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Bright And Cozy Two Room Unit, Close To Beach And Sound -- Perfect For Two!

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Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday studio in Kill Devil Hills - Recess

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Located at Mile Post 6.5 in Kill Devil Hills, this private unit is located on the ground level of my home. Set in a quiet family neighborhood, the unit is approximately 450 square feet and consists of a large bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, a sitting area with a recliner and an extra chair, a 32 inch HDTV with extended cable package and Blu-Ray player, and a large closet.

The front room has an apartment sized refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, love seat, small drop leaf dining table with two small bar stools, basic cooking utensils and silverware, dinnerware for two, and a 19 inch television with Roku streaming stick. The Roku allows access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Videos, and many other popular channels. We also provide an electric skillet and electric griddle for your use. Wi-Fi is also available.

Keep cool in the summer time and warm in the winter time with heating and air conditioning units that are separate and apart from the main house.

Outside, guests have exclusive use of a gas grill with side burner, the outdoor shower with hot and cold water, a sitting area directly outside of the unit, and another sitting area with hammocks and a porch swing. Guests also have exclusive of a covered parking area.

We provide all linens, towels, two beach towels, and two beach chairs, a beach umbrella, two camping chairs, and a small cooler. In addition, we provide an iron and small ironing board, a hair dryer, and other essentials.

We are located less than two-tenths of a mile from a public boat ramp with oversized vehicle parking. Within three-tenths of a mile is a multi-use path that runs adjacent to the Sound (bay) – perfect for enjoying the picturesque OBX sunsets or taking a leisurely stroll, jog, or bike ride. There are numerous restaurants, supermarkets, a movie-theater, and shopping facilities are all within a few short miles.

If you have a small child, no problem. The bedroom can accommodate a portable crib and if need be, we can provide a camping cot with mattress.

Please note, while we are pet lovers ourselves, we simply do not allow pets in the unit. No exceptions, sorry.

There are no cleaning fees added to the price or additional insurance/maintenance fees, just the $100 refundable damage deposit. The damage deposit is refunded within a few days after check-out.

Within a week of your arrival, we will provide you detailed access instructions to make check-in as smooth and painless as possible. Once you arrive, you will find a notebook binder with more information on how to access the wireless, how to operate the television sets, some local insights on good restaurants and attractions, and so forth.

Checking out is just as simple. We don’t have any specific requirements other than to leave the unit in good condition, the same way you would like to find it if it was yours.

In short, we think you would be hard pressed to find a hotel room or similar accommodations on the Outer Banks that provide the same amenities, the same atmosphere, and the same service for less than $100 per day during the summer months.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016

About Property Manager/Owner

Having grown up in southeastern Virginia, I have been coming to the OBX on vacation all my life. As an adult, I owned two vacation homes in Kill Devil Hills. Upon retiring from Portsmouth Public Schools as a teacher, I decided to make the beautiful OBX my permanent home.


based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Bright And Cozy Two Room Unit, Close To Beach And Sound -- Perfect For Two!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Lighthouse Getaway Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very charming and sooooo clean! The bed was comfortable! A very big plus. The owners were very helpful and quick in responding to our requests for restaurant recommendations. The apartment is in a great location. We spent one day exploring Currituck Lighthouse. Very nice day trip to Corolla. The next day we went to the seafood festival in Nags Head and visited Bodie Lighthouse. Another nice day. Our last day we drove to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Beautiful drive down NC 12.

Everything you need is provided. I recommend Recess. A very nice place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great central location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts who are very helpful, informative and fun to talk to about what is in the area. Excellent central location for reaching most of the OBX. Rooms clean and neat with comfortable bed. A/C could have been a little stronger but it was fine for us (might be a little light for the summer months when the temperatures are much higher). This is primarily a room. Although it does have some stuff for cooking and includes an outdoor grill we didn't do any cooking due to the lack of a sink for clean up (I guess people normally use a couple of tubs for that but we didn't want to hassle with it). It would be fine for reheating some leftovers from eating out and would serve well for a light breakfast (cereal, toast, etc.) We ate out the whole time which is what we normally do. Was otherwise quiet and we slept well. Overall, an excellent place to stay and I would highly recommend it. Would stay here again if we come back to the OBX.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay in the OBX!

  • 5 of 5

Mary Lee and Mike are great and so hospitable! Accomodations are warm and very close to the sound (.5 mi) or the ocean (~1mi) and in the perfect hub of several great restaurants. Their "Welcome" binder is filled with helpful tips for your stay in their home as well as in the area. Definitely plan to return next year to "Recess"!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The owners are fantastic people with a well maintained property. Has all you really need fora great stay for the week. We loved the hammocks and attention to detail with body wash and other possibly forgotten items. Less the a ten minute walk to the sound and close to all the best food.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Recess - A beautiful, cozy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Recess was a wonderful experience. We were amazed at how clean and well equipped this rental is. We had never been to the Outer Banks before and from the moment we walked into Recess, we knew it was going to be a great experience and we were not disappointed. Mike and Mary Lee made us feel like family and gave us wonderful tips on what to do and where to eat. We enjoyed the beautiful beaches, the Aquarium in Manteo and the Wright Brothers Museum. The scenery is breathtaking and well worth seeing. It was the most relaxing vacation we have had and will definitely be going back. Everything was just as we expected and more. We would definitely recommend Recess to anyone who is looking for a great place to stay. Thank you Mike and Mary Lee for your superb hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great little place for a couple to spend a few days or longer in KDH. The unit is very clean and well kept with just about everything you would need for a short vacation. Mike and Mary Lee are the perfect hosts for this great little get away they are very accommodating and just plain nice folks to talk to. A short walk will take you to the sound in the evening for a terrific view of the sunset and and anything else you could desire is just a short drive away. Be sure to bring food to grill and just sit back and relax at the best little spot we have found in the Outer Banks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Ferry
68 Miles
Ocracoke/Hatteras Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Avalon Pier (Atlantic Ocean)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Sep 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Dec 2016 - 19 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Tub/Shower, elonged toilet, sink/vanity, hair dryer, first aid kit, soap/shampoo available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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