CAPTIVATING WATER FRONT HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS IN DUCK

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CAPTIVATING WATER FRONT HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS IN DUCK

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4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Spectacular Ocean and Sound views await you in this charming

waterfront vacation get-a-way in Duck. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac and only steps from the Currituck Sound, 'Life's A Joy!' is perched on one of the highest dunes in the area offering breathtaking ocean and sound views. Your own pool, which can be heated in the off season, features whirlpool jets and color changing lights that will refresh and delight the whole family. Just a stroll up the road,exactly 1 mile to be exact,is the picturesque coastal village of Duck, a shopper's paradise featuring many one of a kind shops,boutiques,and exceptional restaurants, some of which are waterfront.

The picturesque resort village of Duck has a split personality. On

one hand it's a sleepy hamlet ideal for families craving a quiet

beach vacation. Delightful cottages fill the village from sea to

sound; there are no hotels and only one B & B. Duck's lively side also boasts activities galore. The sound side waterfront area

features para sailing, kayak and jet ski rentals, plus sail boat and windsurfing outfitters. The bike path running the length of the

village is traveled with early morning exercisers, tots on bikes, and inline skaters and provides a scenic trail on the easy trek to and from the village.

The entire area is a fisherman's paradise: from convenient shoreline fishing to full day ocean excursions out to the Gulf Stream for the really big ones. Take in some serious crabbing from the sound pier adjacent to your home, visit the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse or the even closer Currituck Lighthouse. Take a short drive down the road to see the site of the Wright brother's first flight, or experience Manteo Island's unforgettable live performance of the Lost Colony outdoor drama under the stars. For golfers, there are four public courses nearby. If adventure's your game: you can set off in search of the wild Spanish mustangs of Corolla often seen frolicking on the secluded northern beaches or ride the free ferry to Ocracoke Island to hunt down Blackbeard's ferocious pirates.

Here on the Outer Banks, there's something to do for everyone. Or if you prefer, do nothing at all but kick back, relax by the pool, and enjoy that glorious OBX sunrise & sunset!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Wonderful experience staying here! Home is immaculate & clean, nicely furnished, and has amazing water views. Sunroom is breath taking! Nice floor plan with the living area on the upper level with expansive decks and great views in every direction. Loved the private pool which was crystal clear and well maintained. Our kids used the bikes daily and also had scooters which we didn't even know about. House is very private yet close to the ocean and town of Duck. We'll be back! Thanks!!
Jun 2010
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Hello! We are Reed & Joy Cook and live just outside Richmond, VA along with our teenage son Joseph. We always loved vacationing on the Outer Banks so we decided to buy the perfect get-a-way in the most perfect location: Duck. We're sure you will find it a perfect place for you and your family to get-a-way from it all too! Come and stay anytime, we'll leave the light on for you!

Owners purchased this house in 2006

It's a cozy and comfortable beach cottage. Close to the beach. Close to the Village of Duck. Right beside the Currituck Sound. Sits up high so you can see for miles and miles. Very private and peaceful on our cul-de-sac street. And it has a great pool!

Close to everything but out of this world!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Captivating Water Front Home with Ocean Views in Duck
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Captivating Water Front Home with Ocean Views in Duck
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Duck Outer Banks
Virginia
5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely fantastic time - Joy and Reed were very responsive to our questions and the house was in great condition. Excellent location!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Captivating Water Front Home with Ocean Views in Duck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200091
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Duck Outer Banks
5

HIGHLY RECOMEND IT !

  • 5 of 5
Our first visit to the outer banks - and we had a great time. The house was perfect for us , there were 6 of us, so there was plenty of room. You could easily accomodate 10 -12 people. The house and the pool area were very clean - and the views were as advertised - from the sun room or the deck (s) the sunsets were beautiful. Also, pretty amazing views from the dock as the sun sets. There was a TV in every bed room , a big screen tv in the living room - with quite an assortment of movies to pick through . We took advantage of the beach for a couple of days , just relaxed by the pool on a couple of others - and if you golf (3 of us are avid golfers) - there are several beautiful public courses within 1/2 hour - and we had no problem getting next day tee times. My wife and daughters made several shopping trips into Duck and the surrounding areas , and had a great time shopping the waterfront stores. I think we ate out 5 of the 7 nights we were there , there are tons of restaurant options. On the last day , we booked a tour to see the wild horses of Corolla ... amazing and extremely interesting history there . So, we had a great time and hope to go back . The owner , Reed Cook , was very nice and easy to work with throughout the whole process and I would have no problem recomending this house to anyone considering a vacation on the outer banks.

