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Labor Day week special..Lovelyu salt water POOL-HOT Tub-4 decks-sleeps 10. Call.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Sleep Loft-5 bathrooms-Sleeps 10-all LCD TVs-Luggage Elevator

A short walk(100 steps) and you're at the beach access. Family friendly. Ideal for 6 adults & 4 kids,( infant). Swim or sunbathe at the pool or go to the sandy ocean life-guard patrolled beach with access just steps away! Golf nearby at Seascape Golf Course. Many other courses within 15 minutes. Enjoy great restaurants, shopping and lots of fun-filled activities. Watch Shooting Stars over the ocean on those starry nights. Winner of the 'Family Choice Award-(this house has all 5 star reviews!) enjoy spectacular panoramic ocean views from 4 expansive decks .Less than 100 steps to a beautiful sand dune & ocean beach. Luggage elevator carries your luggage and groceries to all levels. Your beds are freshly made for your arrival. Enjoy sunsets and ocean sunrises from the Hot Tub. Climb a spiral staircase to a rooftop sundeck. Make gourmet dinners in the open concept kitchen with granite counter tops & fun Cuisinart appliances.

Big Screen Smart Ultra TV and fireplace in cathedral ceiling great room. Perfect for two families, with two King Master suites with private decks and a large queen bedroom-all with LCD TV's & DVD's.

The children's quarters,with X-Box and Play Station, sleeps 5 kids. High chair, booster, Pack n Play & fold up stroller and numerous toys and games keep the kids happy.

Generous amenities include beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, an Ocean Kayak, and corn hole game.

Guaranteed low allergen environment, so no pets or smoking are permitted under any circumstances. Recommended by the Outer Banks Tourism Guide. This is your outer banks vacation location! Limited weeks available-call now.


Four teams of service personnel ready this cottage for your arrival. Housekeeping maid teams spend several hours cleaning & sanitizing to make sure it is "squeaky clean" from top to bottom. Then a team of Linen Service maids enter the cottage to strip and remake all the beds with commercially laundered high quality linens and place freshly laundered fluffy towels for all guests. Pool personnel clean and sanitize the private salt water pool and hot tub for your safety and enjoyment. Mid week the pool personnel return to test water quality and make adjustments to chemicals, if needed. Maintenance is done each Saturday based on guest requests and schedules. It is important that guests notify owners of anything that is broken so that maintenance can be attended to promptly. All of this is included in your rent.

Panoramic Ocean Views-Top Floor : A wall of windows provide panoramic ocean views from the great room & elevated 'ships watch' den. Shooting Star's beach & ocean views are over a natural sand dune beach.

Place all your luggage & groceries in the 'luggage elevator' and deliver to all levels of the house. The well-stocked kitchen will inspire the gourmet in your group, complete with wine frig, cappuccino, Keurig coffeemaker, professional blender, food processor & Belgian waffle iron. Gas grill, too. Restaurants, movies, grocery stores, souvenir shopping, outlet mall and amusements are close by.

Avoid the traffic: Shooting Star is located just 2.9 miles from the bridge onto the mainland. Kitty Hawk is located in the geographic center of the Outer Banks, offering access to golf, fishing, mini golf, restaurants,nightlife, fine dining, shopping and movies. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Albemarle Sound to the West. Kitty Hawk is a water enthusiast's paradise! You'll find excellent surf and deep-sea fishing. The warm water of the gulf stream is just offshore.

Shooting Star is professionally decorated featuring a cathedral ceiling with a open floor plan in living areas -- great room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, ship's watch loft-den with WiFi throughout. King master ensuites with private decks. Hot tub deck leads to spiral staircase connecting you to a breezy roof top sun deck.

Sleeping Quarters: Beds are freshly made & ready upon arrival.

