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OCEANFRONT! Views, family friendly floor plan, ramp access, dogs & kids welcome!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Dune deck, NO steps via ramp to one floor layout w/ocean views, dogs welcome.

**July 21 (Saturday) to July 30 (Monday) available as a 9 night rental**

OCEANFRONT! Just a 1.5 mile from the Wright Memorial Bridge. Steps to the beach. Flexible wintertime rentals. Weekly or monthly terms available.Questions???, please ask!

A wonderful private home retreat for couples or families! This house is a great jumping off point for sites to the north (Duck, Corolla and off road north beaches) OR south (Wright Brothers, Nags Head, Lost Colony and sound/sea excuritions). Great location with quiet beach.

This custom ocean front home begins with the hexagonal main house with views of the ocean from the great room. There are dining areas and an adjoining all season sun porch right off the living area. The well stocked kitchen provides plenty of space to create meals and orchestrate morning coffee (2 drip & a Keurig).

The home has a convenient main floor laundry area stocked with all the linens you will need for your visit (sheets for all beds, bath towels, beach towels and beach bags, no need to bring your own).

Decks around the upper level and on the dune top provide panoramic views and multiple sitting areas to enjoy the vistas N,S,E & W. There is a shady lower level deck equipped with table and chairs as well as a convienient outside shower. Multiple umbrellas, both deck and beach, are all supplied as well as beach chairs, boogie boards and 2 ocean kayaks.

Comfortable furnishings and restful colors make for a relaxing visit. The four season sunporch has a 40' HD flat screen TV and the lower level with pool table and 2nd flat screen TV, provide the kids (young and old) a place to play.


***The private master bedroom wing (north) has a large picture window overlooking the ocean. The master bathroom with mosaic glass tile, dual spray shower, Jacuzzi (TM) tub, vessel sink and modern finishes make this bath a retreat to look forward to.

***The guest wing located off the living area (south) has two bedrooms and full bathroom with tub/shower combination. Bedroom one has a king bed and bedroom two has a double bed and a single bed.

The main house is accessible from either the lower level foyer entrance or from the main upstairs front porch. There is also a outside ramped walkway from the front of the house to the back of the property. This provides access to the ocean dune top deck and direct access to the upstairs main living area of the home and oceanfront deck, WITHOUT ANY STEPS. This has been useful to guests who have difficulty with steps and also for aging four footed furry family members!

Everything you need in a LARGE (no cramped condo!) and comfortable home!

More Details

Ann Burns
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Ann Burns

The Burns family is the current owner of this wonderful beachfront property. Originally built in the 50's, the current owner's family purchased the property in 1968. In 1985 the year round residence was built and is now being offered as a vacation retreat.

Come enjoy our home and share the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean panorama.

Ann Burns purchased this house in 1968

Why Ann Burns chose Southern Shores

This large private home with stunning oceanfront panorama has easy access to shopping, restaurants and the many outdoor activities of the outer Banks. Visit Duck or Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills or the sounds of the Outer Banks. This centrally located property is just a mile and a half from the Wright Memorial Bridge. When you reach 'the banks' you are home!

What makes this house unique

This is a great home for families looking to spend quality time with the kids. Short car rides take you to the many of the local attractions.

The beach is just across the deck and down the dune steps! There are miles of quiet streets and pathways thru Southern Shores community to explore on foot or by bike.

The house has a central lining area and offers separate sleeping wings on the same floor for maximum privacy.

You will love watching the sun rise from the master bedroom!


Southern Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest wing shared bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Lower level 1/2 bath inside with outside shower
  • 2 full baths on main upper level one split bath (toilet & sink inside with outside shower) on lower level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom and first guest bedroom have kings. Second guest bedroom has one double and one twin. Extra mattress available to use on floor by child.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower, multilevel deck


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OCEANFRONT! Views, family friendly floor plan, ramp access, dogs & kids welcome!
average rating of 4.7173915 based on 46 reviews

