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Tranquility Cottage-Only a Few Houses from the Ocean and Sound [ Waves, N. C.]

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 28 nights


About the property

Cottage /House , 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to 'Tranquility Cottage", your escape to the Outer Banks for a fun, relaxing vacation in the heart of Hatteras Island. Located in the Village of Waves, this Saturday to Saturday rental has direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. Whether you are looking for world class fishing, incredible surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, paddleboarding and kayaking or just wish to relax on the beach, our home will bring you peace and "Tranquility".

Our home offers 3 bedrooms, central air conditioning / heating, one full and one half bathroom plus a large outside enclosed hot/cold shower with attached changing area. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, TV and attached half bath. Bedroom #2 has a full size bed. Bedroom #3 has twin size bunk beds, sleeper sofa, TV, DVD and AM/FM receiver. The living room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player and AM/FM receiver.. Balcony has a reading desk with library of over 50 hard cover books. There is a separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer. The living room has a large cathedral ceiling with skylights to fill the house with sunlight during the day. The front deck has built in chairs and is large enough for private sunning. The screened back porch has a wet bar, ice machine, and deck chairs great for relaxing after a fun filled day to watch the sun set over the sound. There is an outside fish cleaning table with two sinks and running water. Top it off with a large outside charcoal picnic grill and you will call this your 'home away from home!' We vacation here ourselves, so it is maintained pristinely to the highest standards.

Known for it's prevailing southwest winds, Hatteras Island offers windsurfing and kiteboarding conditions like no other. The surf has incredible breaks for surfers of all abilities. If fishing is your fancy, it is available on multiple levels, including surf-fishing, pier-fishing, and offshore or inshore charters. You can also bring your own boat, launch it for free and keep it here on our property. If you like to drive on the beach, there are multiple entrance ramps available for your 4x4 vehicle.

Walking to the ocean or sound takes just minutes. Leave your car in the driveway and discover the fun filled activities just a short walk away. At the end of the street is a watersports shop, where kayaks, jet-skis, surfboards, kiteboards and paddle boards are all available for rent. Never tried any of these? They offer lessons to all levels as well. There is a Dairy Queen directly at the end of our road where you can enjoy an ice cream sundae after a hearty dinner at several restaurants only minutes away.

Regardless of where you have vacationed in the past, 'Tranquility Cottage' will offer you and your family a peaceful and relaxing environment. We hope you will want to return year after year like many of our guests.

Keywords: Cottage, Relaxation, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, Close to ocean and sound, great location for surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers, paddleboarders, fishermen, wildlife viewers, and beach lovers.

More Details

Thomas & Patricia Ramsin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Thomas & Patricia Ramsin

Tom and Patricia have been vacationing at the Outer Banks for over 30 years. Residents of New Jersey, they spend their free time surf fishing, boating, crabbing and enjoying their grandchildren.

Why Thomas & Patricia Ramsin chose Waves

The Outer Banks is like no other vacation spot on the East Coast. The Village of Waves is centrally located to many of the popular OBX hot spots.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether you are a water sport enthusiast, avid fisherman, or just looking for some family time, "Tranquility Cottage" will bring you exciting days and tranquil nights.


Waves Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • (Smoking indoors not allowed but permitted on front deck and back screened in porch)
  • Booking Cancellation by renter will have a 10% fee if cottage can be re-rented. However, if cottage remains vacant no refunds will be given.
  • See Lease Agreement for additional terms and conditions. Please fell free to contact owner anytime with questions or concerns.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet , vanity/sink and medicine cabinet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed hot/cold shower with changing area.
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , large vanity/sink and medicine cabinet
  • 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, plus an enclosed outside hot/cold shower with changing area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Queen sofa bed
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Bunk Beds (1), Queen size sofa bed(1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened-in porch with wet bar, deck furniture and ice maker. Outside enclosed hot/cold shower with large changing area. Outside fish cleaning station with two sinks and running water. Large front deck for sunning and relaxing. Ceiling fans in every bedroom and kitchen.


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Tranquility Cottage-Only a Few Houses from the Ocean and Sound [ Waves, N. C.]
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for our family! The place was immaculate upon arrival and the owner is absolutely wonderful to deal with. He even called a couple of days after our arrival to make sure that everything was ok. It was the perfect size for the 5 of us. The high spacious ceilings with skylights make the house sunny and bright. Nice sized kitchen and not only a front deck but back porch with screens, a wet bar, and icemaker so that you can enjoy the evenings outside. It is only a short walk to the beach and the outdoor shower was great after a long day at the beach. Whenever we come to the OBX, this is where we will always stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax in the sand and surf of this Waves cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house is EXACTLY as represented on this site - in fact, better!

We just came back from a wonderful, sun and beach filled week. The house was extremely clean upon arrival, and had more than enough room for us all. The kitchen is fully equipped, and had everything we needed and more!

The outdoor shower was a nice extra to get the sand off from the beach prior to entering the house - in fact, I used it all week to take my normal showers. It just felt so great to be outdoors!

The beach is literally a 5 minute walk, and the ice machine in the screened in porch made it really easy to pack up the cooler with lunch and beverages to bring down to the beach where we relaxed all day long.

Thomas (owner) was such a pleasure to deal with, and even called the day after our arrival to ensure we got there safely and see if we had any questions. The whole renting process was extremely easy and comfortable with Thomas.

The only problem we had was not being able to stay longer.

Will definitely be back! Thanks Thomas!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is a true gem. From the fantastic ground floor enclosed outdoor shower (with MUCH appreciated hot water), the screened in porch with the wet bar and ice maker, to the open deck on the front of the house- the outside is fabulous. The inside of the home is very bright and sunny thanks to the skylights in the living room, it's nice to lay on the couch and look up to see the clouds passing by. For the kitchen, I honestly believe that there are more gadgets and utensils in this home than I have in my own which was a pleasant surprise. The bedrooms are nicely decorated and the beds are extremely comfortable, all of which comfortably accommodated a family of six. The beach is no more than a five minute walk away with beach access easily available. I found this home to be in great condition as well as being immaculately clean and I would definitely recommend staying here. When staying here definitely check out the Dairy Queen down the street as well as Lisa's Pizzeria which has free delivery after 4pm. As for the owner, you could not ask for a better person to deal with when it comes to Mr. Ramsin and I appreciate his kindness as well as his promptness in answering/returning phone calls. I look forward to staying here in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk, Va.
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Hatteras to Okracoke
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nags Head, N.C.
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Norfolk, Va.
Car: recommended

Rodanthe Fishing Pier-featured in the movie 'Nights in Rodanthe' where Richard Gere and Diane Lane romanced, Beach access for 4X4 vehicles to drive on beaches along the ocean and sound. Excellent surf fishing, swimming and surfing from our beaches. Top rated fishing charters for both offshore and inshore depart from 2 different inlets, crabbing in the sound just a short walk away, free public boat launching ramps, beautiful natural wildlife trails located on Pea Island and in Buxton Woods. World famous kiteboarding spots, rated best on the east coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

Booking Cancellation by renter will have a 10% fee if cottage can be re-rented. However, if cottage remains vacant no refunds will be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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