Oceanfront 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
About Frank Henson
Frank and Beverly are the proud owners of 'Mermaid's Tears' 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 Henson purchased this House in 2011
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 other is VRBO #403480 and is 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Loved our stay at Mermaids Tears
I would recommend this property to anyone. Beautiful views, comfortable beds, super close to the beach. My entire family had a blast and we will come back every year.
Perfect Ocean Front Get Away
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Mermaids Tears! Being ocean front was AWESOME & allowed us to fully enjoy the beach. The kitchen was fully stocked and the open area was perfect for us to gather for meals! The windows & sliding glass doors allowed for an open & airy feel with a GORGEOUS view of the ocean. The double decks provided a wonderful view as well😀� Definitely a GREAT place to rent!
Mermaid's Tears -- the best ever
We've traveled to OBX for 30 years and have stayed at many different places. Without question, Mermaid's Tears was the best of them all. The view is almost heartbreakingly beautiful. The shore was just a few steps away. The deck became my perch for every morning and evening (with a glass or two).
The house itself is exceptionally decorated and appointed. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped with about any tool or utensil a foodie would ever need.
I have to hand it to the Henson's. They put together one beautiful property at which it was so much of a deep joy to stay. I dearly miss it already.
The only concern I had was that the property management was tough to connect with via phone. I understand that the lines get busy, so I suggest that management should be contactable by text or email as well.
Perfect Beach House
This was the perfect beach house. It was clean and the kitchen was stocked with most appliances or utensils you could need. We loved how perfectly decorated it was. Our kids (ages 4 & 6) loved the room with the double bunk beds and they liked to have "adventures" in their every day. They also liked trying to see how many mermaids were in the house. The deck is amazing, the views are spectacular and I don't think you could get any closer to the beach. The actual beach itself was super quiet and not at all crowded. The area itself was not as commercialized as other parts of OBX, so if you are looking for a lot of things to do, then this may not be the area for you. However, there were plenty of little shops to visit that are super close by (including a mini golf/laser tag/arcade right around the corner). We typically sat out on the deck each night just watching the waves. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone needing a relaxing vacation.
Had a GREAT week. Sunrises were amazing. House had everything ANYONE would need. Top deck is where we lived. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.
Thank you very much for the FIVE STAR review, and especially your notice that Mermaid;s Tears has everything ANYONE would need. We spend a lot of time going to HomeAway/VRBO Summits understanding exactly what guests want in their destination house....and we make it happen. Please return soon to Mermaid's Tears and to the Outer Banks.
Perfect Beach Getaway
If you want a quiet beach getaway, this is the place! It is right on the beach with access to the ocean right out your doors. Everything you need is there. A place to wash the sand off before going in the house, nice grill for cooking and more! We were fortunate to see about a dozen dolphins one night feeding. We spent a lot of time on the deck just taking it all in. Fishing can be done right in "your backyard". It was an awesome stay and the owners are very responsive answering questions and giving suggestions.