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Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Oceanside-Short Walk to Beach

56 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Duck House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Many Updates: New Downstairs Flooring! New Bedding, New TV in Master, Wireless Internet Added and Free Unlimited Long Distance!!! New Flat Screen TV in the family room. Our home is a few streets back from the center of Duck and also is so close to the beach! We just love the fact that we are on a small private street and only have to walk a few minutes to be at the ocean (300 yards to be exact). We are also so close to the sound and the sunsets at night are beautiful there! Our house is called Duck Soup and is one of the original homes in Duck. We have recently redecorated the cottage and it looks great with so many cute flairs! We've updated the feel but still kept it quaint! This house has an outdoor hot tub right off of the kitchen on a screened in porch. Our kids love it and so do the adults. We also have an outdoor shower for showering after a day at the beach. Remember that we are pet friendly and have a fenced yard for your special family member you don't want to leave behind!

Duck Soup is great for families with kids as the kids can be upstairs in the loft watching movies and the adults can be downstairs watching what they'd like and fixing dinner! Upstairs are 2 bedrooms. One is the master with a king size bed. The master also has a private balcony where you can enjoy your coffee in the morning up in the trees! The 2nd bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds. Both bedrooms share the upstairs bathroom in between the two rooms. Downstairs is the 3rd bedroom with a Queen bed and bath. Upstairs is a loft with a futon, Cable TV, DVD, VCR. Downstairs is the family room/dining room and kitchen. In the family room is the Cable TV, DVD and VCR. We have lots of movies to choose from as well as a few games to play!

Additionally, we have 2 adult and 3 kids bikes as well as chairs and bogie boards in the laundry room. Jump on those bikes and ride up to the quaint shops of Duck or rent a jet ski there and enjoy the sound views. Duck has tennis courts galore and loads of unique shops and restaurants. You can drive down to the Wright Brothers Memorial or visit the aquarium or many of the lighthouses around. Lots to do, but Duck is the place to stay as it has the quietness you want while on vacation with the proximity to everything!

Located in the Tides section of Duck, you will love your time in the Outer Banks by staying in Duck Soup!

Walking/Biking distance to area attractions:

• Sweet T's (Coffee, Beer and Wine shop): 5 minutes

• Kitty Hawk Kites (Water sports, Hang Gliding, Kites, etc.): 5 minutes

• Duck Methodist Church: 5 minutes

• Duck Boardwalk: 5 minutes

• Cravings restaurant: 5 minutes

• Baldie's Burger and Ice Cream: 5 minutes

• Roadside Raw Bar and Grill (great scallops and salads!): 5 minutes

• Pizzazz Pizza: 5 minutes

• Aqua Restaurant and Spa: 10 minutes

• Schooner Ridge Private Beach Access: 10 minutes (2 minutes by guest golf cart)

• Duck Deli (best omelette and BBQ in town!): 6 minutes

• Blue Point Restaurant: 7 minutes

• The Shoppes of Duck: 5 minutes

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Liz and Bruce Tuck
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Liz and Bruce Tuck

Our family has loved this beach house. Our children are young and enjoy the hot tub right off of the kitchen as well as love having the beach right at the end of the street. We live relatively close and are able to enjoy our house in the off season.

Liz and Bruce Tuck purchased this house in 2005

Why Liz and Bruce Tuck chose Outer Banks

Proximity to the beach- 300 yards away at the most! Private street with a fully stocked home- one of the landmarks at Duck. 'Duck Soup' is so close to the quaint village of Duck (less than 8/10 of a mile) with lots of shopping, restaurants, jet skis, boating, fishing options. The best in the Outer Banks!

What makes this house unique

Our cottage is pet friendly so you can have your precious 4 legged friend with you while you relax. You can walk to the beach and to the shops of Duck or take our bikes on the bike path and take in the sights of the Outer Banks. The sound and the ocean are minutes away!


based on 56 traveler reviews

Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Oceanside-Short Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.142857 based on 56 reviews

Not bad, but definitely not clean

  • 2 of 5

I'm pretty sure whomever does their cleaning, has been ripping them off for a few months (if not longer).

The hot tub area was unusable - too many cobwebs and spiders, not to mention the inch thick layer of dust on the cover.

Don't get me wrong, we weren't spending most of our time inside the house - but you know when something has been cleaned vs. when something has just been sprayed to smell like it's clean.

The first night as I was getting ready for bed (after walking around barefoot inside the house) my feet were black. I mean, black - like I was outside running around on the asphalt! And we checked in at 4pm.... so I was bit grossed out. And we all wore our flip flops inside for the rest of our stay.

Overall -- we chose this place because it was pet-friendly and just 1.5 miles down the road from where our other family members were staying (they have a timeshare in Duck). Not sure that we'd stay here again, but it suited our purpose for this trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to hear this. This is the first time I've heard a concern on the cleaning of our house and the hot tub room having concerns in quite some time now. I appreciate the feedback. I would have loved to have heard from you immediately and we could have quickly addressed the issue. I didn't hear until now. We do have in our contract -first paragraph actually: "please call us or call/text our housekeeper: Dottie (252) 267-1121 to promptly resolve your concern; all housekeeping issues should be addressed upon check-in". I know sometimes you just keep forging ahead, but thank you for telling us. The hot tub area is outside under a screened in porch so there will be times that area gets some weather. We are hopefully getting it cleaned up...Thank you for letting us know...
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Cottage in the perfect OBX location

  • 5 of 5

Having been to the Outer Banks several times before, I knew what to expect: fantastic beaches rivaled by few other places on the east coast, a cozy atmosphere in the cute town of Duck, and an overall relaxing retreat from city life. We were pleasantly surprised by Duck Soup however. This is a cute, relaxing cottage about a 5-10 minute walk/bike ride to downtown Duck, and about 500 feet from the ocean. Perfect for a quiet, relaxing vacation.

Pros: walking distance to the beach and downtown duck, large hot tub on a screened-in porch, located on a private/quiet street, cute and well-kept cottage in arguably the best town on the Outer Banks.

Cons: dishwasher had an issue (that the owner corrected right away), tree on the back of the house is somewhat overgrown (branches could be heard scratching the roof above the master bedroom in strong winds - annoying at night), and a spiral staircase to get up to 2nd floor (fine for us, but may not be ideal for some people).

We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

AC didn't work, refrigerator same bed and pillows terrible

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This particular renter called us numerous times as they were unable to get things to turn on...We actually ended up driving down to the cottage and were 1 street away when we got the call--whoops--found the button and the refrigerator was "back on" and working...We came down May 6th week and did an inspection and freshened beds, pillows, painted furniture, new plates etc... I am very sorry that they were dissappointed and have taken care on their issues with everything!
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Great stay and dog friendly!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay. It had all of the conveniences of home and more. The layout of the house was nice and cozy. Didn't get a chance to use the hot tub although it was ready for our use. Close to the beach, and town of Duck. It's too bad the house is for sale, would have loved to stay again...One word of caution: the check-in, check-out times are different on the lease vs the instructions- which did not affect our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Interfaced with Liz several times while preparing for our trip. She was responsible and quite helpful. Cottage was clean and very functional. The location was strategically placed very close to the beach, and only a mile or so away from shops and restaurants. We will rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Talcott, wv

Bertie from WV

  • 5 of 5

Round 2 at Duck Soup- just as awesome as last year😊

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.75%

Optional Linen and Towel package (available upon request)
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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1-Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) port-a-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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