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Oceanfront Gem Nestled In The Dunes With Endless Ocean Sunrises

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront -1 Bedroom 2 Full Baths Condo - First Floor

Dune Nest is a lovely, comfortable and cozy, newly updated one bedroom two bath condo located just seconds to the beach in Duck, NC on the Outer Banks! Our condo is on the 1st floor with fantastic expansive views of the Atlantic ocean beach and dunes. Our ocean front deck is the perfect spot to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic's surf, watch dolphins play and pelicans flying and to idle the day away. Imagine your morning coffee and you on the deck watching the sunrise, listening to the surf, and watching the pelicans flying by as they start their day. Bring your binoculars or use ours for close ups of the dolphins, pelicans, loons, sandpipers, seagulls etc. We have updated our condo unit making it one of the few newly renovated units in the complex. Just check out the photos!

Dune Nest offers a master bedroom with a comfy queen-sized bed, newly updated full baths (unique and super convenient for a family), brand new comfortable queen-sized sofa bed, arm chairs, hallway twin bunk beds, modern kitchen, two flat screen TVs (living room and master bedroom), DVD player/movie library, free WiFi, beach chairs (4) and umbrella, Iphone/Ipad/MP3 player docking stations, coffee maker, hair dryer, new HVAC system, high-end quiet ceiling fans, dining table for 6, keyless entry system, and much more.

Please note our condo is on the first floor of a three story building with stairs and no elevator.

Our beach-- only steps away from our condo -- features coastal dunes, soft creamy sand, nice surf and great beach combing. We have beach chairs and umbrella for your use during your visit.

In addition to our beach front, our condo community has an outdoor pool open year round (unheated), outdoor grills, basketball and tennis courts (bring your balls and rackets), pool side restrooms, oceanfront showers, ocean front gazebos, and coin operated laundry facilities.

We are only a short 15 minute walk to the lovely, historical village of Duck where you can enjoy the lovely shops, buy groceries, eat at great restaurants and cafes, enjoy sound side sunset views by the bar, sip coffee at Duck Cottage Books, rent bikes to ride on the jogging/biking trails, walk the sound-side boardwalk for bird watching and shopping and eating, and rent canoes, kayaks and other water sports equipment.

Bring your binoculars or use ours to bird watch and get great close ups of dolphins in our surf. Superb viewing from our deck!

We keep our reservations calendar up to date so check it out to reserve now! Don't wait and "BOOK IT NOW". If we're already booked for your preferred dates, check out our other properties in Duck listed on VRBO too. They are VRBO 449176, VRBO 513115, or VRBO 712993!

Cancellation policy: Policy is that we try and re-rent the unit then remit to you any monies received, less a $100 cancellation fee.

More Details

Mike and Mary Hayward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Mike and Mary Hayward

We had been coming to Duck for almost two decades to vacation. Each time we were here we would fantasize about owning a little something of this wonderful island to enjoy whenever we could. Finally, we took the plunge and now own Dune Nest, WaveHi! and Dolphin Dawn (all in the same lovely Colony by the Sea). Dune Nest is just the right size and is our little place to escape to when the pressures of real life get to us. We hope you too will find that peace of mind and sense of rejuvenation that we get each time we come back to Duck. We look forward to sharing it with you! We hope you will select Dune Nest as your vacation rental and help us with providing great reviews to share with future vacationers.

Mike and Mary Hayward purchased this condo in 2015

Why Mike and Mary Hayward chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

Dune Nest is located right on the ocean on one of the most beautiful east coast beaches in the U.S. It has the best view for year round beach front enjoyment! Spectacular sunrises and moonrises greet you daily! We have worked hard to provide a comfortable place to relax with many details we enjoy for our own comfort and wind down time. The town of Duck is a very walkable, quaint coastal village with super friendly folk and wonderful shopping, dining and many fun things to do. You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, tandem bikes, etc., to enjoy the many water activities Duck has to offer. Take yoga classes on the Duck green in the summer or in the winter practice yoga at Village Yoga. We love it here and come all the time.

What makes this condo unique

All year round our favorite thing about Dune Nest is the oceanfront location and view. When you step out on the deck the sight and sound of the waves is the most magical thing in the world. Lounging on the deck we enjoy watching the sunrise, seeing the dolphins play and pelicans fly by while sipping our coffee. Evenings bring the colors of the sunset across the eastern Atlantic sky and moon rises that are spectacular. It's a great backdrop for a glass of wine to wind down from a day of total relaxation. Perfect.

Fall and winter is also a spectacular time in the Outer Banks. Less visitors mean the pace is slower, quieter and often you can go for long walks on the beach without seeing anyone else. The weather is beautiful and cool with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the heat of the summer still radiating in the ocean and pool. We swam in the Atlantic in mid-October last year and it was great! In addition fishing is great with piers and surf offering you many opportunities to bring home dinner to cook up in Dune Nest's fully fitted kitchen. Don't forget if you are a golfer, there are many courses nearby and you don't even have to have a tee time -- most of the time! For us shoppers, its those 'end of the season' sales that keep me excited and of course all of these activities help you work up an appetite for the many good restaurants that Duck and the nearby towns have open. No reservations needed! As the weather changes it never ceases to amaze us how there are so many more shells on the beach in the fall and winter. You will see evidence of our finds in Dune Nest! We look forward to seeing you anytime of the year!


