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Oceanside | 45 Second Walk to Beach Access | Cargo Lift | Dogs Ok | Top Rated

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Situated on a spacious and private 1/4 acre lot

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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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SHELLS YEAH!

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If you are looking for pristine, unspoiled beaches less than a minute's stroll away and the sound of waves crashing into the seashore lulling you to sleep, look no further than Shells Yeah!

Located oceanside in Avon on Hatteras Island, at Shells Yeah! you will feel like you have escaped the rest of the world, even though every modern amenity you could need is at your fingertips.

You are minutes away from restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, 4x4 beach driving, a fishing pier, charter fishing boats, and a quick drive to the free ferry that will whisk you off to Ocracoke Island for a day trip to explore the quaint island and search for Blackbeard's lost treasure. The only full size grocery store on Hatteras Island, Food Lion, is conveniently only 2 miles away.

Shells Yeah! is less than a minute's stroll from a beach access that will beckon you to Avon's widest, white sandy, uncrowded beach. There are no busy streets to cross on your 45 second journey down our quiet street aptly named Ocean Lane. A second beach access is just another ½ block down. With no public beach parking nearby, you are sharing the beach only with those within walking distance.

If you are unfamiliar with Hatteras Island, you will enjoy our 72 miles of unspoiled beachfront, consistently voted one of the top 10 best beaches in the US. Because of our proximity to the Gulf Stream (which touches the tip of Cape Hatteras) and the island’s unique shape, we enjoy the most temperate year round climate north of Florida and our ocean temperatures are up to 10 degrees warmer than northern OBX villages like Nags Head and Duck. The island’s remote location and low light pollution also mean that you can wish upon plenty of stars and even the Milky Way at night. Shooting stars are a common sight!

Our 1/4 acre property is among the biggest oceanside lots in Avon, and Shells Yeah! was recently sided in a classic beachy yellow. There is plenty of space to park and 2 entrances to the house. We have a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking with a picnic bench next to the grill where you can sit and devour your grilled masterpieces, a private outdoor shower with hot and cold water for rinsing off, and a fish cleaning table with a water line in case you get lucky and catch the big one.

New in 2014 - a Stair Tamer cargo lift, so you can save your stamina for long walks on the beach and send your groceries and luggage up to the house level at the push of a button.

Shells Yeah! has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms and sleeps 10 vacationers with true comfort (no sofa beds or futons here). There are ceiling fans in every room to capture the ocean breeze. Our decorations are one of a kind, and you are encouraged to have your picture taken with our mascot Captain Shells Yeah! and his trusty sidekick Perch.

The living room is designed with your comfort in mind. We have 3 comfy sofas and a chair so that everyone can spread out. We have a flat screen tv with DVD player, a Nintendo Wii system for the kid in all of us, a skylight for extra sunshine, and a beautiful glimpse of the Pamlico Sound.

The open concept continues into the kitchen where you can catch a tiny glimpse of the ocean through the east facing window. We installed brand new stainless steel appliances in 2011 including a side by side refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water on the door, electric flat top stove, microwave oven, and dishwasher. There are plenty of dishes, silverware, and utensils should you wish to stay in for meals instead of partaking in the island's creative restaurants. We have both a standard coffee maker and a Keurig, for those who enjoy their coffee at the push of a button.

In the dining room you will find an oak table with seating for six and sliding glass doors that open onto a spacious deck with built in benches and adirondack chairs for seating or sunbathing. If it's a full house, there is additional seating at the picnic table on our 22x10 screened porch located just off the dining room, which also includes a double swing from Nags Head Hammocks, two sturdy gliders, two side tables for snacks and beverages, and additional seating.

The master bedroom includes a master bathroom (renovated in 2012) with shower and plenty of closet and dresser space for the true fashionistas. We selected a top of the line king mattress for your ultimate comfort, and a chair will provide seating while you slip on your flip flops. Topping it off is a flat screen tv with DVD player and a small glimpse of the sound.

The second bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, seating, closet and dresser space, and a flat screen tv with DVD player. You can catch a small glimpse of the sound.

The third bedroom is furnished with a full size bed, closet and dresser space, and a flat screen tv with DVD player. You can catch a small glimpse of the ocean.

The fourth bedroom is furnished with a full size bed, bunk bed, closet and dresser space, and a flat screen tv with DVD player. You can catch a small glimpse of the sound.

