'The Tipsy Flamingo' ~ Incredible Salt Marsh Views

Property ID: 449006Atlantic BeachNCUS
Sleeps 104 BR3.5 BA
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Book your next beach getaway here at 'The Tipsy Flamingo,' a colorful stilt house just blocks from Atlantic Beach! This coastal retreat features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a private deck, and outdoor shower, so you can make the most of your time in the sunshine. Stroll over to Atlantic Beach Town Park for a game of mini golf, then zip downtown for dinner in the optional golf cart! Whether you're looking to beach it all day long or immerse yourself in nature, this vacation rental has got you covered!


  • Kitchen
  • Near Ocean
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials


Location Details

NATURE TRAILS: Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail (0.2 miles), Fort Macon State Park (2.8 miles), Elliott Coues Nature Trail (3.8 miles), Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area (4.8 miles), Rachel Carson Reserve (9.6 miles)

PARKS: Piney Park (2.6 miles), Shevans Park (2.9 miles), Jaycee Park (3.4 miles), Katherine Davis Park (3.5 miles), Rotary Park (3.5 miles)

BEACHES: Circle Regional Beach Access (0.8 miles), Dunes Club (1.4 miles), Ocean Blvd Public Beach Access (2.4 miles), Pine Knoll Shores (3.0 miles), Emerald Isle Beach (16.8 miles)

FAMILY OUTINGS: Atlantic Beach Skate Park NC (0.2 miles), The Splash Pad (0.2 miles), Atlantic Beach Town Park (0.3 miles), Atlantic Beach Boardwalk (1.0 mile), North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (4.9 miles), North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort (7.2 miles)

DINING: The Shark Shack Atlantic Beach (0.3 miles), Roma Pizza & Subs (0.3 miles), La Ceiva (0.3 miles), Crystal Coast Brewing Company (0.4 miles), Table 9 Seafood Restaurant (0.4 miles), Crab’s Claw Oceanfront Carribean Seafood Restaurant (0.8 miles)

AIRPORT: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (35.1 miles)


22 reviews
  • Fishing trip


    Great home! Impeccable condition and nicely appointed. We were fishing out of Morhead City/ Big Rock Landing and this was a perfect location. This home had a beautiful view of the intercoastal marshland. The owner was very responsive and got back to us immediately when we had questions. I highly recommend this property.

    Published May 21, 2023
  • Proximity to beach is misleading


    We signed the guest book and get a call from the owner within an hour of checking out. Rude. Abrasive. Defensive. Laughable that the owner calls me, is abusive and hangs up. This is not on the beach despite information indicating otherwise. Ping pong and corn hole locked up. Bring your own soap and shampoo. TP ran out. And the offer to tip the cleaning personnel after detailed instructions placing the onus on the guest to clean upon departure is rich. This is a fine property so long as it is clear that you are not on the beach and the price reflects that fact. The owner wants beach rental rates. Beware.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Geoffrey R.
    Published May 2, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Geoffrey, we’re sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:

    -The features you see on the listing are accurately advertised. The distances to the beach, shops, dining, parks, etc. are stated in our listing details. Additionally, the map on the listing shows our property is 4 blocks from the beach. We're sorry you missed this information while making your reservation.
    -Our outdoor activities are kept in a locked storage closet for security, with a key provided for guests. Instructions for closet entry are listed on the fridge and in our welcome book.
    -As is standard for vacation rentals, guests are asked to complete a few small tasks, like removing trash and running the dishwasher as part of checkout. We provide a starter kit of toiletries to ensure no one needs to make a trip to the store upon arrival, but we cannot guarantee there will be enough to last your entire stay.
    -We spoke with you at the start of your stay to confirm your check-in was smooth, encouraging you to call back with any questions. We were not made aware of any issues during your stay, only finding out from your guest book entry upon checkout. This makes it impossible for us to help resolve your concerns. Guest satisfaction is extremely important to us, and we would have happily helped resolve any issues had you reached out.

    We work very hard to ensure everyone enjoys our property, and we take pride in all the positive reviews we typically receive.

  • Enjoyable house- love the decks


    We had a multi-generational group staying in the house. It worked out perfectly and we had space for all. We especially enjoyed using the two decks that overlook the marsh. We lucked out and were able to watch a storm roll from the ocean to the sound on the upstairs deck.

    House was stocked with all you need in the kitchen. We utilized the golf cart option and it helped for taking quick trips around the island.

    Having sheets and towels there was wonderful. All were great quality and clean. The whole house was clean and very comfortable.

    The "kids" room was good for the kids to have their own space and watch movies and TV. There is no cable in the house- everything is a streaming service or free Roku TV. Keep this in mind if you are wanting to watch something specific while there. This did not impact us at all and we could watch whatever we wanted.

    Owners were responsive before, during and after the visit. They have taken the time to make their own guidebook for guests' use. We recommend staying in the Tipsy Flamingo.

    Published April 26, 2023
  • Wonderful house in a great location!


    The Tipsy Flamingo is a great house! It has everything you need for a perfect get away. Let’s start with the most important detail: cleanliness! The house was clean,both inside and out-even under the covered parking area. Second most important topic: comfortable beds! We used all of the bed rooms for our group of 7 and everyone said their bed was comfortable, with season appropriate linens and nice pillows. Third: the well stocked kitchen. We only cooked one meal there during our stay, but the kitchen was well stocked with nice cookware, dishes, utensils and cooking utensils. Lastly, this was a great location close to the circle in Atlantic beach and just a hop skip and a jump over the bridge to Morehead City. We traveled with a group of friends that we vacation with often (lots of Airbnb type lodging) and this destination is high on our list of favorites! Local Uber drivers were great and found the address easily. We rang in the new year at the Tipsy Flamingo, looking out at the beautiful salt marsh view! I’d give this visit a 10 out of 10.

    Published January 7, 2023
  • Very Clean!


    We have rented with this property management company before and have always been very impressed with the cleanliness of the entire space. With 2 children under the age of 3 that is very important to us. LOVED that there was a baby gate installed near the stairs and that there was a primary bedroom on each level. We plan to return to this same house next Fall.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Laura T.
    Published December 13, 2022
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