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Awesome Place, Awesome Price -The Big Cabana

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Clean and constantly updated for the beach lover. 500 feet to a private beach access. (which means it is less crowded) Located on a quiet cul-de-sac so there is less traffic. Great for kids to play. Wonderful, cozy layout. Walk in to a nice great room with large kitchen in rear. 2 bedrooms on the right adjoined by a bath, and 2 bedrooms on the left adjoined by a bath.

Crows nest on top of cottage with ocean view. Deck with built in benches on main level, with ocean view. Hot tub, hammock, charcoal grill, shower and small deck with chairs on ground level. Beach chairs and boogie boards are provided. Golfing at Nags Head Golf Links and fishing are minutes away and so are shopping and putt putt golf. Walk to dinner or the Nags Head Mall. There is something for everyone!

This is not your typical rental as I use it when I can. Come RELAX, SMILE, & DREAM at The Big Cabana. Book now while your dates are available! Come and make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Rental weeks are Sunday to Sunday in the summer time. I also rent partial weeks all year long.



Keywords: Beach Cottage, ocean view, beach box, obx cottage, Nags Head cottage, beach road cottage, 4 bedroom cottage, no pets, hot tub

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Katherine

I enjoy having a place that so many people love and become repeat renters. I try and keep my place updated, clean and the cottage that people want to come back too. I am always looking for ways to improve it so the the repeat renters can look forward to seeing what is new!

Katherine purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Katherine chose Nags Head

The location is close to everything you need or want yet you feel like you are miles away from it all. It is a quiet, private street, with a private beach and private beach access. You can get away from the crowds and enjoy the beach all to yourself. There are no hotels in sight.

Hospital is less than a mile away for any unexpected emergency!

What makes this cottage unique

You are in walking distance to shopping and restaurants, yet you see no retail signs from the cottage.

You are not looking into windows of the next door neighbor.

You can sit on the bottom deck, sip a drink and watch your young kids play in the cul de sac. The traffic is very light since it is a dead end street. Or you can sit on the top deck and enjoy the views of the water and cottages.

All bedrooms are equal in size so it is great for 4 or 8 friends, or 2 families or couples to equally share the expense.


Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a downstairs shower under the cottage that has hot water to rinse the sand off before entering the hot tub or rinsing the kids off before taking them up for a nap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st bedroom on the right
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd bedroom on the right
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1st bedroom on the left
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bedroom on the left
  • Bed linens are not provided but there are pillows and blankets. Linen Rental companies include: Ocean Atlantic Rentals 800-635-9559 or local phone is 252-441-7823 and they are just 5 miles from cottage. Just for the Beach - 866-441-4256
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Big Cabana is a great place for a family, 2 families, couples or just a bunch of friends. My place is not the typical 'Rental' cottage because when I bought it I did not intend to rent it. I bought nice things and use the cottage when it is available. I have numerous repeat renters which speaks for itself. Come stay and the Big Cabana and enjoy a great getaway.


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average rating of 4.8613863 based on 101 reviews

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very good about getting back to me on simple things I needed to know.

The beach is right across the street on one side and all the food shopping is across the street going the other way. Loved my stay.

NO COMPLAINS...I will be going through VRBO again.

I would like to offer VRBO (or Kathrine the owner) to review the general maintenance of the property....nails coming out of the deck flooring (not fun to drag your foot across) out filters (the central air had to work longer to efficiently cool)...window and screen cleaning...PCV pipe leakage: a lot of water lost....dryer exhausted where sand gets caught in...understandably with all the properties VRBO has to oversee some things will (like the windows) are not high priority.

I can be of some if VRBO or an owner is interested.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We shared this house with my parents. 7 of us did not feel cramped. The house fit our need perfect with a short walk to the ocean. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Covered the very basics

  • 3 of 5

This place was just fine. You get what you pay for. This relatively cheap house had perfectly fine fixtures, a good hot tub, great picnic tables for outdoor eating, and efficient space. It was, however, loud from car traffic, a little dirty, and did not have much in the kitchen. As advertised, the place does not come with towels or linens, but we were not expecting that there would only be one kitchen rag. This especially because on check-out you cannot leave anything in the dishwasher (i.e., we had to wash our morning dishes by hand so they were still left pretty wet when there was only one dish towel to dry them with). We had 5 adults and 2 kids staying here and there was only 1 big pot to hold the family-style food we were preparing. We made baked ziti one night and had to divide it up into two trays, which was no big deal, just a little surprising given the fact that it's a 4 bedroom home. As for the cleanliness, it was a little grimy around the edges like any well-loved beach house, but we did find two dead cockroaches making us a little paranoid about how many others there may be.

