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Outer Banks Ocean-Side Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 14

ONLY 120 feet from the Beach. Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views and the unique decor while vacationing. Unlike many of the newer 'mansion' beach houses, this house maintains the feeling of a true beach house while providing a comfortable vacation center for beach lovers.

The first floor features 4 bedrooms (each with its own half bath and sharing a shower/bathtub with a neighboring room), and a full laundry room. There is also a Private Hot Tub and a Gas BBQ Grill, along with a hanging swing and deck chairs. The second floor offers the large great room, kitchen, and dining area, as well as gorgeous southeastern ocean views! There is also a fifth bedroom with full bathroom access. The kitchen has modern appliances and is of an open design. Sunbathers will enjoy the large wraparound decks on both floors. The third floor consists of a game room/sun room fully equipped and ready for some fun with a queen futon, TV, Wii, and a Foosball table.

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Pets aren't just welcomed - they are ENCOURAGED!

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Greg Higgins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Outer Banks Ocean-Side Vacation Home
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 55 reviews

Responsive owner, but deferred maintenance on home

  • 3 of 5

Greg was wonderful and very responsive. The house had a great layout and plenty of space for the several families (and their dogs) that all stayed at the Doghouse. The top floor was a great space for the kids to run around, and the hot tub was wonderful for the parents to unwind. The house had nearly everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

My one complaint would be that the house seems to have a lot of deferred maintenance and seemed very run down. The house is no longer blue, and has a shoddy foam green paint job that needs at least one more coat. The carpet was stained and a tad smelly. The walls, trim and doors all need a fresh coat of paint, and there were cracks in walls in ceilings. MANY outlets did not work, which was actually a hassle.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the input and you're absolutely right- we will spend January and February painting the interior of the house addressing cracks in the drywall, loose doors, squeaky hinges, etc. We actually do that almost every year - the beach environment and the amount of renter's through the house makes it very difficult to keep it at 100% until we get the winter downtime. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay please come again.
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An older home but very clean, plenty of space, and friendly to dogs

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay over the Christmas weekend. The house has plenty of space, it's very clean and neatly kept, and we liked the open layout of the kitchen, living room, and dining room. The southeast corner of the living room has a view of the dunes and the ocean. Since this is an older home, there are some things that need touching up but it's all cosmetic and nothing that detracted from our experience. Beach access is only steps away and even though it was chilly, we went for walks every day. The shells on this beach were amazing, some of the biggest I've ever seen, and tons of them!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review - please come back anytime! Greg
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Amazing Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most amazing time staying here and would definitely love to come back!! This house had everything we could need from a beach house and more. There were enough games and activities to keep our two young children busy and they were absolutely ecstatic about sleeping in the bunk beds! The owner was more than accommodating and I felt that, if I needed anything during our stay, he would have provided it to us. We love that we were able to bring our dogs with us and enjoy our vacation with them too! All around a great vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words and great review. We're glad you had a great time - please come back!
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Wonderful house w/ great views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I love this house. We are able to bring our dogs for a VERY reasonable fee and the views from the deck and master bedroom are great. The owner is very quick to respond to any issues and genuinely wants you to enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your visits - you are welcomed back anytime!
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Our Go-To Home in the OBX.

  • 5 of 5

For value, convenience, and comfort, it doesn't get much better than The Dog House. We have stayed here several times and will continue to do so. The location and views are incredible. Steps from the beach, right down the road from grocery stores, shops, and restaurants. Large kitchen and dining room, plenty of bedrooms for large families, and a comfortable living area for watching movies or playing games. We will be staying here for Thanksgiving and again next January for a long weekend getaway. Love it and love our time spent there.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words - and as always we LOVE returning guests and look forward to seeing you back!
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Love that we could bring our dogs! Great weather week! Homeowner extremely responsive

  • 2 of 5

Great house! However, in much need of updating and general housekeeping and maintenance. Hardwood floors would be much better, as the carpets were dirty, smelly and just gross. The cleaning service did a terrible job of cleaning. The front door and area around it was full of cobwebs....that's the first thing you see. Great hot tub, but only half the jets work. Unable to use the game room as some sort of construction is going on to expand...had to keep children and pets out. Unable to open many windows because we could not close them or the shank was broken. The pictures in the description do not at all represent the property. However, the homeowner was very accommodating and responded quickly to all of my emails. Maybe a first hand look by the homeowner would be best as I'm not certain he is aware of the condition. Would return if home was cleaned up and necessary repairs made.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - refundable $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 7.5%

Dates Available: Year Round. Discounts given to military, law enforcement, fire personnel and teachers.

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Ocean Sands, Section F House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jack and jill bathroom
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jack and jill bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single
  • three bedrooms with queen sized beds, 1 bedroom with two twin beds, one bedroom with double bunk beds - twin sized
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
pets are encouraged!

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