Great for Small Families
This was our first visit to the Outer Banks and the Little House in Southern Shores provided what we were looking for in terms of number of bedrooms and location. The house, nestled amongst tall pines and dogwoods backs on to the canal in Southern Shores, and is approximately 2 miles from the closest public town beach access point (for which the owner provides a town pass for parking). It has a 1960s California ranch style design with windows built up into the A frame. There are two bedrooms on opposite sides of one central room that serves as family room, dining area, and kitchen. Each bedroom is equipped with its own TV and separate A/C, dehumidification units. There are large doors that open to a deck complete with table and seating as well as gas grill. A new shed is available with lock for bikes or other items.
As we were there during an above normal temperature mid-July, when we were at the house, we were able to stay comfortable in the house. Southern Shores sits north of Kitty Hawk and south of Duck and has its own charm. Roughly speaking, you're equidistant between Corolla to the north (Currituck lighthouse) and Bodie Isand to the south. The great majority of homes are not 'beach' homes in appearance and could be located anywhere, so you do have a nice feeling of being away at the beach without feeling like you're living on the sand and under the sun every single moment.
The owner, Malissa, made every effort to be accommodating, was responsive to a couple of questions we had, and, in general, provided the feeling of being available without being intrusive.
Anyone renting should understand that the kitchen is basically like one you'd find in a studio apartment with limited counter space and room in the refrigerator. There is no dishwasher and no washer and dryer on premises (clothes line and pins are available for drying suits and towels). There is one full bath inside and a shower outside with full privacy. Everything was clean and in order for our stay.
We would definitely recommend the property for a family of up to 4 or a couple.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments! So glad you had a nice stay!
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