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7 Bedrooms
7 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
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You Can Trust Seaside Vacations

  • Family owned and operated locally on the Outer Banks for 30+ years
  • We host thousands of happy vacationers each year
  • Local office staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people
  • 24-7 on call support and after-hours emergency service
  • High standard of quality cleaning and pre-arrival inspection

Save! Included Value: Hassle-Free Freebies

  • Free Bed Linens
  • Free Bath Towels
  • Free Keyless Entry
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Interest-Free Layaway Plan
  • Club Seaside Discounts on OBX Fun
  • Free Beach Gear Included
  • Free Welcome Bag with Starter Supplies

Amenities

Property Attributes:

  • House
  • Dog Friendly
  • Ocean View

Indoor Amenities:

  • Bed Linens and Bath Towels
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Game Room with Pool Table
  • Wet Bar with Refrigerator
  • Additional Kitchen Dishwasher
  • Jacuzzi Tub

Outdoor Amenities:

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • $350 Beach Gear Credit (5/28-10/23 - click link for details)
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Easy Beach Access
  • Basketball Goal

Standard Amenities:

  • Keyless Entry / Self Check-in
  • No Smoking
  • Parking
  • Central Heat and Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator, Oven, Stovetop, Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker, Toaster
  • Dishes, Utensils, Cookware
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Pillows and Blankets
  • TV with Cable, Satellite or Streaming Service
  • Welcome Bag with Starter Amenities
  • Club Seaside Discounts on OBX Fun

Description

'Happy Days' Start Here
Situated right across the street from the wide sandy beaches of the Outer Banks, Happy Days is a stunning 7-Bedroom, 7.5-Bathroom oceanside vacation rental home in the town of Southern Shores. When you spend your vacation at Happy Days, you’ll have access to a variety of on-site amenities that provide a resort-like feel with the privacy, peace, and quiet that come with staying in a private residence. The spacious backyard features a large Private Pool* surrounded by plenty of lounge chairs, as well as a warm, bubbly Hot Tub just steps away. (Additional fee for pool heat in accordance with Seaside Vacations pool service dates. Please request this one week prior to your arrival). And with the pristine beaches of Southern Shores sitting just 390 feet away with a community walkway over the sand dunes that begins just one house away, you’ll be happy throughout your entire Outer Banks vacation.

Enter in through the Ground Floor of this beautiful home and you’ll find two gorgeous bedrooms that are perfect for getting everyone settled, especially when they want quick access to the Pool! Relax in the Ground-Level King Master Bedroom with its own TV and Private Bathroom and get the kids settled in nearby in the Master Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds. Step outside onto the Deck when you’re ready to enjoy time in the large Private Pool* or the warm, bubbly Hot Tub where you can unwind after a fun day of surf and sand before rinsing off in the Outdoor Shower and getting ready for an evening of family time and total comfort.

On the Split Mid-Levels, you’ll find easy access to everything you need for a spectacular vacation. Toss those sandy bathing suits and wet towels in the conveniently-located Laundry Area for quick and easy mid-week cleanups. While you’re waiting for those towels to dry, why not relax in the Media Room with cozy couches and a large Flat Screen TV? This room is ideal for those moments when you just need to get away and find some peace and quiet or to catch up on emails while you’re away from work. Work off some steam in the Game Room where you can challenge your family to some friendly competition over a game on the Pool Table before grabbing a delicious snack or drink from the Full-Sized Refrigerator nearby. When it’s time to rest, head to the King Master Bedroom or your choice of the 2 Queen Master Bedrooms, each with TVs so everyone can watch what they like as they rest up for another day of exciting adventures on the Outer Banks.

When you’re ready to have even more fun as a family while taking in the beautiful views of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, head on upstairs to the Top Level where you can spread out in the large Living Area with unbelievable cathedral ceilings and a large, Flat Screen TV that’s perfect for settling down for family movie night. Whip up some amazing, local seafood in the beautiful, well-appointed Kitchen for everyone to enjoy in the Dining Area. Settle down at the large table, which has seating for 8, the nearby round table, with seating for 4, at the Breakfast Bar, which boasts seating for 4 more. In the morning, head on through the sliding glass doors in the Living Area and enjoy your coffee on the Furnished Deck where you can enjoy the sunrise over the ocean, waking up with the world as you let the smell of the sea wash over you. There’s also a small covered patio on the backside of the deck, so you can enjoy your meals outside in the peace and quiet of an Outer Books afternoon in the shade.

