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The Sweet Life II - Life Is Good!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,054 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

You Will Feel Right At Home! Two Living Areas - Screened In Porch!

Sunday to Sunday rental. Cul-de-sac, community pool and tennis courts, two doors down. Sound-side gazebo with fantastic sunsets! Walk to the ocean in about 5 min. Kitchen with everything you need - dining table that seats 10 with 4-chair bar. So plenty of room for your family and friends. Screened-in porch that the kids love! 4 Bedrooms - 1 upstairs and 3 on the middle floor. 1 Bathroom is upstairs - two more on the middle floors. Great deck for relaxing and enjoying watching the wildlife.

Diana Rondinelli
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Diana Rondinelli

We are a blended family - Vic is from Bluefield, WV, and Diana is from Newport News, VA. They joined forces in 1989 with their 6 children. And survived - to now enjoy 11 grandchildren. And all of them LOVE this home!

Diana Rondinelli purchased this house in 2004

Why Diana Rondinelli chose Duck

Diana grew up vacationing in OBX - and Vic came to love the place when he visited in 1975. And neither of us ever lost our love for the beach, the towns, the people. We own two homes currently - and had another one that we sold in 1989. We will always have a home on the Outer Banks of NC!

What makes this house unique

It is just the most relaxing place - and when you read the guest book and the wonderful words written about our home away from home - you will understand. The rocking chairs on the deck - the screened in porch - and the great kitchen with the tiki-bar. It just felt like home the first time we walked in the door.


Tuckahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath on top level - access to living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 on first floor (middle level)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 3 - first floor (middle level) between 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom on top level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 on first floor (middle level)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 on first floor (middle level)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom 4 on first floor (middle level)
    Sleep Sofa - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa on middle floor 2 baths and deck on this floor
  • Sheets and towels NOT provided. Renters must bring their own linens. We can provide a company that will deliver and pick up.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linens are not provided. However, they can be rented from a local company. Let us know if you want that info. Please be reminded that this is a Sunday to Sunday rental. Mini rentals are available in the off season.


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The Sweet Life II - Life Is Good!
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Great week of relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our week! Would do it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your rental. The kitchen, big table, cable, proximity to the ocean and pool were the main features we took advantage of. This house has all the cooking supplies you will need to ensure a delicious and relaxing vacation. Our 4 year old cried when we folded up the sofa bed. I recommend this house for your next vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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How Sweet It Is~! Water Water Everywhere - The Ocean, the Bay, and the Pool

  • 4 of 5

Our large extended family stayed at The Sweet Life II the end of July - early August. With 4 adults, and 5 teenagers - there was the perfect space for everyone; to be together, and also to relax quietly. All appliances worked perfectly; AC, washer/dryer, fridge, etc - everything in order. The porches were morning favorite spots for lounging and coffee, while the cook of the day made breakfast in the large kitchen. The teens loved the flawless wireless reception, and everyone loved having the ocean - or the bay - just a few blocks away; private access - very nice. The darling town of Duck so close was terrific. We highly recommend Ducks Donuts for the perfect end-of-day treat. A week of sun drenched relaxation with loved ones was wonderful - thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duck Adventure

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and comfortable. We enjoyed the beach, sound and pool. An easy walk to all as well as an easy drive to the 4WD beach in Corolla. We got to see the wild ponies and the lighthouse.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice home

  • 3 of 5

The home was clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVED IT! Would absolutely recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property. We were two families (one family of 5 and one family of 4). Big common areas, but also plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have space when needed. Large dining room table as well as two spacious decks (off main floor and top floor). When we arrived, everything was immaculate. Walls and carpets look great so as to look recently renovated. Kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need. The outdoor shower is AMAZING - hot water with very high pressure, which was great to come back to after the ocean. A beautiful doe and her fawn clearly live close by as we saw them in the yard several times. Beach and Sound (with crab trap - FUN - kids caught their own crabs and we cooked them) are each a 8-10 minute walk from the house (pool and tennis court are less than 5-minute walk). If you'd rather drive, there are parking passes for both beach and sound, and we were never unable to find a spot. Downtown Duck is within walking distance 1-2 miles, but there's plenty of parking there too. When researching the trip, we had a hard time figuring out which town would be best. For us, it was definitely Duck. If you're familiar with the Northeast, Duck has a Bar Harbor-like feel. Very laid back and friendly people. Cool shops and restaurants. It's also close to everything in other towns (Wright Brothers Museum, Wild Horses, etc..). If you go to Wild Horse Adventures, ask for Ryan. He's great. We did not see the landlords at all, so you don't need to worry about them hovering if that's a concern, but I'm sure if we needed them, it would have been a quick response.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The town of Duck is less than 5 min drive - first you will see an art gallery, awesome shopping and restaurants. Further down Duck Road you will find wind surfing, jet skis, etc - lots of fun for everyone! Another 10 -15 min and you can see the wild horses in Corova! Take a chance - you will enjoy the drive. And if you go 'the other way' - back to Kitty Hawk - there is even more fun waiting. Fishing piers, shopping, restaurants, miniature golf, etc. You will love it!


Rates & Availability

Tuckahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime Season
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
End of Season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Seasonal Rate
Sep 24 2017 - Dec 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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