Located in the prestigious wind surfing mecca of Island Creek in Avon, East Wind is a large 5 bedroom house on the sound complete with its own beach access. Launch your board or kite from your own backyard! We also have a large dock which is great for sunbathing.
What a pleasure to bring multiple guests to EASTWIND! This house has a large open floor plan on the top level boasting a well equipped kitchen with an island, a spacious dining area, and a beautiful living room with fantastic views of the sound. Please note the fireplace is not a working fireplace. It is for decoration only. There is room to spread out as there are 3 common areas...one on each floor. There is also a small loft area where you can get an even better view of the water. Multiple decks afford opportunities to enjoy spectacular sunsets and daily viewing of water birds and water sports enthusiasts. The top floor also has a master suite with an on-suite bathroom. In fact all the 5 bedrooms have their own bathrooms. Please note that you must bring linens for a king, 3 queen, and 3 twin, plus a queen size hide a bed couch. We also do not provide towels. Ocean Atlantic Rentals in Avon provides drop off and pick up of linens and towels. They have a website where you can order online.
There are 3 bedrooms with baths on on the 2nd level also. The first level has a large bedroom with 3 twin beds... certainly great for kids! The house has multiple decks ...the second level has a hot tub where one can enjoy the terrific views while soaking in it. The bottom level has a game room with a regulation pool table, TV, and refrigerator. Surrounded by beautiful wetlands and wildlife, you are set to enjoy a dream vacation on this waterfront property. Island Creek also has a public pool which is available to you as well as a boat ramp and dock .The ocean beach is also within walking distance if you want to surf the waves! Avon is also super convenient as it has terrific shopping, the Avon Pier, a wide range of wonderful restaurants and the close proximity of Food Lion, the only large supermarket on Hatteras Island. Avon also has a bike path for running and biking the whole length of the village. You will love EASTWIND and you will love AVON!
No refund if you cannot access Hatteras Island or leave Hatteras Island due to a hurricane. Purchase travel interuption insurance through VRBO.
I can't say enough good things about this property or the manager. This home is large enough to accommodate larger groups with space to give everyone a little privacy. Everything was as expected on check in and the property manager was always available to answer questions and take care of any small problems. One bed was broken when we checked in and she promptly replaced the whole bed even on a holiday weekend. Soundfront location was fantastic and kayaks were provided. Beach access is close enough to make it easy to get out on the beach and there are also several 4WD accesses close by which is huge fun. The kitchen is stocked with everything you can imagine so I didn't even need the few specialty things I packed. Word to the wise, pack light! There's not much you need that isn't already provided and those steps don't make it easy to carry in heavy items especially us older folks! A great time was had by all and I will definitely return to this property and recommend it for families who are looking for the perfect spot for your vacation.
The property is in beautiful location. Decks need maintenance. exterior an interior need maintenance . That said , I would Return.
Great property on the sound, windsurfing was fantastic as usual!
The house is amazing, especially the sunset view from the living room. There was plenty of room for our crew of seven.
The property manager was super helpful with the check in and check out process. The home was clean when we arrived, however the hot tub was not. I figured it may have been due to it being off season. The couch in the living room was dated and smelled like it. The bedrooms did not have TVs but it worked out. We spent a lot of time playing games and talking to one another. Our kids loved it. My favorite was the dock and the decks. At night you can see Cape Hatteras lighthouse on the main deck. This home has amazing views. We would definitely stay here again.
We had a very nice stay at East Wind. Property manager was very responsive and kind. Well stocked kitchen, beautiful views, comfy king size bed, great location.
The property was exactly as described, we were able to relax, play pool, sleep in, and get food from a few local restaurants...10/10 would stay again!
Such a great place for us to have a mini- reunion with our friends from Germany. The place was spacious and inviting. Plenty of room for the three families. We mostly relaxed with playing games and sitting in hot tub. We brought food, but there are options close by and a food lion within a few miles. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time and will look at renting in summer in the future.
Property manager was super helpful and very sweet. House was just as descibed. Great views in a relaxing area. Can not wait to go back again.
The property was great!! Love the location on the sound it was great to fish in and just hang out with family and friends. We will be back next year!!
