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1.5 BA
8 Guests

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Description

Embrace the spirit of simple times—Remember a time of telephones with rotary dials, music only available on vinyl disks and computers were something reserved for science fiction movies? The comfort of a chic hotel will never be able to match the yesteryear character of The Gray House.
Located at milepost 6 in Kill Devil Hills, this definitive classic bungalow boasts pet friendly oceanfront living you would expect along with direct beach access, 3 bedrooms with queen beds, and a tucked-away nook with 2 twins. At the same time, lose the luggage and live like a local with gorgeous views, super-cute kitchen, hardwood floors and the advantage of hoisting the windows, turn the ceiling fans on and bring that ocean breeze inside! Your dining room table, situated to the East (Oceanside) is an excellent hang out for putting a puzzle together, indulging in a good read from the book library or kicking back on the sun/covered decks with picturesque views of Avalon Pier, the shore line, golden sand and swaying sea oats.
After creating irreplaceable memories from a great day at the beach, unwind with a crisp, refreshing rinse in the enclosed outside shower and put your best flip flops on! See what’s biting a bottom-rig on Avalon Pier or the sacred and succulent Awful Arthur’s Restaurant and Lounge with neighboring souvenir shop. All within 5-100 yards from your ideally positioned cottage!
We can help you forget the city stress and retain the value of family, friends and a peaceful easy feeling at The Gray House. Hurry, available weeks won’t last long!

PROPERTY BEDDING: 3 QUEENS, 2 TWINS

MAIN LEVEL
Living area with ocean views,
Soundside covered deck,
Bedroom with queen bed connecting to sleeping area with 2 twin beds,
Bedroom with queen bed,
Bedroom with queen bed,
Half bathroom,
Full bathroom,
Fully stocked kitchen along with washer and dryer,
Dining area with seating for 8 and ocean views,
Oceanfront covered deck,
Oceanfront sun deck,
Enclosed outside shower.

Amenities

Check-In Day

  • Saturday

Subdivision

  • Kill Devil Hills Beach

Area

  • Oceanfront

Views

  • Ocean View

General

  • Central Air and Heat
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Alarm Clocks
  • No Telephone
  • Partial Weeks (ask about rates)
  • County Water
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Keyless Entry

Guest Linens

  • Sheets Only Provided
  • Free Beds Made
  • Towel Rental $109.00 plus tax

Security Deposit

  • Security Deposit $500

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove Top Burners
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven

Entertainment

  • Digital Cable
  • HD Cable
  • 1 TV
  • Puzzles
  • Kids Games
  • Book Library

Internet

  • WiFi Internet Access

Outdoor

  • Sun Decks
  • Covered Decks
  • Deck Furniture
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Enclosed Outside Shower
  • Parking for 4 Vehicles
  • Outdoor Dressing Room
  • Direct Beach Access
  • Picnic Table
  • Outdoor Table

Suitability

  • pets considered
  • Non-Smoking Only

Availability

Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Location

Rates

DatesWeekly
10/16/2021 - 12/31/2021$1,180
04/16/2022 - 04/22/2022$1,425
04/23/2022 - 04/29/2022$1,446
04/30/2022 - 05/06/2022$1,446
05/07/2022 - 05/13/2022$1,495
05/14/2022 - 05/20/2022$1,782
05/21/2022 - 05/27/2022$1,782
05/28/2022 - 06/03/2022$1,782
06/04/2022 - 06/10/2022$2,370
06/11/2022 - 06/17/2022$2,713
06/18/2022 - 06/24/2022$2,713
06/25/2022 - 07/01/2022$2,713
07/02/2022 - 07/08/2022$2,986
07/09/2022 - 07/15/2022$2,713
07/16/2022 - 07/22/2022$2,713
07/23/2022 - 07/29/2022$2,713
07/30/2022 - 08/05/2022$2,713
08/06/2022 - 08/12/2022$2,713
08/13/2022 - 08/19/2022$2,055
08/20/2022 - 08/26/2022$1,824
08/27/2022 - 09/02/2022$1,824
09/03/2022 - 09/09/2022$1,719
09/10/2022 - 09/16/2022$1,719

Reviews

The Gray House

Reviewed on2021-11-08 by from Easton, MD United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
The Gray house was perfect for our early November getaway. All appliances in good working order, perfectly clean upon arrival, and great location.

