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Our classic, contemporary Outer Banks home is located on Pamlico Sound on the edge of the protected lands of the Salt Marsh. Our vacation home is designed to be relaxed and casual, and will surround you with elegance and beauty - the hardwood, marble and tile floors, gourmet kitchen, exquisite bathrooms, leather furniture, entertainment features of HDTV's, sound system, games, books will please everyone in your group. The generous game room provides lots of fun - with ping pong, foosball, darts, stereo, HCTV, DVD with wifi and USB port, a.c./heat. And NEW in 2015 - your reservation for Too Much Fun includes a CLUB KORU membership! You and your family now have unlimited access to Koru Village’s gym and fitness classes, Yoga by the Beach, Aqua Aerobics and also unlimited access to the famous, historical Avon Pier for fishing and sightseeing!
Our home is located at the end of the road in a quiet residential neighborhood, the landscaped grass lot backs up to a beautiful and serene protected southernly lands of Hatteras Island. The lot offers 8 feet of bulkhead and wide steps into Pamlico Sound for perfect water entry for world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding and also includes a large private dock on the canal. We provide you with two Kayaks if you want to paddle the sound; 3 bikes are provided for cruising around quiet, quaint Avon village, and to the Koru Spa, all now fully accessible by bike. 2013 brought bike paths to Avon, well placed off the road, up and down the island for safe, easy non-driving access north and south, to the beaches and stores.
The upper and lower decks of Too Much Fun offer stunning views of Pamlico Sound and its spectacular sunsets, as well as the marsh filled with wildlife and ever-changing light. See the pictures taken from our deck in the photo gallery. The night sky is awesome--on clear nights you cannot count the stars. In the late spring, you cannot count the fireflies. The large main deck has a secluded, shaded porch swing, picnic table, grill and plenty of chairs. The upper deck offers plenty of seating perfect for morning coffee accompanied by the morning birds or evening views of the most spectacular sunset on the east coast. On either deck, you will often hear the rumble of the ocean from one side and the soft lapping waves of the sound from the other side--and a chorus of chirping, singing birds all around. Fall and Spring are just as good as summer at our special spot on Hatteras.
The huge yard (3/4 acre) is nicely landscaped and has lots of grass for kids to play (if you would like, our croquet set and lawn games are available for your use).
The floor plan of the house is open, and the master bedroom (queen bed) and beautiful bath are separated from the two other bedrooms (1 with queen bed, 1 with pyramid bunkbed, twin over double) and bath. The kitchen offers a Jennaire Gas range, ultra quiet HE dishwasher new in 2013, side by side refrigerator with filtered water and ice in door, microwave/toaster (high end LG line), good coffee maker, grinder and french press, cuisinart blender and food processor, rice steamer, wok, toaster oven, popcorn maker, and lots of other excellent cooking conveniences. You'll find a wide array of high end cookware, dishes, barware and stemware, more than suitable for good cooking for a lovely evening at home for the sunset and stars. The tile work in the bathrooms is truly stunning; both baths have lovely stone tile work, rain shower heads, the master bath includes a large soaking tub. In the shower, you'll find hand laid river stones under your feet. But to wash up after a day at the beach or in the sound, you'll be comfortable in our outdoor and very large, screened-in, hot & cold shower. The dressing area has a bench so it's fine for a real shower - clean and comfortable. The full laundry room, conveniently located inside and just off the foyer lets you take care of your clothes, so cleaning up is easy. No running up and down stairs to do the laundry! The quiet, high efficiency washer and dryer were new in summer '13.
You likely know about Hatteras Island, which is why you're considering a rental here. If you've been here before, you know how wonderful it is! If you haven't been here yet, you've got to come see it to believe it. Hatteras is unlike any other east coast beaches. Most of the island is protected national seashore, with some of the most beautiful beaches and best surf fishing anywhere. In 2014, US News Report ranked Cape Hatteras 3rd for beach destinations. TripAdvisor said, 'If someone has only a few days to spend on the North Carolina Coast, I recommend this area due to the variety of sites within the national seashore and adjacent to the seashore.' And if that weren't enough for you, Pamlico Sound is known as the best place for windsurfing or kiteboarding on the East Coast. It's a great place to learn those sports, or perfect your technique, with its shallow water and reliable breezes--and there are many great instructors on the island, including our neighbor Jay Crawford of Outer Banks Kiting. But the shallow, warm waters of Pamlico Sound aren't only for kite borders and wind surfers. Families with children young and old enjoy the calmer waters, particularly on a windy day. And in the evening, watching the kiters fly in the sunset is lovely, with or without a camera. Head south, and take a pleasant 10 minute drive to the Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest and by most accounts the most beautiful lighthouse in the US. The view from the top of the lighthouse is superb! The island is home to many interesting shops, markets, restaurants, and local historical attractions like The Graveyard of The Atlantic Museum and The NC Maritime Museum, both within a 20 minute drive. Day trips north or south will yield wonderful adventures. Head south and hop on the ferry to the quaint fishing village of Ocracoke, the final hide-out of the island's most infamous visitor, Blackbeard, The Pirate. A trip one hour north takes you to Jockey's Ridge, for a fabulous climb of the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Bring your kites and a camera, it's fantastic!
