6BR, 5.5BA; Sleeps 14++; Beautiful Resort Community, Close To Everything!
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About Lynn M.
I've been visiting the OBX for since childhood (decades ago!), and my connection to the area grew even stronger as several members of my family retired or moved here from NJ. Just as I grew up loving the OBX, so have my children, who are now in high school and college, and still look forward to every trip to Duck! We purchased Casa Azul in the summer of 2015, fulfilling a long held aspiration. That aspiration was not just about owning the house, but was also very much about providing the best vacation experience to our guests. For nearly twenty years (pretty much since the internet was invented!), we’ve been avid users of sites like Homeaway, VRBO, etc., using these platforms to rent vacation homes across the US and around the world. We believe so strongly that the direct connection between guest and host, without an impersonal (and expensive!) intermediary, enhances the travel experience. As hosts, it allows us to break the “rental company mold” a bit by providing extra touches that we hope you’ll enjoy – higher quality linens, essential supplies for the week, superior cleaning practices, etc. My local connections have enabled me to partner with the BEST professional cleaners on the beach (shout out to Stephanie!) who are as committed to your well-being and enjoyment as we are.
Lynn M. purchased this House in 2015
Why Lynn M. chose Duck
Over the years we have rented in almost every neighborhood in Duck, so when the time came to fulfill our dream of owning a home here, we knew which neighborhood was best: Four Seasons. If you’ve never stayed in Four Seasons, let me explain. First, all of the houses in Four Seasons are gorgeous, as are the community areas and buildings. There’s an almost magical quality to it…sort of like Disney, but it’s real. The community center, playground, beachside pool, tennis courts, streets and even sidewalks are super clean and beautifully maintained. It’s a (subtly, not obnoxiously…) gated community, with lush foliage, gentle hills, and curved streets, plus private pathways for biking, walking, strolling to the beach or to town. A real “plus” is the location…it is on the southern side of Duck, just 5 miles from the turnoff by the bridge, which can save you HOURS of traffic on a busy turnover day in the summer. We chose this house in particular for reasons that are rational, and maybe not so rational! First, Casa Azul’s location within Four Seasons is ideal. It’s tucked away in a particularly peaceful, pretty street. It backs up to the very pretty northern pathway which leads to the beach, community “beachside” pool and playground in one direction, and the community center (indoor pool, fitness rooms, basketball, etc.), sound access and prime restaurants, shops and spas in the other direction. The layout of the house was perfect with large rooms and a very spacious, open feel on all levels. Plus the house and pool area are so bright and sunny, yet very private with lush trees and landscaping in front and along the sides. OK, so for the not-so-rational (!): I think the real reason we chose this house was because of the absolutely spectacular live oak trees, especially the ones that frame the rear yard! You'd never believe how buried they were in overgrowth, but we cleared it out, and now guests like you can sit in their shade, enjoying a cool drink and a good book!
What makes this House unique
Casa Azul has so much to offer, so I’ll try to list some highlights. • Guests tell me that one of the best features of Casa Azul is that virtually every supply and amenity is provided! SO YOU CAN PACK LIGHT AND SAVE TIME AND MONEY WHILE ON VACATION! :) All linens, including high-quality sheets, bath linens, kitchen linens, even great beach towels! Bath supplies including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion ample supplies of TP!; Dish, dishwasher and laundry soap; paper products like paper towels plates, napkins; and COFFEE -- k cups and ground, plus tea, sweetener, etc.! . The house is located in south side of Duck, which saves lots of time stuck in traffic to the northern beaches! If you’ve been here on a weekend in the summer, you know what I’m talking about! ☺ • Four Seasons is the absolute best neighborhood on the OBX. This is not “salesmanship”, it’s the truth! The quality of the homes and amenities, the quiet peaceful neighborhood, and the level of service are all unbeatable. • The house itself is bright, beautiful and clean. We’ve been working for months to renovate including new wood floors, all new stainless appliances, new furniture, new paint…. ☺ • The yard is just wonderful, with beautiful trees that ensure there's always a cool shady spot!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Parties/events require approval & possible fee.
Pets considered; please contact us.
Great house and location for kids!! :)
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please know that guests must leave the house in good condition, in accordance with instructions left at the house. Thanks!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Looking forward to our next visit
This house is not only gorgeous! It has anything and everything you could ever want. The owner, Lynne and property manager, Stephanie stayed in close touch with us the whole time. We spent two of our four days at the beach which was a very short walk. We cooked in two nights and ate out two nights in Duck. The theater room was a huge hit with several people in our group. The kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom amenities were also incredible. We relaxed, laughed, ate alot, enjoyed Duck Donuts and bagels from Tullios. Our long weekend was exactly what we were looking for. We also enjoyed the Jazz Festival on Sunday evening. We look forward to returning next year, same weekend!
One of the best experiences!
The home is the ultimate in clean and comfortable. It is well located and comes with everything you need for your vacation. I loved that we were able to come down with just our luggage. A short trip to the grocery store for food for the family was all that was needed.
As much as I loved the home, working with Lynn and Stephanie was what put this place over the top. They did everything and more to help us.... especially with the approaching Hurricane Dorian. They were more than helpful and genuinely interested in our well-being. I can’t say enough about them. If you are looking for a safe, well-kept home with owners and a property manager who cares, this place is it.
