Welcome to The Mermaid's Tale, a beautiful semi-oceanfront home located in Avon in the heart of Hatteras Island! Perfectly situated directly across the street from a beach access making a stroll to the ocean a breeze. The main upper-floor living area of this home is open and spacious and features beamed cathedral ceilings, kitchen with updated stainless steel appliances, bar seating, large dining area, plus a screened-in west facing porch with a picnic table and grill for those "more" casual meals. Great room with new ventless fireplace, ocean views and direct access to the wrap-around sundeck--make it the perfect place to enjoy that morning cup of coffee! A primary bedroom and ensuite bath are conveniently located on this level as well. The mid-level features three additional bedrooms, two full baths and laundry. A wrap-around covered deck is located on this level complete with an ocean-facing swing for relaxing and soaking up the ocean breeze. Don't miss this great home nestled within the Kinnakeet Shores Community that offers such amenities as a sound side olympic-sized pool, kiddie pool, tennis courts, fitness trails and community beach and sound access.