Barb or Terry Getchell

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Kitty Hawk House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Sleep Loft-5 bathrooms - Sleeps 10 - all LCD TV's-Luggage Elevator

Family friendly. Ideal for 6 adults & 4 kids,( infant). Swim or sunbathe at the pool or go to the sandy ocean life-guarded beach with access just steps away! Golf at nearby Seascape Golf Course. Enjoy great restaurants, shopping and lots of fun-filled activities .Watch Shooting Stars over the ocean with your computerized Telescope on those starry nights. Winner of the 'Family Choice Award-(this house has all 5 star reviews!) enjoy spectacular panoramic ocean views from 4 expansive decks .Less than 100 steps to a beautiful sand dune & ocean beach. Luggage elevator carries your luggage and groceries to all levels. Your beds are made for your arrival. Enjoy sunsets and ocean sunrises from Hot Tub. Climb a spiral staircase to a rooftop sundeck. Make gourmet dinners in the open concept kitchen with granite counter tops & fun Cuisinart appliances. Big Screen TV and fireplace in cathedral ceiling great room. Perfect for two families, with two King Master ensuites with private decks and a large queen bedroom-all with LCD TV's & DVD's. The children's quarters,with X-Box and PS, sleeps 5 kids. Generous amenities include beach equipment, Kayak, corn hole game and baby items. Guaranteed low allergen environment, so no pets or smoking are permitted under any circumstances. Recommended by the Outer Banks Tourism Guide. This is your outer banks vacation location!

Panoramic Ocean Views-Top Floor : A wall of windows provide panoramic ocean views from the great room & elevated 'ships watch' den. Shooting Star's beach & ocean views are over a natural sand dune beach. Place all your luggage & groceries in the 'luggage elevator' and deliver to all levels of the house. The well-stocked kitchen will inspire the gourmet in your group, complete with wine frig, cappuccino, Keurig, professional blender, food processor & Belgian waffle iron. Gas grill, too. Restaurants, movies, grocery stores, souvenir shopping, outlet mall and amusements are close by. Avoid the traffic: Shooting Star is located just 3 miles from the bridge onto the mainland.

Kitty Hawk is located in the geographic center of the Outer Banks, offering access to golf, fishing, mini golf, restaurants,nightlife, fine dining, shopping and movies. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Albemarle Sound to the West. Kitty Hawk is a water enthusiast's paradise! You'll find excellent surf and deep-sea fishing. The warm water of the gulf stream is just offshore.

Shooting Star is professionally decorated featuring a cathedral ceiling with a open floor plan in living areas -- great room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, ship's watch loft-den with WiFi throughout. King master ensuites with private decks. Hot tub deck leads to spiral staircase connecting you to a breezy roof top sun deck.

Sleeping Quarters: Beds are freshly made & ready upon arrival.

12 towel sets are included. Additional sets may be rented at a nominal fee. This entire top floor is decorated in a cheery nautical motif and features a King master with ensuite, great room, hot tub deck & gourmet kitchen. The middle floor has a king master with ensuite decorated in a whimsical beach themed motif, and a kids' room (sleeps five children) with X-Box KINECT/Play Station and toys/puzzles for all ages. The comfy queen sized 'grandparents room' decorated in a happy seaside motif connects to the kid's room with a 'Jack and Jill' bath'. There are LCD TVs in all bedrooms and a large flat screen TV in the great room -- most with DVD players. Special features include four sun decks, one w hot tub deck, rooftop deck reached by a spiral staircase, enclosed outside shower, screened porch, spacious gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace (available off season), fish-cleaning station, covered deck w/ swings, and a ships' watch (elevated den) with fantastic views. Premium bedding throughout. Coordinated bedspreads, pillows, and blankets all provided.

Gourmet Kitchen: The spacious kitchen includes a wine frig, capuchino machine, burr coffee grinder, spices, microwave, large smooth top stove, ice cream maker, Belgian waffle iron and gas grill. Professional blender, food processor, lobster/crab pot and Cuisanart appliances make mealtime fun. Large dishwasher for easy clean up. Dinner service for 12.

The home is fully air-conditioned, and even has seven ceiling fans for your enjoyment. Beach and baby equipment are provided at no extra charge. Free local & long distance phone calls and WIFI throughout. All utilities and end-of-vacation cleaning are included. There are no hidden fees. The home is near seven public golf courses -- some with views of the ocean, all within a 5-15 minute drive. Miniature golf is nearby, as is fine and family dining. For those truly adventurous vacationers a double ocean kayak is included. Don't miss laser tag, aquarium and museums for rainy days just a few miles away.!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barb or Terry Getchell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Barb or Terry Getchell

Barb & Terry designed and built Shooting Star in 2005.

