On A Whim 451-B

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  • Exterior
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  • Private Beach Access
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  • Living Area
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  • Living Area
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  • Living Area
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  • Kitchen
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  • Kitchen
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  • Dining Area
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  • Dining Area
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  • Wet Bar off Dining and Kitchen Areas
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  • King Master Bedroom
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  • King Master Bedroom
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  • King Master Bathroom
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  • Queen Master Bedroom with Ocean Views
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  • Queen Master Bedroom
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  • Queen Master Bathroom
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  • Queen Master Ocean Views
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  • Loft with Jacuzzi Tub
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  • Jacuzzi Tub with Ocean Views
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  • King Bedroom
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  • King Bedroom
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  • Queen Bedroom
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  • Queen Bedroom
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  • Twin and Bunk Bedroom
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  • Twin and Bunk Bedroom
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  • Private Beach Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Ocean Views from Top Balcony
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  • Ocean Views
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  • Rear Exterior
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  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Baths: 4
  • Location: Oceanfront
  • Town: Nags Head, NC
  • Parking: 6 spaces
  • View: Ocean
  • Check-in: Saturday
  • Length of Stay: Weekly
  • Property Type: Southern Comfort
Bedding: 2 Kings, 3 Queens, 1 Twin, 1 Bunk Bed
Take your next OBX vacation On a Whim! This house has what you need for a relaxing vacation! Plenty of beach and easy access to get there with the private boarded walkway. Take a stroll on the beach in the evening and then come home to a wonderful kitchen and a dining area large enough for the whole family to enjoy together. End your day with some movies in front of the flat screen SMART TV in the living room, or soak in the hot tub or jetted tub in the ships watch.

For rainy days and evenings, enjoy a television in every bedroom, 8 flat screens, and WiFi to watch your streaming videos or post your vacation photos to show the friends who aren't as lucky as you! Coming in the off-season? Enjoy low prices, cool evenings, and a wood burning fireplace; just be the way to relax after a long and hot summer rush. Fireplace available from October to April. Need to get away? On a Whim is just that, a place to get away and enjoy your whims. Head to Jockey's Ridge and fly a kite. Get some local fish and seafood just down the street to bring back for a clam bake or oyster roast. Hit the shops for some OBX gear or check out the consignment and art shops nearby for something truly memorable.

Please note that there is open staircase to all levels, therefore young children will require supervision.

Hot Tub Non-smoking Pet Friendly
50 ft to Beach Access Wood Fireplace Wireless Internet

Ground level: Dry entry, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Carport

Mid level: Den with slider door to Ocean Facing Deck and Hot Tub, Wet Bar, Dining, Kitchen, King Bedroom, Hall Bathroom with Laundry Area, Bunk and Twin Bedroom, 2 Queen Bedrooms that have a shared Jack & Jill Style Bathroom

Top level: King Master Suite, Queen Master Suite W/ Jacuzzi Tub and access to Ocean View Deck
Crow’s nest: Jacuzzi Tub
The Town of Nags Head will be conducting a beach renourishment project, scheduled to begin in May 2019 through Fall 2019. Plans call for sand to be placed on 10 miles of beach from the Bonnett Street public beach access near Mile Post 11 south to the town line with the National Park Service near Mile Post 21. The project is likely non-linear in progression. Please visit MoreBeachToLove.com for schedule updates and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Click through to the Town of Nags Head site for a project map and additional information, and to sign up for project update emails.

List View of Rental Rates

Check-in Day1 Week2 Weeks
February 23, 2019ReservedReserved
March 2, 2019ReservedReserved
March 9, 2019ReservedReserved
March 16, 2019ReservedReserved
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March 30, 2019ReservedReserved
April 6, 2019$1,595.00Reserved
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April 20, 2019ReservedReserved
April 27, 2019$1,595.00$3,190.00
May 4, 2019$1,595.00$3,890.00
May 11, 2019$2,295.00$4,590.00
May 18, 2019$2,295.00$5,690.00
May 25, 2019$3,395.00$7,290.00
June 1, 2019$3,895.00Reserved
June 8, 2019ReservedReserved
June 15, 2019$5,495.00$11,190.00
June 22, 2019$5,695.00Reserved
June 29, 2019ReservedReserved
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July 27, 2019ReservedReserved
August 3, 2019ReservedReserved
August 10, 2019$5,095.00Reserved
August 17, 2019ReservedReserved
August 24, 2019$3,995.00$7,990.00
August 31, 2019$3,995.00Reserved
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September 21, 2019ReservedReserved
September 28, 2019ReservedReserved
October 5, 2019ReservedReserved
October 12, 2019ReservedReserved
October 19, 2019ReservedReserved
October 26, 2019$1,595.00$3,190.00
November 2, 2019$1,595.00$3,190.00
November 9, 2019$1,595.00$3,190.00
November 16, 2019$1,595.00$3,190.00
November 23, 2019$1,595.00Reserved
November 30, 2019ReservedReserved
December 7, 2019ReservedReserved
December 14, 2019ReservedReserved
December 21, 2019ReservedReserved
December 28, 2019ReservedReserved
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This house was wonderful. The location was fantastic. I saw reviews about the stairs being terrifying and I was a little nervous about them. They were fine. Yes you do need to supervise young children, but they should be supervised on any stairwell. The house is very well stocked. The only issue we had was some of the beds were a little uncomfortable. Unfortunately, our vacation was cut short due to hurricane evacuations, but I'm sure we would have continued to enjoy the house if we had been able to stay longer. I would definitely rent this house again.
- Renia Douglass Sep 2018


The location of this house cannot be beat. The ocean is literally at your doorstep and it is amazing. We enjoyed being able to walk down to the beach early in the morning and go back and forth throughout the day without lugging all our stuff. The crows nest to sit on and take in the view is one of the biggest perks to this house and something we noticed not all other houses have. Unfortunately, the house does have some issues. It really does need updating and a good top to bottom clean. Wall to wall carpeting throughout a pet friendly beach house does not make sense and does not look or feel clean. We had a few maintenance issues with the AC (which maintenance was called and very responsive to) and again, overall things need to just be updated throughout the house. The final thing, which I did not dock a star for because it was stated in the description and a picture was shown, but should be noted none the less; this house is not safe for small children (or pets). The open stairwell that drops down 3 stories is terrifying. We bought safety netting prior to our stay and used our suitcase as a barricade but it was still nerve wracking and scary. Without young children or small pets this would not be an issue.
- Shannon Sabella Aug 2017

great place but needs some maintenance

We have rented this home for the past 3-4 years and have enjoyed it but this home has some issues that need to be addressed. The AC in the front rooms is weak and those rooms are warmer than the others. There was a water leak that we reported last year during our stay and unfortunately it leaked again this year during a rain storm (reported it again) dining room floor gets very wet. There was another water leak in the upstairs queen bedroom bathroom (dripping from around light fixture), 3 outlets in upstairs master Queen bedroom didn't work at all nor did the one on the upstairs deck. Shower stall doors in King master bedroom were not stable and fell out of the track, maintenance came and "fixed" it so that we could shower but it needs to be replaced as it is old and missing some parts. Maintenance couldn't figure out why the water was leaking in dining room or why the 3 outlets in the bedroom didn't work. Maintenance was good about trying to fix the things but there is only so much they could do. The kitchen is well equipped and has plenty of dishes etc...... even had a Keurig this summer! All in all this is a good house, convenient to shopping, restaurants etc.....loved the beach deck and we spent most of our mornings there watching the sunrise.
- Karen Jul 2017


Thank you for your review and reporting the general maintenance issues during your stay. While we apologize for any inconvenience we appreciate you allowing us to address the issues during your stay. We are glad to see the family could enjoy vacation and appreciate all the features this home offers. Hope to see you in 2018! ~The Kill Devil Hills Office

Lovely home!

"On a Whim" is a lovely home! We loved the floorplan and the large bedrooms. It was very clean. There were a few maintenance issues that we reported; the front bedrooms on the lower level didn't cool at all, the lighting in the entrance was very dim and there was no hot water in the hall bath shower on the lower level. All that being said we still enjoyed your home very much! Even met a friend of the family on the beach and she told us the story of how "On a Whim" got its name!!
- Dana Shiflett Jun 2017

Nice but...

This was a nice home but its really not suitable for children and dogs because it has 3 floors and an open stairwell with an open center where children and dogs can fall all the way down from 3 floors. We had to block the sides of the steps so they couldn't lean over railings. Ocean view was great and we still had a great time. More railings need to be added making it closed on sides more so there are no safety issues.
- Denise Jessup May 2017


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Guest feedback is very appreciative and helps us to know what is important to our guests. We do mention in property’s description that this home has an open staircase to all levels, however understand that a picture is worth a thousand words. We will gladly try to capture additional pictures during the next updated photo shoot in the off-season months. We are thrilled to hear that everyone had a great time and enjoyed the ocean views. They are indeed fabulous and a favorite among many vacationers. Thank you again. ~Kill Devil Hills Office

Perfect everything!

This house is perfect for large families or family reunions! Fully stocked kitchen with everything you could possibly need for your stay. The separate sundeck/ seating area at the end of the private walkway is perfect for morning coffee!
- Karen Aug 2014

Loved It

Spent a week at On A Whim with my son and daughter-in-law recently. Had a wonderful time. House has everything you can imagine for a wonderful vacation. Very convenient location and close to the beach. Absolutely loved the sunrises! The only thing missing is a programmable coffee maker. Love to have that ready when I get up in the morning...lol. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
- Janet Adkins May 2012

Very nice home. Thought the

Very nice home. Thought the kitchen was well stocked. We wished the 2 masters downstairs had T.V.s Loved the sundeck on cooler,windy days so we could still enjoy the sun.
- Pamela Dunn Sep 2010
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Featured Amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • FirePlace
  • Internet Access
  • 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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This house was wonderful. The location was fantastic. I saw reviews about the stairs being terrifying and I was a little nervous about them. They were fine. Yes you do need to supervise young children, but they should be supervised on any stairwell. The house is very well stocked. …

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