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Mike and Mary Hayward

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!

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

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Overview

Outer Banks 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
Mike and Mary Hayward (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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

4.9
based on 85 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Condo - See Dolphins at Dawn from your deck!
average rating of 4.894118 based on 86 reviews
Waynesboro
5

Convenient, comfortable, and clean!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I greatly enjoyed our stay at Dolphin Dawn. The condo met our needs completely and featured some charming amenities, including the cushioned deck swing. The furniture was very comfortable, including the bed and the living room sofa. The proximity to the beach allowed us to enjoy multiple impromptu walks on the beach every day. Would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Ranson, West Virginia
5

Pefect.

  • 5 of 5

We loved - loved - loved staying at Dolphins at Dawn. Would stay again and hope to!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Amazing view and great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at Dolphin Dawn and as always everything was perfect! The view from the balcony can't be beat. The condo is always very clean and well maintained. All the comforts of home! My son really enjoyed the pool and being so close to the beach. The town of Duck is very quaint and we enjoy walking the shops. We hope to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you back! We're so glad you liked Dolphin Dawn - our new sofa couch and great porch swing can't be beat. Our location is great - pool, beach, town of Duck - all work for a great vacation! See you back next year!
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5

Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was a very nice condo and very clean. The only negative thing I can say is the pullout bed in very uncomfortable but outside of that it was great. I would recommend to my friends and family

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you really like how clean and well maintained Dolphin Dawn is. We have a brand sleeper sofa - queen size. Hope it'll make the grade for your next stay!
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5

Perfect vacation spot on the Outer Banks!

  • 5 of 5

Dolphin Dawn was a perfect spot for our getaway! Short drive north to Corolla or south to Nags Head made it a great location to enjoy many places along the OBX. The condo was well maintained and had everything we needed. The pictures represent the property well. Our favorite part was the easy beach access and the swing on the deck overlooking the ocean. We spent most mornings and evenings on the porch enjoying the amazing view and listening to the ocean. We saw dolphins most every morning and while we didn't use the pool on site, we saw others enjoying it. We would definitely recommend and hope we have the chance to visit and stay here again!!! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed our wonderful condo, Dolphin Dawn. You found the magic of the ocean front porch swing - anytime is great there. See you next year!
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Raleigh
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our beach getaway. It was clean, up to date and close to everything. We had a great time and will be back again.....

Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you liked how clean, modern and up to date Dolphin Dawn is- we've made a lot of updates to feel like we're away at a resort- and the sound of the surf and our porch swing right in front of the ocean are the icing on our beach cake!
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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.

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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
 
High Summer
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$190
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
 
 
Fall
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$120
Fri,Sat
$600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Outer Banks 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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