ALL INCLUSIVE BEACH VACATION! Our classic, contemporary Outer Banks home is located on Pamlico Sound on the edge of the protected lands of the Salt Marsh. Our vacation home is designed to be relaxed and casual, and will surround you with simple elegance and beauty - the hardwood, marble and tile floors, gourmet kitchen with a brand new fridge/freezer as of 6/2016), natural stone bathrooms, leather furniture, entertainment features of smart HDTV's, digital cable, sound system, games, books will please everyone in your group. The generous game room provides lots of fun - with ping pong, foosball, darts, stereo, HCTV, DVD with wifi and USB port, a.c./heat. And NEW in 2017 - your reservation for Too Much Fun includes an exclusive KLUB KORU GOLD membership! You and your family will have unlimited access to Koru Village’s lovely ocean side pool, gym and fitness classes, Yoga by the Beach, Aqua Aerobics and also unlimited access to the famous, historical Avon Pier for fishing and sightseeing! The beach, Beach Klub pool and Avon Pier are only 1/2 mile away. Walk, bike or drive your load of coolers, toys and beach chairs to clean, safe parking complete with showers and a bathroom nearby. You can have the peacefulness of the Soundside location and easy, full access to the beach, ideal!
Our home is located at the end of the road in a quiet residential area, the landscaped grass lot backs up to a beautiful and serene protected southernly lands of Hatteras Island. The lot offers 8 feet of bulkhead and wide steps into Pamlico Sound for perfect water entry for world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding and also includes a large private dock on the canal. We provide you with two Kayaks and a Stand Up Paddle board if you want to paddle the sound; 5 bikes are provided for cruising around quiet, quaint Avon village, and to the Koru Spa. Avon is fully accessible by bike so you can go for family rides anywhere. 2013 brought bike paths to Avon, well placed off the road, up and down the island for safe, easy non-driving access north and south, to the beaches and stores.
The upper and lower decks of Too Much Fun offer stunning views of Pamlico Sound and its spectacular sunsets, as well as the marsh filled with wildlife and ever-changing light. See the pictures taken from our deck in the photo gallery. The night sky is awesome--on clear nights you cannot count the stars. In the late spring, you cannot count the fireflies. The large main deck has a secluded, shaded porch swing, picnic table, grill and plenty of chairs. The upper deck offers plenty of seating perfect for morning coffee accompanied by the morning birds or evening views of the most spectacular sunset on the east coast. On either deck, you will often hear the rumble of the ocean from one side and the soft lapping waves of the sound from the other side--and a chorus of chirping, singing birds all around. Fall and Spring are just as good as summer at our special spot on Hatteras.
The huge yard (3/4 acre) is nicely landscaped and has lots of grass for kids to play (if you would like, our croquet set and lawn games are available for your use).
The floor plan of the house is open, and the master bedroom (queen bed) and beautiful bath are separated from the two other bedrooms (1 with queen bed, 1 with a double and twin bed) and bath. The kitchen offers a Jennaire Gas range, ultra quiet GE dishwasher new in 2013, side by side refrigerator with filtered water and ice in door, microwave and toaster, both new in 2016, good coffee maker, grinder and french press, cuisinart blender and food processor, rice steamer, wok, toaster oven, popcorn maker, and lots of other excellent cooking conveniences. You'll find a wide array of cookware, dishes, barware and stemware, more than suitable for good cooking for a lovely evening at home for the sunset and stars. The tile work in the bathrooms is truly stunning; both baths have lovely stone tile work, rain shower heads, the master bath includes a large soaking tub. In the shower, you'll find hand laid river stones under your feet. But to wash up after a day at the beach or in the sound, you'll be comfortable in our outdoor and very large, screened-in, hot & cold shower. The dressing area has a bench so it's fine for a real shower - clean and comfortable. The full laundry room, conveniently located inside and just off the foyer lets you take care of your clothes, so cleaning up is easy. No running up and down stairs to do the laundry! The quiet, high efficiency washer and dryer are located inside, just off the main entrance for your comfort and convenience.
You likely know about Hatteras Island, which is why you're considering a rental here. If you've been here before, you know how wonderful it is! If you haven't been here yet, you've got to come see it to believe it. Hatteras is unlike any other east coast beaches. Most of the island is protected national seashore, with some of the most beautiful beaches and best surf fishing anywhere. In 2014, US News Report ranked Cape Hatteras 3rd for beach destinations. And if that weren't enough for you, Pamlico Sound is known as the best place for windsurfing or kiteboarding on the East Coast. It's a great place to learn those sports, or perfect your technique, with its shallow water and reliable breezes--and there are many great instructors on the island. But the shallow, warm waters of Pamlico Sound aren't only for kite borders and wind surfers and SUPers. Families with children young and old enjoy the calmer waters, particularly on a windy day. And in the evening, watching the kiters fly in the sunset is lovely, with or without a camera. Head south, and take a pleasant 10 minute drive to the Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest and by most accounts the most beautiful lighthouse in the US. The view from the top of the lighthouse is superb! The island is home to many interesting shops, markets, restaurants, and local historical attractions like The Graveyard of The Atlantic Museum and The NC Maritime Museum, both within a 20 minute drive. Day trips north or south will yield wonderful adventures. Head south and hop on the ferry to the quaint fishing village of Ocracoke, the final hide-out of the island's most infamous visitor, Blackbeard, The Pirate. A trip one hour north takes you to Jockey's Ridge, for a fabulous climb of the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Bring your kites and a camera, it's fantastic!
We've designed the house to maximize everyone's enjoyment and relaxation. The game room, big protected yard, and ‘end of the road’ location lets the adults relax while the kids romp and play. A swimming pool and tennis court is available only a short bike or drive away. If you need a good work out, take advantage of our guest membership (new in 2015!) at Koru Spa, take yoga on the beach and get even more relaxed (which is hard to do, in this setting!), Koru Spa is nearby, only a short bike ride away for your unlimited Koru workouts and classes.
You also have unlimited access to the iconic Avon Pier. Get your fishing on or just sightsee at sunset and enjoy an evening on the beach.
Come enjoy this beautiful, natural spot, nestled between Pamlico Sound and the marsh, canals and creeks of Avon Village, with the famous beaches of Hatteras island nearby. It’s a truly unique spot, and offers all the best of the Outer Banks. Make some memories and share the natural beauty of Cape Hatteras National Seashore with your family and friends..
We manage our property ourselves, our housekeeper lives in Avon and works closely with us to make sure you have the ultimate Hatteras Island vacation experience. She is there to help us help you - we all want to make your vacation truly amazing! Jim and I take pride in our home and prepare carefully for your arrival. If before you book with us, you have questions or concerns about the quality of house cleaning and attention to detail, please read our stellar (unsolicited) reviews. Our past renters will tell you about it better than we can.
Keywords: Outer Banks, Hatteras Island, Canadian Hole, Waterfront, Soundside, Canalside, Waterview, Pamlico Sound, Avon, Kite Boarding, Wind Surfing, Birding, Water Sports, Boat Dock, Sound Entry, Fishing, Kayaking.