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Stones Throw Upstairs

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Private duplex living just steps away from the beach.

Are you looking for an alternative to a ‘big company’ vacation rental? We invite you to share our duplex, just 3 lots off the beach in Buxton, NC. If you’re looking for the rare combination of a quiet location with easy beach access, as well as the convenience of being able to walk to shops, restaurants, a bait and tackle shop and putt putt – you’ve found it in Stones Throw. Our's is a family owned duplex, managed by ourselves from just 5 doors away on Cottage Avenue.

Both levels of our duplex are customized to cater to couples, both young and old. The top level suite features wonderful ocean views, a large living room, separate dining area, well-appointed kitchen (sorry – no dishwasher), comfortable bedroom with queen bed and private bath. We supply all linens, towels (including beach towels), soap products, kitchen supplies, and even a hair dryer! For your entertainment, we include free WiFi, TV;s in the living room and bedroom (Dish) and DVD player. Of course, you’ll have your own washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.

Outside, you have the use of the outside shower (hot and cold water with separate foot spray), and fish cleaning table. Each level has a dedicated park grill located on opposite sides of the property for grilling privacy.

200 feet from getting wet, a lighthouse that sweeps the neighborhood and the ever-present sounds of the ocean serve as constant reminders that you are truly at the beach!

As we live just down the street, we believe we offer both the attention and privacy you need to make your vacation special.

NEW FOR 2017: No damage deposit required! No cleaning fee! Please note, we rent Sunday to Sunday, season starts May 14.

Enjoy our duplex without climbing stairs! Consider our downstairs unit also listed with VRBO, #572428.

More Details

Owner
Kathy and Mark Riggs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Kathy and Mark Riggs

Vacationers to the OBX since the 60's, we bought our first beach house in kill devil hills, then mistakenly sold it for a lakefront property on lake champlain (where the water is NEVER warm). having learned our lesson, this is our second and our favorite beach house. 2013 was our first year in the VRBO family of vacation rentals. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Kathy and Mark Riggs purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Kathy and Mark Riggs chose Hatteras Island

Location is excellent, just steps from the beach. Our goal is to provide spacious living for couples and the privacy that goes along with it. Although built in the 60's, our duplex has largely been renovated for the benefit of our guests.

What makes this apartment unique

Cottage Ave is the locals' favorite beach, a dead-end street that disappears into the sand and waves. The neighborhood is quiet, the ocean sounds drown up most other distractions, and you have all the conveniences of home (except for a garage).

Amenities

Buxton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Updated bathroom with modern tub, toilet and vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, dish network TV in your bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Stones Throw Upstairs
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
5

Perfect place!!! Perfect view!!! Spotless clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

We always come to OBX with a house full of ppl… last minute my husband and I decided to take a second trip with just the 2 of us. If your on the fence about renting an apartment don't be.This property was amazing!!! The homeowners did a great job with this property, everything was perfect, the place was spotless, a lot of places within walking distance, and the view was perfect we spent every morning having coffee and breakfast on the porch!!! We will be renting stones throw upstairs again because it was perfect for a couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, just right for two.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nicely furnished, and close to the water.

On the quiet end of the island. A bargain with great host. We did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Stone’s Throw Upstairs. Owners were very responsive to questions. The location was perfect. Great place to stay for couples. Our only suggestion would be to put an exhaust fan in the kitchen. (We missed not being able to cook fish.)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful house that you can hear the waves from the ocean at all times.

  • 5 of 5

It's like having an ocean front room! The owners hospitality was amazing. We will definitely be returning to this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best place to destress

  • 5 of 5

Stones throw has become our go to place to relieve our stress and truly relax. Just sitting on the porch in the morning, watching the waves, while having coffee sets the tranquil tone for the day. Being able to be on the beach in literally a 30 second walk was a huge luxury. Stones throw is always, clean, comfortable and well equipped. The bed and pillows are super comfortable and with the excellent AC, it makes for great sleep during warm and humid nights. We also loved the outdoor shower with plenty of hot water. The washer and dryer are such nice amenities, which saved us from doing a ton of laundry once we got back home. Most of all, Stones Throw is a very quiet place both during the day and at night. For having so many houses nearby, you would think it would be the opposite. Kathy and Mark continue to be wonderful hosts, who give you your space to relax, but are very responsive if you need anything.

Thank you Kathy and Mark for a great two weeks at Stones Throw, We will definitely be seeing you again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful week-long stay at Stone's Throw. We were looking for a new place to celebrate our 30th anniversary, a place that was fairly secluded because we're basically beach bums and don't need a whole lot of entertainment. We had travelled to several other locations along the Carolina coast in the past -- Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Topsail to name a few -- and we loved them all. But we wanted something different this time and something special, and we certainly found that here. Simply stated, Stone's Throw is perfect. The place is wonderfully equipped, great kitchen with all the amenities you need. The place is clean; very clean. The place is about 100 feet from the beach as you can see in the photos. Exploring other nearby beaches along the Hatteras National Seashore was fun; it's pretty cool that you can drive five minutes and experience a beach that is different than the one right down the street, or catch a ferry to Ocracoke and explore that Island too if you so choose.

I'll close by saying that Mark and Kathy Riggs are just great people to rent from -- they really care about their guests and go out of their way to make your stay, well, perfect.

Shawn and Karen Ahearn

Pittsburgh, PA

LET'S GO PENS!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Billy Mitchell Field, small aircraft
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Norfolk, Va
Car: not necessary

Near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (and available to climb!)

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No damage deposit required, and cleaning fees are included!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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