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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:
September 18, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Due to damage during the 2017 season done by pets, the home is now pet free. If a pet is found a remediation fee of $1000.00 will be paid by the guest
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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.


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The Tipsy Pelican- The Best Place To Relax!
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews

DELIGHTFUL Cottage By the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This is the cutest 'home away from home' we have ever experienced! We were personally welcomed by a chalkboard as we entered the cottage! How special is that? :-) The thoughtful details in every room were a special touch, for sure. The 'needs' of the vacationer were thought of before they even knew they needed it! :-) The house is beautifully decorated, bright and airy! The bonus of the screened porch which leads to the open deck is great for dogs or kids to have extra space to roam when not at the beach.

The kitchen is WELL stocked, and there is a huge refrigerator which is so nice. Not some small one that won't fit all your goodies. The cottage is just a short distance from the public access to the beach, which is very convenient.

You can certainly tell a lot of love went into making this cottage a 'home away from home' and we appreciate it! WE can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You actually made me miss my own cottage with you kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope the Tipsy Pelican can be a part of your memories for years to come.
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Tipsy Pelican

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at the Tipsy Pelican. The location is an easy, quick walk to the nice wide beach. As always the house was clean and convenient to all that 12 South has to offer. The kitchen is nicely stocked with dishes and utensils and having the outdoor grill is a plus since we do eat in most nights and enjoy the large screened in porch. Love the fact that it is pet friendly too since our dog LOVES the beach as much as we do!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway. Had everything you needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely magical. Perfect location in walking distance to the beach. Loved the two twin beds in one of the rooms which was the perfect sister suite for our little girls. Large enclosed deck made changing out of beach clothes a breeze and allowed for great family dinners outside without bugs :) Large front deck was perfect for our morning coffee and breakfast. Large movie collection was a plus for a rainy day and kitchen had everything you needed except a blender which we brought from home. House was tidy upon arrival and nicely decorated. We definitely felt at home all week!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent beach house

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay at the Tipsy Pelican. We fell in love with Avon, its uncrouded and old fashioned beach town feel, and its convenient proximity to anywhere on Hatteras Island. I'm very picky, but I had no complaints with this home. The street was peaceful and well maintained, the house was clean, bright, comfortable, well maintained and well decorated. The home was well stocked with games, magazines, etc... We loved the outdoor shower, I dont believe anyone showered indors all week. My 7 year olds favorite part was the ice cream truck which drove by every evening. A lovely beach home in a beautiful happy beach town. We hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tispy Pelican

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for a beach vacation on the Outer Banks. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. Though this isn't an ocean front property, it has very convenient beach access. It is just a short walk on a private cul-de-sac. The owners allow for dogs and the house is well suited for pets. The outside shower was a big plus, as was the screened-in porch. The kitchen is well equipped, and we loved the closet full of games and puzzles. We loved our stay and highly recommend this property for any family traveling with a dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Tipsy Pelican is located in an excellent spot. It is close to the beach, Food Lion, Dollar General, Dairy Queen, and many more businesses. We enjoyed our stay in this cottage. It had plenty of room for our group of seven. Even though there is one shower inside the house, we never ran out of hot water. There is also a nice outside shower. I would recommend this cottage to other families that want to enjoy the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $100

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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