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Ocean Front, Dog Friendly, Hatteras Island, 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ocean Front, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9 , Dog Friendly



We Grew Up In Central North Carolina, But We've Called Hatteras Island Our Second Home. 'Beach House' Is Just Steps Away From The Sandy Beach And Atlantic Ocean. We Purchased Beach House In Early May 2014 And Have Spent Our Time Ensuring It Is Perfect For The Upcoming Season. We Are Both North Carolina Contractors And Our Goal Is To Ensure Beach House Is Perfect. We Have Two Other Ocean Front Homes, Both In Rodanthe, Part Of The Tri-village That Includes Salvo And Waves. 'Mermaid's Tears' Is Listed Under VRBO #426760 And 'Rose Cottage' Is Found at VRBO # 403480. We Encourage Prospective Guests To Visit These Listings And Read Our Positive Guest Comments/feedback.

(Access These Properties By Going To 'My Rental Listings' Below At 'contact Us') Beach House Encompasses A Reversed House Plan Which Is Very Common To Many Homes Along The Outer Banks. This Simply Means That The Living Area, Ie, Kitchen, Dining And Living Room Are Located On The Highest Level.

Our Second Floor Level Of Beach House Includes A Very Comfortable Living Open Area With Skylights And Gas Fireplace, A Flat Screen Tv/dvd. A Large Sectional Couch Faces An 8' Window/door Slider For A Magnificent View Of The Ocean. The Dining Area, Which Actually Encompasses Two Areas And Open To The Living Area, Has Seating For Ten. The Modern Kitchen Has All Cooking Needs Should One Decide Never To Venture Out To Any Of The Great Restaurants In The Area. There Is Also Counter Seating For Three. There Is A Very Nice King Bedroom Upstairs With Connecting Bath And Large Shower. This Bedroom Has Its Own Entrance/exit To The Outside Oceanfront Deck. A Flat Screen Tv And Dvd Are Also In This Bedroom. There Is Also A Half Bath Upstairs Which Shares A Washer And Dryer.

Three Of Our Bedrooms Are Downstairs. Another Master Bedroom Has A King Bed With A Large Bathroom With Shower And Jacuzzi Tub. The Outside Door Leads To A Deck And Access To the ocean. This Bedroom Has A Flat Screen Tv And Dvd. Another Bedroom Downstairs, Very Spacious With A Queen Bed, Has Two Large Windows And A View Of The Ocean. This Bedroom Has A Flat Screen Tv And Dvd. The Third Bedroom On The Downstairs Level Has A Queen Bed. This Bedroom Has Two Windows; One With A View Of The Ocean, The Other A View Of The Sound In The Distance. This Bedroom Also Has A Flat Screen Tv And Dvd. Both Queen Bedrooms Share A Full Bathroom. Also, Downstairs Is A Nice Welcoming Foyer.

Beach House Has Two Furnished Sundecks And Screened Porch. Vacation Guests Will Find Plenty Of Conveniences Outside, Including an Outdoor Shower, Basketball Goal And A fenced area for your dog with shade. Enjoy Grilling Out On The Charcoal Grill. Beach House Also Has Wireless Internet For Your Laptop.

While Staying In Beach House, Exploring Is A Must. Hatteras Island Is Simply The Most Beautiful Place On Earth - Where The Atlantic Ocean And Pamlico Sound Is Separated By A Thin, Fragile Slice Of Land. Hatteras Lighthouse, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, The Graveyard Of The Atlantic Museum, Small Villages Of Avon, Buxton, Waves, Frisco And Salvo Are All Within A Short Drive.

In Rodanthe, Explore The Chicamacomico Life-saving Station Museum, Civil War Battle Of Chicmacomico Races, And Try To Identify Each Of The Over 400 Species Of Birds. Or Simple Lay Back And Enjoy Reading And Watching The Surf.

Free Wireless Internet Access Via Silicon Travel For This Property (computer Not Provided, Bring Your Laptop).

