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3 BA
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Description

Oceanfront vacationing at its best! And Pet Friendly, too!

Spectacular ocean views from every room of this bright and beautifully renovated OBX home away from home.
Fabulous open living areas, beautiful and well appointed kitchen, comfortable bedrooms – including two master suites with balconies, hot tub and screened porch for nighttime gatherings, decks and views and waves galore!

Avoid the long lines of traffic on the bypass. Here at Katmantoo! your vacation begins the moment you cross the bridge.
Wake up with the sunrise and seabirds just outside your window.
Laze around or play all day in the surf, explore nearby historic landmarks and exciting outer banks recreation, or park your car and enjoy the short walk to great restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
Fall asleep with moonbeams dancing on the waves just off your private balcony.

You will fall in love with Katmantoo! Serving up the family vacation you will remember for years to come...
KATMANTOO! is waiting for you.

PET FRIENDLY

PROPERTY BEDDING: 1 KING, 2 QUEENS, 1 TWIN, 1 BUNK SET

TOP LEVEL:
South Master Suite with Queen,
Adjoining Full Bathroom,
North Master Suite with King and Full Bathroom (Shower Only).

MID-LEVEL:
Kitchen,
Dining Area,
Living Area,
Covered Porch,
South Bedroom with Queen,
Hall Full Bathroom (Shower Only),
Northwest Bedroom with Bunk,
Laundry Room with Washer and Dryer.

GROUND LEVEL:
Storage.

Amenities

Discount Offers

  • 10% Active/Retired Military Disc
  • 10% AAA Discount
  • 10% AARP Discount
  • 10% Police,Firefighter,EMS Disc
  • 10% Educators
  • 10% Repeat Renter Discount

Check-In Day

  • Friday

Area

  • Oceanfront

Views

  • Ocean View

General

  • Central Air and Heat
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Partial Weeks (ask about rates)
  • Reading Nook

Guest Linens

  • Guest Linens $199 plus tax

Security Deposit

  • Security Deposit $1000

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • Digital Cable
  • 5 TVs
  • DVD Player

Internet

  • WiFi Internet Access

Pools/Spas

  • Hot Tub

Outdoor

  • Sun Decks
  • Covered Decks
  • Deck Furniture
  • Screened-In Porch
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Parking for 4 Vehicles

Suitability

  • pets considered
  • Non-Smoking Only

Availability

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

Rates

DatesWeekly
01/01/2022 - 04/14/2022$2,111
04/15/2022 - 04/21/2022$2,111
04/22/2022 - 04/28/2022$2,111
04/29/2022 - 05/05/2022$2,111
05/06/2022 - 05/12/2022$2,111
05/13/2022 - 05/19/2022$2,447
05/20/2022 - 05/26/2022$2,573
05/27/2022 - 06/02/2022$2,860
06/03/2022 - 06/09/2022$4,008
06/10/2022 - 06/16/2022$4,456
06/17/2022 - 06/23/2022$4,778
06/24/2022 - 06/30/2022$4,778
07/01/2022 - 07/07/2022$5,240
07/08/2022 - 07/14/2022$4,778
07/15/2022 - 07/21/2022$4,778
07/22/2022 - 07/28/2022$4,778
07/29/2022 - 08/04/2022$4,778
08/05/2022 - 08/11/2022$4,512
08/12/2022 - 08/18/2022$4,512
08/19/2022 - 08/25/2022$3,140
08/26/2022 - 09/01/2022$3,140
09/02/2022 - 09/08/2022$2,524
09/09/2022 - 09/15/2022$2,524
09/16/2022 - 09/22/2022$2,524
09/23/2022 - 09/29/2022$2,230
09/30/2022 - 10/06/2022$2,230
10/07/2022 - 10/13/2022$2,111
10/14/2022 - 12/29/2022$2,111

Reviews

Perfect Spot

Reviewed on2021-08-15 by from Glen Allen, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We absolutely loved our week at Katmantoo! With two small children, this location was perfect! Being able to walk down the deck and right onto the sand allowed us to enjoy our time around the girls’ schedules without missing the beach! The layout was nice for grandparents to have a separation from the little ones as needed.

The location and our vacation was fabulous but.......

Reviewed on2021-08-02 by from Washington, DC United States
4
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3
This house is great but pictures and listing need to be updated. The changes/issues were not deal breakers but it would have been nice to know about.<br/><br/>Positives - Location, location, etc. Awesome sunrises! Great to eat outside and watch the ocean. We loved being able to walk to the pier and to restaurants. The beach is very active and it was great fun watching all the surfers as well as the dolphins enjoy the ocean.<br/><br/>Less than positive - The dunes have moved closer to the house so there is no under the porch area for hammock and chairs as shown. The covered porch is now a storage area for beach chairs, etc. and doesn't have the nice furniture shown in the picture. There are also louvered doors overlooking the living room in both master bedrooms. These are odd and don't really show in any pics but there are "safety" railings here and on the upstairs walkway which are spaced in such a way that a small child could fall through (we had three toddlers). The louvered doors in one room did not close and after no response to a phone message to the management company we went to a hardware store to buy tools to get it to close. These are potential safety issues for families with small children and should be shown in pictures.There also was no barbecue or outdoor grill and no remote for the TV in the main living room. <br/><br/>We would still go back to Katmantoo. The positives outweigh the disappointments!

Great location..

Reviewed on2021-07-18 by from Windsor, VA United States
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
We have stayed here for the past 5 yrs..love the Grill , can opener..etc. matress are not good in queen beds..

Love this home

Reviewed on2021-05-17 by from Henrico, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Love everything about this home. Great location and very comfortable. We will be going back again.
Dear Anthony
Thank you for the outstanding review of KATMANTOO! Isn't this oceanfront OBX vacation home the best?
Did you have a chance to relax in the hot tub and catch the sweet ocean breezes?
We all hope to see you again shortly!

scott coffey family vacation

Reviewed on2019-09-23 by from Wise, VA United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3
good

Delayed but Great weather

Reviewed on2019-09-15 by from Scottsville, VA United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
We have stayed at Katmantoo for 3 years. We have not been fortunate with weather. Florence sent us home early last year. Dorian delayed us 2 days this year and the year before rain sent us home. We love the proximity to the ocean. The door leading out to the deck from the kitchen is very difficult to open as it sticks but after 2 or 3 throwing yourself against the door it will open. We asked for maintenance this past stay 9/8-9/13 but no one came. We have bropught this up every time we have stayed but I guess the owner does not want to spend the $ to fix it. And there is always going through screen porch to get on deck. The cottage has always been clean but in getting some dishes down, a bowl still had food stuck to it and a coffee cup was not clean. The screened in porch was filled with sand that had blown in from Dorian but we never use the porch so it wasn't a problem. We also would have liked hot tub recessed in the deck floor as it took a lot of deck room and ocean view. Again that was an owner decision and does not reflect the rental people. Steps and dune at back of house have become obstacles for my husband (post polio syndrome) and a geriatric dog, so we are staying in a cottage next year with an elevator and private pool earlier in the summer to hopefully miss the peak hurricane season of September. Except for no response to maintenance call last week, the staff has always been quite helpful. Anne and Carter Conrad

Summer Fun

Reviewed on2019-06-24 by from Wappingers Falls, NY United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3
The location of this house and the configuration of the two master bedrooms is what makes this a great house to stay at while at the Outer Banks. However, time is taking its toll on this home and updating in the bathrooms, fixing the sticking kitchen door, and freshening up the paint would improve the rental at this time. If you are looking for something steps away from the beach this is the house for you!

LOVE IT!

Reviewed on2018-09-16 by from Scottsville, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We love Katmantoo because we can bring our 2 Goldens and we are right on the water. The cottage is comfortable and offers everything we could want. Very sad that "Florence" ran us off the island 4 days early. Hope for a longer stay on 2019.

Carr stay July 27 - Aug 03 2018

Reviewed on2018-08-05 by from Cary, NC United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
House was very nice. Several repair guys showed up on check in day to take care of a few items previously reported. When I called in a hot tub issue a very nice and competent guy showed up and fixed it. Definitely pet friendly.

