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The Treehouse

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

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Set atop a hill and nestled in the forest, the Treehouse, a Bees Nees vacation cottage,  is located directly across the street from the wide expanse of the Currituck Sound. Catch a view of blue from one of the porches, or enjoy an easy 10-minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean.

Inside, you’ll find a chic yet comfortable modern beach cottage—complete with crisp whites, mid-century modern design and cheerful dollops of blush pink. It’s the lovely little details that set this home apart. The comfy chair on the deck that’s perfect for curling up with a paperback novel, the local artwork on the walls, the kitchen stocked with everything you could possibly need for a seafood feast. 

And if you love porch living, you’ll adore the Treehouse. One porch welcomes visitors at the entry level, and features an Adirondack chair and bench. A second porch on the main level is perfect for gathering, and offers a gas grill, additional lounge seating and a table with an umbrella. There is also a breezy screened porch on the main level, where you can relax and watch the sun set over the Currituck Sound.



Relax, recreate and reconnect in this 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath, with thoughtful sitting nooks and a fully-stocked kitchen. 


Enjoy slow mornings on the screened porch, cool evenings by the fireplace, and warm afternoons soaking up the sun on the beach — it's just a short 10-minute walk away.


The Treehouse has a plethora of beach towels, luxurious linens, and artisan pillows; be prepared for "comfort" to take on a whole new meaning. 


Take an afternoon bike ride with the family, or escape on a sunset kayaking adventure with your special someone — helmets and life jackets are provided. 

4 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms

Fully-Stocked Kitchen


Indoor Fireplace


Board Games


Coffee Maker

BBQ Grill (Gas)

Dishes and Silverware

Cooking Basics and Spices

A/C and Heat

Dedicated Workspace

Free Parking

3 Kayaks

Beach Chairs

Beach Umbrella

Beach Wagon

4 Bikes

Outdoor Shower

Washer & Dryer

High Chair

Pack & Play



Born in Baltimore and raised in Virginia Beach, founder Katie Denton has always loved living life on the water. She grew up in the close-knit Patterson family, with parents who fostered a strong sense of family through travel and time spent together. Whether they were boating or biking, catching fireflies in the backyard or swimming in the ocean, the Patterson family lived large.

Her love of travel has persevered, and as the mother of three small children, she has an even stronger understanding of the importance of family. Katie also knows the significance of creating a timeless home. It’s a skill she learned from her beloved grandmother—the ultimate hostess—who imparted her granddaughter with a love of fine linens, fresh scents and classic taste.


This timeless hospitality can be seen in each Bees Nees home—in the lovely unexpected details, in the unpretentious stylishness, in the feeling that you are always welcome home. 


Garner deeper insight into Katie's story and the creation of Bees Nees Getaways by listening to this episode of the Behind the Stays Podcast.

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Tucked away in a neighborhood of Southern Shores, this delightful getaway has all the secluded charm of neighboring northern Outer Banks villages like Duck and Corolla, yet is within easy access to all of the restaurants, shops and attractions at the heart of the Outer Banks.


Be sure to visit the beautifully restored Kitty Hawk Pier or Avalon Pier (a local favorite) for the best fishing in the area, or make a visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial should you encounter a rainy day during your stay.


If you're the adventurous type, don't forget to save time to take a hang-gliding or windsurfing lesson at Jockey's Ridge, the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. 

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Bees Nees Offerings 

Bees Nees was an idea born from the magical summers spent with family on the Chesapeake Bay with her family. Katie Denton, has recreated these experiences with a curated collection of getaways, called Bees Nees. 


Bees Nees embraces true Southern hospitality. This spirit infuses both all their homes as well as their budding hospitality and homeware offerings. 

Discover all that Bees Nees has to offer here

The Cottage

This is the classic beach house you remember from childhood vacations, with a beautiful modern twist. With plenty of porches and sunny windows, organic design touches and contemporary flair, the Cottage is a home where families make memories in the Outer Banks.

The Pink House

Minutes away from the oceanfront, this stylish and cozy pink bungalow is located in Virginia Beach’s Vibe District. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, loft, and sunroom make this cottage classically charming and spacious. 

Bees Nees Hospitality

From making dinner reservations at the best restaurants in the Outer Banks or booking a parasailing adventure, from arranging a chartered fishing expedition or a surfing lesson, it’s safe to say that the Bees Nees experts can take care of your every wish. Discover more about Bees Nees hospitality services. 

Bees Nees Homewares

Bees Nees Home is the perfect way to bring the magic home—with a beautifully curated collection of pillows, glassware, throws and linens. Their items are easily coordinated for a polished yet organic look, and they are designed to work together easily and seamlessly.