Is your four-legged family member joining you on your escape to the barrier islands this summer? Happy Days is a dog-friendly vacation home that welcomes your furry friend to accompany you during your stay! And whether you’re walking your dog or you want to ride your bike or go for a jog, you’ll have easy access to the wide, paved pathway that extends from Southern Shores to the nearby town of Duck to the north, where you’ll discover an assortment of popular Outer Banks restaurants, retail shops, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The town of Kitty Hawk is just a two-mile journey to the south and also features a wide array of additional attractions, amenities, and delicious dining establishments.

With its oceanside location just steps from the seashore, impeccable decor, and incredible collection of on-site amenities, you can’t go wrong when you choose to spend your Southern Shores vacation at Happy Days. Be sure to book your stay today so those Happy Days on the Outer Banks can begin! 

Close Proximity to Local Activities
Situated in Southern Shores, Bartlett Skipper keeps you close to a variety of fun, local activities. For lunch, order a slice of your favorite pizza from Southern Shores Pizza and Deli (they will deliver to your Southern Shores home for free!). If you feel like venturing out for an upscale dinner, Steamers Restaurant is right down the road offering delectable dishes featuring locally-sourced seafood. For a day of shopping, head north a few miles to the Waterfront Shops in Duck where you can browse local boutiques and stroll along the Currituck Sound. Have a golf lover in your group? Sea Scape Golf Links is right down the road and is the perfect place to spend the afternoon. For an educational experience that is fun for the whole family, head South to Kill Devil Hills and stop by the Wright Brothers National Memorial where you’ll learn about North Carolina’s history of aviation. At Bartlett Skipper, each day provides a new way to set sail for fun!

Property Layout:
Top-Level: Kitchen w/ 2 Dishwashers; Dining Area; Large Living Area; King Master Bedroom; Master Bedroom w/ Bunk Beds; Deck Access w/ Ocean Views
Split Mid-Levels: Laundry Area; Media Room; 1 King Master Bedroom w/ TV; 2 Queen Master Bedrooms w/ TVs; Game Room w/ Pool Table & Full-Sized Fridge
Ground Level: King Master Bedroom w/ TV; Master Bedroom w/ 2 Twins; Deck Access to Pool
 
Please Note:
The fireplace is not for guest use.

*Pools are subject to availability. For open/close dates and other pool-related information, click here.



Dog Info: This property allows up to 2 dogs max, with an additional fee per dog.
For Outer Banks dog-related information including leash laws, traveling tips, beach rules, dog rules by town, dog-friendly OBX destinations, etc., please view our Comprehensive Guide to Vacationing With Fido here.    

Bedrooms

Top Level King Master Bedroom
  • 1 King
Top Level Bunk Master Bedroom
  • 1 Bunk Bed
Mid Level Queen Master Bedroom 1
  • 1 Queen
Mid Level Queen Master Bedroom 2
  • 1 Queen
Mid Level King Master Bedroom
  • 1 King
Ground Level Twin Master Bedroom
  • 2 Twin Single
Ground Level King Master Bedroom
  • 1 King

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FAQ

What do all the different locations mean?

There are two (2) roads running north/south on the Outer Banks. The "Beach Road" (NC 12) is a 2-lane road with a speed limit of 35 MPH. The "Bypass" (US 158) is a 5-lane road with speed limits 45-50 MPH. 

 

Please note: The Bypass is incredibly busy during the summer season on the Outer Banks. Seaside Vacations advises our guests to please take safety precautions when traveling on the Bypass. If you must cross the Bypass on foot, please make sure to do so at designated pedestrian crosswalks - never using the center turn lane as a stopping point.

