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#244 Ski Shell. Oceanside Home, Located in Duck, PETS OK, Great for Families!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Duck House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

I am a small home, close to the beach just 500 yards away, with a spacious living area and ceilings that go up another story or so. The upper level (where 2 of the bedrooms are located) is a half level so you can see the people in the living area below you. It's also a great place to look at the water. Large decks with furniture to sit and relax in the great out doors. It would make the perfect vacation home for a small family. Small dogs are optional, but they are welcome here. I am a home for the whole family. This home is located approximately 500 yards from the beach.

Outside: Parking for 3 Cars, Rope Porch Swing, Table and Chairs, Outside Shower.

Ground Level: Storage Area.

Mid Level: Greatroom w/TV/VCR, Dining Area w/Table and 6 Chairs, Kitchen w/Breakfast Bar and 2 Stools, Stereo, NW Bedroom w/Queen Bed and TV.

Upper Level: Hall Bath, NW Bedroom w/2 Twin Beds and TV/VCR, SW Bedroom w/Queen Bed and TV/VCR, Deck w/Picnic Table and Lounge Chairs.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Beach Realty of North Carolina, Inc.
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

#244 Ski Shell. Oceanside Home, Located in Duck, PETS OK, Great for Families!
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Ski Shell stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Ski Shell was a great place for our family. Perfect location--midway between Duck Donuts and the beach. The realty company was easy to work with and a problem with the Wifi was taken care of quickly. The house was comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Wouldn't hesitate to rent this property again and to recommend Beach Realty.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals
Owner's Response: Kitty Hawk Rentals is very pleased to hear that your family's stay at "Ski Shell" was a memory making vacation. There is no doubt that "Duck Donuts" is the best place ever to go and simply find the best donuts anywhere ever, almost impossible to make a choice with all the donuts available. Looking forward to having your family come again and enjoy "Ski Shell" for many vacations to come.
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OBX vacation

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall the house was a good size for our small family, the decor was outdated and the walls were dirty. Some of the deck furniture was new but some was old and dry rotted and dirty. The hammock area was overgrown and we had to rake and clean it up to make it useable. The hammock was dry rotted and broke during our stay but was replaced with a new one in a day. The outdoor shower was not clean and we cleaned it and fixed the shower head. Overall could stand some sprucing up and new decor as well as solid cleaning and care for the grounds.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals
Owner's Response: Kitty Hawk Rentals certainly appreciates your comments about "Ski Shell" with regards to matters that need attention as soon as possible. The owner will be alerted to these matters to review and move forward on correcting for the future. Thank you for allowing Kitty Hawk Rentals to be your rental company. We certainly look forward to having your family back with us again in the future.
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4

Simple & retro

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Had a good time at the ski shell. Within walking distance to shops in Duck. The house itself clearly hasn't been updated since it was built. Very old and retro. The back doors need to be fixed which I think people have mentioned before. The locks are funky and so difficult that I didn't use one of the doors. Owners should update the TVs at the least.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at "Ski Shell" and that your family did enjoy your stay. We are always grateful when a guest takes moment to comment on things about the house which need to reviewed, these comments are reviewed by Kitty Hawk Rentals and sent directly to the owner to move forward on as quickly as possible. Looking forward to having your family join us here on the Outer Banks for many more vacations in the future.
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5

Quiet Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house is comfortable and well-maintained and is located on a quiet cul de sac, about a 5 minute walk from the beach. It is short walk to shopping and dining in the center of Duck. We had a very enjoyable stay in the early off-season.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals
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Ski Shell Review

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

SO SO. Furniture to big, took up a lot of space. 1/2 light switches did not work. Kitchen utensils old, mismash. Some dishes dirty. No or little cleaning items (hand soap, dishwasher, etc. Had to repair burner on stove before trying to cook. Had to call repair man for loose nails on deck gate, others on deck floor loose, Deck needs repair or replace. Yard had trash in it, probably spill from garbage pick-up. Upstairs twin mattresses need replaced. Mini blinds need repair, Deck door locks hard to operate. Vacuum Sweeper broke, no mop. (We were charged extra for having 2 small dogs so needed good cleaning items). We usually book with Southern Shores Reality but switched because of, have dogs, availability, Beach had but they didn't. For the money and condition we will probably not consider Beach in future. We stay at the OBX every other year for last 20 - 30, it is getting very expensive with quality standards (at least in your case) decreasing. Our future visits will be more selective.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals
Owner's Response: Your having been on the Outer Banks for 20-30 years, shows that you have experienced the growth and so many changes in the vacation properties now available. Kitty Hawk Rentals very much appreciates all of your feedback on this property. The owner is planning to do many updates this Fall throughout the property and these items will certainly give the owner many things to include in these updates. In reviewing your reservation, Kitty Hawk Rentals only charged you our normal pet fee for having 2 pets in the home. Also I see that you did report not having a vacuum or mop at the property. Kitty Hawk Rentals did contact the owner's vendor about these items and reported where they could be found in the property back to your party. Kitty Hawk Rentals does apologize if after finding the vacuum, you report above it did not work. If Kitty Hawk Rentals had been notified of the condition of the vacuum, a new one would have been provided to you immediately as well as a new mop. Kitty Hawk Rentals certainly values each one of our guest and strive to move in a positive direction on any matters reported to us during a guest's stay. Kitty Hawk Rentals welcomes the opportunity to work with your family in the future, so that you can experience a vacation which will be remembered with very good memories.
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2

The good and the bad and the not sure.

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We have learned that you cannot go by the pictures in the books. Being located in Duck we have come to have certain levels of expectation. This had the potential but fell far short. The house location was great but the condition of the house was neglected. When you see the house name plaque laying in the driveway. RUN. The house was dirty and the interior was outdated. The carpet had to be cleaned and was by maintenance. The bed was propped up with pieces of concrete. After dark ants ruled the kitchen. Pictures were sun faded and broken. The yard had trash and pieces of drain field pipe laying around from a recent repairs. This house should not have been rented in our opinion.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals
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Notes

  • Avoid VRBO/Homeaway fees by booking directly through Beachrealtync.com or call 1-800-635-1559. We offer secure online booking and 24/7 customer service.

    Partial Rentals Disclaimer: If a home accepts partial week rentals the following policy will apply: During Off Season Weeks the earliest a home can be booked is 3 weeks prior to your arrival date. During In Season Weeks the earliest a home can be booked is the Monday that falls within the week of the rental, unless otherwise stated. Partials cannot be booked online. Please call 800-635-1559 for assistance.

    Optional Fees:
    Pet Fee: Properties permitting dogs will have a fee ($100.00 plus tax unless otherwise noted) for the privilege.
    Heated Pool Option: (if applicable) Fees vary, please contact Kitty Hawk Rentals for a quote.
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Amenities

Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 w/Queen, 1 w/2 Twins, Queen Sleep Sofa. Sheets Provided, Beds Made.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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