4 Bedroom, Soundfront Home On Pamlico Sound In Rodanthe
About Mark Haines
The Sky Club is the latest vacation home offering from Mark Haines and his wife Adria, owners of the nearby Frequent Flyer (vrbo#430547). The Frequent Flyer was named after the owner’s favorite pastime (well, he would argue it is not a pastime but a lifestyle) kiteboarding, and the way he earned his kiteboard time: traveling more than 1.5 million miles by air, working for an engineering company. Their latest posh beach home, Sky Club, not only continues their fun play-on-words naming convention (sky club being a sophisticated respite for the high-flying elite, but in this case kite flying) but also the well appointed beach home away from home visitors to the OBX enjoy. Mark, an avid windsurfer from back in the early eighties, started kiting in 2000 and quickly became an addict. He soon became a new type of Frequent Flyer, earning miles of airtime boosting, popping, jumping, and soaring over the Pamlico Sound. Mark is now enjoying his status staying at the expertly appointed Sky Club when not sharing it with guests.
Mark Haines purchased this House in 2013
Why Mark Haines chose Rodanthe
This property is the most unique we have seen in the OBX. The obvious attractions of a long, private, manicured sound-side beachfront (perfect for rigging) is only part of the infatuation. More importantly, this cozy beach cottage accommodates family. We could not resist the ranch home layout. It is unique here as most homes are giant with reversed floor plans and lots of steps to climb (or protect kids from). We found this home to be perfect for families with small children and parents with infants.
What makes this House unique
As a windsurfer and kiteboarder who has been coming to the Outer Banks for 30 years, there is no better Sound access for rigging and launching on Hatteras Island than what the Sky Club offers. The spot is a dream come true for Mark and Sky Club guests.
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Sun, fun and relaxation.
Sky Club was a great house for our family of 6. It had everything we needed to have a great vacation. We enjoyed the kayaks and bikes when we were not at the beach. The location is great for sight seeing if you are not a beach lover. Everyone in the area was friendly. Mark was a fantastic host with suggestions on local restaurants and places to visit. My family cant wait to go back.
This is in a great location directly on the Sound with the beach just across the road. Includes all the fun toys as described in listing and the added bonus of the outdoor showers. Loved using the kayaks. The depth of the Sound out back is shallow enough for all the kids to have fun without worry. Trees surround the property on 3 sides giving privacy with great views out back of the water. Very relaxing, quiet area with plenty of local restaurants and shops for all your needs. Owners are quick to respond if you have any questions.
Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. I am glad everyone had a good time. Hope to see you again next year.
Mark, the owner takes great care of the property
Wonderful place to kiteboard. Mark was exceptionally attentive to our needs and he's a wealth of information about what to do on the island. Great view, wonderful place. That's why we keep coming back to this property.
Thanks for the review and it was great to see you again. Enjoy the holidays!
Great time at the Sky Club!
I have stayed at rentals for years, and this house was better stocked and equipped, by far, than any other rental I have experienced. All the toys, the kayaks, the bikes, the paddle boards, chairs, etc were top notch and in good working order. Beautiful lot, right on the sound, a short walk, drive, or bike ride to the beach. There is a nice sandy area for accessing the sound. The beds were comfortable and all utilities in good working order. We fished, rode our bikes to some nearby eateries, took the supplied chairs and umbrella's to the beach, and then showered outside. With the recent storm, and all the rain we have had in NC this season, there were some mosquitos so just have bug spray on hand. As long as we had a decent breeze, which was most days, they were not a serious problem. We really enjoyed watching the kite boarders too. The owner is very responsive and wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay. I would highly recommend.
Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation. See you next time.
The perfect summer retreat
This spot is amazing and perfect for a family of 2 adults and 4 children leaving room for some friends. It really has everything you need to pack light! All the amenities you need to have an awesome vacation plus some, including the most amazing sunsets! Mark was a fantastic host by responding to each of our questions quickly. The house is conveniently located to the main part of town the kids walked/ride their bikes to the arcade just a couple of blocks away. The the only regret was the stay was too short (we wish we had two weeks). Mark thanks again there’s a strong possibility we’ll be back again in the near future!
Thanks for the review! I am glad everyone had a good time. Enjoy the rest of summer.
Perfect house, even better amenities
This was our first time in Rodanthe and we absolutely LOVED this house and all that it offered. We have 3 little boys so we were able to do so much more in the water on the sound side, which was our back yard, than we would have if we were solely ocean front like we have done in years past. We kayaked, paddle boarded, and played at the water's edge. We would have never ventured out in the ocean with all those fun toys but were able to make the most of our time by using all the water equipment for the sound and then playing in the waves when we went over to the ocean each day. It was truly the best of both worlds. The bikes were perfect for our daily trips to the coffee shop. And the beach was just a short walk across the street.
The owner Mark checked in with us at arrival and once during the week to make sure all was well, which was so nice. You will read a lot about the stunning views from this house and I can't disagree. They were amazing. The entire sound-facing side is covered in windows. It was so beautiful and homey and relaxing.
We would absolutely would recommend this place to friends and family!
Thanks for taking time to submit a review. I am glad you had a nice vacation and were able to take advantage of the Sound water activities. Enjoy the rest of summer. Thanks again.