Rating 5 (1)

BB007-Duck Down

Bedroom 5 bedrooms
Master Bedrooms 0master bedrooms
Bathroom 3 baths
Dog Friendly Dog Friendly

Location Location

Description Description

New for 2023: Beach Gear Credit will no longer be offered.
New for 2021: new refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove/oven in the top-level kitchen and range hood added. 

An oceanfront cottage as cozy as a duck’s down feathers, “Duck Down” is a perfect spot for families that want to bond and enjoy easy oceanfront access to the beach. This 5 bedroom, 3 bath house includes a hot tub and dog-friendly fenced yard (including a shaded area under the house). Amazing ocean views await you from the great room and decking. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. A huge dining table has room for everyone, big or small, all at the table together for meals! There are actually two walkways all the way to the spacious dune top deck and steps to the beach, one for each level. “Duck Downs” is furnished with tasteful coastal décor and appointments, pleasing to the eye for discriminating taste without losing the charm of a traditional Duck beach cottage. Look forward to long, lazy beach days, evening relaxing in the hot tub, or playing with the kids on the beach or in the yard (with Fido, of course!). The kids will love the loft area just for them, accessed with a ladder, with an LCD TV for games and movies.

Located in Bayberry Bluffs, in the heart of downtown Duck, you are within walking distance to everything! Imagine leisurely strolls down the waterfront boardwalk, yoga on the green, walking to restaurants and all the local hangouts, shopping, and sightseeing…it is all conveniently yours at “Duck Downs”.

Top-Level: Living Room with 60" TV, and Dunetop Deck Access; Loft (accessible by ladder) with TV; Dining Room with Table (seats 12); Kitchen with Bar (seats 3); Blender, Coffee Maker (Drip & Keurig), Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven/Stove, Refrigerator, Toaster, Pots, Pans, Dishes, and Cooking Essentials; King Bedroom with TV, Deck Access, and Access to Hall Full Bathroom.

Mid-Level: King Bedroom with TV and Deck Access; King Bedroom with TV and Deck Access; Bedroom with 2 Bunk Beds and TV; Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds and TV; Hall Full Bathroom; Hall Full Bathroom; Laundry Room.

Ground-Level: Dog Pen.

Extras: Dogs Allowed (2), Dunetop Deck, Grill (Charcoal), Hot Tub (seats 6), Keyless Entry, No Smoking, Parking: 5 Cars, WiFi.

Additional amenity details: 
Hot tubs are available year-round.

All Outer Banks Blue properties provide bed linens and bath towels for a small fee added to every reservation. We provide 1 bath towel and washcloth per advertised occupant. We provide 1 hand towel and 1 bar of soap per bathroom sink. We also provide kitchen towels. Beds are made prior to your arrival, and we provide a starter supply of toilet paper, bathroom soap, paper towels, and dishwasher detergent.

Outer Banks Blue makes every commercially reasonable effort to maintain reliable information about the vacation rental properties we manage. As such, all information and descriptions are subject to daily updates and changes. We are not responsible for changes in furnishing, inventory, and décor implemented by individual homeowners. Photos, virtual tours, and floor plans are meant to be illustrative in nature. All vacation rental information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If you have any questions please give us a call.

