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Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront View; Steps to The Beach; 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4-5

This is a beautiful, newly decorated condo located just steps to the beach! Our condo is on the 2nd floor with fantastic views of the ocean and ocean front pool (unheated) from every window. The large deck right off the living room is the perfect spot to relax to the sound of the surf, to watch the sun rise and dolphins play at dawn (or all day!) in the ocean, or to idle the day away. Bring your binoculars or use ours for close ups of the dolphins, pelicans, seagulls etc. Our unit offers a master bedroom with king bed, two full baths (unique and super convenient for a family) sleep sofa queen bed (NEW), hallway XL single berth bed, fully appointed kitchen (also new espresso and coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishwasher!), two flat screen TVs (living room and master bedroom), free WiFi, brand new deck swing, new keyless entry system, and much more. Please note our condo is on the second floor of a three story building with stairs and no elevator.

Our beach-- only steps away from our condo -- features coastal dunes, soft creamy sand, nice surf and great beach combing. We have beach chairs and boogie boards for your use during your visit.

In addition to our beach front, our condo community has an outdoor pool open year round (unheated), outdoor grills, basketball and tennis courts, pool side restrooms, and oceanfront showers and laundry facilities.

We are only a short 15 minute walk to the lovely, historical village of Duck where you can enjoy the lovely shops, buy groceries, eat at great restaurants and cafes, buy books and sip coffee at Duck Cottage, rent bikes to ride on the jogging trails, walk the sound-side boardwalk for bird watching, and rent canoes, kayaks and other water sport equipment.

Bring your binoculars to bird watch and get great close ups of dolphins in our surf. Superb viewing from our deck!

We keep our reservations calendar up to date so check it out to reserve now! If we're already booked for your preferred dates, check out our other properties in Duck listed on VRBO too. They are VRBO 513115, VRBO 667198, or VRBO 712993!

Cancellation policy: Policy is that we try and re-rent the unit then remit to you any monies received, less a$100 cancellation fee.

More Details

Owner
Mike and Mary Hayward
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Mike and Mary Hayward

We have been coming to Duck for almost two decades to vacation. Each time we were here we would fantasize about owning a little something of this wonderful island to enjoy whenever we could. Finally, we took the plunge this past Fall and now own Dolphin Dawn, WaveHi! and Dune Nest. They are just the right size and each one is of of our little places to escape to when the pressures of real life get to us. We hope you too will find that peace of mind and sense of rejuvenation that we get each time we come back to Dolphin Dawn. We look forward to sharing it with you! We hope you will select Dolphin Dawn as your vacation rental and help us with providing great reviews to share with future vacationers.

Mike and Mary Hayward purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mike and Mary Hayward chose Outer Banks

Dolphin Dawn is located right on the ocean on one of the most beautiful east coast beaches in the U.S. The town of Duck is a quaint coastal village with super friendly folk and wonderful shopping, dining and many fun things to do. You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, tandem bikes, tc. to enjoy the many water activities Duck has to offer.

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite thing about Dolphin Dawn is the oceanfront location and view. When you step out on the deck the view and sound of the surf is the most magical sound in the world! We have a brand new porch swing on our deck and have enjoyed watching the sunrise, seeing the dolphins play, while sipping our coffee or an evening glass of wine. Perfect.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo was a delight.  We so appreciated the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the kitchen.  The view from the porch was fabulous.  I wish I could package it to bring back to Ohio!
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Duck in Dare County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 full baths (showers). Beautiful modern new flooring and freshly painted!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Livingroom sleep sofa - 1 Large Double Bed
    Berth bed - 1 Single Bed , XL single
  • Master bedroom, king bed, wall mounted flat screen TV, closet, night stand with drawers, window blinds, ceiling fan, IHome alarm clock, new bedside lamps, new cotton duvet and pillows, new track lighting, new area rugs. Linens (sheets) and towels are not included but can be rented through Moneysworth at rentbeachequipment.com, or call 800-833-5233, or you can bring your own.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Outer Banks (OBX) offers lots to do besides the wonderful beach. Our condo is a short drive to Currituck, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses, The Whalehead Club, North Carolina Center for Wildlife Education, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and so much more!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(98 traveller reviews)

Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!
average rating of 4.8469386 based on 99 reviews
Richmond, VA
4

adorable place!

  • 4 of 5

It was great. although not large enough to accommodate more than probably 3 people, (maybe 2 adults, 2 children) the space was very nice and worked well for us. The deck swing was the BEST and the view could not have been more breathtaking!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GAITHERSBURG
4

Perfect for our family of Three!

  • 4 of 5

Photos and descriptions are accurate. Condo is stocked with perfect essentials and the porch and ocean view are heaven. Great place. Would be great to have more brochures or local recommendations for what to do. We used some of the previous guests recommendations from the guest book. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beachfront condo!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, nicely decorated condo with a gorgeous ocean view. Loved the swing on the porch! Great for a couple's getaway. Perfect location in Duck. Clean, nice bathrooms and very usable kitchen!

