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Outer Banks, Rodanthe, Pet-Friendly, Ocean Front, 4BR, 3BA

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Mermaid's Tears view from the ocean (new bridge)

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rodanthe house description

We grew up in central North Carolina, but we've called Hatteras Island our second home. Mermaid's Tears (another name for seaglass which is found naturally along the North Carolina coast) is just steps away from the sandy beach. One of our favorite things is sitting on the deck watching the dolphin (yes, we see them just about every day) and, of course, the wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Using our binoculars we are even able to identify the fish caught at the Rodanthe Fishing Pier, only 100 yards away.
Mermaid's Tears encompasses a reversed house plan which is very common to many homes along the Outer Banks. This simple means that the living area, ie, kitchen, dining and living room are located on the highest level.
Our second floor level of Mermaid's Tears includes a very large living open area (great for entertaining) with flat screen TV/DVD and CD stereo system. A large floral sectional couch and two chairs face the two 8' sliders for a magnificent view of the ocean. The dining area, open to the living area and kitchen, has seating for ten. The modern kitchen has all cooking needs should one decide never to venture out to any of the great restaurants in the area. There is also counter seating for four. There is a very nice king bedroom upstairs with connecting bath and shower. This bedroom has its own slider to the outside oceanfront deck. A flat screen TV and DVD are also in this bedroom.
Three of our bedrooms are downstairs, the master has a king bed and day bed with a large bathroom with a separate shower and jacuzzi tub. The slider leads to a covered deck which is virtually on top of the ocean. This bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD. Another bedroom downstairs, very spacious with a king bed, has a large window and a slider to a covered deck over-looking the ocean. This bed and breakfast style bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD. The third bedroom has two pyramid bunk beds. Both have a double bed; one with a pullout trundle. This bedroom has two windows; one with a view of the ocean, the other a view of the sound in the distance. This is truly a unique bedroom as it invites an aquarium decor. This bedroom also has a flat screen TV and DVD. This bedroom and the second bedroom share a full bathroom. Also, downstairs is a nice welcoming foyer and a full washer and dryer closet. While staying in Mermaid's Tears, exploring is a must. Hatteras Island is simply the most beautiful place on earth - where the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound is separated by a thin, fragile slice of land. Hatteras Lighthouse, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, small villages of Avon, Buxton, Waves, Frisco and Salvo are all within a short drive.
In Rodanthe, explore the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Museum, Civil War Battle of Chicmacomico Races, and try to identify each of the over 400 species of birds. Or simple lay back and enjoy reading and watching the surf.

FREE Wireless Internet access via Silicon Travel for this property (computer not provided, bring your laptop).

FULL CONCIERGE SERVICE: Grocery shopping, dinner delivery, in-home catering and chef services, party planning, activities planning, mid-stay cleaning available through our Property Management Company, Shore Details.

PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION: No security deposit is collected. Over years of renting our property, we have found guests prefer to pay a Property Damage Protection fee ($59) which covers all accidental damages to the vacation rental up to $2,500.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Up to two dogs only. Must be well behaved and not exceed 75 pounds total weight. $75 pet fee per dog....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 25 years of age...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                Full catering via Shore Details, property manager for Mermaid's Tears...moreless

              • Dining:

                Dining room table seats 10 plus kitchen counter seats 3...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Coffee maker, waffle maker, crock pot, steamer & more...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                with icemaker...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Reasonable charge for bed linens and towels. OPTIONAL....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Upstairs and downstairs central air conditioning...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Two covered parking spaces; carports...moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking for 5-6 cars...moreless

              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Fish cleaning station, enclosed outside shower (hot & cold water), deck furniture, sundeck, 2 baby gates, stereo with CD player, shaded deck, high chair, separate foot wash as you come in from the beach...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library

                  Communications

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Jetted Tub:

                            Jacuzzi tub in master bedroom bath...moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Lots of rockers and benches to relax...moreless

                          • Balcony
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View

                              • Oceanfront:

                                Our pictures show it all. Great sandy beach directly in front of Mermaid's Tears. Only 100 yards to the Rodanthe Fishing Pier. About 25 feet to the surf....moreless

                              Activities

                              • Arboretum
                              • Laundromat
                              • Snorkeling/Diving
                              • Parasailing
                              • Kayaking
                              • Skiing
                              • Golf
                              • Wind-Surfing
                              • Water Skiing
                              • Paragliding
                              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                              • Surfing
                              • Deepsea Fishing
                              • Fly Fishing
                              • Freshwater Fishing
                              • Hiking
                              • Jet Skiing
                              • Snorkeling
                              • Sound/Bay Fishing
                              • Surf Fishing
                              • Water Tubing
                              • Golf Privileges Optional
                              • Pier Fishing
                              • Sailing
                              • Cycling
                              • Fishing
                              • Hospital
                              • Swimming
                              • Groceries
                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Botanical Garden
                              • Churches
                              • Cinemas
                              • Marina
                              • Museums
                              • Recreation Center
                              • Live Theater
                              • Restaurants
                              • Ruins
                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Outlet Shopping
                              • Whale Watching
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Beachcombing
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Walking
                              • Boating
                              • Miniature Golf
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • Shelling
                              • Shopping
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Massage Therapist
                              • Medical Services
                              • Fitness Center
                              • Tennis
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Jan 4 - April 19,2014:  $1310/wk 
                              April 19 - May 17, 2014:  $1560/wk
                              May 17 - June 7, 2014:  $2320/wk
                              June 7 - June 28, 2014:  $3610/wk
                              June 28 - Aug 9,2014:  $3930/wk
                              Aug 9 - Aug 23,2014:  $3610/wk
                              Aug 23 - Sept 6, 2014:  $2320/wk
                              Sept 6 - Dec 31:  $1490/wk        (PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:pet fee, linens or taxes)
                              

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                              Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2011

                              About the owner: Frank and Beverly are the proud owners of 'Mermaid's Tears' as well as two other properties closeby. We have been vacationing/living on the outer banks for years and will retire in Rodanthe someday. It is the perfect place to be. Both Frank and Beverly are NC licensed builders. Frank retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel. We have three Brussels Griffons, Frankie, Annie Rose and Scout, and they always travel with us to the Outer Banks.

                              Why the Owner Chose Rodanthe:
                              The Outer Banks has been our favorite vacation spot for years. This is the third, and most recent, property we have bought in this area. The other is VRBO #403480 and is located a short walk down the beach) It's easy driving from our home in Greensboro, NC. It's close to great restaurants, shopping, golf, sightseeing yet very remote and very casual. Also, the Outer Banks is routinely rated in the top five US beaches by US News, National Geographic, ABC News and CBS News. 'Mermaid's Tears' is an exceptional rental property with all the amenities for a perfect family vacation.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Sitting on the front porch in the evening while enjoying a glass of wine or ice tea, feeling the ocean breeze while watching late surfers and swimmers has become our most treasured time. Early in the morning, we'll catch up on news and sports via wifi while sipping coffee and snacking on delicious pastries. Great early morning and late evening walks on the beach fulfill perfect days in Rodanthe.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Mermaid's Tears view from the ocean (new bridge)

                                Mermaid's Tears view from the ocean (new bridge)

                              • Open dining area, seating for 10, great ocean views

                                Open dining area, seating for 10, great ocean views

                              • Upstairs King with connecting BR. Flat screen TV/DVD, slider to outside deck

                                Upstairs King with connecting BR. Flat screen TV/DVD, slider to outside deck

                              • 1st floor king with flat TV/DVD, slider to covered deck, ocean front

                                1st floor king with flat TV/DVD, slider to covered deck, ocean front

                              • Enclosed porch off kitchen, overlooking ocean

                                Enclosed porch off kitchen, overlooking ocean

                              • View of the Rodanthe Fishing Pier from the 2d floor deck

                                View of the Rodanthe Fishing Pier from the 2d floor deck

                              • Mermaids Tears view from the ocean

                                Mermaids Tears view from the ocean

                              • View from 2d floor deck

                                View from 2d floor deck

                              • Boddie Island Lighthouse, just before the Oregon Inlet Bridge on the right

                                Boddie Island Lighthouse, just before the Oregon Inlet Bridge on the right

                              • Rodanthe pier at night

                                Rodanthe pier at night

                              • sunrise from upstairs deck

                                sunrise from upstairs deck

                              • bunk room with 2 double, 2 twin and 1 trundle

                                bunk room with 2 double, 2 twin and 1 trundle

                              • Modern kitchen, counter seating for four, sound view from window

                                Modern kitchen, counter seating for four, sound view from window

                              • Master King w/ day bed, Flat TV/DVD, slider to 1st fl covered deck. ocean front

                                Master King w/ day bed, Flat TV/DVD, slider to 1st fl covered deck. ocean front

                              • Downstairs shared bathroom

                                Downstairs shared bathroom

                              • View from covered porch adjacent to master bedroom; Rodanthe Fishing Pier in bac

                                View from covered porch adjacent to master bedroom; Rodanthe Fishing Pier in bac

                              • view from deck

                                view from deck

                              • View of Atlantic Ocean from covered porch

                                View of Atlantic Ocean from covered porch

                              • Rodanthe Fishing Pier, 100 yards from Mermaid's Tears

                                Rodanthe Fishing Pier, 100 yards from Mermaid's Tears

                              • Rodanthe pier

                                Rodanthe pier

                              • upstairs bath

                                upstairs bath

                              • 1st floor master bath

                                1st floor master bath

                              • personal bridge leading to ocean

                                personal bridge leading to ocean

                              VRBO #426760

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, July 05, 2014

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                              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 14

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