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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Check Out 10:00am Check In 4:00pm

Sound side retreat is a two queen bedroom cottage and two twin bedrooms, one bath, tub /shower combination, outside shower(hot & cold), kitchen fully equipped, washer and dryer, tv, internet, wifi, all linens are provided (sheets & towels) and the beds are made when you arrive, COMPLIMENTARY ITEMS: One roll of toilet paper, one roll paper towel, (1) dish washer soap, (1) trash bag, liquid dish soap. Two car carport, deck, Outside Furniture, Large picnic table. Fish cleaning bench. Great Parking for a boat or utility trailer. Under Carport Storage for items such as fishing poles and tackle boxes etc. Bulk Headed Creek behind cottage, fishing or crabbing. Pamlico Sound just behind cottages within walking distance. If you want you can also drive to the sound behind the cottages. There are restaurants, bakery, grocery store, post office, bank, sandwich shops, ice cream, seafood markets, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Bookstores, beach swimming, fishing and lots of local shopping, and they are all within a mile of your cottage.

Judy Basnett
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Judy Basnett

This picture is of my beautiful family taken out back of cottages on the sound on our 45th anniversary. Aren't those grandchildren BEAUTIFUL. I know you said YES. My husband and myself and our families have lived here for generations. We are true natives.

Why Judy Basnett chose Hatteras Island

There are three cottages listed with VRBO on this property Cottage A (615640) Cottage B (606610) and Cottage C (615818). Check them all out! Click on the cottage picture and there are 20 some pictures of the cottages inside and out.

What makes this cottage unique

Both our families are steeped in local history from the Indians to the lighthouse keepers . Our families were very involved in heroic rescues of the ship that wrecked on our shores in treacherous times. Most people don't think of there being much to do about history on this island but we have a tale to tell for generations.....................


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Buxton on Dare County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , Hot and Cold Water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a Fish Cleaning Bench with fresh water. Plenty of area to park your boat or utility trailer. There is a fresh water/salt water bulk headed creek behind the cottages, complete with fish. We have a couple of crab pots available and a couple dip nets. Charcoal Grills, Corn Hole Boards.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We arrived early for a fishing trip with some co workers and we showed up early, she had no problem that we were here. We actually came a week after hurricane Matthew and the house was ready and the yard picked up and no sign of any damage. Will definitely stay again if it's available for the time frame again.

Thank you George and Judy for your hospitality.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect family (and pet!) friendly vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Judy's Sound Side Retreat is a perfect family (and pet!) friendly vacation home.

With our boys and dog in tow, we enjoyed being just footsteps from gorgeous sunsets on the sound. We love paddling on the water and Judy and George graciously lent us equipment to be able to paddle on the sound with the kids. Thank you!!

This VERY clean house in Buxton which has everything you need - fully stocked kitchen, plenty of linens, towels, washer, dryer, etc. It is within a five minutes' drive to the Hatteras Lighthouse, the lifeguarded area of the beach, a quality grocery store, and a few outfitters. (We used Fox Water Sports and rented a SUP for about $45/day.)

We would not hesitate to come back here and highly recommend it for a peaceful stay on Hatteras Island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, relaxing beach house!

  • 4 of 5

What a great vacation we had at this property! The home was beautiful and the location was great. We were in Buxton, so away from the crowds you find in the Nags Head/Kitty Hawk area. It was so great to be close to the sound - it's only a short walk from the property. Judy was very helpful! When we first arrived we couldn't find the corn hole boards and we had some trouble connecting to the WiFi. Judy had everything solved within 30 minutes of me contacting her! The large BBQ grill was great and the fully stocked kitchen allowed us to spend more time enjoying what we came for - the beach! - instead of having to go out for meals. One thing to note is that the two upstairs bedrooms do not have closets, so we all had to share. Not a big deal, but something to consider if you're planning to stay here with a group of friends, couples, etc.

When someone - a young guy, I forget his name - came to bring us the corn hole boards, he was super friendly! He recommended some great beach locations and fishing locations to give us some "tips."

Overall, we had a wonderful vacation and hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean. Perfect location for sound and ocean. Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Nothing short of a perfect stay. Beautiful home. Memories to last a lifetime. We will most definitely be back. Amazing start to a family tradition.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. The place is a very comfortable, and everything is new and clean. The kitchen is fully equipped and we have also enjoyed the BBQ grill. It is close to the grocery store, restaurants, and a few gorgeous beaches. We'd certainly like to return in the future. Thank you Judy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would do it again

  • 5 of 5

We really liked the place. It was close to beach and town. It was very hot when we were there and the air conditioning worked really well. The place looked and felt "fresh". If I have to be really picky it would have been even better if the kitchen was outfitted with better stuff and add a blender. But not a big deal. Loved the out door shower option. We had a great time. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Buxton, 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
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 13 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jun 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

As you can see there is no damage policy for your stay, however, in the event of damage you will be responsible for the repair. Small pet under 20lbs. $50.00 non refundable. Pet should not be left alone in the cottage. Large Black Trash Can under the stairs outside needs to be put to the curb on Wednesday and Sunday Night, handle facing the cottage. The can should be brought back to the house the following morning. There is a dirt road on the right side of the green house on the hill. Please feel free to walk or drive to the sound. Sheets and Towels are provided for you and the beds will be made before your arrival. Check Out 10:00 am Check In 4:00pm If you have any questions please call.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Frisco NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pops Raw Bar-Sand Dollar-The Point
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Hatteras NC
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Captains Table-Diamond Shoal-Rustys-Fattys-
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
We live on an island

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Museum of the Sea are within one mile of cottage location. There are pubs, putt putt, ice cream shops, Orange Blossom Bakery, Best Apple Ugglies in Town, Captains Table Restaurant, best fresh seafood, Diamond Shoal Rest., Angeloes Pizza, Rustys Rest., Exxon Gas Station, Shell Station, Surf Shops, Daydreams, Shipwrecks for Lunch along with Buxton Munch, Tackle Shops, Toy Store, Windsurfing Shop, First South Bank, Post Office etc. Great repurposed items in Frisco "Changing Tides" If you want something more private the Pamlico Sound that attaches to the property is a great place to relax in the sun, or swim, fish, waterboarding, kayaking, fish, crab, longboarding, and what a beautiful sunset. For those of you who don't want to walk you can drive your car right to the water front if you want. There is a hard dirt road all the way to the sound. Bring your beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas and etc. If you want you can rent those things locally. If you have any questions about any of these things just ask!!!! Fishing Permits can be obtained from Dillons Corner across from the Texaco Station and Red Drum Tackle.


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