About the property
- Condo800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Oceanfront View; Steps to The Beach; 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4-5
This is a beautiful, newly decorated condo located just steps to the beach! Our condo is on the 2nd floor with fantastic views of the ocean and ocean front pool (unheated) from every window. The large deck right off the living room is the perfect spot to relax to the sound of the surf, to watch the sun rise and dolphins play at dawn (or all day!) in the ocean, or to idle the day away. Bring your binoculars or use ours for close ups of the dolphins, pelicans, seagulls etc. Our unit offers a master bedroom with king bed, two full baths (unique and super convenient for a family) sleep sofa queen bed (NEW), hallway XL single berth bed, fully appointed kitchen (including coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishwasher!), two flat screen TVs (living room and master bedroom), free WiFi, brand new deck swing, new keyless entry system, and much more. Please note our condo is on the second floor of a three story building with stairs and no elevator.
Our beach-- only steps away from our condo -- features coastal dunes, soft creamy sand, nice surf and great beach combing. We have beach chairs and boogie boards for your use during your visit.
In addition to our beach front, our condo community has an outdoor pool open year round (unheated), outdoor grills, basketball and tennis courts, pool side restrooms, and oceanfront showers and laundry facilities.
We are only a short 15 minute walk to the lovely, historical village of Duck where you can enjoy the lovely shops, buy groceries, eat at great restaurants and cafes, buy books and sip coffee at Duck Cottage, rent bikes to ride on the jogging trails, walk the sound-side boardwalk for bird watching, and rent canoes, kayaks and other water sport equipment.
Bring your binoculars to bird watch and get great close ups of dolphins in our surf. Superb viewing from our deck!
We keep our reservations calendar up to date so check it out to reserve now! If we're already booked for your preferred dates, check out our other properties in Duck listed on VRBO too. They are VRBO 513115, VRBO 667198, VRBO 885663, or VRBO 712993!
Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled more than 60 days before the start of your stay.
Mike and Mary Hayward
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Mike and Mary Hayward
We have been coming to Duck for almost two decades to vacation. Each time we were here we would fantasize about owning a little something of this wonderful island to enjoy whenever we could. Finally, we took the plunge this past Fall and now own Dolphin Dawn, WaveHi! and Dune Nest. They are just the right size and each one is of of our little places to escape to when the pressures of real life get to us. We hope you too will find that peace of mind and sense of rejuvenation that we get each time we come back to Dolphin Dawn. We look forward to sharing it with you! We hope you will select Dolphin Dawn as your vacation rental and help us with providing great reviews to share with future vacationers.
Mike and Mary Hayward purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Mike and Mary Hayward chose Dare County
Dolphin Dawn is located right on the ocean on one of the most beautiful east coast beaches in the U.S. The town of Duck is a quaint coastal village with super friendly folk and wonderful shopping, dining and many fun things to do. You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, tandem bikes, tc. to enjoy the many water activities Duck has to offer.
What makes this Condo unique
Our favorite thing about Dolphin Dawn is the oceanfront location and view. When you step out on the deck the view and sound of the surf is the most magical sound in the world! We have a porch swing on our deck and have enjoyed watching the sunrise, seeing the dolphins play, while sipping our coffee or an evening glass of wine. Perfect.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cute, Beachy Condo with Great Views!
Perfect location and size for a weekend getaway! We loved the incredible view of the ocean and the beachy decor. Very clean and well-kept. We had an amazing time!
A great stay
We had a great time perfect location great porch with sound of the ocean
Pretty Much Perfect!
The location is fantastic. Right on the beach, a view of the ocean, and when you open the door you can hear waves crashing against the shore. Spectacular!
Plenty of dishes and kitchen appliances - everything you could possibly need. Some highlights were the wine opener, plastic wine glasses for the pool/beach, impressive knives, and multiple cutting boards. My favorite detail - there was ice in the freezer when we arrived. That's the very best welcome amenity we could've received. :)
Rain-style showerheads had fantastic water-pressure, another huge plus.
The DVD selection is the only thing suffering in this cozy condo... but cable TV picked up the slack for us, there was plenty on to watch.
So a note to future guests - bring a movie to leave behind, we'll all pitch in to donate something to the collection!!
Thanks for your note. I just ordered a selection of DVD's for delivery in the next few days (yay for Amazon!).
Off season construction
The condo was well kept, excellent beachy furnishings. Gorgeous view. We were almost the only car in the complex for a February rental. We really needed a long weekend away from our 3 small kids and were looking forward to peace, quiet, and a chance to sleep in.
We didn't know the condo complex was doing construction. We were woken each morning at 7-8am to the vibrations and noise of table saws and pneumatic hammers directly under us. Argh! That was so irritating. And the construction went on until dinner time. With it being the off season, most stores and attractions are closed, so there weren't many places to go and escape the noise. I don't think the owners were aware that off season maintenance was going on. If We had known ahead of time, we never would have booked it. I know how to soothe the cry of a baby and her bickering big sisters, but there aren't enough pacifiers and cupcakes to silence a 10 man construction crew.
I'm in need of a vacation from my "vacation". It was a last minute long weekend getaway fail. Beyond our control.
We are sorry the construction impacted your visit. We now understand that this was a last minute project after all the buildings were inspected in connection with a project in another of the buildings in the complex. The project on the A building is finished (as of 22 February). Other buildings are expected to be all done in the next week or two...well before the busy season commences.
Lovely well-maintained condo with a breathtaking view
We had a wonderful time at this well-maintained homey condo. The owner was very responsive, easy to communicate with. Might not work well for older visitors because there is no elevator (walk-up). But the view makes your vacation relaxing.
Lovely property with nice Ocean View
Our condo is located in the much sought after area of Duck. The village of Duck is quaint, beautiful and welcoming with wonderful local shops, cafes, grocery stores, restaurants and water sports entertainment. Duck also has a unique coastal boardwalk that provides great bird watching over the Sound and beautiful sunset vistas. Great for families who wish to walk around Duck after a fantastic day on the beach. For car trips and sight seeing during rainy days, you must visit Jockey's Ridge, the east coast's largest sand dune and site of the Wright brothers first flight! Visit the Wright Brothers national monument and museum and learn about our country's aviation history and first flight.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates do not include 12.75% NC tax Weekly rentals are Saturday check-in 4 PM and Saturday Check-out 10 AM Inquire about off-season check-in/check-out/short stays. Rates do not include linens/bath or beach towels. Please make separate arrangements for these items. Please contact owner for details, if needed.