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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


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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:
September 23, 2018

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 Harbinger

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.


Harbinger House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 6
  • 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
  • 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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Private 32 acre Low Country Retreat - 10 min from Outer Banks beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to find words that do justice to this awesome vacation retreat. You just couldn't ask for more--kayaking, blueberry picking, exploring the grounds, enjoying the wildlife, playing croquet or cornhole, and then relaxing at night in the hot tub or making memories around the fire pit while listening to the beautiful sounds of nature. The house itself is

spectacularly clean and comfy, stocked with any and everything you could possibly want.

Eddie and Sibbie are wonderful, gracious hosts, there at a moment's notice should you need or want anything. Sound too good to be true? This place really is AND you're in

close proximity to anything the OBX has to offer. We will definitely return as often as we can!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house and property were beyond excellent. Loved every second of our visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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best of both worlds

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at this house! 32 acres of quiet was very peaceful and relaxing. So much to do at the house... hot tub, fire pit, kayaks, cornhole, picking blueberries, riding bikes, plus a ton of space to throw a baseball or frisbee. Screened in porch with a porch swing was perfect for morning coffee watching the birds play and rabbits run. Our kids shared a huge room and they each had their own bed. Master bedroom is large and relaxing as well. Large kitchen and loved the dinner table right off the kitchen. Screened in porch also has a table & chairs for eating and relaxing.

All that fun at the house and then you're only 10-15 minutes away from all the activity on the island, so this was the best of both worlds for us. Beaches, restaurants, mini-golf, movie theater, grocery store and so much more are all nearby.

Our first day at the house we were already talking about coming back again. Eddie and Sibbie were such gracious hosts. Quick replies to any questions before and during our visit. Thank you for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two adventures, 1 vacation: Exploring expansive country property and the nearby beach!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Couldn't have had better hospitality, house, land and beach opportunities! Picked blueberries, net fished, enjoyed beautiful Kitty Hawk beach (easy drive w/ free parking...just steps away from public beach access), made smores, and relaxed in hot tub...all in a single day! So much more to do like kayaking, wildlife spotting, water park adventure, and great beach restaurants like Steamers (seafood) and Southern Shores Pizza. Be prepared to be delighted by the owners' truly amazing land they share with you. The house is big, kitchen has a great set up, the screened in porch features a Nags Head Hammock Swing, and tons of household items available for use like bikes, cornhole, nets, etc. We would definitely stay again in the future!

PS I write this review based solely on our time there and having not known the owners prior to our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Private. Close to OBX.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2015
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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