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The Lucky Penny

17 bedrooms
13 K, 1 Q, 5 T, 2 Duo
18 bathrooms
17 Full 1 Half


Featured in this Home
Gas Fireplace Details:
Available: 1/1-4/20;10/6-12/31
Pet-Friendly Details:
Pets Allowed: 2 max
Dogs: No weight limit
Cats: No
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/28/2023-10/12/2023
Pool Size: 16x40
Advance Property Hold Fee Details:
Amount: 50.00
Beach Chairs Details:
Chairs Provided: 5
Bed & Bath
  • Bath Towels
  • Bed Linens
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Whirlpool Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Theater Room
  • Wifi
  • Foosball
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Poolside Cabana
  • Private Beach Walkway with Steps
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Private Well
  • Security Camera
  • Telephone
  • Welcome Bag
  • Wet Bar
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Home details

17 bedrooms

13 K, 1 Q, 5 T, 2 Duo

18 bathrooms

17 Full 1 Half

Friday, 4:00pm
Friday, 10:00am
Parking for 16
Advertising Updates:
For the 2023 season, this home will have an exterior driveway or street facing security camera, without audio. Updated 10/11/22
Electric Vehicle Charger coming for the 2023 season!

Accessible by 4x4 only.

Feeling lucky? You will be when you shift into 4-wheel drive and head for “The Lucky Penny!” Located directly on the oceanfront on the 4x4 beach, this home offers peace and quiet, as it is situated on ten acres. Stunning ocean views and plenty of space make this home the perfect venue for large gatherings of family and friends. A resort within itself, this pet-friendly retreat offers many amenities in a unique coastal setting.

The top level of the home will be where everyone gathers, as the great room is large enough to accommodate your entire group. The wall of windows gives a panoramic view of the ocean and allows the beautiful view of the sea to fill the room. Relax and watch TV in the living area or catch up with family and friends in the sitting area nearby. A fireplace is available for use during chillier months of the year. For those who love to sneak away with a good book, there is a loft just off of the great room that is the perfect place to read. The kitchen is equipped for preparing meals for a crowd. Two refrigerators, two dishwashers, a wine cooler, and plenty of counter space are available so multiple cooks can work simultaneously in the kitchen. Kitchen countertop bar seating is available, as well as two dining areas nearby. Be sure to step outside onto the oceanfront deck with your morning coffee to watch a beautiful Outer Banks sunrise. A half bathroom is included on the top floor. There are three master bedrooms on the third floor, each with a private bathroom. The largest of the master bedrooms includes deck access and a sitting area with a fireplace.

Seven master bedrooms are available on the middle level of the home, each with deck access and a private bathroom. Movie night goes to an epic new level in the theatre room on the middle floor, which has comfortable tiered seating. There’s no need to trek up the stairs for a snack or drink, as there is a wet bar with a refrigerator and microwave in the den on the middle level. The laundry room is also conveniently located on the second floor.

Seven additional master bedrooms can be found on the ground floor of the home, each with a private bathroom. Fun evenings are in store in the rec room, which features a pool table and card table. A wet bar with a refrigerator and microwave are nearby to keep everyone fueled up and ready to play.

The fun continues outside, where you can choose to splash in the private pool or simply lounge in the sunshine. The poolside cabana is available when you’re ready for a break from the sun. From the pool area, there is a private walkway to the beach so you’ll have your toes in the sand in no time. At the day’s end, take time to relax with a restorative soak in the hot tub. Seventeen master bedrooms and multiple common areas with a variety of amenities mean there’s something for everyone at this coastal retreat. “The Lucky Penny” will have your group feeling fortunate to spend time together on the Outer Banks!

Approximately 5.9 miles up the beach.

Dogs welcome (2 dogs max, no cats.). No additional fee or deposit required.

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Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Master 1
King, Shower/tub combo

Master 2
King, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 3
King, Shower/tub combo

Master 4
King, Shower/tub combo

Master 5
Queen, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Master 6
2 Duo Bunk Sets, Shower/tub combo

Master 7
3 Twins, Standing shower

Rec room with pool table, wet bar, full-size refrigerator and microwave; poker table area; private pool with cabana bar.

Level 2

Master 1
King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Master 2
King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub, Deck access

Master 3
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub, Deck access

Master 4
Oceanside, King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Master 5
Oceanside, King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Master 6
Oceanside, King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Master 7
2 Twins, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Theatre room with tiered seating; den with wet bar, full-size refrigerator and microwave; laundry.

Level 3

Master 1
King, Shower/tub combo

Master 2
King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub

Master 3
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub, Gas fireplace, Deck access

Half Bath

Great room with gas fireplace; dining area; breakfast area; kitchen with two refrigerators, two dishwashers, and wine cooler; loft/reading alcove.

Level 4

Sitting area with two settees.


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Guest recommendations

18 guests recommended this home
Ed   ·  Stayed August 2023

"Very spacious for a large group that we have that is starting to expand."

John   ·  Stayed July 2023

"Layout was great with plenty of kitchen and hang out space on the 3rd floor and plenty of bedrooms all around."

George   ·  Stayed June 2023

"Fit all the needs of a large family. The house is nicely appointed, located on the ocean and in an area which affords considerable privacy and a minimum amount of beach traffic for in the 4X4 area."

Robert   ·  Stayed June 2023

"The Lucky Penny was a wonderful home to gather our large family for a week of sun, beach and memories. The spacious home was close to the beach, and perfect for our gang."

Devon   ·  Stayed August 2022

"New owners that finally care about the house and all the updates they did."

