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Cozy Cottage Waterfront on Point. Great views, Kayak, Windsurf, Kiteboard, Fun!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 9 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Sunday to Sunday only in season.

Contact owners for direct booking rate which is normally less than what is quoted on the site. Do this by clicking Ask Owner a Question to the right or below depending on what device you are using.

I will send the quote along with our standard rental agreement. Rates are what you pay. No service fees, booking fees, cleaning fees or other hidden fees. All taxes included in quoted rates. We are the owners and have been offering a safe and affordable true rental by owner since 2011.

Pet Fee is $50 per pet with a 2 pet maximum.

Sunday to Sunday Rental means less traffic on your way in and out.

Enjoy astonishing sound sunset and sunrise views from the furnished deck of this relaxing cozy cottage located on the point in Brigands Bay, Frisco, NC on Hatteras Island, Outerbanks, aka, OBX.

Leave plenty of time to do nothing at all. Sit on the private deck and look out over Pamlico Sound where you'll watch windsurfers and kiteboarders sail across the water. Out on our deck towards evening time, watch the mackerel jump or drop a kayak in the water for a sunset paddle. Just relaxing is 'island time' well spent.

Outerbanks is known for some of the best windsurfing, kiteboarding and fishing on the whole East Coast and this can all be done from the backyard of this cottage.

Plenty of room for rigging your gear, enclosed outdoor shower and BBQ grill are all here in our backyard.

Just north 10 minutes on NC12 is Canadian Hole also known as Kitepoint, which is where wind surfers from Canada have flocked to since the 1980s. This sweet spot now attracts kiteboarders as well.

The warm, shallow water of the Pamlico Sound, combined with the steady warm Gulf Stream and Outer Banks winds create unparalleled conditions for wind surfing and kite boarding.

Just south 5 minutes are the beaches of Frisco. Free parking and don’t forget the cool beverages and sunscreen. Rest a beach chair at the edge of the surf and do nothing.

Our Cozy Cottage has 3 bedrooms including 1 bunk room, 2 single beds, and 1 full size bed.

The entire kitchen has new Ginger Maple Cabinets and new counter tops; NEW flat top stove, NEW fridge, dishwasher, microwave, NEW washer and dryer on the main level for convenient use.

The living room has 2 glass sliders for access to the decks and great views. Also there is a Large Flat Screen TV and High Speed Internet for those occasional rainy days or catchup with emails, etc...

Many new amenities and updates to make you feel right at home and enjoy your vacation.

As owners, we keep the place nice because we stay here too.

We want you to feel right at home in our vacation home.

Some things you may consider doing while staying in the Outer Banks - visit a fish market for freshly caught local fish, kayaking in the sound, charter fishing, birding or lighthouse tours, take an art class, visit the local potteries for hand made wares, set sail on a romantic sunset cruise, take a ferry ride to Ocracoke, a quaint fishing village and artist colony...

Fishing is popular along the entire stretch of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, as both ocean and sound fishing are available. Watch the local fishermen motor out the channel to the sound each day to bring in their catch.

Just across Hwy 12 is a fresh fish market and there are also plenty of fine restaurants, coffee houses and bakeries in the area.

Other popular activities include, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, boating, biking, photography, snorkeling/scuba diving, swimming, sailing, hiking and bird watching. Nature trails are nearby too some of which are in Buxton Woods.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a birders paradise, with over 400 different species of birds sighted. Located along the Eastern Flyway, its varied habitats and strong winds and storms force the exhausted birds to rest. The greatest variety of species occurs during the spring and fall migration.

Keywords: True Rent by Owner!

Soundfront Frisco Cottage , Brigands Bay, Hatteras Island, OBX, Outerbanks, Pamlico Sound, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing, Bird watching;

Located just south of Avon and Buxton.

More Details

Jim or Mary
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Jim or Mary

We are from the mountains of central Pennsylvania but have always had an attraction to the water. Many of our memories are of our pleasant times spent at the Outer Banks.

