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Relaxing Waterfront Cottage To Unwind In The Sun. Perfect For Family & Friends!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

California-styled, Hatteras Village home on The Pamilco Sound.

Located right on the Pamlico Sound, our cottage is built for you to unwind and have a comfortable stay in the Outer Banks. The huge lot is located in a quiet neighborhood and is a short walk to the beautiful ocean beach. The house is bright with a great beach vibe and fully equipped for your perfect stay.

The house comfortably fits 8 people (two master bedrooms and two rooms with bunk beds). You can enjoy the gas grill outside or cook that perfect meal in our fully equipped kitchen. We have picnic tables in the front yard, lawn chairs and a hammock to loosen up and watch the sunset after that tiring beach day.

The Features:

Smart LED TV + Sound Bar

Direct TV

DVD Player


Large washer + drier

Linens and towels

Fully stocked kitchen

Full size bathtub

Outdoor shower


4 Bicycles (Cruisers)

Body boards

A relaxing vibe

Good atmosphere

For Sports: (Kitesurfing, Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Crabbing, Fishing)

You'll love being right on the sound, if you're here to chase the wind for kite surfing or windsurfing, you'll appreciate launching from the front lawn on north winds. For surfing, the short walk to the ocean is a dream to check the conditions and hit the waves. If you're swimming, kayaking or fishing on the Pamlico sound you can glance at the water right from the front window.

The Neighborhood:

Far from the crowds, you can enjoy the private environment of the surrounding area. In our local area guide you'll find recommendations for the amazing restaurants and nearby attractions. It's close to supermarkets, spas, and the best ice cream shop in town.

More Details

Robert Poitras
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Robert Poitras

We're friendly, accommodating, love the Outer Banks and want you to have a good time. This is our personal gathering place for friends and family for surfing, kiting, relaxing, fishing, eating and enjoying life to the fullest!

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask us. We're here to make your vacation the most enjoyable it can be!


Robert Poitras purchased this house in 2013

Why Robert Poitras chose Hatteras Island

Unlike most OBX rentals, this is a quiet home in a neighborhood setting, tucked away from the mainstream and other rentals. The large yard on the Pamlico Sound lends itself well to those who want to kite, fish, kayak, sail, paddle board, or lounge right in the front yard. If you don't want to be bothered by other tourists and all the noise, and would prefer a more private setting on the sound, then this is the place for you!

What makes this house unique

Almost an acre of land on the Pamlico sound. Walk out the front door and into the water! The beautiful uncrowded beach is a short 3 minute walk away. Our unusually large yard provides for plenty of space for yard games and sporting equipment. Children and adults will love this peaceful and serene sound-front lot. Swim, fish, kite, crab, and paddle directly from the yard. The owners leave their personal bikes for guests to use and other gear, such as kayaks, are available nearby for rental.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Waterfront Cottage To Unwind In The Sun. Perfect For Family & Friends!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

basic home

  • 3 of 5

We made last minute plans to visit Hatteras Island with our dogs for a quick fishing long weekend. This homeowners graciously allowed us to bring our dogs for a partial week stay. The home is very basic, and has some maintenance issues. The home is comfortably furnished with an open floor plan. The home I feel would be great for windsurfers since it is right on the sound, but for a family with young children, the sound access is best for windsurfing rather than children playing in the shallow sound beach due to the type of sound access. To get to the beach, you must cross HWY 12. It can be a challenge with children and your beach gear. We drove to the beach due to the mosquitoes and distance to the beach. If you choose this cottage, I would suggest bringing BUG SPRAY. We could not spend much time enjoying the outside because the mosquitoes were terrible.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, quiet, wonderful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant holiday staying at the Layback. The location is wonderful and perfect for a quiet time on the outer banks. A short walk to the beach for some decent uncrowded surf and we were also able to paddle our SUP boards from the end of the garden into Hatteras village. Be sure to sample the local search food as recommended by the owners. So fresh!

