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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 on Criagslist

*** Directv and HD DVR Genie - 2016

*** New Amazon Fire TV in family room. Use your Amazon Prime account to access Prime, Netflix, Hulu and more - 2016

*** New wireless printer/scanner - 2016.

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:
August 5, 2017

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 Duck

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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • 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 4.988764 based on 89 reviews
East Rochester, NY

First trip to OBX

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Craic'n Crabs. Everything we needed for our stay was available to us at the house and we especially loved the hot tub! We will definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh Pa


  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful time at this property. It was the perfect place to unwind after a hectic work week! Beautiful views from upper deck of the sound and ocean. Short walk ( 0.5) to ocean. Quiet neighborhood community. House very well equipped ( kitchen, games, etc). Mark and Stefanie extremely conscientious about checking in after first day to make sure all was well. Very nice and available to deal with through entire rental process. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our vacation in Duck was nothing less than excellent, and our stay was complimented by this wonderful home. The home was incredibly comfortable and spacious to accommodate our family of four...just as described. We could have easily had another couple there and still been very comfortable. The well-stocked kitchen was fantastic for preparing the "catch of the day" from the various local fish and seafood markets. The upper deck had panoramic views of the ocean and the sound, and was a great place to have the morning coffee or unwind in the hot tub at night. It was just a short walk to either the beach to hang out with family, or the sound to enjoy the kayaks we rented or to watch the incredible Outer Banks sunsets. The town of Duck was also a short distance away where we enjoyed walking the boardwalk and visiting the shops, or eating at the local restaurants. The owners were great. They went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed their home as much as they do. I wouldn't hesitate to rent their home again and hope we have the opportunity to do so.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in Duck. The house is older but warmly decorated with beach themes. Kitchen is large & well supplied but we enjoyed eating out, especially at Blue Point & Red Sky. We loved the deck in the evening with views of both the sound and the ocean at a distance. We didn't use the hot tubs but they were a available on both the deck & in the master bath. The location was fabulous, on the sound side a short drive from the center of town. Beach access was terrific and never too crowded. The house was very homey and delightful. Mark was very attentive & easily accessible. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is as described! Easy to find and situated in a beautiful area. Close to Duck. Easy walk or bike ride to the beach! The boys loved the fishing pier on the sound. The most beautiful sunrises and sunsets!!! Would love to come back! The owners were great and very responsive to questions asked!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the Outer Banks for a family trip with our newest edition to the family, an 8 month old...and for a few days... the in-laws! The house is fantastic. It definitely had enough space for everyone and plenty of places to "get-away," including the screened in porch or the awesome upper deck. All of the furniture (outside and in) was extremely comfortable. This was our first time to the Duck area and it definitely is small and quaint. To describe it best, there is one main road that follows the ocean on one side and the sound on the other. To the right and left you have different communities. Mark's community is split and he is on the sound side, but you can easily access the ocean or sound via walking/biking or driving. He had parking passes available so you could park literally next to the beach...which was great for all of the items we would drag out for the baby. Speaking of the baby, the house was very family friendly. He had a pack-n-play available and even a gate if you needed it. There were plenty of drawers in each room. The kitchen came well stocked and we used it daily. Their kitchen table is huge! It was nice to have family meals around. I love hot tubs, but have always been weary of how clean they are. When we arrived there was a notice that the hot tub had been cleaned and during our stay they had someone come to service it again which really put my mind at ease. We enjoyed nights in the hot tub looking at the starry sky. The pool is right at the end of his side of the neighborhood you can access with a code, it has bathrooms and an outside shower, along with pool chairs and options for shade. The storage unit under the house is stocked with a wagon, bike, beach chairs, umbrellas and Washer/Dryer (which I used) and you can hang stuff out on the line to dry under the house. The only downside to the vacation were the biting flies at the beach. I was told that depending on which was the wind blows, if from sound/land to ocean it brings them to the beach which must have been happening most of the week. Our favorite restaurant in Duck was Roadside Bar & Grill, excellent food, and really cool backside bar with a band and plenty of chairs and cool décor. I definitely recommend staying at this house, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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

* 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.

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