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Hot Tub Under the Stars! Spacious, Bright & Well-Kept

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The Lark Inn is the perfect place to unwind!

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Fall is a beautiful time to enjoy the beauty of the Outer Banks! October weeks and Thanksgiving still available.
New carpet throughout for 2014! 'The Lark Inn' is beautifully decorated! New blue-checked sofa and loveseat just added. An airy, non-smoking beach house! Free WI-FI access! 42' HDTV with Blu-Ray player in great room. Two zone air-conditioned. Hot tub on upper deck. Sheets provided. Fun selection of games, puzzles and adult and children's Blu-ray DVDs.

A 'not so big' cottage with plenty of space for fun with family and friends but cozy enough for just the two of you! Our guests write -'We really love this cottage ... you can tell by our return visits! The perfect place to unwind! Hot-tubbed every night! The kitchen is a delight with everything we needed - and then some! Thanks for your many thoughtful touches! We'll have wonderful memories of the best beach vacation ever!'

TOP LEVEL features a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, and fireplace. Sink into the comfy sofas or gather round the game table. Large selection of DVDs (including Blu-Rays), 'beach reads,' puzzles, and games. Free WI-FI access! Linger over a morning cup of coffee in the sunny, bright kitchen! Well-equipped with counter space for several cooks! Large table for those crab feasts - picnic table on the screened porch too. Queen master bedroom and bath with skylight. Upper deck has Adirondack rockers and lounge chairs for soaking up the sun. Hot tub under the stars on cool evenings!

MIDDLE LEVEL has large master king bedroom (TEMPUR-PEDIC) with private bath and exit to shady wrap-around porch with hammock; full hall bath; third bedroom with two twin beds; fourth bedroom with pyramid bed (twin over full), twin trundle and exit to deck with Nags Head hammock swing. Flat screen TVs with DVD players and clock radios in all middle bedrooms. Unpack and make yourself at home!

LOWER LEVEL with washer and dryer has storage for the 10+ beach chairs we provide. Door to covered parking. Outside you'll find a park grill and basketball goal. Enclosed outside shower is a special treat!

OCEANSIDE - Short walk to beach (280 yds.)in private community of Ocean Sands! No major roads to cross! Cart available for heavy coolers and other beach gear. In season, you'll find a life guard stand right at the foot of the public boardwalk over the dunes. Convenient grocery stores, shops, and restaurants just a mile up the road.

PLEASE NOTE: Our house works best for 8 adults or 6 adults with 3-4 children. We rent for the full week, Sunday to Sunday, no short stays. Families only, no singles groups.
We use the services of a local management company for reservations, cleaning, and maintenance. Your first contact is with us, however, and we are always available to answer any questions you may have and do everything possible to make your vacation the best ever. We hope you will enjoy 'the personal touch'!




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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children welcome, but family groups only....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Port-a-crib and high chair provided. Our grandchildren's favorite videos, DVDs, and board games....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Shady lower deck with gate enjoyed by many of our 4 footed friends. Extra charge for pets is $100....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upper level with semi-private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Twin bedroom on middle level....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Pyramid bed. Double with twin overhead and pull out trundle....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King bed with TEMPUR-PEDIC mattress. Middle level. ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) King bed with TEMPUR-PEDIC mattress in middle level master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in upper level master bedroom with private bath., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-Crib, Bunk Beds (1) Pyramid bed with double on bottom, twin on top, and pull out trundle....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bath off middle master bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Semi-private off upper level master. Also exits to hall....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    In middle level hall....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    Delightful outside shower under house....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Basketball goal. We have plenty of beach chairs as well as a jumbo cart to take it all to the beach....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Entertainment center in great room with cable TV, 42' HDTV with Blu-Ray Player. CD, AM/FM radio & iPod dock with speakers. Cable hookups in all bedrooms for 2 additional flat screen TVs with DVD players and 1 TV with VCR. Large DVD / Blu-Ray library....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

    Large selection of DVDs (including Blu-Ray), videos, games and jigsaw puzzles....moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Dual-zone makes controlling temps a breeze!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Drive under house space for 2 cars is nice and shady....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows and pillow cases only....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking pad space for 3 cars, in addition to 2 spots under house....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free High Speed Internet acess!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dishes, glassware and silverware for 12. Large crab pots and casseroles for a crowd. Also coffee maker, blender for 'frozen concoctions', waffle iron and large electric griddle for pancakes. We see what OUR family needs & are sure it's there for you too!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with counter space for several cooks! New flat top stove....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch. Wrap around decks on 2 levels. Middle level shady w/ swing and hammock. Also gate at top of stairs. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub under the stars on our upper deck!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Sunday

Fall
Sep 13 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$850

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Processing Fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

The $125 "Processing Fee" is nonrefundable and covers accidental breakage and damage and use of credit card for payment. (This is in place of a refundable security deposit.) You may also want to consider optional travel insurance at 6.95% of the base rate.

Sorry - no partial week rentals. We also rent only to families - no student groups.

Rates will be confirmed by our local management agency, Kitty Hawk Rentals - 800-635-1559. With KHR, we are The Lark Inn #413. We hope you will also contact us if you have any questions about our cottage or if we can help in any way with your vacation on the Outer Banks. Fran and Dick Larkins


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Location

Crabbing, Bird-Watching, Wild Horse Sanctuary, Drive-on Beach just to North, Restored Light House with Museum & Village of Shops, Book Stores, Local Art Galleries, Shopping for Beach Wear & Souvenirs, Food Lion & Harris Teeter (with reasonable prices), Movie Theater (in season), Fishing (Surf, Pier or Charter Boat), Hang Gliding.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Welcome to The Lark Inn! We're Fran and Dick Larkins from Fredericksburg, VA. Fran is a Carolina 'Tar Heel' and retired from the Library of Congress. Dick is a retired USAF Colonel (69 Academy grad). When we're not enjoying time on the Outer Banks, we love to travel and are involved in golf, pickleball and other fun activities in our Celebrate by Del Webb 55+ community.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Sands:
We built our cottage in 1992 shortly after returning from 3 years in the Netherlands and England with the U.S. Air Force. (Dick had purchased the property several years before when Ocean Sands was a new development and the wild horses were roaming free.) We have many wonderful memories of vacationing at the Lark Inn with our 3 teenage daughters and their friends. The tradition continues with our 4 adorable grandchildren who love the sandy beach and visiting the 'turtle pond.'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The northern Outer Banks is very family oriented! No large hotels, casinos, or boardwalks. Instead, single family cottages with plenty of space on our wide beach; kayaking or crabbing on the sound; quiet roads for bicycling; a historic light house to climb; and puzzles and board games for a family game night. Try delicious seafood at a local restaurant (Collington Cafe is our all time favorite)or bring in NC BBQ from Pigman's. You'll find our cottage is an easy walk to the beach - you can hear the surf from our decks - without beach front prices. With no pool, we can keep the price affordable for a small family, but you'll love our hot tub on the upper deck! At night, when there's a chill in the air and the house lights are off, there's nothing like watching the stars with a glass of champagne. An amenity usually found only in larger houses is our dual zone air conditioning system which makes it very easy to control the temperatures on both levels. Have you been wanting to try a TEMPURPEDIC mattress? Our king bedroom is your perfect opportunity. We have a great selection of paperbacks and we rate new movies as 'beach house worthy' - those we think our guests would enjoy and add them to our collection. With our grandkids, we really like having an extra set of eyes - a life guard stand right at the foot of the steps in season. We come down often to check things out and take pride in having a cottage you'll want to come back to often. We vacation here too! Many Lark Inn guests return year after year for quality family time and have become 'old friends'.


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  • The Lark Inn is the perfect place to unwind!

    The Lark Inn is the perfect place to unwind!

  • Light and airy great room with vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans!

    Light and airy great room with vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans!

  • Work a jigsaw puzzle or have fun with large selection of board games!

    Work a jigsaw puzzle or have fun with large selection of board games!

  • Well equipped kitchen with enough counter space for several cooks!

    Well equipped kitchen with enough counter space for several cooks!

  • . . . or Playdough parties!

    . . . or Playdough parties!

  • Top front deck view - open lot, 'peeks' of beach, close enough to hear surf!

    Top front deck view - open lot, 'peeks' of beach, close enough to hear surf!

  • Upper master bedroom - vaulted ceiling, fan, and bath with skylight!

    Upper master bedroom - vaulted ceiling, fan, and bath with skylight!

  • King TEMPUR-PEDIC bed in middle level master bedroom!

    King TEMPUR-PEDIC bed in middle level master bedroom!

  • Pushing Grandpa in the Hammock!

    Pushing Grandpa in the Hammock!

  • Hope you think our hand-painted fish furniture is fun!

    Hope you think our hand-painted fish furniture is fun!

  • Shady porch with swing just outside pyramid bedroom on middle level!

    Shady porch with swing just outside pyramid bedroom on middle level!

  • Beach in Spring - Wonderful for shelling, kiteflying, jogging with your dog!

    Beach in Spring - Wonderful for shelling, kiteflying, jogging with your dog!

  • Shady parking under house! Outside grill, shower, foot wash, and basketball goal

    Shady parking under house! Outside grill, shower, foot wash, and basketball goal

  • Sink into the comfy sofas for a favorite movie from our Blu-ray collectiion!

    Sink into the comfy sofas for a favorite movie from our Blu-ray collectiion!

  • The whole family can enjoy meals around our dining table!

    The whole family can enjoy meals around our dining table!

  • Screened porch ideal for crab feasts . . .

    Screened porch ideal for crab feasts . . .

  • Soak in the hot tub or stretch out in the sun!

    Soak in the hot tub or stretch out in the sun!

  • Top deck view to south - Relax in the Adirondack rockers and lounge chairs!

    Top deck view to south - Relax in the Adirondack rockers and lounge chairs!

  • Upper master bedroom - lots of drawer and closet space!

    Upper master bedroom - lots of drawer and closet space!

  • Middle level king master has private bath and exit to shady porch with hammock!

    Middle level king master has private bath and exit to shady porch with hammock!

  • Pelican welcomes you to our 'under the sea' twin bedroom!

    Pelican welcomes you to our 'under the sea' twin bedroom!

  • Pyramid bedroom ideal for kids and comfortable for adults too!

    Pyramid bedroom ideal for kids and comfortable for adults too!

  • Middle level has shady wrap around porch with pet gate!

    Middle level has shady wrap around porch with pet gate!

  • Life guard on beach in summer! Wide, sandy, lots of elbow room!

    Life guard on beach in summer! Wide, sandy, lots of elbow room!

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