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Erik and Shauna Pickering

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

6 Bd- 5ba 176 yards from Ocean W/Pool/Hottub Oceanfront & Indoor Pool, Gym

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)


Welcome to “Rendezvous” only 176 YARDS FROM BEACH ACCESS!! Stay includes access to top notch exercise facility- YR RD INDOOR POOL- OCEAN FRONT POOL-(all only a very short walk away) This super child-friendly, pet-friendly, beach house is in the Schooner Ridge Neighborhood!! Families LOVE Schooner Ridge because it is a quaint oceanside community located right in the village of Duck. There is no need to use your car here. The neighborhood has a loop which is fantastic for kids to ride bikes around (no thru traffic). Guests have access to the all clubhouse and community amenities which include use of an amazing OCEANFRONT Pool w/ Dune-top Gazebo and Private Beach Access exclusively for Schooner Ridge Guests.

****EMAIL ME FOR OTHER PICTURES AND INFORMATION ON THE HOME - WE HAVE ANOTHER WEBSITE TO VIEW (which is also down at the very bottom of this page in the "Owner Info" section ****

2014-2016 UPDATES!!!

New decking!

New Hot tub!

New refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave

New Flatscreens tvs

Gas fireplace

Volleyball Court


Hardwood floors

3 new queen and 2 king mattresses

Furniture updates- bedroom set, sectional sofa

Washer/ Dryer- High Efficiency

Netflix account for the house :)

Clubhouse Amenities include:

Year Round Indoor Pool

Top notch Exercise Facilities with Free Weights and Complete Exercise Equipment and Aerobic Machines and Showers

Tennis Courts

Racquetball Court

Arcade Game Room with Pool Table, Air Hockey and Numerous Video Games

Outdoor Pool at rec ctr

Playground - new in 2014

Additionally, SR neighborhood is just one block up from Town of Duck’s Park, a 10-acre property just built in 2007!! There is an amphitheater, covered picnics, playground, 1-mile boardwalk along Sound (perfect for fishing and crabbing)!

Rendezvous amenities include:

L1: 1BR with K, and 1BR with 2 Q, game room with full bath, flat screen tv with DVD & VCR, Laundry (new in 2011), extra refrigerator, 2 outdoor showers. L2: 2 MBR with K and private baths, a nursery off the MBR for little ones, and 2 Bunk sets & private bath. L3: 1BR with Q, Kitchen – Living /Dining Great room, Ship’s Watch with views and foosball, bath rm, working gas fireplace, screened in porch, and Flat screen tv.

Property Amenities:

6 Bedrooms: 3 K, 3Q, 2 Bunksets, pullout sofa, and 2 port-a-cribs

Private Heated outdoor pool and Hot Tub

All new FLAT Screen TVs

5 HDTVs, 4 DVD,

Phones w/ FREE long distance

Tons of great games for the family

DVD library of movies

and Netflix for both familly room TVs

Hundreds of books for the beach

Free high Speed Wireless Internet Service

1 Stroller, 2 Pack & Play’s, High Chair

Deck chairs and screened in porch

2 Outdoor dining table



2 outdoor showers

Pet friendly

Volleyball Court

**Please kindly note** WE ONLY RENT TO FAMILIES and this is a NON-smoking home.

Rates are INCLUSIVE of the following: clubhouse, bed linens, bath towels, hot tub, pool and cleaning. The pool is open from May to September, and you have the option to heat the pool (fee based on month). Taxes and pet fees are not included.

Thank you for visiting our website!! We hope you come stay!


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Erik and Shauna Pickering (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Erik and Shauna Pickering

We live in Rowayton, Connecticut and love vacationing with our children Duck.

Erik and Shauna Pickering purchased this house in 2010

Why Erik and Shauna Pickering chose Outer Banks

We have been vacationing in Duck for over 12 years and when we moved from California to the East Coast, we began the search for a vacation home here. We fell in love with our house and neighborhood, Schooner Ridge. We updated basically everything - beds, furniture, and electronics, and we can't get down there enough - we love it!

What makes this house unique

Rendezvous has a spectacular location- only 176 yards away from the beach and right in heart of town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Erik and Shauna,

First, thank you for lettting us use your fabulous house in Duck! We had an amazing week, amazing weather and amazing family time.