Wonderful and peaceful

Reviewed on2021-10-04 by from Madison Heights, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
Great as always just perfect

Perfection!!!

Reviewed on2021-09-13 by from Buffalo, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
I absolutely love the Gray House!!! This is my 5th year renting it and this was the best year overall....mainly b/c there were no hurricanes to have to contend with. The property is beautifully maintained, quaint, homey, simple, perfect!

My stay at Kill Devil Hills

Reviewed on2021-07-12 by from Madison Heights, VA United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4
Always love staying at the Gray House

The Best Old School Beach Cottage

Reviewed on2021-06-21 by from Grove City, OH United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4
I am from Edenton and I spent most of my summers as a young child at the beach near Avalon Pier @ my uncles cottage. The Gray House was right there I the same location and it brought back so many memories. The cottage was right in the middle of everything and so convenient. The cottage was so close to the ocean you didn't even have to go to the beach, you could just relax on the porch and still feel like you were on the beach. The inside was all Carolina knotty Pine and it was gorgeous! It was an old school cottage and is what the OBX is all about. I only wish they would move the toilets so they have more room. It is very uncomfortable for an adult in the position they are in. A doggie gate would be great as well. But in general this cottage is a 13 out of 10!! The cleaning crew needs to step it up. We left it cleaner than we found it. Also some new furniture would be nice!

April 21 Stay in the Gray House

Reviewed on2021-05-03 by from Silver Spring, MD United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4
We had a wonderful stay in the "Gray House" last week. While the road it's located on is bit scrappy, the location directly on the beach is hard to beat. Also, the house is a real home versus just a "rental" property. It also has old-school charm with the knotty pine walls, harkening back to a past age. Very functional and strategically located for access to the Southern and Northern sections of the Outer Banks. By far the best attribute of the home is the porch with its classic views of the sea. We enjoyed our coffee in the mornings here and our cocktails in the evening.
Dear Rusty
Thank you for the wonderful review of this classic Outer Banks vacation home. We are delighted you had such a relaxing stay and enjoyed the beauty of this oceanfront home.
Hoping to see you soon!

KD2043 - The Gray House GUEST REVIEW

Reviewed on2020-08-22 by from Media, PA
5
I love the original feeling of the house as an old beach house.

Perfect Vaca!

Reviewed on2019-09-27 by from Buffalo, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This is the 4th year I've stayed in this perfect vacation home. It is quaint, understated and pure perfection. I so appreciate the owners letting us share their family home to make our own memories!<br/>

Good Ole Classic

Reviewed on2019-08-26 by from Derwood, MD United States of America
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3
Overall we had a great experience in the "Gray House." The deck was the best feature and we enjoyed our evening coffee watching the ocean. The house is very dated and the bathroom situation is interesting and tight. However, being on the beach helps you look past those flaws. Ps. The internet connection is not good. Being a small business owner, that was very frustrating losing calls and not being accessible.

A perfect week

Reviewed on2019-08-04 by from Lincoln, RI Unknown
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The gray house had everything we needed for a perfect week on the beach. The location is great, being right near Avalon pier. We were able to take the kids fishing, play on the beach, and still enjoy other things nearby. Hoping to go back next year!

Great traditional cottage stay!

Reviewed on2019-06-12 by from Fredericksburg, VA United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
Our family (my husband, two college-age kids & me) enjoyed our stay in the Gray House! Very cozy & traditional OBX cottage with direct beach access. Great home layout with 1.5 baths & plenty of comfy beds. Loved the back deck & the outdoor shower was perfect! The indoor tub/shower unit was a bit dark when the the shower curtain was drawn. I ended up using the outside shower instead but it was a great alternative with warm water & a roomy stall complete with a dressing area. We love Avalon Beach so this property was a perfect fit for us.

