|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Very enjoyable stay. We only stayed the one night but everything was great. Mary was great to work with on our stay. Normally they only rent for a 2 night stay but she worked it out so that we could stay the one night. They place was great. We actually had a better ocean view than we were expecting. We saw the dolphins jumping on the morning that we left. Just wished that we had more time..
Kenny & Barbara Vaughn
Mount Airy N.C.
My friend and I stayed at Dolphins at Dawn for a long weekend during the off season (mid-November). The condo was beautiful and comfortable and the location was perfect....oceanfront and close enough to walk to plenty of shops and restaurants. Although the weather was a bit chilly and windy, the orientation of the buildings allowed us to enjoy the deck and ocean views safe from the wind. The instructions and information on local restaurants and activities provided by Mike and Mary were a great resource. And having the berth bed in the hall is perfect...allows you to have additional sleeping area without the expense or space of a full second bedroom. We are already trying to plan our next visit to Dolphins at Dawn!
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!
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!
Really loved the location and the place was just what we needed. Can't wait to go back!
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.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
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.