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Waves Village Resort Hatteras Sunsets galore! Onsite Resort Amenities hot tub & pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 3BR condo w Private Hot Tub, Dock, Pool, Onsite Watersports & More

"Downwinder" is a spacious 1st level end condo at WAVES VILLAGE RESORT with tons of light and full of amenities and easy access to pool area! Downwinder is sure to please not just the kite boarding and water sport enthusiasts! Watch all the kites, kayaks, paddle boarders and more by day, and the great sound front sunsets in the evening from the large balcony or the private hot tub! Enjoy onsite restaurant & bar (Good Winds), plus fun for all ages: kite boarding, surfing, NEW onsite ropes course, coffee shop, and short walk to the beach.

Enjoy a large open kitchen with breakfast bar, granite counters and stainless appliances. There are 3 large bedrooms - K/K/Q plus queen sleep sofa, with TV in every bedroom. Amenities include: DVD player, outdoor shower, onsite kite boarding/ water sports; air pumps, lockable storage w/board racks, sound front pool & sun deck. Private Hot tub. This unit is pet friendly with a minimal pet fee ($125 plus tax) - contact First Flight Rentals to add this to your reservation. Beds made, Elevator access, Washer/dryer, free WiFi.

Kitty Hawk Kites is located next door and offers kite boarding lessons, kayak tours, hang gliding lessons, and kite boarding/kayak/paddleboard/surf board rentals. There is a kite boarding school at this location. Also you will find a full service restaurant (Good Winds), coffee shop, and plenty of other shops filled with something for everyone! NEW onsite ropes course opened July 2016!

About the Area: The beach is a 10 minute walk just across the two lane road. The road you walk down brings you to the Rodanthe Pier (where The Nights of Rodanthe movie starring Richard Gere was filmed) - this is the only Pier within 20 miles - and a fairly secluded beach area. You'll be able to pick your spot on the beach with ease and without having to walk far.

The Chicamacomico Life Saving Station museum is about 1 mile away, and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (America's Tallest Lighthouse) is about 25 miles away and is worth climbing. S-Turns is known as the best surf spot on the East Coast and is 1 mile from the resort.(WV19)

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location and amenities next door - restaurant, bar, coffee shop, store, and kiteboarding setup. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. Good central location.

Spent a lot of time on deck enjoying the wonderful kitesurfers. Would be nice to have a lounge chair on deck as afternoon sun was spectacular.
May 2014
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Rodanthe Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Luxury tilework is a strong point in each bathroom. Each bathroom is connected to 1 bedroom for privacy. Two bath towels, two hand towels, and two wash cloths are included in each bedroom/bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All Bedroom Beds have a 4 inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper on them. One King bed can split into 2 twins underneath the mattress topper to allow for two twin beds - please request sheets in advance. Please request sheets for the pull out couch. Sheets & Towels for all 3 bedrooms (K/K/Q) are included. All bedrooms have TV and DVD Player, free Wi-Fi, dresser, closet with cedar walls for added scent, and a full bathroom attached.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
next door - NEW Ropes course NEW climbing wall, laser tag, & putt putt golf. Fun for all ages!


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Waves Village Resort Hatteras Sunsets galore! Onsite Resort Amenities hot tub & pool
average rating of 3.75 based on 11 reviews

Excellent kiting, mixed reviews

  • 3 of 5

I rarely spend time on these surveys because the owners/managers never post negative comments. I’ll provide a balanced, accurate review and see if it gets posted.

In some ways, this place gets 5 stars, in others it gets 1 star.


* The kiting setup is fantastic.

** It’s literally across the lawn from the Kitty Hawk Kites school.

** The lawn can get a little crowded, but it’s super convenient for setup, take-off and landing, and all just 60 seconds from your front door.

** There’s an air compressor at KHK for the kites, although it needs a little TLC.

** There are lockers at the garage level for your kite gear so you don’t have to haul it up and down the stairs every day.

* The local staff are super friendly and helpful.

* There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance

* The unit as a whole was clean, spacious, and had a fabulous view of the sunset.

* The kitchen was a great space for preparing meals.


* You’re sharing walls, ceilings and floors with your neighbors. If they are noisy (e.g. barking dogs, running kids, etc) you are pretty much stuck with it. Cross your fingers for good neighbors. Frankly, given how little money they earn from letting tenants bring dogs, the owners would be better off just not allowing dogs at all in order to prevent the headaches for everyone all around.

* Calling the pool shower a “shower" is being generous. It has no water pressure and you need one hand at all times to run the water - requiring gymnastic balancing skills to use it.

* Although they provide a pool, they do not provide pool towels.

* Depending on the unit you rent, there are windows with no blinds, so be prepared for some bright mornings.

* The WiFi is spotty and will disconnect you fairly regularly

* Watch out for the welcome letter you’ll get about 1 week before your stay. It’s not very clearly written and it may make you think you’ll need to pack a couple extra suitcases of stuff. Call ahead to find out what’s actually in the unit and what’s not so that you know what to pack.

We will definitely return to the OBX for the amazing kiting, but we’re on the fence about whether we would rent this place again, the biggest problem being noisy, disrespectful neighbors. Maybe we’ll have better luck with that next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay in Wave 18

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the location and our stay in Wave 18. The unit is, however, in need of some TLC. The king bed is very noisy due to an unattached headboard and some undetermined structural issue. The MBR fan makes a lot of noise until it gets up to speed.

