Treefrog Tower offers a truly unique Outer Banks getaway, nestled in the trees of a private 9 acre pine forest on the border Jockey's Ridge State Park. You may literally walk out your door to 450 acres of hiking trails, sound-side beaches, kayaking, kiteboarding, etc. It's a 3-minute drive to the nearest beach access and some favorite local restaurants. The studio itself offers total privacy, facing into the woods with windows everywhere for lots of treetop filtered sunshine.
We’ve created a comfortable, modern yet bohemian studio for you. Everything has been hand-crafted and built by my artist husband. The shady porch is a little sitting area perfect for morning coffee, happy hours and meals. The first floor is a living area, kitchenette and bathroom, and the upstairs bedroom features a queen bed and a 270 degree view of the trees.
The studio is fully furnished, with everything we could think of that you would need for comfort and ease, and then some. There is a microwave & toaster oven, and a blender so mealtime is easy (as well as all the utensils and kitchen items you would need). A TV in the bedroom with cable and HBO, etc. and of course WIFI! Plus HVAC and ceiling fans to keep you comfortable….
We are tucked into the woods and right on the edge of Jockey’s Ridge State Park (which is the largest sand dune on the east coast) with it’s spectacular sunsets, hikes and sound beaches.
We are also just 2 blocks as the crow flies to the closest beach access in Nags Head but there are many to choose from! A short 3-minute drive or a 5-10 minute bike ride (though you have to cross the Bypass). Plus a beautiful soundside beach is just 500 feet away - a great spot to watch the sun set over the water.
If you are searching for more of a deserted island feel - Pea Island is just a short 20 mintue drive away, with miles of empty beach!
Also, Nags Head is the only beach that does allow bonfires (with a permit from the fire department)...a beautiful way to spend an evening.
You’ll also have access to our outdoor shower.
Interaction with guests
We live on the property with our little family, our small Frisbee dog Eli and the neighborhood cat Simone who graces us with visits from time to time. My husband and I both work from home so we are around a lot, so you'll see us for sure and we are available if you have questions or need anything at all! At the same time, we completely respect your privacy and value our own.
Other things to note
Local Restaurants, Entertainment & Activiites
There is so much! We have a book with recommendations and ideas for you and of course we are happy to help you decide! But Tortuga’s Lie (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives), Blue Moon Beach Grill, the Nags Head Pier or Grits Grill for breakfast and the Outer Banks Pier (happy hour, shrimp & burgers!) are some of our favorites. We love Surfin’ Spoon for your frozen yogurt cravings. And Country Deli (who will deliver to a beach access!) & Stop & Shop make the best sandwiches! For Pizza delivery Slice is our go-to. Many places have live music most nights as well.
For Kayak and Sailing tours we love envirOBX. For surf lessons we love Outer Banks Surf School and FarmDogs. There’s lots of great yoga on the beach (including my studio Outer Banks Yoga). Hang-gliding lessons from Kitty Hawk Kites and they launch from Jockey’s Ridge. The adventures are endless!
We can guide you to the best surf spots of course, and if you are a kite-boarder – the sound beach by our house is a popular launch site. If headed south Rodanthe and REAL’s headquarters are about 35 minutes away.
- Check in is after 4p - Check out is 11a
- We do not allow cigarette/cigar smoking in the tower, or on the property.
- We live in a beautiful neighborhood that is mostly full-time residents and we all love being here. We hope you do to! Our little family lives on the property, and we are friendly and mellow, happy to help with anything at all but also respectful of your privacy (and value our own!). We ask that you please treat our studio as you would your own home, as we've put our heart & soul into creating something special for you.
- If you break it, please replace it.
- Not yet walking babies are totally welcome (we can give you a simple baby gate for the stairs), and we are open to discussing whether the studio is suitable for toddlers/older children. Just drop us a note!
- And mostly, please let yourself unwind and relax....
We moved to the Outer Banks from Washington DC fifteen years ago chasing the waves and the wind! We are a family of artists, photographers and filmmakers...who love and have spent a great deal of time travelling and exploring internationally as well as here in the US. Here on the OBX I own a little yoga studio (Outer Banks Yoga) and am also a freelance producer and film editor. My favorite gig though is being Mama to our toddling daughter.