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No longer available for the 2024 season
New for the 2024 season
Pool Size: 13x30
Bed & Bath
Parking for 9
Treat yourself and your family to a vacation to be remembered at “Salty Paws!” Located on the oceanfront in the Sea Tern community in North Duck, this home is centrally located and is a short drive from the shops, restaurants, and attractions of both Duck and Corolla. In addition to its convenient location, you and your guests can take advantage of a long list of amenities to keep you comfortable and entertained during your stay.
The moment you arrive and are greeted by the home’s sunny exterior, you’ll know your beach vacation has begun. Enter to find a private elevator to assist you and your guests with unpacking the car and carrying groceries to the top floor, allowing you to settle in quickly and start relaxing. The only decision you have to make is what to do first! Quickly make your way to the beach to feel the sand beneath your feet via the connecting walkway adjacent to the home. Take a dip in the private pool, or lounge in the sun on the pool deck. Settle in for a relaxing soak in the bubbling hot tub.
The top level is home to the great room, dining area, and kitchen arranged in an open floor plan. Stunning ocean views are within sight from each room. The bright, spacious great room provides plenty of room for everyone to gather and evokes a coastal ambiance. Preparing meals in the well-equipped kitchen is truly a treat! Two refrigerators provide all the space you need to stock up on groceries. Large countertops, two ovens, and two sinks let you cook for the large group with ease. Enjoy dinner together around the dining room table, then clean up in no time with the help of two dishwashers. After dinner, step out onto the decks to take advantage of expansive oceanfront views, and feel the sea breezes. A master bedroom with a walk-in rain shower and deck access is also located on the top level. You’ll find five additional masters on the mid-level along with a den and laundry.
Cool off and relax after a long day at the beach with a flick in the theater room or gather for a game of pool in the rec room, which also features a wet bar to keep drinks and snacks within reach. A sliding door leads you from the rec room to the pool area. A convenient second laundry area is located on the ground floor. The first floor is also home to the seventh master, an additional bedroom with a semi-private bath and a kids suite, and a full bathroom.
Host the oceanfront vacation of your dreams at this well-appointed Duck retreat. Fun and relaxation await at “Salty Paws!”
Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
2 Twins, Shower/tub combo, Deck access
Duo Bunk Set, Bunk Set, Semi-private bath, Shower/tub combo
Theatre room with 86" Smart TV and surround sound; laundry area; Teen/Kids private den (2Duo/QSS), wet bar and pool table.
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Handicap-friendly features, Deck access
King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access
Oceanside, King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access
Oceanside, King, Shower/tub combo, Deck access
King, Shower/tub combo
Card room (QSS); second laundry area.
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Deck access
Kitchen with two refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens; great room; two dining areas.
Outdoor dining area, private gated pool, hot tub, elevator.
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"Love the kitchen counter space and two ovens and dishwashers. Ocean view is gorgeous and the beds are comfy."
"The upstairs deck and backyard were great. We also enjoyed the theater."
"The view was incredible. A great use of space and bedrooms. Excellent kitchen to work in. Amazing open top floor. Plenty of parking. Theater room was fantastic."
"Had a great week with family and friends. The pool area a favorite again this year. Lots of room for everyone. The updates to the 2 bathrooms were awsome."
"Great pool area, views of the ocean are endless, did some great stargazing, house had all amenities needed"
"The best view of any oceanfront home we have stayed in! And the new pool deck is wonderful. We loved the hammocks!"
"Accommodations, features, location, views"
"We loved the location - convenient to everything. The spacious pool area was the best we have ever had. The astroturf was fabulous! The kitchen was so large making it easy for our group to move around. The dining table was the best because it was large enough for our entire party to eat together. You could tell that the owners were redoing almost everything in the house."
"Beautiful view! Beautiful home!"
"Comfortable and roomy."
Thank you for your review. To answer your question, Yes, we will continue to upgrade each bathroom. Every year we plan to make improvements. Next off season we plan on remodeling the game room.
"house was great size for several large families"
Ellen, thank you for your review. We have added new pots and pans. In addition we have replaced the serving sets, plates, bowls, cups, glasses, tumblers, etc.
"Open and spacious! Fantastic views!"
"Location 3rd floor living space Loved King beds with on suites Artificial turf was great for games Pool area was great"
"We all loved the pool area great place for everyone to gather around. Also enjoyed the theater room,it was a hit with the young n older folks. Nice open space."
"The house was perfect for our extended family, with 9 bedrooms sleeping 20 people, 8 full and two half baths, a dining table that seats 20, a very well-equipped kitchen with 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and 2 ovens, plus ample storage for clothes and food, Books to read, games to play, a couple of bikes to ride, a much-used outdoor grill, and a wonderful pool for the younger folks to swim in during the day and the older folks to enjoy in the evenings. The beach is just over the dune behind the pool!! This was our third year at Salty Paws, and we look forward to our fourth in 2023!"
