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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach Baby- an oceanfront 1100 sq. ft. 2nd floor condo with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths


Beach Baby is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront condo located on Hatteras Island in the Village of Avon along the shores of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore with killer views up and down the ocean’s shore. One guest said on departure he had “to pry his crying wife from our deck”. Need I say more?

Decorated with Ralph Lauren and Pottery Barn this 1100 square foot, two bedroom, 2 bath condo is upscale throughout including sand pebble quartz counters and matching island and fully stocked kitchen with settings to accommodate 8, with stainless appliances including a side by side refrigerator/freezer with ice-dispenser, double oven, stove with glass-top cooking surface, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker, Keurig coffee machine, blender, electric can-opener and mixer. The granite counter top island seats 3 for informal dining with a dining area seating 4.

The master bedroom has windows on three sides and includes sliding doors that open to the private porch with direct ocean shoreline views. Fall asleep to the sound of your own natural wave machine. This master includes a queen size Tempur-Pedic mattress, dresser, closet, 2 mirrors-one full length, and spacious private bath, HD TV and DVD player.

The guest bedroom has two comfy twin beds, a dresser, night stand, HD TV and DVD player and closet with the second full bath only steps away. Blankets, pillows and comforters are provided. Linens and towels are not provided but can be rented by contacting Helping Hands, our local vendor at phone # 1-252-995-3390 or e-mail:

The living area includes a comfortable plush sofa with matching chaise, extra pillows and throws, Minka ceiling fan, full wall entertainment center with a 55 inch LG HD TV complete with stereo sound-bar, Panasonic blue-ray DVD player, Sony MP3/I-pod docking music station (I-pod not provided) and is well stocked with DVDs, games, puzzles, cards and books of general and local interest. There is a desk and chair beneath triple windows in the living room overlooking the Atlantic and southern shores. There is condo wide high speed Internet with Wi-Fi and HD cable television service in the living room and both bedrooms.

Other amenities include a full laundry with washer/dryer combo, private porch with wooden Adirondack chairs, chaise, tables and a cocktail table with captain chairs for outside ocean front dining. The Islander features a private in-ground swimming pool with chaise lounges and chairs for our guests, picnic area with gazebo, outdoor charcoal grills, fish cleaning station, bike racks, 2 outside private showers and changing rooms, fish cleaning table and ample parking.

The Islander Condo sits behind a dune on the ocean’s shores in the heart of the village of Avon served by many restaurants and shops, several within walking distance to the Islander condominium. A plaza which includes a Food Lion Market, bank, ATM, and fresh seafood market lies just 1 mile south of Beach Baby. A fitness center, spa and medical facility are just across the street. The Avon Pier is located immediately north providing excellent pier fishing. The shallow waters of “The Canadian Hole” lie 1 mile south of Avon on the Pamlico Sound and is a popular site for sail and kite boarding. There are also several deep-sea fishing charters available locally.

Beach baby is on the 2nd living level and the Islander does not have elevator service. This is a non-smoking unit with no pets allowed.

You will be renting from the owner serviced through a local caretaker, Hatteras Helping Hands, and not a large "big-box" real estate rental company. This is a weekly rental with a 7 night minimum (Saturday to Saturday). If you want to stay less than 7 nights, the rate is based on 7 nights and not pro-rated. VRBO and the owners are the only avenue to rent Beach Baby as Beach Baby is only listed on VRBO and HomeAway property #742893. WE DO NOT USE


More Details

James and Bonney Powers
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About James and Bonney Powers

Beach loving fanatics! We love shelling, birding and wildlife, secluded beaches, and can provide you with our perfect spots on our VRBO Hospitality Page. We feel like we own the beach at Beach Baby and you will, too.

James and Bonney Powers purchased this condo in 2012

Why James and Bonney Powers chose Avon

It was love at first sight. We LOVE the ocean. Starting when our oldest daughter was 6 months old, it was a yearly trek to the ocean. We started in Wildwood Crest NJ – then further south to Ocean City, Maryland. We continued with Virginia Beach but got REALY tired of people, high rise ten story apartments and getting up at daybreak to “set up" your postage-stamp spot on the beach! By chance a friend said try Hatteras Island and 25 years later we have never looked back.

