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Overlooking Pamlico Sound, Ocean & Hatteras National Seashore

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the water!

Maestrale, its sister house (Surfdancer), and owner Glen Morgan were featured in a Wall Street Journal article about vacation rentals on February 15, 2013!

This house is solely managed by the owner.

Located at Avon's secret South end (on Park Drive), gorgeous MAESTRALE has unrestricted views of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic. Positioned one house away from the Sound on a cul-de-sac, this very quiet SEMI-SOUNDFRONT location is actually closer to the water than some soundfront houses on the Island. It's just a 6 minute walk to the ocean and a 1 minute walk on a sand/boardwalk path to the shallow, warm waters of the Pamlico Sound where you will find a private-access, secluded shallow-water beach on where kids can wade & find hermit crabs. This is a premier destination for wind sports enthusiasts & is an ideal windsurfing/kiteboarding launch area. You can leave your gear on the beach when you go to the house for lunch or refreshments. The ocean is just a quick 6 minute walk down the street & over the dunes on the community maintained boardwalk. Kayak added in 2012.

The ground level has ample concrete parking, basketball hoop, outside shower, carport, under-house entry, partial boardwalk and lockable storage area (concrete floor) that will accommodate boards and rigged sails. The 1st floor has an inviting 'getaway' sitting room. The first master suite has a full bath with bidet. The second bedroom is bunk equipped and the third is twin equipped. The second bath opens to hallway. MAESTRALE'S large second level great room with tall cathedral ceilings has perfect southern exposure, lots of glass, and 'postcard' views of Hatteras Island's quiet side. The well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and wide dining area is a hit. A 2nd master suite with semi-private bath with bidet is the perfect place to close every vacation day. Wide south sun decks squeeze every drop of sun to warm winter weary guests. New carpeting throughout the house added in 2008 and a 6-person, deep hot-tub / spa.


*This is solely MANAGED by the OWNER.

*Maestrale rents SUN-SUN: Avoid the Saturday traffic!

*Partial weeks (3 night min) only considered within 2 weeks of rental period (if they fall between Sunday-Sunday).

*Sorry - but No Smoking and No Pets (no exceptions)!

The Outer Banks offer a fascinating combination of natural and cultural resources, and provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities:

* The uncrowded, pristine beach (voted best on the coast) is perfect for families.

* Kinnakeet Shores Resort Amenities included with rental (Jr. Olympic swimming pool & tennis -- approximately mid-May to Oct 1)

* Want to explore? Take the ferry from Hatteras Village to Ocracoke Island, home of the infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

*Visit the Wright Brothers Memorial and Museum and the Dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park (50 miles north).

* Fisherman can choose surfcasting, inlet fishing, ocean fishing at Avon Pier, or sport fishing offshore for flounder, drum, blues, mackerel, tuna, and more.

* Discover multiple intimate restaurants with the Outer Banks own brand of beach hospitality rarely seen in vacation destinations.

* Surfers can take advantage of the location central to the Outer Banks hottest surf spots including Hatteras Light House, S-Turns, and Frisco Pier.

* Windsurfers, Kiteboarders, and Kayakers can access the warm, shallow waters of Pamlico Sound with just short walk. World famous Canadian Hole Haul-over day use area and Kite Point are less than a half mile south.

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More Details

Glen Morgan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Glen Morgan

I am a native Marylander, went to U of MD, work at the National Institutes of Health, and now live in Northern Virginia. My wife, Kim, & I LOVE Hatteras Island! I am an avid surfer & kiteboarder.

Glen Morgan purchased this house in 2006

Why Glen Morgan chose Avon

I became enamored with beach life while I was a lifeguard on Maryland's Assateague Island. Hatteras has always had that unique combination of being remote yet accessible.

What makes this house unique

Maestrale's location bordering the national seashore provides incredible vistas of the (and access to the) ocean, the Pamlico Sound, and the untouched/undeveloped part of the island. Kiteboard, SUP, Kayak & Fish - from the house.


