Moon Author's Review
Wharf House (from US$170 nightly per room or US$640 for an exclusive rental with up to eight guests, add US$40 per day for cook and 15% gratuity on total, breakfast included) is an impeccable 300-plus-year-old collection of stone hewn buildings facing Bogue Lagoon, a protected marine sanctuary. Gun slits in the 18-inchs walls were once used to protect the sugar and rum warehoused on site. The property has been remodeled into a rustic luxury accommodation fit for modern day barons with TV, sound system and Wi-Fi throughout. Bedrooms have AC and common areas have plush, inviting furniture and delightful artwork everywhere you look. Meals can be enjoyed on the large deck overhanging the water or in the formal dining room inside. The master suite in the main house has a king bed and shares a bathroom with a second bedroom with two single beds, ideal for families. Two outlying buildings accommodate two guests with a king bed in each, the room overhanging the lagoon fit for honeymooners. A tiled pool is set back from the lawn and pebbly beach. The villa owners are happy to pre-stock food for the first few days after which guests are responsible for doing their own shopping; the staff are happy to accompany and assist.