10 towel sets are included. Additional sets may be rented at a nominal fee. This entire top floor is decorated in a cheery nautical motif and features a King master with ensuite, great room, hot tub deck & gourmet kitchen. The middle floor has a king master with ensuite decorated in a whimsical beach themed motif, and a kids' room (sleeps five children) with X-Box KINECT/Play Station and toys/puzzles for all ages. The comfy queen sized 'grandparents room' decorated in a happy seaside motif connects to the kid's room with a 'Jack and Jill' bath'.

There are LCD TVs in all bedrooms and a large flat screen SMART ULTRA TV in the great room -- most with DVD players. Special features include four sun decks, one w hot tub deck, rooftop deck reached by a spiral staircase, enclosed outside shower, screened porch, spacious gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace (available fall & early spring), fish-cleaning station, covered deck w/ swings, and a ships' watch (elevated den) with fantastic views. Premium bedding throughout. Coordinated bedspreads, pillows, and blankets all provided.

Gourmet Kitchen: Granite countertops in the spacious kitchen which includes a wine frig, cappucino machine, burr coffee grinder, spices, microwave, large smooth top stove, ice cream maker, Belgian waffle iron. Professional blender, food processor, lobster/crab pot and Cuisanart appliances make mealtime fun. Large dishwasher for easy clean up. Dinner service for 10

The home is fully air-conditioned with 2 zones, and has seven ceiling fans for your enjoyment. Beach and baby equipment are provided at no extra charge. Free local & long distance phone calls and WIFI throughout. All utilities and end-of-vacation cleaning are included. There are no hidden fees.

The home is near seven public golf courses -- some with views of the ocean, all within a 5-15 minute drive. Miniature golf is nearby, as is fine and family dining. For those truly adventurous vacationers a double ocean kayak is included. Don't miss laser tag, aquarium, 10 movie theaters and several museums for rainy days just a few miles away.!

More Details

Barb or Terry Getchell
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Barb or Terry Getchell

Barb & Terry designed and built Shooting Star in 2005.

Barb grew up vacationing on the Jersey Shore, but once she found the OBX she never left. She practices in the heath care field locally and insists on 'extreme clean' and comfort for her guests. Her husband,Terry, grew up on Cape Cod, served in the Coast Guard after college. He became a marine biologist and enjoyed his migration to the outer banks. He now works privately as a marine environmental consultant. Both Barb & Terry are 'hands on' and supervise every aspect. Owners live 5 minutes away and can help with anything that will make your vacation the best ever. They know the good restaurants and activities and can even help with reservations.

Barb & Terry's children work in the hospitality industry on the outer banks and love to surf, kayak, parasail and skim board in their leisure time.

All of the family loves the beach and are avid boaters and kayakers.

Why Barb or Terry Getchell chose Kitty Hawk

Shooting Star guests haves a gorgeous view of the ocean from 5 decks, 4 sunny and 1 shady. Walk 100 footsteps and you are on the beach. Beach access is on this street. When the need to relax hits you, enjoy the NEW hot tub! The private pool and sunbathing area is a new addition.

The Luggage lift brings your luggage and groceries to the upper decks effortlessly. This home is super 'family friendly' with beach and baby equipment galore. You don't need to rent anything! Just load all your beach items on your large beach cart, walk 100 steps and you are at the beach. Splash in the private pool on your way back from the beach.

If you like to cook this house is for you...granite counter tops, fun appliances-cappuccino and Keurig, ice cream machine, professional blenders, Cuisanart mixer. Gas grill and smooth top stove to cook your culinary creations. 2 refrigerators and a wine frig.

Like to star gaze? Gaze upwards into the night sky.

We can't promise that dolphins come to visit our beach, but most of our guests have had 'dolphin encounters'! They tend to swim near where the gentle waves break and some say they 'surf' !

Because the gulf stream is just offshore the ocean warms early-and our guests swim by Memorial Day. That also means great fishing!

Can you tell that we love this house? So has every family that have been our treasured guests! Come and try it yourself....

