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Perfect, affordable, oceanfront getaway for a couple or small family in Duck!

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Oceanfront Condo At Colony By The Sea With Spectacular Views!

'At Last' at Colony by the Sea is located in the sought after Village of Duck. This condo is perfect for small families or a romantic getaway. Located on the first floor in building A, you have the largest deck in the community and a front row seat for ocean views and beautiful sunrises. Only 150 steps gets your toes in the sand!

We welcome 2+ night stays off season, but ask that you make sure that the condo is ready for the next person to visit.

Our condo features a master bedroom with comfortable king size bed, two full baths, queen size sleep sofa with memory foam matress, single berth bed in hallway alcove, fully appointed kitchen, two flat screen tvs (LR & MBR), free WIFI, brand new deck furniture (tall bar table with 4 tall adirondack chairs & 2 adirondack rockers), keyless entry system and parking space right in front of unit.

Along with the beautiful majesty of the ocean, creamy sands and the great surf of the OBX, this unique, privately managed community enjoys an ocean front pool, tennis courts, playground, outside showers, dune-top gazebos and basketball court. The courtyard area includes grilling stations, picnic tables and plenty of grassy area for kids of all ages to run around and play. A great area to meet new friends and share a meal if you like.

The Village of Duck is a short 15 minute walk where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, spectacular restaurants, water sports, unique shopping, walk the soundside boardwalk for shopping and birdwatching, sip coffee, buy books, take yoga classes and so much more. Park your car and enjoy the freedom of walking everywhere!

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Jennifer & David Meredith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Jennifer & David Meredith

Dave and I (Jen) live in Fairfax, Virginia and have been making the trek to Duck since we were married in 2001 (Jen has been going since 1966 - well at least to Nags Head). Dave grew up in Buena Vista, VA (by way of Arkansas) and I grew up in Fairfax City. Even though OBX is a little furher from our home than other beaches - it is totally worth it. We hope that you can share our love for Duck and Colony by the Sea!!

Jennifer & David Meredith purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jennifer & David Meredith chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

There was NO doubt that we wanted to buy a property in Colony by the Sea - it was just a matter of which one. Having lugged suitcases up 3 flights of stairs (and a bunch of other stuff), been so far back we could hardly see the ocean and spending time in condos that were just not clean or homey enough - we finally found the right one!

We love that we are right on the ocean, one floor up and our parking space is right next to the stairs. Coming from the traffic in Northern Virginia, we are MOST happy with the fact that we don't have to drive anywhere!! What a treat.

What makes this condo unique

Duck is very different than the other OBX beaches and other beaches on the East Coast. We like to call it our sleepy little village in the midst of other craziness! Most of the homes down here are SO big, it was hard for us to find a place that was right (and affordable) for just the two of us. I don't even think most people know that Colony by the Sea exists (and we should keep it that way!). Our little place is perfect for a couple, girls/guys weekend and small families. The deck is magnificent and now that we have all new deck furniture - comfy cozy!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Perfect, affordable, oceanfront getaway for a couple or small family in Duck!
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Perfect Beach Escape!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I visited OBX in mid November and this condo was the perfect place for us! It had everything we needed for a weekend away and was incredibly comfortable. You really can't beat the ocean and pool views from the deck! The owners were also tremendous to work with and helped out a lot pre-arrival. I definitely recommend anyone to stay at this property, I know I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Little Condo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a little place with a view of the ocean and an easy walk to the beach. This property fit the bill perfectly. We found it to be a cozy condo with all the elements we were looking for - not brand new, but clean and nice. Nice neighbors too. A very quick drive or a fairly easy walk to nearby shops and good restaurants with sound-side views. Owner was very responsive to any questions we had. Enjoyed lounging on the deck and watching the sunrise each morning.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellence at last

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in late September 2016 at this excellent condo enjoying every minute. Everything we needed was there and assured an excellent vacation. The condo was well stocked with kitchen necessities and we found the place clean and comfortable. Can recommend without hesitation. BTW, it's on the first floor with excellent views of ocean and pool area

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth It!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time down in Duck NC! The condo was perfect. We watched the sunrise over the ocean and a few thunder storms over the water right from our balcony! Very memorable trip - Jen and Dave are great and very accommodating! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 3rd stay "At Last" and it was the best one yet! We had a great week! The weather started out rainy, but then we had full sun all week! Since Duck (and Colony by the Sea) has so much to offer (ocean, pool, tennis, basketball, playground), we only left once. The ocean was warm and we spent most of our days in it! Such a relaxing week! We can't wait to come back next year! Thanks again for letting us use your awesome condo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you love our little place!! Always welcome :)
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1st time in OBX

  • 5 of 5

Condo is wonderfully decorated with everything we needed! Beautiful ocean view sunrise on private deck with comfy furniture!! Lovely sunset views just across the road! Can't think of a greater spot to spend more time... Would love to go back soon... Owners were great to deal with.... Responded quickly to any questions and full of good advice and ideas! Beach walks, great shops close by, superb local restaurants, and go see the wild horses run!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Duck Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 30 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring/Summer
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

We require a 50% deposit and rental contract at the time of booking. Balance in full is due 30 days prior to check in.

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.
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Duck Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Clean, bright bathrooms with plenty of room. Master bedroom has adjoining bath for convenience and privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed, full bathroom with shower and full size tub, mounted flat screen tv and DVD, 2 night stands with 3 large drawers, closet, large window, bedside lamps, carpeted. Linens and towels are not provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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