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In the Heart of Duck. Ocean View. Walk to Ocean, Sound, Shops, and Dining.

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Kitchen updated 3/2014, new recycled glass counters, all new glossy paint!

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Last updated: 11/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Duck house description

Chatterbox Too is available ONLY FOR FULL WEEKS.
WE ARE A SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL, SEVEN (7) NIGHT MINIMUM.
FAMILY UNITS ONLY! We are not equipped to rent to those attending weddings, reunions (family or school), those involved in school functions, or any other non family groups.

CHECK OUR WEBSITE: For detailed information scroll down to the link under the rate chart below, marked 'CLICK HERE - extensive information about our cottage.'

'LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!' Chatterbox Too is right in the heart of Duck, walk to a different restaurant each night, loads of shopping within walking distance. The walk to our neighborhood's private beach access is short and easy, 366 yards straight down our quiet street. No intersections to cross. Walk the other direction about the same distance and you'll be at Duck Rd and the entrance to the Duck Boardwalk on the Sound.

WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN! Our kitchen equipment is all top of the line, and most guests tell us it's better than their kitchens at home, and our knives are sharp. You will not have to shop for most condiments, herbs, or spices because they are supplied. There's a big herb garden and also tomatoes and peppers in season (July-Sept)just for our guests to enjoy.

UPGRADES since we purchased Chatterbox Too in June, 2007:
For 2007: First improvement was DSL and Wi-fi internet access
For 2008: All new custom made cushions and Sunbrella upholstry for living room furniture
For 2008: Newly rebuilt upper deck, all outdoor stairways, front porch
For 2009: New hardwood floor upstairs, stairs, and downstairs hall
For 2009 & 2010: All new mattresses and pads, new pillows each year
For 2010: New dining and living room rugs
For 2010: Flat panel TVs in King and Queen bedrooms
For 2011: 46' flat panel TV and BluRay Netflix ready for Netflix Instant View Movies
For 2011: New carpet in all bedrooms
For 2011: Flat panel TV in Standard bedroom
For 2011: New kitchen sink and way cool faucet
For 2011: Arrrrgh, new stove
For 2011: All new Anderson windows.
For 2011: As I type (May 10, 2011), all the old siding on Chatterbox Too is being removed and replaced with natural cedar shakes. Pictures to come after it's done.
For 2011: Double outdoor shower. Enter dressing area with bench which doubles as a platform for tots to be rinsed/showered with hand held shower head. For adults, leave your clothes high and dry in the dressing area and shower in the second shower area.
For 2011: New side-by-side fridge with ice dispenser.
July, 2011: New B,G, N Wifi Router and DSL upgrade.
we're consistently getting near 10Mbps downloads!!!
For 2012: 3 new quilt bed covers, bright and beachy!
For 2012:THE PLAN is for our carpenter to replace the screen porch with an all season porch complete with windows that open and AC. It's SUPPOSED to be finished before March, but as with all good plans on Island Time, NOTHING IS GUARANTEED. Will update pictures when and if the deed is done. UPDATE: IT'S DONE, complete with ceiling fan, AC, and 11 windows!!! See a picture below.
For 2012: New pillows and pillow covers for all but the bunk beds which get one year old excellent condition 2011 hand-me-downs.
For 2012: New Built To Last Adirondack chair, side table, and foot rest to match 2 garden chairs, foot rest, and side table.
For 2013: All new living room sofa, love seat, 2 chairs, ottoman with down cushions from Simplicity Sofas!
For 2013: Master suite now sports a new blu-ray with wifi internet access for Netflix, Pandora, and lots of other goodies.
For 2014: New washing machine. I believe we now have replaced every appliance including HVAC (other than dryer) since we bought Chatterbox Too in 2007!
For 2014: New wood blinds on all windows except those in all season porch.
For 2014: New Martin Logan sound bar, good sound for living room HDTV.
For 2014: New Geo recycled glass counter top in kitchen, cabinets all refinished to sparkling white with all new hardware.

CLEAN AND PET FREE! Because we no longer allow pets of any kind, we have replaced all wall to wall carpeting in all bedrooms for the 2011 season. You will see references to dogs in our past reviews, but we no longer allow them.

