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.
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cozy Beach Cottage, For Those That Want To Avoid The Crowd.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 16, 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 South 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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Relax feet from the beach in a lovely cottage.
Michael VanBuren is the kind of owner that delivers on every detail while clearly laying out the renter’s responsibilities with succinct instruction. You can relax knowing he is just a text away if you encounter problems and he’s prepared the property before you’re even in sight of Nagshead. The cottage places you as close as you can be to the beach.
Thank you for your review and your kind words on my performance as your host. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage and was able to relax after a grueling campaign season. I hope you do not wait until your next election cycle to return. I must say you had me running for the dictionary with the use of the word succinct.
I love learning new words. So to add a little humor to my reply, the word for the day is succinct. Adj. something written or spoken briefly and clearly expressed. Until next time, all the best.
Lighthouse tour of the Outer Banks
We had a wonderful time. Gorgeous sunrises right on the water. The nautical decor was perfect. Spacious areas upstairs and down for us to gather together. If the weather had been warmer, we would have lived on the deck facing the beach; grilling out and eating at the picnic table every meal. If we are ever in the area again, this would be our first choice!
Thank you for your review. Your greatest compliment is wanting to return to my cottage. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Until your next visit, All the best.
Excellent Return Visit
Mike, we had still another wonderful stay in the cottage and again appreciated your attention to detail. Even the weather mostly cooperated! In the minor suggestion area I'd propose replacing two of the white upper deck chairs with tall chairs so the surf view is not blocked by the railing. All in all a spectacular visit! Thanks so much for everything. We'll stay in touch. Jim & Barbara
Thank you for your review and for being a loyal returning guest. I am glad your return visit did not disappoint and you had a good time. Thanks for the suggestion, I will do my best. First I have to obtain permits for some sand relocation that is encroaching on the cottage. Hopefully that process will not deplete my maintenance budget for 2019. Keep in touch and I hope you will return again next year.
Perfect for our group!
Sails Commission was the perfect place for our girlfriends' getaway at the OBX. The cottage was just as represented on the website. We loved the large upstairs living/dining/kitchen open concept area and that it walked right out to the oceanfront balcony. Everything worked well including the WIFI and DVD player that we used. I had not previously stayed at South Nags Head so it was a pleasant change to stay there for me. Close to restaurants that we tried and loved such a Black Pelican and the Blue Moon, We even went to the close-by Bodie Island Lighthouse one day. Michael was very accessible and helpful and even got the cottage ready for an early check in. Thank you, Michael. I will definitely consider Sails Commission on my next group trip to OBX!
Thank you for your review and kind words. Your greatest compliment is a return visit. Your review is most helpful to future guest and recommendations or restaurants and tourist sites is a plus. I am glad you and your friends enjoyed the cottage and it was everything you expected. Until your next trip, All the best.
This was our second time renting this cottage. We love this place and hope to return again. This cottage is right on the water and has everything needed to enjoy a great vacation. It is very clean and well kept. Michael (the owner) was great on keeping us updated about hurricane Florence as to when we could arrive, so we were able to enjoy a wonderful vacation.
Thank you for your review, but most importantly being a return guest. Your compliments are very gracious. I look forward to your next return and hopefully there will be no interruptions from hurricanes. Until the next time, all the best.
Great house and location! Ocean views are perfect. Very easy and convenient access to the beach..right on the ocean! Great outside shower and the kids loved the foot washing station! Owner is very outgoing and attentive. Very helpful! Thank you so much for helping our family have a great vacation!!
Thank you for your review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. Yes the foot wash is a new feature added this summer. I hope it helps reduce sand in the cottage and make your stay more comfortable. I hope you will return again, all the best.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.