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The Tipsy Pelican- The Best Place To Relax!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Beachbox Steps Away From Beach And Dairy Queen!

This 3 bedroom beachbox has everything you need on one floor. 1 queen, 1 double and 2 twin beds. Master has it's own half bath. 2 rollaway cots are also available. NEW FOR 2015, linens are included in your rental fee. No need to remember which sheets to bring! Beds will be made up and ready for your arrival! Kitchen and living room have an open floor plan. Center island has three stools for chatting while cooking or an easy breakfast. All utensils and pots and pans are available. Just off the kitchen is a huge screened in porch and on the front of the house there is a wide open deck, great for taking in some rays or having an afternoon cocktail while listening to the waves. There is also a newly built outside shower with plenty of hooks and a changing area. Property is the 3rd back from the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. 75 feet takes you to the boardwalk over a flat dune. You won't find a more comfortable home. Bonus * at the end of the street is a Dairy Queen! Please see our ongoing improvements on Facebook. Just enter Tipsy Pelican in the search window.

Joy DeMeglio
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017

About Joy DeMeglio

We purchased the Tipsy Pelican in June 2013 and are so excited to share our vacation home with you. We have big plans for our little house and can't wait to have it all done. For quite a few years we have searched for the perfect home and town to finally buy. Avon provided the best location and the Tipsy Pelican is a house we felt instantly comfortable with.

Joy DeMeglio purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Joy DeMeglio chose Hatteras Island

The Tipsy Pelican is located on the perfect street, the kids have been known to ride their scooters up and down the lane into the cul-de-sac. The most beautiful beach is just a few feet away which makes it easy to go back and forth to the house if you need something. Nothing beats Dairy Queen ice cream after a long day at the beach. Walk to the end of the street you will find the only one in Avon! What a perfect way to end the night!

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is not pretentious, big or extravagant. We are trying to make it the most relaxing cottage you've ever stayed in and hopefully want to come back to. This home is a reflection of our family's attitude, that life should be about family and the time spent with them.



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Avon on Kinnakeet

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Due to damage during the 2017 season done by pets, the home is now pet free. If a pet is found a remediation fee of $1000.00 will be paid by the guest
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 rollaway cot is available.
  • Master has it's own half-bath. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. NEW for 2015 All bed linens are provided and will be ready for your arrival. Bath and beach towels are NOT provided. If you would like to have towels delivered please go to shoredetails.com and you can reserve them.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cottage is under Shore Details management who offers complete concierge services. Information available at the cottage. Contact them to reserve anything you may need or want. www.shoredetails.com


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The Tipsy Pelican- The Best Place To Relax!
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews

DELIGHTFUL Cottage By the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This is the cutest 'home away from home' we have ever experienced! We were personally welcomed by a chalkboard as we entered the cottage! How special is that? :-) The thoughtful details in every room were a special touch, for sure. The 'needs' of the vacationer were thought of before they even knew they needed it! :-) The house is beautifully decorated, bright and airy! The bonus of the screened porch which leads to the open deck is great for dogs or kids to have extra space to roam when not at the beach.

The kitchen is WELL stocked, and there is a huge refrigerator which is so nice. Not some small one that won't fit all your goodies. The cottage is just a short distance from the public access to the beach, which is very convenient.

You can certainly tell a lot of love went into making this cottage a 'home away from home' and we appreciate it! WE can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You actually made me miss my own cottage with you kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope the Tipsy Pelican can be a part of your memories for years to come.
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Cozy and cute house near Avon Beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Tipsy Pelican! The house is nicely decorated and cozy, but with space to spread out with the 3 bedrooms, living room area, screened-in porch, and outside front deck porch. We also enjoyed the close proximity to the beach - just 2 houses down to the walkway. Great location to explore the area. Owner very easy to communicate with and responded quickly. We would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage Close to Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our one year old son and our dog stayed at the Tipsy Pelican for a long weekend. It was decorated beautifully and we felt right at home during our stay. The house is right by the beach access and we enjoyed many beach walks. The outdoor shower was nice for cleaning up and we enjoyed dinner on the screened in porch. We would recommend this home for an Avon rental!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tipsy Pelican

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at the Tipsy Pelican. The location is an easy, quick walk to the nice wide beach. As always the house was clean and convenient to all that 12 South has to offer. The kitchen is nicely stocked with dishes and utensils and having the outdoor grill is a plus since we do eat in most nights and enjoy the large screened in porch. Love the fact that it is pet friendly too since our dog LOVES the beach as much as we do!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway. Had everything you needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely magical. Perfect location in walking distance to the beach. Loved the two twin beds in one of the rooms which was the perfect sister suite for our little girls. Large enclosed deck made changing out of beach clothes a breeze and allowed for great family dinners outside without bugs :) Large front deck was perfect for our morning coffee and breakfast. Large movie collection was a plus for a rainy day and kitchen had everything you needed except a blender which we brought from home. House was tidy upon arrival and nicely decorated. We definitely felt at home all week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent beach house

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay at the Tipsy Pelican. We fell in love with Avon, its uncrouded and old fashioned beach town feel, and its convenient proximity to anywhere on Hatteras Island. I'm very picky, but I had no complaints with this home. The street was peaceful and well maintained, the house was clean, bright, comfortable, well maintained and well decorated. The home was well stocked with games, magazines, etc... We loved the outdoor shower, I dont believe anyone showered indors all week. My 7 year olds favorite part was the ice cream truck which drove by every evening. A lovely beach home in a beautiful happy beach town. We hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Avon, Outer Banks

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall off-season
17 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring off-season
1 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
26 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall off-season
16 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75.28
Pet Fee £150.56
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is 3 o'clock pm. Check out is 10 o'clock am.
If a dog is allowed it must be crated when the renter in not in the cottage. Security deposit will not be returned if any damage is done by renter or pet. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the property.

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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