One of the first places we stayed here is just 2 blocks from our cottage. That was during the beginning of our courtship. As the years passed we kept coming back here to the Outer Banks to enjoy the quiet, clean beaches and to have time away to recharge. We saw the need to invest in our cozy cottage for future generations to enjoy as well. We are only to happy to share our cozy cottage with our guests. When we stay here it feels like home. Our dog Tipper usually comes along too as you will see in the additional pictures.

One of us is a scuba diver and the other a kite boarder so this place offers the best of both.

We hope that you will create memories as we have done. Relax, recharge and enjoy your stay!

Kindest regards!

Jim and Mary

Why Jim or Mary chose Brigands Bay

We have been enjoying the Outerbanks for over a decade and for the 2011 season we are offering our newly acquired vacation home for others to enjoy. We have found Frisco to be one of the nicest areas of the Outer Banks. The warm waters soothe and gentle breezes relax. We appreciate the beautiful beaches and how natural and uncommercialized the area is.

What makes this house unique

Laid back island lifestyle. Home away from home. Perfect relaxing vacation spot with real friendly locals. Freshly caught fish and shellfish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about this home is awesome. The kitchen was absolutely wonderful and more than accommodating. When we were here most of our time was spent on the porch.We didn't want to leave.

Thank you for everything. Your home is beautiful and well stocked obviously with thoughtfulness and care. We would love to come back.

More than accommodating!
May 2011
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Brigands Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • Double Beds (1) Linens/sheets/towels available upon request. Twin or Single Beds (1) Linens/sheets/towels available upon request. Linens/sheets/towels available upon request., Bunk Beds (1) Linens/sheets/towels available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Stairs over the bulkhead to step right into the sound 1 person and a 2 person Kayak available for our guests with life vests provided. The outside shower feels great anytime. Charcoal grill in the backyard; Extended deck that goes from the front entrance to the back sliders with stairs for easy access to the yard front and back. Picnic table on the deck along with adirondack chairs. RELAX on the deck after a day of fishing. Early risers, watch the sunrise from the back deck or later in the day, the sunset from the front deck at that magical time of the evening as it disappears into the water.


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 22 reviews

LOVED the Cozy Cottage!!

  • 4 of 5

Hi review readers! We just stayed the week of Aug 20-27th. We had a group of 3 men, myself, a baby and 1 dog. The house was so sweet, well stocked with everything you could need. For a pet friendly place, it was nice to NOT be smacked in the face with an animal urine smell when you walk in. The view was incredible! The deck was a perfect spot for eating dinner, drinking morning coffee and adult drinks when the kiddo went to bed. I gave this place 4 stars and Id like to say why; this cozy cottage is...well....cozy! Its about 500-600 sq ft. The price is very affordable and inviting, however do not try to bring a large group here. The kitchen is small, the only bathroom is VERY small and the bedrooms are also very small. The largest bedroom has a full size bed, the other bedroom has two twin beds and the bunk bed room is made for little kids, that room was probably a closet/pantry or utility room at one point. Make no mistake about my review though, we loved the house, amenities, views, and the constant communication between myself and the owners (they were so awesome to work with) Id say if you have a smaller family and your going to be outside anyways, this place is perfect, and has everything you need for an enjoyable vacation! Thanks again, Jim we will surely consider staying at the cozy cottage again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival to the cozy cottage, we were ecstatic to finally see the beautiful sights in person! The pictures and description of the cottage is spot on. We spent the first evening swimming in the sound that just so happens to be in the backyard! I thoroughly enjoyed watching my boys swim, crab, fish, and kayak while sipping on a cold drink from the comfort of the large wrap around deck. My extended family rented another house a short distance from this cottage and I was able to kayak right around the point for a visit. We spent most of our days driving out on the beach next to the airport in Frisco. You pay $50 for the week to get a 10 day pass for 4 wheel vehicles, located at cape hatteras lighthouse. Shelly Island was fun to visit...make sure you wait till low tide and you can walk across without much trouble. We found many beautiful shells and our black lab loved the swim across to the island. We collected so many shells, we decided to leave them behind for future visitors to enjoy at the Cozy Cottage. The boys placed the shells around the downstairs showers, which we used daily after our long days at the beach. It was so great to come home in the afternoon to then play in the sound. One cloudy day we even walked across to the other side and the water never went above our chests. We made our dinners here most nights and the outside grill was perfect for burgers and dogs. Fully stocked kitchen was appreciated and we enjoyed the beautiful artwork! Orange blossom is a favorite of ours so make sure you stop in to get an apple ugly for breakfast. Scotch bonnet has some delicious fudge you can take with you before you leave town. Bob's bait and tackle is where you can get your fishing license and the ladies were very knowledgeable. We picked up some seafood for dinner at Buxton Seafood only a short distance from the cottage. After spending every summer in the outer banks and Hatteras since I was a child, this by far is one of our favorite cottages simply put for the location and beautiful views. We spent our last day on the beach out on the point and the people who were our "neighbors" were so friendly and kind! It's a shame we only get to do this once a year...many thanks to Jim and Mary who were very helpful with answering my questions and easy to work with. Our family of 4 with our sweet pup thoroughly enjoyed this cottage and I know why it stays booked. Thank you again for everything and we look forward to coming back for many years to come!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pocono Mountains


