Hipcamp host Gia P.
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A desirable water retreat awaits you and your loved one on the water, 35ft long x 10x wide Catamaran Cruiser!! All the comforts of home in this 20 ft cabin while floating in a cozy quiet marina in the OBX! Two Kayaks and gift certificate to local Kill Devil Hills restaurant included! An on-site restaurant, Stripers Bar & Grille, offers an eclectic menu and waterfront dining at

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A desirable water retreat awaits you and your loved one on the water, 35ft long x 10x wide Catamaran Cruiser!! All the comforts of home in this 20 ft cabin while floating in a cozy quiet marina in the OBX! Two Kayaks and gift certificate to local Kill Devil Hills restaurant included! An on-site restaurant, Stripers Bar & Grille, offers an eclectic menu and waterfront dining at its best. Marina clubhouse access-includes outdoor pool, gym, pool table, etc!

Shallowbag Bay Marina is a 75-slip marina located just off the intercoastal waterway in North Carolina's wonderful Outer Banks. The Outer Banks recreational area is one of the fastest growing coastal areas in the United States. The Outer Banks is characterized by barrier islands, natural beaches, sand dunes and beautiful marsh land areas.

The Catamaran Cruiser includes all of the bare necessities one needs and all the comforts to give you that home away from home feeling...including an outdoor grill!!

Water Condo", "Floating Cottage", "Cabin on the Water" are typical descriptions of Catamaran Cruisers' newest houseboat concept has arrived in MANTEO, NC! Thoughtful custom design and beautifully finished inside and out, the Catamaran Cruiser features an open and bright main salon, while the master stateroom features a panoramic water view and a private deck. 170 sq feet of outdoor decking!

The toilet and shower amenities on-board are there for your convenience, just be mindful of your use when you are able! Hot water tank is 12 gallons and takes about 25 minutes to refill and therefore you may enjoy the amenities of in-ground plumbing at the easy to access just a few steps away clubhouse or ship store (total of 4 showers) if you enjoy longer showers and would rather all parties shower at the same time to expedite the getting ready process. If this is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact Host with any questions or concerns you may have!

Guest access

Full access of the boat and all its amenities with the exception of the ability to drive boat! Able to park car for free in Marina parking lot...just steps away from boat! Marina amenities include pool, gym, full separate men's and women's bathrooms with showers, laundry facilities, clubhouse with pool table, and on-site waterfront restaurant!

Interaction with guests

Only if needed ! Want you to feel like this is your home away from home! Always a text or call away!

Return to Life while at your home away from home...your host is passionate about exercise and health promotion and would love to share her knowledge with you...learn a new way of moving that will alleviate back, knee and shoulder pain all while developing a strong center region!! Pilates in Paradise and Foundation Training workshops available! Just ask for more Info!!!

Are you interested in purchasing real estate of your own in the Outer Banks...that is not a surprise!!! Let your host know and you will be placed in good hands!!

Other things to note

Pilates Vacation Package and Boat Cruise Packages available - please ask the host for more information!

Accommodation provided
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 3 people per site
Potable water available
No fires
Access to a propane stove or grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Gia a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 4 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Bike (or walk) to the waterfront shops and restaurants located in downtown manteo!


While the love boat is not able to be operated by guests, you do have the ability to rent another slip in the marina if you wou...Read more


You may fish off the back of the boat or around marina; daily permit or licensing may be required depending upon nc dnr require...Read more


Jockey's ridge state park, wright brothers memorial, obx beaches, elizabethan gardens!

Horseback riding

Guided horseback riding on the beach!


Kayaks provided - information for local company to provide additional equipment (ie: stand up paddle boards!)

Wind sports

Kite boarding, wind surfing, hang gliding, etc! all available with a professional just miles away!


Several local beaches located on the atlantic ocean!


Ocean, sound, outdoor pool at the marina, and indoor pool at local y!

Wildlife watching

Bird watching is fantastic in the obx!


Natural features you'll find at The Love Boat in North Carolina.


Public beaches just a few miles away with free public parking!

Places to see near The Love Boat

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
3 miles way Explore
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial
8 miles way Explore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
33 miles way Explore
Pettigrew State Park
Pettigrew State Park
44 miles way Explore
First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park
49 miles way Explore
Merchants Millpond State Park
Merchants Millpond State Park
68 miles way Explore
Cape Henry Memorial Part of Colonial National Historical Park
Cape Henry Memorial Part of Colonial Nat...
73 miles way Explore
Goose Creek State Park
Goose Creek State Park
75 miles way Explore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
83 miles way Explore
Fort Monroe National Monument
Fort Monroe National Monument
84 miles way Explore
Kiptopeke State Park
Kiptopeke State Park
89 miles way Explore

The vibe at The Love Boat

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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2018

Wow, was the Love Boat a special place to stay the night! The boat sits in slip 26 at the marina located in the Shallowbag Bay Marina, off the Roanoke Sound. This boat is brand new and super clean. It feels light and airy. The walls are all white with lots of windows. It was very rainy the day we arrived with a noreaster blowing in overnight and the next morning, but we didn’t mind!
Surrounding the boat slips are 3 story condos, but by climbing up on the roof deck of the boat you can see the open water out beyond. We had dinner at Stripers Restaurant down at the end of the boat docks if you don’t feel like cooking - this is an easy spot to walk down to. There are also many restaurants along the drive out to the Love Boat.
We did not meet host, Gia, but had very thorough and easy communication with her before and during our stay.
Sleeping on the boat was a wonderful experience feeling the rock and sway of the tide. The bed was very comfortable and opening the curtains in the bedroom in the morning gives you a show of the colors of sunrise on the condo's across the marina.
We highly recommend staying here! Gia also has kayaks on the deck for use. The clubhouse has activities available during the open season such as a pool table and a hot tub.
The boat felt roomy, very comfortable, and quite honestly had everything you would need. We can't wait to come back in the middle of the summer!

We just arrived to the Love Boat!Kitchen/living room.Climbing to the roof deck first thing!Ladder to the roof deck.
The Love Boat
North Carolina
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