Saturday To Saturday Rental.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: No Security Deposit Collected. A Property Damage Protection Fee ($69) Covers All Accidental Damages To The Vacation Rental up to $1,000.


More Details

Frank Henson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Frank Henson

Beverly and Frank Henson grew up in Greensboro, NC. Beverly has enjoyed being a successful business owner for over twenty years while Frank was a career Marine Corps Officer, retiring after twenty two years. Both Frank and Beverly are licensed North Carolina Contractors.

Frank Henson purchased this house in 2014

Why Frank Henson chose Hatteras Island

Simply a great 'Beach House' to enjoy nature, the ocean and family/friends.

What makes this house unique

Ocean Front, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, 400 species of birds, abundant wildlife everywhere, great seafood, historical significance, walk out the door to a beautiful beach, sunrises in the Atlantic, sunsets on the Pamlico Sound, porch swing facing the ocean, fenced in dog run, coffee and internet overlooking the ocean every morning, searching for shells, watching sea turtles hatch, seeing seals come ashore, kite surfers in January, surf or pier fishing and so much more....


Rodanthe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Master; two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Downstairs Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs; shared with two bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath; upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master with skylights; private entrance to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs Master; private door to deck/beach and ocean
  • Master Upstairs King with double sink, large shower, private door to deck, built in drawers and spacious closet, cathedral style, spacious. Downstairs Master King with large bath/tub/shower and door to 1st level deck and stairs to beach/ocean. Two queen bedrooms also downstairs Which share a bathroom, shower/tub. Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV/DVR.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dogs welcome with a fee


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Ocean Front, Dog Friendly, Hatteras Island, 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews

glorious... then big disappointment

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, everything we had hoped for and more. However, we what a mandatory evacuation after one day in this glorious place. One day at the beach house was absolutely not enough. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5 star rating of Beach House. Considering the circumstances of being evacuated from Hatteras Island due to Hurricane Maria, we day is not enough time.. We hope you will definitely return soon so you are able to enjoy the entire Outer Banks area and Beach House in more time and leisure. Thank you again for for thoughtfulness.
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Ocean bliss

  • 5 of 5

A great week. Home was clean and well maintained. Loved watching the sunrise from multiple deck viewing areas. Enjoyed seeing the porpoises in the morning.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy and pleased that your week stay at Beach House was great. Also, very, very happy to hear that the home was clean and well maintained....full credit to our Property Manager! Thank you also for mentioning the porpoises, almost always swimming every morning....our favorite event. Please return to Rodanthe/Waves soon; you are always welcome.
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We had a wonderfulful stay.

  • 4 of 5

House is awesome, beach so close, very centrally located between nags head & buxton, hatteras need to bring any cooking utensils, pots, pans, everything there u need.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very nice review of Beach House. We work so hard to ensure our guests are pleased with everything, and we take great pride when our guests let us know they enjoyed their vacation. We hope you will chose Beach House and Hatteras Island as a place to visit again in the future.
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Nice location

  • 4 of 5

The house's floors were dirty when we arrived. We had 2 babies with us and their toys were covered with dog hair when left on floor or couch. We found others' toy pieces under furniture and a medicine measuring cup behind a bedroom door. The cleaner did come when I called and vacuumed the floor and furniture while I swept. The back burner on stove did not work, the kitchen faucet was tricky to turn off, ceiling fan in living room did not work and the latch for dog run was broken.

The house itself was very doable for a nice week at the beach. We did struggled putting the babies down for naps during the day because the sound carried so loudly from upstairs to downstairs.

