First Wind 394

  • Oceanfront Exterior
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  • Private Oceanfront Pool
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  • Private Beach Access
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  • Kill Devil Hills Beach
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  • Ocean Views from Top-Level Living Area
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  • Top-Level Living Area
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  • Game Table and Wet Bar
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  • Top-Level Dining Area
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  • Top-Level Kitchen
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  • Kitchen
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  • Top-Level King Master Bedroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • King Master Bedroom
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  • King Master Bathroom
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  • King Master Bathroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • Top-Level Queen Master Bedroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • Top-Level Queen Master Bedroom
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  • Ocean Views from Queen Master Bedroom
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  • Mid-Level King Master Bedroom
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  • King Master Bedroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • Mid-Level King Master Bedroom
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  • King Master Bedroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • Mid-Level King Master Bedroom
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  • King Master Bedroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • King Master Bedroom
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  • King Master Bathroom
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  • Mid-Level Queen Master Bedroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • Queen Master Bedroom
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  • Mid-Level Queen Master Bedroom
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  • Mid-Level Queen Bedroom w/ Ocean Views
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  • Mid-Level Queen Bedroom
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  • Queen Bedroom
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  • Ground-Level Queen and Bunk Bedroom
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  • Ground-Level Pyramid Bunk Bedroom
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  • Pyramid Bunk Bedroom
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  • Ground-Level Rec Room
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  • Ground-Level Rec Room
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  • Ground-Level Rec Room
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  • Ground-Level Rec Room
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  • Oceanfront Deck
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  • Oceanfront Deck
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  • Screened-In Deck
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  • View of Wright Brothers Memorial
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  • Ocean Views
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  • Mid-Level Oceanfront Deck
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  • Mid-Level Oceanfront Deck
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  • View from Mid-Level Oceanfront Deck
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  • Pool and Grill Areas
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  • Private Pool
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  • Ocean Views from Pool Deck
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  • Private Grill
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  • Outside Showers
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  • Private Hot Tub
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  • Private Playset
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  • Front Exterior
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  • Bedrooms: 12
  • Baths: 10 ½
  • Location: Oceanfront
  • Town: Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • Parking: 8 spaces
  • View: Ocean
  • Check-in: Sunday
  • Length of Stay: Weekly
  • Property Type: Southern Comfort
Bedding: 4 Kings, 7 Queens, 1 Bunk Bed, 2 Pyramid Bunks
The most unique building site on the Outer Banks. Panoramic 180 degree vista of dunes, waves breaking on the beach and ocean with a great view of the Wright Memorial from the screen porch!

Lounge by the dunetop pool that overlooks the beach or soak in the hot tub. Poolside grills and 2 enclosed outside showers for convenience. Decks and porches include swings and rockers for lazy days at the beach. Inside, find exquisite decor and attention to every detail.

There are plenty of activities for the whole family -- from the recreation room with pool table to the wide screen TV and video games. Free Wireless Internet access. Milepost 8.5. Two stoves and 2 dishwashers in kitchen. 1 refrigerator in kitchen and 1 refrigerator in gameroom kitchenette!

Bed Linens & Towels provided year round. Private Pool is open 5/13/18 to 10/14/18.
Special events do require additional lease provisions, event fee, and/or security deposit.


Standard Plus Kitchen and Kitchenette2 Wet Bars, Ice Maker
15 TVs, 2 DVD Players2 Stereos w/ CD PlayersFree Wireless Internet
Ample ParkingPrivate Pool (20x30)Event Home
2 Jet TubsGas Fireplace8 ft Pool Table
Elevator2 Outside ShowersPark Grills
Screened PorchPorch SwingsSheets & Towels Provided
Hot TubRecreation RoomMile Post 8.5


Level 1:
Kitchenette with fridge, Rec room with game table, pool table, queen & bunk bedroom w/ joined hall bath, 2 pyramids bedroom.

Leve 2:
3 King Master bedrooms. 2 Queen Master bedrooms. 2 Queen bedrooms with a joined master bath.

Level 3:
Great room, Kitchen, King Master bedroom, 2 Queen Master bedrooms and half bathroom.

