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Upscale House 50 Yds From Beach With Spectacular Ocean View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3.5 Bath Priv. Pool, Hot Tub, Nearly Oceanfront W/real Oceanviews

TRUE RENTAL BY OWNER- NOT A LINK TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY- Contact me directly for information What The Shell is a new vacation rental (Sun/Sun) nearly ocean front to Frisco's south beach area and one of the best one lot back for the value. The vacant adjacent lot provides an unobstructed oceanfront view throughout the house. Along with perfect location, it has all the amenities to provide the perfect relaxation retreat after long days of Hatteras Island activities.

What the Shell has a private pool (heat available for additional charge) with expanded shallow end great for little ones or sun bathing, 8 ppl hot tub on 2nd level ocean view deck and at most a 50yd walk to the beach. The outside area has under house parking, fish cleaning station, footwash and hot/cold enclosed shower. All weather entry gives access to 1st floor.

The first floor has an extra large bedroom suite with a queen bed, futon and large TV/DVD/VCR. Also a mini kitchen that includes full refrig. dishwasher, sink, microwave, coffee pot and utensils. A full bath/shower makes it an ideal second master for small family, grandparents or teens.

The second floor has a master bedroom with ocean view, flat screen TV/DVD, slider to hot tub and private custom tile bathroom with dual shower. Across the hall is a Queen with ocean view, LCD TV/DVD and double sinked bathroom with full tub/shower that adjoins bunk room. Bunkroom has two bunk sets, LCD TV/DVD/PlayStation2 and books. There is a common hallway to all 2nd floor bedrooms that provides additional access to 2nd floor deck with hot tub.

The upstairs living area has a half bath with washer/dryer for convenience. The expansive open Great Room has laminate hardwood floors and spectacular ocean views from nearly every window. New furnishings with large flat screen, DVD, stereo and plenty of books provide relaxing entertainment after a long day at beach. The dinner table located near slider provides dining with ocean view. The large kitchen has a long breakfast bar with Corian countertops and is overstocked with utensils for the best cooks. The furnished upper level deck with sunbathing chairs and cover table area provides hours of beautiful ocean views and star filled moonlit night skies.

We take pride in presenting WHAT THE SHELL just how we would want to find a vacation home ourselves and are eager to share it with guest who will respect and enjoy it's upscale comforts. Check out the many reviews from folks who have visited in our 2 full seasons of rental and I am sure you will find it satisfies all your needs. Come enjoy Hatteras in arguably the best one lot back/4 bdrm in Frisco, WHAT THE SHELL.

Keywords: Hatteras, Frisco, Oceanside, 1lot Back, pool, oceanview,

More Details

Anne Wheeler
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Anne Wheeler

We found Hatteras some 30yrs ago searching for a new surf fishing location and destination to get away from it all. Living in Maryland many of our childhood vacations experiences were spent in Ocean City. The non-commercialized, less hustle & bustle vacation atmosphere of Hatteras Island, along with its natural beauty and unbounded recreational experiences has kept us returning ever since. From our families first footsteps in the sand to sand castles and kiddy pools on south beach, ghost crab hunting, campfires/star gazing on the beach, fishing, surfing, kite boarding, and many ferry trips to Ocracoke, Hatteras Island has become our families favorite destination.

Anne Wheeler purchased this house in 2010

Why Anne Wheeler chose Frisco

Years ago we vacationed along northern beaches of Avon until a local let us in on a secret-(well known now) on Hatteras Island--south beaches! One trip down past Cape Point to Frisco beaches and we never returned. Here vacationers escape the howl of NE winds and enjoy the gentle summer SW winds. If you are seeking the tropical island feel with calmer, warmer clear waters, south beach area in Frisco is the best location on Hatteras Island. For families with children there is no better beach. The gentle beach slope provides safe more calmers waters perfect for swimming, surfing, SUP boards, snorkeling and an abundance of other beach activities. During spring and fall the water temps are 5-10 warmer than those of northern beaches. Our family could enjoy warm waters conditions in the off season, while the fisherman in our group headed north to cape point or south to inlet for the big catch. During the later fall season of October- Jan the best puppy drum and trout fishing on the island is right in front of the house.

