• 45°

Carolina Retreats completes acquisition of Tranquil House Inn

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

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 along the Shallowbag Bay waterfront marina.

TRANQUIL HOUSE INN

Courtesy Carolina Retreats

According to Mike Harrington, CEO and 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. It benefits both our guests and property owner partners in the long run, as we can reach more potential travelers that might not be thinking of renting an entire home just yet, and hopefully appeal to the next generation of potential vacation rental guests by offering a consistent brand experience through each property type they choose.”

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.

“Having lived and worked on the Outer Banks for 10 years, I know the significance that this property and location have in the community. Our entire team is looking forward to revitalizing the Tranquil House Inn brand, and bringing this fantastic Outer Banks landmark to our loyal guests,” stated Harrington.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Feeding along Pea Island shorelines

Nags Head commissioners hear about Jennette’s Pier, consider new MSDs to fund beach nourishment

News

Marc Basnight Bridge to close for 30 minutes Monday for survey scan

Lifestyles

First official Coast Guard Half Marathon announced

Lifestyles

Dare County after-school teacher Shelawn Burton named NC School Hero

Currituck

Currituck County sees downward trend in COVID cases, upward for community growth

News

North Carolina man ‘ecstatic’ to win $1 million prize on scratch-off ticket

News

Columbia wastewater report available for review

Schools

Tyrrell Elementary School award winners named

News

Southern Shores Planning Board continues work on code updates

Crime

North Carolina man receives 30 years in federal prison for drug charges

Crime

Defendant sentenced to 72 months imprisonment for trafficking methamphetamine

News

Dare County to purchase Mako’s for future EMS station

News

Dare County Regional Airport gets funding for land acquisition

News

Halifax County man wins $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot

Lifestyles

Dare County Parks and Recreation facility reopenings announced

Lifestyles

Red Cross blood drive schedule set for March

News

Debt report says North Carolina government has more borrowing capacity

Crime

Former Marine gets prison time for smuggling guns to Haiti

News

Government offers plan to release more endangered red wolves

Lifestyles

Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics

News

NC Senate approves bill allowing concealed handguns at more churches

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Wilson County murders

News

More federal coronavirus relief funds debated by NC House

News

Public meeting addresses Avon beach nourishment

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Community Foundation honors 2020 champions, elects 2021 board