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Quality Time, Inviting Oceanfront Studio is awaiting your arrival

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 Adults 1 child)

Spend some time in our little slice of paradise, 'Quality Time' and experience the wonders of Cape Hatteras at your doorstep. Relax on our roof top deck under the brightest stars you will ever see or take a sunrise walk and watch the dolphins swim in the surf.

Quality Time is a free standing Studio on stilts with parking underneath providing you a private hide-a-way on the beach. Our queen size Sleep Number Bed will ensure you get a good nights sleep and if you have a small child or a buddy along, the sofa bed is comfy too. We provide premium bedding for your comfort. Sheets, pillows, comforters.

Dan and I love to cook so the kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals or entertain. The local restaurants are wonderful too with fresh local seafood. There are charcoal grills and picnic tables outside for the grill masters among you.

We provide 2 beach Chairs, 2 Umbrellas and 2 Boogie Boards for your enjoyment. There are rental shops nearby if you would like to rent bikes or kayaks etc.

QT is small so we have done everything to utilize the space as efficiently and artistically as possible. It's very cheerful, clean and well, it's just beachy. We've had lots of honeymooners and many repeat visitors over the years to rave reviews. We think you will be very happy at Quality Time.

Keywords: Affordable, Efficiency, Oceanfront, Relaxing, Sleep Number Bed, Studio, Beach House, Beach, Cabana

More Details

Susan and Dan Beard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Susan and Dan Beard

I have family in Hatteras and have been going to Hatteras since I was a small child. My husband Dan was raised on a finger lake in NY so we both have a love of the water.

We rented a Cabana in the summer of 2006 and were hooked. We had 4 units filled with family and friends and enjoyed the privacy of the individual units over the big beach houses we had rented before. We bought #32 on my birthday later that same year.

We feel that time with family and friends is so important and when you combine that with sunny skies and endless beaches the name Quality Time just fits.

Dan and I love fishing and Hatteras offers a of variety of options. Surf casting from the beach has provided many lunches of Trout, Pompano, Puppy Drum, Flounder etc. There are head boats and charters a plenty. Our favorite is the Stormy Petrel. It is huge and can take the whole family out deep sea fishing.

Susan and Dan Beard purchased this studio in 2006

Why Susan and Dan Beard chose Cape Hatteras

Dan proposed to me on one knee at the top of Hatteras Lighthouse in 1997 before it was moved. This area holds so many special memories for us and we hope your time here will enrich your lives as much as it has ours.

What makes this studio unique

Driving on the beach is too much fun!! It's a must do if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Beach combing, horseback riding on the beach, kite surfing, kayaking, did i mention driving on the beach?? Fishing, driving on the beach and camp fires require permits so please follow the local laws governing these activities.


Hatteras Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Updated Bathroom Glass Shower Doors
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Dual Control Sleep Number Bed, Sleep Sofa (1) The fold out sofa has an inner spring mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sleep Number Bed, Bed Linens, Pillows, Blankets, Coffee Maker, Crock Pot, Blender, Glassware, Dinnerware, Folding Chairs, 32' Flat Screen, Outdoor Shower, Private Beach Access, Lighted Fish Cleaning Table, Picnic Table, Roof Top Deck with Ocean View, Sofa Bed has Inner Spring Mattress,


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Quality Time, Inviting Oceanfront Studio is awaiting your arrival
average rating of 4.733333 based on 75 reviews

Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal, it was about 2 minutes to walk onto the beach, and close enough that we heard the ocean almost the whole time! Susan was very quick to respond when we had questions and we were so relaxed we decided to add another night to our stay. I miss it already!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always want to prolong my stay when I am there. No matter how long you stay its never enough. Thank you for reviewing us. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your vacation. Susan and Dan
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experience quality surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Quality Time delivers.

