You Have Found it! the Cutest Beach House. Spacious and Charming. with Hot Tub!(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Charming 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Oceanside With Hot Tub & Huge Wrap Around Deck
"The Blue Dolphin" features an immense family room with vaulted ceiling, fully stocked kitchen, bonus beer fridge in laundry room, three bedrooms with sheets provided that sleep 8 people, massive wrap around deck with hot tub, corn hole and built-in dining table. Enormous outdoor shower and fish cleaning station. Everything you need is here: games, books, movies, toys for the kids, boogie boards, beach chairs, charcoal grill, high chair and port a crib.
Bedroom one on main level has a queen bed and full bathroom just outside the bedroom door. Upstairs bedroom two has a queen bed, hall bath with tub shower and beautiful skylight. Bedroom three is also upstairs and has two bunk beds: twin over twin and twin over full. The spacious kitchen is fully stocked. The large pantry is just off the kitchen, and has a brand new washer and dryer.
This house includes bed linens and hot tub cleaning in the price. Other homes nearby charge extra for this, but we do not. A starter supply of amenities are supplied at no charge, including a roll of paper towels, kitchen sponge, small bottle of Palmolive detergent, toilet paper and pre-lined trash cans. Meticulous attention has been given to every detail, and because of that you will not want to leave. This well-maintained home is pet and smoke free. You must be 25 years old to book, and you may be asked to provide proof of age.
The house is 5 lots back from the oceanside. Walk down the lane to the private beach path. Cross the scenic dunes at either the left or right entrances, and you'll arrive in paradise. Wide, expansive white sand, blue sparkling water.
This house is perfect for one family, a family plus the grandparents, or two small families vacationing together. The expansive family room makes the home comfortable, even with 8 guests. The huge deck is perfect for the evening breezes, drinks with a friend, or a challenging game of corn hole.
There is so much to do nearby. Explore the island on the bike trails and enjoy the ice cream parlor just down the road. Spend your day fishing at the nearby pier, or in the surf, rent a charter boat for red drum in the sound, or go deep sea fishing. If you're adventurous, you've come to the right place! You can take surf lessons or kiteboarding lessons. Or go jet skiing, kayaking, or paddle boarding in the sound just across the street. Climb the Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest in North America, just 30 minutes south. Take the free ferry to Ocracoke Island to see the wild horses and explore the quaint village. Or take the kids to the aquarium in Manteo. The possibilities are limitless.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Member since: 2014
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- There is a skylight in the upstairs bathroom! Beautiful!
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 4 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 9 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 29 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
May 13 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Shoulder Week Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 3 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Shoulder Week Late Summer
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.75%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The house is located in quiet Salvo where the beaches are beautiful and protected by grass covered dunes. The Gulf Stream keeps the water warmer in Salvo than in the northern beaches of the Outer Banks. Avon, Hatteras, and Ocracoke are just south. Manteo, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head are to the north.
The fishing on the island is exceptional, especially for rockfish, puppy drum and blues. You can purchase a short term NC fishing license to surf fish, or the Rodanthe Fishing Pier is just a couple of miles away (no license required for pier fishing). There is also charter fishing from Oregon Inlet or Hatteras Village. And you can go clamming and crabbing in the sound.
Water sport enthusiasts flock to Hatteras Island. You can rent a surf board, or within a 10 minute drive you can go kiteboarding, para-sailing, or jet skiing on the sound side.
You may want to climb the famous Hatteras Lighthouse a few miles south of Salvo or horseback ride in nearby Buxton. There are nature trails to explore at the Pea Island Welcome Center.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: Jed and Grace Stapleton live in Chesterfield, Virginia with their three young children. Jed works for a large life insurance company, and Grace is a Christian Counselor part time. Our three kids keep us very busy with their sports and activities. Owning a beach house is a life-long dream come true for us, and we're happy to share our beautiful home with you! We hope you enjoy your stay!!!
Why the Owner Chose Salvo, NC, USA:
We looked at several homes with our very patient Realtor, Maryruth Reiss from Ocean Realty (if you are ever looking to purchase in the area, she is by far the best realtor we have worked with). This home was the cutest of all the options we reviewed. The house is both charming and spacious. The open floor plan allows renters to have a decent sized group of people in the home (6-8), and not feel completely cramped. Most other homes in this size range (3-4 bedroom) feel very claustrophobic if you have ~ 8 people. We also fell in love with the beaches in the Tri-Villages. They are so much prettier than the beaches in Nags Head. The water stays warmer longer due to the Gulf current, which means the rental season is longer. When you get to the beach path down the street from the house, you feel like you've found a secret entrance to paradise. You cross the double dunes, and it feels like you've arrived at on a remote island in the Caribbean. It truly is paradise!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The vaulted cathedral ceilings with stained wooden slats gives the home an old time beach feel. The fireplace adds to the ambiance in the living area. The upstairs bathroom has a skylight which gives the bathroom a touch of very beautiful light. The kids room has been completely updated with new furniture and fixtures. The wrap-around deck is very spacious and has a new custom table that can seat the whole family. The deck is large enough to play a game of corn hole with 3 others while drinking evening cocktails. The ocean breeze on the deck makes it appealing for both lunchtime and evening meals. The proximity to the ocean is wonderful. Once you arrive at the private beach path, the walk across the dunes is amazing - the wildlife peeping out of the dunes is enjoyable for both kids and adults alike (many times we have seen deer munching on the greenery on the dunes). When arriving at the beach, you are met with an expanse of beach good for either beach volleyball, or simply digging a large sandcastle. The ocean temperatures are notably warmer than Nags Head. Enjoy the comfortable Tri-Village area, with it's quaint shops and quiet atmosphere. Life here is much slower paced so be prepared to unwind. The home has many of the amenities of modern living yet the pace of life on Hatteras Island is friendly but notably slower.
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The Blue Dolphin
Large, eat in kitchen.
Downstairs bathroom with full shower.
Upstairs bathroom with skylight.
New washer and dryer.
Brand new custom table on the deck for sunset dinners and morning coffee
Time for corn hole!
Large outdoor shower and fish cleaning area. Charcoal grill nearby.
You have arrived in paradise! You will not want to leave.
Look what I found, mommy!
The Rodanthe fishing pier is just a five minute drive north.
All kitchen essentials included, plus ice maker.
Downstairs bedroom, queen size bed with brand new comforter and pillows.
Upstairs bedroom, tastefully furnished.
Fantastic bunk room with brand new beds.
Hot tub with new easy lift cover on the deck.
Kids and adults will love playing corn hole on the enormous wrap around deck.
Enjoy the ocean breezes on the swings under the beach house.
Cross the scenic dune to arrive in paradise
The kids will have the time of their lives.
The Hatteras Lighthouse, tallest in North America is just 30 minutes south
Hatteras Island is a kiteboarding mecca. Take lessons just across the street!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017
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