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Recent Hatteras Island property reviews

  • A Wonderful House in a Great Location

    "Our family group of 12 stayed at Whispering Sands over Thanksgiving, 2012. We had one of our best vacations ever, due mainly to our accommodations. The house is huge, super clean and very well arranged. Every bedroom has a full bath. This made for a private retreat for all family members. The two car garage and elevator are life savers. We arrived during a nor'easter and being able to unload our car inside the garage and transport coolers and suitcases up on the elevator was awesome. The dining room table easily sat our entire family for meals. It was really nice to have everyone at the table together for our Thanksgiving meal. There was no need for a separate children's table. An added plus is the view! We could see the ocean and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from the dining room table. The house is one block from the ocean and is an easy walk and the house is situated so that you have a clear view of the ocean out all the front windows on the 2nd and 3rd level. We didn't use the swimming pool but we did use the hot tub. It is large and very relaxing. The kitchen may be my favorite part of the house. It is huge with lots and lots of counter tops. There are two dishwashers (a really good idea) and two separate sink areas. There is plenty of room for several cooks and we didn't mind other people joining us in the kitchen while we worked. A small table in the kitchen offers a view of the woods behind Whispering Sands. There are many deer in these woods and they came into the backyard almost everyday. There are also some cats that hang out in the woods, too. These cats managed to intimidate the deer. The deer, which are huge, are clearly afraid of the little cats. It was pretty funny watching the cats chase the deer off the property. Better than TV. 5 adults went to Pop's Raw Bar one evening. That was certainly an experience! It's mainly a bar but the food is delicious, some of the best seafood we have ever had. We all got out and walked on the beach everyday, even in the rain. The waves were huge and impressive. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and museum aren't far away and that is a good destination if you have children along for the walk. The kids spent a lot of time digging in the sand, building sand castles and they found some splendid shells. We loved that the house is on a cul-de-sac. The kids brought their skates with them and they skated in the road with no fear of being run over. We all highly recommend Whispering Sands and would definitely return!"
    Guest: Jamie S. Date of Stay: November 2012 Review Submitted: January 9, 2013
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  • The Perfect OBX Vacation House!

    "This house was the absolute best place we have ever stayed. Being steps from our beach chairs was worth it's wait in gold. We loved sitting on the deck and watching and listening to the surf. The kids loved visiting the fishing pier, and watching the surfers. There was a great sandbar that made swimming very pleasant. We plan to be regulars of this house, after this, there is no other place to stay."
    Guest: Deb M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • Loved Rodanthe.

    "Such a quaint quiet little area with plenty to do. Great places to eat from fancy to flip flops. Condo was nice and roomy. Enjoyed watching the HUGE RV's come and go from the balcony. It was a perfect get away for my husband and I to rest and rejuvinate!! Thank you for sharing your home with us and I hope we can vist again."
    Guest: The Northners Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 15, 2013
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  • Wisconsin Visitors

    "10 family members- 6 adults and 4 children vacationing together- chose Blue Heaven since none of us had ever been to N. Carolina and the pictures of the house were beautiful. We were NOT disappointed! The house was clean with a well supplied kitchen and large enough to allow us to have our own bedroom and bathroom with the kids sharing the bunk bed room. The living room and dining room were large enough for all of us to be together but there were several areas where you could get away for some quiet time. A beautiful pool and hot tub, along with a stocked game room provided extra entertainment. Blue Heaven is conveniently located to the ferry, shopping, and restaurants and was only a short walk to the beautiful beaches over the dunes. We even had a fire on the beach one night while enjoying smores. Neighbors- both owners and renters were so friendly and helpful, one even took the men out on his boat for a morning of fishing. Chris was helpful from start ( suggesting places to visit, where to rent equipment, what extras to bring ) to finish( after we left my grandson discovered he had forgotten a necklace he just bought and Chris handled making the contact to get it mailed back to us). Thank you Chris, Jan, and Teresa"
    Guest: Norma Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 2014
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Hatteras Island Travel Tips

Outer Banks Vacation Rentals on Scenic Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island vacation rentals sit among some of the most picturesque natural beaches. Located on this largely protected island, vacation houses offered by owner on Hatteras Island offer you luxurious accommodations near an outdoor recreation paradise. Hatteras Island rentals are family friendly and roomy enough for reunions and groups. From pet-friendly Hatteras vacation homes to rentals with pools, you’ll find just what fits your group on VRBO. Our owners look forward to welcoming you to Hatteras Island condo rentals and beach houses.

