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Great 8 BR 8 Ba. Pool w/ Slide 2 Spas by Beach & Duck Village. Reserve 2018!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms + 8.5 Baths, Private Pool, 2 Hot Tubs, Sleeps 18, Great Community

8 bedroom 8.5 bath home in the FOUR SEASONS Community in Duck, N.C. voted Best North Carolina Resort Community.

A recent remodel expanded the Pool Deck and Game Room. , Bring your golf clubs and use our Kilmarlick Club membership for discounts and shuttle service, bring K-cups for the Keurig coffee brewer, enjoy a clean, well decorated, comfortable home, recently upgraded appliances and new carpeting. This home features a large upper floor kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, an island with barstool seating, two dining tables a large living room with new sectional sleep sofa, flat screen TV and decks from the living room and dining room areas with more outdoor tables and chairs. All year long, FOUR SEASONS Community offers indoor heated pool, exercise and game room so you can always swim in comfortable water. In season, add the oceanside outdoor swimming pool, shuffle board courts, kid's play area and beach access a short walk (by seven houses) from the house -And a summer trolley if you don't want to walk or carry beach chairs. You'll find FOUR SEASONS is a great place that caters to it's guests - and so do we.

The home has wireless internet access. Large windows on all sides provide lots of light. Two master bedrooms with king size beds / private baths and deck access and a powder room are on the upper level. The mid level features 4 bedrooms; a king bed, two queens and a double set of bunk beds all with private baths. Seven bedrooms connect to a covered deck or porch. There is a large laundry room with new washer / dryer, 2 Pak-n-Plays, baby gate and a high chair . The Ground has 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, 2 baths, Game room with kitchenette, Pool table, Large flat screen TV/stereo with comfortable spectator chairs, couch and love seat seating. Pool deck access and guest's beach equipment storage area complete the lower level. The pool deck area has an outdoor shower and TWO Hot tubs, new chaise lounges for relaxing and a pool made for fun with built in benches and a slide. A new Pergola and Trees provide privacy and some shade. Pool heat can be provided in spring and fall for an additional $450/ week. The guest storage room has beach chairs and pool /beach accessories for your use. The keyless entry with a secure code that changes weekly means everyone come and go easily - No keys to lose!

There is room for 6 - 8 parking spaces and easy ocean and Village access. During the summer a community trolley operates that will bring you to all the amenities such as the indoor and outdoor pools, clubhouse, game room, tennis/ basketball courts, tot playground, beach and Soundside pier, Duck Village and town walking trail - or you may take a very short walk to the beach; you're just 7 houses away.

Located very close to the center of Duck shops, services and restaurants and the Duck Soundside Park that features community events, concerts and activiies. The walking trails through the community and town make bike riding, strolling and running safe, easy and pleasant.

Keywords: Expanded Game Room, great furnishings & beds. Kitchen and bathrooms have granite countertops and fixtures, New Deck Furniture. Four Season's is Duck's best neighborhood. Life o'Rily is seven houses to the ocean, a short walk to community pools, tennis courts, playground, basketball, clubhouse, Soundfront Boardwalk and Park & village of Duck. Sleeps 18

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Lynn Hoffmann
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Lynn Hoffmann

Please feel free to contact the owners, Lynn and Rich Hoffmann @ 202.213.9627 for information / with questions. We welcome your comments and suggestions. We have a large family and make our home enjoyable for large and small groups with many extras for comfort and convenience.

We take pride in maintaining and improving ' Life o' Rily' and spend as much time as possible at the Outer Banks in Duck and Corolla. Our other home is in Corolla, NC VRBO # 56291, another stylish, well located & unique home with the best indoor / outdoor pool around located in Corolla Light Resort, a full service Ocean to Sound community, also voted a 'Best N.C. Resort

Community of the Year'.

Lynn Hoffmann purchased this house in 2010

Why Lynn Hoffmann chose Duck

We've enjoyed vacationing in Duck and the Outer Banks for many years and believe Four Seasons neighborhood is the finest one in Duck due to the ideal location and it's unique style and year round amenities. It's an easy drive from the Mid Atlantic area one hour south of Norfolk, Va and the Airport. We also own VRBO # 56291 in Corolla Light, the 2010 Best Resort Community in North Carolina.

What makes this house unique

Where to begin .... You can take it easy or Go, Go, Go. depending onyour mood, companions and the time of the year. Staying home is a pleasure due to the comfort and style of Life o' Rily'. There is a great variety of scenic, cultural, natural, sport and relaxation options. A reasonable drive from major midatlantic cities but feels a world away. This area is becoming known as an event destination for family reunions, weddings and friends retreats. Our home accomodates large groups well and Four Seasons has year round amenities. We love walking or riding bikes around Duck Village. The natural beauty of the area is valued and protected and 'smart growth' is becoming the practice to limit over building and commercialization. The town's walking trails, shops and restaurants, Soundfront Park and boardwalk add a lot to the enjoyment and convenience of a visit to Duck .

