3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Open Kitchen & Living Area.awesome sound view !
What makes this House unique
My house has panoramic views of the sound. you can sit and relax having coffee or a cold beverage and relax on either deck. You can use the walkway to walk thru the marsh to the sound or you can walk less than 5 minutes to the ocean. Kite boarding can be seen at times from the decks and very short ride to shopping, dining,docks and beaches and ferry to ride to Ocracoke for the day.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We only stayed for a short time but loved every second of it. The house was exactly as listed and was so comfortable. We were able to walk tot he beach and had an amazing view from the deck. I loved it and would definitely come back in the future!
Very clean and well stocked
After some hesitation and concerns about the house being pet friendly ( I love pets, but have allergies to the dander that can cause asthma), I booked it because of the reviews I read. Upon arrival, and throughout the stay, I had NO issues at all. The owner even brought me a new HVAC filter that I replaced. She was very responsive to any communications, and was always polite. The pictures of the house really do not do it full justice. The ability to walk out of the two lower queen bed rooms and onto a lower deck (with great sunshine in the mornings to gently and naturally week you up) and then climb outside sets to the upper deck to enjoy the morning views of the Sound is awesome. You can also access the upper deck via two more glass doors from the upstairs living room. The upper “crows nest” room is available for access, but is not fully cooled by the HVAC system, and the small roof top deck off its door is sealed off. The views of the sunset off the top deck is breathtaking as you look over the blowing grasses and boardwalk and the Sound beyond that. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking pots and pans and utensils, dishes, glasses, etc. There are a few beach chairs to use for the beach and two charcoal grills.
The boardwalk is open, and there is a trail to the Sound through a small wooded/grassy area, but it is quite overgrown so wear pants. Not much area in the Sound end of the path to do much, so check the tides also. As mentioned in other posts, yes, you can feel the house move at times. This is actually pretty normal for a large elevated house on pilings. Is it noticeable at times, yes. Was it a concern, no. Better to have flex in a structure and be able to move, than be rigid and have a sudden structural failure.
There is also a ground level shower under the house to rinse off the beach sand. The beach is about a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the house, and I recommend the walk compared to the public beach access if you want fewer people on the beach near you. Walk down the driveway and turn left. Take first road on right (Hatterask St.) and walk straight to the end of the road to the dune sand path. Only the local houses use this access, so it’s not hard to pick a spot amongst the beach towels. This is why I love the OBX, and not Myrtle Beach.
We will be staying here again!
We had a great time during our stay at Tern Inn with family and friends. Some of us enjoyed jogging on the beach while others enjoyed fishing and kayaking in the sound. We explored the island with tours of lighthouses and local museums. We had nice family dinners in a well stocked kitchen. We watched amazing sunsets from the deck and rested well! Our family enjoyed this gem!
The property was perfect location for us as we had family and friends staying at the camp site across the road . Spectacular sunsets from the back deck. Great home for the kids and pets
The most amazing sunsets!
Excellent location. Sound side. Short 5 min walk across the street to the beach. The most amazing sunsets over the sound. Booked knowing that it was pet friendly - and I don't travel with pets. No pet odor whatsoever. Would recommend for a quiet get-away.
We had a great week, part vacation and part 29th anniversary celebration. We loved being close to the sound and the ocean all at one location. The sunsets were amazing. The house is well stocked and we loved our stay. I have already recommended this house to friends.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you an your friends staying st Tern Inn.