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Jessica's Dune - Sunset/Sound Views, Hot tub, FP, Serenity!


Property Details

Updated: Feb 24, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Pets considered

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Have the ever-increasing crowds at the usual beach resort areas been

ruining your vacations?

If so, then escape to the unspoiled, scenic Outer Banks of North

Carolina -- and the quaint seaside village of Duck. Here you'll find

our enchanting home, Jessica's Dune, which sits atop a high sand

dune, and is only 475 yards from the warm, Gulf Stream waters of the

Atlantic Ocean.

We have completely unobstructed and panoramic views of the Currituck Sound from the west deck and outdoor hot tub. The sunsets are simply spectacular!

The house is bright, fully equipped, and decorated as a true home --

not just a rental property. Special features include hardwood floors,

Oriental rugs, and cozy, comfortable leather furniture surrounding a

gas fireplace.

Just added for 2010: an 800 sq. ft. recreation room with a pool table, HDTV, Wii console, wet bar and full bath. This room could also be used as a fourth bedroom or "in-law suite."

All the conveniences are provided including HDTV, a CD-stereo, DVD player, Wi-Fi and books -- allowing for a truly peaceful and relaxing vacation!

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About the Owner

Jay Levy
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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8 Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)


Great beach vacation at a great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, two adults and two young adults, at the time ages 19 and 22, stayed at Jessica’s Dune in Duck, N.C. for a week in August 2009. We had a wonderful time! We loved the property, situated right down the street from the spectacular ocean with great views from the deck. Everything was fine and we had no complaints. Things were clean and the house was well stocked with whatever we needed. I had a nice conversation with the owner prior to our visit and he was most welcoming. Sun Realty had everything ready when we arrived and there were no glitches. There was also plenty to do in the area from going out to dinner, sightseeing, golfing, or renting a catamaran….all of which we did. In addition, having some well-deserved, and necessary, “R and R” time at the beach with the family was priceless. This home was a great beach house to stay at, with plenty of room for all of us. Memories of sitting on the deck, enjoying appetizers and drinks after a beautiful beach day makes me want to go back right now! We had a great beach vacation at a great beach house. We would highly recommend Jessica’s Dune to anyone. Someday we certainly hope to re-visit:)

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have rented numerous vacation homes over the years and this was one of the better ones. It was very comfortable, clean, and appeared well-maintained. The kitchen was well stocked and orderly, the beds were comfortable, and the living area was spacious. (Even our bird, that we brought along, seemed to enjoy himself.) The only problem we experienced when we arrived was that a screen that had been blown out by the wind, which we easily put back. The views of sunsets were spectacular, and it is an easy walk to the beach. In short, our group had a wonderful time at Jessica's Dune and we would definitely consider staying there again when we are in the OBX area.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

It was a nice house, too far to the beach excess, We found maggots and had to call to get some one to take care of this. it was taken care of that day but it riuned the rast of the week for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I spoke with my management company regarding the report of maggot infestation. According to their computer auto-dated records, a call was received on the sixth day of their seven day stay to report the condition. Someone was dispatched that same day to take care of the problem. The problem was isolated in one door frame to the outdoors. I also spoke with the bug company and they assured me that all evidence of the problem was removed that very same day. Maggots are simply larvae that hatch from the eggs of an ORDINARY HOUSEFLY less than 24 hours from the time that they are laid. One fly can, and does, lay millions of eggs. All it takes is for one door to be opened for a fly to get in and do her thing. The presence of maggots, despite the common misperception and the nasty-sounding name, is NOT an indication of dead or decaying bodies like those in a horror movie, the sanitary nature of a home, nor its state of cleanliness. The house was clean and there was no infestation when they arrived. It's hard to imagine how this could truly "ruin the rest of their stay" especially since all of this information was passed on to these guests at the time of the service call. This is no ones fault; it does not indicate anything negative about my home; it was remediated as fast as humanly possible at my expense. The distance to the beach access is exactly as advertised: 400 m. Ours is the twelfth house back from the ocean and directly across the street from the Sound.
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Loved Jessica's Dune!

  • 4 of 5

My stay at Jessica's Dune was wonderful. The bad weather stayed away until the last day of vacation. My two small children (Ages 2 and 7), loved staying at the house, it has beautiful views. On one side is the sound and the other side(down the street) is the beach. We crossed the street to go to the sound where the kids could play on the beach and walked down the street to the ocean and another beach.

The house was exactly what I was looking for. I needed something affordable, I love the outer banks, and my children are great little travelers, but my husband and I are in education and have to budget carefully. We were able to get away, a place near the beach, with a hot tub! The house is not a brand new house and is not beach front property, but it is priced accordingly and has everything needed for us to cook at the house. (Going out to eat with two little kids is not as much fun as it sounds.)