Barb grew up vacationing on the Jersey Shore, but once she found the OBX she never left. She practices in the heath care field locally and insists on 'extreme clean' and comfort for her guests. Her husband,Terry, grew up on Cape Cod, served in the Coast Guard after college, became a marine biologist and enjoyed his migration to the outer banks. He now works privately as an marine environmental consultant. Both Barb & Terry are 'hands on' and supervise every aspect. Owners live 5 minutes away and can help with anything that will make your vacation the best ever. They know the good restaurants and activities and can even help with reservations.

Barb & Terry's children work in the hospitality industry on the outer banks and love to surf, kayak and skim board in their leisure time.

All of the family loves the beach and are avid boaters and kayakers.

Why Barb or Terry Getchell chose Kitty Hawk

Shooting Star guests haves a gorgeous view of the ocean from 5 decks, 4 sunny and 1 shady. Walk 100 footsteps and you are on the beach. Beach access is on this street. When the need to relax hits you, enjoy the hot tub! The private pool and sunbathing area is a 2014 addition.

The Luggage lift brings your luggage and groceries to the upper decks effortlessly. This home is super 'family friendly' with beach and baby equipment galore. You don't need to rent anything! Just load all your beach items on your large beach cart, walk 100 steps and you are at the beach. Splash in the private pool on your way back from the beach.

If you like to cook this house is for you...granite counter tops, fun appliances-cappuccino and Keurig, ice cream machine, professional blenders, Cuisanart mixer. Gas grill and smooth top stove to cook your creations. 2 refrigerators and a wine frig.

Like to star gaze? A computerized telescope (not a toy) makes the night sky come alive.

We can't promise that dolphins come to visit our beach, but most of our guests have had 'dolphin encounters'! They tend to swim near where the gentle waves break and some say they 'surf' !

Because the gulf stream is just offshore the ocean warms early-and our guests swim by Memorial Day. That also means great fishing!

Can you tell that we love this house? So has every family that have been our treasured guests! Come and try it yourself....

What makes this house unique

A bottle of wine, 'extreme clean' new pool and a bubbly hot tub await your arrival. A start up supply of paper products, detergents, etc., is provided. Grocery stores are less than a mile away.

Swing on the 3 hammock chair swings on the front deck as you cool off from the beach or take a nap in the over-sized comfy hammock.

Two urgent care centers are close by, as are drug stores...just in case. A first aid kit is provided.

Mini golf and regulation golf courses are public and lovely.

Outer Banks restaurants are award winning and within a five minute drive. Seafood, steaks and Italian are readily available; so is pizza delivery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Barb & Terry for our best vacation ever! We usually vacation on the Jersey Shore but Hurricane Sandy brought us this year to Shooting Star. So different from Jersey...clean, quiet, no honky tonk. Just what we needed. Long days on the beautiful beach, watching the dolphins or picking up sea shells and working on our tans! Starry nights to cook out and relax. Loved the nearby restaurants too. We took the kayak out every day and some of us did boogie boards.What fun!

Please book us for next year!
May 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
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  • 5 of 5
I'm sure you are wondering if this should be the place for your family and friends to relax at the beach. I can tell you that you will not be disappointed... Our group (all husbands are police officers by the way) visited for the first time in 2008 to run the OBX marathon. As a result of that stay we decided to visit again in 2009. We are now making plans to stay for a third time in 2010. The location and the home are a value for the dollar and there were also no hidden fees to deal with. I was very impressed and will list a few of the many things that impressed me: very clean - well maintained - well supplied with extras - great location - top quality electronic equipment - outstanding views for all decks - great hot tub...

You will not be disappointed...
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We wish all of you good luck on your next marathon run and look forward to your next stay at Shooting
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My family and I love our stays at Shooting Star.

  • 5 of 5
It is very convenient to get to and also convenient to shopping and restaurants. We love the easy check in, the cleanliness of the cottage, and the many amenities. Being able to see the beach from the deck is a favorite for all of us. The addition of the pool just added to a wonderful vacation experience each and every time.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the new saltwater pool this year. You've stayed at Shooting Star so many times that it feels to us like "family" is staying there. Thanks for returning! Barb & Terry
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This is one Shooting Star I'm glad I didn't miss!

This is one Shooting Star I'm glad I didn't miss!
  • 5 of 5
This was the most amazing place we have ever stayed on the East Coast! Our children LOVED the house, the pool, the beach, the decks, the view, the crows nest, the kitchen, the hot tub and the central location was just perfect! The sunsets were outstanding, and the memories made that week will never be forgotten. Our hosts were wonderful and the only thing we didn't like was having to leave!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry and I were delighted to have your family stay at Shooting Star. You were wonderful guests! Please come back anytime your plans take you to
the Outer Banks.
Regards, Barb
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Shooting Star is our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
The owners of the Shooting Star have always been gracious in accommodating our family for the past 7 years through various times in the year. We have frequented the Shooting Star upwards of three times a year throughout this time. There are ample accommodations and the atmosphere is bright, inviting and relaxing. Simply stay and I believe you will not be disappointed. Thanks Barb and Terry for all the memories!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, 7 years of memories! So glad you have enjoyed Shooting Star in several sessions of each year. See you soon!
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Splash, Splash....Relax...Enjoy....Smile...

