5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, Sound View, Private Pool & Sports Bar w/ Bose & Flat TV
Tom and Kelly Wilkes
About Tom and Kelly Wilkes
We are Tom and Kelly Wilkes, we purchased "Sounds Good" in December of 2016 and are still overwhelmed with how blessed we are to have such a lovely beach cottage. We certainly don't have a home like this back at our primary residence in Richmond, VA. Tom is a social worker for Henrico County and I work for Virginia Lottery, no I cannot play. We have a little black dog we love dearly and spend our time with our family, friends and the pup at the beach in our off season. We both enjoy golfing but are complete hacks. Tom is a runner and we enjoy seeing live music and enjoying good food with good friends.
Tom and Kelly Wilkes purchased this House in 2016
Why Tom and Kelly Wilkes chose Carolina Dunes
When we decided to look for a beach home, this is our second one, we had no idea we'd end up in Duck, which has turned out to be a wonderful little community. About 300 people live in Duck year round. The house was by far the best quality home we saw, and we looked a lot of them!. It really was love at first sight. We love it so much we have a very short rental season of only July and August. We want to be at Sounds Good as much as we can with our family and friends.
What makes this House unique
Sounds Good simply has everything we want when we visit. The home has been so well maintained...you can tell there's a lot of love in this home and it truly has become our second home. We hope you will love our cottage as much as we do and return year after year.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful home at a GREAT location!
I rented this for my family, my sister and her family and our parents. 6 adults, 2 teens, a tween and an 8 year old - everyone had a GREAT week. The house is immaculately clean inside and well-equipped. It was such a treat to have paper products, spices and basic cooking supplies readily available. We especially loved the location, the pool, kayaks and pool table! Many hours were spent using all of them! The sound and beach access were convenient and I loved that we could so easily walk to either.
Kelly was a pleasure to work with and so quick to respond to any and all questions I had.
The only negatives are that the bikes were pretty well worn. 2 were fine for cruising around but 2 others had my husband concerned about using them. And the spiders outside were unbelievable! Although it could be the area, we saw many houses being power washed throughout our stay. It didn’t seem like the outside chairs or porches had been used for weeks when we arrived. After my brother in law and husband each spent hours cleaning webs off of the outside furniture and decks, and spraying for spiders, we could at least use the decks to dry our towels.
All in all, it was a great week. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!
Thanks for an amazing family getaway!
We were overwhelmed by this amazing property and the kindness and graciousness of the owners, Kelly and Tom Wilkes. They made every effort to ensure our comfort and were never too busy to answer our questions. Their advice was invaluable. We had a relaxing and fun-filled week: there was something for everyone from the teenagers to the grandparents and all in between. We would highly recommend this venue to future guests.
Thank you Marielena and John, we are so pleased that you were happy with the cottage and the service you received. We enjoyed getting to know you all over the week and appreciate that you took such thoughtful care of our home. Please come stay with us again and create more wonderful family memories.
Great property. Everything we needed. Plenty of room for the whole family. Loved the pool and hot tub. Teenagers really enjoyed kayaking in the sound and the separate game room off of the pool. Bike and walking trails right outside the door. Short drive to shops and restaurants. Highly recommend the short drive to Corolla for a Wild Horses Tour. Definitely want to come again.
The house was perfect for our family vacation that included my 4 young grandchildren!
The design of this house was perfect, with two living spaces and four bedrooms on the level below the kitchen and great room. That way when we put kiddos down for a nap and bedtime we did not have to stay quiet. The grandchildren loved the pool and it was nice that it was not in full sun all day. The beach access was right at the end of our street and the fishing dock close. My son in laws became quite the crab fishermen. The house is the perfect distance away from the actual town of Duck with its great shopping and restaurants. Tom and Kelly, the owners, answered any questions I had promptly. We have already booked our week for August 2019!!
Thank you Jayna. I never thought about how good the house layout is for napping children. We are so glad our home worked nicely for your family. You all were a real pleasure to host, gentle on our home too, and look forward to seeing you again next year at Sounds Good. Thanks again, we truly appreciate your support.
-Kelly and Tom
Fabulous Vacation Home & Owners
My family ( 6 adults and a 10 month grandson) thoroughly enjoyed our 1 week vacation in this fabulous home. The owners, Kelly and Tom, were very thoughtful in making their home comfortable and inviting for all aged guests. The house has a well maintained hot tub, a pool with adult and children floats and pool games. The grill and pool furniture is top quality. They provided 2 nice kayaks and 4 well cared for bicycles. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and a beach cart were also provided. A crib, pack n play, high chair, baby gate, and lots of baby toys were a tremendous help so we didn't have to bother with bringing these necesities from home. The house is decorated nicly with lots of open space to gather with the entire family. The beds were very comfortable. There is a beautiful view of the sound and a short walk to the beach. The game room with a pool table,TV, and bar on the ground level was enjoyed very much. My family likes to cook and enjoy meals together. There is a large table so the entire family could sit together. There is plenty of quality cookware to prepare meals with nice dishes and glassware. An added bonus that you won't find at other rental properties were all the complimentary kitchen, bathroom, and paper products that were provided (Coffee, spices, paper towels, paper plates, toilet paper, trash bags, Solo cups, hand soap, laundry detergent, dish detergent, etc.). It is obvious that Kelly and Tom want their guests to truly have a wonderful vacation at the beach. Kelly responded almost immediately to any questions we had before we arrived and also after our arrival. Kelly also was very responsive and accommodating to special requests. I sincerely appreciate their efforts to make our stay a wonderful experience. They are the best owners.Thank you so much, Kelly and Tom!!!!
great week at the beach!
It was great to have 4 bikes there and not need to rent. More than enough chairs for all to enjoy decks and pool. The owners Kelly and Tom were readily available to answer question after we moved in, very customer oriented.
Thank you Karen, we awarded you all 5-stars as well! You all were wonderful guests and we'd be delighted for you and your family to come back any time. We truly appreciate you selecting our home. Cheers! - Kelly & Tom