House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Glen Morgan
I'm a researcher at the National Cancer Institute of NIH. My love-affair with the Atlantic's barrier islands began during my summers as a lifeguard on Assateague Island in Maryland. As surfing developed into a passion, I began to venture to Hatteras Island since it was the ideal water-sports playground in a pristine natural seashore setting. My two sons loved the beach when they were young, and continued to enjoy Hatteras as teens and now, as adults. Avon on Hatteras Island is the anchor where all the generations of my extended family love to get together on an annual basis. And, yes, I am still surfing - with the same crew - in Hatteras!
Glen Morgan purchased this House in 2002
Why Glen Morgan chose Avon
After 20 years of vacationing in the Outer Banks, I had a pretty good idea of what all of the locations and villages had to offer. The northern part of the Outer Banks is too over-developed to suit me. Avon Village is centrally located, has more amenities than any other Hatteras Island location, and is bordered on the north and south by the beautiful Hatteras Island National Seashore (5 mins from the house). You have easy access to the Ocean and Sound Beaches for swimming, surfing, shell collecting, windsurfing, kite-boarding, paddle-boarding and many other activities. Young families should try the Pamlico Sound for mellow, shallow, no-wave fun - great for younger children. This area is truly unparalleled on the Atlantic Coast and has been repeatedly named in the top ten beaches in the US.
What makes this House unique
Kick back and enjoy the sunset over the water from the back deck! Kayak around the lake in the back yard. Very convenient to the beach! Walk to restaurants and shopping.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Overall, very good value for a rental. House was large & clean. We enjoyed our stay & owner very helpful!
Easy rental process. Great location! We all enjoyed our vacation here and would be happy to rent again.
Wonderful Family Vacation
We were a family of 8 - 7 adults and 1 toddler. We all enjoyed our stay so much! The house was clean and well-equipped for cooking meals each night. We used the grill a lot. The huge dining table was perfect. We were all comfortable sleeping. Our son used the kayak on the lake. We absolutely loved the gorgeous view from the deck. I'd say possibly the best aspect of this house is the fact that it is on the lake and is wooded and feels very private and has the gorgeous view off the deck which made it feel like a retreat. It was also very quiet and peaceful. That, and the location.... a quick, pleasant 4-minute walk to the beach, and so close to stores and the community pool. You could actually walk to the community pool if you wanted to. Also it was close to the rest of Hatteras Island to the south, which we explored a lot....Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras. Such a beautiful area!
There is a beautiful sound beach a few minutes away with calm waters for children...and we adults enjoyed it as well. We usually drove to the lifeguard beach in Buxton for swimming because we felt safer with a lifeguard with the strong undertow and waves. But all the beaches were gorgeous, including the one near the house! We had a fire on this beach one evening which was so fun. We spent most of our evenings on the deck. I meditated and did yoga on the deck each morning. We used the beautiful, large, clean community pool every day, often twice a day, in the morning after the beach and again in the afternoon or early evening. It is open until 7pm. The fish market close by was nice to have. I recommend you go down to the beach across from the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras... it was our favorite beach and absolutely gorgeous with beautiful blue water! We swam here even though there was no lifeguard. And it is just a beautiful drive down there and felt so otherworldly. I would definitely come back to Avon and would stay at this home again.
We had one issue with the dishwasher and Glen had it fixed immediately and was in close communication about it. Communication with him was very good and prompt from beginning to end of the experience and he inquired about our safe arrival and whether we needed anything when we arrived and was a very good host. He does need to get a recycling bin at the house for guests so they don't have to drive their recyclables to Buxton. It is so important to recycle and that convenience should be provided.
Perfect home for our large family!
This was our first time staying at the surfdancer, but definitely won’t be our last. The house is gorgeous, very spacious, it accommodated our family of 7 perfectly. The location is also perfect. Walking distance to the beach, grocery store and other shops. We had a wonderful time and Glen is great to work with!
Perfect family vacation!
This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and the Surfdancer and Avon were everything we hoped they would be! Glen was an absolutely delight to work with - he's very detail-oriented, so that made the entire process incredibly easy. Everything was just as he described it, his restaurant and other suggestions were spot on, and we had everything we could need and then some! As a mom of young kids, I appreciated that he even supplied a high chair and small baby gate. The walk to the beach was easy - we pulled a wagon loaded with kids and gear - and the beach ... wow. I fell in love! I'm originally from Florida and have been to beaches all over the world, but the Outer Banks were so relaxing, great sand and not crowded, which was the major selling point for us. It really was just a great experience, the family vacation we were hoping for, and we can't thank Glen enough!
Worth every penny, and Every veiw from every angle!,
Owner very active with assistance, beautiful views. Close to everything extremely clean , make sure to take the left turn out the driveway to the path to the grocery store it saves 10 mins of walking. The sun sets... were amazing only thing that threw me was the trash pick up which is in no way in the owners control 1:30am we thought Our truck was Being Stolen! We will be back...and. have more coolers for more space for more fish to take home!!! Thank you Glen for some amazing memories your home was able to provide our family.
We left today despite not wanting to go we came to the south end lol
Pool & Ocean Swimming, Kiteboarding, Wright Brothers Memorial, The Lost Colony Live Theater, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Graveyard of Atlantic Museum, Cape Hatteras & Bodie Lighthouses, Ocracoke Island, 4-Wheel Drive Beach Access, Fishing (Surf, Sound, Inlet, Offshore via Charters from Oregon Inlet or Hatteras Village), Nature Preserves, Health Center