 

Oceanfront - An oceanfront home has no homes or buildable lots located between it and the ocean. The distance between the home and the ocean may vary. 

 

Semi-Oceanfront - Semi-oceanfront homes are located one lot back from the ocean and may or may not require crossing the road. Children always will need assistance to cross any road. The rental may or may not have a home between it and the beach. The distance to the water, beach accesses, and views vary.  

 

Oceanside - These homes are located east of Highway 158. These homes have two or more homes between them and the ocean. These homes may or may not require crossing a road, and may or may not have an ocean view. The distance to the ocean varies. 

 

Soundside - These homes are located west of Highway 158 from Southern Shores to Nags Head and west of Highway 12 from Southern Shores to Corolla. The distance to the sound and views vary. Some homes may not have direct access to the sound (soundside homes in the village of Duck do not have direct access to the sound).  

 

Soundfront - These properties front the sound with no homes or lots in between. The distance to the sound, access to the sound and the view vary. Sunsets can be gorgeous! 

Do you offer any travel insurance? 

We offer travel insurance through Red Sky Travel Insurance. We highly recommend a travel insurance plan, especially since the Outer Banks is so prone to hurricanes. The travel insurance plan is priced affordably and covers a variety of issues that could impact your vacation should unforeseen circumstances occur. As they say on TV, “Life comes at you fast.” Most notably would be a mandatory evacuation due to a hurricane. Here are a few other things covered by travel insurance: sickness, injury or death of you or a family member, business partner, or traveling companion, the insured’s principal residence being made uninhabitable by fire, flood, vandalism, or burglary, involuntary termination of employment, military duty, etc.

 

If you would like to have specific questions answered, please call RedSky Travel Insurance at (866) 889-7409 or visit www.suntrippreserver.com (policy coverage information).

 

Remember, in order to have coverage due to a named hurricane, a travel insurance plan cannot be added after a tropical storm becomes a “named hurricane.” We tell you this because it could be very costly to wait. You would have to contact Red Sky Travel Insurance for specific details.

Do I have to pay any taxes on my rental? 

Unfortunately, the tax man doesn’t take vacations. Obviously, we do not set the tax rates and we only collect the taxes for the county. If your rental home is in Currituck County (Corolla), the tax is 12.75%. If your home is in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, or Nags Head, the tax is 12.75%.

I don’t see rates for next year. When will these be available?

We publish rates for the following year in spring/summer of the current year. You may reserve the home by paying the first half of the rent or by setting up payments with our Vacation Layaway ProgramIf you don't see rates or availability for a home online yet, give us a call and we can place a hold on the home for you. 

What/where is Club Seaside?

Club Seaside is an exclusive program consisting of complimentary events and discounts on popular Outer Banks activities that are exclusive to Seaside Vacations guests. Click on Club Seaside to obtain more information including schedules, contact information and to make reservations for each activity.

*Some events include a small fee.

Are linens and towels provided? 

Linens and towels are provided for ALL of the homes in our vacation rental home program. Normally, all beds are made prior to arrival (with exception of top bunks). However, due to Covid-19 safety measures, beds will not be made prior to arrival for the 2021 season.

 

Towel sets are also provided. There are enough towel sets for the number the house sleeps.

 

One bath towel, one hand towel and one washcloth per person is provided. The towels are placed on each bed in the home. One bath mat per bathroom is also provided. (Towels are not freshened daily.) Two potholders, one dish towel and one dishcloth are provided and are placed on the kitchen counter prior to your arrival.

 

We do offer extra sets of both towels and linens at an additional charge. For prices and to place an order, contact a Vacation Specialist at (866) 884-0267.

 

Please Note: Bunk beds, pyramid bunks, sleep sofas and trundle beds are not made prior to your arrival. Linens are provided for them and are placed on the respective bed. Unfortunately, we do not provide sheets for cribs.  

Does my property have internet access and how is the WiFi? 

Most of our properties do offer internet access. Please check your property's website description to determine what type of internet service (if any) is available. If your home doesn’t provide this service, there are many free WiFi hotspots all over the Outer Banks. 

