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Unbelievable Ocean Views & Access

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)


Semi-Oceanfront doesn't get any better than in Rodanthe, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks. Our home, 'Isolation', is one of the best. Almost beachfront, we are only 50 feet to the beach with fabulous ocean and sound views and convenient access to both.

Hatteras Island is very narrow, and nowhere is it more narrow than Rodanthe. In addition to our ocean views, we have better sound views than some sound-side properties.

IGNITE your senses on sounds of the surf, delicious unobstructed ocean views and sunsets over the sound. With open space on three sides, you will also enjoy privacy rarely found at the beach. Spend your nights in Rodanthe at Isolation.

Stay longer –– we enjoy the FASTEST wireless internet on the island.



This 6 year young home was custom built with thoughtful features to help you maximize your comfort and enjoyment. Its amenities include: living room with surround sound, wii, large screen tv, multiple decks, hot tub, a game room with pool table and wet bar and below-deck – a large shower/changing room, and all you need to clean and stow your surfing/wind gear.

Your family will not be disappointed here! VIEW OUR PHOTOS - YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR THE SURF.

Our Beach House name “Isolation”was chosen by the previous owner. Our first thought was to change the name, it didn’t seem welcoming enough. Then we read the history of Hatteras Island and spent some time thinking about the name, “Isolation”, that the previous owners chose.

When reading the history of Hatteras Island the word isolation jumps from the pages several times. There was no paved road on Hatteras until 1952 – prior to that, islanders drove down the sand trails, or on the beach. Until the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge was completed in 1963, the only way onto the island was by water. The islanders were truly isolated.

Our home sits somewhat isolated toward the end of a dirt road, with open lots on either side. This gives us fabulous views, even with a shorter home right in front of us. Hatteras Island homes appear relatively isolated from each other, compared to cramped neighborhoods in any other coastal vacation town. This is because only 12% of the land is built-up with most of the ground being held as a National Preserve.

We feel the name “Isolation” has a certain dignity, given the island's history, and Isolation's unique site in Rodanthe.


Keywords: beach house, vacation rental, isolation

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our first time to rent a home as we usually rent condos, and we were extremely pleased. What we all loved most were the views of the oceans, even though this was technically semi-oceanfront. We were so close to the water, and could see the ocean from every room. There were eight of us in our party, and we all had plenty of room and all the privacy we could ask for. Although the weather was a bit chilly while we were there, we never lacked for things to do, and still managed to walk on the beach daily. The home was well stocked, and we were able to cook meals with no trouble at all. The dining table was big enough for all of us to sit down and enjoy our meals, and again, the views were priceless. We loved everything about this house, and would love to rent it again.
Mar 2013
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Rodanthe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Pyramid bed - one double, one single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Oversized outdoor shower/changing room, ample space, and storage to clean surfing gear. Open space on 3 sides for privacy, and home in front is not a rental, only used as second home.


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average rating of 4.5454545 based on 40 reviews

Great View !

  • 4 of 5

The house has a great view, the amenities are good, but we did not have a working dryer

and there were 11 of us. The driveway is a challenge. Realize it is a major repair but i think

it is something to worry about when you are there. Owner's response was great, but the realty or maintenance people are hard to get a response from. We love the Outer Banks, this was our 2nd time staying there, buy dealing with the above was not fun. Never had the appliance problem before in all the years we have been @ the ocean. Thanks to John the owner, he was always responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I will save the readers some time and be short.

Everything was great, nothing bad to say.

Thanks you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, accommodating, and hundreds of steps.

  • 4 of 5

We are a large family group of 9 adults and 5 children from 8 mnths - 14 yrs. The house accommodated us well with 6 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and an outdoor shower. Every level had a deck. The location at the end of the road just beyond the dunes was perfect and beautiful. Waking to watch and hear the waves was lovely. As was watching the sunset, and seeing the night sky illuminated by constant lightning. We all revelled in the waves and enjoyed the breeze, the children played for hours in the surf and sand, and everyone basked in the sunshine.

It was perfect until the power lines were accidentally cut to the island by mistake by the construction on the new bridge to the area. This occurred on the Thursday of our Sunday to Sunday stay. We decided to make it work anyway without power for light, cooking, or air conditioning because being together outweighed the inconvenience of no power. However, not only did we received no help from the property owner, we received absolutely no empathy for our plight from him. The lack of hospitality extended as far as having no toilet paper in the bathrooms upon arrival. As very simple fix that would have felt more welcoming. The house was clean, and the rooms comfortable. The dryer broke our first day, which was a major problem with 5 kids and few towels provided for a week for a group of 14 people for showers and beach. Neither were there any extra linens for the beds. However, management company did drop off some fresh towels the next day. But then the icemaker stopped working and wasn't repaired for several days. So by the time we began to have ice and clean towels, the electricity went out!

Of course we understood that this was beyond the control of owner and the management company.

The company did offer assistance in moving to a hotel, but were unable to accommodate our whole group near a beach. Instead we drove off the island for supplies of candles, batteries, and food for grilling. So it became "Glamping" by the beach. And Friday was another gorgeous day. Then the power returned with the help of island generators. This was only temporary because on Saturday all the tourists were evacuated since it was a strain on the generators to make so much power. As it turned out, it rained and rained as we trekked home, offering a wee bit of consolation to losing our last day at the beach.

We loved Rodanthe, the beaches were gorgeous, no crowds, not touristy honky tonk, just simply delightful!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this place.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Isolation. We love this place, just isolated enough. We were treated to a buck deer that came to graze in the lands behind the house. We enjoyed the actions of the cat colony and the raccoons. We even saw dolphins out in the water feeding. The walk to the beach is just long enough and of course if sand isn't your thing, you can just sit on the deck and enjoy the view. There was a couple of down sides---dishwasher wasn't usedful, needed a new door gasket and a couple of the TV's in some of the bedrooms didn't work but the weather was great, the sunrise and sets were beautiful and we hope to return sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious home so close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home was perfect for our family of six. The house is one dune away from the beach. All bedrooms had a deck off them. We enjoyed our stay and definitely want to return. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of Rodanthe but it is still close to larger cities. The beach was perfect with great shell collecting opportunities. Our family loved the pool table and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restorative & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A week at the beach in a house named Isolation - a recipe for rest, relaxation, and restoration! Our family of 11 (9 adults, 2 babies) spent a wonderful week playing in the sand and surf, walking the beach, exploring nearby Hatteras and Bodie Island lighthouses, as well as simply sitting on the decks of the house watching the ocean. The layout of the house accommodated our family well with ample space to be together or to be alone. We enjoyed the hot tub, the pool table, and gathering around the dining table for dinner every night. The kitchen was well stocked to handle our family's cooking rotation. Having the two small refrigerators downstairs was very helpful for keeping beverages chilled without overloading the kitchen fridge. In short, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near Pea Island Nature Preserve


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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