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Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership

Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership


Property Details

Updated: May 10, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, downstairs Gameroom, (Sleeps 6)

Our classic, contemporary Outer Banks home is located on Pamlico Sound on the edge of the protected lands of the Salt Marsh. Our vacation home is designed to be relaxed and casual, and will surround you with elegance and beauty - the hardwood, marble and tile floors, gourmet kitchen, exquisite bathrooms, leather furniture, entertainment features of HDTV's, sound system, games, books will please everyone in your group. The generous game room provides lots of fun - with ping pong, foosball, darts, stereo, HCTV, DVD with wifi and USB port, a.c./heat. And NEW in 2015 - your reservation for Too Much Fun includes a CLUB KORU membership! You and your family now have unlimited access to Koru Village’s gym and fitness classes, Yoga by the Beach, Aqua Aerobics and also unlimited access to the famous, historical Avon Pier for fishing and sightseeing!

Our home is located at the end of the road in a quiet residential neighborhood, the landscaped grass lot backs up to a beautiful and serene protected southernly lands of Hatteras Island. The lot offers 8 feet of bulkhead and wide steps into Pamlico Sound for perfect water entry for world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding and also includes a large private dock on the canal. We provide you with two Kayaks if you want to paddle the sound; 3 bikes are provided for cruising around quiet, quaint Avon village, and to the Koru Spa, all now fully accessible by bike. 2013 brought bike paths to Avon, well placed off the road, up and down the island for safe, easy non-driving access north and south, to the beaches and stores.

The upper and lower decks of Too Much Fun offer stunning views of Pamlico Sound and its spectacular sunsets, as well as the marsh filled with wildlife and ever-changing light. See the pictures taken from our deck in the photo gallery. The night sky is awesome--on clear nights you cannot count the stars. In the late spring, you cannot count the fireflies. The large main deck has a secluded, shaded porch swing, picnic table, grill and plenty of chairs. The upper deck offers plenty of seating perfect for morning coffee accompanied by the morning birds or evening views of the most spectacular sunset on the east coast. On either deck, you will often hear the rumble of the ocean from one side and the soft lapping waves of the sound from the other side--and a chorus of chirping, singing birds all around. Fall and Spring are just as good as summer at our special spot on Hatteras.

The huge yard (3/4 acre) is nicely landscaped and has lots of grass for kids to play (if you would like, our croquet set and lawn games are available for your use).

The floor plan of the house is open, and the master bedroom (queen bed) and beautiful bath are separated from the two other bedrooms (1 with queen bed, 1 with pyramid bunkbed, twin over double) and bath. The kitchen offers a Jennaire Gas range, ultra quiet HE dishwasher new in 2013, side by side refrigerator with filtered water and ice in door, microwave/toaster (high end LG line), good coffee maker, grinder and french press, cuisinart blender and food processor, rice steamer, wok, toaster oven, popcorn maker, and lots of other excellent cooking conveniences. You'll find a wide array of high end cookware, dishes, barware and stemware, more than suitable for good cooking for a lovely evening at home for the sunset and stars. The tile work in the bathrooms is truly stunning; both baths have lovely stone tile work, rain shower heads, the master bath includes a large soaking tub. In the shower, you'll find hand laid river stones under your feet. But to wash up after a day at the beach or in the sound, you'll be comfortable in our outdoor and very large, screened-in, hot & cold shower. The dressing area has a bench so it's fine for a real shower - clean and comfortable. The full laundry room, conveniently located inside and just off the foyer lets you take care of your clothes, so cleaning up is easy. No running up and down stairs to do the laundry! The quiet, high efficiency washer and dryer were new in summer '13.

