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Beautiful 8 Br/5.5 Ba Direct Oceanfront Home With Pool & Hottub, Sleeps 22

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Dawn's Dream Is Newly Remodeled! New Paint! New Furniture! New Floorings !

When I dream of the most perfect place, it would be on a beautiful beach, with dolphins frolicking in the ocean for all to see, well my dream has come true. Please share with me my dream by staying in our beautiful home. It is situated perfectly in South Nags Head with extra wide beaches make for magnificent beach walks to areas such as Jennettes Pier and centrally located to great local restaurants, Oregon Inlet, Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Tanger Outlet Mall, jet ski rentals, putt putt, Manteo Art Galeries and many other OBX attractions. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or splashing in the private pool and your nights watching the stars while listening to the waves break in the hot tub from this almost 4000 sf home, plus tons of deck space for outdoor entertaining. Dawn's Dream has all of the great amenities and the perfect floorplan to make for a perfect family vacation...lots to do very close by, but away from busy highway and commercial businesses.

Property Layout:

Ground Level: Recreation room with pool table, full refrigerator, TV, wet bar, access to the pool, hot tub and deck area with parking, grill and beach access, washer and dryer, Pyramid Bunk with trundle and Jack and Jill bath to Queen bedroom.

Mid Level: Queen bedroom, Two Twins bedroom, Bedroom with Pyramid Bunk and twin with Jack and Jill bathroom to Oceanfront King bedroom, King master oceanfront and hall bath.

Top Level: Master King bedroom with jacuzzi tub and screened porch, kitchen with 2 granite countertops and counter sitting for 5, dining table that seats 8 and additional dining table for 6, wet bar with additional refrigerator and separate ice maker, Living room with Flat Screen TV/DVR, slider to deck with crows nest and picnic table.

Bedding: 3 Kings, 2 Queens, 3 twins, 2 Sets Pyramid Bunk Beds - one with a trundle, queen sized sleeper sofa in living room

Home Address: 8721 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd - Mile Marker 18.25

More Details

Property Manager
Dawn Swackhammer
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Dawn Swackhammer

Dawn and Jeffrey Swackhammer from Pittsburgh, PA area. Vacation rental property owner/operators for over 20 years.

Dawn Swackhammer purchased this house in 2014

Why Dawn Swackhammer chose South Nags Head

We love to travel and discovered the OBX area as our new favorite beachy area.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this home as it will be able to hold our friends and family in a very comfortable manner and begin new memories as our family grows.


South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder Room Top level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Full bath middle level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Full bath middle level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared full bath middle level
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared full bath ground level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath Top level
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King master on Top Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Bedroom on middle floor with shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King Master bedroom with Private bath on Middle floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom on Middle Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom with 2 twins on Middle Floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Queen Bed Ground floor with shared bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Pyramid bunk bed with twin trundle on ground floor shd bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Pyramid bunk bed w/ additional twin middle floor shared bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
This property is ideal for an event such as a small oceanfront wedding or spacious enough for family reunions. For additional things to do visit:


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Beautiful 8 Br/5.5 Ba Direct Oceanfront Home With Pool & Hottub, Sleeps 22
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Spring break!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Dawn's Dream the week of April 23rd, 2017 and the house was awesome! Lots of space for our group of 7 (we were later joined by two of our cousins). House easily handled our group which varied in age from 12 to 75. The owners were fantastic to work with, they were kind enough to open the pool a week early for us and we get several chances to use it! They were extremely quick to respond to our questions and very flexible which made our stay memorable. Location of the house is great, quiet neighborhood just a couple of miles from the Hatteras National Seashore. The house is right on the beach, views were great from the decks overlooking the pool each morning. House was roomy and clean, just bring starter toilet paper! :) Plenty of TVs to go around and the pool table came in handy in the stormy days. Surf fishing was good and the area is very nice, lots to see and do and locals are super friendly, shopping and dining are very close by. We're definitely headed back next year, thanks Dawn!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and I am happy to see that you want to return. The toilet paper issue has been resolved as there was supposed to be a starter roll in each bath.
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Forest Hill

