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Stones Throw Downstairs, a chance to live nearly on the beach with no stairs!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Lower half of our vacation duplex just steps away from the beach

Are you looking for an alternative to a ‘big company’ vacation rental? We invite you to share our duplex, just 3 lots off the beach in Buxton, NC. If you’re looking for the rare combination of a quiet location with easy beach access, as well as the convenience of being able to walk to shops, restaurants, a bait and tackle shop and putt putt – you’ve found it in Stones Throw. Our’s is a family owned duplex, managed by ourselves from just 5 doors away on Cottage Avenue.

Both levels of our duplex are customized to cater to couples, both young and old. The bottom level accomodations offer 1BR and study, a spacious bathroom, galley kitchen (expect new appliances and counter tops when you arrive!) and living room. We supply all linens, bath towels, soap products, kitchen supplies, and even a hair dryer! For your entertainment, we include free WiFi, TV;s in the living room and bedroom (Dish) and DVD player. Of course, you’ll have your own washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.

Outside, you have the use of the outside shower (hot and cold water with separate foot spray) and fish cleaning table. Each level has a dedicated park grill located on opposite sides of the property for grilling privacy.

200 feet from getting wet, a lighthouse that sweeps the neighborhood and the ever-present sounds of the ocean serve as constant reminders that you are truly at the beach!

As we live just down the street, we believe we offer both the attention and privacy you need to make your vacation special.

No damage deposit required! No cleaning fee! Please note, we rent Sunday to Sunday, season starts April 29.

Thanks to our 2017 Beach Nourishment project, you will find upon your arrival the largest beach Buxton has ever had in recent memory!

If you prefer ocean view and don't mind stairs, consider our upstairs unit also listed with VRBO, #462218.

More Details

Kathy and Mark Riggs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Kathy and Mark Riggs

Vacationers to the OBX since the 60's, we bought our first beach house in kill devil hills, then mistakenly sold it for a lakefront property on lake champlain (where the water is NEVER warm). having learned our lesson, this is our second and our favorite beach house. 2013 was our first year in the VRBO family of vacation rentals. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Kathy and Mark Riggs purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Kathy and Mark Riggs chose Buxton

Location is excellent, just steps from the beach. Our goal is to provide spacious living for couples and the privacy that goes along with it. Although built in the 60's, our duplex has largely been renovated for the benefit of our guests.

What makes this apartment unique

Cottage Ave is the locals' favorite beach, a dead-end street that disappears into the sand and waves. The neighborhood is quiet, the ocean sounds drown out all distractions, and you have all the conveniences of home (except for a garage).


Buxton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large mirror and base cabinet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite/Dish network supported TV in the bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stones Throw Downstairs, a chance to live nearly on the beach with no stairs!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Nous avons adoré ce petit appartement très propre , accueillant et confortable. Le lit est parfait et la cuisine bien équipé pour cuisiner. Il y a une douche à l'extérieur que nous avons apprécié en rentrant de la plage. Heureusement l'appartement est climatisé avec un système central car il fait extrèmement chaud,.La belle plage est à 2 minutes c'est tellement beau...Je le recommande sans hésitation...

Louise et Georges Montréal, Québec

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice spot to base our time....

  • 4 of 5

We loved the Outer Banks of North Carolina and traveled up and down the islands.

The location of StonesThrow is good, although another time we would probably choose the upper level.

The owners were very prompt in supplying us with a couple minor needs, and the gift bag was very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was very clean and well appointed with all the necessities.

  • 5 of 5

My mother stayed here this summer and it was absolutely perfect! The owners were incredibly attentive and it was so close to the beach:) very clean and nicely furnished! Great vacation:)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in the Outer Banks

  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful - close to the beach and everything else in the Outer Banks. You can go to Ocracoke via the Hatteras Ferry, go fishing on Miss Hatteras, shop, eat (all within a 15-20 minute drive), or go north (for fishing and sunbathing along Route 12), then to Avon (for the fishing pier and great restaurants), Nags Head, etc.

The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is right around the corner in Buxton and it is a site not to miss. The Bodie Island lighthouse is north on Route 12 (about 9 miles south of Nags Head with more great shopping and restaurants).

Mark and Kathy Riggs are very attentive when you need anything; they respond right away. Couldn't ask for anything better in a property, a landlord, or a location!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay and the owners are absolutely wonderful to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Stone's Throw! This was our second time and it was even better than the first since we worked directly with the owners versus a realty company many years ago. Kathy and Mark went above and beyond our expectations, and were happy to accommodate our requests! They were very flexible (we did a partial week stay) and responded quickly to all our questions. They even made us aware of a beach nourishment project that they probably did not have to disclose. The duplex itself is a great place to stay, well stocked, and the upstairs has a great view! You are greeted with a warm and welcoming gift bag too! They know exactly how to treat their guests! We look forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I met his family in the area for a family reunion. The downstairs space had everything we needed and exceeded our expectations. When we drove up we were pleasantly surprised to see how close we were to the beach!

Kathy & Mark were attentive hosts, when needed, and left us alone to enjoy our vacation.

Our family came by to see the space and were equally impressed by it. This beach bungalow is comfortable, clean, and steps from the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Billy Mitchell
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Point
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hatteras Ferry Dock
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Diamond Shoals
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Cottage Ave beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No damage deposit is required, and cleaning fees are included!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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