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The Sunsetter Beach House! Pool & Home Theater! Nice People Only!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)



Nice People Only! The Sunsetter is in the middle of it all & that's where our guests want to be! Bring your Kayaks & Bikes! Like to make a run in the morning? The new NC (FREE) boat & Kayak Ramp and the Bike, Jogging & Walking Area is right down the street with the free pier and Gazebo so the kids can go crabbing. That's just a start!

Big, Bad & Beautiful! Welcome to The Sunsetter Beach House! Pool and Home Theater!

4 Bedrooms/ 3 Baths /3 Floors/ 2000 square feet/ Saltwater Pool! Enjoy the pleasure of Direct TV on the 65" Home Theater located on the 1st. Floor very private suite! NEXT IS YOUR LEASE>>>>>>

Plus the Upstairs 50 " Big screen in the Family living area.

Whole House dependable WiFi! Designed for pleasure!

>>>IMPORTANT!!~Need Help? Just email me direct or call me at or 757-927-4290 so we can fit you in!

THE Following IS YOUR LEASE! It's easy, simple!

IMPORTANT! I cannot complete your Booking without YOUR LEASE .When Booking you must agree to THE LEASE. IMPORTANT!! YOU MUST WRITE ON YOUR CHECK,


This Is Your Lease~

Please no smoking, no pets, no school groups & no parking. We cater to families and mature adult groups. We cannot hold your vacation dates without a payment. Please leave The Sunsetter neat and clean for our house manager who comes between guests. Most fires on the Outer Banks are caused by appliances left ON while people are away. Do not leave stove or any appliances on when not at The Sunsetter.

There is no lifeguard for pool, kids must be supervised at all times. You and guests are responsible forThe Sunsetter, Pool and also all injuries. All pool rules must be followed. Absolutly NO DIVING. Comply with local, county & NC rules...No glass in pool area inside the fence..You Must use cans or plastic. Put umbrellas down when leaving pool area and put bungee cords on them due to high prevailing winds at night. Keep Pool gate locked at all times and especially at night and when gone.. 1st. floor Master Suite direct access Door to pool area needs to be locked when pool is not in use. There are two buzzers and slide bolt at top of the door for extra safety to help keep kids from the pool area..

Free Hurricane Insurance~In case of hurricane mandatory evacuation, you agree and must leave. Make up nights will be approved. Cancellations will be made at no charge up to 90 days prior to vacation. Less than 90 days you will be refunded when your week is resold. If not resold you will get a credit. Off season rates do not include holidays.

Trash must be emptied and put in dumpster at street on Monday and Thursday nights for pickup the next morning. You cannot get up early enough to get the trash out if you forget the night before. Trash bags are under sink. Poolside trash can needs to be emptied along with other trash cans The trash truck arrives very early. All food must be removed from refrigerators.Please wipe out refrigerators. kitchens and bathrooms must be cleaned. vacuum cleaners are located on all three floors. Lock your doors and leave all keys on the kitchen counter. Leave Pool key on the Fish above the kitchen counter. You and your party agree to take good care of The Sunsetter. Any disputes between parties that can't be settled between the two parties will be settled in Dare County,N.C. court. Also, you agree to pay any damages in excess of $ deposit.


Booking is easy & with no hassles! Check our calendar & BOOK your favorite DATES NOW! POOL OPENS May 1st. 2017 & The POOL closes Oct. 16th.. 2017. Plus, the BONUS easy to use Solar pool cover is always available for your pool pleasure. BOOK with confidence! Free Hurricane Insurance always! BOOK NOW for best week! SORRY, NO PETS. Booking is easy. Check our calendar and book your favorite dates now. Pool opens May 1 2017 and Pool closes October 16 2017. Plus bonus easy to use solar pool cover is always available for you.

ALSO, ALL STAYS RECEIVE Free Linens & Bath Towels. Security Deposit $150. To reserve you week a deposit of 1/2 of week rent is due. Balance is paid before vacation. Mail checks to John Harris, 429 Shoreline Drive, Hampton, VA 23669

>> The very private 1st. Floor is the 800 sq. ft.Super Master & Meditation Suite W/ NEW KING BED for 2017 !! NEW 65" Super Flat Screen Home Theater!! New, dual reclining Love Seat & Pull out couch..Galley w/ new fridge, dish washer, sink, microwave. Also, New lady's makeup area & Wireless Laptop Desk .BRING YOUR WIFI laptop! Easy access to the outside private shower. Your own private side door access to the pool with privacy fence for coffee & your morning leisure swim.

>>The 2nd. floor ( main floor) The living room with big screen, Bathroom, Deck, 2 comfortable Barca Lounger recliners & High end Sterns & Foster comfortable couch! Plus 2 new dual reclining love seats,( Total 6 reclining seats), 2 dining areas, ( Granite kitchen & breakfast counter w/ 3 chairs, New Microwave, New Stove & Dishwasher!, NEW Queen FOR 2017!! Instant ON Fireplace in OFF season.

The>> 3rd. Floor offers a twin bedroom (2 very comfortable twins) & a queen master bedroom, NEW very comfortable queen foam bed! Private Observation Deck & bath room ! Please bring your beach & pool towels.


POOL OPENS May 1st., 2017~Oct 16th closes., Solar cover always provided & available plus easy to use! Think about it for a moment. Beach Time & coming home to the Pool! Dining out or just cooking out on the gas stainless grill.

Joined the Sunsetter VIP CLUB yet?? Get on board!

~Free Hurricane Insurance! Protect your vacation investment!

*Staying 7 nights! Pool cleaned twice a week! PLEASE! Bring your beach towels. Please...Do not take bath towels to the beach or pool. Beach Chairs provided free!.~Easy no hassle booking!~DIRECT TV! & WI FI! PLUS HOME THEAter!~No back & forth paper work~*No wasted time. NO lengthy check in! You come directly to The Sunsetter & start your vacation!! We are better.

Let's be specific about the Saltwater POOL! Ladies, please note. Your skin & clothing Is Important to you ! This is the upgraded Salt Water Pool so forget the harsh chemicals of the chlorine that dry out your skin, fade your swim wear & hard on your hair! An amazing fiberglass pool with 3 love seats & 3 LED night lights (pick the color you like best) that make the warm summer evenings a little more fun! For your swimming pleasure the pool is cleaned not once but twice a week!

The Sunsetter is in a great location, just a few minutes to the beach (750 yards) back just enough so you don't he. Plus an added bonus!! Hayman Beach Access! Your beach day is complete & while at the beach you can also walk to the pier Best of both worlds! Lunch time! Across from the pier is Awlful Arthur's.

Three floors of great vacation fun!

>>The 1st. floor, Pure Pleasure! 800 sq. foot Super Master suite offers simply the best! A private master suite that is great for a second couple, grand parents or a couple that demands their privacy. The 1st floor offers NEW Home Theater w/ stereo music channels, Ladies Make up & Wireless desk, a queen bed, pull out queen couch, private full bath (tub), washer & dryer, kitchen-Galley with fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. and a dining area. Also a back door to a private outside shower. Your own private door to the pool! The 1st floor alone is the size of many of the 'beach box' rentals.

>>The 2nd. floor offers a full kitchen with everything, 2 new recliners & 2 new double recliners & a private sun room with glass privacy doors for quiet adult dining, lounging & wifi . A second dining area in the main room, Digital Fireplace, a breakfast bar, a full bath and a bedroom with a queen bed. A 50' Direct TV & stereo/CD.

>>The 3rd. floor offers a master suite with a queen bed and your private observation deck with great views, perfect for total relaxation & a sunset cocktail. New!! Double Master Shower plus a second bedroom with 2 twin beds.

Here's our The Sunsetter VIP program just for you!. The Sunsetter offers our exclusive VIP Program, which is/after your first stay (leaving The Sunsetter the way you found it) which is clean & neat... No more security deposits on returning stays. (Security deposits are a hassle for you & us both) NO ONE does this anywhere on the Outer Banks! We have trust & faith in our responsible VIPS & Do reward all of our returning clients.

