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Enjoying the pool at the Dolphin Inn OBX

When does the pool open/close?

Seasonal pool/hot tub weeks run from early April to mid-October.

Is the hot tub open all year? 

The hot tub is available off-season. $60 set-up fee off-season when renting for less than a week.  

Is the pool heated? 

No, but a southern exposure warms it and keeps it pleasant into the fall.  While many houses in the Outer Banks have their pools in front of or behind their houses, our pool is on the south side of the house so it is always heated by the sun.

Is the Dolphin Inn the right house for us?

Our location is very central. We can help you figure out the distance to favorite activities. If the Dolphin Inn is not a good fit, we’ll be glad to point you in the right direction.

Guests will need to navigate stairs.

Are there other fees?

  • Optional Bed Linens (12 beds $160, Optional Bed Linens & Towels $260. Pro-rated options.

  • One mature dog welcome ($95.00 pet fee).

  • Off-season hot tub (Oct-April) set up and service: $100. 

  • State and Local Tax: 12.75%. 

  • Refundable security deposit:  $300.

Book directly or use an online booking agency? 

We advertise on VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnB, FlipKey, and TripAdvisor. Each of these will add a service fee or booking fee ranging from $100 - $900+ per rental week--in addition to our advertised rates on this website.  Prices shown on this website are the rates for booking directly with us.


Where else can I find the Dolphin Inn? 


How do I pay? 

  • Personal check made out to us.

  • VRBO/HomeAway, FlipKey/TripAdvisor, or AirBnB payment services (subject to additional fees).

  • To protect against fraud, we do not accept payments by Western Union, PayPal or direct deposit into our banking account.


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