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Magical Bungalow OBX (Walk to Beach + Surfboards)

Entire bungalow hosted by Michael
7 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
Clean and tidy
17 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Michael is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Hear the sound of the waves, relax in a rocking chair and feel the sea breeze on the front porch of our Magical Bungalow. As our guest, you will have a "peak-a-boo" ocean view of the Atlantic be located just steps 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, cozy and chic bungalow after a beach day with family and friends. Follow us on Instagram @live_swell

The space
Welcome to Live Swell Beach Bungalows. Here our guests refresh from reality while enjoying elements of coastal living and the laid-back surf lifestyle.

All of our boutique rentals feature:
•Linens + Bath Towels
•Gas Grill
•Private Outdoor Shower
•Most essential beach gear
•Beach Cruiser style bicycles
•CatchSurf brand boogie boards + surfboards

We are passionate about the beach, coastal living and the opportunity to share the lifestyle we love so much with our guests.

The Magical Bungalow is a "Beach Box" style bungalow built in the 1970's and is just shy of 1000 square feet of total living space. The place was re-designed in 2016 with an open flow to provide our guests a modern coastal living experience all while maintaining its original bungalow charm. As an older beach bungalow the years of storms, wind and salt air have blessed us with some imperfections and quirks, that's OK though it all adds to the charm and soul of the Magical Bungalow.

The space is ideal for:
•Small active families or groups of friends
•7 people comfortably, 8 people if ya'll get along well

To us, a very clean bungalow is of the utmost importance for our guests upon arrival. In fact, our bungalows have always had very high cleanliness standards and though cleaning + inspection process. Recently, we have taken our cleaning process to the next level by implementing recommended CDC guidelines. Between each guest stay our beach bungalows are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with EPA approved disinfectants on surfaces and common touch points.

Our guests love the "Great Room" with its vaulted ceilings that connects to the kitchen and front porch though french doors. On the right day and at the right times, with the windows open, you can feel the refreshing sea breeze pass though the home. Here you will also enjoy the "BigAss" Brand Haiku Fan in the living room that seems to have a hypnotic like effect particularly as the lazy summers evenings drift into night. The master bedroom with its spa-like private bathroom is our favorite room to stay when visiting, inside you can refresh and escape for a while with the extra large 16" rain shower head and hand held wand.

Guest Favorites:
From starting the day rocking on the front porch with a piping hot morning coffee or chilling out and grilling at the bungalow, here’s what our guests say they loved:
•The location – hear the roar of the ocean, just steps from the beach
•Front Porch – morning coffee and evening sunsets!
•Rocking chair, hammocks for everyone on the front porch!
•The Outdoor Shower
•Grilling and a well-supplied kitchen
•Pet Friendly (See about bringing your pet)
•A family friendly and safe neighborhood

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**Please note: 4th Bedroom- This space is ideal for some but not for others, to make sure its the right fit for your group, read on: This space is on the ground level, has a separate entrance and is not as upgraded like the upper level main living area. It does have its own bathroom, TV, stereo, AC system and is very private. Please keep in mind this room may not be a fit for everyone but likely enjoyable for guests that prefer more space, are accustomed to coastal living in moist environments and desire a private entrance.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire home and property. For those, that enjoy clean laundry, like us, we have a quality washer + dryer set up. Most beach gear and amenities are stored in the garage and outdoor shower area.

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, it's a great house yet, like most homes it is not perfect and not for everyone. We respect that folks have different preferences and world views. 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. If you're seeking a perfect, flawless home or are super high maintenance, this is not the place for you.

Bringing your dog?
We love dogs and are happy to have your four legged friends and family members at our bungalows. Just let us know you are bringing your dog and the pet fee is:
•$25 per night per dog (Please ask if you have more than one dog)

Book today to ensure your reservation, before another guest does! :)

Check Out Etiquette: We put a lot of time and effort to deliver great stays for our guests. If we find deliberate damage, disrespect or lack of cleanliness during the check out inspection, you will be charged fee's to compensate our cleaners and ensure the property is ready for guests.
Hear the sound of the waves, relax in a rocking chair and feel the sea breeze on the front porch of our Magical Bungalow. As our guest, you will have a "peak-a-boo" ocean view of the Atlantic be located just steps 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, cozy and chic bungalow after…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 hammock
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Dryer
Hangers
TV
Washer
Heating
Hair dryer

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Location

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States

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.
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 for…

Hosted by Michael

Joined in February 2014
  • 355 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We are an active and curious couple, Michael + Maria, that loves to travel, live life by the beach, meet interesting people, learn and Yes, surf whenever possible. We believe there is something magical about spending time in coastal regions and we hope you do to! With a passion for coastal living and some experience in renovation properties Maria and I decided to rehab an old bungalow to its original charm. We knew we would spend time there with our family and friends, because we love the area and the place, but did not realize how much our guests would love it or the impact it could have. We have had so much fun and become very passionate about creating memorable 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. The “original” Live Swell Beach Bungalow, The Chill Beach and Surf Bungalow, is still available for rent in the OBX today. Our favorite time of year in the OBX is the fall + late spring when the weather is beautiful, the fishing is great, crowds are down and the surfs up. As hosts: We am super easy going, we respect our guest privacy but may stop in to say hello As guests: Super laid back and low maintenance Favorite Destinations: Outer Banks NC, San Diego, California, Baja Mexico, Guancaste Costa Rica, Spain, Peru, Long Island NY. Things we could not live without: 1. Good friends and family relationships 2. A beach house, grill, fireplace, outdoor shower and surfboards What makes this our LiveSwell Bungalows unique? Commitment to our guests to do the right thing, chic upgraded bungalows, laid-back surf lifestyle feel, beach amenities, local vibe and rad locations.
We are an active and curious couple, Michael + Maria, that loves to travel, live life by the beach, meet interesting people, learn and Yes, surf whenever possible. We believe there…
Co-hosts
  • Susan
  • Maria
During your stay
We are available via phone, text and the Airbnb App. We are friendly and may say hello during your stay yet we do respect our guests’ privacy.

We also love sharing our favorite local places to eat and things to do. We even created a guide that our guests have found helpful in planning their OBX adventure, after booking, just ask!
We are available via phone, text and the Airbnb App. We are friendly and may say hello during your stay yet we do respect our guests’ privacy.

We also love sharing our f…
Michael is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed