SAILFISH IN AVON is A lovely beach cottage located on an ocean front cul de sac that is seconds away from beach access. You do not have to cross a street to go over the dunes.! YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE OCEAN VIEW FROM THE SPACIOUS TOP DECK! We also accept pets. This house is a comfortable one....the top floor has an OPEN CONCEPT kitchen, living and dining area. It has 3 glass sliding doors in a row to let in lots of light and allow the deck to become an extension of the living area. Guests will love this area to sunbathe, read a book or picnic. The top level also has the master bedroom and full bath. The first level has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. There are 3 queen beds, , and 4 individual twin beds in the house to accommodate at least 10 guests. Guests need to bring their own pillow cases and sheets, and towels. There is also a laundry area. GUESTS SHOULD ALSO EXPECT TO BRING SOAPS OF ALL TYPES, PERSONAL, SHAMPOO, DISHWASHER SOAP, WASHING MACINE SOAP.
Sailfish has a outdoor shower that features hot and cold water,a charcoal grill, a fish cleaning table and a basketball goal. BRING YOUR OWN BASKETBALL.
The beauty of this CHARMING BEACH COTTAGE is that it offer oceanside living at a very reasonable cost. Bring the family or families and your pet!
Do not remove indoor furniture to the out side. You will be responsible for the damage.
My older parents, two sisters, nieces, dogs and husband, thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at the Sailfish. Everything was exactly as described. We had everything we needed to have a relaxing and enjoyable week. The air conditioning worked great, kitchen was fully stocked and the walk to the beach wasn't far at all (about 2 houses away.) The house is charming, well decorated, and although shows some signs of wear it has aged well.
Location was great. Beach access was less than 200 feet from the house. Quite a few places to eat within walking distance. House was clean and cozy, beds were comfortable and plenty of bathrooms for larger groups. It was a little close to some other houses but overall a peaceful, quiet neighborhood and we couldn’t hear anything from inside the house. Would def recommend it to others looking to stay in the area.
Had a great stay everything as described close to the beach and all stores/shops in avon will rent again.
This was just what we needed for a quick spring break getaway! Met our needs perfectly and was a breeze to book and stay. Our only complaint is that the garbage truck came at 2:50 in the morning. That may be beyond the owner’s control but renters may still want to be aware. Thanks for an overall great stay!!
Property was as described. It was roomy and in a perfect location. Communication and process was perfect. It was a great value and we enjoyed our stay!
Even though the weather did not cooperate, we had a great time with our family!
We were able to reserve this property on short notice, with no complications. We were immediately impressed by how clean the place was, and how close it was to the ocean (and a Food Lion!). Plenty of deck space and chairs, nice area to barbecue beneath. And five bedrooms with three FULL baths were more than enough. Everything worked. I would not hesitate to stay here again! Thanks for the great experience.
My family stayed at Sail Fish for the New Year holiday. This house is very spacious. Everything was just as described. Thank goodness there were extra pillows! We stayed in much of the time because the weather was less than cooperative. But, we hung out upstairs and did puzzles while enjoying the view of the ocean. We enjoyed our stay!
The owners were great with communicating
This house offers a great ocean view with wonderful Adirondack chairs to sip morning coffee or afternoon beverages. Short walk to a busy beachfront. The houses are close, so you hear neighbors conversations and barking dogs. One night, the neighbor in the adjacent cottage ( A Salty Piece of Land) blasted music from his newly installed outdoor speaker. The beds are comfortable, as is the living room furniture. Decently appropriated kitchen. The house needs a good cleaning as dining chair backs and cabinets are sticky feeling. Missing rail on deck would make it unsafe for small children. We sat large coolers and a chair in front of those areas.
I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at sailfish. It is in a great Location that is super quiet. The kids could walk down to the beach and if you are fishing with ORV pass, ramp 34 is just down the street about 1.5 miles. Caught a fair amount of fish and had a ball doing it. Nice fish cleaning station under the house too. Plenty of space for everyone in my 7 person crew. Would definitely go back to the sailfish.
Great location plenty of room for 7 adult males, house and parking clean older property, would stay again
Good place for the guys fishing trip
This is our second time staying at Sailfish—the first time our stay had to be abbreviated due to Hurricane Florance. This time we stayed 5 nights. First of all the property is in a great location—the view of the ocean is amazing and you are just steps from the public access for the beach. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook practically anything you might want—including a blender and waffle iron. There are plenty of beds in comfortably appointed rooms (most with TVs)...And three bathrooms—two with tubs. There is also a very nice washer and dryer! The host treats guests like family— we will be back next year.
