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Ocean Front,Outer Banks, Rodanthe, Pet-Friendly,4BR, 3BA,Beach Front

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths (Sleeps 12)

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER TWO OCEAN FRONT PROPERTIES IN RODANTHE: VRBO # 584841 AND 403480.

We grew up in central North Carolina, but we've called Hatteras Island our second home. Mermaid's Tears (another name for seaglass which is found naturally along the North Carolina coast) is just steps away from the sandy beach. One of our favorite things is sitting on the deck watching the dolphin (yes, we see them just about every day) and, of course, the wonderful sunrises and sunsets. Using our binoculars we are even able to identify the fish caught at the Rodanthe Fishing Pier, only 100 yards away.
Mermaid's Tears encompasses a reversed house plan which is very common to many homes along the Outer Banks. This simple means that the living area, ie, kitchen, dining and living room are located on the highest level.
Our second floor level of Mermaid's Tears includes a very large living open area (great for entertaining) with flat screen TV/DVD and CD stereo system. A large floral sectional couch and two chairs face the two 8' sliders for a magnificent view of the ocean. The dining area, open to the living area and kitchen, has seating for ten. The modern kitchen has all cooking needs should one decide never to venture out to any of the great restaurants in the area. There is also counter seating for four. There is a very nice king bedroom upstairs with connecting bath and shower. This bedroom has its own slider to the outside oceanfront deck. A flat screen TV and DVD are also in this bedroom.
Three of our bedrooms are downstairs, the master has a king bed and day bed with a large bathroom with a separate shower and jacuzzi tub. The slider leads to a covered deck which is virtually on top of the ocean. This bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD. Another bedroom downstairs, very spacious with a king bed, has a large window and a slider to a covered deck over-looking the ocean. This bed and breakfast style bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD. The third bedroom has two pyramid bunk beds. Both have a double bed; one with a pullout trundle. This bedroom has two windows; one with a view of the ocean, the other a view of the sound in the distance. This is truly a unique bedroom as it invites an aquarium decor. This bedroom also has a flat screen TV and DVD. This bedroom and the second bedroom share a full bathroom. Also, downstairs is a nice welcoming foyer and a full washer and dryer closet. While staying in Mermaid's Tears, exploring is a must. Hatteras Island is simply the most beautiful place on earth - where the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound is separated by a thin, fragile slice of land. Hatteras Lighthouse, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, small villages of Avon, Buxton, Waves, Frisco and Salvo are all within a short drive.
In Rodanthe, explore the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Museum, Civil War Battle of Chicmacomico Races, and try to identify each of the over 400 species of birds. Or simple lay back and enjoy reading and watching the surf.

FREE Wireless Internet access via Silicon Travel for this property (computer not provided, bring your laptop).



PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION: No security deposit is collected. Over years of renting our property, we have found guests prefer to pay a Property Damage Protection fee ($69) which covers all accidental damages to the vacation rental up to $2,500.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Up to two dogs only. Must be well behaved and not exceed 75 pounds total weight. $100 pet fee per dog....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fish cleaning station, enclosed outside shower (hot & cold water), deck furniture, sundeck, 2 baby gates, stereo with CD player, shaded deck, high chair, separate foot wash as you come in from the beach...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    (5) Each TV has its own DVD...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our pictures show it all. Great sandy beach directly in front of Mermaid's Tears. Only 100 yards to the Rodanthe Fishing Pier. About 25 feet to the surf....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our pictures show it all. Great sandy beach directly in front of Mermaid's Tears. Only 100 yards to the Rodanthe Fishing Pier. About 25 feet to the surf....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 10 plus kitchen counter seats 3...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Upstairs and downstairs central air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    electric full size...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    One covered parking space; carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating system...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens and towels are provided April- Nov. No bed linens or towels will be provided Dec-Mar. If you don't want to bring your own you can order through our Property Manager www.shoredetails.com...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 5-6 cars...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Full catering via Shore Details, property manager for Mermaid's Tears...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    keurig and conventional...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Keurig Coffee maker, waffle maker, crock pot, steamer & more...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony:

    One open deck; one covered deck both overlooking ocean...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lots of rockers and benches to relax...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi tub in master bedroom bath...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sapphire
Mar 18 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,475
Diamond
Apr 15 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,690
Silver
May 13 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,570
Gold
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,050
Platium
Jun 24 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,350
Gold
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,050
Silver
Aug 19 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,570
Opal
Sep 2 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,740
Ruby
Oct 28 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,535
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,535

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Protection $69 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY RENTAL.

A $500.00 deposit plus the VRBO Service Fee is required to book. The remaining two payments are due at 90 and 30 days prior. If cancelled 60 days prior to vacation, full deposit is refunded (less $25 credit card fee).


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Frank and Beverly are the proud owners of 'Mermaid's Tears' as well as two other properties closeby. We have been vacationing/living on the outer banks for years and will retire in Rodanthe someday. It is the perfect place to be. Both Frank and Beverly are NC licensed builders. Frank retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel. We have three Brussels Griffons, Frankie, Annie Rose and Scout, and they always travel with us to the Outer Banks.

Why the Owner Chose Rodanthe, NC, USA:
The Outer Banks has been our favorite vacation spot for years. This is the third, and most recent, property we have bought in this area. The other is VRBO #403480 and is located a short walk down the beach) It's easy driving from our home in Greensboro, NC. It's close to great restaurants, shopping, golf, sightseeing yet very remote and very casual. Also, the Outer Banks is routinely rated in the top five US beaches by US News, National Geographic, ABC News and CBS News. 'Mermaid's Tears' is an exceptional rental property with all the amenities for a perfect family vacation.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sitting on the front porch in the evening while enjoying a glass of wine or ice tea, feeling the ocean breeze while watching late surfers and swimmers has become our most treasured time. Early in the morning, we'll catch up on news and sports via wifi while sipping coffee and snacking on delicious pastries. Great early morning and late evening walks on the beach fulfill perfect days in Rodanthe.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Photos

  • Mermaids Tears view from the ocean

    Mermaids Tears view from the ocean

  • family room facing ocean

    family room facing ocean

  • kitchen with view of sound

    kitchen with view of sound

  • Enclosed porch off kitchen, overlooking ocean and Rodanthe Pier

    Enclosed porch off kitchen, overlooking ocean and Rodanthe Pier

  • Bed room with 2 bunk beds (2 full and 2 twin)

    Bed room with 2 bunk beds (2 full and 2 twin)

  • 1st floor master bath

    1st floor master bath

  • view from top deck of Rodanthe Pier, wintertime

    view from top deck of Rodanthe Pier, wintertime

  • Upstairs deck, overlooking ocean, just sit and relax and enjoy

    Upstairs deck, overlooking ocean, just sit and relax and enjoy

  • view from upper deck at dusk

    view from upper deck at dusk

  • view from beach

    view from beach

  • 1st floor king with flat TV/DVD, slider to covered deck, ocean front

    1st floor king with flat TV/DVD, slider to covered deck, ocean front

  • bunk room with 2 double, 2 twin and 1 trundle

    bunk room with 2 double, 2 twin and 1 trundle

  • upstairs bath

    upstairs bath

  • Downstairs shared bathroom

    Downstairs shared bathroom

  • view from deck late afternoon

    view from deck late afternoon

  • sunrise from upstairs deck

    sunrise from upstairs deck

  • Great views of ocean from covered deck, off one of the master bedrooms

    Great views of ocean from covered deck, off one of the master bedrooms

  • sunrise view from upper deck

    sunrise view from upper deck

VRBO #426760

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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