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The Tipsy Pelican- The Best Place To Relax!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Beachbox Steps Away From Beach And Dairy Queen!

This 3 bedroom beachbox has everything you need on one floor. 1 queen, 1 double and 2 twin beds. Master has it's own half bath. 2 rollaway cots are also available. NEW FOR 2015, linens are included in your rental fee. No need to remember which sheets to bring! Beds will be made up and ready for your arrival! Kitchen and living room have an open floor plan. Center island has three stools for chatting while cooking or an easy breakfast. All utensils and pots and pans are available. Just off the kitchen is a huge screened in porch and on the front of the house there is a wide open deck, great for taking in some rays or having an afternoon cocktail while listening to the waves. There is also a newly built outside shower with plenty of hooks and a changing area. Property is the 3rd back from the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. 75 feet takes you to the boardwalk over a flat dune. You won't find a more comfortable home. Bonus * at the end of the street is a Dairy Queen! Please see our ongoing improvements on Facebook. Just enter Tipsy Pelican in the search window.

Joy DeMeglio
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Joy DeMeglio

We purchased the Tipsy Pelican in June 2013 and are so excited to share our vacation home with you. We have big plans for our little house and can't wait to have it all done. For quite a few years we have searched for the perfect home and town to finally buy. Avon provided the best location and the Tipsy Pelican is a house we felt instantly comfortable with.

Joy DeMeglio purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Joy DeMeglio chose Hatteras Island

The Tipsy Pelican is located on the perfect street, the kids have been known to ride their scooters up and down the lane into the cul-de-sac. The most beautiful beach is just a few feet away which makes it easy to go back and forth to the house if you need something. Nothing beats Dairy Queen ice cream after a long day at the beach. Walk to the end of the street you will find the only one in Avon! What a perfect way to end the night!

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is not pretentious, big or extravagant. We are trying to make it the most relaxing cottage you've ever stayed in and hopefully want to come back to. This home is a reflection of our family's attitude, that life should be about family and the time spent with them.


Avon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 rollaway cot is available.
  • Master has it's own half-bath. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. NEW for 2015 All bed linens are provided and will be ready for your arrival. Bath and beach towels are NOT provided. If you would like to have towels delivered please go to and you can reserve them.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cottage is under Shore Details management who offers complete concierge services. Information available at the cottage. Contact them to reserve anything you may need or want.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

The Tipsy Pelican- The Best Place To Relax!
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Supremely comfy and great location

  • 5 of 5

Four adults and a one year old have a way of really testing the limits of a home. We loved the Tipsy Pelican! Super close to the beach and very close to all of Avon's offerings. The house is lovely and a great place to call home, even if just a few too-short days. We would be thrilled to return!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Thank you for such kind words. We truly hope you will make the Tipsy Pelican your home away from home for years to come.
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i would stay here again!!

  • 4 of 5

We found the house very comfortable and kitchen was well stocked. Initially surprised they didn't have a propane BBQ but brickette worked well. We had some bad weather so very much appreciated satellite, internet and dvd's provided by owner. We fished off the Avon pier which was great value and entertainment for our 2 boys. Highly recommend the Ocean Air surf shop in Avon great group there. We found everyone to be very hospitable and welcoming we will definitely be back when our kids are old enough to handle the wind for windsurfing. Thank you Joy!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you did a lot! I hope you think of the Tipsy Pelican the next time you want to visit OBX.
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Tipsy Pelican". Everything was very clean. The location was great, close to town and it was an easy, quick walk to the ocean. We liked that everything was on one floor; it saved a lot of walking up and down stairs. Check in and check out was flawless and Joy was available during our stay if we had any questions. The screened in deck was great and there was enough furniture out there for everyone. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a cozy, warm place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Tipsy Pelican so much! The house was so cutely decorated, clean and the location was great! We were steps from the beach and a short drive to restaurants and local shops! The house was well equipped and the kitchen was easy to cook in! All the beds were comfy and even with 6 of us there showering after the beach we NEVER ran out of hot water! The gated deck was great for the dogs! We will definitely be making this a yearly tradition! The only bad part was our stay was too short! 😎

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage for family/couples

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a long weekend at the Outerbanks. We stayed at Tipsy Pelican and had a wonderful time. The cottage is located in Avon - very close to Hattaras and Ocracoke with enough amenities in town to be comfortable and convenient but not overly commercial. The cottage is just steps away from a lovely and uncrowded beach. The house appears to have been recently renovated and it's clear that a lot of thought and effort went into the decor. It's very clean, comfortable and absolutely charming. I'd definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Not even the thought of a hurricane can dampen your spirit! Thank you for your kind words. We hope you continue to make memories every year at the Pelican.
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Awesome cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Tipsy Pelican. It was very clean and well kept. The owner Joy was wonderful - very responsive and friendly. The location was the biggest plus. It is literally a 2-minute walk from the front door to the beach. It is also only a 5-minute drive from the local Food Lion and walking distance from the dairy queen, and about 1-hour away from Kitty Hawk. This was our first time at Outer Banks, and we really liked Avon. It's much more laid back and family friendly than the more crowded places further north like Kitty Hawk and Nags Head - more of a small town atmosphere. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Avon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
May 19 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring off-season
May 24 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall off-season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is 3 o'clock pm. Check out is 10 o'clock am.
If a dog is allowed it must be crated when the renter in not in the cottage. Security deposit will not be returned if any damage is done by renter or pet. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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