following pages are excepts
from the "Guest Registers"
in each of our Rental
Units. These are the comments
of our guests; we are
thankful that so many
of them are positive.
by Tracy Tuck (from Virginia) and her sister Kathy
One may call it vacation retreat
this pleases me more
of the rocking porch swing
stories of island lore
fish caught at daybreak
Sunset pictures with sand between my toes
my worries abandoned
as sweet peace blossoms like a rose
You from Ryan Pruitt,
Jenny Agosta, and our
went to your guest comments
because I decided that
I should take a moment
and send you an e-mail
thanking you for your
We we’re more than
ecstatic about our stay
and knew it as soon as
we past the trees and
building that are the
Perfect location, perfect
scenery, perfect for a
walk down and view of
Browns Island, Westmouth
Bay, or the oyster beds,
and sea grass that surround
the area allowing us to
watch the birds, and hoped
to a see tailing red drum
…. I loved sitting
on the porch and looking
at the L R Rose Boatworks
building. It was like
stepping back in time.
It was like sitting on
what could be a movie
set for a coastal NC film.
I could almost hear the
old saws, drills, and
hammers of those constructing
a new skiff. Our walk
back towards the water,
and the docked boats in
your marina, just seeing
all the wooded built Harkers
Island boats docked up
was such a treat.
Honestly our stay at your
place was enough to keep
me there for days, I didn’t
need much more that what
was there to take in.
We only left as our time
this trip was limited
so we wanted to see how
the fishing was elsewhere…
Regardless, staying in
your rental units was
a real treat. Stepping
outside was like a living
museum of Harkers Island,
NC times past. I honestly
felt a bit like we had
went through time when
pulling into your entrance
and passing the office.
Our conversations with
you the few times we crossed
paths were always full
of so much information
about what we needed to
know, or just chatting
about how it used to be
on the island. All the
years I had come to Harkers
Island, my regret is never
staying at your place.
You have earned a new
guest for every trip.
I cannot say enough good
things. I’m already
wanting to make a trip
sooner just to sit on
the porch of the rental
unit and take it all in
again. You just don’t
find what you have to
offer anywhere. As always,
I’m sure you get
your “Hoity Toity”
complainers who need someone
to cater to their every
need. But for us normal
folks, who like living
life, and enjoy being
left to ourselves, except
for an occasional question
or some conversation,
your place couldn’t
be more perfect.
Pruitt ---- or affectionately
known as: “Ding
batter, Dit Dot, or Woodsier”
we are again. With passing time, all that you have, all
that your island has, gets deeper and richer. I've come
this time to celebrate my life with my husband. I cannot
think of a more fitting place.
Susan and Griff Gilbert
first time to the island in many years. You have a really
nice place - quiet, good boat ramp, and nice people. Caught
trout and blues at the Cape. Will definitely be back for
some serious fishing. Thanks for your hospitality.
Harold and Bebe Hill,
Snow Hill, NC
you for the pleasant, comfortable stay on Harkers Island.
The directions were the best we've ever been provided.
We enjoyed the home-like unit and appreciate your hospitality.
The island is beautiful and peaceful. We especially enjoyed
our visit with Mr. James Allen Rose and learning about
his family's history and about some of his adventures
growing up here and his interesting path into model boat
building. His boats are crafted with precision and care,
and a true love and passion for this work. He had many
important life messages for our son during his interview
and we appreciated his thought and care that went into
this process. What a wonderful, relaxing and admirable
person. We're so glad we have had the chance to travel
to Harkers' Island. Thank you.
The Straders, Greensboro,
Ann for making our visit affordable. It has been a pleasure.
Love to bring our kids and grandchildren. Guess will be
back next year. You have nice home here. May God bless.
Ken and Norma Owens, Cincinnati
visiting our friends Don Stewart and Ray Waters who were
staying here. We live in Stacy, never knew this place
was here. Thanks for treating our friends so well.
Ann and Leslie,
this marks my 10th visit to Harkers - 8th visit with you
all - You are both such a treasue. I think one of the
reasons I keep coming back is you both make me feel like
family, like this Island is my home too. I love you both
enjoyed the visit. Beautiful weather, beautiful wife,
beautiful time and - well worth it.
is a wonderful place - Enjoyed our visit with you all
- wish it could have been longer - we love the island
and staying here. We will be back later this year.
Luther and Carolyn Durham
Friends - good fishing - and a great place. Enjoyed it.
Best place on the island. Will be back.
Tim Hanes, Farmer, NC
2nd stay here - was jus
as nice as the first.
Unit 2 was every bit as
comfortable and clean.
very enjoyable stay even
if it was short.
Norris family, Whiteville,
really enjoyed our stay here on Harkers Island. It was
so much like home. Your efforts to create this wonderful
atmosphere are very appreciated. Mike was right when he
described you as lovely, wonderful people. You have a
very unique and special place here and we hope to visit
you again. Thanks again so much.
Tommy Pennington, Donna
reluctantly leave again, having thoroughly enjoyed you,
your place and this wonderful island. But we'll return
- just not soon enough. Thanks for all you do to make
us feel special.
Art and Barb Peters, Lexington,
a very nice visit here. Everything was so nice and really
made us feel at home. Have stayed here with you before
and enjoyed so much. We will be back again soon as we
can. Take care and thanks so much.
John Hines and Betty Jones,
want to thank you for
unit each year - we enjoy
cozy, nice people - Mom and I still traveling together
after all these years. Driving the whole coast of NC and
enjoying it. Thank you.
Susan Bullbey, Seattle,
WA and Louise B. Falls,
Winston Salem, NC
time in this unit - but not our first time here. We love
staying with you. As always, we enjoyed our stay - which
was way too short. We'll be Back - hopefully soon.
Stuart and Laurie King,
enjoyed our stay here. Island is beautiful. Sure hope
to return next year, Thank you for your hard work just
so we would be able to stay here tonight.
& Yvonne Cobb, Mooresboro,
always your place was perfect for our vacation. It was
a great change from the hustle and bustle of the city
life. Can't wait to see you again.
Alan Lieberman, Rockvill,
a wonderful birth day and weekend here. I want to thank
you very much - this is a cozy unit - loved it - see you
Bonnie and Buddy, Stumpy
Comments can be supplied upon request. Thank you.