If you are looking for the quintessential Beach Cottage, with style and flexibility, in a premiere location close to the ocean, you have found it. This home has been extremely well cared for and remodeled by the present owners since 2008, they are only the second owners of the cottage. It has been very lightly used as a weekend retreat and never rented during their ownership and it shows as soon as you walk in. The ground floor features a studio style mother in law space with its own entrance. It is an open, comfortable space that features cork flooring, a remodeled bathroom, and a large open walk-in closet area. It is bright and sunny with plenty of natural light, and it is heated and cooled buy it's own separate mini-split unit. The remainder of the ground floor is rounded out by a carport, a large utility room, and a solid outdoor shower. Walk up the front steps to a comfortable covered sitting porch, then into the house. Once inside you are welcomed by a large open and warm room with cork floors and an open custom kitchen featuring high quality cabinets and quartz countertops that look new (Cozy Kitchens 2013). There is an ample dining area to the left and toward the back half of the space is a lies a very comfortable living room that is coastal casual chic with fresh paint throughout, plenty of windows and abundant natural light. There are two good sized bedrooms, a remodeled full bath, and an attached half bath with laundry (could be converted into a shower by future owner). All of these rooms share cork floors. The west bedroom leads to a small sundeck out the back of the house which could be expanded upon in the future. The yard below is level and cleared leading to woods at the back of the property. The septic was replaced and moved to the south side of the house in 2003, so there should be plenty of room for a pool in the back yard. The house sits on a private and wooded X flood zone lot (no flood insurance!), with plenty of live oaks and sound buffering from the surrounding woods to the east and west of the home. The overall condition of the home is excellent. The owners have taken great care of this property over the years, updating as they went along. The upgrades are too numerous to list. The icing on the cake is the location in beautiful Southern Shores, centrally located with a short bike ride to downtown Duck or Kitty Hawk for all the attractions and amenities, bars, shops and restaurants they have to offer. Or best of all, a very short stroll to the Beach!! If you are looking for something affordable and special, with a ton of potential as a primary residence, second home, or investment property, there is a lot to Love about 245 Duck Road!!