Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Sand Doodle - Luxury steps to Beach at Rodanthe Pier. Elevator, Pool & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 4,570 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4570 Square Feet- 7 Bedrooms- 6 Plus Baths Private Pool, Tiki Bar, and Hot Tub

LINENS PROVIDED, BEDS MADE. Conveniently located on the Ocean Side of Highway 12 in prestigious 'Hatteras Island Estates'. Just a short walk from your door (875 feet) to the Beach and Rodanthe Fishing Pier. Restaurants and shopping nearby. Renovated in 2013 with all new furnishings inside and out. This beautiful four level beach home has breathtaking panoramic ocean and sound views with all the amenities you could ask for including an elevator to easily navigate all floors. Home has decks three sides on all levels offering major views, seating, shade and tranquility. Sand Doodle has five master suites, a bunk room, and bedroom with two twin beds. You will find a room suited for every one in your party. Large open 4th floor kitchen, dining and living room with dining seating for seventeen, 60' smart TV, Blu Ray. Third floor theater room with smart 60' TV, Blu Ray, sound system and NetFlix. Second floor game room with 7' pool table, multi game PACMAN console, poker table, 39' TV with smart Blu Ray, Stereo, NetFlix, comfortable seating, bar height table with chairs and kitchenette with full size refrigerator /ice maker and microwave. Ground level entertainment area includes large sparkling private pool with chaise Lounges, side tables and adirondack seating, six person hot tub, twin outside showers, 'TIKI' bar with commercial refrigeration, bar sink and seating for seven. Picnic table, gas and charcoal grills also located near pool area.

Dale Drum
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Dale Drum

Owners in season residence in Nags Head, NC should there be any issues with Sand Doodle during your stay. Life long history visiting Hatteras Island with our families from childhood, just never get over OBX.

Dale Drum purchased this house in 2012

Why Dale Drum chose Hatteras Island

Hope you will enjoy Rodanthe, Sand Doodle and full time locals in season as much as Dale and Doodle do off season. Wonderful property in great beach neighborhood near sound, fishing pier and restaurants.


Rodanthe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 17 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , 3rd floor at Theater Room.
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , 2nd Floor at Game Room Kitchenette.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4th Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 4th floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2nd floor, sleeps five children.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Sand Doodle - Luxury steps to Beach at Rodanthe Pier. Elevator, Pool & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Sand Doodle dandy is an awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for the 6 adults and 4 children for our first family vacation. It is very large, very clean, everything working, and had everything we needed. It is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, cooking equipment. glasses, and silverware. The 2 dishwashers, 2 coffee makers ,and 2 trash cans were a big plus. The kids loved the game room and theater room! The pool and hot tub were very clean and well maintained. Outside showers were nice after a day at the beach. The location of the house made it easy to get anywhere...a 5 minute walk to the beach, or a 10 minute bike ride (bikes included) for ice cream! Dale was very easy to work with, and kept in touch with us during the week. We are considering staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A beautiful home that fit our needs perfectly-warm and welcoming!!

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the best vacations ever!! Home met all our needs and Dale couldn't have been more accommodating. A great mixture of "touring" and relaxation-both at home and the beach. You could have the best of both worlds- the excitement of the ocean or the calm of the sound. Even losing power on our last day didn't dampen our mood or our fun!! Definitely hope the Lord allows us the good fortune to return someday

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

So very relaxing and enjoyable for all 17 of us. Love it we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome house for 5 families with small kids

  • 5 of 5

Dale was very responsive. Had a pool issue and he was on it that day. Pool was back up and running immediately. House was very close to the beach (9 kids under 5) for an easy walk. Beach was great and not busy for high season. Highly recommend this property and owner! Thank you for the opportunity to make some awesome memories!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean house with tons of room for our family of 17! We had a blast. Thank God for the elevator. :)

  • 5 of 5

10 adults and 7 children. We never once felt crowded. Very clean and spacious. Wonderful pool area with hot tub and bar. The walk to the beach is 5 mins. The sand wagons with the huge wheels are a must! One came with the house. Air conditioning was superb. Beach was clean. Short walk to food and bars. Netflix and cable on the TVs. Washer/dryer are stack apartment size. Do small loads only!

*** The only upset was having our speakers and alcohol stolen from the pool area. The speakers were on the bar and the drinks in the pool fridge. We were out there pretty late every evening so they must have waited for us to go to bed.

But we highly recommend the beach vacay home. The owner Dale couldn't have been any more helpful. Very nice gentleman. 👍?🏻?

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house with wonderful views!

  • 4 of 5

This house is absolutely gorgeous!!! It has been renovated rather well and is so so spacious. We had 14 people with 5 of them being children 2-10 years old. There was plenty of opportunity to separate all the "noise" from the children given the different levels with different amenities on each level. The beach is a very quick and easy walk (maybe a true 5 min walk) from the house and the pool is obviously on site. My only complaint with the pool is that the temperature was rather chilly (not heated) and our stay was at the end of september. The hot tub is covered, so even if the weather isn't perfect, it doesn't matter, the hot tub is still an option! The theater room was wonderful as well! We watched zootopia one evening together with all the kids! I will definitely say that due to the location, there is not much around in terms of restaurants and places to go without driving 30+ minutes down the one lane road. However, it does force you to relax, which is just perfect in my opinion! We made a trip to the Bodie Island light house, which is a must see, and we went to the Jockey's Ridge Sand Dunes, which was amazing to see as well! The light house I will add does charge for entering and kids have to be 42" to go up. Great place to stay!! Great owners as well, Dale was a dream to deal with!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Norfolk International, Norfolk, VA Closest Major
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nicest is Goodwinds over Kitty Hawk Kites by Sound
Nearest Ferry
34.4 Miles
Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head, NC (252) 441-8073
Nearest Train
110 Miles
Amtrak, 280 Park Ave, Norfolk VA
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
NC, HWY 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
StingWray, try Goodwinds, Top Dog or Lisa's Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
875' east, HOA Beach access north of Fishing Pier
Car: necessary

After visiting adjacent Beach, Fishing Pier, Sound or spending time in Sand Doodle's pool/hot tub, visit Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Museum or Kite Boarding lessons at Kitty Hawk Kites both in Rodanthe try Nags Head Golf Links, visit the Bodie or Hatteras Island Light Houses, Wildlife Refuge/Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Sound side Day Use Area south of Salvo, take a day trip by ferry to Ocrocoke, shop the Tanger Outlet Mall and the many local Thrift Shops in Nags Head or plan a quiet afternoon in historic downtown Manteo's shops, restaurants or the NC Aquarium, 374 Airport Road, Manteo. Evenings attend the live play at The Lost Colony Theater 1409 National Park Drive, Manteo or step back into the 1950's at The Pioneer (movie) Theater, 109 Budleigh Street, Manteo all within 30 minutes from Sand Doodle. If you come with a high ground clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle consider purchasing a 7 day beach driving permit, $50.00 online at, just explore the coast or do a little surf fishing. A must do for the kids is to climb the big sand dune, Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head and visit Kitty Hawk Kites just across NC 168.


Rates & Availability

Rodanthe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
week 34
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
week 35
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
week 36
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
week 37
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
week 38
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
week 39
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week 40
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.