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Stones Throw Upstairs

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Buxton Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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!

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

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kathy and Mark Riggs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2016
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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).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Stones Throw Upstairs
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

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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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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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
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Perfect, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stone's Throw was everything it was advertised to be and more. The apartment was super clean and so nicely decorated. It has such a comfortable feeling and is so convenient to the beach. Loved the light and airy feeling about the whole unit. We really were looking for relaxation, so we enjoyed the beach the most, but the proximity to Ocracoke, Hatteras and Avon affords you the best of both worlds. The kitchen is very well equipped, the bed is comfortable and the covered porch is the perfect place to enjoy all your meals. We enjoyed Rusty's for a fantastic meal and went up to Avon for another dinner out, since some of the local restaurants don't seem to have much grilled fish (my fav) except for Rusty's. We went down to Hatteras to rent wave runners and the drive is not far nor congested. Great location - can walk to ice cream, convenience store, lighthouse, etc. We cannot wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Just great!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described by the owner. Perfect for a couple, with a lot of space and light. The kitchen is well equipped. The owner is always available, helpful and friendly. The deck is perfect at all moments of the day with a great view and the sound of the sea, and you are on the beach within seconds!

The appartement was very clean!

We had a wonderful time, will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Stones throw was absolutely gorgeous. You can view the water from the deck and walk to the water in seconds. The apartment is tastefully decorated and has everything you will need for your holiday. It was exceptionally clean and exactly as pictured on the website. The owner was always available and very helpful. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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!)


Rates & Availability

Buxton Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Birds
May 14 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
A wee bit early
May 28 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Beach Bums
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Bloomers
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hook em!
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

No damage deposit required, and cleaning fees are included!

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Buxton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Updated bathroom with modern tub, toilet and vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, dish network TV in your bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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