  • 5 of 5
OMG, Pool added to this wonderful rental,what more do you need.3years we visited, already booked for 2015.Amenities are great. Location is perfect. Restaurants are near,choices of all kinds, no one will go hungry.Miniature golf, Wright Brothers Museum,Movie Theaters, Outlets, and custard ice cream right down the main hwy.Sit on top of the roof, look at the stars and make a wish.Walk into this house and your eyes light up.Well maintained and clean.Beach steps away .Book now before you pass up the time of your life with memories.Owners are great and would highly recommend.
Sue & George Young
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that Shooting Star is such a good match for your family to relax in while visiting the obx. See you soon!
Barb & Terry
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Amazing Vacation to Remember...

  • 5 of 5
Listing was right to the T. Owners are there if needed (Did not). Walking into this home, there is such a warm, cozy feeling. It could be in a Magazine. All amenities are at your finger tips and more. Restaurants such as:
Awful Arthur's,JK Steakhouse and High Cotton are excellent and all types of food is offered in the area. Go to the Roof top of house-bring a drink, relax on comfortable lounge chairs listening to the waves (so peaceful). Tired- relax in the Jacuzzi. This home was very clean and maintained. Activities for all is just minutes away. Beach-steps away. Have a cup of coffee on the deck, looking at the ocean and dolphins.
This vacation exceeded all expectations. Would definitely recommend. Memories to cherish is get from this home as well as leaving with a big smile.
Thank you

Sue and George Young
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Shooting Star. Noticed that you booked already for next year. So glad that you're coming back!
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Wright Brothers National Memorial
"Visit the museum and displays of the First Flight of Aviation. Yes, this is where the Wrigh..."
Harris Teeter
"The most gourmet type large supermarket in the area located 1 mile from the cottage. Open 2..."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
newport news VA or rocky mount nc
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
rt 158
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Kitty Hawk Beach
Car: necessary

Enjoy the warm sandy beach, visit lighthouses or climb the tallest natural sand dune on the east coast. Take hang gliding lessons, wind or kite surf or shop til you drop ath the outlet mall. Eat at fabulous restaurants or visit an oyster bar. Play mini golf or 18 holes. Enjoy visiting the Wright Brothers Museum of Flight or looking for the Lost Colony! Deep sea fishing in the warm gulf stream is sure to please. Or just swing on your front porch watching the dolphins play in the surf. Relax, your're on the Outer Banks!

Other Activities: kite flying hang gliding surfing kayaking paddle boarding

jogging marathon races spring & fall boating jet skiing

beach combing sand castle building

lighthouse climbing looking for the wild horses

watching dolphins play in the surf

Golf: 7 golf public golf courses within 15 minute drive. Price range $50-$175 /round with cart.

Ski: We invite you to reserve early to get the week of your first choice. This cottage is a featured rental on the Outer Banks Tourist Bureau.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Kitty Hawk House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes $2895-3895
Reserve Now! Use your MasterCard, Visa.
Holiday weeks are charged at $100.00 additional----4th july; labor day, easter, thanksgiving, christmas, etc.
Bed linens and towel sets for 12 vacationers provided in peak season.
Call or e-mail for updates..
$500.00 deposit upon making reservation VISA or MC which, after paid, is subtracted from your rental amount
One half of balance due at halfway point between booking before vacation.
Final payment due 30 days before vacation begins. Payments after initial deposit may be made by personal check, VISA or MC
Damage deposit held on credit card on file.
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Kitty Hawk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Half Bathroom - toilet , top level powder room off great room
    Half Bathroom - toilet , ground level convenience bath on ground level
    Enclosed Outside - outdoor shower , ground level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , top level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , mid level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , mid level
  • 'Bathroom 6' is an enclosed outside shower near the pool with dressing area. Powder room/half bath is provided on ground floor for your convenience. Beach is just 100 steps away from your door..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sleeps 2 adults
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , sleeps 2 adults
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 adults plus one infant in Pac & Play
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , sleeps 4 kids
    Baby Crib - 1 baby crib , sleeps 1 baby
  • Bedrooms(4) have attached full bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home is equipped with an electronic 'Luggage Lift', which transports your bags to all levels of the home without you lifting a finger! Close to historical Wright Brothers Monument, NC Aquarium, gorgeous Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony outdoor drama, helicopter and bi-plane sightseeing trips, visit lighthouses from Currituck to Ocracoke, public golf courses and putt putt nearby Linens and towels are provided as an amenity on full week in season rentals. Most gourmet appliances are by Cuisinart. 2 Full size refrigerators plus a wine frig. Blu ray and flat screens. Private chef available.
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