 

Wifi is normally very good, however, being in a remote area there are occasional unexpected outages. In those events, we will do everything in our power to get service restored as quickly as possible, but we would recommend bringing a hotspot as a backup plan if wifi is a necessity for your family.

 

Below is the lowest broadband speed for Dare County's internet providers:

 

Spectrum: 50MB
Century Link: 10MB

What are your policies on bringing a pet? 

Most dog friendly homes allow two (2) mature, house-trained dogs (75-pound limit). Dogs are not allowed in any rental home unless otherwise indicated. Cats and other animals are not permitted. A $160 fee (plus tax) per dog per week is added to the rental amount. Dogs (and any other animal) are not allowed in pools, hot tubs or spas. Tenants are responsible for any damage incurred by their dog, as this type of damage is not covered under our Security Deposit Waiver Fee. Owners of dogs at non-dog homes will be subject to a $200 unauthorized pet fee and may be evicted without a refund. 

Please be aware that all of our beaches have leash laws.

Our vacation home has a pool. Can we have the pool heated? 

Pool heat is available with some of our homes typically between April-June and September-October. There is an additional charge for pool heat and this charge varies by home.

 

Please remember that most pool heaters will only heat the water 5 to 8 degrees above the outside air temperatures. For example, if the air temperature is only 60 degrees, the pool water will likely be no warmer than 68 degrees. Pool heat does not give a “hot tub” effect, it merely prolongs the pool swimming season.

What time is check-in? 

Please know that we want to get all of our guests into their vacation home as soon as we can. Our check-in time begins at 5:00 p.m., as the houses become available and are released by Housekeeping and Maintenance. We will be happy to check you in as soon as the cleaners/inspectors give us the "OK." Again, please know that our goal is to get you on your way, enjoying your vacation, as soon as we can.

I have keyless entry. Do I still have to come to the office?

Our keyless entry service allows you to go straight to the home on check-in day, any time after 5:00 p.m.! In addition, when checking out, you may head straight home (skipping our office).

Do you offer early check-in? 

We do offer early check-in for homes with 1-5 bedrooms, but we do ahve a limited number available each week. Please call us and request an early check-in at least one week in advance. The cost for early check-in is $125, plus tax. Early check-in is at 2:00 p.m. Unfortunately, we cannot offer this service on homes with 6 or more bedrooms.  

What are your check-out cleaning requirements?

Check-out is at 9:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Cleaning crews arrive at the home at 9:00 a.m.; your prompt departure is appreciated. 

All keys are to be returned to our office upon departure. (Keyless entry guests do not have to stop by the office to check out).

Please leave the home tidy by completing the following items:

  • Remove only the fitted/flat sheets from all beds and leave them piled at the foot of the bed
  • Clean out the refrigerator and leave the refrigerator/freezer settings on medium
  • Place all trash in the cans provided or in a nearby dumpster. Move trash cans/recycle bins to the edge of the street the night before you leave. Make sure all trash is placed INSIDE of the cans, or the trash will not be picked up (Pick-up is done prior to dawn.)
  • Please wash and put away all dishes or place them in the dishwasher and begin the cleaning cycle
  • Turn the thermostats to 75 degrees (summer) and 55 degrees (winter)
  • Please turn off all inside and outside lights
  • Leave grills, furniture, and accessories as you found them
  • Remove toys/trash from the pool area
  • Make sure the hot tub cover is secure
  • Make sure the propane tank has been shut off for all gas grills
  • If you have rented a pet-friendly home, please be sure you have cleaned up any pet waste from the premises
  • Please clean any and all grills using the grill brush provided
  • If any member of your party has smoked outside, please be sure all cigarette butts have been picked up from the grounds
  • Check closets, drawers and under beds for personal items
  • If you logged into a smart device or streaming program with your personal login information, be sure to log out
  • Please make sure you close and secure all windows and doors and also have someone check the security of all doors and windows from outside the home.

Can you drive on the beach in the Outer Banks? 

