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Steps to ocean, Private Pool, Pirate Ship, Gym/Golf/Tennis - DolphinInnOBX

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Aerial photo of the 7 Bedroom DolphinInnOBX.  4 minute walk to the ocean.
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Overview
7 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
17 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
DolphinInnOBX is now booking 2021. Note that we rent Saturday - Saturday Mid-March - Mid-October. To book, select a Saturday as your start and a Saturday as your end date. The Dolphin Inn makes it easy to invite the whole family, even the dog! This impressive 7-bedroom beach house in centrally located Southern Shores, Outer Banks, NC, sleeps 17 and is pet-friendly. It's set on a spacious, landscaped property with something for everyone in your group, including a private pool and hot tub. Beach lovers appreciate the short walk to the beach (1.5 blocks) and the convenience of the Tommy Bahama backpack beach chairs and beach wagon. Kids can’t get enough of the pirate ship playground, spacious yard and whimsical “crews quarters” on the entry-level. Early risers appreciate the horizon ocean...DolphinInnOBX is now booking 2021. Note that we rent Saturday - Saturday Mid-March - Mid-October. To book, select a Saturday as your start and a Saturday as your end date. The Dolphin Inn makes it easy to invite the whole family, even the dog! This impressive 7-bedroom beach house in centrally located Southern Shores, Outer Banks, NC, sleeps 17 and is pet-friendly. It's set on a spacious, landscaped property with something for everyone in your group, including a private pool and hot tub. Beach lovers appreciate the short walk to the beach (1.5 blocks) and the convenience of the Tommy Bahama backpack beach chairs and beach wagon. Kids can’t get enough of the pirate ship playground, spacious yard and whimsical “crews quarters” on the entry-level. Early risers appreciate the horizon ocean sunrise from the quiet nooks on the multi-level decks. The quieter pace and less crowded beaches in Southern Shores make it easier to relax, while still enjoying the convenience of free wifi, a well-appointed kitchen and grocery and retail stores just minutes away. Great outdoor spaces keep high-energy guests active. If the Dolphin Inn’s sandpit volleyball court, basketball pad, private pool, hot tub and pirate ship playground don’t tire them out, set them on the wide bike trail running north and south of the Dolphin Inn. Need a bigger adrenaline rush? The Dolphin Inn provides guests free access to the Southern Shores tennis courts, golf privileges at a local course, complimentary gym membership to WestSide Athletic Club, discounts for pre-booked activities like hang gliding, kayaking and SUP, as well as free boat launching privileges at the nearby marina. Shoppers and foodies get their fix at the cafes, galleries and boutiques of Duck (just a few miles north), the outlets, and a great Southern Shores’ wine bar and cafe, owned by former head chefs for Sutton Place Gourmet and Balducci’s. No one sweats a rainy day at the Dolphin Inn. Take the time to enjoy the games, 600+ DVDs, and 420 premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax) along with free movies through NetFlix on the flat Panel LCD TVs. Money Magazine recognized the Dolphin Inn for its quintessential beach atmosphere. We hope you’ll find the same and create memories that last a lifetime at the Dolphin Inn. Below we’ve included some specific details on the house so you can decide if the Dolphin Inn is the right beach rental for your getaway. General house overview: The first floor has three bedrooms and a game room. The second floor has three sunny master bedrooms, each with private entrances to the wrap-around deck. The third floor has a king master bedroom, also with private access to the deck. With horizon ocean views, the master bedroom on this top level opens to the great room with a generously appointed kitchen, dining and relaxing area. Gather at a table that seats a crowd, grab a quick meal at the counter, relax in the reading nook or watch the game or a movie on the sectional sofa. Specific layout: Entry Level: 3 Bedrooms (1 w/2 Singles, 1 w/2 Bunk Sets, and 1 w/Duo Bunk, all with 32' Flat Panel LCD TVs, NetFlix, Blu-Ray, Disney+, HBO, Starz, Epix, and Hulu), 1 Full Bath, Den with Wet Bar/Sink/Fridge/Microwave, Foosball, large screen LCD TV (w/ NetFlix, Blu-Ray, and 420 cable channels), Enclosed Outside Shower, Gated Pool and Hot Tub, and Gas Grill. Level Two: 3 Bedrooms (1 Master Suite w/Queen, 1 w/Queen, Private Half Bath, and Horizon Ocean Views, 1 w/Queen and Private Half Bath and Both Queen Bedrooms Share a Tub/Shower). All with 32' Flat Panel LCD TVs, NetFlix, Blu-Ray, and 420 cable channels. Top Floor: Lovely Living/Dining Area with TV (w/Tivo), Gourmet Kitchen, Gas Fireplace, Half Bath, Master Suite with King and Full Bath with Jacuzzi, 32' Flat Panel LCD TV (w/ DVR, NetFlix, Blu-Ray, and 475 cable channels) and a Wrap Around Deck. About the area: Dolphin Inn is located in peaceful Southern Shore, two miles North of the causeway and one mile South of Duck. Southern Shores is the perfect location for a family vacation. Southern Shores boasts large lots, private beach access, marinas, hiking/bike trails, tennis courts, and a golf course. Five other golf courses nearby. Learn to hang glide at Kitty Hawk Kites. Visit the Hatteras Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC Aquarium in Manteo, the historic Whalehead Club in Corolla, or enjoy driving your 4-WD on the beaches North of Corolla. Shop for bargains at the nearby Outlet Mall. Take the free car ferry to Ocracoke to search for Blackbeard's treasure. Enjoy fine dining in nearby Duck and Kitty Hawk.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dog friendly. $95 advance pet fee.' Optional sheet rental $160. Towel rental $100 9 am check out. 3 pm check-in. Rental insurance is the responsibility of the guest. Please consider purchasing insurance for hurricanes or other health emergencies. No “beach week” student rentals. Max occupancy 17. Prior arrangements for parties or events with additional guests. No glass in the pool enclosure. Use plasticware. Trash out Sun./Thurs nights.Recycling Tuesday nights. Avoid driving/parking on grass.
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite), 2 Half baths, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Jorge & Susannah H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Dolphin Inn was amazing. For my first time ever going to the outerbanks, staying at this house truly made the difference for me. I immediately felt like I was at home even when it wasn't my own. All my guests loved the home and...More

