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Pvt.Pool, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly = Southern Hospitality

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Oceanside Location - Ocean & Sound Views

Please read the reviews and come enjoy our well maintained home at affordable prices.

Additions for this year, new LR furniture, remodeled living room. Recent additions Sirius XM radio system, new flat screen TV's added, 2 zone- 24 bottle Wine cooler and much more ! Enjoy the ocean and sound on this narrow stretch of island in the village of Waves. This home is located on a quiet beautiful oceanside street just a short walk to either the ocean or the sound. Enjoy a magnificent sunrise over the beach, and then a great sunset over the 'sound'. All in one day without getting in your car ! With a private pool and hot tub located in a screened enclosure, this home will please every member of your family. Keep the kids entertained on those rare rainy days with a large recreation room featuring a full size billiard table. The beach access is only 1,050 feet away and sound access is available at a nearby Sail Shop, perfect for water sports enthusiasts.

Location, Location, Location ! Shops, Restaurants, Dairy Queen & Sail shop in walking distance. A short drive to two famous lighthouses, Bodie Island (North) and Cape Hatteras (South), . Or perhaps drive south to Hatteras Village & take a short ferry ride to historic Ocracoke Island. Enjoy fishing in the Ocean Surf, the Pamlico Sound or the Rodanthe fishing pier which is just 2 miles away . Drive either North or South and enjoy some of the best charter fishing on the east coast !

Plenty of space here :

Top Floor includes 1 King Br. w/Private bath, 1 Queen BR with/Private bath. Kitchen, Living room, & dining area w/powder room.

Sliding door to oversize deck with Gas Grill reveals views of both the ocean and the sound.

Lower level includes 1 King Br, w/ Private bath , Bunk Beds & pyramid bed. Full Bath , Game room w/Billiard table. Enclosed Washer/dryer unit.

Standard amenities include Central Air/Heat. Cable TV, WIFI Internet, Dishwasher , Washer/Dryer, Microwave, Telephone. Bed Linens provided by Owner. Towels can be ordered from our Complimentary Concierge service who will also address your other needs when you arrive !

For you added enjoyment :

Sundecks w/furniture, Private pool, 6 Person hot tub

7 TV's-DVD's , Stereos/CD's Game room w/Pool table WIFI, Gas fireplace, Books & games, Screened porch Outside shower, Fish cleaning table, Gas grill, Charcoal Grill, Pet friendly.

More Details

Steve G.
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About Steve G.

Full time Resident of N.C. as we also have a home in Currituck N.C. WE take great pride in presenting a truly great vacation experience in a well maintained home on Hatteras.

Steve G. purchased this house in 2004

Why Steve G. chose Rodanthe

Something for everyone in the family to Enjoy ! Great Location! The Best of ALL Worlds , Pool, Ocean, Pamlico Sound . Enjoy Wave Riding, Kite Boarding at the local Surf Shop which is a 2 Min walk from the house. Take a Kayak trip on the Pamlico Sound. Surf Fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, or angling in the sound.

Enjoy the Private pool, or relax in the Hot Tub. Play Billiards in the Game room.

What makes this house unique

NEW additions for '15 - Fresh paint, new carpet, new flat screen TV's throughout & Sirius Radio system added this year. You will find the same attributes & benefits that attracted us to this home at a great location on Beautiful Hatteras Island. Convenience, yet a quiet and undisturbed habitat surrounds you on the island. Awake early and take a walk down to the beach to view a beautiful sunrise. Enjoy Dinner and take a stroll over to Pamlico Sound and see some of the best sunsets Hatteras has to offer. Bed Linens provided at no extra cost. Enjoy our complimentary concierge service to cater to your needs when you arrive .

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 star accomodations at a reasonable price.