Perfect location, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a perfect spot. The beach out front is beautiful and secluded. The house has everything you need to enjoy your stay. It was clean and homey. The master bathroom is exceptionally nice - we took more baths and showers than was normal for our short stay! The deck and dune deck were without question our favorite place to be and the huge picture window in the master bedroom allows you to wake up to the sunrise. We were just a couple, so we didn’t use downstairs (semi finished game room and half bath) or the guest wing (K BR, Double/Twin BR and family bath) but they were so privately tucked away my husband kept thinking he should check to make sure no one snuck in! This house was lovely and we would stay again. My only suggestions would be that many of the windows don’t open (missing handles and/or screens) and that’s such a shame as we were there in a cool week and really like to hear and smell the ocean. Secondly, while I loved having all the linens there for our use, the towels were not as soft as I prefer, but that’s a super minor thing! We would also love a hot tub but my husband is telling me that if I’m putting in requests for things you don’t have we’d also love an in-ground pool and onsite restaurant! This home was lovely and I can’t recommend it more. If you see the dolphins swim past, tell them we said hi! They were my favorite part of our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: LOL! Thank you for reviewing Seascape Cottage. We also love the new dune deck! What a great viewing spot for the wildlife that abounds at the ocean and for "al fresco" dining. We have added (in addition to binoculars) a tripod mounted viewing scope for ocean watching. Fun is in the details. You'll be glad to hear that the towels are already replaced with new, bigger, softer, fluffier ones. I too like soft towels. We attempt to stay a step ahead of replacements with the linens and other accessories (windows included!) that make visiting easier and more comfortable. I am always open to suggestions to make happy guests (not quite sure when we can swing the onsite restaurant, but I like the idea). Prepping for our 2018 season this windy week in March. Ann and Cliff Burns, owners and managers of Seascape Cottage since 2011.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my husband and I traveled to OBX. We enjoyed the island very much. The house is awesome. We liked the location of the house, it is close to everything. The house had every amenity you will ever need and is designed very well for privacy. We had the entire beach to ourselves. I can imagine it is still very private even in the height of the season. We had great meals at the Black Pelican, the Blue Point, and Hurricane MO's was a fun place for happy hour. We are anticipating going again next year.

Owner, Ann, was a pleasure to work with and was available if we needed anything. If I could suggest one thing it would be to mark the light switches, there are so many and we had a little trouble figuring them out. Thanks Ann for allowing us to enjoy our week in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a Wonderful Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful beachfront home over the Christmas holiday! The views of the ocean were exactly what we needed and the warm comfortable house was fantastic. The weather was not the best so much time was spent downstairs on the pool table. Great Fun. Perfect location as we traveled both up and down the coast easily. Delicious restaurants an easy walk on a sidewalk the whole way and grocery store a 5 min drive. Saw quite the most beautiful sunset ever seen on our last night there. Miss Lola loved the whole stay. Really looking forward to a summer stay this next time.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second consecutive year of having a Christmas break trip to the Outer Banks and a wonderful stay in this lovely home! We hope to make it an annual family tradition. The three bedrooms are perfect for our 5 member family, which includes 3 teenagers. It has a wonderful living area that can be shared with all, and then bedrooms separate from each other so everyone can have his/her own space! Accommodations are comfy, cozy, clean, neat, thoughtful, and require very little to be brought from home. We highly recommend this spot, although prefer it not be the week we'd like to be there each year! Ha! When our daughter forgot some clothing she purchased, Ann graciously agreed to have it shipped to us by the cleaning company. Wonderful experience all around!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FantastIc Beach House

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice vintage OBX cottage with modern touches in a most desirable location in Southern Shores. The way this plan is laid out offers nice privacy in the Master bedroom area. The bathrooms have been tastefully renovated. The Master Bath is heaven! The kitchen was well equipped; If you are travelling with dogs the deck area is completely closed off and safe. The way the deck and pathways are designed allow walks without using steps except for beach access. The views are outstanding in and out of the house. It was a welcome change that we were able to book a short term stay surrounding a weekend without penalty or over priced rents and fees. All this and oceanfront!!! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

SeaScape is an excellent vacation house in every’s beautiful, well kept, and makes us feel as if we are in our own home. We look forward to many more visits!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you returned this year for your fall getaway.
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Car: necessary

Visit the sights of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The history in the area is rich including lighthouses, the Wright Brothers Memorial and Museum, the Elizabethan Gardens and The Lost Colony outdoor production. Climb Jockey's Ridge, see the Nature Conservancy in Nags Head or visit Pea Island wildlife sanctuary to enjoy just a few of the nature sites in the area. Fly a hang glider, go para-sailing or try your fishing skills aboard one of the charter boats from Oregon Inlet Marina.There are many restaurants nearby and grocery stores just around the corner.

Or...just relax.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Preferred method of payment is personal check or e-check

All sheets and towels (bath and beach) included in rates.
Rates subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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