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AMAZING NEW BEACH ESCAPE-4 BR-Free Linens-Close to Beach-Priv Hot Tub/Volleyball

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,890 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Located In the gorgeous beach town of Southern Shores (next to Kitty Hawk),

Tides Inn is a newly constructed 4 bedroom home tucked into the quaint streets of Southern Shores. Enjoy the short walk or bike ride to the nearby beach access. Plan your next getaway where you can enjoy plenty of fishing, water sports, golfing, hang gliding, bicycling and much more!!

This lovely home is appointed with many extras to make your vacation one to remember. From the private Volley Ball court where you can challenge your friends and family to a friendly game to the peaceful Hot Tub area with a park style grill and sitting area.

This newly built home is implemented with stainless steel appliances, gorgeous tile floors in the bathrooms, hard wood floors in the living area and carpet in the bedrooms. There are private decks on both levels so you can enjoy some sun, or better yet, do some OBX stargazing by night.

The upper level of our home includes a Great room with vaulted ceiling, flat screen CATV/DVD, Surround sound, Wii, and sliding doors to access your large sun deck overlooking mature trees. Dining area with table for 6; kitchen bar seating for 4; Gourmet Kitchen that any cook would love with stainless steel appliances, large pantry and plenty of counter space for prep work. 1 Bedroom (Master with Queen, private bath, TV, DVD, 2 closets and private deck); half bathroom.

The middle level of your home away from home includes 3 Bedrooms (1 Master Queen, private bath, TV, DVD and private deck, 1 with 2 Twins, TV, DVD and private deck overlooking the trees and 1 with bunk bed, TV and Playstation with games); full hall bathroom.

The bottom level includes under house parking, dry entry and laundry. This house also features an outdoor shower for easy de-sanding when you get back from the beach.

Tides Inn is a leisurely 5 minute walk to the beach, or if you prefer, a one minute bike ride! Unlike other OBX beach locations, our beach has a lifeguard on duty during the summer season. This vacation home is known for being a great place for a family vacation on a quiet street. Consider this your own private getaway while still being close to the OBX's fun shopping and restaurants.

Keywords: House, Beach, Southern Shores Rental, Kitty Hawk Rental, Beach House Rental, Close to Beach, Close to Ocean, Hot Tub, OBX vacation, Outerbanks Single Family Home, Dolphins, 4 Bedrooms, New Beach House, Relaxation

More Details

Carol Fox
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Carol Fox

Dennis and I both grew up in Bucks County, Pa. We both went to the same high school, began dating, and fell in love. We spent every summer with our toes in the sand and knew one day we would purchase a home in the Outer Banks. Last year we did that and built our home in Southern Shores. We enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Carol Fox purchased this house in 2015

Why Carol Fox chose Southern Shores

We fell in love with Southern Shores the very first time we vacationed there. Nothing had ever felt so right, so we closed our eyes and purchased a lot after a couple years of vacationing in the Outer Banks!! We are blessed to have the opportunity to share our home with others the way someone once opened their door and allowed us to be a guest at their beautiful beach house.

What makes this house unique

Key-less Entry

Free life guard provided at our beach-(Hillcrest Beach)

Several Beach parking lots (parking pass provided) Playground with basketball and soccer areas


Boat ramp access

All four bedrooms have their own TV with DVD players

Tides Inn has an electronic key-less entry lock. The Tenant will be provided a lock code in a welcome package prior to the check-in date. The lock code will be good for the term of the VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT. Check-in time is 4PM on the beginning date of your reservation. While we can’t guarantee an early check-in, every effort will be made to get the property ready as early as possible. Tenant can request a text message indicating that the property is ready for them, in case the property is available earlier than 4PM.

This house (and surrounding property) is a true vacation home. It is secluded and peaceful, all the while being in a busy beach town. In fact, it’s a fun stroll to the beach! You pass a turtle pond via the walking/biking paths on your way, and the kids enjoy a nature stroll.


Southern Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1890 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, private outside shower with enclosed dressing area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8 Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) All 4 Bedrooms have their own personal television
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Coffee Maker, Blender, Crock Pot, Mixer, cooking utensils, waffle maker, electric griddle. Tides Inn also has an outdoor shower, beach chairs and a small cooler. Linens and towels are provided for guests. Key-less Entry


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Visit from Pittsburgh

  • 5 of 5

Hello, we really enjoyed our stay at your new beach house. This is a very quiet family oriented neighborhood. The beach was within walking distance to the home. The hot tub and outdoor grill came in handy. Plenty of room for at least 8 adults, very comfortable just like home. The house is just beautiful inside and out! Several nearby attractions, good restaurants. All around a wonderful vacation! We would like to come back again next summer. Thank you so much Carol!

Dan Scullion - Pittsburgh PA

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your outstanding review!! We are so happy you all enjoyed your vacation at Tides Inn and look forward to your return in the future. Take care, Carol
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

super close to the beach. excellent ammenties. great access to sunsets, tennis, Duck etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice new home, but.....detailed review to follow

  • 4 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay and were most thankful that we found this home available during peak season, on short notice. We rent vacation homes frequently and this home was nice, but came up short on some things.

