Kitty Hawk - Private Heated Pool

Rear of home overlooking poolPool side family room w/wet barKitchenLiving roomLiving RoomDining AreaMain floor bedroom w/full bathUpstairs bedroom w/full bathMaster bedroom w/full bathMaster bedroomPool open for Rentals in AprilPool AreaScreened in porchFront of homeBack of homeView of the sound from the top of our streetView of the ocean from the top of our streetKitty Hawk Public Beach < 1/2 mile from house
“ Excellent ”
42 Reviews
103 Shell Cir, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $175
Per week: $550 - $1,895
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Kitty Hawk vacation home rental
The Shell Shack on Shell Circle in Kitty Hawk is a charming beach cottage that offers total tranquility and revitalization; just minutes to the beach. Convenient to everything needed to make your stay the best.

*3 level single family home
* Sleeps 8
*3 bedrooms with full baths
*3 baths
* Linens included
* Pack-n-Play and high chair
* Heated Pool and patio area with an enclosed outside shower
* Screen Porch with picnic table. Great for eating crabs.
* Hammocks on deck and patio
* Charcoal and gas grills
* 2 wide-screen TV’s (50 in), plus 3 flat screen TV's
* Dvd/vhs and Blu-Ray players,with a library of movies
* Basketball goal
* Cornhole game

* PlayStatoin II and III with games
* Cable TV
* Wi-Fi

* Wrap-around deck on 3 sides
* Large top floor Master Bedroom with private deck
* Short drive to beach (across the street - Route 158 - Kitty Hawk Beach Access with bathroom, showers and parking)
* 7 minute walk to beach
*Guarded beach during season!
* Enjoy sound side bike/walking paths
* Long driveway to accommodate boat or RV, Plenty of parking
* Located at the 4.5 mile post in Kitty Hawk
* The famous Black Pelican Restaurant is across the street.
* 7-11 within walking distance
* For approximate location go to the bottom of page/click local maps
Area Information
What's Nearby

Currituck Lighthouse - open
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - open
Cape Hatteras Seashore
Lost Colony Outdoor Drama Live Theatre - Manteo
Elizabethan Gardens
Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Fishing Piers - Avalon, Nags Head, and Jeanette's Fishing Piers
Manteo Waterfront
Nags Head Nature Conservacy
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island Open 9am-5pm daily
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center with drive on beach
Movie Theaters - R/C Theatres Outer Banks - MP 6
Roanoke Island Festival Park

Wright Brothers Memorial
Sound side Bike and Jogging Trail
Bowling - Nags Head Bowling Center
Many Golf Courses - Seascape, Duck Woods, The Currituck Club, Goose Creek, Nags Head Golf Links, Holly Ridge Golf
Horseback Riding
Jet Skiing
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Sight seeing tours
Water skiing/Wind surfing
*Outstanding Restaurants
Black Pelican,Captain Georges Seafood Restaurant, Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, Basnight's, Owens, Dirty Dicks, Mama Kwans, Spanky's for the best burger on the beach, Captain Franks for a hot dog any style and cheese fries. Also try Hurricane Moe's for the best happy hour.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 28 2014 Jan 03 2015 $175 $175 $800 - 2 Nights
Jan 04 2015 Feb 28 2015 $175 $175 $550 - 2 Nights
Mar 01 2015 Apr 04 2015 $175 $175 $725 - 2 Nights
Apr 05 2015 Apr 25 2015 $175 $175 $925 - 2 Nights
Apr 26 2015 May 30 2015 - - $1,195 - 1 Week
May 31 2015 Jun 20 2015 - - $1,595 - 1 Week
Jun 21 2015 Aug 29 2015 - - $1,895 - 1 Week
Jun 22 2015 Aug 30 2015 - - $1,895 - 1 Week
Aug 31 2015 Sep 27 2015 - - $1,395 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 50% of rental rate Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: All taxes and fees are included in the weekly rental rate.


