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Only steps away from the beach! Cozy, comfortable home in the Heart of OBX

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

This home's location on Milepost 8 puts it in the center of all that North Carolina's Outer Banks has to offer. New renovations and updates make this sunny cottage a true “home away from home.” The open layout is light and airy. The beach access, directly across the street, makes getting to and from the beach a breeze! We love to spend time here, so we have paid great attention to what would make this a comfortable place to spend a vacation. Use the well-equipped kitchen for a nice meal, or let one of the chefs at the many award-winning restaurants nearby do the cooking for you. Relax on the covered porches and enjoy the evening sea breeze or take in the ocean view from the sun deck. We set our clocks to "Island Time," but free WiFi and DirecTV make it possible for renters to easily stay in touch. Recent tech upgrades include new flat screen TV's in three bedrooms.

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Stephanie Estes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Stephanie Estes

Three generations of the Estes Family have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for 60+ years. Howard, his wife Stephanie, and children Skip and Claudia, began spending so much time visiting the local beaches that they decided to make their plans permanent by purchasing a home right in the center of the Northern Beaches at Milepost 8. When we aren't at Cool Breeze, you can find us in Richmond or Williamsburg, Virginia, visiting our Alma Mater (all 4 of us!), William and Mary.

Stephanie Estes purchased this house in 2004

Why Stephanie Estes chose Kill Devil Hills

Every year since 2003, we have tried to make upgrades and listen to our guests’ suggestions. It’s been great fun to build relationships with our repeating guests as well as new ones. We have rented to families from coast to coast and international travelers from France, Great Britain and Germany.

Cool Breeze is our home away from home. We have furnished it with features that we enjoy and hope that your family will find as comfortable and relaxing as we do.

There are many houses to choose from in the Outer Banks. But we also know our house is very special and has created many wonderful family memories. We invite you to come stay.

What makes this house unique

With only one lot between us and the ocean, getting back to the house to take a break from the sun or refill the cooler is easy. Our residential neighborhood is located just a short walk from many conveniences like restaurants and shops. We love the open floor plan of our home that offers bedrooms on either floor and a central gathering area for meals and entertainment. We also offer both covered and open decks for outdoor enjoyment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kill Devil Hills in Dare County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1st floor
    Outside shower - Outdoor Shower , changing room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor
  • The second floor has a Jack and Jill bathroom. The first floor has a full bath adjoined to the first floor queen bedroom. Or go totally local in our outdoor enclosed shower complete with adjoining changing room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double + pull out twin trundle, flat screen TV (1st floor)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double + twin bunk bed. (2nd floor)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, flat screen TV (1st floor)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, flat screen TV (2nd floor)
  • Our Family Room has a sleeper sofa with a pullout queen bed.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(17 traveller reviews)

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Only steps away from the beach! Cozy, comfortable home in the Heart of OBX
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great beach house for a great price

  • 5 of 5

My family just came back from a week stay here. The location is fantastic, the beach is just a short walk away. The house was very clean and Stephanie was very responsive to any questions we had before and during our stay. The beds were comfortable and there were new tvs and plenty of amenities. It's a great house, no complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carrie, thanks so much. Come back any time!
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  • 5 of 5

Such a cute well maintained house. Couldn't ask for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee

My Favorite Week of the Year!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed here and it might've been better than the first (which was pretty perfect!). We had great weather, the beach wasn't too crowded, and a friend of our family came with her two kids and we were so thrilled at how baby safe this rental is! There aren't excessive nick knacks, there was a high chair and a baby gate! There were even sand buckets and shovels to play with at the beach! We LOVED that there was a full time life guard at the beach, as the surf was rougher than usual this week.

Everything was just as described and everything was gorgeous and spotless. The manager is one of the best we've ever dealt with - a pro at customer service! She went above and beyond for us. We would absolutely recommend this place to family and friends, so you better book it before we take all of the available spots!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fantastic Week!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic week at Cool Breeze. The property is exactly as described and the owners are more than helpful. We love the easy beach access, and the cottage is very clean and freshly decorated. This trip was our second stay, and I'm sure we will return on our next visit. Thanks for a wonderful place to call home for our week at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have Ron and Lisa stay in our house! So glad you had fun!
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at your lovely home. Since I have 4 grand babies (3 of which are 1 and under), the convince and close proximity to the beach was exactly what we needed. The kitchen was well stocked and all the beds were extremely comfortable. We were close to all the main attractions and the restaurants we love. Thank you for sharing your home and I so appreciate the easy rental process!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family enjoyed your time at Cool Breeze. Many happy returns!
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Nashville, Tennessee

Definitely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so great. We were expecting it to be wonderful and were still impressed at all of the personal touches. The owners definitely take great care of this place.

The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you could want on vacation- wine glasses, pancake griddle, seafood steam pots, you name it! The views from the decks are gorgeous and it's just a 2 minute walk to find your perfect spot on the beach. The house is on the beach road and all you do is cross the street and walk down the boardwalk ramp to the sand. And there's an outdoor shower WITH HOT WATER so you don't track sand all over. That definitely came in handy.

You can even see the ocean from the upstairs bedroom window! The house had plenty of space for us to spread out and not get in each other's way. There are board games and books and direct tv in case you need to spend a day/evening inside chilling out.

The location itself is so convenient. You can get anywhere you want to be on the outer banks in 15-20 minutes. We spent a lot of time on the beach and didn't even pack our lunches because it was just a 2 min walk back to the kitchen!

Definitely loved this place and it will be the first place I ever check availability for when heading to the beach. It's been a while since I had been to the outer banks and this house has absolutely set the bar. Yes, it's that great!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sea Scape Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
158 and US12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Car: recommended

The Outer Banks is a 200-mile long series of barrier islands on the coast of North Carolina that stretch from the Virginia/North Carolina State Line to Cape Hatteras. Well known for its temperate climate and expansive beaches, the Outer Banks is a favorite vacation destination for tourists from all over the world. The town of Kill Devil Hills is located in the geographic center of the Outer Banks and is most famously known as the site for the first heavier-than-air powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright, commemorated today by the Wright Brothers National Monument which anchors the town. In Kill Devil Hills, vacationers will find a rich history that ranges from the from the first English settlement in the New World to the dawn of the Space Age alongside the East Coast’s finest fresh seafood markets, cleanest beaches and most sought after destinations in surf and Gulf Stream fishing.

Other Activities: Climb Jockey's ridge, the tallest active sand dune system in the Eastern United States


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Security Deposit: $250.00

Cleaning fee is included within your rental cost.
Reservation Deposit: 50%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.