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Happy Camper


Great place!

The house and the location were great. The sound front setting was perfect for the kids and the sunsets were fabulous. If you like to kayak, this is a perfect place to stay. You can launch right from the back of the house. The house itself was beautiful...great kitchen, living space, bedrooms, etc. Frisco is far away from the crowds at Nagshead but has everything you'd want to do in OBX. We'd go back in a flash.

Susan D.


Sunset Views

Property was clean and well-maintained. Sunsets were absolutely beautiful. Easy access to sound and ocean. Owner was helpful in letting us know when house was ready for us. Nice large open living area. Only negative - no access to bathrooms except through bedrooms. Overall, a great house. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends or relatives.



Fantastic vacation spot!

This is the best spot for a relaxing family vacation. Quiet and beautiful, great floorplan, lovely home and amazing kitchen. Keith was fantastic sending us information and providing a folder when we checked in telling us local information and sights. The location is perfect and uncrowded, the beach was amazing. The location is just great for going sightseeing, boating, fishing, and swimming. The kids loved playing in the sound, it was warm and shallow so it was also very safe for them to splash around in. The ocean across the street provided more adult and active children fun. At night you turn out the lights in the house and sit on the deck to count the thousands of stars that you forget are up there when your in the city. The night sky was amazing. Best recommendation, bring your flashlights for "Ghost Crabbing." A walk to the ocean after dark and your flashlight will find loads of little white hermit crabs skittering around that freeze in the light. It's alot of fun and the kids just had a blast. I would recommend Keith's house to anyone who wants a relaxing family vacation, this is truly the place to be.



Wonderful vacation

Our family had a great time in Frisco. The house was lovely, we especially loved the living area. It was so open and spacious, and the views were outstanding. Such a relaxing place, worries, and stress just melt away there. The kids really enjoyed going down to the sound daily, and catching crabs, and minnows - a great source of entertainment for both adults and kids. It was great having the kayak there to explore the sound. It was so nice to be able to walk across the street to go to the beach. It was a really nice stretch of beach - not crowded at all. We love the Hatteras area, so the house is a perfect location for doing what our family likes to do. We had a great time in your lovely home, and would recommend it to anyone wishing for a great week at the beach.



Great Hatteras Vacation

MaMaHooHoo was a fantastic rental house. Everything was as advertised. The views from the house were amazing. The house was VERY clean and neat. The footwashes were very helpful in keeping the house clean and very convenient. The outside shower was great as well. I would definitely recommend this house to others. The owner was very easy to work with and answered all questions in a timely manner. I have stayed in many houses on Hatteras Island and this one is right at the top of the list. The 4x4 beach driving access is only two minutes away or you can walk to the beach across the street where no vehicles are allowed. Best of both worlds. The village of Hatteras is only a short drive away with good dining options. The Frisco Sandwich Co. is only two minutes away and is the best place on the island for Lunch.

OBX 2010



We've been traveling to the Outer Banks for several years and have found the Frisco area to be the best. Now, add MaMaHooHoo and you have the best! This house was thought of with perfect location in mind. With it being so easy to access the ocean and the sound you can't go wrong. We have 2 young kids, this house made it stress free. With access to the sound with the supplied kayak, the boys absolutely loved it and could explore some awesome areas that we haven't been exposed to with staying on the ocean side. The house is just as all the photos depict it, perfection! Well designed layout, colors are perfect for the beach vacation. We did not want to leave. Keith is awesome to have worked with, providing all the info we requested along with even more photos than already available. Communication was excellant and greatly appreciated. So, can't go wrong with MaMaHooHoo...... you will be wanting to go back.



Perfect Vacation!

My family has been vacationing in the Outer Banks as long as I can remember. Luckily, my children, ages 7 and 9, love the Outers Banks, too. Over the years, we have camped, rented houses on the beach, and stayed in hotels. Our week at MaMaHooHoo was, without question, the best vacation we've had. The house itself had everything we needed, including a wonderful outdoor shower. We stayed a week and my children and I never showered indoors! The views were absolutely amazing and the location was perfect. Being on the sound was so relaxing and peaceful, yet, we could easily walk to the beach. The kids enjoyed playing and fishing in the sound and my husband and I enjoying sitting on the deck watching! MaMaHooHoo is also in the perfect location to visit local shops, pick up a bite to eat, and catch the ferry to Ocracoke. Frisco Sandwich Company offers the best sandwiches on the island and the Gingerbread House offers breakfast, cookies, and pizza that is second to none! The owner was very accommodating to our changing schedule and always quick to respond to my questions. MaMaHooHoo will be our first choice for our next OBX vacation!

