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Ocean Front Pine Knoll Shores Heckman House-Sleeps 14

(19 Reviews)

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Heckman House in the evening, taken from the beach


Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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.

If your group is 'all about the beach,' this is the house for you.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 24 years old to rent this property...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    One of the very large bedrooms downstairs has been converted into a 'dormitory' with 2 double beds and 2 single beds. The children have space of their own and can share loud, happy laughter with friends without disturbing the adults....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    You can bring your best friend with a non-refunded pet deposit of $275 ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    SMOKING IS PERMITTED on the screened porch and other outside areas....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Huge BR with ocean views on lower level...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 DORM: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

    Great room for the kids and their friends, FUN! FUN!...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    The master bedroom has an adjoining private bath ....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    See & listen to the waves from this very private bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Although very ample, this is a cozy room on main level. ...moreless

  • Hear the waves crashing as you are lulled to sleep in the spacious Master Bedroom featuring a new king sized bed dressed with Sferra linens. 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    adjoining the Master bedroom, breathtaking views of the sea...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Hall bath freshly redone, easy access...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Large bathroom, close to 'dorm' and King Bedroom...moreless

  • The Master bath has a shower tub combination. The other 2 baths have showers only....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    There are books that will accommodate all interests (including cookbooks)...moreless

  • Games:

    Old fashioned board games are available to enjoy with family or friends...moreless

  • Music Library:

    The TV has various music genres...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    The TV features all channels including STARZ, Showtime, HBO, and Sports Channels. It also has a DVR in the main living room...moreless

  • Television:

    42 inch High Definition TV in Living Room All but smallest bedroom has a flat screened TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    some beach toys PAK N PLAY...moreless

  • Video Library:

    The cable TV has many free movie channels....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Very large windows in the living area gives an ever changing view of the sea and children on the beach...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Steps to the beach from the wrap around porch. Historic Civil War Fort Macon (about 15 minutes) as well as the North Carolina Aquarium, less than 5 minutes away...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Full wall of windows in the great room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Oceanfront home, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Very unique for an oceanfront property....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area adjoins the kitchen, screened porch and living area. Big windows with views of the sea & Maritime forest..The dining room table can extend to seat 14 easily. There is a booster chair....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra large dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Please, no fires in the fireplace. Thank You...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    one bike in the garage...moreless

  • Garage:

    Attached 2 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is central heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE SECURE WIFI available in home...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    When you arrive, the beds will be made and ready for a luxurious nap....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a wall of windows enabling you to enjoy views of the beach and ocean...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 4 cars. you could fit 5 cars with some jockeying around or parking in the garage Please don't park on the street....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free nationwide calling...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels and washcloths are provided as well as kitchen towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The laundry room is on the main level and when the door is closed, you can't hear the washer & dryer....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a standard electric coffee pot and a Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is is fully equipped for cooking for and serving large groups. Various sized pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    This is a quiet Bosch dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer:

    There is an extra small additional freezer in the garage. Great for extra ice. Save trips to the store...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    For those that love to cook, it is generously equipped. Never miss a thing--the kitchen opens to the living/dining areas and so you can share conversations and enjoy the ocean view. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    one microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are usually very basic condiments but after review, you may have to supply your own. One roll of paper towels will be supplied along with one roll of toilet paper in every bathroom....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There are 2 refrigerators. Store over flow food and drinks, located in the garage...moreless

  • Stove:

    new flat top electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    One adult bicycle located in the garage is available for use....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    An uncovered and covered deck, protecting you from the sun, pergola extends over the oceanfront porch Hammock for lazy afternoons...moreless

  • Golf:

    The Country Club of the Crystal coast is located just minutes away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You are surrounded by windswept maritime forest with a planked, easy, short walkway to the beach...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A charcoal grill, gas grill and smoker are available to create your fabulous meals when dining at home. DO NOT REMOVE GRILL FROM LOWER LEVEL. ABSOLUTELY NO GRILLING ON DECKS....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    A shielded side porch is screened from the sun and rain. Great for lunch or cocktails in the evening....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available at The Country Club of the Crystal Coast, just minutes away....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 19 - Jun 3, 2017
4 night min stay
value season
Aug 13 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $275
  • cleaning $135
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • 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

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:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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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..."

  • 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

    "Very casual with a nice atmosphere. I realy enjoy their grilled whole flounder, yum. Located..."

  • 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 - North Carolina Aquariums

    "Great aquarium. Good for the little guys, epecially on rainy days"

  • 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

  • Beaufort

    "Fun looking at all of the sailing ships in the marina. Good place for lunch or dinner. Get a..."

  • Oriental

    "Cute little seafaring town. Take the Cherry Branch ferry, it's a short free ferry ride. The..."

  • Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach Ferry

  • Shackleford Banks

  • Ocracoke

    "2 1/2 hour ferry ride from Cedar Island, but it is really quite an experience, little shops..."

  • Food Lion

  • Walmart Supercenter

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Bern, North Carolina
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Clam Digger (less than 5 min )
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Country Club of the Crystal Coast less than 5 min
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 58
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pine Knoll Shores, NC, USA:
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 Unique Benefits at this House:
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. Well-behaved pets allowed.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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  • Heckman House in the evening, taken from the beach

    Heckman House in the evening, taken from the beach

  • Sun filled great room with uninterrupted
view of the ocean.

    Sun filled great room with uninterrupted view of the ocean.

  • Even the adjoining master bedroom bath has magnificent views

    Even the adjoining master bedroom bath has magnificent views

  • Th quietest of all of the bedrooms. On the main level with an oceanfront view.

    Th quietest of all of the bedrooms. On the main level with an oceanfront view.

  • Oceanfront, king sized bedroom has easy access to lower level bathroom.

    Oceanfront, king sized bedroom has easy access to lower level bathroom.

  • Ahhh, after things quiet down, relax with the adults discussing the days events.

    Ahhh, after things quiet down, relax with the adults discussing the days events.

  • Stroll this nice quiet beach.

    Stroll this nice quiet beach.

  • 9 Steps to the Beach!

    9 Steps to the Beach!

  • ocean front shaded deck

    ocean front shaded deck

  • on the beach, ah......

    on the beach, ah......

  • Coming 'Home' after a long ocean front walk.

    Coming 'Home' after a long ocean front walk.

  • Great Room at dusk. The picture from these windows changes constantly.

    Great Room at dusk. The picture from these windows changes constantly.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • This is the smallest bedroom, conveniently
located across the hall from the bath

    This is the smallest bedroom, conveniently located across the hall from the bath

  • This is the DORM, oceanfront window, 2 full &
2 single beds. Fun for kids of all

    This is the DORM, oceanfront window, 2 full & 2 single beds. Fun for kids of all

  • Tired of the sun, have lunch on this sheltered screened porch.

    Tired of the sun, have lunch on this sheltered screened porch.

  • Short walkway to the beach!

    Short walkway to the beach!

  • View from Deck

    View from Deck

  • shaded during the day

    shaded during the day

  • sunrise


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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, May 12, 2017

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