Tranquil House Inn sold to Carolina Retreats

By on January 5, 2021


(Carolina Retreats)

Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management company based in Surf City, NC, has announced the recent purchase of The Tranquil House Inn, a boutique 25-room inn and event space located in historic downtown Manteo on the famed Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The inn will become part of Carolina Retreats’ family of brands, which also include Carolina Retreats Vacation Rentals, Topsail Realty Vacations, the Loggerhead Inn on Topsail Island, and The Beach House @ Oak Island, a 22-unit ocean view vacation rental motel property on Oak Island, NC.

Built in 1988 by developer Ray Hollowell and owned and operated for the past 27 years by The Tranquility Company and the Just family, The Tranquil House Inn is located in one of the most iconic locations in historic Manteo, North Carolina on Roanoke Island of the Outer Banks. The Tranquil House Inn is a quaint, waterfront Inn offering unobstructed direct marina views of Shallowbag Bay, and within walking distance to all the world-class dining and shopping options of downtown Manteo.

According to Mike Harrington, CEO & Owner of Carolina Retreats and the Tranquil House Inn, “The Tranquil House Inn is truly one of the iconic boutique hotel and inn properties on the Outer Banks. As a hospitality management provider, we felt this opportunity was just too good to pass up. It fits a niche within our company, which is offering both traditional vacation rental homes on a mostly weekly basis, and smaller, historically significant beach motel and inn properties for shorter stays and smaller traveling parties.”

The Tranquil House Inn offers multiple room types from king and double queen suites, to standard rooms for those looking for a unique weekend escape. Carolina Retreats plans to make improvements to the overall property over time, with room upgrades and a future announcement for plans of the former 1587 restaurant space.

About The Tranquil House Inn

Overlooking Manteo’s historic waterfront, The Tranquil House Inn is a refined Outer Banks inn offering 25 quaint and spacious rooms and is a 2-minute walk from Roanoke Island Festival Park, 4 miles from the North Carolina Aquarium, and within walking distance to all of downtown Manteo’s restaurants and shops.

Bright rooms are decorated in a country-chic style; all have private bathrooms and cable TV, while some feature 4-poster beds and/or waterfront views. Suites add separate bedrooms and plush living areas. Continental breakfast is included, as is a daily wine and cheese reception. Minimum stay rules may apply in the holidays, and on-site parking is available. To learn more visit


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