Dolphin's Leap

3 bedrooms
1 K, 2 Q
1 bathrooms
1 Full


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Pet-Friendly Details:
Pets Allowed: 2 max
Dogs: No weight limit
Cats: Not Allowed
All pets must be well-behaved and housebroken
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
  • Wifi
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Municipal Water
  • Telephone
  • Welcome Bag
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Home details

3 bedrooms

1 K, 2 Q

1 bathrooms

1 Full

Saturday, 4:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am
Parking for 3
New for 2024 Spring Season: This home will feature newly renovated decking and an updated gazebo area. Updated 12/14/23

This unique, hexagonal oceanfront home combines traditional charm with modern convenience and comfort. Enjoy the sweeping ocean views and watching for pelicans soaring overhead or dolphins playing off-shore from a number of vantage points - the spacious decks, gazebo with snack bar or the screened porch. The one-level living space is great for a couple or family who wants to experience the immediacy of the ocean while enjoying modern comforts. Memories made at "Dolphin's Leap" will last a lifetime.

Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1


Level 2

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Full Bath
Shower/tub combo

Great room; kitchen; dining area.


Direct beach access, screened porch, gazebo, lounging hot tub with privacy fence.


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Guest recommendations

33 guests recommended this home
Gary   ·  Stayed June 2024

"Deck over looking the beach was great"

Gretchen   ·  Stayed May 2024

"Dolphin's Leap was aptly named, as we were treated to frequent dolphin sightings throughout our stay! We spent nearly all of our waking hours on the huge deck. We really appreciated the quality composite deck furniture, having options of full sun or shade, and the safe, gated area for the dog to run around chasing bubbles to his heart's content. As shown in the aerial map, the gazebo sits pretty much at the top of the dune. It extends significantly further than any deck in the community. We actually never even brought our beach chairs and umbrellas down to the sand, because there was no need. The 2024 updates to the deck and gazebo were done well: the overall footprint did not change, and there are now unobstructed views thanks to the "snack bar" (in the gazebo) and the tall panels by the hot tub being removed. As for the house itself, it was the perfect size for us -- two adults in separate bedrooms, plus a dog. The kitchen had adequate storage space. The large dining area was convenient and comfortable. The decor is tasteful, and wonderfully lacking in beach kitsch. We also appreciated the updated flooring, and that there are no area rugs to trap sand and dirt and dog hair. There is no interior staircase, so to do laundry you do need to go outside to get to the downstairs laundry area -- not an issue for us. The bathroom was a good size, though the "low-rider" toilet could use an upgrade. The direct beach access, shared with the house next door, was a nice option; but the ocean side of it is a little steep. (On our way back to the house, we typically opted for any of the three Carolina Dunes community walkways, as they seemed a little less steep, plus they all offered a handrail, foot-rinse station, and a little lending library. During our stay, there was a lifeguard from 10 am to 6 pm daily, near the walkway closest to the house.) The beach was not ever crowded. This was one of the most relaxing and restful vacations we have had in years."

Virginia   ·  Stayed May 2024

"Loved the location and the large outdoor deck"

Michael C   ·  Stayed March 2024
Holly   ·  Stayed March 2024

"We loved the layout of a one floor home. We loved the enclosed deck for the pets. We loved the deck, gazebo, hot tub, and ocean views. We loved the neighborhood. We already booked for 2 weeks for next year."

Schelly   ·  Stayed February 2024
Deborah   ·  Stayed December 2023

"Location, location, location"

Lisa   ·  Stayed November 2023

"House was well maintained. Perfect size for 1-2 people"

Bethel   ·  Stayed September 2023

"This house is perfect for one or 2 couples. Great location. The deck is the best! We spend most of our time outside, with choices of sun and shade, being out over the dune vs close to the house. And we love that the deck is fully gated so we can have a dog outside with us, relaxed and confident he won’t be able to run off. The gate just before the gazebo is very useful also, it helps us manage the excited barking at every dog that walks by."

Raymond   ·  Stayed September 2023

"Not everyone needs a castle sized home . This is the perfect size for a small family and made better still by allowing the dog family members to also enjoy a vacation. This lovely house has the best outdoor deck and furniture to enjoy the ocean. We have rented this home twice and would certainly not hesitate to return. It is simply the best!"

James And Judy   ·  Stayed July 2023

"On the beach with great ocean views. Lot of outdoor living space."

Nathan   ·  Stayed June 2023

"We loved the watching the sunrise with our family (pup included) while sitting on the covered dune deck and the private access to the beach. In a market dominated with huge homes, this smaller one met every one of our families needs for making a memorable OBX vacation."

Linda   ·  Stayed May 2023

"As always, the best. Doesn't get any better than Dolphins Leap!!"