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (5 miles)
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (7 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Hiking
    (8 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (13 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (16 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (23 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (23 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Sound front bike path. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets from decks.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

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Timmery Richie

Asheville, NC

Perfect home, wonderful owners, great experience

My sister and I spent 6 days here with our partners for the Outer Banks marathon and had an absolutely wonderful time. The house is beautiful-super clean, nice, tastefully decorated, comfortable, and has everything you need! The pictures really don't do it justice-it was much nicer than we'd anticipated. The owners are fantasic-super attentive, and extremely easy to work with. They are incredibly welcoming and accomodating, and really go out of their way to ensure their guests enjoy their stay. I could not reccomend this vacation rental more highly.

Caroline Battlebury

Dublin Ireland.


House has everything we needed. Very well stocked. House was so comfortable. Perfect holiday. Owners were great and so helpful.

Angie Marley

Purlear, NC

Shell Shack 2014

This was our third year staying at the Shell Shack. We very much enjoyed the house and especially the pool. The house was well equipped, including games for the kids. We loved being in walking distance of the sound and also close to the beach. We look forward to visiting again.

Jeanne Roof

Brewerton, NY

Great vacation

This was our first time renting a vacation home and I have to say, I was a little scared as to what we would walk into. The whole experience was wonderful. Alan & Tonya were great to deal with (trust me, I had plenty of questions for them). Let's just say I over packed, as the house already had everything we needed. It was a great location, so close to everything. Thanks for making our first vacation in four years a success.

Holly Fiegl Fertich

Dillsburg, PA

Excellent Experience

Thanks Tonya. Your beach house was excellent! The house was very beautiful and clean, plus the furniture and decorations were so nice. The pool was great and warm. There were so many activities to do around the house. Thanks for making this such a memorable vacation. I highly recommend it to others and hope to stay there again some day. Thanks, Jade & Holly Fertich

Jenny Rico Nieves


First time in OBX

We were amazed at how equipped this home was. The location is excellent. Close to all beaches, great restaurants, lighthouses etc. We had an amazing time at the Shell Shack and I highly recommend it. We would like to go back next year. Thanks Tonya !

Joanne Gordon


Summer Vacation

The house had everything plus more! Centrally located in the OBX,,,short walk to the beach and some of the best restaurants on the island! Home away from home! The Jersey shore has no rentals to compare with OBX. The beaches and state of mind far surpass what Jersey has to offer!

Amy Eakle Casto

Hagerstown, MD

Love the Shell Shack

What an amazing house to enjoy our vacation in. There were so many extras for the kids like bikes,corn hole, horshoes, movies, playstation and games, and especially the pool. The house was beautifly decorated and the owners were really great to us. Not a crowded area at all. Would recomend for everyone!!

Nikki Patterson McNeal

Conover, NC

Love the Shell Shack

What a wonderful experience in Kitty Hawk. The home is beautiful. Everything the webiste says it true, everything is provided for you. (I don't even have that many pots and pans in my home) We did a lot of travling, Corrolla to Oracoke, it was nice to come back to where you really do feel right at home. Tonya was very prompt in answering any questions we had. The location was a little busy for our liking but the home made up for it. Our last day was rained out by Tropical Storm Andrea but the home had plenty of games (electronic and board) to occupy everyone Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we can't wait to get back to the Outer Banks.

Christa Boyle

Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Awesome house, well equipped right by everything!

What a terrific house! It had everything you could think of for a beach house and it was right in the middle of the sound and the beach. Not only did it have bikes, games, books, video games, a heated pool, horseshoes, a basket ball hoop, volley ball net, etc.; It was so clean! Tonya was so nice in her emails and on the phone. She made everything easy for us. We will definitely be reccommending this house to everyone and we will definitely try to come back! Thanks so much!

Douglass Stanley

Smyrna Delaware

Almost Heaven

well back from our second stay at this house and we had another amazing time. weather was sunny and perfect to place to stay and close to everything...its home away from home and we love it...Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy your I said almost heaven.....

Theresa HisMrs Holloway

Waldorf, MD


The photos of this property do not do it any justice. The "Shell Shack" was absolutely amazing. It was furnished with everything that we needed for a family of 6. My teenage son spent most of his time on the Playstation that was supplied. From the moment we walked in the door, we all fell in love! The beach was across the street from the house. We ventured out to it but we had to bundle up because it was quite chilly. A lot of the area attractions were closed for the season, but we were still able to visit attractions such as the NC Aquarium and the Wright Brothers Museum. We were even able to take our kids to the arcade and to play laser tag. Tonya and Alan, the owners, were very kind and pleasant to deal with from the initial contact all the way up until it was time for us to checkout. We had a great time and definitely will use this property for our future visits to the OBX!

