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Advice 5¢, a bed & breakfast

111 Scarborough Lane POB 8278, Duck, NC 27949 USA (Show map)
5.0
12 Reviews
$175 - $275
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About

“Advice 5¢, a bed & breakfast” has been referred to in travel guides as a “seaside haven,” featuring a signature ship’s watch and distinctive coastal cottage elements. Typical on the Outer Banks, the house was built to capture panoramic views and was designed for guest comfort, with abundant common areas located on the uppermost level. Common areas feature a wood burning fireplace, wet bar and ice maker in the great room, hardwood floors in foyer, hallway and dining room, juniper ceiling accents and wainscoting in addition to maximized natural lighting. A covered front porch and ocean breeze deck allow for the enjoyment of outdoor space. All guest rooms are appointed with private baths and decks, cable television, and iPod docks. Additionally, on site outdoor showers, ample off street parking, and wireless Internet service all add to guest convenience. Guests at Advice 5¢ also have access to neighborhood tennis and swimming pool.

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Overall
5.0

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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My favorite B and B

5 on August 12, 2013

I had a great time in July. We have stayed a few times over the years. Once again, Nancy & Donna ensured that our stay at Advice 5¢ was enjoyable and relaxing. It feels like home; delicious homemade breakfasts, funs chats, cozy bright rooms and common areas and plenty of books to read and enjoy at the beach. The location is ideal; close to the beach and the new boardwalk and all the cute shops in Duck. I even got to go running with Nancy, which was a blast!! I will recommend Advice 5¢to everyone who goes to the Outer Banks. Barbara R.


Fabulous B & B

5 on May 18, 2009

Advice 5c has everything you could wish for - great hospitality, wonderful breakfasts, amazing views of the ocean and the sound; it is spotlessly clean and we have had many wonderful vacations based at this B & B.


We return every year!

5 on May 17, 2009

We have our own balcony, overlooking the dunes. We can walk to the ocean or to the sound. We have come to know Duck and to hold Advice 5 cents in our hearts as our own special place to cool our jets in the middle of a busy summer.


A gem of a B&B

4.8 on May 14, 2009

Being a seasoned traveller, I found Advice 5 cents to be a great discovery . The location is perfect-close to sea and sound and charming shops. The B&B was exceptionally clean, the made from scratch baked goods delectable and the innkeeper was delightful.


Advice 5¢ Visit

5 on May 14, 2009

Where would we be without Advice 5¢...? Once again, Nancy & Donna ensured that our stay at Advice 5¢ was an enjoyable and relaxing escape from the everyday Northern Virginia rat race. We are always made to feel so at home, our needs are always met, and advice is always available when requested, for a nickel of course. From unique breakfasts, to provided towels and chairs for the short walk down to the beach, to in home massages...Advice 5¢ is ever so accommodating. When we visit, we are always reminded what life is all about. Matt & Meahgen Fargo - Haymarket, VA


My advice? Don't stay anywhere else.

5 on May 14, 2009

What a beautiful, bright and sunny inn. The perfect place if you're looking for a relaxing stay in the Outer Banks. The rooms are immaculate, the breakfasts are exceptional, and the innkeepers are a delight. Take my advice, it's THE place to stay in Duck.


Best B&B

4.8 on May 14, 2009

The rooms are super clean and the location of the B&B is perfect for beach lovers.


Peace and fun and incredible breakfasts

5 on May 13, 2009

That's what you'll find at Advice 5 cents. The innkeepers are personable -- there to present you with a KILLER breakfast, but not in your way -- ever. "Advice" (as those who visit every year call it) is open and airy -- immaculately clean -- and filled with joy. The library is immense -- books are available to you so that you can just plop down on the porch and get immersed in something wonderful that has NOTHING to do with whatever you left behind. It's a gentle, relaxing, tasty vacation at a place that you'll want to revisit. Stand in the Watch and you can see both the sound AND the ocean. (And shopping is just a few steps away, although you'd never guess it!) Can't say enough about this special place. Trust us -- you'll love it. -- Rick and Alison Chesapeake, VA


Best Place to Stay on Duck!

