“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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
4.8 on May 14, 2009
The rooms are super clean and the location of the B&B is perfect for beach lovers.
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
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.
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.
Duck, Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk, Corolla, Nags Head, Cape Hatteras, Oceanside, Small town
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 80 miles
64 East from the Norfolk Airport towards the Outer Banks, then US 168 and 158 to cross the Wright Memorial Bridge across the Currituck Sound. Once on the Outer Banks, from US 158, 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.
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
Bed and Breakfast
DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Outdoor Showers, Private Decks
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Radio, TV
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