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. Right on beach, had the pool, could walk to the pier. Lots of room and plenty of bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. The house is very centrally and conveniently located to everything. Hope to see you back again in the near future.
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October at the Beach

  • 3 of 5

The house had a lot of space as advertised and it was in a great location to the beach. The owner, Dawn was good to work with and responded when called regarding the cable and AC. We were there from Thursday to Sunday and the AC upstair was not working. When we called the owner she did get someone over right away but it took them a day to get it fixed. The cleaning people did not do a great job of cleaning prior to our visit. There was hair in the sink and shower from previous guest. Some of the bed did not look like they had been properly stripped and we had to wash the sheets on one of the beds before sleeping on it. Great family room up and downstairs. There was only one working pool stick so we could not utilize the pool table downstairs and the light outside underneath the car porch was completely out which made it difficult getting in/ out your car at night.

We enjoyed the trip as a family and would probably rent again if these things can be fixed.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that things weren't up to your specifications. However, when I am informed of these things, I make sure they are taken care of. I was not aware of the beds and pool sticks, and hairs, etc. I will address all of these issues. Unfortunately, I cannot control the rate that the maintenance people take especially when there are parts that need to be ordered.
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Celebrating the start of Spring!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Dawn's Dream. The house is located in a quiet section of the Outer Banks, but close to the action. The ocean views were breathtaking and we enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the dolphins swim by.

The house is well-equipped. We cooked a couple dinners for our large group. We put the extra dishwasher and refrigerator to good use. The bedrooms were spacious and nicely decorated.

Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. Yes, that time of the year, as well as many others are a wonderful time to spend in the Outer Banks. Dolphins are my favorite as well and it is so cool to just watch them have a great time. Hope to have you and your friends back again any time.
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Absolutely Beautiful House with Gorgeous View....

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Nags Head and we are so glad we stayed at Dawn's Dream. The house was absolutely gorgeous with a picture perfect view!! It was very clean and very well maintained. The directions given to us beforehand were spot on and the transaction was effortless. The keyless entry was perfect and so convenient. We were so excited to see the dolphins jumping out of the water in the morning. Our dog loved the beach and it was so nice to meet other dog owners so they could play. Our daughter and her friend enjoyed having their own "master suites" with their doors opening to the second level deck where the hot tub was. The location of Dawn's Dream was perfect!! We were only a 10/15 minute drive to all the major well known restaurants in the area. The strip had lots of specialty shops and coffee shops. Some were not open for the season yet, but we still had enough that were to enjoy ourselves. There is a Food Lion about 2 miles away for groceries. The Wright Brother's Museum was only 10 minutes away as well as the Bodie Lighthouse. We would definitely stay here again!! We HIGHLY recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Time "Outer-Bankers"

  • 5 of 5

Dawn's Dream is an amazing vacation home! Plenty of room for our four families, totaling 18. Very clean. We all had wonderful time. The house had everything we needed and then some. Loved all the decks to view the ocean and Dolphins. Thank goodness the ocean and the pool were only steps away, everyday the temp reached 90+ degrees. Great location as well, things to do in every direction, from a five minute drive to an hour drive. The nearest grocery store was only a quick 8-10 minute drive, too. Thank you Dawn and Jeff for sharing your lovely property.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

At Mile post 18.5


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Pool Heat $450
Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates listed for VRBO and Homeaway customers only.
Maximum of two pets per reservation. Pet breed must be specified.
No refunds for cancellations. We strongly suggest that you book travel insurance to protect your investment.
Mandatory Cleaning and linens fee of $200 (sheets and towels, no beach towels included)

Weekly rates only during the summer.

Families, golfers or groups over the age of 25 only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund