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Ocean Front in S. Nags Head. Unobstuctive views of the ocean

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, Ocean front (Sleeps 10-13)


Come experience why everyone loves staying at OBX Life I. Relax sitting in a 6 person hot tub overlooking the ocean!! Oceanfront luxury with reasonable pricing.

There are 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Upstairs is a master w/king and a pull out twin sofa/sleeper and private full bathroom, 2nd bedroom a queen, and 3rd bedroom one twin bed and one full. Master bedroom has private bathroom and another bathroom off the hallway. Downstairs has two more bedrooms, 2nd master with a king and the other room has two bunk beds sets. There is a bathroom next to the two bedrooms in hallway. Total of three full bathrooms. One of our guest favorite features is the high capacity ice maker to keep your drinks cold and your coolers full on the beach.

Enjoy sunsets from front screened porch and sunrises from (ocean view) covered porch with a 6 person hot tub. Conveniently located 300 feet from Outer Banks Pier where you can fish or relax at the Fish Heads Ocean Front Grille at the pier. (voted best beach bar on the Outer banks three years in a row) Enjoy your private pool and private walkway to the beach. Pool opens May 15th and closes Oct 1st.

Both front screen porch and rear covered deck offer great views all day and evening long.

South Nags Head offers residential privacy with bike and walking sidewalks. Outlet shopping located only 3.2 miles from house. Located in a quiet area with little traffic and uncrowded beaches. Don't forget to be at the docks of Oregon Inlet (10 Minutes away) at 4:00 to see the charter fleet come in with their fresh catch of the day. Chance to see Tuna, Dolphin, and Wahoo.

This a great location for a off season weekend get away or weekly summer vacation!

*****THIS HOUSE IS NOT ADVERTISED ON CRAIG'S LIST. (Please be aware of anyone asking you to wire money we do not ask our guest to ever wire money)********

Keywords: Ocean front, hot tub, private pool, OBX Life I, Ocean Views, beach front, pool

More Details

Mike Olson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Mike Olson

Meet the Olsons! During their breaks from college, both headed to the OBX for the summer - Renee worked in local retail and the famous Captain Franks, while Mike was a lifeguard for the Kill Devil Hills Lifeguard Beach Service (LBS) and Nags Head Ocean Rescue team. Their love of the beach brought them together, and their enthusiasm for the beach life continues to this day.

When not spending time at the beach, Mike and Renee live in Chesterfield, VA with their two children, Meganne and Max, along with their two furry children, dogs Bo and Boomer.

OBX I and OBX II are standout properties in the area. OBX I is a 5-bedroom oceanfront property with unobstructed views of the ocean and direct, private access to the beach. It is a large, relaxed and accommodating house with the feel of a traditional beach cottage.

OBX II is a good family-sized property with 3 bedrooms and a pool. Situated nearer to Nags Head itself, many of the popular amenities (the beach, Jeanette’s Pier, restaurants) are all within walking distance. The kids love it!

Both houses are reasonably priced and offer great value for the premium locations that they are in.

Come and create some great memories in the Outer Banks!

"everyday's different at the beach"

Mike Olson purchased this house in 2008

Why Mike Olson chose South Nags Head

Ocean front offers it all. South Nags Head is away from all the heavy traffic and the beach is less crowded.

What makes this house unique

SO MUCH TO DO! Sitting in the hot tub over looking the ocean is incredible. Or grabbing your fish rod and walking down the beach to the pier. Or taking a break from the beach and relaxing in the hammock at the pool. This house has it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a beautiful week at the end of September this year... We came in just after a hurricane and rainy/cloudy/cool weather had been forecast for our week, but we had 5 lovely, warm and sunny days! The house (OBX Life) is nicely appointed with nice bedrooms and the family space is nicely laid out. We liked the pool too! Resort Realty is fantastic as well - we had an issue with the phone in the house, and they looked into and resolved it very promptly. Thanks for a great week.
Sep 2011
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South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No glass in hot tub or pool area. up to a $500.00 fee if evidence of glass in pool area.
  • All children under 14 years old must be supervised in pool and hot tub at all times.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private off upstairs master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs off hallway
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) two bunkbeds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7916665 based on 73 reviews