Hatteras is unique. Once you cross the Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet, a single road –North Carolina Highway 12-- will take you 26 miles out to sea - down the middle of Hatteras Island’s barrier reef into a magical place of pirate history and folklore, sand dunes and quiet beaches (with the National Seashore’s 70 miles of shoreline you can always find total seclusion somewhere). What would an Island be without pirates! Cape Hatteras is known for its famous lighthouses including the Hatteras Lighthouse itself about 5 minutes to our south in the village of Buxton.

Watch our beach on-line via the Avon Pier Cam. We are right next-door.

Avon is in the heart of our beloved American Treasure, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore so be prepared to see wild sea and bird life galore! In addition to the ever present dolphin pod, cormorant, brown pelican, laughing gull, sand-piper, and Osprey, at times you can also see tens of thousands of migrating cormorants, and the occasional grey whale, seal and manatee.

Hatteras Island is at that point in the Atlantic Ocean where the northern and southern waters meet bringing both cold and warm water sea life to our shores. The park’s fishing and surfing are considered the best on the East Coast.

What makes this condo unique

Surround yourself with nature.

If you want to take "getting away from it all" to the next level, then Hatteras Island is a perfect choice as it stretches nearly half the distance of the entire Outer Banks. At the heart of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, first time visitors and veterans alike are amazed at just how much undeveloped beach wilderness exists between the island's seven village communities. Imagine endless stretches of natural beaches, sand dunes and sea oats, with the Atlantic Ocean gently roaring to the east, and the vast shallow bay of the Pamlico Sound to your west.

On Hatteras Island, reconnect with family and friends, and yourself, through a variety of recreations. For example, you can fish right from the beach, the pier or take a charter boat out to the deep blue water of the Gulf Stream. Learn to harness the wind on a kiteboard or take lessons in leisure on paddleboards with your crew. There's little in the way of franchises and fast food but don’t confuse “doing without” with “going without.” Instead, think of soulful coastal restaurants and interesting mom-and-pop shops. While your setting will be a bit more on the untamed side of nature, accommodations are as modest or as modern as you like. The beauty of Hatteras is that you can easily reach all the other OBX hotspots, but call a simpler and quieter part of the barrier islands your home away from home.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore-is one of the last remaining secluded ocean front areas available on the east coast. The true appeal of Beach Baby lies in its close proximitry to the ocean-providing unparalleled panoramic views of the ocean, seashore and pier as well as being literally just steps from the beach. Forgot your cold drink or book? NO PROBLEM-- just a hop-skip and a jump back to the condo for a quick retrieval. After your relaxing day of beach activities, just shower in one of the 2 private showers on the ground floor before returning to Beach Baby to relax and unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beach Baby has great views of the ocean shore and pier! We had a very relaxing vacation in this beautifully furnished and well stocked condo. It was the perfect size for us and loved the outdoor porch! I enjoyed my coffee to the sound of the surf every morning of our trip. Definitely going back to Beach Baby next chance I get!
May 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Avon, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • BATHROOM 1-the master bath is spacious with stone pebble flooring and matching bath/shower trim, a free standing multi-level iron/glass towel and toiletry rack, wall cabinet and below sink cabinet and above sink mirror. The master bath has been upgraded from a tub/shower to a walk-in porcelain shower with a rain-shower head and hand wand for 2018. BATHROOM 2-is spacious with a free standing multi-level iron towel and toiletry rack, above sink mirror, below sink cabinet, shower, with an adjoining laundry area with a combination washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, and storage cabinets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • BEDROOM 1-the master bedroom faces east with a direct view of the Atlantic Ocean. There is an adjoining master bath, Tempur-Pedic queen mattress, 2 nightstands, dresser, closet, 2 mirrors-one full length, wall mounted HD cable TV and DVD player. Windows on 3 sides with sliding glass doors which open onto the south-east facing private balcony provide panoramic views. BEDROOM 2-sleeps 2 in 2 single beds, with a night stand, closet, dresser, 3 mirrors-one full length, HD cable TV and DVD player. Linens and towels are not provided but can be rented by contacting Helping Hands, a local vendor at phone # 1-252-995-3390 or e-mail
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The true appeal of Beach Baby lies in the close proximitry to the ocean-providing unparalleled panoramic views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Hatteras National Seashore as well as being literally just steps from the beach. After your relaxing day of beach activities, just shower in one of the 2 private showers on the exterior of the ground floor before returning to your condo to relax on your private porch. Forgot your cold drink or book? No big deal- just a hop-skip and a jump back to the condo for a quick retrieval. This is the beauty of an ocean front accommodate on Hatteras Island.


