House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About frank henson
Frank and Beverly are the proud owners of 'Rose Cottage' as well as two other properties closeby. We have been vacationing/living on the outer banks for years and will retire in Rodanthe someday. It is the perfect place to be. Both Frank and Beverly are NC licensed builders. Frank retired from the US Marine Corps. We have three Brussels Griffons, Frankie, Annie Rose, and Scout - they always travel with us to the Outer Banks.
frank henson purchased this House in 2012
Why frank henson chose Rodanthe
The Outer Banks has been our favorite vacation spot for years. This is the third, and most recent, property we have bought in this area (The others are VRBO #426760 and #584841, a short walk down the beach). It's easy driving from our home in Greensboro, NC. It's close to great restaurants, shopping, golf, sightseeing yet very remote and very casual. Also, the Outer Banks is routinely rated in the top five US beaches by US News, National Geographic, ABC News and CBS News.
What makes this House unique
Sitting on the front porch in the evening while enjoying a glass of wine or ice tea, feeling the ocean breeze while watching dolphin, surfers and swimmers has become our most treasured time. Early in the morning, we'll catch up on news and sports via wifi while sipping coffee and snacking on delicious pastries. There is a blue single story house that sits to the front left of Rose Cottage = all of our pictures are current and accurate. Rose Cottage has direct access to the ocean via a 15 yard private path.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Better Than the Pictures! Can't Wait to Go Back!
More beautiful than the pictures, inside and out! The Cottage is well equipped with everything you need. Rodanthe is a quiet town equidistant from Nags Head and Cape Hattaras and the beach is 50 feet out the door of Rose Cottage! All the businesses in town are family owned. We loved the ability to be 'away from it all' but still within driving distance to all major points of interest- 25 minutes to both Bodie Island Light and Cape Hattaras Light, and 5 minutes from Pea Island, which was completely deserted for the most amazing sunsets every night. For anyone with food allergies, there is a Fresh Market store in Nags Head. Stop on your way through to Rose Cottage to pick up everything you need. Historic Chicomocomico Life Saving Station is within sight from the porch. The Rose Cottage neighborhood is small and most other renters were families with small children - no late night partiers in this area! Life Guards visited our beach daily for a few hours. The beach was never crowded and we didn't have to wade through people to get to the water. Right now, there is a pretty steep drop off at the ocean edge, perfect for boogie boarding and surfing. We saw dolphins one day, and lots of small fish. We turned the A/C off, opened the windows and listened to the surf while we slept. There's a clothes line on the porch for drying your beach towels. Sunrise from the porch is beautiful! The only thing we wish we could change is how long it takes to get to Rose Cottage from NY! We loved our stay and can't wait to go back!
OBX beach at its best!
Very quiet & peaceful neighborhood; we appreciated the private path to the beach; loved the porch and swing; great walks on the beach
First OBX trip
The house has a wonderful view of the ocean. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs with 1 full bath up and 1 down. The porch is lovely, very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was exceptionally well appointed as compared to other rentals at which we've stayed.
Not exactly ocean front
The house was actually situated behind another home, so only part of the porch is ocean front. The other part you're staring at the back of a house.
Thank you for your review and the four star rating. Our HomeAway/VRBO pictures are recent and provide accurate and visible views from several angles of Rose Cottage.and the ocean. As you know, Rose Cottage has a short, direct access to the beach.. The blue house to the left front does interfere with a full 100% view of the Atlantic Ocean, and we certainly want all of our guests to understand this prior to booking. Also, we have adjusted our booking rate because of this obstruction;. We also want our potential guests to know that when looking out the windows from the sofa or arm chair or sitting on the front porch, the view is hardly obstructed. and the view magnificent, Our reviews are very positive and continue to highlight the comfort and decor of Rose Cottage.
Beautiful, peaceful retreat
Love the cottage and its location on the beach. Easy access to the beach from the house. Nice to hear the ocean waves even when in the house. Saw dolphins one day which was exciting. Totally recommend this lovely cottage. My only complaint is the ceiling fan in the king bed room was so noisy that it could not be used. Other than that, the house is perfect and cozy for a beach trip.
Thank you for the nice review. And thank you for mentioning the ceiling fan in the Master Bedroom. We will have our maintenance team look into fixing or replacing the fan. Glad you saw the dolphins! Thank you again for the five star review, and particularly happy your visit was pleasant. Please return to the Outer Banks and Rose Cottage soon.
Lovely return stay
We spent 11 nights at Rose Cottage this year and once again enjoyed every relaxing beautiful moment. The cottage is perfectly situated to take advantage of all areas of the island. The quiet beaches of the ocean and sound and wonderful. The dogs love to play in the surf and swim in the bay and the humans enjoy the beauty and slow pace. The cottage is perfectly stocked with multiple amenities making cooking and dining in easy. We had a wonderful time.
We always have a special place for our many return guests as it shows us they love Mermaid's Tears, the Outer Banks and Rodanthe....all three family, friends and places for all. Thank you for returning, and we will be pleased to have you and your family return again very soon.