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Spectacular Ocean View/short Walk To Beach & Sound/secluded Cul De Sac

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6) Duck North Carolina Vacation Rental by Owner

Carmel cottage has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound from a large upper and lower deck as well as from the living and dining room. The cottage is a short walk to the beach as well as to the private dock by the Currituck Sound. A short walk will take you to the Sub-division's pool and tennis court and dock by the sound. Within a range of five to ten miles away, there are super markets lots of restaurants and shopping, boardwalk, park and water activities. Duck is a small community designed for family vacation.

Accommodations: All four bedrooms have access to a private deck. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a private bathroom. Bedroom #2 - has one queen size bed. Bedroom #3 - has two twin beds. Bedroom #4 - the children's room has two twin beds a couch and Television.

Bright sunlight illuminates the cozy living room and dining room. The dining room seats six to eight people.

A Fully equipped kitchen newly renovated with new refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & Microwave to meet all of your needs.

On sunny days enjoy eating and relaxing in the cottage's enclosed porch right off the kitchen.

After a short and easy walk to the beach rinse off inside the convenient outside shower stall. Beach cart, chairs and umbrella is at the cottage for your use. Beachfront parking pass available if you choose to drive the short distance to beach front private parking.

More Details

Carmen Morel/owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Carmen Morel/owner

Carmen and Chuck welcome you to a little piece of heaven. The first visit we made to the outer banks the quaint little town of Duck designed for family vacation captured our hearts. In this very small community all the sub-divisions located on the east (Beach Side) and on the West side (Currituck Sound) have private access to the beach and sound for owners and their guests. Within two years we bought our Carmel Cottage. We hope you feel the same way about our paradise found. We hope you find Carmel to be a place of rest, healing, renewal and good memories.

Carmen Morel/owner purchased this house in 2012

Why Carmen Morel/owner chose Duck

Located on a quiet Cul De Sac high on a ridge, Carmel Cottage is a secluded quiet place for family gatherings or retreats to stimulate and clear your creative mind and soul. A place to just relax in harmony with nature and let the inner child out to play.

RETURN RENTERS GETS DISCOUNTS. Please call or email and let me know you are a return guest.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular Ocean and Sound Views. Close proximity to beach/Currituck sound, downtown Duck and boardwalk, park and many nearby attractions. Duck is a small community designed for a family vacation. All activities are a short distance away.


Tuckahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • #4 Convenient outside shower to wash off beach sand when you return from a long day at the beach.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with full bathroom and private access to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private access to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , private access to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Couch, TV and private access to deck
  • All rooms has its own private entry to the deck. Relax, gaze at the stars, rise early and enjoy awesome sunrise or just enjoy a quiet peaceful nap.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Duck is a small community designed for family vacation. Duck boardwalk, shops, restaurants, park, water activities, yoga, massage and more are all a short distance away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Ocean View/short Walk To Beach & Sound/secluded Cul De Sac
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great house, close to both beach and sounds.

The area is really nice, the pool is perfect, and the owner is really helpful.

We had an awesone week!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Duck!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful property. The home was spacious with good furnishings and a well-equipped kitchen. The proximity to the beach and the town of Duck was just perfect. This a very reasonably priced home for the experience. Wonderful views. The property is clean and well cared for. The owner was quick to respond to email messages. I would certainly recommend this property to families of 4-8.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing week in this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week staying in this home. It was our first time visiting the OBX and can honestly say we will continue to go back every summer. The house was in a perfect location and was equipped with everything we could have possibly needed. The owner was so friendly and accommodating. The house was spotless and spacious. The views from the upper deck were so beautiful! We so enjoyed our stay here and are so sad to be home. I would recommend this house to anyone wanting a reasonably priced beautiful home to stay in for the week. We can't wait until next summer!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained family home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 6 adults and two children. I pushed the two twin beds together to make a "Queen" bed for my husband and I and that worked out well. There was a really nice volleyball court but we didn't get a chanc to use it. We did use the grill downstairs and outside shower many times. The house was an easy biking distance to town and getting to the beach access was also very easy! Carmen made our stay perfect thanks to her quick responses to a couple issues and she helped resolve them the next day (AC not working) I really appreciate all the personal attention she gives to the house and her guests, I would highly recommend this house to any of my family or friends in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House and Location

  • 5 of 5

My review of this property begins with the owner. One of the reasons I began using VRBO years ago, was the fact that it does not contain properties from rental companies. My experience with the rental companies always felt impersonal, with lack of customer service, uncaring personnel, and canned answers to questions and issues.

Carmen, the owner of this property, is one of the best reasons to stay here! Her professionalism, responsiveness, availability, and truly caring that her guests and house were well taken care of were above and beyond anything you will ever get from a rental company. When we checked in, there were 2 minor issues. I called Carmen, and her staff resolved them both immediately and with no hesitation. Moreover, Carmen herself was on vacation when I called her to report the issues, and she was immediately available!

As for the house and location, this was our first time staying on the sound side in Duck. Carmel Cottage is the highest property on a dune in this community, with the BEST views all around of the ocean and sound. The location is fantastic, and the walks to sound pier, pool, and beach all very doable for all ages. If you don't want to walk to the ocean beach, you have a pass to drive over and park on the oceanside.

We enjoyed the sunsets and crabbing on the sound pier, eating the bounty of our catch on 2 evenings.

The house is spacious ,open, and welcoming, with dual zone A/C and heat,covering both floors.

Well stocked kitchen, great appliances, and decks everywhere for relaxing.

I just have nothing but positive feelings about this house and owner, and can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach goer

  • 5 of 5

The beach house is wonderful. It had everything you need, was beautifully decorated, and very spacious.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
norfolk, VA
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Hatteras, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kitty Hawk, NC
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 158
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Town of Duck
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Car: recommended

Jockeys Ridge State Park is a must see. The Wright Brothers Museum, Roanoke Island Aquarium, The Lost Colony, family entertainment and many more. All about twenty minutes or less from the house.


Rates & Availability

Tuckahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 26 2017 - Mar 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

North Carolina Vacation property rental agreement will be sent upon receipt of valid inquiry making a committed request to rent the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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