- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- sleeps 12
Description from the manager
Every generation of your family will enjoy the original Ricky's Retreat! This fabulous beautifully decorated home was designed to meet your entire family's every need. Ricky's Retreat caters to those families with all ages wanting a special vacation on the Outer Banks. There is a room to "Retreat" to on every level so you will never feel like you are on top of each other. There is a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, wine cooler and all the appliances the chefs in your family need to prepare those special family meals. The captain's watch with ocean views is a favorite of those early morning risers. The mid-level den seems to be the...Read more
Duck, North Carolina
Additional Location Information
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: September 26, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Sep 07, 2013 - Jan 03, 2014 ||$585||$1,625|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|All other dates |
|night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Internet Access [?]
- Pool Table
- Military Discount
- Partials Allowed
- Heated Pool: 350
- Golf Access Home: KC
- Less than 500 yards
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
What Past Guests Are Saying
House was great, felt like being home,
House was super, only drawback was we had 10am check out and at 910am the house cleaner let them self in by just walking in an open door as we were upstairs packing up. Not good
Great house. Good location. The only reason I would perhaps not rent it again is the lack of a 2nd King bedroom. I loved the cleanliness, the space, the pool, many things.
Very nice house, well stocked kitchen, great media room, enough rooms with private baths for our family, short walk to the beach.
Ricky's Retreat ws a Blast
Better than advertised. Made our 40th anniversary celebration very special. Having our whole family there children, their wives and our grandchildren was special. Great week, fantastic weather, Duck is a woderfull town, plenty of things to keep our families busy. Close location to the beach is prime. House appointments were luxurious: Pool hot tub and especially the movie theatre room. Plan to return .
Another year in OBX
I have stayed at Ricky's Retreat twice before and found the house to be just as welcoming this year. I believe there was new carpet throughout and furniture on the 3rd floor since our last visit. The caretaker, Jerry, welcomed us and had the first floor ready for us to unload and get to the grocery store before the rush. The early check-in is awesome!!
The glass window on the 1st floor bathroom was cracked when we arrived and Resort Realty had someone out by Monday to replace this. It wasn't a big deal, we just couldn't come right in from outside for the first 2 days.
The volleyball court was a nice addition but it needs to be maintained better. There is no clear path to get to it where we were expecting a gate from the pool area. There were weeds, roots, rocks, and pricklies all over the court and many of us got splinters. I would say this was our biggest disappointment of the week. Also, the landscape or weeds around it needs to be cut back.
Otherwise it was a great week at Ricky's Retreat. We had a few rainy days which gave us a chance to enjoy the new vibration seats in the movie room (we recommend watching The Hunger Games!). The house was a perfect size for our group of 11 and we never felt like we were on top of each other, even outside by the pool.
Great family retreat
Ee loved it. Our family loved the house and the enourmous free space and fun theatre and billards room enabled great family experience
Good Times at Ricky's Retreat
We have stayed at Ricky's Retreat before so we knew what to expect. The house is perfect for our family and the improvements have made it even better. We are extremely happy with the location in relation to the beach and the pool is great.
David & Barbara
Spacious, Great Style, Good Floor Plan With Easy Fun!
Great home that meets everyone's needs! Floor plan is very comfortable and accommodating. Lots of easy living with quality furnishings. This home offers great gathering spaces whether everyone is in the open kitchen at the same time for a personal pizza party, playing charades in the living room, solids & stripes in the billards room, watching movies in the first class theater room, floating in the large pool or a competitive game of volleyball in the backyard! Well decorated and attractive. Don't forget plenty of parking, keyless entry, basketball goal and hot tub make it all easy to have fun. A short walk to the beach or quick bike ride into town, this fabulous house has it all!
Totally wonderful Outer Banks experience.
The house is extremely well equipped and all aspects are first class. There are activities for all ages. This is the second time we have stayed at Ricky's Retreat and will do so again!
fabulous accomodations for adults/kids of all ages!
the house was great, well stocked kitchen, games, home theater room was fantastic! pool was nice and big! close easy walk to the beach!!! we loved it!!!
House was excellent and checking in and out was seamless. Would have liked to have a few more towels but otherwise it was a great facility.
Wonderful house for the off season
We stayed at Ricky's Retreat over the New Year week and weekend. While this house is a great location for accessing the beach, we enjoyed all of the "extras" during a time that spending the day outside was not an option. We loved the movie theater and all of the extra spaces to enjoy some quiet time. The kitchen was fully stocked and some members of our group could not tear themselves away from the game room! I would highly recommend this house during the high season, but it was ideal for our off-season get-away!
