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Ocean Front Pine Knoll Shores Heckman House-Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Airy, comfortable home on a pristine beach. family gatherings.

Enjoy the most beautiful beach on the East Coast from this serene light-filled oceanfront home. The clean design and wonderful open floor plan make it the perfect place to bring family and friends together with the Atlantic Ocean as your front yard. Due to the unusual orientation of Bogue Bank, you can watch the sun rise AND set from the dramatic deck of this modern contemporary house. This home is a 40 years

mid century modern design that has been updated in 2018

Simple pleasures for all ages abound: long morning walks, body surfing, world class shell collecting, watching porpoises play from the deck, sunbathing and just getting lost in a good book. Food even tastes better at this location! Serve up a casual seafood supper on the breezy screened porch as the sun begins to set.

Three comfortable bedrooms and two baths on the main floor, including a bright and spacious oceanfront master suite. The lower level with direct beach access offers an additional bedroom, bath and a large bunk room to sleep 6, perfect for cousins or single guests. This is accessed from the steps from the great room.

There are only ten steps to the beach from the lower level.

The home is located in a sleepy beachside community. The nearest major attraction is the wonderful North Carolina Aquarium less than five minutes away. Enjoyable restaurants are within a ten-minute drive.

This home was built in the late 1970's and has remained in our family. It has been enjoyed by four generations and it is 40 years old.

If your group is 'all about the beach,' this is the house for you.

More Details

Monica Heckman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Monica Heckman

Our family has created many happy memories here on the most beautiful beach in the country. This very special home has been the perfect place to celebrate retirement, new babies, family reunions, Easter, Thanksgiving and even a Spring wedding. We still vacation as an extended family every year. As the family grows, we fill every inch of this home with laughs and good times.

The home was designed for private spaces. You can get away from the activity and enjoy a spot on your own, be it on the hammock, or just in your quiet bedroom.

Monica Heckman purchased this house in 1979

Why Monica Heckman chose Pine Knoll Shores

Quiet, restful, natural location where the ocean is front and center. You will definitely have your place of solitude and privacy on this near-empty stretch of beach. You just don't find this type of beach anymore.

The furniture and decor has been updated in March 2018


What makes this house unique

Breezy screened porch, ocean front views from living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite and master bath. Wide deck overlooks the beach. Outdoor shower. No fuss simplicity and comfort - suitable for all ages. This beach house is forty years old and has a midcentury modern design. You won't find granite counter tops or a brand new kitchen, but the furniture and kitchen has been updated in 2018.

Well behaved pets welcome.


Pine Knoll Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No grilling on decks. Do not remove grill from lower level Please clean grill (if used) before checking out.
  • Please use provided ashtrays if smokin on porch or deck
  • Do not light fires in fireplace. it is blocked because of the birds
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , adjoining the Master bedroom, breathtaking views of the sea
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hall bath freshly redone, easy access
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom, close to 'dorm' and King Bedroom.
  • The Master bath has a shower tub combination. The other 2 baths have showers only.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Huge BR with ocean views on lower level
    Bedroom 5 DORM - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Great room for the kids and their friends, FUN! FUN!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , See & listen to the waves from this very private bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Although very ample, this is a cozy room on main level.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , MBR has an adjoining private bath . This is on main level
  • Hear the waves crashing as you are lulled to sleep in the spacious Master Bedroom featuring a new king sized bed with an additional memory foam mattress topper. This bedroom has its own private bath with overwhelming views of the sea. Two other bedrooms on this level. King bedroom and 'dorm' on lower level. Great to get away from the rest of the group.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This home is located in the best fishing area of North Carolina. There are various deep sea fishing excursions available. A great attraction for kids of all ages is the North Carolina Aquarium is less than 5 minutes away. There is a high chair and PAK N Play. I found a terrific masseuse that will make house calls. call Judy Powers 252-732-5328 If you call ahead of time, you have a better chance of getting an appt.


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Ocean Front Pine Knoll Shores Heckman House-Sleeps 14
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Great views

  • 5 of 5

The views are amazing! We enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you chose our beach house. The daytime views are great, but the night sky is incredible without the light pollution. Come back soon. Monica
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The beach was glorious. What a view!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a perfect location and as close to the beach as you can get. Yes, the house is a dated and worn but you can tell it is a well loved family home and we felt it had a lot of character and didn't mind it at all. The deck, screened porch, large dining table with open concept kitchen/living worked perfectly for an adults only birthday weekend. While the house was stocked very well overall, toilet paper and trash bags were not and the house manager did not return calls until over a day later (we thought we just couldn't find them because I've never stayed in a VRBO property that only provided one roll of TP per bathroom and only one kitchen size garabage bag). When she did call back, she left a message that someone would drop some by (and by then too late) but no one ever did. Was an inconvenience to run back to the grocery store for two pretty critical items. There also was confusion about check-out time being different on VRBO website than what owner intended which caused a rush on last morning. I shared this feedback with owner after my stay. If these things were corrected I would consider staying again simply because the views and access to beach are unbeatable.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that my local contact was out of town during your stay. She was under the impression that your needs were addressed. This toilet paper and garbage bag issue has never arisen before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. We will most certainly address this problem. I am delighted that you were comfortable and found the house well stocked. We go the extra mile with all of the other amenities offered. Come back and we are glad you chose our beach house. Monica Heckman
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Incredible home with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience---location + beautiful well-equipped home = terrific vacation. This is a spacious, open floorpan house with LOTS of windows to see the spectacular views of the beach, sunrises AND sunsets. So comfortable. The big deck and screened in porch are great for unwinding, beds are really comfortable, and furnishings lovely. Thanks so munch Monica! We'll be back :)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed our beach house. Come Back, it will be even more comfortable knowing your way around the house Monica
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Beautiful view, well equipped ,great family house, we had a blast!!

