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

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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.

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Susan and Dan Beard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Kick Off Your Shoes, Relax, You're On Island Time
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews


  • 4 of 5

On short notice, my husband and I decided to spend the Christmas weekend on the Outer Banks; we chose Island Time. Susan was very accommodating even allowing us to check in early. The cabana was lovely, clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Given that it was a holiday weekend during the off season, very little was open so I am not able to provide any feedback on local businesses, however, the winter skies did provide three beautiful sunsets. I would recommend Island Time to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I needed that!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and clean place with quick access to the beach. I thoroughly enjoyed a long New Years weekend and the weather even cooperated for the most part. There ain't no such thing as a bad day at the beach! Dolphins were plenty and I even caught a whale breaching not far beyond the surf. Convenient to quite a few shops and restaurants, the museum and the ferry to Ocracoke. Nice TV but it rarely came on as I spent the evenings on the roof top deck, enjoying the stars and the sounds of the surf just over the dune. I would absolutely consider Island Time for future getaways! Thanks, I needed that! :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! The location couldn't be better and Susan made sure my wife and I had everything we needed. The studio kitchen was fully stocked with just about every pan we needed to cook thanksgiving dinner and the ocean is just a few steps from your door. I'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to enjoy Thanksgiving at the beach! We have had several memorable holidays there and cherish every one. Hatteras is awesome in the spring and summer too. Thank you for writing a great review and hope to see you again! Susan and Dan
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Very clean and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was clean and comfortable. It was just the right size for me and my husband. We are looking at going back down in May. This was the first time staying in a cabana it was a lot better them staying in bigger houses.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We used to rent the big houses until we found this little gem too. It's the perfect place to gather with friends and family....yet have your own private space. Hope to have you back! Susan and Dan
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Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our quest for a perfect place to stay in Hatteras has ended. We absolutely loved Island Time. The outdoor living space made it feel much larger. We spent so much time on both the lower and upper decks. It was fantastic to sit on the upper deck and watch and listen to the ocean. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. It had everything we could possibly need. Everything was very clean and organized. The whole rental process was extremely easy thanks to Susan and Dan. The information they provided before arriving was excellent. I cannot say enough good things about this rental. Even though Hatteras was still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew, most of the businesses were open and welcoming visitors. It was a great week. Definitely looking forward to returning to Island Time.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and we are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. We call Island Time our little slice of heaven because it is truly a special place to unwind. Thanks again for choosing Island Time for your stay. Come back any time. Susan and Dan
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay. OBX is amazing in any season. Thanks for the review! 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar Madness
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Spring
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hatteras Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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