113 Buffell Head Road, Duck, NC 27949View on Map
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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.
Dogs only (2 max.). No additional fee or deposit required.
Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
Full bath; great room; kitchen; dining area.
Direct beach access, screened porch, gazebo, lounging hot tub with privacy fence.
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"The deck and hot tub were amazing. The views are the best in Duck."
"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!"
"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."
"The deck and view are amazing. The upgraded floor and 3rd bedroom are very nice."
"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"
"The location and outdoor space was outstanding. Breakfast in the gazebo, reading at the end of the deck, walk on the beach daily."
"good location right ocean front"
"Small, right on the beach with private access"
"Deck and hot tub"
"The best part was the gazebo right on the dune. It’s just the right size for a small family or a few friends."
"The Deck was amazing, access to the beach was great."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"The deck overlooking the ocean is amazing"
"Right on the beach, long deck, hot tub."
"I loved the views of the ocean! The service was also amazing!"
"Cute house in an amazing location. Loved the 2022 updates you furniture and decor"
"Loved everything about the house! The deck, the hot tub, the house, the neighborhood!"
"Best house on the beach!!!"
"We love this house! We describe it as a fabulous deck with a cute little house attached. The deck provides wonderful living areas -- covered, open, intimate, or spacious -- all with amazing views of the beach and ocean. And of course, the hot tub. The house is cozy but best for intimate groups since there is only one bathroom and the plan is very open. A few things could use some updates, such as the dishwasher. But all in all, it's very comfortable. We will be back!"
"Great place. Cozy, on the beach, and dog friendly. We are going back for our 5th year."
"The view and the outdoor living space are what make this home so special. Inside, Dolphin's Leap is cozy and comfortable, perfect for a small family or couple — even two couples who don’t mind sharing a bath. But the deck is spectacular with lots of comfortable seating, covered area, screened porch, hot tub, and 180 degree view of the beach and ocean. This has to be the best deck on the Outer Banks."
"Very clean home, bathroom was bigger than pictured which was nice. Amazing Views. Thanks for a Wonderful week."
"If you want privacy, the best view of the beach and ocean but don't want kids or animals running around you.... this is the place for you! Take your dog cause he /she can have the run of the completely secured deck! And direct and private access to the beach. Can't say enough good things about this house!! I'm already booked for next year!"