Right next to our little haven on Pond Island is the picturesque town of Manteo.
Roanoke Island is overflowing with charm and has a fascinating history (home to the first English-speaking colonists in America). Docks decorated with colorful sailboats border the town and the New England-esque cottages are hidden by rose gardens. There is one bookstore and one coffee shop, both of which have been there forever (and both of which are wonderful). It's the kind of place you want to spend all day, just wandering.