This amazing home sits on one of the most beautiful waterfront sites on the Currituck Sound. Built in 1985 as a passive cedar solar home, it is partially shaded by live oaks and evergreens and is located in the most desirable area of Southern Shores on a no-thru street. While it feels far from the maddening crowd, it is only a short walk to the ocean beach. It has been completely renovated and refurnished. It was the #1 winner of the 2015 Builder's Parade of Homes competition of 50 new/renovated OBX properties. Beautifully decorated, the home features 2 master king bedroom suites, a queen bedroom and a twins bedroom which share a bath. All bedrooms have videostreaming TVs with Netflix and internet Sling TV. The king and queen bedrooms have fabulous sound views as does the entire first floor living area which includes a large living room with woodburning fireplace and a brand-new large open gourmet kitchen and dining area. The living room features a large Roku videostreaming TV. This is not an old-fashioned cable TV house. Instead, we provide Netflix, Showtime, and internet Sling TV. This is a mid-century home unlike most other properties on the OBX and features an open first floor plan. There is ample parking on site with additional parking at the sound view access two lots down the street for those occasions when you entertain. We provide kayaks and paddleboards for paddling on the adjacent sound which is now accessible via our new dock with sitting area. The beach is an easy 10-15 minute walk directly down Hillcrest Drive to the Hillcrest beach area. We provide beach chairs. This is a life-guarded beach and there is ample parking there via guest permits we provide if you prefer to drive. We limit rentals to 8 people but are willing to consider exceptions..
My wife and I are residents of DC and use this home as our retreat. We are looking for a small number of people who would like to share this home with us and will care for it as if it is their own.
Daniel Merlis purchased this house in 2014
We have vacationed here with our children for over 20 years and have come to truly love the area. We previously owned for several years a vacation home only a few lots away and purchased this soundfront property in spring 2014 when it became available. We have had our eye on this property for years. It is such an amazing spot! Away from the loud and busy rental areas, it is so peaceful and restful here while at the same time it offers opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing and sunset cocktails from the dock seating area . The people here are among the friendliest we have ever met and the atmosphere is very laid back and spacious unlike the Maryland and Delaware beaches. We love the sandy beaches and the clean clear water. There are several different kinds of beach communities within 30 minutes of our home, each with a different feel and lifestyle. It is fun to explore the area and we still find new places and people to enjoy!
People from the east coast of the U.S. and Canada travel to the Outer Banks each year to just let go and relax. Whether you come for the summer, fall, winter or spring, this is beautiful country and never disappoints.
We cannot say enough good things about our stay at Sound Waves and the treatment we received from its gracious owners. It was our first time using a service like Homeaway, and we were admittedly a little nervous at first, but Dan (the owner) put us completely at ease. The property, and our overall experience, exceeded all expectations! Location is fabulous, kayaks and paddle boards were a lot of fun, and sunsets/cocktail hour on their scenic dock made for the perfect close to our days. We are already looking ahead to summer/fall 2016 to get back down again. If you're considering places for your family vacation, or a quiet couples' retreat, look no further! PS- Dinner at Blue Point and breakfast/coffee from Tullio's made for excellent additions!
I would recommend renting this house. It is comfortable and convenient. Southern Shores is closer to the highway than Duck, and we avoided most of the traffic. It is nice to have a water view of the sound, and it is easy to go to the beach. There is a beach pass, and we made the short drive to the public beach near the intersection of Hickory Trail and Ocean Avenue. We arrived on Sunday, and the house was in pristine condition. It is beautifully decorated, and the kitchen is recently renovated. There is one bedroom on the main floor, along with the kitchen, dining room, family room, powder room, and laundry area. We enjoyed using Roku and watching the sunset at night. There are a large master bedroom with balcony and two additional bedrooms upstairs. There are also two bathrooms, which was perfect for our small family. The patio and dock are fantastic. We used the grill and ate outside often. The owners are very hospitable, and we relied on their book of personal recommendations. One of our favorite things about the property is the fact that there is a community park down the street with a swing set, seesaw, and access to the sound. The listing is accurate and everything is spelled out for renters. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
This house has exceptional location on sound side, house located in cul-de-sac , you will be in secluded place with only one house next to you which is pretty far away with no interruption to your stay. Location is beautiful, very relaxing you won’t want to leave the place. House surrounded by trees with nice shade and same time you have plenty of sun if you need it. You have a nice view of the sound, peaceful water, nest of osprey and gorgeous sunset on private deck, where you will start your kayak journey which is available from owner.