NOTE: We do not supply bed or bath linens. You may rent them from the same company that cleans our cottage, At Your Service OBX, at 252-261-5286. Tell them you will be staying at Chatterbox Too and they will waive their $75 minimum. For an extra fee, they will even make the beds for you!

SUNDAY to SUNDAY rental,
Chatterbox Too is available ONLY FOR FULL WEEKS.
WE DO NOT RENT PARTIAL WEEKS.
FAMILY UNITS ONLY! We are not equipped to rent to those attending weddings, reunions (family or school), those involved in school functions, or any other non family groups.



Keywords: Oceanside, Ocean View, Beach, Outer Banks, Duck

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1593 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Gates on both decks to minimize chances of small children falling down steps, X-Box. Lots of games and jigsaw puzzles...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Owner is allergic to dogs. You will see references to dogs in our past reviews, but we no longer allow pets of any kind....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master Suite: 1 king

                Master, deck access...moreless

              • Queen: 1 queen

                Deck access...moreless

              • Bunk: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

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              • Standard: 1 double

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 4: shower

                Outdoor Shower with changing room...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Off hall on bedroom floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

                In master (king bed) suite...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                Off living room upstairs...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Top quality kitchen equipment for gourmet cooks, Penzey herbs/spices, herb/veggie garden, Netflix ready Blu-ray, flat panel TVs, walk to Scarborough Fair and restaurants, 1100' to beach, gated decks, Outdoor Shower (hot and cold with optional hand-held)....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    2 wifi Blu-Ray and 3 DVDs...moreless

                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (5) Living Room 46' Flat Screen TV and TV in master suite are connected to a Netflix Ready Blu-ray machine for Instant Play Movies. Flat screen TVs in all bedrooms....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    (5) All are on DirecTV. Living room and master suite TVs are hi def with Blu-Ray with Internet access for Netflix instant movies, Pandora, and other cool things...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Beach toys...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View
                  • Village
                  • Water View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Garage:

                    Carport...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    See inventory on our chatterboxtoo.com site, most guests say our kitchen is better equipped than theirs at home. We keep our knives SHARP!!!...moreless

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

                    All top quality small appliances including 16' + 12' electric skillets, TechniVorm coffee maker, All-Clad Belgian Waffle Maker, 2 Cuisinart food processors, Breville toaster...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Side by side with ice maker and dispenser on door....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Wraparound decks on both levels with gates...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    All season porch with 11 windows...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Herb and veggie garden for our guests...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    All season porch with 11 windows...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    There are usually 3 or more boogie boards....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      June 14-Aug 9, 2015
                      Jun 14 - Aug 9, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,395

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                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 12.75%

                      Notes:

                      Linens are NOT included but may be rented for an additional fee. I can't enter a URL here, so Google At Your Service OBX and you'll find the service we like. Click on the "Services" link.

                      If reserved prior to Dec 31, 2014, $300 due with signed lease, check for 50% of remainder due Jan 5, 2015, remainder due 60 days prior to arrival. Due date is stated in lease agreement.

                      If reserved on or after Jan 5, 2015, check for 50% of total due with signed lease agreement.

                      Check for remaining 50% due 60 days prior to arrival date. This due date is stated in the lease agreement.


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                      Location

                      • The Blue Point

                        "Excellent service, super sunset view, great seafood"

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                      • Wave Pizza

                        "Best Pizza on the OBX! Super friendly service, eat right at the edge of Currituck Sound, ca..."

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                      • Harris Teeter

                        "Prices are higher than Food Lion and Wal-mart, but the selection is greater in quality and q..."

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                      • Roadside Raw Bar & Grill

                        "Great food, service is usually good but can be iffy on busy nights. http://roadsideobx.com "

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                      80 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Norfolk International
                      335 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Aqua S, Fishbones,
                      70 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Okracoke Ferry
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Currituck Club
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Rt 158
                      350 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Aqua S, Fishbones, Wave Pizza
                      335 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Private neighborhood beach

                      Car: Recommended

                      Walk to the beautiful Town of Duck Park where there are numerous free concerts and other activities through the summer as well as the Annual Duck Jazz Festival in October. The park is situated directly on the Currituck Sound with a beautiful park-length boardwalk and pier with gorgeous sunset views in the evening.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We are Frank and Linda Baldwin. We live in Powhatan, VA, about 4 hrs from Duck. We visit Chatterbox Too every opportunity we get. We have a daughter, son-in-law, and the two most handsome and smartest grandsons in the world. Frank is an investment adviser in Richmond, and I stay at home thinking up more things to add to or improve Chatterbox Too. Our kitty Phoebe does not like to travel, so she stays at home when we travel. We love to enjoy and share great food and wine.

