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Privacy at the Beach

Salvo, NC, USA
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Avoid Saturday traffic issues. This is a SUNDAY to SUNDAY rental!

Totally renovated in 2010, this is one of the few remaining traditional beach boxes in Hatteras Colony! The lower deck is spacious. The upper deck covers the top 1/2 of the house where you can view the spectacular Atlantic Ocean! Our home is loved and well cared for!!

Welcome to 'Our Escape Hatch'. Amply named considering the privacy you'll feel with trees separating you from 'the rest of the world'. This SUNDAY to SUNDAY rental is perfect for a small family or couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of daily living. This home was purchased to relax in and share good times with friends and family.

Our cottage is the third lot from the ocean!! With direct access, it's only an approximate 200 yard walk to the dune line and beach!

We purchased our little beach box in 2000. 2018 is only the 8th season it has been available to anyone other than our friends and family. 'Our Escape Hatch' is a simple home, but well maintained, loved, and beautifully decorated for those just 'wanting to get away'. In our eighteen years of ownership, very few bells and whistles have been added - intentionally!! However, in the living room, you can expect a Smart TV with digital cable and a DVD player. Bring your favorite movies or rent them near by. There is a smaller TV in two of the three bedrooms. Wireless Internet is also available. A stereo is there for your CD's, cassettes, or listen to local radio. Ceiling fans are in all three bedrooms, the kitchen, and living room. There is a queen bed in two bedrooms and a double bed in the third bedroom. This home is meant for relaxation and for beach and outdoor activity lovers!

Enjoy the diversity the Outer Banks of North Carolina offers. There is surf fishing (NC license is required) or the Rodanthe Fishing Pier is just a couple of miles away (no license required for pier fishing). There is also charter fishing from Oregon Inlet or Hatteras Village. If water sports are your plans you are in the right place! You may want to climb the famous Hatteras Lighthouse a few miles south of Salvo or horseback ride in nearby Buxton. There are nature trails to explore at the Pea Island Welcome Center. End your day with a walk on the beach and a dinner prepared on the charcoal grill. For dessert, bring your flashlight for a moonlight walk on the beach and experience breathtaking starlit nights!

On the gentler side, if you want a 'night out', there are many wonderful restaurants nearby. Spa Koru offers a work-out facility or pamper yourself with a message, pedicure or manicure. It's only a short distance away in Avon. Just a 45-minute drive is a free ferry from Hatteras Village to Ocracoke where you can browse through shops filled with local art, enjoy fresh North Carolina seafood on an outdoor deck, or take a family bike tour of this quaint fishing village.

You can spend a week or a lifetime on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and never see or experience everything this area offers. Don't forget your camera...you'll want to capture the good times and beauty of what your time here holds.

Keywords: House, Cottage, Affordable, Beach


Dale Drumright

Member Since 2010
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
About Dale Drumright

As a little girl living in Georgia and before Dale actually saw the ocean 'in person' she knew she wanted to live there. Never in her wildest dreams did she ever imagine she'd have the chance! However, in December of 1999, an offer she and Joe couldn't refuse came along and the rest is history. For the past eighteen years, both Dale & Joe have thoroughly enjoyed their little home and immediately realized it was the perfect way to escape, appropriately naming it 'Our Escape Hatch'.

Dale Drumright purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Dale Drumright chose Dare County

The beach is approximately 200 yards from Our Escape Hatch with direct access! Salvo is the perfect location for relaxing on the beach. It's never crowded and the area is family-oriented. It's quiet, but abounds with fun activities nearby or within a short driving distance.

What makes this Cottage unique

Our Escape Hatch is a small, but well maintained and beautifully decorated beach cottage. The kitchen bar is a perfect spot to share freshly cooked seafood with friends and family. The large outside decks are meant for sunbathing, reading a good book, or sharing a cocktail in the evenings. From the top deck, watch the sun rise over the ocean in the morning or in the evening watch it slowly sink toward the sound. Do yourself a favor and walk or drive over to the sound to see the dramatic sunset.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • 1st Guest Bedroom
        1 queen
      • 2nd Guest Bedroom
        1 double
      • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Outdoor Shower
        outdoor shower
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1

      Location Type

        • Ocean View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Ample seating for you and your guests. Outdoor table with chairs plus loungers.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Bring your charcoal and lighter for outdoor cooking.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          19 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect Cottage

                                                          christina d.

