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Schooner Ridge in Duck- Perfect Home, 5 Minute Walk to the Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, 1 Half Bath, tower room s/s

This Oceanside retreat, in the Schooner Ridge community of Duck, offers a private pool, that opens in May. You can enjoy a heated pool for a fee. There is an eight person hot tub on the lower level deck with a double hammock swing. A screened in porch with a table and chairs on the upper level deck, and Ocean Views. The back yard is fenced and gated with a picnic table, grill and sand box. Guests will enjoy the community amenities including three outdoor pools, one at oceanfront, with whirlpool and dune-top sundeck. The beach is a 5 minute walk from the house. The Clubhouse has an indoor pool, with an awesome gym. The bike and walking paths will lead you to the nearby shops and restaurants in town, all within walking distance. There is a large flat screen TV in the great room with a movie collection and ample seating for all. Mckenna is clean, well stocked and always up to date. This beautiful home offers everything you will need for a perfect OBX vacation.

Property Manager
Karen McKenna (owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Karen McKenna (owner)

My name is Karen Mckenna. I have managed my home in Duck for over ten years, and proud to say that I have many repeat guests that do not think of going any where else. I am in control of the Mckenna House at all times...the wonderful folks that work for me, have also been with me for years, and know exactly how to deliver a perfect beach home for your enjoyment. Many years ago, when our children were young, we traveled to the Outer Banks every year...our dream, was to some day own a beach home, and make sure it contained the amenities many of our rentals did not have. I kept in mind my desire for a clean clean beach important, especially for folks that have children with allergies. My family loves the OBX and loves to vacation together.....our precious vacation week in August every year, is a week filled with so much love and laughter....Forever making memories! I am a nature person, you will see a beautiful clear back yard. The pool area is kind of like a lagoon with the woods in the back. Many of us, as we sit by the pool have seen Mr. and Mrs Fox with their babies and the most beautiful birds...a blend of song that is unforgettable. If you choose to fill my birdbath for your week, you will get quite a show, and if you are lucky enough to see Mr. and Mrs Fox please let us know in the guest book.

Why Karen McKenna (owner) chose Duck

Mckenna House is kept in perfect condition at all times.

Every spring I inspect and clean everything. Once the season gets started, my clean team is the best of the best, they know to deliver a clean home with out any cleaning short is what I expect. My cleaners have one home to clean, they are not going on to twenty other homes after mine. There are always updates made with no old or non working appliances. This is so important for a care free vacation. After your arrival, I will give you a make sure you are happy, and if there is anything at all I can do for you....Your input is welcome at all times, and important. Our goal at the McKenna house is to make sure your vacation is perfect! In other words, I know what you are looking for in a vacation home, i know what you expect, and will make sure you are never disappointed!

What makes this house unique

Mckenna Home is close to the beach, not more then a five to seen minute walk. I am happy to say, we sit at the bottom of the hill. It is an easy walk home, after a day on the beach with your children.

The recreation center is also a short walk, where you will find a great gym, indoor and out door pools. There is a beach side pool with a gazebo that looks out over the Ocean. The Schooner Ridge life guard is on watch seven days a week. The amenities of our community are geared for families with young children. We make sure there is enjoyment for every age much to see and do. Thirty days prior to your vacation, I will send you important information about my home, phone numbers you may need, and fun things to do and see geared for your family's ages. There is so much to do with your family that will not cost anything. The McKenna favorite is ghost crab hunting at night, on the beach with all of us screeching and running in all directions. You can find ghost crab hunting flash lights in one of the closets. We have plenty for everyone. Our community sits in the heart of Duck Village, just a short walk away from the house. Thank you for considering our home for your vacation! Karen McKenna (owner) 215-896-7880

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Karen, Thank you once again for sharing your home with us. The little ons are talking about coming back already. Quinn will be going to Kindergarten, so we will probably rent in August. Mark is still training for the marathon, so the hot tub was great for him. W love staying there! Some great pictionary nights, and thank God the hurricane spared us. I hope to bring down some nice dried tall flowers to make a beautiful arrangement for the kitchen. We try to leave it as clean as we enter it, another plus of renting from you. Thank you for another memorable vacation! Have a wonderful fall and enjoy your many grand babies, the best blessing on earth!

