Meticulously Maintained with a NEW Roof, PEX Plumbing and more, this Hillcrest home is surrounded by the serene beauty of Southern Shores with endless amenities at your fingertips! The sellers described their home’s prime location best, “The Hillcrest beach access is the greatest anywhere. SSCA adds more amenities every year, and the recent beach path next to the pond is like walking through a park. The large parking area is great, as are the gazebo, deck, handicap beach ramp and shower. The added beach replenishment this fall will really be a plus too. The proximity of our house to the Duck walking/biking trail has been wonderful. Duck shops are about 1.5 miles away, so we walk or bike there often, without the traffic.” The beach access is ideal with a stoplight and crosswalk, tennis courts are just around the corner, and the optional Southern Shores Civic Association also offers a marina, soundfront park, and playground just a short distance away and perfect for launching your boat, kayaks, fishing, crabbing or enjoying a sunset picnic! The gorgeous live oaks surrounding the property offer great shade by the outside picnic table on hot summer afternoons. This Fully Furnished home is turn key and checks all the boxes with two attached ground level storage areas (one with workshop space), an outside shower, a private fenced-in pool and large pool deck, covered and sun decking, ground level dry entry, 4 bedrooms including an oversized primary suite on the mid level, 3 full baths, and an open layout kitchen, living and dining area on the top level complete with a charming wood burning fireplace (w/ heatilator), tongue and groove wood details and beamed ceilings. Pride of ownership shines with endless updates including: NEW Fortified Roof '22, NEW PEX plumbing '22, NEW LG Dishwasher '22, NEW Exterior Paint '21-'22, NEW Interior Paint '22, NEW Kohler (deep) kitchen sink and NEW tile floor in kitchen ‘22, NEW outside shower deck with exterior lighting and NEW heat pump platform ‘22. Additional improvements to note: Re-built outside stairs and replaced the upstairs deck railings in the last 4-5 years; Replaced the upstairs deck boards in last 8-10 years; Upgraded all 3 baths to Oak vanities with granite tops, new faucets, new toilets, and tile floors in the last 5 years; Heat Pump downstairs 2017 and Heat Pump upstairs 2010; Extended ground level dry entry/foyer heated sq. ft., with new tile, new exterior doors, and new outdoor entry lighting in the last few years; Newer Pool Spring 2013; Replaced the sand in the filter with glass media (filter media) to improve water clarity ’22; New Smart TV ’21 and New BR ceiling fan '22; New Dryer Fall '19; Newer stainless kitchen appliances 2010; Washer and Dryer 2010. You cannot beat this location in Southern Shores, surrounded by nature, and with easy access to the quaint town of Duck as well as Kitty Hawk and the Southern Beaches for endless entertainment options. The home is currently rented through VRBO, and makes a perfect primary, true 2nd home, or income producing investment property. Schedule a private tour today!