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Bedding & Level Abbreviations

L1

Level 1 (Ground Floor)


L2

Level 2 (Middle Floor)


L3

Level 3 (Top Floor)


L4

Level 4 (Ship's Watch/Loft)


MBR

Master Bedroom (bedroom with private bathroom)


BR

Bedroom


K

King Bed


Q

Queen Bed


D

Double Bed


T

Twin Bed


BS

Bunk Set with a twin bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top

Duo Bunk

Bunk set with a double bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top


DBS

Bunk set with a double bed on the bottom and a double bed on top


TR

Trundle Bed; twin bed that stores under another bed


DB

Daybed


KSS

Sleep Sofa with a king-size mattress


QSS

Sleep Sofa with a queen-size mattress


DSS

Sleep Sofa with a double-size mattress


TSS

Sleep Sofa with a twin-size mattress


Futon

Thin double-size mattress placed on a raised, foldable frame


TFuton

Thin twin-size mattress placed on a raised, foldable frame

Home Locations

Oceanfront

No other property/lot between the home and the beach. Dunes may obstruct ocean views; may or may not have direct beach access.


2nd-Tier Oceanfront

Although considered oceanfront, 2nd-tier oceanfront lots are shaped like the ivory keys on a piano with the narrow end facing the ocean. Views to the side may be obscured by another home.


Semi-Oceanfront

One lot from the beach; may or may not have direct beach access, ocean views or a street between the home and the beach.


Oceanside

East of NC 12; distance to the beach varies.


Soundfront

Homes that directly front the sound; may or may not have access to the sound.


Soundside

West of NC 12; may or may not have direct access to the sound.


Westside

West of NC 12; three or four lots from the beach.


Canal Front

A four-wheel drive vehicle is required to access the home. These homes directly front a canal that connects to the sound.


Accessible by 4x4 only

Ocean Beach, Seagull Beach, Swan Beach, North Swan Beach and Carova Beach. A four-wheel drive vehicle is required to access the home.

Room Definitions

Great Room

A room with living and dining areas that are open to the kitchen.


Game Room or Rec Room

An entertainment room that may include amenities such as a foosball, ping pong or a pool table.


Media Room

A separate room with large-screen TV, multiple speakers and seating for multiple viewers.


Theatre Room

A self-contained room with a door, sloped floor or tiered seating, and a projection or flat-screen TV with approximately 60" or larger screen.


Private Den

A den that can be closed to provide privacy.


Master Bedroom

A bedroom with a private full bathroom.


Semi-Private Bath

A bathroom that has two entries; one from a bedroom and one from a hall or another room.


Shared Bath

A bathroom that is situated between two bedrooms and accessible by both.


Hall Bath

A bathroom that is only accessible from the hallway.


Cabana Bath

A bathroom that has two entries; one from the pool area and one from inside the home.


Half Bath

A bathroom that has no bathtub or shower.


Guest House

A small house or cottage separate from, but adjacent to, a main house, used for lodging guests.

Standard Furnishings and Equipment

The following amenities are standard to all homes unless specifically noted in the home description:

  • Bed & Bath Linens (for reservations of seven days or more, except for Twiddy Traditional Homes)
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Coffeemaker and Blender
  • Toaster or Toaster Oven
  • Dishes, Utensils & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Stereo with CD player
  • Telephone
  • TV & DVD player
  • Wifi (excluding Twiddy Traditional Homes, unless otherwise noted)
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower (excluding Colony by the Sea)
  • BBQ Grill (gas or charcoal)
  • 5 Beach Chairs per home (excluding Colony by the Sea)

Linens & Towels

Bed and bath linens are provided for reservations of seven days or more, except in Twiddy Traditional Homes. Twiddy Traditional Homes have a “T” at the end of the property number. Linens are provided for each advertised bed, Futon, rollaway and sleep sofa. Beds (except trundles, top bunks, Futons, rollaways and sleep sofas) are made the day of arrival. Each home provides one bath towel, one hand towel and one washcloth per sleeping capacity of advertised beds, one bath mat for each full bathroom, one hand towel per half bath and two kitchen towels. Extra bath towel sets are available for an additional fee. Contact us for more information.

