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Karen McKenna (owner)

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Schooner Ridge in Duck- Perfect Home, 5 Minute Walk to the Beach

33 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Duck House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, 1 Half Bath, tower room s/s

This Oceanside retreat, in the Schooner Ridge community of Duck, offers a private pool, that opens in April. You can enjoy a heated pool for a fee. There is an eight person hot tub on the lower level deck with a double hammock swing. A screened in porch with a table and chairs on the upper level deck, and Ocean Views. The back yard is fenced and gated with a picnic table,grill and sand box. Guests will enjoy the community amenities including three outdoor pools, one at oceanfront, with whirlpool and dune-top sundeck. The Clubhouse has an indoor pool, with an awesome gym. The bike and walking paths will lead you to the nearby shops and restaurants in town, all within walking distance. There is a large flat screen TV in the great room with a DVD collection and ample seating for all. Mckenna is clean, well stocked and always kept up to date. This beautiful home offers everything you will need for a perfect vacation. Karen

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen McKenna (owner) (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

My Family had the pleasure of renting the McKenna house this past August and we loved it! It is homey and comfortable, just perfect for both children and adults. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need for the week. We also loved the fact that we were in a community that offered two pools, a work out room, a game room and private access to the beach! Of course having our own pool was a special bonus. Karen could not have been nicer and started our week out with a wonderful treat. I highly recommend renting this lovely home!
Aug 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

Schooner Ridge in Duck- Perfect Home, 5 Minute Walk to the Beach
average rating of 4.939394 based on 44 reviews
Cooksville, MD
5

Great home for families with young children

  • 5 of 5

Every year my family rents a house for the week of Thanksgiving in the Outer Banks. This house was our favorite by far of any we have stayed in over the years. The house was extremely clean and very well maintained, but the thing we liked the most is that this house has a lot of personality (you can tell this right away from the captain out front), this made the rental feel like home for us for the week and not just a place to stay.

The house was a very easy walk to the beach and I loved hearing the waves from the deck! We have young children and really appreciated the sandbox in the surprisingly large fenced in backyard, we were pleasantly suprised to see that the pool had a second fence around it allowing the children to play safely in the back. Our boys loved the bunk bed room and were thrilled with the wide variety of movies available. They loved the childrens books in the bunk room as well. The loft above the family room has a view of the ocean and the kids loved having a special place they could go play and "spy" on the adults.

We cooked a full thanksgiving dinner for 7 and were pleased to find that the kitchen was very well stocked with every pot, pan, and utensil we could possibly need. We are big coffee and tea drinkers and the owners thoughtfully had a fresh bag of coffee and some seasonal teas waiting for us.

The community center was another wonderful surprise! They have a large indoor heated pool, raquetball courts, tennis courts, a playground, large fitness center and even books to check out! In the summer, they also have a large outdoor pool at the ocean (in addition to the private pool in the backyard).

We would definitely rent this house again and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a review! Thank you, Cooksville Mom. Time seems to slow down so beautifuly in November on the Outer Banks. This gives us so much more time to share precious moments with our family's. Our lives are so busy these days, with work and growing young family's, that sometimes we just need to get away and reconnect, to remember what really means the most in our lives. I called Cooksville Mom, during the week, to see how things were going, her reply was, "my biggest decision today was, shall I go in the hot tub on the deck, or walk to the rec center, and swim in the heated pool". Now, doesn't that just say it all. There is no better gift, then being with your family with out a care in the world, where little things mean the most, and time doesn't exist. I am from Pennsylvania, and can't believe how mild it is during the winter months on the island. In January, I sometimes run out of the house for a minute or two, in my bare feet and Pj's, you just cant do that in Pa during the winter. I will still sit on the hammock swing with my morning coffee, if it is mild. Fifty degrees is unbareably cold for the locals, but for a Pa. girl...it is spring time! Thank you, I will never stop letting you all know how grateful I am, that you have made our little piece of paradise, your home away from home...Thank you, Thank you. Karen
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Brecksville, OH
5

Our family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting McKenna House for several years now and hopefully will be able to continue for many years to come. The house is very well maintained and equipped. It is perfect for our all adult family group. The location is great and the recreation center is a must for our group. If there is ever a problem the owner is readily available and the problem is addressed immediately. We always feel at home when we are there and truly enjoy the heated pool and the hot tub. We look forward to our stays at McKenna House and would highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome beach house. Best value for the money!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home several times now and keep coming back. Other homes are either not as well located or lack the size and ease of use as this one when price comparisons are made. Highly recommend this home to anyone with young children. The backyard pool and play area are perfect. For the older set, the community exercise room is the best anywhere. Equipment is professional grade. Can't beat the Sunset Grill for best seafood around. You can't buy fresh tuna at the price we paid for full meals! Jet skiing is a big favorite also. Pick a day when the bay is nice and smooth.

