About the property
- Cottage1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cozy Beach Cottage, For Those That Want To Avoid The Crowd.
This OCEANFRONT is waiting for YOU. Pristine OCEANRONT with endless ocean views, and miles of beautiful beach. Once you are settled in you will not want to leave. Watch the sunrise and the steady parade of Dolphins from the 1st and 2nd level decks. YOUR very own private OCEANFRONT WALKWAY makes getting to the beach fast and easy.. A large open floor plan, with lots of windows, beachy colors and décor and magnificent OCEAN VIEWS are enjoyed by all. The ONLY way to get closer to the ocean is to be on a boat. Book “Sail’s Commission” today and enjoy a very relaxing vacation.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Michael VanCuren
My wife and I have lived on the Outer Banks for over 30 years. We love the beach and own several rental properties. Of all our properties, Sails Commission is our favorite and the one we use as our home away from home. You may ask why we need a home away from home while living on the Outer Banks. Once you have spent your vacation at this house you will see why. We live a simple life and this cottage is our refuge from the real world. Although the cottage is rented most of the time, we love the Outer Banks in the fall and winter. So when the cottage is empty we can usually be found sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful Atlantic.
Michael VanCuren purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Michael VanCuren chose Nags Head
Once you stay at Sails Commission, you will wonder why you stayed anywhere else and will want to return It is a great location and the cottage is perfect for families that don't want to travel with large groups. But if you are looking for a lot of fancy amenities this cottage is not for you. It is priced so that the smaller families can be right on the beach, without the hassle of packing up and driving to a beach access.
What makes this Cottage unique
Ocean Views, Ocean Views and more Ocean Views.... Beach, Beach, and more Beach. It is the reason you come to the Outer Banks to begin with. But the cottage is so much more. With fantastic views from every window in the cottage, the cottage is comfortable, clean and well maintained. The kitchen is fully equipped for those families that just want to hang out and prepare their own meals. You may even get lucky and catch a view of an occasional whale traveling north. There is a parade of dolphins most every day and the sunrises and stars in the night skies are amazing.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Great place to stay!
Spent a few days at this great beach home. The first days were cold and rainy, but when the sun comes out the view is incredible! Comfortable home with plenty of room. Location is great! Wish we had planned to stay longer!
Beautiful house- On the beach with ocean views to die for
We went with another couple, and really enjoyed our stay, the location on the beach was everything. And, the decor and amenities inside were terrific too. The kitchen has everything you need to cook as far as pots, plates and gadgets. The TV's were plentiful, the laundry machine, WI-Fi. We BBQ'ed out on the deck, we walked out the bedroom door onto beach and gathered shells. During the day we drove to different towns, like Duck, Kitty Hawk, we climbed the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and at night there were many great seafood restaurants for fried green tomatoes, shrimp, crab, fried chicken. Really nice trip, thanks!
Great house and amazing view!
We very much enjoyed our stay in Nags Head. The house was great and the view was amazing! Owner Michael was very accommodating and friendly. We will def be back if we make it back to the OBX! Wish the sand hadn’t blocked the walkway to the beach, but understand no controlling Mother Nature :)
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage and your visit. I am happy you will be back to my cottage if you visit the Outer Banks again. You are right about mother nature. As much as I try to keep the walk way clear of sand, she just wants to deposit more. There use to be 13 steps to take you down to the beach. Since the beach re-nourishment, the dune line in front of the cottage has grown considerably. Thanks once again for choosing my cottage and until next time, all the best.
Wonderful home, location, and owner
The first wonderful thing to mention is the beach house. It is a great space for a family trip. While the house is on the smaller side compared to other houses we have stayed in you don't really notice it because of a great layout and use of space. The bedrooms are spacious and the common areas have plenty of furniture for everyone to enjoy dinner or a movie together comfortably. It is also clean, well organized, and stocked with most of the necessities. The second thing to mention is the location. It was easily accessible, close to activities, and best of all RIGHT on the beach! At high tide it looks as if you're floating on the water. The views are beautiful and it is so convenient to be right on the beach with your own private walkway access. Lastly, the owners are so wonderful and are very gracious hosts. They went above and beyond to make our stay the best it could be from understanding our circumstances to leaving birthday cupcakes in the fridge. I have no doubt that if I needed anything they would have immediately been at our aid. If you're looking for a great house right on the beach provided by wonderful people then look no further. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay, we'll be back!
Thank you for your glowing review. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay and was happy with your lodgings. Your review is very descriptive and will be very helpful to future guest. I look forward to your return visit and I hope you will share my humble little cottage with your friends. Thank you once again for choosing Sails Commission for your trip to the Outer Banks.
winter visit: during cold snap
We found the home to be what we wanted and expected: a great beach-front location with a comfortable home. Unfortunately, the severely cold weather in late December imposed some limitations on our enjoyment of our stay. Michael did a great job in promptly responding to my calls with a couple of issues that we had. I would recommend this home for others, but I must qualify my recommendation based on the fact that we were not able to experience the beach home as one would in the summer.
Thank you for your review and recommending my property to future guest. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage and it was as you expected. I thank you again for your patience with the malfunction of the upstairs HVAC and happy to report the system is operating properly. One thing about the Outer Banks is you can never quite predict what the weather is like in the fall and winter. Typically the weather in December is cold, but this year our December has been bitterly cold, with record breaking freezing and snowfall in early January. I do hope that you will return again, perhaps in the summer so you and your family can truly enjoy our beautiful beaches. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. I look forward to your return visit.
We loved it!
My family- many from out of town- gathered together at this lovely house over the holidays. There were 7 of us altogether and each person commented at one point or another that he/she thought the house was great. I was pleased with the fully stocked kitchen, the ample public spaces on two floors, the great bedrooms with TV's and DVD players and the two bathrooms. We were comfortable whether we were all in the same room or off finding some quiet moments apart from the group. The house is very well maintained and comfortably appointed. And the view--can't say enough about that. We had a great time and will come back again!
Thank you for your review and all your compliments about the house. I am glad you and your friends and family enjoyed your Christmas at the beach. I have to thank you also for how nice you left the house after your stay. It was almost like no one had been there. I look forward to your return. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Although my cottage may be considered off the beaten path, it is still close to all major attractions such as The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Pirates Cove Marina and much more. You are also in close driving distance to many great restaurants and shopping. The convenient pedestrian path at the end of the driveway is great for bikers, joggers, or just a casual walk.
Rates & Availability
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Cancellation Policy: 13. HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given unless: a. The National Weather Service orders mandatory evacuation in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or a "mandatory evacuation order" has been issued for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest. The day that the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund: a. Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered, b. Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten their stay, to arrive after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and c. Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period. 14. CANCELLATION: In the event Tenant cancels his reservation of the leased property and said property is not re-rented during the entire term set out above, then all rent consideration previously tendered will be forfeited by Tenant and retained by Owner. All cancellations must be in writing. If the property is re-rented, then rent, taxes and/or security deposit consideration previously tendered by Tenant will be refunded to him, less a service fee of $200.00, plus any other reasonable costs to re-rent the property. The Tenant shall not assign this agreement or sublet the property in whole or in part. All sublets must be handled directly by property owner. Rates are subject to change prior to booking.