Susan and Dan Beard provide a well equipped vacation experience. A superb location near the beach with access. A cute studio cabana with two decks and quality surroundings.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the cutest beach cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The beach cottage was adorable. Super clean and a minute walk to the beach. Beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! My husband thought I was nuts when I started down that decorative path but in the end I think it's adorable too!! Thank you for the great review and we hope you come back. Susan and Dan
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  • 3 of 5

This cabana was right where I wanted to be, close to the beach and close to the heart of Hatteras. The cabana was clean upon arrival and housed us well through our stay. The only issues we encountered were the bed and the 'widows walk' (not sure if it's the correct term). The bed had a MAJOR dip in the center, I was unable to sleep comfortably with my husband and our 29 month old. We all kept rolling to the center which was not ideal being 7 months pregnant and we've shared a queen bed before and have had no issues. The morning before our departure I saw tubes sticking out from the mattress and saw the booklet that indicated the bed was a Sleep Number bed! If I would have known from day one, then possibly the bed situation would have been different. But the other concern is that the railing facing the condominiums, the railing that's about 12' wide was quite wobbly. If someone happened to approach it quickly or bump into then it could fall off. There were also a few of the vertical boards only attached by the top screw and not the bottom, we felt it very unsafe to be up there with our toddler because there were one to many safety concerns. Don't get me wrong, the place was better than a hotel room, we had our own sense of privacy and a kitchen which had all the basics and a bit more. Overall our stay was great, minus the two concerns.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you didn't realize the bed was a sleep number bed. We advirtise it on our VRBO site and many book with us because of it. If you missed it Im sure others could too so i will make sure i add iinformation on the bed controls with checkin details. Thank you for letting us know about the loose boards. We called the handy man and asked him to address anything loose. We would have had them repaired during you stay had you called us. We always strive to make our guests vacation a goos experience. I'm sorry we missed the mark with your family. Susan and Dan
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Quality Time... is just that!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing!! We were pleasantly surprised at how well the cabana was prepared for us! Loved the location, very near the beach over the convenient walkway. The decks were amazing...we used both of them. Eating meals on the lower deck (when we ate in) and star gazing on the upper deck! Parking was great. Very near to all sorts of shops and restaurants. You have to visit Scratchmade Snackery, Hatteras Sol, Sonny's, Harbor House Seafood and The Dancing Turtle! A trip on the ferry is a must to visit Ocracoke! Susan and Dan are wonderful people to deal with and were very helpful along the way. We so enjoyed our time here getting to know the area and meeting new people! Loved going to the ocean daily and seeing the wonderful sunsets at night! We definitely will be returning for our next OBX visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. The decks are fantastic and add so much to the living space. Glad you took advantage of them ! Susan and Dan
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Great, cost effective, option for couples

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. My wife and I came down, without the kids, and didn't need much; we just needed the basics. This cabana offered more than we expected. The main living area was fine, but what makes it great was the multiple deck levels. When there's nice weather you can sit outside the main living quarters (on a covered deck) or on top of the cabana (with a view of the ocean). One great feature is the proximity to the ocean. We were a short walk away from a less busy beach than you'll find in the northern most OBX towns.

The only problem we had was with the group hired to clean. We arrived after check in but it hadn't been touched yet. They were contacted and promptly came and cleaned.

This problem is nothing against the cabana or the owners of it. Their property is great and you'll enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the cleaners were late getting the cabana cleaned up for you. This is definitely not the norm and we appreciate your patience while they got things cleaned and ready for you. Thank you for the nice review and we hope you will consider us for your future travel. Susan and Dan
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Rates & Availability

Hatteras Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Feb 6 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Spring
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fishing Season
May 1 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
129 Miles
Norfolk VA ORF
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Capt'n Rolos
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Hatteras Ferry
Nearest Train
129 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12 South
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Right in front of us
Car: necessary

Deep Sea Fishing Charters, 3 light houses nearby, Hatteras, Ocracoke and Bodie Island, Wild Ponies, Free Ferry to Ocracoke (home of Black Beard the pirate) runs yearly, Affordable Flight Seeing Tours, 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle Beach Access, Delicious Fresh Seafood, Surf Fishing, Kite Flying, World Class Kite Surfing in Canadian Hole is just across the street, Bird Sanctuary, Sea Turtles


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