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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

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 Hatteras Island

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
  • 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
  • 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 4 - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor 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 ...
  • 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 4.8 based on 25 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love this house. It has everything my family wanted and more. I was a little concerned at first that it was not on the beach but looking over the sound from the various porches was perfect. My daughter took kite surfing lessons from REAL and we kayaked and paddle boarded and surfed and relaxed. We cooked lots of fresh veggies and seafood and felt light years away from civilization. The house is totally equipped with all kitchen needs and is decorated beautifully.

My only issue is with the home theater which looked luxurious but which none of us could figure out. We gave it up when we spent one evening being cranky about it. We didn't need it anyway and spent most of our time outdoors or on the porches. The area is very wild and deserted and not made for anyone who is looking for upscale restaurants or clubs. Highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful, comfortable, high end home with some of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen!

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at both "Aquaholic" and "Harbormaster", and it has now become a yearly getaway for my family and friends. The addition of the private launch this year was perfect for the jetskis. The house is so comfortable, it was like we were home!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE this property!

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have chose to stay at this property. We love the beautifully decorated home and well kept property. We also love the location and privacy, and the private bay the house sits on is just so picturesque!

Our only complaint was that during this stay, the internet service was in and out most of the time and the owner had switched to internet based television, so we were unable to watch the TVs most of the stay. Some of our group is older and their normal practice is to be able to watch TV at night while relaxing, but this was not possible due to the internet issues.

Other than that, we love this place and would return!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We recognize that the internet-based televisions are problematic for some guest. We were attempting to upgrade to high-speed internet and cable television (rather than the former "dish" television and DSL), but after the installers came, discovered that the service to the neighborhood needs to be upgraded. We have been assured that the new service will be installed by the end of this month, but in the meantime, have provided internet-based television for guests. We hope to see you back next year, and assure you that the cable televisions will be available then. L.A.
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Chesapeake, Virginia

Fantastic Property! Ideal for extended families & large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Harbormaster could not have been better suited to our needs. From the handicapped accommodations to the private harbor & gazebo, everything was perfect. Enough space that even with a large group there was no feeling of being crowded or underfoot. The views were amazing - kiteboarders to watch during the day and spectacular sunsets from the back porches every night. Every amenity that we could have wished for was provided. The owner was friendly and helpful, and the fishing was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Wonderful house with everything you need

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful stay with a well stocked kitchen, and ice maker was very nice to have. Movie room was a hit on bad days and the pool table offered fun galore. Some in the group wished we had local channels but I was fine with just netflix. The internet was not very good and kept dripping shows but supposedly was 5 g which is fast. We had difficulty getting on and staying on needing to reboot router daily. Owners were attentive and elevator was a must for the elderly. Location is perfect to relax and get away. Size was perfect and furniture was comfortable and functional. Charcoal and gas grill were perfect for cooking and the gazebo was fun for fishing. Having kite surfers daily was fun to watch at the end of the day and watching the shooting stars in the hot tub at night was so awesome. Nothing was lacking and the pictures do not do the place justice. A little hard to have small children because of stairs but nothing the owners can do about that. AWESOME!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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

Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

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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