Ebb tide is like no other home you have ever seen. Your king bed, master w/ its own bath overlooks the sparkling ocean, sand, and rodanthe pier. The queen room has its own entrance out to the deck. The three single beds in keep you asleep in a snugly bedroom. There is a large sunroom with a great oceanview. You may eat, read,fish,go shelling ,relax, or just watch surfing or kite boarding .You are able to view all of your parties activities right from the living, master bedroom ,or sun room. You will enjoy the kitchen sink ,overlooking the sea, it is most breathtaking. There are DVD's, sand toys, boogie boards, games and a barbecue for your cooking pleasure. Go down your deck stairs and you are on the beach. It is awesome!
Bill & Sallye Astle live on a cattle ranch in the midwest as well as their other home in Rodanthe. From California's west coast now to the great 80 degree waters of the Atlantic ocean. We love the mountains, and the ocean and adore being outside. We bring our cat and dog wherever we go.
William Or Sallye Astle purchased this cottage in 2009
We located this property on the internet and after one viewing we knew it was a dream come true !!! Ebb tide is the most amazing cottage you will ever enjoy !!!
You will never experience an ocean view like Ebb Tide gives you, it's window views are breathtaking. The love song Ebb Tide, made famous by the Righteous Brothers, conveys , this is a peak experience of love, and the magnificent wonders of the ocean's beauty.
This was our third vacation to the Outer Banks and we so enjoyed our week at Ebb Tides! Each year we have stayed at an ocean front home, but this house gives new meaning to those words! The unobstructed sunrise views, being able to see the water from the couch, kitchen, and sunroom, and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves right outside your window is priceless. The home was clean, well equipped, and perfect for our family of 5. Our 3 children loved having space to play games, enjoyed the sand toys that owners keep in the house, and immediately found the treasure chest! We enjoyed watching the fishermen and surfers, and walked down to the pier one afternoon. Rodanthe has several cute shops to visit and some restaurants to check out- including a great pizza place that delivered! Bill and Sallye- thank you so much for sharing your home with our family. Our week of rest and relaxation in Rodanthe is one we will treasure forever! I'm hoping this is a first of many getaways here!
This was our third year staying at Ebb Tide and enjoyed another wonderful week. We are already looking forward to next year. If you are looking for a great house that gives you spectacular sunrises, fishing right in front and the magic that makes all of your stress fade away then Ebb Tide is exactly what you have been looking for.
Where do I begin? We were thrilled with our two week stay at Ebb Tide.
* Location to Oceanfront was our#1 priority, we desperately needed a haven to restore our weary souls. (We are caregivers to both our parents Alzheimer's, late stage). Ebb Tide delivered perfectly ~ Sunrises were inspirational. Our first thought each morning was how majestic ~ Marveling at how powerful each sunrise was. Each new morning came new energy, joy and life to our tired bones.
* The House ~ was Perfect for us. We were looking for all the comforts of home, while keeping the beach house feel. Ebb Tide delivered! We love to cook ~ and I can assure you the house has everything you need to whip up a gourmet meal (from scratch) & have all the tools, pots, pans, dishes you will need. You will appreciate all the forethought Sallye & Bill have put in to making sure your stay a pleasure.
*We voted Ebb Tide the most comfortable house we've ever stayed at in OBX! After 9 other houses we've stayed at, all being very nice, couldn't match how cozy, well appointed, and clean Ebb Tide is. The furniture is comfortable, the house is decorated beach perfect, relaxed and welcoming. From having foot wash stations by each door (loved that thank you!), to beach toys, fishing pole, doggie crate, movies and games. If you want it, needed it, or haven't even thought about it... Well... Bill and Sallye did!
* Beach Community ~ Totally enjoyed the setting. Our beach area was a delight. During our stay we had a nice blend of folks to visit with. Young families with children, to locals exercising pups in the water (we loved Luke, watch for him, he's very entertaining!), to honeymooners.
* Area to do ~ We enjoyed exploring Rodanthe (never been there before). We found some very good restaurant's. Definitely try Waterman's Bar & Grille the food will surprise you, homemade, fresh. Sunsets are great, while you dine on the deck, the surfers put on a great Kite boarding show! Families with kids will love the big open grassy area for them to enjoy! ~ Captain Rolo's in Frisco is worth the drive. You can go there with a sandy bottom and feel welcome ~ Ketch 55 in Avon was our dress up night out (if sun dress and chino's=dress up). Great food ~ Shrimp and Grits & Mixed berry cheese cake to die for!
* Business end ~ All requests & needs were met promptly. Property was represented accurately. Homeowner's were courteous and very fare to work with.
Overall ~ We loved our stay at Ebb Tide.
Once inside this home you will be greeted by a cheery and bright interior with most all of what one would expect in an older summer cottage. Kitchen was well stocked with most everything you need, it was clean enough, beds were comfortable and there were plenty of extra pillows/bed coverings. Washer and Dryer nice to have and the screened porch was a plus.
Best part of the week: Enjoying the incredible views from the front deck! The front deck is enormous and we sat many hours watching nature and humans pass by…even were treated to 2 rainbows! Walk down the steps to beach and the edge of the water is no more than 25 yards away! Listen to the waves while you fall asleep at night – not bad!
Worst part of the week: That one is easy - Arriving home from a visit to Manteo and finding someone parked in our designated parking spot. Not the worst thing to happen – but rude for sure. (We had to get him off the beach to move his car – took about 20 minutes to find him). And then let’s chat about the party directly in front of “our” Ebb Tides deck. The group of about 30 people were there for hours with barely a thought as they put up their school flags, tents, corn hole boards, coolers, chairs and gathered literally 10 feet in front of the house. Really? I am aware this is a public beach but to rent the home with beachfront and pay almost $2500 to get this mess not one but 3 out of the 6 days we had the house was a big issue. Beach etiquette?? None.
Full disclosure: Wish I had known that Ebb Tides sits at the end of a row of homes on Surfside Drive whom all access the beach right next to Ebb Tides. Add to that the huge campground next door and you get HIGH density beach…high volume as well.
Second slight issue: The waters were ROUGH. We witnessed a rescue while we were there and I assume that is not unusual. Do not come here if you are not prepared to hold the hands of your loved ones (big and little) as they are pulled by the undertow down the beach.
One other tidbit important for those first timers to this area to know: Ebb Tides is 15 minutes away from any “real” grocery store (pack coolers ahead is best idea for sure)or better than average restaurant and 40 minutes away from most worthwhile activities. Plus, we had a few days of rain and wanted to “binge watch” Netflix episodes but ran into lots of trouble with the slow and unreliable internet connection.
Bottom line - Ebb Tides not for us - buyer beware.
This was our second year staying at Ebb Tide. Words can't describe what a wonderful time we had. From the productive fishing right in front of the house to the serenity that being ocean front brings, Ebb Tide is everything that the owners advertise. We have already reserved our week for next year.
This was the best vacation home for our family! The listing and photos were very accurate of the home and location. The house was right on the beach, so we could watch the dolphins swim by in the evenings from the front deck! The home provided so many ways to enjoy being outside, the sunroom, deck, several windows facing the ocean - the views are amazing from every common room. The home is stocked with boogie boards, sand toys, and the washer and dryer came in handy. We'll definitely stay here again for future vacations!
You have everything you need right at your fingertips. Your deck chair is a shells throw to the waves. Everyday is a new day at the Ocean. You feels as if you are on your own ship in your sun room , living room, and master bedroom. Chicamacomico Life Saving Station is next door, with your 180 degree view of the ocean. The closest shopping is just a quick walk down the paved street. You may grab anything you need at Island Convenience. You can eat a delicious meal or have a Milk Shake. There is bait, drink of choice or gas for you vehicle. We have 3 beautiful light houses to make your day brighter. You may exercise or just sit and enjoy the gorgeous sunrise and sunset right from your deck. Fishing is excellent, and the food that is near by is locally caught. You may go on a ferry ride to Okracoke Island or travel the other direction to the quaint town of Manteo. See the docks, The super Aquarium, Elisabethan Gardens or the Play at the play house. There are so many more things to do!!!