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Origional Cottage, rehabed, Beach 150'' ,Pool, 4 Bed, 2 Ba,, Totally up graded

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Please check calendar for availability. Reserve now for. Fabulous price so close to beach. Authentic Outer Banks Cottage-restored, updated & decorated to make a great get away. Swim or sun at your private pool, or walk to the beach (150 ft.) in 2 minutes. There is a beach lifeguard on duty during summer season. The area to the North of the cottage is greenspace.

This means you have private, unoccupied beach to the North and the cottage backs to green space.

We have beach chairs, umbrella, and rolling cooler. Have a meal or just relax & read on the screen porch. Ample back deck for sunning. Upper deck off master bedroom has an uninterputed ocean view. 3 cable TV's, DVD's, and VCR's, lots of board games, and videos for evening relaxing. Two tennis courts located 2 blocks away.

Mermaid Cottage is in the center of Corolla, close to everything. Located across from the Currituck Club and Harris Teeter. Timbuck II Shopping area (65 shops) is located 10 min. to the North, across from Food Lion Center with more shops. Historic Currituck Lighthouse & Whalehead Club are a short drive further North. That is also the location of the 4 wheel drive area where the Wild Mustangs of NC are located. You can book a tour to visit them.

Come & visit with us. It doesn't get any better than a day at OBX.(Outer Banks)

Please check calendar before inquiring. The calendar is kept up to date.


Keywords: House,Cottage, Outer Banks, Close to Beach

More Details

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan

We are a retired military couple and have traveled the world. Now we call the VA Peninsula home which allows to be hands on home owners. We would like to share the Outer Banks with everyone.

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan purchased this house in 1999

Why Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan chose Ocean Sands

We love the Outer Banks. The development is limited by size and codes making for a uncrowded and relaxing place with pristine beaches. We loved seeing the wild mustangs. They roamed this area when we first came down. Now for their own safety, they have been moved to the 4 wheel drive area which is North of Corolla. You make take tours to go see them.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing like the beach to relax and the Outer Banks has some of the best beaches on the East Coast.

You will see the brown pelcians flying in a row, going North for fishing (we think). They ride the wind draft coming off the dunes. We have counted a group of 32.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a most enjoyable stay at Mermaid Cottage in July 2010. Mermaid Cottage is one of, if not the most comfortable, rental home we have vacationed in. Well maintained, clean and fitted with everything you could need for an enjoyable vacation. It's a short walk to the beach, a short drive to shopping. We enjoyed the swimming pool every afternoon of our stay. We enjoyed watching the sunrise over the ocean from the upstairs deck, and sunsets over the preserved area viewed from the main deck. We took time to see the Wild Horses of Corolla and the Corolla Light. We ate a lot of great sea food and spent time at Kitty Hawk to see what the Wright brothers had done. We plan to return to Mermaid Cottage.
Jul 2004
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Ocean Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bdrm has a sliding door that opens onto the back deck,TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Pirmid Bunk, Dbl. down, single up
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen in Mstr. BedRoom and Bedroom Downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-Crib and Pack and Play, Bunk Beds (1) Pyrmid Bunk Bed- Single Upper, Double Lower
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Origional Cottage, rehabed, Beach 150'' ,Pool, 4 Bed, 2 Ba,, Totally up graded
average rating of 4.142857 based on 15 reviews
Wise, Va 24293

Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed! Mermaid Cottage is a wonderful location to enjoy a family OBX vacation. It is very close to the beach and convenient to shopping and restaurants... just a short drive to the grocery store and Duck Doughnuts!! We would definitely stay again!! The Mathieson Family (June 10- 17, 2017)

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. You said exactly the reasons we purchased to cottage. It was so close to the ocean. I did not want to walk blocks to get to the beach, so it was perfect for us. So glad you enjoyed your time and hope you can come back.
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Rundown house - needs lots of work

  • 1 of 5

We've stayed at quite a few houses in obx but this by far was the worst. Upon arriving on the street, the house was hidden by the overgrown bushes in the front (not shown in the pictures). The house had a good layout but it has not been taken care of in quite awhile and is run down. The pictures you see are from years ago when the pool was first put in. There was an ant problem in the kitchen, the fridge didn't work well, and major water issues around the walls by the windows and the walls were buckled around the windows (which made me also think about mold behind the walls). The couches are ripped and dirty and mostly everything from the toaster to the heater in the bathroom is rusted. The only plus was the close walk to the beach. The filter for the air conditioning unit hasnt been changed as there was mold and dust coming out of all the vents which left us concerned for my kids and my father who has a breathing issue. I am allergic to mold and I seemed to wake up with a sneezing, itchy eye issue every day in this house. It also seemed to have a water issue with the stains that were left around the outside of the vents in every room. The previous reviews also complained about the light not working in the pool which it still did not along with any light outside the house except for under the house by the door with the lock. The listing also states there is a beach cart, which is rusted and broken, a cooler was no where to be found and rusted beach chairs. I called the owners daughter and voiced my concerns and she asked me to email pictures to her. She also stated that they have not been down to see the house in over a year. I never heard back the rest of the week. Would not recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and Location

  • 4 of 5

House was in good shape, very clean and close to the beach. My family had a great time. Two things I would recommend would be the pool light does not work and a couple of the screens for the windows were missing, ( I did find them in the bushes behind the house and put them under the car port). I did email the owner to let her know but got no response. Over all great place to stay and a wonderful location. I would totally recommend this place and would stay again. Thanks for a great vacation. Jim

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental Lacking Care

  • 2 of 5

This was our third and most disappointing visit at Mermaid Cottage. Home in disrepair — electrical current in pool, which was unusable for half our stay. We like that it's close to the beach, but that's not so perfect when you can't utilize what the cottage provides.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Rental in Section F in 9 Years!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Mermaid Cottage, but it has been our favorite place to stay during our past 9 years of staying in section F in Ocean Sands. It was like home away from home, really. We have rented two different houses and a few different condos in this section, but have been most pleased with Mermaid Cottage. Our favorite feature was the close walking distance to the beach; but we also loved the perfectly sized private pool that stayed sunlit all day and had tons of chairs, loungers, and table/umbrella; enclosed outside shower, bright and airy kitchen & living room with 4 sliding glass doors, very nice bathrooms and bedrooms, ocean view from the top balcony, large lower balcony with several tables and chairs, 3 cable tv's, 2 charcoal grills, lots of beach toys/boogie boards, amazing washer/dryer, and a well-stocked kitchen. We had plenty of room for the 9 of us (7 adults and 2 teenagers). We definitely plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mermaid cottage

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Barton, We very much enjoyed our stay in the Mermaid Cottage. We were very comfortable in our weeks stay. The proximity of the beach is wonderful, the pool is well maintained and the cottage was plenty big enough for the 7 of us. Thank You and we hope to return next year. Thank You, The Schofield family ( July 11-18,2015)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Down the block, 150 feet
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.