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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, loft area w/futon, sleeps 9

Bring the boat or jet skis! Sunset Escape is a beautifully furnished 2400 SF canal-front home located in the private gated community of Colington Harbour. The rental price includes the use of 2 tandem kayaks and adult sized life vests. This property has all the luxuries of home such as high-speed Internet with wifi, bluray DVD player and several flat screen cable TVs. THREE OF THE BEDROOMS HAVE PRIVATE BATHS. It is the perfect home for boating, kayaking, fishing, crabbing & relaxing. The neighborhood soundside beach w/playground & pool is perfect for the kids. A wonderful escape offering privacy with lots to do and is close to Wright Brothers Memorial, grocery stores, restaurants & bars, and a movie theater.

The neighborhood soundside beach is about a 1 mile from our home and the Kill Devil Beach with public access and bathhouse is 5 miles away. The neighborhood pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. After Labor Day the pool will typically be open during weekends in September, weather permitting.

*** MANY MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE ***: SEE LINK TO OUR PROPERTY SLIDESHOW (The link is located near bottom of page above 'Property Review' section

Please note this is a Friday-to-Friday rental ONLY during the Summer months. Partial week stays are only considered during non peak times and we have a THREE night minimum. Check-in time is 3 PM with a check-out by 11 AM.

Other Terms:

- GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THEIR OWN LINENS. There are local businesses in the area which provide linen rental services, as well as rental bikes, additional kayaks, baby equipment, etc. Please indicate if interested.

- RENTAL PAYMENT TERMS: 50% Rental Amount due with signed rental agreement to secure week. Remaining balance & Security Deposit are due 45 days prior to arrival. For arrivals less than 45 days away, the full amount, including security deposit, is due to reserve home.

- LAUNCH FEES: The approximate Colington Harbour launch fee is $25 for the week or $10/day for guests who opt bring their own boats or jet skis.


More Details

Yvonne Scott
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Yvonne Scott

Dear Guests - Thank you for considering our home for your vacation! My name is Yvonne Scott and my husband's name is Stan. We have two children, ages 19 and 15. We live in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. I work full time in the software industry but also have a background in real estate. Stan owns an electrical contracting business. We all love the Outer Banks area as we really enjoy boating and being on the water. As a family we also enjoy skiing too.

Yvonne Scott purchased this house in 2009

Why Yvonne Scott chose North Carolina

Stan and I have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for almost 30 years now. We discovered Colington Harbour back in 2005 afer we purchased our Waverunner jet skis. We wanted to bring our jet skis on vacation with us and we discovered Colington Harbour is the perfect neighborhood where you can rent an affordable home and have your own dock. We also really enjoy fishing and crabbing. Being on the water away from the beach crowds is very relaxing but yet it's close enough to visit the beach attractions and restaurants. For several years we rented homes in Colington for our annual summer vacation. After a few years and a soft real estate market we decide to invest in a second home property. One day hope to retire at our home.


Colington Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , (MBR #1)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , (Middle BR #3)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , (Main Level BA)
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , ground level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , (MBR #2)
  • Wall mounted hair dryers in 2 of the bathrooms. Outdoor shower available on ground level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • MBR #2 - Queen Size Bed, Private Bath with soaking tub - 1 queen , 40' flat screen TV, waterview.
    MBR #1 - King Size Bed, Private Bath - 1 king , 26' flat screen TV, desk w/dataport, private deck-Waterfront
    BR #4 - Twin daybed with pullout trundle - 2 twin/ single , Waterfront Bedroom with work desk - Door to deck.
    BR #3 - 'Kids' BR w/Private Bath - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Cool staircase pyramid bunkbed, 32' TV w/built-in DVD Player
  • LOFT AREA - Full sized sofa futon for overflow sleeping. ~ Nitendo GameCube system in Kid's bedroom ~ Some children's DVDs are available in Kids bedroom. ~All upstairs bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans. ~ All beds in the home are very comfortable with new mattresses and bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
OTHER HOUSE AMENITIES Main level and upper decks with seating and tables. Ground level covered patio area with picnic table. Gas grill, fishing cleaning station with sink. Dock for up to 26' boat and/or jet skis. Outdoor shower. Three crab pots are available for guests who enjoy crabbing. Guests can fish and crab right off the dock. Several beach chairs available for guest use. Smoking permitted on decks/patio areas but NOT indoors. The community pool typically opens around Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Guests who wish to swim in a pool outside this timeframe may inquire and purchase guest passes for the Outer Banks Family YMCA. Swimming in the canal, sound or ocean is always an available option.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Quiet, beautiful property! Fits the Title!

  • 5 of 5

We already miss the beautiful, serene feeling of sitting on the dock of home and watching the sky change from day to beautiful night or paddling the kayaks to the park and swinging with the kids. The name is perfect! "Sunset Escape" is a wonderful place and Yvonne was a perfect hostess!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting OBX for the past few years, always looking to try new things and stay at new places. In the past, we've always stayed ocean side as we love the ocean. But this year, we strayed from the norm and looked at the sound side mainly because our boys love to fish. We also loved the proximity to everything OBX.

