You Will Feel Right At Home! Two Living Areas - Screened In Porch!
About Diana Rondinelli
We are a blended family - Vic is from Bluefield, WV, and Diana is from Newport News, VA. They joined forces in 1989 with their 6 children. And survived - to now enjoy 11 grandchildren. And all of them LOVE this home!
Diana Rondinelli purchased this House in 2004
Why Diana Rondinelli chose Tuckahoe
Diana grew up vacationing in OBX - and Vic came to love the place when he visited in 1975. And neither of us ever lost our love for the beach, the towns, the people. We own two homes currently - and had another one that we sold in 1989. We will always have a home on the Outer Banks of NC!
What makes this House unique
It is just the most relaxing place - and when you read the guest book and the wonderful words written about our home away from home - you will understand. The rocking chairs on the deck - the screened in porch - and the great kitchen with the tiki-bar. It just felt like home the first time we walked in the door.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy, clean & comfortable
We stayed here for a long weekend. Wonderful location! Our 4 kids loved the beach & pool, the different themed bedrooms, and walking on the neighborhood dock to watch the sunset. We have stayed in many VRBO beach homes over the years and this one was one of the nicest. Owner was great to work with. Beds were comfortable. Lots of nice details in the house - filtered water, some family movies & games, comfortable furniture & decor. Highly recommend.
Super relaxing vacation
We found the property to be as advertised. The house was clean and we had plenty of room for the six adults in our family. Beach was about a 5 minute walk and we also enjoyed riding our bikes on the bike trail that runs along route 12 thru Duck. Enjoyed going to the Sound and watching the beautiful Sunset and playing tennis, mini golf and cooling off in the pool which we had all to ourselves. Can recommend High Cotton BBQ in Kitty Hawk as a great place to eat if you like pulled pork and all things BBQ.
Hope to return again next year or sometime soon.
The house ok.. not bad and not fantastic.. it is definitely time for some work on the house.
We have been coming to the Outer Banks for 20 years and stayed in several different houses. I would rate this particular one a 6 out of 10. The location is nice, a quiet cul-de-sac, and it is close to the beach. The house itself needs work. Kitchen cabinets falling apart, and some other (minor) issues.. I think if someone would go through the house and do some touchups, the next family will be very happy. Diane was very responsive, so that made it better.. overall a decent vacation spot.
Miranda - Sorry that our rating was low in your review. We usually get pretty much glowing reviews personally and on VRBO. I am glad you thought I was responsive when you contacted me - as that is important to us. That is why when you had a problem with the cabinet door (1) we sent someone out right away. If you would send a message to me, I would be glad to address other concerns. I have had folks go since you went, and asked what they found wrong - and no one found any concerns. Come again - and maybe you will enjoy yourself more! Happy Fall!
All the way around great!
Great house with perfect location. There were 6 of us - my wife and I, our recently graduated college daughter and her roommate and our youngest 2 sons (11 & 14) and it was our first trip to the Outer Banks. We all had a great time. The house has more than enough room for us all to sit and be together and play games or have some moments of solitude. The location, was ideal, couple minutes to the beach or the sound. The beach was great and exceptionally clean. The sound we went to a few different times but only once at sunset - our last night there. It was absolutely stunning, wish we would've gone earlier in our stay. The location in relation to the rest of the island was great too - very nice residential area with a very quaint commecrial center full of great restaurants and shops. Far nicer than the overly commercial areas of Kitty hawk and kill devil hills but still close enough to enjoy the amenities offered there with a short and simple drive. We went to Hatteras for the charter fishing (awesome experience on the Carolinian). Further we went to a fantastic casual place right on the water in Nags Head called Fish heads (fresh and simple seafood menu, great draft selection, very relaxed atmosphere with fantastic servers).
We went out as much as we stayed in and when we stayed in, we made great meals and had a great time playing games around the huge kitchen table or sitting on the upper balcony relaxing and talking. Whenever we had a question or need the owners were very prompt in replying. Oh and the pool was absolutely perfect to cool off without the all the planning and packing (and clean up)required of the beach.
In short a great vacation for all (no small feat for the diverse ages we had). I'll definitely be planning to come back at our earliest opportunity and will be sharing this property with friends and family for their vacation.
We are so happy when folks enjoy our cottage! It truly is La Dolce Vita - to us, too! We try to keep everything handy that a group of people will need and enjoy while visiting OBX. Thanks for the awesome review, Dane! Come again, anytime!
Good location, clean, a lot of space, enough parking, house has everything you may need including kitchen, entertainment, games for kids, etc. Diana is very helpful and super quick to response.
Exactly What we were hoping for!!
Wow, the owner was SO helpful answering questions and making us feel very welcome. Great location with easy access to the ocean and the sound. Our trip was a birthday celebration and fit the whole family very comfortably. With 2 living spaces plus the 2 decks we had plenty of room to spread out and the upper kitchen/dining/living area was big enough for all 11 of us to come together and hang out!! Over all a great place and AMAZING vacation!
The town of Duck is less than 5 min drive - first you will see an art gallery, awesome shopping and restaurants. Further down Duck Road you will find wind surfing, jet skis, etc - lots of fun for everyone! Another 10 -15 min and you can see the wild horses in Corova! Take a chance - you will enjoy the drive. And if you go 'the other way' - back to Kitty Hawk - there is even more fun waiting. Fishing piers, shopping, restaurants, miniature golf, etc. You will love it!