USA North Carolina Outer Banks Salvo Listing #72293

Idle Minds 84 - Salvo, NC

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5 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Multi-level dog-friendly home w/private hot tub, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, AC

Tucked away on Colony Drive in Salvo, this cozy oceanfront cottage will truly put your mind at ease. Simple yet sophisticated, Idle Minds offers three bedrooms and two baths, ocean views, and charming interior design.

An outdoor shower comes in handy for a quick rinse after a trip to the beach, and a charcoal grill off the back deck where everyone hangs out makes cooking out fun. There are two entry points to this cottage: one in the front, and one in the back. The front stairs lead up to a sundeck that overhangs the drive, and the back stairs lead up to a larger sundeck with a picnic table and hot tub.

As you enter the home from the front, you might not make it past the first room as a huge couch, flatscreen TV, Blu-ray player, and surround sound make this a premier spot to flop down and lounge the day away. A slew of board games and movies put the icing on the entertainment cake for both kids and adults alike.

Moving into the living room, a high vaulted ceiling really opens the place up. A couple of comfy chairs are perfect for reading the morning paper in, and a lovely couch and coffee table are centered around a marvelous fireplace creating an intimate setting. Just off the living room, you will find a spacious bedroom with a king bed and flatscreen TV. There is a full bathroom next to this room that is accessible from the bedroom and the living room.

As you proceed to the back of the house, there is an eight-person dining room table that looks out toward the ocean through sliding glass doors. The kitchen has all matching appliances, including a cooktop stove on the island bar with bar stools, allowing you to socialize while you prepare meals. You'll find another four-people counter height table in the breakfast nook, and back entrance leading to the sundeck and carport.

Upstairs you'll find bedrooms two and three. The second bedroom has a pyramid-style bed and is connected to bedroom three by a bathroom with a jetted tub. Bedroom three is an open loft space with a king-size bed. There is a sitting area that overlooks the living room, and the bed is tucked away in the back. Off this room, there are sliding glass doors that provide access to a second-level deck. From this deck, you can walk up one more level to the crow's nest that offers amazing ocean views of the pristine Salvo beaches.


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



Jetted tub


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view

Beach access





DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Shared

Board games




5 reviews

Angie D. Jan 2023
This house was perfect for our stay in January. The house was warm and cozy with the easy to use gas fireplace. The weather was warm enough to enjoy the beach and hot tub. We loved our stay at Idle Minds!
Dusty H. Sep 2022
So this was our first time staying at this particular house and in this area of Hatteras. We are usually down near Hatteras Village, but the house we usually stay had been sold and was no longer for rent. I have to say that this house far exceeded our expectations. It is lovely, well cared for, but also very dog friendly. We loved having our own private walkway to the beach as we noticed that a lot of other houses did not. The hot tub was awesome. The beds were more comfortable than any beach house we’ve stayed in. We loved the two decks. The upper one was a great place for star watching.
We were able to find two wonderful seafood shops in the area that were very different, but seemed equally friendly and good. CJ’s produce was a wonderful find. Definitely the best place for all of our fresh produce needs and she even had fresh eggs! The only thing we had a little trouble with was finding a restaurant that we particularly liked, but we were super spoiled with Hatteras Sol down at the very end of the island. We will need more research there.
Over all, we loved the house and the area, and would definitely stay there again.
Xavier D. May 2022
Great view, great location and the house is very comfy and spacious. Would be even greater if the house was equipped with beach equipment. Also it was not so cleaned when looking underneath the furniture and big bin outside was full.
Manager response:
Hi Xavier We're delighted to hear that you found our home comfy, spacious, and pleasantly located. We're sorry if you encountered some cleanliness issues. We will be sure to pass that information along to our local team so it can be addressed as well as passing along your recommendation for some beach equipment. You were wonderful guests and we can't wait to see you again.
Robert W. Apr 2022
Great location and ocean view from top deck