About the property
- House1700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, downstairs Gameroom, (Sleeps 6), beautiful views
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.
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- May 22, 2018
About Eliza Trudeau
We live in Raleigh, NC and get out to our beach paradise whenever we can. In Raleigh, Eliza is a speech pathologist, Jim does research, and Tom attends college in Illinois. Lucy, the newest furry, four legged addition to the family agrees that this is best place to be and loves to hangout with family and friends at Too Much Fun. We love to share our special spot at the "end of the road" with our guests.
Eliza Trudeau purchased this House in 2009
Why Eliza Trudeau chose Dare County
We bought this second home on Hatteras island because it wonderfully combined all the things we love best about the islands (miles of undeveloped beaches, stunning sunsets, and the perfect mix of activities and serenity) without the aspects we can do without (crowds and congestion, especially). Other beaches are closer to our home in Raleigh, but we don't mind the extra drive because when we arrive we are HERE--and no place else can compare! With the Pamlico Sound location, the peaceful wildlife setting, the sound-side and canal dock, it easy for us to know this was the perfect house for us. Our addition of the very fun gameroom made it even better!
What makes this House unique
Eliza's favorite morning is to ease slowly into the day, in the shady hiding place of the porch swing, surrounded by Carolina Jasmine and sweet bird song with sleepy eyes feasting on the glistening waters of the Pamlico Sound, the light plays off the reeds of the marsh with the pelicans and seagulls jockey for the best spot on the posts of the old mail pier. Watching the morning play out is best way to start the day!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great property. Enjoyed our stay.
Family of 4. Enjoyed our stay. Nice beach equipment.
So Great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay Jeff. And thank you for the lovely review. Fall is a wonderful time on OBX! Hope to see you again soon.
Great house with beautiful kitchen and bathrooms.
We had a great week at Too Much Fun! Had some minor issues: electronics were not connected properly, but wifi worked so nobody complained! Oh, the master bedroom could use a new mattress. Other than those 2 things, it was a great house: comfortable & well equipped. The membership to the Spa/Beach club is the bonus that really takes Too Much Fun to another level! Eliza was friendly, responsive, & easy to deal with...& we were there when the power went out!
Great house with plenty of room
This house was lovely and the owners very easy to work with on some small issues we encountered. We were in the OBX for windsurfing and although the property didn't have good access for our sails and boards, it was a very easy ride to the Canadian Hole and the windsurfing there was excellent. Gorgeous property, will likely stay again.
The house was beautiful. By far one of our nicest rentals we've stayed in.
This rental exceeded our expectations. Every detail of this home was well thought out. We were able to relax and enjoy our time spent in Avon. The kitchen was well appointed, and the beds were extremely comfortable. The weather wasn't the best a couple of days we were there, but we enjoyed staying in and relaxing at home. The hosts provided detailed information about the property, and the surrounding area. Overall one of the best vacations we have been on. We would love to come back and visit again.
Had a ball!!
The house was clean and relaxed. We liked the fact that the bedrooms were on opposite sides of the living area so there was lots of privacy for couples with kids or multiple couples. The kitchen was well stocked and perfect for us since we cook our own food. We didn't use any of the toys, boats or game room but I am sure that would appeal to some. We stayed outside windsurfing, fishing or visiting local sites. There are plenty of places to eat, grocery store, hardware and bait all very close to the house. The house was close to other houses but it was also somewhat secluded. We never felt like we were overcrowded by other homes.
For sailers: It was perfect for us. The large yard allowed us to rig and stay rigged the entire week. There was a water hose for rinsing gear before leaving. Sails can be placed under the house for uv protection. The sound is about 50 yards away with nice steps through a sea wall. The water stays waste deep out about 200 years and then dropped off over my head so newer sailers might not like the off shore jibes in heavy chop. East or west winds mean shallow the entire time. You do get a confused chop because of the sea wall but just past the sea wall the chop is more predictable. I am not a kiter so I don't know how much room is needed to launch. The sound access is narrow so you might want to consider that. Canadian hole is a short drive so that is always an option for beginners. I would recommend this house for sailers for sure.
We enjoyed catching see mullet on the beach, blue crabs at the dock and kite flying at the beach. There is just so much to do.
The owners were super nice and available by text to answer any questions. We actually feel like we made some new friends and we hope to stay in touch. Of course we will be back also.
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It's so informative for our future guests. You clearly experienced and captured the essence of Hatteras Island. Looking to talking with you more.
Gratefully yours, Eliza and Jim
Had a great time and will be back
The house was perfect for us. The house was well stocked with everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. We really liked the kitchen since we cook all our own meals. The bedrooms and baths were nice and are on opposite sides of the living area so this would be a good place for couples to share a visit. The tv was large and we were able to log into our Hulu and Netflix to watch some shows we enjoy. The decks were nice and provided a nice view of the sound. We did not use the game room area, bikes or boats. We liked the dock and we caught blue crabs for a small meal. Only a couple were of legal size but it was still fun. The house is close to everything you may need with lots of restaurants, groceries, hardware store and bait store. It's also close to the Avon pier so there is no problem getting beach access. We fished and enjoyed catching some good sea mullet. The kite flying is also wonderful.
For sailers: We windsurfed 4 out of our 7 days. The house has a giant grass rigging area that is sand spur free. We kept our sails rigged all week on the soft grass. You can also put the sails under the house to save them from uv issues. There is a water hose that can be used to rinse the gear. The sound access is a short 50 yard walk from the house. It has steps going down to the water from the sea wall. The water is shallow for launching and remains waste deep out about 300 yards. Further out it is too deep to stand. So beginners beware if you get out on a rough day. Canadian hole isn't far down the road if beginners need a shallow place for off shore jibes. On an east or west wind you can stand the entire time. I don't know anything about kiting but if you need a large access point for stretching lines this may not work. The access is narrow at the water. Once in the water this would be perfect for you. Oh, bring a weed fin anytime you sail here.
The owners were wonderful. They were available any time we needed advice. Just a quick text got us quick answers. We actually feel like we made some new friends and I am sure we will stay in touch. Can't wait to return next year at the same time for more fun. There is so much more we wanted to do. A week just isn't enough. Thanks so much for everything.
As the gem of the NC coast, Hatteras Island ranked 3rd for the US News Travel Report and is well known for all the elements that combine for the perfect family-friendly, relaxed beach lifestyle and the perfect location for wind sport enthusiasts. The mild temperatures of Hatteras Island allows for wonderful beach and sport vacations during three seasons of the year. Too Much Fun is located in the town of Avon on Hatteras Island, just a few miles north of Canadian Hole, the wind sport mecca of the East Coast with world class wind surfing, kite boarding, power kiting. Enjoy sports of all sorts including canoeing or kayaking, 4x4 on the beach, boogie boarding, body surfing, surf fishing, birding, Lighthouse seekers, site-seeing, beading and jewelry making, pottery and art galleries, artist trips for photography and painting, folk music, folklore, Indian lore, nautical history, WW II and NC history, museums, NC Aquarium, small craft airstrip and the NC Ferry to Ocracoke only 20 mins away. There are no other beaches on the East Coast like Hatteras Island. Come see for yourself what Cape Hatteras National Seashore has to offer you.
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SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEK rate for July 4th week - $1625.00 Housekeeping charge is required. Sheets and one set of towels each is provided for the number in your party. Cancellation policy: 100% refund minus $175 processing fee from rental amount only if requested in writing at least 60 days prior to start of rental period. No refund if cancellation is requested within 60 days of start of rental period. Dare County Certificate of Registration License No: 002052794