About the property
- Studio300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cabana Studio, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 Adults 1 or 2 small children)
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.
As with all Mid Atlantic vacation spots we are subject to hurricanes between July and Nov. Please consider travel insurance. VRBO offers a plan but there are other insurance options. Check via GOOGLE. It's not expensive and safeguards your vacation monies.
Keywords: Affordable, Efficiency, Oceanfront, Relaxing, Sleep Number Bed, Studio, Beach House, Beach, Cabana
Susan and Dan Beard
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Dare County
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.
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The Beard's place was absolutely perfect for our weekend getaway, very clean and well kept!
Couldn't recommend this place more. Just a stones throw away from the beach. Beautiful views. Loved both of the decks and the little patio set. We ate breakfast and lunch everyday outside. Can't wait to come back and stay here again!
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the mention of how clean our place is. We appreciate our cleaning staff from Hatteras Helping Hands and we're glad you did too.
Susan and Dan Beard
Everything was wonderful great owners to work with couldn’t have asked for anything better, would highly recommend. Thanks for letting us use your home
Décor and cleanliness were great. Our only complaint is the bed sheets do not fit the extra thick pillow top mattress well and came loose every night. We love the location, the beach and the great restaurants.
Fun little cabana with awesome decks!
Thank you Susan and Dan for sharing your cute cabana with us! It was the perfect location for our first trip to the Outer Banks! Susan, your decor that you’ve chosen for the cabana was one of my favorite things. So beachy and fun! This was the perfect location for us. We enjoyed the laid back vibe of Hatteras as opposed to the commercial feel of Nags Head. Another plus to Quality Time is the short commute to the ferry! We highly recommend a visit to Ocracoke and then we ferried onto the mainland again. We feel like the size of the cabana is perfect for two. Even a family of three would be a tight fit, and we wouldn’t recommend it to a family of four. But, again having said that, it is the perfect little retreat for a couple! We loved it!
Adorable little place!
Loved our stay at “Quality Time #32”. It’s tiny! But perfect for a couple! We would absolutely stay there again.
Beautiful Cabana in a quite town!
We have spent many spring breaks at Hatteras with our children. This year my husband and I decided to take a trip by ourselves and was very glad to have rented Quality Time! First, it’s made just for 2 people. I believe having anymore than 2 in the cabana would be too tight and not comfortable as there was a cabana beside ours that had 4 adults staying at it and they complained for days about the tight space in theirs! 🤣 Pat and Mary at Hatteras Helping Hands are phenomenal! They came quickly to clean the cabana when it had not been cleaned by check in and did a great job! While we didn’t spend much time in the cabana or on Hatteras beaches they were very nice and quite. If you would like to be more secluded like we do, catch a ferry over to Ocracoke and park alongside the dunes! There you’ll find absolutely no one in sight for miles and amazing shells! We spent many days at Ocracoke and loved eating at Eduardo’s Taco stand and 1718 Brewing Company! Thank you so much for a great anniversary trip!
We are so glad you had a great time in the OBX. Thank you for the review and we are glad you had a great experience with Pat and Mary at Hatteras Helping Hands. They are great to work with and we appreciate their commitment to keep things nice for us.
We feel the Cabanas are best with 2 people so when prospective renters ask about bringing more than 2 people we always talk about the size of the space with them. Some families are fine with the small studio open concept so we do allow up to 4.
Susan and Dan
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