There were many good things too particularly the new decks. Just lovely for sitting and being together. I hope my feedback helps

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review of our Beach House and to give it a four star rating. However, we are very disappointed we did not meet your full expectations...our Property Manager does a superb job regarding their housekeeping and cleaning efforts...not to make an excuse for them but perhaps they just "had a bad day". We were glad to hear they responded by returning quickly and performed a proper cleaning. We take pride in responding quickly to anything that is not perfect and wished we had been called regarding the two stove burners being out, the ceiling fan and the latch on the dog run. We have since addressed those issues as we do for all challenges on all of our ocean front properties. We try very hard to stay ahead of maintenance (as you pointed out the new deck but also new windows, flooring, etc at Beach House) Again, we do appreciate your feedback and hope you can return to Beach House soon.
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Holden Beach, NC

Fantastic Week with Family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the "Beach House" for a week's vacation. The house was well appointed, clean and had fantastic views from both levels. The owner was extremely responsive to all questions leading up to our vacation and the cleaning service he utilizes was great in taking care of some items that were accidentally left behind. The check in and check out process was extremely easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to submit a positive, 5 star rating for Beach House in Rodanthe/Waves. Our Property Manager is the best, and as you mentioned...the house was clean! Well appointed is Beverly's doings and she really is great and talented....always fixing, making things beautiful for our guests' stay. Thank you also for highlighting the check in and out process as it really is easy and hassles....we love getting questions, right up our ally as we've been to the Outer Banks over 50 giving our "advice"...thank you again and hope to see you back soon.
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Everything you could ask for in a beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by just how nice the beach house was! The pictures do it no justice. Usually in a rental you'll find one major thing you didn't like about it but everyone in our party agreed there was nothing we could find wrong with it! Even the water pressure was great! The outdoor showers were great for getting sand off before coming inside. The central

Air was a must for our family and the decks are all recently redone and brand new. With one baby gate we were easily able to baby proof the top floor (the little stones in the fireplace were a baby proofing challenge but we resolved that easy enough). If you are looking for a serene and out of the way beach getaway this place is what you want. The ONLY downfall if you are looking for more convenience is that it's about 30 minutes to Nags Head and 20-25 min from Avon. It's definitely the middle of nowhere but the longer we stayed the more we discovered in the local town to meet our needs (we went jet skiing, did some shopping and ate at Lisa's pizza place and Atlantic coast cafe) The only suggestion would be the walkway to the beach needs weeded/cleaned up a little that would help future guests (there are some burrs or prickers that are across the walkway, ouch). The beds were so comfy and the kitchen had everything you'd need! We cooked a lot at home and it saved us a bunch of money. The decor was all tied together beautifully, even the dishes were cool and stuck to ththe beach theme. Overall this house was fantastic and even better than we expected! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: of the best reviews we've received for Beach House....thank you sooooo much for the very complete, descriptive and all inclusive much detail and information such that potential guests will have no problem deciding on whether or not to book. We make improvements to Beach House each off season; thereby, always staying ahead of problems and required maintenance. Thank you also for mentioning the new decks and railings....we could have gone another few years with the old deck/railing but we just wanted to make sure safety was in place sooner than later. Besides, the new, fresh decks look great. We hope you'll consider returning to the Outer Banks and Rodanthe/Waves and Beach House soon. You and your family are always welcome!
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Atlantic Coast Cafe
"Great place to enjoy breakfast."
Top Dog Cafe
"One of our favorites from snacks to great seafood and sandwiches."
Rodanthe Fishing Pier
"The Rodanthe Pier is a short 1/3 mile walk north along the beach. Day passes are $10 and the..."
Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historic Site and museum
"Hands on and fun way to learn the history of this tri Village area of Waves, Rodanthe and Sa..."
Lisa's Pizzeria
Dairy Queen
Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Ocracoke - Hatteras Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Top Dog Cafe
Nearest Beach
Atlantic Ocean (in front of Beach House)
Car: necessary

So much to do on Hatteras Island; beaches, hiking, surfing, swimming, kayaking, wind surfing, fishing, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Pet fee $100 + Tax
Damage Protection Fee $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Saturday to Saturday rental.

Deposit of $500 plus VRBO service fee required at booking, fully refundable if cancelled 60 days prior to vacation, less $25 credit card fee. Contact owner for information about additional rental units.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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