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Hatrask Haven: A serene retreat central to every activity on the Outer Banks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, open floor plan, short walk to the beach and Sound

Welcome to our home away from home! The “Blue Beach House,” as we typically refer to it, is located oceanside in the quiet village of Salvo on Hatteras Island.

This painstakingly maintained home boasts a bright and spacious open concept layout, featuring an extra-large living area, a recently renovated, fully-stocked kitchen, and a dining area with a large, trestle table with benches, as well as three barstools at the counter. A screened porch, sun deck and large lawn with a charcoal grill provide great outdoor space for everyone, and the three bedrooms, all with TVs, provide ample opportunity for quiet escapes.

The house is a block away from beach access, which means a six-minute walk to some of the East Coast’s most pristine and least populated beaches. A 4-minute walk in the other direction puts you on a boardwalk that stretches into Pamlico Sound, a magical spot to view some of the most glorious sunsets you will ever experience.

This area is world-famous for a variety of outdoor activities. Surfers, kite boarders, wind surfers and fisherman, not to mention those that just want to relax on a quiet beach, will all find ideal locations minutes from the house. For our fishing guests, the house includes an outdoor fish cleaning table with running water, right next to our charcoal grill. Surfers can easily store their gear in racks under the house. Public access to the most popular spots for all these activities is either a short walk or a 5-minute drive away. Equipment for any of these activities, as well as sea kayaks, jet skis and bikes, is available for rent just up the road.

The house is also centrally located to the endless variety of sites and activities the Outer Banks offers. Everything from golf, outlet shopping, parasailing, historical sights, nature viewing and hiking trails and an overwhelming choice of restaurants can be had, going north or south along the island. Nobody could ever claim to be bored!

This family friendly house has a porta-crib, a high chair, and a baby gate on the deck, as well as board games, puzzles and a small library of children’s books.

We recycle! Please take advantage of the large bin for co-mingled recycling.

We hope you enjoy our home, and this wonderful area, as much as our family has for the last 30 years!

More Details

Jeff Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Jeff Jones

Although we are life-long Maryland residents, we have considered the coast of North Carolina our second home for all of our adult lives. Beth has been coming here with her family since she was a kid, and shortly before we got married her parents bought the land, and then had the house built in 1986. As the second generation of owners, we have been blessed with a place our three children have always known and cherished. Since we depend on rent to keep the house, we have to limit our own visits to a week or two every summer for fun, and then the week at each end of the season for maintenance and repair. These times are gold for our family, and make every headache of long-distance ownership worthwhile. Our goal for this house has always been to provide this refuge and freedom for our kids, and at the same time to share it with people who are just getting to know the Outer Banks, or who have already found this quiet spot to be one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating places on the East Coast. We hope you enjoy it!

-Jeff and Beth

Jeff Jones purchased this house in 1986

Why Jeff Jones chose Salvo

When we bought this property we had no idea how lucky a choice it was. Located in Salvo, we are minutes away from anything we might need. I've spent an entire, relaxing week there without driving more than 5 miles for groceries or a good meal. On the other hand, with Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Manteo a half hour drive north, and Avon and Hatteras 20 minutes to the south, there are endless activities for every age and group size a short, uncongested drive away. These days I tend to relax on the porch with my wife, while the kids drive all over creation finding fun things to do. Unless they are going to go mini golfing, at which point I'm going, too.

What makes this house unique

Our house can quickly be described as a 'Carolina Beach Box,' but that does not do this home justice. Renovations in the 90's enlarged the family room, almost doubling it's size, providing ample space for TV viewing, book reading, and games, puzzles or food on a table all at the same time. The kitchen and both bathrooms were just renovated a couple of years ago, getting rid of the 80's flooring and cabinets. The extra large grassy lot also provides an unusually large space for outdoor fun within earshot of the relaxing porches. And we have always taken great pride in keeping the house clean, well-furnished and well stocked. Most visitors think the house is just a few years old, not 30!


Salvo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , with sink and cabinet, medicine chest with mirror
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower , with large sinktop, cabinet, medicine chest with mirror
    Outside shower - shower , Outside shower with separte changing area, plus foot rinse
  • Freshly laundered bath towels, wash clothes and bath mats are provided at no extra charge.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , With TV
    Bedroom 3: Master - 1 king , with ceiling fan, flat screen TV and DVD player, master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with flat screen TV, ceiling fan
  • Freshly laundered linens are provided at no extra charge for all beds. A porta-crib is also provided, and the two large couches in the living room are convertible.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Hatrask Haven: A serene retreat central to every activity on the Outer Banks
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Good place to stay

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true Hattaras cottage experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Hatrask Haven! It fit our family of 4 perfectly (w room for more if needed). Very clean, well stocked, comfortable house with every amenity we could need. Located on a very private lot on a quiet street (frequented by an ice cream truck!), but you can still walk (or jog) along the NC12 sidewalk to an ice cream place, or Hatteras Watersports or even Dollar General! Or walk to the bay side neighborhood and enjoy the sunsets! On beach days, we drove to the public access on Colony, (only because we are pretty lazy and had a lot of stuff to carry -its only .2 mi!), but the walk across the dunes is pretty darn beautiful! The dunes completely block the visibility of houses from the beach (unlike my experience with Nags Head and northern beaches) so you get the secluded National Seashore effect! Owners very nice and easy to work with. Definitely love Salvo and would love to come back to this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family House!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family of 5! The neighborhood was quiet. The owners were great to work with. The house has just about everything you need and was very clean upon arrival, even after a mandatory evacuation. It was very homey. We had a great stay and would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Hatteras House

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed, was clean, and the beach was easily accessible. It is located ideally between Ocracoke and Nag's Head. We had a great time, and would love to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation and family time!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week! This darling home is clean and filled with everything we needed for a week at the beach!! The best outdoor shower --ever, crock pot, chairs, puzzles, books, surf board racks, blender, quick access to the beach and the sound, sunrises, sunsets, great views of kite surfing, quick access to day trips, walks on the beach, no crowds, ghost crabs, frog serenades, ice cream and that is the short list! We can't wait for our next trip!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family spot!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice at Hatrask Haven, and we have enjoyed both of our stays. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we have needed, and the laundry and outdoor shower facilities were really handy. The beach is a short walk away (down a street and over some sand dunes), and it was doable for our three year old. The beach has never been overly crowded when we were there and the community is quiet. The location was perfect for our family, and we enjoyed day trips to Okracoke Island and some of the attractions to the north, as well as some of the fun things in the area. There is also a day use area on the sound a few minutes away by car that has smaller waves for little ones. The owner has been very responsive for both stays! It is a delightful little house and we would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Board Wok
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cape Hateras National Seashore
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

All state and local taxes are included in the quoted price. VRBO will be charging a service fee on top of the quoted price. Linens provided for all beds at no extra charge. All bath towels, wash cloths, bath mats provided at no extra charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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