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4.8 / 5Exceptional
14 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Salvo Beach
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Rodanthe Pier
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Watermen's Bar & Grill
    13 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Village Conery
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional)
    46 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Salvo, this cottage is by the ocean. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Salvo Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Rodanthe Pier and Avon Fishing Pier.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Salvo Beach - 17 min walk
    • Northern North Carolina Beaches - 4 min drive
    • Rodanthe Pier - 5 min drive
    • Avon Fishing Pier - 21 min drive
    • Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - 22 min drive

    Getting around

    • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 149 min drive


    • Watermen's Bar & Grill - 13 min walk
    • Village Conery - 13 min walk
    • Top Dog Cafe - 2 min drive
    • Atlantic Coast Cafe - 3 min drive
    • Dairy Queen - 3 min drive

    About this property

    The Blue Pearl: A Retro Dome Home Just Steps Away From Soft, Sandy Beaches!

    Family-friendly Salvo cottage in Wimble Shores, walk to Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    As seen on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt! Check out our episode: Take a vacation from the everyday vacation rental at our unique dome home. Experience a time warp back to when cottages were just plain cooler! The Blue Pearl has a fantastic history being one of the original houses in the Salvo colony. This retro-cool geodesic dome home lets you experience an architecture like no other. This lovingly maintained dome home has been fully retrofitted with every modern convenience – from central air and heating to fully appointed kitchen to large capacity washer/dryer. The entertainment center showcases a large screen TV with included Netflix and Playstation Vue (55 live TV channels, video on demand, and DVR) streaming services. When you aren’t lounging on the beach, you will have a fantastic selection of internet content along with free, high speed Wi-Fi internet access. Our sumptuously appointed upper loft accommodates a double bed, a twin bed, and a full bathroom with rain shower head. Perfect for a couple with single child or stowing three kids for the week! The two main floor bedrooms feature unique themes with a queen bed in each and plenty of closet space. The main floor features a fully remodeled bathroom with granite counter top, hand-forged sink, and refreshing rain shower head. With a quick 250 foot walk to a gentle sandy path for beach access, we’ve also included plenty of beach goodies – 3 boogie boards, a skim board, umbrellas, beach toys, and more! While we do include linens, we request that you bring your own towels. With a full laundry room, keeping towels and clothing clean is never a problem. Of course, you can always rent towels from Shore Details located two blocks from the house. Easy walking distance to Waterman’s Retreat – hands-down the best dining experience in Hatteras. Get there early to play some games and enjoy the most spectacular sunset this side of the West Coast. The local Dollar General is a great source for basic food and supplies plus anything you might have left behind. Less than a mile south you’ll find Duck Village Outfitters (DVO) for bike, surfboard, and kayak rentals. The Blue Pearl provides plenty of ground level, locked storage to ensure safety of all your gear.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
    Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with video-game consoles and Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Austin Sincock

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Beach umbrellas


    Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    3 bathrooms
    Shower only
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    Video game console
    DVD player
    Video library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean

    Things to do

    Windsurfing nearby
    Parasailing nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


    Sleeps 8
    Unit size: 1115 sq ft (104 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property is also known as

    • Blue Pearl Retro Dome Home Just Steps Away Soft Sandy Beaches
    • Blue Pearl Retro Dome Home Just Steps Away Soft Sandy Beaches


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

      Overall good value

      Overall, the Blue Pearl was a good value for the price. We enjoyed its location on a private, quite street and proximity to the beach. The cottage had most of the essentials that we desired to make our stay comfortable, including a fully equipped kitchen, private bedrooms for our family of four, a cozy living room space with entertainment equipment where we enjoyed hanging out, and on-site laundry. We also appreciated the cleanliness and decor of the cottage. One drawback was likely the result of heavy rains experienced by the area--from the point of our arrival, the property was under water for the entire week and we were forced to wade through dirty water to get to the cottage from the road and to access the laundry area underneath the cottage. The standing water also made the backyard, the outdoor shower area, and charcoal grill on the property unusable. There was also a small problem with tiny ants in the kitchen area that at first we were not aware of, but recognized when it resulted in our having to throw out some bread products that were compromised.

      4/5 Good

        Good place to relax

        The kids had a good time at the beach .The house was clean .It also had everything you need to cook .

        5/5 Excellent

          Charming house for a great vacation!

          Our stay at the Blue Pearl was great. The unique structure of the house is complemented by the house being well maintained, well appointed and decorated with care and detail. From the outdoor shower and the outdoor sink with shower head to the outdoor storage to the complete kitchen supplies (even with spices for your meal prep) to the lovely beach decor the charm of this house grew on us more and more. The landscaping provides for privacy and some open area in the yard. Being backed up against a natural area, the house has lots of nature to enjoy. Yes, lots of frogs!! and a few nutria and a neighbor cat. We enjoyed the deck daily. We didn't have a problem with biting bugs except later at night on the beach. We LOVED the walking distance to the beach and the healthy dunes (what keeps the neighborhood safe from storms). The beach was GREAT: large and lovely and less populated. Amazing sand, surf and sun! Sleeping 8 (1 on the couch and 3 in the open loft-- 1 twin and 1 full), we could have enjoyed more privacy but it is family beach time and we enjoyed it all. Being a dome with a loft, the sleepers in the upper beds needed to be mindful of sloped ceilings. The showers were smaller but we did not want/need to spend excessive time there and it worked well for us. We had a couple of torrential downpour evenings and believe an overhang above the door would have been great to make door opening less of an adventure on these nights. Such evenings certainly made memories. We were thankful for the laundry. The washer was large and the dryer did a fine job. I only wish I could have stood up straight in the under house laundry room. We did contact the owner who was extremely responsive. Our issues were not big (a few overgrown trees and some ants) but definitely made the trip more enjoyable once resolved. Check in and check out were a breeze!! WHAT A LOVELY HOUSE and a FUN TIME at the beach!! We highly recommend.

          5/5 Excellent

          • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort

          We loved staying here at this cottage. It had all the provisions we needed for our one week stay. The cozy decor and great vibe and atmosphere was very chill and we loved lounging here. We got hit by a hurricane so the house was a bit underwater in that area. It's close enough to the beach for easy access for swimming or relaxing. Thanks for allowing us to stay there. The only thing I would do is give a very thorough cleaning.

          Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2018

          5/5 Excellent

            Beautiful, stylish, and just right!

            The property is a charming, vintage home that is perfectly situated beach block in a most relaxing outer banks town; Salvo. Even the backyard of the home is tranquil and brings peace with a private view of vegetation and the Carolina sky. For a group of 6 it is a spot to desire!!! Thank you Austin for being a great host. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

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