This house -- situated on a large half acre lot in Section A of Ocean Sands -- offers all the popular amenities (elevator, flat-screen TV's, pool table) and is the perfect place all year long for family vacations and special events. This house was custom built by Beach Construction with high quality workmanship and beautiful natural wood trim and wainscoting.
This spacious, 5500 SF house with its open floor plan offers plenty of room for gathering together as well as... enjoying private time in the many nooks and crannies (elevated tower and sunroom, mid-level landing and den) located throughout this well-designed house. This beautifully furnished, yet comfortable house can fill your vacation days and nights with relaxation and fun.
Enjoy spectacular ocean views and morning sunrises from every part of the top floor, including the large screen porch and deck area -- and enjoy evening sunsets from the elevated tower. There is easy beach access, with a walkway to the ocean being only a short walk (just 45 yards) across a quiet cul-de-sac. When you are ready for that all day at the beach, you will find beach chairs, umbrellas and beach cart for your convenience already at the house. There are also baby gates at the home for the little one's safety. If you decide to explore the area simply hop on a one of the bicycles at the house and enjoy the ride.
The 8 bedroom house includes a large well-equipped kitchen with stainless appliances, 42" refrigerator, double oven, granite counter-tops, a peninsula bar and an island; an up-to-date technology package (plasma TVs, surround sound satellite radio home theater in great room & media room, intercom, printer fax and copier); and a large (16' x 30') heated pool (fee $400) with a tiki bar, cabana bath, and outside speakers. There is even a full size pool table for those competition games among family and friends. Click this link to view owners personal website and video
5% Discount to Military Personnel and Senior Citizens 65 or older Off Season Only.
* Standard Amenities
* Private Pool
* Hot Tub
* Sheets Provided
* Bath Towels Provided
* Beds Made
* Sunday Turnover
* Non Smoking
* WiFi Internet Access
* Fireplace - Gas
* Guest Welcome Bag
* Keyless Entry
* Home Theater
* IPod Docking Station
* Pool Table
* Video Game Console - PS2
* Basketball Goal
* Beach Chairs
* Fish Cleaning Table
* Grill - Gas
* Heated Pool Option
* Outdoor Shower
* Picnic Table
* 5% Military Disc - Off Season
* 5% Sr Citizen Disc - Off Season
* Military Discount
* Senior Citizen Discount
* Pool Size: 16X30
* Pool with Tiki Bar
* Pool Heat Option: $500
* Pool Available: 05/03-10/18
* Well furnished with Pool and Deck Furniture
* Outside Speakers by the Pool
* Cabana Bath
* Screen Porch and Multi Level Decks
* Inside and Outside Storage Rooms
* 4 Bicycles
* Beach Umbrellas
* 45 Yards to Beach
* 2 Highchairs
* 2 Pack N Plays
* 1 Porta Crib
* 2 Baby Gates
* Handicap Friendly Bedroom and Bathroom
* Plasma TVs and Surround Sound Systems
* Whole House Entertainment Center
* w/CD Player, Satellite Radio
* thru house and outside decks
* Home Theater system in Media Room
* Intercom System
* TVs in all Bedrooms
* Printer Fax and Copier
* Absolutely No Pets
* Full size Pool Table
* 7975, 224, 440 and 644 all on same Street
* for large family gatherings or weddings
Additional amenities include: pool table, beach chairs, in-home theater, outside speakers by the pool, outdoor shower, 2 highchairs, sunday turnover, elevator, plasma TVs and surround sound systems, 2 pack n plays, guest welcome bag, wedding/events, w/cd player, satellite radio, beds made, 1 porta crib, heated pool option, 7975, 224, 440 and 644 all on same street, screen porch and multi level decks, 5% military disc - off season, 4 bicycles, military discount, beach umbrellas, rec-room, intercom system, handicap friendly bedroom and bathroom, pool with tiki bar, thru house and outside decks, printer fax and copier, keyless entry, fish cleaning table, absolutely no pets, inside and outside storage rooms, cabana bath, pool heat option: $500, whole house entertainment center, standard amenities, 2 baby gates, pool available: 05/03-10/18, oceanside, video game console - ps2, basketball goal, 5% sr citizen disc - off season, 45 yards to beach, home theater system in media room, pool size: 16x30, senior citizen discount, for large family gatherings or weddings, well furnished with pool and deck furniture.
Loved it!!! Long time beach goers... Best House By Far!!!
Left on 08/06/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | The_Beach_Crew_From_Richmond
I consider ourselves beach snobs, want a pool and beach front.f Our group has been doing this for almost 15 years!!! Unfortunately, this year we all could float the idea of taking kids out of school. We had to settle with mid-summer, no beach front properties. This, by far, was the right house!!! We were only a couple hundred feet from the beach, awesome house, great pool, perfect for kids... all in all, we had a blast! If we can't do the beach front thing, we'll definitely be back here. Rental company is great too! Lots-o-awesome food near by, groceries a few minutes away, kids rode bikes in the street... Love it!!! Thanks!
Fun on the 4th
The property is fantastic!
Left on 07/21/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Fun on the 4th
Gertrudes Breakaway is a great vacation home with lots of space for people to spread out. The elevator made transporting groceries up stairs really easy and provided relief from walking up and down stairs! The kitchen is very well out fitted with utensils and cookware however we would have liked additional refrigerator space. The library is extensive so don't work about bringing your own books. The TV and audio system in the living room was a bit challenging as the remotes did not work consistently. The outside speakers for the pool did not work. We called the realty office however no one came to fix it. All in all it was great vacation with our entire family. The house handled 15 people with room to spare!
Left on 07/05/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | EC
This was our 2nd years to the Outer Banks because we enjoyed ourselves in Nags Head and decided to return and try another house, in a different location.
Service: Check-in at Beach Realty Kitty Hawk Rentals was great but when we got inside of the house our feathers failed. The following things really disappointed our expectations...
1. Stairs on all levels were not cleaned nor had they been sweep.
2. In the kitchen the stainless steel appliances and granite countertops was covered with a white film (not cleaned properly). Also in the kitchen the trim around the electric range is broken (loose).
3. Living room furniture cushions are broken down (needs newer furniture in this area). Furniture okay in other parts of the house.
4. Loft area off from the living room, big stains in the bottom cushions (both chairs). Not fit to sit on.
5. Master bedroom off living room, safety pins in the curtain hem. The beds were fine
6. Stains on the bathroom walls. Need a good wash down or repainted.
On the other hand, this property is in a great location and easy access to the beach.
Over the years since construction this property has taken a beating and in need of a overhaul (selected areas for painting, living room furniture and draperies.
For the amount of money I expected better.
Very disappointed with the realtor
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | mjb
This was our second year in this house and we absolutely love it. We were under the impression that we had 48 hours to reserve for the next year and when i called at 8:00am on the day after we left we were told that the house had been reserved by someone else. I would have thought that there would have been some type of loyalty to a 3rd time returning family. The realtor said that the policy was that we had all week to reserve. We were on vacation not really wanting to think about things to do. We found a different house with a different realtor and are sure we will be very happy. So much for loyalty?
The best of Corolla!
Left on 07/31/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | JYoung
This was our second stay at Gertrudes. The first was our son's marriage 2 years ago. We loved it so much we rented it for an extended family vacation.
The house is outstanding and the location is ideal.
The only complaint and advice I would give to others is to not pay the extra fee for the early check in. I was told 2 PM and the cleaning staff did not leave the house until after 3PM. $250 was way too much money to pay for one extra hour!
The Scan Clan
Fit our family to a tee!!
Left on 07/24/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | The Scan Clan
This home was a great fit for our family of 10 adults and 10 kids (ages 2-10). The beach was beautiful and the pool was great. The house was very well appointed and well equipped. The space was also perfect for our large family. We enjoyed the yard, pool, hot tub, decks and every aspect of the premises. The kitchen made it easy to prepare and serve meals for 20 and all adults had their own space and bathrooms.
With key pad entry, check-in could be expedited by avoiding a stop at the office--leave packet in the house in designated location and email code on the day of check-in.
Wake Forest, NC
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Love Corolla
This house is spacious and beautiful. Kitchen is well stocked and large. We enjoyed the pool area and the side yard was nice for cornhole games.
Elevator was used by several people. Would definitely stay here again. Loved the Sunday checkin.
The Long Wedding at Gertrude's
Left on 08/11/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Allie
The house was perfect! There was so much space in the house that we hardly knew that there were that many people under one roof!
The beach nearby was perfect and not too crowded, even in prime season which was great! We had our wedding on the beach out front and then the reception in the grass under a tent next to the house. Everything was so great.
There is a local placed to grab some really good burritos if you are into that sort of treat called Bad Bean and we highly recommend it!
Overall the house was comfortable, clean, huge, and had everything we needed to have a wonderful wedding and family week at the beach!
Franklin Park PA
Best equiped beach house ever!!!
Left on 08/11/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Cindy
This house is very well supplied. From the kitchen to the pool. Out of 7 years traveling and staying at the OBX this has been the best equiped house.
Adrienne Hollister Jacobus
Gb is incredible!
Left on 02/17/2011 for a stay in October 2010 | Adrienne Hollister Jacobus
We had our wedding reception at this home and it couldn't have been more perfect. The side yard is the best for a tented reception.
We stayed for two weeks and the house was incredible. My family loved it and so did we. We can't wait to return!
Great For Family Get-Together
Left on 09/15/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Judy
This house comforably accommodated our extended family and friends vacation. It had everything we needed and much more. The owners had thought of every detail to make our vacation really special.
Very Enjoyable - 3rd year in a row at Gertrude's Breakaway
Left on 07/25/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Township Group
We have been vacationing in OBX for over 20 years and this is the only house that we have returned to. It is great for multiple families and has everything you could want in a vacation house. We will definitely rent this home again!!
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