Stay At Mom's-Sweet beach side apartment for Two

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Entire rental unit hosted by Jess & Derik

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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All about Jess & Derik’s place

A chill, luxury apartment for two located above our shop, Mom’s Sweet Shop, just blocks from the ocean in the town of Kill Devil Hills. Find refuge after a busy day of beaching it! Unplug, kick back, watch the waves at the end of the road or take in a world class sunset just blocks away. You'll have a fully equipped kitchen for making meals but there is also good food & coffee real close by.

The space
Located above our retail store & sweet shop, which is a local hangout, the apartment is 600 square feet of sun soaked space with solid oak floors and Outer Banks history throughout. The open floor plan living room and kitchen is filled with light and feels open and airy with high ceilings. Locally salvaged antique heart pine doors, and other local vintage furniture interject old school Outer Banks charm throughout the space. Local art & photography hang on the walls and vintage rugs are juxtaposed against the clean modern lines of new & comfortable furnishings. The apartment reflects the vibe of our shop downstairs, mixing a collection of vintage & new that we hope you’ll love.

In the morning you can pop downstairs & grab a healthy smoothie or acai bowl before you hit the beach. Cruise back and cook up some burgers outside on our small electric grill or use the fully stocked kitchen to make meals. Stroll to the ocean again at dusk to watch the moonrise or hunt for ghost crabs (we provide a flashlight!) or walk further down the beach to the pier for a beer and some live music. Chill on the sectional to enjoy some Netflix or play a couple games & wind down. You'll get a great nights sleep on the new, pressure relieving memory foam king size bed and wake up relaxed & refreshed and ready to take it easy all over again!

While there is WiFi throughout and a charging station in the bedroom, there are games to play & books to read, so feel free to disconnect! You can also rent bikes to be delivered & head across the street to take in one of the best sunsets of your life!

Our apartment is not the right choice if you have small children, more than 2 people, or if you plan on coming to the beach to party. This is a space for you to come with a friend or spouse, kick back & relax! We have added many personal elements for our guests to enjoy and won't tolerate an abuse of the space by having more than our guest limit (our parking is also very limited). Upon special request, we will consider a 3rd person couch surfer at an additional $25 per night fee, but this is upon our discretion and must be approved in advance.

This space is very dear to us and we want to share it with people who will respect it in the the same way they'd respect their own special place. With our primary business being located downstairs we ask that guests respect the rules, the building and all outdoor premises. We run a family oriented business, so there is a strict no smoking [of any kind] policy in the apartment or on the decks. The mulch below the deck is easily flammable so any outdoor smoking needs to be done away from the apartment!

In the evenings (primarily in the Summer months), you may hear light news from families having fun outside the shop, or when our crew closes up at night. The apartment is actually quite quiet, and we’ve had no complaints so far, but we like to be clear that you are staying above our ice cream & gift shop. We are open 9am to 10pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and 9am to 8pm in the off season.

We reserve one parking space for our apartment guests. There is additional (free) side-street parking available behind the apartment if needed.

What this place offers

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Free parking on premises
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Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
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Where you’ll be

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States

The apartment is located on the corner of a residential side street & the Bypass. We don't boast the best view in town but our location is perfect, with a quiet beach access just a short stroll to the end of the road. During the cooler months it's a quiet neighborhood with easy-to-navigate local streets to walk or bike around. The beach access at the end of the street is a two minute walk away. There is no public parking so it's an especially nice, less crowded access for you to enjoy even at the height of Summer. From October 1st through April 30th, it's also a beach-driving access! You can obtain a beach driving permit (required for any beach driving) from the Town of Kill Devil Hills or local tackle shop. Once on the beach if you look South you'll see a neighborhood landmark, Avalon Pier- or "beer-pier" as it's been dubbed, due to the bar inside which is a major haunt for fishermen, surfers, ol' salts and native Outer Bankers. About a 10 minute walk down the beach, there's an arcade, bar, some bar food, fishing and lots of locals hanging out.

There are some cute, classic beach boxes in the neighborhood. Take a morning stroll down any of the streets and experience the sleepy beach town vibe at its best, or walk next door and grab a latte at our friend Ashley's Espresso Parlor where they roast their own coffee and sell small market items like beer and wine. For a nearby breakfast joint in walking distance, Henry's across the street is a local legacy. Greasy spoon, diner style- it's not fancy, but it's quick and cheap and you'll see lots of old timers starting their day. Craft burgers, oysters, and a nice beer and bourbon selection can be found just south at Two Roads Tavern in the Seagate North Shopping Center (also walking distance). There is a plethora of awesome, local eateries up and down the beach that we can recommend; make sure to check out our Guide Books for all our favorite suggestions!

Looking to get in touch with your inner youth? Hit up the expansive mini-putt across the street; they also have a decent arcade! If nature is more your thing, we provide binoculars and flashlights- go enjoy the fabulous birding our area offers, or an evening beach walk to spot ghost crabs. At sundown, bike across the street and take in one of the world's best sunset spots at a sound-side access and watch the sun dip below the water as it sets. A must-see sunset spot is easily reached on foot or by bike & will take you through the local Bay Drive neighborhood. You'll pop over a small hill where it will drop you down to a low key residential sound side area nestled amongst the live oaks & peering out across Kitty Hawk Bay.

For anything else you may have questions about, Jess is an Outer Banks native born & raised here and Derik has been here for 20 + years so just ask for recommendations on attractions, skateparks, day drives, kayak tours, surf schools, secret spots, restaurants or anything else you might be looking for!

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Joined in October 2019
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We are a self-employed husband and wife team who own and operate a retail & sweet shop on the Outer Banks of NC with an Airbnb above. I’m a native of Kitty Hawk and Derik has been here nearly 30 years, so we have excellent insight on anything you may want to know to guarantee the best Outer Banks experience. We love taking nature walks through our wooded trails, on the beach or through our favorite local neighborhoods to look for birds. We also enjoy long bike rides all over the beach (we have a bunch of good bike paths here and shortcuts that connect all the towns). Derik enjoys an afternoon at the skate park while I love gardening & cooking. When we get a chance to travel we usually head to the mountains. Since we live at the beach, it’s nice to get a change of scenery & we love the snow! We’re both avid snowboarders, it’s one of our favorite things to do. Steamboat Springs Colorado, the Canyons Utah and Mt.Baker, Washington are a few of our favorite spots to ride. We dream of visiting Japan & Chile to go riding one day! When we’re looking for a tropical vacation we go to the British Virgin Islands which is only a few hours flight from us. We look forward to being able to travel together more in our future and also to meeting the many folks that Airbnb brings to our door.
We are a self-employed husband and wife team who own and operate a retail & sweet shop on the Outer Banks of NC with an Airbnb above. I’m a native of Kitty Hawk and Derik has been…

During your stay

We are always near & available by Airbnb message if you need anything. We live very nearby and are downstairs operating our store 5 days a week (the shop is closed on both Sunday & Monday). You have your own private entry but we do share the stairs and deck leading to our office space which is also upstairs to the side of the apartment. You may occasionally pass one of us on the stairs headed to the office, but we aim to give you as much privacy as possible. We are respectful of our guests privacy at all times.
Our employees are not involved in the rental and will not be able to help in the event that issues arise. We ask that you please direct any questions, concerns or issues directly to Derik or Jessica through the Airbnb app or numbers provided at check-in.
We are always near & available by Airbnb message if you need anything. We live very nearby and are downstairs operating our store 5 days a week (the shop is closed on both Sunday &…

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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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