  • 5 of 5

“Cozy Cottage” perfect name for a perfect cottage and very affordable for our family. The beach theme décor fits the cottage perfectly, was totally amazed at the great art work adorning the walls and actually painted by Mary, the owner. The location of the cottage has a “Million Dollar View” of the Pamlico sound. We sat on the deck and watched the kiteboarders leisurely travel up and down the sound. We even ventured out in the Kayaks provided by the owners (to have to rent them would have been above our budget) so we were grateful that they were there for our use.

The bedrooms were perfect for our family, our two youngest were thrilled to find one bedroom had bunk beds. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the pots, pans and dishes to make and enjoy my fabulous family comfort dishes. There were two brand new outdoor showers that were put to good use, the kids loved the outdoor showers so much they asked their dad to build one at home (maybe that’s not such a bad idea :>)

Jim and Mary the owners were wonderful to work with, they were very helpful with some suggestions with our day trip sightseeing plans. We went to the Indian Museum right there in Frisco, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton and the Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk. So much to see on the Island, we are already making plans to return to the “Cozy Cottage” for 2018. When we go back we plan on taking a day trip on the ferry to Ocracoke another suggestion of Mary’s that we did not have time for on this trip.

Thank you again Jim and Mary for opening up your adorable beach house, our family is still talking about it. We took so many pictures and made great memories on this family vacation, we all agree it was the best family vacation ever and we will be back next year.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

First Impressions Clouded our Stay

  • 3 of 5

After traveling all day, we arrived at the cottage around 5:30pm, ready to get dinner cooking and enjoy the sunset on the deck. However, we noticed dirty dishes in the sink and luggage in the bedrooms and realized the cottage was occupied by other guests. We checked our booking info to make sure we had the right dates and then started calling all the phone numbers we had for the owners. We found three different numbers and called and left messages on all three. We didn't feel like we could bring luggage in or unpack or start dinner because we didn't know if we would actually be staying at the cottage that night. The owners called us back and told us that they were actually staying in the cottage and that they'd be back in 30 minutes to get their stuff and clean up. At that point it was 6:30pm and I didn't feel comfortable starting dinner in an unfamiliar kitchen with the owners coming in to gather their things and clean up. My 4 kids were also very hungry. We decided we just needed to go out to eat. We were on a budget and had brought all of our own food in coolers and hadn't planned on the expense, but didn't feel like there was any other choice at that point. We left a note asking for them to text us when they were done. We ate dinner and then hung out at the restaurant until they texted--I think it was around 8pm, but I am not positive. On our return, we expected a note with an apology and some sort of discount off the price of that days stay for our trouble. Instead, we got an apology and a reminder to empty the dishwasher of the dishes they had used during their stay. It did not sit well.

