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Perfect Off-season House in Duck! *** NOT AVAILABLE 6/1 TO 10/1 ***

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Masters, 360 Views, Close to Everything in Duck

*** NOT AVAILABLE 6/1 TO 10/1 *** This property rents through Outer Banks Blue ONLY during the Summer season, "High Season" rates are $3425 to $4350 a week, property #bb001, the "Tarvalier". I do not rent summer dates on VRBO.

I've just listed it on VRBO to rent open "offseason" dates. I do not rent to groups under 25 years old, sorry! Please ask for quote as that's just the base rate... I charge more for large groups. I designed and built the home, and am a local owner, so let me know if you have any questions. We also have another vacation rental, vrbo #719651, the "SeaWitch", a remodeled 1960's beach road cottage.

tl:dr - Pool only open for May and October dates, not heated. Dogs are fine, decks open to fenced yard. No leash law on beach, but dogs must be under control. Centrally located in Duck, short walk to everything in town. 4 masters, 3 are almost identical layout. Please contact me for quote before requesting booking!!!

Walk to dinner, stores, the jazz festival, and everything else Duck has to offer. I built the Tarvalier on top of the dune at the north end of town, and designed it to take advantage of the 360 degree views from the 4th story deck and tower room. The boardwalk that runs the length of the town ends right across the street from Cook Drive, making this the most convenient location you can find that still has great views.

While the walk to the beach takes less than five minutes, i also provide a stretched six person golf cart to make trips even easier. I have a friend that lets people staying at the house park right in his driveway next to the access.

Another goal of the house design is to give everyone their own space, no matter how large the group. With a tower room, a mid level tv room with 60" lcd and surround sound, 4th level deck, 3rd level screen porch, ground level game room with 70" tv and surround sound , pool table and bar, not to mention the 4 masters, three with doors to decks, you won't feel crowded no matter how many people you bring.

I put the hot tub on the 3rd level deck to enjoy the views and make star gazing easy, and keep it near the great room so parents can easily keep an eye on kids using it.

The Tarvalier is very dog friendly, designed with the porch to fenced yard access inside the gate, so even if you let your fur babies out on the third or second floor decks, they have access to the yard, and Duck's beaches are the only ones around that let you have well behaved dogs off leash year round 24hrs a day.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped for large groups, with double sinks, double dishwashers, double refrigerators, and an over-sized stove with a full oven and auxiliary oven. Two coffeemakers, plenty of dishes, utensils, and everything else i could think of to accommodate groups such the yoga retreats that come each fall.

Come enjoy the off season in Duck! No crowds, walk to everything, and plenty of entertainment at the house should the weather turn bad - all three common area tvs are hooked up to hi definition "Dish" network with a whole house dvr system. Two of the tvs are perfect for movies with surround sound systems, or watch the big game while playing pool and hanging out at the bar. There's nothing like relaxing in the tower during stormy weather with a glass of wine and a book for those who like a slower pace.

Please feel free to ask me anything, and i hope you'll come enjoy everything i've done to make the Tarvalier a one of a kind getaway.

More Details

John VanderMyde
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About John VanderMyde

I'm a local property investor with 6 rentals, three of which are weekly vacation homes. This home is called the Tarvalier, since I went to UVA and my wife to UNC, and my other vacation rentals is the SeaWitch, also on VRBO, and Otter Creek, a soundfront 4 bedroom on Colington Island.

John VanderMyde purchased this house in 2002

Why John VanderMyde chose Outer Banks

After showing over 1000 rental homes during my real estate sales career, I had a few thoughts on how to build one better. I earned my General Contractors license, designed the home, and got to work. Most people seem to like it a lot.

What makes this house unique

4th story tower room is unique, and only exists on this home and other's i've designed (six others on the obx) with over 3600 square feet of living area, six bedrooms with four masters, it holds a lot of people. I've also put in two fridges in the kitchen, two dishwashers, two sinks, and an over-sized range with two ovens.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Bunk Bed
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Perfect Off-season House in Duck! *** NOT AVAILABLE 6/1 TO 10/1 ***
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Great house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been a better location for access to town & beach without driving. Also perfect with a dog. Very nice house with lots of space

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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great location, layout, & amenities

  • 5 of 5

it's been a few years since we stayed at the Tarvalier & it was just as lovely as we remembered it. wonderful location-easy walk to beach or over to sound. tower room is perfect for watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee. plenty of space to relax and unwind!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Tarvalier. We loved being within walking distance of Duck's boardwalk as well as the beach. The home is beautiful and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the multiple decks and views from the top floor. I appreciated that John responded quickly to my emails during the booking process. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time, met all our needs! Highly Recomend!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home. Close to everything. Loved the kitchen, did a lot of cooking and had huge space to work in. All appliances worked well. Couldn't get enough of the Hot Tub. The only drawback might be the three flights of stairs, was good exercise though.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time while staying at this beautiful place. Owner was great to work with. House was well furnished down to the smallest detail. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Stay!

  • 4 of 5

The house is in the perfect location in duck! Within walking distance to the northern end of the boardwalk, shops etc. The house is massive with a very nice layout. 2nd level den was a perfect spot to tuck away and watch something the rest of the crowd didnt want to watch. We had a few cloudy/rainy days, but I got one really spectacular sunrise in the tower room. A must do if you stay here. Perfect for a cozy reading nook or just to hang out. My son though it was silly to stand on the top of that and throw paper airplanes down to see if they would fly. Fun for everyone :) The golf cart is very convenient to get to the beach and was such a treat to have. I gave this house a 4 star vs a 5 star because its in need of a little TLC. The owner is aware, and I believe has scheduled a week of maintenance to address the issues. The owner John is amazingly responsive and even offered to come by to help us figure out how to work the fireplace while dealing with a personal issue. Truly impressive. All in all we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, looking forward to giving it some TLC this week! We've had a long run of rentals this year. Thanks for being understanding - I feel like I need to apologize to everyone in advance, but I don't want to bring people down who are enjoying a vacation. FWIW - went from taking my Mom to the emergency room for complications from brain cancer to putting her in Hospice at her house over the last two weeks. Living at her house now until the end. I hope to get my act back together soon. -John
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Duck, North Carolina

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas Week
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year's Week
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148
Pet Fee £37
Damage Deposit £222

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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