The entire family enjoyed our vacation in this well maintained home.. Owner was very gracious during the entire booking and reservation process.
Jun 2015
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Rodanthe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests are advised that if they cancel less than 60 days before arrival they are not entitled to a refund , UNLESS the owner can rent the house.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath Top Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , King BR
    Master Bath Top Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen BR
    Powder Room Top Floor - toilet
    Master Bath Lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower , King BR
    Hall Bathroom Lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master BR top Floor - 1 king
    Master BR Lower level - 1 king
    Bedroom Lower level - 1 child bed , 'Pyramid bed' - Sleeps 2, 'pullout' for 2 more
    Bedroom Lower level - 2 bunk bed , Room contains 2 Bunk beds
    Master Top Floor - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Pvt.Pool, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly = Southern Hospitality
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast. My parents drove from Florida. It was so nice to have everyone together. Plenty of space. Kids loved DQ being right across the street. We rented bikes the area was perfect for the little one to ride on. I would absolutely rent this house again.

Thanks Steve!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracey Thanks for the kind words.. you and guests are welcome back here anytime.. Best to you Steve
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Home has lots to offer

  • 5 of 5

Home was nice and large enough with plenty of room for our party of 12. Kids loved the pool while others enjoyed the hot tub. Views were great from the top deck and beach was only a 5 minute walk. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes and appliances. Overall everyone enjoyed and had a great time. I would rent Life Is Golden again on any future trips we may take.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa, thank you for the review, I have to say you and family are real troopers. For those that may not know you were there when the entire island lost power due to a construction accident. Stayed there with intermittent generator power provided by the Electric company , at times with no AC / Pool and Hot tub running. You are welcome back anytime and I will work out a discount on any week you choose if you do decide to come back. Best to you and family Steve
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Great house, good location.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had so much fun. The kids were never bored with so much to do at the house and within a 5-minute walk.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackee Thanks for your kind words , I am glad to hear that you and family had a good time at the house. You are welcome back any time.. Steve
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Wonderful Home! Close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Life is Golden. The owner Steve was very easy to work with and very attentive to our needs. We had 5 adults, 3 children and a small dog, and the home was a perfect size. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could need for your stay. The pool is on the smaller side but it was never the less very popular with the kids. The pool deck offered plenty of sun and shade. We spent most of our mornings at the beach and the kids had more than enough beach gear (boogie boards etc) to make that time enjoyable. The walk to the beach is easy even with all of our beach chairs and towels. The outside of the home offers two large decks and plenty of chairs to lounge in. We did notice a few of the spindles on the deck had come loose. But a quick call and someone was there to fix them right away. If you have never been to this area before it is more remote than the Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills area. The closest grocery store is about 15 miles south of the house in Avon. It was VERY busy when we arrived Sunday evening so just be prepared for that and be patient. The OBX area specifically Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo never disappoints. We will be Back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cyndi you and family were the perfect guests., glad you enjoyed the house and the area, we would welcome you back anytime Steve
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Overall the house was beautiful and very clean upon arrival.

  • 5 of 5

We went on a family vacation with two families. We had plenty of room for everyone. All the bathrooms were nice. The pool was very nice, we enjoyed it in the evenings after returning from the beach.

The only thing about he house I would recommend would to have more full size trash cans on the lower level. There are several things there at the house for the beach. If you drive up towards Avon there is a beautiful sound beach location. Be prepared to cross the sand dunes to get to the ocean.

We will be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alisha Thank you for the kind words, The housekeeping and maintenance staff do a great job keeping the house nice during the rental season. I will look into the trash can situation, thanks for the feedback.. Look forward to having you return Steve
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life is golden

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home well kept and clean. Close to both surf and the sound both an easy walk. home is well suited for dog lovers. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert glad you found our home to your satisfaction,, We try our best to maintain and always ask the housekeeping service to be on top of any issues during rental season. I agree, The house is suited for dog lovers, our 7 yr old Golden Retriever can attest to that .. :) Thanks Steve
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Top Dog Cafe
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Hatteras Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Atalntic Coast Cafe
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
End of Wimble shore North
Car: necessary

Nearest Golf Course is Nags Head Links, 252-441-8073

Also Sea Scape Golf Links 252-261-2158

Both 30-35 minutes north of house

Horseback riding on Hatteras Island Beach -252-216-9191

30 minutes south of house


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300

Minimum stay is 7 days. --- Please note, I do not offer "mini" vacations at this time

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.