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Dream Inn of Duck--September weeks available!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

SEPTEMBER WEEKS STILL AVAILABLE! Enjoy ocean views from this charming beach house in Duck. Only 1.5 miles to downtown Duck, with paved bike paths to lead the way. Relax in this tastefully decorated home on a quiet, dead-end street with an easy walk to the beach or sound. Sit back on the large covered porch or in the beautiful 7-person hot tub, listening to your favorite music through the outdoor speakers (new in 2015). The entire exterior was updated in December 2015, with hurricane force windproof siding and beautiful vinyl railings. At the same time, 2 additional windows were added to the dining room to provide more light throughout the living area. A pass-through between the living and dining rooms was also added in December 2015 for a more open concept on the main floor. Each bedroom has its own flat screen HD TV and Bluray/DVD player. The house is outfitted with HD Cable TV and high speed wireless internet. Unwind in this very comfortable home before strolling to the neighborhood's sound access to view the sunset in the evening. This is truly the ideal home for the perfect family vacation.

In January 2015, we, the owners, decided to take over the management of the property from the previous management company. We had an extremely successful year, and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with our guests! In the fall of 2015, we did some major renovations on the exterior and interior of Dream Inn of Duck.

For 2017:

-New furniture in first floor master (king).

-New Broyhill sofas and chair in living room.

-Replaced 2 twin beds and futon with 2 full-sized beds to create a more comfortable bedroom.

-New landscaping.

-Hammock added under the house.

In January 2016:

-New stainless steel electric LG range

In December 2015:

-New exterior hurricane-force wind proof vinyl shakes

-New vinyl railings on the porch and stairs

-New outdoor lights

-New outdoor fans

-New double window in dining room

-Pass-through added between the living room and dining room

-New bedding in 3 of the bedrooms

-New pillows in living room

-New recliner in living room

We completely renovated the property in 2013 to include:

-All new tile and carpeted flooring.

-Beautiful 42” maple cabinets, quartz countertops and tile backsplash in kitchen complement stainless steel appliances.

-New lighting and ceiling fans throughout the house.

-Interior completely repainted.

-New full bathroom added on second floor, for a total of 3 full bathrooms!

-Existing 2 bathrooms have new vanities, countertops, toilets, lighting and tile flooring.

-New flat screen TVs and Bluray/DVD players in all 4 bedrooms, with XBox system added to the full bedroom.

-High-speed wireless internet.

-Brand new furniture in the dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms and front porch.

-Hot tub and grill replaced in summer 2013!

Level 1: Master Bedroom (King) with HD TV and Bluray/DVD player; Full hall bath with full sized washer and dryer; Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and bar with 3 bar stools; Dining Room to seat 10; Family Room with HD TV and Bluray/DVD player; Large covered porch with Adirondack chairs and picnic table.

Level 2: Master Bedroom (Queen) with HD TV, Bluray/DVD player and full bath; Bedroom (Queen) with HD TV and Bluray/DVD player; Bedroom (2 Full) with HD TV with DVD/Bluray player and Xbox system; Full hall bath.

Ground Level: Seven person covered hot tub; enclosed outside shower (in-season); Storage area containing 6 beach chairs and 1 beach umbrella; Grill.

Please be aware that beginning 2-16-16, VRBO/HomeAway will be charging a service fee per booking. This may not be included in the original quote, as the amount is determined by VRBO. The amount will be listed on the final quote as "service fee". We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

More Details

Scott and Gretchen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Scott and Gretchen

We purchased the house in October 2012, and in December 2012 we began major renovations on the house. The previous owners had replaced a few things in the house (new roof and appliances), but many aspects of the house needed updating. The stairs leading to the front porch and most of the windows were the first things to be replaced. We then proceeded to change just about everything else on the interior of the house. We updated not only the physical interior, but also purchased new furniture for the entire home. We furnished the property as if we were vacationing in it, and tried to include every convenience that we would want if we were the guests.

In December 2014, we decided to assume responsibility for managing rentals. Prior to 2014 statistics are for our previous property management company. We will do our best to respond within a day of your inquiry.

Scott and Gretchen purchased this house in 2012

Why Scott and Gretchen chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

The house is built on top of a dune that runs through the Outer Banks around Duck. It had beautiful views of both the ocean and the sound from the front porch, and at night, you can hear the waves!

We had been vacationing on the Outer Banks for many years and found the Village of Duck to be one of our favorites. It is a very family-oriented community, and offers not only beautiful beaches, but a quaint village in which to dine and shop.

What makes this house unique

We offer a 5% discount to military or repeat guests! We value your choosing Dream Inn of Duck for your vacation and your service.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was an absolutely fantastic vacation. The Dream Inn of Duck had everything we wanted and more. The location and the property is perfect. The house was very well equipped and very nicely decorated. The weather wasn't very cooperative, so we were forced inside more than we wanted, but it turned out to be great because of the comfort of the house. We will definitely return.
Apr 2014
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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Floor Master - 1 king , Hall bath, HD TV and Bluray/DVD player.
    Second Floor Master - 1 queen , Private bath, HD TV, and Bluray/DVD player.
    Second Floor Queen - 1 queen , HD TV, Bluray/DVD player, and shared bath.
    Second Floor Full - 2 double , HD TV, Bluray/DVD player, Xbox, and shared bath.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, unlimited long distance, ice machine


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Dream Inn of Duck--September weeks available!
average rating of 4.96 based on 28 reviews
Washington, D.C.

Second time staying at DID and love it even more

  • 5 of 5

Clean, confortable and convenient as always!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House for a Special Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th consecutive summer renting Scott and Gretchen's beautiful summer home. The house is immaculate and uncluttered and has everything you need for a great beach getaway: short walk to the uncrowded beach; a cool and comfortable deck to enjoy the outdoors when you need a break from the sun; a cozy interior that has gernerous sleeping space for a family of six, or larger, if you have small children; close enough to the center of Duck to take advantage of the boardwalk and all the other attractions (but not too close!); and the kitchen has everything you need to make all your meals in comfort and style! I love the outside shower!

Check out Cravings Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and we so appreciated the welcome starter kit. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crofton, MD

Wonderful Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Dream Inn of Duck! It is often hard to find a rental for a family of four. This home fit the bill perfectly, but could have easily accommodated more people. We loved the front porch and view of the ocean. House is beautifully decorated and very homey. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owners were wonderful to work with and we will definitely rent there again. Thanks Scott and Gretchen for sharing such a special place!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation here at the Dream Inn of Duck! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Corryton, Tennessee

Absolutely wonderful !! :)

  • 5 of 5

Lovely owners and home :)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Major Attraction : Whalehead Club at 15 minutes.

Nearest Airport : Norfolk Airport at 2 hours.

Nearest Major Attraction : Corolla Wild Horses at 20 minutes.

Nearest Major Attraction : Corolla Lighthouse at 15 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Repeat/Military Renter discount 5%. A deposit of 1/2 base rental rate (incl. NC/Dare County use and sales tax of 12.75%) plus $59 (as of April 1st, 2015) damage insurance is due within 48 hours of owner-accepted booking. Balance of total rental amount is due not later than 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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