You likely know about Hatteras Island, which is why you're considering a rental here. If you've been here before, you know how wonderful it is! If you haven't been here yet, you've got to come see it to believe it. Hatteras is unlike any other east coast beaches. Most of the island is protected national seashore, with some of the most beautiful beaches and best surf fishing anywhere. In 2014, US News Report ranked Cape Hatteras 3rd for beach destinations. TripAdvisor said, 'If someone has only a few days to spend on the North Carolina Coast, I recommend this area due to the variety of sites within the national seashore and adjacent to the seashore.' And if that weren't enough for you, Pamlico Sound is known as the best place for windsurfing or kiteboarding on the East Coast. It's a great place to learn those sports, or perfect your technique, with its shallow water and reliable breezes--and there are many great instructors on the island, including our neighbor Jay Crawford of Outer Banks Kiting. But the shallow, warm waters of Pamlico Sound aren't only for kite borders and wind surfers. Families with children young and old enjoy the calmer waters, particularly on a windy day. And in the evening, watching the kiters fly in the sunset is lovely, with or without a camera. Head south, and take a pleasant 10 minute drive to the Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest and by most accounts the most beautiful lighthouse in the US. The view from the top of the lighthouse is superb! The island is home to many interesting shops, markets, restaurants, and local historical attractions like The Graveyard of The Atlantic Museum and The NC Maritime Museum, both within a 20 minute drive. Day trips north or south will yield wonderful adventures. Head south and hop on the ferry to the quaint fishing village of Ocracoke, the final hide-out of the island's most infamous visitor, Blackbeard, The Pirate. A trip one hour north takes you to Jockey's Ridge, for a fabulous climb of the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Bring your kites and a camera, it's fantastic!

We've designed the house to maximize everyone's enjoyment and relaxation. The game room, big protected yard, and ‘end of the road’ location lets the adults relax while the kids romp and play. A swimming pool and tennis court is available only a short bike or drive away. If you need a good work out, take advantage of our guest membership (new in 2015!) at Koru Spa, take yoga on the beach and get even more relaxed (which is hard to do, in this setting!), Koru Spa is nearby, only a short bike ride away.

Come enjoy this beautiful, natural spot, nestled between Pamlico Sound and the marsh, canals and creeks of Avon Village, with the famous beaches of Hatteras island nearby. It’s a truly unique spot, and offers all the best of the Outer Banks. Make some memories and share the natural beauty of Cape Hatteras National Seashore with your family and friends..

We manage our property ourselves, Our housekeeper Doris lives in Avon Village and works closely with us to make sure you have the ultimate Hatteras Island vacation experience. She is there to help us help you - we all want to make your vacation truly amazing! Jim and I take pride in our home and prepare carefully for your arrival. If before you book with us, you have questions or concerns about the quality of house cleaning and attention to detail, please read our stellar (unsolicited) reviews. Our past renters will tell you about it better than we can.

Keywords: Outer Banks, Hatteras Island, Canadian Hole, Waterfront, Soundside, Canalside, Waterview, Pamlico Sound, Avon, Kite Boarding, Wind Surfing, Birding, Water Sports, Boat Dock, Sound Entry, Fishing, Kayaking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We live in Raleigh but get out to this beach paradise whenever we can. In Raleigh, Eliza is a speech pathologist, Jim does research, and Tom attends high school now, but very soon will be moving on to college. Phoebe, the 5lb Yorkie, ferociously guards the house against deer, squirrels and other intruders in the woods behind our house.

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19 Reviews

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Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership
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Avon Cape Hatteras


  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were there last week and this house really does have it all. It's in excellent conditon, extremely clean and obviously loved by the owners. It's at the "end of the road," so you have lots of quiet and privacy. ( there are 3 houses around it but we never saw anyone at these places.) It has gorgeous sunrise and sunset views. There is a rooftop deck that is amazing. We spent a lot of time up there sipping wine and watching the world go by. Excellent birding spot and fun to watch activities on the sound. Both bathrooms are amazing. Kitchen is fully stocked. Comfortable furniture and beds. Great sound system and of TV. There is a game room on the ground floor that we did not use but it has a TV and chairs and lots of games. All in all, this was one OG the best VRBO experiences we have ever had - and we use VRBO frequently.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennie,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Being able to share our house with fantastic renters like you is a bonus to the already very good VRBO experience. We don't solicit reviews, so when we get them, they are sincere and genuine. Thank you for thinking to do it and taking the time. We DO hope you come back! We have a return renter discount policy.

Happy Fall to you! And thanks again, we're so glad you appreciated your time there and got to unwind in the gentle Hatteras winds...

Eliza and Jim Trudeau
Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership
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Avon Cape Hatteras
Gallatin Gateway

May 15 - 24

  • 4 of 5
Nice home. We were allowed to experience many of the activities that the sound and the sea had to offer within 1 mile. The house had many extra perks.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to have good time even if the weather wasn't always the best for you. The game room is great even when the weather isn't.

Tx for the nice review!! Eliza
Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership
++1 -919-621-2393
Avon Cape Hatteras

Modern Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This home is so much fun rain or shine! Everything you need is there and first class! The kitchen is fully stocked and the linens are top of the line! Sunsets are breath taking from the upper deck! Great for all ages of children. Perfectly located for whatever you may be interested in at the OBX. I highly recommend this home to anyone visiting the OBX!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership
++1 -919-621-2393
Avon Cape Hatteras

Sunsets made the day

  • 5 of 5
I just spent a week at "Too Much Fun" and had a wonderful time. It was relaxing and the evening sunsets on the rooftop deck with a glass of wine were the highlight. We are still talking about them! We loved buying fresh seafood from Risky Business and cooking in the top-of-the-line kitchen. The beds were sooooo comfortable and for the first time, I took more indoor showers than outdoor showers because of the spa-like qualities. I had time by myself, time with my parents and time with friends. All of it was amazing and my dog Bo thought he was in heaven. (I actually think he was)! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful home in lovely Avon.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi DS,

Thanks for the great review! We love our house and love hearing such great things about it. We hope you come back year after year, you were great!

Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership
++1 -919-621-2393
Avon Cape Hatteras
Durham, NC

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5
This property is the perfect launch point to enjoy all the activities in the Outer Banks. The house is so beautiful, clean and fully stocked with the essentials. There is a book full of information and instructions. My husband and I were very comfortable in the master bedroom. It was so luxurious taking a bath in the large tub. My two kids enjoyed having their own rooms at the other end of the house. They were able to plug in their video game system and feel right at home! Every day they would go downstairs to the game room and play ping pong and foosball. They also enjoyed the board games there at the house. We mostly cooked our own meals and enjoyed the Netflix access on the large screen tv. The most enjoyable part of each day was sunset time on the upper deck. The beautiful view of the Sound is breathtaking. You can still hear the crashing sound of the Atlantic from the other side of the island. After dinner, we would again enjoy returning to the deck for star gazing. There is also nothing like spending a morning outside, at the picnic table, with your coffee or cocoa and hearing the ocean. We were inspired to go to the beach more than once and fly kites. We've already recommended Too Much Fun to others and will continue to do so!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Family Fun, Tranquil Views, Dock, Gameroom, Bikes, Kayaks, Gym & Pier membership
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Avon Cape Hatteras
White Plains, MD/USA

Amazing Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just returned from an amazing weeklong stay at “Too Much Fun”. The property has stunning views of the Pamlico Sound, with water access just a short walk away. We took in many beautiful sunsets from the upper deck of the house, as well as from the Sound shore. As described in the VRBO listing, the property is well appointed with ALL of the comforts of home, including a separate master suite, spa like bathrooms, a “cooks” kitchen, and well-stocked activity and laundry rooms. There are water views from nearly every window in the house! We really appreciated the care the owners have taken to ensure everything needed is available at the property. Not having to pack bikes, beach chairs and towels, coolers, kayaks, etc., made for a hassle free vacation. Access to the oceanside beach is just a short drive away. We went bike riding, crabbing, and bird watching. (The homes bird feeders attract a wonderful symphony of birds that adorn the property). We also went kite flying, shelling, and took the ferry to Ocracoke Island where we visited the Ocracoke lighthouse, had lunch on the water, and enjoyed the pristine beaches. The homeowner and property manager are incredibly warm, and made us feel at home. We can’t wait for our next visit! Thank you Eliza!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: These wonderful words are a more fitting description than what I can write. Thank you LP. We DO hope you return, many times.....gratefully yours, ET