List View of Rental Rates

Check-in Day1 Week2 Weeks
November 18, 2018ReservedReserved
November 25, 2018$3,495.00Reserved
December 2, 2018ReservedReserved
December 9, 2018$3,495.00$6,990.00
December 16, 2018$3,495.00$7,495.00
December 23, 2018$4,000.00Reserved
December 30, 2018ReservedReserved
January 6, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
January 13, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
January 20, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
January 27, 2019$3,495.00Reserved
February 3, 2019ReservedReserved
February 10, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
February 17, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
February 24, 2019$3,495.00Reserved
March 3, 2019ReservedReserved
March 10, 2019ReservedReserved
March 17, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
March 24, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
March 31, 2019$3,495.00$7,590.00
April 7, 2019$4,095.00Reserved
April 14, 2019ReservedReserved
April 21, 2019$5,495.00$9,990.00
April 28, 2019$4,495.00$8,990.00
May 5, 2019$4,495.00$10,490.00
May 12, 2019$5,995.00$12,690.00
May 19, 2019$6,695.00Reserved
May 26, 2019ReservedReserved
June 2, 2019ReservedReserved
June 9, 2019ReservedReserved
June 16, 2019ReservedReserved
June 23, 2019ReservedReserved
June 30, 2019ReservedReserved
July 7, 2019ReservedReserved
July 14, 2019$12,995.00Reserved
July 21, 2019ReservedReserved
July 28, 2019ReservedReserved
August 4, 2019ReservedReserved
August 11, 2019ReservedReserved
August 18, 2019ReservedReserved
August 25, 2019ReservedReserved
September 1, 2019ReservedReserved
September 8, 2019ReservedReserved
September 15, 2019ReservedReserved
September 22, 2019$4,995.00$9,490.00
September 29, 2019$4,495.00$8,990.00
October 6, 2019$4,495.00$8,490.00
October 13, 2019$3,995.00$7,990.00
October 20, 2019$3,995.00$7,590.00
October 27, 2019$3,595.00$7,090.00
November 3, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
November 10, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
November 17, 2019$3,495.00$7,590.00
November 24, 2019$4,095.00$7,590.00
December 1, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
December 8, 2019$3,495.00$6,990.00
December 15, 2019$3,495.00$7,590.00
December 22, 2019$4,095.00$8,190.00
December 29, 2019$4,095.00Reserved
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Just keeps getting better

Now that the new pictures are up, if someone is allowed to post more than one review, I want to do that. Every improvement the homeowners have made has just made First Wind a better and better vacation home! We truly appreciate that we get a call very early in our stay each year just to check in on things, and the new countertops are as beautiful as they are useful. And the improvements to the minibar area were just right :) Looking forward to 2018!
- Michael Gustafson Oct 2017

Is a great review such a good idea?

There's a degree to which I always worry about giving a place the five (or more?) stars it deserves, since there's always the fear of, "What if other people find out!?" I have to admit, though - other people should find out about First Wind. Fantastic house, beautiful setting, and super responsive owners. My family has been going to OBX since 2001 and for the past several years, we feel as if he have found Home. Last year (on which this review is based) was fantastic and very much looking forward to showing up this Saturday. We always get a call from the owners early in the week to check in, and we've appreciated from year to year each thoughtful upgrade.
- Michael Gustafson Mar 2016

2014 Vacation

Hard to believe that this was our third year in this house. Five years ago our group started our OBX vacations. The group kept growing and once we found First Wind that is the only house for us. First wind has lots of room for large groups. The view of the ocean is fantastic and the beach is very close. You feel like you can touch it from the house. There has been a few upgrades this year, which I was please to see. Sad to say a few more are needed. Especially the beds. The are old and need to be replaced. Was very disappointed that the pool table was missing not only cue sticks but a few of the pool balls. We had to use our extra cue balls and mark them in order to play. It doesn't matter if there is a day of rain or overcast skies. A day at OBX with friends provides plenty of sunshine even in the rain.
- Kathleen Dvorsky Oct 2014

15 years @ this house.

Large house with a great location. Close to shops, restaurants, attractions and beach front. We have a large group of friends (29 this year including children) from FL to NJ that have met here for the past 15 years. Never feels crowded. Perfect for a large group. However, after this many years I would expect some updates other than TV's or just replacement of broken items like the fridge or dishwasher. Same carpet, kitchen floor, counters and mattress's for 15 years. Be prepared for a chiropractic bill.....the beds are crippling with every spring poking you all night long. Room 2 on the third floor is unbearable. Similar complaints as other reviews regarding the vacuum cleaners and Wi-Fi. We have gotten used to sending someone back and forth to the downstairs fridge. Overall a perfect size house and great location. Just keeping hoping for some major updates. Maybe next year we will be surprised. First year 5 stars. 15 years later 3 stars.
- Leek Jul 2014


Thank you for your feedback as it has been taken very seriously.  We are excited to share many updates for the upcoming season.  We hope everyone will enjoy the new bedding and all of the other updates! The Sun Team 

2013 OBX Vacation

The pictures on this page are very deceiving. We had a very large group & I was worried that we would be tripping over each other. Boy, was I wrong. This house was huge! Big rooms, lots of room for everyone. And the location was amazing. Great view oceanfront & soundside (great view of Wright Bros Memorial). I would suggest some upgrades though. With a kitchen as big & well stocked as it is and a house that fits a large number of people, the one, small refrigerator was not sufficient. You either need 2 large or 1 commercial size fridge upstairs. It was good that we had the one on the bottom floor, but it was very inconvenient. The vacuum cleaners were useless. They need to be replaced. Some minors repairs are also needed here and there. Also, I heard a lot of complaints about the wi-fi. It had a very low range even when you were sitting right in the same room with the router. All-in-all, though, it is a great house! Gorgeous views! We had great weather, great friends/family, great food, tons of fun & laughs. Just an awesome week despite a few house issues. Thank you for allowing us to share your home!
- Christine Wolfgang Sep 2013

Best house on the beach

Loved this house. We had a large group w/lots of kids and it never felt crowded. The house wasn't perfect, there were some things that could've been better but overall the house was great. Suggestion to the owner....upgrade the refridgerator in the kitchen to a larger commercial sized one. There are 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks & a 6 burner stove in the kitchen....but only 1 regular sized fridge. We were running to the first level fridge all the time...inconvenient when you're trying to feed a bunch of hungry folks. Also....we were required to vaccuum before we vacated....which is fine, not a problem, except the vaccuums were horrible. It didn't even look like we did anything. They dumped a pile of sand when the vaccuum was turned off. If you want your tenants to vaccuum, provide better equipment. I would definitely stay here again with my fantastic group of people despite the minor inconveniences.
- Deborah Sep 2013

Perfect for a Group

This house is perfect for a large group of adults. My friends and family vacation together annually and our numbers keep increasing. We had 17 adults so the number of private rooms with queen and king beds are a big factor. The house is in great shape but needs to replace some of the beds. The bedspreads needed cleaned and the house was not dusted in weeks. Most took the bedspreads off the bed and just used sheets and blankets. I would recommend that renters bring toilet paper with them as Sun removes all from the house and only gives you 1 roll when you check in. Other place we rented in the past left the paper and gave you coffee, filters, dish soup and a few other things left in the kitchen. Plus the linens were placed on the beds and the towels left in each room. It was tiring organizing the linens and towel when I got there for everyone, Plus putting a fast grocery list together for the staples. I will just know next year what to expect. Yes we rented the house again for next year.
- Kathleen Lococo Oct 2012

Great House

The house was great. We went with extended family, 25 adults and 6 children total, and there was room for everyone. They advertise 2 cribs but only one was useable. The view is the best, the elevator is convenient, the pool and hot tub were great. The bed covers should have been cleaned but we worked around the few that were dirty. One sink was not working and it took several calls to get it fixed. A tropical storm passed through while were there and the windows leaked. We would stay here again.
- Suzanne Jun 2012


We greatly appreciate your comments for your vacation with Sun Realty and take your concerns seriously. Housekeeping addressed the bed cover and crib issues after your departure. Sun Realty thanks you for vacationing with us and hope you will be able to return to the Outer Banks for your next family reunion.

First Wind

We love First Wind. We have stayed in this house for the last 3 years and will be staying in this house again this year. The location of this house is amazing. We love that we can sit on the deck and talk to our children on the beach! Our only problem with this house is that we've noticed a lot of wear and tear on the house. Last year there were alot of things broken or not working properly and some of the furnishing were getting worn out. For a house of this size, we would love to see an additional Refrigerator in the kitchen. It would be nice to see some nice updates made to the house - but overall we have enjoyed staying at this house!
- Mary Kolonia Jan 2011

Fourth time on the OBX, but

Fourth time on the OBX, but first time with such a big family group needing such a large house, and first time to be oceanfront. We may be spoiled forever! To find this house, right on the ocean, and more affordable than some, was fabulous. The pictures on website do not do this house justice. It is way nicer, and way bigger, than it appears! The furnishings are slightly dated but more than adequate, but there are lovely decorator touches, and there is even more space in the living room area and family room than you see. Bedrooms are good size too. We had 24 adults/older children and six babies (including two brand new) and were never crowded. We spent the day on beach and in the pool and sat down for dinner every night together with room to spare. Don't worry about it being in a commercial area--there are hotels on each side but you barely notice them and the beach COMPLETELY clears out and you have it to yourselves by about 5 PM.
- Carol Taylor Sep 2010

We stayed in this house 2

We stayed in this house 2 yrs ago. We went back to another location in Salvo this year and were we disappointed. We were spoiled by first wind, its closeness to the ocean, the rooms, the large refridgerators and multiple dishwashers and washers and dryers. If I can return to the OBX I will try to return to First Wind...its views were the best ever!
- Judith Stahlman Sep 2010
*Please note that bed and bath linens are not a standard amenity. Guests may bring their own bed sheets and bath towels from home or you may rent them from Sun Realty for a reasonable weekly price. However, some properties do offer linens as a bonus amenity (refer to the property description for details). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about bed or bath linens.

*Pools for 2018: Heated pools are generally open from the 2nd week of April to the 3rd week of October, while unheated pools are generally open from the second week of May to the 2nd week of October. Hot tubs are open year-round, unless otherwise specified. Should you have any questions regarding the pool at your vacation home, please feel free to contact us.

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Featured Amenities

  • Recreation Room
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator
  • FirePlace
  • Event Home
  • Pool Table
  • Internet Access
  • Sheets & Towels Provided
  • Non-Smoking

Standard Amenities

  • Central Heat & Air
  • Telephone
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Stereo
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Outside Shower
  • Microwave
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck Furniture

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Now that the new pictures are up, if someone is allowed to post more than one review, I want to do that. Every improvement the homeowners have made has just made First Wind a better and better vacation home! …

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