We all really had a great time, enjoyed the house and the location. The care taker guys were really friendly and management was always easy to communicate with. I read some reviews with light complaints/mention of a bug or whatever. This house sits literally feet from a tide pool that connects to the Sound... so expect a little nature your on the OBX! I'm booking up for round two 2021.
We loved our time on the property. There was enough room for everyone to have their own space, and yet lots of room for together time as well. The beach is close, and the sound is mere steps away, withal a private dock included on the property. How wonderful to have kayaks and adult pfds to use as well. The Wright Brothers National Monument is wonderful, and gave us an interesting outing one of the days. The home is beautiful and well stocked with the exception of bedding and towels- kind of surprising to be asked to supply our own for 12 people when we were flying across the country to get there. There’s a grocery store about 7-8 minutes away for easy supplies. This home is all stairs, and not accessible to anyone who can’t go up them, so be aware of that. But it didn’t bother our group at all. Thanks for a great time, fantastic view, and wonderful memories!
Every problem we did have was taken care fairly quickly, plenty of space for the kids to be kids. We will be back thank you.
It was easy and a great rental! Thanks again !
We loved this place. We wanted a nice house that was away from the crowds. This place was perfect. Great view and close walk to beach.
Large house with on suite for each bedroom a definite plus. Game room enjoyed by our men. Living room couch very comfortable for watching tv and a vast library of books to choose from. Beds were comfortable and 4 of the five had outside access directly to deck for early morning coffee. We enjoyed our stay and a wonderful time was had by all.
This was our first stay on OBX, but we are extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to stay at East Wind. We fell in love with the location. The peacefulness of the Sound from the decks and pier was unbeatable. Beautiful charm. Easy and nice walk to the ocean. Loved the house layout.
This property is amazing. Everyone had a great time. Communication with the property manager, Betty, is always very fast and friendly. She has always taken care of any issues quickly and efficiently. We can’t wait for next year!
Pros: well stocked kitchen; Mr. Coffee coffee pot, toaster oven, up-to-date microwave and dishwasher, counter space, dining space Amazing views from every room on the top two levels Cute, fun layout Comfortable beds Everything was clean Comfortable couch Views of the sunset over the sound from three decks Plenty of bathrooms Plenty of living space The reading loft, used by us as a music room Sunrises and sunsets from the loft Watching windsurfers and kite boarders Private pier/dock Use of kayaks and life vests Outdoor shower w/ hot and cold water We used our login for Netflix and Disney+ Hotub Community pool was sheilded from the wind Biking through the neighborhoods on rented bikes Food and souvenirs were reasonably priced in Avon The ocean-side beach was a 1-minute drive or a five minute walk. There's public access through a neighborhood right across the main road. Location: quiet town, not too much light pollution, family atmosphere, wildlife and nature. Duck Donuts has a location in Avon! (try the maple bacon) Availability of property manager Ease of check-in Cons: Tricky AC--open windows on the middle floor to get a cross breeze if it gets stuffy. Wooden surfaces will be a little sticky due to salty air. It was very windy during our stay: the Atlantic side was less windy in the morning. It became a sand blaster in the afternoons. People had tentlike umbrellas that they could stake down to sheild them from the wind. Otherwise, the beach was very pleasant and the waves were big enough to play in. You will haul all your stuff up three flights of stairs.
Great location on the sound. Beautiful place.
Location was great and the view was beautiful. The downstairs AC was not working properly and it was on May.
This home is fabulous the location is unbelievable the views off the deck are spectacular the game room,the kitchen all great. The hot tub and the kayaks were awesome to use close to all restaurants close to the Food Lion pizzeria would recommend anybody that wants to stay here to absolutely do it.
We loved this home. My family consisting of 11 of us stayed comfortably here. The hot tub is great. The views can't be beat. It's also nice to have your own bathroom for each bedroom. We would love to stay here again.
We were very happy with our stay at East Wind in Avon. We were celebrating our parents 50th wedding anniversary & had a group of 13. We found the house to be very spacious & plenty of activities on the island for all to enjoy. We would love to return!
Our family (adults, a pair of 6 year olds and a 10 year old) had a wonderful stay. The 6 year olds were able to walk several hundred feet into the sound, and we all enjoyed paddling the kayaks at the house. The house was spacious, and well suited for watching the lightning and sunsets over the sound. The kitchen had all the hardware we needed to make our meals, and all the stores of Avon were a short ride away. Fantastic experience!