Reviews Rating 5 (1) Reviews
Rating 5
We have stayed in 7 'dog-friendly' homes in the OBX over the last 9 years and Duck Down is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to a truly dog friendly home! Forgetting the dog friendly part for a moment (I will cover the dogs in detail later on), the home itself it just wonderful. The feel of the main level living space with the incredible ocean views from all 3 sides is actually much larger than it even appears in the photos. Same with the kitchen- much larger and spacious that it appears in photo #7 in the main rental listing on the website (I’ll reference other photos on the listing page so you can really see just how awesome this place is!) Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need from pots, pans, glasses, utensils, and even large steam pots and serving platters. There's also a killer multi-cooker air-fryer / broiler / toaster / oven appliance to the left of the sink in the kitchen (you can’t see it in the kitchen photo) that was AMAZING. We did homemade air-fried Wings that were crazy good and crispy, and we also used it for pizzas, and toast and bagels in the mornings. Another awesome extra! Overall, the home is well maintained and it's one of those places where you can just feel like you are in your own home as soon as you get there! One of the most spectacular features of Duck Down is the absolutely perfect 2-level deck. On the upper/main level there is room to sit at least 12 people comfortably and there are several resin deck chairs and tables with panoramic ocean views from every angle. If you look at photos #15 and #17, that is an area where the upper deck walkway out towards the beach was widened and includes to awesome tables with bench seating built-in and enough space for 16 people. It’s the best area for meals overlooking the ocean and just steps from the kitchen. We spent almost every afternoon of our 21 days enjoying sunset out there with a glass of wine and some appetizers, and at least 5 meals during the stay. It's just a perfect deck. ALL THE BEDROOMS WERE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE!! The middle living level also has the hot tub which was so nice and we used it almost every day we were there. Washer and dryer and ironing board are right there on that level as well which was perfect for everyone. In addition to the main kitchen refrigerator, there is also another full-sized fridge right when you walk into the home from the carport main door. We kept all of our beverages and snacks for the beach in that downstairs fridge, so we didn’t have to tote them up and down the stairs! That's yet another really nice extra about this home we didn’t even know about till we got there. Television and sound system on the main level worked perfectly and internet was fast and operational the entire time we were there with no issues at all. Now back to the dogs! The thing that separates this home from all the others in regard to pet friendliness is how they have secured the entire area with dog-proof gates. Once you bring the dogs into the home, you can let them run onto the either of the two levels of the deck and every exit, either to the beach, or outside the yard, is secured by a swinging latching gate with spring-closer to keep them secure. If you look at photo #16 for example, you will see exactly what I am talking about. That's the gate at the end of the upper-level deck closest to the beach, and it opens to the lower deck (which is till 1 level above the beach. If you let the dogs down to level 2 (see photo #25), there is yet another gate keeping them from getting out to the beach. From level 2 all they can do is run up and down the deck and have fun, OR they can go down the steps closes to the hot tub and the house and that opens to an area under the house where they can do their business, but it's still fully fenced in. That under-house part of the area is open for the dogs to run out to the most amazing front yard! What’s so special about this for the dogs is that at first glance looks like its surrounded by just a split rail fence, but if you look closely at photo #1, you will see that the inside of the split rail fence it also fully lined by a heavy wire-mesh fence that makes it impossible for dogs, even small ones, to get out of. When we first arrived, we did a very careful inspection of the entire perimeter of the yard area and found that they actually buried the wire mesh down into the ground so there are no holes or gaps where smaller dogs could get out, or where bigger dogs might see and try to dig. The yard is just perfect for the dogs to run and play and there are also some folding chairs right under the carport you can easily move into the yard you want to sit out with the dogs and catch late afternoon sun and not have to worry for a second about the dogs getting out. In the mornings we would just let the dogs out onto the main living area deck and let them go. They would run down to the main level and do their stuff without us having to leash them up, walk them down and out and wait with them. I don't mind doing that once in a while but when you are on vacation it's SO NICE to have peace of mind and let them out on their own without having to worry about them or do the walk with them!! The beach this home is located on is wide, white, and spectacular and the views from every level of the home are what you dream about when you think OCEAN FRONT home. Many of the homes in OBX have views obscured fully or partially by the dunes, but not Duck Down. It's a wide open and unobstructed view from everywhere in Duck Down! The home is SO centrally located to the town of Duck. As you are heading into Duck and are right in the middle of the area where most of the restaurants are it's just a couple blocks north of Aqua and just one street after you pass The Blue Point. From the house it’s just a 5 minute bike ride to anywhere in Duck town center including the market, wine stores, delis, and SO many amazing restaurants! I hope the detail of this review help convey just how special this home is! We have booked at again for 3 weeks next year and cannot wait to be back there again! If you love your dogs, love OBX, and want a PEERFECT VACATION HOME look no further! JS
Jay S from Columbia - Posted: 12/8/2021

Amenities 25 Amenities
  • Blue Ribbon Service Property Blue Ribbon Service Property
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly

    Dogs stay at no additional cost when renting dog-friendly properties. Properties allowing dogs have a limit of two domestic, housebroken dogs with a weight limit of 75 pounds each unless otherwise noted within the property's description. Dogs in non-dog properties are strictly forbidden and will result in your eviction.

  • Hot Tub Hot Tub

    No additional charge for hot tubs. Hot tubs are open year-round.

  • Private Beach Access Private Beach Access

    The beach access is private, not shared with the public.

  • Basketball Goal Basketball Goal
  • Blue Standard Bedding Blue Standard Bedding
  • Dunetop Deck Dunetop Deck
  • Outdoor Furniture Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower Outdoor Shower
  • Blender Blender
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker (Drip) Coffee Maker (Drip)
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Grill Grill
  • Keyless Entry Keyless Entry <p><span>Using a keyless entry lock system means you no longer have to stop by an office to pick up a key or to drop them off. This code activates at 4pm (standard) on day of check-in and expires at 10am on day of check-out.</span><br /></p>
  • Linens & Towels Linens & Towels <p>All Outer Banks Blue properties provide bed linens and bath towels for a small fee added to every reservation. We provide 1 bath towel and washcloth per advertised occupant. We provide 1 hand towel and 1 bar of soap per bathroom sink. We also provide kitchen towels. Beds are made prior to your arrival, and we provide a starter supply of toilet paper, bathroom soap, paper towels, and dishwasher detergent.</p>
  • Microwave Microwave
  • Non-Smoking Non-Smoking <p><span>Outer Banks Blue does not permit smoking of any kind inside or on the premises. This includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, marijuana, and vaping. When renting any property with Outer Banks Blue it is with the understanding that smoking is not allowed at the property. If there are signs of smoking inside the property there will be a $500 fee charged to cover the extensive cost of restoring the property to a smoke-free condition.</span><br /></p>
  • Oven/Stove Oven/Stove
  • Parking Parking
  • Refrigerator Refrigerator
  • Toaster Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer Washer & Dryer
  • WiFi WiFi

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