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Private back yard with pool/hot tub, short walk to the beach

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Duck House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms 2 Full Bathrooms, 1/2 bath sleeps 10 to 12 (no more then 12 please)

This home provides the best and most needed features for both convenience and luxury. A spacious gated backyard with private pool, and above ground hot tub. The picnic area, swing set and sand box will provide for your outdoor enjoyment. This courtyard area is unmatched for vacation privacy on the Outer Banks! You are also sure to enjoy this home's flat screen TV's and DVD collection. Just a short walk to the beach, and is located close to a variety of wonderful shops and restaurants on the waterfront in Duck. Level 1: Carport and Outside Shower Level 2, Two Bedrooms with queen Beds, One Bedroom with 2 Twins, One Bedroom with 2 Bunk sets, Full Bath, and Laundry. Level 3: Living area, Dining area, Kitchen, Queen Master with Jacuzzi/Full bath, oneHalf Bath. Amenities Include: Private Pool (12x24), Hot Tub, Big Screen ,Wireless Internet, mid size fold up baby Crib-Gate-HighChair, booster seat, Sand box, swing set and picnic table, bed linens included.

Area Attractions: Jockeys Ridge-the largest 400 acre sand dune on the East Coast. Great for a beautiful sunset, hang gliding, and flying kites. The Lost Colony-An outdoor performance of what life was like when America was being settled. Oregon Inlet-for deep sea fishing, or to watch the fishing boats doc with their catch of the day. The Wright Brothers monument-See how the first successful flight took place in 1903. The Currituck Beach Light House. The Off Road beach to see the wild hoses, an experience you will never forget.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen McKenna (owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About Karen McKenna (owner)

To my future guests...if you have a chance, please read my many reviews. Certainly, you will get to know what kind of home I provide, and the type of owner(person), you will be renting from. I welcome all phone calls and will answer your emails quickly.

My job is to give all of you the best vacation I can, this means providing a home that is in perfect condition, clean, with beds made, and a staff and owner that cares about you and your family obx vacation.

One month prior to your vacation week, I will send you a folder of what to expect, important information about my home, and helpful packing hints. I have included fun and inexpensive things to do in the area, must see attractions that are very close to my home.


Guestbook comments from the owner

About to crash for our final night...the cars are packed and the house is straightened up. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing your home with us. We had such a blast here! Family #2 had to leave o Wednesday morning so it was just us and the kids for half of the week. We worried the kids might get bored, but each met new friends on the beach, and for the rest of the time, we just took advantage of the solitude to grab some extra bonding time. Let your pool forever be known as the place where our daughter finally put it all together and learned how to swim! Also, you have some impressive spiders on the property! I showed my daughter how they catch their prey in the web -- she was obsessed. We kept catching moths and sticking them in the web of this giant garden spider and watching her do her thing with them. She's gone now, probably died from overeating!! Everything was great with no issues to report. We hope that you continue to rent the house out! Looking forward to coming back again sometime.
Sep 2015
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Private back yard with pool/hot tub, short walk to the beach
average rating of 4.904762 based on 45 reviews

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from yet another great getaway vacation in the OBX, and this house was just perfect for us! Plenty of space for the teenagers to have adequate privacy, great living room and outdoor space that we could also spend great family time together. The beach was so close, and how relaxing to be able to come home to the pool and hot tub as well. Very clean and well maintained property, and the owner was a gracious host who was responsive and eager to ensure that we had all that we needed for a great family vacation!

Much wildlife to see as well - dolphins swimming close by at the beach, turtles in the yard and a neighborhood deer that we saw on a few early mornings walking back from watching sunrise at the beach!

We would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for a family with young kids!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Seaclusion. We have two toddlers 3 and under and the house couldn't have been more perfect for us. The owner is kind enough to supply a crib, booster seat, high chair, baby gate, beach cart and a kids' wagon. The deck had gates on either end which helped keep in the kids. The location is an easy walk to the beach. It is located in a great community with a nice entrance to the beach. It is a short walk into downtown Duck, about .8 mile. The pool and hot tub were terrific. We really enjoyed our time at the beach, but we were always happy to come home to swim in the pool and relax in the hot tub. The house was roomy, well equipped with everything you need (even a nice crock pot). The house was really clean too! Last, but not least, the owner was easy to work with, friendly, responsive and nice. We would definitely rent this house again and highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding home, gracious and responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent a week in the Seaclusion and we were very happy with everything we encountered. There were 11 of us in the home including my three grandchildren and there was plenty of room. Karen was very responsive to our needs while we were there, as well as during the reservation process and weeks leading up to our stay. The home was very well appointed, clean and in a perfect location for easy access to the beach. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone considering spending time in the Outer Banks.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hatboro, PA

A Family Tradition

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been traveling to the Outer Banks for three years, and “Seaclusion” is the only place we will stay! The amenities this home offers allow you great flexibility. There are wonderful sleep spaces for children and adults, and the great room upstairs offers tremendous views and a warm welcoming space to share time and memories. A fully stocked kitchen and Weber grill out back offer versatility in dining options. There are also many interesting activities to do that are a stone-throw away! From paved bike trail rides into quaint Duck Village and short walks to the private beach, to local attractions that the whole family can enjoy, “Seaclusion” truly has something for everyone—not to mention the pool and hot tub in the back yard, where you can relax and unwind. It is no wonder that our family has been coming here for three summers in a row, and everyone looks forward to the family photo in front of “Captain Seaclusion”! We are already thinking about next summer’s trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston-Salem, NC

All We Had Hoped.... and More!

  • 5 of 5

First, let me begin by THANKING Karen, the home owner. Karen was quick to answer any question I had prior to our departure. Once we arrived to the OBX, the home and surrounding area was all she had described. We felt extremely comfortable, safe and at ease in this wonderful beach house, SeaClusion! Not only was our walk to the beach just 3 minutes away, but the beach, itself, was clean, family friendly...and simply, beautiful! Our clean and well maintained home was perfect; well equipped kitchen, kid friendly and spacious! We enjoyed a wide range of activities while in Duck: the backyard pool, para-sailing, a wonderful seafood dinner at the Sunset Grill, hang-gliding (my grandson...not me! :-) , bike rides to town (really, only about a 15 min. walk if you don't have bikes), walking the boardwalk, shopping, jeep ride to see the wild horses in Corolla and of course, the beach! We will cherish our time at SeaClusion and the OBX for a long time to come!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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telford, Pa., USA


  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our girls week in Duck, and Seaclusion. This was a wonderful and quiet "home away from home"! The birthday gal had no clue this wees was her birthday present from all of us. Seaclusion offered the perfect quiet respite us girls love! It was very clean and felt so comfortable - the perfect choice for us!

We enjoyed the short walk to the beach..... so private and beautiful - much closer than we thought!

We sampled many of fine restaurants in the OBX area with very little lines or crowds.... So much to see and experience. We all agreed that it felt so good walking in the door of such a comfortable home at the end of each day....

Our trip to Ocracoke Island was a wonderful adventure and an amazing experience for all of us! I would highly recommend this day trip. Thank you for a vacation filled with lasting memories of our best friends birthday bash with the girls.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Located close on the Ocean Side of Duck. A short walk to the beach. Our private beach is beautiful and rarely crowded. The surf fishing is perfect at any time. Side walk and Bike path will lead you right into the town of Duck for shopping and dinning. Duck Village is no more then a three minute walk. In Town, you will find wonderful restaurants, uniques shopping. There is a walk way to the sound, with a launch for your kayak. Albemarle and Currituck Sounds are ideal for boating, fishing and fun! Corolla's wild horses have roamed the dunes for four hundred years, and still roam free, but north of Corolla village on the off road beaches.

Other Activities: Great shopping and Restaurants


Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Feb 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Feb 27 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - May 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Carport Area - outdoor shower
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , with jacuzzi
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Great Room - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Bunk Beds
  • Beds will be freshly made upon your arrival, and stripped by our staff for your convenience. fold upl baby crib, gates and highchair in downstairs closet. Bring your own cover and baby sheets. Bedrooms 1,2,3 and 5 have TV/DVD. Bunkbed room has large toy chest and children's books.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in every room of top floor. Sliding glass door in great room leads to large deck with deck chairs for sun bathing. Hammock swings and deck chairs on second floor deck. Large queen bedroom leads to second floor deck. Starter kit of toilet paper and paper towels. Linens provided, but bring your own towels. large sandbox with toys, swing set, and picnic table. Basketball Net. In-ground hot tub has been replaced with a new above ground hot tub, that sits on a wooden deck, in the same spot as the in-ground tub. Pool can be heated for a fee of 320.00 There is a gas grill for your convenience....please clean after use! No smoking, any where on the property!!

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