Only suggestions--which are very nitpicky because this place was really wonderful--a few more basics in the kitchen (cooking oil, spices, basic condiments), and I probably would've brought my own pillows for the king bed (provided ones went flat).

Would definitely return if we ever get to come back to Duck! Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay. We only stayed the one night but everything was great. Mary was great to work with on our stay. Normally they only rent for a 2 night stay but she worked it out so that we could stay the one night. They place was great. We actually had a better ocean view than we were expecting. We saw the dolphins jumping on the morning that we left. Just wished that we had more time..

Kenny & Barbara Vaughn

Mount Airy N.C.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great condo and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at Dolphins at Dawn for a long weekend during the off season (mid-November). The condo was beautiful and comfortable and the location was perfect....oceanfront and close enough to walk to plenty of shops and restaurants. Although the weather was a bit chilly and windy, the orientation of the buildings allowed us to enjoy the deck and ocean views safe from the wind. The instructions and information on local restaurants and activities provided by Mike and Mary were a great resource. And having the berth bed in the hall is perfect...allows you to have additional sleeping area without the expense or space of a full second bedroom. We are already trying to plan our next visit to Dolphins at Dawn!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, cozy condo, minutes away from activities, shopping, and restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a beautiful week in Duck! It was the first time we have traveled to the OBX and after our experience, it will definitely not be the last! We are already planning on going back next year! The condo was perfect! Beautiful views, clean, and decorated well. It also had all our needs for what meals we did make considering there are so many amazing restaurants in the area. The porch swing was an awesome addition. Only a minute walk down to the pool or to the beach. The weather was perfect, and we were able to swim and enjoy the beach every day.

Some of the restaurants we would recommend eating at....Duck Donuts (a must, must, must!), Black Pelican (Delicious filet, steam pots, and brick oven pizzas), Awful Arthurs (Raw bar.....the raw oysters were fabulous), Cafe Frankos (for when you get sick of seafood and want some amazing Italian!) Sunset Grille (Not only good food but BEAUTIFUL views!), Treehouse coffee is a great little coffee shop in Duck with yummy breakfast as well! Barefoot Bernies had great lunch and a great spot to watch the Steelers game. There were endless amounts of eatery choices, hopefully we will find some new favorites on our next trip. Tommy's Market is a great organic shop that is walking distance from the condo.

Although a bit of a drive, we would definitely recommend taking a drive to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The drive may be far, but the views on the way are serene and the lighthouse itself was beautiful! We also went to the Aquarium....good rainy day activity and it was nice, but smaller than we had thought.

Thank you Mike and Mary for a great place to relax over our anniversary!!!! You were great in helping us plan for an awesome trip! Everything was perfect! We loved Duck and your condo and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
15 min walk (10 if you walk fast!)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
15 minute walk
Car: necessary

Our condo is located in the much sought after area of Duck. The village of Duck is quaint, beautiful and welcoming with wonderful local shops, cafes, grocery stores, restaurants and water sports entertainment. Duck also has a unique coastal boardwalk that provides great bird watching over the Sound and beautiful sunset vistas. Great for families who wish to walk around Duck after a fantastic day on the beach.

For car trips and sight seeing during rainy days, you must visit Jockey's Ridge, the east coast's largest sand dune and site of the Wright brothers first flight! Visit the Wright Brothers national monument and museum and learn about our country's aviation history and first flight.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Duck, 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
 
Spring
3 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£296
for 2 nights
From
£148
From
£161
Fri,Sat
£758
 
 
Early Summer
2 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£349
for 2 nights
From
£174
From
£196
Fri,Sat,Sun
£937
 
 
Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
£1,220
 
 
Late Summer
28 Aug 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£349
for 2 nights
From
£174
From
£196
Fri,Sat,Sun
£937
 
 
Fall
25 Sep 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£288
for 2 nights
From
£144
From
£157
Fri,Sat,Sun
£767
 
 
Late Fall
31 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£227
for 2 nights
From
£113
From
£126
Fri,Sat,Sun
£575
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£305
for 2 nights
From
£153
From
£166
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£811
 
 
This Side of Christmas
28 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£209
for 2 nights
From
£105
From
£113
Fri,Sat,Sun
£567
 
 
Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£288
for 2 nights
From
£144
From
£161
Fri,Sat,Sun
£784
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£288
for 2 nights
From
£144
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates do not include 12.75% NC tax
Weekly rentals are Saturday check-in 4 PM and Saturday Check-out 10 AM
Inquire about off-season check-in/check-out/short stays.
Rates do not include linens/bath or beach towels. Please make separate arrangements for these items. Please contact owner for details, if needed.

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