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Close To The Beach On A Quiet Street recently renovated

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,660 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath cottage ready for your family vacation

Renting this year Sunday to Sunday so you can spend more time on the beach and less time in traffic. Clean, well maintained 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath cottage. Upstairs master w/ queen, 2nd bedroom with 2 twins; 1 1/2 bathrooms, living room with blu-ray player and flat screen TV, dining area and well equipped kitchen. Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, 2nd bedroom with bunk beds, full bath and sitting room with blu-ray player and flat screen TV. Equipped with Dish Network, wireless internet, phone with unlimited US long distance, screened porch with picnic table, large deck with nice assortment of chairs.

Includes washer/dryer in garage, microwave, grill, sand toys, outside sand shower, books, games, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, backs up to beach access road - no houses directly behind our cottage. We have a crossover to the beach at the end of the street.

We do generally allow dogs but the lot is not fenced and we do not guarantee the lot to be sand spur free. Dogs are allowed on the beach year round, but between May 15th and September 15th they are only allowed on the beach after 6:00 p.m. and before 9:00 a.m. and the Town of Southern Shores requires dog owners to keep them on a leash and clean up after them. This house has been in our family for over 40 years, and we have worked hard to be able to provide families with an nice, affordable place to stay in what we think is one of the nicest places on the Outer Banks. We are in an area that is strictly residential, yet we are 1 mile from Duck and minutes from grocery stores, Walmart and other shopping.

New for this year is an extensive exterior face lift including new siding, some new windows, new ceilings fans and outlets on the screen porch. This winter we will be redecorating the master bedrooms upstairs and downstairs. Pictures to follow.

***Please note that the house is renting Sunday to Sunday this year due to Saturday traffic. In general Sunday traffic is better, so to cut down on time spent in backups we're moving to a Sunday turn day.

More Details

Jim Carpenter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

Why Jim Carpenter chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

My parents built this house in 1972 and my wife and I are now second generation owners. I grew up coming to this house for vacations, work trips and any other excuse to go to the beach. We love this cottage and hope you like and as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

It is our goal to provide a cottage that is your home away from home. We want it to be affordable, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The house is located on a street that runs between Duck Road and the beach with very little traffic. Wide beaches await you.


Southern Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Off master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs master bedroom with 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Close To The Beach On A Quiet Street recently renovated
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect cottage - has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. We found everything we needed, the cottage was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The ocean is a short walk and it was very quiet with little traffic on the street. The screened porch and large deck were very nice. Owner is great to work with. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mooresville, North Carolina

Perfect family home close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

This house was centrally located to all the things the Outer Banks has to offer. The furnishings are quaint and comfortable. The home was clean and loved the fact that a thermostat is located on each floor. So, everyone was comfortable. The home comes with a lot of beach chairs and other sand needs. Also the outside shower was a great option for removing sand, it had hot and cold water. I can't say enough about the owners and their kindness with any question. Hope to return next summer. Thanks Jim and Karen Carpenter, awesome home to share.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winchester, Va

Such a nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful vacation. The house is just lovely. Very clean and well kept. Very easy walk to the beach. Every thing you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything. You can just feel the love they have for there home. Would love to rent this home again. Loved watching the mother deer and her two babies in the back yard. Thank you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house was great.

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect as described. Very clean on the inside. I am used to Maine prices so I was expecting way less quality that what I found. Nice easy walk to beach. Very quiet area. House was separated by woods from adjoining houses. Well stocked with cups, plates, etc. 5 min from supermarket and other stores.

I hope all houses in the Duck area are like this as I have a larger group wanting to go next year.

Would totally rent this house again.

No problem with anything in the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Bern, NC

Spacious home, only a few minutes from the beach

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great choice to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. The house was right down the street from a private beach access, has everything needed to cook meals as well as a new grill. As the reviewer before stated, it is in a quiet neighborhood but conveniently located with a short drive to attractions in Kitty Hawk or Duck. Our dog enjoyed her stay and loved the evening walks on the beach. My wife and I look forward to staying here again in the future. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chester, VA


  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank you for letting us rent your cottage, it was lovely. We had never stayed at Southern Shores and very much enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Loved sitting on the huge screened-in porch at night. The beach is only a few steps away and Duck is just around the corner. We can't wait to rent it again next year! :)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Southern Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Post Season
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates do not include the 12.75% in occupancy and sales tax paid to Dare County and the State of North Carolina, but it does include the cleaning fee for weekly rentals. For long weekends or nightly rentals contact us. Linens are available for for an additional $35 which helps pay for the additional costs of getting the linens washed.

Half of the rental amount is due with a signed contact, balance is due 21 days before rental. I accept checks, e-checks, and paypal. Once your check for the final balance clears I will send you a receipt and entry information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.