3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Beach Box... Just 2 Blocks to the Beach & Restaurants!
Matt & Shyla Powers
About Matt & Shyla Powers
We are a military family of five & we currently live in Arlington, Virginia. Our dream has always been to own a house at the beach. After visiting OBX a few years ago we decided to make our dream come true. If we could live here permanently we would :). Shyla works in refinishing furniture & designing beach homes, so this is a perfect fit! Matt has been in the Navy for 18 years, is a cancer survivor & enjoys as much beach time as possible. We have three young children (12,11 & 5) & they love the beach just as much as we do! Our hope is that you make lasting memories just as we are!
Matt & Shyla Powers purchased this House in 2016
Why Matt & Shyla Powers chose Kill Devil Hills
The MERMAID SHANTY has been decorated w/details & the beach in mind! The entire home was just remodeled. Fresh white paint, nautical themed decor, new vanities, bedding, bunk beds, cottage chic furniture...just too much to name! Our beach box is situated only 2 blocks to lifeguarded 1st street beach (with showers) & only 2 blocks to the famous Goombays Raw Bar & Grill. Camellia Drive is a very quiet street so kids can ride bikes, play kickball & play without worrying. Included are beach cruisers, kids bikes, skim boards, boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrellas, towels, BOB jog stroller, beach wagon & cart...all you need is a pair of flip flops and sunscreen :). You can hear the waves crashing & it is truly a little beach paradise for our family.
What makes this House unique
The best part of the home is the screened in front porch that extends the the length of the front of the house. Sit and enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cocktails and listen to the waves crash. It is furnished with an all weather couch & 2 chairs, stylish beach pillows & outdoor lights. It is truly the best way to start and end your day! We have a fire pit in the backyard that is illuminated with outdoor lights. This is our kids favorite part of the house. Roast marshmallows & enjoy the stars at night! There is a porch swing, hammock & picnic table below for additional enjoyment. There are so many small touches that have been added to our home & we want you to enjoy it just as much as we do!
Weddings, Holiday Parties, No Spring Break Parties
No smoking inside, under home, on decks
$100 PER PET non-refundable fee
Great bunk room for children! Quiet Street!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
No smoking inside home, on decks or underneath home
Pets not allowed in bedrooms/on furniture, must pick up all pet waste, crated when gone
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We had such a blast staying at mermaids shanty! The house was well equipped and it made it so much easier to just show up and all of the stuff needed for the beach was there. The owners did a great job of decorating the place and were in touch throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed.
A great little cottage near the beach and all the local attractions. Everything needed for a vacation by the beach was provided! The owners were very helpful and responsive. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable week by the ocean. Truly a great find.
Thank you all for visiting! We loved having you as guests. Please let me know when you want to come back :)
Cute beach getaway!
We loved the coziness of this house - hammocks, fire pit, light strands. Our only regret is not finding this sooner and staying for a week!
Great spot filled with beach amenities. Walking distance to one of the best seafood restaurants and an excellent beach. Plenty of supplies in kitchen to cook your own seafood.
Wonderful house and stay!
What an incredible house, it made for a perfect family vacation. We stayed here for 5 nights, June 13-18, 2019. The house is absolutely perfect - incredibly clean, full of fun and interesting decor, very well maintained, and stocked with absolutely everything you could want or need for a beach vacation. Our 5 year old loved all the toys and games. We loved the front screened in porch, the well appointed kitchen and bathrooms, the lower level “hang out” area complete with hammocks and gliding chairs, and, of course, the 2 block walk to the beach. The location is great - close to the beach, restaurants, Publix, mini golf, etc. So many things for everyone to do in just a short walk or drive!
Shyla was great to work with too - very communicative and you can tell she wants renters to enjoy their stay. You can also tell it’s their home away from home. She made sure we had everything we needed and provided very clear check in, check out, and during stay instructions. Thank you so much to Shyla and Matt for a great vacation!
Great Memorial weekend holiday
Simply excellent. Super clean, easy communication, Shyla super reactive and nice (we had a small issue with bathtub which was solved promptly), house perfect with kids (toys, books,..), has everything you want for the beach (towels, chairs, umbrellas, toys, and buggy to carry everything), 5’ walk from the beach. For those who worry: airport noise is not an issue. One hears a little bit the road but nothing bothersome (and I am really sensitive). Really a memorable weekend. We will rent again!
Wright Brothers National Memorial - 1.3 miles
Avalon Fishing Pier - 1.3 miles
Jockey's Ridge State Park - 5 miles
Kill Devil Hill Movie Theatre - .7 miles
1st Street Beach access - 1 1/2 blocks