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Typical sunset from top deckGuests: Champion UVA volleyball team
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Amazing sunset sea view surrounds high dune home.

John User Profile

Amazing sunset sea view surrounds high dune home.

13 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
3 baths
13 guests
5 bedrooms
8 beds
3 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the keypad.

Huge private pool, hot tub, outside shower, 4 decks with Sound and ocean views. Beach less than 3 minute walk down dune street. Private treed lot, large kennel, 2 outside grills. Indoor renovation in 2017, new Kit, stainless steel apps, granite tops, cabs, Great Room, bamboo wood floors, fireplace, 5 flat screen TVs, 8 bookcases full of beach reads, Art Gallery on walls, much of it original. Superhost each year since joining Airbnb in 2014, with over 90 reviews, 100% are 5 star for this home.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
4 bunk beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 9AM
Self check-in with keypad


9 Reviews

Christine User Profile
July 2018
We had a wonderful time in Duck at John’s home. Sunsets and sunrises were absolutely beautiful from his many decks. Beaches were easy to access and Duck was a beautiful little town. John’s house and his eclectic taste in art was a conversation topic over coffee many mornings…
David User Profile
July 2018
John’s house was the best house we’ve stayed in Duck. The amenities and the location are fantastic. Everything is exactly as advertised. John was a very responsive host.
Kathleen User Profile
June 2018
Great views of OBX, a little off the beaten path, very nice beach
Janine User Profile
September 2017
Nice large house near the beach and the bay. Great access to everything.
Chris User Profile
August 2017
Our family (my wife and two young kids) stayed here for a week in August 2017 with extended family (7 additional people). We quickly could clearly see why John receives such glowing accolades as a star host. From the start, he was extremely responsive and informative. He was also…
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thank you for that great review. Very kind of you. 5 stars is an honor. As for the spiders.... you are the 2nd quest this year to mention them, after having no one raise the issue since I began renting the home in 2002. So something is off and I will find out and fix it. As my Response below from one other guests shows, these are harmless, non-biting, Daddy Long Leg type creatures that normally are not here in August, so this is unusual. But yes, every home on the island is dealing with it. They feed off Midgets, that also only show up a week or two each year, in Spring or Fall, never July and August. So something is unusual and I will sort it out. Thanks for the heads-up.
August 2017
Curt User Profile
August 2017
Location, house and John were great. The house was very comfortable and John was very informative and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
Tom User Profile
July 2017
This was my family's first time using airbnb. I would recommend John's home (it's not just a house) to anyone I know. The home is just north of Downtown Duck in the Carolina Dunes section on OBX. The kitchen, dining area, living area on the 3rd floor was spacious. The home has 4…
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks for the 5 star review Tom! Very gratifying from a first time Airbnb user, some of whom don't seem to get your distinction between a house and a "home." I also touched on it in the House Rules section of my site. Viewers are encouraged to read it before booking. One guy below didn't and the result was a malicious fabricated 1 star review, my first ever out of over 100 reviews since 2002, over 90% of which were 5 star. Goes with the territory I guess but after reading his I was about to block all first time Airbnb users, until yours renewed my faith. Thanks again!
July 2017

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Duck, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in August 2014
John User Profile
95 Reviews
Semi retired lawyer and published novelist ("Sweet Poison of Misused Wine" etc.) Empty nester, kids out on their own but we visit a lot. Passion is travel, usually around Med or Caribe, with my kids when they can get away. Venice, Italy is base camp a month or so every year, st…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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