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Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Duck Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 (open year round 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 (also new espresso and 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, or VRBO 712993!

Cancellation policy: Policy is that we try and re-rent the unit then remit to you any monies received, less a$100 cancellation fee.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Mike and Mary Hayward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016
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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 Outer Banks

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 brand new 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo was a delight.  We so appreciated the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the kitchen.  The view from the porch was fabulous.  I wish I could package it to bring back to Ohio!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(93 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!
average rating of 4.860215 based on 94 reviews
5

Beautiful views, cozy condo, minutes away from activities, shopping, and restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a beautiful week in Duck! It was the first time we have traveled to the OBX and after our experience, it will definitely not be the last! We are already planning on going back next year! The condo was perfect! Beautiful views, clean, and decorated well. It also had all our needs for what meals we did make considering there are so many amazing restaurants in the area. The porch swing was an awesome addition. Only a minute walk down to the pool or to the beach. The weather was perfect, and we were able to swim and enjoy the beach every day.

Some of the restaurants we would recommend eating at....Duck Donuts (a must, must, must!), Black Pelican (Delicious filet, steam pots, and brick oven pizzas), Awful Arthurs (Raw bar.....the raw oysters were fabulous), Cafe Frankos (for when you get sick of seafood and want some amazing Italian!) Sunset Grille (Not only good food but BEAUTIFUL views!), Treehouse coffee is a great little coffee shop in Duck with yummy breakfast as well! Barefoot Bernies had great lunch and a great spot to watch the Steelers game. There were endless amounts of eatery choices, hopefully we will find some new favorites on our next trip. Tommy's Market is a great organic shop that is walking distance from the condo.

Although a bit of a drive, we would definitely recommend taking a drive to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The drive may be far, but the views on the way are serene and the lighthouse itself was beautiful! We also went to the Aquarium....good rainy day activity and it was nice, but smaller than we had thought.

Thank you Mike and Mary for a great place to relax over our anniversary!!!! You were great in helping us plan for an awesome trip! Everything was perfect! We loved Duck and your condo and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway in Duck NC

  • 4 of 5

Dolphin Dawn's,location is absolutely perfect.The view of the ocean is so beautiful ,I loved seeing the sunset rise..pure peace. The location is perfect to restaurants,we enjoyed pizza from Pizazz. Pizza. The condo was impeccibly clean.All the immenities were updated..decor is fun beach theme. The Shower was hot and pressure strong. New bed and pillows needed..too soft. The only downfall is carrying bags up 4 flights of stairs...elevator needed big time.

Overall our stay was perfect..a life memory.

Thankyou for a beautiful weekend at Dolphin Dawn!

Lauren S

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Really loved the location and the place was just what we needed. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely furnished and in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

We visited right after tropical tropical storm Hermine came through and the pool was full of sand which was not remedied by the time we had to depart, so we couldn't use it. The unit was as decribed and was stocked with some linens, towels and paper products even though we brought our own which was a nice surprise. Very comfortable, well stocked and close to town. Really liked the porch overlooking the beach. Perfect for a couple or small family and lots of non-beach things to do as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Trip - Dolphins Galore

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful getaway right on the beach with everything you would ever want or need. The condo is exactly as shown, clean, comfortable -- perfect! Duck is a fun place to visit- stores, restaurants, but the beach is divine! And on hot days, you can jump in the pool right at your front door to cool off. Will definitely be back. Thanks Howards- you are excellent hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you loved Dolphin Dawn and that you liked how clean and new it is. We have a lot of fun adding and updating it each season. Pool time or beach time or both? Now that's the kind of choices I like to have! Glad you enjoyed it all and that our little town of Duck was a delight!
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Fabulous

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. The front porch swing and deck view was phenomenal. The ocean was dreamy and not overcrowded. Our boys loved the pool spending equal time between the beach and pool. We were a little concerned about our oldest in the pullout couch but he loved it and said it was surprisingly comfortable. My youngest loved the berth bed and he called that berth nook his bedroom. Now he wants one at home. The condo is updated and decorated tastefully. Bring your linens, towels, clothes, toiletries including paper products and any food you might want and then forget everything else. The owners were also very responsive and have thought of everything. Duck was awesome little community. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our ocean front porch swing is the best place to be! So glad you loved it. The dreamy ocean doesn't get any better than this! So glad your kids loved the pool and ocean and you enjoyed our new sofa (pull out too!) and the special berth bed! See you back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
15 min walk (10 if you walk fast!)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
15 minute walk
Car: necessary

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

Duck Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
This side of Christmas
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$120
Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
 
 
Holidays.
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
 
 
Winter Warmer
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$660
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
Spring
Apr 3 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$870
 
 
Early Summer
May 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,075
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,075
 
 
Fall
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$180
Fri,Sat,Sun
$880
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$145
Fri,Sat,Sun
$660
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$930
 
 
This Side of Christmas
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$130
Fri,Sat,Sun
$650
 
 
Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

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Amenities

Duck Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths (showers). Beautiful modern new flooring and freshly painted!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Livingroom sleep sofa - 1 queen
    Berth bed - 1 twin/ single , XL single
  • Master bedroom, king bed, wall mounted flat screen TV, closet, night stand with drawers, window blinds, ceiling fan, IHome alarm clock, new bedside lamps, new cotton duvet and pillows, new track lighting, new area rugs. Linens (sheets) and towels are not included but can be rented through Moneysworth at rentbeachequipment.com, or call 800-833-5233, or you can bring your own.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Outer Banks (OBX) offers lots to do besides the wonderful beach. Our condo is a short drive to Currituck, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses, The Whalehead Club, North Carolina Center for Wildlife Education, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and so much more!

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