Many homes now offer private pools for your ultimate vacation. Generally the weather is conducive for outside pool use from late April through mid October. Some pools also have "Heat Available". The published rental rates do not include pool heat (unless noted in the cottage description). Unless the home has a metered gas supply, a flat rate of $400 per week (plus tax and travel insurance premium, if selected) will be added to your rental rate if you select this option (no prorating for partial weeks). Homes with a metered gas supply will be assessed a charge based on actual usage at market rate on Hatteras Island for propane gas during the period of use. If you elect to use the pool heat on a metered home, a cash deposit or credit card number must be received by Outer Beaches before heat is turned on. Price of pool heat is subject to change, based on market costs of fuel. Pools with "Heat Available" will be indicated in the property description page of this website.
Please note that during times of extremely low temperatures and/or high winds, pools may not heat to an acceptable temperature. Once pool heat has been turned on, in the absence of mechanical failure, no monies will be refunded due to customer request. Please let us know in advance of your arrival if you are electing to have the pool heat turned on. Pool heat, when selected and paid as part of the reservation, is turned on the day of arrival. Private pools in rental homes will be open from April 24 through October 29. A limited number of our homes may elect to make the pool available outside these dates, (October 30 through April 23) for an additional rental amount. Please check with one of our Guest Services Representatives for availability and the additional rental amount if you are interested in this option. Some homes also offer "Free Solar Heat" with the use of the pool. While the efficiency of the solar heat is dependent upon weather conditions, there is no additional charge for heat on pools indicated by the "Free Solar Heat" amenity on the property description page of this website.