FREE Hurricane Insurance! If Kill Devil Hills has a mandatory evacuation, you get free make up time!! This season or next in the same time frame!!

Please BOOK you get the discounted week you & your family want!!


Our Location! Kill Devil Hills is the heart of The Outer Banks. KDH has 9,000 more year around residents than Nags Head. KDH has become the #1 town on The Outer Banks that past visitors have moved permanently to live year around & call home.

Our VIP Clients agree & we agree also! That The Sunsetter is what we call 'Location Central'!! About the best you can have.Just 750 yards to the beach. back just enough so you don't hear the road traffic & The Sunsetter is located within a mile or so of the TOP restaurants & Attractions on the Outer Banks! The Black Pelican, Awful Arthur's, Bad Bean Baha Grill, Dare Shopping Center, Bare Foot Bernie's, Henry's, Goombay's, Chili Pepper's, Awlful Arthur's & Lot's More!

John Harris, 757-927-4290

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John Harris
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About John Harris

One Important Note! I check my laptop 3 or 4 times a day so I can email you back as quick as possible the same day.

Our family photo taken Memorial Day, May 26th. 2014.

We purchased the beach house in 1995 and outgrew it as the family grew. In 2008 we added the first floor which was previously under house parking. This made the large first floor Master Suite with a full bath that everyone raves about today. Since then we have updated all 3 floors. Most recently we had the large 3rd. floor tile shower added and did away with the older tub. We got rid of the screened porch & added a private dining area which gives the adults a quiet dining experience if they so desire. We enjoy an ongoing updates to keep The Sunsetter the perfect vacation spot.

Pool added in The Summer of 2014.

The 1st. Floor Master Suite Home Theater added Fall of 2014. Bring your Pop Corn for the microwave.

Family is important to us so one week a summer we also come to The Sunsetter for our family reunion every year.

John Harris purchased this house in 1995

Why John Harris chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

My wife and I live in Hampton, Va. which is a short 98 mile drive to OBX and have always loved The Outer Banks. Growing up in Hampton there was always a big magnetic pull to The Outer Banks. Nothing quite like it. Now, more people have that same attraction & many have made the move either for a second home or retirement. Of course the beach was our major draw all year & it still is. Now its even more than that with friends and family, cookouts. Trips to Ocracoke and the free NC ferry system, Surf fishing is great especially in the off season.You must ride down to Oregon Inlet Fishing Center to see the offshore boats come into the docks at 4:30 in the afternoon where they show off the daily catches.(Leave about 4:00). The lifestyle is really laid back. The weather is great all year around with mild winters.The main reason is that the warm gulf stream runs so close. You can compare the weather to Jacksonville, Florida.

When we need to get away from our very hectic lives in the city, The Sunsetter is the answer.

The Sunsetter offers more. WI FI, great Direct TV on 2 BIG Screens!

Extras in the bath rooms, dining areas & kitchens. This is not a 'bare bones' typical rental. Our VIPS just expect more.

What makes this house unique

Our family always head for the beach where we meet up with friends & the local neighbors, no matter what time of year!!! We enjoy walking to Chili Peppers for dinner and a great bar, this tends to be a night spot that the locals like. Other great dining spots are Lafogatas (Mexcian, family & cheap), The Black Pelican, great night spot for dining and a great bar for family & friends. Awful Arthur's (great night spot with big, big bars up & down, family & friends ( the seafood is great).

Walking to the KDH free pier (kids love to go crabbing on the pier.

Want to relax at The Sunsetter? Fix your favorite beverage and sit upstairs on the deck to watch the sunsets. The free boat ramp is great for boaters. Our cookouts are always fun.

If you do like to cook out, we do have an excellent stainless grill with two propane tanks, many places have rusted iron grills stuck out in the sand that you need to get charcoal & put foil on, whew! Tried that once and could not get the grill going, the steaks were done at midnight! Forget that deal.

The Sunsetter can do families of 8 max. Many times 2 families with a max total of 8 come. Many extended families with aunts, uncles, nephews etc. come for spring, summer & fall with up to 8 max..

