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Kick Off Your Shoes, Relax, You're On Island Time

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Cozy And Perfect For 2

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 studio in 2015

Why Susan and Dan Beard chose Hatteras Island

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 studio 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 Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • 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 ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed and sofa, Comforter, Pillows. Bed Linens provided
  • Queen size Bed, comforter and pillows. Linens 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, Lighted Fish Cleaning Table, Picnic Table, Roof Top Deck with Ocean View, 2 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, 2 boogie boards.


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Kick Off Your Shoes, Relax, You're On Island Time
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 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: Mar 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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Perfect cabana by the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say one bad thing about Island Time! It was the perfect size for my family of 3. The kitchen had everything you would need. We also really appreciated the huge TV on rainy days. We definitly will return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

As always this little slice of heaven meets expectations! Wonderful place to relax and simply enjoy life. Sadly a construction company cut the power to the island and caused an evacuation. But even with that sad note...we were able to enjoy things. Made it a bit more like camping for a few days. I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my family of three's second trip to the Outer Banks. First time at Island Time. We stayed at another Cabana last time. We chose Island Time because of the layout and overall decor and amenities. It did not disappoint. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware and all dining essentials. The TV was perfect size. Last year's was a 12 inch and hard to see from the couch. The bed was super comfy which I was not expecting in a rental. It was very clean and the cleaning crew stopped by with a complimentary gift of paper towels, toilet paper and dish soap. Patio furniture was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed the views from the top deck. We vacationed with my parents who rented another Cabana and unfortunately they did not have the same experience so our cabana ended up home base for lunch breaks and the nights we cooked dinner. The bathroom was a good size and fixtures were well kept and lots of storage for a small space. The rugs are a NICE touch. It kept sand to a minimum. I can't say enough nice things about the cabana. Will definitely rent this place again and my parents will rent the owners other property next time!!! Thanks so much can't wait to get back to Island Time.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value and amazing for the couples get away.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was amazing, the area is really rural and internet slow, but we weren't there to be on the internet :P

The beaches were amazing and I'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I agree the internet is slow because of the remoteness of the island (30 Miles off the mainland) but it's best to enjoy the ocean while there. Come back soon, Susan and Dan
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Relaxing comfort

  • 5 of 5

After 35 married years my husband and I were able to steal away for a much needed vacation alone. The bungalow was everything it was advertised to be and we could not have had a better time! Not sure I have ever returned from a vacation where I was refreshed instead of exhausted. We had everything we needed and wanted! Such a lovely place to visit and will definitely return. We had absolutely no issues with checkin and loved the fact that we did not have to keep up with keys due to keyless entry! Only possible recommendation would be a screen door that would allow the natural breeze in and reduce the need for continuous air conditioning, otherwise it was perfect!

Scott and Pam😊�

Please excuse any typographical errors, sent from iPhone

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and we are go very glad you enjoyed your stay. The screen door is a great suggestion and we will put this on our "honey do" list. I always leave feeling relaxed too. Hatteras is perfect for unwinding. Come back any time. Susan and Dan
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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