Located In the gorgeous beach town of Southern Shores (next to Kitty Hawk),
About Carol Fox
Dennis and I both grew up in Bucks County, Pa. We both went to the same high school, began dating, and fell in love. We spent every summer with our toes in the sand and knew one day we would purchase a home in the Outer Banks. Last year we did that and built our home in Southern Shores. We enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Carol Fox purchased this House in 2015
Why Carol Fox chose Kitty Hawk
We fell in love with Southern Shores the very first time we vacationed there. Nothing had ever felt so right, so we closed our eyes and purchased a lot after a couple years of vacationing in the Outer Banks!! We are blessed to have the opportunity to share our home with others the way someone once opened their door and allowed us to be a guest at their beautiful beach house. Southern Shores offers an amazing beach access parking area at Hillcrest Drive, (right around the corner from Tides Inn), which includes an ocean-front viewing platform with two showers, a pergola over the showers, updated bathrooms and a volleyball court. Nearby is the Sea Oats Park (corner of Sea Oats and Hickory) newly renovated play ground area, a basketball court, soccer field and exercise stations. Three "Little Free Libraries" have been installed and are located at E. Dogwood, Triangle Park and Chicahauk.
What makes this House unique
Key-less Entry Free life guard provided at our beach-(Hillcrest Beach) Several Beach parking lots (2 parking passes provided) Playground with basketball and soccer areas Marinas Boat ramp access All four bedrooms have their own TV with DVD players Free Linens and Towels Tides Inn has an electronic key-less entry lock. The Tenant will be provided a lock code in a welcome package prior to the check-in date. The lock code will be good for the term of the VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT. Check-in time is 4PM on the beginning date of your reservation. While we can’t guarantee an early check-in, every effort will be made to get the property ready as early as possible. Tenant can request a text message indicating that the property is ready for them, in case the property is available earlier than 4PM. This house (and surrounding property) is a true vacation home. It is secluded and peaceful, all the while being in a busy beach town. In fact, it’s a fun stroll to the beach! You pass a turtle pond via the walking/biking paths on your way, and the kids enjoy a nature stroll.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing Stay at Tides Inn
We stay this past week and cannot say enough about the home. Upon entering the home was very clean and well appointed. Loved open concept upstairs allowing the whole family to be together. Deck was great off the family space and wonderful to welcome in the mornings. Kitchen well stocked for all needs. Just enough towels were provided for full baths. I would recommend bringing a few extra hand towels in your luggage. Bed upstairs was very comfortable but family felt downstairs master bed was quite firm. Home was incredibly well stocked for the beach with chairs, boogie boards, some sand toys. Location was fantastic! Easy drive to great parking lot and beach access with showers and lifeguard. 10 minute bike ride to Duck and though located in quiet neighborhood location was not too far from great restaurants and shopping. Lastly the hot tub was a wonderful option to relax some more after returning from the beach. All in all our stay was 5 stars and hope to return in the upcoming year. Highly recommend this home for your family vacation!!!
OBX Family fun
This was a great house for our family of 7. It was clean, had a very well stocked kitchen, including blender, waffle maker, drink dispenser. A perfect kitchen for cooking! We really enjoyed staying there. There were plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards and a semi broken but useable umbrella. There was a nice deck we used every night and it was in a lovely neighborhood - great for walking/running.
There is a nice beach right across Hillcrest, up the street, which was nice when the traffic was bad on Duck road. The beach is steep so at high tide there isn’t much beach left. We also went to a beach in Duck and one in Corolla which were lovely.
The only minor criticism would be that the house is in need of nice sheets and pillows and also the large couch is very uncomfortable. But other than that there were no complaints. We had a wonderful time.
We are glad you had a wonderful time and found everything you needed for a great vacation!!! We recently updated our sheets and purchased a new couch to make your home away from home even more comfortable. Due to the nature of the tide the beach is always changing throughout the Outerbanks, wherever you decide to relax. Having a lifeguard at our beach keeps everyone safe!!
Great vacation home
We loved our stay. This is the perfect location - a short walk or ride to the beach and to nearby shops and restaurants but in a quiet peaceful neighborhood. House was relaxing and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a great way to unwind at night. Highly recommend!!
Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you and your family had a great time. We agree the location is perfect. We enjoy relaxing in the hot tub too!!!
Carol & Dennis
Bedrock Road Beach Dwellers
The property manager was exceptional and the property was simply spotless. We were very happy with the rental in every way and would highly recommend it. The furnishing, equipment, utensils, supplies, etc., were all obviously very were thought out to make anyone's vacation a very delightful experience.
Thanks so much for your great feedback. We look forward to seeing you in the future! Take care, Carol
Great beach trip!
The property was very clean still smelled like a new home and the furnishings and decor were very well done. The only thing our family would have like would be cable in all rooms where there are TV's, but we like a lot of different things to watch at the same time as well as a listing of channels. We had a great time and would highly recommend this property. It's very close to the beach, light houses and Wright Memorial. Thank you for letting us have a great vacation!
Thank you for your great review!!! We agree that Tides Inn has an amazing location. We recently added streaming devices for our guests to use. Let us know when you're ready for your next vacation. Hope to see you in the future!
Take care, Carol & Dennis
Perfect Beach Get-away
As many others have commented, this is a fantastic vacation home. Rare do you find newly built, quality construction at a reasonable price...in such a great location. Can't stress enough the ease of accessing the beach. Other qualities include: well stocked kitchen, outdoor shower, comfortable & clean house, private setting. See you again soon!
Thanks for your kind review!! We agree it is an amazing location. Glad you enjoyed all of the amenities too!!!! Hope to see you next year!!!!
Carol & Dennis
Come see for yourself why everybody wants to visit the Outer Banks! Our house is in the gorgeous beach town of Southern Shores (next to Kitty Hawk), it's a brand new coastal home that features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and is within walking distance to the beach.
In terms of visiting the Outer Banks, this location can't be beat! ' Tides Inn' is conveniently located just over the bridge, so when you get to the island you don't have to negotiate the beach traffic on Route 12. For those who have visited the OBX, you will appreciate how easy it is to get to this home! For first-time visitors, you will be glad you chose this place! Simply take a back road through the first neighborhood in the Southern Shores community and a few turns later, you have reached your destination.
There is so much to see and do in the Outer Banks. Spend the day visiting the most amazing lighthouses including Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, Bodie Island and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Another exciting attraction in OBX is the Wright Brothers National Memorial where you can learn the history behind aviation or plan a hang gliding adventure at Jockey's Ridge State Park.
Grab your fishing pole or plan a trip out to see the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll along the beach and collect the beautiful shells. Stop and watch the dolphins play in the water as you walk along the shore line.Take a chartered fishing trip from Oregon Inlet, known for some of the best fishing along the Atlantic Coastline. Play a round of golf at the Currituck Club.
Dining is a treat in the Outer Banks as there are so many delicious menus offered throughout the island. Take the family miniature golfing, kayaking, shopping, jet-skiing, hang gliding or fishing. Or just relax on the beach.