to the Crystal Coast.....and Harkers Island
may want to print this page for reference in finding us.***
are accessible from anywhere in the continental U.S. by
car, plane or boat. Several major airlines fly directly
to Raleigh-Durham Airport, just three hours away by car.
You can also fly into Jacksonville or near New Bern, a
short drive away. For those flying privately, an airport
is located in Beaufort, only minutes away.
70 East, 17 and 24 will bring you to the Morehead City
and Beaufort area, which is approximately 20 miles from
you get to that area continue on Highway 70 East.
After passing through Beaufort you will travel for
about 10 minutes (5-8 miles) until Highway 70 makes
a 90-degree right turn. East Carteret High School
will be on your left (far back from the highway)
and a convenience store will be on your right. There
is a traffic light at this intersection; BE SURE
TO TURN RIGHT AT THIS INTERSECTION.
on Highway 70 East, going across the North River Bridge,
then through the community of Bettie (no stores here),
the Wards Creek Bridge and finally the Otway community.
In the Otway community, you will notice on your left a
convenience store (white building with aqua blue trim)
Outer Island Convenience Store / Finz Grill, then the
Otway Fire Station, a hardware store (Otway Hardware),
and Down East Auto Parts (NAPA), followed by a Dollar
General store on the left. The road curves towards the
left, with Chadwick Tire Co. on your right on the curve.
Start to slow down as you will be making a right turn
several hundred feet ahead. You will see a small grill
(Getta Burger) on your right, and next to it is a convenience
store, which is on the corner of Hwy. 70 and Harkers Island
Road, which is the right turn that takes you to Harkers
Island. Turn right at the convenience store onto Harkers
Island Road. Wheatly Boys Tire will be on your immediate
left, and the convenience store will then be on your right,
directly across the street from Wheatly Boys Tire. (Harkers
Island Road begins at this intersection of Harkers Island
Road and Highway 70, and it continues all the way through
to Harkers Island until it ends at Shell Point and the
National Park Service property at the east end of the
Maps Harkers Island
will continue on Harkers Island Road for about 4
miles until you come to the Harkers Island bridge
(Earl Davis Memorial Bridge) which takes you onto
Harkers Island. Proceed across the bridge onto the
island and then go approximately 3 miles. You will
pass a United Methodist Church on your left, also
the Lighthouse Chapel, Captain's Choice Restaurant,
Eastard Beach, and finally the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), all fairly
close together. See the photos below which will
guide you to our vacation rental property from the
corner where the Mormon Church is located.
Church (or Latter Day Saints Church) on the left
as you approach Guthrie Street. Make
a left turn here. We have our sign on the adjacent.
Grocery and Hardware on the right, opposite of Guthrie
on Guthrie Street. Make the first right onto Bayview
Drive at the corner shown below where there is an
empty lot. (Do NOT go straight!)
Showing the sign for Harkers Island RV Resort; the
road on left shows a paved road where the old dirt
road had been. We have a tiny banner sign on that
corner with arrow pointing east.
will also see the Harkers Island water tower ahead
on your left after the turn.
now heading east towards Rose's Basin (& Vacation
Rentals) On your left you will see a marina with
boat lifts. Go past this marina and beige residence
to right of it.
left onto dirt driveway at this sign. To the right
of that driveway - low to the ground is a small
sign which gives our 911 emergency location - 287
Should you have to make an emergency medical call
while at our rentals, you would need to specify
that the property number is 287 Bayview Drive, and
the property owners are Leslie and Ann Rose. Since
there are 3 rentals located on this piece of property,
you would need to have someone outside awaiting
the emergency vehicle so the driver will know which
unit needs their help. We live next door, and our
property designation, as well as our mailing address,
is 287 Bayview Drive.
making the left onto our business driveway, go past
the mobile home (Unit 5) which will be on your right.
(See photo below.) There will be a grassy area to
your right between the back of the mobile home and
the front of the wooden building which houses Units
1 and 2. Pull in to the right if you need to come
to the office first for any information. Notice
the white storm door that has a printed white sign
to the left. This is the entry to our office area.
This outer door is always unlocked.
to our office has a sign to its left. This outer
door is usually unlocked 24/7.
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