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No longer available for the 2024 season
Pool Size: 18x37
Bed & Bath
Parking for 8
For the 2023 season, this home will have an exterior driveway or street-facing security camera. Updated 11/1/22
For the 2023 season, this private pool will no longer offer the heated option. Updated 11/12/22
The French/American owners of Les Dunes welcome you with warm Southern hospitality and exclusive privacy to their unique coastal estate. At Les Dunes, families have the ability to spread out between two residences in order to enjoy the space which they deserve. Multiple generations are encouraged to gather together for the ultimate beach retreat of family games, dolphin and praying mantis hunts, football on the front lawn or sundowners on one of the two glorious widow's walks.
The recently renovated and luxurious Les Dunes offers incredible 360-degree water views plus exclusive privacy. The guest experience at Les Dunes is of utmost importance to the homeowners. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac within the prestigious, oceanfront community of Palmer's Island, this estate is one of the only properties on the Outer Banks with an Audubon reserve on two sides and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound. Expansive grounds allow for the utmost in seclusion particularly because there are no neighbors on three sides of the estate. The homeowners have invested in OBX's precious natural environment by enhancing the biodiversity and landscaping of the estate grounds. They have planted over 500 perennials at Les Dunes, including Japanese black pine trees, magnolias, Russian olives, cactus, juniper varieties, pittosporum, dwarf yaupon, Pampas grasses, and sea oats. This eco-positive investment will be enjoyed by Les Dunes guests for generations.
Superior outdoor amenities complement expansive landscaped clearings and consist of a private pool and hot tub, gazebo, and a large screened and shaded patio with a large picnic table and seating. The area is perfect for al fresco dining for 18-20 people and is equipped with a utility sink, bar, and grill. All elements work together seamlessly to offer the best in outdoor living. Your group will also enjoy the shade of multiple screened porches, where they may relax and enjoy pristine coastal scenery.
The gorgeous main home is decorated in an elegant, layered style with hints of Colonial and French Country chic with a neutral color scheme of driftwood, dove grey, tan, black and white. The hardwood oak floors, Spanish terracotta tiles and wainscoting throughout the home add touches of European charm and beauty.
The generous guest house reflects a New England style with white wainscoting and nautical features, including mounted vintage oars, blue and white accents and carriage lamps. These lovely traditional features are enhanced by technology upgrades throughout both homes. Les Dunes offers the fastest WIFi available on the OBX. Come enjoy a discreet location and tranquil setting, where all expectations will be surpassed.
Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
2 Twins, Cedar-lined closet
2 Twins, Cedar-lined closet
Full bath; kitchenette with full size refrigerator; half bath; laundry.
King, Shared whirlpool tub room with Master 2
King, Shared whirlpool tub room with Master 1
Theater room with shuffleboard, pool table, kitchenette and full size refrigerator.
King, Whirlpool tub, Cedar-lined closet
Great room with ocean to sound views, gas fireplace and wet bar; large gourmet kitchen; breakfast area; dining room; butler's pantry with full refrigerator and sink; screened porch; laundry; office; half bath.
Guest House layoutBedroom Definitions
2 Bunk Sets
King with private deck and cedar-lined closet
Great room with fireplace and pool table; large kitchen; dining room; office; half bath; screened porch; soundside deck.
Salt Water swimming pool, two elevators, reduced greens fees at the Kilmarlic Golf Club, beach cabana service provided from May 28 - September 1 only (provides morning set-up and afternoon take-down of two umbrellas and six beach chairs on the beach).
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"Easy in and out. Les Dunes is a great property."
"Location, view and house amenities."
"The views, how spacious it was. Plenty of room for the guests. Very comfortable."
"Our family has been renting houses in the Outer Banks for over 30 years and Les Dunes is in a class by itself. From the moment we arrived and during our stay, the Twitty representative (Cathy), provided prompt, courteous, and professional service. Cathy greeted us when we arrived and provided a tour highlighting all the features and amenities Les Dunes offers - very helpful given the many features of the home. The home offers a magical setting with the most private, lushly landscaped site in the Duck or Corolla area. The home (actually two homes) is impressive in scale and quality, offering every amenity needed for a perfect vacation. While our family has vacationed in bigger and newer homes in the area, none of those homes offers the combination of privacy, amenities, and quality that Les Dunes offers. We will return!"
"Privacy and location. Well appointed kitchen."
"Home away from home"
"The most special property on OBX. Comfortable and quietly elegant you can enjoy all nature has to offer without the crowds."
"Les Dunes is an OBX dream come true! After 20+ years of staying in many different homes, we can't imagine finding one better - beautiful, private setting, upscale elegant decor, well equipped kitchens and the widow's walk!"
"Have been vacationing in OBX, in Duck and Corolla for decades. The Les Dunes was amazing. I was somewhat concerned because pics can be deceiving, this has been true before when houses are a bit older. Let me tell you Les Dunes is a beautiful home, very inviting, very functional and very well kept up. This place was furnished beyond anything I had experienced before. All of the rooms were were large and spacious. Large and spacious grounds were beautiful and maintained. The guest house was also just amazing. Screened in areas and the views are spectacular. Definitely would recommend. The wildlife in this small area was a treat to young and old."
"Quiet, beautiful property, beautiful home, clean, and great location."
"Resort-like landscaping and facilities."
"Great house and location. Pool was outstanding and very easy proximity to beach. House needs to be power washed and big problem needs to be fixed. Had a great week and will come back!"
"some repairs needed that Twiddy was aware of. Great home will rent again"
"Les Dunes is perfect for a large family vacation! This house has everything you will need — and I mean everything!! From a fully equipped kitchen to multiple clothes washers & dryers. The house & grounds are well maintained and beautiful. I highly recommend Les Dunes for your family vacation!!"
"I have been vacationing in OBX for the past 14 years with my daughters. Every year we try to "outdo" the house we had the previous year. Les Dunes has made it impossible to ever outdo ourselves again! Over the years I have never had a more private, elegant, upscale home that truly does feel like "home". I appreciated the fact that this does not feel like a rental property, but rather a private residence that welcomes guests and pays attention to details such as leaving hotel quality toiletries in all the bathrooms and a "welcome" spread of pastry and flavored water. The cleanliness of the home and the condition of the appointments were first rate. The views cannot be beat, and that fact that there are TWO widows walks in addition to all the balconies and dune decks truly takes advantage of the unobstructed sea to sound views. You will not find a better location for both beach and sound access and views. You know you are in a first class property when the personal chef thanks you for the opportunity to prepare a meal there! This is a stunning property and I will stay here again, which is a first!"
Dear Laurie, Thank you for your precious message. It means so much to us as we aim to create a relaxing, private and welcoming experience for our guests. We hope you and your daughters will come back and stay with Les Dunes again. - Team Les Dunes
"This home is a great way to spend your vacation. It has so much to offer and it's beautiful. Has the best views I have ever seen at the outer banks."
Dear Sheila, Thank you for your thoughtful message and feedback. It means a lot to us. We hope you come back to Duck and stay with Les Dunes again. - Team Les Dunes
"The house has everything you can ask for. I'm glad we added the heat to the pool. We brought a volleyball net but they had one. We brought a crock pot and they had 2. Loved the heated floors in some of the bathroom. We couldn't figure out some of the jetted tubs. I would highly recommend this house."
"Les Dunes has to be one of the best properties in the Outer Banks. From the green space, landscaping, privacy, and top notch houses and amenities - it was a true pleasure and a wonderful escape. It's even better in person - enjoy!"