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Dream Inn of Duck--Ocean View in Family-friendly Duck

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy ocean views from this charming beach house in Duck. Only 1.5 miles to downtown Duck, with paved bike paths to lead the way. Relax in this tastefully decorated home on a quiet, dead-end street with an easy walk to the beach or sound. Sit back on the large covered porch or in the beautiful 7-person hot tub, listening to your favorite music through the outdoor speakers (new in 2015). The entire exterior was updated in December 2015, with hurricane force windproof siding and beautiful vinyl railings. At the same time, 2 additional windows were added to the dining room to provide more light throughout the living area. A pass-through between the living and dining rooms was also added in December 2015 for a more open concept on the main floor. Each bedroom has its own flat screen HD TV and Bluray/DVD player. The house is outfitted with HD Cable TV and high speed wireless internet. Unwind in this very comfortable home before strolling to the neighborhood's sound access to view the sunset in the evening. This is truly the ideal home for the perfect family vacation.

In January 2015, we, the owners, decided to take over the management of the property from the previous management company. We had an extremely successful year, and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with our guests! In the fall of 2015, we did some major renovations on the exterior and interior of Dream Inn of Duck.

For 2017:

-New Broyhill sofas and chair in living room.

-Replaced 2 twin beds and futon with 2 full-sized beds to create a more comfortable bedroom.

In January 2016:

-New stainless steel electric LG range

In December 2015:

-New exterior hurricane-force wind proof vinyl shakes

-New vinyl railings on the porch and stairs

-New outdoor lights

-New outdoor fans

-New double window in dining room

-Pass-through added between the living room and dining room

-New bedding in 3 of the bedrooms

-New pillows in living room

-New recliner in living room

We completely renovated the property in 2013 to include:

-All new tile and carpeted flooring.

-Beautiful 42” maple cabinets, quartz countertops and tile backsplash in kitchen complement stainless steel appliances.

-New lighting and ceiling fans throughout the house.

-Interior completely repainted.

-New full bathroom added on second floor, for a total of 3 full bathrooms!

-Existing 2 bathrooms have new vanities, countertops, toilets, lighting and tile flooring.

-New flat screen TVs and Bluray/DVD players in all 4 bedrooms, with XBox system added to the full bedroom.

-High-speed wireless internet.

-Brand new furniture in the dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms and front porch.

-Hot tub and grill replaced in summer 2013!

Level 1: Master Bedroom (King) with HD TV and Bluray/DVD player; Full hall bath with full sized washer and dryer; Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and bar with 3 bar stools; Dining Room to seat 10; Family Room with HD TV and Bluray/DVD player; Large covered porch with Adirondack chairs and picnic table.

Level 2: Master Bedroom (Queen) with HD TV, Bluray/DVD player and full bath; Bedroom (Queen) with HD TV and Bluray/DVD player; Bedroom (2 Full) with HD TV with DVD/Bluray player and Xbox system; Full hall bath.

Ground Level: Seven person covered hot tub; enclosed outside shower (in-season); Storage area containing 6 beach chairs and 1 beach umbrella; Grill.

Please be aware that beginning 2-16-16, VRBO/HomeAway will be charging a service fee per booking. This may not be included in the original quote, as the amount is determined by VRBO. The amount will be listed on the final quote as "service fee". We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

More Details

Scott and Gretchen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Scott and Gretchen

We purchased the house in October 2012, and in December 2012 we began major renovations on the house. The previous owners had replaced a few things in the house (new roof and appliances), but many aspects of the house needed updating. The stairs leading to the front porch and most of the windows were the first things to be replaced. We then proceeded to change just about everything else on the interior of the house. We updated not only the physical interior, but also purchased new furniture for the entire home. We furnished the property as if we were vacationing in it, and tried to include every convenience that we would want if we were the guests.

In December 2014, we decided to assume responsibility for managing rentals. Prior to 2014 statistics are for our previous property management company. We will do our best to respond within a day of your inquiry.

Scott and Gretchen purchased this house in 2012

Why Scott and Gretchen chose Outer Banks

The house is built on top of a dune that runs through the Outer Banks around Duck. It had beautiful views of both the ocean and the sound from the front porch, and at night, you can hear the waves!

