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Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront View; Steps to The Beach; 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4-5

This is a beautiful, newly decorated condo located just steps to the beach! Our condo is on the 2nd floor with fantastic views of the ocean and ocean front pool (unheated) from every window. The large deck right off the living room is the perfect spot to relax to the sound of the surf, to watch the sun rise and dolphins play at dawn (or all day!) in the ocean, or to idle the day away. Bring your binoculars or use ours for close ups of the dolphins, pelicans, seagulls etc. Our unit offers a master bedroom with king bed, two full baths (unique and super convenient for a family) sleep sofa queen bed (NEW), hallway XL single berth bed, fully appointed kitchen (including coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishwasher!), two flat screen TVs (living room and master bedroom), free WiFi, brand new deck swing, new keyless entry system, and much more. Please note our condo is on the second floor of a three story building with stairs and no elevator.

Our beach-- only steps away from our condo -- features coastal dunes, soft creamy sand, nice surf and great beach combing. We have beach chairs and boogie boards for your use during your visit.

In addition to our beach front, our condo community has an outdoor pool open year round (unheated), outdoor grills, basketball and tennis courts, pool side restrooms, and oceanfront showers and laundry facilities.

We are only a short 15 minute walk to the lovely, historical village of Duck where you can enjoy the lovely shops, buy groceries, eat at great restaurants and cafes, buy books and sip coffee at Duck Cottage, rent bikes to ride on the jogging trails, walk the sound-side boardwalk for bird watching, and rent canoes, kayaks and other water sport equipment.

Bring your binoculars to bird watch and get great close ups of dolphins in our surf. Superb viewing from our deck!

We keep our reservations calendar up to date so check it out to reserve now! If we're already booked for your preferred dates, check out our other properties in Duck listed on VRBO too. They are VRBO 513115, VRBO 667198, VRBO 885663, or VRBO 712993!

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled more than 60 days before the start of your stay.

More Details

Mike and Mary Hayward
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Mike and Mary Hayward

We have been coming to Duck for almost two decades to vacation. Each time we were here we would fantasize about owning a little something of this wonderful island to enjoy whenever we could. Finally, we took the plunge this past Fall and now own Dolphin Dawn, WaveHi! and Dune Nest. They are just the right size and each one is of of our little places to escape to when the pressures of real life get to us. We hope you too will find that peace of mind and sense of rejuvenation that we get each time we come back to Dolphin Dawn. We look forward to sharing it with you! We hope you will select Dolphin Dawn as your vacation rental and help us with providing great reviews to share with future vacationers.

Mike and Mary Hayward purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mike and Mary Hayward chose Duck

Dolphin Dawn is located right on the ocean on one of the most beautiful east coast beaches in the U.S. The town of Duck is a quaint coastal village with super friendly folk and wonderful shopping, dining and many fun things to do. You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, tandem bikes, tc. to enjoy the many water activities Duck has to offer.

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite thing about Dolphin Dawn is the oceanfront location and view. When you step out on the deck the view and sound of the surf is the most magical sound in the world! We have a porch swing on our deck and have enjoyed watching the sunrise, seeing the dolphins play, while sipping our coffee or an evening glass of wine. Perfect.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo was a delight.  We so appreciated the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the kitchen.  The view from the porch was fabulous.  I wish I could package it to bring back to Ohio!
Aug 2013
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Duck Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths (showers). Beautiful modern new flooring and freshly painted!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Livingroom sleep sofa - 1 queen
    Berth bed - 1 twin/ single , XL single
  • Master bedroom, king bed, wall mounted flat screen TV, closet, night stand with drawers, window blinds, ceiling fan, IHome alarm clock, new bedside lamps, new cotton duvet and pillows, new track lighting, new area rugs. Linens (sheets) and towels are not included but can be rented through Moneysworth at, or call 800-833-5233, or you can bring your own.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Outer Banks (OBX) offers lots to do besides the wonderful beach. Our condo is a short drive to Currituck, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses, The Whalehead Club, North Carolina Center for Wildlife Education, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and so much more!


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Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!
average rating of 4.775862 based on 117 reviews

Off season construction

  • 3 of 5

The condo was well kept, excellent beachy furnishings. Gorgeous view. We were almost the only car in the complex for a February rental. We really needed a long weekend away from our 3 small kids and were looking forward to peace, quiet, and a chance to sleep in.

We didn't know the condo complex was doing construction. We were woken each morning at 7-8am to the vibrations and noise of table saws and pneumatic hammers directly under us. Argh! That was so irritating. And the construction went on until dinner time. With it being the off season, most stores and attractions are closed, so there weren't many places to go and escape the noise. I don't think the owners were aware that off season maintenance was going on. If We had known ahead of time, we never would have booked it. I know how to soothe the cry of a baby and her bickering big sisters, but there aren't enough pacifiers and cupcakes to silence a 10 man construction crew.

I'm in need of a vacation from my "vacation". It was a last minute long weekend getaway fail. Beyond our control.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the construction impacted your visit. We now understand that this was a last minute project after all the buildings were inspected in connection with a project in another of the buildings in the complex. The project on the A building is finished (as of 22 February). Other buildings are expected to be all done in the next week or two...well before the busy season commences.
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Lovely well-maintained condo with a breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this well-maintained homey condo. The owner was very responsive, easy to communicate with. Might not work well for older visitors because there is no elevator (walk-up). But the view makes your vacation relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely property with nice Ocean View

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed here two years in a row during the off-season and hope to make it an annual tradition. The condo is clean and comfortable and has fantastic ocean views. The location on the beach is great and I love having all the restaurant and shopping options so close by.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Visit

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for a couple of days but the unit was just as advertised. The view of the ocean was fantastic. The unit was clean and very comfortable for the four of us. It was only a short walk down to the beach. We have stayed at several VRBO locations and would recommend this condo. The owners also promptly refunded our security deposit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Super equipped condo with a wonderful view!

This was our second time staying there and would recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
15 min walk (10 if you walk fast!)
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
15 minute walk
Car: necessary

Our condo is located in the much sought after area of Duck. The village of Duck is quaint, beautiful and welcoming with wonderful local shops, cafes, grocery stores, restaurants and water sports entertainment. Duck also has a unique coastal boardwalk that provides great bird watching over the Sound and beautiful sunset vistas. Great for families who wish to walk around Duck after a fantastic day on the beach.

For car trips and sight seeing during rainy days, you must visit Jockey's Ridge, the east coast's largest sand dune and site of the Wright brothers first flight! Visit the Wright Brothers national monument and museum and learn about our country's aviation history and first flight.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates do not include 12.75% NC tax
Weekly rentals are Saturday check-in 4 PM and Saturday Check-out 10 AM
Inquire about off-season check-in/check-out/short stays.
Rates do not include linens/bath or beach towels. Please make separate arrangements for these items. Please contact owner for details, if needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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