Magical Bungalow OBX - Steps 2 Beach + Avalon Pier


Entire bungalow hosted by Michael

  1. 7 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 baths
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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.

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
•Private Outdoor Shower
•Two Beach Cruiser Style Bicycles
•Two Foam Beginner 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

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:

•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
•Dog Friendly (See Guidelines Below)
•A family friendly and safe neighborhood
•The location! – hear the roar of the ocean, walking distance to the beach (Please keep in mind, the house is located on a direct beach access with parking, at times it can get full. Most love the feel, others may not.)

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.

Downstairs "Recreation Room"- This space is ideal for some but not for others.
The space is located on ground level, has a separate entrance and is not as upgraded like the upper level main living area. It was not designed as living space and sleeping may not be comfortable for every type of person. It does have its own futon, TV, stereo, AC system and is private.

Housekeeping Notes:
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.

Pet Friendly Guidelines:
•$25 per night for one dog (one dog maximum only)
• Some breeds may not be permitted due to insurance requirements
• Fee will be requested via AirBnB after your reservation is confirmed

We love dogs and are happy to have your four legged family members at our bungalows. Just let us know you are bringing your dog and the breed.

Book Now! To confirm your stay as availability does go quick ;)

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.91 out of 5 stars from 205 reviews


Where you’ll be

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 a unique beach access with extra parking throughout the street, which during the high season can create a vibrant busy energy to the area. Most guests love it, but it is something to keep in mind for those looking for a quiet beach access during Summer months. 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.

Hosted by Michael

  1. Joined in February 2014
  • 558 Reviews
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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…


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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

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $450

Cancellation policy