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That's My Desire

5 bedrooms
1 K, 2 Q, 3 T, 1 BS, 1 Tr, 1 DSS
6 bathrooms
5 Full 1 Half


Featured in this Home
Gas Fireplace Details:
Available: 1/1-4/19; 10/5-12/31
Pet-Friendly Details:
Pets Allowed: 2 max
Dogs: No weight limit
Cats: No
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
  • Pod Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Shared Beach Walkway
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Municipal Water
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Telephone
  • Welcome Bag
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Home details

5 bedrooms

1 K, 2 Q, 3 T, 1 BS, 1 Tr, 1 DSS

6 bathrooms

5 Full 1 Half

Sunday, 4:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am
Parking for 5
Advertising Updates: For the 2024 season, this home has been upgraded with all new Smart TV's and a new mesh WiFi system! Updated 8/11/24

Enjoy the comfort and relaxation extended by this oceanfront cottage located in Sanderling. An open floor plan offers dramatic ocean views from the great room, kitchen, and dining room. Four master bedroom suites offer privacy and comfort while the additional bedroom and den provide great family flexibility. Multiple decks provide breathtaking ocean views and amazing sunsets.

Dogs welcome (2 max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.

Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 2

Master 1
King, Double Sleep Sofa, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 2
Queen, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 3
Bunk Set, Trundle, Standing shower

Room 1
2 Twins

Full Bath
Shower/tub combo

Den (T); laundry.

Level 3

Master 1
Queen, Standing shower, Deck access

Half Bath

Great room with gas fireplace; kitchen; dining area.


Nature trail nearby, community pool, gas grill, two outdoor showers. Tennis available for a fee.


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Guest recommendations

34 guests recommended this home
Margaret   ·  Stayed July 2023

"We had an amazing week at this beautiful home. It was perfect for our family!"

Conrad   ·  Stayed May 2023
Carolyn   ·  Stayed April 2023

"Arrangement, design, close to water, ocean view, everything"

Peggy   ·  Stayed April 2023

"Best view on the beach. Gourmet kitchen. Great space for family gatherings. Comfortable soothing decor."

Lyn   ·  Stayed March 2023

"That's My Desire is an absolutely AMAZING home. Beautifully decorated----well stocked kitchen-so very comfortable in every way--can't say enough good things about this wonderful home----I could go on and on---"

Sara   ·  Stayed March 2023
Lynda   ·  Stayed January 2023

"Great location, well stocked, very comfortable and welcoming."

Yan   ·  Stayed November 2022

"Excellent stay as always! Love the location of the house that it's away but also close enough to the action"

Thomas   ·  Stayed October 2022

"Beautiful home, was everything we wanted and more."

Kelly   ·  Stayed October 2022
Peggy   ·  Stayed September 2022

"My 30+ years in the same house is testimony to what I think. My favorites are the kitchen and the oceanfront deck."

Deborah   ·  Stayed September 2022

"Location on the beach is awesome!! The house is delightful. So welcoming!"

Patricia   ·  Stayed August 2022

"We have rented this house since 2007. We love Sanderling and the views from the house. The owner has done a great job in maintaining the property and providing many conveniences to the guests. Great kitchen!"

Stephanie   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Great location, beautiful beach and well stocked home."

Joanne   ·  Stayed June 2022

"Beautiful home. Clean and bright! Loved the location and access to the 25 yard community pool."

Jeffrey   ·  Stayed May 2022

"Love the home. Twiddy comes through every single time we rent. The very best!!!"

Maureen   ·  Stayed May 2022
Carolyn   ·  Stayed May 2022

"Early season is divine! I was recovering from a serious case of bronchitis and the fresh ocean air and the sound of waves crashing plus dolphins playing and pelicans in formation made for a wonderful healing week. Drake and Kari and a friend with their 2 dogs were on the beach all week since it was mostly sunny after thinking it would be wet every day. Rains came at night or early morning but cleared during daylight hours until the day we left. We have been at That's My Desire for 6 years now and we love the house and its waterfront location and comfortable design and we are already looking forward to our visit next year. Just wish we could stay longer!"

