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Great location in the Heart of Duck! Sunday-Sunday! Avoid the traffic!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Newer Kitchen and 12 x 27 private pool!


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Martin's Cottage is located high on the dunes in the Heart of Duck Village. Walk to a different restaurant each night. There's LOADS of shopping all within walking distance. The location gives you the best of both worlds - just a short walk to the beach, village shops, restaurants, sound front boardwalk, bike path, park and playground. Kayak and paddle board ramp on the sound side, very close! Also, great location for 4th of July as the Town of Duck parade passes right in front of the house. Spend the day at the beach, take a dip in the private pool and enjoy ocean breezes from the decks. Watch beautiful sunrises over the ocean in the morning and stroll down to the sound front for dinner and take in a spectacular sunset in the evenings. The perfect way to spend your vacation! Once you arrive in Duck, you can park your car and walk or bike everywhere. With so much to do in the heart of Duck, this is the perfect family vacation spot!

The top floor has vaulted ceilings and an open concept with a kitchen, dining area and den with a nook that has a desk for your laptop or puzzles. There is a deck off both the front and back of the house. The middle floor has 4 bedrooms- one queen with front deck access. Another queen with deck access and a jack and jill bathroom connecting to a room with two twin beds. Fourth bedroom has a pyramid bunk with a full size bed on the bottom and twin on top. This bedroom and the other queen share a hall bathroom. The bottom dry entry has a 2nd refrigerator to keep all of your drinks and snacks close to the pool area and this floor also has a washer & dryer. Third shower is an outdoor shower with a dressing area by the pool. SPIRAL STAIRCASE TO ALL FLOORS.

We supply a huge beach buggy for all of your beach items. We also have corn hole and horseshoes.

NOTE: At Your Service OBX, can supply bikes and all other needs at 252-261-5286. They have loads of other services you may want to take advantage of.

More Details

Property Manager
John Martin
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About John Martin

Welcome to the Martin's Cottage, we are a family of 5 from Richmond, Virginia. My wife and I have three young children. We both grew up visiting Duck and even worked down there one Summer on our college break! We always wanted to purchase our own little getaway in Duck, so three years ago in 2012 when we saw this house pop up for sale we decided to move forward and buy it. We are very happy with our beach house and have really taken pride in updating it and making it feel like a cozy home. We hope you enjoy it too.

John Martin purchased this house in 2012

Why John Martin chose Duck

We wanted to buy a house that we could remodel but still maintain the beach character and charm. We love the location and so do the kids! Duck is an amazing spot and an easy place to enjoy family without the stress of most beach destinations. All of the beaches are private and only open to homeowners and those renting the homes. We also have a lifeguard stand at our neighborhood beach access which we love.

What makes this house unique

Our cottage is close to everything. We installed a great pool and new kitchen with granite countertops. Also, we have a lifeguard stand at our beach access. Rental shops for bikes, surf lessons, baby strollers, you name it are at the end of the block at beach road, great pizza, ice cream, shopping, and more. You will have a hard time fitting it all in in just one week.


Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Trip Cancellation Protection is optional at check out.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , JACK N JILL
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , UPDATED
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , With a dressing area
  • Outdoor Shower as well.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , PYRAMID BED
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
L1: Dry entry with washer and dryer. Spiral staircase to all floors. L2:4 BRs (1 w/Q, 1 w/T , share a bath, w/whirlpool tub & shower, 1 w/pyramid bunk, 1 w/Q); Full hall bath w/tub and shower. L3:Living area w/flat panel TV/DVD, MP3 player, stereo; Kitchen w/breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances; Dining area w/ seating for 8. Property Amenities: Beds: 2Q, 2 Ts, 1 Pyramid bunk PRIVATE POOL (12x27) (May 2 – Sept 26) 5 TVs, 1 DVD, Stereo, MP3 Player TVs in all bedrooms Wireless Internet Spiral staircase inside; outside stairs to all levels Games, books, puzzles Domestic long distance phone service Beach cart, beach chairs Charcoal grill Enclosed outdoor shower Approximate distance to beach access: 528 yards KEYLESS ENTRY. NO SMOKING. NO PETS ALLOWED.


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Great location in the Heart of Duck! Sunday-Sunday! Avoid the traffic!
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in the best spot! We walked to dinner each night, and the restaurants were all good. The beach wasn’t too far at the end of the street. We enjoyed the pool each day, and it was nice and warm with the solar cover. Duck is relaxing and quaint. The owner is house is very responsive via email or text. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We are so happy you guys enjoyed the house and Duck. Hope to see you next year!
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Location. Location. Location.

  • 5 of 5

We were so close to shopping, restaurants, Duck Donuts, pizza and the boardwalk. Everything we needed. Bad waves most of the week, but the pool was divine. The House was comfortable, beautiful and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location! Great House! Great week!

  • 5 of 5

Outer banks is beautiful and Martins cottage allows you to experience a lot of it. Duck is perfect for families and we enjoyed it all the entire week. We didn't need the owners for anything but the 2 times I texted John he responded within a minute. The house is an easy walk to the beach and the boardwalk and the beach cart was absolutely perfect. The pool was great for my 2 year old because the surf was strong this week. He was able to do a lot of swimming in the pool and we all loved it. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained, comfortable, and convenient to village of Duck. A little less convenient to ocean, though. The 2 bathroom sinks do not drain well; we left a note about that and the fact that the overhead lights in the garage area were out. These are fairly small things but important.

