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Kick Off Your Shoes, Relax, You're On Island Time *Free Wifi * New Photos

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Cozy And Perfect For 2 or 3. Free WiFi

Island Time is our new little slice of paradise in the Outer Banks. It's small so we have done everything to utilize the space as efficiently and artistically as possible. It's very cheerful, clean and we think it's just the perfect little getaway place.

We've had lots of honeymooners and many repeat visitors over the years at our Quality Time Studio nearby, and will continue doing our best to ensure our guests have a vacation to remember at our new place.

Spend some time experiencing the wonders of Cape Hatteras at your doorstep. Relax on our roof top deck under the brightest stars you will ever see or take a sunrise walk and watch the dolphins swim in the surf.

Island Time is a free standing Studio on stilts with parking underneath providing you a private hide-a-way on the beach. Our brand new queen size Serta Perfect Sleeper will ensure you get a good nights sleep.

Dan and I love to cook so the kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals or entertain. The local restaurants are wonderful too with fresh local seafood. There are charcoal grills and picnic tables outside for the grill masters among you.

We provide beach chairs and umbrellas so take off that watch and relax into Island Time.

As with all Mid Atlantic vacation spots we are subject to hurricanes between July and Nov. Please consider travel insurance. VRBO offers a plan but there are other insurance options. Check via GOOGLE. It's not expensive and safeguards your vacation monies.

More Details

Susan and Dan Beard
Member since: 2012
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Susan and Dan Beard

I have family in Hatteras and have been going to Hatteras since I was a small child. My husband Dan was raised on a finger lake in NY so we both have a love of the water.

We stayed at the Cabanas in the summer of 2006 and were hooked. We had 4 units filled with family and friends and enjoyed the privacy of the individual units over the big beach houses we had rented before. We bought #32 on my birthday later that same year.

So now 8 years later we've been lucky enough to buy a second Cabana, #24 and we are calling this Cabana Island Time. We all need to unwind from everyday stresses and there is no better place on earth than Hatteras to relax and recharge our batteries. We hope the sunny skies and endless beaches will help you relax and reset your pace to a slower speed for a while.

Dan and I love fishing and Hatteras offers a of variety of options. Surf casting from the beach has provided many lunches of Trout, Pompano, Puppy Drum, Flounder etc. There are head boats and charters a plenty. Our favorite is the Stormy Petrel. It is huge and can take the whole family out deep sea fishing.

Susan and Dan Beard purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Susan and Dan Beard chose Hatteras

Dan proposed to me on one knee at the top of Hatteras Lighthouse in 1997 before it was moved. This area holds so many special memories for us and we hope your time here will enrich your lives as much as it has ours.

What makes this cottage unique

Driving on the beach is too much fun!! It's a must do if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Beach combing, horseback riding on the beach, kite surfing, kayaking, long walks on the beach etc. Fishing, driving on the beach and camp fires require permits so please follow the local laws governing these activities. Permits are available at the Lighthouse in Buxton.


Hatteras Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub with shower, hair dryer provided
  • Tub with shower, hair dryer provided. Please bring your own bath, beach and dish towels.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed and sofa, Comforter, Pillows. Bed Linens provided
  • Queen size Bed with Gel Topper, comforter and pillows. Sheets and Pillow cases provided. Queen sleeper sofa with innerspring mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Queen Bed, Bed Linens, Pillows, Blankets, Coffee Maker, Blender, Glassware, Dinnerware, 42' Flat Screen, Outdoor Shower, Private Beach Access via wooden dune walkover, 1 minute walk to beach, Lighted Fish Cleaning Table, Picnic Table, Roof Top Deck with Ocean View, 2 beach chairs, 1 umbrella, 2 boogie boards.


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Kick Off Your Shoes, Relax, You're On Island Time *Free Wifi * New Photos
average rating of 4.9014087 based on 71 reviews

Great place for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in Island Time with no disappointments. Few steps to the beach. Very clean and comfortable. Great for a couple. Everything you need in this cabana. Next time we go we are going to try the owners other property. Thanks for sharing your property with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming back!!! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your great review. Susan and Dan Beard
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Fantastic, quiet retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated cabana! Immediately inviting and welcoming. You instantly do feel like you are on Island time. We had a little trouble with the key-less entry, but a quick phone call to the owner solved that problem. From then on, we enjoyed a fantastic weekend. Everything was clean and neat. The owners recommendations for area restaurants, a local seafood market, and a local grocery store helped us solidify a great weekend get-away. Thank you for letting us enjoy your beach retreat. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owners of Island Time have their cabana decorated beautifully, from the moment I unlocked the door I knew we were going to love staying there. They have everything covered for your stay away from home. The kitchen was outfitted with the nicest cooking utensils of any rental we have ever stayed at. The bed was super comfy which is always a plus when traveling cause lets be honest a day of fishing or shelling can leave you pretty exhausted, so dropping into a comfortable bed to get a good nice rest sometimes is hard to find. The beach was just steps away over the dunes with amazing shelling. We were lucky enough to have been there after one of the many noreasters and an old shipwrecked barge had been uncovered which was super cool to see and photograph. For those not familiar with Hatteras and the surrounding towns and villages it's very quiet and laid back. If you are looking for a place to truly unwind and relax this is your place. Thank you Susan and Dan for sharing your amazing cabana with us for my husbands 50th birthday getaway. He and I had a splendid time and having such a beautiful place to stay with all the comforts of home made it that much more special!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are so glad your birthday celebration was a great success. Thanks for mentioning the kitchen and bed in your great review. We feel the same way you do about needing comfort when away from home. We do our best to make sure our housewares are in good shape to ensure your comfort. We hope you come back some day. Susan and Dan
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Great location! Nicely appointed and everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. As summer homeowners ourselves, we appreciated all the nice touches and the care of providing everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate your feedback. Susan and Dan
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A beautiful smal place to relax away from everything else with all amenities needed for a long stay.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin/studio was perfect for me and my girlfriend that just wanted to get away for a few days. All the amenities are there so you can have a comfortable vacation, and the kitchen and cooking ware is all superb. Ontop of that, the pictures do not do this place justice: It's perfectly decorated to give off a quaint beach house feel. Bed: Super Comfortable, bathroom: very clean. The top roof balcony is the perfect place to relax and look at the ocean that's just over the sand dunes, even when it was a bit cold on our visit of early March. The only issue we had was the hot water for the shower doesn't last that long (15 minutes ish), but it does return quickly. This place was perfect and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your feedback. The hot water heater is small because of space but you are right it regenerates very quickly. Thanks again, Susan and Dan
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A lovely island Christmas retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely place for a quiet island Christmas! Cheery and clean, with super comfy bed. Every type of cooking utensils you need, and the owners were so responsive to us even over the holiday( we arrived late Christmas Eve, and our GPS was not working correctly.) Just a heads up—linens do not include towels, dishcloths, potholders so be sure to bring them. We highly recommend this place and hope to return in warmer weather so we can spend more time on the amazing deck with beautiful sunset views!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our property. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you had a nice stay. I updated the details on the VRBO site to remind renters to bring towels of every kind. Sorry we cant provide towels but our cleaning service is not staffed to handle laundry. They do such a great job with everything else, we can't change to another company. We love them. Susan and Dan
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Hatteras Landing Shopping Center
Nearest Airport
129 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Capt'n Rolos
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Hatteras to Ocracoke
Nearest Golf
70 Miles
Nags Head
Nearest Train
129 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Oceanfront, right in front of us
Car: necessary

Deep Sea Fishing Charters, 3 light houses nearby, Hatteras, Ocracoke and Bodie Island, Wild Ponies, Free Ferry to Ocracoke (home of Black Beard the pirate) runs yearly, Affordable Flight Seeing Tours, 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle Beach Access, Delicious Fresh Seafood, Surf Fishing, Kite Flying, World Class Kite Surfing in Canadian Hole is just across the street, Bird Sanctuary, Sea Turtles




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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