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COUPLES RETREAT! - ***Luxurious***Dog friendly***Pool membership included!

Colington Harbour, Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights


RELAX AND RECHARGE AT “SWEET WATER SUITE!" This luxurious suite is huge, bright, spacious, and very private!!! It is located on the second level, on the harbor side of the building (not a share), has wonderful canal front views, and is PERFECT FOR COUPLES! This apartment is located in a "Resort Boating Community” that has everything. There is a sound side beach with awesome sunsets, boat launch (may be small charge), and membership to one of the nicest sound side salt water treated pools in all of the Outer Banks, is included during summer months. Enjoy mornings at the ocean (a quick 5 minute drive) and afternoons at the pool. Each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon the sailing community gathers for regattas, it is a great time to enjoy happy hour on our sound side beach. You can enjoy watching these beautiful vessels, as they go out and then return, and then catch one of our amazing sunsets!

Our shabby chic suite, contains a wonderfully comfortable king sized bed with great linens and six standard pillows, an entertainment center with small flat screen T.V., a cute kitchenette equipped with everything you might need, cozy dining area, and plush living area in the same room. In addition, it has a huge luxurious bathroom and two walk in closets. The suite entrance leads directly to a rather large deck, which is primarily for the use of our renters. The upper deck includes two chase lounges, table and chairs, and a gas grill. The lower deck and grounds are a shared space. The lower deck also has a table chairs, bench swing, and hammock. In the yard there is a fire pit guests are welcome to use (please supply your own wood). There is also an outside shower located next to the lower deck for returns from the beach, and a clothesline located under the deck as well for drying bathing suits and beach towels. Oh and I almost forgot, there is a toy closet in the front for our guest which includes, two bikes, two beach chairs, two inner tubes (inner tubes are for canal or sound beach use ONLY), and a cooler!

Answers to the two most commonly asked questions!

1. Will I have the place to myself, where are you located?

We the owners/caretakers live in an apartment directly next door. The owners unit contains a large living room, which is located directly next to your apartment, which the owners use only to access the rest of their home. This helps serve as a sound buffer between the two units. If you are the type of person who enjoys a great B&B. and don’t mind the possibility of running into an occasional friendly face, you will appreciate this living arrangement. There is no breakfast included, but there is a little more privacy.

2. I am not sure about your pet policy . . . is it ok . . .?

We allow up to two, well-behaved dogs, with responsible pet owners for a fee of $50.00. Pet owners are of course responsible for any and all damage incurred by your dog. Please do not bring a puppy or dog that may chew or scratch on things . . . remember if they damage something . . . it will be replaced at your expense. That being said . . . I have not had any damages yet! :) Dogs are not to be left unaccompanied on the deck or on the grounds. Be advised, certain breeds, may jump in after a duck or something, and the property does not have a ramp for you to get them out safely.

Hopefully this answers all your questions about “Sweet Water Suites”, and you are excited at the prospect of renting this property! If you have any additional questions though feel free to message us and we would be happy to help. We enjoy meeting our guests and we try to say hi at some point during each visit. Thank you for considering our rental property, we hope you will be able to visit the Outer Banks and our property some time soon!


Ed & Leslie Kappes

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Ed & Leslie Kappes

HOSTED BY ED AND LESLIE Originally from Berlin, NJ, we began our love of the ocean and all things water related in Cape May New Jersey! After dating throughout high school and college, Ed joined the US Navy. Shortly thereafter. we were married, and began our journey of moving from one coastal town to the next. Some of the beautiful places we have lived included Virginia Beach Va., St. Mary’s Georgia, Charleston SC, and San Diego California. We raised two wonderful sons along the way, Gage and Caleb, who have now fledged and are off with families of their own, enjoying life and traveling the world! We love to travel and see new places as well . . . when time permits! But mostly we enjoy great times and great food in the company of friends both old and new. We love to laugh, and have made a business of it. As the owners of “The Comedy Club of the Outer Banks”, we produce and promote comedy shows using nationally credited stand up comedians! We Love animals and realize how difficult it can be to find a place to vacation with dogs, so they are allowed here. By being a part of the VBRO community we hope to share with guest many of the wonderful adventures the OBX has to offer!

