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PREPARE TO FALL IN LOVE IN SCHOONER RIDGE, last week available Aug. 26th-Sept. 2

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

You won't be disappointed when you see this home! Located in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Duck, SCHOONER RIDGE, the house is in mint condition, light and bright. A large Great Room will accommodate the whole family with ease. Decks wrap around the house on two levels with beautiful ocean views. Enjoy a brand NEW custom gourmet kitchen stocked with everything you need to create delicious meals, top of the line stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances and quartz counter tops.

Mid level we have a laundry and a NEW half bath!

The top level includes a separate king master suite with a NEW 'spa like bath' and its own deck. The second level has another king master suite with a Brand NEW Bath featuring a large tile shower, also, queen bedroom, and 2 twin bedrooms, one featuring bunk beds and trundle with a remodeled Hall Bath (5 bedrooms total sleeping 12). Ground level has its own tiki bar, mini-fridge, stereo, picnic table, and outdoor shower.

Plenty of parking and no need to drive to anything. Its only a 5 minute walk to the quaint shops and restaurants of Duck or to the beach and clubhouse. Enjoy three community pools including one indoor, one at the ocean front, and one outdoor, plus a separate outdoor baby pool. A life guard station is located at our community beach for your peace of mind. The beach is approximately 400 yards from the cottage. A parking lot is a available near the beach access for convenient drop off and pick up if needed. Check in early at the club house and start your vacation the minute you arrive. Playground, tennis courts, racquetball, game room, and fitness center, bike trails, all complete the perfect vacation for your family. Call now And remember 'To Prepare To Fall In Love' when you vacation at Carolina Dream Inn! Duck is the place to be and we are in the prime location to everything! FOR 2017 ALL GUESTS WILL RECEIVE LINENS, TOWELS AND BEDS MADE, PLUS FREE LUNCH when you pick up the keys! LAST WEEK AVAILABLE AUG. 26th-Sept. 2nd. BOOK NOW! Not renewing this listing in 2018!

More Details

Diane Keeley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Diane Keeley

We are living in Chesapeake, VA. just one hour from the Outer Banks. I have always wanted to own a beach home. My husband was not as sold on the idea as me. Once we found the village of Duck we both fell in love. It's such a charming place with beauty not found in other parts of the Outer Banks. Now he's a believer in the joy a coastal home brings. We only rent 13 weeks a year to keep it in top condition. Once the season is over we start getting ready for the next year. I love decorating and enjoy making it perfect for our guests with lots of personal touches. It's a lot of work but when we call each guest to welcome them and they say how beautiful the home is, its all worth while.

Diane Keeley purchased this house in 2002

Why Diane Keeley chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

Duck is considered the Jewel Of the Outer Banks by the travel channel. Our location is the best spot to be , right in the heart of Duck! Once you go, you will agree, the charming shops, gourmet restaurants, breathtaking sunsets, bike trails, walking paths, park with the new boardwalk, and friendly people make this a place to fall in love.

What makes this house unique

The added benefit of having a community center as part of the rental home package makes the whole family have more to do than just the beach. Enjoy tennis, racquetball, exercise room, gameroom, heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, kiddie pool and pool and gazbo at the ocean front. All of this is include in the rental price. You really don't have to spend any extra money on entertainment. Park the car and walk to the shops and restaurants. The home has games, movies and plenty of books to enjoy plus an outdoor Tiki Bar that all ages love.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had many visitors to our cottage during the past 7 years. We are very pleased to report our high approval rating. When you rent our home I personally call you to make sure the home is what you expected and you are happy. We feel our guests are very important and expect a clean and well decorated home. Since this is our second home and we only rent it during the summer we can afford to be particular about its condition.We realize the best compliment is a repeat and happy guest.
Mar 2008
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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We have a cleaning service included in the rental payment. however we expect the home to be left in the condition you received it.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , NEW Private bath off King Bedroom with tile shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , NEW ,located at the landing before the Greatroom and Kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bed top floor brand NEW w/ double sinks, tile shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Perfect for the kids , large, & off hallway. Just remodeled
  • Three full baths and one half bath plus an outdoor shower!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top floor W/ Brand New Spa Like Bath! Two sinks,tile shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with access to wrap around deck!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen with acess to wrap around deck!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King bed with own private full bath!
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Bunk beds, twin bed and a trundle bed, sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) Two king beds., Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (3) One room with two singles., Bunk Beds (1) bunk bed with a single and trundle bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tiki bar, patio furniture, beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart, outdoor shower, fish cleaning station, picnic table, outdoor mini-fridge, extra long driveway, lots of decks, porch swing and chairs to relax on and tables for outdoor dinning.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

PREPARE TO FALL IN LOVE IN SCHOONER RIDGE, last week available Aug. 26th-Sept. 2
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Excellent location, well maintained home, easy access to beach.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and within easy walk to beach and other Schooner Ridge community amenities. Shared community access to pools and beach.

