About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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)
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Keywords: House,Cottage, Outer Banks, Close to Beach
Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 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 Poplar Branch
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.
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Rundown house - needs lots of work
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.
Great House and Location
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
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)
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.
Rental Lacking Care
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.
Our Favorite Rental in Section F in 9 Years!
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.
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)