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Pet Friendly - Chill Beach and Surf Bungalow OBX

Bedrooms 3
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Quaint Bungalow Close To Beach, Safe Court, Private Yard & Mellow Vibe - 3BR

Hear the sea breeze in the cedar trees, take in the clean ocean air and enjoy all the treasures of the Outer Banks while visiting the Chill Beach & Surf Bungalow. You'll live the OBX lifestyle and feel like a local resident at our central location that is safe and private. Imagine the tranquility you will feel, like us, as you drift away into a mellow mood in the relaxing and cozy bungalow. Best after a beach day, surf or a tasty summer grill session.

The Space:

Welcome to Live Swell Beach Bungalows where our mission is to open the doors to the surfing lifestyle for travelers who dream about life near the ocean + waves, like us!

This beach house was built in 1982 as a 950 sqft beach bungalow that includes a second level loft. It sits on a private and decent cut of property in a safe cul de sac. The space is ideal for a small group of friends, a couple or a family. While 5 guests seem to be ideal we can accommodate up to 6 people.

Since we have had the Bungalow we have completed a lot of upgrades to the home that our guests love. The large outdoor shower with exposed galvanized pipe and oversized rain-shower head is soothing and feels amazing after the beach. When the weather is right for it, the french doors open up completely to the front deck which add an airy flow and the feel of and indoor-outdoor living space. The kitchen was themed with a Nautical look, open cabinets and contains most of the necessities for the group chefs.

Our favorite hang out area is the living room because it has an open set-up, vaulted ceilings and a BigAss Haiku Fan - which feels like a a hypnotic helicopter propeller.

Guest Access:

Guests have access to the entire home and property.

Interaction with Guests:

We give our guests space but am available when needed. We are available fastest via text and phone. If for some reason we are not in town, we have great local contacts to help!

Other things to note:

***We do kindly ask that all potential guests read the entire description before requesting to book***

We love our OBX bungalow, its a great house yet, like mosts homes it is not perfect and not for everyone. We respect that folks have different preferences and worldviews. If your looking for a unique place and local experience in a great beach town to relax, spend time with loved ones, chill out, cook and rest your head after the beach then the bungalow checks all the boxes. If your seeking a perfect, flawless home or are super high maintenance, this is not the place for you.

"Book Now" to confirm your stay as availability for the Bungalow does go quick :)

The Neighborhood:

We are located in the "First Flight Village" just north of the Wright Brothers Memorial, in a peaceful court mostly occupied by year round local residents.

You can take a short 7 minute bike ride with a beach cruiser to First Street beach access, stores or a ride on the Sound path (best during sunset time). There is parking at the 1st St. beach access.

During the right times of the year, sea turtles do nest in the beach out front, you can find large shells (like Whelks) and the surfing in the area can be epic at times! The OBX is known as the east coast "Wave Magnet."

There is a Food Lion supermarket, pizza, Bagel-Coffe shop and more just off 1st St - about 1/3rd of a mile from the place

Getting Around:

Depending on your preferences there are many options to explore the OBX.


Bicycle (feel free to use ours or rentals nearby)


Uber or Lyft

More Details

Michael Hamilton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Michael Hamilton

I am a active and curious person that loves to travel, enjoy surfing, live by the beach and learn. I think there is something magical about being in coastal regions so I like to spend a lot of my time there. I hope you do to!

With interest in coastal living and experience in real estate investing, my girlfriend, Maria - who helps host, and I decided to get ourselves into a project. We decided to renovate a bungalow in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to restore its beauty and charm. We knew we would spend time there with our family and friends, because we love the area, but did not realize how much our guests would like it or the impact it could have for them.

We have had so much fun and become very passionate about creating outstanding guest stays, unique experiences and making more of an impact. Since our first bungalow we have grown to cover both coasts and add more places to stay.

My favorite time of year in the OBX is the fall when the weather is beautiful, the fishing is great, crowds are down and the surfs up.

As a host: I am super easy going, I do travel a lot for work yet do have great people to help.

As a guest: Super laid back and low maintenance

Favorite Destinations: California, Baja Mexico, Guancaste Costa Rica, Spain, Peru, Long Island NY, Outer Banks NC, San Diego.

Things I could not live without:

1. Good friends and family relationships

2. A beach house, grill, fireplace and surfboards

Michael Hamilton purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Michael Hamilton chose Kill Devil Hills

We purchased this property because it is located in one of the the best surf destinations on the east coast in the US. A dream of mine has been to have a beach bungalow.

The best places to travel and surf are those that offer a beach culture are a mix of consistent waves, inviting accommodation, welcoming and insightful locals, exciting culture, great eating options and heaps of activity during flat spells.

What makes this bungalow unique

Epic surf town, Beach cottage feel, prime location to both sound and ocean, location near 1st St. Surf Break, private court setting w/ west facing view, lots of privacy in yard.


Kill Devil Hills Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Great shower
  • 1 full bathroom. We do have an outdoor shower hookup to wash sand off.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling fan - AC supplied by 2 down stairs wall units.
    Large Master - 1 queen , AC wall unit.
    Loft Office / Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ceiling fan and tower fan
  • 3 Bedroom, each with ceiling fans. Master has a wall mounted AC unit.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Summer Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and just as described. The outside shower was perfect and Mike was super easy to communicate with. We hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet neighborhood with just the right amount of amenities & fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast going to 1st street beach every day, then coming home to shower and get ready for an afternoon in the outer banks. Loved the washer & dryer & back deck! Highly recommend! Will be coming back for another family vacation 😊

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chill Beach and Bungolow

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Micheal and Maria for allowing us to enjoy your bungalow! We had an amazing time , The beach was nice, people in the area are so friendly and nice. The outside shower was really fun. We really appreciated your hospitality. The flowers wer such a nice surprise on door step . Bikes were nice gesture to have to ride. Thank you for letting us bring Maddie! I just want anyone reading this review to know this is an amazing place to stay in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at the Chill Bungalow. The facility itself is clean and well-cared for. While not opulent, it offers everything we needed to enjoy OBX for a couple days. It is optimally positioned within easy driving distance and a nice walk to the beach. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and homey!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Labor Day weekend at the house during tropical storm Hermine and still had a great time. We didn't get to enjoy the cool backyard or the beach cruisers, but board games kept us busy, beds were comfortable and it was the perfect place to relax and get away for our family of 4. There's also a great manual for the house with that explains everything you could possibly need. Very thoughtful homeowners!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet neighborhood , not far from the beach and sound!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in a quiet cul de sac . Cottage has nice kitchen and dining , living area . The bikes were great to take a ride to Wright Brothers and ride the bike paths ! Beds were very comfortable . There were two of us so one bathroom was not an issue . Loved the outdoor shower !

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Norfolk Int.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
1st St. Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Nope. Available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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