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Enjoy Our 'Sunshine' in Kitty Hawk North Carolina

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sunshine is a true North Carolina beach cottage designed for easy living while at the beach. Our guests can kick off their shoes after a long walk on the beach and relax on the decks with a gentle ocean breeze. It has been our beach home since 1988 and we know how relaxing it can be to kick back for a week at the beach. Kitty Hawk is part of the outer banks system of North Carolina which places you right in front of the great Atlantic Ocean with all of its power but, also, all of its relaxation opportunities. This area of the Outer Banks, usually referred to as OBX, is family oriented with no high rises and uncrowded beaches. Inside, you will find a great room with comfy furnishings, a large cable TV, and a desk with high speed internet.

The spacious dining table and a long counter with stools provides seating for everyone. We have enjoyed many pounds of fresh Carolina shrimp at that table. I have included some simple seafood recipes in the full kitchen just in case you would like to try out your skills.

The master bedroom suite permits guests to get away if they like. There is a queen size bed, a full bath, and a den with cable TV. We have lots of books for our guests. We do not feel a week at the beach is complete unless there are good books to read. There is a nearby library for other selections. If you don't finish a book, take it with you but leave us a similar replacement.

There are table games and puzzles for family fun. The PlayStation Two has games and there are movies as well. Red Box is nearby for movies as well. Outside in the naturalized yard, there is a large charcoal grill, picnic area, swing, horseshoes, fish cleaning station, and a private outside shower. The yard is naturalized because we are close enough to the ocean that on a strong Nor'easter or, if a hurricane hits we will likely have wash over. Kitty Hawk is fortunate as far as direct hurricane hits. If you look at the map, you will see that Cape Hatteras juts out sufficiently east and south of us that most hurricanes 'bump' off of it and leave us a glancing blow.

There is an excellent National Park nearby honoring Orville and Wilbur Wright and their first flight resulting in the birth of flight in America. Sunshine is located about two miles from the Memorial. There is an excellent North Carolina Aquarium in nearby Manteo.

In the same area, guests will learn about the first English settlers on the Outer Banks. Enjoy your beach walks and leave us a couple of shells as a memory of your visit.

The Beach is calling.



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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old. It is important to know that I rent only to family groups, or adult friends. I will rent for one month periods, as well. I have had two authors who have had extended stays....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcomed as part of your family. The yard is naturalized which makes it less than favorable for some yard activities for children. The beach yards have small cactus and thistles which grow naturally and, I might add, easily!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking permitted on decks only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is no wheel chair accesibility. All living areas are located up one flight of stairs. Due to the nature of the ocean, homes in the area are built on stilts. The stairs can be challenging for some elderly guests and should be considered when selecting a property. There are homes which have elevators....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    master bedroom with private bath and adjacent den...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    sleeper sofas in great room and den ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Two Bedrooms, Including the Master Suite, Have Queen Size Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) One Bedroom Has Large Twin Beds Suitable for Adults or Children. There Are Two Queen Sleeper Sofas - One in the Great Room and One in the Den Off the Master Bedroom. It is my preference to rent to families of six or less....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    located in master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    located in hall...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console:

    Playstation Two with Games...moreless

  • Video Games

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Located One Lot Back from Beach with Easy Access Points from Lindberg...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, bath, and kitchen towels will be provided as an additional service to our guests....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Exterior Laundry Room on First Level with Full Size Washer and Dryer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    It is a full service kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12.7%

Notes:

This is a comfortable beach cottage, designed to sleep six comfortably. It is a relaxed beach home, where one can kick off your shoes, grab a book, grab your Kindle, tablet, etc and head for the hammock or rocking chair.

Contact owner to confirm reservation by email or phone. A 50% deposit is due with reservation and balance is due 4 weeks prior to check in date. All payments are by bank check or USPS money order only. Security deposit is due with final payment and is explained in Rental Agreement.


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Location

Located so close to the beach, beachcombing, fishing, sunbathing, and shelling are easily accessible. There is one home between us and the ocean. We have a protected dune line. To reach the beach, at the end of the drive turn left, pass about five homes, and walk through surfer's parking area to go over the dune to the beach. The walk takes about five minutes. Google earth shows how close it is. Restaurants and grocery stores are near by. The primary grocers are Food Lion, Harris Teeter, and Super Walmart. All are about 1.5 miles away and visible on your way in to the property. I keep a bulletin board in the hall with menus and "editorial" comments from previous visitors as to the best restaurant choices. A couple of personal favorites for me are Henry's for breakfast, Stop In Pizza for the best pizza, and for dinner- the Jolly Roger nearby on Beach Rd or go over the Wanchese to the Fishermans Restaurant where you can see the fishing trawlers and enjoy local seafood. For rainy days ( I hope you do not have ANY) or when you have had enough sun, check out the Wright Brothers National Memorial which is only a few miles south on the Bypass. It was remodeled for the 2003 100th anniversary of flight and is worth an afternoon. Take time to visit the small town of Manteo, where Andy Griffith spent his last years. It has nice shops, good ice cream, and a neat dock and boardwalk where you can enjoy the views. The Roanoke Festival Park is close by where you can tour replicas of the boats which brought the English settlers to the Outer Banks. A few miles further, you can visit the Lost Colony where those settlers disappeared! Of course, there is more to that story!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: My husband, Steve, and I enjoyed the Northern Outer Banks of North Carolina since we were small children. Some of my favorite memories are of surf fishing with my Dad on the beach in Kitty Hawk watching the sun rise out of the water. I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia now and go to the beach at every opportunity. I lost Steve in 2014 and, if there is a lesson learned from such a loss, it is to take time to enjoy life. It is sometimes too short.

