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2020 Rental Season begins May 1st and ends in October
Recently remodeled kitchen, all new major appliances, cabinets, counters
No Smoking house
Semi-ocean front, one lot back from ocean
Maintenance, Emergency Maintenance and Cleaning provided by owner and local companies .
WiFi and Cable TV
House will accommodate 10 guests overnight.
7 night minimum stay (Saturday to Saturday)
3 queen beds
1 double and bunk bed (4th Bedroom )
5 TVs and DVD player (most bedrooms, living room, rec. room)
Card table, air hockey, Foosball, games
Quick beach access'
6 Beach Chairs and a Corn hole game
No pets permitted
High chair, play pen, crib in one bedroom, baby monitor
TREX used for all deck flooring, no splinters
8 ceiling fans
We do not rent to individuals/groups 25 and under.
Bed linens and bath towels etc. provide
Bring your own Beach towels!!!!
Fully equipped kitchen
The Sea Forester is located 170 feet from a beach boardwalk, providing a direct 2 minute walk to the beach. The house has 3 levels containing 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. The main deck combined with an elevated observation deck, provide for endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound. Plenty of parking is available on the wide concrete drive for vehicles and a boat/trailer.
The house is conveniently located within walking distance to Hatteras Island’s largest shopping center, containing a Food Lion, beach stores, and many restaurants. Our property is available for rent on a weekly basis ONLY from Saturday to Saturday. We are unable to accommodate partial week rentals and renters under the age of 25.
The entry door is on the landing under the house, which always allows for a dry entrance for the occasional rainy day. This first level has an air hockey table and space for storage.
The second floor has a recreation room with a foosball table, TV, stereo, sink, refrigerator, and microwave. Additionally, all four bedrooms and two full baths are located on this level. There is also a washer and dryer.
The open concept of the top floor is designed perfectly for family gatherings. The large family room flows into the dining room and kitchen area. This area has cathedral ceilings and many large windows, allowing for ample lighting. Located off of the family room is a florida room with a hot tub for your enjoyment. Sliding glass doors lead to the deck area facing the Atlantic Ocean, providing a great view. Continue to relax and enjoy the great weather on the deck furniture, including chairs and tables. We recommend ending your great beach day with a delicious meal and drink on the deck taking in the views and sounds of Avon. The observation deck will provide for memorable sunrises and sunsets, with occasional views of Diamond Shoals Light Tower or passing ships.
Located adjacent to the main door, the enclosed outdoor shower is perfect for rinsing off all the sand tracked home from the beach. The fish cleaning station can handle the largest of catches. A park grill (charcoal) and table are conveniently located for your outdoor cooking needs.
Rental policy and damage deposit
A deposit of 1/3 of the rental rate (including rent,taxes and damage deposit) is required at the time of booking (guests are welcome to pay in full at time of reservation). The remaining balance must be paid no less than 30 days prior to check-in. Guests that do not pay the remainder balance on time will have reservations canceled and will not be refunded initial deposit.
For reservations within 45 days of booking, full payment is required at booking.
CANCELLATION: Deposits are refundable up to 30 days before the start of your reservation minus a $100.00 processing fee. Within 30 days of the start of your reservation, you are responsible for the full cost of the reservation. While we understand that all types of emergencies occur, the reason(s) for the cancellation does not change the refund policy. There are NO weather related refunds ( IE Hurricanes. If you are concerned that you may not be able to keep your reservation, travel insurance is recommend. I am unable to offer travel insurance by North Carolina. However, it is available on line and numerous sites. Pricing and coverage varies, please choose what best meet your specific needs. Generally. hurricanes are the biggest problem in late summer and fall. In the event Tenant cancels his reservation of the leased property, then all rent consideration previously tendered will be forfeited by Tenant and retained by Owner. The Tenant shall not assign this agreement or sublet the property in whole or part.
Great property. Great beach. Great views. Well stocked home. Feet from the beach! Relaxing. Hot tub has unreal ocean view. Just a gem. Dan is honestly the best. So nice to have such an attentive homeowner.
Spent a week at the Sea Forrester for a 3 family vacation. It was our first trip to the outer banks and we all loved it. The house is so conveniently located close to the beach it is literally less than a 5 min walk. Great views from the decks and living area. House has a nicely stocked kitchen and bar area. We had 10 adults and there was plenty of room for all of us. Our boys loved the game tables that are available although we spent most of our time at the beach. Owners provided beach chairs which is very handy so you don't have to go buy them. House is well taken care of and we would definitely stay there again. The outdoor shower is great for hosing off the salt and sand from the beach. Owners answered any questions we had quickly and thoroughly.