                                                          My family and I had a wonderful time at Our Escape Hatch! The cottage was the perfect size for the three of us and our golden retriever and it felt like home very quickly! The house is located in a cul-de-sac right off of a quiet street and close to the beach access. This cottage is clean, well- equipped and very comfortable. Dale couldn't have been more helpful in answering our questions and she even e-mailed us at the beginning of our stay to see if we needed anything. Our favorite part of this cottage was the rooftop deck. We spent every evening there! We would not hesitate to recommend this great escape and hope to stay there again.

                                                          Wonderful Relaxing Vacation Ever

                                                          Jae & Victoria P.

                                                          My husband, son(8), daughter(3) and I just got back from the Our Escape Hatch(OEH) yesterday. We miss it already.

                                                          The house is exactly as it appears in the picture. The lighthouse decorations throughout the house was charming and made us feel welcomed. Bed & sofa were comfortable and kitchen was well stocked with gadgets. Although there are three bedrooms, we cozy-ed up in the bedroom with wall-tv every night. But the smart tv for the rainy afternoon was awesome. We were able to walked to the beach everyday. The beach was not crowded and some days so empty that made us feel like we rented the whole shore. It was such a great relaxing vacation and I feel so lucky to have found this place.

                                                          Thank you Dale for sharing your home and making the whole process so easy and effortless.

                                                          We will be back!

                                                          Terrific Escape right near the beach

                                                          David B.

                                                          Our family just wrapped up our 4th of July vacation at Our Escape Hatch and Dale made the process easy and the house was wonderful. Everything described in the listing matched the physical property and the entire unit was clean upon our arrival. The proximity to the beach was perfect and there was plenty of room to spread out and take advantage of the perfect water. We also took time to travel around the Outer Banks and visit other beaches, including the inlet side.

                                                          We would highly recommend this to others who have a family and an out-going dog to consider this house as your home base for a vacation. Thanks Dale!

                                                          Adorable beach cottage

                                                          ChristineKerhonkson, NY

                                                          "Our Escape Hatch" was the perfect rental for my mom, sister, and I (and two dogs) during our week-long stay at the Outer Banks. We loved the relaxing location of Salvo--the beaches were beautiful and uncrowded. The beach access path was SO convenient to the house--we used it often. Dale was a pleasure to deal with, always responding quickly to emails, and sending detailed instructions and helpful tips. The house had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, and the rooftop deck was spacious and a great place to enjoy the ocean air. We looked at many rental listings before deciding on "Our Escape Hatch," and we couldn't have been any happier with our decision. We had a wonderful stay.


                                                          Jenni P.

                                                          We had such a great and relaxing vacation at the Escape Hatch. Pictures do not do it justice! Enjoyed every day of our vacation just relaxing at the beach (which is only a short walk away), cooking out on the grill, hanging out on the deck at night listening to the ocean and walking down to the local ice cream shop! Would come back again for sure, cant wait for our next trip :) Thanks again Dale, you were very on top of everything and it is much appreciated!

                                                          The Week after HURRICANE ARTHUR!

                                                          tina j.

                                                          Hurricane Arthur delayed our arrival by a day or so, but Dale did an amazing job to get things cleaned up and ready for us! We so appreciate her hard work. House is just as listed, comfortable, cozy and equipped with all the comforts of home. Loved the morning bike rides down the path along Rt. 12, grilling out every night, ice cream from the Village Conery and the ferry ride to spend the day at Ocracoke Island. Hurricane did leave debris all over and dead fish, but tried to remember we were on vacation. Dale got replacement W/D as soon as possible and central air worked great...thank goodness, it was 99 one day! So loved having our beloved black Lab, Lucy with us. Hope to return again some day ... all in all it was an adventure!


                                                          Salvo, NC, USA


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