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Lighthouse View Rental Policies

We are pleased that you chose Lighthouse View for your vacation destination! Below are our standard policies. Please keep in mind you must be 25 or older to book. After initial booking and payment you will receive a lease agreement which must be signed within 48 hours from time of booking. Please let us know if you have any questions- we are happy to help!  

Room stays are charged in full at time of booking.
Suite and cottage stays are charged 50% at time of booking with the balance due 30 days prior to check in.

ROOMS: 7 days prior to check in
SUITES: 30 days prior to check in
COTTAGES: 60 days prior to check

If cancelled after this period, no refunds will be given unless the suite or cottage is re-rented (not applicable to rooms). If the property is re-rented, all monies (less a $90 cancellation fee for cottages, $60 fee for suites and $30 fee for rooms and trip insurance premium on all units) will be returned within 30 days after the subsequent re-rent payment has cleared our accounts.

No refunds will be given for cancellations based on inclement weather, road closures or mandatory evacuations.
Tip: Consider Travel Insurance.

*Please be aware that due to our credit card processing company holding all funds for 30 days, we are unable to issue any refunds prior to that 30 day time frame after initial payment. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

We do not send out billing for the final balances of rent, taxes, deposit and special charges. These monies must be received in our office no later than 30 days prior to your arrival for suites and cottages and are payable at time of check in for rooms only. Checks should be made payable to Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging.

NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS THIRTY-DAY DEADLINE. Reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival require full payment (please note cancellation policies). We do not accept personal checks upon check-in. LHV reserves the right to charge a $25 handling fee for all returned checks.

TAX - tax rate is 12.75% (6.75% sales and use tax and 6% lodging tax). These moneys are due in addition to your rental amount. The tax rates may change without notice.

Travel Insurance covers many cancellation/ interruption situations including illness, injury, mandatory evacuation during hurricanes and road closures during severe weather. The Premium for our insurance is 7% of your total reservation cost.

Hatteras Island is vulnerable to hurricanes especially during July, August and September and northeast storms in the winter and spring months which can all impact road access on and off of the island. Travel insurance can protect your stay in the event that your reservation is impacted by severe weather, island and road closures. 

Please note that if you choose NOT to purchase travel insurance and your stay is affected by a storm, road closure or otherwise, your reservation will NOT be moved and no vouchers or refunds extended. Again, we strongly encourage you to purchase the offered insurance. 

Complete policy details can be found at: We strongly recommend purchasing insurance especially during July-October months. You must accept or decline the travel insurance at the time of booking. If you would like to add insurance to an existing reservation please contact us.

*Must have email address to purchase travel insurance. Not available for purchase to guests with New York or International addresses.

Current guests will have first priority on their same week for the following year. Guests will have until the Wednesday morning of their stay to rebook their vacation week. A non-refundable 5% deposit of the current year's rate will be due at the time of booking. 50% of the total cost will be due in January after the new rates are sent out. The remaining balance will be due 30 days prior to your arrival date. In the event of cancellation, monies put down will be refunded minus the initial 5% deposit and a $90 cancellation fee. 

A valid credit card is required to have on file at time of check in should there be any accidental issues during the stay- the card will not be charged without informing the guest prior to.

Check-in time begins at 3:00 PM, however, we do our best to accommodate check ins as units are available. We are unable to accommodate check ins earlier than 12 noon.

Checkout time for suites and cottages is 10:00 AM; Rooms is 11:00 AM.
Late check outs can be purchased at an additional fee in the off season only. Please contact front desk for details.

Pets are not permitted on the premises. We have several properties that will allow pets in the off season only (excludes Memorial Day to Labor Day). Properties allowing pets are limited to one housebroken dog. A $90 nonrefundable fee is charged on all reservations including a pet. All pets must be declared before check in on pet friendly cottages. A pet of any kind on the premises of a non-pet property is absolutely prohibited and is grounds for expedited eviction of the entire party and forfeiture of all monies paid. 

Park style grills are available throughout the campus for guest use. The use of any grill, other than the park grills provided on premises, is absolutely prohibited on any decks.

All our properties are non-smoking. Violators to this policy will be required to pay a substantial cleaning/deodorizing fee.

The outdoor pool and spa is generally open from mid-May through mid-October, weather permitting & unless otherwise specified. Pool hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Pool temperatures vary in degree of warmth and cannot be guaranteed

WIFI is provided in all rooms, suites and cottages.

Rooms- Serviced daily
Suites- Service is available for an additional fee. A linen/ towel exchange is provided in our laundry room for those not electing for service.
Cottages- Linens are provided initially.