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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

6 Bedroom, 4 Bath HOUSE, (Sleeps 14)

Ocean front lot, without ocean front price! This unique .5 mile strip is the only area in OBX where the beach dune has private access belonging to the houses on the west side of the beach road with unobstructed views of the beach and ocean, this cottage offers all the amenities of an oceanfront home without the price tag.

Watch the waves roll in and out! Oceanviews from 4 out of the 6 Bedrooms - Sleeping for 14 including:

2 King Bedrooms

2 Queen Bedrooms

2 Pyramid Bunk (Full bottom/twin top) Bdrms

4 Bathrooms

Jacuzzi tub


Hot Tub (Comfortably for 8 people)

Upstairs and Downstairs Living Areas

2 Zoned Central AC

6 Cable TVs including a 60' Wide-screen

2 VCRs

2 DVDs

Wireless Internet


Sun/Covered Decks

Private Beach Access over Private Dune


Picnic Table

2 Enclosed Outside Showers (Hot/Cold)

Private Pool (Open May 15 to Oct 15)

More Details

Sunshine and Smiles
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Sunshine and Smiles

Two families own this house. We're childhood buddies, and now our kids are growing up together when they see each other at the beach! We’re from Virginia, West Virginia and New York, and we love OBX. The Pair's (pictured) are a family with four charming boys. The Bawa's (not pictured) are a family with a lovely girl and charming boy. We certainly have our hands full, but always find time for the beach and sun. Our favorite message for our guests is 'Have fun, and don't forget your sunscreen (SPF 50!)!' Thank you for visiting our site. All the best, The Pair’s and The Bawa’s

Sunshine and Smiles purchased this house in 2000

Why Sunshine and Smiles chose Outer Banks

Growing up in Virginia and living in New York City now, we miss our Southern beaches! OBX is unique and a great place. We rented Sunshine And Smiles for our vacation and it took our breath away! One year later, we were lucky enough to own it! We love the memories that come with watching our children grow up and enjoying family together. It’s a great place to relax and spend quality time with our kids and large extended family. We invite you to share in the experience and build your memories at Sunshine And Smiles, too.

What makes this house unique

The location is incredible. You can view the ocean from all the rooms. You can enjoy the sunrise over the ocean and the sunset by the pool. The house is central to restaurants, piers, activities for the kids, shopping and fun! Our privately accessed beach is wide and uncrowded. You are 20 steps from the house to the ocean touching your toes. One of the most unique features is the peacefulness. You can enjoy watching the dolphins dance into the waves and pelicans dive for their lunch. The house and surrounding property are large enough to accommodate 14 people, and harmonious rest is still achieved. It is a worthwhile visit and a long stay! Hope you plan your vacation with us!


Kitty Hawk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Located off Master Bedroom Top Level with Vanity
    Second First Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , Located North End of Home between Queen and Pyramid
    Top Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , Opens to Hallway of Sauna and King Room Top Level
    First Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , Located South End between Queen and Pyramid
  • 4
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Top Level Facing Ocean Slider Opens to Private Deck
    King Room - 1 king , Faces Ocean Slider Opens to Private Deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Slider Opens to Ocean Deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Slider Opens to Ocean Deck
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Pyramid Bunk WEST side of home
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Pyramid Bunk WEST side of home
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2) Bottom of Pyramid Bunk, Twin or Single Beds (2) Top of pyramind Bunk, Sleeps 14.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews
Glen Allen, VA

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My stay was wonderful! The location was perfect with easy access to the beach. The house decor was warm and cozy. There were plenty of bedrooms to accommodate all of us. It was also within short distance of restaurants, attractions, grocery stores, etc. I will definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house and although right across the street from the beach you feel like you are right on it since there are no houses in front of you. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the stay!
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great trip. Lots of amenities with two common areas for large groups. Loved large dining area so large extended family could have meals together. Short walk to beach but did have to cross busy road. Beautiful views of the ocean from four bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location- just a little walk to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Sunshine and Smiles the week of Labor Day (Right after the tropical storm Hermine had come through). The layout of the house was nice. We have 2 children under the age of 4, so we took the upstairs' rooms so the rest of the group could have freedom at night to use the kitchen/living area. It was perfect! The babies slept soundly while the adults could still have a little adult time.

Anemities also include a mini fridge and high chair that are not listed.

The Owner was very helpful when we had a question/concern and responded quickly. The only issue we had was the ones that Mother Nature sent. The carpets in front of the sliding doors was soaking wet but that was because of the storm that hit the day and the cleaning crew tried their best to clean and dry them

All in all, we had a great time and the location was nice. Would recommend this to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Mother nature is tricky, but glad all went well.
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Needs updating and bring closed toed shoes if you plan on walking on the deck.

  • 3 of 5

Three families stayed at this house during the week of 4th of July and before we even accessed the house we changed the name from "Sunshine and Smiles" to "Splinters and Tetanus."


The house is across the street from the beach which is convenient, even carrying stand up boards wasn't a problem.

Centrally located near everything that you would need.

Pool was nice after the beach, but only AFTER we called the rental company to clean it. Don't worry about any diseases because there is more than enough chlorine in it now for the next decade.


A LOT of updating/repairs need to be done. The outside deck has numerous rusty nails sticking out of the deck, the stairs in the back of the house are a termite bite away from detaching from the back porch. The front steps has a board that is not nailed down and moves when stepped on. The front balcony is about to give way and there was a chair with jagged rusted legs on the outside deck that seemed to be there for a long time.

Outdoors showers are just down right creepy, rusty, and don't work properly.

Outside Faucet to rinse sand off was rusted and broken in half.

WIFI was absolutely horrible.

If you own a sleep by number bed you're in luck, I just hope you like the number 200. If you don't own a sleep by number bed this means the beds are like a rock.

AC couldn't keep up and a note stating not to lower below 68 or it will freeze.

Overall, We still had fun because of the company NOT the accommodations.

I have plenty of pictures if you need to see for yourself.

The owner needs to update this house or fire their property manager for not notifying the obvious.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton, OH

OH Family gathering

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and we found the location to be perfect for our group. It was centrally located to many fun things for the kids, good restaurants, interesting shopping. The beach was across the road but it wasn't a problem as we were all adults and teenagers. The next door neighbors were great.

The pool and hot tub were awesome. It would have been nice to have some poolside chairs - but we had brought beach chairs and a canopy that we used at the pool. The house could use some updating but none of that impacted our visit. All our needs were met.

Every morning we awoke to a beautiful sunrise as viewed from the decks. We called ÉLAN one day with an issue with the celling fan. They came out that day. We were impressed that there were plenty of dishes and serving pieces for a large group. No one complained of an uncomfortable bed, Altho some of the mattress covers krinkled and crunched.

So our first OBX trip was a huge success, great house, great location and great family. I hope we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Norfolk International Virginia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hurricane Mo's
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Awful Arthurs

Private beach dune access, seashell hunting, nice walk to John's (local favorite for milkshakes & mahi sandwichs), surf-fishing, access to 4-wheel drive beaches located 30 minutes north.


Rates & Availability

Kitty Hawk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 18 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Start
Mar 19 2017 - Apr 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Easter Holiday
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 23 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 24 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Season
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $99 + Tax
Reservation Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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