Katmantoo review

Reviewed on2018-07-16 by from Clarksboro, NJ United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4
We had an awesome stay at this beach front house in Kitty Hawk last week. It was great to have a pet friendly house. We got to experience every thing that the weather and the ocean had to throw at us. It was a nor'easter offshore and was pretty intense to experience all of this action oceanfront without the worry of being washed away. The hot tub was great. It was very tough to walk up the steep dune from down on the beach. I am not too athletic. Our family enjoyed our stay while attending a destination wedding in Duck on Saturday and Sunday.

NanaNM

Reviewed on2018-07-01 by from Windsor, VA United States
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4
This is my favorite place..but the matresss covers had hair on them in the 2 bedrooms o the main floor ..had to wash them before using.only had 8 spoons & forks..we eat 3 meals a day & had to run dishwasher after every meal

October Beach Vacation

Reviewed on2017-11-04 by from Salem, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
5
We had a great time. The house was exactly as advertised; so close to the beach and charming. The pups had the run of the beach and we walked every morning and evening. Would definitely rent again but perhaps a little earlier in October so we can do a little swimming as well. The house does need a little upgrading. Would love to see a screen door on the kitchen so we can hear the waves.
Dear Barbara
Thank you so much for your review of KATMANTOO!
We are deleted that you and your pups had a great stay and thank you for the wonderful suggestions.
The homeowner will be taking the home off market this winter to do a number of upgrades that I know you will love!
See you next October!

Perfect Location!

Reviewed on2017-10-15 by from Long Bottom, OH United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2
Katmantoo is perfectly situated on the beach in Kitty Kawk. You really can't get any closer to the beach with an outstanding view. The realty company (our first time renting with them in our 36 years of coming to the OBX) were lovely to work with. Very responsive and nice in every way. Would have no hesitation renting from them again. We especially love the fact that this house was pet-friendly and allowed us to bring our dogs. The house was OK; but it really needs a thorough cleaning and some updating. We were very impressed the house did NOT smell of dogs; a first for us for pet-friendly rentals. It was great in that regard! There were problems with the air conditioning which required maintenance (not a first for this property), but the rental company was very responsive and had it fixed within 24 hours. All in all, we really enjoyed our week, but probably would remove this particular house from future consideration due to needed interior updates and lack of a properly stocked kitchen in comparison to the price paid. If you were looking for a more rustic cabin, this would work just fine. (We admit we have especially high standards being we've rented 36 cabins previously:) All that being said, the closeness to the beach and view really does trump any other concerns;) IT's worth noting the rental company compensated us for some of our inconveniences, something not many other rental companies do.
Pat,

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments regarding our staff at Carolina Shores. We work hard to make our guests our number one priority! We are also happy that this house allows pets; you can't go on vacation without your fur babies, the provided dog bowls and treats are an added surprise!
We will sure to pass along your comments regarding the suggestion of interior updates and work toward making this come even better for 2018!
We look forward to helping you again soon!

Love, love, love this retreat!

Reviewed on2017-10-08 by from Manassas Park, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We've stayed at this house several times because they allow pets. This ocean front house is nicely decorated and appointed. The ocean is just a few steps away, and the view from inside the house is georgeous. I'd recommend this house very highly.
Theresa, Thank you so much for the glowing review of our property KH5203 KATMANTOO! This home has the most amazing views and we love that it is pet friendly for all the fur babies that visit! We will see you in 2018! Thank you Carolina Shores

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Reviewed on2017-10-01 by from Scottsville, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
We were very impressed with beach replenishment. The dune was a little problem for me as a post polio person. Going down was no problem but coming up proved a bit of a challenge. We originally picked Katmantoo for the accessibility of the beach and because it was dog friendly. We save nearly $500 bringing our dogs with us instead of leaving with pet/house sitter for a week. I know now to bring my cane next summer to have more balance coming up dune.
Carter,
KATMAN TOO is always a favorite and we have pleased to know that you and your family had a fantastic time! We look forward to seeing you and your pups again in 2018!

