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Oceanfront-Modern-Romantic Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 290 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Oceanfront efficency located in OBX, Hatteras Island in Hatteras Village. Everything has just been remodelled and ready for guests. Our full kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and is very well equipped. We have everything from martini glasses to a coffee press. Our full bath has a walkin 48' shower with plenty of storage. The queen captains bed has a comfy pillow top mattress, for a great nights sleep. The queen sleeper sofa is great to just stretch out on and read a good book. We have 2 bar height chairs on our upper deck for star gazing and a dining table with 4 chairs on our lower deck. The front balcony is perfect to just kick back and sip some of your favorite adult beverage. There are plenty of grills and a fish cleaning station, just in case you reel the big one in. Come spend your vacation at our cozy romantic cabana. Life is just better on the island!


Terri & Kelly

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Terri Haynie
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Terri Haynie

My husband and I have been going to the Outer banks for many years. We tried the northern beaches but found them to be crowded and too much traffic. We wanted to have an affordable vacation but found that most of the homes were too big. Once we found Hatteras, and the cabanas that was it. We purchased our first cabana in 2001 'Haynies Hideaway', and have enjoyed many years of just hanging out on the island, fishing, beach combing, and relaxing. In 2012 we purchased 'Sea La Vie' because we found our other cabana was booked so much we didn't get a chance to come down and enjoy it. Our daughter was 6 years old when we purchased our first cabana and still LOVES coming down and enjoying close family time. (She's 21 now)We love the beach, and Hatteras has the most amazing sunsets!!!We want our guests to enjoy our little place and take home awesome memories of the little cabana on the beach. Our plan is to one day move to Hatteras and become 'islanders'. Gotta have a plan :)

Life is better on the island!!!

Terri Haynie purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Terri Haynie chose Hatteras Island

The meaning of 'Sea La Vie'

'La Vie' meaning 'Life' the name was inspired from our daughters love of the french language.

Romantic, and spiritual.

The HISTORY of 'Sea La Vie'

In 2003 Hurricane Isabel pounded our cabana community and after 3 long days of pounding seas, 29 cabanas where wiped completely out. Some where found by the water tower, several scattered around the town, some just washed out to sea. Out of the 40 cabanas 11 stood up to Isabel's pounding seas. 'Sea La Vie' was the last cabana standing in the outside row. It sat vacant, unkept and in desperate need of new owners for 10 years. After alot of negotiation we purchased and closed October 2012. For the next 5 months we completely replaced EVERYTHING from the outside in. 'Sea La Vie' is now ready for new guests, and new memories. We have tried to put everything possible that we love into 'Sea La Vie' and take pride in keeping our place clean and well equipped.

Terri & Kelly & Hunter

What makes this cabin unique

Our little slice of heaven....that's what we say about our cabana everytime we go. Whether it's sitting out front on our beach (our backyard)or just hanging out on the decks, it's fabulous! My husband loves to get up early, and I love to sleep in. He grabs a coffee and his fishing rod and goes fishing. Our place is so close to the Hatteras Lighthouse, fishing piers, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum , and the Ocracoke ferry too. The village has many locally owned art galleries and restaurants. We love supporting the locals!

If you are looking for beautiful beaches, that are not crowded, world class off shore fishing, no outlet have found it! Take a day trip to Ocracoke Island, and check out the horses, and the lighthouse. So much to do, if you love nature at it's finest.


Graveyard of the Atlantic
Dancing Turtle
"Awesome coffee, light snacks and good comfy décor."
Dinky's Restaurant
Lee Robinson General Store
Oden's Dock
Rocco's Hatteras. North Carolina
Kitty Hawk Kites
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Old Location
"We visit the lighthouse most times we go to Hatteras. Great views, longggggg climb."
Ocracoke Island Ferry
Ocracoke Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
"Must see"
Canadian Hole
"Must see for all"
Hatteras Landing Shopping Center
"Good for souvenirs "
Sandbar & Grille
Harbor Deli
"Great to grab a bite before getting on the ferry."
Albatross Fleet
"Awesome place to book your next off shore charter."
Kitty Hawk Kites
"Buy a kite, or a t shirt from Kitty Hawk Kites"
Car: necessary

Hatteras Island is a true hidden treasure. From the moment you drive over the Bonner bridge you will experience nature at her finest. The drive through Pea Island refuge to all the little towns on the way to Hatteras are filled with many sights. Check out the Hatteras Lighthouse along the way or stop and see the kiteboarders at The Canadian Hole. The drive is never boring. The atlantic ocean on one side and the sound on the other.This is a must see for everyone!


Hatteras Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 290 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walkin 48' shower. We supply shampoo/conditioner/body soap in a dispenser. First roll of toilet paper.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Captains bed
  • Queen bed and queen sleeper sofa. We supply sheets (1 set) and your bed is made for you when you arrive.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our Cabana is located on Hatteras Island in Hatteras Village. It is in The Hatteras Cabana complex, and is a stand alone structure with parking under the cabana. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is right out front. Great for surf fishing,swimming, shelling, or just sit back and read a book.Our beach has been rate top 19 by Zagat for many years. If you want to experience the thrill of hooking a big games fish look nofurther than our top notch marinas. Hatteras's Island is becoming a very popular destination wedding spot. If you want a beach wedding you should consider coming to this very special place.


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(48 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the property for the short time (20 hrs) we were there. Hurricane Maria did not cooperate and we had to evacuate Hatteras Island. Is there any recourse to be reimbursed for our payment since we were forced out by Maria? We had insurance through CSA but they are telling us we cannot be reimbursed since we did not cancel prior to arriving at our destination.


  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Gary, Im so very sorry about the mandatory evacuation due to the hurricane. You purchased insurance through CSA travel,which was offered through the VRBO booking site. Ive contacted VRBO customer service and they have told me hurricane evacuations are part of what CSA travel covers. Maybe you arent getting with the right department or are not filling out the right forms?You were allowed to come back on Wednesday, which would have gotten 4 more days of your vacation back. I can not control what the insurance company does, or doesn't do. Please contact VRBO directly and find out why they would sell you insurance that you can not use. In the meantime, I hate that you have a bad feeling about this, I will offer you 3 nights to make up for the nights you were evacuated. These dates will have to be use before next April. Sincerely, Terri
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  • 5 of 5

We thank you so much! We enjoyed our stay immensely! We will definitely come back!! So clean, very convenient to beach and stores, we were so pleased. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Very cute little place. I am 32 weeks pregnant and was pleasantly surprised with how close we were to the water. Less walking for me :) I enjoyed being able to cook in the full kitchen. Remember to bring your bath towels and toilet paper as we had to run to the store to buy some! Whoops! The keyless entry was wonderful especially if you have your hands full of beach supplies. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabana - Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. It was the perfect size for me and my husband. The ocean view from the top deck was wonderful. We are already thinking about our next stay here next year.

Thanks Terri!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cute cabana had it all!

  • 5 of 5

This cabana had all of the amenities you need for a great vacation! The kitchen was fully loaded with utensils, etc. The audio/visual equipment was great.The keyless entry was fantastic, and the rooftop deck had almost a 180° view of the ocean. I would definitely stay here again and am already planning my next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice, close to the beach in a not over busy beach area.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rate includes sheets, bed made,shampoo/conditioner/body soap dispenser,1 roll of toilet paper, and 1 trash bag.The 12.75% N.C. Sales/ldg. tax is NOT INCLUDED.NO admin. or cleaning fees. Half payment is due at booking , the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival. There is a refundable $150.00 damage/security deposit that we hold(your check is not cashed) until departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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