We do miss the propane gas grill. Please consider returning it!

The weather was perfect and the beach beautiful. We will be planning for next summer again soon.

Karen and her crew are great people.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
5

Perfect for large families!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the McKenna House for an anniversary celebration with our children and grandchildren. We loved having our own pool which was perfect for the young grandchildren. The grounds were well kept. We so enjoyed having a dining area where we could all eat together. Everyone loved the hot tub as well! The proximity to the ocean and the clubhouse amenities were really a plus!!! The house had everything we needed and the owner was so helpful and responsive. We will definitely go back again!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD
5

Family Friendly and so Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience and it was fantastic!! The McKenna house was by far one of the best we have ever stayed at in OBX. The house was clean, and bright and welcoming. Perfect location for families with kids. We had 4 adults and 6 kids ages 13 to 2, and there was plenty of room for everyone to do as they please. Playing outside on the decks, swinging on the win, a dip in the hot tub or pool, or reading in the loft, so great space for everyone.

IT was a 5 minute walk to the beach, or a 10 minute walk to the heart of Duck. We did both activities daily. We had bikes delivered to the house and the kids loved the opportunity to bike around the neighborhood. Access to the beach front pool and rec center was a wonderful perk. When there was no swimming in the ocean, we played at the beach and then swam at the beach front pool, a huge perk of the Schooner Ridge neighborhood.

Karen was a wonderful "host". Kitchen was well stocked with the little things, She immediately resolved any issue that came up, and was quick to respond to our questions during the planning process.

A great place to stay in OBX with family and friends!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE McKenna house. We have rented in Duck for 8 years and 6 years at McKenna House. I have no desire to stay anywhere else. The house is in the perfect location, has the perfect amenities and is a five minute walk from our own private beach and work out facility.

Karen does a great job maintaining the property and it is always clean and well stocked. She is a treat to work. We also appreciate her suggestions on restaurants, shopping and excursions. She has always provided great advice.

I highly recommend McKenna house for your family's next Outer Banks holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
walking distance many to choose from in our town
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
You will be sent a list of our favorite courses!
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many choices in the Village of Duck
Car: not necessary

The community of Schooner Ridge sits in the heart of Duck Village, a short walk from the Mckenna house. We are one of the few beaches that provide a full time beach life guard. Schooner Ridge has three out door pools, including a beach side pool.

The club house is a short walk from the house. The gym has all the equipment you need for a good work out. The indoor pool is Olympic size, with tennis courts and two outdoor pools out side of the club house. Your family will enjoy all of the amenities of the community, during your stay with us. There are planned activities in the club house once a week.

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Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 16 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
winter
Oct 17 2016 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
early spring
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
spring
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
summer
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,895
 
 
late summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 14 2017 - May 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

first half, at signing vacation agreement. The second half includes your returnable 500.00 security deposit, and is due thirty days prior to your vacation rental week.
Thank you,
Karen

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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Amenities

Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Room 5 - outdoor shower , large 1st level
  • Level 1 carport area large outdoor shower Level 2 Washer and Dryer 2 full bathrooms, master has Jacuzzi Level 3 1 full bathroom and 1 half bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , leads to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , between 1st Q & Bunk Rm.
    Bedroom 3 - 6 twin/ single , 3 sets of bunks
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , master suite/private deck
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , master suite/private deck
    loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft - look out room
  • First level queen master bedroom with jacuzzi and private deck. Bedroom with Queen bed leads to deck and Hot Tub with double hammock swing. Kids room has three sets of bunks (sleeps six). Bedroom with two twin beds. Full Bath. Second level queen master bedroom and private deck. Full Bath. Third level offers a tower room with small sleep sofa, two chairs, and a coffee table. Max sleeping can be 13. Baby equipment - mid size crib, high chair and baby gates. Beds will be made and stripped by our staff for your convenience at no charge. Bring your own towels, and crib sheets for your baby. TVs in all bedrooms and flat screen TV on the wall in the great room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
pets not allowed.

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