Your house is wonderful with lots of room for everyone!
Nov 2015
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based on 28 traveler reviews

6 Bd- 5ba 176 yards from Ocean W/Pool/Hottub Oceanfront & Indoor Pool, Gym
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

First Trip to OBX

  • 5 of 5

This property was excellent for our first OBX family vacation. Everything was clean and the owner provided lots of information and answered questions quickly before we left for our trip. The house was larger than needed for our two families of four and everyone was very comfortable. Our children are 11, 11, 13 & 14 years old and we used everything at the house (private pool, volleyball court and basketball hoop). The house was a very short walk to the private beach and the home has a nice cart, beach chairs and umbrellas for guest use. We also brought our bicycles and the neighborhood and Duck community were both safe locations for riding. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. Duck Donuts and Dockside N Duck steamer pots were unanimous favorites for everyone. Sunset Grill and Raw Bar on the north end of Duck was also good and had the best restaurant Currituck Sound location. We drove our 4WD truck and drove north onto the Cordova beach and saw lots of wild horses. The kids and I had lots of fun chasing/catching sand crabs on the beach at dusk/dark; so be sure to bring a flash light or two. Overall a great vacation experience and no one wanted to leave after our 7 days were up.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental for extended family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time in Duck at Rendezvous! Our group included babies, kids, adults and seniors. The house literally had everything we needed; the baby gate, high chair, pool, outdoor showers (2!), foosball table, floaties and toys for the pool were particularly useful for our group. We spent most of the time in the house pool - we could just wake up in the morning and hop right in! The kids loved that! The beach was a short walk (5 mins.) from the house, as was the clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pool. An additional outdoor pool was located right by the beach and had a beautiful view of the ocean. We loved all of the neighborhood amenities and the house was a perfect fit for our family. The kitchen opens up to a large dining area and living area, so you could still socialize while preparing meals. All of the appliances were in good condition. We loved spending time on the hammock and swings! Plenty of parking for our 4 cars. The owners were very responsive and consistently got back to us quickly when we had questions about booking the property. They were also great about communicating about check-in/check-out procedures once we arrived at the house. We would definitely stay at Rendezvous again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice rental for their large family. Thank you for helping us pull off a very memorable family vacation, Shauna and Erik!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great week - we stay at the Pickerings house whenever we come to Duck. This time we had 2 families staying there with us. There was plenty of space, close to the beach, indoor pool, gym, and Duck shops and restaurants nearby. The place is very centrally located to many things. The house was well-equipped and I appreciate the 'little' things that make the place easy - like netflix on all the big tvs, k-cups coffee maker, usb charger clocks in the bedrooms, lots of pool blowup toys etc. Sidenote - we also liked all of the new art work, my wife loved the waves one on the 3rd floor :)

Thanks again - Jeff

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Relaxing and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay at Rendezvous over our spring break. The weather was a little chilly, so we spent a ton of time at the clubhouse located right down the street. There was an indoor pool, tennis courts and a playground that we all enjoyed. The house was everything we needed - my kids especially enjoyed playing in the "sandbox"/volleyball court in the front yard.

The space was huge for our family, but it was really nice to be able to spread out. Erik and Shauna have done a nice job keeping the house in good shape - there were a couple small improvements that can be made (broken towel bar, kitchen improvements, sliding door), but overall the house was wonderful and we would definitely stay there again! Thanks for a fun and relaxing spring break, we loved Duck!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Making Memories

  • 5 of 5

We are on our way home but I just wanted to let you know what a great week we had at your home in Duck. We could not have asked for a more family friendly environment. The location was great (close enough to everything yet secluded enough for privacy) The pool was great for the kids too. Thanks much for the bottle of wine and we got a great dessert from Tommy's with the gift certificate. It was a vacation we got to share with our nieces and their families that we will always remember. Everyone agreed that if it is possible for us to do this again we would love to stay at your house again.

Thanks again and God Bless!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We love Duck and Rendezvous. Our family has been staying at this house for 5 years now, and we like it more each time. The owners keep making improvements every year, the surf boards were a cool touch this year. The house is a large 6 bedroom, with lots of spots for people to spread out and have some space. The sitting room off the master bedroom has been a great seventh bedroom for our youngest, who still likes to be close to us ( but not in our room :)

Our kids love the beach and then switching to the ocean side pool to relax. They spend hours and hours crashing in the waves. They also love the freedom of being able to walk back to the house from the beach by themselves, because its so close (we love that too)! At the house, they quickly get reunited with the foosball table, and games inside - but spend most of their time between the pool and hot tub. They love the morning Duck donuts tradition.

Having netflix set up on all the family TV’s is a big plus for some down time between things too. The house has tons of extra dvd movies, and a big library of books that the adults use. We love being able to walk to town, and go to our favorite spots.

The owners are also they super responsive/helpful to any request. We have rented on VRBO a lot, and the little things, like getting your damage deposit back immediately are big. Everything is stocked nicely, and basically just easy, which is why we love it. Thank you Pickerings!

Talk to you next year - The Margoons.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 4
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 5
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer J
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 6
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Prime
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 5
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 7
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 9
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 3 King size beds, 3 Queen size Beds (3), 2 Pack n plays, 1 pullout sofa in private den, and 2 Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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