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Cozy Studio near beach and bay. Perfect romantic getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Less than 1 mile from the ocean, and only two blocks to a beautiful sunset on the sound, this cozy getaway is nestled among live oaks in the heart of the Outer Banks. Relax on the patio or in the hot tub after a day of beaching or shopping, or dine 'al fresco' under a tree in the backyard. Dozens of restaurants within 10 miles, grocery store within one mile and shops as well. Lovingly furnished with sturdy antiques and modern conveniences, it's perfect for two. Less expensive than a motel and more private, with just enough kitchen to prepare a little supper and lots of room to unpack and relax.

The Studio is a separate space in the house, but it is just a HOUSE, with no special soundproofing between the walls or floors. We are happy to open this space for guests, but we do actually live here, too. That said, we will be very thoughtful of you being downstairs, and we hope you'll be the same when it comes to loud noises/music, especially late at night.

Linens and cleaning fees are included. Small pets will be considered for an additional fee.

Keywords: apartment, studio, flat

More Details

Property Manager
Dawn Church
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About Dawn Church

I'm the curator and publisher of website called Hidden Outer Banks and I live upstairs with my fiance and cat Zoey. I enjoy working with non-profit organizations, volunteering and staying connected to this community that I love.

Dawn Church purchased this studio in 2002

Why Dawn Church chose Kill Devil Hills

I fell in love with the obx early on-- I was wearing diapers the first time my family stayed on Hatteras Island! Summer vacations turned into a lifelong love affair and I moved here almost 30 years ago. I can't imagine living anywhere else.

What makes this studio unique

We love our house because its located right in the middle of Kill Devil Hills, which is smack in the middle of the Outer Banks. So close to shopping, restaurants and beaches, yet set back in a quiet neighborhood, away from the hustle and bustle. If you bring bikes you can easily pedal to the beach, Wright Memorial and local coffee shops. Day trips north to Duck and Corolla are totally do-able, and southern trips to check out Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands are not to be missed.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) with loads of pillows and a charging station on one nightstand for all your devices. 42" HDTV with DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Less than 1 mile from the ocean, and only two blocks to a beautiful sunset on the sound. Kitchenette has sink, small fridge, micro, coffeemaker, hot plate and toaster/convection oven, along with a full set of dishes and basic cookware. Private full bath. Private Hot Tub available for additional fee. Awesome h/c outdoor shower (in addition to full bath inside). Two ocean kayaks are available- great in the waves or in the Sound.


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Cozy Studio near beach and bay. Perfect romantic getaway!
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Viroqua, Wisconsin


  • 5 of 5

Home away from home. Loved it.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean, perfect size

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute perfect vacation staying here. Dawn and Carl went above and beyond all expectations to make us feel comfortable. They told us where to go and what to do which was incredibly helpful. Dawn gave me a list of babysitters we could use for my fiance and myself to go out a couple nights. They also gave us our privacy and if we ever needed anything they never hesitated to help. We will definitely be coming back to the studio sea!!

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay. Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Dawn was very nice and the studio was very clean. I highly recommend for couples.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Decent but noisy.

  • 3 of 5

Is a great location for getting to everything. The room was nice and orderly. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. The house is very small though, and since the rental was on the bottom floor, all the noise from above would travel through the floor, resulting in a very bumpy and very frequent bumping sounds.

  • Submitted: 19-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments and feedback. While the Studio is more private and quiet than a hotel, it is still just part of a house, so there will always be a little noise. I did have three visitors the weekend you were here, two of which were children, so I do apologize for it being noisier than usual!
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Pell City, Alabama

Small, cozy, and clean

  • 4 of 5

Dawn's "Studio Sea" is a small, cozy unit on the ground floor of her house in Kill Devil Hills. While not on the ocean with a view, this central location was great for driving north and south to see the major sights of The Outer Banks. Making the reservations with Dawn was easy and she provided helpful information prior to our arrival. During our stay, Dawn was friendly and respected our privacy while being available to help us with anything needed. The studio space is rather small for two people (with only a hotel room type refrig and bed against the wall) for more than a few days but there is an outside patio that can be used if the weather and bugs are not too bad. I especially appreciated being able to use the washer/dryer. Thank you, Dawn!

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a very relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

A nice, squared away studio with modern style. Had a great, relaxing week here. Very friendly yet mindful of your privacy and space.

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

CROWDED HOUSE SPECIAL: Sept. 14- 29th. Family will be visiting me upstairs and it can be noisy! If you are an early riser and/or don't mind a bit of bumping around overhead- this is the deal for you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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