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'The Blue Dog' -Sound Front Water Enthusiast's Playground


Property Details

Updated: Oct 11, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Come relax at one of the most unique areas of the Southeast- The Outer Banks. Launch and land your windsurfing gear from the private pier. Relax with a glass of wine on the deck while watching the sun set at the days end. Walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy cooking in or grilling out on site. Connect with those you left behind with broadband internet access. Curl up to enjoy movies or cable TV on those rainy or 'non'-wind days. Come, play, and enjoy this very special place.

Keywords: Outstanding sound front property! Come escape, relax, and enjoy water sports/access and incredible island scenery. Amenities include lower and upper decks, charcoal grill, outside shower, pier to sound, internet, cable TV, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat/air. Towels, sheets and linens included!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hi! My name is Alison and I have been frequenting the Outer Banks for the past 10 years. Recently, I had the opportunity to purchase this house. I fell in love with this area. I am an avid kite boarder and was thrilled to find a sound front location that I could kite-in and out with my friends and family. I travel a lot for my work and consider this home my escape. I hope you enjoy this property as much as me, my family, and friends. Thank you!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Alison,

We absolutely loved our trip to the Outer Banks and we especially loved the house! It had everything we needed and more. The house was clean with plenty of room for everyone. It was so convenient to have the dock for fishing and launching the kayaks. We are so glad we stayed on the sound side. Although we went to the beach, staying on the sound side was better as we did more fishing and kayaking. On the 4th, we were able to see the fireworks, which were held from the Avon pier, right from the side deck of the house. I may have mentioned that my husband and I were joined by our 3 adult children, 2 sons who were on a break from the Air Force Academy in Colorado, and our daughter who was on a break from medical school. The only thing keeping us from booking for next year is not knowing their schedules. We definitely want to return and would love to stay at the Blue Dog.

Thank you for everything! Also, thank you for sending the security deposit so promptly.
Jul 2013
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15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews

Boston, Ma.

Another Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Another amazing visit to the Blue Dog. Absolute zero stress from arrival to departure. Being able to be on the water for a few hours right off the back, eat, relax, and back on the water for a few hours was amazing. This house may not have an elevator, media room, mechanical bull, or meditation yoga rope climbing herbal tea rooms that the mega-la-mansion's have. This house is pure simplicity framed by the serenity of the beauty of why we visit OBX water, nature, and tranquility. Any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zelienople, Pa

2nd stay at Blue Dog

  • 5 of 5

We again had a great vacation while staying at Blue Dog. We find this home to be very comfortable and cozy while having a terrific location. We rented kayaks for the week and enjoyed exploring the coves and small canals close by and took long walks each day on different beaches. We always enjoy the many restaurants on the island but find it pretty hard to beat cooking fresh seafood from Risky Business and eating on the deck while watching the pelicans dive for fish during the beautiful sun sets. The only problem with this house and it's location and for Hatteras Island is that there's just too much to do and see and never enough time. But we'll be back next year to keep trying.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun, the sound, and serenity

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I (and everyone in our group) thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Blue Dog and wish we could have stayed a few more days.

The location on the shallow sound, accessible by the dock just off the back of the property, was a source of fun and enjoyment. We launched our inflatable tubes (purchased and inflated at a nearby beach items store for $14 each) from the dock for afternoons of floating relaxation enjoyed by all (ages 17-51). Hanging out on the deck watching the water with our morning coffee, taking in the jumping fish and various bird species and the occasional kite boarder floating by, along with the amazing sunsets and star gazing at night contributed to our memorable vacation.

The house, located on a quiet road, is very comfortable and a quick drive to the Avon Pier for swimming.

All in all, we had a fantastic time bonding our blended families and were sad to say goodbye to The Blue Dog. Thanks to the owner for renting to us and for being so easy to work with.

Barbara S.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Blue Dog! The house was perfect and staying on the sound was amazing. We have two young boys and we enjoyed the dock where we fished, went kayaking, and just laid by water. We will be coming back next year. The beach is just five minutes away, which was awesome. Also the Owner made many helpful recommendations of things to do in the area because we were not familiar with the area. However, just being outside on the dock, behind the house, was our favorite way we spent our time!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great time to visit the island. See you next year!!
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Goshen, In.

Wonderful week at The Blue Dog

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at The Blue Dog. The Blue Dog is a charming house that was a perfect fit for us. There were 6 adults and a grandchild. We enjoyed meals around the table, watching the sunsets on the decks, fishing off the dock, swimming in the sound, and even found time to put a couple of puzzles together.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. The Outer Banks is such a special place. So much to do and see! Thank you for staying with us! Alison and Yuichi
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big sky montana

kiters paradise

  • 5 of 5

perfect for wind junkies, kiting from your front steps is always a special treat.

the house has everything you need. very roomy, could hold 6-8 people very comfortable

best feature is the hot outdoor shower, very nice when you come off the water to rinse off yourself and gear.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had good wind for kiting! Hope to see you back soon!
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From the Owner

I recently purchased this home in August of 2011 (2 weeks prior to hurricane Irene!). I fell in love with this house, its charm, and location. I bought this property as a family home for myself, friends, nephews, siblings, etc. Interestingly, I have recently had correspondences from families that have visited this property for their vacations, some for several years. They expressed an interest to continue their tradition of renting this home. Their enthusiasm and the magic of this area are what inspired me to offer for rent.

Activity and Interests

Kite boarding, Kayaking, Windsurfing, wake boarding, sailing and shell fishing. We are down the street from Outerbanks Kiting. For private or group lessons call Jay Crawford at 252-305-6839.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

We rent nightly with a 3 night minimum. Please call or email for rates. THANKS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

This house is set back on a private residential street located directly on the Sound in Avon. It is convenient to the beaches, kiting and wind surfing spots, restaurants and shopping. We are down the street from Outerbanks Kiteboarding. For private or group lessons call Jay Crawford at 252 305 6839.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef


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

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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