For Twiddy Traditional Homes, bed and bath linens are not provided as a standard amenity. Guests may rent bed and bath linens through Twiddy (a package for the whole home, or individual sets) or bring their own bed and bath linens from home.

All homes are cleaned and linens changed prior to guest arrival and upon guest departure. For those vacationing longer than one week, mid-stay cleaning and linen change services are available (once per week). These services are complimentary, but must be requested in advance. Please contact our office as soon as possible if you would like to make arrangements.

Twiddy Traditional Homes

The Perfect Home for Your Traditional Outer Banks Getaway!

Twiddy Traditional Homes are ideal for guests who seek a classic single-family vacation home. Enjoy reasonably-priced accommodations coupled with Twiddy & Company’s unparalleled service. Traditional Homes offer the standard equipment and furnishings; however, bed and bath linens, kitchen towels and bed-making services are not included (unless otherwise advertised). Guests may rent bed and bath linens through Twiddy (a package for the whole home, or individual sets) or bring their own bed and bath linens from home. Please contact us in advance if you would like to arrange for linen rental.

Traditional Homes offer significant cost savings in a comfortable, clean and inviting setting. Such cozy cottages have attracted visitors to the Outer Banks for many years. Create your own treasured memories in a Twiddy Traditional Home!

Homes designated with a "T" at the end of the property name are Traditional Homes.

Please note: Bed and bath linens and kitchen towels are not included in Twiddy Traditional Homes.

Homes with Private Wells

Homes with private wells are listed accordingly in their property description. Homes with private wells can occasionally experience low pressure, salty, distasteful or discolored water. There may be an unpleasant sulfur odor. Private well water may discolor hair and/or clothing. Many guests choose to use bottled water for drinking purposes even though the water is tested regularly for contaminants. All homes on the 4x4 beaches have private wells and may have more prevalent water problems, even in homes with water filtration systems.

Vacation Home Telephone

Each vacation home is equipped with a landline telephone. The vacation home phone number can be found by logging in to your Guest Account, and it will be included with your check-in packet. All homes have a long distance block unless otherwise advertised. Any unauthorized long distance calls charged to the vacation home telephone will be billed to the leaseholder.

If police, fire or emergency medical assistance is needed, dial 911.

Grills

Each vacation home provides either a gas or charcoal grill. Propane for gas grills is supplied. Charcoal is not provided.

If your vacation home advertises a gas grill and you need a propane refill during your stay, empty propane tanks can be exchanged at Twiddy’s offices or at the locations listed below. Bring the empty tank to the Duck or Corolla office during business hours and we will exchange it for you, or you may exchange it at one of the following locations. If your vacation home advertises a gas grill as an amenity and you purchase a propane refill, you may bring or mail your receipt to the Duck or Corolla office for reimbursement, at which time a check will be mailed to your home address.


Ace Hardware
822 Ocean Trail, Corolla
2718 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head

Food Lion
5543 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk
1720 N. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills

Harris Teeter
601 Currituck Clubhouse Dr., Corolla
5400 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk
2012 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills

Kellogg Supply/The Cottage Shop
1201 Duck Rd., Duck

OB Gas
814 Ocean Trail, Corolla

Winks
1150 Ocean Trail, Corolla
1213 Duck Rd., Duck


Please note that cleaning the grill is the guest’s responsibility; be considerate and keep the grill clean with the brush provided. Please alert Twiddy if your home does not have a grill-cleaning brush. Place charcoal ashes in the bucket provided. Safety ordinances prohibit grilling on decks or porches. Grill on the ground level at least 10 feet away from the house and vegetation. Please do not move the grill. Guests will be charged to move a grill back to its original location.