3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms, Canal Front, Private Dock, Large Deck On 1/3 Acre.
Why John McIntire chose Hatteras
Sounds OK is a unique home that offers a little bit of everything that our family enjoys. Situated on the canal, we are able to dock our boat and make trips offshore to bring home tuna, wahoo and mahi. The kids use the kayaks and paddle around the canals and into the sound. The large deck offers spectacular views and overlooks the recently replaced dock and sea wall. The dock allows us to tie up our boat and we also installed a kayak dock to make it easy to launch our kayaks and get in and out of the water. Since we purchased this home, we have been upgrading the lower decking, driveway, lower entrance, flooring and carpets. We've also built a unique outdoor shower that offers a changing area to keep your clothes dry during your shower. The home is situated on a large lot that we've been adding native plants that add to the charm.
What makes this House unique
This is a large lot with a good amount of privacy! Hatteras Estates is a quiet neighborhood where you can enjoy beautiful views and walks around the community marinas.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice place to recharge
Sounds OK represents an opportunity to unwind in a very quiet OBX area. Property quality was as advertised and the owner was very responsive to all queries and strived to provide best possible support during our stay there. Definitely would consider coming back to the same property whenever we decide to come back to OBX.
Immaculate Beach Cottage
We so enjoyed our recent stay at Sounds OK! John was a gracious host, the cottage is nicely located and canal access is a definite bonus for a boater. Fish cleaning station is top notch. The house is super clean and nicely appointed, the kitchen is well organized with plenty of dishes, cutlery and pots and pans. Electronics are top of the line and easy to use. We will definitely stay again soon.
Wonderful home on a gorgeous lot!
We were very impressed with our recent stay at “Sounds Okay.” We arrived just two weeks after Hurricane Florence. We were worried about being able to make the trip to the beach, but John assured us that everything was in good working order, and it was! We had a very nice stay, and the house was perfect for our family. We enjoyed using the kayaks in the canal beside the house. The house was in a great location to travel to the four main light houses that we wanted to visit.
John was in contact with us throughout the time leading up to the rental as well as once we were in the house. He is very attentive and addressed any concerns that we had. I highly recommend staying at “sounds OK!”
Great location, well equipped, perfect for kayakers
Sounds OK is easy to get to, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Plenty of plates, mugs, silverware, kitchen utensils, pots and pans - all in good condition. This is the first home at which I have vacationed that had sharp knives! It might seem like a small thing, but it tells me that the homeowner spends time there and takes into consideration what his guests will need to have the comforts of home while staying there.
It was only my husband and I so we only used the master bed, which was comfortable. Both bathrooms were a traditional size with plenty of shelf space in the shower to place bottles of shampoo and conditioner, a bar of soap, and places to hang a wash cloth (again, comforts of home).
The deck has a wonderful view of the sound and sturdy furniture in which to relax.
The driveway is wide and easy to navigate with a 20' trailer. The kayak launch was the selling feature for us when we decided to rent Sounds OK; we were pleased with how easy it was to launch our 10' and 14' fishing kayaks (loaded with gear around 100 and 160 pounds, respectively). At high tide, the water is only about 2" below the kayak launch dock. The dock itself has plenty of space to pull up kayaks, a hose hook up, bright lights and a large fish cleaning station. There is another hose hook up under the house. The location is great for kayaking - you can quickly get out into the Sound, to Sandy Bay, some great isolated beaches, and into the marshy area. The water tower is an easy landmark to find your way back at the end of a long day.
A quick drive will get you to the Frisco Bath House, which has public beach access, parking, bathrooms and outdoor showers. Just a few minutes further into Hatteras and you'll be at a Red & White grocery store that had everything we needed at reasonable prices.
Remember to take plenty of bug spray. They may have been worse due to the recent hurricane and warmer-than-usual weather, but the mosquitoes were bad. A truck came through and sprayed every other night, which helped tremendously, but still come prepared with a few cans.
The owner was friendly and communicated throughout the transaction. I didn't have to contact him for anything during our stay but I felt that he would have been very responsive if necessary. We can't wait to come back!
Great place to stay!
Sounds OK was a great place for us on our 1st vacation trip to Hatteras, NC! The house had everything we needed and the owner, John, was great to work with! We enjoyed the beautiful views, easy beach access, and the quiet, laid back culture. Duck Donuts in Avon was a big hit as was Breakwater Seafood Restaurant and Rocco's Pizza. Highly recommend this property and area for a stress free week of relaxation!
Delightful...bright and cheery!!!
My husband, son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Sounds OK." The ample 3-bedroom cottage has a lot to offer: canal location on the Pamlico Sound features wonderful water views and direct sunsets off the deck; the pleasant neighborhood is well-maintained and close to the beach and Hatteras Village docks, shops and restaurants; the cottage lot is large enough for children to play while not off to the beach; and the cottage itself is very clean and fully stocked with kitchen necessities. What put us over the top is the owners' attention to guest needs and satisfaction...a real find...we will be back!