Clean and close to the beach!
It is an older property but was clean and beds were comfortable. Great location to the beach.
Close to everything a great deal
Close to the beach with a great deck. We had 8 folks staying here and it worked out just great. A little bit tight but the big open kitchen and living room made it.
Great house with great views all had a blast one of the best weeks at beach family ever had we will return. Thank you.
My family of four adults, two children and two dogs greatly enjoyed our stay at Sailfish. There was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space, and the kitchen had everything you could need for cooking in, if desired. We particularly enjoyed the deck with great views of the ocean, and the proximity to the beach.
Perfect location, great amenities and the house was perfect for everything we wanted for a great beach stay.
Simple easy and would recommend
Great property, close to beach and plenty of parking. It seemed we may have been the first rental of the season and air units were not checked prior to a day or two before arrival, as there was no central air for duration of stay. However, 2 window units were purchased for upstairs area and on a cool evening opening the windows makes the place delightful. Was not made aware of air issue prior to arriving, but had good communication with property mgr prior to and during, which is weird. We were accused of freezing the downstairs air unit while moving in bc the door was open - ended up being a cooling line rusted out. Decent place for price and beach access needs some updates, inside and out.
The house was more than enough room for us and we really loved being able to bring our dogs without the HUGE FEES that other places charge, it gave us more money to spend in town on food and souvenirs! Close to the ocean, restaurants,grocery store and the Hatteras Light House. Would recommend to anyone and love to come back in the summer! Thanks for a great time at a great value!!!
Sailfish was perfect- clean, comfortable, and very close to the beach. We had a great time and absolutely no problems. Would recommend and will stay again.
The house was just as advertised and perfect for a relaxing fishing vacation.
This was our 4 stay at this house. Close to the beach
The home is in need of a lot of upgrades and repairs. It might be beneficial to actually hire a cleaning crew as opposed to having the renters clean the house.
Enjoyed staying at this property. 6 adults, one kid and a dog and we were all comfortable and had a great time.
We stayed just this past week. Due to the storm the clean up was still going on. Seems like it will take a good while to get this done. My only issue was not being able to sit on the deck. (again due to the storm ) flies and especially the mosquitoes ate us alive. One evening I covered myself with Deep Woods Off and then had a dozen mosquito bites on my face. The Sanitation Dept. did not pick up the trash. Good places to eat.. We really liked Ketch 55 for breakfast. Very nice morning manager. Close to grocery store. Overall a very enjoyable stay. House could use a little updating...ceiling fans etc. Maybe a little light colored paint on the dark paneling would make it look a little more beachy. Good value for the price. Property manager, Betty was delightful.
Views are terrific! We were the first visitors after hurricane Dorian and we wrote Jeff and Betty saying we weren't expecting much in light of the storm. There are a couple of spindles loose on the deck. If you have pets or small children do not let them lean against them. I pulled the obvious one in tightly. Also, could use a deep cleaning which I'm sure was hard to arrange again due to timing but I think it needed attention before the hurricane hit hence the 3 star rate. All in all it was perfect place for a time to unwind and recharge and just do beach 😎�
This is our second year staying at Sailfish and it is a nice cottage in very close proximity to the beach, which is uncrowded and wide. The property is clean and owners are easy to deal with. The paved front driveway is big enough for two cars plus my boat trailer. Kitchen is well stocked but if you cook a lot may want to bring a few favorite pans. Fast internet, nice deck with ocean views, and comfortable rooms. We’ll be back again.
Just like it said on the internet
The house was clean and close to the beach.The house was just the right size for 7 people and 2 dogs. I love this area.
With a family of all grown adults, it is very hard for everyone to get together for a whole week. Being able to plan the trip a year in advanced allowed everyone the time to make it. With 5 bedrooms, the house gave everyone the privacy that we needed. The large open share space was great when we were all together. The large table and bar allowed us all to eat together. It was a very short walk to the beach and we all liked to sit on the balcony at night and look at the ocean. It was a perfect trip with great memories and we all can't wait to go back again.
Quiet neighborhood. Does need some up dates. But overall pleased.
