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Ocean Front Home on the Beach!! Newly refurbished!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths, Best Deck on the Beach and Steps to the Surf

Views, views, and views! Sparkling, clean, and comfortable, our beautifully decorated oceanfront home is perfect for families and friends looking for a fantastic beach front vacation rental in Duck, NC (winner in the top 10 coastal towns in the US by USA Today!). Our home, “Spindrift,” is perched just above the dunes, seconds to the surf with endless views of the crystalline ocean and sandy beach.

Spindrift has all the comforts of home, with a great H-shaped plan that provides two 2-bedroom wings (two queens; one queen and one single/single-bunk and single/full bunk beds) with full baths, separated by a great room and fully equipped granite/stainless modern kitchen. Amenities include high speed WiFi, new flat screen TVs in every room with premium cable, new stove, granite/stainless modern kitchen, full-size washer/dryer, dishwasher, new ceiling fans, central a/c, brand new bathrooms, dining for eight, deck chairs and outdoor beach front picnic table, private beach access right in front of our home, private outdoor shower, ample private parking, and much more!

Spindrift features a beautiful, oceanfront sundeck with infinity-edge views—perfect for watching the sunrise over the surf, sunbathing, and relaxing to the sounds of the waves. Look for pods of dolphins or flocks of pelicans flying in and out of the waves from the deck or from Spindrift’s great room and two ocean front master bedrooms!

In addition to our fantastic sunning deck, our private outdoor shower and dressing room are perfect for rinsing the sea water off after an ocean swim. We also have beach chairs and umbrellas in our garage beach box for you to use for relaxing on the beach. If you want a little swimming pool action, Spindrift’s Sea Ridge community pool is just a short walk away. This home is beach time all the time!

Spindrift is a beautiful mile-and-a-half walk or drive to the heart of the Village of Duck, which offers unique shopping, a spa, sport rentals, great dining, coffee houses, bookstores, a sound-side boardwalk, a wonderful park with children’s play area, morning yoga on the town green, and live music venues, not to mention groceries and seasonal local fresh fish and vegetables at the local food stands in the summer.


- In Summer season (June-end of August) weekly rentals only and are Sunday to Sunday change over to make it easier for you with traffic.

- We have a keyless entry system so no need to rush to pick up or drop off keys. You get your own dedicated code for your stay.

- Check in is any time after 3 p.m. and check out is anytime before 10 a.m.

- Spindrift is dog friendly - one well behaved dog is invited for a $150 fee.

We keep our booking calendar current so please check it out for availability. If we're already booked for your preferred dates, check out our other properties in Duck listed on VRBO too. They are VRBO 449176, VRBO 667198, or VRBO 513115!

Cancellation policy: Policy is that we try and re-rent the house then remit to you any monies received, less a $500 cancellation fee.

More Details

Mike and Mary Hayward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Mike and Mary Hayward

We have been coming to Duck for almost two decades to vacation. Each time we were here we would fantasize about owning a little something of this wonderful island to enjoy whenever we could. Finally, just this year we took the plunge and now own Spindrift. It is just the right size and is our special haven to escape to when the pressures of real life get to us and we need ocean beach time to regroup. We hope you too will find that peace of mind and sense of rejuvenation that we get each time we come to Spindrift. We look forward to sharing it with you and your family. We hope you will select Spindrift as your beach vacation rental to make cherishable beach memories to remember in the years to come.

Mike and Mary Hayward purchased this house in 2015

Why Mike and Mary Hayward chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

Spindrift is located right on the ocean on one of the most beautiful east coast beaches in the U.S. It has the best view and private access for year round beach front enjoyment! Spectacular sunrises and moon rises greet you daily! We have had so much fun making Spindrift a comfortable place to relax with many details we enjoy for our own comfort and down time. We enjoy our morning coffee on Spindrift's ocean front deck and our lovely sunsets from our sound side deck. Sometimes we see dolphins swimming right in front of Spindrift and deer grazing right in back of Spindrift!

Spindrift is located only a mile and half from the town of Duck, which is a very walkable, bike and dog-friendly quaint coastal village with super friendly folk and wonderful shopping, dining and many fun things to do for you and the family. You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, tandem bikes, etc., to enjoy the walking/biking trail and many water activities Duck has to offer. Take yoga classes on the Duck green in the summer or in the winter practice yoga at Village Yoga. Watch family friendly free movies on Friday evenings on the town green in the summer, stroll the sound-side boardwalk for ice cream, Duck Doughnuts, and watch the ospreys nesting. We love it here and come all the time.

