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Quaint Beach Cottage from Our Family to Yours.....

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Thank you for visiting our listing. Hopefully our beach cottage will be a place you will enjoy as much as we do, whether in the summer when it’s warm and breezy, or during the cold and windy months as an adventure!

Our “beach box”, as called on the Outer Banks, is a uniquely cute cottage large enough to accommodate a good sized family, yet small enough to give the simplicity and flavor of the area. It is located at the 10.5 Milepost just 2 neighborhood streets from the beach b/n the Beach Road and the 'bypass'. The beach access has space for approx 12 cars should you have more items than you can carry.

We are dog friendly (upon approval) with just a few rules..... your dog must be on a vet prescribed flea and tick preventative, not get on the furniture or beds (even the little ones), and be clean and dry before re-entering the cottage after time on the beach. The cottage is set up in the carport to accommodate a doggy bath, and dry-time.

Resembling a tiered wedding cake, the cottage is two floors. The second floor comprises the master bedroom with a king sized bed and a full bath with shower. The windows on all four walls provide a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the summer breezes while sleeping. The main floor offers 2 additional bedrooms, one with 2 twin beds, and the other with 2 sets of bunks. Both share a full bath with tub.

Also on the main floor is an open space family room, dining area, and kitchen. The new TimberTech deck wraps two sides of the cottage providing a great place to relax and read, eat meals at the outdoor table for 6, or just enjoy your morning coffee and afternoon sun.

Most of the OBX beach boxes are above ground level. Ours is no different, so you will enjoy the hammock swing under the cottage, as well as covered space for two cars, and the laundry/storage room for convenience. But perhaps one of the best parts of your stay will be the private outdoor shower and dressing area. Everyone who tries it for the first time never returns inside to shower again! You will leave our cottage wishing you had one at home!

I attempt to add a personal touch to your rental experience unlike a rental agency. When making an inquiry about our beach cottage, please be kind enough to include a short note and/or provide some info about your family. Looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks ~ Carol

Keywords: Beach cottage, affordable, clean, family oriented

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Carol

With a career in sales as well as being a mom of 4 kids who grew up vacationing and working summers on the OBX, I enjoy nothing more than time at the beach cottage, whether it's for a weekend or a week. 'T-shirts and flip flops' are the attire for a guaranteed fun and relaxing stay in Nags Head. I love sharing the cottage with folks new to the Outer Banks, so others can experience the same enjoyments of the area as we do.

Carol purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Carol chose Nags Head

Having grown up vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I wanted to enjoy the small town beach atmosphere as a permanent part of my life. As you come over the bridge you can't help but take a deep breath and leave all stresses behind. A walk on the beach alongside the waves, or along the beach road is a get-away all your own. But there is plenty to do to make memories with family and friends when you get back!

What makes this cottage unique

While staying at our simple beach cottage, enjoy the simplicity of walking to the grocery store and nearby shops, swinging in the hammock swing, enjoying dinner on the deck, and relishing the very private outdoor shower.

If you want to venture out, you don't need to go far to enjoy various water sports, fishing, the Wright Museum, miniature golfing, and the quaint town of Manteo with the NC's Aquarium and antique shopping. For a day trip, enjoy a drive down Rte 12 to Hatteras and its historic lighthouse. The drive and views are breathtaking!


Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One of the unique features of this beach cottage is the outdoor shower and dressing area constructed for enjoying the breezes with total privacy. After trying it, rarely do guests shower indoors! Also to be enjoyed is the double hammock swing under the cottage. Guests enjoy the short walk to the grocery store and eateries in the neighborhood. Once arriving, throw your car keys away!


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Quaint Beach Cottage from Our Family to Yours.....
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Perfect location, easy stroll to the beach and shopping.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was wonderful to work with. Great location with easy strolls to the beach, shopping and coffee houses!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great first time at the outer banks!!

  • 5 of 5

First time at the outer banks and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you Carol for opening up your home, it was perfect. We hope to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victoria, thanks for taking the time to write such a nice note. Nothing makes me happier than first timers to the OBX who enjoy being in my home! I'm so glad you thought it was perfect! Carol
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 30 second walk to the grocery store. House was very clean and we loved the outside shower and under deck seating area. This was a dog-friendly home and you wouldn't even know it's so well take care of. Carol was so helpful and easy to work with. Made me feel very comfortable as a VRBO first time customer. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a home in Nags Head.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sherri, for taking the time to post such a lovely note after returning home! I try hard to create a personal connection so guests feel welcomed and comfortable. Hope you'll return to make more memories with your family! Carol
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was as advertised and a short walk to the beach. It is located in a quiet neighborhood which makes relaxing a breeze. The house is also a stones throw from a Food Lion and a short drive to several very good restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cody for taking the time to write. I loved having you and Monica enjoy the cottage. When I arrived after you left, I found my favorite part of the cottage was not up to par..... the outdoor shower! I immediately unclogged the shower head but feel badly you probably did not get enjoyment out of it! My apologies. Hope to see you again next summer!
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Great location, perfect cottage that has all you need.

  • 5 of 5

Two couples and two dogs had a great Labor Day weekend. The cottage was clean and well maintained, had a great kitchen with everything you need (we cooked dinner two of the three nights we were there), it is 2 blocks from a great beach access in a nice neighborhood, it is a 2 minute walk from the new Food Lion, Front Porch cafe, Dunkin Donuts and more at Milepost 10.5. The outside shower was roomy (we never showered inside), the deck was great, we loved that there were games and cards to use and free Wi-fi. The owner made us feel very welcome and we can't wait to go back next Summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate great guests, including well behaved pooches. :-) Looking forward to seeing you in 2012!
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The cottage is just a block from the walking/running path that parallels the beach, a great opportunity for those who want a leisurely stroll or run. This paved path stretches from the south end of Nags Head to the north end of Kill Devil Hills. A focus of this area are the beautiful beaches and relaxed family life without the neon and noise of large resort areas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The $400 deposit reserves your date and is non-refundable due to cancellation at any time. Once the balance is paid 2 weeks prior to arrival, that balance is also non-refundable unless I can find another guest to fill your spot.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund