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Family Friendly, Quiet Street, Ocean Views, Hot Tub, Free Wifi

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Welcome to Leaping Porpoise in Kitty Hawk!

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Last updated: 05/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kitty Hawk cottage description

NEW for 2014: Bigger, deeper hot tub with LOTS of jets for your comfort! New sofa in living room along with updated decor!

This comfortable cottage has it all! Great ocean views, easy beach access (125 yards to beach), and outstanding amenities including a Hot Tub. You will enjoy the quiet location including a large lot with trees and private back yard. The front sidewalks in the neighborhood provide easy morning and evening strolls or jogs. This cottage rents Sunday to Sunday in-season and is available for weekends and partial weeks fall, winter and spring.

Relax with a morning cup of coffee on the screened porch while watching the sun rise over the ocean and enjoy the colors of the sunset from the hot tub on the back deck. In between, take a short walk to the beach using the cottage's beach cart, umbrellas, beach chairs, quilt and sand toys.

CHILDREN
Your children will be entertained regardless of age. Baby equipment includes a portable crib, booster seats, stroller and safety gate, plus child-sized outdoor furniture. A large sandy area under the house includes a turtle sandbox and sand toys. The child's swing is near the hammock and picnic table. Puzzles, books and games range from those suitable for infants up to adults. Outdoor games include ping pong under the house, horseshoes and cornhole.

LIVING AREA
The central living/dining area includes a sofa and two recliners, TV and stereo, free Wi-Fi and a table that will seat 8 easily. You will love the well-equipped kitchen with large assortment of eating and cooking items, pots and pans and baking dishes, towels and potholders, dish detergent and dishwasher detergent, trash bags, lots of serving dishes and bowls and an assortment of cookbooks. The pantry even has special boxes with first-aid supplies and extra flashlights and batteries if the power goes out or you decide to take a late-night walk to the ocean.

BEDROOMS
The huge master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed. There are two dressers, TV, nightstands with lamps, ceiling fan, table and chairs for games or puzzles or a snack. The private bath has sink vanity and bathtub with bathmat provided. Extra pillows and blankets are in the closet. This bedroom and bathroom are located on one side of the living/dining area.

The second bedroom, on the opposite side of the living/dining area, has a queen bed, dresser, rocking chair, magazine rack with current magazines,TV, two nightstands with lamps, ceiling fan and closet with extra pillows and a blanket. This bedroom shares a hall full bath with bathtub with the third bedroom. A cloth bathmat is provided.

The third bedroom has two single beds, table with shared lamp, dresser, ceiling fan and closet with extra pillows and blankets. This bedroom shares a hall bath with the second bedroom.

The fourth bedroom is located downstairs, It includes a queen bed with nightstands and lamps, ceiling fan, loveseat for watching TV or reading, closet area and armoire. The half bath with sink vanity and toilet is directly across a short hall and the enclosed outside shower is nearby.

The laundry room located downstairs has a washer and dryer, clothes detergent and dryer sheets plus a second refrigerator for keeping extra food and drinks accessible when enjoying outdoor activities. There's also a clothesline in the yard to dry swimsuits and beach towels.

RELAX
There are lots of ways to relax--in the hammock under the big live oak tree, on the bench under another tree while watching back yard games, in the hot tub on the back deck, in the deck chairs on the two front sun decks with ocean views, at the table on the screened porch. Use the gas grill to fix your own delectable dinner after you catch it in the surf or on a deep-sea fishing charter to the Gulf Stream. Or, enjoy the many local restaurants, including two within two blocks. And if you forget anything or need a newspaper or a snack, there's a local convenience store with a little bit of everything in the next block.

If you prefer more action, the Outer Banks area has lots to do. There are water activities such as parasailing available in several areas, historical sites including the Wright Brothers Monument celebrating the nation's First Flight in 1903, the famous evening outdoor drama The Lost Colony, extensive NC Aquarium and beautiful Elizabethan Gardens.

We invite you to visit Leaping Porpoise!

Keywords: beach cottage, house, vacation home, comfortable

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Sand toys, games, puzzles, books, DVDs, ping-pong, sand play area under house, child-sized outdoor furniture...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                No high school or college groups permitted...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Second bedroom upstairs and fourth bedroom downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two in third bedroom upstairs, Child Beds (1) Toddler-size bed with sheets available. , Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib in cottage. Second one available if needed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                private for master bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

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              • Two full baths upstairs; half bath plus enclosed outdoor shower downstairs; starter roll of toilet paper in each bathroom...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                salt, pepper, other spices, trash bags, cleaning supplies, sponge, dishwashing detergent, first aid kit, cookbooks...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped with everything. We encourage recycling! Roll of paper towels and napkins provided....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                great assortment of dishes and utensils, plastic storage containers...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                coffee for your first morning provided...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Freezer has great icemaker!...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                detergent provided...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dining
              • Child's Highchair
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                Set of towels provided for each guest--two bath towels, one hand towel, two wash cloths. At least 4 beach towels provided, plus kitchen towels....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Sheets, pillows and covers, mattress pad and comforter provided for each bed. ...moreless

              • Heating:

                Central heat upstairs, room heater in downstairs bedroom...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air upstairs, room AC in bedroom downstairs...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Under house parking for one vehicle...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                detergent and stain spray provided...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                fabric softener sheets provided...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Spaces available for 3 vehicles...moreless

              • Parking
              • Living Room seats 5
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • screened porch, enclosed outside shower, baby equipment including high chair and stroller, books and puzzles and games for all ages, beach chairs and cart and umbrellas and sand toys, sand box play area for children under house, deck furniture, fishing equipment, hammock, picnic table, horseshoes, cornhole game, ceiling fans, fish cleaning table, starter paper products including paper towels and toilet tissue, local newspaper on check-in, can for recycling available. This cottage rents Sunday to Sunday with check-in after 3 p.m. and check-out by 10 a.m. Traffic arriving and leaving the area is lighter on Sunday than on Saturday....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Flat screen TV in lIving room and all four bedrooms. Living room TV is 40-inch....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Lots of sand toys for outdoors; some toys, including dollhouse, indoors...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Board games and cards, plus puzzles, for all ages...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    DVDs available, including several for children...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable TV in living room and all 4 bedrooms. ...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Books for all ages...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WiFi (Wireless Internet)...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Six-person hot tub (new in 2014) located on private back deck...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Three sundecks, two with ocean views. Picnic table on back deck and under house...moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Lots of water and sand toys, usually have a couple of boogie boards available...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Gas grill with propane tank and grilling utensils provided...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large backyard for outdoor games...moreless

                      Location & View

                          • Ocean View:

                            Views from decks, screened porch, living room and 2 bedrooms...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Medical Services
                          • Golf
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Surfing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Sailing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Cinemas
                          • Library
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Boating
                          • Cycling
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shelling
                          • Shopping
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Walking
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Fishing
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Summer
                          Jun 22 - Aug 9, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,700

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          Late Summer
                          Aug 10 - Aug 16, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,500

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          Lazy Summer
                          Aug 17 - Sep 6, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,150

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          Fall
                          Sep 7 - Nov 22, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          $700
                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $800
                          Winter
                          Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          $700
                          Winter Holidays
                          Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          $800

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 12.75%

                          Notes:

                          Minimum stay 3 nights off-season for $350 plus taxes. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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                          Last updated: 05/31/2014
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                          Location

                          Close to historical Wright Brothers Monument, NC Aquarium, gorgeous Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony outdoor drama, helicopter and bi-plane sightseeing trips, visit lighthouses from Currituck to Ocracoke, public golf courses nearby

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: Chuck and Barbara moved to the Outer Banks from Richmond, Virginia in 1997 and bought a 'beach box' house in Kitty Hawk. We had always wanted to live near the ocean and this was the time to make the move. We spent a year doing hands-on house renovation and we still live in the same house. Chuck is self-employed as a cabinet installer and can do just about anything related to carpentry. Barbara retired at the end of 2012 as executive director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, an organization that awards grants to area nonprofits to help meet unmet needs in the community. We have 2 indoor cats, Xena and Gabby, and have been adopted by 3 outdoor cats that have become quite tame since we're feeding them twice a day. We are still ecstatic about our move and the fact that we can see the ocean by just looking out our windows and our feet are in the sand and water after a short walk. We love living on the Outer Banks!

                          Why the Owner Chose Kitty Hawk:
                          Among the first neighbors we met after we moved to Kitty Hawk were Doc and Carolyn who had built and lived in Leaping Porpoise. We became good friends and spent many happy hours visiting with them in their home. When they moved away for health reasons we knew we wanted to buy their house. It was in the same block as our house so we knew it was a great beach location and we knew renters would love it.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          We love the peaceful neighborhood and the short walk to the uncrowded beach. We clean the property ourselves after guests leave so it's spotless for the next group. Guests renting for a full week receive a special welcome gift--a hand painted glass ornament. Barbara's sister is an artist and creates a new design each year just for our renters so returning renters can add to their collection!


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                          Speaks: english

                           

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                          • Welcome to Leaping Porpoise in Kitty Hawk!

                            Welcome to Leaping Porpoise in Kitty Hawk!

                          • Screened front porch offers comfortable seating options!

                            Screened front porch offers comfortable seating options!

                          • Enjoy two recliners and flat screen TV with cable in the living room!

                            Enjoy two recliners and flat screen TV with cable in the living room!

                          • Dining table seats 8 comfortably!

                            Dining table seats 8 comfortably!

                          • Large master bedroom includes king-size bed and two dressers!

                            Large master bedroom includes king-size bed and two dressers!

                          • Upstairs queen bedroom has lots of space!

                            Upstairs queen bedroom has lots of space!

                          • Two single beds offer comfort for kids--and adults!

                            Two single beds offer comfort for kids--and adults!

                          • Downstairs bedroom includes seating for watching flat screen TV!

                            Downstairs bedroom includes seating for watching flat screen TV!

                          • Hammock, picnic table, child-size swing and more!

                            Hammock, picnic table, child-size swing and more!

                          • Six-person hot tub on back deck is available most of the year!

                            Six-person hot tub on back deck is available most of the year!

                          • Shady, cool space under cottage for ping pong!

                            Shady, cool space under cottage for ping pong!

                          • Kids of all ages LOVE the special sand play area under front deck!

                            Kids of all ages LOVE the special sand play area under front deck!

                          • Beach access closest to the cottage!

                            Beach access closest to the cottage!

                          • Screened porch and sun decks overlook quiet street!

                            Screened porch and sun decks overlook quiet street!

                          • Cottage offers comfy recliners and good assortment of DVDs!

                            Cottage offers comfy recliners and good assortment of DVDs!

                          • Kitchen offers lots of conveniences including island and pantry!

                            Kitchen offers lots of conveniences including island and pantry!

                          • Master bedroom has games, puzzles, books and cozy play corner!

                            Master bedroom has games, puzzles, books and cozy play corner!

                          • Rocker in queen bedroom has view of the ocean!

                            Rocker in queen bedroom has view of the ocean!

                          • Colorful downstairs bedroom provides a queen bed and private getaway!

                            Colorful downstairs bedroom provides a queen bed and private getaway!

                          • Large back yard for games, plus hot tub on deck!

                            Large back yard for games, plus hot tub on deck!

                          • Private back deck has hot tub, picnic table and deck furniture!

                            Private back deck has hot tub, picnic table and deck furniture!

                          • Relax by the herb planter and enclosed outdoor shower!

                            Relax by the herb planter and enclosed outdoor shower!

                          • Add your own artwork to the chalk board under the house!

                            Add your own artwork to the chalk board under the house!

                          • Leaping Porpoise is fun in the winter!

                            Leaping Porpoise is fun in the winter!

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Monday, May 19, 2014

                          $100 - $243 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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