Our only complaint, the week went too fast!!

Fondly, Anne
Sep 2017
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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: You can talk to the owner to negotiate.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Room 5 - outdoor shower , large 1st level
  • Level 1 carport area large outdoor shower Level 2 Washer and Dryer 2 full bathrooms, master has Jacuzzi Level 3 1 full bathroom and 1 half bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , leads to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , between 1st Q & Bunk Rm.
    Bedroom 3 - 6 twin/ single , 3 sets of bunks
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , master suite/private deck
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , master suite/private deck
    loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft - look out room
  • First level queen master bedroom with jacuzzi and private deck. Bedroom with Queen bed leads to deck and Hot Tub with double hammock swing. Kids room has three sets of bunks (sleeps six). Bedroom with two twin beds. Full Bath. Second level queen master bedroom and private deck. Full Bath. Third level offers a tower room with small sleep sofa, two chairs, and a coffee table. Max sleeping can be 13. Baby equipment - mid size crib, high chair and baby gates. Beds will be made and stripped by our staff for your convenience at no charge. Bring your own towels, and crib sheets for your baby. TVs in all bedrooms and flat screen TV on the wall in the great room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
pets not allowed.


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Schooner Ridge in Duck- Perfect Home, 5 Minute Walk to the Beach
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 49 reviews
Cooksville, MD

Great home for families with young children

  • 5 of 5

Every year my family rents a house for the week of Thanksgiving in the Outer Banks. This house was our favorite by far of any we have stayed in over the years. The house was extremely clean and very well maintained, but the thing we liked the most is that this house has a lot of personality (you can tell this right away from the captain out front), this made the rental feel like home for us for the week and not just a place to stay.

The house was a very easy walk to the beach and I loved hearing the waves from the deck! We have young children and really appreciated the sandbox in the surprisingly large fenced in backyard, we were pleasantly suprised to see that the pool had a second fence around it allowing the children to play safely in the back. Our boys loved the bunk bed room and were thrilled with the wide variety of movies available. They loved the childrens books in the bunk room as well. The loft above the family room has a view of the ocean and the kids loved having a special place they could go play and "spy" on the adults.

We cooked a full thanksgiving dinner for 7 and were pleased to find that the kitchen was very well stocked with every pot, pan, and utensil we could possibly need. We are big coffee and tea drinkers and the owners thoughtfully had a fresh bag of coffee and some seasonal teas waiting for us.

The community center was another wonderful surprise! They have a large indoor heated pool, raquetball courts, tennis courts, a playground, large fitness center and even books to check out! In the summer, they also have a large outdoor pool at the ocean (in addition to the private pool in the backyard).

We would definitely rent this house again and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2009
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a review! Thank you, Cooksville Mom. Time seems to slow down so beautifuly in November on the Outer Banks. This gives us so much more time to share precious moments with our family's. Our lives are so busy these days, with work and growing young family's, that sometimes we just need to get away and reconnect, to remember what really means the most in our lives. I called Cooksville Mom, during the week, to see how things were going, her reply was, "my biggest decision today was, shall I go in the hot tub on the deck, or walk to the rec center, and swim in the heated pool". Now, doesn't that just say it all. There is no better gift, then being with your family with out a care in the world, where little things mean the most, and time doesn't exist. I am from Pennsylvania, and can't believe how mild it is during the winter months on the island. In January, I sometimes run out of the house for a minute or two, in my bare feet and Pj's, you just cant do that in Pa during the winter. I will still sit on the hammock swing with my morning coffee, if it is mild. Fifty degrees is unbareably cold for the locals, but for a Pa. is spring time! Thank you, I will never stop letting you all know how grateful I am, that you have made our little piece of paradise, your home away from home...Thank you, Thank you. Karen
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Alexandria, Virginia

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to the Outer Banks and staying at the McKenna house. Our 3 year old, little man, loves being here. He enjoyed walking to downtown duck, hiking the sand dunes, visiting Jennette's Pier and on some days playing on the beach.