Dermott Larkin
Attleboro Massachusetts.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Captivating Water Front Home with Ocean Views in Duck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200091
+1 8049216081
Duck Outer Banks
5

GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This home is very relaxing. Have been here every year for the last 8 years and every time I enjoy myself. Beach is close and not crowded. Town of Duck is friendly and great for shopping and souvenirs. New park is fun for the kids. I especially like the pool - spend hours swimming and catching up on my reading. Every night is Sunset night with the spectacular views.
Thanks for the memories!
Sally Ann, Richmond, VA
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Captivating Water Front Home with Ocean Views in Duck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200091
+1 8049216081
Duck Outer Banks
4

WONDERFUL VACATION

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time at Lifes a Joy. The view were outstanding. The beach is a very short distance away and you can also walk to it. This town of Duck is very nice. We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
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Captivating Water Front Home with Ocean Views in Duck
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200091
+1 8049216081
Duck Outer Banks
Island Park, NY
5

A GREAT WEEK

  • 5 of 5
This is a great home. It was clean and met all our needs. Great views and decks. We were three 50+ couples that enjoy cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed. The community was wonderful with short drives to supermarket( that was spotless as well). We are all from the South Shore of Long Island so we are spoiled by our beaches but were very pleased to visit the ocean. The week we were there the temperatures were in the upper nineties so we made good use of the pool. It was clean and well maintained.
Highly recommend it
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Duck Outer Banks
Cary, NC
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FABULOUS PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
Right from the beginning the owners of the property were very accommodating answering my numerous questions. This set my mind at ease renting from folks that I didn't know and a property that I haven't personally seen. The house sits between the sound and the ocean and both are easily within walking distance. You have a great view of both from the deck. We went crabbing a few times while we were there which was a blast. The pier is only about 1/4 mile from the home if that. The house itself is wonderful. It is beautiful and very well maintained. I went with my family but it easily could accommodate more then 4 individuals. We were also very appreciative that we could bring our dogs, Willow and Jasmine. They thoroughly enjoyed the vacation with their family. For vactioners who don't have pets, you would never know pets stayed at the house. The cleaning service does a fantastic job. The home is spotless. The kitchen is fully equipped and I can't think of a thing you would need to bring. The owners have a large TV in the living room and TV's in all of the bedrooms. They also have a large selection of movies and board games. Plenty of things to do in the evening or if you get a rainy day. The pool is a wonderful addition and it is also very clean and well maintained. All in all it was a great property and a good value. I would highly recommend this property for your vacation. It has everything you could possibly want or need.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Other Activities: Parasailing, Boating, Kayaking, Crabbing

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Availability & Rates

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Duck House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Summer 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 22 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Summer 2014
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Labor Day 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Late Summer II
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall Peak Season
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160
50% of weekly rental plus $300 security deposit at reservation. Balance plus $160 cleaning & linens charge 30 days prior to rental week.
Notes Vacation Rental Policies:

Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check. PayPal add 3% processing fee
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Saturday to Saturday
Cancellation Policy: Must have minimum 30 day notice to cancel or
change reservation. Deposit: 50% of rental + $300 refundable
security deposit due at reservation.
Balance 30 days prior to reserved week.
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Amenities

Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outside - outdoor shower , Hot Shower!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Level 1: game area, laundry, half bath. Level 2: 3 BR (1 w/Q, 1 w/Ts, 1 w/2 bunks sets), full bath. All BRs have TV/DVD/VCR combos. Large covered deck w/ swing, hammock, table & chairs to enjoy sound & pool views. Level 3: MBR(w/Q), vaulted ceiling, LCD wall-mounted TV, private sundeck overlooking sound and pool; full bath, kitchen w/new stainless steel appliances, dining room w/ocean views on horizon, vaulted great room with hardwood floors, fireplace, widescreen HDTV w/Blu-Ray DVD player. Furnished sun room features Italian tile floor and a 'wall of windows' showcase dramatic views of the Currituck Sound. Huge sun deck with panoramic ocean, sound and pool views. Home is air conditioned. Additional amenities include: pool toys, board games, large movie library, pack 'n play, high chair, outdoor hot shower & changing area, fish station, crab traps, and more. Paper products and other personal items including bath tissue, soap/detergent,etc are not provided.
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