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Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station #7-Oceanfront! Pool! Unobstructed Views!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 20. Private Pool. 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Heat/AC/Wi-Fi. Year-Round

Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station #7. #707-847-OBX7(6297). Stay in a piece of history! Bright, open and full of nautical charm, this oceanside cottage is located in the Outer Banks of Kitty Hawk, NC. It boasts, 180 degree, unobstructed views that you can enjoy from the large decks and has a private salt water pool. Great for family groups! Make family memories and stay in this amazing original US Lifesaving Service Station with all the history and modern amenities. It is one of the few, open to the public that is not a museum. This home not only has housed the great rescue crews who served the graveyard of the Atlantic, but also has seen the likes of the Wright Brothers while they designed their flying machine and was once owned by Joe Namath's family. The home boats 5 Bedrooms/3 baths and Sleeps 20 comfortably. A great home for family gatherings, it boast 2 family rooms with views and an awesome bunk room for kids that was once the 'crew quarters'. Located on the only section of the beach where there are no homes on the west side, the home offers oceanfront access and views with a semi-oceanfront price! You do have to cross the old beach road to access the beach. Easily sleeps 4 couples in private bedrooms and children in the fun bunk room! This rental is a NON-SMOKING, PET FREE, EVENT FREE rental. We have a Zero Cancellation Policy. trip insurance is recommended. Pool is open approximately, April - October, weather dependent.

We only rent to family groups and guests/responsible renters over 25. Home is in a residential area with manager and is a non-party house. Please contact owner directly to confirm availability as information is subject to change. We are a Saturday to Saturday Rental only during peak season, June - September, approx. Rental agreement must be e-signed, and ID verified, within 72 hours after reserving property. Reservation is considered TENTATIVE until these items are returned and my be cancelled. Booking via a third party site and agreeing to contract terms via a third party agency, does not constitute a signed agreement. Responsible renter must be 25 or older and remain on premises during rental.

The Historic Lifesaving Station #7 was built in 1912 and put in service until 1946. It is on the National Registry for historic homes. This station has housed the crews that have helped many a shipwrecked victim. The owners have preserved its authenticity while also upgrading the amenities to make your stay modern day comfortable. The house offers unobstructed, 180 degree panoramic ocean views and is located across from 2 great surf spots. Just steps to beach. Home is over 3,000 sq ft and is available year round, has heat, a/c, cable and free wi-fi. Located on the only section of the beach where there are no homes on the west side, the home offers oceanfront access and views with a semi-oceanfront price!

**Please note that several cities in the Outer Banks underwent sand replenishment in 2017. Kitty Hawk was on that list. Once this process is started, we have been told replenishment updates will happen occasionally over the following five years. We are not told the schedule. Sand replenishment MAY close the beach directly in front of the house for a few days, if repairs are needed. There is no way to determine what these dates may be. Luckily, the Outer Banks has miles of beaches and as work is done, only a small section (500ft - 1000 ft) will be closed at a time, as the crews work down the beach. It is our understanding that the work crews work 24 hours a day, as to not close any section the beach longer than necessary. There are miles and miles of beaches in OBX and many ways to access them. There are multiple access points that are walkable from the house, if the one directly in front of the house is closed.

A Quick Look at our Rates:

These are averages. Contact us for an exact quote.

Spring----- Avg. Night $350 -- - Weekly--- $2375.00 - $3100

Summer---- Weekly-- $4800-$6800

Fall ------- Avg. Night $325-----Weekly--$2100- $2600

Additional Fees:

Basic Cleaning/Linens & Bath Towels - $300

Pool Heating- Optional - $450 per week. Prorated for shorter stays.

NC Taxes- 12.75%

Pool will be open approximately April 15- October 15, weather permitting. Availability is determined by outside temperature. Heating cost is an additional $450 and is optional.

Pool waiver and release as well as rental agreements must be signed before release of entry information. Reservation is in the name of one responsible party only. Responsible party must be the paying party. Acceptance of online agreement during online reservation process does not constitute a signed agreement, but a conditional booking. Please note agreement for signing may vary from VRBO/Third Party copy. If agreements and waivers are not signed, key code is not released and is considered a cancellation. We will not rent without a signed agreement, releases and waivers.Viewing/acceptance of agreement via VRBo or other third party is not considered a signed or accepted agreement. Responsible Renter must sign agreement outside of system and be 25 years of age or older. Only one party may be on agreement. Valid ID required. ID must match payment type. Reservations and contracts made under false pretenses will result in a cancellation and forfeiture of all monies paid.

The home has lots of stairs. There is no elevator.

We do not offer refunds. Travel insurance is strongly encouraged and is the renters responsibility. Not signing agreement and/or waivers is considered a cancellation.

Travelers must purchase their own insurance policy for storms, illness, cancellations, etc. We do not offer refunds for weather, illness, mandatory evacuations, etc.

This property requires the purchase of CSA damage insurance and a $250 - $500 refundable security deposit.

Please note, we only rent our home to family groups and those over the age of 25. Signer must be at least 25 years of age and remain on premises during the rental. The home is in a family neighborhood. We only rent to family groups in consideration of our neighbors. Violation is immediate cause for eviction.

We DO NOT ALLOW PETS or SMOKING(including e-cigarettes/vaping) ON THE PREMISES. Sorry, no exceptions. No EVENTS.

Nightly rates are available off-season only. Minimum of three nights. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are subject to holiday rate.

Saturday is check-in/check out day. Check out by 10 am. Check in at 4 pm.