Ed & Leslie Kappes purchased this Apartment in 2003

Why Ed & Leslie Kappes chose Colington Harbour

BEAUTY FROM WITHIN! - My husband and I have always loved the outdoors, and being close to the water . . . when we moved to the Outer Banks in 2003 finding a home with a bright and open floor plan was a priority. We knew we wanted windows . . . lots of windows, a home where we could enjoy the views from not only our yard, but from inside the home as well. We also like decks and this home has a second level deck that is wrapped three quarters of the way around the home, and a large ground level deck in the rear! The home is ideally suited for bringing the outdoors in! Colington Harbor is an undiscovered gem! The drive to our community is breathtaking, and the sunsets from our sound side beach are incredible. This neighborhood is in the middle of the Outer Banks and at the same time just “slightly off the beaten track”, gated, and is much like a private resort, in that it offers loads of amenities just for the residents. We are one of the many homes that sit on the water, and ours is on a double lot on a particularly wide section of the canal. We are a yachting community, and I think, the only neighborhood capable of handling the beautiful sailboats you can enjoy here. Regattas are typically held each Wednesday and Saturday night throughout the summer months.

What makes this Apartment unique

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - When we were searching for homes and we saw this one, it was love at first sight. It was in May, and we watched as a group of Osprey circled above that had just fledged from their nest. There are lots of various birds, Mallards with their goslings in the spring, Canadian geese in the fall, Loons and Kingfishers to mention a few. In the spring the bluebirds come through, then in the summer we have Hummingbirds on our deck, and get Chickadees, Nuthatches and Wrens at the deck feeder. You can crab and fish from our pier. We’ve been lucky enough to spot otters a few times too! Anyway, there is much to love about Colington Harbor, and our home in particular was designed to make the most of it’s beauty. We have loved entertaining over the years and as a result have stocked this home with all the fun toys, from bikes, to inner tubes, to crab pots and kayaks! We hope you enjoy as much as we have! To read more about our community follow this link . . .


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Studio Bedroom
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Bedding can be added upon request for over two guests.
      • 1 Studio Apt. / Ideal for 2! 1 king Bedding can be added for bookings over two - 2 single mattresses – The unit contains big his and her closets. We could place one mattress on the floor of each closet for additional guest if desired. Ideal for young adults or kids! 1 porta crib – available upon request with infant


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Huge gorgeous master bathroom with high end upgrades. Jetted tub for relaxation after a long day of having fun. Huge tiled shower with both "rain shower head" and "adjustable shower head nozzle". Huge mirror, vanity with salon stool and lighted make up mirror for comfort when doing hair and makeup!

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            5 minutes
          • Water View
            This lovely home sits on a double wide lot on a particularly wide part of Frigate Inlet and has a wonderful waterfront view!
          • Waterfront
            Deck overlooks Collington Harbour


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Wireless Internet for computers.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                        Parking for the Suite is located to the right of the home, directly in front of the double doors, which are visible from the road. . .
                      • Towels Provided
                        We provide two towels and two washcloth for each guest. Linens are for use in the unit only, please remember to bring your own beach towels. There is a clothes line located on the ground level deck.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Very functional kitchen in studio apt.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            There is a large convection counter top oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            This unit is supplied with all the essentials you will need to get you started. Toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, and a coffee / tea station!
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full sized refrigerator/freezer.
                          • Stove
                            There is a counter top double burner.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Cute dining area for up to four guests, complete with chandelier and wonderful water views! Highchair available upon request.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Board games available in entertainment unit.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    This home has wireless internet. We do not have Cable TV. We have a ROCU devise with Netflix Membership.
                                  • Television
                                    Flatscreen TV
                                  • Toys
                                    Adult toy closet complete with two beach chairs, small cooler, two bikes, and two inner tubes.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The upper deck has a table with 6 chairs, and two lounge chairs for sunning. The lower deck also has a table with four chairs, a hammock, a bench swing.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Guests may make an appointment to use two sit in kayaks, with a signed kayak rental agreement, and credit card deposit (separate from rental deposit) Kayaks are usually available and fee is minimal!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        The yard is fenced on three sides only. The water is easily accessible, thus it is imperative that children be accompanied at all times, as well as any dogs who are water friendly or have sight issues
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Very nice, newly refurbished webber gas grill located directly outside of your doors on deck for ease of use!
                                      • Tennis
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        We have inner tubes and floats available for use in the canal. These are for use inside the harbor only.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Membership included!