  • 4 of 5

We had everything we needed but needs a little updating. Great property!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I could live there!

  • 5 of 5

So comfortable! Big enough for adults & children to be inside & not be crowded. Fabulous ocean/beach view & access. Well equipped kitchen & plenty of beach chairs & toys. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comfort is what vacations are all about. You shouldn't have to worry about a spilled drink or a slice of pizza hitting the sofa I'm glad you loved our beach house. The game table would love you to come back. Hope to see you soon Monica
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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Great place to take kids of all ages, especially rainy days. It's less than 5 minutes away.
Fort Macon State Park
My daughter was married on the walls of Ft. Macon. The re-enactments are fabulous. The vario...
The Island Grille
Monday and tuesday are 2 for 1 nights. They have excellent food. It's very small, advance r...
White Swan Bar-B-Q and Fried Chicken
Really handy for good NC Bar-B-Que. Takeout only minutes from the house. They have good ...
El Zarape
We like this place on the causeway. It's great for a gang and very inexpensive.
Crab's Claw
The prices are a little high for families, but it makes a great date night. It is just minu...
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
If you have a big group and are hankering for seafood, this is the place. You can take the l...
Ruddy Duck Tavern
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Amos Mosquito's Restaurant and Bar
The owner shows a lot of pride in his service and food. Excellent seafood, excellent seafood...
Country Club Of Crystal Coast
This golf course is only only 10 minutes away. It suits most players and has scenic holes ...
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Great place to take kids of all ages, especially rainy days. It's less than 5 minutes away.
Atlantic Beach Surf Shop
Fabulous Store. Great upscale brands. Different price points, latest styles. They have a ...
Molly's Beachside Bar & Grill at the Sheraton Pier
Great outside pier dining. Come from the beach in bathing suits and barefooted. Great Hamb...
Michaelangelo's Pizza
They also deliver
Fort Macon State Park
Fun looking at all of the sailing ships in the marina. Good place for lunch or dinner. Get a...
Cute little seafaring town. Take the Cherry Branch ferry, it's a short free ferry ride. The...
Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach Ferry
Shackleford Banks
2 1/2 hour ferry ride from Cedar Island, but it is really quite an experience, little shops...
Food Lion
Closes grocery store to the beach house. About 5 minutes away. Full service
Walmart Supercenter
Walmart is a Walmart. Good for all kinds of stuff.
Public boat launch facility
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Great day trip. Ferry available from Beaufort 1 minutes away from house. Pack a picnic
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
This area is considered the best fishing on the Atlantic Coast. Surf fishing is great, too !
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Water Sports Rentals
Reel Outdoors Inc
Not far from house
Island Ferry Adventures
Clawson's 1905 Restaurant
Fun to have lunch in Beaufort. They can handle large groups and are children friendly. Goo...
Aqua Restaurant
Upscale restaurant with great food. I personally wouldn't take the children. Located in Be...
4 Corners Diner
Simple Breakfast.
Cox Family Restaurant
GREAT MEAT AND THREE. Just an old fashioned meat and 3 vegetables type of very casual place...
El Zarape
Very good Mexican restaurant located right on the causeway to Morehead City. Inexpensive fo...
Backstreet Pub
Great atmosphere and an original pub. Nice old fireplace for chilly nights. Cute little p...
Blue Moon Bistro
upscale restaurant in Beaufort. You will need reservations
Big Oak Drive in & Bar-B-Que
CAN'T MISS THIS ICONIC PLACE. Just a few minutes from the beach house. These are the best ...
Michaelangelo's Pizza & Subs
They deliver good pizza
Cap'n Willis Seafood Market
Fresh seafood. They catch their own.
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
New Bern, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Clam Digger (less than 5 min )
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Country Club of the Crystal Coast less than 5 min
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 58
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Clam Digger
Car: necessary

5 minute drive from the nationally respected North Carolina Aquarium, a great activity for all ages. Other day trips include shopping and sightseeing along the marina in historic Beaufort, NC or a trip to Fort Macon State Park, complete with a preserved Civil War Fort with educational exhibits inside.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $135
Pet Fee $275
Tax Rate 12.75%

I require a $500 security deposit at booking and payment in full 90 days prior to arrival. Guests can contact VRBO to obtain travel and hurricane insurance. This is strongly suggested
VRBO demands their service fee with the first payment

To get away from the rest of the "gang" we have a delightful double hammock in a quiet shades area under the main deck.
We do provide starter items, etc. 1 roll of papertowels, 1 roll of toilet paper in every bathroom, fresh cake of soap in every bathroom. There are a few beach chairs and some beach towels. There may be some beach toys in the
garage. Before you go shopping for supplies, look around. You may find what you are looking for.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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