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Relaxing Beach House with Panoramic Views and WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7 Max

Located on one of the highest points in Duck. Enjoy fabulous views of the Ocean, Sound and surrounding area from our New Deck. Beach access to the Ocean or Sound is just a quick stroll away! Approximately 300 yards to the Ocean, the access path is at the end of our street, And you do not have to cross the busy beach highway.

Relax in the comfortable Great Room decorated with knotty pine tongue groove paneling. The 3 bedrooms were updated and all new flooring was installed. House is equipped with password protected Wi-Fi !

There is a well-equipped kitchen or cook up your 'catch of the day' on the gas grill. Don't feel like cooking? Duck is just minutes away with lots of great restaurants and shopping. A wonderful bike path connects Duck and Corolla. Bring your own bike!

Complete your day by enjoying a beautiful Outer Banks sunset from the deck and screened in porch.

In high season, we are a Sunday to Sunday rental

More Details

Demetra Heckman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Demetra Heckman

The house was built by my parents in the early 80's. We did a lot of work ourselves. To give you an idea of my Dad's personality, the underside of the house is braced above code to withstand the winds of Hurricanes. I never fear that our house will blow away!

My parents have both passed away and my sister and I manage the property. We have made several improvements including replacing shag carpet with laminate, wood paneling with dry wall and a more functional kitchen. We have tried to create a family friendly place, but remain true to our parents vision of a beach house.

It is also important to note that I do not live at the beach and I am not able to check things every day. We appreciate renters who notify us when things are not working correctly. We do have a cleaning lady and maintenance man on call, but it still can take 24 hours for them to respond.

The house is a special place for us and our families full of memories.

Demetra Heckman purchased this house in 1980


Carolina Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Front Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Middle Bedroom - 1 double
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All beds have pillows and blankets. Sheet and towels are NOT provided, but can be rented for an extra charge. There is also 1 baby pack and play on-site.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
2 Queen, 1 Double, 1 Twin (& Pack-n-play on site) . Outside gas grill and shower, screened porch.


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Relaxing Beach House with Panoramic Views and WiFi
average rating of 4.65625 based on 32 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What really made our stay special was the incredible thoughtfulness of the owners to be sure we had everything we needed to make our Duck visit a real vacation.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2005
  • Stayed: Apr 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Had fun at this beach house. Nice and cozy - we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location to work and dream from!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a co-worker used Ariande as our work station. So much nicer than working out of a hotel room! The drive from Norfolk airport is absolutely worth the sheer postcard perfect beauty of Duck, NC in the breathtaking Outer Banks. Highly recommend this affordable, clean, visitor-friendly house rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time! House was just as described. It was so relaxing!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent three days here in early November. The house has a very nice great room and well-equipped newly remodeled kitchen with dining table. A perfect place for a quiet get-away. We would book again on an Outer Banks stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for 3 days as the destination for our vacation coming from Michigan. This house was perfect for us. We were traveling with another couple and one of them is in a wheelchair. There was a ramp up to the front door which made it easy to get her into and out of the house. This was very centrally located for all of the exploring we planned on doing. The weather was great for Sunday and Monday while we were there. But starting Monday night the remnants of TS Julia started dumping rain on the area. So Tuesday was indoor exploring we went down to Roanoke Island to the aquarium there. One small problem that came up was that with the rain the ramp gets a little slippery. I fell one time taking the wheelchair down the ramp to load her into the van on one of our explorations. Luckily it was towards the bottom of the ramp so nobody was hurt. We would rent this hose again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Carolina Dunes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 22 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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