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW!! We work hard and our vacation time is really something we feel we need . It's important that we take a short vacation when possible. The Sunsetter met all our expectations & more! We are looking forward to coming back in the fall. Had a wonderful time!!
May 2010
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Kill Devil Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Very large new tiled shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom with tub & washer/ Dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on main floor
  • There is also an out door private shower off the first floor master suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , The Queen is firm Foam & this Master has a private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd. Floor / Beauty Rests
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor This Queen is a Sealy Comfort Series Plus Firm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor Master Suite w/ Sealy Plush
  • 1 King/ 2 Queens, 2 twins, Baby Crib (1) There is a pop up crib, Sleep Sofa (1) First floor sofa converts to queen bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Sunsetter is 2 Houses in one!!! Great house for 2 couples. Need privacy?? The first floor alone is a extra large Super Master Suite !! Why stay in a dump or a cramped single hotel, motel room!! The best secret is that you have plenty of room. 3 Floors, central A/C, 2 kitchens, 2 TV's, 2 decks,master double shower, 1 King, 2 queens, 2 twins, , 3 dining areas, stainless gas grill, outdoor private shower, 2 minutes to popular Hayman Beach access, free boat ramp close by, free KDH pier, lot is 21 feet above sea level for great views, Shopping and dining near by. Go exploring or pack your cooler & head for the beach. Relax and spend all day with your beach towel or take a trip south to Hatteras State Park, visit the light houses. For a real day trip take the family to Ocracoke, rated one of the top 10 beaches in America. NC has free ferry service. The Sunsetter will welcome you back after a fun filled day. It's time to relax and enjoy The Sunsetter.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

The Sunsetter Beach House! Pool & Home Theater! Nice People Only!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 25 reviews
Albemarle, NC

Second time at Sunsetter-just as good if not better than the first.

  • 5 of 5

John had upgraded Sunsetter since our first visit in August, 2014. We had a great time. Went to see the Wild Horses of Carolla on Sunday afternoon, and went to The Lost Colony one night. The grand kids really enjoyed the pool and we all enjoyed the afternoon walks on Bay Street and the wonderful views of the Sound. The Sunsetter is centrally located in Kill Devil Hills and accessible to many sights and restaurants in the area. I would also recommend visiting all of the Lighthouses. Mr. Harris has a great place and a wonderful host. Have fun at The Sunsetter! (I can't list all of the sights to visit-too many!)

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great 5 Star Family! Fraser & Family are returning VIPS (meaning no more security deposits to hassle with) . We talked on the phone a couple times during the family's stay. Fraser & I are about the same age & we both have grand kids. I agree with Fraser, walk or ride your bike to Bay Ave. is fun & it's just a short walk to the free KDH Pier/Gazebo. The kids love to go crabbing & the adults love the Sunsets and natural habitat.Great having you back Fraser! John If you have bikes, you should bring them.
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Dermot from NYC

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from a week at The Sunsetter and it was the perfect place to spend our vacation in Kill Devil Hills! From the location (Block from the bay was great for morning jog and a few blocks from the beach in a quiet and serene area.) To the house (Beautiful house where we grilled outside and cooked and had drinks in the 2nd floor kitchen/dining room area. Bottom floor area with access to the pool was awesome/great TV & entertainment center. And the outdoor saltwater pool area was the top of many highlights. We wound up leaving the beach early just to spend more time poolside. The Sunsetter had everything we needed down to small details (beach chairs, cooler, ice packs in freezer)-both entertainment areas & TV's are very impressive. Central location to all activities and restaurants in OBX-Black Pelican and Chili Peppers so close and recommended for dinner, Duck Donuts were big hit. John the owner is a gentleman who has done such an impressive job with all the details to the house(gets back to you asap if you have any questions). The past reviews I read were spot on and I can't tell you how much my group/family really enjoyed the house. Thanks again John! We look forward to staying with you in the future. -Dermot

