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Oceanfront Gem Nestled In The Dunes With Endless Ocean Sunrises

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront -1 Bedroom 2 Full Baths Condo - First Floor

Dune Nest is a lovely, comfortable and cozy, newly updated one bedroom two bath condo located just seconds to the beach in Duck, NC on the Outer Banks! Our condo is on the 1st floor with fantastic expansive views of the Atlantic ocean beach and dunes. NEW FLOORING was installed in early 2018. Our ocean front deck is the perfect spot to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic's surf, watch dolphins play and pelicans flying and to idle the day away. Imagine your morning coffee and you on the deck watching the sunrise, listening to the surf, and watching the pelicans flying by as they start their day. Bring your binoculars or use ours for close ups of the dolphins, pelicans, loons, sandpipers, seagulls etc. We have updated our condo unit making it one of the few newly renovated units in the complex. Just check out the photos!

Dune Nest offers a master bedroom with a comfy queen-sized bed, newly updated full baths (unique and super convenient for a family), brand new comfortable queen-sized sofa bed, arm chairs, hallway twin bunk beds, modern kitchen, two flat screen TVs (living room and master bedroom), DVD player/movie library, free WiFi, beach chairs (4) and umbrella, Iphone/Ipad/MP3 player docking stations, coffee maker, hair dryer, new HVAC system, high-end quiet ceiling fans, dining table for 6, keyless entry system, and much more.

Please note our condo is on the first floor of a three story building with stairs and no elevator.

Our beach-- only steps away from our condo -- features coastal dunes, soft creamy sand, nice surf and great beach combing. We have beach chairs and umbrella for your use during your visit.

In addition to our beach front, our condo community has an outdoor pool open year round (unheated), outdoor grills, basketball and tennis courts (bring your balls and rackets), pool side restrooms, oceanfront showers, ocean front gazebos, and coin operated laundry facilities.

We are only a short 15 minute walk to the lovely, historical village of Duck where you can enjoy the lovely shops, buy groceries, eat at great restaurants and cafes, enjoy sound side sunset views by the bar, sip coffee at Duck Cottage Books, rent bikes to ride on the jogging/biking trails, walk the sound-side boardwalk for bird watching and shopping and eating, and rent canoes, kayaks and other water sports equipment.

Bring your binoculars or use ours to bird watch and get great close ups of dolphins in our surf. Superb viewing from our deck!

We keep our reservations calendar up to date so check it out to reserve now! Don't wait and "BOOK IT NOW". If we're already booked for your preferred dates, check out our other properties in Duck listed on VRBO too. They are VRBO 449176, VRBO 513115, VRBO 885663, or VRBO 712993!

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled more than 60 days before the start of your stay.

More Details

Mike and Mary Hayward
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Mike and Mary Hayward

We had been coming to Duck for almost two decades to vacation. Each time we were here we would fantasize about owning a little something of this wonderful island to enjoy whenever we could. Finally, we took the plunge and now own Dune Nest, WaveHi! and Dolphin Dawn (all in the same lovely Colony by the Sea). Dune Nest is just the right size and is our little place to escape to when the pressures of real life get to us. We hope you too will find that peace of mind and sense of rejuvenation that we get each time we come back to Duck. We look forward to sharing it with you! We hope you will select Dune Nest as your vacation rental and help us with providing great reviews to share with future vacationers.

Mike and Mary Hayward purchased this condo in 2015

Why Mike and Mary Hayward chose Duck

Dune Nest is located right on the ocean on one of the most beautiful east coast beaches in the U.S. It has the best view for year round beach front enjoyment! Spectacular sunrises and moonrises greet you daily! We have worked hard to provide a comfortable place to relax with many details we enjoy for our own comfort and wind down time. The town of Duck is a very walkable, quaint coastal village with super friendly folk and wonderful shopping, dining and many fun things to do. You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, tandem bikes, etc., to enjoy the many water activities Duck has to offer. Take yoga classes on the Duck green in the summer or in the winter practice yoga at Village Yoga. We love it here and come all the time.

What makes this condo unique

All year round our favorite thing about Dune Nest is the oceanfront location and view. When you step out on the deck the sight and sound of the waves is the most magical thing in the world. Lounging on the deck we enjoy watching the sunrise, seeing the dolphins play and pelicans fly by while sipping our coffee. Evenings bring the colors of the sunset across the eastern Atlantic sky and moon rises that are spectacular. It's a great backdrop for a glass of wine to wind down from a day of total relaxation. Perfect.

