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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Lightly Salted* Gorgeous Ocean Views*Luxury Updates* Sleep Number ® Beds*5BR

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 10


Welcome to 'Lightly Salted', one of Swan Beach's finest cottages perched against oceanfront dunes of the wild and beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. This home boasts unobstructed views of blue-green waves, bubbling white surf, and wide, sandy, wheat toned beaches as far as the eye can see. The enchantment begins as soon as your 4x4 vehicle leaves the pavement to drive right on the sand, only a few feet from the roar of the surf.

Panoramic views, state of the art electronics, exceptional quality bedding and Sleep Number® beds, delicious drinking water and a well-stocked kitchen are at your disposal. The state of the art electronics systems include a 55 inch Sony LED HDTV in the living room and 32 inch Samsung HDTV's in every bedroom, all connected to every channel offered by Directv, the 'Ultimate Package' and NFL package. Panasonic Surround Sound and accounts with Pandora and Netflix offer an unbeatable movie and music experience. The pool stereo system brings the tunes outside to the pool and picnic area with large hot tub and a gas grill. The ground floor half bath and mini fridge make poolside entertainment a breeze. Hop out of the pool and walk 50 feet across the dune to the ocean!

The extremely well equipped kitchen has all new major appliances, cookware, utensils and small appliances. Brew your morning coffee in the Keurig, Mr Coffee, or thermal coffee pot and enjoy it while watching the waves from the screened porch just off the kitchen.

Sleep Number® beds with dual comfort controls and 400 thread count linens are in 4 rooms: the third floor master king and queens for three more bedrooms. The kid's room with bunk set and pull out futon has an X-Box 360 Kinect with games provided. Fall asleep to your private music selection with the iPad, iPod, iPhone docking station stereos located in every bedroom.

Spend a luxurious week enjoying the beach, watching the wild horses graze and relaxing to the sound of the pounding surf from the well-appointed accommodations of 'Lightly Salted'.

INVENTORY for Lightly Salted:

• Brand new stainless steel major appliances in 2013

• Quick cool refrigerator

• New small appliances

• Top grain leather living room suite and tables

• New hardwood floors for the third level

• New carpeting for the second level

• Beds made with 550 thread count Egyptian cotton

• New luxury bedding, pillows and bath towels

• 55" Sony LED HDTV in the living room with surround sound

• 32" Samsung HDTV's in every bedroom

• Ultimate DIRECTV Package including all premium movie channels and the NFL package

• Sleep Number® beds

• iPod docking station clock radio for all bedrooms

• X-Box 360 Kinect game system and games

• Gas fireplace (Oct through March)

• Hammock

• Pool side sound system with iPod docking station

• Turvis Tumbler insulated glassware

• Whole house water purification system including a reverse osmosis faucet

• Waffle iron

• Pack N Play

• Fully stocked kitchen

• Iron and ironing board

• Telephone

• Wireless internet service

• Central heat and air

• Dishwasher, microwave

• Washer/Dryer

• Outdoor Furniture

• Outdoor Shower

• Gas and Charcoal Grills

• Beach chairs

THE FOLLOWING RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Click “Rates and Availability” for a more exact quote.

Standard rate 2016--$1325

March 26 to Apr 2----$1683

Apr 2 to Apr 23--------$1540

Apr 23 to May 21-----$1655

May 21 to May 28----$2000

May 28 to Jun 4-------$3250

Jun 4 to Jun 11--------$3795

Jun 11 to Jun 18------$5125

Jun 18 to Aug 13------$5484

Aug 13 to Aug 20-----$4990

Aug 20 to Aug 27-----$4850

Aug 27 to Sep 3-------$2922

Sep 3 to Sep 10-------$1798

Sep 10 to Sep 17-----$1562

Sep 17 to Sep 24-----$1482

Sep 24 to Oct 1-------$1555

Oct 1 to Oct 22--------$1412

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years: $1770

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Please Contact Property Manager Laura James (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 18 traveler reviews

