Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station #7, of the Outer Banks. Stay in a piece of history! Bright, open and full of nautical charm, this oceanside cottage is located in the Outer Banks of Kitty Hawk, NC. It boasts, 180 degree, unobstructed views that you can enjoy from the large decks and has a private salt water pool. Great for family groups! Make family memories and stay in this amazing original US Lifesaving Service Station with all the history and modern amenities. It is one of the few, open to the public that is not a museum. This home not only has housed the great rescue crews who served the graveyard of the Atlantic, but also has seen the likes of the Wright Brothers while they designed their flying machine and other celebrities. The home has 5 Bedrooms/3 baths and Sleeps 20 comfortably. A great home for family gatherings, it boast 2 family rooms with views and an awesome bunk room for kids that was once the 'crew quarters'. Located on the only section of the beach where there are no homes on the west side, the home offers oceanfront access and views with a semi-oceanfront price! You do have to cross the old beach road to access the beach. Easily sleeps 4 couples in private bedrooms and children in the fun bunk room! This rental is a NON-SMOKING, PET FREE, EVENT FREE rental. We do not guarantee this home is allergen free. Home is not child-proofed and has lots of stairs. We do not have an elevator. We have a Zero Cancellation Policy. Trip insurance is highly recommended. Pool is open approximately, April - October, weather dependent. Pool heating is an optional charge.
We only rent to family groups and guests/responsible renters over 25. Home is in a residential area with manager and is a non-party house. Please contact owner directly to confirm availability as information is subject to change. We are a Saturday to Saturday Rental only during peak season, June - September, approx. Rental agreement must be e-signed, and ID verified, within 72 hours after reserving property. Reservation is considered TENTATIVE until these items are returned and my be cancelled. Booking via a third party site and agreeing to contract terms via a third party agency, does not constitute a signed agreement. Responsible renter must be 25 or older and remain on premises during rental.
The Historic Lifesaving Station #7 was built in 1912 and put in service until 1946. It is on the National Registry for historic homes. This station has housed the crews that have helped many a shipwrecked victim. The owners have preserved its authenticity while also upgrading the amenities to make your stay modern day comfortable. The house offers unobstructed, 180 degree panoramic ocean views and is located across from 2 great surf spots. Just steps to beach. Home is over 3,000 sq ft and is available year round, has heat, a/c, cable and free wi-fi. Located on the only section of the beach where there are no homes on the west side, the home offers oceanfront access and views with a semi-oceanfront price!
**Please note that several cities in the Outer Banks underwent sand replenishment in 2017. Kitty Hawk was on that list. Once this process is started, we have been told replenishment updates will happen occasionally over the following five years. We are not told the schedule. Sand replenishment MAY close the beach directly in front of the house for a few days, if repairs are needed. There is no way to determine what these dates may be. Luckily, the Outer Banks has miles of beaches and as work is done, only a small section (500ft - 1000 ft) will be closed at a time, as the crews work down the beach. It is our understanding that the work crews work 24 hours a day, as to not close any section the beach longer than necessary. There are miles and miles of beaches in OBX and many ways to access them. There are multiple access points that are walkable from the house, if the one directly in front of the house is closed.
A Quick Look at our Rates:
These are averages. Contact us for an exact quote.
Spring----- Avg. Night $350 -- - Weekly--- $2375.00 - $3100
Summer---- Weekly-- $4800-$6800
Fall ------- Avg. Night $325-----Weekly--$2100- $2600
Basic Cleaning/Linens & Bath Towels - $350
Pool Heating- Optional - $450 per week. Prorated for shorter stays.
NC Taxes- 12.75%
Pool will be open approximately April 15- October 15, weather permitting. Availability is determined by outside temperature. Heating cost is an additional $450 and is optional.
Pool waiver and release as well as rental agreements must be signed before release of entry information. Reservation is in the name of one responsible party only. Responsible party must be the paying party and match name on credit card used and copy of ID. Acceptance of online agreement during online reservation process does not constitute a signed agreement, but a conditional booking. Please note agreement for signing may vary from VRBO/Third Party copy. If agreements and waivers are not signed, key code is not released and is considered a cancellation. We will not rent without a signed agreement, releases and waivers.Viewing/acceptance of agreement via VRBo or other third party is not considered a signed or accepted agreement. Responsible Renter must sign agreement outside of system and be 25 years of age or older. Only one party may be on agreement. Valid ID required. ID must match payment type. Reservations and contracts made under false pretenses will result in a cancellation and forfeiture of all monies paid.
We do not offer refunds. Travel insurance is strongly encouraged and is the renters responsibility. Not signing agreement and/or waivers is considered a cancellation.
Travelers must purchase their own insurance policy for storms, illness, cancellations, etc. We do not offer refunds for weather, illness, mandatory evacuations, etc.
This property requires the purchase of CSA damage insurance and a $250 - $500 refundable security deposit.
Please note, we only rent our home to family groups and those over the age of 30. Signer must be at least 30 years of age and remain on premises during the rental. The home is in a family neighborhood. We only rent to family groups in consideration of our neighbors. Violation is immediate cause for eviction.
We DO NOT ALLOW PETS or SMOKING(including e-cigarettes/vaping) ON THE PREMISES. Sorry, no exceptions. No EVENTS. ADA laws do not apply to this home, per our lawyer.
Nightly rates are available off-season only. Minimum of two-three nights. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are subject to holiday rate.
Saturday is check-in/check out day. Check out by 10 am. Check in at 4 pm.
Please note: There are no bedrooms with attached baths. Home is historic and has a few quirks, because it was a life saving station. We think it adds to the fun!
Family Room with Ocean Views - Flat Screen TV
Dining Room with Ocean Views
Kitchen with Ocean Views
Bedroom 1- Queen Bed with Flat Screen TV
Bedroom 2- Queen Bed with Flat Screen TV
Bedroom 3- Queen Bed, Twin Bed. There is a trundle under the twin. It requires moving the bed or dresser a little to use.
There is no en-suite bath in the home.
*Large Bath with Tub/Shower and Laundry area.
*Second Full Bath with Shower
Family Room with Flat Screen TV/DVD player and unobstructed Ocean Views. Deck.
Bedroom 4- Queen Bed, Bunk bed (Twin over full)
Bedroom 5 - Crew Quarters. 4 Twins, Bunk bed (Twin over full) Flat screen TV/DVD player
*Full Bath with Shower
Outside/Underneath House Level
-Large outdoor shower
-Private Salt Water Pool. Heating is optional.
Due to software adjustments beyond our control, occasionally a posted price may not be accurate or calculate correctly. Typically, this happens with auto-quotes or when someone has tried to book for a season whose rates are not posted yet. If this happens, owner will provide correct price for consumer and consumer may accept or decline rental booking request. Only rates for 2018-2019 are currently posted. Owner will not cancel any reservation requests. We have a no cancellation policy. If guest cancels, fees charged by listing site are not refunded.Guest must cancel with listing site to be refunded the The listing site is in charge of fees, we do not receive them, nor was it a fee charged by us. *Photos were taken in 2016. Although, we try to present photos that are as accurate as possible, decor changes, maintenance, etc. can alter the look of home and exterior. Photos can also alter the look of what is represented. The exterior is maintained as best as possible and is determined by weather factors. Bugs get in the pool, grass goes in the sand, etc. It's not standard to cut sand grass in the Outer Banks.
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