Fall and winter is also a spectacular time in the Outer Banks. Less visitors mean the pace is slower, quieter and often you can go for long walks on the beach without seeing anyone else. The weather is beautiful and cool with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the heat of the summer still radiating in the ocean and pool. We swam in the Atlantic in mid-October last year and it was great! In addition fishing is great with piers and surf offering you many opportunities to bring home dinner to cook up in Dune Nest's fully fitted kitchen. Don't forget if you are a golfer, there are many courses nearby and you don't even have to have a tee time -- most of the time! For us shoppers, its those 'end of the season' sales that keep me excited and of course all of these activities help you work up an appetite for the many good restaurants that Duck and the nearby towns have open. No reservations needed! As the weather changes it never ceases to amaze us how there are so many more shells on the beach in the fall and winter. You will see evidence of our finds in Dune Nest! We look forward to seeing you anytime of the year!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Duck in Dare County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Brand new showers and toilets, fresh paint, vanity light and sinks/faucets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom - queen bed, flat screen tv, closet
  • One bedroom with queen bed. In hall way a bunk bed with two bunks for single sleepers each. In the living room there is a queen sleeper sofa easily sleeps two adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fees: • Refundable Damage Deposit $150.00 ________________________________________ Notes: After full payment is received about 45 days prior to your stay, you will receive, via email, your Welcome Guide and Entry Access Code to the unit. The Guide contains useful information and details to help make your stay more enjoyable and details on location and accessing the unit.


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Oceanfront Gem Nestled In The Dunes With Endless Ocean Sunrises
average rating of 4.6615386 based on 65 reviews
Silver Spring, MD

Great Spring Break Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The place was cute and clean, had everything we needed, and was perfect for our family of three. Would love to return - great location!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chesapeake, Virginia

Great weekend on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the beach in Duck! The condo was comfortable and had all the necessities we needed. It was clean, updated and nicely decorated. I loved that we could open the patio door and hear and see the ocean, what a gem to find in Duck! It was very quiet but we were there during off season so I'm not sure how busy it can be. The upstairs neighbor was home and we could hear them occasionally but thankfully we seemed to be on the same schedule and it was not an issue. Duck was an awesome little town and a nice break from the commercialized Outer Banks. Cute shops and great restaurants. The boardwalk was really cool! We also drove to Manteo and enjoyed that area as well. We would come back to this lovely condo!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girl's Retreat Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this lovely condo and had such a wonderful weekend! My favorite part was sitting on the deck drinking coffee in the morning with a front row seat of the ocean! It was clean, cute, and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Actually has ocean view as opposed to others

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Newer kitchen, nice ocean view, proximity to downtown Duck.

Cons: Living room carpet in bad shape. Check out at 10am, bring your own linens, required to vacuum prior to departure, community charcoal grill.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, had everything we needed, and was perfect for our family of four's quick and getaway. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed being at the beach in October and this condo was perfect for the two of us. Enjoyed the beach view, even on the rainy day....it was great listening to the rain and the waves from the living room. Everything was clean and neat when we arrived, and really liked all the artwork, looked like a lot of thought went into that. We really liked being in Duck with its walking paths and all the shops.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Sunset Grille or Blue Pointe Grill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Currituck Golf Club or Seascape which is 7 miles
Nearest Motorway
0.03 Miles
NC 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Blue Pointe Grill or Sunset Grille
Nearest Beach
beach front
Car: necessary

Our condo is located in the much sought after area of Duck, Outer Banks North Carolina. The village of Duck is quaint, beautiful and welcoming with wonderful local unique shops, cozy cafes, grocery stores, delicious restaurants and water sports entertainment. Bike and walker friendly, Duck also has a unique sound side coastal boardwalk that provides great bird watching over the Sound and beautiful sunset vistas, dining, shopping, and dog-walking. Kayakers float by adding to the scenery. Great for families and couples who wish to walk around Duck after a fantastic day on the beach. Don't forget yoga on the Duck Green in the summer season and in the winter yoga at Duck's Village Yoga studio.

For car trips and sight seeing during rainy days or in the Fall and Winter, you are spoiled for choices: lighthouses, NC aquarium in Manteo, Jeannette's pier, shopping, great eating, and a must visit to Jockey's Ridge, the east coast's largest sand dune and site of the Wright brothers first flight! Visit the Wright Brothers national monument and museum nearby and learn about our country's aviation history and first flight. Head north to Corolla for tours to visit the wild banker ponies, protected and wild. Go south for some outlet shopping at Milepost 16 or further south to visit Manteo or coastal light houses. So much to do!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Duck, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Apr 2018 - 1 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
2 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Getting Closer
21 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 18
11 Jun 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
27 Aug 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 18
24 Sep 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Fall
31 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
This side of Christmas
27 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £107.29
Tax Rate 12.75%

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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