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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


open for rental all year - Available for minimum 3 night bookings Sept - May



Whether you are into windsurfing, kiteboarding, fishing, or just relaxing, our home is 'Like Nothing Else'. With direct access to both the Pamlico Sound and Atlantic Ocean, you are only a short 5 minute walk away from the beach or the sound.The wind and surf makes Hatteras Island and the Pamlico Sound one of the most popular hotspots in the world for windsurfing and kiteboarding. Wind is common on Hatteras Island and the Sound is most always dotted with kites and sails of all colors.

Water sport shops located close by. Some within walking distance.

Casual dining spots within walking distance . Dairy Queen located a short walk across the street. Get a yummy treat and stroll by the Pamlico Sound and watch the magnificent sunsets

Hatteras Island has always been popular for anglers of all ages. Whether its surf fishing, pier fishing, or charter boats, Hatteras Island has it all. From 'Like Nothing Else' the surf is less than a five minute walk away. Rodanthe Pier is within sight and owner provides three surf rods and reels.Charter fishing is abundant with marinas nearby in Hatteras and Oregon Inlet. When bringing your catch home, there is a cleaning-station making fish preparation easy.

'Like Nothing Else' is perfect for a family wanting to get away or a group ready for wave or fish action! A new larger deck with porch swing has been added along with a Crows Nest. Start your morning with a cup of coffee on the crows nest in one of the swings. The stage is always set for a perfect sunrise over the Atlantic. After a day on the water, end it with a cocktail in the same seat looking over the Pamlico Sound where you'll see some of the most spectacular sunsets on the planet. Bring your camera...moments like this you'll want to share with friends and family back home.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the spacious 8' x 24' screened-in porch or in the kitchen area just meant for sharing meals with friends and/or family. Recently renovated, you can expect freshly painted walls, new appliances, and ample seating. The renovations do not stop in the kitchen. There is new carpet and fresh paint not only in the open dining and living area, but on into the bedrooms, as well.A queen bedroom with master bath, a second queen bedroom and a third bedroom with 2 single beds. There is another full bath also. Don't worry with bed linens, they will be provided as part of your rental. Towels, too, can be provided at a minimum charge.

When it's time to relax, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath cottage (1650 sq.ft.)has something for everyone. Whether it's watching a DVD, Direct TV, reading a book on the deck or screened-in porch, you'll wish you could stay forever.There is wireless internet hook up also. If you want a night out, there are many wonderful restaurants nearby...some within walking distance. You can spend days or weeks here with everything the Outer Banks has to offer. See sites such as the Hatteras Lighthouse, ride horses on the beach, learn about early flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and much, much more.

'Like Nothing Else' is for the active side of all of us. Kiteboarding, windsurfing, fishing, site-seeing, or just relaxing - get ready for a week you'll never forget. This is 'Like Nothing Else' you'll ever experience.

Keywords: Cottage, Comfortable, Direct tv, wireless internet, great location for wind surfers and beach lovers

More Details

Sandra and Skip Wells
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Sandra and Skip Wells

Sandy and Skip started vacationing on Hatteras on in the early seventies. They immediately knew, this is where they wanted to retire! In 1999. their dream came true! They relocated from Northern Virginia to Waves and built the home of their dreams. After living on the island for a short time, an opportunity to purchase a neighbor's well maintained home was presented to them. Jumping on the chance, they named their 2nd home 'Like Nothing Else'.

Sandra and Skip Wells purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Sandra and Skip Wells chose Rodanthe

'We love Waves and the friendly atmosphere of the tri-village communities', says Sandy and Skip. They found their home in Waves. No doubt you will, too!

What makes this cottage unique

Soon after Sandy and Skip purchased 'Like Nothing Else', they began updating the home with new appliances, bedding, etc., and are continuing to redecorate keeping it fresh and new. 'Like Nothing Else' sets on a quiet well maintained street within walking distance of restaurants. The large screened-in porch allows guests to enjoy the ocean breeze no matter what time of year it si. The covered 'crows nest' lends a spectacular view of both the ocean and the sound.

Guestbook comments from the owner

what a fabulours Thanksgiving we have had at "Like Nothing Else". Everything was spotless and so comfortable.

The family from "78" to "6 months" had a wonderful get-together ! Truly one of our best family memories,thanks to the hospitality of Sandy and Skip.

The warm sunny weather we had sure beats the snow in Vermont.
Nov 2011
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Rodanthe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO Smoking Pets not allowed on furniture or blankets used for pets bedding Pick up dogs feces around premises and when walking dog on leash
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hall bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - queen bedroom with master bath
    Bedroom 2 - queen bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bed Linens, Porta Crib, High Chair , outside shower with hot and cold water, beach chairs,boogey boards, screened in porch with table and chairs. Beach cart for carrying coolers,chairs, fishing rods to beach. Two surf rods and reels


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 20 reviews

Holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation in the best little beach house. We will be back.

Everything we needed was provided.

Wonderful hosts

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at "LIKE NOTHING ELSE"!

It was such a beautiful location, the people were very nice and friendly. Weather was amazing and the kids loved the beach. I loved the fishing cart you had, that was 100% needed, caught all kinds of fish right from the shoreline, it was exactly what we were looking for.

All in all we just had the best time and would love to do it again!

Thank you for the hospitality and we look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Skip and I are so pleased that you all had such a wonderful family vacation. You did an amazing job in leaving the house in perfect order - We loved the pictures your children colored and left for us. We hope you will come back again and again. Skip and Sandy
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Virginia Beach, VA

Great beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here! We came to Rodanthe for a quiet, relaxing vacation with our 4 month old daughter and two pups, and that is exactly what we got. The house is well equipped with anything you would need. We stayed in an cooked dinner every night and the house had everything we needed to cook full meals. There are a few restaurants and shopping just a short distance away (within walking). The beach is at the end of the street and very accessible (even with toting a baby and everything that goes along with one!). The beach cart was VERY helpful in that regard! The owners were very nice and check in/out was a really easy process. The house was very clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting on the crows nest feeling the ocean breeze with coffee (or cocktails!). I wouldn't hesitate to rent here again. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Skip and I are so glad you all enjoyed your stay in our beach cottage. We try to do everything possible to make it 'just like we would like to stay there ourselves '. We appreciate your kind remarks. Please come back again anytime. Thank you Sandy and Skip
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Sweet little beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house reminded me of rustic little beach cottage. It was a 5 minute hike to the beach and there was even a beach cart to carry your beach belongings. The house has a kitchen with all the cookware and dishes you need and the beds were comfy. The owners were real nice to work with. Overall it was perfect for my family and friends. We plan on going back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and I must say you and your family/friends were the perfect guests. We welcome you all back anytime. Sandy and Skip
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Madison, NC

A very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

We had great time and a very relaxing vacation. The house is very cozy and had everything we could possible want in a beach rental. Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, breezy screened in porch (which our 16 month old loved), a beach cart and a spacious deck. The location was ideal as well. Very quiet and friendly street yet close to stores and attractions. The fact that beach access was at the end of the road is a big plus as well. The owners are very easy to work with and made the entire rental process hassle free. We would gladly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad you all enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed. We hope you all will come back again Thanks again Sandy and Skip
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your cozy beach house.

We loved the top balcony to see the stars and swing on the swing. The beach was warm and cool at the same time, and the sand was soft. You're lucky to be at an amazing house and beach! We had the best time ever and your beach house was probably the best for our family! Thank you so much!!

From Marianna (Age 10)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marianna, thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at our beach house. Its nice to hear your family found our house 'cozy and comfortable' and will be coming back again. Sandy and Skip
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk Va
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Hatteras to Okrocoke
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nags Head NC
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Norfolk Va
Car: necessary

Rodanthe Fishing Pier within sight of house, resturants within walking distance, walk to the beach in minutes, Pamlico Sound within sight.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse about 30 drive south of Waves

Kite boarding and wind surfing spots within walking distance

Real Kites and Kitty Hawk Kites within minutes of house


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Partial weeks rental available for booking September thru April . Partial weeks booking rates based on season.
call or email owner for cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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