Every year we stay at East wind and it keeps getting better. Betty is an amazing manager. We can’t wait for next years trip!
Worked well for all adults and the two little ones. May have inspired some to try a new water sport.
East Wind is an excellent location for Kite Boarders, Wind Surfers and Kayakers. Enjoy drinks on the porch while the sun sets and your neighbors may sing down the sun with conch shells. There is a nice community pool. East Wind is close to a variety of restaurants, the Food Lion and beach access.
Already signed up for next year
We've been coming to Avon for 30 years. First time we stayed at East Wind, and it is the nicest home we've rented. Five bedrooms all with private baths, and a half bath also! Windsurfing access is the best, and we even had a boat parked at the Island Creek dock. Kudos to Betty (local manager) for keeping the house clean, and answering our questions. Hot tub worked perfectly. Already booked for next year!
Great house with amazing views. Fun time with family!
The home was wonderful! We had a good size group ( 9 adults) and had areas where we could all congregate and places where we could escape and relax. We enjoyed watching the windsurfers on the sound and the amazing sunsets. It was a perfect Hatteras Island retreat!
We had a great time despite starting our trip out with Tropical Storm Michael. Beautiful house. Plenty of room if you have a large group. I would recommend to my family and friends to stay there.
Loved this beautiful peaceful getaway. Direct access to Palimco Sound on Hatteras Island in Avon, NC. Wind and kite surfer paradise. Gorgeous views, especially of sunset and star gazing. Of voutse, hot tube and access to kayaks was great!
Beautiful house with a cool location and peaceful view.. all rooms were pretty clean with everything that is needed to make our stay comfortable. Highly recommend this place.
We absolutely loved our stay at Eastwind. It was perfect for our large family. It was spacious and everyone was able to have their own area. We enjoyed using the kayaks, hot tub and well stocked kitchen. Betty, the property manager, was very attentive and got back to me immediately on some of the questions I texted her with. The view from the decks was amazing! Nothing like that sunset. We loved how close we were to beach parking 34 and almost had the whole beach to ourselves. East wind and Avon are definitely our new fave vacation spot!
We enjoyed staying at the Eastwind and the view and access to the sound with amazing sunsets. It’s a good walk to the beach and ocean but not bad. The house has three levels and you get your exercise up and down those multiple times a day. Kitchen wa stocked well, but could use some organizing. Needs some smaller pots, sharper knives and a few pitchers for tea, lemonade or other beverages. House is functional but furniture and beds are dated. Cable and WiFi’s worked well. Even had access to all the Movie channels like HBO, Cinemax and Showtime. TV, s are dated and only in upstairs bedroom. Main one in den has spots on it and needs to be replaced. But who needs TV with that view, BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS. Had two ocean kayaks that we enjoyed on the sound and a wonderful hot tub coomunitypoo. Was nice for the grandkids. Even though it was dated and had a few issues, we still enjoyed our stay and will consider again next summer.
Fun time for us all! Comfy beds. Plenty of room for 9 adults to spread out. Beautiful location! More seating in the upstairs den would be our only complaint!
My group of nine were pleased with the extensive sound vista, all the space, the bedrooms with baths as advertised as well as the large hot tub and community pool. There are LOTS of STEPS so be aware if you're not up to it. The kayaks were part of the reason we rented here and were disappointed in their poor condition and the limited life vests. Luckily we had some experienced kayakers to untangle the seat mess, one kayak not useable, drain the water and with extra life vests we bought use the double .Kitchen could use some better skillets and trash cans in bedrooms.
Great entertaining space combined with private rooms.
Very relaxing. Great location on the sound.
We all loved our stay. What a wonderful, cheery beach house. Awesome view, convenient to necessities. Grand space for large family time but also many nooks to read or just get some quiet time. Well stocked with all the kitchen tools one would need. We would definitely stay again. Kudos to the owner for sharing this beautiful get away home.
The house and location were fantastic. It was so wonderful to also deal with the manager and coordinator. Betty was very accommodating and very helpful. I recommend this for a wonderful family vacation.
nice private house with walkway to the sound. Kayaks provided! and excellent sunset views.