Wish we could’ve stayed longer.
Very comfortable, great hosts. The house has views of the ocean and a great deck to enjoy them. if you are a cook, it has a great kitchen, and is located two blocks from the grocery store and from the seafood store! The house is extremely well equipped, from all sort of amenities to everything in the kitchen. Even bathroom, laundry, and dishwasher soaps, toilet paper, paper towels, Saran Wrap and aluminum foil! Everything you need to settle in is there. We had a wonderful stay!
Our family of two adults and three children (newborn, 2 and 5) had a wonderful stay. The home is across from the beach access. We had daily trips to collect seashells and fly kites with the kids. In the area you have many good local restaurants and a large supermarket. The home has everything you need and much more. The Avon area is less congested and allows you to feel disconnected for the hustle. Our girls where so sad to leave and asked to return again. The owners are wonderful and very easy to contact for any questions. We hope to return in the future and will recommend this home to friends and family.
We had an awesome time here. The kids enjoyed air hockey and foosball! Beautiful place, highly reccomend! Dan was awesome as well.
We had a great time in Avon, the property is walking distance to everything you need for your stay. Beach access is close 1 to 2 min. walking. The owner of thehousewas very nice and always available if we had any questions.
This rental property had everything we needed. Close proximity to the beach. Close to the grocery store. And far enough away from all the commercial stuff. Highly recommend for a relaxing family vacation!
The Sea Forester was perfect for a fantastic OBX vacation. Beach access was very close, the house had everything we needed, and the layout was perfect. We will be back!
I have stayed at Sea Forester twice and loved it! It is clean and well kept. It has everything you would need, including beach chairs and boogie boards. The view from the crows nest is amazing! Access to the beach is very close and convenient. I highly recommend this house for your vacation!
House was great and such a short walk to the beach. Plenty of space to spread out for everyone, too. Highly recommended!
This house was fantastic. It had everything you need, right across from the beach, and great owners. You will not be disappointed with this house.
Awesome experience at this lovely rental! Beach access couldn’t be better! The kitchen is fully stocked with crab pots, pans, and more! The pictures do not serve this house justice! It is much nicer than the pictures show! The property is excellent and the owner could not have been more responsive! Dan responded immediately to any text messages and was great to work with during the COVID-19 pandemic! I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great family vacation! Looking forward to booking next year!
We really enjoyed the laid back surroundings in Avon. We had to travel a little to do some things but thats ok, because we got to see more that way. Our homeowner came out of his way to meet us and gave us some tips. Thanks Dan! Loved the view of the ocean and a the extras that made it feel like home!
This has by far been one of the best rentals we’ve stayed at! The house was very clean and is in a great location. The owners were very responsive and accommodating. They truly wanted us to have a great experience.
We had a wonderful time. The beach access was very close. There were plenty of good restaurants in Avon. The drive to other areas like Nag's Head and Kitty Hawk was about an hour but very scenic so it seemed shorter. The house itself was very clean, nicely appointed and we had no trouble there at all. Dan is very easy to communicate with and was great at suggesting places to go. I highly recommend this house. Thanks!
Home in a great location and easy access to beach. Home was just as advertised. Beds and furniture were comfortable and everything was in working order.
Property was well described on web-site and well maintained. Layout was perfect. Loved the open floorplan of the top floor and the deck & porch swing. Location to beach was perfect as well as proximity of Food Lion and Duck Donuts. Would definite go back.
what a very pleasant vacation incredible views short walk to ocean beautiful home !!!!!!!
This was our 13th visit to Avon over the last 33 years. This trip was to take one of our daughters and her two little girls who are now the same age our two daughters were when we first vacationed there. The girls absolutely loved everything about their week and want to do it again next year. Over the years we have stayed in six different homes. We have stayed in beach front homes and homes on the far side of the highway. Of the six homes we have used we like the Sea Forester the most! The size of the home, the comfortable Beach decor, the cleanliness, the terrific location (for views, listening to the waves, enjoying the breezes and beach access) all lead to a first place finish in our book. There were two minor problems neither of which meant anything at the time. A bit of the popcorn ceiling was on the great room floor when we arrived. We picked up the larger pieces and vacuumed the small pieces. The sink in the upstairs half bath clogged up and would not drain so a different sink was used to wash our hands. Sea Forester is a terrific beach home! In a way I do not like giving such a good review for fear that others will read it and want to book the home making our next visit a little harder. The Sea Forester and it owners deserve it, so here it is.
Our family loved our Outer Banks vacation! The Sea Forester was the perfect vacation house for us, having everything we needed for our stay. A short walk to the beach, close to restaurants, grocery store, shopping, etc.
