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Second Nature-Beautiful, Natural Setting, Private Pool, 2 Kayaks,

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5BR,3 full bath, Waterview Vacation Rental ,sleeps 9, Duck, North Carolina USA

Get the best of all worlds on the Outer Banks in this five-bedroom/three-full-bath getaway. Enjoy majestic treetop views of the canal and marine forest -- with abundant wildlife and birds while having nearby beach access,(2 minutes from the house by car), with private community parking as well as the safety of life guards.

Relax in the large screened porch overlooking the lush natural setting. There are great views from the two master bedroom decks. The first-level rec room with an adjacent kids bedroom provides separate space/time for adults and children.

Two good quality kayaks come free with the rental and can be launched from the backyard dock. Enjoy swimming in your own private swimming pool.

More Details

Owner
Dennis O'Brien
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Amenities

Southern Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , With changing area
  • The upstairs bathrooms open to both a hallway and into the master bedrooms. The Outdoor shower has hot and cold water as well as changing area.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Opens to deck with a view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Opens to deck with a view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs with a bathroom, has its own entrance
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms upstairs, (2 master bedrooms with bathrooms), 2 other bedrooms. One master bedroom with a full bathroom downstairs has its own private entrance if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach Umbrella provided. We have 2 kayaks with paddles. 5 life vests of various sizes for adults and children 10 and over are provided. A LIFE GUARDED private community beach with plenty of private parking at the beach. There is a bike Trail to Duck Town Center as well wonderful biking streets in the Community of Southern Shores There is a children's park with soccer field 1/4 mi.(walking distance) from the house. Children's beach on the Currituck Sound. An optional linen package (bed linens with beds made up prior to arrival) for $125 (Towels are NOT included) Community Marina and boat ramp is available for those guests wishing to bring motor boats. Use requires prior approval.

Reviews

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Second Nature-Beautiful, Natural Setting, Private Pool, 2 Kayaks,
average rating of 4.681818 based on 44 reviews
5

Great Time at Second Nature!!

  • 5 of 5

Our return to the Outer Banks couldn't have been more enjoyable thanks to our stay at Second Nature. We loved that it was semi-secluded with beautiful views. The layout was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 3 children...who absolutely loved the pool. The fact that it is only 4' end to end was perfect for the young ones. The screened in porch and crows nest were two of our favorite places to "hang". Beds were comfortable, kitchen well equipped, bathrooms clean...and the outside shower would have been perfect if not for the active birds nest!! Plenty of activities at the house for kids of all ages. It's a little dated and we had some trouble figuring out all the light switches..but, if we return to OBX in the near future we will certainly keep Second Nature in mind! It truly was a hit with the entire family!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to gather family together

  • 3 of 5

To begin our stay, the property was not ready until the last moment, don't count on early arrival.

We did have some issues with insects (spiders) around the front door - but was corrected the following day. The grounds weren't mowed until three days left in our stay.

I would recommend to the owners that some sort of "operators manual" for the electronics and lights along with labeling the remote controls.

My children didn't use the kayaks as there didn't seem to be a rack to store them on and they were sitting under a tree and with the heavy rain the first weekend, were full of water and leaves.

The parking passes for beach access were really nice and the Southern Shores beaches are very well maintained.

The pool was well maintained and a joy to use.

We really enjoyed the privacy of this location for our family.

Our family also enjoyed spending time together on the screened porch with a fantastic porch swing/bed. A favorite place to be.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a tight schedule for the cleaners on changeover days during peak season. They typically have 4 or 5 homes to clean and traffic can make their schedule extra tight. However if arriving guests request early arrival ahead of time, I can sometimes arrange for the cleaners to arrive and clean earlier. Other than summer months cleaning is done well ahead of arrival time. Guests are given a check list to assist with prepping the house for departure. One of the items is to be sure the kayaks are stowed properly on the rack provided. I've notified my maintenance crew to check the kayaks between guests to be sure they are stowed properly so the arriving guest does not run into this problem again. I have been fortunate to have had the same crew for many years. They are all very competent, friendly, and responsive. I encourage all guests to notify me or the appropriate vendor if there are any issues. The list of crew members and cell numbers is located on the refrigerator door. My general maintenance person Robert Brown is in the area and will either advise over the phone or come to the house asap if necessary. Myself and everyone who works for me will make every offer to resolve any issues as quickly as possible.
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5

It was a beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location. We loved the privacy. The house is beautifully decorated and well taken care of. We loved it and hope to stay here again.

The only suggestion I have is a hot tub would be great after a day of kayaking.

Thank you for the vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There are better OBX properties

  • 2 of 5

First, we reached out to the owner (via email) regarding our concerns with the stay and he didn't respond. Take this into consideration when you plan your vacation.

PROS:

- nice property & location

- private parking for beach

CONS:

- house not well-kept; palpably dirty (e.g. dirty floors, counter top / tables, old / filthy rugs, dirty oven, etc.)

- unknown pill found lying on the floor

- overgrown shrubbery on both external stairways (crawling w/ ticks)

- filthy / old blankets and pillows (blood & saliva stains, etc.)

- outside shower reeks of urine

- broken beach equipment (e.g. umbrellas)

- moldy shower curtains

For what it's worth, I recommend you look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love the location!

  • 5 of 5

Great property with remote, private, away from it all feeling but so close to anything and everything OBX has to offer! Favorite house spot - the screened in upper back deck - very tranquil!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable with nice updates. Great decks! Love the canal access with kayaks.

  • 5 of 5

This was great for our family. The house was very clean and well maintained! The updates are very nice. If you like being on the canal side of duck and don't mind driving to the beach access (which was very convenient with a nice covered shower).

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fishbones
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Duck Woods Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fishbones, Sunset Grill, The Blue Point Grill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Atlantic Ocean
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking

Golf: There are 7 public golf courses within a 20 minute drive. Duck Woods course is a private club in Southern Shores but the course can be played by the public in the off season.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

$750 - $2750/week
$250 refundable damage deposit for all but Off Season Rentals
$100 refundable damage deposit for Off-Season Rentals
1/2 the weekly rate due at the time of the reservation. The remainder plus the refundable damage deposit is due 30 days prior to the arrival date.
Optional (available upon request) Linen package; includes bed linens with beds made prior to arrival=$125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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