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Last updated: 11/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Charming 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Oceanside With Hot Tub & Huge Wrap Around Deck

Your search ends now. You've found the most adorable yet affordable beach cottage in Salvo, just a five minute walk to the beach. We have opened the 2017 PEAK season for early bookings. We will remind VRBO beach house renters who are shopping around, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Don't make the mistake of renting a home that is not well cared for. MAKE SURE TO READ OUR REVIEWS - this spacious beach cottage is a family favorite! Pick your dates and come! During the peak season, this a 7-NIGHT SATURDAY to SATURDAY rental. Please note, you MUST be 25 or older to rent this home (and able to provide identification upon request). NO EXCEPTIONS to the 25 and older rental age rule.

"The Blue Dolphin" features an immense family room with vaulted ceiling, fully stocked kitchen, bonus beer fridge in laundry room, three bedrooms that sleep 8 people, massive wrap around deck with hot tub 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. Enjoy family dinners around the deck table which seats eight, then soak in the hot tub under the stars.


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.

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 cornhole.

Bedroom 1 downstairs has a queen and TV with full bathroom just outside the bedroom door. On level two; bedroom 2 has a queen, TV and is close to 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.

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.

**Note: If you desire to stay only 2 nights during the off season, we may be able to accommodate you. Because of the hot tub cleaning and linens fees, the rates for a 2 night stay will be higher than listed in the "Rates" section below. A 2-night stay will be $225 per night during the off season and shoulder season. Monthly Rates listed are for 28 days (4 weeks), and MUST be booked Saturday to Saturday during the peak season. Please inquire for further details. Thank you!!!
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    High chair, toys, and port a crib make this a perfect place for families with young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No exceptions, please do not smoke inside of the house. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have a child who is highly allergic to dogs and cats so are unable to allow pets. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs with hall bathroom just outside...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

    Two bunkbeds in total. 1 double on the bottom and 3 singles....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Upstairs shared by two bedrooms, beautiful skylight!...moreless

  • There is a skylight in the upstairs bathroom! Beautiful!

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Communications...moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen TV in family room and two additional TVs in queen bedrooms....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is also enough seating for 8 people on the new table out on the deck!!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided. Please don't forget to bring your towels !!!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Double driveway - parking available underneath the home. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with everything you need for a fabulous family vacation....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Bonus refrigerator in the pantry....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a kid swing and an adult swing under the house. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New hot tub cover. The hot tub is serviced during your stay and cleaned after each guest has left. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall / Winter
Oct 9 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$145
$950 $2,350
Early Spring
Mar 4 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$950 $2,350
Late Spring
Apr 9 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$155
$975 $2,350
Early May
Apr 29 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$165
$1,060 $2,600
Late May
May 13 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,110 $2,600
Shoulder Week Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450 $5,800
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,550 $6,200
Shoulder Week Late Summer
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450 $5,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Location

119 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Waterman's Bar and Grill
48 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ocracoke Island Ferry
112.4 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak station, Norfolk, VA
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 12
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waterman's Bar and Grill
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Salvo Beach

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

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Photos

  • The Blue Dolphin

    The Blue Dolphin

  • Large, eat in kitchen.

    Large, eat in kitchen.

  • Downstairs bathroom with full shower.

    Downstairs bathroom with full shower.

  • Upstairs bathroom with skylight.

    Upstairs bathroom with skylight.

  • Hot tub with new easy lift cover on the deck.

    Hot tub with new easy lift cover on the deck.

  • Kids and adults will love playing corn hole on the enormous wrap around deck.

    Kids and adults will love playing corn hole on the enormous wrap around deck.

  • Time for corn hole!

    Time for corn hole!

  • Paved double driveway with plenty of room for your cars, boat trailer, etc.

    Paved double driveway with plenty of room for your cars, boat trailer, etc.

  • You have arrived in paradise! You will not want to leave.

    You have arrived in paradise! You will not want to leave.

  • Look what I found, mommy!

    Look what I found, mommy!

  • The Rodanthe fishing pier is just a five minute drive north.

    The Rodanthe fishing pier is just a five minute drive north.

  • All kitchen essentials included, plus ice maker.

    All kitchen essentials included, plus ice maker.

  • Downstairs bedroom, queen size bed with brand new comforter and pillows.

    Downstairs bedroom, queen size bed with brand new comforter and pillows.

  • Upstairs bedroom, tastefully furnished.

    Upstairs bedroom, tastefully furnished.

  • Fantastic bunk room with brand new beds.

    Fantastic bunk room with brand new beds.

  • Brand new custom table on the deck for sunset dinners and morning coffee

    Brand new custom table on the deck for sunset dinners and morning coffee

  • Plenty of deck seating to enjoy the ocean breeze.

    Plenty of deck seating to enjoy the ocean breeze.

  • Large outdoor shower and fish cleaning area. Charcoal grill nearby.

    Large outdoor shower and fish cleaning area. Charcoal grill nearby.

  • Cross the scenic dune to arrive in paradise

    Cross the scenic dune to arrive in paradise

  • The kids will have the time of their lives.

    The kids will have the time of their lives.

  • The Hatteras Lighthouse, tallest in North America is just 30 minutes south

    The Hatteras Lighthouse, tallest in North America is just 30 minutes south

  • Hatteras Island is a kiteboarding mecca. Take lessons just across the street!

    Hatteras Island is a kiteboarding mecca. Take lessons just across the street!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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