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Outer Banks Oceanside Cottage 'Sonrise' in Kitty Hawk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Kitty Hawk Oceanside

Great ocean views available in this lovingly decorated semi-oceanfront cottage located only 200 ft. from the beach access. Sip your morning coffee on the screened porch or deck overlooking the ocean. Enjoy a swim in the private pool, (which has recently been converted to saltwater)or relax in the hot tub at the end of a busy vacation day. This cottage offers three bedrooms and a loft area with a pull-out sleep sofa. TVs are available in all bedrooms, the great room, and the loft area. You don't want to miss the opportunity to vacation in this charming oceanside cottage.

Susan Mercer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Susan Mercer

My husband Tom and I live just across the Virginia state line in Chesapeake. He is a minister and I am a special education teacher in Chesapeake Public Schools. I have dreamed of owning beach property throughout my entire life. Recently we had the opportunity to make this dream come true with the purchase of Sonrise (formerly called Marjo). We have four children-three sons and a daughter. Our oldest son is married to a wonderful young lady and they have blessed us with a grandson. Our daughter is a minister in Virginia Beach. She just got married this fall. Our younger sons live with us and continue to keep us busy. We love to spend time together at the beach and are looking forward to making many special memories at Sonrise.

Susan Mercer purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Susan Mercer chose Kitty Hawk

When we began our search for beach property with our real estate agent she put together a list of about 17 properties for us to view. Sonrise was the very first cottage we saw. We both really liked it, but wanted to view other properties as well. Although it wasn't the fanciest cottage we saw, Sonrise had a compelling charm that kept calling us to return. We love the layout of the cottage with so much of the living area overlooking the ocean. We love having a private pool and a hot tub to relax in after a long day. The master bedroom has a king bed and a private balcony overlooking the ocean. Who could ask for anything more? We hope that you will enjoy our home as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

'Sonrise' is located near shopping, restaurants and grocery stores. This oceanside cottage is extremely convenient for a beach vacation. Beach access is only 200 ft. away. An outdoor shower is available to help you rinse off before going back into the cottage after a visit to the beach. A private pool gives you the ability to swim not only during the day, but also at night, and for those times when the ocean is just too rough to safely swim. There is nothing more relaxing than a little time in the hot tub at the end of a long day. The cottage is beautifully decorated and will allow you to peacefully relax and enjoy your time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


Kitty Hawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master bedroom has a breathtaking ocean view.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) located in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) located in bedroom beside living area, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds are located in the upstairs bedroom near the top of the stairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleep sofa is located in loft area upstairs
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Outer Banks Oceanside Cottage 'Sonrise' in Kitty Hawk
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Another Great Sonrise Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had another great week at Sonrise this year. The weather was perfect and the cottage was great again this year. We have stayed at Sonrise for many years now and will return. The location is perfect and the owner's keep the house in great condition. We enjoyed the pool and the hot tub throughout the week. The owners are very friendly and alway's a joy to work with and keep in touch with throughout the year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great vacation, and are so happy that Sonrise is your vacation destination. You always take great care of our place. We so enjoy catching up with your family each year! Thank you for being such wonderful guests!
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Sept 2017 Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house, location to the beach and all you could possible need for a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice stay! Thank you for taking such good care of our cottage during your stay!!
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A perfect week in OBX!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week. The house was perfect in every way. The ocean is steps away and the several decks make perfect viewing spots. It is especially nice to be able to sit outside and drink the morning's coffee. Although the ocean was too rough for swimming, the pool is lovely and the owners provide floats and rafts. The hot tub was perfect for cool evenings. The house was clean and very well equipped. It had everything that we needed and more than we expected. Susan was easy to work with and always accessible.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your week. You certainly did have some rough seas that week, but glad you didn't have to deal with terrible weather. Thank you for taking such good care of our place during your stay!!
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Great vacation at SONRISE cottage

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described the salt water pool was wonderful and the proximity to the beach was great. The owners were a joy to work with and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Tom and Susan
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Beautiful beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in the Outer Banks! We feel very lucky to have found such a beautiful beach house in a nice quiet area! It had everything we needed! The pool was a hot spot for us with our girls and the ocean right across the street! And we truly enjoyed the screened in porch, where we ate all our meals! Susan was wonderful with all details! Thank you again and we plan to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We so enjoy our beach cottage, and are very happy when our guests enjoy themselves. It is nice to be in a quieter area of the beach, and the pool is a lifesaver when the ocean is too rough. Thanks for taking good care of our place, and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Susan
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A five star stay at Sonrise

  • 5 of 5

We experienced a great family get away at Sonrise in Kitty Hawk. This was our first visit to the Outer Banks and it was so enjoyable. The cottage location provided easy beach access, the beach chairs were a plus, the pool and hot tub were a hit. We watched the dolphins swim up and down the beach!! It was great and very relaxing! The cottage was laid out nicely with the screened in eating area and the balcony off the master. The kitchen was adequately equipped and the charcoal grill was nice for cooking outside. Susan was such a great help during the deciding process, the reservation process and always able and willing to answer my many questions! Thank you for allowing us to share your cottage! We hope to return!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation, and would be happy to have you as guests anytime! Thanks so much for your kind words!
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Car: necessary

Sonrise is located on the beach road at MP 2 in Kitty Hawk.This means that you are almost there as soon as you cross the bridge to the OBX. Beach access is only 200 ft. from the cottage. There are several restaurants close by including The Black Pelican and a local favorite, Henry's. We really enjoy Chilli Peppers at MP 5.5 on the main road, and Kill Devil Grill at MP 9.5 on the beach road. John's Drive-In on the beach road has amazing milkshakes and delicious fast food. Numerous restaurants and shops are located throughout the Outer Banks. A trip to the grocery store is a quick 5 minute drive. Tanger Outlet Center is only 14 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax

We will rent for partial weeks off season subject to availability, but we only allow weekly rentals in October and May. Holidays subject to additional fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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