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Cutest Beach Cottage in KDH- Steps to the Beach & Pet Friendly

Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

3 bedroom, 2 bath house~ no stairs, fenced backyard, 1 1/2 blocks from beach!

This completely updated home is ready for you to drop your bags and head to the beach. High end mattresses, quality linens, recently remodeled kitchen and baths. 1 bedroom with bunks for the kids, 2 bedrooms with queen beds. The huge master has a separate bath and TV. Kitchen amenities include an ice maker and reverse osmosis system, so bring your refillable bottles! Brand new appliances and fully stocked with everything you'll need for the days you want to cook at home. Backyard has a gas grill, hammock and a patio for relaxing after a hard day at the beach. There's also an outdoor shower and a fish cleaning station in case you've caught dinner at the pier. The yard is fully fenced... great for kids and dogs. A home phone is provided for local calls, along with cable and wifi. Sitting area, basketball hoop and plenty of parking right outside the front door.


Sarah Close

Member Since 2015
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 12, 2018
About Sarah Close

I'm a regular soccer mom with a grown up college graduated daughter who works and lives nearby, and 12 year old at the local middle school. I grew up in Madison, WI, and have lived in a variety of places in my adult life....most recently moving here from St. John, USVI. We swim, paddle board, surf, bike, run and will knock each other out of the way to get to a treasured piece of sea glass. I rehab houses, sell real estate and manage hotels for a living. We have a big ol' Newfie named Bear....he loves all animals and people, especially the ones that drop food on the floor. He loves the beach as much as the rest of us, and expects to be petted by tourists with abandon.

Sarah Close purchased this House in 2009

Why Sarah Close chose Kill Devil Hills

When my daughter began college in Boston, I decided my son and I should move back to the states and be somewhere on the east coast so that we could more easily get together for holidays and family time. So...I bought a car and just started driving up and down the coast until I found a spot that had the right vibe. Yes, really. The natural beauty of the Outer Banks, the warmness of the locals here, and the lack of high rise buildings on the beach sold me. Somewhere along the way, I decided that I only wanted to live in amazing places that people want to vacation in. It was really important to me that I be able to get to the beach without getting in my car. I was also important to me to be close enough to modern conveniences (gas station/grocery store/highway) without having to see or hear them. This little cottage, under the siding, is one of the 1950's concrete block flat topped houses you'll see in this neighborhood. She's solid and sturdy (a little like me I suppose), and seen her share of storms. I'm all about the character and quality of older homes, and making them shine in their best light.

What makes this House unique

This house has some benefits you don't find easily here in the Outer Banks. First of all, it's on the ground! No steps means no hauling luggage, groceries, or beach gear up and down multiple times during your stay. It also has a completely fenced in back yard, which makes it safer for small children and more private for the whole family. It's the perfect size and price point for folks who don't necessarily want to vacation in a 10 bedroom house with a large group of people. Because the house is concrete and on a side street, it's much quieter than most of it's counterparts. I live in this house during the off season, so I think you'll find it far more updated and well thought out than most beach cottages.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Smaller of the 2 queen rooms.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 bunk bed, Memory foam toppers, kids books, small table.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Master bedroom with private bath and television.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, Clawfoot tub, overhead shower, hooks for suits and towels.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Master bath, spacious tiled shower.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                • Fireplace
                  While there is a fireplace, the owner requests that guests do not use it. It's tricky to have a fire without a backdraft, which could cause smoke damage.
                • Garage
                  Garage is not available for guest use.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  Wifi- please ask owner for code.
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                  You'll find our linens and towels to be of a higher quality than most other homes.
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                  Plenty of parking for 3 vehicles.
                • Telephone
                  Local phone number, local phone calls.
                • Towels Provided
                  Please bring beach towels, all other linens provided.
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Full sized.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                      New, full sized.
                    • Kitchen
                      New appliances, plenty of countertop space, small breakfast table. Ice machine and reverse osmosis system for drinking water. Plenty of dishes and cookware provided.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                      Some have been provided. Please feel free to pay it forward and leave items you may not need for the next guest.
                    • Refrigerator
                      New! Standard size fridge with ice maker.
                    • Stove
                      New! (electric)
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Separate from kitchen~ re-claimed, custom teak dining table that seats 6.
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                              Owner has provided a few books- if you finish one of your own, feel free to leave it for the next guest.
                            • DVD Player
                              Available, please inquire.
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Back yard patio and front garden area sitting area.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Fully fenced back yard.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Gas grill and grill utensils provided.