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Bees Ness

Go behind-the-scenes with Bees Nees to discover how this small but might team of experiential designers and hospitality entrepreneurs prepare for your stay. You can expect features of local boutiques, cooking recipes courtesy of Katie's mom Lucie, and so much more @BeesNees



Feast on some of the country's best seafood, discover your new favorite artisan coffee shop, and experience a relaxed kind of refinement in and around Southern Shores.


Pick up your breakfast bagels from Barrier Island Bagels, take your lunch at the Black Pelican, and enjoy a date night at TRiO or The Blue Point in Duck while the kids order in from Southern Shores Pizza

Black Pelican

The Black Pelican offers panoramic ocean views from their dining rooms and outside deck. Feast on a gourmet woodfire pizza, seafood as fresh as it comes, and an excellent selection of vegetarian offerings. 

This unique building was constructed in 1874 and used as a United States Lifesaving Station. The Black Pelican is full of character and rustic charm. Walkthrough maritime history while savoring an unforgettable meal.

TRiO Restaurant & Market

TRiO Restaurant is all about simple pleasures and authentic flavors. Served for lunch and dinner, the menu is crafted to enhance the natural goodness of exceptional ingredients using simple preparations — find just the right meal for every kind of eater. 

The Blue Point

With seasonal changing menus, and only the best of local produce and sustainably fished North Carolina seafood, The Blue Point will not disappoint. Discover traditional signatures like their jumbo lump crab cakes, rosebay oyster stew (during the winter) and scratch she crab soup (a summer favorite), to contemporary takes on dishes such as brandade, ceviche, smoked vegetables and cured meats. 

Southern Shores Pizza & Deli

The most delicious hand-tossed, stone oven pizza that you will find in the Outer Banks. Whether you're a "just cheese" or a "meat lovers extra deluxe" pizza eater, Southern Shores Pizza has the perfect pie for you and the entire family. 

Barrier Island Bagels

The most delicious hand-tossed, stone oven pizza that you will find in the Outer Banks. Whether you're a "just cheese" or a "meat lovers extra deluxe" pizza eater, Southern Shores Pizza has the perfect pie for you and the entire family. 

Places to


Worried your exercise routine might take a hit while you're traveling?  Think again. Run along beautiful, wooded trails nearby, bike along the shoreline, kayak in the Currituck Sound and soak in an Insta-worthy sunset, play tennis on courts nearby, or get that HIIT class in!

The BeesNees Treehouse was the perfect getaway for a relaxing bachelorette weekend for myself and my girls! Katie’s house is perfectly decorated and anything we needed was provided! We beached kayaked and biked around Kitty Hawk and had wonderful food and drinks, thank you Katie! We look forward to staying again xoxo

Mollie Rebecca

The Bees Nees Treehouse is an absolute dream and hands down my most favorite Airbnb I've ever stayed at (and I've stayed at a bunch!). If you're looking for a getaway in the Kitty Hawk area with kayaks, bikes, a short walk to the beach, lots of trees, and stunning decor, look no further! You can truly tell how much thought and care Katie and the Bees Nees team put into making this home a true oasis for guests and my only wish is that we could've stayed longer. Thank you for making our weekend so incredibly special, Katie! I know we will be back!

Screen Shot 2021-11-14 at 6.46.00 PM Beth

The Beesnees Tree House was absolutely spectacular! Katie was an amazing hostess. She makes sure guest have the best of everything they would need for a great beach vacation. The house is fabulous, beautifully decorated, so clean, and has lots of space including a screened in and open deck . It's in a beautiful wooded neighborhood close to the sound where we went kayaking and watched the sunsets. It's a quick walk to the beach or you can drive and park in the permit only parking lot (Katie provides the pass). We had a blast riding the beach cruisers in to town for a coffee, food, and shopping. We will absolutely we visiting again and again.

Screen Shot 2021-11-14 at 6.46.34 PM Susan

This was the most beautiful Airbnb I've ever been to - so stylish and inviting. I had a relaxing girls birthday getaway here and honestly the home somehow was even more amazing than the pictures. Through the trees you can spot the water - the kitchen was immaculate and had everything you could need. The beds were incredibly comfortable - it's obvious Katie has thought of everything down to white noise machines in the bedrooms for the light sleepers of the group. I had an amazing time kayaking on the Sound across the street and biking to the beach just 3 minutes away (or a 10-15 min walk) Thank you again! I will definitely be back!

Alexandra Alexandra
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The Treehouse

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October 7, 2022

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