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank KuroNoroi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Dolphin Inn the week before Thanksgiving and had such a wonderful time! The wonderful experience started way before we even arrived via the communication with Jorge. He was the best host I have ever dealt with and truly cares about the...More

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 20 September 2020

Location was great! Short walk to the beach and a quick drive to all restaurants and stores. House is a perfect set up for larger groups and was stocked with everything we need. Host is amazing and easy to reach for anything we needed. Would...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank Destination725102
Reviewed 22 August 2020

We had an amazing family trip to the Outer Banks. Perfect house and location. Easy access to the beach. And everything was perfect at the house. Definitely recommend!

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Tag400m
Reviewed 16 April 2020

My family and I stayed at Dolphin Inn for spring break in March 2020 just before the COVID-19 lockdowns. We had reserved the week a year in advance. Dolphin Inn is convenient to the beach, is very clean, and has room for everyone (and bathrooms...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Alicia C
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

This house was able to comfortably accommodate my family. Everyone had the privacy they needed while being able to enjoy a nice shared space. It is walking distance to a lovely beach which is breathtaking at dawn and sunset. The town of Duck is a...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Curious55414890077
Reviewed 8 November 2019

What a fabulous weekend at Dolphin Inn!! The home was perfect for a girls reunion... we all had a great time. The location was just perfect!!

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank AandBSolutions2
Reviewed 3 May 2019

Home away from home but even better... Jorge is one of the most accommodating, helpful and friendly owners we've ever worked with. Great pool and hot tub and fabulous decks on every level. This house had everything we needed and more. Our "house guide" sent...More

Date of stay: April 2019
2  Thank Nomad13055549694
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Our 3 generation family of 17 enjoyed a week of fun and relaxation at the Dolphin Inn. We loved the pool, hot tub, basketball, volleyball, pirate ship and TV videos and games in the evening. The well equipped kitchen and great room was fabulous and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Judy A
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This was our family's first vacation to OBX! It was awesome! The landlords Jorge and Susannah Herrada were very friendly and very prompt in addressing any and all of our concerns. The house is beautiful, the pool was very inviting with all of the pool...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank BoardingPass749082
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Gym
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Playground
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The Dolphin Inn is conveniently located in Southern Shores, North Carolina 27949. Why drive to the Outer Banks and then have another hour or two in traffic just to get to your vacation home? The Dolphin Inn is just two miles north of the causeway / Wright Memorial Bridge. It is conveniently located in peaceful Southern Shores and is just minutes from the great dining and shopping establishments located in Duck & Kitty Hawk. Although you would never know it from your quiet surroundings in Southern Shores, the Food Lion Grocery Store, Harris Teeter, Carawan Seafood, Walmart and other banking, restaurants and retail establishments are only two miles away. Since all beach parking in Southern Shores is permit only, the beaches are enjoyed by owners and their guests. There are no high dens...
Getting around
The DolphinInnOBX is located in Southern Shores, in the heart of the Outer Banks. It is conveniently located just two miles north of the causeway/Wright Memorial Bridge and two miles south of Duck, NC. Our slightly altered Saturday check-in/check-out time, at 9 AM and 3PM, is engineered to help guests with an easier check-in. An earlier check-out means that the house is cleaned sooner and ready for the next guests to start vacation just a little earlier! ​
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