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Colony By the Sea Condos, Duck

Bedrooms 1
Space 995 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 2 baths, bunks in alcove, sleep sofa, sleeps 6


$100 off the weekly rentals in August, 2017. Payment may be required in certified funds. $100 off regular rate of $1195, plus 13% tax. Maximum occupancy of 6 people. Family groups only. Email or call 804-291-7918 for details!

$100 off September and October 2017 weekly rentals booked through June 30! Limit of 6 total occupancy. Contact owner directly at 804-291-7918 for booking. 13% NC Occupancy Tax added to rental rates.

INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIAL RATES - The discount is taken off the regular rental rate only when requested at time of booking. Payment may be required in certified funds (cashier's check or money order) when time does not allow your personal check to clear the bank.

Rentals of less than one week will be scheduled no more than 14 days prior to the rental period. A cleaning fee of $50 will be added to rentals of less than three nights.

Nestled in the quaint village of Duck, guests enjoy our condo only feet from the Atlantic's waves. Relax in the community's oceanfront pool and gazebos, enjoy our tennis and volleyball courts, the children's playground and numerous local attractions. The area boasts nationally recognized dining and shopping, golfing, deep sea fishing, eco touring and sightseeing. Enjoy the wild horses of Corolla, the Wright Brothers Monument and 4-wheeling on the beach in many nearby locations. Try your hand at parasailing and hang gliding, and enjoy ocean sunrises, sunsets over the Currituck Sound and the frolicking of dolphins from your private balcony. Community footpaths and bike paths afford you the opportunity to discover the village leisurely, and the opportunity to rent kayaks, canoes and rollerblades give you a chance to discover the Outer Banks like never before! Enjoy the ocean sunrises from your private balcony and relax with the sound of the waves!

Duck Village and Nearby Neighbors: The village of Duck is a quaint resort area with bike and foot paths, ocean and sound access. Located only minutes to the north is Corolla, a wild horse sanctuary with 4 wheel drive allowed on the beach, excellent shopping and dining, a restored lighthouse and many recreational opportunities. Located just to the south is Kill Devil Hills, home of the Wright Brothers' first flight; Nags Head with its famed Jockey's Ridge State Park, and Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Other attractions include the NC Aquarium, the Lost Colony, the Elizabethan Gardens and outlet shopping. Nags Head's Gallery Row is home to numerous artisan galleries and studios boasting local and regional works, and more artists keep studios along the quaint streets of Manteo just across the Roanoke Sound. Vineyards to the west in Currituck, and nearby colonial towns offer something for every interest.

A second condo is also available in the same complex! Click on each picture to determine which condo you are viewing. Some photos added by previous guests. The condo advertised in this listing is 213.

Sports Abound: Whether your interests are enjoying water sports such as swimming, kayaking, deep sea fishing or para sailing, or you more prefer biking, hiking and canoeing, Duck and the surrounding area has it all. A golfer's paradise with the constant addition of nearby courses, the area also boasts opportunities for charter fishing parties, boat and jet ski rental, as well as the children's favorites of putt-putt golfing, go-carting and water park fun. Jockey's Ridge State Park, located on the area's highest sand dunes in Nags Head, features opportunities to learn to 'professionally' fly a kite, and the children are always entertained there with the huge sand castles. Many local rental services offer items such as canoes and kayaks, bicycles for the entire family, and various types of sporting gear. Be sure to pick up the Visitor's Guide at any grocery market when you get to town! They have additional information as well as tons of coupon offers. Ladies, did I mention spa surfing?

Enjoy your stay without breaking the bank!: With most vacation homes renting for thousands of dollars and the availability of only a few hotel rooms nearby, our guests find they can enjoy their vacations without spending a fortune on accommodations. This condo features all the amenities of being at home and includes a beautiful ocean view! A great accommodation for families with small children, single vacationers or couples looking to get away. Off-season rates make this a great location for girls' weekends and R&R getaways. The gulf currents make our beaches user-friendly through all of autumn. Special offers are not reciprocal to previously booked vacations.

More Details

Vicki Powell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

About Vicki Powell

When our four children were young, we spent every possible minute at our home in Duck. Now that the kids are grown, we get there a little less frequently, but have invested in two great condos in Colony By the Sea, one of which you are viewing now. Though only one condo is advertised on Homeaway, we have both condos available for rent. We are very active in the OBX community and have made many local friends. Duck has a particularly warm place in our hearts as we love the community feeling that you do not get from other beach locations. Many of our families favorite memories were made on the beach, watching firework exhibitions, taking in a performance in the town park and enjoying a great meal in a local restaurant, all within walking distance to our home. We pride ourselves in offering our renters and guests accommodations that are tended by our family members and that are affordable to small families. Because we have a local home, we are able to be on-site much of the time and get to know our guests and assist with their needs whether they have a medical concern arise, or perhaps just to help them select a restaurant for a wonderful seafood meal! Many of our renters return year after year for the personal service and great value these condos offer.

