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This is it! Coastal Living at its Best. Check Fall Weekend Specials!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Carolina Dunes - 'Gone to Carolina'

This maticoulously maintained and updated home sits on a perfectly unique lot. Located on one of the thinnest parts of the outer banks, it sits on a high dune with ocean and sound views and short walks to each. Walk left to enjoy the beautiful world reknown beaches of Duck, or turn right and enjoy the calm, shallow, sandy bottom sound complete with neighborhood dock, perfect for fishing, crabbing, or just relaxing. Kayak also provided.

The home is luxurious yet modestly comfortable, furnished with antiques and artwork from local artist and artisians. It boasts four bedrooms and three full baths. Upon entering the house you will notice the spacious living area with southern pine hard wood flooring throughout. The main living area with cathedral ceiling, has two new leather couches, swivel chairs, and large screen plasma TV. A video library of recent and classic movies as well as popular board games are provided for your enjoyment. There is an adjoining sitting area which can be part of larger area or can be used for privacy and games.

The kitchen has granite countertops, new appliances, large walnut topped island for dining or preparing large meals. It is equipped with most everything you will need for preparing a gourmet meal. There is a granite topped dry bar for serving and storage as well.

The kitchen flows into the dining room which has a large repurposed antique table which seats eight comfortably, beverage fridge with server, and country sheek cupboard.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with new mattress, artwork, and flat screen TV with DVD.

Stairs lead to a private third floor bedroom with restored antique four poster bed with twin trundle underneath. Southern pine hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, flat screen TV and DVD. There is a full private bath and private deck with Adirondak chairs.

The bottom floor has two bedrooms, one with queen bed the other pyramid bed with full and twin mattress, twin trundle underneath. Both bedrooms have bamboo hardwood floors. There is a full bath for the two rooms with laundry area with large stackable LG washer and dryer.

The front decks offer sitting areas to escape and sun as well as 'nags head hammock' swing. There are steps which lead to ships watch that give great panoramic views of area including ocean and sound. The back deck, entrance off large family room has outdoor eating area for six. Steps lead down to amazing pool area which post large, salt chlorinated pool with loungers for sun bathing and tables to sit your favorite beverage on. There is a tiki bar with step up counter, sink, and mini fridge with bar stools, steps from the pool. The backyard itself is beautifully landscaped with Bermuda grass, blooming oleanders, and palm trees. There is also a hot tub for your enjoyment, ping pong table, and horseshoe pit.

Don't just 'Go to Carolina in your mind', live it.

FAQ: We have owned the home for nine years and have rented through larger agency in the past. We have had success through vrbo with another property and this is our first year at the beach. You can book directly on line or contact me. We can arrange to make three payments depending on how far out you book. Once the last payment has been made, usually scheduled two weeks before arrival date, you will be send instructions on address, entry, and other pertinent information on house. There is a 90 day 100% refund.

As far as the location of house to beach, please see posted pictures and captions. One picture was taken from house showing access between a yellow and a gray ocean front houses. The second picture shows a close up of access showing same houses. I hope that made sense. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2016
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About The Owner

My wife and three kids have owned the house for nine years. We spend as much time as we can here and hope you will love Duck and 'life on the sand bar' as much as we do!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

What makes this cottage unique

It is doubtful that you will find another rental property restored, decorated, and furnished like ours. We have created the house the way we do our main residence and hope you will enjoy our slice of happiness as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great, great time. The house is beautiful and so comfortable for families. It was a great vacation. We can not wait for next year.
Aug 2014
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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

This is it! Coastal Living at its Best. Check Fall Weekend Specials!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great week at the OBX

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean. It was as described. I already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ducking awesome.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. It was big enough for our family and had everything you could think of in it. The kitchen was stocked with many dishes, pots and pans, silverware and griddle, toaster etc. Hot tub and pool were amazing. My family had a great time in the hot tub and pool. Also it is in the perfect location for the beach. A short 3 minute walk and you were there playing in the sand or walking on the beach.

We had a issue with the water pressure on Monday morning. I called the owner and he was pleasant and take care of it right away. Sending a plummer. It was not a huge issue at all.

I would absoulutely rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful - well maintained and nicely decorated. We were a party of 7 - my husband and I and 5 young adults. All of us were comfortable and slept great! The kitchen was fully stocked and made cooking and serving food a breeze. We spent a lot of time at the beach and it was only a short walk - approx. 6 houses away. You can bike into the town of Duck in about 15-20 mins. or drive in just 5 mins. I highly recommend this house and hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family place!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely home. Very comfortable for our family of 4 adults and 3 small children. The owner very gracious and helpful and I had a lot of questions. Will try to book again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Our Visit

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our visit to the OBX. The location just north of Duck was away from the busyness of the OBX but was close enough to easily drive to the attractions. The layout of the house worked really well. Our youngest daughter, her husband and two sons used the two bedrooms located on the lower level. My wife and I used the bedroom on the main floor and our oldest daughter had the bedroom on the top floor to herself. The house was clean and there are many pots and pans of all types. The pool is in great shape and we spent a lot of time swimming. The bar area just 4 or 5 steps up from the pool is always shaded and there are a couple of small spots of shade from the deck stairs for folks that may need to stay out of the sun. We enjoyed the easy walk to the beach, only a few houses away and the sound is not far the other direction. Rod was always responsive and got back to us quickly. The only negative we had was that the water pressure dropped really low when the sprinklers were running so we had to watch the timing for showers. Not really a problem just something to be aware of. Duck has a lot going for it and my only regret is that we didn't do more exploring there. If we are able to come back we will hit Duck Donuts again. I can't remember the last time I had a donut but they are really really worth it! I would definitely rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed for spring break vacation. This house was perfect for us a family of 4. Close walk to the beach, clean, comfortable and we love, love the beach house decor and feel. Enjoyed every minute.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sunset Grill,Blue Point,Roadside,Aqua,Red Sky
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Duck Woods
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carolina Dunes, 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
Late Fall
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Prime Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
19 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Best Season
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End of Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carolina Dunes in Outer Banks

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Pyramind bunk with full, twin, and pull out trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Pull out trundle has twin bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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