What makes this house unique

A bottle of wine, 'extreme clean' new pool and a bubbly hot tub await your arrival. A start up supply of paper products, detergents, etc., is provided. Grocery stores are less than a mile away.

Swing on the 3 hammock chair swings on the front deck as you cool off from the beach or take a nap in the over-sized comfy hammock near the pool.

Two urgent care centers are close by, as are drug stores...just in case. A first aid kit is provided.

Mini golf and regulation golf courses are public and picturesque. Reasonably priced, too.

Outer Banks restaurants are award winning and within a five minute drive. A martini bistro is 2 blocks away. Seafood, steaks and Italian are readily available; so is pizza delivery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Barb & Terry for our best vacation ever! We usually vacation on the Jersey Shore but Hurricane Sandy brought us this year to Shooting Star. So different from Jersey...clean, quiet, no honky tonk. Just what we needed. Long days on the beautiful beach, watching the dolphins or picking up sea shells and working on our tans! Starry nights to cook out and relax. Loved the nearby restaurants too. We took the kayak out every day and some of us did boogie boards.What fun!

Please book us for next year!
May 2013
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Kitty Hawk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , top level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , mid level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , mid level
    Enclosed Outside - outdoor shower , ground level
    Half Bathroom - toilet , top level powder room off great room
    Half Bathroom - toilet , ground level convenience bath on ground level
  • 'Bathroom 6' is an enclosed outside shower near the pool with dressing area. Powder room/half bath is provided on ground floor for your convenience. Beach is just 100 steps away from your door..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sleeps 2 adults
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , sleeps 2 adults
    Baby Crib - 1 baby crib , sleeps 1 baby
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 adults plus one infant in Pac & Play
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , sleeps 4 kids
  • Bedrooms(4) have attached full bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home is equipped with an electronic 'Luggage Lift', which transports your bags to all levels of the home without you lifting a finger! Close to historical Wright Brothers Monument, NC Aquarium, gorgeous Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony outdoor drama, helicopter and bi-plane sightseeing trips, visit lighthouses from Currituck to Ocracoke, public golf courses and putt putt nearby Linens and towels are provided as an amenity on full week in season rentals. Most gourmet appliances are by Cuisinart. 2 Full size refrigerators plus a wine frig. Blu ray and flat screens. Private chef available.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Fayetteville NC


  • 5 of 5


I'm sure you are wondering if this should be the place for your family and friends to relax at the beach. I can tell you that you will not be disappointed... Our group (all husbands are police officers by the way) visited for the first time in 2008 to run the OBX marathon. As a result of that stay we decided to visit again in 2009. We are now making plans to stay for a third time in 2010. The location and the home are a value for the dollar and there were also no hidden fees to deal with. I was very impressed and will list a few of the many things that impressed me: very clean - well maintained - well supplied with extras - great location - top quality electronic equipment - outstanding views for all decks - great hot tub...

You will not be disappointed...

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2009
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish all of you good luck on your next marathon run and look forward to your next stay at Shooting Star.
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Perfect Gem in Kitty Hawk

  • 5 of 5

To say we felt more like house guests than vacation home renters is an understatement. The attention to detail that the owners have not only to their renters but to the house itself, is unparalleled. The house is perfect appointed for a family or families- with games, books and a myriad of baby items. The kitchen is the best stocked kitchen I've ever seen in a rental home- a crockpot, ample dishes, glasses and coffee mugs. The pots and pans looked practically brand new with their matching lids close by. We also took advantage of the Keurig and blender, too. The house was immaculate and pristine, too.

