Oceanfront 4 bedrooms, 3 baths 2 decks with plenty of seating overlooks ocean
Frank and Beverly Henson
About Frank and Beverly Henson
Frank and Beverly are the proud owners of 'Mermaid's Tears' (Mermaid's Tears is another name for beach glass) 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 United States Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel. We have three Brussels Griffons, Frankie, Annie Rose and Scout, and they always travel with us to the Outer Banks.
Frank and Beverly Henson purchased this House in 2011
Why Frank and Beverly Henson chose Waves
The Outer Banks has been our favorite vacation spot for years. The other properties are VRBO #403480 (Rose Cottage) VRBO #584841(Beach House) both are located 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. 'Mermaid's Tears' is an exceptional rental property with all the amenities for a perfect family vacation.
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 late 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. Great early morning and late evening walks on the beach fulfill perfect days in Rodanthe.
Pets allowed - Dogs allowed with a pet fee. Max dogs 2 no cats.Dogs allowed with a pet fee. Max dogs 2 no cats.
No smoking - absolutely no smoking permitedabsolutely no smoking permited
Max guests: 12 - Refund if cancellation is rebooked minus $100 feeRefund if cancellation is rebooked minus $100 fee
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The house fit our needs great. The only thing I would say is that you need to get with your cleaning company. There was a considerable amount of dirt on the fans. Otherwise the family enjoyed and we had plenty of room.
Thank you for the five star review and most appreciative moving to our other house due to the high tides on Hatteras Island. Happy Holidays!
Review of Mermaids Tears
The house was very dirty when we arrived and there was nothing there to use clean it. We bought some things and cleaned - but it needs a major cleaning before it is rented again.
The house is not as pictured in the online pictures - there was no beach in front of the cottage and only one time a day you could go on the beach and walk.
Thank you for your review of Mermaid's Tears albeit only a two star rating. We are truly disappointed we did not meet with your expectations. We have had 83 reviews since we have owned Mermaid's Tears, and we have always tried to make it a perfect place for our guests....and our average score of 4.8 means everything to us....and 20 five stars out of the last 21 reviews. We really wish you had notified us or our Property Manager upon your arrival or some time during your 2 week stay such that an "army" of cleaners would be sent to take care of your housekeeping concerns. We have already forwarded your email to the appropriate personnel such as to improve in this area. We also wish your review had made a comment or two regarding Mermaid's Tears decor, comfort of beds, kitchen appliances, house layout, location in Rodanthe, deck furniture, etc. We would like to reach out to you to get a sense of these areas! Our pictures are updated each year and show exactly the beach location....certainly, high tides, nor'easterlies, etc often change the shoreline. Our experience over the 8 years we have owned Mermaid's Tears is that the high tide mark can change as much as 50' especially during the fall. We've also noticed much of the beach comes back during late spring and early summer. As you might have heard, Mermaid's Tears use to be about 100 feet closer to the Atlantic in 2018, but Hurricane Chris made us move the house back to the current location. Most guests like the close proximity to the beach and ocean as currently situated.
Relaxing get away
It was a super house could use some more dusting.
Unpredictable but beautiful vacation
Mermaid's Tears is absolutely beautiful from the lovely decorations, well stocked kitchen, gorgeous views and awesome location on the beach. The owners and property managers could not have been more responsive and helpful!! We were there for 2 weeks and the first week the storms hit causing flooding and unbelievable high tides. Even with that our family, especially the grandkids had a wonderful time! After our family left the second week was for me and my husband. The weather improved but my elderly father was hospitalized back home and then by phone I had to place him in a nursing home. But all of this was beyond anyone's control. This is an awesome beach house and we would recommend it to anyone coming to the Outer Banks! And a special thank you to Frank and Beverly for being so helpful and for being pet friendly!!!
What a wonderful, well written review of Beach House. Thank you. So glad you acknowledged the weather...as it does change almost daily...just wait a day or two and it will be nice. Thank you for the comments regarding our Property Manager as being responsive....sometimes they don't get the recognition they deserve. Please hurry back to the Outer Banks and Beach House.
Fantastic vacation home!!
The house was awesome and very pet friendly. The owner was very quick to respond to our questions. The house was very clean and in great shape. The fully stocked kitchen and grill was greatly appreciated.
The view and beach access (literally steps away) was better than we could imagine. Our favorite spot was sitting on the top deck watching the sunrise and the waves.
We would definitely recommend Mermaid Tears to anyone looking for an awesome home on the beach!!
Thank you for the very nice review, Joanna. Of all the reviews we get we hardly ever mention names; however, we love your name, so there...so happy you enjoyed Mermaid's Tears, especially the views, etc. Thank you for mentioning arriving and the property was "clean and in great shape". Our Property Manager does a great job, and they are often challenged a great deal at season's end. We will pass your review on to them....please return soon!