Property was well kept and had wonderful amenities.
We had a wonderful Fourth of July week at the East Wind with family members from 20's to 60's. This house was chosen due to the wonderful view for times that we were not on the beach. We enjoyed watching the expert kite boarders, etc from the top deck where there's plenty of furniture - a great hang-out spot. The sound varies with the wind and is very amazing to observe. It was great to be in the central location of Avon for access to the Food Lion, great restuarants and even a spa - yet when we day-tripped to the National Seashore in our off-road vehicles we had plenty of space to enjoy the beauty. A very memorable week - totally relaxing and a reminder to all of how lucky we are here in NC! The East Wind has alot to offer - I recommend a stay! One more tip - we brought almost all of our supplies and were glad that we did. The Food Lion is big and fully-stocked every day (a logistics marvel) but the crowds make for a time-consuming visit if you have a detailed list to deal with. We only had to go for several items at a time which made for happy shoppers. (FYI - pack in small loads as the kitchen is on the top floor - with the fantastic view). Love OBX and the East Wind!
House was fantastic with great views from every deck and plenty of space for everyone. The hot tub and kayak both saw plenty of use. Location was perfect being right on the water but still able to walk to the beach, we only drove once after arriving to go to the grocery store. We all really enjoyed our stay.
The house is beautiful with a very smart layout for a larger group. The owners of the house were very responsive and give us all the information we needed. We had a wonderful time and were very happy with our stay.
We had the best extended weekend at the Eastwind. The house has so many amazing views of the sound. Perfect
Everything went well!!
Like many rental properties, there are some nicks and dings to the house but beyond that the house was great for our needs. Gathered our 2 adult children and their families for a NY Eve weekend. Nice open floor plan and plenty of space for 6 adults and 3 children. The view of the sound is awesome. If this were a summer trip we'd have a boat along and Teaches' Lair Marina is less than 20 miles down the road. Owner was very responsive and easy to work with. Happy 2017.
This is a wonderful house, one of my favorites over many years of vacationing on the coast. It is laid out well for a mixture of privacy and sociability. The kitchen is one of the best equipped that I have seen in many years of staying in cottages on the OBX. We had a couple of issues and called the local contacts, who were extremely quick and responsive. They even put in a new dishwasher while we were there! Other issues were addressed as well. // The launch is great for windsurfing. We liked the hooks in the cart port for hanging sails. This was our first VRBO. It was easy enough, but I did not like the computer interface very much and didn't use the smart phone possibility.
Eastwind was an outstanding venue for our family vacation. The property was well-maintained and provided my family with many options of entertainment. This is an annual event for my family and it provided us with a very memorable experience. We had gorgeous sunsets over the sound, easy access to the ocean, kayaking, and other activities local to the area. We enjoyed family dinner at Dinky’s as well as the shops and restaurants of Ocracoke. Everyone enjoyed the ferry ride to Ocracoke. As for customer service, Betty was our contact for any issues that would arise in the property and she was outstanding. She provided us with information regarding any question or issue that we had. She was pleasant and prompt. We have stayed at a number of beach houses in this area but this is easily the best fit for us. This is the first time that we stayed on the sound and it did not disappoint. The layout of the property fit my family well and the amenities were perfect. Everyone had an enjoyable vacation. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great family vacation at the beach. The Outer Banks has so much to offer in this property epitomizes the area.
We had a wonderful time at East Wind. We had 6 adults and 4 teenagers and had more the enough room for everyone. The views were beautiful and sitting on the deck at night watching the wind surfers was wonderful. We did not use the community pool often because our group wanted to be at the beach. The walk to the beach was a little further then we thought but doable with older kids that can carry things. I would recommend this house to anyone who wants peace and quiet. We have stayed in he 4x4 section and loved it there and wanted to try something further south and it was very nice. We will be returning.
EAST WIND is a beautiful home! The views of the Bay were gorgeous and had all of us stopping often just to enjoy it. Our group of 12 (7 girls ages 17 to 2 1/2) and 5 adults had plenty of room. Whenever we had a question or needed something, the response was within an hour. Our teenagers loved the kayaks and the hot tub as well as the ten minute walk to the ocean, our toddler loved the beach at the bay as well as the ocean and the adults loved everything. We have loved Avon for our family vacation many times, but always chose the oceanfront previously. With the ocean so close, a great community pool so close, a hot tub plus the Bay activities, EAST WIND has become our favorite place in Avon!