Family of 8


Great vacation!

The house was very nice with beautiful views of the sound from the living area. The location is great -right across the street from ocean access. Our whole family had a great time and look forward to going back again sometime. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and very accessible whenever we had questions.



Great wedding weekend!

We stayed here with extended family and it is a beautiful home! Very well maintained and an easy walk to ocean! A stocked kitchen with pots and pans, dishes, silverware etc. made it nice not to have to pack the kitchen sink! The decks outside are wonderful and the view of the sound is peaceful. Loved watching the wildlife! Egrets, and snakes! We collected a few shells to take back to my grandson who has never had the pleasure of going to the ocean. Nana and Papa will be visiting again!


Bloomingville,OH, USA

Wonderful view!

From day one, the owner was great in returning all emails with questions! The house was as advertised. Very clean, very nice furnishings, all working high end appliances. Probably the quietest dishwasher I have ever heard! The kayak was great to use. My son loved it. We went crabbing in the sound daily. Wear bug repellent as there are mosquitoes! The sound view is spectacular from the living room and first level bedrooms. The master bedroom upstairs was very roomy. It did get warm at night in that room as the thermostat was programmed. The downstairs bedrooms were very cool though. Some of the bedrooms do not have closets. The house had everything we needed, well stocked! Walk to the ocean not bad. You do have to cross a highway. Very nice, private beach. Loved the location. Would loved it if it had a pool or hot tub, but that is me. No one else really cared in my party. The charcoal grill is at ground level so we only used it once. Lots of stairs to carry food up and down. If you have trouble walking up and down stairs, this house does have quite a few. We ate out three times for dinner only, since it was so nice to eat in. The kitchen in massive which I love. We were all in there cooking together and not bumping into one another! The guys caught a ton of Mahi mahi, Spanish mackerel, and Blues, so it was nice to have such great meals there. This house met our expectations, and had everything we needed. My nephew proposed to his girlfriend while on vacation with us! We had a great time. Thank you Keith for allowing us to stay in your lovely home! Hope to return someday!

Jerry B.


I wish I had a couple of more weeks!!!!

I booked this at the last minute for a family get-a-way based on my internet search. Upon talking with the owner, I was put at ease about our spontaneous rental and not knowing the area. The best way to describe the place was WOW!!!!!! It was new, large, clean, and sat right on the Sound. I could not have asked for a better vacation except for the fact that I needed about 2 or 3 more weeks of sitting on the top deck in the sun reading my book looking out at the water. My wife and I could not have asked for a more peaceful get-a-way. It was just what we needed to get away from the grind of DC work. The adult kids that went with us loved the peace and quiet and the easy access to the water. I have nothing but good things to say about the experience and we loved every minute of it. The only negative thing I can think of about the whole experience other than the fact we had to leave was (why can't I own this view for retirement) !!!!! Thanks for letting us enjoy your place!

Family Fun

Great Family Get-together

Everyone knows that the Outer Banks is a terrific vacation spot. However, we were really impressed by this house and its amenities. The large open layout and construction are first rate. We had kids as young as 1 year old and 6 adults sharing the place and there were large rooms to congregate and quiet places to get away for privacy. The views from the porch and windows were outstanding. The place exceeds its description by far.

Genevieve L.

Wonderful time

Nine of us spent a week at this marvelous house. The only complaint I have for this otherwise perfect vacation is that this house is meant for up to 10 persons, yet the BBQ is quite small and charcoal. It is more of an observation than a complaint actually. The house is gorgeous and actually larger than it appears in the pictures. Communication with Keith was great, he recommended a great restaurant nearby and was always prompt in returning my emails. The fact that it was 95 degrees all week long and that the waves were wonderful helped, but I strongly recommend this house and would go back. Don't forget to stop by the Scotch Bonnet for the greatest fudge you will taste! Thanks for everything Keith!



Relaxing vacation with beach and sound access!!

The house was great! We had three families staying at MaMaHooHoo and we had plenty of room. The main floor was perfect for a group -- very spacious and the kitchen was great. Outdoor shower was comfortable and convenient, leading straight up to the bedrooms - perfect for cleaning up after the beach. Keith has been terrific to work with all the way thru. We even called him while we were there and he stopped by within 30 minutes. This is a very nice house in a very good location. If you don't want to be in a heavy commercial area and want an area with charm, you gotta stay here!



