About this listing
Our classic beach front home sits on a dune footsteps away from the beautiful Atlantic.
Watch the surf from the living room and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on shore.
This is a vacation the kids will never forget.
Cote d'Or is a classic beach house right on the water in Southern Shores, North Carolina. This is a ranch style home built on one level on a dune overlooking the ocean.
The home is wood-paneled and cozy in the classic OBX style. It is air conditioned and equipped with multiple televisions, wireless internet and standard kitchen appliances including a dish washer and an easy-to-use gas fireplace.
There is a deck overlooking the water with easy access to the kitchen. Additionally, there is a screened-in porch which is great for big feasts and gatherings. The house is particularly good for families with chidren as both parents and kids can go back and forth from the house to the beach in a few short steps.
Southern Shores is a residential community close to the 158 bridge so you won't have to fight long traffic jams. Easy access to grocery stores and restaurants within 2 miles. Schedule your visit to avoid the heavy bridge traffic on Saturday afternoons in the summer.
After sleeping all night to the sound of the waves, fix a cup of coffee and look out at the Atlantic where you are likely to see dolphins splashing in the waves. Grab a book, a towel, and some sunscreen... you are literally a few steps away from one of the best beaches in the United States.
Guests will have access to the entire house except one locked cabinet and the garage. Half of the garage is a laundry room that guests can use, and the other half is locked storage. There is parking for 5-6 cars in the driveway.
Interaction with Guests
We will check in with you the week before your rental starts. There is a caretaker nearby in the case of emergencies or immediate needs. Either myself or one of my siblings may be using the house just to the South during the summer. If our visits coincide, we'll usually stop by to say hello.
Southern Shores is a beautiful residential-only area nestled between Duck and Kitty Hawk. There are no hotels, only private homes. We have all the advantages of easy access to the amenities in Duck and Kitty Hawk, but none of the traffic or crowds.
The beaches are beautiful and not crowded - very much a family oriented place.
There are groceries stores and fabulous restaurants within just a few miles.
Other Things to Note
We make a BBQ available for guests. It's the kind that takes small canisters of propane. We supply one canister to get you started. You can purchase additional canisters for $5 each at Home Depot or Walmarts (about 2 miles away) but you probably won't need to for a one week stay.
No "Beach Week" rentals to groups of students.
This is a family home, you must be 30 to rent.
Washer and dryer are in the garage.
Check out is 10:00 AM after your final night.
This house is a gem! It's right on the beach, and centrally located with easy access to Duck and Kitty Hawk. It was pure heaven to wake up every morning and end every day looking at the water. We would definitely stay again!
Another great week at the beach. We LOVED being back at the house. After our stay last year, we realized just how little we had to pack since the house has everything. And anything you need, including groceries, is just minutes away. We were treated to dolphins swimming off shore the morning we left. What a way to end the week.
Wow! What a wonderful beach house. Our family enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Bill was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and give a great guidebook for us to go off of for food and activities. The number of bedrooms met the needs of everyone and the outside showers were a huge hit. As a first time to the OBX, this home just made it all the more wonderful.
We had a great time! The house was clean and had all of the necessary supplies - right down to a few beach chairs and boogie boards. Can't beat the location as you are practically on top of a dune.
The house was in a perfect location to all beach activities. It is a very nice house, with plenty of room (much more than our family needed). We felt very comfortable and never had any issues. The beds were comfortable and the linens and towels were clean and ready to go. The outside showers are perfect for rinsing sand off before coming into the house after a day at the beach chasing waves (or an evening chasing crabs - the kids competed for who could catch the biggest ghost crab). We especially appreciated the welcome card and the beverages in the fridge on a hot arrival day!
My experience at this home was wonderful. I can't imagine feeling more at home on vacation and never realized how nice that feels. It was just a nice getaway with friends and it was ideal to have the grill and the outdoor showers and the kitchen table was host to a weeks worth of meal and far more than a weeks worth of smiles and laughter.
Thank you Bill for another excellent vacation, such a wonderful spot you and your family have and always grateful that you are willing to share it with us. Our family enjoyed Cote D'or you can't beat the en suite set up of everyone having their own bathroom space and the outdoor showers on the side of the house are really the best and access right into your room. Bill is such a fabulous host from before, during and after your stay even supplying you with your first beverage upon arrival to go stick your toes in the sand that is your backyard while you stay at this awesome ocean front cottage. Thanks again and hope to return again next year.
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About the Host, Bill
I am the father in a family of five.
I have worked on online products for major companies and small startups for the last fifteen years. I am a sailor, a photographer and love to travel.