When we arrived, we were blown away by the house. It was spacious, super clean, and offered everything we wanted. Soon after settling in, we were off in the kayaks...great fun for sure and a perfect addition to a great house! Our time in OBX was spent doing loads of fun things and the house offered a great place to chill and relax when the day was done.

Yvonne was an excellent host....emailing all the particulars well ahead of time, offering up tips for the local area, and replying promptly to any questions we had. As we try to do new things in the OBX each year, I believe we may have found one thing to do each year...stay at this house!

If you are torn between this house and another, do yourself a favor and get this one. You won't be disappointed! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First, I don't know why it's taken me SO long to write this review because we have nothing but great things to say about this home and Yvonne! The home was definitely a home away from home and having small children with us made that all the more important to us. Everything about this rental from first contact to last was smooth. The house is equipped with everything you need for your stay. The location is perfect no matter what you come to the beach for. We just can't say enough good things and will most definitely be staying here again in the future! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madly in LOVE with this House

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Scott's home (2 years in a row). First of all, there is so much space! The house allows for lots of privacy for a few families - there are 4 full bathrooms! We (again) loved the use of the 2 tandem kayaks and just hopping into the water out back. Caught some crabs (the little ones loved this) and had great evenings as an entire group with the large table for big family meals. If you've never been over to the "sound beach" you need to do yourself the favor. We've been staying in Colington for years, and our friends never believe how wonderful and calm it is until they actually get there. The beach is an easy drive, and of course the close proximity of TJ's (for little things, gas, beer, etc.) and Billy's (for fresh seafood) makes this the best area ever. There are tvs in almost every room and a nice treasure trove of books and games as well. Nice sized grill, too. We have loved working with Yvonne and the ease of dealing with the reservation. Deposit was refunded in under 2 weeks. No nonsense here; just awesome people offering their lovely home at a reasonable price. We hope to stay here for years to come. Thanks again, Scott family!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful beach week

  • 5 of 5

What a great week at the beach for our group of 6 (2 adults, 4 teens)! This place has everything...privacy, quiet, water views, kayaks, crab pots, a wonderful gas grill, and even beach chairs. This was the most stress free vacation ever because we just showed up and everything we needed was there. We rented all of our linens and towels, as well as bikes, from Ocean Atlantic Rentals. They delivered everything to the door before we got there and picked it up at the house the day we left. I highly recommend this service...less to pack and wash and price was reasonable. Colington Harbor is a great place to be because it is right in the middle as far as mileposts go but off the main area just enough to get away from everything. It is a great community and we enjoyed the sound side beach and pool as well. Yvonne was excellent to work with. We had a problem with the Internet service during our stay and she was very responsive, really going out of her way to solve it. The house itself is very clean, beds are comfortable, kitchen has everything you need. Really couldn't have changed a thing! Thanks to the Scott's for letting us share your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Exactly what is listed and more

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family of six adults. There is plenty of room for families. The house was very clean and had everything that is listed in the description. The owner was very nice and helpful to work with. I would definitely recommend this house for families to rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Main Highway (approx Mile Post 8), towards Sound
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Neighborhood Sound Beach (1 mi) & Atlantic Ocean
Car: necessary

Colington Harbour, one of the best-kept secrets in the Outer Banks, is a deep water quiet family community located on Colington Island. Boat access to the Ocean is through Oregon Inlet; approx 30 min. by water to the south. Our home is located in desirable location with quick access to harbour & sound. The community has soundside sandy beaches, large shade trees, pavilion picnic areas w/grills & playground. It is visible from our home across the harbour but is about a mile away by road. Guests are welcome to use the 2 provided kayaks to reach the soundside beach. The boat launch ramp & pool is in same area. Amenities include an Olympic sized pool, baby pool, snack bar & lounge chairs. Tennis & basketball courts are also available in the neighborhood. Kill Devil Hills Beach (Atlantic Ocean) is 4 miles east of our home. The public beach amenities there include 2 large parking areas & bathhouse. A convenience store & Dairy Queen are within a 1-2 minute walk from the beach parking area.

Other Activities: Two tandem Kayaks (including lift vests) are provided for Guest use while staying at Sunset Escape.


Rates & Availability

Colington Harbour House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 11 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning/Inspection Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.75%

ADDITIONAL FEES TO THE NIGHTLY RATES BELOW: 12.75% tax, $125 cleaning/inspection fee and $350 refundable security deposit

10/5/17-11/23/17 (3 night min): # of Nights = 3 x $165/nt, 4 x $140/nt, 5 x $125/nt, 6 x $110/nt, 7 x 100/nt

SEE OTHER TERMS IN "Property Description" AREA

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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