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Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

Amenities: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, Outside hot/cold shower

Central Air/ heat, ceiling fans, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stove/ oven, 3 TVs's, VCR's, telephone w/ answering machine, stereo/ cd player, jacuzzi in master bath, books, games, video library, play station, sundeck, grill, under house storage, lighted fish cleaning area, ample parking, fenced in back yard is pet friendly.

Beds: 3 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds

About the area

Description: Fred's Shed is located on the North end of Avon (Kinnakeet). The beach is within easy walking distance. Less than a mile from both sound access (Wildlife Refuge area) and 4 x 4 beach access. A short drive (7-8 miles) to the Hatteras Island light house and park area, a shorter drive to the "Canadian Hole" (one of the premiere kite surfing/ sail boarding spots on the East coast) and more beach access (4 x 4 ramps), and an even short drive (long walk for the adventurous) to local shops and restaurants.

Owner profile

Gary J



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (18)

Very Good – based on 18 reviews Very Good
18 reviews

“Fred's Shed Vacation”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2016

This was a great get away place. The owner's were very nice. Too bad this house is being sold. We would have stayed here again.

“Old and cozy just like a beach home should be.”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2015

The pictures do no just to the place, it is open and bright. I liked that the each room had its small cable TV. The owner is nice and very response thru email. Clean. The only complaint is that the location is not paved and on sand, so in July getting into the car the mosquitoes attacked us, we counted 60 bites on my kid that week just rushing to the car.

“Our Stay at Fred's Shed”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2015

We could not have been happier with the home. It was perfect, clean and well taken care off. One thing was pointed out that in Avon 90% of restaurants are family owned or owned for more than 20 years. Great restaurant. Close to everything. Beach walking distance dairy Queen walking distance. Just an all around great stay for 5 adults and 4 children. Plenty of room. You won't be disappointed staying here.


Reviewed 23 Jun 2014

Just got back from our stay at Fred's Shed .... House is wonderful we had 5 adults and 5 children it was plenty of room. Beds were very comfortable. House is well kept. The island is amazing we have stayed at a lot of places in OBX but Avon is our new favorite ... Non-crowded beaches and very clean, lots to do around us. We had wonderful weather as well only rained two nights we were there - none during the day. Definitely recommend Fred's Shed

Owner's reply: Thanx...glad you folks enjoyed!

“Great house for a great vacation”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in avon at fred's shed. There were only three of us staying in the house, but it's plenty spacious enough that our kid free vacation could include the whole family next time. First off, the pictures do not do the place justice. It's big, open and bright with every creature comfort we could have asked for. The proximity of activities was a huge plus. With food lion, 4x4 access and walk-on beach access very convenient to the house-not to mention Dairy Queen and a number of restaurants and shops. We liked that Avon is central to all the HI villages giving us plenty to do. The owner was VERY prompt and answered any questions we had. The whole process was cake. A big thanks to Gary for allowing us this unforgettable vacation. We would definitely stay again.

Owner's reply: glad you enjoyed your stay...........G

“Spring weekend at Fred's Shed”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2014

Our family had a great long weekend at Fred's. The house had a well stocked kitchen, was very clean, and comfortable. The fenced yard was especially great for our four legged kid. The owner is very accommodating and we will definately return to this property in the future! The Meredith Family

“Great house”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2013

Great nice home. Enjoyed staying there so much. Only downside is there is no door on master bedroom. This was a problem because we had kids. Also not a lot of parking, hard to get in and out of driveway to road. But overall very clean and very pretty. We enjoyed our stay.

“Awesome place!!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2013

We stayed for a week starting on July 14th for our first visit to the Outer Banks and had a great time. The house was perfect for our family. As others have stated, the pictures don't do it justice. We had 5 adults, 2 small kids, and our 2 furry kids with us and we had plenty of room. The location was great for a short walk to the ocean and a short drive to a great area for the kids to swim on the sound side. The owner was great to work with and returned our security deposit quickly. The wife is already starting to plan a return trip.


Reviewed 11 Jun 2013

The house is just perfect for our family. Having the dogs with us was awesome as well. Gary is awesome. He contacted us frequently regarding the weather and road conditions during and after the tropical storm Andrea came through. If you want a place to relax and enjoy the beach then this is the house for you. We really were comfortable and had all the things we needed for an awesome vacation.

“First stay in OBX”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2013

The house was great for what we needed. It was way nicer than the pictures, and had plenty of room, and we had 4 adults most of the time and 5 kids! Great area, next to Dairy Queen, and right across the road is the ocean. We took the fairy to Ocracoke which wasn't far from the house, spent a day in the Northern Outer Banks as well. The outdoor shower is nice for all the little sandy feet we had! The jacuzzi was wonderful! The owner seemed very nice and easy to deal with! Thank You Very much we enjoyed our first trip to OBX and hope to save up to go again!

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A new review has been submitted for your property:

Property: 322242 - "Beautiful Vacation House in Avon, Obx"

Review Title: 33620 - "Great place to stay"

Review Rating: 5/5

Review Text: "The house was very well-kept and clean and very comfortable. The fenced in backyard was perfect for our two dogs and with one dog that can jump over fences- the fence was too tall for him to jump. We had four teenage boys and the house was great for them- plenty of room.
Close to the beach and restaurants. We had a great time and everyone really enjoyed themselves and actually got along without any fights. So the house was big enough to give each their space. I would definately recommend this house to a friend and would stay there again the next time we plan to go to the Cape Hatteras area. "