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Look no further...The reviews say it all! If you want to be within walking distance to the beach, close to many restaurants and attractions, be in the heart of the Outer Banks, then Tip Sea is the place for you. Updated with lighter paint colors and shabby chic decor and furniture, it is centrally located at milepost 9.5. Tip Sea is in a great location not only to the beach, but also within walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping. It is a straight shot to the beach road, with a choice of two beach accesses. The cottage has three bedrooms, two queen beds, and two twins. There are two full bathrooms, with one connected to the master bedroom. The updated kitchen, which overlooks the family room, has the perfect bar/island which can seat up to five people, with more standing around. After a long day on the beach or an early sunrise, Tip Sea has a wonderful covered front porch to sit and relax, or to make use of the picnic table, maybe for those nights where you want to spread some seafood and watch the sunset. There is also an outdoor basketball hoop as well. . There is a basketball hoop for those days anyone needs to show off their Micheal Jordan moves. The cottage is stocked with all your vacation needs. Linens and necessities (toilet paper, paper towels/detergent/etc.) are not included, but you can rent linens if needed with the rental company located on our street (additional charge with them), or you can bring your own. Outside there is an enclosed shower, so you can rinse off straight from the beach. There are a few beach chairs, or you may choose to bring your own, or rent some from the rental shop. There is a charcoal grill if you want to grab a steak/oysters/shrimp from the Harris Teeter across the street. On those rainy nights, Tip Sea provides a variety of family games, WiFi, DVD player (Redbox at Harris Teeter or choose from my dvds at the cottage), and cable t.v. We hope that you feel at home the minute you walk into Tip Sea, and we want you to have the most relaxing vacation ever. It doesn't get much better than this. Grab a bag, pack some flops, and Tip Sea will be waiting.

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  1. Kate S.
    We had a lovely three day family trip to Kitty Hawk. The house was perfect for our two small children. It had everything we needed and location was great. We would definitely recommend to families! 13 October 2017 - 20:43:00
  2. jennifer
    This is the second time I have rented TIP SEA. It is so peaceful and healing. Everything including the beach is within walking distance. Great food and stores all around.My family loves this big kitchen and living room. Oh yeah, the flat screen TV's too. I love hearing the Ocean and waves first thing in the morning with coffee. 20 April 2014 - 23:41:46
  3. Jen
    Hubby.and I stayed with a few guys from our softball team for a weekend tournament. The cottage is beautiful, WiFi and cable were a great convenience for the kids. Super close to the beach, tons of great food and shopping, and the neighborhood was quiet and serene despite the craziness of bike week everywhere else. Debra and Evan were a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to planning another weekend away just the family after our new addition arrives :) 28 April 2014 - 11:12:37
  4. Allison L.
    We go to the OBX every year with our family of 5. We have never stayed anywhere that felt like home until Tip Sea. We enjoyed our long evening dinners on the front porch table while breathing in the salt air. Being all on one level is great with kids. We enjoyed the flat screen tv's and open kitchen and living space. The cottage had a soft bed in one room which was great for actually getting some sleep as most cottages we have been to were extremely hard. We enjoyed or vacation and didn't want to leave. Debra was so nice and quick to help us with whatever we needed. We hope to return. 12 June 2014 - 21:08:10
  5. Kate M.
    My Husband and I stayed at Tip Sea over Memorial Day weekend and it was such a pleasure. It was more than enough house for the 2 of us, but we could have easily brought along 2 other couples. The house is a short walk from the beach and has all the amenities you would need. Debra was such a delight to work with and she even gave us restaurant reviews! There is a bike rental place right on the corner which was extremely convenient. We will definitely be renting Tip Sea again on our next trip to the Outer Banks! Thanks Debra! 16 June 2014 - 19:10:36
  6. lindsey s.
    My husband and I booked Tip Sea for our obx beach vacation and we couldn't have been happier. The cottage is clean...well appointed...on a quiet side street,near beach access(3min walk to the beach). There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance too. We loved the outdoor shower, the front porch, all the windows in the house let in great light. Debra was a joy to work with and directions for the cottage were easy to follow. We will be back! Can't wait! 23 September 2014 - 11:34:09
  7. I booked this lovely cottage Columbus Day Weekend and could not have been more pleased! The Tip Sea is so clean and cozy! We enjoyed the front porch and the less than 3 minute walk to the beach. Debra is so easy to work with and a gracious hostess. Our short stay at the Tip Sea was a true delight! We will be back! 27 October 2014 - 13:27:07
  8. Meghan
    This was the perfect house for our little family!! It was clean, well kept and close to the beach. The owners were excellent to talk with and we plan to book this house again for next April vacation!! 21 May 2015 - 13:52:35
  9. Nicole B.
    Very clean and comfortable, Super close to the beach and everything else in the area, LOVED IT 21 May 2015 - 01:12:37
  10. Leah M.
    We were completely comfortable in this adorable beach house. We have three kids and it was perfect. Everything is there. You just need to bring your clothes and beach towels! We were close to everything and were completely content just hanging out there! Can't wait to book again 22 June 2015 - 23:13:09
  11. Fran O.
    My husband and I enjoyed relaxing and exploring the sights in Outer Banks. The Tip Sea was a convenient location for our various outings. The cottage was very clean and Deb was very accommodating. It was a restful week for this school teacher and a good beginning for the summer. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Fran 26 June 2015 - 23:37:56
  12. Toni G.
    This was my families first trip to OBX and it was amazing! We loved Tip Sea! The area was perfect, close to everything and so relaxing. My girls loved having their own bedroom and bathroom! We enjoyed sitting on the porch together and eating dinners at the picnic table. We all agree that our favorite part of the house was the outdoor shower especially after long days at the beach. This house was perfect for our family of 4 and we cannot wait to come back again next year. Debra was so great to work with, thank you so much for sharing your home with us :) 07 July 2015 - 18:22:23
