A very serene and relaxed setting to unwind and recharge! Very quiet, remote spot, local feel, family friendly. Private Pool, hot tub, private beach, wrap around deck. Featuring a 180 degree view of the Pamlico Sound, direct access to water. Membership at Kinnakeet Shores Pool and Tennis Club, Koru Spa & Yoga studio and Avon fishing pier included (starting 1/1/2018)!
See spectacular sunsets from the deck, watch wind surfers and kite boarders skim across the water. By night, see The Milky Way and the Hatteras Island Lighthouse's light. The deck is perfect for the cocktail hour sunset observations. The lower level has shaded play areas, hammocks, grill area, fire pit, picnic table, kayak, stand up paddleboard, bicycles, sail storage and outdoor shower. The house sits right on Pamlico Sound. Perfect spot for family vacation, reunion, company function or a wedding. Ocean side beaches are less than a mile away on the east side of the island, 5 minutes away by car. Supermarket, fish market and restaurants are all within a 5 min car ride or easy bike ride. 100 Mb high speed internet and wifi and smart TVs in all bedrooms and living room.
8 bed 6 baths, covered parking area, huge lawn on Pamlico Sound with picnic table, hammocks, one charcoal Weber and one gas grill, fire pit, ping-pong table, outdoor shower, swimming pool with large deck, hot tub, jacuzzi tub. Three master suite bedrooms with king beds and private bathrooms. Spacious, private, relaxing and serene. Water sports, marina, hiking, swimming, fishing, birding in the area. Perfect spot for a wedding, water sports, a party or a family vacation. Koru Spa and fitness center nearby. Marina is next door. You can launch or moor your boat there. Located in a quaint fisherman village with excellent fish market nearby.
For additional photos, videos and information, visit our McMullen site. For house rules and Rental Agreement, see attachments and text below.
We rent Saturday to Saturday.
We offer great value and quality of accommodations for your vacation. For high season weeks, we usually get booked a year in advance and most popular Summer weeks/months are spoken for by mid-July/August of the previous year, so book early. Occasionally, a partial week rental may be available, please feel free to inquire directly.
For directions, our address is: 40548 McMullen Road Avon, NC 27915. Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out at 10 am. Early check-in may be available for a fee, depending on the cleaning crew's staffing and the condition previous guests leave the house in. We are happy to accommodate but making sure that the house is clean and beautiful when you arrive is our priority.
We offer linens and towels as part of the rental.
Pool house (and sports equipment underneath) located on the property is being used by the owner on some weekends (with prior agreement with guests) and is not part of the rental.
First floor junior master suite has two bedrooms (king and single), full bathroom, deck and a separate entrance and can be rented separately when the rest of the house is not rented.
We have upgraded and renovated much of the house, including furniture, pool deck and many appliances. Washers and dryers available .
Hairdryers in each bathroom, ironing board, iron, stand along ice maker in addition to fridge ice maker. Blender, mixer, 2 drip coffee stations, electric and regular kettles, grilling tools, wine glasses and plenty of dishes and utensils are available.
You are welcome to use our kayak, hammocks, stand up paddle board, grills, bikes, ping-pong table etc. Please take good care of these items and lock them up when you are done.
If you are considering a shoulder season vacation (our preferred time!) heated pool can make a big difference when the ocean water temperatures are low. The pool heating equipment provides up to 20F degrees of increase on top of outdoor temperature, up to 83F degrees. This means that the temperature outside has to be 64F or above. The heating charges are $150/day.
Hi speed Wi-Fi is available. All TVs are "smart" TVs and will stream your Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and other internet channels, shows and movies. Use your existing accounts or set up a weekly trial during your stay. Our guests like this option - we do not offer Cable.
This is a home, so some of the services expected from a hotel establishment are not available - please approach it this way. If you do, you will have a great vacation. No daily room service, maid service or catering is available, but if you need these services we will put you in touch with local businesses that can assist you during your stay.
Linens and bathroom towels are provided.
What to Bring : Beach towels; beach chairs, kitchen (dish) towels; Dish & Laundry detergent; Shampoo/conditioner etc.; Trash Bags; Paper Products; Toiletries. We stock these items at the beginning of the season and ask our guests to replenish what they use during their stay.
Important: no smoking or pets are allowed anywhere on the premises, inside or outside of the house. We have to respect the wishes of our guests with allergies who booked their vacation with us on the understanding that the house is pet- and smoke-free. We will use the security deposit for professional cleaning of entire house in order to treat odors in cases where this rule is violated.
Please do not move or rearrange our furniture. Please clean up and tidy up before you leave.
Folks often ask me why I choose to be on the sound side instead of the ocean. It's a matter of personal preference, of course. But here are my thoughts:
Sound vs. Ocean side...
Sound side is more serene, relaxed and quiet and you don't feel like you are sharing your vacation with hundreds of other beach goers. Having said that if you want to mix and match you can always cross to the Ocean side - takes 5 min.
I am not an early riser, so even though I love sunrises on the ocean side I am not usually up that early to enjoy them, especially when on vacation. This makes the sunset displays off our deck one of the biggest highlights of this location. We are right on top of the water which is an experience in and of itself while the ocean side homes are usually set back from the water quite a bit and the beach is not private.
If you have children in your party, depending on how old they are, being on the Sound side can be a great advantage - no violent waves or rip currents to worry about. They can simply walk into the calm water and swim, play and enjoy. You also get the homey feel and a contained space where it is easier to watch the kids as it's just you and your family on the beach. Teenagers may want to do some kayaking, windsurfing, sailing or kiteboarding - all better suited for the sound side. Gradual, even and shallow water entry in front of the property are ideal for these watersports.
I also like the fact that you can walk to the local fisherman village, watch the sailboats and the simple life that goes on there - just a different feel, more local, less touristy. It's a matter of preference.
If you or your kids/family are into kitesurfing/windsurfing/kayaking/sailing - Sound side is the place to be! Prevailing winds are side-on-shore SW and the water is relatively shallow making it a safer environment for the wind/water sport enthusiasts to enjoy their hobbies. For surfers on the other hand, Oceanside location is certainly the place to be and is less that a mile away. A popular fishing location - Avon peer is also about a mile away.
All that said, some folks prefer Oceanside locations and there are certainly plenty of gorgeous spots to choose from! Those are usually quite a bit more expensive though.
Avon is rustic and relaxed. It is a kiteboarding and windsurfing mecca due to ideal wind and beach conditions.
Avon is an old Hatteras Island village that has become synonymous with recreational surf fishing, and the Avon pier is a hot spot for those in pursuit of big gamefish like Red Drum. Just north of Buxton, this once tiny village of watermen and their families has grown to be a highly coveted vacationing experience with pristine, natural beaches and beautiful rental cottages. But Avon still retains its tight knit community feel. Even though you can find fantastic seafood restaurants, a supermarket, and some of the conveniences of home, a rustic atmosphere still permeates Avon.
You may hear Avon referred to as Kinnakeet by some locals. It was the name local tribe of Algonkian Indians gave the area, and later adopted by settlers. But in 1883, the U.S. Postal Service redubbed the village Avon, like they did with most of the Hatteras Island communities.
On the sound side of Avon, on the western side of Highway 12, you may see kiteboarders performing amazing aerial stunts and windsurfers racing across the surface of the Pamlico Sound. Nearby Kite point and Canadian Hole were named after the popularity of this public access spots with kiteboarders and with our visitors from the north. In the early spring, many watersports lovers flock here from Canada, Massachusets, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other points north, because it is still quite cold at home and these enthusiastic athletes can't wait to have a little fun on the water.