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Fancy Free Living - Luxurious Oceanfront Home - Perfect For Couples Or Families

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home With 3 Master Suites, Hot Tub, Pool Table And Much More

Milepost 17.5. Fancy Free is the perfect getaway for those who are looking for a vacation home on the ocean. This home has been remodeled with new kitchen, bathrooms and new sleeping arrangements. There are three private master suites with king beds for – all with different types of luxury mattresses designed to help anyone get a good nice sleep as they listen to the sounds of the ocean just outside your door. Ever desire to try a memory foam bed – Fancy Free is your opportunity. Two of the suites have ocean views and one has an oversized Jacuzzi tub. All linens and bathroom towels are provided.

New in 2015 - Living room and Loft furniture has been replaced and updated. We are excited about our new look!

There are fantastic views from the great room loft and two of the master bedrooms. There are two furnished oceanfront decks for dining or relaxing outside. The two-story great room has a 30-foot glass wall that provides ample sunlight and unrestricted ocean views from the upper deck. The hot tub is located on the main deck with easy access from the ocean.

Fancy Free is perfect year round home to relax, read a book, play a game, shoot some pool, or watch a movie from our video library on the large screen TV. 3 CATVs, 3 DVDs, and 3 VCRs. The 'kids' room has its own TV/VCR/DVD complete with children's videos and a game closet.

Fancy Free is also perfect for people with limited mobility. The main level includes the living room, dining room, new kitchen, master suite and additional bedroom. There is also direct access to the outside deck and walkway to the beach from the main level. There are stairs, with hand rails, leading to the main entrance but once inside the home, all the comforts of home await without the need for stair climbing.

The great room on the main level is open to the loft. In the loft you will find a game table, pool table and two more master suites. Fancy Free has all the comforts of home and more. It also has two separate gathering areas for everyone to allow the adults and the children to find their own ‘play space’ yet still have the opportunity for the family time that everyone will remember long after their stay at the beach.

There is a walkway from the deck to the ocean to enable easy access to the ocean.

More Details

George or Barbara Akst
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About George or Barbara Akst

We currently live in Annandale, VA. Since I was in college I have always enjoyed real estate. In 1994 we decided it was time for a vacation rental so we could enjoy the beach with our kids. Over the years we created many memories. We especially enjoy the beach in the off season. Just last year, everyone returned and we introduced the grand kids to the beach too. Our extended family grew so much we had to rent Foot Loose next door to us so we would all have beds! Our vacation home is equipped with everything I wanted in a vacation rental so I know you will find everything you need.

We loved having this vacation rental that we have purchased two additional properties over the years. One at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland (#79196) in 1999 and then in 2013 we purchased a property at Lake Anna in Central Virginia (#459560). We invite you to enjoy our other homes as well. We were not creative in naming them so they are Fancy Free II and Fancy Free III!

George or Barbara Akst purchased this house in 1994

Why George or Barbara Akst chose South Nags Head

We chose this property because of the open layout, fantastic views and two separate gathering areas in the home. I love my friends and family but there are times I do not want to be part of all the 'action' so being able find a place to relax and not have to be in a bedroom was important to me. This house gives one the opportunity to be part of all the activity or find a quiet corner to read.

What makes this house unique

To me what is so unique about our home is that while we are ocean front and can watch the dolphins, we are also high enough that we can watch some spectacular sunsets out of the upstairs master bedroom windows. You can also see the sunset from the Jacuzzi tub, which is a wonderful place to relax. (Note: The Jacuzzi tub is separate from the hot tub which is located on the main deck.)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Nags Head in Nags Head

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Upstairs - South - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Redone. Kitchen counter height sink, comfort toilete
    Main Level Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Remodeled. Pocket door makes bathroom private for kids
    Main level Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Remodeled. Comfort level toilet and grab bars
    Master - Upstairs North - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Remodeled -high sink; Jacuzzi tub; comfort level toilet
  • All bathrooms are redone with granite and tile. Kitchen counter height sinks and comfort level toilets in all the master baths. Bathroom towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Kids Room - Teddy Bear Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Pyramid bed, bath adjacent to bedroom
    Main Level Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King plush mattress; comfort level toilet and grab bars
    Upstairs Master -North - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Memory foam king mattress; huge bath with Jacuzzi tub
    Upstairs Master - South - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed with plush mattress and private bath.
  • Linens are provided for all beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our home provides all the comforts of home but leaves the stress and worry to the management company! The ocean is at your door so you will be able to see and hear the waves.


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Fancy Free Living - Luxurious Oceanfront Home - Perfect For Couples Or Families
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Lakewood, WA

Almost Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our group was 4 couples loved our stay at Fancy Free. True Paradise was our home on Moorea in French Polynesia that we rented for over 20 years when we were at home in Tacoma, WA.We sold last year. Your house wonderful for all of us. The Hot Tub was used every day.

The kitchen is well stocked but we had problems with the dishwasher that was repaired the last day we were at Fancy Free.