Bucks County PA
Great Vacation with Family
With less than 4 weeks to go for our vacation, we were notified by Resort Realty our original house booked went into foreclosure. Resort Realty sent us some homes still available for our week. We were lucky to stay at Ricky?s Retreat. There were 10 of us in our group plus one infant.
When we arrived at the house, the caretaker was done cleaning the main living level and was beginning to work on the second level. Since the house is in the Resort Club, we were allowed to check in at noon. We were able to unload the cars, put away the food and enjoy the afternoon by the pool. The beach was only about 6 lots from the house. It was a very easy walk.
The ground level of the house contains the theater room. The seats were connected to a bass control which allowed you to ?feel? the movie. Outside there is a hot tub, outside shower, gas grill and a nice sized pool with plenty of lounge chairs and chairs.
The next level contained a den area with 4 master bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have access to the deck area. The deck also had plenty of seats. All of the bedrooms had ceiling fans.
The main living area had a huge kitchen with plenty of dishes, pots and pans. The house had wireless internet access. The majority of us had no problems accessing the wireless internet. A few steps down from the main living area there was a half bathroom and a room that stored the pack and play, high chair and baby gate.
The house was clean but some of the furniture in the main living area is showing some wear (stains on light colored furniture). We had some ants to contend with in the kitchen. We made sure all of our food was in bags. On our last day, we were trying to run the vacuum but every time we turned it on it blew a circuit breaker. We tried from a couple of outlets with no luck. There must have been a short in the vacuum. I called and left a message with the rental office to let them know. We may try Ricky's Retreat II next time.
The home was ready for us when we arrived, and the lock box was easily accessable. The one under the house caught lead me astray for a bit but we found the one by the door. No one was around to explain the operation of the media room but the young people figured it out. The instructions were very good.
The home had everything we could ask for and is decorated beautifully. It is close enough to the beach to make make going quick and easy. The hot tub and pool were great and I was pleased when I talked to the pool service to find out that the water in the hot tub is chanced weekly. We used it hard and our 5year old grandson loved it.
Can't say that we found anything that we would change. Some large coffee mugs might be our only recommendation.
All in all we had a great week and the home is delightful.
We certainly hope to be back next sept.
Thanks Tom Sisk
good location. pool and hot tub fantastic.
rooms good. video room good.
cleaning job could be better. food on floor here and there
rugs looks like they need a shampoo.
waiting on rebate for pool heater that was never turned on although we paid
for it. I called office and person said a check would be mailed.
A great place to spend a vacation!
All was wonderful except for two items:
the carpet needs cleaning and the light fabric on the livingroom furniture needs cleaning
Nice place only a few issues
The refrigerator down stairs was really, really dirty. Obviously was not cleaned out by the previous renters. Shouldn't the cleaning person check such things and clean them? I didn't feel it was my responsiblity to clean up after someone else considering the amount of money paid for the rental. Also the home description stated that it had a heated pool and after June 1st, there was no charge to heat the pool. The pool was very cold and we were not able to turn on the heated (it was locked). When we called the Resort Realty, they said that they do not heat the pool after June. I think that is false advertisement to say there is a heated pool when we are not allowed to turn on the heater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clean, Fun, and Super Close to the Beach
We stayed in this home the first week of June and I was totally blown away by this home when I walked in the front door. By the way, the pictures on the website do absolutely no justice for this home. It was as clean as clean could be and it was full of fun games and activities for all of our children ages ranging from 18 months to 15 years old. It was large enough for all of us and it was super super close to the beach. By the way, the 260 yard distance that it states on the website is very wrong also. It was a fabulous vacation home for us this year and we have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for seven years now. This home was by far the cheapest, cleanest, closest to the beach and funfilled home we have ever stayed in.
A Restful Retreat
This home was wonderful and helped make our vacation awesome. The kitchen was large and well stocked, bedrooms and bathrooms were roomy and clean. We LOVED the theatre room for family gatherings. The back yard was private and we enjoyed the beautiful pool and hot tub, couldn't keep the kids out of them! The captain's watch was a special nook my twin sister and I would meet in every morning for our coffee and chit chat! Even saw fox and deer in the back yard during the late afternoons. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others!