Tres Aguas OBX | Close to Beach | 4 bedrooms


Southern Shores, NC, United States


Welcome to Tres Aguas OBX, our boutique cottage retreat featuring a heated, private saltwater pool!

It is centrally located in the charming residential town of Southern Shores. Hear the waves crashing from our screened-in porch or walk to the beach access located just 1.5 blocks away. The NC-12 bike path runs across our driveway, and walk or bike over to the Currituck Sound access. Fabulous restaurants and shopping in Duck and Kitty Hawk are a short bike ride or drive away.

Our cozy and thoughtfully-styled cottage features four bedrooms and 3 full baths. ​​There are two bedrooms with private bathrooms with walk-in showers. The vintage kitchen includes everything for a family chef with a stainless steel GE refrigerator and dishwasher.

Perched on a half acre lot Tres Aguas OBX is set back from the street. It features four bedrooms and three full baths. The private, fenced in backyard includes a heated saltwater pool.

Tres Aguas OBX is equipped for all mobile employees, with high-speed mesh WiFi connectivity with download speeds of 400mbps to handle streaming, gaming and Zooming all at once.

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This is an allergy-friendly cottage. No pets allowed. Violation of this rule will result in immediate eviction.

Travel insurance is the responsibility of the renter and is highly recommended. Visit or to learn more. Guests are also encouraged to check with AAA or their credit card issuer for travel insurance.


The hosts and owners of the cottage, Mike and Viv, are available and ready to assist guests with any needs or inquiries. The cottage is also taken care of by a group of housekeeping and other hospitality gurus, who help Mike and Viv keep the cottage in mint condition.

Guests will be able to enter the cottage by keyless entry.

There is one Ring doorbell on the front porch. It is only monitored to ensure verified guests and contracted professionals access the property. It is not monitored otherwise.

The cottage is equipped with a temperature, humidity, and noise monitor -- Minut. This helps the owner and hosts know if a fire-alarm is going off or if the humidity level is rising when the cottage is unoccupied. It does not record sounds.


Tres Aguas OBX is located on Duck Road (NC-12) between Trout Run and Porpoise Run. We are 1.5 blocks away from the beach access points on both streets (5 minute walk). We are three miles south of Duck and four miles north of Kitty Hawk. We're also just three miles away from the Wright Memorial Bridge, so no need to sit in traffic to Duck or Corolla. Guests will be provided a parking pass to park at more than a dozen beach and Currituck Sound access points under the purview of the Town of Southern Shores and the Southern Shores Civic Association.

You will also have access to tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball, volleyball, and walking and biking trails.


MOBILITY-FRIENDLY: Tres Aguas offers mobility-friendly single floor living accessibility to all rooms.
**One-level living . . . no elevators required.
**Our mobility-friendly entry ramp is helpful for walkers, wheelchairs, luggage, and bringing in the groceries. .


From the covered and screened-in front porch, the cottage opens up to a semi-open concept vintage kitchen, dining room, and serene family room with views of the private back yard and swimming pool. The space is perfect for multi-generational families (parents, grandparents, kids), retreats with friends, or two couples and four singles.

DINING ROOM: Seats 6 comfortably and 8 more snuggly.

KITCHEN: Vintage blue decor with glass cabinet doors marks the unique style. A large butcher block island seats four.

LIVING ROOM: Large social space seats all guests in either the large North Carolina made Chaddock sectional or in the comfy nautical swivel captain chairs. There is a 65" LED 4K HDR Smart TV with a Roku 4k HD Stick with YouTube TV to watch shows, sports, and news.

BEDROOMS: All beds have hybrid mattresses and remote-controlled fans to help our guests have a comfortable nights rest. Three out of the four bedrooms offer mobility-friendly features:
=>The King Room ("Manteo") has a king size bed, full bath with a walk-in shower, and an amazing view of the pool.
=>The Queen Room ("Elizabeth") offers a queen size bed and a full bath with a mobility-friendly roll in shower. The doorway entrance to this room is 35.5" wide. The doorway entrance to its private bathroom is also 35.5" wide. The bed height is 29".
=>The Big Twin ("Sir Raleigh") offers two twin beds with a coastal blue theme.
=>The Little Twin ("Virginia Dare") has, you guessed it, two twin beds with a preppy flamingo tropical theme. The doorway entrance to this room is 35.5" wide. Each bed height is 25". This room is directly across from the hall bathroom.
=>The hallway bathroom is a full bath equipped with a double sink and a shower/bathtub combination. The doorway entrance to this bathroom is 35.5" wide.

OUTDOORS: Our large, heated saltwater pool is refreshing after a day on the beach or enjoy swimming when the waves are too rough at the beach. The pool maintains a temperature of 82 degrees F all day long (so long as the air temperature is above 65 degrees F).
The pool depth ranges from 3' to 6'.
The potted flowers are maintained meticulously by a gardener that waters them twice a week.
The spacious pool deck is furnished with chaise lounges, chairs and a full table to share meals poolside.
There is an outdoor shower with bench seating for changing. Shower has both cold and hot water!
The front screened porch offers spiffy Adirondack chairs to sit and enjoy your morning coffee.


There is no public transportation in the Outer Banks.


=> All rates include (no additional fees added):
1. Heated pool (set at 82F when open).
2. Clean linens, bath towels, and pool towels.
3. Beds made upon arrival.
4. Starter pack of household and kitchen items.

=> In the shed, guests will find Tommy Bahama backpack beach chairs (8), two beach umbrellas, and beach toys.

=> The kitchen is fully equipped for all kinds of chefs, and it includes a traditional coffee maker, Keurig, and coffee grinder.

=> Guests are provided a starter pack of trash bags, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, toilet paper, and paper towels.

=>A tax rate of 12.75% will be applied to all rental rates. It is comprised of the NC sales tax 6.75% plus the 6% Dare County occupancy tax.

=>The refundable security deposit is $400.

=> The cottage is on a septic system and only toilet paper can be flushed.

House Rules

The North Carolina Vacation Rental Act applies to this property. A separate agreement will be sent to guest to sign by email. A copy of the Vacation Rental Agreement can be found at

No smoking , which includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, joints, e-cigarettes, vape pens, and other similar paraphernalia.

Outdoor gates leading to swimming pool must remain closed at all times.

No Parties or large social gatherings.

No refunds for bad weather. Travel insurance is highly recommended.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

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Rhonda Stell-pace
The best
First time staying here and bu far the best experience ever. Wont be the last time either. Thank you to the host Vivian who made it so very special. Perfection