Overall, we had fun at the cottage. It was great to be right on the sound and have access to the kayaks. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrises on the deck. The home was cute and nicely decorated. However, I was a little surprised by the size. I paced it off and it's approx. 675 sq. ft.--so just be aware it's a tight fit for six. The third bedroom is more like a closet (notice the picture is taken thru the window) and the built-in bunk bed does not have a railing. We thought our 9 year old daughter could handle it, but she fell out of the top bunk the 2nd night (the beds are more narrow than a standard twin--the mattress is a thick piece of foam) and so she ended up sleeping on the couch (which looked new and was very comfortable). There was also a distinct odor to the cottage that I think was coming from the fridge.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello. Yes, there was a mix-up on my part with your check-in day. For this I am sorry. We were delivering the new sofa and for some reason I had you down as a Sunday check-in as this is our normal turn over day and I had made the exception for Saturday since the prior week was open. No excuses. This is the first time this has happened but it should not have and never will again. We have had over 100 happy families through the cottage and we always let larger families know of the size restrictions so you should not have been surprised with the size because this is what I emailed you when you asked about wiggle room for 7 with your mother-in-law coming. "The only problem is there really is only sleeping for 6. The bunk room is small and suited best for children, the middle room has two singles and the last room has a full size. The only other option would be the couch. It would be tight for 7 but it's up to you." Also, sorry about the dishes. The note was just to let you know that they would be clean when the cycle was done otherwise we would have had delayed you longer to empty it. I just wished we had known that you were unhappy right away and not 3 weeks later via this review. We could have and would have rectified any problems right then as we want all of our guests to enjoy the cottage as much as we do. Some have said that they feel at home there and this is exactly how we want them to feel.
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  • 5 of 5

Jim and Mary, Hi, on behalf of myself and family, I wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you for making your rental available for us last week. We had a wonderful time making memories together on our first journey to the outer banks. Your cottage is lovely and the location was amazing with the water views. We so enjoyed watching the martins and the antics of the loon in the canal. Thank you for being part of what we will be sure to look back on very fondly in the years to come as we remember the relaxing time we had there together as we explored the outdoors and enjoyed all of the natural beauty we could absorb while we were in the area. Warm regards

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cozy Cottage is a little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much, thank you! little piece of heaven there. We thought your house is absolutely perfect. Cozy, relaxed and just has great flow. We watched the storm come through and get pushed off shore...really awesome. We played and did yoga on the decks, paddled around in the kayaks, listened to the cool old radio. Love the outside shower. Actually ended up having good weather most of our stay and swam in the ocean everyday.

The paintings by Mary are beautiful!

Tropical storm Bonnie was here with us and we had some rain. About an hour after the sun came out, we left for Frisco beach and didn't have too much trouble.

We would love to come back, I'll keep in touch.

Thanks again, Kelley

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelley, We are so glad you had a great time at the Cozy Cottage. It is very relaxing & peaceful there on the sound side of Hatteras Island. Yoga sounds wonderful. We use & really enjoy the outside shower too. Love it! Kayaks bring the fun out onto the water. Glad you got to take them out. Mary enjoys painting outer banks scenery, as you can see by her paintings displayed in the cottage. Thanks for your art appreciation and thank you for your review. Thanks for taking good care of the place too. We'd love for you to come visit anytime.
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Cape Hatteras Light Station
Canadian Hole - great place to kite board, wind surf
Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard
Pop's Raw Bar & Restaurant
Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Billy Mitchel
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Hatteras Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Uncle Eddie's Mini Golf, Buxton, NC
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Frisco or Buxton Beach
Car: necessary

We are proud to note that the beaches here at nearby Buxton were rated in the Top 10 Best Beaches in the USA by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. The lifeguard beach in Buxton has been on the Top Ten list for several years. We can see why Cape Hatteras beaches have been chosen. !!

Spend a day at the Buxton beach and Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach which are just minutes away, combing for shells, surf fishing, sunbathing or just relaxing.

Visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which is only 6 minutes north of our cozy cottage. This is the tallest brick lighthouse in America. This stretch of beach, referred to as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” is also rich with history. You will find the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Ocracoke Lighthouse, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, Frisco Native American Museum and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge all nearby.

Ride the free ferry boat to Ocracoke Island to explore. This island is only accessible by water or air & is the reputed location of Blackbeard's death.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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