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License to Chill! 3 Bedroom Semi-Oceanfront with Pool and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Outdoor Living at it's Best!

A treehouse on Hatteras Island. License to Chill takes advantage of it's unique location and lets you experience the beach from every room. The house has 3 bedrooms and is split into two sides connected by outdoor decks. The west side of the house includes main living area, kitchen, master bedroom and bath. The west side faces the beach and includes 3 sliding glass doors that open to ocean breezes. The East side of the house is connected to the west side by first and second floor decks and includes another master bedroom and bath and twin bedroom upstairs. The house was redecorated and updated in 2012 to include new bedroom furniture, couches, and flat screen T.V.s. The beach is a directly across the street and beach access is less than 100 yards away left or right. The views from the house are enhanced by double lots across the street, rather than houses, dunes and ocean are what you see. A brand new 6 person hottub was purchased in 2012 and moved onto the pool deck so you can soak under the stars. Previous guests rank the pool and large pool deck as the best amenity of the house hands down. This is your chance to experience Hatteras Island as it was meant to be, outdoor living with modern conveniences.

Property Manager
Michael Tomasini
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Michael Tomasini

We first experienced the Outer Banks when traveling for business in 2007 and quickly found ourselves returning to Hatteras Island whenever we got the chance. Hatteras Island really seemed to the perfect place to get away from it all and after traveling extensively we knew we had found a place we would always choose to go over any other.

Michael Tomasini purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Michael Tomasini chose Salvo

After looking at many properties on Hatteras Island we found ourselves ranking the view and character of a place over the number of bedrooms and amenities. License to Chill provides us with a vacation feel because of it's unique character and proximity to the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

The third floor roof deck is great place for cocktail hour, coffee or stargazing. The pool deck is the perfect way to extend your beach day.


Salvo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen mattress, 1 queen mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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License to Chill! 3 Bedroom Semi-Oceanfront with Pool and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews
Charlottesville, VA

Perfect house for the family

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! The pool and hot tub were great, and the separate wings made it a bit more private for everyone. If you have an SUV, definitely pay the $50 for an ORV permit and enjoy all of the beach ramps south of Salvo. Far more private than anything you can find in Nags Heads / Duck / Corolla. Thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great House to enjoy the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This unique beach house in Salvo was really great for our family vacation. The layout is quirky and our kids loved it. It is small but there is so much great outdoor space, you don't notice. The pool is fantastic and really made the trip even better. The location couldn't be better as the beach access is just across the street and there is a great ice cream place at the end of the block. The owner is awesome to work with and always responded right away to any questions or concerns. We ended up having to leave 2 days early due to the massive power outage on the island and the owner was great and offered a partial refund for our trouble. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VERY quant place, QUIET neighborhood, EXCELLENT customer service, HIGHLY recommended.

  • 4 of 5

Owner is very responsive via call and text. It makes you feel like you're valued and he makes sure you are.

When we first arrived, kitchen lighting on one side of the house did not work. Owner sent an electrician out immediately, though they still did not work, but we were fine with that.

A/C units in the twin beds bedroom did not work, we couldn't sleep in there, but we were fine with that as we brought an air mattress as backup.

Pool was extremely convenient and warm throughout the week stay. Hot tub was working very well and convenient as well.

Main picture is pre-dated, seems like it's a few years earlier.

Lot is on the corner of the street, few hundred yards from the beach.

Pets are allowed, which was great! We had two of our big dogs with us and they loved it, maybe more than we did!

High chair and pack and play was provided, unexpectedly, but came in huge help for our 1.5 year old.

Pricing was fair, especially for a mid-summer rental.

Overall we had a blast and would go back, for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great pool and hot tub! Wonderful sunsets. Shaded parking. Handy post beach outside shower

  • 5 of 5

It was a relaxing week at the beach. Pet friendly for our corgi. Everyone loved the pool. It was amazing to have it all to ourselves. Very close to the beach. crow's nest view was good. The AC units kept the house cool. Austin's steamer pots were good. Top dog mahi tacos were fantastic. We walked to village conery 5 times. Yummy! Did the Lighthouse, Ocracoke too. Lots of fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd time staying there and still in love

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the best place for us on OBX. Fits our needs to a tee. The pool alone is worth every penny. Short walk to Island Creamery, Blue Whale and the Beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint House with Excellent Amenities

  • 5 of 5

License to Chill is a charming house partitioned by a multi-level deck with a fantastic view of the ocean from its crow's nest. Even the yard has it charms, and the amenities, a beautiful fenced-in pool and a hot tub, were alone worth the price of admission. We enjoyed nearly everything about our time there, from the easy beach access, to the high-quality nearby restaurants and the cozy little stores, the sound at the day use area, which is just right up the road from License to Chill, and more. If you have a bike, you might want to bring it, because there are seemingly endless bike paths on which to ride down there. As for the house itself, the only suggestion we have is for something to be done about the A/C unit, which is right next to the television and chainsaw loud even on economy mode. Other than this, the house was perfect for a beach vacation. We appreciated the small touches so much: food and water dishes and play toys for our dogs, the raft and noodle for the pool, the immaculateness of every room in the house, the showers on each level, the hose on the bottom level next to the mini boardwalk, etc. Overall, we loved our stay at License to Chill and couldn't look forward to being repeat customers more!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Welcome to Hatteras Colony on beautiful Hatteras Island. Salvo is the perfect place to get away from it all. The beach is wide, quiet and seems to stretch on endlessly. There are no highrise hotels and the homes are hidden from view by the grassy dunes. There are plenty of family owned restaurants and shops nearby and the local ice cream shop is a short walk away. Sit on the beach and watch the dolphins swim by, or take advantage of the boundless recreational opportunities offered on Hatteras. Deep sea fishing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, and kayaking get you out on the water in this outdoor lovers paradise. Head up to Nags Head or Roanoake Island for shopping opportunities from outlets to quaint antique shops. Take a day trip by ferry to the unique seaside village of Ocracoke and cap off your vacation. Hatteras Island is the perfect place to experience the Outer Banks as you imagine it!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.