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Harbormaster: Soundfront Luxury Home Sleeps 14 On Stunning Private Harbor

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Master Suites, Pool, Hot Tub, Movie Theater, Game Room, Boat Ramp

Overlooking a stunning private harbor, 'Harbormaster' is soundfront, yet less than a quarter mile from the beach.

Four stories high, accessible by elevator, enjoy beautiful sunsets and front-row views of the kite boarders, wind surfers and sailboats that dot the sound, or just experience the starry night sky and the calm of the salt marshes. Harbormaster sleeps fourteen guests.

The top floor features a soundfront master bedroom and a beautiful clawfoot tub. The bedroom next door has two sets of bunk beds and features a luxurious steam shower. Both bedrooms have private balconies.

The third floor features the kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, the dining room, living room, office area and powder room. A large deck overlooks the harbor. The living room has plenty of seating. Windows wrap around the third floor for spectacular views from the harbor to the ocean, and a whole-house music system adds to the experience.

The second floor has three king bedrooms with private bathrooms and balconies and another king suite that is wheelchair accessible with a roll-in shower.

The lowest level features a movie theater with power reclining leather chairs, a game room with pool table and pub table, three televisions, wet bar, dishwasher and refrigerator. The game room opens to the swimming pool and hot tub.

The Harbormaster includes access to the newly-restored 'Black Dog Harbor'. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and boating from the harbor, dock and gazebo, and boat ramp. Explore the sound in a kayak, canoe or paddle board.

We have partnered with Shore Details to provide concierge services for our guests. Need a babysitter or birthday cake? Want your house to be stocked with groceries? Shore details can also recommend restaurants and activities.

Play on the top-rated, wide, sandy beaches, which are less than a quarter mile away, a short walk or bike ride. You can also pack your car with coolers and chairs, with plenty of parking at one of the dunes crossings. Convenient access to world-class windsurfing and kite-boarding, fishing, surfing, state parks, pirate lore, historic sites. The perfect combination of nature and vacation, sound and beach.

Looking for a larger home? See our nearby soundfront home 'Aquaholic', VRBO 424697.

More Details

L.A. Brickner
Member since: 2012
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About L.A. Brickner

We've been visiting salvo since we were kids, so when the opportunity to purchase a soundfront home presented itself, we bought the aquaholic. The rental season was such a good experience, and when we had the opportunity to purchase the harbormaster, located nearby, we decided to create another luxury rental home.

L.A. Brickner purchased this house in 2013

Why L.A. Brickner chose Salvo

We actually rented the Harbormaster (formerly named 'Boat House') five years ago as our first experiment in sound-front vacationing. It is a former model home for a planned neighborhood that failed due to the housing market collapse. It remained my dream home, so when it finally progressed through the many stages of bank negiations and was listed for sale, we purchased it with a plan to restore and redecorate it.

What makes this house unique

Harbormaster is one of two houses in a neighborhood that includes 10 empty lots, a barn, and a meeting house, all part of a neighborhood that has yet to be built. That means a private harbor, fishing pier and gazebo, plus plenty of open space. The unique nature of the harbor draws kiteboarders for your viewing pleasure off the many decks.


Salvo 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: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You may not exceed the maximum number of guests listed in your inquiry, including visitors.
  • You are have been offered Travel Protection insurance and you are encouraged to purchase it.
  • No refunds will be provided for mandatory evacuations or if you are denied entry for any reason.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Half bath on living room floor
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Half bath near game room/theater
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub with hand shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub with hand shower
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • See pictures for stunning designer bathrooms -- clawfoot tubs, steam shower, vessel sinks, etc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , One full over full bunk; one twin over twin bunk
  • All bedrooms have their own bathroom. Six bedrooms: 4 kings, 1 queen, 1 bunkroom (full and twin).
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Harbormaster: Soundfront Luxury Home Sleeps 14 On Stunning Private Harbor
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Incredible Home - Highly Recommend~

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our stay at Harbormaster. Owner was great, very quick to respond to any questions/needs & provided a great home. We had a total of 6 for our stay & our primary reason for trip was fishing. We chartered a boat 2 days out of Oregon Inlet & we were more than happy to drive the 20-25 minutes to this home. The sunsets overlooking the Sound were truly breath taking. We will always look to L.A. (Property Owner) for any of our future rental needs on the Outerbanks. Book this home, you'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation home I've rented thus far

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly what we wanted for our long weekend! Everyone was pleased with the amenities, accommodations, accessibility, and function. We'd love to return again ... hopefully in the near future!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sound front paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Harbormaster, the house is stunning and very relaxing. We traveled with our two dogs and they loved the daily walks out on the pier. L.A. is great at communicating and gave some superb advice on food and drinks in the area. She is also very charming and a pleasure to talk with. We will definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family totally enjoyed our stay at Harbormaster. So much so that we have booked for two weeks next year. The fishing was fantastic, the views were unbelievable and the location was the best. We are all looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately, our stay was cut from 1 week to 1 night due to hurricane Maria. A complete disappointment after driving 17 hours. But it was a gamble we took being the time of year we selected. We would have loved to stay and enjoy the amazing location and gorgeous home but due to a mandatory evacuation that was not possible. Mrs. Brickner could not have been more helpful during the entire process. She answered all emails and calls promptly. We look forward to booking another time. We did purchase the trip insurance and are hoping to get a refund. We will be back to try again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. So sorry the storm chased you away. Please come back and visit again!
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned home after our third stay at Harbormaster. We have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for 20 years and this is by far our favorite spot to stay. We had 11 guests in our party, ranging from age 1 to 60+, and Harbormaster really does offer something for everyone, and plenty of space for those looking for peace and quiet. We enjoyed fishing off of the dock in back of the house, and caught many different species of fish. We rented paddle boards from the rental place nearby and explored the sound, and also had fun renting a jet ski one afternoon. The media room was great for late night movies or video games, and several of our crew enjoyed playing pool in the evenings as well. We purchased a beach access pass for our car and would load up the car and drive just a few minutes each morning directly onto the beach - this made taking little ones to the beach so much easier! Lastly, the sunsets viewed from the back deck at Harbormaster literally can't be beat! We hope to come back again soon to enjoy this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World-class kiteboarding. Note: The name of the road has recently been officially changed to Black Dog Lane (formerly Aaron Harbor Lane), so the new address is 27201 Black Dog Lane.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Maximum occupancy is 14, including children, no exceptions.
Pets must me approved in advance, subject to a pet deposit. Maximum of two well-behaved dogs.
No smoking on the premises.
Bed linens and bath towels are included.
Deposit (minus $250 administration fee) only refundable if the week can be re-booked.
Trip cancellation insurance is offered through VRBO/Homeaway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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