Home is as described, well-maintained, fully furnished, and very spacious for our group of 10. Plenty of seating, both in and out doors.

Be ready for stairs from entrance to bedrooms and again to the living/dining space. Lovely ocean views!! Rooms are nice sizes, bathrooms modern and clean, kitchen updated and fully stocked with dishware and cooking utensils. Just bring your own food! Full range of things to do within a short walk or drive from the home; from water sports to shopping to casual or fine dining on the waterfront. Short drives (30 - 40 minutes) to most of the tourist attractions.

Check in and out is about 30 minutes from the actual property, and though some rules that were to be followed were not made clear initially, they were handled with a phone call. During the stay, both the owner and the property manager placed courtesy calls to obtain feedback from us.

Overall, very enjoyable vacation venue.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bayfield, Wi. USA

Wonderful stay as usual!

  • 5 of 5

I stay at this rental every year. I just love how clean it is and how the owner has everything you could possibly need. Very comfy beds and they remodeled all of the bathrooms. They just got a brand new Electrolux Refrig/freezer that has 2 ice cube makers. You never run out of ice with that nice feature. Also just got a brand new wash machine. The owner calls you once you are checked in to make sure the rental has everything you need. If you need anything at all while you are there, she gives you her personal phone number to call her directly. They do have a high return rate every year so you do have to call early to book to get in for the week you want. It is well worth the price. Everything is close by, a gas station, coffee shops, eating places, the ocean beach and the sound side with all its little shops and boardwalk. The sunsets are gorgeous and are only a few blocks away to see. The view from the deck looking towards the ocean has a 180 degree view. Great for sitting out there with your morning coffee. I already have my week reserved for next year. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The home is very well maintained and accurately described. Bedrooms accommodate 3 families with ease. There are plenty of games and books for rainy days. Thankfully it is a short walk to either side of the island as well as the private beach. Getting in the car to travel is a challenge. Having experienced Cape Cod traffic, this was much more congested. An expected 5 hour drive from D.C. on Saturday morning took 10 hours. We were told after the fact that many people come a day early and stay in a hotel and leave the day before checkout. I found that idea very costly. So we left at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Traveling on the island is easier but expect it to be 'city traffic'. We recommend Corolla and taking in the Lost Colony performance as well as kayaking. etc. There was plenty for everyone to do. The grill is small so cooking for a crowd is a challenge. My one complaint was with the booking agency, Elan. Once I expressed interest in renting, I received phone calls before 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. asking if I had decided. One agent became very rude when I asked about an unclear charge on the contract. Granted we live in a different time zone but I would think a professional agency would be used to that. I was told someone else wanted the week we had chosen and that was the reason for the pressure. Nonetheless it left me with a negative impression of the agency and I will avoid them in the future. But if you can overcome that hurdle, it is a nice spot for a family gathering.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do encourage our guest during the Peak Season to come in early in the day to avoid the traffic. You can check into the Club House before the house check in time and start using all of our great amenities, pools, tennis, racquet ball , play ground , and of course the beach! With lockers and showers in the Club House , you will be ready to go! You are welcome to use these faculties on the check out day also. Please note that we now have two grills for more out door cooking area. Diane , Owner of Carolina Dream Inn.
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Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
5 minute Walk to shops, resturants & entertainment
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Duck Woods Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 158
Car: not necessary

Within walking distance: Restaurants, church, art galleries, festivals, city park, playground, sound and beach access, boardwalk, bike paths, fitness center, three pools, tennis courts, raquet ball courts, and specialty shops. Parking lot available beside beach access. Use of Community Center while you wait to check in. Near by: golf, jet skiing, boating, horseback riding, spa, light houses, historical old village, and wild horses.


Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
In Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $95
Reservation Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

We use a Property Management Co., Elan Vacations, to handle the payments and take care of the cleaning, linens, towels, make the beds and make your Reservation . You do not pay for using a credit card. You have the OPTION of Trip Insurance if you want it. The cost of that is 7% of the total rent and taxes. The damage waiver insurance fee is $95.00 . This fee is non-refundable. This covers damage done to the home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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