The Sea Forrester is perfect for anyone who desires a vacation home that provides the comforts of home while being in a truly beach setting. Dan and Charlene we're easy going and provided a local knowledge about the area that enhanced our trip. Dan was quick to handle a few minor questions we had about the house. Our family loved the location and the easy access to the beach. Thanks to the Neals for an Epic two week vacation, we will be back!!
Had a great time but make sure you bring your own towels
We drive down from Maryland and had a great week in the Sea Forester with family. It was quiet enough for the parents and lively enough for the kids. Beach access just across the way and beautiful views from the top decks.
Enjoyed our stay at the Sea Forester. The house was nice and spacious. The ocean view was spectacular. Bathrooms were very clean and beds were made. However the kitchen was not clean. Sticky Fingerprints on the cabinets, counter and table as well as some food was found between the refrigerator and the cabinet.
Very nice house, great location, Avon is fun
The Sea Forester was everything -- and more -- we hoped for as a venue for our 2018 family gathering. Our three generation-family of 9 enjoyed the spacious living space, many comfortable amenities, and close proximity to the beach. Many hours were spent on the deck with ocean view, awesome card table (for our many pinochle games), and jacuzzi. Oh yeah, the daily corn-hole tournament was also a highlight. Would highly recommend to any family seeking a sun-filled vaca at OBX!
My family stayed in this home last week-the house was perfect. The location was awesome, a very short walk to the beach which was helpful with 2 children. The Food Lion and a shopping area are within a 5 minute drive. The house was clean and had all the amenities we needed. Our vacation week, unfortunately, was a very rainy week - the foosball and air hockey table helped entertain the 2 children. Dan is wonderful, very responsive to my emails. I hope to return to this home sometime in the future.
This was our first time in Avon and we Loved it! The house suited our family of 7 perfectly (w/ kids ages 5-15). Enjoyed amenities in house (game table, fooseball and hot tub). Kitchen provided everything we needed. Loved the crows nest and great view of beach from the deck. Short walk to the beach! Convenience of grocery store and restaurants within short drive or walking distance! Great Location since it was quieter and not as commercialized as Nags Head. The house also included gym membership and pier access which was a nice plus that the kids enjoyed. We would definitely come here again!
The Sea Forester was perfect for our family beach getaway. The house is located on a quiet street just 90 seconds away from the beach. You can get wonderful sights and sounds from the balcony. The local grocer is right around the corner, making quick trips a no brainer. Dan was always quick to respond, providing important weather information and supportive if anything came up. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing time in one of the prettiest parts of the country!
The Sea Forester was the perfect house for our group of 9. Comfortable, spacious & spotlessly clean. With 7 teenagers, we needed room to spread out and this home had it. The extra game rooms, hot tub, easy beach access and walking distance to the local shops made it perfect for our group. Free passes to the pier were an added bonus for our fisherman.
Had a lovely time at the outer banks in this beautiful property. The place was clean and in excellent condition. All the amenities the owner listed were there. Had Beach chairs. Cleaning and linens included in price. Easy access to the beach which was right across the street. Four comfortable bed rooms. Close to shopping center and restaurants. Beach was beautiful and warm for early June. Water was warm, but a bit rough with big waves every day. All five individuals enjoyed the rental immensely.
It is a very nice home. It has everything that anyone could want while on vacation. I will definitely stay here again!
Hi Dan , We had a wonderful time at Sea Forester in spite of Jose. We were very thankful we didnt get water in the driveway, like so many did on the ocean side. loved sitting on the deck seeing the sun rise and the short walk to the beach was awesome. Made some new friends and just enjoyed being able to see the ocean from the deck. Hope we can come back again next year. Thanks again for letting us stay at Sea Forester. Barbara Osborne
Hurricane Irma cancelled our original beach vacation plans 48 hours before we were supposed to leave. Luckily, we found this gem happened to be available and just outside of Irma's reach. Owner responded to our last minute booking request quickly, and altered his own family's plan to use the house, allowing us to book and start our vacation all within 24 hours! We are very grateful to the owner and Sea Forrester for saving our kiddos' beach vacation. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for a week at the beach with two kids under 4. I had been to Nags Head/Kittyhawk numerous times, but never as far South as Avon. Avon has just enough of what you need, but none of the congestion of the northern Outer Banks areas. The beach is beautiful, and the beach access is just two houses over (less than a two minute walk). The best part of Sea Forrester are the decks. Even though it isn't beach front, the beach, waves, and horizon are all clearly visible and audible. And since Avon is so small, there is almost no light pollution at night, allowing for some pretty spectacular star gazing on the crow's nest. The outdoor shower is also very nice, especially for bathing sandy kids. In sum, Great House, Great Customer Service, and Great Beach Vacation!
