Total remodel of kitchen, Great Room, wood flrs and baths in 2017. Huge pool, hot tub and 4 decks with water views. Sound beach less than 2 minute walk, the ocean beach less than 3 minutes, recently renourished making it 100 yards wide, bigger than most Fla. beaches. Home has private treed lot, huge kennel, 2 outside grills (gas & charcoal), fireplace, 5 flat screen TVs and 8 bookcases full of novels. I've been a Superhost since 2014, Airbnb's highest honor, with over 80 five star reviews.
5 bdrooms: 1 king master bd rm & 2 master queen bd rms; 1 full bd rm and 1 has 4 bunk beds. 3 full baths. Interior is antique juniper wood walls decorated with ship's captain artifacts, hundreds of books, original art & paintings - very unique. Remodel in 2017 including brand new kitchen, stainless steel applis, bamboo wood floors, new baths, etc.
Anything I have. This is my home year round, except for rental weeks, so everything you need should be here.
Interaction with guests
Greet them at door, show them around, then I leave my home for them to enjoy.
Other things to note
Many restaurants have sunset views, which is what Duck is famous for. (See my pics). Plenty of boat, wave runner and wind surfer activity in huge, but convienently safe and shallow, Sound waters. Ocean mere steps away, less than 3 min stroll. But respect it. It is named the Grave Yard of the Atlantic for a reason. OBX also known as best beaches on East Coast with destination waves for surfers. The largest amateur surfing organization in world (ESA) has held their championship here every year since 1971.
Treat it like your own home.
That's about it for the rules.
But let me explain: Airbnb has built a community of hosts and guests world-wide that has redefined how we view our home space and the strangers we let share it while we are away. Two penniless art majors formed the company from nothing not long ago, and now it is worth over $35 billion.
Obviously, the concept resonates with a certain type of people.
It asks you to enjoy the unique space created for your vacation, then leave it how you found it, to pass it on to the next guests. This new sharing economy requires more of us than simply checking out of a motel. There are plenty of those in OBX, and most rentals here are like that too, they are not year round homes. Except for summer guests, they sit empty the rest of the year, like abandoned ship wrecks that our beaches are famous for uncovering after a good blow. Merely transactional in summer then empty the rest of the year. Airbnb is not like that. It is about home, it is about people trusting each other, it is about hosting guests, not simply customers.
I have been a Superhost since joining Airbnb in 2014 and my 80 plus 5 Star reviews speak for themselves. Guests appreciate our effort. They trust us and respect us and this home. It is often better than I left it, when I return, though that is above and beyond a guest's duty. Still, many make that effort.
Welcome. This is your home for a week. Treat it like your own. Enjoy.
BTW, the Town here encourages bringing your own linens and towels to Duck to take back home to launder at the end of the week. It conserves water. Our barrier islands are very fragile. I have plenty of towels and sheets in the closet but it helps to bring your own. My washer is brand new in case you need it.
Semi retired lawyer and published novelist. Empty nester, kids out on their own, but we visit a lot. Passion is travel, usually around Med or Caribe, with my kids when they can get away.