Things to Do Near Hatteras Island Beach House Rentals

Hatteras Island beach houses are surrounded by a landscape that is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream; Hatteras Island is a major destination for windsurfing and kite-surfing. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore encompasses 72 miles and is almost completely in its natural state; Hatteras Island is a great place to see wildlife, hike, kayak, or join a ranger-led program. You won’t want to miss the iconic black and white Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, open mid April to mid October for tours to the top and a great view of Cape Hatteras. Cape Hatteras is also renowned for its offshore fishing, and Hatteras Village has six marinas to choose from for chartering a deep sea fishing adventure. The hiking is great at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, on northern Hatteras Island and in the Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve.

Hatteras Island has miles and miles of undeveloped beaches to enjoy. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse beach has lifeguards, and the Palmico Sound-side beaches have calm waters, perfect for enjoying the water with children. Take a horseback ride tour on the beach with Equine Adventures, located in Frisco. Drop a fishing line in the water from the Hatteras Island Fishing Pier in Rodanthe. Divers can explore World War II era shipwrecks off Hatteras Island: Outer Banks Diving has expert guides to get you there. Launch a boat at one of the soundside marinas, or take to the air on a tour over the Outer Banks with Burrus Flying Service.

Restaurants and Shopping Near Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals

Hatteras Island restaurants feature fresh local seafood, a variety of family favorites and the casual, laid-back atmosphere the island itself is famous for. In Rodanthe, try Hot Tuna Grub & Pub for family-friendly lunches or dinners, or check out Uncle Pauly’s @ the East Coast Surf Club for a laid-back grill atmosphere by day and live music and karaoke by night. Start your day in Waves at the Atlantic Coast Café or in Buxton at the Orange Blossom Bakery. Satisfy a burger craving at the Top Dog Café in Waves. In Salvo, treat yourself to an ice cream break at the Village Conery. Enjoy award-winning coastal cuisine at Coastal Blue Waterfront Dining in Avon, where the affordable prices and comfortable atmosphere keep with Hatteras Island’s laid-back lifestyle.

Hatteras Island’s villages, from northern-most Rodanthe to Hatteras Village at the southern end, have great shopping – plus all the necessities you’ll need while staying in Hatteras Island rentals. Shop for gifts and souvenirs at The Old Gray House in Buxton for handcrafted and unique items; check out This Little Cottage in Frisco, and head to The Salty Gourmet in Hatteras Village for specialty foods, food gifts and kitchenware. Askins Creek Store in Avon, near Canadian Hole has necessities and souvenirs. Gear up for fishing at Hatteras Jack in Rodanthe. Village Grocery in Avon has a great selection of regular market items plus gourmet goodies. Risky Business Seafood Market, in Avon and Hatteras Village has super-fresh seafood for you to cook up in your Hatteras beach house, or they sell ready-to-eat take-out.

Transportation To and Around Hatteras Island Beach Rentals

NC Highway 12 runs down the length of Hatteras Island from the Bonner Bridge that links it to the northern Outer Banks. The drive from Raleigh Durham Airport to vacation rentals in Rodanthe is about four and a half hours. You can also drive to Hatteras Island beach vacation houses from the south by way of Oracoke Island and the drive-on ferry that connects Ocracoke to Hatteras. The villages are separated by long, narrow stretches of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, so a car is a necessity for getting around Hatteras Island. Biking in the villages is popular, and bike rentals are available near Hatteras Island vacation rental homes.

Best Time to Book Rentals by Owner in Hatteras Island NC

Mild temperatures make Hatteras Island a vacation destination for all seasons, and many of VRBO’s vacation rentals on Hatteras Island are available year round. The top vacation rental season runs from mid April to September, when the weather is beach-perfect and in the 80s. Temperatures remain in warm into November, and fall is another favorite time for Hatteras Island vacationers to enjoy smaller crowds and some good vacation deals. Check with your Hatteras Island rental owner for information on what services and attractions are open in the off season, if you choose to visit in the winter months, as this can be a quiet and peaceful time for an Outer Banks getaway. In every season, you’ll bask in the natural beauty surrounding your Hatteras Island vacation rental home.

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