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Fall is a great time to visit the OBX.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Time still available in August!

Beautifully maintained, newer 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Plenty of space to relax, having two private porches and a separate downstairs area for lounging or resting. Sunset views every night, and easy access to the popular, multi-use path. The house is just steps from a sound side gazebo and a short pull to the public boat ramp. Perfect for those who love to relax, explore or just need a safe quiet place to lay your head after a long day of whatever the Outerbanks may bring.

Having a large kitchen with an island, granite counter tops, stainless appliances and a fully equipped kitchen, cooking won't be a chore. There is a large table for six to reacquaint yourself with the family and a great room featuring a sectional and a smart tv.

The master suite includes full bath, Queen bed, TV and two usable closets. Bedroom two has a queen bed and usable closet, and bedroom three has two twins and usable closet. Linens and towels are provided. Guests will need to bring their own beach towels.

If you need a minute to yourself there is a bonus room below with tv, and two outdoor porches with rockers and a double swing. There is also ample parking with a double carport to keep the salt off.

Eating out or enjoying the shopping in the Outerbanks is always top notch. Front Porch Cafe'is a short walk away, grocery stores and convenience stores a bike ride away. For the serious shopper, small beach shops and Tanger Outlets will satisfy your wants and needs.

Emergency and urgent care as well as CVS and Walgreens are just a short drive.

So come on in and make yourself at home at The Blue House. We're glad to have ya!

More Details

Owner
LORI GOWEN
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About LORI GOWEN

I am a North Carolina native and have always enjoyed the beautiful beaches this state offers. In 2013 I moved to the OBX with my two sons Edward and Matthew. I work in sales/interior design and love creating beautiful spaces for homeowners.

LORI GOWEN purchased this house in 2014

Why LORI GOWEN chose Kill Devil Hills

The location is perfect! Centralized to dining, amenities and beaches. It is a few hundred yards from the sound and the multi-use path along Bay Drive; as well as a short drive or walk to the beach. 6 Beach chairs, 2 bikes, boogie boards, 1 surf board and 2 ocean kayaks are available for guests.

What makes this house unique

The spectacular sunsets on Bay Drive are a must see. Being able to walk out the door and enjoy the multi-use path was why I chose this location. The Blue House provides two bikes for renters to use and enjoy this feature.

For the interior, my goal was to make my home comfortable and relaxing. With two family spaces with TV's everyone can be happy!

On the top deck there is a pub table with stools and a bench to enjoy your morning coffee. On the lower level porch there is a swing and rocking chairs so that you can relax and enjoy the breeze. The Blue House has all the comforts of home.

Amenities

Kill Devil Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any evidence of smoking in the house is considered forfeiture of deposit.
  • Any evidence of pets with be forfeiture of deposit.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Master - 1 queen
    Edwards Room - 2 twin/ single
    Matthews Room - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Fall is a great time to visit the OBX.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

What a wonder place to spend our summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, relaxing, spacious, well equipped. This place could not have been more perfect for our family. It has everything that we could ask for from the modern interior design, to the outdoor living space, to all of the ‘toys’ (bikes, kayaks, corn hole, boogie boards). I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice property. Great location and helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the blue house. It was very cozy and comfortable. Convenient location, easy to get to beaches, restaurants. Loved the bike path for morning walks and evening sunsets. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the OBX and our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 4th Week

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Blue House July 1-8. The house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The bikes were so fun, we enjoyed riding them on the path along the sound, we even rode all the way to Publix for a few groceries one evening, which was so fun and relaxing. This was our first time staying on the sound side and I have to say, I think I am a convert! Much quieter and the kids loved riding their scooters around the neighborhood. The fireworks were all around us, and we could see the Avalon Pier's show perfectly from the top porch. We can't thank you enough for sharing your home with us. Every time we pulled into the driveway our 4 year old daughter said "Sweet home!" It was so cute. We all just loved your home and the location. We would definitely stay in The Blue House again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica! The west side of the island has many attributes and I'm glad that your family enjoyed their vacation.
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5

Perfect home for a laid back vacay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this home. It was cozy and comfortable with everything you need. This was our 1st trip to obx and it was really nice. Don't hesitate to stay here...great place for a great price.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing at the OBX

  • 5 of 5

Our family has enjoyed renting a number of properties at the OBX for many years. Half the fun has been selecting a different house to stay in each year, but now we’ve got a brand new situation on our hands -- we enjoyed Lori’s house so much that we no longer feel the need to endlessly search for yet another house -- we just want to return to the Blue House! The property was comfortably decorated, and it was easy to relax and leave all your cares behind. We found the house itself to be clean and tidy, beds comfy, and the kitchen had all the necessary items to cook your meals. We enjoyed breezes on the porch in the morning and down in the swings on the shady ground level in the afternoons. The house is located a short block from the Sound and its multi use path, which we took advantage of for morning walks and bike rides. The neighborhood street is a quiet one, with friendly greetings between all the neighbors. Lori brought over the kayaks after we requested them, and we enjoyed those one afternoon on the Sound when the water was calm. The beach itself was an easy 5 minute drive away. Lori herself was easy to get in touch with during the whole booking process and during our stay itself. When we returned home, every member of the family commented on how RELAXED they felt after this particular beach trip. Thank you, Lori!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anita! I hope you will visit again.
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This house was fantastic. Very nicely furnished and extremely well decorated.

  • 5 of 5

This property had everything we expected and more. Plenty of cookware and tableware were provided as well as all kitchen gadgets and utensils. Nicely situated only one block from the sound. Thanks for a wonderful stay we will be back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I hope you visit again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk Int
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Chili Peppers
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Ocracoke
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Seascape
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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