Upon arrival the home was not as clean and well maintained as we would have liked. The carpets upstairs were not vacuumed, even saw half eaten crackers under the couch. The counters and table were barely wiped off. We saw mold dangling from the faucet in the upstairs half bath, upstairs master shower was dirty and all the toilets had rings around them by the 3rd day. We had to vacuum and clean before we could use the space upstairs. Wifi was ok upstairs, spotty downstairs and nearly no connection outside. The AC temp was locked out at 72. Would have been nice to have it a bit cooler upstairs. The downstairs master mattress is horrible! Don't sleep there, so uncomfortabe.

Location was wonderful, but finding it was a bit difficult. The property is overgrown with weeds and the street number is tucked down the drive compaired to all the other homes. Volleyball/cornhole areas have super soft sand, but overgrown with weeds making the playing areas smaller.

Provided was everything for badmitten, corn hole, volleyball, beach chairs/toys, boogie boards, outdoor grilling area, clothesline, games for kids/adults inside, crayons, reading books, even a radio and small cooler. We enjoyed the hot tub and it was even cleaned/maintained midweek. The outdoor changing area was above average, private (door and lock!) even had a bench for changing and a small hanging rack for clothes. Can't go wrong with a full washer and dryer! Having parking passes for beach access was awesome, we never had to worry about parking being available. The lifeguards were always very friendly and the beach not crowded. Plus there were portapotties and showers to rinse off before getting into the car.

The sound system upstairs was unexpected, we enjoyed music and evening movies. The fridge is huge, but ice maker does not work, ice trays are provided. Dishwasher is top notch. Lots of blankets, sheets, towels and extra pillows. Could use more hand towels, pillowcases, washcloths and curtains in the dining area. Diningtable its sturdy, as are the stools for the hightop counter. Bunk bed room is hot and sunny. Twin bed room has a deck off it, this was concerning for us as we had young children.

We did enjoy our stay, just had some bumps along the way. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation. I appreciate you letting us know about your concerns. I have contacted our housekeeping crew. Our Tides Inn sign is clearly posted on the house and is easily seen. Some of the dune grasses really took off this season due to the heavy rains, which only mother nature can control. We do offer our guests a soft queen mattress on the upper level master bedroom and the downstairs master bedroom has a firmer mattress. We have discovered most of our guests enjoy a choice. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Sincerely, Carol and Dennis
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house- great location, very clean! We truly enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your family vacation!! We look forward to sharing our home with you again in the future. Carol & Dennis
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This house is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing, location amazing, distance to the beach is 2 minute drive with a private parking lot. It was our first family vacation with our daughter and we couldn’t have had a better time. Definitely would stay here again

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Tides Inn as your vacation home!!! We are so happy your family enjoyed the vacation and we hope to see you again!!! Carol & Dennis
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Ashburn, Virginia USA

Time Stands Still at Tides Inn

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing week at the Outer Banks! As they always say "Location, Location, Location." Tides Inn is located in a nice, quiet community with the beach just around the corner and a short bike ride to Duck. Additionally, one doesn't have to travel far to take in some of the sites such as Wright Brother's Memorial and Bodie Island Light House. As others have mentioned, what a nice welcoming gift. The home is newly built with wonderful upgraded features, VERY clean, nicely decorated and ample space for at least two families. Carol is wonderful and easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and we look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great family vacation. Yes, we agree Tides Inn has a perfect location and we're glad you liked our welcome gift. It was an absolute pleasure having you in our home and we look forward to opening our doors to you in the future!!!! Take care, Carol and Dennis
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

Come see for yourself why everybody wants to visit the Outer Banks! Our house is in the gorgeous beach town of Southern Shores (next to Kitty Hawk), it's a brand new coastal home that features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and is within walking distance to the beach.

In terms of visiting the Outer Banks, this location can't be beat! ' Tides Inn' is conveniently located just over the bridge, so when you get to the island you don't have to negotiate the beach traffic on Route 12. For those who have visited the OBX, you will appreciate how easy it is to get to this home! For first-time visitors, you will be glad you chose this place! Simply take a back road through the first neighborhood in the Southern Shores community and a few turns later, you have reached your destination.

There is so much to see and do in the Outer Banks. Spend the day visiting the most amazing lighthouses including Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, Bodie Island and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Another exciting attraction in OBX is the Wright Brothers National Memorial where you can learn the history behind aviation or plan a hang gliding adventure at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

Grab your fishing pole or plan a trip out to see the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll along the beach and collect the beautiful shells. Stop and watch the dolphins play in the water as you walk along the shore line.Take a chartered fishing trip from Oregon Inlet, known for some of the best fishing along the Atlantic Coastline. Play a round of golf at the Currituck Club.

Dining is a treat in the Outer Banks as there are so many delicious menus offered throughout the island. Take the family miniature golfing, kayaking, shopping, jet-skiing, hang gliding or fishing. Or just relax on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

We offer a 3 payment option as well as the standard 2 payments. We do require a $500.00 security deposit which is refundable within 2 weeks of departure. Please contact Carol at 267-885-3265 for additional details.

Linens, towels and Complimentary Wi-Fi are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund