It's just a short walk to the beach from this charming beach cottage tucked into the trees on quiet 13th Avenue. We've thought of everything to make sure you'll enjoy your stay.

What our guests like about
Drift Away

  • The beach is just a 140 yard, 2 minute stroll away, with no roads to cross.
  • The screened porch is the perfect place to dine.
  • The surrounding trees and shrubs afford nice privacy.
  • Great location! Duck’s many shops and restaurants are only a short walk, bike ride, or drive away. Kitty Hawk’s shopping is just 4 miles south.
  • The traffic light at 13th Avenue & Duck Road makes it easy to get out to the nearby towns of Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, and Duck.
  • And the Friday-to-Friday rental week means you can enjoy Saturday on the beach rather than in heavy traffic, then have the following weekend at home.
  • Did we mention Drift Away’s great location?

Guest Comments

  • “We all loved Drift Away. A very comfortable, well stocked and organized cottage. The best we've ever stayed at in all the many years we've been coming. A wonderful week.” (2015)
  • “Thank you again for another wonderful week at your home. It is a gem. Perfect location, just the right size and always neat and clean. We appreciate the updates and care you take maintaining the house. The special touches and warmth are an added bonus!” (2016)
  • “Cozy, delightfully simple and comfortable. Loved the easy to use appliances - just like home. Walking to the beach was a breeze.” (2017)
  • “Drift Away is an awesome beach house! Very warm, comfortable, efficient - simply put: perfect for our 2017 stay! 13th Ave is a great location. Thanks you for the goodies and for all the extra touches.” (2017)
  • “Our first time at Drift Away was fantastic. The house is most organized and definitely well equipped. It was perfect for our family and we will definitely return.” (2017)
  • “Drift Away was a great find. The house was very comfortable and conveniently located. The owners have done a fabulous job with the decor, upkeep and making renters feel at home!” (2017)


3 bedrooms sleep 7 to 8 guests:

  • Master bedroom: queen bed plus a flip chair that converts into a small single bed
  • West bedroom: 2 twin beds
  • North bedroom: 1 twin and a bunk set

  • New living room furniture!
  • Free high-speed internet access, both wireless and wired to ensure you can get online. Bring your laptop!
  • Keyless entry
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Great room with living, dining & kitchen areas
  • Large assortment of games, puzzles, books, and DVDs
  • Booster seat & high chair provided
  • Large screened porch with picnic table
  • Sundeck with ample seating
  • Sand chairs & toys
  • Washer & dryer
  • 2 TVs with DVD players
  • Enclosed outdoor shower
  • Beach access just 140 yards away!


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Bird's eye view

Drift Away, 13 Thirteenth Avenue, Southern Shores, NC