What makes this house unique

With the beach in front of you and great shopping, restaurants and a park within walking distance, you may not want to get into your car to explore the many exciting places on the Outer Banks. There are four great lighthouses that are worth seeing - the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Ocracoke Island Lighthouse which you have to take a ferry to get to the island. The Whalehead Club and Wildlife Educational Center are interesting. The site of the first airplane flight by the Wright brothers is a National Park in Kill Devil Hills. The park displays replicas of the original Wright Flyer. Jockey's Ridge, the tallest sand dune on the east coast is in Nags Head. Climbing to the top to view the sunset over the sound is memorable. Keep driving south on Rt. 12 and you reach Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Oregon Inlet. A visit to the Manteo Waterfront and the Elizabethan Gardens is a great trip. Don't forget Jeannette's Pier in south Nags Head for fishing and aquariums.


Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1- Beach Sunshine - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Nautical Blue - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Coral Reef - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Double Ducks Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Two bunks: 1 single/single and 1 single/full
  • 4 Bedrooms - 3 queen and two bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fall and winter bring their own charm to the Outer Banks. The big crowds are gone and long walks on the beach often have one set of foot prints - yours. September and October are warm and golden; the sea oats are full and heavy, waving over the dunes. The traffic is gone, so a trip to watch the fish come in or just to go out to dinner is a pleasure - no waiting. If fishing is your passion, the piers and the surf off of our beach have produced fantastic catches. Golf is another activity that is more pleasurable during warm days in fall and winter. There are many courses to choose from and again - no waiting. Most of the shops have 'end of the season' sales and the restaurants are happy to see you without reservations. Shells on the beach appear more plentiful. Many people - including the owners - prefer this slower season.


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Ocean Front Home on the Beach!! Newly refurbished!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful view!!

  • 5 of 5

This house has a perfect view of the beach and great access to the beach. Having two toddlers, it was great to just walk right out to the beach with all of our beach accessories. The house was very clean when we arrived and was very well designed and spread out. I would definitely stay there again. And I highly recommend this place if you have small children. This was my favorite place to stay at the outer banks.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view ever!

  • 4 of 5

This home is perfectly lovely, so comfortable and well thought out. But the view is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, the week we were there they were doing an extensive beach restoration project right in front of the house, so the view was a little impaired and beach access was not as easy. We still had a wonderful visit. We have stayed on the ocean in Duck and other outer banks locations many, many times, and have never been in a house with this kind of view. I couldn't give 5 stars for our stay because of the construction, but this is definitely a 5 star location. We just had an unlucky week. We would highly recommend this property and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The beach nourishment project was active in June, however it is now very much there is now a shiny new dune and an even larger beach at the house! As indicated in the review, these guests were the unlucky ones who had the most disruptive time. We appreciate their understanding and patience.
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Perfect oceanfront beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Spindrift and it was just as wonderful as the first! The beach renourishment construction luckily did not impact our week, especially because we love spending lots of time on the wonderful oceanfront deck. It was interesting though to watch from a few properties away and we look forward to staying again and seeing the much larger beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to recharge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mike & Mary's charming beach house for a girls weekend getaway. We had an absolute blast watching the sunrise, listening to the waves, and seeing the dolphins swim (literally right off the shore!). That deck is just perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The house itself had plenty of space - with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, even a house full of girls were happy! The kitchen has everything you could need to feel comfortable. We had planned on spending one of the rainy days watching a chick flick, but actually never turned on the TV the entire time we were there :) It was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable home and pristine views - the pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in your beautiful home! The neighborhood is lovely and time exploring the beach was exactly what we were hoping for. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing ocean-front getaway, perfect for grandparents and kids alike!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four (kids aged 5 and 8) + grandparents and family dog had a lovely time at Spindrift! Mary was easy to work with and we found the house to be even more lovely than the pictures. The furnishings were comfortable and clean though the carpet is likely ready to be retired soon. Comfortable beds and the bunk beds that all kids love were perfect! We spent lots of time on the fabulous deck and playing corn hole in the front of the house while grilling and enjoying the sunset. The weather was perfect with only one day of cold temps and crazy wind. The perfect weather begs to have the big doors open with the breeze blowing throughout but the flies in the area quickly proved this to be a poor choice on our part. Some good screens on the sliding doors would be a perfect addition. Thanks for the awesome vacation. Our kids are already asking when we can return!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Sunset Grille or Blue Pointe Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Duck Woods Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
NC 12
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
In front of house
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Before Christmas
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter '18
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 3 2018 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 2 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Getting Warmer...
May 21 2018 - Jun 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 18
Jun 3 2018 - Aug 26 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2018 - Sep 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2018 - Oct 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 31 2018 - Nov 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
This side of Christmas
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

Linens are not included - sheets and towels.
During the Summer season - June-August 7 day minimum with Sunday to Sunday turnover.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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