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Oceanside Home with Ocean Views, Large Pool, Hot Tub and Playground

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,048 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 13

Make the winning move this year when you vacation in “CheckMate.” This 6 bedroom home with 5 full bathrooms is located just 2 lots from the Ocean on a quiet cul-de-sac in Southern Shores and offers outstanding Ocean Views! Upstairs you will find a great room with a well-equipped kitchen with two dishwashers, island seating for 3, a large dining room table which seats 12 and living room with flat screen TV and deck access to enjoy the Ocean views. This level also features a Queen Master Suite and a second Queen bedroom that has an attached full bathroom. Down one level spend pleasant nights sleeping to the sound of crashing waves from one of three King Bedrooms (two of which are Masters) or the bedroom with a Double and a Twin Bed. On this floor you will also find the fun filled game room which offers a Pac Man arcade game machine and Wii video game station. The outside area of this home is designed for pure enjoyment by the entire family! The kids will delight in their private playground while adults can relax and read a book in the shade of the private gazebo. Everyone will enjoy spending time in the large private pool with pool heat available (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend, pool heat is available at no charge), hot tub or sitting poolside while meals are prepared on the gas grill. When you are ready to spend time on the wide sandy beaches of Southern Shores the beach is just steps away!

Property Manager
Paramount Destinations
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

When we finally arrived at our vacation rental ( it took us 6 hours to drive the last 10 miles) we knew we had struck gold! The house was absolutely gorgeous and decorated to perfection. The pool and hot tub were a dream come true and spotless. The storage room contained every imaginable pool and beach toy for my grandchildren as well as a beach canopy and sand chairs. It also contained an extra refrigerator to store food and beverages! The kitchen had every small appliance we could possible need as well as plenty of dishes, silverware, pots and pans, bowls etc. It was like being in my own kitchen. We loved that there were two dishwashers. There were games and puzzles, Wii and an arcade style game which were great for the children because we did have some rain. The fact that we were only 200 feet from the beach was a big plus! We had several small problems with the house and management was there to fix them immediately! We loved the fact that Duck was only 1 1/2 miles away and had a nice grocery store that sold everything. We also enjoyed the many shops at Scarboeough Fair. We walked the boardwalk in Corolla and went to the wild life center which was very interesting. There were so many restaurants to choose from and we had luch at the Sunset Grill which was very nice. All in all it was an incredable vacation and we thank the owners of Checkmate for sharing their beautiful home with us! We would definately recommend this home to anyone interested in going to OBX!!!
Aug 2014
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Southern Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3048 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 3 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 1 Twin bed, 1 Full bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
2 Dishwashers, 2 Full sized fridges, Outside Shower, Private Playground


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Oceanside Home with Ocean Views, Large Pool, Hot Tub and Playground
average rating of 4.733333 based on 20 reviews

Great house and was as depicted online

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Checkmate. The house was clean, bright and had a well stocked kitchen for large family style dinners. The pool and hot tub were clean. The kids enjoyed tossing a football in the yard and the two minute walk to the beach was perfect for all us! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This rental property was perfect for our family of 8 adults and 2 children. It was great to have a bathroom for each of the bedrooms. The rooms were spacious and open. It was just a very short walk to the beach and the pool was large and beautiful! The kitchen was well-equipped and with 2 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators, there was plenty of space. We were given an incorrect code to get into the house, but a few phone calls and that issue was resolved quickly. We definitely would recommend this house and hope to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC metro area

Checkmate -- "Nailed it!" two years running!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a nice home with great amenities. We (as a family of kids, spouses and grand kids) really do feel it is our "home away from home."

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Checkmate Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Checkmate was everything as advertised and more for our family of 12.. The house was clean upon our entry and provided great "starters" as promised. Dish detergent, toilet paper, dish towels all provided so we didn't need to run right out. The rooms were spacious and the proximity to the beach was perfect. The pool and the hot tub were clean and in good working order. I can't say enough positive about our entire experience with Checkmate and Paramount Destinations. I would definitely stay at Checkmate again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC metro area

Best house ever at OBX

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful vacation due to pool, easy access to the beach, a very clean home that was ready for our early arrival. We, our kids and grandkids enjoyed the wide-open layout of the main floor. Great for playing cards, making puzzles and crawling around for the one-year-old (with our portable gate for the stairwell). Awesome week!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, good location

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was more than happy with the location.

The vacation rental was clean.

The property manager was more than helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall we enjoyed our experience at this house. It was relatively close to the beach on the ocean side and was about equi-distance from Kitty Hawk and Duck.

The house could comfortably accommodate 5 couples and 2-3 children. It was nice to have a bathroom connected to each bedroom.. The towels provided were thin and scratchy and beach towels were not provided. The pool, hot tub, children's play structure, and wrap around decks were all a plus. Some of the beds were a bit stiff and uncomfortable. The kitchen was generally well stocked with odds and ends, but lacked a few things, like a cookie sheet, lids to fit pans, and Tupperware. There were two dishwashers, which came in handy with a large group.

Overall, the house was nicely decorated in a modern/contemporary style. While the house was cleaner than some of the rental houses in OBX, it was the end of the summer, so the house really could have used a good deep cleaning before we arrived. There was noticeable dirt on the white chair in the living room. The light switches, walls, and the dressers were visibly dirty and covered in fingerprints. The shower curtains were moldy and mildewy. We washed all of the bedspreads before sleeping with them because we didn't trust that they were clean and put a sheet on the couch because it seemed dirty, as well. The refrigerator had food drippings inside, too. We wiped down a lot of surfaces with bleach wipes to disinfect when we arrived.

We were a bit disappointed by all the "hidden" fees associated with renting the house, but by the time we realized this, it was too late to search for another rental house instead, so we just went ahead and rented this one.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Paramount Destinations
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