USA North Carolina Outer Banks Rodanthe Listing #72224

The Knotty Whale 120 - Rodanthe, NC

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43 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 5 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Dog-friendly, idyllic beachfront house w/private pool & hot tub, WiFi, AC, deck

Have a whale of a good time on your next vacation at The Knotty Whale with water views from every window! This bright and beachy oceanside home offers plenty of stylish comforts for the whole family, pets included! You'll have four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, wrap-around decks, and a private hot tub and pool, all just steps from the beach.

On the first floor, you'll find plenty of room to find your own private escape in one queen primary bedroom, a second queen bedroom, and a twin bunk with a trundle room. The queen and bunk bedrooms share a spacious full hallway bathroom. The kids will also love the open bonus area with an additional set of twin bunk beds. All four of these rooms open out to the first-floor deck, and all three bedrooms have TVs. The first floor is also home to the stacked washer and dryer in the hallway laundry closet and the hot tub on the beach-facing deck just outside the second queen bedroom.

But as much as you'll love the first floor, the main floor will have you hooked in no time. Wall-to-wall views of the sparkling blue waves are reflected in the fun and chic nautical style of the open living room, kitchen, and dining area. Here you can spread out but still spend plenty of time together with comfy couches around the living room fireplace, a dining table for six, and a neat island bar with seats for four. Make your way outside to the top deck for the perfect spots for dolphin watching or a cup of coffee at sunrise.

The main floor is also where you'll find a king primary with a TV and a private deck. This spot is ideal for soaking up those Hatteras Island sunsets over the sound. Back on the sandy ground level, enjoy The Knotty Whale's refreshing private pool or an easy walk to the beach. An elevated outdoor shower makes rinsing off easy after a day in the sand and sea. This home is sure to be your family's new favorite vacation spot, so make a splash and book The Knotty Whale today!

Things to know
Private pools are open for use from the arrival weekends April 1-3 to October 7-9 in 2022.
This home participates in the VayK Gear program. Beach gear items will be available 5/14/22 - 10/14/22. After booking, watch for an email from our gear partner VayK Gear with your house name and check-in date in the subject line. You’ll receive an invitation with a unique link to a gear selection page with your reservation information and credit already applied. There, you can pick from a variety of beach items, including kayaks, bikes, beach loungers, umbrellas, carts, paddleboards, and more. Select your desired gear, add any optional extras, check out, and that’s it! VayK Gear will use your reservation information to automatically schedule your equipment delivery to your home on your check-in day for you to enjoy all week long.

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina, LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Activities