Daniel   ·  Stayed August 2022

"This home is amazing lots of room for a multi family vacation. House is on a dead end street so limited traffic except for people turing around. The elevator is very nice touch to help go from first to the third floor. Had multiple horses daily in the yard. Amazing views. The kitchen is large and spacious for cooking for a large group. Two grills to make grilling for a large group possible. Everything you could need for kitchen appliances. Enjoyed by the whole group, with being not to many neighbors beach is not crowded in the area of the house."

Ed   ·  Stayed August 2022

"The home was so spacious to accommodate our growing family. We are excited about returning for future trips."

Rania   ·  Stayed July 2022

"we loved the house, it was very nice and clean, the house was ready exactly at 4:00, the owner was on top of everything, he answered all my questions, and he sent people to the house to fix anything we needed, there was plenty of rooms for 50 people, and there was games everywhere for everyone and all the ages, the pool and the hot tub were clean, and the maintenance people came in the middle of the week to put chlorine in it, there was a good amount of chairs for the beach, we really loved everything in the house and we definitely would love to be back again!!"

Julia   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Spacious family areas!"

Sandy and Brian   ·  Stayed June 2022

"It is a great house in the perfect location. The owner has 10 acres so excellent place especially on the beach, it is like you are there by your self's. The owner has done a lot of upgrades on the house. We only had one issue, with the internet connection. Twiddy was not helpful. The owner called me directly about the issue and they are in the process of upgrading this so I don't expect it to be a problem going forward. Everything is so organized. Especially the kitchen. Very well organized and plenty of everything you need. Basically 2 of everything and more on 1st and 2nd floor as well. Lots of recent upgrades have made the house even better. The upgrades on plumbing, flooring etc are fantastic. All great improvements. With 17 bedrooms there is plenty of space for large multi-families and plenty of recreational activities in the house as well. The pool is larger than most of the homes we have rented. Grills etc, all in working order, we didn't have any issues with anything. And if the wild horses and wild life is what you are looking for we had plenty every day!"

Martin   ·  Stayed May 2022

"We have been renting a home from Twiddy in the 4x4 area for the last 11 years. For the past 5 years we have rented this home (formally known as Sand Break, now Lucky Penny). The property has several great features including an amazing view from the upper floor, excellent privacy especially for the pool, large lot, good access, a kitchen that works well for large groups, as well as the typical amenities you would expect for a house of this size. With the new ownership this year there have been significant improvements to the house. All new decking, two new hot tubs, new grills, additional concrete pad, and several upgrades and repairs inside the home. We are all very pleased with the way the house has been improved. The new owners seem committed to caring for the property. We are already booked for next year and look forward to staying at Lucky Penny for many, many more years. For a large group staying in the 4wd area, we would highly recommend Lucky Penny."

Joseph   ·  Stayed August 2021

"The place was pretty nice, fit our group well and we had some great times there. The outer banks is a beautiful place. Most of the beds were comfortable. There were a few issues with the house. Several plumbing problems including clogging toilets and poor drainage to go along with yellow well water. None of the TVs on the second floor work. One of the washing machines didn’t work and the grills weren’t really in a usable condition. I’m sure the new owners plan on doing some renovations to it soon. All in all the house was great and Twiddy tried to solve any issues they could while 30 people were staying there. We will certainly miss the place , the pool was great and the theatre was a hit. I would recommend the place just don’t expect it to be perfect."

Suzie   ·  Stayed June 2021

"Sand break was a beautiful home for our families to gather in to celebrate our parents 60th anniversary. The home was spacious enough for 38 of us to spend the week together without falling over each other. The kitchen/dining was amazing to be able to feed the crowd all week. The sleeping arrangements worked well with all the families. Another bunk room would have been helpful. The beach was amazing and the horses visited everyday!!!"

Kathi   ·  Stayed May 2021

"Overall we had a good time - but there where some issues with the house and there are a number of things that need to be updated. There were 3 ice machines in the house and 1 in the cabana and the only one that worked was the outside one in the cabana - so we had to keep refilling the upstairs refrigerators with the ice from the cabana. The TV's on the second floor did not work at all. We lost power to 3 of the bedrooms on the first floor for the last 2 days. The smoke detectors went off every 10 minutes throughout the house for 2 nights while we were trying to sleep. The water was discolored and smelled bad and we kept running out of hot water in the showers. One of the gas grills caught on fire due the grease and age of the grill. We did call and they sent someone out that took the bad grill but never came back with a new one. They also sent someone who came out for the ice machines and said that the 2 refrigerators on the top floor needed to be fixed but never were and the ice machine on the first floor wasn't plugged in, but even after plugging it in it did not work. If the issues would have been dealt with and fixed immediately, our vacation would have been a 10 out of 10. We did make the best of it though."

Amar   ·  Stayed April 2021

"Pros- Exclusive memorable view from top and second floor, great dining area. and wonderful privacy. Amazing view of sunrise and sunset. Cons- home theater equipment outdated ( we couldn't use it) , grill out dated/ in poor condition( needs to be updated). Pool / table tennis/ foosball equipment needs repairs or replacement. poolside bar and area was unusable. Hot tub works but could use an update to match such an amazing location. Our group had an awesome time."

Thank you for your review! The home theatre is set up for guests to view DVDs (no satellite service or ability to plug in another device). The home has a propane grill and a charcoal grill, with plans to add a 2nd propane grill soon! During your stay, new pool cues were dropped off and that equipment is assessed weekly. Given the time of year you stayed, the outside of the home was still winterized - this included the cabana, outside toilet, outside shower, and pool. We are glad you enjoyed your
Joseph and Crystal   ·  Stayed December 2020
M Guy   ·  Stayed October 2020

"Very nice ocean front house. Some refurbishment needed. Should have the option for heating the pool."

Joel   ·  Stayed May 2020

"Sand Break is dated but doable for a large group. The layout of the home is wonderful. Unfortunately, a number of things are ragged or broken."

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