Vicki Powell purchased this condo in 1996

Why Vicki Powell chose Outer Banks

We are delighted to have so many positive reviews on our condos. We work hard to keep our furnishings fresh and attractive. Colony By the Sea condos are unique in that they each offer an ocean view, are merely a few feet from the beach itself and offer so many amenities just outside the door. From the pool situated on the ocean dunes, to the basketball and tennis courts, kiddie playground and barbecue area on the courtyard, there is much to enjoy that does not exist at other Duck properties. Parking is plentiful, areas for guests to clean fish are offered as well as outside showers and bathroom facilities near the pool. Two gazebos flank the boardwalks at the beach and are perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee early in the morning while watching the sunrise, or getting to know other guests. Many families make friends with other guests and reunite year after year. Weddings take place on the beach just below the gazebos, and the wide beaches give guests plenty of room to spread out while enjoying the sun and surf. Many beautiful rental properties exist up and down the Outer Banks, but few are budget conscious and allow the average family to have an affordable vacation without packing in a large group. Our condos are priced with small families in mind.

Each condo is identically outfitted and equipped. Though small, the condos offer full sized appliances in the kitchens and unique sleeping accommodations for up to six people. The master bedroom suite boasts a queen sized bed and a private bathroom, and a second full sized bathroom is located off the main hallway. The sleeper sofa in the great room hosts a queen sized sleeper and there is a set of bunks in a hallway alcove. These condos well meet the needs of the budget conscious traveler without skimping on little things that make vacations special. Owner managed properties (rather than those in rental programs) take the middle man out of the equation, allowing the cost savings to pass on to the guests!

What makes this condo unique

Because our condos are not part of a rental management company's inventory, you are assured to have any concern that arises quickly and appropriately resolved. The savings we realize from managing our own properties are passed on to our guests, making our properties among the best values on the beach!


Duck Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 995 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , linens extra
    Other - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunks in hall alcove
  • A comfortable master bedroom suite with queen sized bed, two full closets, and private full bathroom joins an additional full bathroom with shower off the hallway; an alcove with comfortable and generous bunk beds coupled with a queen sized sleeper allows six guests a truly restful and relaxing vacation experience. Linen and towel rental packages can be arranged through the owner or directly with Moneysworth Rentals at Additional pictures available on Facebook at Duck, NC Vacation
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Colony By the Sea Condos, Duck
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews
Northeastern Pennsylvania

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 (mom, dad, and 13 month-old) from Pennsylvania had a phenomenal week (June 27th - July 4th). The condo was exactly as advertised and the location couldn't have been better; we were a quick bike ride away from the town and we had an amazing view of the ocean. Lastly, the owners of this condo were very cooperative and helpful, which we certainly appreciated. While in the Outer Banks, we visited the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the aquarium on Roanoke, Jockey's Ridge State Park, and the Wright Brothers Monument and Museum. Also, the local fitness center (Barrier Island Fitness in Kitty Hawk) was a great facility and in close proximity to the condo. My husband and I travel around the country and Europe and rarely visit the same place twice, but the Outer Banks is definitely a location we will visit again. Thank you for a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that our condo afforded your family this terrific vacation! We take great effort to ensure client satisfaction and are proud to receive comments such as yours! OBX guests return time after time for the charm and laid back beach atmosphere that is also chocked full of wonderful experiences and things to do. Every season on the Outer Banks offers guests many opportunities to enjoy the beach and the offerings of a coastal getaway - fresh seafood, watersports and relaxation and our area is home to outstanding restaurants, talented local artists and warm southern charm. We look forward to your next visit and invite everyone to share in the OBX experience!
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Baltimore, MD

We return each year!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four returns every year to this condo. This year marks our fifth year and we have already chosen our week for 2016. The place is always very clean and welcoming. We like that the owners have a locking box on the door with the keys inside so that we don't have to wait in line at the real estate office like others have to do, and that we can arrive at odd hours. It makes travexing with kids much easier.

The beds are comfortable and we love the ceiling fans. There is plenty of storage for all our stuff and we can stow our bikes and beachchairs uneed the stairs outside.

