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Oceanfront-Modern-Romantic Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 290 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 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.


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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Oceanfront-Modern-Romantic Getaway
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

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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Cozy, Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week. Fantastic location--close to the beach, which was never crowded. Close to shops and the ferry to Ocracoke. Loved the keyless entry and friendliness of everyone around. Will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time at this Hatteras cabana. Relaxing and fun. Enjoyed sitting on top deck.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Quick walk to ocean and drive to Hatteras village and ferry. Loved the decor of cabana.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place. Beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing time. Just too bad there weren't any bath towels. For people coming from abroad and travelling several weeks, it is not evident to put towels in their luggage...

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We provide sheets and bedding , but as you state in your review , we do not provide towels. This is stated in our rental agreement and is in BOLD text, first paragraph in our arrival/departure information. Most of the rentals in the OBX do not provide any linens. Again thanks!! Hope you com again to our very affordable beach front vacation rental. Thanks, Terri
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Such a quaint and lovely spot! We truly enjoyed spending time in Sea La Vie.

  • 5 of 5

Would love to come back to this spot!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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!


Rates & Availability

Hatteras Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Fall
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter-Early Spring
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2018 - Apr 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late -Spring
Apr 29 2018 - May 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 27 2018 - Aug 18 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2018 - Sep 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 6 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $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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