5 Bdrm/5 Bath, Private Pool, Hot Tub, Multi-level Ocean View Decks Beach House
Mike and Mary Hayward
- english, spanish
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 OBX BOX. We love its beach and town of Duck location. It is just the right size for our family gatherings 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 OBX BOX. We look forward to sharing it with you and your family. We hope you will select OBX BOX as your beach vacation get away and that you will make great beach memories to cherish in the years to come.
Mike and Mary Hayward purchased this House in 2016
Why Mike and Mary Hayward chose Duck
OBX BOX is located semi-ocean front on one of the most beautiful east coast beaches in the U.S. It has the best view and is 2 minutes to the beach, right across the beach access walkway for year round beach front enjoyment! Spectacular sunrises and moon rises greet you daily! We have had so much fun making OBX BOX a comfortable place to relax with many details we enjoy for our own comfort and down time. We enjoy our morning coffee on OBX BOX's ocean views deck and our lovely sunsets from our top side deck. We love the pelican drive-bys and enjoy the wildlife (deer! foxes!) that scamper near by. OBX BOX is located 10 minutes by foot to 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
-Your own private pool large (12x30) and the beach just a short walk away -Lovely home interiors with comfy sleeping, modern kitchen and little places to retreat -Great shopping, restaurants and boardwalk within walking distance -Outer Banks special sights: There are four great lighthouses that are worth seeing - the Currituck Beach ighthouse 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please no smoking on property.
One dog permitted with pet fee of $150.00.
Minimum age of primary renter:24
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place, perfect location
Five of us came to visit the OBX and had a great time. This house had everything (well we could do without the mosquitos). Perfect location, great views, easy access to shops and food. Made our trip even better.
Our Second Stay
We just love OBX BOX! We stayed for the first time last year, and came back again this year. The house has everything we need, it's very comfortable, and the location can't be beat.
Great beach house
Had a great stay. The house has everything you could need for a beach trip and is in a great location. Everything was clean and worked well. I would definitely come back for another visit
Heaven on Earth
We’ve been staying here for 8 years and will be going back next summer. The house is perfect, the owners are lovely. Close to beach and shopping, well-appointed and beautifully decorated.
OBX Box Aug., 2019
Our family stayed at this property in early August, 2019. The house is in a wonderful location and is only about a 30 second walk from the beach. The house however is in need of some maintenance and TLC. The a/c units cannot cool the house on a hot day. The window treatments were damaged and many were inoperable. We advised the owners to check on their cleaning service because the house was in need of better cleaning. The furniture in the ground floor and middle level living areas is worn out and uncomfortable. Drainage problems around the pool area and outdoor shower need to be addressed. All in all this house is in a fantastic neighborhood and with a fresh paint job inside and out, some minor repairs, and new furniture would be 5 out of 5 stars.
We also love the great beach location of our house. We appreciate your feedback so we can take action to address the items you raised. We are rarely at the house during the summer and your feedback helps us know what's going on with the house during these months.
We are arranging for new cleaners in September who can keep OBX BOX up to the standards that we and our guests expect, and have added the rest to Mike's "honey-do" list for off season action when we head down to Duck later in September.
Note that both a/c system units are only two years old and with the high heat/humidity of our beach summers, cooling insides to the low 70s can be challenging for any system.
Great location but not as clean as it could be - also needs more dishes and plastic glasses. Loved the location and pool and the no check in with the door code!
Happy to hear you loved the pool and great location. We will have a word with our cleaners. Anytime during your stay please let us know if there's something we can address so we can get supplies sent over right away to make your stay more enjoyable--Go Amazon!!
Our charming five bedroom /five bathroom beach house with large in-ground pool (unheated open mid-May-mid-Oct) and hot tub is located semi-ocean front (just one house back from the beach) from the lovely beach of Duck and a 10 minute walk into the quaint village of Duck, Outer Banks, North Carolina. We have furnished our home with new, modern coastal decor and have big, multi-level spacious decks and a large, concrete deck and tiki bar area around the pool for swimming and entertaining. Our pool and volley ball court, coupled with our large lot and semi-ocean front location, minutes to Duck, makes this one of the nicest homes in Duck.
The ground level has a Twin bedroom (2 beds), full tub/shower bathroom and TV play room with sliding doors that open to the swimming pool entertaining area with bar set up, hot tub, outdoor shower, spacious pool deck, and covered porch seating. The laundry area with full sized washer and dryer are also located on the ground level.
The mid-level main living area features our sparkling white kitchen with all new appliances, including Keurig coffee maker and drip coffee maker (you chose!), living room with new sofa and matching chairs with large flat-screen, full sized tv. Our dining room seats 10 easily. Bedrooms on this level are a queen bedroom with private bath and one King bedroom with hall bath.
The top level has a loft reading/office open area overlooking the lower livingroom/dining area and walk out deck with spectacular views of the ocean, sunrises and lovely sunsets. This is the spot for morning coffee and evening happy hour. There is one queen bedroom with private bath and one king bedroom with hall bath.
Note: No elevator. Stairs to main living area and to second story bedrooms. No garage/covered parking.
Pool is unheated. Open mid-May to mid-October.
Hot tub for off season (mid-Oct to mid-May) open by request.
Bedding: Two kings, two queens, two Twins.
Amenities include: private pool, bar area by pool, hot tub by pool, outside shower, cable TV, free WiFi, DVD player, CD player, Keurig and drip coffee makers, dishwasher, cook top stove, oven, telephone with free US/Canada/Mexico dialing, charcoal barbecue grilling, washer and dryer, volleyball court, decks with deck furniture, pool chairs/furniture, parking for four cars.
The village of Duck is quaint, beautiful and welcoming with wonderful local unique shops, cozy cafes, grocery stores, delicious restaurants and water sports entertainment. Duck also has a unique sound side coastal boardwalk that provides great bird watching over the Sound and beautiful sunset vistas, dining, shopping, and dog-walking. Kayakers float by adding to the scenery. Great for families and couples who wish to walk around Duck after a fantastic day on the beach.
For car trips and sight seeing during rainy days, you are spoiled for choice: lighthouses, shopping, and a must visit to Jockey's Ridge, the east coast's largest sand dune and site of the Wright brothers first flight! Visit the Wright Brothers national monument and museum nearby and learn about our country's aviation history and first flight. Head north to Corolla for tours to visit the wild banker ponies, protected and wild. Year round the town of Duck is full of wonderful things to see, places to shop, eat, and enjoy beach time.