Hear the sound of the waves, relax in a rocking chair and feel the sea breeze on the front porch of our Magical Bungalow. You will have a "peak-a-boo" ocean view of the Atlantic be able to walk to stunning OBX beaches. We are located close to restaurants, shopping, the Avalon Fishing Pier and most activities. Imagine drifting away into a mellow mood in the relaxing and cozy bungalow, best after a beach day with family and friends.
Welcome to Live Swell Beach Bungalows where our mission is to open the doors to the surfing lifestyle for travelers who dream about life near the ocean + waves, like us!
The Magical Bungalow is in an excellent location in the OBX, five lots back from the beach. It was built in the 1950's and while visiting you may sense the history as "Virginia Dare Shores" subdivision was one of the first developments ever in the OBX. The space can comfortably accommodate 8 guests for most groups yet there is space for up to 9. As an older beach bungalow the years and storms have blessed us with some imperfections and quirks, that's OK though it all adds to the charm and soul of the Magical Bungalow.
In the Winter of 2017 we renovated some of the living space, kitchen and baths. We love the the main living area because it has an open feel with vaulted ceilings that connects to the kitchen and front porch though french doors. On a perfect day, with the windows open, you can feel the refreshing sea breeze pass though the home. When the outside temp does heat up we just installed a new central AC system to keep you cool. There is also BigAss Haiku Fan in the living room that seems like a hypnotic helicopter propeller particularly as the lazy summers evenings drift into night.
The master bedroom is our favorite room to stay when visiting as it has a awesome new "subway" and blue glass tile bath, large 16" rainshower head and a barn door entry.
Our guest love to take advantage of the exterior amenities like the enclosed outdoor shower, rocking chairs, chair swing on the front porch and gas grill! The local flavors and fish of the OBX seem to taste best on the front porch just around twilight.
**Please note the 4th bedroom is on the ground level, has a separate entrance and is not yet updated like the main upper level. As such, it has a lot of its original older cottage feel. This space does have its own bathroom, TV, stereo, strong AC Unit and is very private. Please keep in mind this room may not be ideal for everyone but likely more enjoyable for guests that prefer more space, a separate bath and their own private entrance.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to the entire home. The ground level of the bungalow is storage and a garage.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are available fastest via text and phone. If for some reason we are not in town, we have great local contacts to help!
***We do kindly ask that all potential guests read the entire description before requesting to book***
We love our OBX bungalow, its a great house yet, like mosts homes it is not perfect and not for everyone. We respect that folks have different preferences and worldviews. If your looking for a unique place and local experience in a great beach town to relax, spend time with loved ones, chill out, cook and rest your head after the beach then the bungalow checks all the boxes. If your seeking a perfect, flawless home or are super high maintenance, this is not the place for you.
"Book Now" to confirm your stay as availability for the Bungalow does go quick :)
Our expectations of guest conduct is simple: Please respect this home, respect our neighbors and follow the few rules listed here.
• Treat this place with care as if it were your own
• Abide by all laws
• Respect the neighbors
• Inform your entire party and any visitors of the house rules
• Communicate if there is problem
While we are light and do like to have fun - any disrespecting of property, neighbors or illegal activity of any kind will not be tolerated.
Pet Fee's: We are pet friendly ONLY to respectful dog owners that have well behaved and trained dogs. There will be fee which includes cleaning of $25 per night added to all reservations that include a pet. Keep in mind the bungalow does not have a fenced in yard and may not be suitable for your pet. Please message us if you would like to bring your dog and we can discuss.
À partir du 24 mai 2018 - 3 septembre 2018, la durée minimum de séjour est de 5 nuits.
I am a active and curious person that loves to travel, enjoy surfing, live by the beach and learn. I think there is something magical about being in coastal regions so I like to spend a lot of my time there. I hope you do to!
With interest in coastal living and experience in real estate investing, my girlfriend, Maria - who helps host, and I decided to get ourselves into a project. We decided to renovate a bungalow in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to restore its beauty and charm. We knew we would spend time there with our family and friends, because we love the area, but did not realize how much our guests would like it or the impact it could have for them.
We have had so much fun and become very passionate about creating outstanding guest stays, unique experiences and making more of an impact. Since our first bungalow we have grown to cover both coasts and add more places to stay.
My favorite time of year in the OBX is the fall when the weather is beautiful, the fishing is great, crowds are down and the surfs up.
As a host: I am super easy going, I do travel a lot for work yet do have great people to help.
As a guest: Super laid back and low maintenance
Favorite Destinations: California, Baja Mexico, Guancaste Costa Rica, Spain, Peru, Long Island NY, Outer Banks NC, San Diego.
Things I could not live without:
1. Good friends and family relationships
2. A beach house, grill, fireplace and surfboards