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Sunsetter loves new 'Nice People Only!' families from a wide variety of states as well as our VIPS returning. Dermot & his family are from The Big Apple. What a great family. I look forward to having them back as our newest VIPS! No more security deposits. Every year I enjoy so much working with such outstanding people that book their important Vacation with The Sunsetter. It's called Trust! Every year, normally in the Fall & Winter we get busy improving The Sunsetter both Inside & Out & this Fall & Winter is no different. The 1st. Floor Master Suite & Home Theater is getting our 1st. ever King bed & the 2nd. Floor gets a new Queen! The Outside is also receiving new updates. I enjoy surprising our repeat VIPS with new updates. Thanks Dermot & Family~John This year's States that were represented are N.Y, N.Y., Maryland, Pa.,Ca., Illinois, New Jersey, W. Va., Mass., Va., N.C, S.C., Fl., D.C.& Oh. Several of these states were represented more than once.
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Carrollton, VA

Cerissa and Gang from VA

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home to make wonderful family memories, The Sunsetter is your vacation destination. I was fortunate to find this gem 5years ago, and have been renting since. Every year the owners do a wonderful job of either adding new additions or updating. We LOVED the new theater style chairs in the main living room area! The Sunsetter is perfectly located in Nags Head, you can choose to spend the day at the house lounging in the beautiful in-ground pool or you can hop across the highway to the beach access and play at the beach all day. The pool has a solar cover and it keeps the water warm and ready to dive in! The house is set back and the surroundings are quiet, perfect for early morning or late afternoon walk through the beautiful area. You are conveniently located to get to all the best stops and shops. Short drive to Duck Donuts at MP 8, Food Lion and Harris Teeter less than ten minutes down the road. We took a trip to Duck and Manteo during this past visit, and we were there in no time from the Sunsetter location. The new dining room table and the many amenities in the kitchen make the house perfect for cooking or getting food from the many close restaurants (Awful Arthur's, Chilli Peppers, Henrys, Seasalt Grill, Trio, Captain Frank's, Black Pelican, Spanky's) and bringing it back to the house and enjoying! You are also located right near the fishing pier, if you and the family want to spend a fun day on the pier. Great location also for family fun activities. Putt putt course, ice cream shops, fudge shops and wonderful shopping!!! There are also multiple decks to enjoy conversing or even enjoy a meal out on. The owners are wonderful and available at anytime during your visit, if you needed to contact them. My family and I have made many wonderful memories over the past 5 years at The Sunsetter, and we will continue to do so. Even though we were just there visit, we will be enjoying again in May! Thanks John and family for being so wonderful and helping us have amazing vacations at The Sunsetter.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laurie & friends from OH