Fantastic house for our family vacation - 4 adult couples and 3 kids, wide range of interests

We had a phenomenal time at this house. Hatteras is a long drive for a lot of our family, so there was some stress before the trip about the travel - this house made it more than worth it. We had tons of space for 4 adult couples as well as 3 kids (all under 10). The common area is much bigger than I realized from the pictures and has a great layout for this sort of vacation - by having one HUGE room with different "areas" (sitting, TV, dining area, kitchen) it keeps the family together while also allowing some space for people to do different things. The kitchen is well stocked and the charcoal grill got a lot of use. The beach was beautiful - great sand, great swimming, plenty of surf without the hard face-plant landings you get on the Delaware shore. The sound was also great - the kayaks that come with the house were so much fun, plus the owner suggested a good place to rent a sailboard. The great thing is that the sailboard rental company delivers, so it couldn't be easier to get out on the water. We had a broad age range and pretty wide ranging interests as far as activities go; everyone had a blast. One tip: go to the beach at night! The stars are incredible, and the crabs all come out... it's like a science museum. Last thing: after maybe 20 beach house rentals I can recall, this outdoor shower was my favorite... for any outdoor shower aficionados out there, this one is just about perfect (notably: no spiders!)

3 Generation Family Vacation

United States

Amazing home extremely close to both sound and gorgeous beach

Our family of 8 (4 grandparents, 2 parents, 2 kids) had a wonderful week at MaMaHooHoo. Each day we had a nice mix of rain and sun, allowing us to spend lots of time both at the beach and touring the nearby shipwreck museum, Hatteras lighthouse and taking a ferry ride to Ocrakoke Island. The very new home is truly beautiful, with comfy furniture and very spacious. It is well planned with an incredibly spacious family room with beautiful views of the sound. The kids enjoyed their bunk beds, and we slept soundly on our comfy bed. We really enjoyed cooking everyday in the fantastically appointed kitchen. I couldn't believe how close we were to the sound (maybe 35 paces from the bottom of the steps to the water's edge) and how shallow it was (3-4 feet deep). Our kids loved wading out to the island, canoeing and chasing after the little crabs. Having a great view of the distant kiteboarding was really nice and it was fun to watch when a few ventured into our part of the sound. The beach access across the street was close, but we preferred to drive to the public access one that is maybe a half mile further south b/c it had a changing room / shower. We appreciated the extras left behind for our use, such as the pantry items and enjoyed playing with the chess set. The owner labeling everything (like the light switches) was very helpful. The Conner's Supermarket, which is not too far a drive north of the house, had everything you could need to buy, from a good selection of breads and fresh veggies to souvenirs and medicines. I highly recommend this home, especially because it offers the best of both worlds - the sound and the beach.




The moment you walk into this house you can feel that it was built out of love. It is in the perfect location, the sound is footsteps away and the beach a short walk from the house. The home is very well kept, very clean, well maintained, and perfect for a family trip. The kitchen is well equipped with all your cooking needs, the screened porch was perfect for late night card games and dinner outdoors. Most importantly the sleeping arrangements were perfect. This kids enjoyed the bunk beds, the beds were very comfortable and the house insolated for privacy. The children, pre teen and younger loved to travel to island in the sound on the kayaks, which everything was provided by Keith, the owner. Keith thought of everything you might need for the perfect getaway. Keith was in contact with me anytime I needed anything, from a minor question about what I might need for my trip, to making sure everything was okay with the house. Take the time to talk to the park rangers on the beach and get a great science lesson. They taught my family all about the ghost crabs that we got to see after dark on the beach. Enjoy the great surf and the history of the Frisco Pier. Take a day to take in the history at the Hatteras Lighthouse and partake in Okracoke Island...a day to remember. I had a very difficult time picking out the right house for my extended family of 10 to enjoy comfortably. I read the comments for this house as well as the pictures and I was sold. If I am blessed enough I would return year after year to this home. Keith thank you for making this transaction a personal one. And most importantly thank you for sharing your beautiful house with my family. I will enjoy these memories forever.



Great trip!

Just got back from a weeklong stay with my husband, our two young children, and another couple with a baby. We had a wonderful time, the house is immaculate, and well laid out, with plenty of room. A very well thought out rental with all switches labeled and everything in it's place. The kitchen is stocked with every dish or cooking item/tool you could need, which was nice to have the option to stay in with the kids. The only thing I would recommend is to bring the bug spray the Mosquitos were absolutely brutal. No real beach access to the bay that the house sits on but we easily launched the kayaks that are available and had a great time.

