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Ooh La La! Is A Short Walk to the Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Rec. Room, Pool, Walk To Beach, Ocean & Sound Views

Are you a home schooler? Take advantage of the great off-season rates! Hatteras Island is full of history and nature-- so much to learn! No kids? No problem! Work from anywhere? Work from HERE! YES, we have WiFi, on the screened in porch, by the pool and on the decks. Try laying back in your hammock and DON'T work. Walk to the beach. It's your time to spend.

**The pool opens May 1st and is open through September**

Ooh La La! 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Recreation Room, Private Pool, 6 Tvs, 3 DVD players, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Fish Cleaning Table, enclosed hot/cold Outside Shower, 2 Picnic Tables And Deck Furniture, Including A Hammock. Covered Entryway, Concrete Driveway. Renovated in 2015, Furnished And Painted Inside And Outside. Hot Water Circulator Will Give You Hot Water On Any Level In Seconds! High Efficiency HVAC! Short Walk To The Beach (fourth House Back). Beach living is the life for you.

Nearby You Will Find An Ice Cream Parlor, your morning Donut spot (Stu's Donuts & Breakfast), Frank & Fran's Tackle Shop, Avon Pier, coffee shops, Several Restaurants, Koru Spa/fitness Center, Avon Playground, And Shopping -- All Walking Distance. Avon Has A Sidewalk Along Highway 12, Making It Easy To Enjoy The Town! Food Lion Is 2.5 Miles Away. Ramp 38 Is 3 Miles Away (for the closest ORV access to Ooh La La). Buxton is 10 minutes away. You will be fishing on The Point in NO TIME!

Ooh La La! Is A Three Level Home. You Will Enter Through The Under-house Entryway (perfect For Loading And Unloading On Those Pesky Rainy Days, Shade For The Hot Ones).

The First Floor Has Your High Efficiency (he) Washer And Dryer, As Well As The Recreation Room With A Sofa Bed. Please Bring/buy High Efficiency Laundry Detergent. The Rec. Room Is Great For Movies, TV, And Board Games. It Has A 50" Flat Screen TV With Blu Ray Player and a ceiling fan. Let the kids play! You won't even hear them when you're upstairs enjoying the great room.

On The Second Floor, The First Bedroom On Your Left Is A Master With A Queen Bed And Private Master Bath. This master has a DVD player. The Other Two Bedrooms On This Floor Are Connected With A Jack And Jill Bathroom. One Has A Queen Bed And The Other Is A Kids' Room With A Single (twin) And A Double (full). Both Bathrooms Have Tubs. The Queen Bedrooms Have South-facing Deck Access Via Doors That Have Dead Bolts. Relax in your shaded hammock on this deck. There Is No Deck Off The Kids' Room. There is a hand made dollhouse in the kid's room, so BYOB (bring your own barbies)! All Bedrooms Have 32" Flat Screen TV's and ceiling fans.

The Top Floor Hosts A Comfortable Great Room With Views Of The Atlantic Ocean And Pamlico Sound! You Will Also Find A 50" Flat Screen TV and Blu Ray Player. The Kitchen Is Fully Equipped. The Dining Table Seats Ten, And There Is A Screened Porch For Outdoor Dining Off The Formal Dining Area. The Counter Seats Three. The Deck Is Just Off The Screened Porch, Which Faces South And Looks Over The Pool. Can You Say Cocktail Time?! Ooh La La!

The Fourth (master) Bedroom Is On The Top Floor. Has A Queen Bed And Offers A View Of The Sound. Your Master Bathroom Has A Shower Stall.

