The Inn at Rodanthe is a beach house with quite a story on Hatteras Island, North Carolina. Locally nicknamed “Serendipity,” the house also starred in a Hollywood movie called Nights in Rodanthe. For the movie, capri blue shutters and a wraparound deck were added but then stripped by the film crew afterward. Moreover, vandals and looters came looking for souvenirs. As a result, the house was left in a sad condition.
However, this was not the only problem. When the house was first built in the 1980s, there were over 400 feet of sand underneath the building. Over the years, extreme coastal tides of the Atlantic eroded this sand. So, Serendipity faced the danger of going to wrack at every storm.
The house was also a problem for its owners as they could not rent the place for years as it was dangerous. Finally, a couple from Newton, North Carolina, saw the movie and used the opportunity to live in a famous house. In addition to buying the inn, they also moved it to a safer place in 2010. Today, the couple has restored the house and imitated the decoration of the house in Nights in Rodanthe including the capri blue shutters. It serves as a vacation rental under the name “Inn at rodanthe.”