What makes this house unique

It took only one look in What The Shell, and we were hooked. It's closeness to beach, beautiful layout with perfect amenities along with pool and hot tub made our decision so easy. Besides it's newness, the most appealing part of the interior was the huge open living area/kitchen (no squeezed in extra bedrooms)with ocean view out nearly every window. I couldn't wait to enjoy time here with all my family. We have created so many wonderful memories in just the few seasons we've been here. We leave each time sad to go but anxious to plan the next visit. We hope by sharing What The Shell, your family will enjoy the many experiences Hatteras Island has to offer while creating treasured vacation memories of a lifetime.


Frisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large Master Bath with custom tile double shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Upstairs half bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor full bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen bath separate sinks, full shower/tub joins Bunk room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Flat scrn, PS2, shared full/tub bath sep. sinks to Bdrm3
    2nd Floor Bedroom 2-Master - 1 king , Oceanview, fltscrn, priv. custom tile bath, hottub access
    1st Floor LG Queen- 2nd Master w/bath access at door - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , LG room with Mini Kitchen lg TV
    2nd floor Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanview, flatscrn TV, shared tub/shwr bath w/sep. sinks
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Upscale House 50 Yds From Beach With Spectacular Ocean View
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Beach Life❤️

  • 5 of 5

Our 1st time at the beach house, we have been staying at the canal house for better than ten years!! I am loving this house and the convenience of the beach being just over the dune. The house is fabulous, could not ask for anything more beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aliquippa, Pa

Perfection inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in What The Shell a few years ago, loved it then and loved it even more this time. The owner thinks of everything you could possibly want in a vacation home. Clean, well stocked kitchen, very comfortable beds, fantastic view of the ocean and a pool that is one of nicest we have seen. Very short walk to the beach where we fished every day. One of the nicest things is the gift bag that is there upon your arrival. There was wine, fudge and even a little bag of beach toys for our grandson. So thoughtful! Can not wait to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I rented this house in Frisco. I almost hate to tell people how much I like it! Just to start- the owner is wonderful to work with. There was a goody bag which welcomed us(very nice). It appears based on the people that are staying there, she puts different things in the goody bag. The house is one back from the ocean and has a great view of the ocean from the deck. I spend every night sitting on the deck and listening/viewing the ocean. This is very peaceful to me.The house is very clean with many amenities . The beach is only fifty yards from the house so if you forgot something you needed it is a short walk back to the house. The pool is clean but beware you do get some crab visitors! She does have a variety of pool toys to use . We have enjoyed our stay here and to me it is worth the extra drive to go to What the Shell versus going to Duck NC.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful OBX home! My family vacations every year on the Outerbanks .This home was the best of any we ever stayed at. The owner was so helpful. She sent us so much information about the area. When we arrived she also left a bag full of goodies ,which was greatly appreciated. Everything about this house was awesome. My family and I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outer Banks Lovers

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed for 57 of my 59 years at the Outer Banks and have probably been in every type of motel/hotel/ B&B/ that has ever existed on the islands. This has been our fourth year vacationing at What the Shell. As usual, nothing was left undone. The pantry is fully stocked as is the kitchen. The rooms are immaculate. We had a family of 9 ( ages 5 mo. to 70 years old). Bedrooms are set up for privacy as well as huge family room and deck with an ocean view. Pool is fabulous. The surf was rough the week we visited so the pool was used a lot. Compared to other places of this size and and sophistication the price can't be beat. We are a family of fishermen, beach walkers, swimmers, and shoppers. Love working with Anne. She treats us like family. Will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia

Beautiful vacation home in Frisco, NC

  • 5 of 5

Our Family stayed a week at "What the Shell" the second week of August 2016. We have been renting beach homes for the past 10 years and "What the Shell" far exceeded our expectations. The home was exceptionally clean upon our arrival. The pool was fantastic! Sitting on the upper deck, just off the Family room, the blue Atlantic can easily be seen. The beach is just a very short walk away. Mrs. Wheeler also exceeded our expectations as an owner. She had a gift basket awaiting our arrival for my wife and I, as well as my 2 children. Mrs. Wheeler provided great information on the area and was always available. I can not say enough positive about "What the Shell" and its' owner. I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful vacation home. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.75%

No Refund for Cancellation. Please purchase vacation insurance.
Cleaning fee is included in rental rate. Additional services are available contact owner for details.
Tax-12.75% NC Sales/Use Tax-Lodging
Booking fees and credit card processing fee (3% added on at booking) are imposed by website not owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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