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Avalon Beach Bungalow (Surfboards + Steps to Pier)

Entire bungalow hosted by Michael
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Hear the sound of the waves as you stroll to the beach, feel the clean ocean breeze and sway in a hammock at our Avalon Beach Bungalow. As our guest, you will sense the history of the Avalon Beach neighborhood and feel what its like to live like a local at the beach. We are steps from the ocean and the Avalon Pier. Imagine drifting away into a mellow mood with friends and family in the relaxing, cozy and chic bungalow. 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 with Propane
•Private Outdoor Shower
•Two Beach Cruiser Style Bicycles
•Two Foam Style Surfboards
•Options to Rent Additional Beach Gear

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

While cozy, at just under 700 square feet, the Avalon Beach Bungalow is one of the last remaining original Bungalows in our OBX housing stock. The bungalow is in an excellent location near restaurants, shopping, and about a half block walk to the beach, Avalon Fishing Pier and most OBX activities. The place was re-designed in 2017 with an open flow to provide our guests a modern coastal living experience all while maintaining its original 1950's bungalow charm. Older beach bungalows, like this, come with some quirks, imperfections and possible extreme weather impacts. Please read the entire listing descriptions and "Other things to note" to ensure the Avalon Beach Bungalow is a fit for you and your group.

The space is ideal for:
•Couples
•Small active families or groups of friends
•4 people comfortably, 5 people if ya'll get along well

The kitchen features a butcher's block counter top, tile backsplash and the essential cooking tools for the chef of the group. At the right time and on the right days you can fully open up the french doors to connect the living space directly to the covered porch where you can rest and relax in the hammocks. We have one bathroom inside - no tub - that features and a small glass-enclosed shower and a multi-use shower head. Most of our guests favorite place to shower is outside in the vintage masonry enclosed outdoor shower. This enclosure is very private and come with a "rain shower" head that feels very refreshing on a hot summer days. In the winter months our guest can enjoy the warmth of the small wood burning stove that makes this time of year to visit more special!

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.

Guest Favorites:
From afternoon naps swaying in our hammocks in the front breezeway or chilling out and grilling in the backyard, here’s what our guests say they loved:
•The location - a short walk to the pier and beach
•The beach cart – to make the walk to the beach nice n easy!
•Grilling and a well-supplied kitchen
•Swaying in the hammocks in the front breezeway
•S’mores by the backyard fire pit
•Pet Friendly (See about bringing your pet)
•A family friendly and safe neighborhood

Book Now as availability at the Avalon Beach Bungalow does go quick.

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Guest access
Guests have access to the entire home, property and shed #1 that comes stocked with two "earth cruiser" beach bikes, "gorilla" pier + beach cart to make the walk to the beach easy, boogie boards, umbrella and a 4 burner gas grill.

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 most older homes it is not perfect, has some quirks and is certainly not for a fit everyone. Our primary objective is to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, so we hope you understand, if a significant weather event is forecasted during a reservation there may be an impact. For example, during significant rain and wind events, like coastal storms, extreme water accumulation can impact homes like this one, and though very rare, we may be forced to consider other accommodation options or cancel the reservation. We have found many guest visitors to the Outer Banks consider purchasing vacation rental travel insurance as additional protection and peace of mind.

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. If your 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 as you stroll to the beach, feel the clean ocean breeze and sway in a hammock at our Avalon Beach Bungalow. As our guest, you will sense the history of the Avalon Beach neighborhood and feel what its like to live like a local at the beach. We are steps from the ocean and the Avalon Pier. Imagine drifting away into a mellow mood with friends and family in the relaxing, cozy and chic bun… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single 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 Avalon Beach subdivision ("between the highways") of Kill Devil Hills, one of the first subdivisions platted on the northern Outer Banks. We are 5 lots back form the beach on a rare street "one-way" street with a private beach access next to Avalon Pier.

It is about a 50 yard walk to the Avalon Private Beach Access. It is possible to walk to many restaurants (Awful Arthurs), the Avalon Pier and stores.

The neighborhood is a mix of vacationers, folks with second homes and full time residents.
The property is located in the Avalon Beach subdivision ("between the highways") of Kill Devil Hills, one of the first subdivisions platted on the northern Outer Banks. We are 5 lots back form the beach on a ra…

Hosted by Michael

Joined in February 2014
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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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  • Maria
During your stay
We are available via text, phone and the Airbnb App. We respect our guest privacy but are not shy to say hello.

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 text, phone and the Airbnb App. We respect our guest privacy but are not shy to say hello.

We also love sharing our favorite local places to eat an…
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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