This place is very clean! A short walk to the beach and some of the places on the highway. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Great view. Short walk to the beach. Very roomy for our 7 adults and 1 toddler group. Everyone was so excited to get in the water, but when we got back to the house, the washer didn't work. I contacted the manager, who returned my message within an hour or so and sent her husband to work on it. At 10 pm, about an hour later, they called it quits until 08:30 the next morning. Around 11:00ish, they arrived, but we had to leave them at the house to get to the aquarium. I got a message around 4pm that the washer was fixed. At the time, I was pretty aggravated about the whole situation, but I have come to understand that things just happen for no reason sometimes. The only thing I really don't understand is why the kitchen didn't really look very clean. Whether it was the fine sand blowing in the air from the beach or something else, I felt the need to wash everything before using it. At least we brought lots of disposables and only had to wash what we cooked with. All in all, the beach was beautiful, the fishing was awesome and our family had a great vacation.
We enjoyed our stay at this house. Everything was clean and there were enough houseware items to cook anything we liked. Thanks!
This rental is conviently located to the beach along with restaurants and shopping. The house is second row but situated for ocean view from upper deck. Kitchen/Living area is roomy. 5 roomy bedrooms, 3 with TVs and 2 with attached bathrooms.
Loved our stay at Sailfish. It was exactly what I needed for a little get away and relaxation. My dog loved it too! We just stayed on the top floor but lots of room for family with 4 more bedrooms and 2 baths on the 2nd floor. Perfect, just not long enough!
We loved the views from the patio doors and the beach was amazing! Great place to stay for the price...we would definitely come again!
Sailfish was the perfect spot for our family vacation. The beach was incredible. Sailfish was clean, comfortable and a wonderful place to unwind! Thank you for everything Betty!
My research for the combination of factors I needed for my and others stay in Avon was a direct path that led to Sailfish. The view of the ocean was spot on along with the ease of access to the beach. The number of rooms and baths provided more than adequate area for the family and friends that visited while not pricing me out while I stayed alone for the majority of my trip. The kitchen is well stocked with cutlery, plates and bowls with a wide variety of cooking vessels. I planned for but did not actually have a pet on premises, nonetheless I would pick the Sailfish pets or not. A good time was had by all at this welcoming abode.
Plenty of room, comfortable furniture. Owner responded quickly to all our questions.
We are a group of fishermen and have been to obx many times. This house fit the bill in every way. I would happily stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.
Overall great place to stay. Easy beach access. Plenty of things within walking distance
The house was lovely and a beautiful view of the ocean.
Very good location. Didn’t cook much but had everything needed in kitchen. Spacious. Nice place.
Nice relaxing trip
This is an amazing cottage. The furnishings are very homey - each bedroom tastefully appointed with two of the rooms especially for the kids staying with you. There is a large dining table as well as a breakfast bar. And the TV is now a flat screen. There are two bathrooms, each with both a bathtub and a shower. The kitchen has everything you need, small appliances, dishes, plans, even a mixer. You will feel at home here. Then there is the view - that picture doesn't even do it justice. It's amazing. And steps to the beach through a public walkway. When our vacation was cut short due to evacuation for Hurricane Florence the owners notified us right away and were so very helpful and supportive. When we return to Avon we will be staying at this cottage again. Overall a truly great experience even though brief.
Owner made the logistics seamless. Rustic style beach house easily slept 8 people and had very convenient beach access. Large deck was a great spot to look out at the beach. Room for 4-5 cars in the front driveway area and under house. Nice outdoor shower area under the house with boardwalk access. Dog friendly was a must for us and the owner was very accommodating. Kitchen was good size with adequate cookware, I’m a foodie so may bring a few favorite pans next trip. Very good internet and cable service. Furnishings are plain but comfortable. Owner left instructions not to set thermostat colder than 75 degrees or coil would freeze. Sleeping temps were fine but upper level got a little warm later in the afternoon. Temps were in the high 80’s with lots of sun so probably worst case. Overall we had a great week, liked the location and would definitely come back.
Thank you very much. Great house - perfect size for a large family with 5 teenagers! House is fully equipped with everything you need.
Great location! Short walk to a very wide beach that is dog friendly. The house was clean when we arrived. Great floor plan for a family with big deck that has a view of the water. Betty sent us info for check in several times prior to our stay and was responsive when I had a question during our visit. I would recommend Sailfish for a family beach vacation. We had an amazing time! We rented bikes and biked to Food Lion and DQ daily. Avon is a laid back beach town that was just about the perfect pace for a summer getaway with our family!
Good house. Not modern and little short of furniture but we were told to rent ELITE listings for bells and whistles. As advertised ocean view and everything worked which is unusual. Only glitch was previous renter had misplaced gun so big search for missing firearm to make sure house clear and none of our kids stumbled upon loaded weapons
Very comfortable, cozy and clean. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make meals. We slept great in the beds and enjoying sitting on the deck each morning with coffee, listening to tbe beautiful birds sing and watching a beautiful view of the ocean. There are many nice resturaunts, taverns, coffee shops within walking distance and a great ice cream shop at the end of the road. Dont forget to visit Muffins and Scones which has a great selection of pastries and coffee in an artsy atmosphere. The beach was just a brief walk over a lovely sand dune and the water temperature was perfect for splashing in the waves. This,area is also very bike friendly and we rode our bikes to many places. Alot of care was put into making this property a perfect vacation home. We are already trying to plan a trip back next year😁�
The layout was perfect for our family of 10. Three married couples each with their own room, a boys and a girls room for the others worked well for us. Plenty of room for everyone to be together and create wonderful memories. The open kitchen, dining living room allowed for a lot of togetherness.
If you’re looking for a place with plenty of space to have a family get together this is the place for you. Not fancy but perfect for getting away from the hustle of the Kitty Hawk area and enjoying the beach.
The 5 bedrooms accommodated us very well. The house was clean and well maintained. Just a short walk to the beach. We had a great time at Sailfish!
Will be back!
We had an excellent stay on this trip. The house was as advertised and in good shape. The service and communication we received from Betty was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, pet friendly, affordable house in a great area.
Very clean and nice house for a pet friendly house. We had other pet friendly homes before, but were not nearly as clean and everything worked. I would definitely recommend and stay here again. Thank You.
Went on a fishing trip with my dad and his friends. House in a great location and slept eveyome comfortably. I would recommend this house for future stays.
As advertised. Plenty of room and a great value. Would definitely stay there again.
I had an absolutely lovely time at Sailfish! It truly was special. The ocean view was great and everyone had such a fun time. Thanks for everything!
We enjoyed our stay at Sailfish immensely. This house is homey, spacious and pet friendly. Thanks to Betty for her help and patience when we made our reservation she really made it stress free. It is a small walk to the beach which my mother had a little trouble with but was fine for us and young kids. Bonus was the ice cream stand at the end of the road, also a short walk.
It was a nice cottage; not fancy but very comfortable. Very clean. There is a long walk over the dunes to get to the beach; it's not as close as the pictures make it appear. But the view from the deck is good.
My family and I stayed for a long weekend & had an absolute blast ! The house is very nice! We felt like we were at home ! The 5 bedrooms held everyone perfectly! This was a great experience for my family and my son & my grandmas first time at the beach , they walk way was very nice! It was easier for my grandma (84y/o) to get to the beach.. I love that the beach wasn't crowded at all ! This was probably my favorite beach ! The ice cream shop across the Main Street was perfect ! We truly enjoyed our time there! The house was very clean & my family loved the rocking chair in the living room! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home! We've already started planning another family vacation!
Sailfish is in a wonderful location in Avon. It has great access (just minutes) to the beach which made it super easy to take our dog to the beach. It is a lovely, spacious, clean, and comfortable house. The upstairs has a kitchen, dining area, bathroom and bedroom as well as an open concept living area with sliding doors which lead out onto the deck for an amazing ocean view. The downstairs has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a laundry room. It is a fantastic place to stay if you are vacationing in the Outer Banks. Sailfish is a great value. It is also a short drive to the grocery store, restaurants, and the lighthouse station. Our experience was wonderful. Betty was available if we needed anything. Thanks so much for making our vacation so enjoyable.
We had a group of 12 and the house worked great for our group. Plan on renting it again next year.
Our family had a fantastic week staying at Sailfish. Though we hadn't visited since 2014 the house hadn't lost its charm, and was an excellent base for a week of sun and activities in Avon. Our family loves Sailfish and can't wait to start planning our next vacation there.
Home was very welcoming after a long drive and immediately felt comfortable. Nice open floor plan upstairs made it feel extra spacious. Enjoyed the nice sea breeze from three seperate sliding doors..... And lets not forget the gorgeous ocean view! Super easy beach access came in handy with little ones...... Look forward to another visit!
Wonder large home with lots of room for everyone! Great kitchen and large dining table for 8. It was perfect for our spring break get away!
