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Perfect, affordable, oceanfront getaway for a couple or small family in Duck!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Oceanfront Condo At Colony By The Sea With Spectacular Views!

'At Last' at Colony by the Sea is located in the sought after Village of Duck. This condo is perfect for small families or a romantic getaway. Located on the first floor in building A, you have the largest deck in the community and a front row seat for ocean views and beautiful sunrises. Only 150 steps gets your toes in the sand!

We welcome 2+ night stays off season, but ask that you make sure that the condo is ready for the next person to visit.

Our condo features a master bedroom with comfortable king size bed, two full baths, queen size sleep sofa with memory foam matress, single berth bed in hallway alcove, fully appointed kitchen, two flat screen tvs (LR & MBR), free WIFI, brand new deck furniture (tall bar table with 4 tall adirondack chairs & 2 adirondack rockers), keyless entry system and parking space right in front of unit.

Along with the beautiful majesty of the ocean, creamy sands and the great surf of the OBX, this unique, privately managed community enjoys an ocean front pool, tennis courts, playground, outside showers, dune-top gazebos and basketball court. The courtyard area includes grilling stations, picnic tables and plenty of grassy area for kids of all ages to run around and play. A great area to meet new friends and share a meal if you like.

The Village of Duck is a short 15 minute walk where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, spectacular restaurants, water sports, unique shopping, walk the soundside boardwalk for shopping and birdwatching, sip coffee, buy books, take yoga classes and so much more. Park your car and enjoy the freedom of walking everywhere!

More Details

Jennifer & David Meredith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jennifer & David Meredith

Dave and I (Jen) live in Fairfax, Virginia and have been making the trek to Duck since we were married in 2001 (Jen has been going since 1966 - well at least to Nags Head). Dave grew up in Buena Vista, VA (by way of Arkansas) and I grew up in Fairfax City. Even though OBX is a little furher from our home than other beaches - it is totally worth it. We hope that you can share our love for Duck and Colony by the Sea!!

Jennifer & David Meredith purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jennifer & David Meredith chose Duck

There was NO doubt that we wanted to buy a property in Colony by the Sea - it was just a matter of which one. Having lugged suitcases up 3 flights of stairs (and a bunch of other stuff), been so far back we could hardly see the ocean and spending time in condos that were just not clean or homey enough - we finally found the right one!

We love that we are right on the ocean, one floor up and our parking space is right next to the stairs. Coming from the traffic in Northern Virginia, we are MOST happy with the fact that we don't have to drive anywhere!! What a treat.

What makes this condo unique

Duck is very different than the other OBX beaches and other beaches on the East Coast. We like to call it our sleepy little village in the midst of other craziness! Most of the homes down here are SO big, it was hard for us to find a place that was right (and affordable) for just the two of us. I don't even think most people know that Colony by the Sea exists (and we should keep it that way!). Our little place is perfect for a couple, girls/guys weekend and small families. The deck is magnificent and now that we have all new deck furniture - comfy cozy!


Duck Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Clean, bright bathrooms with plenty of room. Master bedroom has adjoining bath for convenience and privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed, full bathroom with shower and full size tub, mounted flat screen tv and DVD, 2 night stands with 3 large drawers, closet, large window, bedside lamps, carpeted. Linens and towels are not provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect, affordable, oceanfront getaway for a couple or small family in Duck!
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews
Pittstown, NJ

A great place to stay and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

Back for our second year and we liked it so much that we added a second week. A delightful condo, truly steps from the beach. All the comforts of home, everything is exactly as described. We were there in the early Fall; a very peaceful and quiet location, yet access to everything you need in Duck or even more in the larger shopping centers just a few miles away. The sunrises from the deck are spectacular as are the sunsets (an easy walk or quick bike) on the Sound. Good biking paths in all directions for those so inclined. We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having repeat guests!! Please come back next year!
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Spark Up Your Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Delighted to walk through the door into a clean, well equipped unit. Comfortable chairs on the deck allowed us to sit and chat, or quietly wait for the sunrise. The additional visits by Sparky ( the friendly, local cat ) made us smile and appreciate how kind the people in the area are, as he seems to be known by all. The "neighbors" we met were friendly, and the place allows for quick access to the beach as well as walks into town. Having the linen service allowed us to pack less and arrive with everything set up to relax and enjoy our stay. Thank you for providing such a comfortable, clean place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the perfect condo!! Beautifully decorated and very inviting.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying here. It couldn't be anymore perfect for my husband and I. The beach is so close. The town of Duck has amazing shops and restaurants. We will be returning for next year

Todd and Kristi Bristow VA

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing week away from every day pressures. Being able to enjoy the sunrise from the balcony & then a short walk for a day at the beach. Although we had everything we needed to cook in, we chose to visit a new restaurant each night while driving & taking in the sites. Watching the sunset behind Blue Point while listening to the live music was a real treat. We hope to return next year. Thanks Jen & Dave for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We really like the condo. It was perfect for our family and the location could not be beat.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean front, clean and perfect for our small family

  • 5 of 5

This space was perfect for our family of three for a week long stay. We enjoyed having the pool as well since we traveled with a little one. There are places within walking distance (half a mile) and if it hadn't been so hot, I doubt we would have driven at all!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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