Again, you get what you pay for. It was a perfectly fine place to stay for the price, but next time, I'll probably pay more to be away for the traffic noise, have a properly staffed kitchen, and get the amenities of towels and linens.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Loved the close access (both private and public) to beach, how quiet the neighborhood was, and all the cooking utensils in the kitchen - the owner has clearly made it a home, and as guests, we loved all the special touches. Owner is friendly and very easy to communicate with - we enjoyed our stay tremendously.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This very well kept cottage was a near perfect place to spend a few days at the beach. A longer stay would have been fine too. There is a central living area with kitchen/dining and the four bedrooms are divided two on each side, each pair sharing a bathroom. Our family worked out a system where when one was occupying the bathroom, the adjoining doors are closed, and when exiting the bathroom, we left both doors open a bit.

The below house shower was great with hot and cold water, and the hot tub was a fine place to spend some time on a chilly evening.

Everyone enjoyed the crows nest to catch a breeze and a view of the ocean.

I said near perfect only because you are in between roads, but the beachfront road has so little traffic so it was easy to cross.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Perfect Beach Vacation in OBX!

  • 5 of 5

My group really enjoyed Katherine's "Big Cabana" Rental in OBX. We were a group of 8 professionals looking for a long weekend getaway and were very please with a stay. Highlights include: the spacious hot tub, beautifully appointed rooms, comfortable beds, ample living room space and awesome top deck to view sunsets! We were a large group but felt very comfortable in the space and were able to enjoy privacy when we needed. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal and the grill in the backyard is perfect for summer BBQs!

The centerpiece is being only a 4-minute MAX walk from one of the best strips of beach OBX has to offer (feels very private, wide sandbar, and beautiful dune backdrop). Location of the house can't be beat as it is close to many staple OBX restaurants and very close to the Food Lion supermarket. Katherine was also excellent and communicative throughout the whole experience!

For a romantic getway or a group trip you will certainly enjoy your time at the "Big Cabana"!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Beach
Nags Head Beach, 500 feet away from the front door
Car: recommended

Hang gliding, kite surfing, paddle boarding




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning-cottage/hot-tub $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

As a friendly reminder, this is a no pet no smoking cottage and you must be 24 years of age to rent from me.

I have my cottage professionally cleaned for each renter and do not have the prior renter be responsible for cleaning. Therefore there is a cleaning fee of 150.00 which covers the cleaning of the cottage and the hot tub. Unfortunately, this entire fee is required even if you do not use the hot tub as it has to be serviced and cleaned regularly.

The refundable damage deposit of 300.00 is refunded as long as no damage occurs other than normal wear, there are no early check-ins or late check-outs and there is no excessive cleaning that needs to be done such as dirty dishes, addressing big spills on the carpet, or trash left outside the cottage that needs to be picked up. Also no parking in the yard is allowed.

I accept checks and credit cards for payment and will be happy to work payment plans with you as well. Please don't hesitate to call or email with your questions 757-438-5067 or

I want this to be your best vacation ever so let me know how I can help.
Besides the beach, fishing, shopping, and golf, there are also wild horse tours, lighthouses to visit, the aquarium, adventure park, and much more. For health concerns, my cottage is less than a mile from the only hospital on the island.
There is also a lifeguard on the beach about a 1/2 block to the left. I try my best to keep the cottage updated and fresh and want everyone that stays there to have a wonderful time.

If you are looking for a place to party hard, I would prefer you to find another cottage. If you are looking for a nice, cozy, fun place to stay - Look no further, as you have found it!
It is perfect for 2 to 4 couples, friends, 2 small families or 1 big family. (friendly reminder-no pets)
It is a place to make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.