House Configuration:

Main Level

Family Room with Ocean Views - Flat Screen TV

Dining Room with Ocean Views

Kitchen with Ocean Views

Large Deck

Bedroom 1- Queen Bed with Flat Screen TV

Bedroom 2- Queen Bed with Flat Screen TV

Bedroom 3- Queen Bed, Twin Bed and a Twin Trundle

Large Bath with Tub/Shower and Laundry area.

Second Full Bath with Shower

Second Level

Family Room with Flat Screen TV/DVD player and unobstructed Ocean Views. Deck.

Bedroom 4- Queen Bed, Bunk beds (Full futon over Twin)

Bedroom 5 - Crew Quarters. 5 Twins, 1 double. Flat screen TV/DVD player

Full Bath with Shower

Third Level

Captains Watch

Outside/Underneath House Level


-Large outdoor shower

-Private Salt Water Pool. Heating is optional.

Due to software adjustments beyond our control, occasionally a posted price may not be accurate or calculate correctly. Typically, this happens with auto-quotes or when someone has tried to book for a season whose rates are not posted yet. If this happens, owner will provide correct price for consumer and consumer may accept or decline rental booking request. Only rates for 2017 are currently posted. Owner will not cancel any reservation requests. We have a no cancellation policy. If guest cancels, fees charged by listing site are not refunded. The listing site is in charge of fees, we do not receive them.

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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why JoAnne chose Kitty Hawk

Outer Banks, NC. Kitty Hawk, NC. The Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station #7 is the most unique rental home in the area. It is one of only a few Lifesaving Stations nationwide that you can stay in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hope everything went well for the Discovery Channel interview - please let us know when it will air! We had such a good time at Life Station 7; your home is so charming and welcoming. We see each other regularly and have a family cottage on the Potomac, but when we were getting ready to leave on Sunday, you would have thought we would not be together again for years – everyone was sad to leave and I understand one of the kids cried the entire way home!! Great place for an 80th birthday celebration and a weekend to remember for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We would love to return – will look way into the future – your calendar is full – everyone who visits wants to return!
Apr 2014
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Kitty Hawk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1) Signed contract required w/ID or reservation will be subject to cancellation with no refund. NO PETS, SMOKING or Events. Family groups only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Room has a twin with trundle.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is a full futon bottom bunk with a twin bunk up top.
    Bedroom 5 - Bunk Room. 5 twin beds with 1 bunk (twin over full).
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2) Full on bottom/twin on top
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large Outdoor Shower


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Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station #7-Oceanfront! Pool! Unobstructed Views!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 49 reviews
United States

Our favorite vacation house ever!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with two of our children and their children - 14 in all. Every one of us LOVED the house! The remodeling is,beautiful, a tasteful blend of history and modern conveniences. We used the two large porches continually -a place for the kids to eat (when four of them weren't up in the captain's overlook) - or for all of to read, talk on the swings, or just look at the ocean. Loved the little touches - the hose to clean off our feet on the main floor porch (besides two very clean showers on the ground level); baskets or bookcases with all kinds of books to read; a tv in nearly every bedroom; and the kids loved having their own second floor all to themselves. The kitchen was well-stocked, with plenty of room for many of us to gather in. It was a quick walk to a very lovely beach, which was never really crowded whatever time we came. We've rented beach houses at the Outer Banks for many years,and this is by far our favorite!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love it here!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, charming home in fantastic location. This is our second year here. Our son is in college in NC, we pick him up for break and vacation here. The best! Great memories being made. The owners are very nice to work.with. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A perfect location and very much history.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every bit of it. It had a perfect location for all of us to venture out. We learned alot about the area and the history around of how the Outer Banks was formed. It was away from the busy road.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Farmville, VA

Great Memorial Day get away!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful long weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station No. 7 afforded us the opportunity to have unobstructed views from the deck of the ocean. We saw dolphins and were entertained by the diving pelicans while relaxing on the deck. A short walk over the dunes and you are on the beach. The grandchildren enjoyed the pool a lot as well. We will definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Gorgeous Home! Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The home is gorgeous and well appointed. Homeowner is very responsive and helpful. Our kids loved the bunk room. The home is great for multiple families and has tons of space and charm. Kitty Hawk is great fun. Lots of things to do and very good places to eat.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well preserved and worth another weekend in 12 months.

  • 5 of 5

Everything perfect except for one round, gray trash can which had not been emptied since?????? Emptied it into a wheeled cart to go onto the street and P.U. Have no idea what the brown was in the bottom of the can, but it had me heaving.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to review our home. We solved the trashcan mystery. Seems it blew over from the neighbors! Hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Trio, Longboards, Black Pelican, Hurricane Moes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kilmaric, Currituck, Nags head Links, Duck Woods
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Black Pelican, John's, Longboards, Trip, The Good
Nearest Beach
Right across the street

The house is located at two great surf spots....'Laundromat' and 'Old Station'... surfers, bring your boards! Huge deck with 180 degree views. House is on old beach road... literally cross the street to the beach. Unobstructed views. Walking distance to John's Drive In and the Black Pelican! Close to area attractions. This house is the best of both worlds...the old beach feel...but yet close to amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable DAMAGEdeposit $500
Email: $0
PH: (707) 847-6297 $0
Cleaning/Linens/Towels $350
Property Damage Protection $59
OPTIONAL -Pool Heating $450
Tax Rate 12.75%

Pool Heating is Optional and is an additional $450 per week. It can be pro-rated for shorter stays. Please read cancellation, pet and smoking policy. Stay at home requires liability waiver signature and signed contract within 72 hours of being sent. Please read property description for sand replenishment details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund