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Ships Watch! 4 BR Affordable Sound Front in Duck!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located on the Currituck Sound in Duck, NC, the Croatoan offers everything you need to make a memorable vacation!

Nestled quietly in the sought after community of Ships Watch, you will have access to all community amenities such as Pool, Hot Tub, Pier, Private Beach Access with Parking and Tennis Courts.

Walk to several unique shops and boutiques, as well as acclaimed restaurants, right in Duck!

Contact us today to secure a memorable vacation in beautiful Duck at our home, Croatoan.

Changeover day for weekly rentals: SUNDAY

Keywords: Within walking distance to Village of Duck!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About The Owner

We live in Columbia, MD. My husband is a structural engineer and I am an anesthesiologist. We have two daughters, one lives in Vancouver and the other is a registered nurse in Baltimore, MD. We all love the beach and water sports.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Duck

We discovered Duck over 20 years ago and kept coming back every chance we got. We always rented a house on the sound side because we love to windsurf and it was easy to access the water. We love our location in Duck because of the beautiful sunsets on the sound, and it is only a 10 minute walk to the beach. Ships Watch community has great amenities

including a great pool and tennis courts.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the sound side location of our house.The sunsets you can watch from the deck are incredible!

The Sunset Grill Restaurant is a close walk from our house and Tommie's Market is very convenient for shopping.

Attached to the Sunset Grill Restaurant is a Jet Ski and Parasailing rental place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed every single second of our vacation. Kayaking, surfing, swimming, eating, drinking, kite flying, fishing, etc... the list goes on. The home was perfectly appointed with absolutely everything we needed!
Jun 2013
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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Ships Watch! 4 BR Affordable Sound Front in Duck!
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

What a view and location!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this place to anyone. Owner Ella is great and she stays in touch with you through the whole process and beyond. House is nice and very spacious. Thank you and we will consider this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fab vacay for all members of our 3 generation family! Perched on the Sound & perfectly appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous beach vacation. We can't imagine a better stay. The owners of the Croatoan have covered every detail. From the kayaks to the Portmeirion this house is practically and tastefully appointed. Ideally located in a friendly beach community with kind staff and thoughtful activities for kids and adults. We were a short walk to the pier (pulling up crabs was a hit!), the swimming pool, and the beach. I also enjoyed the walk into town to shop along Duck's boardwalk and the short walk to the tasty Blue Point restaurant. Back at the house we enjoyed the surrounding nature, the Osprey, geese, and exotic insects! We appreciated use of the beach gear (umbrellas, chairs, cooler, kids sandcastle kits). The owners really have thought of everything. Thank you so much. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home on the sound.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our week in this lovely house on the sound. We had mixed weather, but managed to catch a few beautiful sunsets on the deck. Having bikes and kayaks available was a bonus. We plan to return next summer, hopefully for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Croatoan was so clean and inviting!

  • 5 of 5

The Croatoan was amazing! The house was so immaculately maintained and comfortable that we ended up staying in each night. We enjoyed fantastic sunsets and homecooked meals each night because we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave this beautiful home! The access to the sound was so enjoyable, some days we didn't make it to the beach until 4:00 or 5:00 pm as we would spend the whole afternoon playing in the sound with the provided kayaks and paddle board. Going to the beach was an easy 10 minute walk and the perks of the community setting where very enjoyable. We will definitely be returning to this perfect home in Duck!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding home located on the best spot in Duck!

  • 5 of 5

Every year gets better, and our fifth year at the Croaton House was AMAZING. Each season's house improvement is meticulous. The kitchen supplies are top notched, you need not bring cooking utensils. The rooms are spacious and clean with a calming view. The screened porch is my favorite, you can eat all meals and watch the water. The location is centrally located to all sites. The owners are genuinely the kindest, most helpful couple. Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with my family and allowing us to continue to make memories of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Our third year at Croatoan is just as perfect as the first. Beautifully appointed with comfortable furnishings and a kitchen loaded with beautiful dishes and plenty of cookware. Perfect WiFi access throughout. Fantastic view of the sound. I struggle with mobility issues, so the one level living is perfect. Once I'm in the house, every part of it is accessible, unlike most beach rentals out there.

Thank you for making this beautiful home available!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.