The location is great, the beach access is great, close to everything you need. House was very clean and well kept. Stocked fully with everything you'll need and then some!! Really enjoyed our time and will be back.
The location is the best part about the vacation home, and the fact that it was very clean overall despite a few dust bunnies here and there. The only problem we had was that the decor and the house in general needs some major updating. But that was a minor problem really for the price we paid since it is a 30 second walk to the beach access and it has lovely views from the porch. Just watch your feet on the porch since it could also use some updating. All said, we had a great vacation at Sailfish!
Had a great time there, had to cut it short a night due to family problems, h ope to do it again same time next year!!! I would recommend this place to anyone, except for my dates
This was our third summer vacation in the Outer Banks and the best beach house of all. We had never encountered such a well equipped kitchen . It had everything we needed - even a slow cooker. I didn't expect that and had brought my own. The house was very clean, with plenty of space, lots of light and a lovely wrap around deck with a view of the ocean. We appreciated the outdoor shower to keep sand out of the house and also the boogie boards there. The location is very close to the grocery store too. We ended up leaving a bit early due to the incoming hurricane, but definitely want to return!
This was our second stay at this cottage and we enjoyed it. The house fit 8 of us comfortably (although with that many of us, more glasses and silverware would be a useful addition) A nice clean property with the basics, including good wifi, good TV service and GREAT views and beach access. We like the location and this place has all we need for a family vacation. The owners are very nice and we plan to come back next year!
This is a lot of house with a great view and great deck for the price. It is set up well for a group needing 2 MBRs with multiple children. It has a large living area with huge table, which is great for big parties. It has good wifi and a nice outdoor shower. The mattresses seemed newer and clean. It's close to Food Lion and good restaurants and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Lighthouse. Some of the drawbacks are that the is house is very dated, which we expected, but also somewhat dingy, which we didn't expect. The biggest disappointment was the level of cleanliness, which I did not expect, given the existing reviews. I think they need to find a new cleaning service. There was sticky stuff remaining on the counters, a dried French fry in the oven drawer, the pans were dirty, the windows were dirty and the backs of the curtains over the sliding class doors were dirty. The comforter in our room had some kind of stain on it and the microwave handle was about to fall off. My husband cut his toe on a rusty nail that had backed out of one of the boards near the outdoor shower, so watch for these and wear shoes if you can. Worst of all, on the last day I was looking under the beds to make sure we hadn't left anything behind and I found a used condom wrapper under the bed, which disgusted me and demonstrates that the cleaning service is not very thorough. There is no recycling service. If you go, take Clorox wipes with you to wipe down things when you get there. I guess you have to balance the convenience, view and affordability with the condition of the place, but I don't see why it can't be a bargain property that is also thoroughly cleaned. We've rented a lot of bargain properties in this area and while there are many positive attributes here for sure, the lack of cleanliness was unexpected and disappointing.
We needed a large rental to host extra wedding guests and then family for a relaxing vacation. Sailfish, with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and extra parking, fit the bill on a quiet street but close walking distance to restaurants and ice cream, and just a short drive to the store. We were able to host wedding guests wash and dry sheets and towels in the inhouse laundry and be ready for family and vacation time. We grilled out (grill under house and well stocked kitchen), ate out (Burger,Burger and Mad Crabber, Cups and Cones) and walked to the beach and relaxed on the deck in the Adirondack chairs. The wedding was at the Koru Beach Club next to the Avon pier - very convenient. We took day trips to Okracoke Island, Hatteras lighthouse, Kitty Hawk and Jockey Ridge. Also enjoyed the scones, muffins and coffee from Uglie Mugs and pizza from Nino's. One night the kitchen light went out so I text the contact and it was replaced later the next day, the contact also answered all other text questions quickly. Another plus was the app - it was very helpful for weather and restaurants etc. A good time was had by all!
This house is a great value for the money! We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Sailfish and hope to return every year. We especially liked the ocean view and short walk to the beautiful Avon beach. We were also close to shopping and the best restaurants in Avon. It was a spur of the moment trip and Betty very graciously made it possible for us. We found the house to be neat and clean and the owners were very responsive to our questions. Rent Sailfish and you won't be disappointed!
My family and friends really enjoyed our stay at thee Sailfish house. Great proximity to the beach and everything you could possibly need for a beach weekend. Thank you for the hospitality!