Ann Townsend Woodall Little

New Kent, VA

Great place to stay

We stayed at the Shell Shack for a week. We had a wonderful time. The house was very clean. We had everything we needed. The pool is very nice even though it was a bit cold when we went. The pool area has plenty of room to sit and get some sun. They had a nice collection of movies to watch. We used the screened in porch to have crabs twice on our trip. The kitchen was very nice and well stocked with dishes and things to cook with. It had everything we needed and was a great location. Tonya was very nice and answered all our questions and even sent us a nice note when we got back along with our security deposit. We would love to go back again!

Emily Herndon

Barboursville, VA

Great Home to Rent!

We had such a great time at the Shell Shack! It was clean and comfortable! We had everything we needed, house was well equipped, had games, bicycles, basketball, horseshoes, movies, books, etc. The pool was great! I loved the seats inside the pool - great for sipping drinks! The gas grill was great and the kitchen was fully stocked and easy to get around. We cooked a few dinners and most of our breakfasts at the house. We ate out at Captain Georges and Barefoot Bernies which were are favorites! Spankys has good hamburgers! Corolla beach was the best beach to go to - avoid it on weekends and holidays though - took us 2 hours to get there on Sunday! But we went the rest of the week and it was great! Make sure you have a 4x4! All in all it was a great trip! We will definitely look to stay here again on our next vacation!

Teffany Stamper

Lavalette, WV

Family vacation

The house was exactly as described. It was very clean and comfortable. The pool was a great place for the adults and kids to relax and have fun. We felt right at home and were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Also, the bike paths on the sound side are amazing!! Our only complaint would be that we expected easier access to the beach. Overall though it was an excellent experience!!

Lisa M. Leasure

Pittsburgh, PA

The perfect getaway

This house was very spacious & clean. There were plenty of supplies including beach toys, kids toys in the house, linens, baby equipment, any kitchen supplies you could need. It was the perfect house for all the age groups. It was a pleasure to stay in this home and by far rated the best house by our family that we stayed have stayed at in OBX. Planning our next years vacation already, and this house is our choice. Tonya was a great owner to work with as well answered any questions or concerns that we had.


Portland, Or.

Family trip to the Outer Banks.

The owner,Tonya, was great to work with. Answered any questions we had and took care of all our needs. We were a group of 5 adults and 3 toddlers. The house was perfect, everything we needed was available. Very relaxing decks, big screen TV's and lots of games to play. Every bedroom had it's own bathroom. The house is located in a very nice neighborhood and is situated between the Ocean and the Sound, a few minutes walk to either location. There is a real nice walking and biking path on the Sound side that we used every day. One of our top vacations.

matthew james

chester va

great house

this vacation hot spot was a wonderful vacation spot for my family. Tonya was very easy to get in touch with and a very nice person. The house was in a great location and had everything you could possibly need while you are vacation

Cheryl Miller

Chapel Hill, NC

Perfect Vacation Home

I stayed at the Shell Shack for the weekend and the house was incredible. It was clean, beautiful, well stocked, and was in an awesome location. It was an easy walk to the beach. I loved the hammocks on the balcony. I would highly recommend staying at this house.

Marc Auer

Sankt Augustin, Germany

Great experience

Perfect for a family, equiped with everything, great pool, very quiet, good restaurants close by, very caring home owners

Audrey Davis

Decatur, GA USA

Great Visit!! WOW!

The Shell Shack was awesome--fully equipped (all you need is food), comfortable, and clean. The pictures of the house do not do it justice. It is centrally located which made traveling easy to local restaurants, stores, fun parks (go-carts, put-put golf, etc) and stores, the beach, the sound and other local attractions, e.g., Wright Brothers' Memorial, Cape Hatteras, etc. We were able to take day trips to Duck and Cape Hatteras and the lighthouse and return before dark. The community it is located in is quiet and off of the main road--and not hard to find. Two days we walked or rode the bikes to the sound which was pretty and relaxing. Everyone loved the comfortable beds, the pool, game room and televisions. In the evening, there was a breeze which made sitting on the porches wonderful. The screened-in porch was perfect for dinner. We don't want to leave out the comfortable Nags Head hammocks (there were two!!)--great place to take a nap. Our favorite restaurant was Miller's Oceanfront Seafood in Nags Head. Lastly, when arranging our visit, the owner was very responsive.