Back In Time

Reviewed on2019-05-29 by from Edenton, NC US
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
First, we would like to thank The GRAY Family for letting us into their home. We admired your family pictures on the walls. We really enjoyed our vacation and The Gray House did not let us down. You feel as if you are "Back In Time" The house was clean and the staff was very helpful. If you are looking for "Modern/New" do not stay here. However if you want the "TRUE BEACH EXPERIENCE" this is the place for you. Walking distance to the pier & restaurants it's in the perfect location. We do plan on staying here again.

Fall Escape

Reviewed on2018-11-05 by from Wake, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
We had a very nice recent stay at the Gray House. Getting reservation was easy, as was the check-in procedure.
Anina,
We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at KD2043 THE GRAY HOUSE! We are also glad to hear that everything went smoothly with getting a reservation and checking-in. We hope to see you again in the 2019 season!
Thank You,
Carolina Shores

Another hurricane!

Reviewed on2018-09-17 by from Buffalo, NY United States
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We arrived around 4pm Sat and were informed of the mandatory evac Monday afternoon, noonish when we returned from the beach. It was a short stay. The weather was beautiful while we were there and I love the house. The only reason I gave my overall experience a 3 stars was because of Florence and the evac. The home is in a spectacular location and the staff at Carolina Shores is excellent and always helpful!!!

Location, Location, Location

Reviewed on2018-09-10 by from Seattle, WA United States
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
3
We had a sister trip here which included our families and it was a great house with nice bedrooms and AC for those hot nights. We loved the proximity to the beach and walking distance to Awful Arthur's. It's also near several grocery stores and the mini-golf. We would come again!

Step back in time

Reviewed on2018-09-10 by from Glen Allen, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The house IS on the beach, 8 or so houses from the Avalon Pier. The interior wood work was a welcomed step back in time. Real wood paneling and ceilings, hardwood floors, give this home a cozy feeling without being small. Parking under the home and towards Virginia Dare. There are houses close on each side, but there was still privacy on the back deck, the outdoor shower on one side blocks direct view and the story and a half on the other side sits lower than the deck. Smartly placed foot wash area on the back steps, enclosed shower on the back deck, a shower under the home and a hose and sprayer right next to the parking area. Bedrooms not too small, btw, you're at the beach, why would you be in your room other than to sleep or change clothes? Being a pet friendly, we did not find any trace another pet had ever stayed there. (bravo to the cleaning crew)yeah the appliances are a bit outdated, but they all worked just fine. The nearly hidden upstairs access, small stage like landing to the bedrooms, dressers in every room, will sleep way more than you think, if you have a big family. If you're tired of painted modern drywall, this is the place to go! The back deck has the new composite chairs and table, you can get the same sun as sitting in the sand, without the sand, or move back under the porch roofs if you get too much but still want to be outside and not in the sand. Having rented many times on the barrier islands, this is by far our favorite.

Perfect Getaway!!

Reviewed on2017-09-18 by from Buffalo, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We rode into town as Irma was still threatening to come up the coast. It was windy for the first couple of days and fortunately for us that was all she brought. The rest of the week was sunshine and in the 80's. Perfect. This is our 2nd year at the Gray House and again, we cannot say enough about the cabin by the sea. Since last year the owner tore out the carpet, put in new windows, a new door and added a lot of extra wood to shore up the existing structure. The upgrades were great. I am so grateful the owners share their cottage with us and our 4 legged family!! Thank You! The staff at Carolina Shores is spectacular. Again, helpful, pleasant and a pleasure to deal with. Thank You for all your help!
Kariann, Thank you for the amazing comments about THE GRAY HOUSE! We are so glad that you enjoyed all the new updates! This is a classic Outer Banks vacation home built entirely by the homeowner many years ago. All the wood was taken from their farm miles and miles away and delivered to build this sweet oceanfront gem! We hope to see you in future! Thank you! Carolina Shores

The Gray House

Reviewed on2017-09-05 by from Arnold, MD United States
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
2
Location & view are great! House is old, but only two major problems: The two bathrooms are disaster areas & should be combined into a single, properly sized, modern bathroom; and the door knobs & locks need to be replaced.
Patricia, Thank you for the review on our property KD2043 THE GRAY HOUSE! It is in an excellent location! We have passed on your concerns to the homeowner. We hope to see you in the future! Thank you! Carolina Shores

The Gray House review

Reviewed on2017-06-06 by from Manassas Park, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3
Great location! Loved the ocean views from the back deck. Would stay here again.
Dear Patty
Thank you for the excellent review of THE GRAY HOUSE.
This is a classic Outer Banks vacation home built entirely by the homeowner many years ago. All the wood was taken from their farm miles and miles away and delivered to build this sweet oceanfront gem!
It was a pleasure serving you and we can't wait to see you again!

