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Duck - Panoramic WaterViews/Close Walk to Town, Ocean & Sound/Quiet Cul De Sac

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,630 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

*** FYI - We do not list our home on Craigslist.

*** Kitchen just completed a remodel - new cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

*** New skylight in master bedroom.

*** Amazon Fire TV with Sony Play Station Vue Streaming Television.

*** New wireless printer.

The name of our cottage is Craic'n Crabs. Craic is Gaelic for good times and fun. It is located on a quiet cul de sac within a 15 minute walk (1 mile) from the shopping and restaurants of Duck. The water photos of our property have not been zoomed. You have an almost 360 degree view of water from our decks and incredible views from the master bedroom as well as views from the two other bedrooms. You can view a video from our top deck above. Also, when the winds are blowing strongly from the east you can enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach.

On the main floor of the house you will find a wide open family room, dining area, kitchen, guest bedroom and kids bedroom as well as a full bath. There is also a screened porch right off of the kitchen. The top floor has the master bedroom, the master bath as well as a balcony running the full width of the house over looking the main floor.

The master bedroom has a king sized bed, the guest bedroom has a queen and the kids room has a full over full bunkbed as well as a single bed.

The best views of the water can be found on our expansive top deck. Our hot tub is located here which provide fantastic views of the ocean and sound during the day and spectacular views of the night sky to enjoy star gazing. We have plenty of seating for hanging out with the family or enjoy tanning on a lounge chair while listening to the outside ipod/stereo system. You can access the top deck from the balcony over the family room, the master bedroom or the outside stairs through the screened porch.

Our cottage is a short walk to the beach as well as the Albermarle Sound, pool and tennis court. Enjoy crabbing at the end of our neighborhood dock, which also has a gazebo. There are only 5 homes on our cul de sac resulting in a safe and quiet area for kids to play. Our backyard is essentially a dune.

Craic'n Crabs will feel like your second home. It is warm and cozy. Everything you need is provided - from a fully stocked kitchen, beach chairs and boogie boards to a pack'n play, baby gate, wagon, beach toys and crab trap.

Enjoy eating in our screened in porch right off our kitchen with beautiful views of the Sound. The master bedroom has a wet bar. We have a convenient and powerful outside shower for when you return from a long day at the beach. Our beds are comfortable for a great nights sleep and our hammock is nice for a quiet, shaded nap during the day. We also have a convenient fish cleaning station.

Please refer to the reviews section to see what past guests have said about our home.

We hope that you enjoy your stay!

Keywords: Water Views, Cottage, Walk to Town, Sound Access

More Details

Mark McMahon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Mark McMahon

Our family of four first went to and fell in love with Duck in 1998. Although we live 6 hours away in Pennsylvania we make the drive down to the outer banks every chance we get.

Mark McMahon purchased this house in 2007

Why Mark McMahon chose Tuckahoe

Duck is a quiet and beautiful village. It is a great walking town with plenty of shopping and restaurants. The private beaches are spectacular without all of the crowds of the northeast. Duck is conveniently located so that you can drive to the off road area to see the wild horses in the north or head south to Oregon Inlet to charter a fishing boat.

What makes this house unique

This is one of the highest elevations in Duck and provides unparelleled views of the water from almost all directions. We wanted a quiet street for the kids with an easy walk to town, the beach and the sound. Our neighborhood has private beach access as well as a private pool and a private tennis courts.


Tuckahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1630 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • The master King size bed is very comfortable with a firm mattress. The guest room, queen sized bed, is very comfortable with a firm mattress. The kid's room has a single bed and a bunk bed which is a full top and bottom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We can recommend a linen service that does drop off and pick up. The property also has a screened in porch off the kitchen with waterviews, book library, board games, ipod dock, upper deck sound system, fish cleaning station, shared tennis court, shared pool, sound access, hammock, outside shower and sits on a cul de sac.


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Duck - Panoramic WaterViews/Close Walk to Town, Ocean & Sound/Quiet Cul De Sac
average rating of 4.989691 based on 97 reviews
New Boston, Michigan

Beautiful Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this house. We had a great stay and definitely hope to return. Mark was extremely responsive to all of my questions and very easy to deal with. The house is exactly as advertised - very spacious and very well stocked. It was our first visit to the Outer Banks - but we couldn't have picked a better location. It was easy to visit the Northern beaches and not too long of a ride to Hatteras Island. The walk to the beach was very short - or there is parking right next to the development's access point. And our favorite part of the vacation was sitting in the hot tub - enjoying the views of the sound and ocean during the day and the stars at night. Spring break at the Outer Banks is amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Great property location - within a mile walk/bike to Duck village and a short walk to the beach and the Sound. The house was nicely stocked with everything we needed (including a kid wagon to haul our stuff to the beach). Great views from the deck. Nice options to have meals inside or on a screened in porch, with the views of the ocean and the Sound! Also great location from the entry bridge to the island and grocery stores (about 10 mins away), so don't have to be stuck in beach traffic!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fuquay Varina, nC

Awesome Views Great house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Craic'n Crabs. Our family of five had a great mini vacation. The house is very comfortable and the kitchen (new) was well stocked. The views can't be beat. The top deck is huge with water views pretty much everywhere you look. The exterior of the house is a bit weathered but it has that old obx cottage feel. Mark is easy to work with and answered all our questions.

Looking forward to returning for another vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful water views and home. Super responsive owner to questions. Look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our vacation in this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 vacationed over Thanksgiving this year, and loved this beautiful home! The home is situated high up so the views of both the ocean and sound are fantastic! You can even see the sound from the kitchen window which makes for a relaxing time if you prepare meals (which we did for Thanksgiving!) The brand new kitchen renovation is wonderful, with all new stainless appliances and is well stocked should you decide to make meals in. The home is very spacious so no one ever felt crowded or confined. The master suite upstairs is amazing, with a door leading to the wrap around deck and hot tub with views galore! Star gazing at night is breathtaking. The master bath is also very large and has a jetted tub with fantastic views of the sound. We loved making a fire in the fireplace which was so cozy, and the home was filled with great card and board games too! The beach and sound are a short walk, and the owner stocks all the chairs and beach toys you need for fun on the beach! The town of Duck is a short walk or drive and is filled with great shopping and delicious restaurants. We visited several and never had a bad meal. The seafood store in Duck (Dockside N' Duck) was also wonderful and had a large selection of fresh fish, shrimp and other local delicacies you can buy and prepare at home. Our family loved spending time on the beach (even in November!), taking walks on the beach and into the town of Duck, shopping in local stores, dining in all of the great restaurant options, and just spending down time together at this special home. Will definitely return for another vacation filled with great memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

You Won't Find a Better View On The Outer Banks

  • 5 of 5

This home has so much to offer. I must start with the view - the spacious deck gives a birds-eye view of both the sound and ocean. The sunset view can't be beat and the hot tub at night under the starry sky is a great way to unwind. The house was the perfect size for our family. The kids had space to stretch their legs and play while we didn't feel like we rented a giant house with too much extra space we didn't use. It was just right. The newly-renovated kitchen was so beautiful it actually made me want to cook on vacation. ;-) Both the sound and ocean accesses were ideal for our family's needs. The location is just perfect. Close enough for a quick walk/drive for coffee at Duck's Cottage, but with a great residential feel so it's very family friendly. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Enjoy off road driving to see the wild horses of Carova, crabbing in the Albermarle Sound and charter fishing out of Oregon Inlet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Off Season Sep 30, 2017 to May 18, 2018 Nightly $175 Weekly $1100

Spring May 19, 2018 to June 1, 2018 Weekly $1495

Early Summer June 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018 Weekly $1675

Prime Season June 16, 2018 to Aug 17, 2018 Weekly $2175

Late Summer Aug 18, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018 Weekly $1725

End of Summer Sep 1, 2018 to Sep 7, 2018 Weekly $1495

Fall Sep 8, 2018 to Sep 28, 2018 Nightly $185 Weekly $1295

Off Season Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018 Nightly $175 Weekly $1100

* Cleaning Service is Included In the Above Rates.
* Optional $50 Hot Tub Service fee.
* Check in on arrival is 4pm and check out is 10am on departure.
* Optional $60 Early Check In Fee.
* Linens Not Provided., in Duck, has a drop off and pick up service.
* A signed rental agreement is required for final confirmation of the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.