|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Hi! So glad you stopped by! 2 quick items
1. Please email me so that I can send you a website with a TON of photos and more details!
2. Please check our calendar first, it is always up to date.
The hot tub is up and running through the winter, but the pool opens on April 15, 2016 and closes September 30, 2016. Please also know that the pool does have a salt system instead of a traditional chlorine system. Salt systems are equally effective and much kinder on eyes, skin and clothes. The pool is not heated.
Starting May 1, 2016, we are Sunday to Sunday only until September 30th.
Please email for rates and information. We are a NOT a rental agency, we are the actual house owners. You WILL receive a rapid response! Also, please go to our website link below, and click on Photos & Amenities. You'll see more shots of our bedrooms and interior, as well as hear about things like free towel and linen service - which is included in EVERY rental!
Duck Tape is a fantastic, family-friendly, pet-friendly beach house that truly has it all: one of the largest private pools you'll find anywhere in Duck (and a huge pool deck for easy entertaining), a private hot tub (on it's own deck level, with open, starlight views), a wraparound deck, gorgeous, clean interiors, FREE internet, FREE long distance, and a media center that boasts a 42' flat panel TV with DVD, VCR and surround sound.
The inside of the home has a 'cottage' feel to it, comes with a gourmet-equipped kitchen, and is beautifully decorated and clean. With 5 bedrooms, spacious decking areas full of lounging nooks, a host of features and amenities, this home is ideal for an extended family with children of all. We replace pillows, sheets and towels on an annual basis, and professionally shampoo the carpets several times per year.
The street that this home is on is a quiet road, less than 1 mile long between the Sound and the beach, and right in the middle of the town of Duck. It's an easy, 5 minute walk to the heartbeat of Duck and the boardwalk shops - where you will find some of the best shopping and dining in Duck!
*** EMAIL ME FOR A WEBSITE FULL OF PHOTOS~ I have a website with a full listing of bedrooms, more photos, activities, virtual tours, restaurants and activities so you can plan your vacation accordingly. We spend a lot of the off-season in Duck, so we can give you an 'insider's view'!
The short walk to the beach (~200 yards) makes it easy to hop back and forth between beach and house in case you've forgotten something, or in case you prefer the pool over the ocean.
Duck Tape is designed to make a week at the beach a well-deserved, peaceful, and easy vacation spot. Come and relax in this terrific home, perfectly located between the beach, the shops, restaurants, and galleries of Duck. This is definitely the Outer Banks family vacation getaway that you are looking for.
Ok, so what are the top 5 things to know about us?:
- We are pet-friendly
- We are a Sunday-Sunday rental
- Without traffic, it is 1 hr 15 minutes from Norfolk airport, and 4.5 hours from DC Metro area
- Every rental INCLUDES cleaning, towel and linen service
- We prefer to rent to families
********************OFFSEASON GETAWAY SPECIALS!!*****************
From October 18th, 2016 until April 3, 2017 we are offering DEEP DISCOUNT GETAWAY SPECIALS, email us for more details and a custom quote. Please note - these specials are not valid for the weeks of Thanksgiving or Christmas/New Year's Eve. For both Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year stays - we will only rent by the week (or longer). You don't have to stay the entire week - but the fee remains the same.
Also, we require a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM in the off-season (to cover our basic costs), but can tailor the dates completely to your needs (EG; 5 NIGHTS, 8 NIGHTS, 11 NIGHTS, ETC). We can negotiate better per-night pricing for longer stays.
Thanks for looking. And please, don't hesitate to email us with any questions!
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My family has been vacationing in the Outer Banks for almost 15 years. It's our second home, our place to unwind and reconnect - with ourselves and with each other. We love this house, and this location. Just a short 1 minute walk to the beach AND a quick 5 minute walk to town.
I love waking up at 5:30, grabbing a cup of coffee, and meandering down (a 1 minute walk) to the beach and seeing the sun rise. I also love being able to walk (5 minutes) into town and eating or shopping. Really, this house is in the PERFECT location.
Imagine this when you arrive:
- Beds made for you when you arrive (no fussing with linens after a long drive!)
- A refreshing dip in our pool that has NO chlorine (we use a salt chlorinator, no stinging eyes!)
- A bottle of wine under the stars in our hot tub that can seat 6-8, with FOOT JETS!
It's all about relax, relax, relax...
First my positives: the house was the perfect size and location for me and my family of 7 (which includes my Frenchie). Our four boys had a blast being within walking distance to the boardwalk and ended up there each day! The location to the beach, sound, and shops was perfect! The weather was awesome, pool and hot tub were great and everything that we could have needed was there. This definitely is a family house.
Now for the only reasons I couldn't give it a 5 star: the house was in need of a good cleaning. There were crumbs under the rugs, some of the dishes were dirty (so I ended up washing them all before using them), the windows were grimy which took away from being able to truly enjoy the views that they provided. The second and last slightly negative comment is that the owner was not very responsive. I've rented from VRBO many times before and have always had owners who responded immediately so maybe I've been spoiled, but I found myself having to send multiple messages to follow up on things (including how to check in). That said, a couple days prior to my stay, she did give me her cell number. I didn't end up having to use it but it made me feel as though I could get a rapid response during my stay should it have been needed.
Overall I would still highly recommend this house to families with children and pets as it is a great house in a great location and the things I discounted it for are easily fixed!
We had an excellent time staying at DuckTape! There were 7 adults and we felt like we had great space. We were down for the half marathon in April so it was important for us to have the pool and hot tub. :) They were both open and operating as stated in the description. We felt it was a great deal for our money and it was very easy to communicate with the owner! We had no issues and would certainly stay here again! Thank you!
Excellent house that exceeded our expectations. Very short walk to the beach, and a nice easy stroll to the boardwalk shops and restaurants located in Duck. The bedrooms were very comfortable, and we had more than enough space for our family of 5. The pool was our children's favorite feature by far. As she mentioned, this is a nice size pool unlike the tiny pools we are accustomed to at the beach. All in all, I would highly recommend spending your vacation at this house. We hope to return for many years to come.
This was a fabulous house, very well equipped and comfortable. This house really has everything you need, kitchen has great pans and cookware, plenty of glasses and silverware, bar ware, and every utensil you need including stuff for the grill, games, chairs, books, blankets for when you get chilly upstairs. Could use a few more dinner plates. Close to everything, you really do not have to drive at all once you land there. We were there in the spring so we did not get to use the pool but the hot tub was fabulous, beautiful stars at night. Very short walk to the beach for beautiful sunrises or long walks, was a little cool for sitting on the beach, and a short walk to the sound for sunsets. Also a quick walk to Duck for a stroll on the boardwalk or necessities. The decks on the house were terrific, lots of sun available with a wonderful breeze. Juliana, the owner, was very responsive to any issues we had. The house was clean and everything was well maintained. We had a wonderful time and I would recommend this rental to anyone.
We can't say enough about what a wonderful time we had here in June 2013. My wife and I had 2 kids, 3 grandparents, and a dog in tow, and there was more than enough room for all of us. The location is fantastic, it's a quick walk to town, and it's centrally located to drive to the local sights. The walk to the beach takes 10 minutes, tops, (if you're walking backwards with your eyes closed). We usually bring along our own beach gear, but after seeing how well stocked the house is on that front, we won't be this year - they have everything you need for the beach. The pool was fantastic, and is a major benefit if you have small children who take midday naps, since you're not stuck sitting around the house killing time while they sleep. The house and grounds are clean and well-maintained. The pictures really don't do it justice. The owner is quick to respond to questions, and has been great to deal with. We're definitely planning on returning this coming summer, and our family can't wait. I'd definitely recommend this rental to anyone who doesn't want to go the same week we do. Also, the Sunday-Sunday rental period is worth it's weight in gold. We learned the hard way one year just how bad traffic on Saturday gets. Sunday traffic is almost non-existent
Our family: grandparents, children & spouses, and 4 grandchildren-from NY, Maryland, Minnesota, & South Carolina totally enjoyed our stay at Duck Tape. The place was immaculate and Juliana did everything to make our stay wonderful. We walked to the beach each day, went to quaint shops (conveniently located in Duck & Corolla) and swam in the pool every day - often 3 times a day. The pool was the central attraction, large and clean and refreshing, and the nearby beach was great for sand castle building and walking at all hours of the day. All our needs were met. A pool person came around regularly to make sure all was well with the pool. The one small concern we had, was attended to promptly.
We had a great time and would recommend this beach home to anyone. It reminded me of my days at our family cottage when I was young. Glad to share the experience with our children.
Town of Duck has a 10 acre property that was just built in 2007. It contains an amphitheatre, covered picnic area, playground, and 1 mile boardwalk along the sound. This house is within easy walking distance to this great feature. In addition, this property is perfectly situated between the beach, and the town - making it easy to walk everywhere! There are also plenty of pool toys, beach chairs, rafts and boogie boards at your disposal!
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Per Pet Fee ($100 per pet)||$100|
Guests pay 50% upfront and then 50% (2) weeks prior to arrival along with a separate check for $300 for security deposit. We do not deposit the security deposit unless there is damage - we mail it back to the guests upon checkout. We prefer our guests to pay by check.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.