We LOVED our stay at The Outer Banks Beach Paradise during the July 4th holiday. Talk about starting vacation with a bang! Fireworks everywhere to welcome us! This house is located in Kitty Hawk at about Mile Post 4.5 between the beach road and the bypass, much closer to the beach road! The walk to the beach was minimal, down about 4 houses and then about 3 lots to the beach road, cross the road to the access walk to the beach. The boarded access walkway over the dunes was easy, not to high and the beach was beautiful! This section of the beach is well maintained and has lots area to play, sit and stroll. We swam all week, and the lifeguards were roving back and forth throughout the day. Everyone in our party knew how to swim so not having a permanent guard was a non issue. There is a public beach and bathhouse just to the south, a long walk, or a short drive, if you want a guard, OR if you want to come Sat, miss the traffic onto the island, stay at the beach while you wait until the house is ready, this is the way to go! The house is SO comfortable and maintained. The parking was ample, and with 4 cars we needed that. We were a party of 9 adults and 2 dogs and we had more than enough room for more. We especially liked the open floor plan of the kitchen! We sat around the table for dinner and made most of our meals there with more than 1 cook in the kitchen that was great! The kitchen had everything we needed! I was pleasantly surprised! The pool and the hot tub made this home extra special! The deck off the back was nice and the fenced in yard was a bonus for the dogs and privacy for us. I would have liked a better view of the ocean but the pool and hot tub were the trade off, and we all agreed that it was worth it! The owner was very quick to respond to my questions before the trip and everything went as planned so I did not need to talk to her during our trip! Nice. We visited the Sand Dunes, the piers, shopping, and had already done the Wright Brothers Memorial and The Lost Colony Outdoor Theatre. All are recommended if you visit! The weather was so nice we did not want to leave the beach or the pool. When we did come in for the night the extra living room gave the house a great way for everyone to relax, either together or for some private time to read. TV’s are everywhere and the interior decorating was light, tasteful, new and beach themed. I loved having the washer, dryer, and extra fridge on the ground floor. We would rent this house again!