Enjoy the peace and quiet of this luxury home called 'Edgewater' perched on the banks of Ginguite Inlet in the town of Southern Shores. This 4,800 sq. ft. property features two detached dwellings which are both included in the one rental fee. The main house has three bedrooms (each with its own separate loft area), gourmet kitchen, game room, and more. The guest house features one bedroom, a loft, and separate kitchen. Wide decks surround the property, offering expansive views of the landscape. This configuration is ideal for families who want to vacation together but still enjoy their own privacy.
During your stay you will have full access to the town's community beaches. Ride your bike or drive the short distance over. The rental packet includes parking passes good for use at Hillcrest Lifeguard Beach, among other spots. Also included are keys to the community tennis courts. And for boaters, you'll have privileges to use the Southern Shores Boat Club. Facilities include a boat launch for getting in. Then simply head over to Edgewater and the 24 ft. dock at the end of our pier.
The house is conveniently located just over the Wright Memorial Bridge as you enter the Outer Banks from Route 158. This convenient location means you won't need to fight traffic on your way in or out. Once you reach the Outer Banks, you're pretty much there!
As the photographs show, Edgewater is not your typical 'beach box' destination. Vistors experience the best of both worlds: Easy access to the beach and restaurants and shops, combined with the tranquility and natural beauty of the coastline against the backdrop of Kitty Hawk Woods. Watch the sunset over the marsh grass. Listen to the frogs sing. There's something to be said for open, undeveloped spaces. Soundside sanctuary. Edgewater is that.
If you'd rather, you can access the property from the water. We're just off the inter-coastal waterway on Albemarle Sound. The house has a dock measuring 12 x 24 ft. with sturdy mooring pilings and a wide pier leading to the house. The depth of the water is approximately 3 ft. at the shallowest. The channel is much deeper. Or bring your kayak or canoe and create your own adventure.
Here's a brief walking tour of the property:
When you walk in the front door you are met by the vaulted ceilings of the spacious great room, featuring enormous cross beams which were salvaged from an old Pennsylvania barn. The gourmet kitchen is here, with its granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. You'll notice the cabinets are made of wormy chestnut, an expensive wood which helps set the tone for the rest of the house. There's a dining table for eight, as well as bar stools at the kitchen counter for five more. The living room area has brown leather sofas and comfortable side chairs, arranged around a 52-inch flat screen T.V. with home theater surround sound. Edgewater is a 'smart home' and so you will also find WiFi, televisions, and stereo speakers you can control throughout the two houses.
Leaving the kitchen area there is a long hallway with three bedrooms and a separate half bath closer to the kitchen. Each bedroom has its own loft with either sleeper sofas or fold out beds. And the water views from each loft are incredible! The first bedroom on your left as you walk down the hall away from the kitchen features a pyramid bunk. This bedroom has shared access to a large bathroom, which adjoins the second bedroom on your left. The second bedroom offers a queen-sized bed. At the end of the hall overlooking the water view is the main house master bedroom, with king-sized bed and deluxe master bathroom.
Walking out onto the deck from the main house, you find the large hot tub facing the water. To your right, on the same level, you enter the separate guest house dwelling. Through the front door of the detached home, you can go either right or left. To the right is the living room and full kitchen, with spiral stairs leading up to the loft. Windows throughout the house face the water and the marsh, giving the feeling that you're floating in the nature space. Continue to the left, to the other side of the house, and you find the master bedroom with its king-sized bed and comfortable seating by the windows. The master bath is accessible from both the bedroom and the living room area.
On the ground floor is the in-ground concrete pool. During colder months, you may request to have the pool heat turned on for an additional fee. However, during late fall/winter the pool is closed for the season. Next to the pool you will find the tiki bar and outdoor grill. All is within easy reach of the game room, which boasts a pool table, television, wet bar, and more. There's plenty of parking, both covered and not. In fact, there's a two-bay garage at your disposal. Off the parking area behind the house is the long, wide wooden pier leading through the marsh area to the dock. This pier is a wonderful spot for enjoying sunsets and the natural beauty of the Nature Conservancy preserve.
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We are two families whose sons have known each other since they were six months old. We started shopping for a beach house in 2009, and Edgewater is the end result of that search. We are so looking forward to spending time there with our two families. And we hope you'll enjoy your visit, too!
We've been coming to the Outer Banks on vacation for decades--and love it here. Buying property was our way of cementing our ties to the beach.
The amenities of Southern Shores are truly amazing. Golf, tennis, beach-going, boating, restaurants, coffee shops, you name it. And the convenience of everything couldn't be better. When you're in Southern Shores you have access to so many wonderful opportunities, which is not always the case in other Outer Banks locations. Southern Shores is a real community--and it welcomes seasonal visitors with open arms.