Sailfish was very clean. The 2nd floor was set up perfectly for 2 people and 2 dogs. Dogs loved the deck and I loved that we would be messing up only 1 floor. Plenty of pots, pans, dishes and utensils. The walk to the beach was very short as the obedience dogs dragged their owners. My husband LOVED the bed mattress on 2nd floor. Had a great time
Lots of space. Well equipped. Beautiful Ocean view. Easy access to beach. Deck is wonderful with new Adirondack chairs.
Stayed in Sailfish the first week of April and it was a perfect retreat for a week of rest and relaxation. This was our first trip to the Outer Banks but won't be our last. Hopefully I can manage to rent Sailfish the next time we go because I have no complaints whatsoever about this comfy house. It has absolutely everything needed to cook a full meal (I didn't but could have!) and I have never experienced that in any other rental house or condo. Appliances and cookware are in good condition also, so if you plan to cook you dont have to worry about bringing anything from home. The deciding factor for us renting sailfish was the fact that we could bring our 14 year old Maltese with us. Even though the house is technically NOT oceanfront but second row, dont let that deter you because the ocean views were GREAT! The weather was unpredictable the week we were there and we didn't get to enjoy the beach as much as we'd hoped, so having that great view was a huge plus! We could stay in the cozy living room and look out that wall of windows at the waves crashing on the beach. The living room furniture is not the most comfortable, but not as bad as I thought it would be and certainly nothing that would keep me front renting the house again. Since it was just my husband and me, we only used the upper floor. Some complained about the hard mattress, but I thought it was fine. I have a really bad back and the mattress didn't bother me at all. Thank you for sharing your home with us and we hope to return again one day!
We stayed at the Sailfish off-season during our kids' spring break, and it was the perfect time to discover the Outer Banks. The house itself was very convenient, with the Cups and Cones ice cream shop within walking distance and the Food Lion right up the street also. We had plenty of room for our party of five and the house was exceptionally clean and located as close to the beach as you can get without being right on it. My only suggestions would be to replace the wine opener (or just remember to bring your own, as we should have), and supply a channel list for the TV, since there wasn't a Menu option. These are really just nitpicky things, if we had been there in the summer rather than when it was raining /cold, we would have never turned on the TV! Great restaurants on the island, we tried Bros Sandwiches (excellent), the SandBar, and Pop's in Frisco. The Gingerbread Bakery was pretty cute, though we got there kind of late and their selection was limited. Gidget's Pizza is close to the house and AWESOME also. All in all, we had a blast and plan on returning as soon as we can. Thank you Betty for all of your help!
We loved our stay at Sailfish! We came with a large group, so we really appreciated the five bedrooms and three bathrooms (no waiting in line for showers)! The house is in a wonderful location on a quiet street just steps from the beach. There was a minor issue with a leaking pipe while we were there, but once we got in touch with the owner someone was there to fix it within 20 minutes. Sailfish is a fantastic value for the money, and we will definitely consider returning in future years!
What a great house. We had such a great time. There was such a nice view of the ocean from the deck.
Had great guys fishing weekend. Wish the fish cooperated a bit more, but what can you do. Will book again for next year if available.
We really enjoyed out stay at the house. It was nice and clean, well stocked, and very comfortable. We will be back.
The house worked very well for our family and gave us a comfortable and convenient base for our week's vacation. It was well stocked with everything we needed; I think our favorite was the programmable coffee maker. We woke up every morning to hot coffee and a sensational view of the surf from the deck. Heaven! There's also an extensive paperback library, magazines, games and several TVs. The house is close to the beach and Highway 12 but is in a quiet and peaceful spot. We chose it in part because it's just a short walk to the beach along a sandy path - there are some wooden steps up and over the dunes but they're not a big deal - so getting there was easy and safe with little children and all their baggage. The beach is wonderful: wide, sandy, endless. We walked for miles with our dog who was also welcome at the house. We ate at Oceana's Bistro and Pangea Tavern, both close to the house, as well as at Cups and Cones which not only serves wonderful ice cream but also marks the turn onto S Beachcomber Drive from the highway. It's a big, Barbie-pink house on the right as you go south. Can't miss it. For the BEST pizza, try Gidget's Pizza and Pasta. We visited the Hatteras Lighthouse and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, also in Hatteras. On the way, stop at The Captain's Table restaurant in Buxton. Delicious food and plenty of it. There's a Food Lion close to the house, but be warned: Saturday afternoons are crazy busy. I'm assuming it's because most of the area rentals begin at that time, so plan accordingly if you want to avoid the crowds. The Sailfish House gave us a comfortable and convenient base for our week in Avon so that we were able to enjoy a lot of what the area has to offer, knowing that our home from home was waiting for us at the end of the day with everything we needed. Customer service from owner Jeff and Ms. Horan was impeccable. Thank you, thank you! We had a great week and are already talking about returning next year.
