|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Great location, bright ‘n beachy and well equipped are just a few ways to describe this family friendly Outer Banks home located just 100 yards from the beach access. Beautiful ocean & surf views, wrap around decks with ample furniture and swings and many personal touches make this home a warm, welcome environment.
Home includes high chair, pack-n-play, baby gate, Playstation 2, basketball, horseshoes, 44” Plasma TV with VCR/DVD and wireless internet connection. Pool can be heated in the mid & off seasons for an additional fee of $500.
Level 1: Entry; Laundry room.
Level 2: Bedroom (King) with TV & deck access; Bedroom (2 Twins); full hall bath; Bedroom (Queen) with TV & deck access and Bedroom (Duo Bunk/Trundle) with TV share a full bath.
Level 3: Bedroom (King) with deck access and semi-private bath; Great room with gas fireplace (available Oct. to May); dining area with seating for 10 plus another table with seating for 4; kitchen with breakfast bar and seating for 3.
The Blue Heron met and exceeded our expectations. We brought two families to stay with 5 small children who need room to run, play, and make noise. This house accommodated all of that and then some. The walk to the beach was shorter than expected and made emergency bathroom trips for the kids very manageable. The short walk to town meant we could all venture out without bringing multiple vehicles. The pool was the perfect size for a family with children and we had no worries about safety. In fact, three of our kids officially learned to swim at the Blue Heron during our stay. We enrolled them in swimming lessons as soon as we returned home to capitalize on the enthusiasm they found in the OBX & all are flourishing. The biggest surprise of the house - and this isn't featured prominently in the description - is the area underneath the house. What a bonus space! Porch swing, sandbox, single swings, hot tub, seating and eating area, hopscotch, hammock, and outdoor shower! We made good use of this space daily - it sheltered us from several summer storms while allowing us to remain outside and active. It's the perfect staging area for pre and post beach trips. And it allowed us to get the kids some meals without dragging them too far from the pool. One other note - we received a personal call from the owner during our stay just to check in on our satisfaction. That was greatly appreciated, a very nice touch. We will be back to stay at the Blue Heron.
Location and proximity to the beach is the selling point for this house. No need to pay beachfront prices when this house is only 100 yards to the nearest beach access ramp. Awesome views of the ocean and on quite mornings you can hear the waves. This house is also an easy 1/2 mile walk or bike ride to downtown Duck. Useful amenities include beach chairs, beach toys and bicycles, and the pool and hot tub were use frequently. The only concerns were two: One- our guaranteed check-in time was delayed by 10 minutes due to housekeeping, and there were still crumbs on the kitchen counter. Two- the wireless router routinely needed turned off/on every couple hours to re-establish a WIFI connection. These issues were minor and tolerable, but it does prevent a 5 star rating. Regardless, we would recommend this house and are planning to return next summer.
We loved our house. It was a perfect location to both the beach and the town of Duck. We have been visiting OBX for the past 12 years and this was our favorite house! The personal touches to the house were warming:)
As a group of 3 families this home allowed us enough space. The location is excellent - nice view of the water, quiet street and family friendly. The kids (and a few adults) enjoyed taking the bikes down to the village of Duck and rode around the street as well. If you have never stayed in Duck before, it is charming with lots of nooks and crannies to explore.
The beds in this home were the most comfortable I have ever experienced away from home. The decor is nice but starting to get a little dated. The home was very clean and the kitchen well-stocked.
The only thing that kept this from being an excellent review was that the hot tub was out of order for the majority of our stay and that was the one amenity we were looking for. The management company has been responsive and we hope to return some day.
5 Minute Walk to Duck Shops & Restaurants, Corolla-20 minutes, Kitty Hawk-20 minutes, Norfolk Airport-1.5 hours