Summer vac. 2017

Reviewed on2017-07-16 by from Windsor, VA United States
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
Our vacation didn't start at too well.for the first 24 hours we had no AC. It was 90 degrees in the cottage. the next day they brought 4 window units in...that made the rest of the week much better

Relax and Unwind

Reviewed on2017-05-29 by from Wappingers Falls, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
A wonderful week at OBX spent in a house with views galore. No matter the weather, we were able to enjoy the ocean and were steps away from the beach. Great home if you are staying with friends as everyone gets a bedroom with a view. Comfy--well equipped--couldn't have asked for more. Enjoy the beach, the hot tub, the deck or fly a kite--you can do it all at Katmantoo!
Dear Charlotte
Thank you for taking the time to review KATMANTOO!
You can't do better than a great oceanfront home for your OBX vacation and it sounds like you had a blast!
Please come back and visit with us soon!

We Keep Coming Back!

Reviewed on2017-05-21 by from Beltsville, MD United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This is our third stay at this house. Love the two master suites. The views from everywhere in the house are awesome! I thank the owner for replacing the couch. The new couch is both beautiful and comfortable. We are planning to be back next summer!
Dear Becky
We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay at !
Thank you for being our guest as it was a pleasure to serve you.
Please come back soon. You know the Outer Banks will be calling you!

Katmantoo

Reviewed on2016-11-29 by from Fort Belvoir, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
My family and I absolutely LOVE this house. It's in a great location and the beach is out the back door. We first came here last year and would come back next year but we've moved farther away and won't be able to make it back in 2017. It was our home away from home!!
Dear Alison,
It brings me a lot of pride and joy to hear that you're an avid fan of KH5203- KATMANTOO. We appreciate your business, your loyalty and your trust. Don't hesitate to call us if there's anything we can help you with for your next vacation to the Outer Banks.

40th Anniversary Present!

Reviewed on2016-10-23 by from Scottsville, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We are so glad to have a reserve on this property next year earlier in September. I have been coming to OBX since I was a year old,and my husband since 1976 so the NE winds are not new to us, but the first week of October, it was pretty strong. Unfortunately you all Matthew came the weekend we left. We loved Katmantoo!!!! C u all in early September, 2017!
Dear Anne,
Happy 40th anniversary to you and your husband!! I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life's celebrations and milestones. Nothing beats an Oceanfront getaway! See you in 2017.

Always an extraordinary, peaceful retreat

Reviewed on2016-09-26 by from Bristow, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
There is nothing better than the sanctity of being in this beautiful home right on the beach.
Dear Angela,
Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and staying at KH5203- KATMANTOO. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed our wonderful beach. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Outer Banks in the near future.

Girl tribe

Reviewed on2016-08-21 by from South Boston, MA United States
4
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
The house was basically well equiped much more so than previous years katmandu. It was clean and comfortable with large befrooms and fabulous ocean views.
Dear Diane
Thank you for the wonderful review!
We are delighted you enjoyed your time in KATMANTOO and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Mumford Family Gettaway

Reviewed on2016-07-03 by from Windsor, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
This is undoubably the best cottage and location ever!! I would recommend an enclosed outside shower and some chair on the 2 top decks.. Then it would be PERFECT!!!
Dear Nola,
Thank you for the wonderful review of KATMANTOO!
We are delighted you had such a magical stay at this popular oceanfront vacation home.
Please come back and visit with us again.

Fabulous house, location, and views (BAD COUCH)

Reviewed on2016-05-22 by from Beltsville, MD United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3
This is my second stay at this house. Location is great and views thru windows are absolutely stunning. There was a leak from the ceiling in the laundry room and when we called someone came right away to fix it--so repair service and response was great. I personally would rent again because I'm not picky. However, I may not be able to rent again because everyone else in the house would not sit on the couch. The couch is a MAJOR problem which is so easy to fix so I don't understand why the owners don't fix or replace it or at least clean it. It has been mentioned in more than one review how dirty the couch is. I put up with it, but no one else would even sit on it because it is so visibly dirty. Also, this year there was something hard poking up in one of the cushions (felt like a spring or something) so I didn't sit on that side of the couch. I love this house and I'm sad that I might have to look for a new house just because of a bad couch.
Dear Becky,
Thank you for your review of KATMANTOO!
I am so sorry to hear about the living room sofa. The homeowner has purchased a new one one but it just hasn't arrived yet. I know she will be heart-broken once I share your review with her. This is something she has been trying to organize for months but has dealt with delays after delays.

Update- May 20, 2016
Dear Becky,
A new sofa has been purchased and is being delivered in the morning.
Thanks!

Perfect, relaxing and beautiful.

Reviewed on2016-05-01 by from Bristow, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This was my second visit to this wonderful home and I loved it even more. So close to othe water, so well appointed and such a great place for a true getaway.
Dear Angela,
Thank you for visiting with us again at KATMANTOO!
Isn't this a great OBX vacation home? We just love it!
Please come back and visit with us again soon.

Great Holiday Family Stay

Reviewed on2015-11-30 by from Canton, OH United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The week at KH5203 was wonderful. The location of the house was fantastic. Sunrise and moon rise views were awesome. House is very comfortable. It was clean. I would definitely recommend this house to friends and family. Great pet friendly home. Outdoor light by front steps would help on dark nights would help. Other than that is was a lovely and relaxing stay. Love OBX!
Dear Mary Beth,
We are so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving stay at KATMANTOO and found the property clean and inviting!
The weather was also outstanding this late in November so you can't top that!
All of us, at Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals, look forward to seeing you again next year.

The perfect getaway!

Reviewed on2015-11-22 by from Bristow, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
The house had absolutely everything we could have possibly wanted. The ocean waves coming within a few yards from the deck, the screened in porch, amazing views through the picture windows. The kitchen was very well appointed with pots, pans and utensils. The house was beautiful and has a great open floorplan and Carolina Shores Rentals made the rental experience very easy and were very accommodating. Exactly the relaxing vacation we were looking for.
Dear Angela,
Thank you for the wonderful review of KATMANTOO! Your team, at Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals, is delighted you had such a super stay and found the vacation home so well kept and stocked.
Please come see us again next year!

Awesome Getaway

Reviewed on2015-11-09 by from Fort Belvoir, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
What an awesome getaway! This is our second time renting at OBX and we have already reserved our return trip for next year. We really enjoyed the house. So peaceful and relaxing with the beach at your back door. The views were beautiful. We loved the layout of the house. You have the option of open or private with the upstairs rooms. <br/><br/>The only things that I could recommend would be a new couch and maybe a new toaster and coffee pot. Other than that, the place was perfect for us.
Dear Alison,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Isn't this a great oceanfront vacation home?
All of us, at Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals, look forward to seeing you again next year.

Review#1

Reviewed on2015-09-20 by from Gloucester, VA United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
3
We had a very good time.
Dear Cindy,
Thank You for taking the time to review your stay at KATMANTOO.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation here on the Outer Banks!!
Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals hopes to see you again in the future!!

Katmantoo @ OBX

Reviewed on2015-09-06 by from Knoxville, TN United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Excellent<br/>Interior design and decor beautiful<br/>Best equipped rental including everything you need to cook or for the beach including baby pool, skimmers, chairs even a kite
Dear Patti,
We are so glad to hear that your stay at KATMANTOO was wonderful.
The homeowners try to make the house equipped for their guests as best as they can!
Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals hopes to see you again soon!

Amazing Vacation

Reviewed on2015-09-03 by from Pittsburgh, PA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
Amazing house with AMAZING VIEWS, we did not want to leave! One thing to note from the picture, due to the sand dunes there is no longer room for the hammock or chairs under the deck. The couch in the the living room is visibly worn and a bit dirty, other than that the house was spotless. However, it did smell strongly of cleaning products when we arrived so we had to open the doors and windows to air it out. We loved that the home was dog friendly because vacation would not be the same without her.
Dear Geraldine,
Thank you for taking the time to review KATMANTOO!
We are delighted you had such an amazing time at this beautiful oceanfront vacation home.
All of us at, Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals, look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

Perfect spot for a 2-family vacation

Reviewed on2015-08-16 by from Parkton, MD United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our Maryland family of 4 vacationed with a Colorado family of 4 and enjoyed every bit of our experience. The two master suites with outside decks were perfect for the parents and the kids enjoyed the bunk beds. Every night was spent conversing on the deck listening to the sound of the surf. Being right on the beach was perfect for the kids, who really enjoyed the beach. <br/><br/>The house location was great, near enough to everything you could possibly need and centrally located for jaunts up to Corolla to visit the horses and even down to the Cape Hattaras light house.<br/><br/>Our only wish....the place needs a gas grille, and we're not sure why it is not up on the deck, like most of the other houses on the beach. Minor complaint given everything else.
Dear Mike,
Thank you for taking the time to review KATMANTOO.
We hope you enjoyed your time and hope you got to see some nice ocean views!
Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals hopes to see you next year!

