The Happy Crab

5 bedrooms
4 K, 4 T
4 bathrooms
4 Full


Featured in this Home
Gas Fireplace Details:
Available: 1/1-4/20;10/6-12/31
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/28/2024-10/12/2024
Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $325 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 15x30
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
  • Ping Pong
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pod Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Municipal Water
  • Telephone
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Home details

5 bedrooms

4 K, 4 T

4 bathrooms

4 Full

Sunday, 4:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am
Parking for 6

This luxury semi-oceanfront vacation home in Duck offers upscale appointments for your comfort and enjoyment with an abundance of ocean views that is just steps away from the beach access. The large private pool and lanai area offer a relaxing space to read or entertain family and friends. A large area under the home offers chairs and ping pong, as well as the convenience of two outdoor showers and a toilet. The beautifully landscaped grounds also include a sandy corn hole game area and horseshoe pit. Nearby Ocean Crest community amenities include a community pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and community beach access.

Please note the Ocean Crest community does not allow onstreet parking, RVs, boats or trailers.

Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Entry, full size refrigerator, ice maker.

Level 1.5


Level 2

Master 1
King, Shower/tub combo, Sitting area, Deck access

Master 2
4 Twins

Room 1
King, Private deck

Room 2
King, Deck access

Room 3
King, Deck access

Full bath.

Level 2.5

Full bath.

Level 3

Great room with gas fireplace; kitchen; dining area.


Private pool, gas fireplace.


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Guest recommendations

11 guests recommended this home
James   ·  Stayed June 2024
Kevin   ·  Stayed August 2023

"Equipped with everything we needed. Excellent location."

Diane   ·  Stayed July 2023

"We like the location to the beach and getting into the town of Duck. It is close enough should we want to walk or drive. Love this house and the care the owner take to continue to keep the home updated and comfortable."

Luann   ·  Stayed July 2023

"The pool area and underneath space. Entire house was exceptional"

Michael   ·  Stayed June 2023

"The Happy Crab was ideally located, and extremely well-supplied with everything a family would need to enjoy their beach vacation. Everything was well maintained, and the house was even better than shown in the listing pictures. We really enjoyed spending time at the beach, floating around in the pool, and relaxing on the big comfy couch."

Allison   ·  Stayed August 2022

"We had another great stay at the Happy Crab!"

Julie   ·  Stayed July 2022
Diane   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Close to the beach, it is roomy, and the kitchen is well stocked."

Jason   ·  Stayed July 2022

"It was clean, well taken care of, the pool and pool area were amazing, not to mention that this house had everything needed for you beach trip. All we need was food and our clothes. We can't wait to go back!"

Stuart   ·  Stayed May 2022

"The Happy Crab is the most comfortable, organized, & nicest cottage in OBX!"

JANET   ·  Stayed May 2022

"We were 6 adults and a 9 month old. 2 bedrooms not used but for staging. This gave us ample room to all have space. The outdoor amenities under the house and pool area were excellent. We spent a lot of time there. If we returned to OBX again would rent this home."

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