We are a small group as well and wanted something in your price range. We found this one and have booked it for next summer! It's through outerbeaches and is new to the market- just built actually. Maybe it offers you what you are looking for and is something to check out:http://www.outerbeaches.com/vacation-rentals/properties/bunkys-den-121/They have a June 23 week open
I want to express my appreciation for everyone's help. I have bookmarked several homes for potential rentals in the future. Our plans have changed somewhat (tuition for dd!!). So, we instead chose to book a small soundfront home this year. We may go for the OF home next year for my 50th Birthday. I hope this thread has been helpful to others as well. There are some lovely homes that don't cost a lot available. This is the home we've rented:http://www.obxconnection.com/outer-banks-vacation-rentals/Observation-Point.aspxWe are looking forward to spending a wonderful week enjoying the views from this lovely cottage and enjoying HI! Again, thanks to everyone for their input. It is greatly appreciated.