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What an extremely well located place & WHAT A POOL! It was fabulous to walk out of our bedroom portion (on the 1st floor no steps at ALL) and have the pool right outside and well taken care of. Coffee in the morning or drinks at night, especially if you decide to stay in at night & BBQ. Pretty sunsets. No traffic noise & very private. This beach house shows pride of ownership and its such an EASY place to stay. This place has everything you could possibly want in a beach home. The place is spotless and the furniture is new & comfortable, especially the recliners! Everywhere their was comfort at your fingertips. Did I mention the solar blanket for the pool? The water is as warm as bath water and the jets are wonderful for those of us with a bad back! The pier was great for fishing as per my husband. Myself, I would rather spoil myself in the pool - its saltwater! What great days doing nothing but going in the pool and then going out to a conveniently located restaurant for dinner. There is so much for a family to do in the area besides going to the beach or pier, ice cream shops, putt putt golf courses & of course Shopping! The decks are great & we moved the dining room table from the kitchen outdoors to eat on the deck in the evening (sorry John) which was only a few feet away. The upper floor deck was awesome & convenient in the evenings to watch the sunset. I would return here for sure. John is a great guy to do business with & as honest as they come & just takes such care & pride in the property - I'm hoping I made a friend for life - how convenient is it to have a friend with a beach house? I really appreciate the modern accommodations and conveniences the house has to offer. It was great to have a proactive owner who answered each and every question I had, big or small. John's quick response was appreciated and an indicator for me that he really wanted us to have a great vacation. I received my deposit back from him before I even got home! No hassles there. John, thanks so much for providing such a wonderful vacation home. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Evidently Laurie & Tim stayed in the 1st. floor Master Suite.. She is right on. When you open the side 'pool' door you are 5 feet from the pool. Talking about a wake up, when you step outside bring your sunglasses. The gleaming pool & crystal clear water is startling I also have coffee in the morning pool side. Great to be out in the pool or just relaxing in the early morning before the family starts to rise & shine. Laurie & Tim are from the great state of Ohio. The Sunsetter is host to Ohio guests every year. Wonderful families. OSU!!! Best Band in the Land. My neighbor graduated from Penn. State & his wife graduated from Ohio State. We really enjoy the football games together. Laurie & I were in contact with each during their vacation week. I suggested the free KDH pier & Gazebo, I hope they enjoyed it. Kids do love to crab & fish there, short walk & it's free. It's an easy walk & well worth it, especially the sunsets. I appreciate families from All the states, Ohio is special with a very strong connection to Kill Devil Hills because of the Wright brothers being from Ohio. It was the Wright Brothers that put Kill Devil Hills on the map. Laurie, of course I don't mind you taking the table outside on the deck..great idea! I do think I'll add a outdoor table on the deck for the Summer of 2016! Thanks for the idea.. Your family definitely had a great time & that means so much to me. Thanks Laurie & Tim for taking your time to write a great review. Hope to hear from you & Tim soon. I do need to mention that Laurie checked the box, 'Good for people with disabilities'. Full Disclosure~ The Sunsetter has 3 floors & 2 flights of stairs. The 1st. floor master suite has a 4 inch rise making wheel chair access nearly impossible. I frequently tell people with certain issues that a 1 floor beach box may be more desirable. I am very fortunate to have the very best guests on the Outer Banks. Having talked with and meeting so many great people across this great Nation! Don;t be strangers Laurie & Tim. Thanks so much! John
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Spectacular Outer Banks Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We were most fortunate to have stumbled onto the Sunsetter at the last minute! I sent an inquiry in and John was quick to reply and it was booked a few days later. We have vacationed in the Outer Banks for 30 plus years and have always stayed in a Condo. This year we were lucky enough to have found John's beach cottage with a private spectacular salt water pool. This pool won us over and ended up being the highlight of our much that we are looking to put one in our own upstate NY backyard. The Sunsetter has a very warm and family atmosphere. I love The Harris' story and the background on John's treasured pile of sand then and now! It really creates the special feel of this home. This is a well-stocked house with everything you could possibly need and more. We chose to stay in at night and cook our own dinners so that we could enjoy the pool and/or beach longer each day. It is a 2 minute drive to the Hayman Beach Access, which made it so easy with 2 kids and all their "stuff." John has several beach chairs to use and it was most appreciated. The downstairs apt. Type room is perfect for someone traveling with you looking for a little privacy but wanting to remain with everyone as well. It's nicely decorated, and great home theater for family movie night. John was great to send an email encouraging us to walk to the new pier on the bayside. It a short walk, and a very peaceful atmosphere there, also so much fun watching my kids go crabbing and fishing off the pier as well. Overall, It wonderful to stay at a well loved, well taken care of abode located centrally in one of the most beautiful places I have enjoyed most if my life. So glad it was named after is most spectacular quality....the sunsets! The deck off the bedroom allowed us to enjoy the stunning, vibrant red and orange hues each night....something we never could see staying right on the ocean. This beach cottage is highly recommended! Thanks John for everything! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was Doug & Stacey's first visit to The Sunsetter & I welcome their family now as new Sunsetter VIP!! No more deposits to hassle with! What a great family. They reside in upper state New York. Doug drove the family down with a broken arm for the vacation week. Doug, you are Superman! Hope the arm is mending ok. When Stacey said they had been staying in condos I knew that this was going to be a spectacular stay like never before. The Sunsetter has a lot of room covering 3 floors. The location is in the center of Kill Devil Hills which is centered in the middle of The Outer Banks with everything close by. Just far enough back from the road so you don't listen to beach traffic all night. I was updated on the family adventures during the week. Stacey's dad passed away 14 years a ago & he introduced his family to the Outer Banks years ago when Stacey was in her growing up years which is all so familiar to me. I started driving down from Hampton loaded with surf boards as soon as I started driving in High school. We would all spend the nights in tents on the beach in the mid 60's. Lots were in the $600. range & I thought who would be crazy enough to spend that kind of big money, I mean my car cost $150.!! Seriously. We are fortunate having found the perfect spot. The 7500 sq. ft.lot is 21 feet above sea level so we enjoy the prevailing winds & great views. In the fall we open the windows & it's so refreshing day & night. So when I say to my family ,'Let's blow out The Sunsetter!' Everyone raises the blinds & we open ALL 29 windows! At night I suggest a light blanket. I can hear the kids laughing as winds whistle through the house. Early, with the first rays of sun light...On the 3rd. floor I watch the Sunrise out the 'Picture window'& make a quick check of the weather for the day. In the evenings we gather on the 3rd. floor deck for the Sunset. It's my pleasure to meet & share information with such wonderful families like Doug & Stacey. There's a beautiful pier & gazebo down the street for kids to crab & fish. It's free.. I agree with Stacey, the saltwater pool is a real treat for our guests & my family also. Recently, I was fortunate to come down for 3 days. My wife, Ann Marie, had only one day & left for her job at school late Sunday. Our neighbor called & invited me me to BBQ Pork Chops. I said I had to pass because I'd be in the pool until dark. That's they way it goes on The Outer Banks. Doug & Stacey, thank you for your nice review.~John
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Hampton, VA

