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Stones Throw (Upstairs Unit): Ocean View on a dead-end beach street

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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.

No damage deposit required! No cleaning fee! Please note, we rent Sunday to Sunday, season starts April 29.

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

More Details

Kathy and Mark Riggs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Buxton

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).

New for 2018, a wide and deep beach in Buxton! The Beach Nourishment project of 2017 has created the deepest beach in memory, it has to be seen to be believed. In fact it is almost too deep as it is now a long walk to the surf. By design, some of added sand is sacrificial, so we expect some erosion (courtesy of winter noreasters), but hundreds of feet of beach is something we have never seen before. For updates (they are finishing up north of Buxton now) visit Dare County's "More Beach to Love" webpage.


Buxton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Stones Throw (Upstairs Unit): Ocean View on a dead-end beach street
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Well equipped and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Views grand street is quiet

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Billy Mitchell Field, small aircraft
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Point
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Norfolk, Va
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Diamond Shoals
Car: not necessary

Near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (and available to climb!)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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