Aside from the house, the Getchells were wonderful and thoughtful. Between Barb's friendly call the day before check in to the lovely note that welcomed us to the house, we truly felt more like house guests than simply vacation renters. We noticed an issue with the gas grill and it was dealt with immediately and a new replacement grill was there within the day. Truly, the Getchells have thought of everything. We loved it so much that we've booked already for next year. See you in 2017!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to make our guests comfortable and meet their needs. i'm glad we succeeded! See you next summer.
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the best of our stays on the obx

  • 5 of 5

We loved all of the super features of this vacation home. The pool is fabulous and relaxing. We are so close to the beach we can hear the ocean waves and in the early morning and late afternoon we can watch the Dolphins play. The Gourmet Kitchen was a delight- fully stocked with every Gourmet Appliance you could want. Spices too. We made ice cream one hot day and the ice cream maker made that so easy. Our kids loved all the toys, puzzles and books. We went to some fabulous restaurants during our stay and Barb and Terry supplied a listing of their favorites. We've already made our reservation for next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a great time! See you next summer.
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Shooting Star is our only choice!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented Shooting Star twice, and we never want to stay anywhere else! The cottage is clean, comfortable, well appointed, and nicely decorated. We didn't think it could get better than the first time, but the pool made it perfect! Most importantly though Barb & Terry are such wonderful owner/ renters. They made us feel welcome and important from the moment we booked! They were prompt and efficient in answering our questions and making minor repairs(a clogged sink and a loose step). Renting from locals is so much better than our experiences with big realtor companies. We've been visiting the Outer Banks for 20 years, and our stays at Shooting Star hosted by Barb & Terry have been the best! Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved your rental group! It was a dream to have you as guests. We look forward to your return. I'm glad that we could handle your service requests promptly as they were so minor. We try to maintain the house to a high standard and are happy when our guests help us by pointing out little things we missed. Enjoy the rest of your summer back home! Barb & Terry
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Lebanon, NJ Hunterdon County

The Lapczynski Family 2015 Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It is just heaven on earth.......the pool is the most wonderful addition, the house is beautiful, clean and you want for nothing it is all there. We have been several times now and are again going next year. You will not be disappointed! Love the owner's of Shooting Star......always a pleasure!!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Petersburg WV


  • 5 of 5

Great House with Great Owners. We loved everything about this house. This house is at a great location and had something for everyone in our group. We had kids aged 4-14 and all had a great time. The pool was a great amenity. We loved waking up and drinking coffee on deck watching the ocean. Nothing is missed with this house! Would definitely recommend this house and Barb and Terry were great in helping us plan our trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved your vacation at SHOOTING STAR. We miss you already and hope your schedule opens up to allow you to return. It was fun getting to know you. Barb & Terry
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Wright Brothers National Memorial
"Visit the museum and displays of the First Flight of Aviation. Yes, this is where the Wrigh..."
Harris Teeter
"The most gourmet type large supermarket in the area located 1 mile from the cottage. Open 2..."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
newport news VA or rocky mount nc
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
rt 158
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Kitty Hawk Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy the warm sandy beach, visit lighthouses or climb the tallest natural sand dune on the east coast. Take hang gliding lessons, wind or kite surf or shop til you drop ath the outlet mall. Eat at fabulous restaurants or visit an oyster bar. Play mini golf or 18 holes. Enjoy visiting the Wright Brothers Museum of Flight or looking for the Lost Colony! Deep sea fishing in the warm gulf stream is sure to please. Or just swing on your front porch watching the dolphins play in the surf. Relax, you're on the Outer Banks!

Other Activities: kite flying hang gliding surfing kayaking paddle boarding

jogging marathon races (spring & fall) boating jet skiing

beach combing sand castle building

lighthouse climbing looking for the wild horses

watching dolphins play in the surf

Golf: 7 golf public golf courses within 15 minute drive. Price range $50-$175 /round with cart.

We invite you to reserve early to get the week of your first choice. This cottage is a featured rental on the Outer Banks Tourist Bureau.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Reserve Now! Use your MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AMEX
Holiday weeks are charged at $100.00 additional----4th July; Labor day, Easter,Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
We only rent 7 day weeks.
Bed linens and towel sets for 10 vacationers provided.
Call or e-mail for updates..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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