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Enjoy food prepared by world-class chefs at Manteo’s 1587. Named for the year the English colonists attempted settlement on Roanoke Island, the restaurant is located in the Tranquil House Inn. The chefs work with the freshest of ingredients including herbs grown from the Inn’s own gardens, and Atlantic seafood, meats & fowl, and vegetables from the Outer Banks’ best growers.
The view from the window-lined dining room has you staring out across Shallowbag Bay, truly one of the finest vistas on the Outer Banks. The décor is elegant, but relaxed as diners are welcome in casual or dressy attire. The cuisine has drawn the attention of travel writers including those from Southern Living and the Food Network’s Best Of series.
Appetizers include Marinated Grilled Portabella topped with Artichokes, Zucchini Ribbons, roasted Red Peppers, Chevre and a Balsamic Drizzle; Sesame-seared Scallops with Asian Slaw and Wasabi Soy Aioli; Parmesan Reggiano Risotto “Paella Style” with Shrimp, Mussels and Chorizo, and Char-grilled Quail stuffed with Granny Smith Apples, Walnuts, and Cherries over a Green Apple Vinaigrette and roasted baby Beets. Enjoy a variety of entrees including beef tenderloin, steaks, Osso Bucco, bouillabaisse, chicken and vegetarian choices. The salads and desserts alone are simply divine! They do catering as well as offering a world class onsite dining experience.
Tips and Tricks for the best , vacation rental experience:
Get the best value:
- Summer months are the most expensive in , . To get the best value, try changing your vacation dates to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer excellent weather and less crowded beaches.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to confirm with vacation rental company or host to see if your vacationing group qualifies for a price reduction.
- The sooner your group can book, the better your selection will be. The best rental homes are booked very early. Booking your rental 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your vacation home.
Finding the perfect rental:
- First and foremost, have your group commit to dates and a budget.
- Determinwe how many beds and what type of bedroom configuration you need. Remember that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room. You will need to determine what is suitable for your company. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible online. Otherwise, email or call the property manager before you reserve the home.
- If there's a specific attraction you simply love, keep an eye out for properties that are either close by, or those that cater especially to your needs.
- Appropriate accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Make certain to remember and inquire about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..
- Remember to include your furry companions! Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Ask your host before booking, and study your agreement thoroughly! Additional fees or costs may be applied to your agreement.
Tips for a great stay:
- Be sure you get the property manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We recommend storing the contact's information in your smartphone and wallet.
- Management companies and individual rental owners often offer their guests an option to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any days missed a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your host for details.
- To ensure that no damages are linked to your stay, make a record of any problem areas of the property upon your arrival. Contact the rental manager right away to report your findings. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will be helpful.
- Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, television set or hot tub. Contact your property manager. They are there to help. A brief phone call prevents many problems.
- Don't forget to respect your neighbors. Often times, adjacent homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a stay significantly more pleasurable.
- Ask a local. Locals can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great night out, or the best areas for night life?
- Ensure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up when you are away, just like you would at home.
- Double-check every room of the rental property to make sure that you've packed all belongings on check-out day.
- Please make sure to walk through the rental one final time and look for property damage. We suggest walking through with the property manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible).. If the property manager is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you have a great time? Many rental home management companies and rental search sites make it easy for travellers to provide feedback. If your property and/or property manager was terrific, they will likely appreciate your praise. If anything was disagreeable and they failed to correct it in a reasonable manner, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make it a point as part of your feedback.
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