                      Why the Owner Chose Duck:
                      We chose Duck because it's a quiet and lovely family oriented beach area. I believe that Duck is the only town on the OBX that does not have public access to the beach. Each neighborhood on the ocean side has its own 'private' access. There's just no place to compare with the Outer Banks of NC.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Chatterbox Too is just 1100' from our private neighborhood beach access, and the same distance the other direction is Duck Rd with Scarborough Faire Shopping and numerous excellent restaurants, no need to drive. Our street has very little traffic since there is no public access to the beach in our neighborhood. There is usually far more pedestrian traffic than automobile traffic. If you stay during the July 4 week, you can watch the Fourth of July Parade from the decks because it goes right in front of the house.


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                      Photos

                      • Kitchen updated 3/2014, new recycled glass counters, all new glossy paint!

                        Kitchen updated 3/2014, new recycled glass counters, all new glossy paint!

                      • Huge dining table, built-in sideboards, and yes, the plants are all REAL!

                        Huge dining table, built-in sideboards, and yes, the plants are all REAL!

                      • View from Christopher Drive, Duck, NC.

                        View from Christopher Drive, Duck, NC.

                      • Bedroom Level Deck with Porch Swing.

                        Bedroom Level Deck with Porch Swing.

                      • View of Atlantic Ocean from Upper Deck.

                        View of Atlantic Ocean from Upper Deck.

                      • Queen Room, watch TV from bed or love seat. Private access to deck.

                        Queen Room, watch TV from bed or love seat. Private access to deck.

                      • Standard room with new carpet, flat screen TV, new quilt as of 2011.

                        Standard room with new carpet, flat screen TV, new quilt as of 2011.

                      • Back of cottage taken from the northeast.

                        Back of cottage taken from the northeast.

                      • Outdoor 'double-wide' shower. One side serves as changing room.

                        Outdoor 'double-wide' shower. One side serves as changing room.

                      • Currituck Sound just a five minute walk from our Chatterbox Too.

                        Currituck Sound just a five minute walk from our Chatterbox Too.

                      • Upper Level

                        Upper Level

                      • Ground Level

                        Ground Level

                      • New LR furniture. We may slipcover all as are chair and ottoman in foreground.

                        New LR furniture. We may slipcover all as are chair and ottoman in foreground.

                      • Living room with 46 inch TV, Blu-Ray, X-Box, connect iPods, camera cards, etc.

                        Living room with 46 inch TV, Blu-Ray, X-Box, connect iPods, camera cards, etc.

                      • All season porch, great for naps, reading, jigsaws away from TV sounds.

                        All season porch, great for naps, reading, jigsaws away from TV sounds.

                      • Top deck east side with new  blue Built-To-Last chairs from recycled materials.

                        Top deck east side with new blue Built-To-Last chairs from recycled materials.

                      • Master suite with king bed, access to deck.

                        Master suite with king bed, access to deck.

                      • Queen Room showing sliding doors to deck.

                        Queen Room showing sliding doors to deck.

                      • Bedroom Four with twin and bunk set

                        Bedroom Four with twin and bunk set

                      • New all season porch replaced old screen porch Jan, 2012

                        New all season porch replaced old screen porch Jan, 2012

                      • From our neighborhood private access. Less than 5 min walk from the cottage.

                        From our neighborhood private access. Less than 5 min walk from the cottage.

                      • Fawn in our back yard. Wildlife abounds in our neighborhood!

                        Fawn in our back yard. Wildlife abounds in our neighborhood!

                      • First Floor

                        First Floor

                      • May 8, 2014. Tomatoes, peppers, loads of herbs for your enjoyment.

                        May 8, 2014. Tomatoes, peppers, loads of herbs for your enjoyment.

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                      $2,395 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/13/2014
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