  13. Donna T.
    This was our first trip to OBX and it was wonderful. I'm from Texas but my brother lives in Concord,NC now and we all got together for this wonderful beach vacation. It was very clean and being within walking distant to the beach meant we didn't have to drive every time we wanted to go to the beach which was a big plus. We also "loved" the outdoor shower. I don't think I showered indoors at all. Debra was very accomodating with the time frame we needed. I will definitely booked again if I'm ever up that way again. 14 July 2015 - 14:04:57
  14. Parks Family
    Tip Sea was perfect for our family. It was more then enough room for 6 of us...my husband and I along with our 2 daughters and their friends (all teenagers and young adults). The bedrooms were spacious...especially the master. I am a compulsive over-packer and 2 closets and 2 dressers were more then enough room to keep everything! It's a very short walk to the beach so we could easily come and go several times during the day. Many great restuarants and ice cream shops nearby that we enjoyed being able to walk or bike to. It has a well equipped kitchen which made it easy to cook a few meals in. Plenty of table and island seats...but we never really used them because it was so nice to eat on the large picnic table just outside the door. We enjoyed corn hole, having the bikes and the beach chairs and accessories. We had several rainy evenings but we never got bored with all the family games and movies. The outdoor shower was great and helped to keep alot of sand out of the house. This was our first time booking through VRBO and it was a wonderful experience. Debra was so great to work with and quick to respond to texts about any questions we had from the time we booked until just before we left so we could be prepared with what to take and what was already there as well as questions we had while we were there. She gave us tips of places to eat, shop and dine. We've booked through property managment companies before but they just don't show the care and concern like an owner does. You can tell that Debra and Evan take great pride in the Tip Sea and strive to make sure their guests have a positive experience. Every thing was very clean, decorated very cute and well kept! Thanks again Debra and Evan...definitely hope to be back! 10 August 2015 - 22:12:04
  15. Nadia R.
    Tip Sea is a perfect get away beach house! It's neatly tucked away in the heart of Kill Devil Hills where you'll find anything you seek within a short walking/biking or driving distance. Don't worry about forgetting anything because chances are you'll find what you need close by. The location lacks of nothing, including lots of beach charm! Our family of 6 loved our visit this December...this area is still gently bustling even during off season. We found ourselves settling into the house quickly and very ready to leave the everyday grind behind. The bedrooms are tidy and cozy with plenty of space for all to spread out. Having 2 separate full bathrooms was appreciated especially in the morning when getting ready for the day, and we found the outdoor shower useful for not tracking any sand indoors after being on the beach. If you enjoy eating out there is no trouble finding terrific restaurants close by, but if you enjoy staying in and cooking yourself, the kitchen is well equipped for preparing fresh and tasty meals. We used the picnic table on the front porch for Duck Donut breakfasts, and for stargazing in the late evenings after kitchen clean up. The sky was so clear during our visit...it was simply beautiful! Being very familiar with the area, the owners have plenty of great places they recommend in the area, and you'll find additional info by reading the guest book. Adults and kids alike have their favorites listed, but what I love most is reading about all the wonderful memories people have made during their stay at Tip Sea...this is one very special place, owned by one very special family. They go to great lengths to bring comfort and genuine hospitality to all guests. We thank them so much for such a lovely vacation!!! -The Robichauds 29 December 2015 - 17:26:54
  16. Erica B.
    Great place to stay, close to shopping, restaurant, and beach. Would def recommend to family and friends. 03 June 2016 - 02:20:40
  17. Pat J.
    Despite lousy weather, we had a lovely week at Tip Sea. The kitchen was stocked if you want to cook (which I didn't!), preferring to visit our favorite restaurants and even find a few new favorites. Close to just about everything, the bed was comfortable and I was even able to sleep, which doesn't always happen on vacation. We loved the front porch and spent quite a bit of time out there, watching the world go by. Hope to be back again next year. Thanx Debra for sharing your family's home with us. 01 July 2016 - 03:00:14
  18. Lindsay D.
    Our family of 5 spent just under a week here and loved every minute. Our kids are 5,3,and 18 mos. We easily walked to the beach and used a wagon to haul our stuff using the beach access to the left. The location was awesome. The brewery was super fun and kids can play and run around outside there. ..There's an awesome pirate jungle gym. We happened to go to slice pizzeria next door on the Monday we were there and cheese slices were only a dollar in the off season and the other types were sooooo good. We used the south access of jockeys ridge several times so our kids could play in the shallow, calm water. And if you happen to be a YMCA member the Y was awesome, too. They honor reciprocal memberships starting Oct 1. Our older kids even did a kid yoga class and had a blast. The childcare room there was big and fun and our kids are still talking about the tree house in it. Tip Sea is clean and rooms are plenty big. Everything you could want is in the kitchen. We will definitely go back! My only suggestion...a gate for the top of the stairs! Thanks, Debra! 18 October 2016 - 00:02:14
  19. Rick C.
    My wife and I spent the weekend here and loved it. We enjoyed Tip Sea, it is located close to some great dining spots we especially loved Mama Kwan's and the wings from Kill Devil grill were superb. Its only a short walk to the beach access and there is a rental store close if you need any beach items. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your cottage, we will definitely return again. 03 April 2017 - 22:22:00
  20. Christopher J.
    6 of us decided to have a nice relaxing weekend of no clock punching in the corporate world! The dining room and kitchen were a nice size to accommodate the group of people we had for the weekend. The location was great for dining out and shopping. The beach access was not to far away. The bedrooms were decent size. The covered patio was very nice to relax outside during the rainy days. 08 May 2017 - 23:52:00

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