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Duckin' Around Beach House - a true affordable vacation!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

--Check out more photos on social media "Duckin' Around" --Duckin’ Around is an ocean side house that provides a tranquil escape from the demands of everyday life. This home has been tastefully decorated and furnished to maximize your vacation experience. It is located in Carolina Dunes Subdivision, only 9 lots from the ocean and is just a short bike ride into Duck Village where you can experience great shopping, dining, and magnificent sunsets on the water. This is truly an affordable Outer Banks family vacation rental. For beach information and the current activities, refer to the Town of Duck website!

While vacationing on the Outer Banks, take the short drive North to Corolla to see the wild horses, or South to the Hatteras National Seashore and Lighthouse. Be sure to visit the Wright Brother's Memorial and Jockey's Ridge State Park, too. With so much to do, your family is sure to create memories that will last a life time!

House provides comfortable stay for a group of 8.

There is Netflix, Hulu, and basic TV along with DVD player, Wifi and radio that will play music inside or can be played on outdoor speakers. Basic TV includes ABC, NBC, CBS, WHRO, WHRO Kids, and fox.

Ground Level: Parking for 5 cars max, 1 Car Garage, Laundry Area, Half Bath, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, TV/Game room with sleeping for 2 (foosball table, dartboard, TV-Game console, and card table) BBQ Grill and complete wrap around walkway/deck.

First Floor and Main level: ¾ Wrap around deck with Multiple Sitting Areas and picnic table, 3 Bedrooms: Master(Queen); Bedroom2(Full with Twin Bunk); Bedroom3(Queen with Twin Trundle) Full Bath room with tub, Kitchen(Dishwasher, Microwave, etc) Living Room(50” Flat Screen, with Media player for Pandora, Netflix, and Hulu) Dining Room seating for 8.

Second Floor Deck/Crow's Nest: Duckin’ Around is located on the North face of the last large dune in Duck and provides an amazing 160 degree view from Ocean to Bay. The Crow's Nest truly offers stunning sunset views of the Sound and Ocean.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About The Owner

Hello fellow beach goers! We are Lance and Jackie and we live in VA. We bought our beach house as a way to spend time with our kids and grandkids at a place that allows you to escape the demands of reality. Each year we take a week or two to enjoy the beach with our family but the rest of the time we are happy to share it with others to enjoy. We grew up taking vacations to the Outer Banks and want to be able to share that experience!

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Carolina Dunes

Duckin' Around is a great vacation home because of the affordability and location to the beach! It is only 9 lots away! It has 3 bedrooms and large open front room with the kitchen, dining area, and living area that is very comfortable and accommodating. It also has a lounge room/additional TV on the ground level that sleeps an additional 2 people. There is a foosball table, telescope for night gazing as well as bikes to use during the day. There is a large rooftop deck to watch the sunrise or sunset. By renting Duckin' Around, you can afford to bring just your own family instead of asking your neighbor or in-laws to split the cost of a large home. Duckin' Around is the perfect home to get away, relax, and enjoy all that the Outer Banks and Duck have to offer!

What makes this house unique

One of the unique benefits to Duckin' Around is the rooftop deck. The house sits on a large dune in Duck, giving you views from Ocean to Sound. Also, on a clear night, you can see the Lighthouse shining in the distance. We are only 9 lots to the Ocean and 5 lots to the sound, which has a private pier and sound beach access. After a full day relaxing on the beach, the rooftop deck is a perfect place to watch the sunset and prepare for another day of fun activities!


Carolina Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground level bath - toilet
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest room 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , (trundle bed) dresser, chair, ceiling fan, closet
    Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , (queen) chairs, dresser, ceiling fan, portable crib, closet
    Guest room 2 - 1 bunk bed , (Twin over full bunk bed) chair, dresser, closet
    Sleeper Sofa in Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (Sleeper in main living room) ceiling fan
    Ground level Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (sleeper sofa in TV room) chairs, table, game system, AC!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Duckin' Around Beach House - a true affordable vacation!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the house the weekend after Thanksgiving for a wedding in Duck. The location was great! Super close to the beach and close to town. There were 5 of us and we had plenty of room. The outdoor patio was awesome, and the third floor "balcony" had great views! I highly recommend staying at this house, and would love to go back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie, We are so glad you were able to enjoy all our home as to offer! We strive to have a house that everyone can enjoy! We hope you are able to come back and see more of Duck! Jessica
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Clean, up to date, kids loved the slide

  • 5 of 5

House was great close to beach 5 min walk. Everything anyone could use at the beach was there. Fully stocked kitchen as far as equip. coffeemaker, crock pot pots, pans etc Beds were comfortable we all slept great after al day fun in the sun.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, We are so happy you and your family were able to enjoy the beach! And of course, the slide is always a kid favorite! We hope to hear from you again. Jessica
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Beautifully maintained property with lots of little perks, great location

  • 5 of 5

This house it nicely situated, with just a short walk to the ocean in one direction, no crossing any major roads. It's an even shorter walk to the sound in the opposite direction.

The property is very nicely maintained. Everything is spotless, and the appliances are modern and in great working order. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The house has wood paneling on the walls, but it looks cozy not dated.

The owners have stocked the house with lots of little things to keep your interest. The book shelf is full of books of local lore, games that are all hits, and family friendly DVDs. The main deck has a slide for the kids to get down quickly - they love it.

The town of Duck has many great restaurants to choose from, and this property is pretty close to town.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire, We are so happy you were able to enjoy our home and all it has to offer! We hope you are able to enjoy another Duck vacation in the future!! Jessica
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Great house for a relaxing beach get-away

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at the house for a week in July. We were in the area for a wedding / family reunion (centered around a property just down the street) and found the Duckin' Around to be a wonderful respite from all the activities we were involved in around town. It's walking distance to the beach and not far from restaurants & shops in Duck. It was fairly priced, quaint and very comfortable. The owners were pros - available if we needed them, but not intrusive / overly involved. The house came loaded with beach chairs & toys, pots & pans, cutlery, etc. There was no cable TV for the kids to watch, but we brought our AppleTV and used it to stream cartoons / movies when warranted. All in all it was a great stay at a good price and we''ll likely rent it again when we return to OBX!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christopher, We are so happy you were able to enjoy the wedding/ reunion but still able to escape! We usually watch Netflex when the kids need some downtime so I am happy you were able to watch AppleTV. We look forward to hearing from you in the future! Email us any time! Jessica
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Charming and close to all

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the OBX, we were here for a wedding, but we're already planning a return trip. Our only issue wasnt even an issue really, but the Keurig is fickle. It would warm up but not start or it would start, but only pour out about a 1/4 cup of coffee. We unplugged it and then started over and that seemed to reset it.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the OBX and are planning on coming back! I will look into the Keurig and see what I can do to fix that. No body should have to go without coffee! Thank you for letting us know!
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Fit the Bill Perfectly

  • 4 of 5

We were on vacation that was combined with a family wedding. This beach house was in a perfect location for us as it was in walking distance of the wedding venue. Normally I would want a pool to come with the property, but we had access to other pools and the walks to the beach and the sound were easy and quick. The house was well cared for and it suited our needs perfectly.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $59

Check in Time is 3pm. Check out time is 10am. Please be courteous of these times to allow for change over details and other guests to arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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