Jaime Fagan

Chambersburg, PA

What a Treat!!

I can't say enough about this property or the owners. We have been renting homes in the OBX area for many, many years and I am so happy that we happened upon this home. The owners are so pleasant and accomodating - wanting to make sure that everything is just perfect for their guests. It was like being at home with the option to go across the street to the beach. The home was VERY well stocked with everything that you could need or want for your stay. We were pleasantly surprised at all it had to offer. The location was nice - very quiet and away from the hustle and bustle but close enough that it wasn't a hastle to get to places either. At the owners suggestion, we tried Austin Seafood for crabs and were not disappointed. The kids loved the pool and the quiet neighborhood to ride bikes, scooters and rip sticks. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a hastle free, fun, relaxing vacation!! Thank you so much to Tonya for providing our family such a great vacation!!!

Jenna Slater

Pittsburgh, PA

Best Vacation Ever!

We had a wonderful time at our stay in OBX. This house has everything you would need and more. The only thing I was worried about were the stairs and my 3 year old, but it turned out to not be an issue at all. The house is very child friendly. The house is located right in the middle of everything. There is so much to do and see in the area. We went to the beach every morning and saw dolphins out in the horizon. Such a great experience and the owners are great to work with! I would recommend ths house to everyone! We will definitely be renting this house again on our next trip.

Scott Cathy Nilsson Bateman

Fishersville, VA


My wife and I had a wonderful time! Located halfway between the beach and the Sound. The home shows pride of ownership. Quiet area. My OCD wife couldn't find anything to clean or straighten! Can't wait to come back!


Franklin, VA

Wonderful Stay At The Shell Shack!!!

Had a wonderful weekend at the Shell Shack! Very Very nice people to rent from. The house was AMAZING! The house is so much better in person! Could not have asked for a better weekend from better people! Hope to rent this property again in the future! Thanks again Mr. and Mrs. James


Martinsburg, WV

Great vacation!

We had such a great vacation that as usual, we didn't want to leave. The house we rented was fantastic, the owners were very nice to deal with. Hope to rent this property again in the future.

Colleen Moore

Newtown Square, PA

Great first vacation in OBX!

We loved the house. It was IMMACULATE and well-appointed with everything we needed. We especially loved the pool area which was well-furnished and had thse great hammocks. The convenient location and the close-by walk along the Sound was a great way to start and end our days. The James Family were lovely to deal with. We are looking at our vacation dates here for 2011.

Tamara Parsons

Scranton PA

The Most Amazing Vacation Ever!

This vacation was wonderful and our stay at this location was better than we could have hoped for. It was beautiful, spacious and included everything you could possibly need. The pool was great! The girls loved riding the bikes that were there. Everything was neat and clean and made us feel at home. The area was so nice with lots to do. The beach was beautiful and we had fun exploring the surrounding areas. We definately want to come back and stay here again.

Kiwania Dennis

Virginia Beach, VA

Happy Vacationers

What a great find.The property was easy to find located within a cul de sac. The house was clean and well maintained with a kitchen as well equipped as my own. It has all the comforts of home. We have a 4 year old and I never felt in fear of anything being damaged, very kid friendly. We love the pool and deck areas. We hope that the James family will continue to list their home for rentals. I've already recommended this rental to several friends. You can'tgo wrong with this property.

Jenna & Ryan Strother


Wonderful Stay

This was our second year renting this home, and once again we had an amazing stay! We cannot say enough positive things about this home. It is private and in a perfect location. We also loved riding the bikes that were provided along the sound in the evenings. This is such a well maintained, clean, and lovely home! We definitely hope to stay again next year!

