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Private 32 acre Low Country Retreat - 10 min from Outer Banks beaches

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Private, secluded home perfect for nature lovers and kayakers--wildlife abounds on the property. This is a peaceful retreat, while still having close proximity to golf, the beaches, restaurants, and activities on the Outer Banks. Only a 10 minute drive to Kitty Hawk.

The front yard leads into our garden areas... We have 60 blueberry bushes, feel free to pick them in season. We also have an herb garden for your use.

The backyard has a patio, hot tub, fire pit and large yard. Melson's Creek adjoins us to the North and leads into the Currituck Sound. We have a dock access to the creek where you can launch kayaks or canoes and explore this unspoiled nature habitat. Bald Eagles , Osprey and Great Blue Herons are seen often. Acres of open areas to enjoy. Walk to the tip of the property from the backyard for the best views of the creek leading into the sound.

Enjoy the fire pit and horseshoes in the back yard.

If you plan to bring your boat on vacation, there is public boat ramp just 1 mile away.

The home has a large master suite with king size bed and two other bedrooms with 2.5 baths. The kitchen is well equipped with commercial appliances and furnished with cooking necessities. The hardwood floors were recently refinished. The hot tub is new.

More Details

Eddie Griggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2016

About Eddie Griggs

I am a 8th generation native to the area. My families history is deeply rooted in the land. I love this area and would never want to live anywhere else. I enjoy sharing local history and knowledge with those that are interested. I spend a lot of time outdoors at The Garden caring for this place. My desire is to see those that visit here enjoy the peace and beauty of it as much as I do.

Eddie Griggs purchased this house in 2013

Why Eddie Griggs chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

The acquisition of this property in 2013 allowed me to put the John Melson family farm back together again. The farm was divided into 3 pieces in 1955. I obtained the middle piece in 1979 , and the south piece in 2012.

What had been divided into 3 became 1 again.


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(3 traveler reviews)

Private 32 acre Low Country Retreat - 10 min from Outer Banks beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

This house was the first of many we rented from Homeaway that had everything we needed, soap in every bathroom, dishwasher and laundry detergent, plenty of towels including for the beach, paper towels and the list goes on. The location is also terrific, very private and yet only a short drive from the beach. Our boys enjoyed the ponds, kayaking in the sound or discovering all the hidden treasures of this massive property. Thanks to the owners, Eddie and Sibbie we spent a wonderful wheel NC.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC, USA

Fun Adventures

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend with my son and two granddaughters. The girls enjoyed our adventure walk around the property which includes two ponds, one with a floating dock and chairs, wooded areas, a very large yard, and a dock which has access to a creek which leads to the sound. Although it was too cold to use the kayaks, we plan to return in a warmer part of the year to try it. We cooked out on the grill and sat out by the fire pit at night. The kids enjoyed playing the board games they found in the living room. The house was immaculate and very clean with all the amenities you could ask for - large kitchen area, washer & dryer, etc. The gas logs in the fireplace in the living room added a cozy touch on the cold nights. Close driving distance of the beaches and restaurants yet still the privacy to enjoy some family times together. Definitely a place I would come back to!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you all again soon!
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fayetteville, nc


  • 5 of 5

This piece of heaven was worth every nickel. It was close enough to everything but far enough away to be able to actually relax on vacation. The house was nice and clean. The owners were very hospitable. The hardest part of the trip was leaving because I wanted to stay.

I'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Ferry
78 Miles
Hatteras Ferry to Ocracoke Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Pointe, Kilmarlic & Holly Ridge Golf Courses
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Newport News, Va
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Caratoke Hwy (Hwy 158)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rundown Cafe, Blk Pelican, Point Harbor Cafe
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Kitty Hawk
Car: necessary

The property is located just a few miles from the beach. This property is not meant for those that want the convenience of walking to the beach, but is more suited for those that want privacy and peacefulness on their vacation while still having easy access to the popular tourist attractions of the Outer Banks.


Rates & Availability

Harbinger House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Later summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Harbinger House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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