Avon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Occupancy is limited to 8 people
  • No one, other than Maestrale renters, is permitted to cross the house property to access the Pamlico sound. There is no public access.
  • No person may reside in any vehicle or trailer parked on the property or the street adjacent to the property
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hallway - 1st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bedroom - 1st floor - toilet , shower , private - master bedroom
    Master- 2nd floor - toilet , shower , separate access from hallway & master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twin room - 1st floor - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 2nd (top) floor - 1 queen , has private entrance to top floor full bath; deck access
    Bunk room - 1st floor - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk sets (4 beds)
    Master - 1st floor - 1 queen , private full bath; sliding glass door access to deck
  • THERE ARE FOUR (4) BEDROOMS: Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) Bring your own linens (pillow cases, sheets, towels) or they can be rented locally. Pillows, comforters/spreads, blankets, & mattress pads provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
single person Kayak


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(67 traveler reviews)

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Overlooking Pamlico Sound, Ocean & Hatteras National Seashore
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews

The perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I think this is the perfect place to stay in Avon. A very short walk to the sound for windsurfing which is our main reason for being there. A five minute walk to the ocean to enjoy the beach. The house is clean and well maintained. We had the good fortune to meet the owner. What a great guy. Hope to have more conversations with him in the future. He has compiled an extensive list of restaurants and attractions in the area. Try Lafogata. Best wet burrito I have ever had. Next year I will be there two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the fall. Can't wait

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maestrale has an ideal location as my guest noted. The back yard - facing south - is six miles of undeveloped, pristine, national seashore parkland. The views are stunning. You can see the famous Hatteras Lighthouse in the distance - especially cool at night to see the light blinking every seven seconds. The night sky is unparalleled on the east coast - great view of stars, constellations, and the milky way. Yep - I love this place!
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Great Location! Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent several vacations on the Outer Banks but this was the first time in Avon. Meastrale is located on a quiet cul-de-sac so there is very little traffic and sits on the edge of the National Park service property so there are endless views and sunsets. Our kids love the sound side location and we fish and crab in the calm warm water. It’s also an easy walk to the ocean, and there is even a parking area at the ocean access if you don't want to walk. Maestrale is clean, neat, organized and very well maintained by the owner. We enjoyed working with Glen who answered all of the questions we had during our pre-trip conversations. We will definitely come back here, one of the best values we have seen on Hatteras Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! Fantastic views from every room. Perfect location across from the beach or a short stroll to the sound. We'll be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

The sunrise and sunset views are fabulous and the proximity to parkland very relaxing. We liked the little sound beach access, which is great for kayak launch. The wood burning fireplace is a real treat this time of year! Location is ideal. This house is a great value, and Glen is an attentive host.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for relaxing - walk to private beach on sound and to ocean, too

  • 5 of 5

Great house, well-stocked kitchen. Sunrise from crows nest, sunset (in Sept) obscured by neighboring houses- should be visible in winter and summer, though. Good price for the area. Walk to a great little sandy beach on sound- perfect for kids and fishing. Bring bug spray- adjacent to park service land with deer, birds, and several varieties of mosquitos. Hatteras light seen at night- fun! Owner Glen very responsive and attentive. Hope to return soon...

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house. Great view! Easy access to the sound - nice private beach. Short walk to the ocean. House is spacious and comfortable with views of the sound (from south and west windows) and national seashore and lighthouse. Kitchen is nicely appointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
132 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Hatteras / Okracoke Ferry
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nags Head Links
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gidgets Pizza & Pasta
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Pamlico Sound Beach
Car: necessary

Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing -- access walking distance from house

Kayak provided for renters




Additional information about rental rates

prop. damage insurance $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

CANCELLATIONS - Cancellations must be in writing via mail or email. Cancellations forfeit the full payment, including taxes (unless the unit is re-rented). If the unit is re-rented, refunds due to cancellation (less a $100 cancellation fee) will be payable to the tenant within 30 days after the subsequent re-rent payment has cleared our accounts. If the house is re-rented at less than the full amount of your reservation, the refund will be prorated to reflect the difference of the lower rent rate. Rescheduling/changing vacation weeks may be subject to cancellation policy if request occurs less than 60 days from original travel arrival date. There shall be no refunds of rents(or credits) because of shortened stays or ruined expectations due to any circumstances.

HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY – there will be no refunds or credit due to weather conditions or road conditions (or road outages due to storms).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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