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Mary LeCates

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


30 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 Story, Reverse Floor Plan With Unobstructed Views Of The Beach And Ocean.


KACEE'S RETREAT is perfect for larger families or groups! Just steps from the ocean, it features 3 decks, a six person hot tub, hammock, wooden swing, outdoor shower with hot and cold water, gas grill, fish cleaning table, wireless internet, off street parking, and much more. All 5 bedrooms have TV's with VCR's. The 1st floor, with 1 twin bedroom and 1 pyramid bunk with trundle bedroom connected by a full bath, is perfect for children. The 1st floor also has a beverage cooler and extra ice maker in the hall. The 2nd floor features 2 queen bedrooms connected by a full bath, and a master bedroom with a king bed and a full bath. The bedrooms on this floor have ceiling fans, and all of the bedrooms feature large closets. You'll arrive to find all the beds made up with fresh, professionally laundered linens for your convenience. The washer, dryer, and an extra refrigerator are also located on the 2nd floor. A high chair, Pack N Play, ironing board, and iron are stored in the hall closet. On the top floor, you'll find the living area with a big screen TV, sound system, and DVD player. The large dining table seats 8 with additional seating for 4 at the bar. The kitchen has plenty of counter space and storage, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, electric stove, microwave, and toaster oven. It's well stocked with a coffee maker, electric can opener, blender, crock pot, hand mixer, electric griddle, 2 sets of dishes, and plenty of pots and pans. All major kitchen appliances are new in 2014. The half bath is also located on this floor. The top deck, opening off the dining/living area, has a table and chairs for 4 and 2 lounges. If you're an early riser, have your morning coffee and watch the gorgeous sunrise over the ocean. Relax in the evening and watch the reflection of the setting sun on the water, and the moon rise. Music lovers will enjoy listening to their favorite songs on the outdoor speakers. Most days you can see dolphins, and the brown pelicans are usually out diving for fish. The hot tub and hammock are located on the lower deck, with access from 2 of the bedrooms, including the master bedroom. This deck also offers an unobstructed view of the ocean and outdoor speakers. Just across Rt. 12, within walking distance, is a convenience store and a very nice little surf shop that offers surf lessons. The major grocery store on the island, Food Lion, is about 17 miles south in Avon.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary LeCates (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Mary LeCates

My husband, Danny, and I have lived in the same small town in Delaware all our lives. We share our home with our 2 chocolate labs, Luke and Remi, and a calico cat, Callie. Our 2 children and 5 grandchildren live nearby.

Mary LeCates purchased this house in 2009

Why Mary LeCates chose Cape Hatteras

KaCee's Retreat is our dream come true! We love to spend time here with our children, grandchildren, and chocolate labs, Luke and Remi. We first vacationed on Hatteras Island about 13 years ago and instantly fell in love with the area. When we stayed in Rodanthe 8 years ago, we knew we had found the perfect vacation spot! We decided to take the leap and make our dream of owning a beach house a reality. We sincerely hope that our guests enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of Hatteras Island as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We love that KaCee's Retreat is so close to the beach and has fantastic views of the ocean. With our large family, the 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms are a big plus! Our favorite things to do are walking on the beach looking for unusual shells and sea glass, and just relaxing and watching the ever-changing ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home worked out really well for us. We loved the hammock, the views of the ocean, and the floorplan was perfect. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and utensils. I wish the grill would have been working, but otherwise, just right!
Jun 2012
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based on 30 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9333334 based on 33 reviews

Great house and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at KaCee's Retreat. The layout of the house was perfect for my whole family that included our four-legged kids as well. The house had everything we needed. Even though it's not directly on the beach, the proximity worked for us... you're just steps away from the beautiful sand and surf! Mary was so easy to work with, always very quick to answer any question that I had. Mary, many thanks for letting us make memories at your home in Rodanthe!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about KaCee's Retreat! I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and had a good vacation. As someone who rented beach houses for many years before buying, I take pride in accommodating our guests as much as possible. Thanks again and I hope you will consider us when planning your next vacation. Mary
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Perfect Porches