Beach Gear

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Ocean view

Oceanfront

Water view

Beach access

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Private

Heated pool

Outdoor

Balcony

Deck

Shared Charcoal Grill

43 reviews

Donna F. May 2022
The ocean view from this home was amazing. Tranquil and peaceful. Pool was well heated and hot tub was clean and heated to a perfect 102 degrees. If you are looking for a great getaway in Rodanthe book this one.
Amy A. May 2022
We loved the house and the location! Will definitely be back! Great amenities.
Salvatore D. Apr 2022
Newer house with a great location and plenty of room.
John T. Apr 2022
Our honest review, the house and location are wonderful but a few of the beds & sofas need to be replaced. The kitchen could use some oven mits and maybe a kitchen towel or 2.
Vacasa advised us via text upon arrival the check-in procedure and asked for our feedback on cleanliness and any other issues but never contacted us again when we brought a few items to there attention. Better communication with Vacasa would be a great improvement for our.next trip in July.
Manager response:
Thank you for your visit, John. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to improve. We hope to host you again very soon.
. May 2021
We have some memories about our vacation on the island and how we coped with the electricity going out around 2:00 am and NC12 being closed. I have 2 friends that use breathing machines and we all thankful when the power was restored. We are so grateful to everyone on the island!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2021
Beautiful home/property/views. Surf was very rough the last few days of our stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jan 2021
Sea Salt is a lovely home and one of my favorites. I have rented I believe 13 different OBR properties, and this is one of the best. Beautiful home with great views and beach access. Sea Salt is very nicely decorated and well maintained. Excellent property! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Dec 2020
Beautiful home with everything you could ask for. Sitting on the wrap around decks watching the sunrise in the mornings, listening to the ocean no matter where you sit, to amazing sunsets at night, all breathtaking! Being able to have my dog was a big plus and The easy access to the beach. But the best part was hearing 6 teenage boys tell us “ best vacation ever!” Thank you The Knotty Whale and Outer Beaches Realty! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2020
Great vacation! We`ve never been to Hatteras Island before, so this was definitely a new experience. Prefer being right on the beach. We were not use to so many floors (maybe get one with an elevator next time. My husband and I would probably like to come again and get a smaller house (not bring the family). There are still many things to do and places to see that we missed. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2020
Amazing place with amazing views and very close to the beach. Just perfect. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2020
Proximity to ocean---very short walk. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2019
Close to beach This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2019
Great location and quite, such a charming house, love it so much going back in October . Highly recommend this house. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
The Knotty Whale was amazing. We have already booked it for next Christmas. The owners did an amazing job with the house, the details and decor. If I had to find one thing it would be the mattress in the upstairs master - it is way too hard and not comfortable. Will bring a fiber bed next year so we don’t wake in back pain each morning. The poster bed mattress down stairs was perfect, just too small (not a king) and not on the level we preferred to be. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2019
We have stayed in numerous Hatteras Island properties annually since the early 1990s and OBR has always been top notch in all categories. That`s why we keep giving OBR our business as often as possible. Very attractive well kept home in a quiet safe convenient neighborhood. Love the key code entry. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2019
We love the views from the large windows in the family area. The kids love the theatre room. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
I would definitely stay at The Knotty Whale again. Beautiful place and easy walk to the beach. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
Price, size and amenities package. Very nice. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
This home was beautiful and immaculate. It was the perfect size for our families and the kids loved the theater. We will be staying there again. Highly recommend! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
Very clean and well equipped unit. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
Loved having a pool , our pups, hot tub and the beach! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
Hot tub was great This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2019
House was amazing! The views were incredible and easy walk to beach! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2019
Location This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2019
Perfect house for our family - views were the best - very close to the beach - house is comfy and well appointed. the pool was perfect This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2019
The pool set up is great This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2019
The Knotty Whale is perfect for our family. Close proximity to the beach, pool and hot tub are everything we need for vacation. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2019
The deck, view, and deck furniture. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Apr 2019
We absolutely loved this property! My only recommendations: 1) since it is required to sweep/vacuum it would have been great to have a proper vacuum. The one that was there did not really pick up anything (especially the sand). We empty the dust buster but the suction was very weak. We were able to sweep but had trouble with the carpet on the stairs. 2) There were four chairs on the upper deck that were extremely flimsy. We are not big people at all and the legs were very flimsy and felt like they would break/give out. They had 2 nice chairs (they went with the table on the top deck but they were located on the bottom deck and were way too heavy to move up especially because there are no stairs connecting the bottom deck to the top except through the house). My recommendation would be to have some better chairs - plastic is okay but these plastic chairs were the cheapest, flimsiest chairs I have ever seen. I would worry that if someone a little bigger sat in this chair, it would give out. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Apr 2019
Amazing house, with a spectacular view. We really enjoyed it being directly on the beach. We will for sure try to get there again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Feb 2019
Had a great vacation. Would come back again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Feb 2019
The location was great and spacious! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Dec 2018
Beautiful home, which is Very well decorated... just what a beach house should look like. Great location, right next to beach access. Great view. Kids loved the movie room. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Dec 2018
Great house right on the beach !!!!! Family had a great time !!!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2018
This was one of the nicest, well thought out rental houses I have ever stayed in over the past 25 years. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2018
We absolutely love staying at High Hopes and look forward to coming again. The decks are great, and the gates on each level are wonderful for keeping pets safe. The view is magnificent. We have stayed at High Hopes for a number of years and the location, view, house and amenities are wonderful. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
Would highly recommend, beautiful views great location (although having dogs that close to hwy 12 was a little concerning). This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
The privacy during Covid-19 was very important for us. (Made the reservation in April 2019). The comfortable bedrooms, the large living area, the pool, on the beach, garage. Lovely location & home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
Overall a great experience. Will definitely rent again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
very nice home loved hot tub. views were great!!felt like we were alone very nice!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.