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6 bedrooms
3 K, 2 Q, 1 T, 2 Duo
6 bathrooms
5 Full 1 Half


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Gas Fireplace Details:
Available: 1/1-4/29;10/8-12/31
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/23-10/7
Pool Size: 12x26
Beach Chairs Details:
Chairs Provided: 5
Bed & Bath
  • Bath Towels
  • Bed Linens
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Whirlpool Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Wifi
  • Ping Pong
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Basketball Goal
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Municipal Water
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Telephone
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Home details

6 bedrooms

3 K, 2 Q, 1 T, 2 Duo

6 bathrooms

5 Full 1 Half

Saturday, 4:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am
Parking for 10
Recent updates include a new hot tub, new great room Smart TV, fresh interior paint, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen along with refaced cabinets, new tile backsplash and new counter stools, new common area and bathroom light fixtures, new luxury vinyl plank flooring in all bathrooms and entire top level, 3 new King mattresses, all new bedspreads, new furniture in the great room, and two master bedrooms, and a fabulous new coffee/wine bar area on the top level offering a beverage refrigerator and 4 swivel barrel chairs.

Formerly known as "Idle Time".

Relaxation comes easily in this oceanfront home with a private pool, hot tub, expansive views of the Atlantic, and easy beach access. Enjoy the privacy of wide open space to the south and access to community amenities.

2021 Advertising Updates

1/9/21 This home will no longer offer a charcoal grill, it will have a gas grill.

1/29/21 The L1 rec room will no longer offer a QSS. The L2 BR (Duo) has changed to BR (2Duo).

2/19/21 The name of this home has changed from "Idle Time" to "What The Shell".

Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Room 1
Queen, Twin

Full Bath
Shower/tub combo

Sitting area; rec room with pool table and ping pong; kitchenette; full bath; garage; covered entry.

Level 2

Master 1
King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Master 2
King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Room 1

Room 2
2 Duo Bunk Sets

Full Bath
Shower/tub combo


Level 3

Master 1
King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub

Half Bath

Great room with media center; dining area; kitchen with granite countertops; sitting area with coffee bar and beverage refrigerator.


Gas fireplace, picnic table, fish-cleaning table, multiple TVs, two refrigerators, keyless entry, two outside showers, foot shower, ceiling fans, basketball goal, gas grill, community pool and tennis.


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Guest recommendations

22 guests recommended this home
Sandra   ·  Stayed October 2022

"Size and set up was great, unbeatable ocean view."

James   ·  Stayed October 2022

"the house was great, close to the beach, only issue we had was the upstairs AC did not work."

Jeannine   ·  Stayed September 2022

"Location, house is Amazing!"

Katherine   ·  Stayed September 2022

"Wonderful location with great ocean views. Clean house and fully stocked kitchen. Great pool and hot tub. Two minor issues which Twiddy responded to within a day. Overall we had an excellent experience. Would certainly come back to What the Shell."

Ronald   ·  Stayed August 2022

"The pool and the view were awesome"

Richard   ·  Stayed July 2022

"We stayed at "What The Shell" for a weeklong Family reunion and all had a wonderful time. This First Row house was cleaned and ready for our our early check-in and Twiddy responded quickly to several minor conditions. Would definitely recommend this for future vacations."

Ken   ·  Stayed June 2022

"What the Shell is a great place for family vacation! Updates to the home happen every year and the location is awesome!"

Kiersten   ·  Stayed June 2022
Richard   ·  Stayed June 2022
Greg   ·  Stayed May 2022

"It was perfect! Mother Nature didn't cooperate, but there is plenty to do at the house and nearby. The hot tub and pool came in handy the few times the weather cooperated. We have reserved again for next year, so let the countdown begin!"

DEBRA   ·  Stayed April 2022

"Clean, decorated beautifully and very well stocked kitchen .... Everything was perfect"

John   ·  Stayed April 2022
Keri   ·  Stayed March 2022

"Location, views, proximity to the beach, interior decor, hot tub, spacious, cleanliness, amenities."

Julie   ·  Stayed November 2021

"Great home for family vacation, right on the beach!"

Joseph   ·  Stayed October 2021

"Great house. Great view. Great times. That’s all that needs to be said"

Brian   ·  Stayed October 2021

"Second year staying here. The house is great we really enjoyed the new coffee bar area."

Kaitlin   ·  Stayed July 2021

"The location is perfect! The house is great and worked out super well for my family. The extra space downstairs, the large dinning table, lots of seating in the family and an amazing deck looking over the ocean all we’re amazing! Plus pool and hot tub; loved it!"

Laura   ·  Stayed June 2021

"This has been the best home we rented in OBX thus far! The home was beautiful and accommodated 11 of us perfectly. Being so close to the beach made it so easy with 4 children of all different ages as you can access the home within seconds (nap time, lunch, snacks, pool, etc.). No need to drag beach carts/wagons as you are steps away from the sand! The convenience made our vacation much more enjoyable. :-)"

Patricia   ·  Stayed June 2021

"This house is in a great location with wonderful views of the beach. There is ample room for a large group with many areas to find some privacy for reading and relaxing if you like."

Susan Lyons   ·  Stayed May 2021

"The view was perfect....house homey comfy and roomy....problem with hot tub after a storm twiddy responded quickly and was running in no timw.3rd time using Twiddy definetly will again all the homes have been beautiful"

Theresa   ·  Stayed April 2021

"What the Shell is a perfect beach house. From the fantastic views of the ocean to the inviting decor of the home. Oceanfront at a great price!"

Marybeth   ·  Stayed March 2021

"Wonderful layout for multiple occupants. Beautiful views and great location! We LOVED our week and definitely will be back!"

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