Family friendly. Ideal for 6 adults & 5 kids, plus one infant. 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. Beds made. Enjoy sunsets and ocean sunrises from Hot Tub. Climb a spiral staircase to a rooftop sundeck. Make gourmet dinners in the kitchen with granite counter tops & Cuisinart appliances or use the gas grill on adjacent deck. Big Screen TV and fireplace in cathedral ceiling great room. Perfect for two families, with two King Master suites 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 a full 'surf shack' filled with beach equipment, Kayak, corn hole and baby items. Guaranteed low allergen environment, so no pets or smoking are permitted. 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,professional blender, food processor & Belgian waffle iron. Gas grill is off kitchen. 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.
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 reverse floor plan in living areas -- great room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, ship's watch loft-den with WiFi throughout. King master suites 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 at no charge. Additional packages may be purchased at a nominal fee. This entire top floor is decorated in a cheery nautical motif and features a King master suite, great room, hot tub deck & gourmet kitchen. The middle floor has a king master suite decorated in a whimsical beachey motif, and a kids' suite (sleeps five children) with X-Box KINECT/Play Station and toys/puzzles for all ages. The connecting 'grandparents' room' is decorated in a seaside motif, and has a comfy queen size bed. 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 (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, cappuchino machine, burr coffee grinder, spices, microwave, large smooth top stove, ice cream maker, Belgian waffle iron and gas grill on the deck -- just off the kitchen. Professional blender lobster/crab pot and cuisanart appliances make mealtime fun. Large dishwasher for easy clean up.
The home is fully air-conditioned, and has seven ceiling fans for your enjoyment. Beach and baby equipment are provided at no extra charge. Free local & long distance phone calls and wireless broadband Internet access. 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 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 the laser tag, aquarium and museums for rainy days just a few miles away.!
Barb & Terry are local ''outer bankers' who live 5 minutes away on the sound side of the island in Kitty Hawk;
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.
Shooting Star guests haves a gorgeous view of the ocean from 5 decks, both sunny and shady. Walk 100 footsteps and you are on the beach. When the need to relax hits you, enjoy the hot tub!
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.
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....
A bottle of wine and a bubbly hot tub await your arrival and a nice start up supply of soaps, 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 oversized hammock.
An urgent care center is 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.