Hear the sound of the waves as you stroll to the beach, feel the clean ocean breeze and sway in a hammock at our Avalon Beach Bungalow. As our guest, you will sense the history of the "Avalon Beach" neighborhood and feel what its like to live like a local at the beach. We are steps from the ocean, Awful Arthurs and the Avalon Pier. Imagine drifting away into a mellow mood with friends and family in the relaxing, cozy and chic bungalow. Follow us on Instagram @live_swell
Looking to live the laid-back surf lifestyle? Welcome to Live Swell Beach Bungalows!
We are passionate about the beach, surf and opportunity to share the experience we love so much with our guests.
All of our boutique rentals feature:
• Gas Grill
• Private Outdoor Shower
• Most essential beach gear
• Beach Cruiser style bicycles
• CatchSurf brand boogie boards + surfboards
While cozy, at just under 700 square feet, the Avalon Beach Bungalow is one of the last remaining original Bungalows in our OBX housing stock. The bungalow is in an excellent location near restaurants, shopping, and about a half block walk to the beach, Avalon Fishing Pier and most OBX activities. The place was re-designed in 2017 with an open flow to provide our guests a modern coastal living experience all while maintaining its original 1950's bungalow charm. Older beach bungalows, like this, come with some quirks, imperfections and possible extreme weather impacts. Please read the entire listing descriptions and "Other things to note" to ensure the Avalon Beach Bungalow is a fit for you and your group.
The space is ideal for:
• Small active families or groups of friends
• 4 people comfortably, 5 people if ya'll get along well
The kitchen features a butcher's block counter top, tile backsplash and the essential cooking tools for the chef of the group. At the right time and on the right days you can fully open up the french doors to connect the living space directly to the covered porch where you can rest and relax in the hammocks. We have one bathroom inside - no tub - that features and a small glass-enclosed shower and a multi-use shower head. Most of our guests favorite place to shower is outside in the vintage masonry enclosed outdoor shower. This enclosure is very private and come with a "rain shower" head that feels very refreshing on a hot summer days. In the winter months our guest can enjoy the warmth of the small wood burning stove that makes this time of year to visit more special!
From afternoon naps swaying in our hammocks in the front breezeway or chilling out and grilling in the backyard, here’s what our guests say they loved:
• The location - a short walk to the pier and beach
• The beach cart – to make the walk to the beach nice n easy!
• Grilling and a well-supplied kitchen
• Swaying in the hammocks in the front breezeway
• S’mores by the backyard fire pit
• Pet Friendly (See about bringing your pet)
• A family friendly and safe neighborhood
Book Now as availability at the Avalon Beach Bungalow does go quick.
Guests have access to the entire home, property and shed #1 that comes stocked with two "earth cruiser" beach bikes, "gorilla" pier + beach cart to make the walk to the beach easy, boogie boards, umbrella and a 4 burner gas grill.
Interaction with guests
We are available via text, phone and the Airbnb App. We respect our guest privacy but are not shy to say hello.
We also love sharing our favorite local places to eat and things to do. We even created a guide that our guests have found helpful in planning their OBX adventure, after booking, just ask!
Other things to note
***We do kindly ask that all potential guests read the entire description before requesting to book***
We love our OBX bungalow, its a great house yet, like most older homes it is not perfect, has some quirks and is certainly not for a fit everyone. Our primary objective is to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, so we hope you understand, if a significant weather event is forecasted during a reservation there may be an impact. For example, during significant rain and wind events, like coastal storms, extreme water accumulation can impact homes like this one, and though very rare, we may be forced to consider other accommodation options or cancel the reservation. We have found many guest visitors to the Outer Banks consider purchasing vacation rental travel insurance as additional protection and peace of mind.
We respect that folks have different preferences and worldviews. If your looking for a unique place and local experience in a great beach town to relax, spend time with loved ones, chill out, cook and rest your head after the beach then the bungalow checks all the boxes. If your seeking a perfect, flawless home or are super high maintenance, this is not the place for you.
Bringing your dog?
We love dogs and are happy to have your four legged friends and family members at our bungalows. Just let us know you are bringing your dog and the pet fee is:
• $25 per night per dog (Please ask if you have more than one dog)
Book today to ensure your reservation, before another guest does! :)