Thank you to the Martins for making their property available.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house!

  • 4 of 5

Overall our stay was great! The location was perfect. The only thing that made it a little difficult for us were the spiral staircases. I have a 1 yr old so i was a bit nervous all week. However they did provide a baby gate which helped a lot. If location is what you are looking for then this is the house for you. It is in walking distance to shops and beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home - centrally located!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed the house. It is a short walk to all the shops in Duck and an easy bike ride to the beach. The house was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We loved playing corn hole and the pool was great. There are also lots of games and books for families to enjoy. The owners were very helpful and prompt in replying to some of our questions during our stay. Thank you John and Holly!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Kill Devil Hills, Corolla
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles

Our beach house is located right in the middle of the Town of Duck with views of the Sound and Ocean. Nice spot a block away from the Shops at Scarborough Faire and short walk to the Ocean Dunes Beach. Shopping, great food, sun, sound, and the beach!

What is there for my family to do on the Outer Banks?

Of course, the beautiful coastline is the main attraction for vacationing families, but there are many other activities to enjoy on the Outer Banks. Visit our Vacation Resources page for a list of local resources and activities, including Twiddy Recommended businesses.


Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce - (252) 441-8144

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau - (877) OBX-4FUN

North Carolina Visitor Information - (800) VISIT-NC

Currituck County Chamber of Commerce - (877) CURRITUCK


The closest public boat ramp is located at the Whalehead Club in Corolla, open from sunrise until dusk. Due to shallow water and grass, this ramp is suitable for small craft only. Pirate's Cove Marina in Manteo is suited for larger watercraft.


Medical House Calls offers treatment of minor illnesses in your rental home - (252) 475-2007

Regional Medical Center is located at milepost 1.5 in Kitty Hawk - (252) 255-6000

The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center is located at milepost 1 in Southern Shores - (252) 449-7474

The Outer Banks Hospital is located at milepost 14 in Nags Head - (252) 449-4500 For emergencies call 911


At milepost 1, there is a Food Lion grocery store in the Marketplace shopping center. There is a Harris Teeter and a Super Wal-Mart in the Shoreside Shopping Center.

Convenience items and some groceries can be purchased at Wee Winks Market (Duck and Corolla locations) or Tommy's Market in Duck.


Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce (252) 441-8144

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau (877) OBX-4FUN

North Carolina Visitor Information (800) VISIT-NC

Currituck County Chamber of Commerce (877) CURRITUCK

Is there a water park in the area?


Norfolk International Airport is the closest major airport, and is located in Norfolk, VA. Visit their website for flight information & driving directions.

Dare County Airport is located in Manteo, NC. Approximately an hour from Duck, this airport offers charter service. For information, call (252) 473-2600 or visit website.


There are several public and semi-public golf courses in the area:

o The Currituck Club - Corolla - (888) 453-9400 or (252) 453-9400

o Duck Woods Country Club - Southern Shores - (252) 261-2609

o Sea Scape Golf Club - Kitty Hawk - (252) 261-2158

o The Pointe Golf Club - Powell’s Point - (252) 491-8388

o Holly Ridge - Point Harbor - (252) 491-2893

o Kilmarlic Golf Club - Point Harbor - (252) 491-4220

o The Carolina Club - Grandy - (252) 453-3588

o Goose Creek Golf Club - Grandy - (252) 453-4008

o Nags Head Golf Links - Nags Head (252) 441-8073


Coastal Recreational Fishing License is required for all anglers who recreationally fish in coastal waters in North Carolina (effective January 1, 2007). This license can be purchased on a 10-day, annual or lifetime basis, or combined with a variety of licenses issued by the Wildlife Resources Commission.

Fishing licenses may be purchased from any Wildlife Resources Commission agent (includes most bait and tackle shops), online at NC Wildlife website, at any Division of Marine Fisheries at 252-726-7021 or by calling toll-free 888-248-6834. For complete licensing information, please visit this website or call the Division of Marine Fisheries at 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632.

The Annual License Fee is $20 for State Residents, age 16 or older and $36 for nonresidents, age 16 or older. The 10-day License Fee is $7 for State Residents, age 16 or older and $18 for nonresidents, age 16 or older.


o The Pine Island Racquet Club and Fitness Center - Corolla - (252) 453-8525

o Villages at Ocean Hill Fitness Center - Corolla - (252) 453-9604

o The OBX Adult Fitness Center - Southern Shores - (252) 261-5231

o The Outer Banks YMCA - Nags Head - (252) 449-8897


o Outer Banks Coffee Company located in Monteray Plaza in Corolla - (252) 453-0200

o Cravings located at 1209 Duck Road in Duck - (252) 480-0032

o Sweet T's located at 1211 Duck Road in Duck - (252) 480-2326

o Starbucks located in the Marketplace at milepost 1 in Southern Shores - (252) 255-0790


o Corolla Light (for a fee, subject to availability) - Corolla - Two indoor clay courts, four outdoor clay courts, and four outdoor hard courts - (252) 453-4565

o Pine Island (for a fee) - Corolla - Three indoor Plexicushion courts and two outdoor Har-Tru clay courts - (252) 453-8525

o Meekins Field - 1634 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 - Milepost 7 (behind the Fire Department) - Two hard surface courts

o Dare County Recreation Park - 602 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 - Milepost 8 - Four hard surface courts with lights.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linens/Cleaning Service $175
Property Damage Protection $79


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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