The Island House of Wanchese, a member of
the Professional Association of Independent Innkeepers (PAII),
is a cozy, elegantly casual bed and breakfast located away
from the hustle and bustle of the beach crowds.
Built in 1912, the house has survived fire,
hurricane, and, like the quaint village of Wanchese, the even
more deadly threat of development that has destroyed so many
fine old homes. Your hosts, Roy and Jeanne, have painstakingly
restored and renovated the structure and are sure you will
enjoy their gracious and inviting bed and breakfast
accommodations and photos.
The Greens are avid collectors, and the
Island House is a veritable monument to their obsessions.
Jeanne's bottle and seashell collections are seemingly
endless, a stark contrast to Roy's carefully selected
samplings of Coca-Cola memorabilia and fossils. Stained glass
panels adorn selected walls, and you'll find quilts and
Oriental rugs throughout the home. The spacious living room at
Island House is equipped with television, VCR, and a stereo.
Books are available for your reading pleasure; perhaps a
morning read on the screened porch will suit your fancy.
Antique furniture, including decorative gas
stoves, is found throughout the house. Each room is
individually decorated and lovingly detailed with personal
touches. Gracious accommodations are blended with extra
amenities, such as a color television in the privacy of your
room. For your convenience, each guest room includes a private
bath, ceiling fans and Island House of Wanchese is fully
heated and air-conditioned.
Days begin at Island House of Wanchese with
an appetizing buffet breakfast. After that, the choice is
yours. The area's many attractions may capture your fancy, but
lounging around the house is not without its own appeal. Those
who wish to venture out, however, will have no problem finding
ways to pass the time!
The Atlantic provides all kinds of water
sports, relaxing on the beach, and even some enjoyable
beachcombing. Always a favorite past time, inlet fishing
promises a great catch, regardless of season.
Golfers will love the opportunity to play a
few holes at the local courses. Nature lovers will want to
hike through some of the scenic surroundings, and bird
watchers will want to keep their eyes open for unique
sightings in the area. History buffs will want to visit the
lighthouses and make a special trip to the Wright Brothers
Memorial Park as well as The Lost Colony, site of the first
English settlement in the New World, and the Elizabeth II, a
replica of the ship which brought the colonists over the
Stay with the Greens at Island House of
Wanchese. Join Roy and Jeanne in the spring, when the
magnolias are flowering and the fish are migrating north. Or
come in the summer and enjoy the clean beaches. The off-season
brings the fish back, and thousands of migratory birds fill
the marshes and fields. Whatever season you choose, you'll
find Island House of Wanchese inviting, comfortable, and