Duck Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Brand new showers and toilets, fresh paint, vanity light and sinks/faucets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom - queen bed, flat screen tv, closet
  • One bedroom with queen bed. In hall way a bunk bed with two bunks for single sleepers each. In the living room there is a queen sleeper sofa easily sleeps two adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fees: • Refundable Damage Deposit $150.00 ________________________________________ Notes: After full payment is received about 45 days prior to your stay, you will receive, via email, your Welcome Guide and Entry Access Code to the unit. The Guide contains useful information and details to help make your stay more enjoyable and details on location and accessing the unit.


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Oceanfront Gem Nestled In The Dunes With Endless Ocean Sunrises
average rating of 4.74 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Owners made the process very easy. They provided us information ahead of time so my group and I could appropriately prepare. Great location with the beach and stores. Place is very cute, comfortable, and clean. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kernersville, NC

Location, location,'s fantastic.

  • 4 of 5

The views of the ocean are incredible from the balcony of the unit...lots of greenery and a few trees even. You can't actually see the sand of the beach from the unit based on the configuration of the dunes...still very beautiful ocean view. The unit is well equipped as noted in the description. The owners were very responsive when I reached out with question or concern. The only negative comment I have about the unit is the carpet is tired - time to be replaced or given a very deep cleaning. Looking forward to our next trip to OBX, it was a fantastic experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Very clean property, but the beds hurt the experience

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location and the town of duck. This is our second unit we have stayed in, and it was a clean unit overall with nice updates. Great ocean views.

I had to mark down the condo because of the bed. It was extremely uncomfortable, and was the reason we left a day early because we could not sleep. I would definitely stay in the unit again if a new bed was purchased. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and stylish with everything you could possibly need!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 5 with 3 smaller kids, this condo was perfect for us! There was enough room for us to sleep comfortably and the location could not be beat! Steps from the beach and pool with very convenient parking. The decor was adorable and the owners left no stone unturned when it came to having everything you could possibly need for a great stay. It was our first visit to Duck but it certainly will not be our last. Thanks so much for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Sit Back and Relax!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Dunes Nest for our second time and it was just as great as the first time! The condo is cleaned and ready for us when we arrive and very well kept. There is a great view from the deck with chairs to sit and watch the ocean and dolphins in the distance! We saw at least 30 on this trip! The owners are generous enough to have bonuculars on hand which are great for viewing! The owners are very responsive to emails and gives lots of travel tips for the area. There are chairs provided... however they've seen their share of sunsets, so bring your own to be comfortable. Where the condo is within the complex is perfect.... you're not really visible to anyone else, always a good thing!

Duck is the perfect town to stay with KH and Nags Head not far. Duck Donuts is a MUST for breakfast... but pack some patience. Don't worry, YES it is worth it for donuts!! Aqua is a great spot for dinner and sunset! The drive to Corolla is nice... head that way for the wild horses, 4x4 beach, and dune tours! Head over to Manteo to walk around and enjoy lunch on the sound... perfect end to the trip!

Mike and Mary thanks for leanding us your slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okeana, Ohio 45053

Our stay was awesome. Everything you needed for a pleasurable trip was at this property.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and cozy.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Sunset Grille or Blue Pointe Grill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Currituck Golf Club or Seascape which is 7 miles
Nearest Motorway
0.03 Miles
NC 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Blue Pointe Grill or Sunset Grille
Nearest Beach
beach front
Car: necessary

Our condo is located in the much sought after area of Duck, Outer Banks North Carolina. The village of Duck is quaint, beautiful and welcoming with wonderful local unique shops, cozy cafes, grocery stores, delicious restaurants and water sports entertainment. Bike and walker friendly, Duck also has a unique sound side coastal boardwalk that provides great bird watching over the Sound and beautiful sunset vistas, dining, shopping, and dog-walking. Kayakers float by adding to the scenery. Great for families and couples who wish to walk around Duck after a fantastic day on the beach. Don't forget yoga on the Duck Green in the summer season and in the winter yoga at Duck's Village Yoga studio.

For car trips and sight seeing during rainy days or in the Fall and Winter, you are spoiled for choices: lighthouses, NC aquarium in Manteo, Jeannette's pier, shopping, great eating, and a must visit to Jockey's Ridge, the east coast's largest sand dune and site of the Wright brothers first flight! Visit the Wright Brothers national monument and museum nearby and learn about our country's aviation history and first flight. Head north to Corolla for tours to visit the wild banker ponies, protected and wild. Go south for some outlet shopping at Milepost 16 or further south to visit Manteo or coastal light houses. So much to do!


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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