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Sweet Sands of Salvo - 6BR/5.5 BATH Luxury Home with Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 5 Bath, 1 Half in Salvo, OBX, NC

Sweet Sands is a family oriented upscale retreat that can accommodate several families while having a cottage feel. It is just a few houses from the beach and offers views of the ocean, the sound and the neighboring wildlife reserve. There is not a bad seat in the house or the decks. This ocean view 3 story 6 BR cottage was recently updated and has all new furniture and fixtures. Outdoor activities begin at the pool area with a hot tub and pool side seating. The front porch offers rocking chairs to enjoy the cool and breezy evenings while watching a ping pong match on the portable ping pong table. You can enjoy both sunrises and sunsets from all 3 levels both inside with windows abound and outside on the decks. The first level features a family room, kitchen, laundry room, three bedrooms and two baths. The first floor family room is also equipped with a full sized futon couch, TV/DVD and games and puzzles for lots of entertainment. The “Surfer Sweet” (bedroom 1) has two full-sized beds and a full bath, the “Marlin Sweet” (bedroom 2) has two twins and shares a full bath with the “Salvo Sweet” (bedroom 3) which has one full sized bed. The elevator provides easy access to the upper floors. The second floor is the nucleus of the house with the main living room, kitchen, dining room, breakfast room, 1 full and 1 half bath and the “Seaside Sweet” (bedroom 4) with 2 full sized beds. The living room has TV/DVD and there is ample dining seating (up to 19) at two large tables and the bar. On the second floor deck check out the sunset while grilling enjoying your meal at the picnic table. The third and top level opens up into a sitting area for reading and relaxing and enjoying the sunset on the sound. A mini kitchen with fridge, coffee maker and microwave is right off of the sitting area. The third floor has two master bedrooms the “White Sands Sweet” (bedroom 5) with a queen bed and full bath and the “Sand Piper Sweet” (bedroom 6) with a king bed and full bath. Both bedrooms are equipped with TV/DVD. Off the Sand Piper Sweet is a combo office/nursery for those needing to get a little work done on vacation or needing a separate space for little ones. Your stay at Sweet Sands will be a vacation to remember and you will undoubtedly re-book before you leave!! Hurry, this one books FAST!!!


Salvo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor 'surfer sweet'
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 2nd floor half bath off living room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor 'seaside sweet'
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd floor 'white sands sweet'
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , 3rd floor 'sand piper sweet'
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Surfer Sweet - 2 double
    Marlin Sweet - 2 twin/ single
    Salvo Sweet - 1 double
    Seaside Sweet - 2 double
    White Sands Sweet - 1 queen
    Sand Piper Sweet - 1 king , 1 baby crib , TV/DVD in room; nursery adjacent to bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Sweet Sands of Salvo - 6BR/5.5 BATH Luxury Home with Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Absolutely gorgeous beach home!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Sands is the perfect beach home for a family vacation. The home is beautifully decorated and extremely spacious. The walk to the beach is short and you can see the ocean from the deck. My family and I enjoyed our stay very much and can't wait to book it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable-

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house- the elevator was great for my mother who had some recent back surgery. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The furniture was very comfortable and nice. There was no picnic table or ping pong table as advertised. I called the concierge service but they didn't seem to care when I asked about them. The only down side to the house is that you have to walk outside and around the house to get to the pool and hotub.The house is clean and beautifully decorated, but dididn't not have any "starter packets". There were no paper towels, or toilet paper- be prepared. Also did not have dish towels. It was an easy walk to the beach, and the views were great. Overall we loved the house and it's location. There are several small stores near by that had everything we needed. The food lion was 12 miles away.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious and clean as always!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Sweet Sands of Salvo. It was the perfect size for our extended family vacation with 4 Couples and 7 children. It gave us the ability to spread out but also be together as we wanted. The beach wasn't too far away. The pool was a little smaller than we expected but perfect for the kids when the ocean became too much. Overall I would recommend this house!!

PS: open the windows... there was an amazing beach breeze that I regret not taking advantage of until our last day there!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet, Sweet, SWEET Sands!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week in Salvo at Sweet Sands! I consider it the perfect beach house for my family. There is ample space for everyone to sleep and shower. The kitchen is stocked, the views are gorgeous, and the walk to the beach is easy. My children enjoyed the private pool, hot tub, and the ice cream truck that came through the neighborhood each day! As a parent of a young toddler, I appreciate the crib that is already set up in the office, which is conveniently beside the master bedroom upstairs. ( pack-n-play!) The elevator is handy for toting your belongings in and out of the house and the Dollar General is close for when you run out of the necessities. I highly recommend this property and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Enjoyed staying at Sweet Sands

  • 5 of 5

This was our first OBX visit & we had a great trip. We had several families there with kids ranging 0 to 9 years. Sweet Sands was everything it claims to be and looked just like the pictures. Clean. Beautifully decorated - mostly seafoam & sand with a tasteful ocean motif. Spacious. Kitchen had what we needed. Plenty of places to sit for meals or watching movies. Walk to the water is about 5 minutes and it's one of the closest houses to the beach; there's a boardwalk with stairs and a sand path over the dunes (for carts maybe? Looked difficult uphill). Elba the property contact was always responsive & friendly and Shore Details (handles housekeeping etc) addressed a minor issue quickly. Couple heads up to parents of young kids - take care with the hot water as it can get really hot. Also watch very little kids on the three porches/ decks as there are places they can climb the railings. Overall - I'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We will take care of the hot water issue.
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Property Manager

Elba Morgan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

Why Elba Morgan chose Salvo

This property was a diamond in the rough and had the most magnificent views. Being a science educator I loved the fact that Sweet Sands is surrounded by nature and so close to the national wildlife refuge.

What makes this house unique

Sweet Sands is a large home with a very cozy feel. It was recently updated and decorated by a well known designer. Her attention to detail and her ability to make Sweet Sands feel like a cottage makes it stand a part from other rental vacation properties.


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Hatteras Village
Car: recommended

Originally called Clarks or Clarksville, the village of Salvo on the Outer Banks got is name in a most interesting way. The legend goes that during the Civil War, a sailor aboard a Union ship passing off the coast of Hatteras Island spied the town of Clarks, but couldn't find a name for it on the map. He informed his captain who famously said, 'Give it a salvo anyway.' They did, and the sailor then wrote 'Salvo' on his map to mark the North Carolina town. The town took on its new name in 1901 when it got its own post office.

Today, a vacation through parts of Salvo will revel stacked crab pots, fish boxes and Banker fisherman at work just as they were generations ago. The rhythm of life is slower, relaxation and peace and quiet easy to find, but there's still plenty of things to do. The beauty of the area abounds with white sandy beaches, beautiful blue waters and many sand hills, perfect for kite boarding and wind surfing, canoeing and exploring the beauty of the Sound. Or just grab a fishing pole and find a spot to wait for something to bite.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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