We had a fantastic week at Sailfish; the house has all the basic amenities and it was clean. It is within a few steps from the beach which makes it extremely convenient specially if you are going with little kids. Mr. Lewis was very responsive and always replied to my messages all along the way. The outdoor shower was a lifesaver with my 3yr old and we showered her there all the time to avoid tracking sand inside the house. Being within walking distance from the ice cream shop was another bonus :) Overall we had a great time and we would consider going back.
Had a great week and the home was very comfortable. It was well stocked, had plenty of room for our crew and location was great. Will return in the near future. Thanks
If I could live in this house year round, I would. Full stop. Who wants a hot tub when the beach is an easy walk from the front door? And not just any beach. I already miss the beautiful sand, unspoiled by trash or huge crowds of beachgoers. The views from the patio are spectacular! I think my wife and I spent every night just sitting outside enjoying some wine and taking in the views of the sea and the stars. The house is clean, neat and has really everything you need: coffee maker, pots & pans, dishwasher, etc. Just add groceries (which by the way is only a few minutes drive away). A grill below the deck makes for wonderful BBQ's and the convenience of a hot/cold shower to get the sand off you after a long day at the beach is terrific! The great sights of the outer banks, such as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, are all an easy drive, to say nothing of the restaurants, shops, etc. that you could walk or bike to. If you're crazy enough to want to watch TV during your stay, one with cable is in virtually every room. Wi-Fi makes work getaways easy, too. Best of all, the price is right! Don't sell yourself short. This is beach living at its finest!!! We will be back. It's Sailfish or no place in Avon for us!
We stayed here the week of 5/23-5/30 and were very happy with our stay. The house is comfortable (for the most part, would recommend bringing a mattress topper for the upstairs bedroom as that bed is very hard) the couch and loveseat could have been a bit more comfortable but then again, how much time do you plan on spending in the house on vacation. These couple of small things were minimal concerns of course. The house was clean, well stocked and the location was great, close to the Food Lion, walking distance to the beach, ice cream shop, restaurants and Frank & Frans tackle shop. For a family on vacation, particularly on a budget you really can't ask for any more. 3 full baths so showers are easy, 5 bedrooms so plenty of sleeping room, a big 8 person dining room table, a big deck with plenty of seating. The owners representative lives in Avon and is very attentive and quick to respond. Basically with this house you can't go wrong. Being pet friendly was a big + for us.
This house is only 3 blocks from the main road, yet it is so peaceful and quite you think your off the grid. The house listing is dead on, plenty of room, great views of the ocean, lots of places to eat and things to do. Hope to get back there again. The Sailfish is a great value.
Absolutely loved this house!!! Loved hearing the ocean waves crashing on the beach! Kitchen was fully stocked, great location, easy access to everything! We will be yearly visitors! Our 1st family vacation and it was truly a wonderful experience!
Plenty of room for everyone. Great views. Felt like home. Will definitely be back.
We had a fabulous time at Sailfish. We wanted a place to relax and spend quality time with our teen/adult children, we found it. Our four-legged baby loved it too. Beach access is very close by and easy to maneuver...be ready to walk a lot of stairs during your stay! The only thing that could be improved upon is cleanliness. We had to clean the stove back to remove grease before we used it, some lamps had no bulbs, front porch light was burnt out, vents have lots of dust, and we found a pair of the last tenants shoes under the coffee table (we put them back so you can check on whoever is vacuuming), we cleaned sand from under the furniture cushions...so I would suggest a really good spring cleaning for sure. I cleaned what I could for comfort-sake but chose not to spend my time cleaning someone else's home. Nice shops close by...visit Fatty's for ice cream, the owner is eighth generation islander. Shell hunting on Pea island is fabulous and gravestone hunting was fun, see if you can find Ben Dailey's family plot! Lots of springtime fun to be had. It was freezing but we had one lovely warm sunny day to enjoy the beach! Easy payment and check in.
Best value. Enjoyed our stay. Needs a good Spring cleaning but c on fortable.
Everything was very nice and as advertised. Location was good, furnishings were good. Wifi and TV coverage were excellent. Heater worked. All appliances worked well and the kitchen was well stocked. Beds and bathrooms were excellent. All went very well and we very much enjoyed our stay.