A Great Vacation - A Great House
There's a reason you see five out of five stars on all reviews for this house. The house itself is tremendous, as good as it looks in all of the pictures: clean, modern, comfortable, and extremely well stocked.
We were in frequent communication with Lynn with various questions, and she was always prompt, friendly, helpful and thorough. Getting those quick helpful responses months and weeks prior to our trip led me to believe the house would live up to our hopes and expectations. Not only is Lynn responsive but she also anticipates your needs. She was outstanding !!!!
I reread some of the past reviews, and I really can't add anything new. My best endorsement is to say it's all true. The two other families had little interest in going anywhere else for day trips, as we were all so happy and occupied at the house and the beach. Being located right between the beach and downtown Duck via a short walk was another plus. We spent a great deal of time at the beach, which everyone agreed was significantly better than NJ or Delaware, or at the pool. Lots of room to go sit indoors or outdoors, either by yourself or as a group. Quiet area and private. We booked two years in advance because the better places get reserved first. If you can plan ahead that far, do so = it'll be worth it!
Don and Pat J.
Our stay at Caza Azul was amazing. Lynn was extremely informative about the house and things to do while in the Outer Banks. There was an unbelievable amount of amenities provided by Lynn and the Four Seasons Resort. I would highly recommend vacationing in this home. We were impressed and had so much fun during our family vacation!
What an AMAZING home!
If you’re looking for a home to rent in Outer Banks, this is it. It’s very peaceful and in a great quaint town. If you want to spend time at the beach, you’re a few steps away. If you want to experience hang gliding, fishing, an aquarium, etc, you’ll be just a short drive away.
This is the second home we’ve rented in order to create family memories, and we were spoiled by the home owner. When you’ve travelled in the past, you always think of all the stuff you need to bring. Here, just bring your clothes. Here’s a little sample of what I’m along about. Let’s start with shampoo, it’s there. Beach towels, home towels, pool toys, all there. Do you like coffee, no need to bring any or buy any, there’s a ton there, hundreds of K-cups as well. Beach chairs, umbrellas, do I need to say more. Lynn has thought of everything.
Our family was able to enjoy the best vacation ever. At night, all of the kids would gather in the home theater room, during the day, we’d hang out at the beach and then in the afternoon, the pool was out home.
I can’t say enough about this home and its beauty. The communication from Lynn was above and beyond our expectations. You can’t go wrong in this home!
Lynn has equipped this house with everything you can think of! No need to load up chairs, umbrellas, towels, beach toys - she has thought of everything! (Check out the “included” list - there are even a couple of bikes.) The house is comfortable for a large group or a couple of families, everything well appointed, tasteful, generous and comfortable. The house is just a short walk or bike ride to the beach and the pool is fabulous- larger than most in the neighborhood with a good mix of shade and sun all day. The neighborhood and the community beach are busy, active places and town with great restaurants and bars and the sunset on the boardwalk just a stroll away!
**The immediate area ** Four Seasons resort is bright, peaceful and family-oriented (and an award-winning resort!). There's lots to do here, e.g. the beach (of course!), "beach side" pool, (high-quality) playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, tetherball, shuffleboard, (gorgeous) indoor pool, community center with rec room (e.g. ping-pong), well-equipped gym, locker rooms, sound-side pier, walking/biking paths, etc. And Casa Azul is especially well-positioned, e.g. short stroll to all amenities, PLUS, the property backs up to the prettiest area of private pathway (bike/walk) that goes toward the beach in one direction, "downtown" Duck in the other!
OK, now Duck...without question the best town on the Outer Banks! Quaint, charming, bright and relaxed, yet has all high-end amenities. Biker/pedestrian-friendly throughout. Stroll to the best restaurants, spas, shops, and sights around.
OK, now, in the vicinity...Even if you've been to the OBX before, there are items on this list that might surprise you! :)
There are too many activities to list, and many are unique to the Duck area! I will provide a link to details on all of this, but here are some highlights....
- Visit the "4x4" area - which includes maritime forests and wild horse sanctuary - to be among the WILD COLONIAL SPANISH MUSTANGS, who are direct descendants of the horses that arrived with the Spanish explorers in the 16th century (yes, this is a real thing and an unforgettable experience!).
- Speaking of unforgettable, visit Jockey's Ridge State Park, to see the tallest natural dunes area on the east coast...it's like visiting a different planet...and you can HIKE , PICNIC , go HANG-GLIDING (all levels, or tandem) , ** HANG-GLIDE on a replica of the WRIGHT BROTHERS' wings from 1902** , go SAND BOARDING (yup, it's just like snow boarding) , and LEARN at the top-notch visitors' center, etc.
- Enjoy every watersport you can imagine, as a learner or expert, including SURFING , KAYAKING , PADDLE BOARDING , JET SKIING , TUBING , PARASAILING , SAILING , CATAMARAN(ing?), etc.
- Go on a DOLPHIN-WATCHING TOUR (98% success) or WHALE-WATCHING TOUR.
- Take a SHIPWRECK DIVING TOUR (How cool is that?! Certification required).
- Go CRABBING , SHRIMPING, or FISHING...so many options: deep-sea, surf, pier, sound...
- And, of course, GOLF! - available at several nearby courses (Currituck Club is closest...and gorgeous!), plus DRIVING RANGES, and MINIATURE GOLF COURSES are abundant.