Guestbook comments from the owner

" I just spent a great week at the beach in your house. Loved it! Our family normally stays down the street but this year we were at your place. Loved it...May many more people enjoy your house as much as we did!

Jun 2011
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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • Every bedroom has a private bathroom except one lower level bedroom that has the bathroom adjacent to it and opening to the game room as well. The powder room is on the upper level by the Great Room
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (3) In two upper level and one mid level bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) In two mid level and two lower level bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) TWO Folding Pak and Plays, Bunk Beds (2) Two sets in one mid level room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lower level gameroom with pool table and kitchenette with full sized refrigerator and ice maker adjacent to the outdoor pool deck. The pool has a slide and built in seating for extra enjoyment. Outdoor picnic tables, chaise lounges and Adirondack chairs on all 3 deck levels. Most bedrooms have a deck or balcony, TV and a private bathroom. Treed back yard for pool privacy and nice view of the community from the front decks. Assorted deck furniture and ouside tables. Beach chairs and toys are provided for guests Pool can be heated in spring and fall for $450.00/wk.


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Great 8 BR 8 Ba. Pool w/ Slide 2 Spas by Beach & Duck Village. Reserve 2018!
average rating of 4.981818 based on 59 reviews

Living the Life o' Rily!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our first week in the Outer Banks at this wonderful home and had one of our best vacation stays EVER! We have a large extended family (18) and the accommodations were perfect. The home was immaculate when we arrived. The Wi Fi was fast and worked for all of our devices. The pool was just the right size and the kids loved the slide! We liked that it was a short walk or shuttle to the beach and the community pool was also very nice. We decided after just a few days to rent the home for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love Happy Campers and we're happy to have You & Yours returning! All kidding aside, we feel great satisfaction when Life o' Rily earns a review like yours. We feel a sincere clear sense of responsibility to our guests to make our vacation home, and your experience there, a high quality one. Thank you, M.
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Perfect home for large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Life o' Rily was the perfect choice for our extended family of 18 - from a 2 year old to her 84 year old grandmother! With 8 bedrooms and private baths for all, the large, light-filled great room on the top floor, multiple decks with tables and seating, the game room and pool area, Life o' Rily gave us plenty of room to stretch out comfortably. Everything was spotlessly clean upon our arrival and the wifi worked well. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to cook for our large gang and 2 dishwashers made clean up easy. We were happy we followed your recommendation to heat the pool for our early October stay- we all spent a lot of time jumping (and sliding) between the hot tubs and pool. The closet with bikes, beach chairs and pool toys was a plus. The Four Seasons Community fitness center and pool, convenient access to the beach and the easy bike ride to Duck gave us lots of options to keep everyone happy! Working with Lynn via email was easy, pleasant and prompt. It was a perfect week in OBX celebrating our son's wedding - topped off with spectacular weather, a full moon and the best accommodations! :-) Thanks so much! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer memories

  • 5 of 5

Life o' Rily was everything we had hoped to enable our large family to make our vacation a wonderful memory. It had been years since we could get schedules planned together (ages 73 to 2 -- all 18 of us) and we were not disappointed. The home was clean and homey and well supplied -- in fact, we have never stayed in a rental with so many kitchen items and the 2 dishwashers made life easy for dinner cleanup. There were activities for all of us -- beach, kayak touring, jet skiis, swimming inside and out, restaurants, and local entertainment nearby. Any of our wishes or needs were met PROMPTLY by the staff we were assigned to. Just can't say enough about the convenience of "Four Seasons Community" being located in the center of Duck and one of our family members summed it up with "this vacation home couldn't be any more perfect for a large family"!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim for perfection! Great to know we hit the mark for You & Yours. We feel the same way about the Four Seasons community and its location, it the best place in Duck. Thanks for being there - L & R
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Has everything you need...and more!

  • 5 of 5

It was clean, organized and had everything for the entire family to enjoy. Kitchen was all labeled to make finding things even easier. Kids enjoyed the slide and adults the hot tubs. Had two hicups during our stay but were quickly resolved once we called. Loved the responsiveness at all times (before, during and after our stay). Would definitely recommend without hesitation. Very close to town too

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to know you had a good time at Life o' Rily and all ages were satisfied. We work hard trying not to "hiccups' but things can happen anyways. I'm glad our property manager answered your call promptly took good care of you. Hiccups are one thing - indigestion is completely unacceptable!!! Thanks for your review, M., please come again.
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Second Year - As Good or Better than the First!