The toilet seat in the bathroom off the living area is missing a bolt and slips around. The washing machine sounds like it is on it's last legs. The middle heating element in the left side of the toaster doesn't work. On the positive side the cleaning lady does a first rate job.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great vacation week! The unit was so spacious, clean, comfortable and nice (but slightly worn) furnishings. The deck furniture wasn't very comfortable and looked weathered but watching the beautiful sunsets from the hot tub was amazing...a big benefit from staying on the sound side. We liked the open concept and the kitchen had plenty of room to move around and lots of storage. We cooked in the majority of the time and we were a bit disappointed the kitchen was lacking in some basics such as a strainer for pasta and some other utensils. Otherwise it had nice stainless appliances and tons of counter space. The living area was comfortable . We liked that the unit wasn't "over decorated" but noticed it lacked small touches like a lamp that plugged in even though it was placed on an end table. And I know we weren't there to watch TV but we don't go out at night so movie channels would have been nice verses basic cable. There was a fireplace as posted, but it was just for show which seemed odd. The master bedroom was also very spacious and lots of closet space. My only complaint there was the mattress. The actual mattress was thin and cheap with a Tempur-pedic topper. My back was bothering me toward the end of the week. And lastly, the one thing that was annoying that really can't be helped was the noise from upstairs. Who ever was above us walked heavily at ALL hours. They woke early and went to bed late. It was loud like they were in our unit. Also adding to the noise was construction outside even on the weekend. But in spite of all the minor issues we really enjoyed our stay! Everyone was very friendly, the pool was sparkling, the weather was perfect. We loved watching the kite surfers and all the activity on the sound. The restaurant and shops next door were very convenient, as we got in late the night we checked in and didn't feel like cooking. The food was good and service great. We loved the remote wild beauty of Rodanthe and really look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very friendly service,beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed the condo. The only thing I was unhappy with was the condition of some of the furniture. The leather sofa was ready to be put the curb. It looked as though it had been left out in the weather too many times. Other than that, it was just we needed. It was our first vacation in 30 years without children. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property, with minor flaws. Would stay again

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location - away from the more touristy areas of the OBX. We're not kite boarders, but loved sitting on the balcony watching them. Condo was in good shape when we arrived, though it could have been a bit cleaner. Beach is only a short distance away and was never crowded. Biggest problem was WiFi. It was basically unusable during our stay. ISP had been out to work on it during the week, but didn't see any improvements. All-in-all, it was a nice vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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The Couch was in poor condition.

  • 3 of 5

The Couch was in poor condition The leather /vinyl cushions were peeling. Had to use one of our blankets as a covering to sit in the couch and not get little pieces of peelings on our cloths. The Freezer would not stay cold enough seems there is an issue with the defrost circuitry in the Freezer since the bottom

would collect Ice and had to be set at 8-9 to freeze in the freezer. The pipe that went from the garbage disposal to the drain trap was loose and was discovered when running the dishwasher the first time. wiped up the water under the sink and tightened the hand fitting that connected to the trap and the water leak was solved. Didn't know that some water had run down the drain pipe under the sink and to the unit below until we talked to the maintenance person. We had early check in and seems the floors were not mopped in the 2 king bedroom bathrooms. Feet would collect black that you would notice when showering. The unit reports that you can sleep 8 however when checking the Plates and coffee cups there were not enough.

Had only 5 plates with chips and cereal bowls only had 5. The toaster had to be replaced during our stay since only half of the 4 slice toaster worked. Their are at least 5 light bulbs that need to be replaced in the unit. Recommend that the floor in the kitchen be made of tile and not hardwood flooring. When the maintenance man checked the refrigerator the feet of the refrigerator scratched the floor. The refrigerator was to close the wall causing poor circulation for the refrigerator . We pulled it out so there was 4-5 inches behind the refrigerator. You can see that the laminate flooring in front of the refrigerator is slightly warped from getting wet I suspect from previous leaks from the freezer thawing. These are the only reason I only gave 3 stars. I liked the location, Great we has a hot tube, and grill. Had plenty of dishes and silverware for the 4 of us Great sound system as I hooked up my computer to HDMI extra input and was able to play music to the installed system. Great touch. Great view of Kiteboarding and sunsets. Nice deck for sitting out and enjoying the view. Had a great relaxing vacation. Would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Outer Banks is a great destination for families, groups, families with kids, retirees, couples, and more. Though summertime is the most populated and warmest time of year, the Spring & Fall have much to offer including lower rates, nice weather, and less traffic.

If you enjoy going to the beach, flying a kite, sightseeing, shopping, watersports, eating out, or just relaxing with your family and friends, Rodanthe is the perfect location. Sunsets here are amazing - the sun sets into the horizon with no land in sight - reminding many of the west coast, and of course there's nothing like watching a sunrise on the soft sandy beaches of Cape Hatteras.

Rodanthe is a world class kiteboarding and surfing destination. Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking are also two of the more popular activities. This particular location is one of the few Kiteboarding Resorts in the world, featuring a Kiteboarding School, Waterfront Condos & Restaurant, Coffee Shop, and 4 exciting retail shops!

Other Activities: Kiteboarding, Hang Gliding, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding


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