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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

Home on a pristine beach. WE RENT SATURDAY to SATURDAY from JUNE 1st- SEPT 30)

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.'

The views are incredible.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 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

Very Comfortable>


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
  • Max. adults: 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 ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Property had all we needed. Very relaxing and well furnished. Lovely place for family.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pine Knolls property. Right on beach, relaxing, quiet and well laid out for our family. Will definitely refer to friends and possibly come back again in the future. Thank you Monica for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to have you visit. I'm so glad that your group had a great time. Come Back Monica
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Vacation of a lifetime for beachlovers

  • 5 of 5

We had been in love with Ocracoke vacations for 45 years, raising children who are now raising children. All of us agree that if you love being on the beach for most of the day starting with walks at sunrise, hours on the boogie boards, and lovely sunsets, this house for 10-14 people is paradise , compared with packing up for a few hours at the beach. We were thrilled to find all the beds made with nice sheets, clean towels set out for everyone, a deck full of Adirondack chairs, a sensational kitchen, and views through the big open windows. Monica makes sure that all the little stuff you might forget is generously provided in the bathrooms, laundry and kitchen. This attention to detail makes the hostess feel like Queen for a Week, able to concentrate on having fun in this palace of pleasure. The open plan means all ten of us could gather for conversation and meals. We felt the value and luxury were terrific. Coming back is our hearts' desire. The area from Emerald Isle, to Atlantic Beach and Beaufort is post card beautiful with plenty to do. The Aquarium is a short walk away. Perfection!.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I try to cut down on the trips to the store that cut into beach time. I'm glad that you noticed. I'm so glad that your entire family had a great vacation. Families are the best, they will always remember the laid back beach adventure. Come back, spring and fall are great times at the beach. Monica
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Pet Fee $275
Refundable damage deposit $500

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 FROM JUNE 1ST THRU SEPT 30TH WE ENT SATURDAY TO SATURDAY

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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