We had been vacationing on the Outer Banks for many years and found the Village of Duck to be one of our favorites. It is a very family-oriented community, and offers not only beautiful beaches, but a quaint village in which to dine and shop.

What makes this house unique

We offer a 5% discount to military or repeat guests! We value your choosing Dream Inn of Duck for your vacation and your service.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was an absolutely fantastic vacation. The Dream Inn of Duck had everything we wanted and more. The location and the property is perfect. The house was very well equipped and very nicely decorated. The weather wasn't very cooperative, so we were forced inside more than we wanted, but it turned out to be great because of the comfort of the house. We will definitely return.
Apr 2014
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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Floor Master - 1 king , Hall bath, HD TV and Bluray/DVD player.
    Second Floor Master - 1 queen , Private bath, HD TV, and Bluray/DVD player.
    Second Floor Queen - 1 queen , HD TV, Bluray/DVD player, and shared bath.
    Second Floor Full - 2 double , HD TV, Bluray/DVD player, Xbox, and shared bath.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, unlimited long distance, ice machine


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Dream Inn of Duck--Ocean View in Family-friendly Duck
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful!! Would stay here again and again!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful and CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!!! Everything about the house was exactly as stated. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook our meals. The owners are a very nice couple who seemed genuinely interested in us enjoying our vacation in their home. We had a wonderful time and it was very hard to leave. It was a great experience for us and I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations. Very clean (I am hard to please in this area). Updated and well stocked kitchen. Plenty of room. Comfortable walking distance to the beach. We are planning to return to OBX next year. When we finalize the plans we don't plan on looking at any other place. Thank you all so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience, would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

From Richmond, VA, I highly recommend this newly renovated property. It is well appointed and nicely decorated. The owners went out of their way to ensure that the property was safe for our family when we arrived after hurricane Hermine. I hope to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, D.C.

Very comfortable house, well stocked, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed out stay at this property very much. The owners were very helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. The house is clean, much nicer than the pictures suggest, well stocked and organized. The owners have prepared a detailed binder with information about the house and the area which is very helpful. Would definitely recommend the house. The location is excellent. At first, we thought that it seemed a bit far away from downtown Duck, but we quickly realized that this is actually an asset, as downtown Duck can get pretty busy and we noticed the beaches were full near downtown also. This house is located perfectly, close to Downtown (bikeable and walkable) but far enough away so that the crowds don't really affect you. Turned out just right.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Dream inn of Duck was sooo clean. When we arrived all beds were made, ready to go! We really felt comfortable at this beautiful home. Had lots of amenities that were very useful and wonderful. The welcome bag was awesome! Thank you for making us feel at home.

Of course, the walk to the beach was great exercise - we didn't mind at all.

Thanks again Scott and Gretchen

Jeff, Melinda Zimmerer and boys

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monroe Ohio

Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful, relaxing vacation at the Dream Inn in Duck. The house is stylishly decorated and has everything you need for the perfect vacation. The kitchen is well equipped for a family that chooses to cook. The house is within a short walking distance of the beach. We enjoyed our morning walks and coffee on the porch. Our afternoons were spent playing on the beach, looking for sea shells, and watching for Dolphins. Our evenings were spent in the quaint town of Duck. We loved our vacation time spent at the Dream Inn.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Major Attraction : Whalehead Club at 15 minutes.

Nearest Airport : Norfolk Airport at 2 hours.

Nearest Major Attraction : Corolla Wild Horses at 20 minutes.

Nearest Major Attraction : Corolla Lighthouse at 15 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Season Weeks 2016/2017
Oct 2 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre-spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
In-Season Weeks 1&2, 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
In-Season Week 3, 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season Weeks, 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Post-Season Week 1, 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Post-Season Weeks 2&3, 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Weeks 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Off-Season Weeks 2017/2018
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 28 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Repeat/Military Renter discount 5%. A deposit of 1/2 base rental rate (incl. NC/Dare County use and sales tax of 12.75%) plus $59 (as of April 1st, 2015) damage insurance is due within 48 hours of owner-accepted booking. Balance of total rental amount is due not later than 30 days prior to check-in.

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