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Outer Banks Ocean-Side Vacation Home

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 14

ONLY 120 feet from the Beach. Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views and the unique decor while vacationing. Unlike many of the newer 'mansion' beach houses, this house maintains the feeling of a true beach house while providing a comfortable vacation center for beach lovers.

This beach house is one of the original houses built in ocean sands - it is older, more rustic and a traditional ocean house. No home theaters, music studios or elevators.

Please pass us by if you want a high end hotel.

The first floor features 4 bedrooms (each with its own half bath and sharing a shower/bathtub with a neighboring room), and a full laundry room. There is also a Private Hot Tub and a Gas BBQ Grill, along with a hanging swing and deck chairs. The second floor offers the large great room, kitchen, and dining area, as well as gorgeous southeastern ocean views! There is also a fifth bedroom with full bathroom access. The kitchen has modern appliances and is of an open design. Sunbathers will enjoy the large wraparound decks on both floors. The third floor consists of a game room/sun room fully equipped and ready for some fun with a queen futon, TV, Wii, and a Foosball table.

Discounts given to military, law enforcement, fire personnel and teachers. You should be recognized for what you do for US.

Pets aren't just welcomed - they are ENCOURAGED!

More Details

Owner
Greg Higgins
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ocean Sands in Corolla

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , jack and jill bathroom
    Full 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , jack and jill bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed
  • three bedrooms with queen sized beds, 1 bedroom with two twin beds, one bedroom with double bunk beds - twin sized
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
pets are encouraged!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

Outer Banks Ocean-Side Vacation Home
average rating of 4.7288136 based on 59 reviews
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Great house with tons of room for everyone to spread out. The house had a great location, close to the beach, grocery stores, and shops. Overall we couldn't have asked for anything more. The owner was great and always answered in a timely manner and was very helpful. We had a great time and are excited to start planning our trip for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words - we are glad you had a great time. You were perfect guests and the house looked unused when you left - THANK YOU. Remember I offer a discount to returning guests!
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5

Great older property close enough to hear the waves

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as advertised. Plenty of room, close to the beach, and in good condition. The owner was easy to communicate with and very friendly. It has lots of windows and an exceptionally clean hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. It was great meeting you. Please come back anytime.
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Sterling
5

Another amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

Can't recommend The Dog House highly enough. So close to the beach, enough space for tons of friends, and just an overall great place to stay. We will definitely keep coming back for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zeeland, MI
4

Perfect for larger groups

  • 4 of 5

The Dog House was perfect for our spring break vacation - two families were able to stay very comfortably with plenty of space to spread out. We appreciated the large dining table with 8 chairs, large counter space for serving lots of food (!), large sofa with flat screen TV for evening time relaxing, and enough bedrooms for all of us! We took advantage of the bike paths, trails along the sound and the beach access. We had lots of fun on this trip - our first experience with the Outer Banks!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the way you both treated and left the house. You were great guests - letting me know all the things they enjoyed - while also telling me things that needed minor tweaking - so that I understood you were being helpful. First of the season renters are sometimes a challenge - they get to be the guinea pigs for everything that has been fixed/changed - but you were GREAT. You are welcome back anytime - and remember I offer a discount to returning friends. Thanks again Greg
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3

Responsive owner, but deferred maintenance on home

  • 3 of 5

Greg was wonderful and very responsive. The house had a great layout and plenty of space for the several families (and their dogs) that all stayed at the Doghouse. The top floor was a great space for the kids to run around, and the hot tub was wonderful for the parents to unwind. The house had nearly everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

My one complaint would be that the house seems to have a lot of deferred maintenance and seemed very run down. The house is no longer blue, and has a shoddy foam green paint job that needs at least one more coat. The carpet was stained and a tad smelly. The walls, trim and doors all need a fresh coat of paint, and there were cracks in walls in ceilings. MANY outlets did not work, which was actually a hassle.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the input and you're absolutely right- we will spend January and February painting the interior of the house addressing cracks in the drywall, loose doors, squeaky hinges, etc. We actually do that almost every year - the beach environment and the amount of renter's through the house makes it very difficult to keep it at 100% until we get the winter downtime. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay please come again.
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5

An older home but very clean, plenty of space, and friendly to dogs

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay over the Christmas weekend. The house has plenty of space, it's very clean and neatly kept, and we liked the open layout of the kitchen, living room, and dining room. The southeast corner of the living room has a view of the dunes and the ocean. Since this is an older home, there are some things that need touching up but it's all cosmetic and nothing that detracted from our experience. Beach access is only steps away and even though it was chilly, we went for walks every day. The shells on this beach were amazing, some of the biggest I've ever seen, and tons of them!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review - please come back anytime! Greg
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ocean Sands, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer II
10 Jun 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,731
for 7 nights
£2,731
 
 
summer III
5 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,817
for 7 nights
£1,817
 
 
summer IV
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,235
for 7 nights
£1,235
 
 
fall I
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£474
for 2 nights
From
£137
£1,027
 
 
fall II
30 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£474
for 2 nights
From
£137
£936
 
 
thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£137
£1,077
 
 
winter I
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£137
£927
 
 
christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£137
£1,077
 
 
new years
31 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£137
£1,077
 
 
winter II
6 Jan 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£474
for 2 nights
From
£137
£927
 
 
spring I
7 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£137
£1,110
 
 
spring II
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£137
£1,900
 
 
summer I
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£612
for 3 nights
From
£137
£2,340
 
 
summer II
9 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,739
for 7 nights
£2,739
 
 
summer III
11 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,833
for 7 nights
£1,833
 
 
summer IV
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,268
for 7 nights
£1,268
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.33
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning - refundable £154.61
Tax Rate 7.5%

Dates Available: Year Round. Discounts given to military, law enforcement, fire personnel and teachers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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