We could easily ride our bikes into Duck on the bike path. Very convenient to the wonderful town of Duck. The Outer Banks is my favorite beach in N.C. and my favorite thing to do is go to Jockey's Ridge--don't miss it.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home-Perfect Location-Gorgeous Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed with my wife and our two 2 year olds for two weeks at Jessica's Dune and we had a phantastic experience. The house was in perfect condition, clean, homy and inviting, the new playroom a joy. The house is literally only steps from the beach, which makes it extremely convenient, particularly with little kids. The late afternoons/evenings on the big wrap around veranda provided an unbelievable unobstructed view on the sound and the spectacular sunset, which became a family event every night. We also had my in-laws visiting us for 5 days and the house was more than spacious enough to accommodate all of us. The location, a mile from Duck and just a few miles from Corolla, is as convenient as one can imagine. Lastly, Jay, the owner, greeted us by welcome call when we arrived and made sure we knew we could always reach him should we need anything. The only thing we feel could be improved would have been to get a better bbq than the one installed and move it for safty reasons to the front of the house. but, that being the biggest issue, I can only wholeheartedly recommend this property. Jens & Noelle

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jessica's Dune

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented a home in the Outer Banks many times. Our stay at Jessica's Dune last summer was exceptional. The view and breezes from the deck were spectacular. The beds were very comfortable. The overall feel of the house was cozy and inviting. I highly recommend renting this house!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norfolk/VA Beach -ORF at 75 Miles Nearest Beach : at 400 Metres

Sun, Surf, Sand, Serenity, Family Fun, Golf, Fishing .... the beach

as it should be!

Bird-watching, star-gazing, lighthouses, shopping, historical sites (including the Wright Bros. National Historic Site and Museum, the North Carolina State Aquarium, the Elizabethan Botanical Gardens.)

Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking.

Fine dining and family dining.

Quaint shops and galleries.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Jan 30 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
early preseason
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day week
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
first week of June
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
second week of June
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
prime season
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 10 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
second week of August
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
early postseason
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
late postseason
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
off season
Sep 29 2017 - Dec 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Mini (3-nights) $825 (Jan.-Apr., Oct.-Dec.)
Rates do NOT include 12.75% tax or OPTIONAL trip insurance (6.5%). Except for the tax, the rental rate you see listed is an all-inclusive amount. In 2016, you'll pay nothing extra for:
• Damage Waiver coverage
• Booking/administrative fee
• Credit card fee
• No pre-reserve fee (OK, we admit, we've never charged those. We've
always allowed you to reserve for next year for free!)

One-half of total amount due to be paid with 7-10 days of reservation. Balance due 45 day prior to arrival.

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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Updated: Feb 24, 2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Water View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Half Bathroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • “Jessica’s Dune” is our second home, NOT merely a rental property. We believe that the difference in quality and appearance is immediately apparent. The house is in perfect condition and immaculately clean. The home has three bedrooms, all on the top floor. The master bedroom is very large, has a king-size bed, a walk-in closet, a view of Currituck Sound and a private bath with two sinks and a separate area for the toilet and shower/tub. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed and a large closet. The third bedroom has two single beds and a bunk set with another walk-in closet. These two bedrooms share a full bathroom in the hallway. There is also a half-bathroom downstairs. The entire upstairs is pecan-paneled and carpeted. The downstairs floor plan is as follows: There is a fully equipped, galley kitchen with a breakfast bar and adjoining pantry. A large dining area with sliders leads to the screened porch where you'll find a picnic table for outdoor dining. The main living area has a large, leather couch and a matching overstuffed chair grouped around a cozy fireplace. The entire main level has fragrant juniper wainscoting and hardwood floors covered by Oriental rugs. Three 6- foot sliders on the West and North side of the living room provide an unparalleled view of the Sound and the sunsets and provide access to the wraparound deck. The 6-person hot-tub is sunken into the deck on the West side. Watch the sunset from the tub with a nice glass of wine and relax! The house is quite high up on a natural sand dune so this makes the deck VERY private. A large recreation room with a wet bar and full bath on the ground floor was just added for 2010. The house is completely equipped: Central air-conditioning and heat, outdoor shower, washer and dryer, microwave oven, icemaker, dishwasher, electric cooktop and convection oven, small appliances, pots, pans, dinnerware, flatware, wine glasses, fireplace, 2 HDTV's, VCR, DVD, Wi-Fi and a CD/cassette-stereo system. An in-ground charcoal grill outside near the kitchen is provided for barbecuing. Linens are provided free of charge. The only items that are not included are towels and paper products. However, the towels can be provided for a nominal, additional charge. We do provide blankets, bedspreads, mattress covers, and pillows.

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