Perfect Getaway!

Reviewed on2016-09-19 by from Buffalo, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This Cabin on the water is a perfect spot for relaxing and vegging. Quaint and warm with a very homey, welcoming feel. Close to the Pier and Awful Arthurs. I cannot say enough about The Gray House. Property staff at Carolina Shores were spectacular. A pleasure to deal with and responsive.
Dear Kari,
Thank you for your kind comments. I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at KD2043- THE GRAY HOUSE and that you would recommend us to a friend. We look forward to welcoming you back to the beach in the near future.

The "hurricane proof" vacation!!

Reviewed on2015-11-02 by from Adrian, MI United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4
For a one month, spur of the moment decision it was very easy to find and rent this place. My two cousins were able to come for a few days and we had some decent weather (plenty of surf!) to visit and enjoy the house. There is plenty for a person (s) to see and do here, (my first time). I would have taken the ferry circle if not for the windy conditions (for me, that us, lol)
Dear Phil,
We are delighted you had a great stay at THE GRAY HOUSE! We certainly did have great surf during your visit and again today!
The staff at Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals looks forward to seeing you again next fall.

Best Deck on the Beach!

Reviewed on2015-09-26 by from Richmond, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
This was our second time staying in the Gray House and as always, it was a great time. I am hesitant to list all of its charms, for selfish reasons, it is truly a little gem of a house! This home feels like home and really does have the BEST deck on the beach. Location is another attribute, as everything is within 5 minutes, so you have plenty of much needed beach time. My husband said "I don't care how successful we are, or if we can afford a larger house for vacation, this place is us and we will always come back here". The home accommodated our family of six nicely with plenty of room to spread out. We will be booking again for 2016! Our family loves The Gray House.
Dear Heather,
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at THE GRAY HOUSE!
No home I know has ocean views like this one does. Isn't it just fabulous?
Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals looks forward to serving you again in 2016.

Relaxing at the Gray House

Reviewed on2015-08-31 by from Reedsville, PA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We have stayed here before and were so glad to have the opportunity to come back. There is nothing better than morning coffee on the deck looking at the surf!! I was really happy with the new chairs on the deck. They were so comfortable. I even went shopping to see other styles and colors that I could use at home in PA!! We look forward to coming back!
Dear Mary Lou,
We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful second time at THE GRAY HOUSE!
You will not forget those ocean views!
Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals hopes to see you again next year!

Great week.

Reviewed on2015-08-31 by from New Milford, NJ United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
This was another wonderful week on the beach. The house is older but fantastic. Everything that you need is available to you. Great view. Spent most of the time on the deck. Loved it and miss it already. This was our 5th time renting this home and I see it in our future again.
Dear Shant,
Thank you for sharing your experience at the THE GRAY HOUSE.
Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals hopes your time on the Outer Banks brings you back next summer!

no air conditioning

Reviewed on2015-08-24 by from Patchogue, NY United States
2
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
the house itself is great, and you can't beat the location. The house however which advertised central air, did not get below 80 degrees and the tech who came twice was not able to repair. Was not until the end of the week that a tech was able to get working.

The Gray House is great!

Reviewed on2015-07-03 by from Sidman, Pa United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We have rented this house for many years and it feels like home. The only thing I would like to have is a larger TV for my son-in-law to watch.
Dear Kathleen,
Thank you so much for the outstanding review of THE GRAY HOUSE!
Isn't this the best classic OBX vacation home you have ever seen? And oceanfront too!
The homeowners are simply the best and we love them so much. They will be delighted with your review and would love to see you visit with us again next summer.
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