Hi Kathie, Thank you for the review we really appreciate the feedback and knowing people enjoyed the house. We have a few surprises in the works for our 2023 guests so we hope you will be surprised and enjoy the changes we make this off-season.
"We loved the outdoor space of the home the most! We found the beach access easy and convenient! The extra bonus room and theater on ground level was perfect for the kids!"
"This home was perfect for our group and the backyard was nothing like I’ve ever seen in OBX! There was so much useful space."
"We loved the home it had everything we needed. We had 18 people with plenty of room for everyone."
"Beautiful home ~ loved sitting on the deck watching the sun rises and dolphins. We had a fantastic week"
"Salty Paws was just as it was described and only a few steps to the beach. We had plenty of room in the house and loved having the pool area to come back to when the beach was to hot. Must mention that the beach side of the dune is steep sand, no steps and no railing. So my Mom, who has knee problems, was not able to make it on the beach with the rest of us. Kitchen was well equipped other then spices. Plenty of cooking options with pots n pans, electric skillet and toaster oven. Bonus having 2 dip coffee pots and 1 Keurig with so many people in the house and everyone wanting something different. We all loved this house and the morning sunrises were beautiful! I would highly recommend this house for a large crowd."
"The home looked appealing and smelled fresh upon arrival. Great theater room for multiple family members to enjoy. The outdoor space is lovely and inviting. Had a great experience in this home!"
"It was full of things to do for the whole family. The week started out rainy and the whole family spent time watching movies, playing pool, gathering! When the rain passed, the pool area was amazing too. Lots of room, very comfortable, and an all-around great place. Only down side is the beach entrance, which is public access and difficult to climb. But we would highly recommend this house to families with kids of all ages!"
"Location and amenities"
"We had a great time at Salty Paws! The house was big enough for our family of 14 with room to spare. The updated backyard was a huge hit with the kids! Thank you for such a great time."
"This was our 19th year coming to Duck and although each house we rented over the years was great, this house was PERFECT for us. The overall space was perfect for our extended family and the theatre room was great for the younger kids and the backyard was exceptional. Just wish we could have enjoyed the outside more at night, but due to the bugs this year we could not. The only minor suggestions would be maybe adding more frying pans and baking sheets and possibly adding back in the sleeper sofa back to the area where the poker table is. We had rented this house before the renovations and rented it with the sleeper sofa in mind, but then it was removed with the reno's. Otherwise, this house is perfect and it took 19 years for us to find it. We are already booked for next year and can't wait for 2022."
"This is our third consecutive year renting this house and we were absolutely thrilled with the improvements that have been made since 2020. Not only did we have decent water pressure for a change, the pool area upgrade left us speechless. Knowing what it used to be like made us appreciate it even more. This is a fantastic rental in a good location and it fit our extended family perfectly. Even has plenty of room for our cars without getting all blocked in!"
Thank you! Reviews mean so much to us, you made my day. I am excited that you liked the upgrades :) More to come before next season, we hope see you back again!
"Salty Paws was absolutely perfect for us! The pool area has been completely redone and we loved having the turf to give kids an alternative to cement or sand to run on! So much of the house appeared to be updated with lots of new furniture. The house has so much room so you never feel crowded (even with a big crowd!)! The kids loved the theater room and the kids rooms downstairs. We loved it and can’t wait to come again!!"
"Great house, beautiful view, great kitchen and easy beach access. Advertised as wheelchair friendly but only in terms of a few wide doorways, open concept in main rooms and elevator. No ramps or bars into house, onto decks or in bath. Two sets of washer/dryers make packing light easy. Had a great time with family."
"Beautiful house, but there were a lot of cosmetic issues."
"Quack Shack is a beautiful oceanfront home. Bedrooms are lovely and the view is sensational. We liked the fact that there were chairs and bikes available for use. About a little over an hour from town, it was a little further out than we are typically accustomed - but being beachfront made it worth it. It was nice to be able to see family/kids on the beach from the top floor of the home. The kitchen is fairly well equipped but the cabinet facing is peeling in some areas and should be repaired. The basement rooms are a bit of an odd layout (too many bunk rooms) but fine for teenagers. The pool area needs a bit of work... fence has holes where sand is pouring through and the pool cement should be resurfaced. The outdoor area detracted from the overall home but luckily we did not feel the need to spend much time around the pool."
Hi Christy, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We purchased this home just a few days ago and have shut it down in order to do construction and make updates. We will post pictures as soon as the construction is complete - Please consider looking at us again next year after the renovations are complete.