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Outer Banks getaway in quiet, family-friendly Southern Shores , NC

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom / 3 bathroom house with private pool

"Beats Working" is the perfect vacation retreat on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Southern Shores is a peaceful residential community 1.5 miles south of the shops and restaurants in Duck, NC. Short walk (5 min.) to lifeguarded private beach access exclusively for Southern Shores residents and their guests (see pictures). This comfortable home accommodates 8 people, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a spacious great room. There are large decks off of the 2nd and 3rd floors with plenty of seating. The fenced-in 27' x 12' in-ground private pool with seating for 8 is a great place to spend time with your family and friends on those warm sunny days. Under house parking plus a large area for 2-3 more vehicles and a boat. Other features of the home include:

- Keyless entry on the ground level

- Level 1: Master bedroom w/ queen and bath w/ shower; bedroom w/ queen; bedroom w/ bunk bed set for 2; hall bath w/ tub-shower; hall laundry closet w/ washer/dryer.

- Level 2: Bedroom w/ queen; hall bath w/ shower; Great room w/ queen sleep sofa, 46" TV, kitchen, dining table w/seating for 8. Sliding glass doors to large deck.

- POOL WILL BE OPEN May 5 - Sep 28.

- Flat screen TV in master bedroom and bedroom w/bunk bed.

- Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances.

- High chair, booster seat

- Wireless internet access

- BBQ grill, picnic table

- 2 adult bikes and 2 youth bikes

- Corn hole game, beach chairs, umbrella, toys

- Enclosed outside shower





Community Amenities:

- Tennis Courts (1 block)

- Beach parking lot w/ pass provided (500 yds)

- Marina (1 mile)

- Playgrounds (1/2 mile and 1 mile)

- Paved trail to Duck (walk or bike)

More Details

Bill Hetherington
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Bill Hetherington

Bill & Sue Hetherington have been coming to the Outer Banks since the 1970's. We are both retired and live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Bill Hetherington purchased this house in 2009

Why Bill Hetherington chose Southern Shores

After renting several vacation homes in Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Hatteras, and Duck over many years, in 2008 we decided to rent a home in Southern Shores. We loved the area so much that we purchased this home a year later. We did some extensive remodeling, including the addition of the pool. While enjoying a beverage on the deck soon after buying the home, we looked at each other and said - this sure "Beats Working".

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the location of our home - it's in a family friendly residential area with great beach access and opportunities for walking and biking. We also like the fact that we're close to the shops and restaurants in Duck, but then we can retreat to a peaceful, less crowded setting.


Southern Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom hall Level 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom hall Level 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...


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Outer Banks getaway in quiet, family-friendly Southern Shores , NC
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Beats Working

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, it felt like home right away. It's very convenient that the beach access is right across the street and within easy walking distance. We even got to take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean the first couple of days that we were there. We didn't get a chance to try out the pool because it was already secured for the season. Another plus was the fact that they provide beach chairs and other related items for use, such as the beach cart with the big balloon tires. We were able to carry our cooler and tackle in one trip to the beach from the boardwalk. Also, showers and restrooms are located at this private beach access. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goldsboro, North Carolina

Very nice property, clean well kept outside area also. Pool was great .

  • 4 of 5

Beats working was a great house, looked just like the posted photos. The house was clean and well laid out there was only four of us staying there but is a good size for a large family to stay. The pool was great as we were unable to go into the ocean due to large waves and rip tides. I would consider renting this house again on any subsequent trips I take to the OBX.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house & pool!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our getaway. it was clean and convenient. Enjoyed the bike path, and beach access, and loved lounging by the pool!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our overall stay at "Beats Working" was fantastic. We loved the roominess of the house and closeness to the beach. There were a few things that kinda sucked. It is right next to the main road. You do have a few trees separating the house from the road but it does not help with noises. It was really hard to fall asleep at first since it's apparently popular to rev engines at the stop light right out front till 4 in the morning! Also when we arrived the pool was green. I did notify the owner Bill and he was quick to getting it resolved. It did take a few days to clear up but we had crystal clear water the last few days of our stay. Besides that, we loved the nice clean beach. Found some great shells, sea glass and even a starfish. This was our first family vacation in four years and even though it was noisy, it was still a perfect family vacation. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Millers Creek

Very nice home. Clean and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for letting stay your home. Our entire family enjoyed it very much; the kids loved the pool!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medford, New Jersey

Great family vacation house.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 from ages 72 to 2 fit perfectly into this house. The house was well equipped with every thing we needed for a comfortable week. The close proximity to the beach was a great benefit and having the pool was certainly a plus. We can't think of anything about the house we would change. Our only regret is that we didn't arrange to spend two weeks there. We will be back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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