the week. No screens on the windows? No follow up. No ladder for the loft? That's strange, she says. But no follow up. To her credit, she did try to find us another place to stay, including calling Blue Heron -- but in the end, we stayed at Piper Green, mostly due to the complete lack of anything else on the Island.In short, we had a wonderful, strange vacation -- and have learned some valuable lessons. For one, we'll be using Blue Heron Reality from here on.
Andrea from Washington, DC
We had a wonderful time in Ocracoke and enjoyed our stay at Piper Green! The house has a lot of natural light and feels like being in a tree house. We enjoyed the screened in porch, and listening to the frogs and watching the birds. We went for many bike rides and greatly enjoyed the sites and sounds of the island. My children loved riding past the Ocracats and spotting them. I have been coming to Ocracoke with my family since I was in college, and was so happy to be able to share it with my husband and children.
Tim from Winston Salem , NC
We enjoyed our stay at Piper Green. We would stay here again. We liked the natural lighting with the many windows. We spent lots of time on the screen porch. Nice place.
Kristen from Morganton
Piper Green was perfect for our family vacation. The kids loved the couches for afternoon naps, the open and airy design gave lots of natural light, and the screened porches have Adirondack rockers for sitting outside at night without mosquitos! The kitchen is small, but serviceable, and everything was sparkling clean. Location is just off the busy streets, with a couple of dead end streets nearby, great for getting used to riding our bikes. Definitely would stay in this home again.
MARY from Julian
The location of the home is nice - very peaceful, lots of natural light. The screened in porches are nice.However, it feels like the owners have lost interest in the house. Most of the screens are missing from the windows which meant we couldnt open the windows. The AC worked minimally at best so the house pretty stuffy in the afternoons. I was tempted to buy a fan to help out upstairs. Installing a ceiling fan in the main room would really help to cool the house.Many of the lights are burnt out making it dangerous to go upstairs in the house at night. Bulbs also burnt out in both bathrooms.The furniture is older but still comfortable. However, the covers on the furniture could be replaced (they smell musty).The kitchen has the basics but it could use some measuring cups and spoons.The laundry is in a separate building but that wasnt a big deal.Overall, the stay was nice but could have been better if some TLC is given to the house.
KERBI from King William
This was our first time on the island. The island is beautiful and everyone was so friendly! Piper Green is a nice house for book lovers and nature lovers. We had a problem with the trash. The renters before us left a lot of stinky trash and when we had to leave Wednesday, trash was still there. Advise for someone coming to the island for the first time, pack every thing you think you will need and rent a golf cart. Golf carts make getting around easier. Wish we had more time to sight see, but Michael had other plans for us. Until next year Ocracoke!
Kayla from Hillsboro
This was our 4th year visiting the island and 2nd year staying for a week in a Ocracoke Island Reality home. Piper Green was perfect for what we needed. Loved the location as it was very private. Parking is not close to the house but that was fine for us. It seemed pretty dark at night in the house but we did not mind. Also it's pretty dark walking down the steps so beware if you are going anywhere at night. I had missed a step and hurt my ankle. Would for sure rent the Piper Green when we come back!
Joyce from Elkins Park
We stayed at Piper Green for 2 weeks at the end of June. We had never been to the outer banks before so it was quite an adventure.Piper Green was perfect for us, Quiet, sunny and just the right size. (we liked the laundry down the lane) I have to tell you that it was the best vacation we ever had at the beach. We loved the quiet, we loved the fact that we could drive our car out on the beach. We loved the ferry and just everything about the village. We loved learning the history of Ocracoke too. We liked it so much that we have already booked our vacation for next year and my husband and I are looking for a little getaway this fall!
Samuel from Stuttgart
We loved staying in Piper Green. It is nestled in the trees of a spacious property. We shared it with birds, turtles, and frogs. Maybe the best lot in the village (not on the water). The cottage has a great layout with a two story living room and plenty of porches. There were a couple of quirks that we noticed:The upstairs bedroom may actually have a queen bed- our full sheets didnt fit. The edge of the mowed grass area has lots of poison ivy and the outdoor shower wasnt turned on.
Alesia from Randleman
Great vacation! if washer and dryer were closer to house it would have been perfect