Great Vacation Home!

Reviewed on2015-07-27 by from Powhatan County, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The KATMANTOO is the perfect OBX rental house! Great views, close to everything, and can bring the pets along too.
Dear Travis,
We are delighted you enjoyed KATMANTOO! You can't do better than oceanfront and none are better than KATMANTOO!
I bet you loved the ocean being right out the back door and the super hot tub too.
I love the views from the bedroom porches. Aren't they amazing?
Please come back and visit with us again soon.

Great place to Honeymoon

Reviewed on2015-05-03 by from Oregon, IL United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
We were able to get into the home early, which was nice. The home was very clean. The ocean view is stunning from the deck. There was no gas grill but there was a new charcoal grill for use. Overall we had a great time and would return if we decide to stay in Kitty Hawk again.
Dear Mr. Platz,
Thank you for your wonderful review of KATMANTOO! This certainly is a fun oceanfront vacation home. One with the beauty of the Atlantic right out your back door! We will be happy to suggest adding a gas grill to the homeowner.
All of us, at Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals, look forward to your next visit to the Outer Banks.

Great Vacation House

Reviewed on2014-10-27 by from Buena Vista, Virginia United States
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
Loved being able to see the ocean from all but one room.

A wonderful vacation!!

Reviewed on2014-10-19 by from United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
We are very pleased with our rental experience. This was our first time staying here, so I wasn't for sure what to expect, but I don't think it could have been any better. The views from this home are breathtaking and the location is perfect. The only negative things was the furniture needs to be cleaned and there was an issue with ants in the kitchen, but a small price to pay for the view.<br/>Lord willing we plan to come back next year!
Hi Angela,
Music to my ears! The ultimate gratification is to receive such wonderful feedback. The breathtaking views are a splendor to behold and not to mention being directly on the beach; a backyard playground unlike any other! The ants in the kitchen and furniture you found in need of cleaning are disappointing circumstances and thanks to your comments, these issues are resolved. Hurry back next year, we can't wait to see you!

Enjoyable stay in OBX

Reviewed on2014-10-13 by from Glenmore, PA United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4
Upon arrival a maintenance person entered the house unannounced. This was not a comfortable situation. The dishwasher was left full of dishes. Things the owner could do to make things a little better are 1) Add better blinds through out the house. 2) Add shades or curtains to the living room, for evening privacy. 3) Add a safty bar from the kitchen to the deck, since that step is a little difficult due to height of the step. 4) Have the locks siliconed or oiled to make them easier to operate from the inside. 5) Add a couple of chairs to the front porch, so that deck can be used.

WHAT A VACATION!!!!!!

Reviewed on2014-09-15 by from Onley, MD United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
All I can say is "IT WAS GREAT"! The views.... being right there on the beach..... nothing like it! Close access to everything. KATMANTOO.... That's how you stay at the beach!

Great Vacation Home

Reviewed on2014-08-17 by from West Islip, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
I have to say I was skeptical about a pet friendly home, but all for naught. The home was not only clean but gorgeous! The view from the minute your in the front door is spectacular. The Master bedroom was awesome, the perfect retreat for this mom with three teenagers. The living areas are comfortable and perfect for family gatherings, the kitchen is very well stocked everything you could possibly need. There were even pet toys for my four legged son! I was concerned about my golden retriever getting lost but upon arrival we were given a tag for him with contact info should it be needed and there was a gate on the deck so he could sit outside without us worrying about him going for a stroll alone. The location was great, no long drive down that crowded highway to get to your final destination, convenient to stores, yet not on the main road. My family had a wonderful, relaxing, fun filled vacation, and loved being able to take our pet with us worry free! Overall a great vacation choice I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Beautiful Location

Reviewed on2014-08-10 by from Raleigh, NC United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4
Easy check in and check out. Friday check in was very easy.

