WHERE ARE WE GOING?
The name of this house is Wind Dreamin', kinda says it all! This is a spacious Sound-front home which boasts sunsets and sound views galore. This home is directly on the Pamlico Sound. There are only approximately 75 actual Sound-front homes in the Salvo/Tri-Villages area, this is one of them. Don't be fooled by other advertisements that make a rental appear to be water front. "Sound view", "semi Sound-front", and pictures showing a view of the Sound, are not Sound-front. From many of these homes the water is tantalizingly close and yet you have to drive a mile or more to get to public access to the water.
If you would like to contact us to obtain more information about the property, you might try to Google "david j. reed". I am attorney in the Atlanta, GA area. Go to my website and access the contact information. Please excuse the ancient nature of the site, too busy to update it:)
WHY CHOOSE WIND DREAMIN?
We get the question all the time, so, yes, there is WIFI.
This home has a private dock that stretches onto the Pamlico Sound. The backyard of this home is on the Sound. No access issues. Walk right down and into the water. Kite, paddle, SUP, windsurf, jet ski, sail, water ski, wake board, all right from the house. Most Soundfront homes on Hatteras have a sea wall, stairs, sea grass, or other impediments between the home and the Sound. Wind Dreamin offers direct easy access to the water from a semi-sandy beach near the water's edge. Yes, once you get in the water it is a bit muddy the first few feet, but get out into the Sound any distance and the footing is back to sandy. Arguably we have the best access to the Sound in the Tri-Villages area and one of the best on Hatteras Island.
Upgrades! We have recently completed some major upgrades to the house. There is an expansion to the end of the dock. A new deck at the end of the dock makes it large enough to host a picnic table and benches. This marks one of the two major improvements to the outdoor living space of the house. The second outdoor upgrade is a walkway from the house to the water's edge. This upgrade provides convenient access to the kite, windsurfing, kayaking staging area. See the newly uploaded photos in the VRBO listing. Other upgrades include additional painting and decor in the bathrooms and bedrooms. New flat screen TVs and upgraded cable TV! Improvements to come will include more heart pine flooring, interior painting. We are excited about this place, we know you will be too.
WHERE IS IT AGAIN?
The house is located in the Outer Banks on Hatteras Island. The geography is unique. The house is in the tri-villages area of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. The house is located in Salvo, NC, and Hatteras Island becomes very narrow here. The island is only 12 house lots wide. Three to four lots on the west side of NC 12 and 8 or so lots on the east side. That means that you can enjoy the roar of the Atlantic Ocean, huge waves, big dunes, and the best surfing on the East Coast within a 5-7 minute walk from the house. With the house on the Pamlico Sound, and mainland North Carolina 15 miles to the west the sun sets over the water, the most spectacular way to begin an evening. Walk to the Blue Whale for coffee in the morning, enjoy the sunrise over the Atlantic, body surf during the mid-day, walk back to the house, kayak at dusk, and jump in the hot tub to enjoy the sunset, all never more than about 1900 feet from the house. Go to this link for more information on the Outer Banks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Banks.
Hatteras Island is better than the North Beaches area of the Outer Banks. The North Beaches areas of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Corolla, Duck, and the like offer Home Depot and Lowes, McDonalds and Burger King, Walmart and Kohls. Hatteras Island has hardly any chain stores or chain restaurants, and more than 36 miles of undisturbed national seashore, much of it accessible by four wheel drive vehicle. Hatteras Island offers easy access to the best parts of the Pamlico Sound with endless possibilities for water sports. The Atlantic Ocean beaches on Hatteras Island are wide and flat. In the North Beaches area long sea wall with narrow beaches in front abound.
WHAT IS THERE ONCE WE ARRIVE?
A convenient entry via a drive up ramp to the first level makes unloading a breeze and provides purpose built handicap accessibility. The first floor offers gorgeous Sound views from the living, dining and kitchen area. On this level one will find a bedroom with two twins and a full bath that is handicapped accessible. Also on the first floor is a master suite complete with an ensuite bath that features a European wet room shower, ideal for a handicapped person as the shower provides roll in access. The sound front deck on this level offers a hot tub to relax after a hard day of play.
Venture upstairs to the spacious second level with a sitting area, a half bath, a full hall bath and the remaining 3 bedrooms. The master suite with queen bed, the bunk bedroom (2 pyramid beds which can sleep 4-6 kids) and the final queen bedroom all have deck access and views overlooking the Pamlico Sound.
Outside there's an enclosed outdoor shower to wash off after a day out on the water. There is a dock to the Sound and a small beach which provides a staging area for water sports including kite boarding, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. This home provides kite-in/kite-out access to the Sound. Leave your kite gear, kayak, or SUP board at the water's edge, have lunch, go right back out for an afternoon session. If you wish to rent kayaks, Hobie cats, jet skis, SUP boards or even bicycles just walk next door to Hatteras Water Sports, check their website, or call them. It could not be easier to have fun at this location.
The decor. This stuff does not matter to some but matters a lot to others. The kitchen is recently remodeled and presents with stainless appliances, granite, and wood floors. The furniture has been upgraded, the bedding is new, the paint is fresh. I don't know about you but when we see this kind of decor in a VRBO place we are trying to rent it says "clean" and you won't be disappointed in this regard with our place.
This house has a private feel. Pull down the driveway and you feel like you have arrived at your own private little oasis. Kids can play safely on flat spacious grounds, and the water's edge is so gently sloped it feels like a zero entry swimming pool.
So this last part of this description will be about trip insurance.
We recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Purchase trip insurance instead of relying on an owner cancellation policy. You'll hardly ever use the cancellation policy but the trip insurance will let you rest easy. We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance from the insuremytrip website. We are not affiliated with that company, and make no money from that referral, we point that out because the rave recommendation below may seem like we must have some ulterior motive in recommending them.
We use insuremytrip for our personal travel. They have really good prices compared to travel vendors like cruise lines and travel sites. They answer their phone, their CSRs speak English as a first language, and they are knowledgeable. But by far the most important reason to use insuremytrip.com is that they waive the pre-existing condition clause in the policies they sell.
So why is waiver of the pre-ex clause so important? Trip insurance covers you if you or someone in your travelling party, or a close relative gets sick. A pre-existing condition is something that existed at the time of purchase of the coverage. So if your mother is ill with heart disease when you book your vacation, and she goes in the hospital with heart failure 2 days before your trip then most travel insurance companies will reject the claim on the ground of a pre-existing condition. The problem is that almost all the events or conditions that could cause you to miss your trip were pre-existing at the time you book your trip. So the pre-ex clause swallows most of the situations that might occur and routinely denies you coverage. Therefore a waiver of this clause is the single most important aspect of purchasing trip insurance.
The thinking at insuremytrip is that no one books a trip intending to not go, but many of us have a loved one with some pre-existing condition.
So why purchase trip insurance as opposed to relying on the cancellation policy of your travel vendor? Because most causes of not going on vacation are not known until very close in time to departure. Hurricane, power outage, or again, imagine Mom has heart disease, she is declining and is in an out of the hospital every few months. If she is in the hospital a month or two before you go, chances are she is going to be out by the time of your travel. You don't know she is going to have another decline and hospital admission until days before you depart. At that point almost no travel vendor, and certainly no VRBO rental cancellation policies, are going to refund your money.
So, again, we wholeheartedly endorse purchasing trip insurance from insuremytrip. By the way, the foregoing has been composed by the owner of this rental house, who is a lawyer, and has studied this area sufficiently to be well informed on this topic.