Lightly Salted* Gorgeous Ocean Views*Luxury Updates* Sleep Number ® Beds*5BR
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

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The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Lightly Salted was a great vacation house! Kitchen well stocked, upgrades throughout, sleep number beds were not that pleasing but o.k. Even had pack -n-play & high chair which were nice to have there with a little one. Only 3.5 miles down the not that far! (Pay attention to high tide times)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Carova Cottages
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Awesome house, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic, well equipped with all the comforts of home and then some. The pool exceeded our expectations, and the sound system at the pool was great. Quick access to the beach to enjoy the best of both worlds. We will stay there again next time we come back to the OBX. If you're a first timer, don't trust Garmin to lead you to the house. Drive 3.5 miles down the beach, go about 1/4 mile past the house, THEN turn left to get on Sandfiddler Rd, 1634 Sandfiddler Rd is the address. DEFLATE your tires to 18 lbs max. We got away without doing that for the first few days, but the sand got softer and deeper, and of course we got stuck, but managed to dig ourselves out. No issues after deflating. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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keedysville, MD

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed a beautiful week at Lightly Salted. The house is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you could need. The 4x4 area is so much fun and we enjoyed the horses coming to the house daily. We will defineltley visit again!!!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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An incredible rental that continues to impress!

  • 5 of 5

So full disclosure, this is my second review and 4th year staying at Lightly Salted. The house continues to remain in tip top condition, which is a testament to Bill and his management team of Laura and David.

New baking pans and cookie sheets, linens, coffee pot, etc, show that when anything falls below acceptable condition Bill replaces it.

The sleep number beds, furniture, appliances, etc, are still in like new condition and the house looks great. Even the hardwoods and carpet, which surely take a lot of abuse, are still in great condition.

The hot tub and pool were once again great, as we had 70's-80's all week.

Fishing was ok right in front of the house. Lots of skate, which indicates there is likely a sand bar in front of the house. Blues were biting well at mile post 19 and it seems that bc of some shifting this winter, that there is good fishing at mile 18.5-19 just up the beach. ( the house is at mile post 16 )

As a heads up to anyone coming in this year-

There are lots of boogie boards and beach chairs here at the house, so don't buy or worry about bringing any.

Also the spice cabinet is well stocked- salt, pepper, old bay, garlic, italian, oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, coffee filters, and then some. Contact Laura and she can tell you what's here.

Apple users will be happy with the fact that every bedroom has a charger and the main room entertainment system has a dock for charging and playing tunes.

There isn't much that you will need and don't bother going to look for the wild horses. We saw them 6 out of the 7 days right in the beach in front of the house.

You couldn't ask for a better rental and all 11 people who visited / stayed with us raved about the house.

Already booked for next May and wish we could do it more often than once a year!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Worthington OH

Nicely maintained home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house that is very well furnished and stocked with all the latest gadgets. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and pots and pans, and the roomy pantry is a plus. The huge dining room table was wonderful for Thanksgiving. The property manager, Laura Jameson, is awesome ~ very responsive and helpful.

Obviously this in not within the control of the owner, but I would like to give a word of caution to travelers with young children about the 4 wheel drive area: the traffic on the beach is a concern if you are taking small children down to the ocean. The speed limit of 15 mph was definitely not being observed when we were there.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Corolla, a three mile drive, boasts all kinds of shopping, eating and entertainment options. There are two major food stores, a fresh vegetable and seafood stand, gift and sundry shops, golf, and restaurants for every price range. Travel farther south to Duck for unlimited water sports on the sound: paragliding, jet skiing, paddle boarding, water skiing, wind surfing and fish charters. Travel a few more miles to Pirates Cove for world class deep sea fishing.

If you love lighthouses, you will find three available for climbing within the roads of the Outer Banks. Get on a ferry and you can climb two more.


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Outer Banks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2076 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King bed, 3 Queen beds, 1 Bunk bed, 1 Full bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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