About this listing
Hear the sound of the waves, relax in a rocking chair and feel the sea breeze on the front porch of our Magical Bungalow. You will have a "peak-a-boo" ocean view of the Atlantic be able to walk to stunning OBX beaches. We are located close to restaurants, shopping, the Avalon Fishing Pier and most activities. Imagine drifting away into a mellow mood in the relaxing and cozy bungalow, best after a beach day with family and friends.
Our place is a magical beach house with an excellent location in the OBX, five lots back from the beach. It was built in the 1950's and while visiting you may sense the history as "Virginia Dare Shores" subdivision was one of the first developments ever in the OBX. The space can comfortably accommodate 8 guests for most groups yet there is space for up to 9. As an older beach bungalow the years and storms have blessed us with some imperfections and quirks, that's OK though it all adds to the charm and soul of the Magical Bungalow.
In the Winter of 2017 we renovated some of the living space, kitchen and baths. We love the the main living area because it has an open feel with vaulted ceilings that connects to the kitchen and front porch though french doors. On a perfect day, with the windows open, you can feel the refreshing sea breeze pass though the home. When the outside temp does heat up we just installed a new central AC system to keep you cool. There is also BigAss Haiku Fan in the living room that seems like a hypnotic helicopter propeller particularly as the lazy summers evenings drift into night.
The master bedroom is our favorite room to stay when visiting as it has a awesome new "subway" and blue glass tile bath, large 16" rainshower head and a barn door entry.
Our guest love to take advantage of the exterior amenities like the enclosed outdoor shower, rocking chairs, front porch and gas grill! The local flavors and fish of the OBX seem to taste best on the front porch just around twilight.
Guests have access to the entire home. The ground level of the bungalow is storage and a garage.
Interaction with guests
We are available fastest via text and phone. If for some reason we are not in town, we have great local contacts to help!
The property is located in the Virginia Dare Shores subdivision ("between the highways") of Kill Devil Hills, one of the first subdivisions platted on the northern Outer Banks around 1927. We are 5 lots back form the beach on a rare street with some of the ONLY public street parking in KDH.
It is about a 50 yard walk to Hayman Public Beach Access. It is possible to walk to many restaurants, the Avalon Pier and stores.
The neighborhood is a mix of vacationers, folks with second homes and full time residents.
During the right times of the year, sea turtles do nest in the beach out front, you can find large shells (like Whelks) and the surfing in the area can be epic at times! The OBX is known as the east coast "Wave Magnet."
The sunset on the Sound side can be awesome and Hayman Park is just on the other side of Croatan Highway.
Depending on your preferences there are many options to explore the OBX.
Bicycle (there is a rental shop on our street)
Uber or Lyft
Other things to note
***We do kindly ask that all potential guests read the entire description before requesting to book***
We love our OBX bungalow, its a great house yet, like mosts homes it is not perfect and not for everyone. We respect that folks have different preferences and worldviews. If your looking for a unique place and local experience in a great beach town to relax, spend time with loved ones, chill out, cook and rest your head after the beach then the bungalow checks all the boxes.
"Book Now" to confirm your stay as availability for the Bungalow does go quick :)
Our expectations of guest conduct is simple: Please respect this home, respect our neighbors and follow the few rules listed here.
• Treat this place with care as if it were your own
• Abide by all laws
• Respect the neighbors
• Inform your entire party and any visitors of the house rules
• Communicate if there is problem
While we are light and do like to have fun - any disrespecting of property, neighbors or illegal activity of any kind will not be tolerated.
Pet Fee's: We are pet friendly ONLY to respectful dog owners that have well behaved and trained dogs. There will be fee which includes cleaning of $25 per night added to all reservations that include a pet. Keep in mind the bungalow does not have a fenced in yard and may not be suitable for your pet. Please message us if you would like to bring your dog and we can discuss.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am a active and curious person that loves to travel, enjoy surfing, live by the beach and learn. I think there is something magical about being in coastal regions so I like to spend a lot of my time there. I hope you do to!
With interest in coastal living and experience in real estate investing, my girlfriend, Maria - who helps host, and I decided to get ourselves into a project. We decided to renovate a bungalow in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to restore its beauty and charm. We knew we would spend time there with our family and friends, because we love the area, but did not realize how much our guests would like it or the impact it could have for them.
We have had so much fun and become very passionate about creating outstanding guest stays, unique experiences and making more of an impact. Since our first bungalow we have grown to cover both coasts and add more places to stay.
My favorite time of year in the OBX is the fall when the weather is beautiful, the fishing is great, crowds are down and the surfs up.
As a host: I am super easy going, I do travel a lot for work yet do have great people to help.
As a guest: Super laid back and low maintenance
Favorite Destinations: California, Baja Mexico, Guancaste Costa Rica, Spain, Peru, Long Island NY, Outer Banks NC, San Diego.
Things I could not live without:
1. Good friends and family relationships
2. A beach house, grill, fireplace and surfboards