Close easy access to the beach. Sunsets were wonderful from the crows nest . House was spacious and comfortable.
This house is in the heart of the action in Avon. The Food Lion, shopping plazas, and restaurants are in very close proximity. Private/quiet beach with a great street for a morning walk/run. The view this house offers and the beach access for the price is unbeatable. If you are physically able to walk the length of a football field, you will be satisfied with the simplicity of the beach access. The house has plenty of space for a large group even though there were only 4 of us this time. We didn't even use two of the four very spacious bedrooms. The home owner went above and beyond when he remained in contact with me (he initiated) about the possibility of a tropical storm coming and gave clear instructions and confidence that we could ride out the storm safely inside the home. The storm produced 12 hours of rain which barely touched this property! The standing water was all across the street and on HWY 12 behind the house. There was no standing water anywhere around the house or carport. I was very impressed. The hot tub room is fabulous and came in handy with all of the rain we encountered. Plenty of indoor activities with the air hockey and foosball tables, board games, cards and the hot tub. The sky deck offers a beautiful view of the sunset as well as a great place to watch a storm roll in. The new kitchen is beautiful and stocked with everything you need to cook/bake/eat. Smart TV with Internet and basic cable was a bonus. Nice surround sound system for your use inside the house as well. The only thing it didn't have was a hair dryer and towels, so bring yours from home. My family will be back and will rent this house again with pleasure.
We really enjoyed our stay. From the beach extras (corn hole game and chairs) to the beautiful and well-stocked kitchen, we were not disappointed. We made good use of the hot tub and wet bar as well. The views were fabulous and the walk to the beach was a very short stroll. Dan was very responsive and the concierge service they use was helpful when we had a small issue. Would definitely recommend Sea Forester to a family looking for a fun beach week!
This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and we could not have been happier. The house was clean, comfortable and well stocked (kitchen). The walk to the beach took literally less than 2 minutes so if we forgot something or just wanted a break (which wasn't often!) it was easy to run back for it. The outdoor shower was a bonus so we didn't need to worry about tracking sand in the house. The view from both decks was breathtaking and relaxing. Most nights dinners were outside as the breeze kept temperatures very comfortable (a few breakfasts were out there as well). The hammock swing was a big hit -- it was my daughter's favorite spot to sit and read. Foosball & air hockey were a hit with the teenagers especially after dinner. The Food Lion (grocery store) was right across the street and the Catholic church was also only about a 10 minute ride. Lots of great little shops in Avon to visit on rainy days (highly recommend Island Spice & Wine and Sandcastles). Dan was a pleasure to rent from and quickly answered all my emails, no matter how silly my inquiry. I sincerely don't have one bad thing to say about Sea Forester and we hope to come back again next year.
Really nice house , very complete! The house is very well maintained and very spacious! I would recommend it! 2 minutes from the beach and from the supermarket!
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Sea Forester. It was the perfect location and set up for our family which included two toddlers. When the weather didn't cooperate we found plenty to do at the house and in the surrounding areas. The beach is terrific, not crowded and perfect for flying our first kite with the kids. We would love to make a return trip in the future!
The house was very clean and perfect for our family. Our kids loved all the games and air hockey. The proximity to the beach was an easy 2 minute walk. We had a wonderful vacation.
Our family had a wonderful week at the Sea Forester, enjoying the location and amenities of the house on our first trip to the Outer Banks. The grandkids enjoyed the games and the mood lights changing colors. The adults loved the views from the deck and the comfortable beds. The outdoor hose and shower were convenient after a trip to the beach. Ocean was a bit rough for young children the week we were there, so a pool would have been nice, though we were able to use the pools at homes where other family members were staying for our family reunion. A fan in the shared bathroom connecting 2 bedrooms would be a nice addition, as would a nightlight in the dark bedroom hallway. Otherwise, it was perfect for us. We loved being on the quieter southern end of the Outer Banks. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!
The house was great but the weather was not. The only suggestion would be new mattresses. Kitchen redo is really nice
This house has everything one needs for a week at Avon. The living room is the entire top of the house, with a separate room off of it with a hot tub. Well stocked kitchen , just everything you would need. After 2nd night, knew we had to come back next year and booked it. Just a fabulous week, didn't want to leave .
We really enjoyed the house! It is just across the street from the beach access and very close to the local shopping plaza, including the grocery store. The kids had a great time! Dan did a great job remodeling the kitchen! Would definitely stay again! Only downfall for someone with knee or back issues....lots of stairs!! We didn't mind that, though.