Kim Violette

Stephens City VA


This was our first stay at this property. We usually stay at a Twiddy or SunRealty Property which has always entailed a nightmare experience with checkin's, and the cleanliness of their properties. THIS home feels like home. We were greeted personally when we arrived. It didn't take long to notice all the attention to detail ( soft towels) fully equipped kitchen and an immaculate home. We loved the convenience to all the sights and the beach was only a short distance away with a public access with bathrooms. But the thing that stood out the most, was the outstanding customer service the owners provided. A storm had knocked out the wireless internet and in no time, the owners were resolving the issue and checked to make sure our stay was satisfactory. I would highly recommend this home for a rental!!

Gary Griffin

Atlanta Ga

Winter On the OBX

WE loved it . Im originally from the OBX & lookin forward to relocating back. The home was clean & Had everything we needed. We will definetly rent it again . In fact would like to rent again the week of April 24th to May 1st if we can get the same rate . Only negative was it didn't have internet accesss.


Staunton VA

last minute trip

We wanted to take a last minute trip to the beach to see family.Dawne got back with us right away and had everything ready when we arrived.The house was great!We had plenty of room for everyone.I loved having 2 different family rooms with flat screen tvs, the kids had their own spot to play games and hang out.Everything was clean and in good condition.Thanks for a great house!!

Ron Verhappen

norfolk va

Nice Thanksgiving

We really enjoyed the house, morning walks along the sound were really nice

Tracy Adkins

Afton, VA USA

What You See, Is What You Get!

Sometimes when you rent a vacation home, you feel alittle mislead when you get there, but with this house that is not the case. We had a wonderful vacation and this house is perfect for families with children. The house is tastefully decorated and is very comfortable. This has been the nicest vacation house we have ever rented. Thanks again to the owners for allowing us to use their home for our summer vacation. Last but not least, you cannot beat the price on this home for all it offers.

David & Jennifer Crowe

Piedmont, SC USA

Great Vacation Rental!!!

This was a great home for a family with children.The neighborhood is wonderful for after supper walks to the sound. The beach, restaurants, and shopping are close by.We would defintly stay there agian!

Suzi Whilden

Galesville, Maryland

Had a fabulous time!!!!

We can't say enough wonderful things about our visit to OBX. This was our first time and will definately come again. The house was great; extremely accomodating to our party. Eileen was so nice and we hope the house will be available to us next year. Thanks for a extraordinary vacation !!!:>)

Carrie Stephenson

Duncan, North Carolina

Great Place to Stay!!

This was our first trip to the OBX. It was wonderful and the house was GREAT!! It has EVERYTHING you need, just pack your clothes everything else is provided for a great vacation! I will definatly be coming back to stay here next trip!

Gary Jones

New Lexington, Ohio


We all had a very wonderful, fun, relaxing time. The house had everything and more that you could want. I would recommend this stay to anyone. We were all sad to see the week come to and end.. Even my 4 year old son wants to go back to "The House" :) We would love to return in the future..



GREAT place to stay!!

We decided on renting this home for our honeymoon. As frequent North Carolina vacationers we have very high standards! This house beyond met our expectations. Very spacious, CLEAN, and a great quiet location. The pool is just the right size, and very private. This house also has everything you need for a perfect stay (towels, beach chairs, raffs, games, DVDs, etc). Do not hesitate to rent this house, it is absolutely FABULOUS!


Charlottesville, VA

If only the weather would cooperate

Great beach house that had everything we needed. Very clean and modern with enough entertainment to keep us busy during rainy days. The pool was too cold to use (May) but in warm weather would have been terrific. We were worried that staying across the main road from the beach would be an inconvenience, but that was not the case. You have to drive to most places in the Outer Banks (restaurants, shops, etc.) so driving one-half mile to the beach was no big deal. There is only one queen bed and the rest were twins, so consider that if you have couples. We did not have kids with us, but this house is set up wonderfully for children with saftey in mind as well.

Rhonda Proffitt

Sandy Hook, VA

Fabulous short vacation

This is an awesome house for a family that wants to get away, but spend time with each other. The pool is just right. All the amenities of home right at your finger tips, very spacious, clean house. We loved our time there and if given the chance we will return. My whole family loved, loved, loved the house and the time we got to spend with each other. You will not go wrong renting this house....everything was wonderful. There is one thing I would change and that is to have a tv in all the rooms especially the master.

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