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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Kill Devil Hills

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash must be emptied prior to departure, placed in trash cans and taken out to the curb. During the week Tuesday and Fridays must go out.
  • Refrigerator must be cleaned and emptied out prior to departure.
  • Dogs must be crated when left alone in the house, and have proof of flee treatment prior to arrival.
  • 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 4 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 double , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , rollaway cots
  • 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


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Walking Distance to Beach, Sound & Shop, Affordable Large Home
average rating of 4.72 based on 26 reviews

We loved this home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible weekend! This home was perfect for us, our kids, & our parents. We came down Thursday with our family, got married on Friday in Manteo, & enjoyed the rest of our time there finding beach goodies. We would love to return & stay at this beautiful spacious home again soon. Thank you so much for sharing this place with our family!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Union Hall Va

It was very nice and everyone enjoyed the accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house and I especially like the way it was decorated.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temple Hills, MD

What an accommodating home!

  • 4 of 5

This home has a boat load of space for large families. Only problem, the iron & ironing board. I would suggest updating both for those who have packed for a long stay & need to iron. Other than that, I definitely recommend this home for your visit to the OBX!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we enjoyed having you as a guest in our home. We appreciate your comments and will definetly replace the iron and board. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay in your home. There was plenty of room for 9 adults and 5 kids. Your home is well equipped, BBQ, AC, outside shower, games... just to name a few. Every day we drove one vehicule to the beach to bring all the stuff while everyone else took a short walk (8-10 min) to get to the beach. The weather was perfect. The beach and the waves were amazing... kids and grown ups had a blast. Thank you again for your hospitality and hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our home, you were the perfect guests. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the OBX. Your welcome to come back anytime.
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

The house was lovely. Perfect size for all 10 of us without getting in each other's way! We had an issue with the A/C and the owners had someone out to fix it within the hour! The kitchen had everything we needed that we didn't bring. We will definitely be back again soon! We rented bikes to get around town if we were going a mile or two away. So much easier than driving! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting our vacation home, you were wonderful guests! We appreciate your help with the AC repair. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the OBX. We would love to have you visit again.
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Awesome Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to rent - convenient to most activities in OBX. Lots of room in the house, our extended family fit with zero issues. Owners are friendly and great to work with. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund