Nestled in the quaint village of Duck, guests enjoy our condo only feet from the Atlantic's waves. Relax in the community's oceanfront pool and gazebos, enjoy our tennis and volleyball courts, the children's playground and numerous local attractions. The area boasts nationally recognized dining and shopping, golfing, deep sea fishing, eco touring and sightseeing. Enjoy the wild horses of Corolla, the Wright Brothers Monument and 4-wheeling on the beach in many nearby locations. Try your hand at parasailing and hang gliding, and enjoy ocean sunrises, sunsets over the Currituck Sound and the frolicking of dolphins from your private balcony. Community footpaths and bike paths afford you the opportunity to discover the village leisurely, and the opportunity to rent kayaks, canoes and rollerblades give you a chance to discover the Outer Banks like never before! Enjoy the ocean sunrises from your private balcony and relax with the sound of the waves!
Duck Village and Nearby Neighbors: The village of Duck is a quaint resort area with bike and foot paths, ocean and sound access. Located only minutes to the north is Corolla, a wild horse sanctuary with 4 wheel drive allowed on the beach, excellent shopping and dining, a restored lighthouse and many recreational opportunities. Located just to the south is Kill Devil Hills, home of the Wright Brothers' first flight; Nags Head with its famed Jockey's Ridge State Park, and Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Other attractions include the NC Aquarium, the Lost Colony, the Elizabethan Gardens and outlet shopping. Nags Head's Gallery Row is home to numerous artisan galleries and studios boasting local and regional works, and more artists keep studios along the quaint streets of Manteo just across the Roanoke Sound. Vineyards to the west in Currituck, and nearby colonial towns offer something for every interest.
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Sports Abound: Whether your interests are enjoying water sports such as swimming, kayaking, deep sea fishing or para sailing, or you more prefer biking, hiking and canoeing, Duck and the surrounding area has it all. A golfer's paradise with the constant addition of nearby courses, the area also boasts opportunities for charter fishing parties, boat and jet ski rental, as well as the children's favorites of putt-putt golfing, go-carting and water park fun. Jockey's Ridge State Park, located on the area's highest sand dunes in Nags Head, features opportunities to learn to 'professionally' fly a kite, and the children are always entertained there with the huge sand castles. Many local rental services offer items such as canoes and kayaks, bicycles for the entire family, and various types of sporting gear. Be sure to pick up the Visitor's Guide at any grocery market when you get to town! They have additional information as well as tons of coupon offers. Ladies, did I mention spa surfing?
Enjoy your stay without breaking the bank!: With most vacation homes renting for thousands of dollars and the availability of only a few hotel rooms nearby, our guests find they can enjoy their vacations without spending a fortune on accommodations. This condo features all the amenities of being at home and includes a beautiful ocean view! A great accommodation for families with small children, single vacationers or couples looking to get away. Off-season rates make this a great location for girls' weekends and R&R getaways. The gulf currents make our beaches user-friendly through all of autumn. Special offers are not reciprocal to previously booked vacations.
When our four children were young, we spent every possible minute at our home in Duck. Now that the kids are grown, we get there a little less frequently, but have invested in two great condos in Colony By the Sea, one of which you are viewing now. Though only one condo is advertised on Homeaway, we have both condos available for rent. We are very active in the OBX community and have made many local friends. Duck has a particularly warm place in our hearts as we love the community feeling that you do not get from other beach locations. Many of our families favorite memories were made on the beach, watching firework exhibitions, taking in a performance in the town park and enjoying a great meal in a local restaurant, all within walking distance to our home. We pride ourselves in offering our renters and guests accommodations that are tended by our family members. Because we have a local home, we are able to be on-site much of the time and get to know our guests and assist with their needs whether they have a medical concern arise, or perhaps just to help them select a restaurant for a wonderful seafood meal! Many of our renters return year after year for the personal service and great value these condos offer.
Our family is delighted to have so many positive reviews on our condos. We work hard to keep our furnishings fresh and attractive, to update and remodel and to take suggestions to heart to make sure guests want to return each year for another great OBX vacation. Colony By the Sea condos are unique in that they each offer an ocean view, are merely a few feet from the beach itself and offer so many amenities just outside the door. From the pool situated on the ocean dunes, to the recreational areas of the complex such as the basketball and tennis courts, kiddie playground and barbecue area on the courtyard, there is much to enjoy that does not exist at other complexes in Duck. Parking is plentiful, areas for guests to clean fish are offered as well as outside showers and bathroom facilities near the pool. Two gazebos flank the boardwalks at the beach and are perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee early in the morning while watching the sunrise, or getting to know other guests. Many families form friendships with other guests and look forward to seeing them year after year. Weddings take place on the beach just below the gazebos, and the wide beaches give guests plenty of room to spread out while enjoying the sun and surf.
Each condo is identically outfitted and equipped. Though small, the condos offer full sized appliances in the kitchens and unique sleeping accommodations for up to six people. The master bedroom suite boasts a queen sized bed and a private bathroom, and a second full sized bathroom is located off the main hallway. The sleeper sofa in the great room hosts a queen sized sleeper and there is a set of bunks in a hallway alcove. These condos well meet the needs of the budget conscious traveler without skimping on little things that make vacations special. Properties that are owner managed (rather than those in rental programs) take the middle man out of the equation, allowing the cost savings to pass on to the guests.
Because our condos are not part of a rental management company's inventory, you are assured to have any concern that arises quickly and appropriately resolved. The savings we realize from managing our own properties are passed on to our guests, making our properties among the best values on the beach!