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Contemporary Beach Cottage- Oceanside & Pet Friendly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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! 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. A home phone is provided for local calls, along with Direct TV and wifi. Sitting area, basketball hoop and plenty of parking right outside the front door.


Owner
Sarah Close
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Sarah Close

I'm a regular soccer mom with a grown up college graduated daughter who works and lives nearby, and 9 year old at the local elementary 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. I'm currently working on training my two Newfoundlands so that they can get their therapy dog certifications. Some days they listen, some days they eat my lunch when I'm not looking. They love the beach as much as the rest of us.

Sarah Close purchased this house in 2009

Why Sarah Close chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

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.

Amenities

Kill Devil Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private bath and television.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Smaller of the 2 queen rooms.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Memory foam toppers, kids books, small table.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Contemporary Beach Cottage- Oceanside & Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
4

Nice home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia
5

Amazing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week in July 2016 with our 8 month old puppy and we couldn't have asked for a better place. OBX is very pet friendly, but it's not easy to find a place with a fenced-in yard for the dog, which was a must for us with a puppy. It was perfect! He loved running around with a soccer ball and just laying in the grass under the sun. The home itself is only a few blocks walk from the beach on a quiet street and is great for a small group. It was updated, clean, beautifully decorated, and had everything we needed to feel like we were at home. Sarah was very responsive before, during and after our stay if we had any questions. The house is centrally located on the island, so getting dinner or running errands was never too difficult. It's also less than a mile from a fantastic doggy daycare (The Holistic Pet Shop), so three days of the week our pup got lots of playtime with other dogs while we enjoyed to the beach. We would stay here again in an heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute Little Beach Cottage, a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, love this little beach cottage. It was clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. This house is in a neighborhood very close to the beach with friendly, helpful neighbors. The owner has a wagon that is so helpful carrying chairs and such to the beach. The walk is about 1 1/2 blocks, but it is very enjoyable and peaceful. The neighbors went out of their way to give restaurant and activity suggestions. It just felt like home. The owner was so polite and easy to work with. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone I know. Great location, great price, great vacation. I did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Looking at the photos and reviews of other vacationers online, I knew this rental was what we needed for our vacation. However, when we arrived and looked through the home it was even more pleasing. My mom (who is a big time clean freak)...was very impressed on how clean and nicely put away the place was. My husband loved it, his only drawback was that all the rooms did not have a television...but that don't stop him from enjoying the rest of the home. By day number two hubby was singing praises, and the fact that it was walking distance from the beach, awesome! My son had blast, we would definitely recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Pet Friendly Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This review is a long time coming, but I am happy to finally find the time to write a review for this little vacation rental in KDH! My family and I (3 adults + 2 small furkids) spent a week here last summer, and it was wonderful. The house itself is tastefully appointed with colorful wall paint, metal and glass accents, waterfall shower heads, and a modern kitchen. The backyard is very cute (wine bottle pathway markers!) with ample space for grilling, relaxing, and playing with the dogs. The nearest access point to the beach is only a 5 minute walk away. The neighborhood itself was fairly quiet although we did visit closer to the off-season. We were all very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Awful Arthur's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US 158
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Awful Arthur's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
1 1/2 blocks from house!
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Kill Devil Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Week 1
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,045
 
 
Week 2
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
Week 3
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,445
 
 
Week 4
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,445
 
 
Week 5
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,445
 
 
Week 6
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 7
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 8
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 9
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 10
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 11
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 12
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 13
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Week 14
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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