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Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Located at 114 E Carlton Avenue, just shy of the 8 1/2 Mile Post in Kill Devil Hills. This classic beach cottage offers a short 1 block walk (2 minutes) to a direct beach access, making it a great vacation choice! Newly renovated and tastefully decorated with an island flare, this cottage has outstanding location to area shopping, dining and entertainment. Affordably priced for your family vacation!

To view additional Photos ,Check Out Our FaceBook Page!! 'Lively Up Yourself' Outer Banks Vacation Home

More photos on Instagram!! #livleyupyourselfobx

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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* Lively Up Yourself * Great SUMMER Rates!!
+1 -252-489-0499
Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks

Outstanding Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Great little place to stay in the OBX, close enough to the beach to walk, very clean and well maintained, owners are very helpful, our family of 4 and my father in law have been staying at lively up yourself for the last 4 years...Great Place, we have turned it on to friends, to good to keep to yourself!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
* Lively Up Yourself * Great SUMMER Rates!!
+1 -252-489-0499
Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks
Elkridge, MD

Love this charming beach cottage

  • 5 of 5
I have been visiting this lovely beach cottage for 8 years. The decor, the colors in each room, make you feel instantly relaxed! We love the privacy of the backyard, and the large outdoor shower. Perfectly maintained, and spotless, short walk to beach, we will continue to come here.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
* Lively Up Yourself * Great SUMMER Rates!!
+1 -252-489-0499
Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks

Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5
My fiancé and I stayed for 5 nights and absolutely loved this hidden gem! The house was so well maintained and clean, as well as stocked with everything you could possibly need. Also, beach access is literally a block across the street. Perfect location. Cindy was available immediately with any questions we had which made our stay even more relaxing!
I will definitely recommend this house to all friends and family! Thanks Cindy and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
* Lively Up Yourself * Great SUMMER Rates!!
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Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks
Spotsylvania, VA.

Awesome and Affordable!!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is exactly as described and the photos listed reflect the cottage exactly how it is today- clean and crisp! The amazing landscaping, color of the cottage, interior decor, and the beautiful artwork is bright and beachy-it immediately sends you into vacation mode!
The owners were very nice and let us know upon checking in that if we needed anything at all to give them a call. The owner does come by on Wednesdays and before you arrive on Saturday to service the hot tub, It was no surprise because it is listed on the fridge, and it did not interfere with our vacation at all...I am glad it gets serviced as often as it makes me more comfortable about getting in it!
The cottage is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, even a pack n' play and high chair!
The cottage is close to everything! Shopping, restaurants, etc.
The kids LOVED the fact that Dairy Queen was within walking distance... it made it easier to harass mom and dad about it...okay, they didn't have to harass me at all!! I am game for a blizzard anytime! There is also a convenience store/gift shop within walking distance that my husband made the mistake of sending my daughter and I to get beer, because a 5 minute trip turned into a 45 minute souvenir extravaganza!
I would recommend this cottage to everyone! It is absolutely beautiful and well taken care of!
I chose to clean the cottage myself upon leaving. I started at 7am and followed the list on the fridge- I started in the back kids room and worked my way out--around 10am I was leaving a message thanking John & Cindi for such a beautiful place to stay! I received all money back from my security deposit.

We look forward to booking our 2013 OBX vacation at 'Lively up yourself!'
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jules!! We always appreciate such great renters as yourself...John and I hope you visit again :)
* Lively Up Yourself * Great SUMMER Rates!!
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Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks
Chambersburg, PA

favorite getaway

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is awesome. It's like home away from home. Beautifully decorated, great amenities especially the outdoor space. My family and I love the hot tub, hammock, outdoor games and grass!

The cottage is a short walk to the beach and the local Dairy Queen, which my boys loved. Plenty of things to do in the vicinity.

This is the fourth time that we have stayed in the cottage; a true testament to the owners, who maintain the home as their own. House is as shown on the pictures and VERY clean. The price is very reasonable.

We will return again and again.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
* Lively Up Yourself * Great SUMMER Rates!!
+1 -252-489-0499
Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks
Pikeville, KY

Lively Up Yourself

  • 3 of 5
"Lively Up Yourself" is a great place to stay while in OBX. It is close to the beach, a good location for food and activities, and the back yard is an ultimate retreat for the nighttime with the hot tub and the hammock to watch the stars. The property is exactly what you see in the pictures.

Keep in mind when renting this house that the owners will be on the property during your stay---whether you are there or not. They will come to service the hot tub and walk around the grounds. Also---go ahead and add in the cleaning fee to the rent because it will come out of your deposit regardless of if you clean the cottage or not. I have never been charged a cleaning fee in all the years I have been renting for vacation and I have been in the OBX area for 3 summers now. We followed all the instructions on cleaning the house and it was in the same condition as when we arrived but we were still charged a $125 cleaning fee because it wasn't "clean enough"...and although the owner contradicted himself saying that a cleaning crew cleaned it and the next sentence he said he cleaned it, the house was in top condition. During our stay it even flooded and we took preventative measures to ensure that the front room did not flood and we were still charged the additional fee. Please keep this in mind because it was a shock to us!

In closing--The house is exactly what you see. You are minutes from the beach and in prime location to shops and restaurants. Be aware of the additional fee and calculate it in your total and that the owner will be on the grounds.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: In response to superfrann. This is the first review that we have received of this nature. I would like to point out a few things that were not mentioned above. I need access to the rear yard to service the hot tub, that is done once during the week on Wednesday. It clearly states the day on the fridge. If you are talking about cleaning the mounds of cigarette butts out of the children sand toys that we supply, well then so be it. That is just disgusting. I appreciate you sand bagging the front door so the six inches of rain from a tropical storm that we received in three hours would not enter the house. We have had many satisfied renters and we have only held one other deposit due to some one bringing in a puppy. The cleaning crew I was referring to was myself and my wife,so I don't understand what you mean about contradiction. The house when I arrived was left in filthy condition, I can tell you what you had for dinner the night before because it was all over the floor, table and chairs. (Rice)In addition to that, the carpets were loaded with sand and broken glass around the bar area floor. The bathroom had a sad attempt of a slight wipe down. We try to make this an affordable, clean home for a great family vacation stay and the only way we can do that is if you elect to clean the house and you follow the cleaning list on the fridge, it's as simple as that. The house takes me approximately three hours to clean when I follow the list. Your lack of response to my multiple phone calls was to me, an affirmation that you left this house in an unfit manner. You say you left the house in top condition and that it was in the same manner when you arrived, that is a bold face lie. It's bad enough that you left the house in this condition, but you lie and try to look like a victim, shame, shame, shame.



From $130 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2
May 1 2015 - Jun 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 7 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $350.00
  • Cleaning $125.00

Maximum occupancy 4 adults, 2 children.
No Smoking or Pet's Allowed
Must be at least 23 to rent
Optional bed linens and towels $80.00.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 19, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • OS Shower - outdoor shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Features include: 3 outside decks with furniture 8 person Hot tub Tiki bar porch Ceramic tile and pergo floors Tiled shower Ceiling fans Gas fireplace (off season) New modern and fully stocked kitchen with maple cabinets New Appliances with washer & dryer, Air Conditioned 4 TVs Cable 2 DVD players with ton's of movies Stereo w/cd & Satellite radio Play Station 2 with many games Board games Park grill Landscaped yard with grass Hammock Huge outside shower 3 adult Bikes Lots of fun.

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