Most places in Duck don't fall in our price range and Duck is our favoice OBX location for families. We have been so pleased to find a great place to come back to each year and love working with the owners. We highly recommend this property to other families looking for a good value for vacationing.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words! It has been a joy to work with you and your family over the years and we appreciate you taking time to share with future guests. Duck is the best place for families on the Outer Banks, you are right! With the small town atmosphere and welcoming beaches, minimal nightlife and noise, it has been a great place for our four children as they grew up. Many of our guests have children who make great friends during their vacations and keep in touch with them! Please know that we will continue to work hard to keep our "budget" vacation rentals within the budgets of small families and will also work to give you a wonderful vacation experience that gives you a chance to go home with money left in your pocket! Vicki
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Week with grandkids.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was nice and very clean. The Internet service was excellent. The location is nice. We were able to hear the ocean waves even though the condo is towards the back. We were able to ride our bikes up to Duck for ice cream. The tube TV is too small. Trying to watch World Cup, college World Series, & NBA finals was impossible. I would have brought a small flatscreen if I had known. Also a printed channel guide would be helpful.The pots and pans are useless. Bring your own. The lockbox is tricky especially if you arrive at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting our Duck condo! We're certain that our condo offers the best value for the price in the area. We ask our guests to let us know of anythng that does not suit their needs and are most willing to make needed corrections at any time. Based on your suggestions, we plan to add a flat screen television and check on the cookware. We use a standard real estate lockbox so that our guests have keys on site and may check in or out at their convenience, rather than relying on rental office hours. So glad you found it clean and a nice accommodation!
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Great vacation despite the rain!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your place and being so accommodating! The condo was spacious, inviting, clean and had what we needed. Close to the beach, great pool (maybe next trip), lovely town, and such a wonderful area to be in. Despite the rain the first few days we made the best of it all. Even in the rain the beach was beautiful! My mom enjoyed herself and I'm so glad she was able to tag along. We visited the aquarium, Bodie light house, and the wild horses. Ate at Blue Point, what great food and Duck Donuts- YUM. I can't tell you enough what a wonderful mother daughter time we all had. The last few days were fabulous. The W.H.A.T tour is must do for visitors in Corolla. I am so thankful that we were able to make this trip and stay in your place. Anyone staying there must get up and catch the sunrise. It's an amazing thing. I know I'll be back again..

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location...on the beach yet close to shops/restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the vacation home. Very clean and had everything you could need for vacation. Very well maintained and had nice furniture. The pool was very clean and nicely sized. Not overcrowded at all. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family. We have (2) young children (ages 3 & 6) and we really enjoyed how close it was to walk to the shops in Duck. We walked every evening to the shops in Duck and never got complaints from the children (so you know it was close by). Wonderful location.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duck is for Lovers

  • 5 of 5

Maybe it was the ocean waves, or the salty air, or the wild horses, but Duck felt full of love. My fiance and I walked on the beach, caught fish on the pier, chased horses, ate fresh seafood daily, and enjoyed morning coffees on our balcony. Nothing was planned and everything was perfect - we didn't want to leave.

FYI: if you're taking your car ON the beach, make sure to let some air out of your tires and stay inside the tracks. Don't miss out on the wild horse museum - a tiny gem (free!) in nearby Corolla.

Already planning our next adventure in Duck...

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sunset Bar and Grille
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Hatteras to Ocracoke Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sunset Bar and Grille
Car: recommended

Art and antique lovers find opportunities to discover the new and exciting! Check out Gallery Row, home to local artist studios and galleries. The Currituck Art Show takes place in June, and the Manteo waterfront offers ongoing arts events throughout the year. Our close proximity to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands provide opportunities to discover the travels of Blackbeard the pirate, the history of the local shipwrecks and the move of the Hatteras Lighthouse. Fishermen find one-of-a-kind opportunities to join deep sea parties, fishing tournaments and half-day offshore trips at Oregon Inlet. Numerous tournaments take place throughout the year. Folks from across the US check out the Outer Banks in December, when 'the blues are running.' And nowhere else but the Outer Banks can one find the multitude of chef owned restaurants serving the freshest daily catch in unique and eclectic ways. Elizabeth's is recognized as one of the top 20 restaurants nationally! And did I mention spas?!

Other Activities: eco tours on water


Rates & Availability

Duck Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

All-inclusive rates, no hidden fees. Weekly rentals only until September 9. A $50 cleaning fee will be added to rentals less than 3 nights
Linen and towel rental packages can be reasonably rented through Moneysworth ( They have tons of beach items available for rent, too!

Generally, one-half of the total rental amount, including taxes is required to hold the reservation, and the final balance is due one month prior to the start of the stay. Other arrangements may be possible, upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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