Jenny B.


Perfect house -- Perfect location -- Gorgeous view!

Location, location, location -- it was fantastic! We were not familiar with the Outer Banks -- once we spent a few days there, we realized what a fantastic location this is to be right on the Sound and just a short walk to the non-crowded beach. The house is the best we've ever stayed in. It's clean and well maintained -- all of it -- kitchen, bathrooms, carpeting, furniture. It's bright and open, just like the pictures. Loved the large, well stocked kitchen. Keith leaves good instructions and has the many light switches labeled. The outside shower (so clean -- not one spider or bug) and foot washes were perfect when coming back from the beach or the Sound. But the best part was the gorgeous view of the Pamlico Sound! We always seemed to sit in front of the windows, looking at the Sound when eating a quick breakfast, reading, or playing games. Also loved having kayaks that we could easily put in the water and head out on the Sound. Made the rookie mistake of waving to my daughter on shore and tipped it went my husband and our binoculars too. Sure made for some great laughs. We created many memories at this house. Our 3 teenage daughters want to go back again next year to this same house.



Great vacationw

I thoroughly enjoy coming to this location. The house is clean, comfortable and beautiful. The beds are comfortable and house is very well kept. I highly recommend this location for family vacations. The beach is very close by, just a short trip across the street. The sound is right out the back door. The sound is a great place to allow the kids to safely play in the water and enjoy all kinds of water activities. The house is located to all that you may need. Restaurants, grocery, pharmacy, and shopping.

Patricia M.

The Best of Both Worlds

The house and surroundings were even more beautiful and spacious than the pictures. There was a view from every window of the ocean or the sound. We enjoyed kayaking in the sound- it was perfect for beginners since the water is very shallow and clear. We used the crab cage to catch dinner one night. A handicapped-accessible beach entrance, complete with warm showers, was a short walk up the road and very family-friendly. Beach toys and boogies boards made it fun to play and surf the waves. The ocean was very warm even though it was early June. The house was very clean, pretty and well-organized, and everything was comfortably set up for a large family stay. A writer's roost at the top of the house with desk, chair and windows was an added bonus. Being right next to the sound means you should bring bug spray for mosquitoes in the evening. We enjoyed taking the free car ferry to Ocracoke and exploring Hatteras shops as well. Avoid the small grocery stores - stick to the Food Lion for a much better price and selection. A visit to the Orange Blossom is a must- try the "Apple Ugly", their famous fresh baked apple fritters the size of your head. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum was also a fun place to explore. This was one of the most well-maintained and well-thought out vacation houses we've ever rented.


Tampa, FL

Amazing place

Excellent location for those that want to get away from the over crowded beach areas. House was very clean and spacious. Everything we wanted to cook with was available in the kitchen. Two kayaks were fun to cruise around in on the sound. We LOVED the hot outdoor shower! Very short and easy walk to the beach. We spent mornings and afternoons there with nice break in between at house to relax. We also returned to hunt for crabs and walk along the beach in the evenings. Sunset off the back deck was gorgeous. Great waves to body surf at this beach. Would highly recommend and hope to return!

Santis L.

Best on this stretch of soundside

We come to this particular area of Frisco each year and this is the newest and best-appointed house we have stayed. The reason we keep coming back to this stretch is that ocean beach is just some 700 ft away on the other side. MaMaHooHoo is as you would expect a house which is only a few years old when everything is new and still works good. Linens are good quality and included. Kitchen is well stocked with pans/pots, spices, oils so cooking was easy. Access to sound is good for kiteboarding or just kayaking around with both kayaks which came with the house. Crab pod was a nice surprise and provided two breakfasts for us.


Ebensburg, PA

Perfect Week in Paradise

Everything was spectacular! We had a wonderful time. In fact, we've been kicking around the idea of taking the kids to Disney, but we asked them what they thought and they said they'd much rather come back here! Music to our ears...the house was perfect, the beach was practically private, and the sound provided plenty of entertainment. We kayaked, set the crab trap, fished, and watched some stunning sunsets. Oh, and we all loved the Quarterdeck! Thank you for the recommendation. Perfect week!

Anissa C.

Loved this house !!!!

My family loved this house. It is very well maintained and clean. It has everything you need from crab pods, beach items, kayak and every in the kitchen. Great views of the sound and just a short walk to the beach. Mamahoohoo were great to work with and very helpful.