My husband son and my husbands family!!! Enjoyed a wonderful week of relaxation here!!! The house was wonderful! We enjoyed the views of the ocean! My husband enjoyed fishing! We all had a great week and can't think of a better place to stay! We r planning another trip soon and I can't wait! We will not stay any where else on the outer banks! The fact that at night you can see the light of the Hatteras Lighthouse just makes it even more amazing for me as I love lighthouses!! Enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck as the sun comes up and we seen several dolphins in the water while we was there! We couldn't think of a better place to end the year and begin a new one! Kitchen is very well equipped! The owners are amazing and also the contact person in Avon! They respond quickly!!!
This house is located close to shopping, beach and restaurants. The house was clean and well stocked, the living area was spacious and comfortable. We were very pleased with everything except the mattresses. All five of us felt like we were sleeping on boards. Otherwise, we had a fabulous week and enjoyed being able to get away. We would come back again but would want to bring mattress pads. Had one rainy day, and a TV channel guide would have been helpful, but wasn't a big deal. Lots of places in town were closed for the season but that isn't listed in any of the guides, it's a bit of hit and miss. We knew there would be places closed, we prefer traveling off season because we don't like the crowds and traffic of summer. It was a restful and relaxing week even with bad mattresses and we recommend it.
Great place to stay close to beach shopping. Perfect weather House clean well maintained easy to rent will definitely do again.
Had a great stay at the Sailfish in October. The cottage had more than enough room for the 7 of us. Our experience with the owner and contact person could not have been better. Thanks so much for making our vacation so easy and enjoyable. We will be back!
We spent three wonderful weeks here and there isn't a better way to celebrate turning 40. Our family of 4 plus our dog loved the ease of getting to the beach from Sailfish. There is a walkway over the dunes and then a short walk to reach the beach. The house is well situated just behind the beachfront row of houses and it is definitely the best view for one lot back properties in Avon. Our favorite things were the gated deck - no worries about dogs or kids getting out!, the outdoor shower, the view and the price. The owners were great to work with and extremely accommodating. The house is older, but we didn't find that to be a negative. It was easy to get in and out loading with one set of stairs leading directly into the lower bedroom level. The upper level was the perfect size for our family and had everything we needed. We loved eating dinner on the deck. After a lengthy discussion we decided the negative is that there isn't a hot tub.
We had a beautiful, peaceful week. The house was clean and the deck lovely. Unfortunately we needed wireless access; when it didn't work the local company responded quickly. The owner got back to us quickly. We brought friends, who also enjoyed it. It was easy to take our dog to the beach early every morning, and we had a short drive to the lighthouse station, and to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. We ate in every day, and the kitchen was well-equipped. We had one rainy day, and we enjoyed the shipwreck museum by the ferry landing for Ocracoke. We really enjoyed the birdwalk at the lighthouse station; the ranger and the volunteer were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It's about an hour drive to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge; we enjoyed a kayak trip there. On our different walks we saw egrets (great and snowy), and a piping plover as well as herons and skimmers. We are new to the east coast beach, and we learned that you want to swim on the sound side. The ocean side is for wading and beachcombing only!
Our week at Sailfish was one to remember. We had wonderful accommodations with beach access only a few steps away. This makes spending time on the beach much more comfortable with children. If some are ready to go back or get lunch or whatever the house was right there! The house had plenty of space to accommodate everyone. My daughter particularly liked the bedroom decorated for girls! She felt right at home. The kitchen had everything we needed when we made meals at home. The 2 dogs we brought were happy to be able to spend that week with us too! The house is a short drive to the ferry to Ocracoke which was a fun day trip. We did have one day of some rain so we spent another day in Nags Head at the Outlet stores and lunch at Mama Kwan's (a favorite for fish tacos!). We were even able to spend some time at the Hatteras Realty pool which lets you pay by the day. We had a great trip and look forward to coming again!
This house is clean, comfortable and charming. It has a lovely great room where we could all be together. The view of the ocean from the deck is amazing and the beach walkway is just a minute away. It's perfect for people who don't want to have to cross a street to get to the beach. It's close to the restaurants in Avon, the grocery store, sightseeing...you have to see the lighthouse and you have to go on the ferry ride to Ocracoke, both will be memories your family will have forever. This was a vacation we'll never forget. I hope we can rent this house again next year. We loved it.