Barbara   ·  Stayed May 2023

"The deck and hot tub were amazing. The views are the best in Duck."

Jean   ·  Stayed April 2023

"We had a perfect week at Dolphin's Leap. The outdoor decking & gazebo were the highlights of the property. The perfect weather had us starting each day walking our dog on the nearly-deserted beach. The town of Duck is so nice in that dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach as long as they are closely monitored. Although the beach access shared with the neighboring house was mostly impassable, a neighborhood boardwalk access was only 1 house up the street, offering poop bags, a shower & footwash and even a Little Library offering books to borrow. We followed our walks by having breakfast under the deck's gazebo, overlooking the ocean. Some part of the home's decks remained in the sunshine for the entire day, unlike the taller homes whose decks and pool areas were shaded by 2pm. We brought back dinner-to-go a couple of evenings & ate under the gazebo, watching for dolphins, which we saw everyday. The house was a nice beach cottage ... very clean, with a well-stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. We shut off the AC the moment we arrived & opened the windows in the kitchen & main bedroom (others were un-openable) to enjoy the breezes & sounds of the waves. The outdoor areas of the house could have been better-prepared for the spring season: the screen porch had a thick layer of sand on the floor & covering the table & chairs, & even the sliding door to enter the home had sand in the runners making it difficult to slide the door open. Fortunately, there was a broom provided so you could clean some of the sand off the decking & away from the door (definitely more than an overnight or weekly accumulation). The door lock could use some 3-in-1 oil to make locking & unlocking less difficult. Also, we wished there had been a safety bar in the shower area of the bathroom, as we found it a bit unsafe getting in & out of the tub ... we had purposely chosen this house as it allowed 1-floor living once you navigated the 12-step staircase to the main level, as my husband has Parkinson's Disease. A couple other minor things could've been improved upon: better instructions for TV usage & a trash dumpster that had wheels so you could roll it out to the street. But overall, just a perfect oceanfront cottage with wonderful outdoor areas to enjoy the lovely weather & peaceful vistas! So much so, that we are planning to rent for 2 weeks in 2024!"

Donna   ·  Stayed April 2023

"Dolphins leap is the best house around with the deck right out to the beach. We saw beautiful sunrises and watched for dolphins. My 2 dogs can run out to the deck and watch for people and they are safe on the deck. The house had everything we needed and very clean. If I could I would rent it every year."

Erin   ·  Stayed March 2023

"The deck and view are amazing. The upgraded floor and 3rd bedroom are very nice."

Schelly   ·  Stayed February 2023

"I love that we can being our dogs on vacation w us. I love the oceanside deck. I love the hot tub on the deck and the quiet neighborhood"

Kristine   ·  Stayed December 2022

"The location and outdoor space was outstanding. Breakfast in the gazebo, reading at the end of the deck, walk on the beach daily."

Mary   ·  Stayed December 2022

"good location right ocean front"

Carissa   ·  Stayed November 2022

"Small, right on the beach with private access"

Ilona   ·  Stayed October 2022

"Deck and hot tub"

Blair   ·  Stayed October 2022

"The best part was the gazebo right on the dune. It’s just the right size for a small family or a few friends."

Patrick   ·  Stayed September 2022

"The Deck was amazing, access to the beach was great."

Kristin   ·  Stayed August 2022

"The gazebo on the deck was a life-saver for family that for various reasons could not go down to the beach, but could sit there and still experience the ocean."

Linda   ·  Stayed May 2022

"First of all Duck has more lenient laws about dogs on the beach. Next - I love Dolphin's Leap because it isn't one of the huge houses. AND best of all is the covered gazebo!! Even in the rain I sat out there. Another plus is the big yard on the street side. It is sort of enclosed by greenery so my dog can play out there without me being worried about him running off. I look forward to my week at Dolphin's Leap all year."

Rebecca   ·  Stayed May 2022

"Love the home, laundry downstairs is difficult but doable. Storm washed out the walkway to the beach but we made do. LOVED the views. Kitchen needs to be restocked for measuring cups, pans other than non stick, and faucet mechanism with spray is not working… This is a fabulous house.!!!! Well kept and updated and despite hiccups a great place to stay!"

Kathleen   ·  Stayed April 2022

"The deck overlooking the ocean is amazing"

Kristen   ·  Stayed April 2022

"Right on the beach, long deck, hot tub."

Emily   ·  Stayed April 2022

"I loved the views of the ocean! The service was also amazing!"

Joseph   ·  Stayed March 2022


Erin   ·  Stayed March 2022

"Cute house in an amazing location. Loved the 2022 updates you furniture and decor"

Schelly   ·  Stayed February 2022

"Loved everything about the house! The deck, the hot tub, the house, the neighborhood!"

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