The main thing we loved about Sea Forrester was the easy access to the beach and a wonderful view and sounds of the ocean from the deck. The property was clean and well-maintained, with plenty of rooms for 7 adults and one child. It was a very comfortable property with nice furnishings on all levels. The new kitchen remodel was great, with a nice big refrigerator! The ceiling fans made a big difference in the house. We also enjoyed the hot tub!! Thank-you for providing the 4 beach chairs, that was so great for our daily trips to the beach. Sea Forrester's close proximity to Food Lion grocery store was also very helpful. We truly felt at home while there and our entire group was sad to leave the house and Avon. The street where the house is located was quiet while we were there, which gave us a very relaxing stay. We all would definitely return for another stay. The only drawback was a lack of a few basic items such as toilet paper, paper towels, dish washer detergent, hand and bath soap, and kitchen trash bags,. It would have been nice to have those basics upon our arrival or to have known we needed to bring those things to the house. Overall, WE LOVED our stay at Sea Forrester! Thank-you!
My family & I throughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at this house on the ocean. All the amenities you could ever ask for and the view of the ocean was great upper & lower deck. Enjoyed all the games that are supplied by the owner, air hockey, foosball, poker table, and numerous board games. This property was also very conveniently located in Avon near a Food Lion and various restaurants. All we needed to bring with us was towels and buy our food. Everything else was supplied by the owner. Can only say great things about this place and my family & I are planning to return for future vacations. Thank you Mr. Daniel Neal
This house can comfortably sleep a large amount of people. There is so much to do just within this house. This house has two mini refrigerators, plenty of TVs, a large amount of board games, puzzles, movies, and so much more provided. The view of the ocean is beautiful and so close by that it makes it easy to access the ocean . We also loved the town of Avon. There are so many restaurants so close to the house that we loved to go to. You for sure need to go to Cups and Cones. We went there almost every night because it has a wide range of things that you can get. The house is also located close to a Food Lion that made it so nice to quickly grab something when needed. Dan Neal is also super nice and easy to work with. The house is also located in a nice neighborhood and we had no complaints about anything at all. The hot tub, air hockey table, Foosball table, poker table, and so much more almost make you not want to leave the house. Overall the house is great and it was so nice to be able to stay here. I would recommend this house to anyone.
We enjoyed our stay at the Sea Forrester. It provides everything g that you need for a nice vacation . Beautiful views and great beach access !
This home's character and inviting charm may also be seen as shortcomings by some vacationers. It is a very clean and well kept older home without many updates. 2 shared full bathrooms were sufficient for us, but would not have been comfortable for a larger group of people. The home was well equipped, we enjoyed the game tables, and the swinging chair on the deck was a big hit. Most important was the proximity to the beach. The access was so close! Walking back and forth with chairs and coolers wasn't any problem. If we vacation on Hatteras again, we would definitely hope to return to the Sea Forrester.
Loved our stay in this particular house. Was a well equipped home with everything we needed for fun and relaxation. Sits in a perfect location for spending time in the outter banks. Owner communication exceeded our expectations. We followed a storm to start our vacation, and the conditions and weather updates were so helpful and appreciated. Security deposit was very quickly given back, within days. Will absolutely stay here next year and years to come.
We had a great trip to Avon. The Sea Forrester is directly across from the right of way path to the beach and only a few blocks from Food Lion. Very convenient location. The house is nicely appointed with several games (air hockey, foosball, cornhole and poker table) that are great for both kids and parents. The observation deck is one of the highest points on the road and offers wonderful views during morning coffee or evening cocktails. And, the Neals were very attentive to help ensure we enjoyed our stay.
Sea forester was perfect! Just next to the sea, water really warm and nice waves. You can walk to the supermarket. The house has a lot of space for big groups, there is a well equipped kitchen. I recommend this place for everyone! Thanks a lot for sharing the sea forester with us!
Sea Forester is an amazing place that is family friendly, but could also be used to entertain. It's clear the owners stay here too as the place is filled with nice touches. Location is superb, super close to the boardwalk for beach access. Best deck on the block.
Enjoyed stay. Easy walk to beach. Lots of sand. Not crowded with people. Close to stores and restaurants. Spacious quarters. All family members enjoyed games. Beds comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.
I couldn't have been more pleased of my stay at the Sea Forester!! It was a gorgeous home and we had a wonderful time while we were there. Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Neal for allowing us to stay at your home! I look forward to staying again in the future!! I highly recommend this place to anyone else looking for a beautiful and relaxing place to enjoy the OBX!! 🌊👙☀️