Beach driving is allowed on several places in the Outer Banks but permissions vary by town. Driving is allowed year-round in Corolla/4x4 Carova Beach Area north of the paved road but only allowed south of that point between October 1 and April 30 and parking permits are required in-season. Driving is allowed on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore at designated access ramps and with a permit only. Driving in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head is permitted with a permit between October 1 and April 30 at designated access points. All 4x4 access areas are subject to change due to nesting wildlife or impending weather conditions at each town's discretion.

Which Outer Banks beaches allow bonfires?

Gathering around a beach bonfire is the perfect way to spend your evening. On the Outer Banks, bonfires are allowed on the beach in Nags Head, on Hatteras island and on Ocracoke Island under certain conditions and with a permit. Bonfires are prohibited on the beaches of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. Learn more about having bonfires on the OBX.

What are the Outer Banks wild horses?

The Outer Banks Wild Horses (also known as the Corolla Wild Mustangs or Banker Mustangs) are a herd of wild horses who live in Northern Corolla and are descendants of horses brought to the "New World" by Spanish explorers. Banker Mustangs can be spotted roaming the beach, playing in the waves, and grazing on native vegetation. These mustangs, although docile in nature and beautiful to watch from afar, are still wild and should never be approached, touched or fed. The herd is managed and protected by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. Learn more about the OBX Wild Horses.

What is the trash collection schedule?

Please click here to find the days of the week that trash collections will take place for each town.

 

Bag all trash and place it in the home's outdoor trash receptacles with the lids tightly closed.

 

Sanitation Cart Placement: To ensure that your trash and recycling cans are emptied, they must be placed out at the edge of the roadway the day before the scheduled collection service. Trash must be inside cans and the lid must be closed. The following cannot be placed into trash cans and will not be picked up: Oil, propane, paint, charcoal, yard waste, construction debris, or hazardous waste. Trash or recycling placed outside of or on top of the cans cannot be collected. Cans must be removed from the edge of the roadway and placed next to a building as soon as possible on the same day of collection. (Please put trash in the black and brown trash cans.)

What is Beach Nourishment?

Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Sources of sand may include a nearby sandbar, a dredged source (such as an inlet or waterway), or an offshore borrow site along the ocean floor. The widened shoreline provides increased defense from coastal storms and beach erosion, protecting property, communities, and infrastructure that are located along the coast.

 

While the Outer Banks coastline is beautiful, it is also very fragile. Storms, high winds and tidal changes all contribute to beach erosion. To restore and preserve our fragile coastline, Dare County and the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head have implemented important beach nourishment projects important that are critical to the future of our communities.

 

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes and are confident you understand the importance and necessity of this project so you can continue to return and enjoy the Outer Banks beaches for many years to come. We hope you will choose to make the best of your vacation should you find your stay impacted by the beach nourishment project.

 

Seaside Vacations cannot predict when or where these jobs will begin or how long they will last. Since we have no control over these situations, no compensation or moves to other properties are possible. 

 

Click here for 2022 Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Plans.

Does Seaside Vacations Provide Soap, Toilet Paper, Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent, Etc.?

For your convenience, linens and towels are provided at your rental home. We provide an amenity starter kit so that you have the basics upon your arrival. Please keep in mind that you may need to replenish during your stay and will need to bring personal items, additional soaps, and paper products.

 

The starter kit includes:

  • Two rolls of toilet paper
  • A roll of paper towel 
  • A kitchen trash can liner 
  • A sponge 
  • A dishwasher detergent packet 

For a list of recommended items to bring with you on your vacation, please view our vacation planning guide here.

How Do I Use My Home's Keyless Entry Lock?

A hassle-free vacation starts with our keyless entry locks!

 

How to Use your home's Keyless Entry Lock

 

Unlock

Enter your keyless entry code followed by the asterisk key (*) or the check mark (√) — whichever icon you see on the bottom left of your keypad.

When the code is accepted the locking mechanism will activate and the lock will open.

 

Lock
To lock, simply press any button on the keypad and the locking mechanism will activate and the lock will then close. Easy peasy!

 

Having trouble with your lock?
Retry the procedure above.

Make sure the code you entered is the code you were provided.

 

Still having problems? Give us a call! 866-884-0267.

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