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Come and Stay a While at Turning Point

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,760 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Turning Point, a Terrific Hatteras Rental!

Sat. - Sat. Rental

True Rental By Owner (no link to a property management company with extra fees). Feel free to contact me ( if you have any questions about the home.

Turning Point is located in the quiet, picturesque, family-friendly Brigands' Bay neighborhood, which has scenic views, gnarled old live oak trees, Pamlico Sound access, and is perfect for walkers, runners, bikers, kayakers, and kids.

We don’t have any fancy stuff -- no hot tub, pool, game room, home theater, or video library.

We do have a comfortable, homey Hatteras beach cottage that is light and airy with warm juniper paneled walls and a cathedral ceiling in the great room. The rooms are large, and the furnishings are tasteful. You won’t feel crowded here.

The large great room has sliding glass doors that open onto a deck and onto a large, furnished screened porch. The big kitchen has ample counter, cabinet, and pantry space, a spacious island, and is very well stocked with everything you will need for your stay.

There are three bedrooms and two full baths. The master bedroom and bath are downstairs and two bedrooms, with another bath in between, open onto an upstairs balcony. The master has a queen bed and tv. One bedroom upstairs room has a queen and pullout sofa, the other bedroom has two sets of bunk beds.

There is a large, LED flat screen TV with cable and Wi-Fi service and shelves of books, games, and jigsaw puzzles.

You can fish and crab from the dock on the canal with its fish-cleaning table and bench. You can tie up your boat at the dock and have access to the Pamlico Sound for more fishing, crabbing, and clamming, or just exploring the shore. There is also a two-person kayak at the house for exploring the Pamlico Sound.

Turning Point is a Shore Details house, which is an added value to you. Not only will the folks at Shore Details make sure your beds are made with fresh sheets and the house is clean when you arrive (and clean up after you when you leave), but they are also available to help with personal concierge services at no charge to you. They are ready to answer all your questions and help plan the perfect vacation, such as excursions to charter fishing, eco-tours, or sunset cruises. They are also available to help with any maintenance issues that may arise during your stay. In addition, for a fee you can have groceries stocked before you arrive or have a pre-cooked dinner delivered to your cottage.

We cater to folks who want to come “and sit a while.” Turning Point is affordable for those who want to come and stay for several weeks. The basic weekly rental is among the most reasonable around.

Come to Turning Point and enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle at its best – for as long as you can stay!

Keywords: beach house, beach cottage

More Details

Kathleen Andres
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Kathleen Andres

Our mother purchased property in Brigands' Bay in 1983 after vacationing there annually for a decade and visiting some while growing up. She built Turning Point in 1990. She passed away suddenly in March 2017, so my brother and I are now maintaining the home we have grown to love. She lived a few houses down the street and loved sharing her home and the island with visitors. Here is her story, because it is truly "her story."

In December, 1989, just before a record-breaking blizzard at the seashore, the pilings for the house were put in. The cottage was completed in March, 1990. I had been coming to Hatteras Island since the mid-'70s, since my two children were youngsters. I'd always wanted a house here and now I had one. It's beautiful, and I'm still proud of it. Ironically, I have never lived in it. The year after the cottage was completed, I had a real Turning Point in my life. I left my job as an editor at a big city newspaper in Louisville, Ky., got married to a Hatteras islander, and moved to the seashore. I live on the same street as Turning Point in my husband's house. My two children who grew up knowing nothing but Hatteras beach vacations are now adults and the summers at Hatteras tradition continues with my nine grandchildren, as well as my brother and sister and their children and grandchildren. They love Hatteras and Brigands' Bay just as much as their grandmother and parents. We have built many family memories here.

Kathleen Andres purchased this house in 1990

Why Kathleen Andres chose Brigands Bay

Brigands' Bay is, in my view, Hatteras Island's premier waterfront neighborhood. It is a true neighborhood, a mixture of permanent residents and rentals, all well maintained. The neighborhood of canals and creeks and marsh and gnarled liveoaks is the best place to enjoy all that Hatteras has to offer. It's right in the middle of the lovely Cape Hatteras National Seashore with easy access to beaches, fishing, the Hatteras charter boat fleet, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, surfing, windsurfing, hiking trials in the Buxton Woods Maritime Forest, and many, many other recreational opportunities.

What makes this house unique

Turning Point is located on a picturesque canal with direct access to the Pamlico Sound. You can sit on the bench at the dock and fish and crab or if you have a boat, you can tie it up here and have easy access for the sound for more fishing and crabbing opportunities, clamming, water sports, or just seeing the sights. It's quiet and it's peaceful, the way a Hatteras vacation should be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These are the ways Turning Point is cool: Big, open, well-lit living space that goes all the way to the roof in the living and dining areas. Spacious bedrooms upstairs and down with plenty of windows. Lots of cabinets and counter space in a bright, open kitchen, including an island to which people can pull up stools and have drinks while kibitzing with the cooks.

