The Kitty Hawk Residence

kitty hawk, north carolina
5 bedroom - 3 bath
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$350 - $900 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 21
4 queen
2 full / double
2 bunk bed
5 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 2
2 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This former coast guard life-saving station turned beachfront home is a real one-off, steps from the beach with 5 bedrooms, large decks and a pool. Well set-up for a single or multiple family stay, the residence easily sleeps 20 in 5 bedrooms, one of which is the old crew quarters and has 5 twin beds and a bunk bed. Kids love it! There are 2 family rooms in the home plus large decks on both floors to enjoy the view.

Why Kids Love it

It’s not very often that you get a chance to sleep in the crew quarters of a former life-saving station: this unique property is sure to excite kids of all ages. The residence has plenty of books, DVDs, games, and toys for kids and adults alike. The upstairs family room has a foosball table. There are travel cribs and a high chair at the residence. Along with the beach and pool, there are lots of great area attractions, including beaches, historic attractions and the site of the Wright Brother’s first flight.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights during the off-season, 7 nights Saturday-Saturday three nights during the off-season. No pets, no smoking. There is ample private parking. The pool is a private, saltwater pool and is gated. It is open April - October (weather permitting), and it can be heated at a cost of $450 per week (pro-rated for shorter stays). Heating the pool is optional, please contact the host for further details. There are steps at the front of the house and inside it that are not gated - small children may need extra supervision. The residence is available year round and has heat, air conditioning, cable and free WiFi.

About the Location

The residence is in Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is located overlooking the beach with panoramic ocean views. It is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from the Norfolk International Airport. Kitty Hawk is home to the famous Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey's Ridge, the wild horses of Corolla and many other fun attractions. The Wright Brothers are said to have used the property when creating their flying machine! The property is centrally located to grocery stores, shops, fantastic restaurants and more. Car rental essential.

Accommodation Details

This unique property is over 3,000 sq ft and includes a main level family room with ocean views, a dining room and kitchen, a large deck and 5 bedrooms. On the main level there are 3 bedrooms, 2 with a queensize bed, 1 with a queensize bed, twin bed and twin trundle. There is a large bathroom with tub/shower, a second full bathroom with shower, and laundry area. The second floor has a family room with ocean views, a bathroom with shower, and 2 further bedrooms, 1 with a queensize bed and bunk beds (a full futon over a twin), and the other (the crew quarters) with 6 twins and 1 double. The Captain's Watch is on the third floor - an area used as a vantage point for the coast guard surfman to look for ships in distress. It now has a table and chairs for guests, so they can look out too. The house has a large outdoor shower, pool at the rear, and grill.

Style Notes

Bright, open and full of nautical charm. The house is on the national registry for historic homes and was built in 1912 and put in service until 1946. This station housed the crews that helped shipwrecked victims and the crews who saved them. The owners have preserved its authenticity while also upgrading the amenities to make a stay comfortable. Decor includes an exposed brick chimney, granite counter tops in the kitchen and a bar in the second floor family room, plus The Captain's Watch, with ocean views, at the very top. We love the large, spacious decks with ocean views, the quirky and charming crew bedroom for a group of children, and the location, steps from the beach.

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JoAnne S.
Member since June 21, 2016
We love to go anywhere and make memories! That's what it is all about! Next up for us is Australia, the Bahamas, and South Carolina. We have visited almost every state in the US and many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. We enjoy seeing the world and meeting people from all different parts of it.

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Wild horses, sand dunes and ocean waves

On North Carolina’s Outer Banks, voted by the Travel Channel, USA Today and more as one of America’s top 10 beaches, Kitty Hawk’s main attraction is its sand. A relaxing vacation here isn’t just about building sandcastles and listening to the ocean waves; the coastal reserve offers over 1800 acres of forests to explore, the town includes boutique shopping and big box retail stores, and from donuts and ice cream to local seafood buffets and barbecues, you certainly won’t go hungry. Don’t miss the herd of wild mustangs in nearby Corolla, or climbing the giant 90-foot sand dune at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.