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Welcome to Leaping Porpoise in Kitty Hawk!

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This comfortable cottage has it all! Great ocean views, easy beach access (125 yards to beach), and outstanding amenities including a Hot Tub. You will enjoy the quiet location including a large lot with trees and private back yard. The front sidewalks in the neighborhood provide easy morning and evening strolls or jogs. This cottage rents Sunday to Sunday May through September and is available for weekends and partial weeks late fall, winter and early spring.

Relax with a morning cup of coffee on the screened porch while watching the sun rise over the ocean and enjoy the colors of the sunset from the hot tub on the back deck. In between, take a short walk to the beach using the cottage's beach cart, umbrellas, beach chairs, quilt and sand toys.

CHILDREN
Your children will be entertained regardless of age. Baby equipment includes a portable crib, high chair, booster seats, stroller and safety gate, plus child-sized outdoor furniture. A large sandy area under the house includes a turtle sandbox and sand toys. The child's swing is near the hammock and picnic table. Puzzles, books and games range from those suitable for infants up to adults. Outdoor games include ping pong under the house, horseshoes and cornhole.

LIVING AREA
The central living/dining area includes a sofa and two recliners, TV and stereo, free Wi-Fi and a table that will seat 8 easily. You will love the well-equipped kitchen with large assortment of eating and cooking items, pots and pans and baking dishes, towels and potholders, spices, dish detergent and dishwasher detergent, trash bags, lots of serving dishes and bowls and an assortment of cookbooks. The pantry even has special boxes with first-aid supplies and extra flashlights and batteries if the power goes out or you decide to take a late-night walk to the ocean.

BEDROOMS
The huge master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed. There are two dressers, TV, nightstands with lamps, ceiling fan, table and chairs for games or puzzles or a snack. The private bath has sink vanity and bathtub with bathmat provided. Extra pillows and blankets are in the closet. This bedroom and bathroom are located on one side of the living/dining area.

The second bedroom, on the opposite side of the living/dining area, has a queen bed, dresser, rocking chair, magazine rack with current magazines,TV, two nightstands with lamps, ceiling fan and closet with extra pillows and a blanket. This bedroom shares a hall full bath with bathtub with the third bedroom. A bathmat is provided.

The third bedroom has two single beds, table with shared lamp, dresser, ceiling fan and closet with extra pillows and blankets. This bedroom shares a hall bath with the second bedroom.

The fourth bedroom is located downstairs, It includes a queen bed with nightstands and lamps, ceiling fan, loveseat for watching TV or reading, closet area and armoire. The half bath with sink vanity and toilet is directly across a short hall and the enclosed outside shower is nearby.

The laundry room located downstairs has a washer and dryer, clothes detergent and dryer sheets plus a second refrigerator for keeping extra food and drinks accessible when enjoying outdoor activities. There's also a clothesline in the yard to dry swimsuits and beach towels.

RELAX
There are lots of ways to relax--in the hammock under the big live oak tree, on the bench under another tree while watching back yard games, in the hot tub on the back deck, in the deck chairs on the two front sun decks with ocean views, at the table on the screened porch. Use the gas grill to fix your own delectable dinner after you catch it in the surf or on a deep-sea fishing charter to the Gulf Stream. Or, enjoy the many local restaurants, including two within two blocks. And if you forget anything or need a newspaper or a snack, there's a local convenience store with a little bit of everything in the next block.

If you prefer more action, the Outer Banks area has lots to do. There are water activities such as parasailing available in several areas, historical sites including the Wright Brothers Monument celebrating the nation's First Flight in 1903, the famous evening outdoor drama The Lost Colony, extensive NC Aquarium and beautiful Elizabethan Gardens.

We invite you to visit Leaping Porpoise!

Keywords: beach cottage, house, vacation home, comfortable

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No high school or college groups permitted...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Sand toys, games, puzzles, books, DVDs, ping-pong, sand play area under house, child-sized outdoor furniture...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • King size Bed (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Second bedroom upstairs and fourth bedroom downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two in third bedroom upstairs, Child Bed (1) Toddler-size bed with sheets available, Baby Crib (1) Portable crib in cottage. Second one available if needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    private for master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

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  • Two full baths upstairs; half bath plus enclosed outdoor shower downstairs; starter roll of toilet paper in each bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • screened porch, enclosed outside shower, baby equipment including high chair and stroller, books and puzzles and games for all ages, beach chairs and cart and umbrellas and sand toys, sand box play area for children under house, deck furniture, hammock, picnic table, horseshoes, corn hole game, ceiling fans, fish cleaning table, starter paper products including paper towels and toilet tissue, local newspaper on check-in, can for recycling available, second full-size refrigerator/freezer downstairs. This cottage rents Sunday to Sunday with check-in after 3 p.m. and check-out by 10 a.m. Traffic arriving and leaving the area is lighter on Sunday than on Saturday....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books for all ages...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and cards, plus puzzles, for all ages...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV in living room and all 4 bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen HDTV in living room and all four bedrooms. Living room TV is 40-inch....moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of sand toys for outdoors; some toys, including dollhouse, indoors...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs available, including several for children...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Views from decks, screened porch, living room and 2 bedrooms...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air upstairs, room AC in bedroom downstairs...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    fabric softener sheets provided...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Under house parking for one vehicle...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat upstairs, room heater in downstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows and covers, mattress pad, blanket and comforter provided for each bed. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy sofa and two recliners...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Spaces available for 3 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Set of towels provided for each guest--two bath towels, one hand towel, two wash cloths. At least 4 beach towels provided, plus kitchen towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    detergent and stain spray provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi (Wireless Internet)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee and filters provided plus teabags ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    great assortment of dishes and utensils, plastic storage containers, various types of glasses...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with everything. We encourage recycling! Starter roll of paper towels and napkins provided. Extras include slow cooker, roasting pan, cake and cupcake pans and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, other spices, trash bags, cleaning supplies, sponge, dishwashing detergent, first aid kit, cookbooks...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Second full size refrigerator/freezer provided downstairs for convenient storage of extra drinks and snacks....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three sundecks, two with ocean views. Picnic table on back deck and under house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large backyard for outdoor games...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with propane tank and grilling utensils provided...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Lots of water and sand toys...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Six-person hot tub (new in 2014) located on private back deck...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 25 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$130
$800
Early Spring, 3 nights $390
Mar 1 - Apr 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$800
Late Spring
Apr 30 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$900

Changeover Day: Sunday

Memorial Day Week
May 28 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Early Summer
Jun 4 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Peak Summer
Jun 18 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Sunday

Late Summer
Aug 13 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Sunday

Lazy Summer
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Sunday

Early Fall
Sep 3 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$800

Changeover Day: Sunday

Fall
Sep 24 - Dec 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$130

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Minimum stay 3 nights off-season for $390 plus taxes. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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Location

Close to historical Wright Brothers Monument, NC Aquarium, gorgeous Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony outdoor drama, helicopter and bi-plane sightseeing trips, visit lighthouses from Currituck to Ocracoke, public golf courses nearby

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Chuck and Barbara moved to the Outer Banks from Richmond, Virginia in 1997 and bought a 'beach box' house in Kitty Hawk. We had always wanted to live near the ocean and this was the time to make the move. We spent a year doing hands-on house renovation and we still live in the same house. Chuck is self-employed as a cabinet installer and can do just about anything related to carpentry. Barbara retired at the end of 2012 as executive director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, an organization that awards grants to area nonprofits to help meet unmet needs in the community. We have 2 indoor cats, Xena and Gabby, and have been adopted by 3 outdoor cats that have become quite tame since we're feeding them twice a day. We are still ecstatic about our move and the fact that we can see the ocean by just looking out our windows and our feet are in the sand and water after a short walk. We love living on the Outer Banks!

Why the Owner Chose Kitty Hawk, NC, USA:
Among the first neighbors we met after we moved to Kitty Hawk were Doc and Carolyn who had built and lived in Leaping Porpoise. We became good friends and spent many happy hours visiting with them in their home. When they moved away for health reasons we knew we wanted to buy their house. It was in the same block as our house so we knew it was a great beach location and we knew renters would love it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love the peaceful neighborhood and the short walk to the uncrowded beach. We clean the property ourselves after guests leave so it's spotless for the next group. Guests renting for a full week receive a special welcome gift--a hand painted glass ornament. Barbara's sister is an artist and creates a new design each year just for our renters so returning renters can add to their collection!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Leaping Porpoise in Kitty Hawk!

    Welcome to Leaping Porpoise in Kitty Hawk!

  • Screened front porch offers comfortable seating options!

    Screened front porch offers comfortable seating options!

  • Living room includes everything you need!

    Living room includes everything you need!

  • Dining table seats 8 comfortably!

    Dining table seats 8 comfortably!

  • King bed in master bedroom provides comfort!

    King bed in master bedroom provides comfort!

  • Upstairs queen bedroom has lots of space!

    Upstairs queen bedroom has lots of space!

  • Two single beds offer comfort for kids--and adults!

    Two single beds offer comfort for kids--and adults!

  • Downstairs bedroom includes seating for watching flat screen TV!

    Downstairs bedroom includes seating for watching flat screen TV!

  • Hammock, picnic table, child-size swing and more!

    Hammock, picnic table, child-size swing and more!

  • Six-person hot tub on back deck is available most of the year!

    Six-person hot tub on back deck is available most of the year!

  • Shady, cool space under cottage for ping pong!

    Shady, cool space under cottage for ping pong!

  • Kids of all ages LOVE the special sand play area under front deck!

    Kids of all ages LOVE the special sand play area under front deck!

  • Beach access closest to the cottage!

    Beach access closest to the cottage!

  • Screened porch and sun decks overlook quiet street!

    Screened porch and sun decks overlook quiet street!

  • Cottage offers comfy recliners and good assortment of DVDs!

    Cottage offers comfy recliners and good assortment of DVDs!

  • Kitchen offers lots of conveniences including island and pantry!

    Kitchen offers lots of conveniences including island and pantry!

  • Enjoy games, books and toys at end of master bedroom!

    Enjoy games, books and toys at end of master bedroom!

  • Cozy corner in upstairs queen bedroom!

    Cozy corner in upstairs queen bedroom!

  • Colorful downstairs bedroom provides a queen bed and private getaway!

    Colorful downstairs bedroom provides a queen bed and private getaway!

  • Large back yard for games, plus hot tub on deck!

    Large back yard for games, plus hot tub on deck!

  • Private back deck has hot tub, picnic table and deck furniture!

    Private back deck has hot tub, picnic table and deck furniture!

  • Relax by the herb planter and enclosed outdoor shower!

    Relax by the herb planter and enclosed outdoor shower!

  • Add your own artwork to the chalk board under the house!

    Add your own artwork to the chalk board under the house!

  • Leaping Porpoise is fun in the winter!

    Leaping Porpoise is fun in the winter!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/23/2016

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