                                                  • marina
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • churches
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • ONSIGHT SERVICES! Awesome Message - Will come to your suite with table, oils, music, etc. $100 an hour Call Teresa at 252-599-6520 for availability, and mention Leslie.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    18 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Comfortable, quiet and perfect for a couple to enjoy a weekend...

                                                                    Chrissy K.

                                                                    My husband and I have a son who lives in the area. We only had a weekend to spend visiting him so we didn't need a large space. The place was beautiful, very clean, and had great views of the water! It had everything you need for a couples retreat and we were surprised to receive a note and gift from the owner! I only wish we had more time as I would have liked to meet them! I would definitely rent Sweet Water again in the future!

                                                                    A sweet suite in a nice area!

                                                                    This was my first air b&b exprience and it was a great one! We felt very safe and comfortable and had many awesome amenities available for our use including a wonderful jetted bathtub, outdoor equipment (bikes, etc), and a great kitchen space complete with fridge, sink, convection oven, etc. Would highly recommend and will definitely stay here again when we are in the area next!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you very much for this wonderful review, we greatly appreciate the feedback, and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit!

                                                                    A lovely apartment

                                                                    Stephen W.

                                                                    Nicely furnished, spotlessly clean with a lovely view. We had a great time. I wish I had more time there so I could have tried the in-bath Jacuzzi.

                                                                    Rub a dub dub!

                                                                    Emily K.

                                                                    There are some rentals that are enjoyable not just because of their location, but because they're actually nicer than your own place in some respects. This is one of those properties! (To be specific, in my case this means better bed, comfier pillows, epic bathroom, beautiful view, large windows, and, yes, cleaner.) This suite-within-a-home has been remodeled to perfectly accommodate a vacationing couple. Even though you are technically inside Ed & Leslie's house, it feels private. There is a small kitchenette that handles basic meal prep, a dining table in front of the view, a couch, and a large comfy bed all within the main room, which gives it an airy, open feel. (It does mean no inside doors for bedroom privacy, but that's why this is a "couple's retreat". I personally love open-floor designs.) Being woken up by the sun streaming through the large windows every morning was a treat. Speaking of treats... that bathroom! Remodeled with a shower you can dance in and a bathtub you can relax in, 50% of the time I wasn't sleeping or wandering around the Outer Banks, I was hanging out in that bathroom.

                                                                    My only feedback is more a VRBO thing... once you add the cleaning fee, tax, and service fee, you end up paying more than expected. I wish VRBO's listed per night rate reflected this. I would rather the fees be built into the price so I can take this into account when quickly assessing the affordability of a place. In this case, my overall happiness with this listing made me okay with the final price and the cleanliness definitely made me 100% fine with the cleaning fee.

                                                                    (Oh, only one more: scented air fresheners make me sneeze, I wonder if in the future it would help to message the owners beforehand to see if they can avoid spraying any sort of Fabreeze-type product. That's my bad!)

                                                                    Thank you!!!

                                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                                    Thank you very much for this wonderful review, we really appreciate your taking the time to detail all the things you enjoyed about our place. I try to reflect each evening on a few of the blessings or highlights of the day, and honestly reading your review today, will be one of them . . . so thank you again. Hope to see you both in the future!

                                                                    Best Leslie!!!


                                                                    Robert & Joy H.

                                                                    My husband and I really enjoyed our wedding anniversary weekend. Leslie and Ed were both friendly and informative. I would recommend this property.

                                                                    The Perfect Romantic Get away

                                                                    lynn k.

                                                                    We absolutely loved this place. It was spotless clean. It was bright and cheery. It had many little details that made the place just perfect. The bathroom was beautiful with a huge walk in shower and a relaxing tub with jets. And the best part for us was not only was it pet friendly but it had the most perfect fenced in back yard with a beautiful view of the canal. It was in a very peaceful location as well. We cant wait to go back again!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We are always delighted to hear when our guest enjoyed their stay so much that they are already thinking about renting "our suite" for their next visit! That, of course, is exactly what we want to hear! Enjoy your holidays . . . till next time! Best Leslie!


                                                                    Colington Harbour, Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA

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                                                                    Standard Rental Agreement required and will be provided by Landlord/Host Pets allowed with responsible pet owners. See Rates for Small Pet Fee

                                                                    18 Reviews
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