House itself is looking like 5+ stars hotels but it is all yours, very clean , fully equipped kitchen, spectacular living room with big widows facing water front. TV , Roku , Play satiation If you want. High quality of WiFI and powerful Air condition and outdoors Grill and this hose have much more to offer.
Unique location of the house allows you to use both Sound side and short refreshing walk to Ocean side, Owner provide you with comfortable chairs if you want to spend your day on the ocean , Also don’t forget to use tennis courts that located on the way to the beach. Fishing, Kites, Tennis, Kayaking, relaxing views close to the Town of Duck for shopping and restaurants or nearby Walmart or Food Lion for grocery and more.
We enjoyed very much and definitely will go again, Thank you Dan high quality of customer service and wonderful memorable vacation.
Soundwaves is a beautifully renovated, exquisitely decorated vacation retreat located at the end of a private road. Our family (2 adults and 4 older kids) began and ended each day on the water, kayaking or paddle boarding under the watchful eye of nesting Ospreys. Wildlife thrives in this wooded setting adding adventure to the 10 minute walk to a lovely life guarded beach where soft sand and turquoise waters await.
We enjoyed returning to Soundwaves each afternoon for another trip out onto the sound; having a refreshing rinse in the brand new, private outdoor showers and relaxing on the spacious patio featuring comfortable, new wood furniture. This home is central to Duck village and Kitty Hawk, so many outstanding restaurants are an easy drive in either direction. We opted to make some meals in the beautifully appointed kitchen where every detail has been thought of. The owners thoughtfully share big and small conveniences with the home chef, eliminating a mad dash to the store for basics (no need to pack a good knife or spices for this vacation, they have em')!
Our group chose to stay in many nights for movies with surround sound, games or puzzles. Retire early if you need to, the solid wood doors make this home virtually sound proof... great for teens who sleep a little later! The decor is just beautiful and enhances the experience of staying in this high end home, while still making it family friendly with vinyl seat cushions around the family table and a bare feet policy inside, we loved it!
Dan has been a pleasure to work with, responsive and friendly at every turn. We were lucky enough to meet the local team who look out for the property; they keep the landscaping beautiful and the housekeeper is simply amazing. Every room was immaculate and ready for guests.
We have many fond and unique memories from our stay at Soundwaves; I hope they will sustain us until our next visit to this "little slice of heaven" on the Outer Banks.
Pictures do not do justice to how beautiful this property is. Our family had a wonderful 2 weeks enjoying the Sound wake boarding,kayaking, star gazing, and crabbing. The short walk to a fabulous clean beach with showers, bathrooms and lifeguards was fun. This home provided for our every need and comfort. If you like to cook the kitchen is brand new and very well equipped. If you prefer to eat out you are a short drive to many wonderful restaurants. We would not hesitate to visit again.
This house was ideal for a beach vacation. We especially enjoyed having access to kayaks and paddle boards. The views of the sunset over the sound were beautiful. The beach was conveniently minutes away as was the town of Duck. The house was immaculate and very comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed with all new appliances. We had a wonderful time and look forward to going back!
This could be among the very best locations on the Outer Banks! Located in Southern Shores, an ocean-to-sound community located just south of Duck, the house is sited directly on the Currituck Sound for kayaking, fishing, watching osprey, and taking in the beautiful sunsets from our own pier. The tennis courts are only steps away, and this location also allows for a short 10 minute walk to the beach or a short walk or bike ride into the town of Duck to enjoy the boutiques, live music, and dining Duck offers.
Sit on the dock or the back patio adjacent to the sound for beautiful sunsets, osprey watching, and the soothing feel of the breeze and lap of the waves. Kayak or paddle board along the sound shore up to Duck for breakfast or lunch or to hear live music on the Duck soundside boardwalk.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|