We've designed the house to maximize everyone's enjoyment and relaxation. The game room, big protected yard, and ‘end of the road’ location lets the adults relax while the kids romp and play. A swimming pool and tennis court is available only a short bike or drive away. If you need a good work out, take advantage of our guest membership (new in 2015!) at Koru Spa, take yoga on the beach and get even more relaxed (which is hard to do, in this setting!), Koru Spa is nearby, only a short bike ride away.
Come enjoy this beautiful, natural spot, nestled between Pamlico Sound and the marsh, canals and creeks of Avon Village, with the famous beaches of Hatteras island nearby. It’s a truly unique spot, and offers all the best of the Outer Banks. Make some memories and share the natural beauty of Cape Hatteras National Seashore with your family and friends..
We manage our property ourselves, Our housekeeper Doris lives in Avon Village and works closely with us to make sure you have the ultimate Hatteras Island vacation experience. She is there to help us help you - we all want to make your vacation truly amazing! Jim and I take pride in our home and prepare carefully for your arrival. If before you book with us, you have questions or concerns about the quality of house cleaning and attention to detail, please read our stellar (unsolicited) reviews. Our past renters will tell you about it better than we can.
Keywords: Outer Banks, Hatteras Island, Canadian Hole, Waterfront, Soundside, Canalside, Waterview, Pamlico Sound, Avon, Kite Boarding, Wind Surfing, Birding, Water Sports, Boat Dock, Sound Entry, Fishing, Kayaking.
This house is set up for a fun family vacations. The kid's bedroom is supplied with lots of board and card games, books and videos. We've designed the game room downstairs for safe and fun family entertainment. The big grass yard is great for play, it's easy to supervise from the patio or decks. Older kids can kayak in the shallow sound or ride bikes on the quiet residential neighborhood roads....moreless
Enjoy this space dedicated to family fun! Ping pong, darts, foosball for all types of family fun in any weather. Watch movies, play games, listen to your tunes together for great vacation fun!...moreless
(2) 54' TV with Cable, Blu-ray DVD w/ Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, etc. (bring your account #'s) w/ USB inputs, Stereo System & easy hook-up for game systems in living room. Gameroom has surround sound bar w/ Blu-Ray DVD/CD w/ USB, game system hook ups, HDTV upgraded in 2014!...moreless
360 views from upper deck, water views of beautiful Pamlico Sound from both levels of the deck. If you're lucky, you'll also see the colorful kites and sails zipping in and out of Hatteras' famous Canadian Hole, just beyond the protected lands that surround our very large, tree lined backyard. You'll have excellent views of the roosting birds, canals and waterways that weave into the Village of Avon. ...moreless
Soundfront and 1 lot in, with private water entry of bulkeaded 8' of safe, wide, secure stairs into Pamlico Sound. This is a highly desirable kite boarding, windsurfing and sailing location; very easy to gear up for your sports and walk it into Pamlico Sound. Perfect for Wind Surf and water sports, in the heart of the East Coast center for the wind sports, near Canadian Hole. Near marina for boat launching and tie up to our canal side dock....moreless
Highest speed broadband available, supports simultaneous streaming, online work/play and emailing. Netflix widget on Blu-Ray in living room, bring your Netflix account number or download to your Smartphone or iPhone and USB link to watch movies on HDTV. See your vacation pictures on the big screen!...moreless
Plenty of high-end cookware; blender; food processor; coffee maker, coffee mill; espresso machine; electric griddle; wok; popcorn maker; rice cooker, wok, toaster oven, food processor, blender, spices and pantry staples. This kitchen is set up for the good cook who likes good quality kitchen amenities and gadgets. If you like to cook, there's no need to go out!...moreless
Stainless steel appliances: Jennaire range down draft range and convection oven, LG silent dishwasher, LG refrigerator, eat-in island with food prep area and veggie sink. Beautiful, upgraded counter tops, cabinetry, sinks and Terrazzo marble floor....moreless
Upper deck seating for 6 with side tables and what a view! Main deck: has both full sun and a shaded, sheltered bench swing surrounded by Carolina Jasmine, there's a picnic table and plenty of extra chairs. Ground level patio with a hammock and view of the landscaped shady back yard, large hot/cold shower with changing area. Good lighting on deck and ground level for night time activities....moreless
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May 24 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2015