Absolutely loved!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful property right on the beach and beside Fishheads at the pier. They open Easter. We enjoyed being in the jacuzzi on the back deck looking out at the ocean. The beds and furniture are very nice, unlike some beach rentals. They have kept the place up to date and fresh. It was great when my parents stopped by that they could enjoy the view of the beach fully on the back deck since they have aches and pains at their age. We completely, absolutely adored this rental. Crazy 70 degree weather this weekend. We enjoyed watching the sun rise from the master bedroom without even getting out of bed. You can also see the beautiful moon rise!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU!! We hope you come stay again!
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OBX Life was a perfect fit for our family trip this year. Had a homey feel to it.

  • 4 of 5

Was in the process of being painted so outside was a little rough. Overall a nice place for vacationing with kids.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view of ocean

  • 4 of 5

The house sits high enough to look out over the ocean and beach from the house/porch. It’s really nice. We have stayed at other homes in the OBX that sit back too far to see the ocean from the porch.....although listed as oceanfront). Sitting on the porch with coffee or in the hottub at night with the ocean out front is great. It’s close walking distance to the pier (just a few houses away). There is a restaurant/bar on the pier, although it had not opened for the season yet, so that was a bummer for us. The house is close ....within a mile or Sam & Omies restaurant which is a favorite for us. This restaurant was open, so we enjoyed that and watched some March madness games there. The kitchen had plenty of pots and pans, dishes. The appliances all worked fine. Make sure to pack your own Tupperware, trash bags, paper products. There was a new Kuerig coffee pot, new toaster and new small coffee pot (apartment size).

We had bad weather so we played a lot of board games. We bought board games and decks of cards to play. So pack those items as well.

We had plenty, plenty of space, but there were only 4 of us. More could have stayed and felt comfy. It was comfortable in the sitting area to chill. The kitchen table is good for puzzles. Pack your puzzle. The washer and dryer, although not pretty, work good, in fact we used them on delicate because the washer was powerful. Pack detergent. The house has good bones and is a nice place. You can tell the house has been used for making a lot of memories. The house is being painted on the outside. The house could use a little TLC on the inside (paint, mattresses mostly). It didn’t affect our family in a negative way cuz we are pretty laid back, and it feels like staying in a family’s home. We have never been to OBX this early... mid March so we were unaware of how many businesses are closed for the season, but still enjoyed hang gliding, lots of fish at Wanchese, inside animated sports at Turfs Up on rainy days, Duck donuts ( the maple and bacon is the best), walk along the beach, the sand dunes, the wild horses and quality family time.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay and we had everything we needed!!! Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

OBX Life 1 is the perfect place to be for a relaxed stay at the beach. The house is comfortable and a perfect size to accommodate a small group of family and friends. The dining table has a glorious ocean view and the spacious living room invites togetherness, with plenty of space to enjoy provided diversions, including a large television and a wide assortment of puzzles and games. The kitchen is fully equipped, with plenty of counter space for meal preparation. With five bedrooma and three full bathrooms, there is plenty of space for an extended stay in perfect comfort. We so enjoy this home that we return year after year for a week or two.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Christmas ever at this gorgeous property.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with amazing hot tub overlooking the ocean. Relaxation paradise!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outer Banks Fishing Pier
Fish Heads Grill is here as well. Do not miss there 10 cent shrimp from 4 to 6 every evening!
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Fish Heads
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Fish Heads
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
In front of house
Nearest Point of Interest
Outer Banks Pier

South Nags Head offers uncrowded beaches and away from the heavy traffic. You are just feet away from the beach with your own private walkway. Fish Heads Bar is a great place to have a drink and listen to beach music in the evening. Or grab a rod and reel and fish off the pier. Both are only 300 feet away.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $175
Tax Rate 14.25%

Rate are subject to change until confirmed. Bed linens are included in the weekly rate during peak Summer season only. Bath towels are additional $7.00 per set. Bed Linens offseason are $90.00 for the week.
Reserve Home: 50% of the total is collected at the time of reservation. Remaining balance due 14 days prior to your stay.

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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