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OCEANFRONT! 5/31-6/3 Rent 2 nights,Get 1 night free!Views, ramp access,dogs OK

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

OCEANFRONT! Just a 1.5 mile from the Wright Memorial Bridge. Steps to the beach.

A wonderful private home retreat for couples or families! This house is a great jumping off point for sites to the north (Duck, Corrolla 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 & a Tassimo).

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 sitting area 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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 Northern Coast & Outer Banks

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

OCEANFRONT! 5/31-6/3 Rent 2 nights,Get 1 night free!Views, ramp access,dogs OK
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews

Warm and inviting beachfront property! Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Wish the weather would have been warmer and dryer, but we made the best of it. Especially enjoyed walking on the beach and watching the boys tackle the waves in the kayaks.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

3 couples shared the house for a few days and have absolutely no complaints. Open living and dining areas just off the kitchen, comfy bedrooms, and best of all SO close to the beautiful but not crowded beach!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great winter holiday stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, three teenagers, and I had a fantastic trip to the OBX over the Christmas holiday! We loved the home we stayed in - it was very comfortable, nicely decorated, well stocked with the necessaries plus, and made us feel immediately at home! We would highly recommend this lovely ocean-front home to a similarly sized family, and we are definitely interested in coming back and staying again if it is available!! Thanks so much for making this lovely home available to us and others.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super time enjoying this beach house with our adult family!

  • 4 of 5

In spite of a recent hurricane, this house was in great shape...its deckwork to the beach was intact while most others were torn apart and strewn over the sand. Being right on the beach made it so easy to watch the sunrise and stroll on the sand in the evenings. We had a great time using the kayaks, chairs, towels and other beach accessories that were provided with the rental. When we were indoors, the home was so well appointed that we had most anything we wanted. Perhaps the best part was how graciously the owner dealt with us...very prompt in responding to questions, worked on our behalf to arrange the booking and quite accommodating with my various requests. While our family is all grown and live all across North America, if we can gather again in NC, this will be our beach house of choice!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good time had by all!

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 5 had a great time at Anne Burns cottage and she was very attentive to our needs and concerns. The house was exactly as pictured and fit our needs well. I would stay again without thinking about it. It was neat, clean, and homey. I especially enjoyed how accessible it was to the beach for me as I have walking difficulties and it was very easy for me to be able to share time with the others at the beach and to be close to the others as they enjoyed the sand. Our only negative was in dealing with some bugs in the kitchen.....but I have to explain that our visit was right after the hurricane Matthew had come through and there had been a lot of water in the lower areas that had just barely cleared up. Anne had had the property treated, but there were still some residual creatures in that one area and she was attentive to our issue with them. It was an issue, but did not ruin our stay, and not a fault of the owner.......she could not have been nicer. THe house is well located....near many sites and restaurants. All in all , would stay again if traveling to the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review my home. Fall of 2016 was challenging for Outer Banks homeowners. I have fabulous support staff who were timely in addressing storm issues for both major storms. We have cleared all unwanted "guests" from the house and all is good for our 2017 season. We take care to provide the best environment for our visitors and if ever there is a problem it will be addressed immediately. I self manage my home and there is no middle-management to deal with. Each interaction with my guests is a direct reflection me. I love my family home and have appreciated the care and consideration all my renters have taken to help to keep it in great conditon.
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Beautiful location, lots of space, and all essentials included.

  • 4 of 5

The house is located centrally to conveniences and a gateway to other towns in the Outer Banks. Beautiful and uncrowded beach, amazing sunrises, dog friendly, and ample outside furniture and good condition of deck and walkways. Interior of home is spacious with lots of furniture, bathrooms are updated, and pool table downstairs is an added bonus. Arriving shortly after a bad tropical storm resulted in sand coating the outsides of the windows facing the water, 18+" standing water in the driveway, limiting access for vehicles low to the ground and making garbage collection a challenge, and increased unwanted guest activity. The home is located not too far off Ocean Ave which is a busy road, traffic noise at night was noticeable. Ann was very responsive to concerns and proactively communicated with us. We hosed down the decks and windows so the amazing view was not obstructed, and removed many of the unwanted guests in the kitchen.

Overall a nice weekend getaway, can't beat the location and beach access!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your help and great attitude! We had our share of "weather" issues last fall. All problems have been successfully resolved and we are looking forward to the 2017 season.
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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

Southern Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rent 2/Get 1 night free
May 31 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Fun Time
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last Days of Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
September Adventures
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Quiet Days of Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Between the Holidays!
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Festival
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.75%

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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