                                    • live theater
                                    • churches
                                    • festivals
                                    • health/beauty spa
                                    • library
                                    • cinemas
                                    • marina
                                    • museums
                                    • playground
                                    • recreation center
                                    • restaurants

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • outlet shopping
                                        • antiquing
                                        • bird watching
                                        • boating
                                        • eco tourism
                                        • horseshoes
                                        • miniature golf
                                        • beachcombing
                                        • photography
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • shelling
                                        • shopping
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking
                                        • wildlife viewing

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • Babysitter
                                            • fitness center
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • laundromat
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • parasailing
                                                • cycling
                                                • fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • hunting
                                                • jet skiing
                                                • kayaking
                                                • paragliding
                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                • pier fishing
                                                • sailing
                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                • surf fishing
                                                • surfing
                                                • swimming
                                                • tennis
                                                • wind-surfing

                                                  13 Reviews


                                                  Latest reviews

                                                  Great property for dogs

                                                  Dana S.

                                                  Perfect for our needs as there were three of us with two dogs. We’ve been to outer banks several times and this is the first renting a house and will definitely do it again. The fenced yard was great for our dogs. Plenty of towels and supplies. Had no issues.

                                                  Great for a small family!

                                                  Lisa P.Asheville, NC

                                                  We really enjoyed staying here. The house was in a great location to OBX shops, restaurants and the beach. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, the beds were comfortable, and the one floor and fenced in backyard was perfect for our dog. Thanks for a great stay!

                                                  Perfect for 2 adults, 4kids & the dog

                                                  Buffie K.

                                                  The house was clean & newly & nicely renovated. It wasn't a hodgepodge thrift store put together. All amenities included for everything to cook which I did almost every day. Downside was I had to wash towels everyday as there were only 5 and there were 6 of us. Kmart was convenient to buy toilet paper, dish washer detergent, trash bags, & paper towels because only 1-2 extra were available. Even those things are supplied in hotels. So bring extra or use mine that I left for the next few renters. Also had to buy a grill brush for cleaning someone else's mess. Bring your own beach chairs, the ones provided are small & rusty. Very close to the beach so easy walk. Good experience for our first ever trip to OBX.

                                                  Cute, comfortable and clean cottage

                                                  Melinda F.Ninety Six, SC

                                                  This cottage is adorable, very clean. The kitchen was easy to use, convenient with all the tools we needed for meals. It is a very quiet neighborhood even though it is a block from the main highway. Very easy three block walk to the beach, there is a pedestrian cross walk to get across the busy road. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly.

                                                  Nice home

                                                  Ellen M.

                                                  This is a nice home for a small group to stay in. The fenced in back yard was helpful for the dogs. The owner stayed in touch as a tropical storm was approaching. It would be 5 stars, but I never found the DVD player that was supposed to be there. It was clean when we arrived, despite the tropical storm. I would book there again.

                                                  Feels Like Home

                                                  Terri O.

                                                  The house was perfect. It had everything you needed, nice sheets, towels, all new kitchen essentials which is so important when renting a house. The freezer pumped out ice like crazy, you never seem to have enough ice when at the beach, not this time. I've never stayed at a pet friendly place before because they just are not up to my standards. This house is certainly an exception, I give it 10 starts for cleanliness. You would never know there were pets there except that my dogs were sniffing around, only they knew for sure. I really like that the master bedroom and bathroom are separate from the other bedrooms. The neighborhood is little older and the homes are close together but you cannot hear a thing when you are inside the house. There was even a deck rebuild going on next door and we never even heard a sound. Thanks for a lovely week Sarah.


                                                  Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA

                                                  Located at milepost 6, Avalon Limin' is an easy block and a half from the beach! The Avalon Pier is right next to the house's beach access, and there are several restaurants within walking distance. Tucked on a quiet street, the local movie theater is less than a mile away...and the Wright Brother's Memorial Museum is just down the road about 2 miles. Very convenient to the best that the Outer Banks has to offer.

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                                                  13 Reviews
                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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