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The Blue Pearl: A retro dome home just steps away from soft, sandy beaches!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,115 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A unique OBX geodome experience located less than 250 feet from the beach!

Take a vacation from the everyday vacation rental at our unique dome home. Experience a time warp back to when cottages were just plain cooler! The Blue Pearl has a fantastic history being one of the original houses in the Salvo colony. This retro-cool geodesic dome home lets you experience an architecture like no other. This lovingly maintained dome home has been fully retrofitted with every modern convenience – from central air and heating to fully appointed kitchen to large capacity washer/dryer. The entertainment center showcases a large screen TV with included Netflix and Playstation Vue (55 live TV channels, video on demand, and DVR) streaming services. When you aren’t lounging on the beach, you will have a fantastic selection of internet content along with free, high speed Wi-Fi internet access.

Our sumptuously appointed upper loft accommodates a double bed, a twin bed, and a full bathroom with rain shower head. Perfect for a couple with single child or stowing three kids for the week! The two main floor bedrooms feature unique themes with a queen bed in each and plenty of closet space. The main floor features a fully remodeled bathroom with granite counter top, hand-forged sink, and refreshing rain shower head.

With a quick 250 foot walk to a gentle sandy path for beach access, we’ve also included plenty of beach goodies – 3 boogie boards, a skim board, umbrellas, beach toys, and more! While we do include linens, we request that you bring your own towels. With a full laundry room, keeping towels and clothing clean is never a problem. Of course, you can always rent towels from Shore Details located two blocks from the house.

Easy walking distance to Waterman’s Retreat – hands-down the best dining experience in Hatteras. Get there early to play some games and enjoy the most spectacular sunset this side of the West Coast. The local Dollar General is a great source for basic food and supplies plus anything you might have left behind. Less than a mile south you’ll find Duck Village Outfitters (DVO) for bike, surfboard, and kayak rentals. The Blue Pearl provides plenty of ground level, locked storage to ensure safety of all your gear.

More Details

Austin Sincock
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Austin Sincock

We are a fun loving couple with a passion for the beach and great customer service. Let us help you have the best beach vacation ever. Don't hesitate to reach out for fantastic suggestions on the best places to eat, shop, and relax.

Austin Sincock purchased this cottage in 2017


Wimble Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The fireplace in this cottage is not suitable for use. Use of this fireplace is strictly not allowed. Fireplace use will forfeit the security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The loft bedroom features a full bathroom and separate nook for the twin bed. Great for sleeping 2 adults and a child.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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The Blue Pearl: A retro dome home just steps away from soft, sandy beaches!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect choice for us , nestled in the dunes

  • 5 of 5

Great space , everything we needed was in reach

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Special House

  • 5 of 5

We had such a FANTASTIC time during our stay at The Blue Pearl! The house is so unique. We enjoyed the walk to the beach through trees, on which small shells were hung. We were joined, nightly, by the cutest little frogs. While on the deck, we felt like we were in a tree house. The house was well-stocked with everything we needed. My only suggestion would be to upgrade the mattresses, as they were a smidge uncomfortable.My family (husband, 4 year old, and 6 year old) made some great memories in this house. I would return, for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy, comfortable: everything we needed for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Blue Pearl. We've stayed in many rentals in various places over the years, and your place is our favorite. So many thoughtful details. And SO comfortable. In fact, there were times we had to make ourselves get up and do something! Excellent WiFi. And the location can't be beat. Quiet street a very short walk to the beach, and even the hike over the dune wasn't too bad (easy for me to say; my husband was the one dragging all the gear. But even he said it was a bit easier than another location nearby). And to me, Salvo is the perfect town for home base. A manageable drive up to Nags Head, etc, as well as the other direction; quiet but with plenty of things to do, places for shopping, etc. We had a wonderful, memorable week at the beautiful Blue Pearl!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great house nicely decorated and landscaped. Even though it's located among other houses, the landscaping makes it feel like your own private oasis.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Generally it was all that we expected from the description. Cute, cozy, and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Unique, charm, and character. We really liked it. Clean, comfortable furniture and well layed out. Well stocked in the kitchen and with plenty of beach stuff like chairs, boogie boards, and umbrellas. So much that you will want to rent a beach cart. The beach was wide, never crowded, and had great waves for boogie boards and learning to surf.

The yard was surrounded by plants and trees making it feel very private and secluded.

Best of all, the owners were great. Always quick to reply to our questions or issues and generally made is feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owego, NY, USA

Blue Pearl, Unique Dome Home = Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an awesome vacation staying at the Blue Pearl during the week of June 10th. Upon entering you can't help but walk around and check out the interesting architectural aspects of this home. The owners obviously put much thought, love and time in decorating. Although we didn't realize there was only one television, it turned out to be a wonderful thing as it forced all family members to interact and spend the time together. We spent our evenings playing games, talking or choosing a Netflix movie to watch on the large flat screen tv. For the most part we ate all meals at home except for a few dinners out. I was pleasantly surprised to find wonderful quality cookware and utensils. This home is unique from so many other OBX rentals in the fact that although you are a short walk to the beach, once you are at the home you feel as though you are in a secluded, private tropical oasis. Our week was perfect timing to enjoy the beauty of all the flowers in full bloom. The foliage provided shady spots on the deck (and tiny tree frogs in the evening much to our delight). Basic supplies and groceries can be found close by but if you plan to eat most meals at home there is a nice Food City within a 20-30 minute drive. There are plenty of outdoor adventures to choose from...Our family went on a 2 hour kayak tour, visited two of the local lighthouses, and flew kites among other things. We made the long drive to Duck Donuts twice to load up on their specialty donuts (yes, we are a donut crazy family). On two different evenings we drove to Kill Devil Hills to eat at King George Seafood and Plaza Azteca. We wanted to try out a seafood restaurant close to the rental but they closed at 7pm the night we went. I don't know if the businesses near the rental start to stay open later when the busier vacation weeks come, but during our week the majority of the local business closed much earlier than we expected. There is a small Dairy Queen that stayed open until 10pm which we took advantage of on a few evenings. All in all, if you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable, beautiful, slow-paced family vacation then the Blue Pearl is the perfect rental. We would definitely choose the Blue Pearl again. One last thing, dealing with the owner, Austin, is great! He was always available (almost instantly) through email or phone if we had any questions. It was very obvious that he takes pride in his home and wants you to have a wonderful vacation in it.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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