Expansive decks, one of them screened-in, overlooking a scenic canal, where you can fish and crab or watch large birds do the same. There’s a dock with a fish table where you can get your catch ready for the kitchen. Bring your boat to the dock and you can follow the canal a short distance out to the Pamlico Sound.

The whole arrangement is elevated a good distance above the ground, which provides a good view of the canal and the neighborhood, from the decks or through the sliding glass doors from the couch.

It’s located in Brigands' Bay, a quiet neighborhood a short distance from shopping, restaurants and public beach access.

Get ready to relax.

Joe and Suzanne

Louisville KY
Dec 2009
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Brigands Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation policy: If property is re-rented, rent paid will be refunded, less a $150 processing fee. Check with owner for further information.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside shower - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2), Pullout sofa (double). All 3 bedrooms are large and spacious, as are the two bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
boat dock with fish cleaning table, outside shower, ceiling fans in every room and a two-person kayak for exploring the sound.


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Come and Stay a While at Turning Point
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our time at "Turning Point" was delightful! My family and I had a wonderful time and the cottage was perfect! We had everything we needed at our fingertips and more. The cottage is well stocked with everything you will need for a week or more. We loved the space and the large bedrooms and baths. The deck was perfect for watching the sunsets. It was a great trip and we can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Turning Point for 2 weeks the first of June 2017. This was our second time there and we loved it as much as the first! Great floor plan for our family of 4. Since it is pet friendly, it was the perfect option for our stay. The house was clean, had beautiful furnishings, wonderful outdoor shower! We were able to walk and jog in the neighborhood; folks were very friendly. We have friends in the Buxton/Frisco area so were close to them. Just a very special place to us! Can't wait to return! Love Turning Point and rhighly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Clean, Holiday Retreat for our Family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Turning Point mid-June 2016. This was our first vacation together as a family and we had a wonderful time. The dock against the canal was a bonus and the neighborhood was quiet. This pet friendly house was clean, in beautiful condition, and had a lovely open floor plan. Beach access was just a short drive down the road. There is a 2 person kayak at the house which was great since we were unable to bring ours. The weekly price of the home was affordable. We will be coming back to Turning Point in the future and certainly recommend this home to people of all ages! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two weeks at Turning Point in May. The house, located in a quiet residential neighborhood, is well maintained, clean and the kitchen is equipped with just about everything you could possibly want or need. The 'beachy' decor, multiple sliding glass doors, and great room with its high ceiling make this a very bright, airy and attractive house. There's a large deck overlooking the canal, a screened-in porch, numerous board games and shelves of books (both fiction and non-fiction) for your enjoyment. There's lots of empty drawer/cabinet/closet space to store all your belongings.

We've been vacationing on Hatteras Island in various locations for over two decades but this is the first time we've stayed in Frisco. We loved the area and especially appreciated the friendly service and local fishing tips and advice from the guys at Bob's Frisco Tackle and Convenience just south on Rt. 12. My husband is a surf fisherman and used Ramps 49 in Frisco and 55 in Hatteras Village to drive onto the beach. Both of these areas also have parking areas and walkways to the beach if you don't have an ORV permit.

Irene knows a great deal about the area and responded to all our questions and concerns quickly. We've already made our reservation to stay again in the fall and hope to continue staying at Turning Point in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prefect place to make memories!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, and our family dog, had a wonderful week at Turning Point! We had fun kayaking, fishing, crabbing, cooking, and playing board games (in the evening) at the house. The kitchen is stocked better than any rental home we've ever stayed at (including a yearly timeshare). Everything is comfortable and clean and our children (9 & 11) LOVED being there. We love The Scotch Bonnet (fudge & gifts), the local bait shop just past Scotch Bonnet, ABX auto repair, the lighthouse, FRISCO SANDWICH CO., The Mad Crabber, Lighthouse beach for shells, playing in the sound, and in general how it is still a fairly uncommercial area! Our favorite spots away from the house are Sandy Bay on the sound side, Pony Beach, Scotch Bonnet, & Frisco Sandwich Co. Additionally, you couldn't ask for a better person to rent from, Irene is ALWAYS quick to respond and a wealth of information! We would have stayed a month if time and rental availability allowed!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our 21 anniversary. It's in a quiet community, 5 minutes from food or shopping, 5 minutes from beach perfect place to stay. We are booking for next year!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please contact owner directly regarding cancellation policy (generally, rent paid is refunded IF property re-rents, less $150 service fee) and website extra fees, credit card fees, etc.
3% credit card fee (required when booking thru VRBO) will be added at checkout.
Partial week rentals will be considered in the off-season, 3 night minimum, $130 / night.
Reservations for partial weeks may be made beginning 30 days in advance of desired check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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