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Pet-Friendly, Oceanside, Pool, Hot Tub, Walk2beach&Sound

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

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, 2017 and closes September 30, 2017. 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, 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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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About The Owner

My family has been vacationing in the Outer Banks for over 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.

Why The Owner chose Outer Banks

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.

What makes this house unique

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...


Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3rd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bath-Tub - toilet , tub
    2nd Floor Bath - Shower - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 2nd Floor Twin Over Full Bunk w/ Trundle - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4: Twin over Full bunk, w/ a Twin trundle
    Twin Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4: 2 sets of Twin/Twin bunks
    2nd Floor Queen #2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2. Pack n Play for a baby is in this closet
    2nd Floor Queen #1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    3rd Floor Master BR King - 1 king , Sleeps 2
  • King Bed (1) Queen size Beds (2), Baby Pack-n-Play (1), Bunk Beds (3 sets): There is one bedroom with 2 sets of twin/twin bunk beds (sleeps 4), and one bedroom that has a twin over full size bunk bed and trundle (sleeps 4).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor horse shoe pit, covered sand play area, dry bar with mini-fridge, 2 huge hammocks, HUGE outdoor pool, outdoor picnic table and furniture, beach furniture and umbrellas, cart and cooler with wheels for easy beach hauling (all of 200 yards or so!), dartboard, walking distance to the town's 10-acre site which contains a great playground, 1 mile boardwalk on the Sound, amphitheatre, covered picnic area -- a great family place!


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Pet-Friendly, Oceanside, Pool, Hot Tub, Walk2beach&Sound
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Solid beach house with a few opportunities....

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I’m so glad that you had a wonderful week at Duck Tape and enjoyed all of our amenities. And yes, every guest has access to my cell phone (in the check-in instructions) so that they can get a hold of me immediately. I like to be able to offer that level of responsiveness. That said, I’m sorry to hear that your experience with me was not as you would have hoped. Unfortunately, I do travel a bit for my “day job”, and so occasionally my response times are a little slower than I would like. But I try to be as responsive as I can be, and my guests usually do not have a problem getting the information that they need. I reviewed our conversation thread and noticed that with the exception of 1 email, I believe I had replied to each of your emails within 24-48 hours. But - there is always room for improvement and I will see what I can do in order to automate more information so that renters are able to access whatever they need whenever they want it. I am surprised to hear the issue about cleaning, and have taken it up with my maintenance team already. The windows are scrubbed each spring and fall, and the house is thoroughly cleaned at the end of each stay. My carpets are cleaned at least 4x per year. We usually get really high marks on cleanliness, and I take all feedback about that very seriously. That said, occasionally we’ll have a previous renter that does not clean the dishes well (and puts them away somewhat dirty). I wish we could say that we’d be able to inspect every plate and glass in the cupboard between renters, but with a house that sleeps 14, that isn’t always possible! But again, I’ve let my cleaners know to be on the lookout for that! Thanks again for your feedback and rating, we are always striving to keep Duck Tape fresh, inviting and new!
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North East, MD

Race stay in the Spring!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. When guests ask us to open the pool a little earlier or keep it running a little later, we are always more than happy to make it happen if at all possible. Looking forward to hosting you again soon!
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, I"m so very glad that you enjoyed your stay! The pool is definitely one of my favorite parts of the house. I hope to host you again in the near future!
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Great Place to land

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

Finally Getting Around to Reviewing our Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! Vacation is supposed to be easy and fun for everyone. That's why my family works hard to make sure that Duck Tape has everything you could ask for. It sounds like we are hitting the mark for you, and we're very happy about that. :-) Looking forward to your stay again this coming summer!
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Bluffton, SC

Duck Tape was a Wonderful Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles

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!


Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer IV
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 23 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Fall
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall II
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 7 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 8 2018 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer I
Apr 29 2018 - May 19 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer II
May 20 2018 - May 26 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer I
May 27 2018 - Jun 9 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jun 10 2018 - Jun 23 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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