IMO putting on a new control panel was a waste of money. The machine needs to be replaced with a top of the line dishwasher. Your new beds are great. We all enjoyed Fancy Free for our first visit to Nags Head.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a blast at this house! I really appreciated having a bathroom with every bedroom, and having 3 little ones they loved the "kids room", complete with bunk beds, a rocking chair and plenty of toys. The house was very clean and comfortable and fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out. There is nothing like walking out the back door and straight to the beach. It was so peaceful in October and still warm enough for water play. We love this house and can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My parents bought this house when I was only 12, so when I say "home away from home," I mean it! We used to spend every Christmas here, and I happen to love Nags Head in the winter. It may be cold and windy, but you have a perfect view of the ocean from the upstairs loft or hot tub on the upper deck, and if you do venture out, you always have the beach to yourself :)

The house has changed quite a bit over the years; my parents have made every effort to keep it up-to-date. We got a new kitchen not too long ago, new bathroom countertops, flat panel TVs in all the rooms, and new furniture fairly often as well. Although I may be a bit biased, I can honestly say that it is my favorite place in the Outer Banks. In addition to the open and spacious house and the private beach access, the location is ideal -- a straight shot to the bridge over to Manteo, where I find that the shops and restaurants are nicer and quieter than those farther north on the island.

Above all, if for some unexpected reason you do encounter a problem, my parents will handle it ASAP. They are constantly working to make their homes better (yes, homes -- they have rental properties on Lake Anna in central Virginia and Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland, as well) and to accommodate their tenants' every request.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to clarify the time line, while my daughter stated we bought the house when she was 12 - she neglected to say how old she is now! We bought the house in 1994, and yes, we do everything we can to keep our place the type of home we enjoy being at. We also work with a local management company to ensure that any emergency is taken care of immediately. All we ask of our renters is to PLEASE let us know of any issues immediately. Our goal is be to be sure you have a memorable vacation and choose to return year after year, as we do.
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Always a treat

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at Fancy Free many times over the years and always have a delightful stay. The accommodations are comfortable and not fancy, which I appreciate as a parent of young children. Particularly love the large dining table! And the location can't be beat.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

We came here as a pretty large group (reunion), so this place was perfect! We truly enjoyed the location -- the proximity to the beach, town, and sites. The house itself was beautiful! It had everything we needed and was in tip-top shape: clean, well-appointed, and ready for our fussy crowd. Add to all this the peaceful location with the sounds of the ocean, and it was a veritable paradise found! We would highly recommend Fancy Free to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. We hope you will return. For 2015 we have decided to upgrade the great room. You will find new furniture in the great room when we open for the season.
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1st time in South Nags Head,N.C.

  • 3 of 5

The house is perfectly located on the beach. The people who rented house who had lots of company next door set up camp everyday right at the end of the walkway to beach access so privacy at the end of walkway was difficult. The furniture was very uncomfortable, dated and in need of replacement.The kitchen was stocked with everything that you could possibly need. Bathrooms need updating. Overall, the house needs a thorough deep cleaning, 1st thing i did upon arrival was wash the bathroom rugs and wash the glass hurricane candle pieces on dining table. We had rented a house for 3 nights at Kill Devils Hills prior to our stay and house was immaculate so Fancy Free was a big disappointment. Beds were comfortable. If location is what you are looking for and not so much accomodations than you will be pleased. Communicating with owner was easy and prompt. I did notify rental agency upon departure about need for pest control there were several roaches that were found in the main living area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am very grateful for your comments. I am glad that you found the kitchen well stocked. I am not a cook but I do try to think of everything a cook might need. We just purchased three new king beds this season. I have not had a chance to sleep in them - good to know they are comfortable. Each Spring I personally deep clean our home. Throughout the season we do have a management company that handles the cleaning. I have already contacted them and asked them to be sure that our home is properly cleaned. Also, we have a pest control contract on our home. The service comes out monthly and on request. If you, or future guests, notice any cleaning issues or bug issues, please let us know immediately so we can take care of these items promptly allowing you to enjoy your stay. While the beach is open to the public, our walkway to beach is private. You should not have any guests from the neighboring properties on our beach access. If this is ever an issue for you in the future, please let our property management know so that they may deal with the situation. Thank you taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate it very much. Many of the changes we continue to make to our home are the direct result of suggestions from our renters. Gratefully, Barbara
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nags Head
Nearest Beach
Nags Head = At end of deck!
Car: recommended

We are located directly on the ocean one mile south of the Outlet Mall located at Whale Bone Junction. It is a one mile walk, on the beach or bike path, to get to the new Aquarium and fishing piers.

There are numerous outdoor activities as well as movie theater, shopping and museums for the rainy days.

Restaurants abound - including fast food, sports bars and breweries, family restaurants and fine dining. Discounts available at most locations near our home. A guide to the area restaurants is in our home.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Nags Head, Outer Banks

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Spring
20 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End of Summer
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Season
23 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Continues
30 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall
14 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Processing and Insurance £93.04 + Tax

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