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Close To The Beach On A Quiet Street

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Why Jim Carpenter chose Southern Shores

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:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Close To The Beach On A Quiet Street
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Great week! The house is clean, well stocked and has good beds. Owner is a great person to work with. Going back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great private house near the beach

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect if you are looking for a quite family vacation near a beach. Jim is great at responding to anything that goes wrong. The house is secluded and a tiny walk to the beach. Close to Duck. Its also perfect if you have 2 families or need separate spaces as there are 2 floors with bathrooms and living rooms on each! We traveled for the first time with our young toddler and everything was great- clean, stocked and convenient. We would totally stay here again. Highly recommend it for families with young children.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beach house. It offers a convenient location, an easy walk to the beach, and everything you need for a great Outer Banks vacation--folding chairs, toys, umbrellas, a buggy to cart those things to the beach and back, an enclosed outdoor shower with hot water, and a well-equipped kitchen, including crab mallets. The large screened porch enabled us to eat outside even when it was raining. Thanks to the Carpenters for sharing their house!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, owners very helpful and quick to respond. Nice quiet street, easy walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, NC

Wonderful Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! Big enough for a large family or 2 small families. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook. There are plenty of toys for the kids, and chairs for Mom & Dad. The screened deck feels like a tree house with a summer breeze. The house is far enough from the main road to feel completely secluded. The hot water outdoor shower came in handy after every trip to the beach. Love this place! We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chesterfield, Va.

Excellent stay for a fair price

  • 5 of 5

The Carpenter's cottage is very well kept, stocked and ready for guests. We loved the double living room areas and downstairs accommodations for teens. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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