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Another great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at “Beach Baby!” We love this little slice if heaven and look forward to our weekly trip here each year. The views never get old. We love the decor and all the comforts of home “Beach Baby” has. No other property in the area compares! It is truly a one of a kind place. It is as close to the beach as you can get. The condo is right next to a beach club and we saw a prom and a wedding on the beach while we were there. We always enjoy seeing all the activities that go on. We can’t wait till our next trip back! Thanks for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! We are so glad you love beach baby as much as we do and look forward to your return.
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Didn’t want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Quiet destination. Condo is updated and decorated very tastefully. Kitchen has everything you need. Beds are comfy. We had an amazing week and didn’t want to leave! Bring cone filters for the coffee pot.

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This condo tops our list!

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting in the Outer Banks for 15 years and are always looking for that "awesome" place that we can return to the following year. Turns out, this condo is at the top of our list. It has good quality upscale interiors, was very clean, and has views that take your breathe away! We literally spent the week on the private porch taking in those views. Also, really appreciated the way the owner was so responsive to our questions! Have already reserved for next year!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joan for sharing your experience at Beach Baby and are happy you had an enjoyable stay last week. We very much look forward to your return visit.
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Perfect location and view of the beach! Wonderfully appointed condo.

  • 4 of 5

We visited in early May so we knew we were taking a chance with the weather. Despite the rain and wind the first few days with suggestions from the owners note book we visited Hatteras Lighthouse, shelled along the shore and took the free ferry to Ocracoke. We also sailed at Roanoke Sound out of Manteo. Overall people were very friendly and helpful. The last two days of our visit the weather was perfect beach weather and it was lovely.

  • Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you had a great week at Beach Baby! I do my best to insure a fun week at the beach but have not yet found a way to control the weather.
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You shall not be all!

  • 5 of 5

Beach Baby is beautifully decorated in high-end beach decor. Everything is very comfortable, and the kitchen cooking and serving utensils were top notch. And the view is fabulous. Extra perks for us were a whale sighting, lots of porpoises and pelicans, the pounding surf, and gorgeous pieces of broken shells of all sizes, shapes, and colors that we collected for several projects. If you just sit inside the beautiful condo and do nothing but enjoy the view, you will not be disappointed. 😊�

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Norma! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas holiday at Beach Baby. We hope to see you in the future.
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Really nice place

  • 5 of 5

Great place

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We hope to have you back👏
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Billy Mitchell and Dare County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Pangea Tavern, Avon
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Hatteras Village to Ocracoke Island
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
NC Hwy 12, Avon
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Pangea Tavern, Avon
Car: necessary

The Outer Banks is recognized as a premier location for Atlantic Coast surf-fishing. Located in the heart of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore the Village of Avon provides the perfect get-away for families and couples alike. Walk for miles along isolated seashores with fine shelling, birding, dolphin watching and even the occasional passing grey whale. Beach Baby has an outstanding unopposed view of the ocean to the north and south with the Avon Pier immediately to the north providing both character to your balcony view and exceptional pier-fishing. When you vacation at Beach Baby, you are vacationing on Hatteras Island with all the things a vacation should offer-lighthouses, shopping, eateries, water sports, sun-rises from your master-bedroom and sunsets from the dining-room.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Avon, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
In Season
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative C$46.61 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$266.34
Cleaning fee C$93.22 + Tax

Guests are expected to leave Beach Baby in the condition it was found on arrival and damage free.
Payment by e-check through VRBO is preferred.
Out of country credit cards will be required to pay an additional 3% administrative charge.
Check-in is after 4PM, check-out is before 10AM
*This property does not rent through Craigslist.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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