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Sunday to Sunday Semi-Oceanfront 4BR on direct beach access with lifeguard.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

New renovations and updates make this sunny cottage a true “home away from home.” The open layout is light and airy. The beach access, directly across the street, makes getting to and from the beach a breeze! We often hear from our families that are house is neat and clean. Use the well-equipped kitchen for a nice meal. Relax on the covered porches and enjoy the evening sea breeze or take in the ocean view from the sun deck. Free WiFi and DirecTV for staying in touch. You will find this home is centrally located on the OBX and is convenient to all restaurants, evening entertainment, water sports and activities. Unlike some of the beaches in the OBX, we have a full-time life-guarded beach right out the front door.

UPDATE: The Town of Kill Devil Hills is beginning a program of Beach Nourishment during the months of August and September, 2017. The nourishment zone will taper and end at Prospect St., about 1/2 mile north of Cool Breeze. This means that sand moving equipment will not be used on the beach at Carlow Ave. this summer.

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Stephanie Estes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Stephanie Estes

Three generations of the Estes Family have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for 60+ years. Howard, his wife Stephanie, and children Skip and Claudia, began spending so much time visiting the local beaches that they decided to make their plans permanent by purchasing a home right in the center of the Northern Beaches at Milepost 8. When we aren't at Cool Breeze, you can find us in Richmond or Williamsburg, Virginia, visiting our Alma Mater (all 4 of us!), William and Mary.

Stephanie Estes purchased this house in 2004

Why Stephanie Estes chose Outer Banks

Every year since 2003, we have tried to make upgrades and listen to our guests’ suggestions. It’s been great fun to build relationships with our repeating guests as well as new ones. We have rented to families from coast to coast and international travelers from France, Great Britain and Germany.

Cool Breeze is our home away from home. We have furnished it with features that we enjoy and hope that your family will find as comfortable and relaxing as we do.

There are many houses to choose from in the Outer Banks. But we also know our house is very special and has created many wonderful family memories. We invite you to come stay.

What makes this house unique

With only one lot between us and the ocean, getting back to the house to take a break from the sun or refill the cooler is easy. Our residential neighborhood is located just a short walk from many conveniences like restaurants and shops. We love the open floor plan of our home that offers bedrooms on either floor and a central gathering area for meals and entertainment. We also offer both covered and open decks for outdoor enjoyment.


Kill Devil Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Outside shower - outdoor shower , changing room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • The second floor has a Jack and Jill bathroom. The first floor has a full bath adjoined to the first floor queen bedroom. Or go totally local in our outdoor enclosed shower complete with adjoining changing room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double + pull out twin trundle, flat screen TV (1st floor)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double + twin bunk bed. (2nd floor)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, flat screen TV (1st floor)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, flat screen TV (2nd floor)
  • Our Family Room has a sleeper sofa with a pullout queen bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Sunday to Sunday Semi-Oceanfront 4BR on direct beach access with lifeguard.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Nashville, Tennessee

My Favorite Week of the Year!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed here and it might've been better than the first (which was pretty perfect!). We had great weather, the beach wasn't too crowded, and a friend of our family came with her two kids and we were so thrilled at how baby safe this rental is! There aren't excessive nick knacks, there was a high chair and a baby gate! There were even sand buckets and shovels to play with at the beach! We LOVED that there was a full time life guard at the beach, as the surf was rougher than usual this week.

Everything was just as described and everything was gorgeous and spotless. The manager is one of the best we've ever dealt with - a pro at customer service! She went above and beyond for us. We would absolutely recommend this place to family and friends, so you better book it before we take all of the available spots!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fantastic Week!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic week at Cool Breeze. The property is exactly as described and the owners are more than helpful. We love the easy beach access, and the cottage is very clean and freshly decorated. This trip was our second stay, and I'm sure we will return on our next visit. Thanks for a wonderful place to call home for our week at the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have Ron and Lisa stay in our house! So glad you had fun!
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at your lovely home. Since I have 4 grand babies (3 of which are 1 and under), the convince and close proximity to the beach was exactly what we needed. The kitchen was well stocked and all the beds were extremely comfortable. We were close to all the main attractions and the restaurants we love. Thank you for sharing your home and I so appreciate the easy rental process!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family enjoyed your time at Cool Breeze. Many happy returns!
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Nashville, Tennessee

Definitely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so great. We were expecting it to be wonderful and were still impressed at all of the personal touches. The owners definitely take great care of this place.

The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you could want on vacation- wine glasses, pancake griddle, seafood steam pots, you name it! The views from the decks are gorgeous and it's just a 2 minute walk to find your perfect spot on the beach. The house is on the beach road and all you do is cross the street and walk down the boardwalk ramp to the sand. And there's an outdoor shower WITH HOT WATER so you don't track sand all over. That definitely came in handy.

You can even see the ocean from the upstairs bedroom window! The house had plenty of space for us to spread out and not get in each other's way. There are board games and books and direct tv in case you need to spend a day/evening inside chilling out.

The location itself is so convenient. You can get anywhere you want to be on the outer banks in 15-20 minutes. We spent a lot of time on the beach and didn't even pack our lunches because it was just a 2 min walk back to the kitchen!

Definitely loved this place and it will be the first place I ever check availability for when heading to the beach. It's been a while since I had been to the outer banks and this house has absolutely set the bar. Yes, it's that great!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything you could want for a beach vacation. It lived up to my expectations. It was very well located and close by to lots of local area attractions. It was a key part of my family having an awesome vacation. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Great home- Great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cool Breeze. The home is well maintained and the customer service provided was fantastic. The location is centrally located with a quick drive to any of the area's main attractions. The beach is just across the road and an easy walk. Thanks to the guest book located in the home, we had no problem locating local restaurants and finding the back way into the Wright Memorial for our morning walks/runs up to the monument. We would recommend this home to any of our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
158 and US12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kill Devil Hills, N. C
Car: recommended

The Outer Banks is a 200-mile long series of barrier islands on the coast of North Carolina that stretch from the Virginia/North Carolina State Line to Cape Hatteras. Well known for its temperate climate and expansive beaches, the Outer Banks is a favorite vacation destination for tourists from all over the world. The town of Kill Devil Hills is located in the geographic center of the Outer Banks and is most famously known as the site for the first heavier-than-air powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright, commemorated today by the Wright Brothers National Monument which anchors the town. In Kill Devil Hills, vacationers will find a rich history that ranges from the from the first English settlement in the New World to the dawn of the Space Age alongside the East Coast’s finest fresh seafood markets, cleanest beaches and most sought after destinations in surf and Gulf Stream fishing.

Other Activities: Climb Jockey's ridge, the tallest active sand dune system in the Eastern United States


Rates & Availability

Kill Devil Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 4- June 11
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
June 11-June 18
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
June 18-June 25
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
June 25-July 2
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 2-July9
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 9-July 16
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 15 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 16-July 23
Jul 16 2017 - Jul 22 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 23-July 30
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 30-Aug. 6
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August 6-August 13
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August 13-August 20
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August 20-August 26
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.0%

Security Deposit: $250.00

Cleaning fee is included within your rental cost.
Reservation Deposit: 50%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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