Can't Beat the Katmantoo!

Reviewed on2014-06-16 by from Homer Glen, IL United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We were a family of 9 with a dog. Absolutely loved the location and accommodations. Others before us left some new dog toys which came in handy at the beach. Would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for some good family time.

Loved this house

Reviewed on2014-05-25 by from Nelsonville, OH United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Best family vacation

Great location on the beach for our family of four and our dog.

Reviewed on2014-01-30 by from Bel Air, MD United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
Comfortable home with great location and plenty of amenities. Appreciated being able to bring our dog. Would return.<br/><br/>Only suggestions would be to add some blinds on the upstairs bedrooms and get better WIFI.

It is a Great R&R

Reviewed on2013-10-20 by from North Port, FL United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
Just Beautiful, We Love being on the Ocean.<br/>A few days we watched pods of Dolphin from this<br/>beautiful house. We enjoyed spending time with<br/>family and friends in this spacious home.

First Timer to OBX

Reviewed on2013-10-13 by from Patomac, MD United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
We had a great time. Our expectations were low, because you never really know what you will get when making reservations online, but as soon as we walked through the door and saw the view od the beach through the large windows, we knew we would love it.<br/><br/>The kitchen was beautiful, but some of the cookware was a little beat up. The beds were a little lumpy, but we slept fine. <br/><br/>The bedrooms upstairs don't have curtains over the windows, so the room gets light early. When we went during October, the sunrise was 7am, which wasn't too bad. But if you are staying here in the summer when the sun is rising much earlier, bring a sleep mask if you plan on sleeping in. Also, the master bathroom window only has a tinted film on the windows, so you really don't get privacy in the shower. My wife showered in the other bathroom, because she didn't feel comfortable showering in front of a tinted window.<br/><br/>The hot tub on the deck was awesome. We ended most nights in the hot tub. The beach access from the deck was perfect for letting our kids and dog onto the beach. The outdoor shower and hoses helped keep the sand outside.<br/><br/>We would definitely return to the house.

Katmantoo July 5 - July 12

Reviewed on2013-07-14 by from Mooresville, NC United States
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
4
Property condition
2
My overall vacation was wonderful because I was with my family and our very good friends. The house was dirty upon check in. There was long hair and lint on the comforters and I don't think they had been laundered. The furniture was dusty and the insides of the drawers had hair and lint and dust, both in the bedrooms AND in the kitchen - the kitchen silverware and utensil drawers were the worst! I felt like I had to clean before I could unpack, and clean before I could prepare meals. The baseboards and areas where the carpet meets the walls, and areas behind the furniture were nasty, and I know this because I had to pull furniture out to find outlets for my chargers, etc. This house needs a good thorough cleaning from top to bottom and that means cleaning out the silverware drawers and scrubbing the silverware trays. The kitchen cabinets need to be wiped out and disinfected also. The furniture needs to be pulled away from the walls and cleaned behind with an edger tool on a vacuum that works. The rugs were dirty and sandy when we got there. The vacuum cleaner did not work properly, and I would assume the cleaning crew is using that vacuum cleaner when they do come, so that is probably why they are not getting it clean. The property has so much potential, and I love that it is RIGHT ON THE BEACH, so I hope you'll get a good cleaning crew in there with some good tools to shape it up and disinfect these areas. Oh, and P.S., I recommend someone checking out the mattresses on the bunk beds. My 12 year olds had that room and when I made up those beds, my knees hurt from the mattress coils nearly coming through the mattresses. Those mattress really need to be replaced. They are in terrible shape! Thank you for your consideration of these items. I submit this reply in hopes that it will make for a cleaner vacation for the next guest:)!

Family Getaway at Kitty Hawk

Reviewed on2013-07-10 by from Apex, NC United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
We rented this property for a family vacation and overall, we were very satisfied with the home and the views were spectacular. The only drawback was the very poor WiFi signal but I guess it forced us to disconnect from the real world! Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be right on the beach.

My review

Reviewed on2013-07-09 by from Cary, NC United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3
We would love to stay here again. Would recommend that the furniture be cleane. We did not sit on the couch because it was dirty. Upstairs bedrooms - would like to have some cover on the doors because of the morning light and the one bath have some type of covering on the winow. We did visit the house next door, owned by sister, because we thought it might be cleaner because it is not a dog house. We do love our dogs though. Hope the owners will keep renting to dog people and that dog people will not allow their pets on the furniture.

Another great stay!

Reviewed on2013-05-26 by from Brooklyn, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
This was our second year at the Katmantoo-it was a great week at the beach in this lovely home. The weather was perfect. The master bedroom's balcony that faces the ocean was the perfect setting for a peaceful nights sleep, for the ocean breeze and the music of the ocean enveloped the bedroom. <br/>We cooked most of our meals in this well equiped kitchen and we dined on the balcony with a million dollar view. One will not find a better place to dine on the beach then here-great food and excellent scenary! <br/>Thank you to owners for the opportunity to spend a week in their home, and a big thank you to Carolina Shores Vacation for taking care of our week at the beach.<br/>

Relaxing stay!

Reviewed on2013-05-13 by from Latrobe, PA United States
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3
A very nice home and very close to beach.

Katmantoo in March

Reviewed on2013-04-05 by from St Clairsville, OH United States
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
3
Mother nature made the property challenging, since a great deal of sand had washed up in the week prior to our stay. The property managers did all they could to alleviate this issue. We loved the location - it was perfect! Again, nature controlled the weather and I'm sure the property is great in the summer. It could certainly have been cleaner; the front door was ajar upon our arrival; there aren't very many towels provided and they are small in size; the furniture and floors were dirty; all in all we had a good stay. We came for a wedding, which was nearby at the pier.

Super House!

Reviewed on2012-11-27 by from Newport News, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Although it was cold for our week in the OBX, we had a great time with the house and its central location :)

The house was lovely

Reviewed on2012-11-02 by from Dallas, TX United States
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4
The house was lovely. We had a wonderful time. My only complaint was that the upholstery on the kitchen chairs and some of the upholstery in the den is filthy and disgusting.

Wonderful Vacation

Reviewed on2012-10-14 by from Gettysburg, PA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We love this home ! Beautiful home with all the amenities one needs. You couldn't ask for a better location, right on the beach, walking distance to a few stores and places to eat. We have stayed at other places on the Outer Banks but this home is by far the nicest. This is our 3rd stay at Katmantoo and we will continue to request this home for our vacations. Thank you to the homeowner for allowing us to bring our pets !!! Our dogs LOVE the beach and this is the main reason we choose the Outer Banks for our yearly vacation. We will be back next year :)

when can i come again?!?

Reviewed on2012-09-16 by from Brooklyn, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
It was a great week at the outer banks<br/> the house was cozy and had the small details that one wouldnt think of packing. the view is priceless and very relaxing. it felt like being on a cruise ahip but not moving!. i loved it and looking forward to next year.

Great timeo on the beach!

Reviewed on2012-09-10 by from Raleigh, NC United States
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Thanks so much to John for finding us a second home to accommodate our large family vacation. Everyone really enjoyed the layout and location of this home. Nice and open, neat and clean - and the hot tub overlooking the ocean was a real hit for everyone! If we are ever overcrowded at our own home in Kitty Hawk again...we know who to call!

summer 2012 family vacation

Reviewed on2012-09-09 by from Bellmore, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Great time with family, house is in great locaion, well maintained. Everything worked as described. Will be back!

summer 2012 family vacation

Reviewed on2012-09-09 by from North Bellmore, NY United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Great time with family, house is in great locaion, well maintained. Everything worked as described. Will be back!

Great House & Great Location

Reviewed on2012-07-23 by from Haddonfield, NJ United States
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
Terrific location and home layout - convenient to everything,

Vacation 2012

Reviewed on2012-07-08 by from Oxford, North Carolina United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
2
The property management co was very professional. However, we found a few issues with the house itself. The stove top was VERY slow, the door to the deck could be opened by pushing it (dogs would push it open). We didn't use the screened deck, my opinion it should be turned into a pool/game room or another bed room. The AC may need some work, it<br/>doesn't cool properly. Our visit was very enjoyable despite the few things that I named.<br/>We would stay again.

Vacation

Reviewed on2012-06-10 by from Reston, VA United States
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Had a very good time.
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