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Affordable Family OBX Fun-Built in 2015 Close to Beach-Priv. Hot Tub- Volleyball

Southern Shores, NC, USA
  • House1890 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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 flat screen CATV, DVD, WiFi and access to a 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


Carol Fox

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 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

Enjoy an early check-in (2:30) at no extra charge. Playground with basketball and soccer areas Marinas Boat ramp access 2 Beach parking lots (parking pass provided) Free life guard provided at our beach-(Hillcrest Beach) All four bedrooms have their own TV 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 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
      • 3 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, private outside shower with enclosed dressing area

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Our home is located just a short walk to the beach. Enjoy morning strolls gathering shells and watching the sunrise or ride your bike a few blocks to enjoy the sunset over the sound.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Towels and Sheets included
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      carport area to park under house
                    • Telephone
                      free long distance within USA
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          4 bar stools in kitchen eating area
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          electric glass top
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              full size dining table with 6 chairs and 4 additional bar stools at kitchen bar
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Game area with many fun family games and books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable television and WiFi
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      corn hole game private volley ball court volley ball beach chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              accommodates 7-8 people

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • marina
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Coffee Maker, Blender, Crock Pot, Mixer, cooking utensils, ice maker, waffle maker, electric griddle. Tides Inn also has an outdoor shower, beach chairs and a small cooler. Linens and towels are provided for guests.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 2:30 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      11 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Time Stands Still at Tides Inn

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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

                                                                      Perfect place to stay

                                                                      Eddie C.

                                                                      Tides Inn felt clean, bright and modern. The layout is the right mix of gathering space and privacy if you wanted it. We were two couples and two kids and the space was perfect for us. Tides Inn is walking distance to the beach, but there is great parking by the beach access if don't have a wagon and you're schlepping everything but the kitchen sink; it's not a far drive to shops and restaurants either. The home itself was situated on a really nice lot with trees surrounding the back deck ,off the kitchen, which made it feel very private from the neighboring houses- though it did seem like a generally quiet street. The kitchen, with its sleek appliances and sharp granite countertops, was stocked with almost any utensil you could think of. You'll find the owners' thoughtful touches all around the house- like knit throws on the sofa. You wouldn't find that in a chain hotel and it was really relaxing to put a cozy blanket on my lap at night and read my book. The owners were very accommodating and immediately responded to any question or concern we had. They provided games, DVDs, and books to use and they left a sweet cooler bag gift. So nice. I think a memorable vacation starts with a great place to stay. Tides Inn is a great place to stay. Thank you to the owners for sharing your home.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your wonderful review. We recognize how important vacation time is for families and it is our goal to share our home in a way that makes you feel at home. We welcome you back and hope to see you at Tides Inn the next time you need an escape to paradise!!!

                                                                      Great Stay at Tides Inn

                                                                      David J. T.

                                                                      We had a wonderful time at Tides Inn. It is a great property. It is definitely not worth the difference in price to be "on the beach" as the beach is such a short walk or ride from the property. The house itself is as good, and in some ways better, than any of the properties in which we have stayed in Duck, Sanderling area, and other spots in Southern Shores in prior years. We will definitely come back. The interior is as nice as anywhere, except that Carol Fox has better taste in decor than many others. Will definitely be back.

                                                                      David Taylor, Lawyer, Washington, DC

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your awesome review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Please let us know if we may provide you with

                                                                      accommodations in the future.

                                                                      Warmest Regards,

                                                                      Carol & Dennis Fox

                                                                      Beautiful home that meets all your needs

                                                                      therese c.

                                                                      We had an absolutely wonderful time! The house was clean, comfortable,and very accommodating to all our wants and needs. I personally enjoyed the outdoor shower! There was plenty of kitchen ware which made cooking for the week a breeze. The beach was just a short walk around the corner and it was clean, had a lifeguard, and shower to rinse off. You are not on the main strip which made it nice and quiet but yet you are close enough to do plenty of site seeing! A true gem!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Tides Inn. We strive to make your visit amazing and want to provide you with everything you need to make you feel like you are truly in your home away from home. Please let us know if we may provide you with accommodations in the future.

                                                                      Centrally located, brand new home

                                                                      Carrie O.

                                                                      For most of us, it was our first time in the Outer Banks; my husband had been there as a child. The house is new, clean, and has just about everything you need, which cuts back on what you need to pack (More towels would be good though--between showers and the hot tub, we used a lot of them). Kids loved playing board games. The deck on the main living floor felt like a treehouse. The beach is about a block away and you can ride a bike or drive quickly (we did the latter). The home is centrally located in Southern Shores, just south of Duck, so you can access Kitty Hawk and Nags Head in 1/2 hour or so or Corolla in same.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your awesome review. We are so glad you chose Tides Inn as your home away from home to visit the Outer Banks. We're happy you enjoyed the beautiful beaches of Southern Shores along with the hot tub. We will definitely provide extra towels for our wonderful guests. Thanks again and we look forward to your visit in the future.

                                                                      Amazing trip

                                                                      julie s.

                                                                      This was our first time in the Outer Banks. The house was immaculate, everything was brand new, and we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. I highly recommend this house for anyone traveling to the Outer Banks. It is minutes from the beach, and everything else you can think of. We cannot wait to visit again

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Julie for your outstanding review. We are so happy that you chose Tides Inn as your home away from home. We look forward to your return in the future.


                                                                      Southern Shores, NC, USA

                                                                      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

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                                                                      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.

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