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Harbormaster: Soundfront Luxury Home Sleeps 14 On Stunning Private Harbor

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 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 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.

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.

Harbormaster includes access to all the amenities of Black Dog Harbor, including a boat ramp, boat slip, basketball hoop and cornhole game. 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 can arrange for delivery of groceries, bikes and beach gear.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.857143 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

After deciding on the Outer Banks for our first family vacation, I searched for hours for the right house. And, we found it! The house was beautiful and the location private. The views, especially from the back of the house, are incredible. I wanted the best house I could find and that is exactly what I got.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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The pictures do not do justice to this amazing home.

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is amazing. It is spacious and cozy and it suited our crew, which included 8 kids, extremely well. The movie room and pool table entertained the crew at night. But the grounds were the best! Yard to play in. Pool to relax in. Safe street to bike in. Calm water in the cove to kayak in. Bring your bikes and kayaks/canoes and enjoy the views. Best trip ever!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like a castle by the sound

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully designed, nicely sequestered and conveniently located (to the sound, beach and Hatteras activities). Everyone was incredibly friendly, patient and great to work with. The house is absolutely beautiful and full of amenities. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million Dollar House and View

  • 5 of 5

Quietly located on your own private harbor, with views on views, modern house with modern amenities not much more we could ask for, would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding house experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was ideal for our extended family vacation. The bedroom floors separated by the kitchen-living area created privacy and the ability for family members to do their own thing. We loved the pool table and screening room and the natural light on every floor was incredible. Views of the sound we’re breathtaking and the kite surfer show was an added bonus. Our host L.A. was quick to respond to questions and issues ... we truly enjoyed our stay despite the unusual April temperatures that were not ideal for outdoor swimming in the heated pool. The hot tub rocked! Thank you for an excellent vacation week!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Cleaning/linens $265 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500

Maximum occupancy is 14, including children, no exceptions.
Pets must me approved in advance, subject to a pet deposit of $200 each. 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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