More Details

Jennifer Gaskins
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Jennifer Gaskins

We are a family of five and live in Avon. We love visitors to our island and want to share the Hatteras Island lifestyle with you. In our opinion, Avon (historically named Kinnakeet) is the best village on Hatteras Island! Stay a week, or two! Ooh La La! The Mrs. worked for a local rental company for five years before having the kids, so we are familiar with your needs and ready to answer all your tourism related questions. The Mr. was raised here in Kinnakeet, and has worked in rental homes his whole life (it seems like)! Actually, he owns and operates Hatteras Island Air (HVAC) and loves doing it. He has done all the renovating at Ooh La La while the Mrs. takes care of a toddler, a one year old, and teen. Both the house and kids are sources of great pride! We love pets, but Ooh La La is a no pets house. It's nice to have a break from taking care of the pets, too.

Jennifer Gaskins purchased this house in 2014

Why Jennifer Gaskins chose Avon

When we bought this gorgeous 4 bedroom home it needed some love, and we are excited to have you stay and see all the improvements we made! Ooh La La was bare when we bought it in December 2014. We have thoroughly enjoyed renovating and furnishing it. Brand new furniture! Brand new kitchen floor, cabinets, and counter tops! As a work in progress, we will add little (or big) touches to it throughout the years. Give us your feedback! We plan to own and enjoy Oh La La for a long time!

Should you have any questions, we are here to help. If there is a maintenance issue, we are close by to handle it. In fact, the Mr. is quite handy and owns and operates a local heating and cooling company, Hatteras Island Air. Any heating and cooling issues, we've got you covered!

What makes this house unique

The walk to the beach is short-- our toddler can do it! You will be the fourth house back. The beach access is part stairs with boardwalk, and part sand path. The dune is not super tall. Also, Avon has beach driving access (permit required), as well as many other drive-on ramps on the island. If you've never been to South Beach in Frisco, you should try it. The drive is a short twenty minutes. Hatteras Island is a special place, and beach driving is one of the things that makes your experience unique. (Four wheel drive and permit required.) Build a little beach fire and enjoy!

A little windy for the beach? You've got your own pool at Ooh La La! Hang out! Don't even leave the house!

Bring your bicycles. You will be in a great area for bike riding. Ride around Beachcomber Drive, or take Avon's sidewalk and go to the village and check out Kinnakeet Clay.

Kite boarding? Kite Point is just four miles south! Wind surfing? Canadian Hole is the same distance. Surfing? Take your pick along the coast. You can get to the S-turns in Rodanthe in twenty minutes. Buxton in ten minutes. Avon Harbor is about a mile away to launch a boat or kayak.

We love walking up the stairs to the top floor of Ooh La La and the first thing you see is the ocean view! Ooh La La! You will love it too! Watching the sunset from the top deck is awesome. Watching the sunrise from your breakfast table is awe inspiring!


Avon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2, second floor master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3, Jack and Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower , connects bedrooms 3 and 4
    Bathroom 1, top floor master - toilet , shower , Connects to bedroom and great room.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2, master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4, kids room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1, master - 1 queen
  • Beds will be made upon your arrival. All bedrooms have 32" wall mounted televisions.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hammock, outdoor shower, fish cleaning table, charcoal grill, two picnic tables.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Ooh La La! Is A Short Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 and my friend's family of 5 stayed for a week and we were extremely pleased with the house and location. The home was clean and very well decorated for a beach house. It had everything you could want in a relaxing beach house even though we didn't need it during our stay: stocked kitchen, extra pillows and blankets, tons of toys/games/movies for us and kiddies, a GREAT pool, lovely hammock and incredibly close to the public beach access!! The street was quiet and Avon was beautiful. The owner was very responsive with questions and very nice to work with. Thank you Jennifer! Can't say enough good things about Ooh La La !!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This makes me so happy and heart-warmed to hear this wonderful review! I love it when families enjoy Avon, the beach, and especially Ooh La La!
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Quiet, Clean Butt-Buster

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 6 friends recently rented this home for a Thursday-Monday long weekend. The home was beautiful, spacious, clean and a short walk to the beach. There was a view of the ocean from the top two levels. The home had lots of stairs, but this forced us to get our exercise in (along with walking to the beach). The pool was a great way to enjoy the weather but get away from the hot sandy beach when needed. The home was also well located in regard to a few restaurants which allowed us to walk (The Froggy Dog as well as Muffins and Scones). It was also a very short drive to Food Lion (about 1 song length). We highly recommend this home and will definitely re-book the next time we head to Avon, NC!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to relax and enjoy the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 4 days in this house located in Avon, NC. We enjoyed the long walks on the beach which is one minute away from the house. The fish market is at walking distance. The grocery store is also close by (5 minutes drive).