5 on May 13, 2009

The location is key, right where you want to be. The B&B is close to all the shopping you could want, yet nestled into a terrific neighborhood setting for privacy when you want it and beach time when you need it! The proprietors couldn't be more attentive, friendly and welcoming; feels like home. The rooms and space are impecable, cleaner than anywhere we have ever stayed, and we are picky. Treat yourself, you won't be sorry.


Great Advice!

5 on May 13, 2009

Stay at Advice 5 and you won't be disappointed! My wife and I have stayed there many times and highly recommend it to anyone staying in the Outer Banks. All the comfort you'd expect in a B&B at the beach.


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Rooms & Rates

Daybreak

Largest of our guest rooms, Daybreak is situated on the northeast corner of the bed and breakfast. The room has a queen-sized bed and classic coastal decor enhanced by colorful linens. The bath contains both an over-sized stall shower as well as a jacuzzi-type tub, double vanity, and private commode. The size of the room allows for a sitting area, complete with love seat and slipper chair. Guests have cable television, wireless internet access, and a bed-side clock radio with adaptable iPod dock. The room enjoys a private deck (shaded).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $275

Nightly Rate: $195 - $275

Beach Head

Beach Head is situated on the southeast corner of the bed and breakfast and is by far the sunniest! The room has a queen-sized bed and classic coastal decor enhanced by colorful linens. The bath has a bath/shower combination and is full of cozy, thirsty towels...including some for the beach! Guests have cable television, wireless internet access, and a bed-side clock radio with adaptable iPod dock. The room enjoys a private deck (partially shaded).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

Osprey, Osprey!

Osprey, Osprey! is situated on the southwest corner of the bed and breakfast. The room has two twin-sized beds and classic coastal decor enhanced by colorful linens. Upon request, this room's beds can be converted to a king-size. The bath has bath/shower combination and is full of cozy, thirsty towels...including some for the beach! Guests have cable television, wireless internet access, and a bed-side clock radio with adaptable iPod dock. The room enjoys a private deck (full sun).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

JW Room

JW Room is situated on the south side of the bed and breakfast. The room has a queen-sized bed and classic coastal decor enhanced by colorful linens. The bath has bath/shower combination and is full of cozy, thirsty towels...including some for the beach! Guests have cable television, wireless internet access, and a bed-side clock radio with adaptable iPod dock. The room enjoys a private deck (full sun).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

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Location

Location Type

Duck, Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk, Corolla, Nags Head, Cape Hatteras, Oceanside, Small town

Airport

Norfolk, VA (ORF) 80 miles

Directions to property:

The major access to the Outer Banks from northern points is via Interstates 95 and 64 to Norfolk, then US 168 and 158 from Norfolk to the Wright Memorial Bridge across the Currituck Sound. Traveling from points west and south, reach the Outer Banks via US 64 East, crossing the Pamlico Sound at Manteo and continue on US 158 to Duck. Once on the Outer Banks take NC Highway 12 (north) to Duck. (Duck is about 5 miles north of the intersection of US 158 and NC 12.) Approaching the village -- and as the road curves -- watch for the Green Leaf Art Gallery on your right. Scarborough Lane is an immediate right turn at this corner. Drive to the crest of the hill; Advice 5¢, at 111 Scarborough Lane, will be on your right as you enter Sea Pines.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Wright Brothers Memorial, The Lost Colony, Duck Jazz Festival, Lighthouses, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Corolla Wild Horses, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Outdoor Showers, Private Decks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing Regattas, Parasailing & Hang Gliding, Surfing, Jazz Festival & Summer Music in the Park, Charter Fishing, Outer Banks Marathon & Turkey Trot 5K, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Rooms are limited to double occupancy.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum; 3-night minimum on holidays.
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required at the time of reservation; balance due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: 14-day notice is required in the event of shortening or canceling a reservation (excluding holidays). Deposits for reservation stays during holidays are non-refundable.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nancy Caviness

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Details

111 Scarborough Lane , POB 8278, Duck, NC 27949 USA (Show map)

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