Overall, the house is clean and in good condition. There is ample space for the 11 of us that stayed at East Wind. The beach area in the back is more of a kayak launch, which we used everyday. There are beautiful, unobstructed views of Pamlico sound from the living areas. The large windows in the living area help to bring the view inside. Everything there is in good working order. Both the owner and the contact person for the home answer questions within 24 hours. We have rented many beach houses over the years. We hope to return to this one next time we all get together.
The location of this house is excellent for windsurfing. The bedroom arrangements are good, with essentially a bathroom for each bedroom. The alcove offers an opportunity for some quiet space away from your housemates, or if needed, overflow on a blow up mattress. I like having twins in one of the bedrooms, vs bunks. They are much more practical then bunks which you typically find in many rentals. The house manager is very responsive and helpful with any questions or issues we might have needed help on.
The house and owners are absolutely fantastic. A group of friends joined me and my new Fiancé on a long weekend trip to celebrate our recent engagement. The house was amazing and everything we needed and more. From the hot tub to kayaks and using the grill in the evenings we had a wonderful time. Even after we had left they were kind enough to mail some forgotten clothes. You can't go wrong staying here.
We had an amazing time staying in the eastwind house. It was so relaxing. Every part of the house was used. The house has amazing views from so many sides of the house. We were able to watch the sun go down and rise in the morning. Having the beach right across the street was a plus. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the house did not have bed sheets and towels but you are told before that before booking. Overall it was an amazing house and definitely booking it again. Thank you
My family visited Eastwind in December. The house offered everything that was advertised online. The view is spectacular from the top floor. My children loved the pool table and the kayaks that came with the house.
This house superceded our expectations. The atmosphere was amazing. Highly recommend this rental for the most amazing vacation. Thank you to the owner and Betty for sharing this beautiful property.
This comfy home is clean and very well appointed. Kitchen has all the tools and plenty of plates etc for large parties. Nice hot tub and pool table. Extremely helpful manager answered every question and was most accomodative. Everyone loved it!
Huge, wonderful house!
Perfect for four couples traveling together. Private bathrooms made it great for privacy in each room. We loved being on the bay side, and being able to walk to the water sports rental place and paddling our kayaks and paddleboards right back to the dock! Walking distance to the beach and restaurant. Cute coffee shops and bead store near by. The decks and hot tub were enjoyed by all and made for a peaceful and quiet vacation! Bring your own sheets, trash bags, hand soap and dish washing supplies as the house did not provide any.
The house is really big and can accommodate a huge group of people. Only a couple things we didn't like. The bottom floor has no ceiling fans so it gets really hot. There's no DVD player or anything in the main living room which was frustrating due to all the little ones being in this room the most. Make sure you take bug spray for when you go outside. A couple nights we got ate up. I think some tiki torches with bug repellant would work great for hanging out outside.
Best place we have ever stayed. The house was awesome, location was perfect, views were amazing. Thirteen of us bunked here for the week and it was more than adequate for all of our needs. Plenty of space for the 7 kids to run around (even on a rainy day). Looking out over the sound was fantastic (probably too many sunset photos taken). The pool was great, the beach was a short walk across the street, a hot tub on the deck. Whatever type of water you are into is available. We would definitely rent this again.
We had three families stay here and there was more than enough space for all us. Days were spent enjoying the ocean and beaches, followed by time in the sound, and evenings in the hot tub. Our host was very attentive, even bringing a hair dryer over after we couldn't locate one in the house. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Thanks so much for an amazing time!
We had a wonderful stay at Eastwind. The house was clean and true to the pictures online. We enjoyed the spectacular views of the Sound and the beach was much closer than I anticipated, I would estimate 4 blocks. Our six and eight year olds had no trouble with the walk. The beach had nice soft sand and was not crowded at all. We saw lots of wind surfers and paddle boarders on the Sound, and the house had nice Sound access for those sports. It was a fantastic place to spend our vacation and I would highly recommend it.