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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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 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 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Stones Throw Upstairs
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
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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5

The property was very clean! we were really impressed with how nice it was.

  • 5 of 5

We loved having a great view from the deck without being on top of the ocean! The apartment was clean and well laid out. This was our first time to the Outer Banks. The location provided us a 'true getaway' without all the hassle of traffic and a lot of people. The beach was just steps away. We also found the people to be very friendly. The owners were very responsive if we had a question. Overall a great place! The kitchen had a lot of the basics needed for cooking.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, great price and easy communication with owners.

  • 5 of 5

We loved eating on the deck while enjoying the views and sea breeze!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Very clean, comfortable and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable, nicely appointed, had everything we needed and was in a quiet location. Exactly as described and portrayed in the photos. Ocean beach was two lots away. Very close to the lighthouse and National Park beach and visitors center. Owner quickly responded to all questions. Almost immediate refund of security deposit. Would definitely recommend. National Park Service activities are close by, fun and interesting. Pamlico Café is an excellent restaurant. Local grocery store (Connor's) is excellent-good selection. Beaches are uncrowded. Good week!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, quiet, comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying at stones throw. Clean and simply decorated. Very relaxing. Seeing and hearing the ocean right from the windows and sitting on the porch were the best. We love the town of Buxton. We traveled through most of the Outer Banks on this trip and I get the impression that Buxton has held onto the original feel of the OBX perhaps the most. It's quiet and beaches are great, especially along the cape point area. We visited in mid-June.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Buxton Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Beach Bums
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Late Bloomers
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Perfection
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Hook em!
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

No damage deposit required, and cleaning fees are included!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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