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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 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, towels (including beach 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.

New for 2017: No damage deposit required! No cleaning fee! Please note, we rent Sunday to Sunday, season starts May 14.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

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 Hatteras Island

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Stones Throw Downstairs, a chance to live nearly on the beach with no stairs!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

It was everything we wanted, so close to the ocean. The house was perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Cute little apartment with all the home amenities.

A great place to relax

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing. Everything you could possibly need was right at the house.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you want in a vacation this place offers. A literal stones throw away from the beach you can hear the ocean in the background. Amenities were all brand new or very recently renovated and the Riggs were extremely friendly and easy to get a hold of. Start to finish our experience was amazing. The house speaks for itself once you're here so pack a bag and go!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice

  • 5 of 5

Great get away cottage, great view . Everything you need is there .

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about the owners and their property. The Riggs Family was helpful and wonderful to work with. Their home was clean and just couldn't be beat. We were sad to leave but happy to take home suntans and memories. Our tans will fade but we will cherish the memories forever.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent attention to detail. A truly wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental property that is very well appointed. There was great attention to detail and we very much appreciated our welcome bag. It is truly excellent for couples! The beach is no more than 100 yards from the front door. Location is excellent for Hatteras Island!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in the Outer Banks, and we will definitely return - and stay at Stones Throw again. Kathy Riggs was wonderful, the location was perfect (the beach was literally a 30 - 45 second walk), people were very friendly and Buxton is an easy place to stay as the Cape Hatteras lighthouse is there, it's close to the Avon fishing pier and it's only 10 miles from Hatteras where you can get the ferry (for free) to Ocracoke. Perfect for a couple or rent the entire place for your whole family!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Billy Mitchell
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lighthouse Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hatteras Ferry Dock
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Diamond Shoals
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Cottage Ave beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Buxton Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Beach Bums
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Bloomers
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Hook em!
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

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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