Kim D

  • 5 of 5

The Sunsetter is a great choice for a family vacation on the OBX! I love all the new upgrades, including the pool and the theatre room! Just being on the OBX is a "mind set" and staying at the Sunsetter is an added bonus to make anyone's vacation relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable! And it's close to my favorite restaurant on the OBX, Chili Peppers! Thanks, Mr & Mrs Harris for an unforgettable vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim & her friends (Ducky's party) are all VIPS & & enjoy coming to The Sunsetter in October to surf fish & enjoy the pool. They are booked for October 10-17th.again this year. This group comes to The Sunsetter often. They were down last spring, summer & of course October (same week) & last year, reported the pool temp at 85 degrees on October 15th. using the solar blanket. The trick with the solar blanket is to put it on at nights (for heat retention) & during the day when the pool is not in use.The pool will remain open until October 20th. October is a fantastic time of the year. The weather is incredibly beautiful. I also come to The Sunsetter when it's not booked in October. I agree with Kim, Chili Pepper's Grill is fun & it's right down the street. Thanks Kim for your nice review, have a great time & good luck surf fishing!~John
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Welcome to The One & Only OBX Sunsetter Beach, Pool & Home Theater House!

Just a note.. Linens & Towels FREE, Always! Free Hurricane Insurance!

Free WiFi! PLUS!!! We have the Very popular Hayman Beach Access!! With Life Guard & Showers close by!!

The Sunsetter is located 750 yards from the beach. Just far enough that you don't hear the road traffic day & night. Several Great restaurants, The Dare shopping Center, The Movies, Putt, Putt Golf & Go Karts, The Public Boat Ramp, Two KDH Piers, The very popular Hayman Beach Access.

From Hayman Beach Access, you can walk to the pier & Awful Arthurs! Plus we are across the street from Chili Peppers & The bad Bean! Our VIP guests love the Location! Like being in the middle of everything!! Including Dare Shopping Center 1 mile south!

Of course the The Beach, The Wright Brothers Memorial, offshore fishing at Oregon Inlet & the piers, Shopping (Ladies,you will love Belk's), dining, free boat ramp & free KDH pier.


Rates & Availability

Kill Devil Hills House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Apr 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring/POOL OPEN May 1st.
Apr 28 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spr./POOL OPEN May 1st.
May 19 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Cancellations~Full refund before 90 days of your vacation move in date. Less than 90 days, we will re~list & refund when the week is re~sold. If not sold, you will have a credit for another date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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