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This is it! Sept Special Coastal Living at its Best. Great Beach and Sound

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2011
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carolina Dunes in Duck

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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This is it! Sept Special Coastal Living at its Best. Great Beach and Sound
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  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this home, I had tons of character, was very cozy and had plenty of room for our party of eight. We loved having the private pool and hot tub. It was a very close walk to the beach, and we were able to use the beach chairs sand buggy that came with the house. Having three full bathrooms and the washer and dryer were fantastic. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the dishes and cookware we needed. We will definitely be staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Friends and Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location and house.

Plenty of room and furnishings in the kitchen - no need for anything else. The pool, hot tub, hot showers, and toys were all great. Response from the owner over 1 or 2 small things was quick.

If any negatives - the house could use a little TLC and freshening - but that is being very picky, especially for a beach house. Would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for a Family Gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned back home from spending a fantastic week at "Going to Carolina". We all (adults and children) had a great experience. Besides all the amenities it offered, the salt-water pool was a big hit by all. Larger than a lot of other beach house pools, it provided entertainment for us when we came up from the beach. The beach is a short walk from the house. It was recently "redone" and is an extremely wide beach which gives every family plenty of room to spread out and relax. The walk up and down the huge dune to get to the beach may be a bit of a challenge for some and steps might make it easier.

We talked with the owner, Rod, about a minor problem we had and were very satisfied with how quickly he got back to me and took care of it.

The house is very clean and provides just about everything we needed. It was a great choice for my family and we all agreeded the week went by way too quickly!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

Great family gathering home. The pool was perfect and the house had everything we needed. So close to the beach! Comfortable beds and well appointed kitchen. Had the quirks and character of a well loved beach house.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Tho at first we were worried about the beach refurbishment our vacation was a hit. When first walking into the house we definitely felt like we were at the beach. From the location to the decor and overall home. There was plenty of space for our 2 families to split up and have our own area. Plenty of pots, pans, and silverware. The beds were comfortable. Would be nice to have more than just a sheet on the beds. (Bring a blanket if you want to be warm. ) also would be nice to have a couple more towels provided. The pool area was excellent. It was great that the pool was fenced in with plenty of grass for the kids to play in and not worry about them running off. The pool was large and nice after a day at the beach. The hot tub was at the front of the house so the kids wanted to run back and forth the whole time. Ping pong table was nice along with the outdoor bar and grill was in great condition. We didn't use the kayak but used the bikes a couple times. Great bike trails. Also was nice to have a few beach chairs available since we didn't bring our own. A couple were broken but to be expected with salt water and sand over time. The week of our stay there were no neighbors all around us so felt like we had the place to ourselves. Easy walk to beach and sound. Even tho they were refurbishing the beach it didn't affect us. But I guess will eventually cause issues with some guests. Beach will be nice when finished.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home - Well Kept!

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we were looking for... Pool, hot tub, fenced-in yard, and grill. Sleeping arrangements worked out well for everyone. Proximity to the beach was fantastic! Proximity to Duck's shops and restaurants was okay. Anyone staying with kids or older adults will have to drive to the nearest establishments, but it was not a big deal.

We ordered sheet and towel service, but it was not provided upon arrival. We contacted the home owner and he took care of the problem right away.

Overall, a fantastic experience!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • 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 Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carolina Dunes, Outer Banks

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Prime Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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