Why the Owner Chose Kitty Hawk:
Our home, Sunshine, is located close to a small cottage we rented when our son was a toddler. The same beach located beyond our home, is the beach I fished with my Dad. At that time, there was lots of open space and a few older beach homes which have long since joined the briney deep. No matter where we have lived, when I open the door at Kitty Hawk, I feel I am home. My family knows not to talk to me on the day we leave to return home until we cross the bridge to the mainland. It has become a family joke, but I really do hate to leave.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lindbergh is a quiet street situated between the Beach Rd (NC Rt 12) and the Rt 158 Bypass. It is ideal for biking, jogging, long walks, and relaxation. You have easy access to the beach at each end of the block. We have worked hard to maintain our dune lines and the beach access points make a big difference. You are close enough to the beach, approximately 150 feet, that you can hear the ocean and enjoy the soft pad of the surf on the beach. Our home is at the 3 1/2 milepost providing easy access to the rest of the Outer Banks. Golfing, fishing, fishing piers, boating, shopping, restaurants, movies, groceries are all close by. While at our home, there are TVs with cable, Sony Play Station Two with games, movies, puzzles, table games, and lots of good books. What is a week at the beach without a good book?


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • REAR VIEW OF DECKS FACING THE OCEAN

    REAR VIEW OF DECKS FACING THE OCEAN

  • ENJOY OUR ROCKERS AND OTHER DECK FURNITURE ON EACH DECK

    ENJOY OUR ROCKERS AND OTHER DECK FURNITURE ON EACH DECK

  • QUIET NEIGHBORS AND CLOSE TO ALL SHOPPING AND SPORTS

    QUIET NEIGHBORS AND CLOSE TO ALL SHOPPING AND SPORTS

  • DECKS ON THREE SIDES OF HOME INTERIOR PHOTOS TO BE ADDED

    DECKS ON THREE SIDES OF HOME INTERIOR PHOTOS TO BE ADDED

  • Dining area view from great room- table seats up to 8

    Dining area view from great room- table seats up to 8

  • Queen bed in second bedroom

    Queen bed in second bedroom

  • Internet access in the Great Room

    Internet access in the Great Room

  • Lots of books, plus puzzles, table games, and Playstation Two

    Lots of books, plus puzzles, table games, and Playstation Two

  • Our little dolphin is easy to spot from the street when you arrive.

    Our little dolphin is easy to spot from the street when you arrive.

  • Real books to supplement those e-readers!

    Real books to supplement those e-readers!

  • checkers anyone?

    checkers anyone?

  • You will need rise early to catch this beauty

    You will need rise early to catch this beauty

  • LOCATED ON A QUIET STREET FOR WALKS, JOGGING, BIKING

    LOCATED ON A QUIET STREET FOR WALKS, JOGGING, BIKING

  • FOLLOW THE SUN OR SHADE ALL DAY ON THE MULTI- DECKS

    FOLLOW THE SUN OR SHADE ALL DAY ON THE MULTI- DECKS

  • SUNDECK FOR PRIVATE SUNNING AND WATCHING THE STARS

    SUNDECK FOR PRIVATE SUNNING AND WATCHING THE STARS

  • Full Kitchen with long counter for additional seating

    Full Kitchen with long counter for additional seating

  • Master Bedroom with queen size bed, full bath, and den

    Master Bedroom with queen size bed, full bath, and den

  • Twin beds are large enough for adults in third bedroom

    Twin beds are large enough for adults in third bedroom

  • Queen sleeper sofa in den off master bedroom, second sleeper sofa in Great Room

    Queen sleeper sofa in den off master bedroom, second sleeper sofa in Great Room

  • My husband's favorite spot. The breeze is lovely, a perfect napping spot.

    My husband's favorite spot. The breeze is lovely, a perfect napping spot.

  • Enjoy a lazy breakfast before hitting the beach.

    Enjoy a lazy breakfast before hitting the beach.

  • two sofas in the front den off the master bedroom one is a queen sleeper

    two sofas in the front den off the master bedroom one is a queen sleeper

  • The ocean during a northeaster. Not what you will normally see in the summer

    The ocean during a northeaster. Not what you will normally see in the summer

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