The owners were extremely easy and prompt to deal with any questions we had. If you're looking for a quiet place to stay with all the amenities and great value, this is it!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erie, Pennsylvania

Lived up to its name and then some

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Outer Banks but I don't think it will be our last. I found the Layback to be everything it was described to be. The nearby town of Hatteras is more of a working fishing town than a tourist attraction but that is exactly what we were looking for.

The house was clean, well appointed and had an inviting feel to it. The town didn't have a wide selection of restaurants, but the few it did have were very good, and when we wanted more variety there was a number of additional choices within 20 minutes to the north.

The owner has written a nice guide to the area including personal favorites places to eat that was very helpful.

I will definitely recommend the Layback and the Outer Banks in general to my friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed The Layback and Hatteras! We look forward to having you return next year or sooner!
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Really cool spot on the sound

  • 5 of 5

We frequently visit Hatteras for kite surfing, surfing and relaxing away from the city. We've tried different accommodation options but we always come back to this one, it really is one of our favorites.

The house is 3 minutes walk from the massive ocean beach, the hosts have bicycles, coolers, towels and beach chairs to spend that perfect day just hanging out in the sun. The house is equipped really well with everything you need.

For kiters/wind surfers, the location is perfect for north winds and you can launch right from the lawn. Kiting out to Sandy Bay to mingle around with other kiters is great for that morning exercise and you can usually find miles of open water just for your self. For the adventurous ones, one of our favorite Hatteras downwinders is from the house/Sandy Bay to the ferry docks, where you can hit spots with knee high rollers perfectly set up for boosting big, flat water and kiting near sand banks.

My wife and I can definitely recommend staying here when visiting Hatteras.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood, Tn USA

Very unique sound-front location and comfortable modern cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our 4 year old Lab had a fantastic stay. Not many places on the planet where you can windsurf and SUP from the property in amazing protected water of the Pamlico Sound and run and surf less than 1/4 away on the beach. Loved the grass in the front yard - great for yoga. Really enjoyed the layout and decor in the Layback. Very comfortable, functional and relaxing and certainly very clean. Had no desire to go anywhere else. Enjoyed cooking inside and enjoying a cold beverage after full active day enjoying all that OBX has to offer including some cycling around the neighborhoods and down to the museum. The owner was very responsive to our needs.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful that you had such a nice vacation at The Layback and in Hatteras. You are welcome to return whenever you would like. Thank you for your kind review and for simply enjoying our home to the fullest! Cheers!
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Beach Modern Comfy Home with Stellar Location

  • 5 of 5

The Layback is by far a great home to vacation in. The home decor is beach modern and is super comfortable. Layback was equipped better than we had expected and had a large washer & dryer which was a bonus for a beach cottage. Plenty of living space for the family and furbaby. Huge large yard (with NO prickers) with sound access in your front yard! We loved the neighborhood... Took several bike ride trips and beach was a very short distance from the home. Most importantly, the owners were very quick to reply back with any questions we had and so easy to get along with. Would highly recommend The Layback to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
Frisco Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Car: recommended

Quiet neighborhood with large front yard and private sound access. Bike to the Hatteras fishing village to see the catch of the day unloaded off of the off-shore fishing boats. Walk to a quiet beach in a few minutes. Ice cream shops, great hamburgers and pizza restaurants within walking/biking distance. New outdoor shower and picnic tables adjacent to the sound. Old school beach living in a newly renovated house.


Rates & Availability

Hatteras House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter weeks
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day and June
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July Fourth and ...
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $175

We will send a standard rental agreement for you to sign and return. Pricing includes taxes. You will be provided towels for showering, however you will need to bring your own beach towels!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hatteras House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 1.5 newly remodeled bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • 2 masters with queen beds, 2 bunk bed rooms (four single beds). Sleeping for 8.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Picnic tables and chairs on the lawn for you to enjoy the outdoors. A gas grill is provided as well. We believe in enjoying the outdoors.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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