The house is great, very well equipped, with the main living spaces on the 3rd floor.

We had fun taking the ferry to Ocracoke, and spending the evening there.

Will come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it, kids friendly and very clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for around 4 days.We absolutely loved this house. It was very clean and has everything which has been written in description.

It has so many toys for kids and adults. Kitchen is fully equipped with all kinds of utensils, pots glasses,spoons etc. You dont need to carry anything.

It is on the avon beach. Highly recommended if you are a family with kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation stay in Avon

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week up until power was cut on Thursday morning by construction on the new bridge. The power outage caused us to leave a day early, ahead of the mandatory evacuation. We were disappointed to cut vacation a little short, but obviously do not hold that against the owner. Ooh La La is a great house with a great owner. Previous reviews stated how clean the house is kept and we definitely agree with that. The house is also very nicely decorated and well equipped for a vacation rental. The owner, Jennifer, was very accommodating and responsive to communications throughout the week. She was the one that let us know the reason for the power outage and the expected delay for repair. We normally stay in Waves or Rodanthe and make the drive south to the Avon for supplies at Ace and the Food Lion. We really liked staying in Avon. We were a short drive to the Food Lion and within walking distance to a number of businesses including a local ice cream shop. The house was also close enough to the beach for our aging parents to make the trek. Our family has been vacationing annually in the Outer Banks since the late 80's and we have never stayed in the same house twice. I think Ooh La La might change that trend. But next year, we might pack the generator - just in case. Thanks for a great stay, Jennifer.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back! Thanks! We love Avon too ( although I did live in Waves for a couple years).
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The Living Was Easy at Ooh La La! on Hatteras Island

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to Avon, NC for the last 12 years for our annual two week family vacation. This year we decided to try another option on Hatteras Island and changed our vacation home from the one that we had stayed at for the previous 9 years and moved to Ooh La La! As with anything new, we were a bit apprehensive about going to a new home. Would it meet our needs? Would it be comfortable? Would we regret leaving our previous house? It turns out that we had nothing to worry about. Ooh La La! was perfect!! Let's start with the obvious - the pool. It is so nice to cool off in the pool after a day at the beach. It is also perfect for those days that it is too windy at the beach. As we like to cook in frequently, the well-equipped and large kitchen was perfect. The expansive living room was extremely comfortable and perfect for watching the large Hi Def TV. With DirecTV, there was always something to watch. The furnishings in the house were perfect. Jennifer has decorated the house beautifully. The color schemes are pleasing, and the various pieces of artwork around the house made us feel right at home. We loved watching the sunsets from the upper deck and playing games in the evening on the picnic table in the screened in porch. The walk to the beach from Ooh La La! is a breeze. Everyone agreed that Ooh La La! was the perfect home for our vacation. It was well-appointed, spacious, comfortable, and extremely difficult to say "Goodbye" to at the end of our two weeks. We cannot wait to come back again next year. We have definitely found our perfect home away from home in Avon. Ooh La La! is definitely the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
133 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Froggy Dog
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Hatteras Ferry
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Nags Head
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
NC 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Froggy Dog
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Avon, Beachcomber Drive
Car: necessary

Located in Avon, NC, historically known as Kinnakeet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Minimum age for renters is 22 years old. Family groups only. A family group is defined as immediate and extended family (parents, children, grandparents). No sororities, fraternities, church groups, school groups, or civic groups. Ooh La La does not allow any pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.