4 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Nov 1 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Nov 29 - Mar 5, 2016
4 night min stay
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As the gem of the NC coast, Hatteras Island ranked 3rd for the US News Travel Report and is well known for all the elements that combine for the perfect family-friendly, relaxed beach lifestyle and the perfect location for wind sport enthusiasts. The mild temperatures of Hatteras Island allows for wonderful beach and sport vacations during three seasons of the year. Too Much Fun is located in the town of Avon on Hatteras Island, just a few miles north of Canadian Hole, the wind sport mecca of the East Coast with world class wind surfing, kite boarding, power kiting. Enjoy sports of all sorts including canoeing or kayaking, 4x4 on the beach, boogie boarding, body surfing, surf fishing, birding, Lighthouse seekers, site-seeing, beading and jewelry making, pottery and art galleries, artist trips for photography and painting, folk music, folklore, Indian lore, nautical history, WW II and NC history, museums, NC Aquarium, small craft airstrip and the NC Ferry to Ocracoke only 20 mins away. There are no other beaches on the East Coast like Hatteras Island. Come see for yourself what Cape Hatteras National Seashore has to offer you.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We live in Raleigh but get out to this beach paradise whenever we can. In Raleigh, Eliza is a speech pathologist, Jim does research, and Tom attends high school now, but very soon will be moving on to college. Phoebe, the 5lb Yorkie, ferociously guards the house against deer, squirrels and other intruders in the woods behind our house.
Why the Owner Chose Avon:
We bought this second home on Hatteras island because it wonderfully combined all the things we love best about the islands (miles of undeveloped beaches, stunning sunsets, and the perfect mix of activities and serenity) without the aspects we can do without (crowds and congestion, especially). Other beaches are closer to our home in Raleigh, but we don't mind the extra drive because when we arrive we are HERE--and no place else can compare! With the Pamlico Sound location, the peaceful wildlife setting, the sound-side and canal dock, it easy for us to know this was the perfect house for us. Our addition of the very fun gameroom made it even better!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Eliza's favorite morning is to ease slowly into the day, in the shady hiding place of the porch swing, surrounded by Carolina Jasmine and sweet bird song with sleepy eyes feasting on the glistening waters of the Pamlico Sound, the light playing off the reeds of the marsh with the pelicans and seagulls jockying for the best spot on the posts of the old mail pier. The best way to start the day!
Living room with southernly view of Pamlico Sound and the Salt Marsh, sunsets and birds.
Dining table for six for excellent dinners.
2nd bedroom, queen bed, TV, Blu Ray, books, ceiling fan, water view.
Master bath with soaking tub, tile shower with laid with River Stone. This is a beautiful bathroom!
Downstairs Game Room with foosball, ping pong and darts, bar area, Plasma TV and Sound system, Blu ray, AC and dehumidifier.
Front entrance, stairs and entry into breezeway.
View of the back yard from the bike shed.
Taken from the upper deck, this is a view of the lower deck and back yard overlooking the Salt Marsh.
This is the view from the upper deck of Pamlico Sound.
This is the shady swing area located under the upper deck, perfect for enjoying the view of Pamlico Sound.
Private Bulkhead entry steps into Pamlico Sound for all your water sport interests.
Taken from the top deck, southern view of the marsh, Pamlico Sound toward Canadian Hole.
Beautifully designed, casual but elegant and well stocked kitchen with plenty of room at the breakfast bar. You can really cook here!
Master bedroom with Sound and Salt Marsh view, queen bed, two closets, private master bath. Computer work area with printer. TV, Blu-ray, DVD, Ceiling fan.
Pyramid bunk, double on the bottom, single on the top, TV, Blu Ray, closet, built in desk with shelves stocked with games and books.
Master bedroom water view.
Two kayaks to use, a large tandem and a nimble solo with paddles, life vests.
View of the front of the house.
View of the lower and upper decks.
This is the upper deck, there are six chairs total for an amazing view of the Salt Marsh and Pamlico Sound.
View of the front entry stairs from the breezeway.
This is the view from the backyard of the house and fenced in yard. The shed to the left is for the bikes.
This is our Private dock on the canal, great for fishing or launching the kayak. Tie up your boat right here.
This is our sunset overlooking Pamlico Sound, the sea meets sky out where the earth is round.
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