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family, including our puppy. It was a very short walk to the beach and had spectacular views out all of the windows on the top floor. We enjoyed the three decks, two of which are covered, for different reasons; one porch with a porch swing provided shade and a cool breeze during the hottest part of the day, the top deck gave us spectacular views of the ocean, and another was perfect for relaxing on the hammock or in the hot tub. (The water in the hot tub was tested while we were there, so we felt comfortable using it.) The kitchen was very well equipped. The large outdoor shower that had hot and cold water, and a lock, was so nice that I used it even when I wasn't sandy from the beach! The living room furniture was comfortable and the house was clean and well maintained. The owner of the home was very helpful and quick to respond to my questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, gorgeous views, overall wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at KaCee's Retreat. The house was beautiful, clean and only a few steps from the beach. The kitchen was well stocked; making meal preparations easy. The views of the sunrises and sunsets were spectacular. Enjoyed starting the day on the top deck and relaxing in the hammock after returning from the beach. The hot tub was a great way to end the day! We appreciate being able to bring along our dog; thank you for making your property dog friendly. We definitely felt at home. Our daughter is already asking to come again...tomorrow would not be soon enough for her! We would recommend this beautiful home and great location to everyone. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where 12 Or More Are Gathered

  • 5 of 5

When 12 gather for Family Vacation the site needs to accommodate an array of personalities and interests. KaCee's Retreat does just that! There is ample space to gather and ample space to find downtime. At one point, while preparing dinner, I realized that the Alvin and the Chipmunks, NCIS, a Hallmark movie and a DIY program were broadcasting from various corners of the abode. Later we were able to all gather for board/card games. The beach is close enough that all ages could come and go as they pleased. We cook all our dinner meals in-house and the kitchen is stocked to accommodate our every need. I forgot to order 30 sets of towels until 3:30 AM on the day of our arrival. Even though Shore Details asked for 48 hour notice, the towels were there when we arrived. Although the only grocery store is almost 20 miles away, there are several small " a little bit of everything" stores within about a half- mile as well as a great produce stand with an amazing variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs and condiments. A deli, a pizza joint and daily visits by the ice cream truck accommodated flights of fancy. In summary, Kacee's Retreat met the needs of all! I would definitely recommended KaCee's retreat to friends. We enjoyed it so much last year that we returned in 2016!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is really nice, well kept, and excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time staying in the Outer Banks, and it definitely left a great impression. Beautiful sunrises and love the sound of the waves. The beach is literally just a few steps away. I'd definitely go again, and I recommend this house to anyone looking for a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous semi-oceanfront, fully stocked home! Absolutely loved it, didn't want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

All 12 of us had a wonderful week at KaCee's Retreat. This is our fourth year returning to OBX, trying different homes and locations each time. After staying at Kacee's Retreat, we may have found the home that we would love to return to! The home was amazing - well kept home, very clean and fully stocked kitchen. An absolute plus for this home is the second refrigerator, the beverage cooler and additional ice maker. Enjoyed many mornings eating breakfast on the upper deck. The views from each of the windows was beautiful. We were very impressed with the home and it's proximity to the beach. Mary was wonderful to work with in setting up our vacation arrangements. Thank you! Looking forward to the next vacation.

Renee and Dave

Nanticoke, PA

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee and Dave, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review! KaCee's Retreat is very special to us and we love hearing that our guests have a great vacation there. After being renters ourselves for years before we purchased KaCee's Retreat, we had definite ideas about what we wanted and the additional refrigerator and ice maker were musts for a house that sleeps 12. We look forward to hearing from you in the future and hope you will return to Rodanthe for your next vacation. Mary and Danny
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Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Hatteras Island is a beautiful, narrow strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound. You won't want to miss exploring the Hatteras Island Lighthouse, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. In Rodanthe, you'll find the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Museum and the Civil War Battle of Chicamacomico Races. There are excellent restaurants in the tri-village area of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, as well as in Avon and Buxton. If you visit Ocracoke Island to the south, Howard's Pub is a must. The Oregon Inlet Marina, where you can book a charter for gulf-stream fishing, is just a short drive away. The Town of Manteo on Roanoke Island is only a 30 minute drive from Rodanthe. Visit the North Carolina Aquarium, enjoy the outdoor play at The Lost Colony, and explore the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens. Parasailing is available at the Manteo Waterfront.


Rates & Availability

Rodanthe House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Apr 7 2017
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Apr 8 2017 - May 12 2017
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May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
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Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
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Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
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Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
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Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
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Oct 28 2017 - Apr 6 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Rodanthe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Private to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Connects 2 queen bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - Connects twin bedroom and bunk bedroom.
    Bathroom 4 - Located off kitchen/living area.
  • Tubs with showers in the full baths. Outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Single on top, double on bottom, single trundle.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a Saturday rental, with a 7 night minimum stay. However, during the off-season, we will consider partial week rentals. We also offer full concierge service: grocery shopping, dinner delivery, in-home catering and chef services, party planning, activities planning, mid-stay cleaning are available through our property management company, Shore Details.

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