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Spectacular Oceanside Home with the Comforts of Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Please see the website for rates.

Beautiful 3 story house with wrap around views 3 lots back from the oceanfront. You can watch a sunrise from your living room and gorgeous sunsets sitting at your dinning room table. House features 3 levels of decks, large furnished sun decks, and a short 3 minute stroll to the ocean beach on a cul de sac. The house features a 3rd floor great room and fully equipped kitchen. The 4 bedroom house features 2 master bedrooms (king, queen), a double twin bedded bedroom, and a bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds. A queen futon is in the game room on the ground floor, which easily converts to a sleeping space with a bathroom on the same level.

The house includes full linen service including bath towels, fully made beds, private washer/dryer, arrival amenities include hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, and dishwashing detergent. The house owners personally handle the housekeeping and maintenance of this home, and you will be pleased with the upkeep, cleanliness, and comforts of this unique home. With over 20 years of 4 & 5 Star hotel experience, the hands-on owners ensure the ultimate in comfort for a stress free vacation.

Amenities include a personal computer with high speed internet service, domestic long distance with the Majic Jack telephone service, televisions in three of the four bedrooms, surround sound, DVD's, and a hot tub on the first floor deck. Guests are entitled to pool privileges in season at a nearby community.

Keywords: House, cottage

More Details

Bill and Angie Rapant
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Bill and Angie Rapant

Angie & Bill Rapant built 'Papillon' as a Hatteras Island retreat in 2002. They own and operate the Cape Pines Motel in Buxton, NC, a short drive from Avon. Not satisfied with the management of their vacation rental home, they decided to rent the house directly with guests as a means of providing better rental prices for guests, and for ensuring a truly comfortable stay for all guests. With over 20 years of 4 & 5 Star hotel experience, the Rapants are truly dedicated to making guests feel at home at their home on the Outer Banks.

Bill and Angie Rapant purchased this house in 2002

Why Bill and Angie Rapant chose Avon

Angie & Bill fell in love with the quaint town of Avon on Hatteras Island. The natural beauty of the island has made this a special place for them. With over 20 years of 4 & 5 Star hotel experience, Angie & Bill are pleased to accommodate families in their special home in Avon on Hatteras Island.

What makes this house unique

Unlike so many of the houses on Hatteras Island, this home is meticulously maintained. Angie & Bill enjoy making this home available to guests from near and far. You will be amazed at the cleanliness of this home, and you will truly feel at home. Avon is close to the kiteboarding and windsurfing areas in both Rodanthe and Avon/Buxton.


Avon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No refunds will be given in case of a hurricane or any storm. Guests are encouraged to purchase private travel/vacation insurance.
  • Before departure, all trash/recyclables must be taken out, dishes washed/put away and house swept/vacuumed.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • See bedroom details. Also a powder room in the Great Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
  • 1 king BR with private bath 1 queen BR with private bath 1 BR with 1 twin beds 1 BR with 2 sets of bunk beds. 1 bathroom for these 2 bedrooms 1 futon in game room on 1st floor. Bath with shower on same level. 1 sleeper sofa in Great Room on 3rd floor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pet Friendly; $75/week + tax per pet. Two pets maximum.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Oceanside Home with the Comforts of Home
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great location, very well equipped and nicely layed out. Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to stay at the Papillon after the holidays over New Year’s Eve.

Even though it was extremely cold and it snowed during that week, we enjoyed our stay.

The hot tub helped us to get warm again after getting deep frosted on the beach and the top floor living area provided ample space for our group of nine for games and other activities.

Everybody was very pleased and the communication with the owner was prompt and pleasant.

We will definitely try to go again.

Thank you Angie and Bill.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to express your pleasure at staying in our cottage in Avon. That house has brought joy to hundreds of people who vacationed here and we are thrilled that we have contributed to it. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future, Angie and Bill Papillon Owners
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Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent all-around!

  • 5 of 5

Angie and Bill's home, Papillion, is perfect for a beach vacation. It is clean, spacious, well-equipped and very close to the beach. The town of Avon has everything you need and is not as crowded as the other towns. The hottub, outdoor shower and foosball table were hits! We especially appreciated the excellent communication before and during our stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frederick, MD

Great communication

  • 5 of 5

The owners were fantastic & quick to respond. Very friendly & provided great communication!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very accommodating!!

  • 5 of 5

The Papillon is a wonderful home!!! The house comes with everything you'd need to make it feel like a home away from home. I loved being able to look out from the third deck and seeing the ocean. There were plenty of shops that were within walking distance, along with a DQ right across the street which was great for those hot summer nights. If you are looking for an awesome getaway then you should definitely choose this house! Thank you Bill and Angie!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that our cottage provides comfort and convenience to the beach, shops and restaurants in the area. Our visitors always find the house to be much more beautiful than they expected and we are very proud that hundreds of people who have stayed at Papillon went home with wonderful memories.
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Forest Hill, MD

Exceptionally clean; extremely accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Papillon is a clean, very well equipped home that is perfect for all members of the family. The home has something for everyone to relax and have fun. With a very short walk to the beach (and no tall dunes to hike up), you can't go wrong by choosing Papillon for your next stay in Avon. I have vacationed on Hatteras Island every year of my life and have never felt more at home than I have at this home. Additionally, the owners are friendly, caring, and accommodating.

Thank you, Bill and Angie! Our winter stay made us love our favorite place on Earth even more! We will most definitely be back to your home soon. Until next time... :)

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Hatteras Village
Car: necessary

House is 3 lots back from the oceanfront. It is a pleasant 3 minute walk to the beach down Wahoo Circle cul de sac.

Avon is close to prime kiteboarding destinations of Canadian Hole just south of Avon, and Rodanthe, 15 miles to the north


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

Pet fee is $75 per dog, plus 12.75% tax. No size limit, but usually only two dogs are allowed per stay.
Damage/security deposit is due with second installment (30 days prior to arrival).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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