The semi-oceanfront properties offered by Outer Beaches Realty combine the best of both worlds: incredible ocean views and access, and comfortable accommodations that will keep everyone in the family smiling.
These vacation rental homes are located just one lot back from the ocean, meaning that there is only one potential property between the home and the borders of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. As such, the semi-oceanfront vacation rentals typically feature incredible Atlantic Ocean views from multiple levels of decks, and easy access to the beach.
Unless otherwise indicated in a specific property's description, these vacation rentals are located on the oceanside of NC Highway 12, the main two-lane road that spans across Hatteras Island. As such, vacationers in semi-oceanfront vacation rental homes will have no busy streets to cross, or crowded neighborhoods to navigate, to haul their gear and their family to the beach.
Most all Hatteras Island neighborhoods have a public beach access which is located at the end of the street, or easily found in a vacation rental home's subdivision or community. With this in mind, semi-oceanfront vacation rental guests can expect a quick 3-5 minute stroll to the oceanfront via a wooden boardwalk or a sandy path that winds through the dunes. Please be sure when accessing the beach that you stick to the path or boardwalk, and avoid disturbing the vegetation along the fragile dune lines.
The exact proximity to the ocean varies by individual home and area. Some communities may have a small dune to cross, or even no dunes at all, and therefore virtually no obstructions between a home and the ocean. Other neighborhoods may be bordered by a natural and undeveloped dune line which protects the homes closest to the ocean from storm surges and ocean over-wash in inclement weather. While the walks to the beach may be slightly longer in these areas, it's a very scenic stroll, with a number of wildflowers, sea oats, and small yaupon bushes bordering the path and guiding the way.
Either way, vacationers will always enjoy easy access to the beach via a semi-oceanfront vacation rental, however for a more exact location, simply look at a specific vacation rental's detail page, including the additional photos and area map. You can also contact Outer Beaches Realty's reservations teams for questions on a particular home's location.
As for views, most all semi-oceanfront vacation rentals were built to capitalize on the blue ocean vistas located just one lot away. The majority of these homes have gorgeous views from the top level great room, living area, dining area, and exterior decks or screened porch, ensuring that family time can be enjoyed with the sweeping views of the ocean in the background. Settle onto an ocean-facing deck for a little fresh salt air and the distant sound of breaking waves, or enjoy a family-style meal in the dining area with the blue hues in the background. Because of their spectacular locations just one lot away from the beach, these homes generally have some of the best ocean views on the beach.
The size of these vacation rental homes range from small 3 bedroom retreats to towering 8 bedroom sandcastles, and many offer plenty of fun amenities to keep everyone entertained on and off the shore. For fun family gatherings off the beach, look for vacation rentals with private pools, hot tubs, game rooms, and even theater rooms to make your Hatteras Island vacation an all-inclusive resort experience.
The semi-oceanfront vacation rentals offered by Outer Beaches Realty are some of the best beach houses on the Outer Banks, featuring miles of views, easy beach access, and fun amenities the entire crew will appreciate. For an island retreat that's just steps away from the Atlantic, look into reserving a semi-oceanfront rental for your vacationing crew.