About Laurie Francis
My family has been enjoying the Outer Banks across 50+ years and 4 generations. There is just something special that happens when you cross that bridge that makes you relax and recharge. I have the fondest memories of long beach days at Avalon Pier, putt putt golf, the Circus Tent (not many are old enough to remember this Outer Banks tradition that no longer exists), raw bar at Awful Authur's, climbing Jockey's Ridge and rolling down...I could go on. My husband is a builder and I am an interior designer, so we had fun creating Moondoggies Beach Club: a relaxing and carefully designed cottage where our family and yours could experience this amazing place we call the OBX. Please come make some memories with us - you won't be disappointed! Laurie
Laurie Francis purchased this House in 2017
Why Laurie Francis chose Kill Devil Hills
Moondoggie's Beach Club's optimal location and architecture make it easy to enjoy all of the natural beauty of this region. Walk to the Sound for a gorgeous sunset, or view the sights from your own porch and crow's nest. Beaches are a short walk away, with numerous restaurants, bars, and entertainment nearby. We've carefully designed this home to ensure that your time in the OBX is as carefree and comfortable as possible.
What makes this House unique
- Living area with bedrooms/bathroom up just one flight of stairs - Wrap around porch with indoor/outdoor fireplace - Outdoor shower - Unique property and structure, perfectly equipped to make lasting family memories - Beach days made easy. Guests have access to a parking pass that allows for parking on a private lot right on the sand of the Avalon Pier beach
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great property and great location
Our family enjoyed our week and loved the condo.. our second year in a row
Our family of 8 found this to be perfect for a get together— grandparents, sons & daughters-in-law & 2 grandchildren. The crows nest was a highlight for our 4 year old granddaughter. Very well built, maintained, and superbly decorated.
Great family vacation
Very easy and convenient
Dreamy Beach Getaway
What a perfect place for our semi-annual family beach meet up! My cousin and I gather our growing families every other year for some slow, quality time on the beach and we couldn't have picked a better home to call ours for the weeks. None of us had never been to the Outer Banks before and we were nothing short of totally delighted with Moondoggies.
Clean, beautifully appointed and with an ideal kitchen for cooking meals together, this was a great place to leisurely play and rest. Our girls loved the pink room and the crow's nest. We got lots of use out of the cornhole games and hammocks!
A quick walk to the sound and zip over a VERY busy highway to the beach (DO NOT recommend trying to walk across that road as there is no nearby crosswalk and the cars are driving at highway speeds). But we came at a great time of year when the crowds were few, so we had no problem parking in the special lot afforded us by the parking pass that comes with the rental – a great touch!
Both Laurie and her local contact were so helpful and pointed us in the right direction for yummy food (the kids loved Mama Kwan's) and groceries. It's always a push-pull between wanting to see everything and just relax, and this place definitely makes the latter more enticing. We succumbed!
One note for those of us with bad backs...the beds were all very soft, but there's a great couch in the living room that easily accommodates an adult and extra firm cushions on the window seats in the crow's nest.
Thanks for an epic stay!
What an amazing weekend!
Rented this beautiful house for a girls weekend and none of us were disappointed. Beautiful inside and out. Not only is everything fresh and clean, but the provisions that come with it are great. Beach chairs and towels, hammocks in the back of the house to enjoy the breezes, cooler for the beach including cooler frozen packs, and everything necessary for cooking. Highly recommend this home and hope to enjoy the house again in the future!
Such a fun place to stay!
We just returned from spending a week in KDH with our three children ages 5, 7, and 9. This house has so many details that didn’t go unnoticed. Our kids loved all of the neat features, especially the crow’s nest, surfboard bar, and even the ice cream decorations! We explored all over OBX from Ocracoke up to Corolla, and this house was a great central location. We found it easy to park and get out to the beach with the pass that came with the house. We only had to reach out to Laurie a couple of times during the week, but both times she was very quick to respond within minutes. The kitchen was probably the best stocked of any rental property we’ve ever staying in. We highly recommend staying here!