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Fantastic Semi-Oceanfront Cottage in Quiet South Nags Head

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps maximum of 8)

We are proud to offer our property for rent on a WEEKLY basis from Saturday to Saturday. Sorry, we don't accept partial week or weekend rentals.

We are taking reservations for 2017 and weeks are booking fast. Please check our calendar and act quickly if you see a week that works for you. If your week is available, you may click 'Request to Book' and enter your Credit Card information to immediately begin the booking process or you may elect to click "Get and Instant Quote" to see the total rental amount for the week of interest. We update this calendar regularly.

Please keep in mind that our policy is to always offer current-year renters first option of booking the same week in the following year. Therefore, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE INQUIRIES MORE THAN ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE.

Our cottage is meticulously maintained. It has been newly updated inside and out, including new furnishings and comfortable deck furniture!!

Please make sure to review the wonderful reviews posted by our previous guests.

Central air/heat, dishwasher, washer, dryer, microwave, (5) TVs, (1) VCR, (2) DVD players, Stereo with CD Player, highchair, foosball and game table in loft, HOT TUB, sundeck, deck furniture, gas grill, enclosed outside shower. Located just past the 20 Mile Post.

ONLY ONE LOT FROM THE BEACH!!! Enjoy Oceanfront Views and Access without the Oceanfront Price!!

Bedding feature: 2 Queens, 3 Twins & 1 Pyramid Bunk

TOP LEVEL: Living, Dining, Kitchen Area with Sliding Glass Doors to Open Sundeck. Gameroom with Foosball and Game Table

LOWER LEVEL: 2 Queen Bedrooms, Pyramid Bed and Twin in 3rd Bedroom, 2 Twins in 4th Bedroom, 2 Full Baths.


This link will provide a better description of the cottage's floorplan as well as additional pictures.

Come and enjoy a relaxing South Nags Head vacation. 'Good Day Sunshine!' is beautifully furnished and decorated where you can relax in peace and quiet. Whether you're watching the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the dolphins or pelicans playing, or the beautiful sunrises, you will be inspired by the views.

The beach is literally next door. It begins only about 75 feet from the end of your driveway. You will enjoy direct access to one of the best stretches of beach in Nags Head that is far less crowded and quiet. You even have the added security of a Nags Head Lifeguard Station positioned directly at the end of our street. That offers great piece of mind, especially with little ones. (Google Maps may still show Surfside Drive between our cottage and the beach but it was washed away a few years ago.) Escape the crowds and the noise you will find near the 'Big Road'. Walk the beach early in the morning to find beautiful sea shells or sea glass (our favorite). The wide sand beaches of South Nags Head are some of the cleanest beaches on the Outer Banks. Come sit, read a book, sunbathe, or enjoy a meal on our spacious and comfortable sun deck.

The Family room has a flat screen TV with DVD player, board games and stereo.

The Kitchen has plenty of updated cabinets with granite counter tops and has all the modern conveniences of home with a sealed top range, Microwave, dishwasher and a refrigerator. There are plenty of cooking utensils and silverware.

A storage area is located under the house for storage of your beach items. A foot wash is located adjacent to the stairs. A gas grill is located on the deck just outside the sliding glass doors. An enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water is located on the ground level.

Just at the end of our street is a jogging/bicycle/walking trail that extends for 6 miles along Old Oregon Inlet Road. This concrete multi-use path is excellent for taking an afternoon stroll or biking or rollerblading with the family. There's no busy road to cross to get to the path, so bring your bikes or rent them from on of the local rental companies and have them delivered to the cottage. Outlet shopping located only 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 watch the charter fleet come in with their fresh catch of the day.

Make your plans to stay in this wonderful semi-oceanfront retreat. 'Good Day Sunshine!' is the perfect venue for rest and relaxation. The area is quiet, but located only a couple of minutes from shopping, first-class restaurants, fishing and entertainment. This is a great location for your next summer vacation!

Please bring bed and bath linens and toiletries. We supply bed top covers and pillows. Linens and a variety of beach equipment can also be rented via local providers, please ask for references, if interested.

Please make sure to check our up-to-date availability calendar for the dates you are interested in.

To see the total cost for a particular week, simply click the "Detailed Price" button located under the large yellow "Book It" button on the right side of the page.

Keywords: beach cottage, semi-oceanfront, one lot from the ocean, oceanview, direct beach access

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

About Aaron

Over the years my wife and I vacationed in South Nags Head and had fallen in love with it through our many visits. Like many, we dreamed of one day owning a beach home. In 2009, our dream finally came true. While it was in rather rough shape when we found it, we knew we could turn it into a place that our family would enjoy. For the first few years of ownership, we rented out our home through a local property management company, but since 2012 we have enjoyed offering it directly to our guests through VRBO.

NOTE: Google Maps may still show Surfside Drive between our cottage and the beach but it was washed away a few years ago.

Aaron purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Aaron chose Nags Head


The proximity to the beach makes this a very special property. You will LOVE vacationing only steps away from the beach. Also, we live only two hours from the cottage, making it very convenient for us to visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first vacation in South Nags Head. We have been vacationing on Hatteras Island one or two times each year since 1993. We decided to try here due to access restrictions to Hatteras Island(as a result of Hurricane Irene), and we are glad to have done so. It is beautiful here, and I agree with an earlier writer, in all the years of coming to the NC shore, this house tops all others. Thanks!
Oct 2011
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South Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see page 2 of our Rental Agreement for our full Cancellation/Refund policy.
  • By accepting this Agreement, the Guest certifies they are at least 25 years of age and will be occupying the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 'Jack & Jill' bathroom adjoins the 2 bedrooms w/ Queen beds.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Pyramid bunk and a twin
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) Pyramid bunk
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Keyless Entry! No need to worry about getting the keys prior to your arrival, losing them during your stay or stopping at a rental office to turn them in when you leave! You will receive your own access code. This code is only good for your particular week.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fantastic Semi-Oceanfront Cottage in Quiet South Nags Head
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 81 reviews

Beautiful view of the ocean, very short walk to the beach. Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent perfect for a family of 5. Well stocked kitchen very modern decor.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Always love returning to Good Day Sunshine. Such a warm & inviting house. The new grill was nice. Aaron is super easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice vacation home !

  • 5 of 5

Home has everything you need ! Great location, right on the ocean, great views from the deck! Would love to stay there again ! Home is very well maintained. Thanks for everything !

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster Maryland

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough nice things about this home! We have been coming down here for six years and we love it! It is nicely furnished and always neat and clean. The location and the view are great! We will continue to come down every year as long as we are able. Thanks Aaron and family for having such a nice cozy place for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagleville, PA

Good day sunshine always a great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you once again for a pleasant and restful stay at Good Day Sunshine. The house is always clean and bright and well stocked kitchen! Always look forward to sitting on the porch taking in the ocean view.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our vacation here. The home is beautifully decorated, and the close proximity to the beach made it a perfect spot for our three generation family to enjoy together time!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return visit next year!
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Rates & Availability

South Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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