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Serenity of Soundfront But Close to the Ocean

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The house is 1,650 square feet and sits one one wooded acre. The house has the popular 'reverse' floor plan (living area upstairs with bedroom areas downstairs). The house sits on a cove of the Albarmarle Sound.

There is a 110 foot private walkway from the house to a dock with a gazebo. The house and gazebo face south-west offering beautiful sunsets. A porch off the kitchen faces the woods and offers a quiet serenity not often found at the beach. The beach (Atlantic Ocean) is less than a mile away and there is a bicycle path that runs in front of the 'Sound Crab', by the Wright Memorial ending at the major ocean access point in Kill Devil Hills.

The house is tastefully decorated. There is an extraordinary amount of glass to take advantage of the sound and woods views.The kitchen is well equipped and contains all modern appliances.The house is far enough off the road (that dead ends less than 100 feet in a cul-de-sac) that traffic is rarely heard.

The house is wired for the internet.

There is a virtual tour available with the 'Sound Crab's sister house the 'Beach Crab'(also on VRBO (#142260)). The virtual tour and a more extensive write-up (and directions) can be found at the attached web address.

Keywords: 4 bedroom beach house

More Details

David Scango
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About David Scango

Retired Mathematics professor at Northern Virginia Community College...

David Scango purchased this house in 1990

Why David Scango chose Kill Devil Hills

I built this property in 1991 when there were virtually no properties on the sound at that time. It sits on a wooded lot and has 'moderate" seclusion which is highly unusual at the beach...

Bicycle/walking path has proved immensely popular since its inception.

What makes this house unique

The property is Mile Post 7.5 then directly back to the sound (bay). It is approximately 9/10 mile from the beach road which has restaurants and retail. There is a walkway (bike trail) directly in front of the house that runs to the beach which is also about 9/10 mile. At the end of the trail is a beach access which is the main Kill Devil Hills access with a large parking lot and rest rooms with changing area with outdoor shower.


Kill Devil Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum of 8 people NO PETS Late check-outs incur $50/hour or part of hour
  • Kayak/canoe rental available (ask for details) Linen rental available (ask for details)
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , On upstirs (living) level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Serenity of Soundfront But Close to the Ocean
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Stunning views and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were originally suppose to come down in September, but rescheduled due to hurricanes. Owner was VERY accommodating and let us reschedule for October. The house is amazing! Stunning views, great location, quiet, and close to everything. We booked it as a guys fishing trip. We had a blast! The gazebo/dock was nice on rainy days when you wanted to fish and stay dry. Very clean and gorgeous inside and out. Owner was fantastic! Will definitely be back for our fall fishing trips! If you don't enjoy this place, you might as well stay home. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean, quiet, and gorgeous. Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous, on a lot that is quiet but right in the heart of everything that we wanted to do. The view over the sound blew us away, and the house had everything we needed for our girls weekend. The layout was perfect, with plenty of room to spread out. Dave was great at communicating and he even checked in while we were there to see if he could do anything else for us. We started planning another trip to this house the first day we got there!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely amazing. The pictures are truly reflective of what you will see on arrival. It is quiet and so relaxing, which was exactly what we needed. David, the owner, was wonderful to work with and really helped us with any questions, as this was our first time renting and traveling to this area. I loved the pier and sitting there relaxing and fishing. Anything I could ask for in my own home was readily available in this home. I will definitely rent here ago. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great OBX house on the sound

  • 5 of 5

My son, his partner and I had a wonderful 3 night stay at the Sound Crab. It's on that sound and close to the ocean. The house is immaculate with wonder decks on two levels. There is great space for togetherness and also lots of nooks and crannies for alone time.

We enjoyed watching various raptors fish for their dinner. There is a biking/walking path right in front of the house. We enjoyed the Wright memorial, the beach and unique restaurants and bars.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year and loved every moment. My family and I rented this house last year and had a wonderful get a way. The house is clean and inviting. The views of the sound was beautiful. Hang out on the deck watch the sunset. Sip on your glass of wine while the kids ran around the back, and the boys fished and crabbed. Great vacation home for families.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sound crab was a great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at the sound crab. The home was extremely clean and comfortable. The views of the sound were spectacular. The location was close to all amenities yet off the beaten path where we were able to settle in to the quiet and peaceful surroundings. Dave, the owner, was very informative and right there to answer any questions we had. Felt like home! We are looking forward to our next trip back to the outer banks and the sound crab.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Norfolk VA
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Linens rented upon request.
Kayaks/canoe rented upon request
Memorial, Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekends= 4 night minimum
NO SMOKING in the house

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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