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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
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Municipal Water
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 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

14 guests recommended this home
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."

Allison   ·  Stayed August 2021

"We love the Happy Crab. It brought our family together for the first time in 20 months. The owners have thought of everything you could need and it feels like home. We all had an amazing stay."

Catherine   ·  Stayed September 2020

"Loved this home. We have four young children and a pup. We were 4 adults and 4 kids. Perfect new clean amenities. Easy barefoot walk to beach. Fun to play horseshoes. Nice neighborhood to walk dog. Fun clean large pool for a swim day or evening ( pool light and patio lights) with Plenty of privacy. Our ONLY disappointment is that it’s booked for next year and can’t seem to find a week for us to go back! would book this again in a heartbeat."

Diane   ·  Stayed July 2020

"My family has been enjoying the Happy Crab every summer since 2012. We love having the pool and the beach just a short walk away. The house is well equip. It was a little strange not to have the extra touches due to the virus but we can only hope they will be back in the near future. The owners take pride in their home to make comfortable and welcoming for their guest."

Kathleen   ·  Stayed May 2020

"Everything about this home is perfect! Beautifully furnished, immaculate, completely stocked kitchen, excellent location with excellent views, and the privacy of the side lot for playing games of corn hole. Plenty of space inside and out to relax together, or work remotely (which several of our group needed to do.) Short bike ride to Duck for donuts or across the island for a sunset view. We would be lucky to book this house again next year!"

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