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Walking Distance to Beach, Sound & Shop, Affordable Large Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Originally, a two bedroom flat roof cottage the Kneas cottage has evolved into the perfect beach vacation location for families hosting five bedrooms and 4 full baths. With a beautiful deck overlooking a large grass lot it is walking distance to both the beach, sound and shopping making it the ideal affordable rental home.

The first floor living area and kitchen is a large open 'L' shaped area with plenty of seating for dining, TV, reading area, and gaming. Two bedrooms and one and a half baths are located on the first floor. One of these bedrooms is ideal for children as it hosts 2 double, one single and a set of bunk beds. There is also an outside shower to use when returning from the beach. On the second floor the cozy living area with TV opens to the sun deck. Two of the bedrooms are off the second living area with one bathroom. The third bedroom and bath (master)is separated from the living area for more privacy. Ideal for two families to share the home and have private areas for relaxing.

Keywords: Outer Banks Vacation Home

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Judi

For over 40 years the Kneas family has vacationed at the Outer Banks in Kill Devils Hills, NC. Elizabeth and Harvey Kneas purchased this vacation home in 1960's just after the historic Ash Wednesday storm. The Kneas' brought the house as vacation home while residing in Portsmouth, Virginia, about 1 1/2 hours north of the OBX. Originally, a two bedroom flat roof cottage, the family has designed and remodeled the home into a perfect family gathering location. The Kneas family has spent many years at the 'cottage' hosting reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and just summer fun beach time together. Sons Butch and Jim grew up spending lazy summer days at the beach and later working as lifeguards, bartenders and other odd jobs through high school and their college years. Now the Kneas' grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoy the cottage; this third generation is learning to body surf, build sand castles, play putt putt and enjoy all the OBX has to offer.

Judi purchased this house in 1962

Why Judi chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

Large family home, only 1800 feet from 5th Street public beach access, a short walk. You may cross the highway with pedestrian signal. Also a short walk to the sound.

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to both the beach, sound and shopping makes it the ideal OBX home. Located at mile post 6 1/2 it is close to the Wright Brothers Memorial, several miles of bike paths, and Jockey's Ridge for hang gliding and kite flying. Minutes away from Oregon Inlet where you can drive on the beautiful beaches, fish from the shoreline or charter a deep sea fishing boat.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I just wanted to let you know how much we loved the house. It was awesome. We cound not have asked for a better place and time at the Outer Banks. I had never stayed there so all of it was new to us. We definitely have put this down as a must again for the season and the run. The weather was great. You and your kindnesss was great. I did everything except take the trash container to the street. I am so sorry. The kids loved it. Thanks so much for your hospitality!
Nov 2011
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Kill Devil Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Walking Distance to Beach, Sound & Shop, Affordable Large Home
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews

Kneas cottage

  • 5 of 5

I love the house tons of room and so beautiful. I 100% recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review of our vacation home. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the beach.
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Authentic Outer Banks Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend getaway. We LOVED it! It was perfect. Great location and quiet neighborhood. We liked this place so much we are planning to bring the family with us next summer, including my mother. The kitchen, living room, and 2 bedrooms are on the bottom floor which is rare at the beach. This is great for my mother as stairs are becoming harder to climb.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Very clean and well maintained. The house was very spacious and accommodated 9 people with lots of room to spare! The location is good; close to Kmart and Food Lion and the beach is only a block away. We enjoyed watching the meteor shower from the second floor deck. The outdoor shower was very handy as well! We will be back! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with lots of space! Close to the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kneas Cottage! The layout was perfect for multiple families and the house was well stocked with all of the essentials we needed for the week, including a 6 gallon steam pot that we used to steam some fresh Carolina blue crabs! The walk to the beach was short and easy with the convenience of the 5th street crosswalk. There was easy access to some really good bike paths as well without having to deal with much traffic. This house is close to it all! We would definitely be happy to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ste-Julie, Qc, Canada

One of the best vacation home ever seen

  • 5 of 5

The house is very large and have a lot of place. We were 7 and we each had our room. It was very clean and close to the beach. The owners were very helpful. We would recommend this house to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this house

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay in this home. Always nice and clean. They have everything you need to set up housekeeping while away from home. Plenty of cards and games for down time. High speed internet is a plus. Very close to the beach, shops and restaurants. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kill Devil Hills House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $89
Property Damage Protection $59

Dates will not be reserved until deposit of 50% has been received. Pet fee and remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival. If remaining amount is not received prior to 30 days, loss of reservation may result. A damage protection policy must be purchased at the cost of $59 for the week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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