From the Owner

We bought this second home on Hatteras island because it wonderfully combined all the things we love best about the islands (miles of undeveloped beaches, stunning sunsets, and the perfect mix of activities and serenity) without the aspects we can do without (crowds and congestion, especially). Other beaches are closer to our home in Raleigh, but we don't mind the extra drive because when we arrive we are HERE--and no place else can compare! With the Pamlico Sound location, the peaceful wildlife setting, the sound-side and canal dock, it easy for us to know this was the perfect house for us. Our addition of the very fun gameroom made it even better!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Ferry : Ocracoke at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 12 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Cape Hatteras National Seashore at 0.75 Miles Car: necessary

As the gem of the NC coast, Hatteras Island ranked 3rd for the US News Travel Report and is well known for all the elements that combine for the perfect family-friendly, relaxed beach lifestyle and the perfect location for wind sport enthusiasts. The mild temperatures of Hatteras Island allows for wonderful beach and sport vacations during three seasons of the year. Too Much Fun is located in the town of Avon on Hatteras Island, just a few miles north of Canadian Hole, the wind sport mecca of the East Coast with world class wind surfing, kite boarding, power kiting. Enjoy sports of all sorts including canoeing or kayaking, 4x4 on the beach, boogie boarding, body surfing, surf fishing, birding, Lighthouse seekers, site-seeing, beading and jewelry making, pottery and art galleries, artist trips for photography and painting, folk music, folklore, Indian lore, nautical history, WW II and NC history, museums, NC Aquarium, small craft airstrip and the NC Ferry to Ocracoke only 20 mins away. There are no other beaches on the East Coast like Hatteras Island. Come see for yourself what Cape Hatteras National Seashore has to offer you.


From $130 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 24 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Mid Fall
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2015 - Mar 5 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Required Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
  • Property Damage Protection $79.00
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT available for additional 5%, prior notice needed, provide request to owner at the time of request for booking.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 10, 2015


From the Owner

Eliza's favorite morning is to ease slowly into the day, in the shady hiding place of the porch swing, surrounded by Carolina Jasmine and sweet bird song with sleepy eyes feasting on the glistening waters of the Pamlico Sound, the light playing off the reeds of the marsh with the pelicans and seagulls jockying for the best spot on the posts of the old mail pier. The best way to start the day!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, lrg soaking tub, shower w/ hand laid polished river stones.
  • 2, both w/ beautiful details, hand laid stone, marble and ceramic tiles features.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master bedroom with adjoining master bath and walkin closet
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed, pyramid bunk bed, double on bottom, single on top
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queens in master and second bedroom, rate includes good quality sheets and bedding. Bunk Beds (1) Kids room pyramid bunk: single over double, also with nice soft sheets.


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • After a lovely day on Hatteras Island, enjoy a family evening in our large Game Room. Or send the kids away downstairs to the game room to play foosball, ping pong, darts, watch a movie or rock out to some tunes. There's plenty of room, so the whole family can settle in for a great time of togetherness, reconnection and FUN. Rain? No prob. we've got this! Travel easy, no need to bring bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie & skim boards, sand toys or bocce, we have them there already. But do bring your own kite or visit Kitty Hawk Kites, it's only a bike ride away. Enjoy little touches and courtesies of Too Much Fun. So you can relax the evening you arrive, we provide a starter set of paper goods, dish & laundry soaps so you can grocery later when everyone else isn't. The laundry room is inside, w/ cleaning supplies & equip. Linens & towels for your party are included - no need to waste a good sleep on rented, scratchy sheets. No add-ons & hidden fees at Too Much F

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