The high efficiency washer and dryer are conveniently inside the house, and centrally located so everyone has equal access to cleaning their beach attire.

Rounding it out is the second bathroom (renovated in 2014) with a bathtub and shower.

Best of all, your beds will be made and ready for you when you arrive, at no extra cost! No need to fill your car with bedding for 10 people or pay sky high rates to rent sheets for a week. You can head right to the beach instead of wasting an hour making six beds after your long drive. Just bring your bath and beach towels!

For those who cannot escape from reality altogether, we have wireless high speed Internet and local and long distance telephone service within the US.

And did we mention, for an additional fee, that your 4 legged kids can join you on vacation? Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome, and will have as much fun as you exploring the beach.

Weekly rentals are available from late March through late November with a Sunday check-in so you can avoid the Friday-Saturday traffic. We are owner managed, so you can have the comfort of knowing that you are dealing with someone who knows you by name, not by property number.

We hope that you find the old time beachy charm of Avon (historically named Kinnakeet) as enchanting as we do, and when anyone asks you if you had a great vacation this year, you can answer unequivocally, 'Shells Yeah!'

Keywords: Beach cottage, pet friendly, OBX, Hatteras Island, ocean, Avon

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Up to two dogs allowed for additional fee...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 45 second walk to beach access, less than two miles from the only full service grocery store on Hatteras Island, cargo lift for groceries and luggage!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    All 5 televisions have built-in DVD players...moreless

  • Games:

    board games, cards, etc....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Small glimpse of sound or ocean available from some rooms and screened porch...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    table in dining room seats 6; picnic table on screened porch seats 6; picnic table in yard seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Your beds will already be made when you arrive!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local and domestic long distance...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both a standard coffee maker and a Keurig are available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spice Rack...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    On-door ice and filtered water...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    spacious outside deck with built-in seating...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    spacious screened porch with swinging chairs, gliders, and picnic table...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Jul 5 - Aug 8, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,899
Mid Summer
Aug 9 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,599
Summer
Aug 16 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,399
Later Summer
Aug 23 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,179
Late Summer
Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,069
Latest Summer
Sep 6 - Sep 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$819
Early Fall
Sep 20 - Oct 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$799
Mid Fall
Oct 4 - Oct 17, 2015
7 night min stay

$699
Fall
Oct 18 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$649
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2015
7 night min stay

$599

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Online Booking Fee $30
  • Pet Fee $85
  • Optional Hurricane Insur $0
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Rates and fees are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. See online rental agreement for full details.

Our online reservation website accepts VISA and MASTERCARD and is located at www.ShellsYeah.com. 50% is due at booking and the remaining 50% is due 60 days prior to check-in.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010


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  • Situated on a spacious and private 1/4 acre lot

    Situated on a spacious and private 1/4 acre lot

  • Living room offers 3 sofas, a chair, a plasma TV w/DVD, and Nintendo Wii

    Living room offers 3 sofas, a chair, a plasma TV w/DVD, and Nintendo Wii

  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed and LCD TV w/DVD

    Bedroom 2 - Queen bed and LCD TV w/DVD

  • Bedroom 4 - Bunk bed, full bed, and LCD TV w/DVD

    Bedroom 4 - Bunk bed, full bed, and LCD TV w/DVD

  • Full size washer and dryer conveniently located inside

    Full size washer and dryer conveniently located inside

  • Large screened porch with picnic table, hammock swing, and glider chairs

    Large screened porch with picnic table, hammock swing, and glider chairs

  • Kitchen features all brand new (2011) stainless steel appliances

    Kitchen features all brand new (2011) stainless steel appliances

  • Master bedroom suite w/private bathroom, LCD TV w/DVD, and pillowtop King bed

    Master bedroom suite w/private bathroom, LCD TV w/DVD, and pillowtop King bed

  • Bedroom 3 - Full bed and LCD TV w/DVD

    Bedroom 3 - Full bed and LCD TV w/DVD

  • Meet our illustrious mascot 'Captain Shells Yeah!'

    Meet our illustrious mascot 'Captain Shells Yeah!'

  • Beach access a 45 second stroll away! :-)

    Beach access a 45 second stroll away! :-)

  • Spacious deck with built in seating

    Spacious deck with built in seating

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/18/2015
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