  • 5 of 5

Our four-generation group returned to Life O'Rily for a second year in early August for another wonderful week. We noticed some added touches and investments in the property since last year which show the TLC that owner Lynn puts into it. Once again, we loved the place (and the bathrooms for every bedroom - so nice!!) and found ourselves hanging at the pool and hot tubs (two of them which is awesome) and watching the whole family from great-grandpa to the two 3-year olds on the slide and having a great time. Golf at Kilmarlic, Duck Donuts, walks on the beach all filled our days. We have a conflict for 2018 but have already booked our return visit for 2019! Thanks, Lynn, for another fabulous week in Duck!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I saw Great Grandpa go down the slide!! Thanks for your review - It's a true joy to us to have extended families getting together and having a great time at Life o' Rily. It's the incentive and the reward for putting a lot of time & effort into annual off season maintenace & upgrades and having a local team that helps us keep things in shape during the busy rental season. Our family is scattered all over the USA; our annual vacation week is the only time we're all's got to be good!
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Life O' Riley is quite the Life

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Life O' Riley. The house was absolutely beautiful. There were 16 of us in the house and there was plenty of room and you never felt congested. The kids loved the water slide at the pool and loved the pool table in the basement game room.

Each bedroom had its own bathroom which was quite convenient.

Loved sitting on the top deck in the mornings enjoying my coffee and in the evenings enjoying a cocktail.

The owners were amazing. Very quick to reply to emails or phone calls with any questions we had. They also offered helpful advice to which golf courses to play.

Don't forget to go to Duck Donuts and enjoy those wonderful creations.

Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You hit some of our favorite highlights, too....we love those Donuts, hahaha. And the golf, And being able to fit our family of 16, And Duck Village & community. It was a pleasure to share our home with you. You are wonderful guests and pleasant to work with. We hope you'll return to Life o' Rily. Thanks, Tim!
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"One of our favorites for lunch & dinner. Try to sit in an old section booth by the bar. Its ..."
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Duck Deli
"Good breakfast spot & Great Smoked Food & BarB Que. Carry out packages for big groups and d..."
Red Sky Cafe
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Tullios Bakery
"Cakes, pastry, cookies, and other delicious desserts and food can be ordered for large grou..."
"Check it out for the custom kites, kayak rentals and other lessons for water sports"
Hawaiian Island Snow-Balls
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Dockside 'n Duck Seafood Market
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ABC Store
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Wee Winks
"Convenience store with snacks, staples, groceries & some produce"
Tommy's Gourmet Market and Wine Emporium
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Nor'Banks Sailing
"water sports, sailing lessons, an established Duck business"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Aqua, Roadside Grill, Blue Point, Red sky, Sunset
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Public: Kilmarlick, Pointe, Sea Scape, Duck Wood
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Duck Deli, Roadside, Fishbones, Red Sky, Pizza,
Car: not necessary

Besides its beaches, the Outer Banks is also known for its deep sea fishing which can be chartered from Oregon Inlet, nautical history and Lighthouses, Wright Memorial/birthplace of aviation, kite flying, surfing, off road beach driving, wild horse viewing and beach fishing, the beautiful National seashore drive down to Cape Hatteras and the ferry trips to Okrakoke Island among it's activities. There are antique and consigment shops, Tanger Outlet as well as many other shopping options. Duck Village & Corolla are nice places to wander around. The Soundfront Shops and the Town's Soundfront Park has beautiful boardwalks with benches fronting the Currituck Sound. A full summer program of entertainment and music is open to the public. Fresh local seafood and nearby restaurants give you many opportunities for dining out. Movies,mini golf, go carts and bowling are south in Kill Devil Hills area around mileposts 5 - 10. An aquarium and event facility is open on Jenrette's Pier in Nags Head. Manteo, on Roanoke Island, has the Elizabethan Gardens, the Dare county government, various public events and art league shows and historical exhibits.

Stop in the Harris Teeter on right or Food Lion on left for groceries after you cross over the Wright Memoral Bridge and before you turn onto Rt. 12 toward Duck.

In Duck, Tommy's Gourmet, Dockside Duck Seafood (by the liquor store)and Wee Winks have food and groceries. Four Seasons has a Rec Center on the right immediately after the entrance gate. You'll check in for parking passes and community information. The indoor pool and excercise room, game and meeting room, tennis and basketball courts are located there. A community trolley runs in the summer. Four Seasons has community walking & biking trails that connect to the Duck Village trails and a Soundfront pier.

Movies and other grocery stores are north in Corolla, too. Off road beach driving and fishing, Historic attractions, Audubon society and kayaking, The Historic Whalehead Club and Coastal Museum and the Corolla Lighthouse and small Corolla village are popular there.

On Rt.158 on the mainland is Sanctuary Vineyards and tasting room by the Cotton Gin, local family owned and operated. The Weeping Radish micro Brewery is nearby

there for the beer lovers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

we take reservations up to two years in advance with a fully refundable $500.00 deposit.
Payment by Check. We don't currently accept credit cards due to the extra processing fees but may in the future.
Linens are included with summer season rental. There's a $200.00 discount for bringing your own sheets & towels.
Linens are additional in the spring, fall & winter holidays @ approximately $15.00 /person.
pool heat is available from April - October for an additional $450.00 fee. Pool is closed late October through March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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