The house was immaculate and well-maintained as always, especially considering that the entire area was just bombarded with a severe hurricane. We had no trouble getting to the house and around the town of Duck.

We had everything we needed and more. Karen is always excellent to us. The house is centrally located to make it just a short walk to either the beach or downtown duck for shopping and restaurants. We always visit the Roadside Bar and Grill when we are in Duck. This time we tried out The Blue Point Restaurant, which was also a hit and new favorite!! This was the first year that our little guy could use the hot tub and he wanted to go in it every day.

I would highly recommend this house to anyone planning a trip to Duck. The location can't be beat and the amenities are outstanding. Everything is within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brecksville, OH

Our family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting McKenna House for several years now and hopefully will be able to continue for many years to come. The house is very well maintained and equipped. It is perfect for our all adult family group. The location is great and the recreation center is a must for our group. If there is ever a problem the owner is readily available and the problem is addressed immediately. We always feel at home when we are there and truly enjoy the heated pool and the hot tub. We look forward to our stays at McKenna House and would highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome beach house. Best value for the money!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home several times now and keep coming back. Other homes are either not as well located or lack the size and ease of use as this one when price comparisons are made. Highly recommend this home to anyone with young children. The backyard pool and play area are perfect. For the older set, the community exercise room is the best anywhere. Equipment is professional grade. Can't beat the Sunset Grill for best seafood around. You can't buy fresh tuna at the price we paid for full meals! Jet skiing is a big favorite also. Pick a day when the bay is nice and smooth.

We do miss the propane gas grill. Please consider returning it!

The weather was perfect and the beach beautiful. We will be planning for next summer again soon.

Karen and her crew are great people.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Perfect for large families!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the McKenna House for an anniversary celebration with our children and grandchildren. We loved having our own pool which was perfect for the young grandchildren. The grounds were well kept. We so enjoyed having a dining area where we could all eat together. Everyone loved the hot tub as well! The proximity to the ocean and the clubhouse amenities were really a plus!!! The house had everything we needed and the owner was so helpful and responsive. We will definitely go back again!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD

Family Friendly and so Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience and it was fantastic!! The McKenna house was by far one of the best we have ever stayed at in OBX. The house was clean, and bright and welcoming. Perfect location for families with kids. We had 4 adults and 6 kids ages 13 to 2, and there was plenty of room for everyone to do as they please. Playing outside on the decks, swinging on the win, a dip in the hot tub or pool, or reading in the loft, so great space for everyone.

IT was a 5 minute walk to the beach, or a 10 minute walk to the heart of Duck. We did both activities daily. We had bikes delivered to the house and the kids loved the opportunity to bike around the neighborhood. Access to the beach front pool and rec center was a wonderful perk. When there was no swimming in the ocean, we played at the beach and then swam at the beach front pool, a huge perk of the Schooner Ridge neighborhood.

Karen was a wonderful "host". Kitchen was well stocked with the little things, She immediately resolved any issue that came up, and was quick to respond to our questions during the planning process.

A great place to stay in OBX with family and friends!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
walking distance many to choose from in our town
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
You will be sent a list of our favorite courses!
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many choices in the Village of Duck
Car: not necessary

The community of Schooner Ridge sits in the heart of Duck Village, a short walk from the Mckenna house. We are one of the few beaches that provide a full time beach life guard. Schooner Ridge has three out door pools, including a beach side pool.

The club house is a short walk from the house. The gym has all the equipment you need for a good work out. The indoor pool is Olympic size, with tennis courts and two outdoor pools out side of the club house. Your family will enjoy all of the amenities of the community, during your stay with us. There are planned activities in the club house once a week.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please contact the owner before booking, I will be glad to answer any questions at all. I am an owner that is available to her guests at all times before and during your vacation. Mckenna House in Duck has been owner managed for over ten years. Thank you, Karen Mckenna Cell 215-896-7880

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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