Peggy   ·  Stayed April 2022

"My home away from home for 30 years"

Alicia   ·  Stayed April 2022

"Well appointed home that is perfect for a large family. Great views and close to the beach. We had a wonderful stay. The kitchen and living space are large and perfect for family and the rooms provide ample space for you to have private space and time if you need to chill alone. The kitchen and living room are above the majority of the bedrooms so if you’re a light sleeper and have others who go to bed late you will be able to hear people or dogs walking above. The freezer didn’t shut completely/easily nor beep if it wasn’t fully closed so that was an issue with our ice cream staying frozen."

Charlotte   ·  Stayed March 2022

"On the beach, allows pets, nicely appointed and decorated. Up to date decor."

Mary   ·  Stayed March 2022

"Great views, pet friendly, well stocked kitchen, great views of sunrise and sunset!"

Nikki   ·  Stayed November 2021

"This is our 3rd year in this house and we love it. The kitchen is super well-stocked for large meals and families. The gas stove is great. We love the open feel of the living area. The dog bowls and blankets are a nice touch. You can’t beat the 360 degree sunrise and sunset views. There are a few things that need a repair or refresh but overall it’s a great house and we’ll be back next Thanksgiving!"

James   ·  Stayed November 2021

"We've rented many houses in OBX and this is now our favorite! Its location, cleanliness, meticulously maintained and well stocked with whatever you may need during your vacation. Great view of the ocean from the inside and from the upper deck. Easy access to the beach. Located in a nice quiet neighborhood, perfect for taking our dog on walks thru out the day. Also, house had awesome WIFI, with strong signals at all levels of the house. We wanted to come back for 2 weeks next year, but this house is booked solid to end of 2022. I'm sure this house has many return renters. Also, Twiddy was great to deal with. We had one issue (very minor, keyless pad needed new batteries) that Twiddy took care of within onehour of calling."

Jim   ·  Stayed October 2021

"Home has great amenities and a well stocked kitchen. We also love the location close to Duck. Outside windows and screens need cleaned."

Peggy   ·  Stayed September 2021

"The home is aging, but remains my favorite beach house"

Peggy   ·  Stayed April 2021

"I love this home like it was my own. That's why I've been renting it for three weeks a year for thirty years. The only thing I would add is an elevator or luggage lift, only because I am getting old."

William   ·  Stayed April 2021

"I left a review at the house but I will reiterate that after having stayed at the same home for four or five years, it is obvious that we love it. The only downside this time was that the owner was not current with the cable company technology and modifications complicated our viewing enjoyment. I had to endure an entire evening with cable and Twiddy people in the home trying to get things right. The owner must provide updated advice on the use of the televisions. By the way, Twiddy is excellent."

Christopher   ·  Stayed March 2021

"Wonderful as always. Well-maintained and furnished, convenient location, beautiful views. We love this home!"

Thanks Christopher, we keep trying to improve the house. Thank you coming back. Paul & Lynne
Grace   ·  Stayed December 2020

"This is our second stay in this home and it doesn't disappoint! We love the cooking, dining and enjoying New Year's watching the ocean!"

Yan   ·  Stayed November 2020

"Exceptional! Breathtaking views and well layed out floorplan. Everything you need for an escape!"

Jim   ·  Stayed October 2020

"The amenities and location were perfect for our family. The house is well stocked with everything you need and very clean. We already booked again for next year."

Lydia   ·  Stayed August 2020
David   ·  Stayed May 2020

"This is a great house. The house itself is very nicely and tastefully decorated. The beds are comfortable and everything seemed of very high quality. The kitchen is outfitted with everything you could possibly need, and more. The views are spectacular. We loved staying here."

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