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Poppy's Cottage - Home-away-from-home - Awesome Location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sound Side, Great Location!

Poppy's Cottage Feels Like Home!!

This great family cottage has three bedrooms and is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. The master bedroom has a queen bed, cable TV and has a full bath with a shower. The second bedroom also has a queen bed, cable TV and access to a full bath on the hallway. The third bedroom has a single twin and a set of bunk beds and also has access to the full bath across the hallway.

The Open Floor Plan is awesome at Poppy's!

The living room has a sleeper sofa, two comfy lazy boy recliners and a loveseat. Flat screen cable TV with DVD player and a stereo/CD player. Free WiFi!!!

The dining area features a large square table, chairs and bench seating comfortable for 8. The kids and adults will enjoy board and card games at this great family table.

The kitchen is galley style with refrigerator, oven, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and more. It is open to the dining area and is well appointed with all you need to cook great meals while on your vacation.

There is a laundry area off the hallway with a washer and dryer.

NOTE: Bed linens and towels are not provided. Please ask us for rental information.

There are two, very private, outside showers under the cottage. Additionally, plenty of room for three cars under there too.

More Details

Tom Stephenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Tom Stephenson

After years of vacationing in the Outer Banks, Bill and Elaine Stephenson purchased what came to be known as 'Poppy's Cottage' in 1985. Bill had retired from 45 years service with the Newport News Shipyard and was ready for retirement and fishing. They shared their beach home with family and friends for many years. Elaine was known far and wide for her homemade crab cakes and pound cake. Bill caught the crab and fish and Elaine cooked and loved nothing more than looking on as family and friends enjoyed her hearty fare.

Elaine passed away in 1998 and we lost 'Poppy' in 2012. Their children and grandchildren plan to enjoy 'Poppy's Cottage' for many years to come and hope you will enjoy it too. While staying at "Poppy's" you will be in our home at the beach not just another rental.

Tom Stephenson purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Tom Stephenson chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

Poppy's family loves coming to their home in Kill Devil Hills. Here are just a few of the many things you can enjoy while staying here . . . Poppy's Cottage is close to everything on the Outer Banks!! There is a very, very short drive to several great beach access areas. After you enjoy the beach, take a stroll to the community gazebo on Bay Drive and watch the sunset. This is one of our favorite things to do - - best sunsets ever!! The Cape Hatteras Light House is just over an hour's drive to your south on Highway 12 and the Bodie Island and Currituck Lighthouses are even closer. The Wright Brothers Memorial is just down the street as are many famous Outer Banks eateries. The famous big sand dune JOCKEY'S RIDGE is just down the road in Nags Head and, after a sandy climb, offers the best view of this beautiful island.

If fishing is your thing, you have just a short drive to Pirate's Cove or Oregon Inlet where you can charter a boat and bring home all the fish you can eat. If golf is your thing. there are a ton of nearby courses for the novice and low handicappers :)

You can't go to the beach without playing putt-putt, eating ice cream or maybe taking in a movie. All of these activities are close by and easy to access. Additionally, the local Food Lion is just down the road too.

What makes this cottage unique

Let 'Poppy's Cottage' be your home away from home while you are vacationing in the Outer Banks. There is nothing better than sipping your favorite beverage on the front porch or peeling some steamed shrimp on the picnic table and feeling the cool beach breeze on your face.


Kill Devil Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Hallway Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower 3 - There are two outdoor showers - both with hot and cold water
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Vanity with Shower; Second Bathroom - Toilet, Vanity with Tub/Shower Combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Childrens Room 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Easy Drive to Beach Access, Grocery Store, Movie Theatre, Restaurants, Post Office, Banks, Coffee Shop ('Front Porch'), YMCA, Historic Sites, Pirates Cove Marina, Oregon Inlet Marina and Cape Hatteras and Tanger Outlet Mall. ALL are close by and easy to get to from Poppy's Cottage!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Poppy's Cottage - Home-away-from-home - Awesome Location!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Restful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Poppy's cottage, it was just the right size for us. (2 couples) We enjoy being together ,but like our own bathroom. It was very clean and furniture was comfortable. As this was just a short stay, we did not cook, but kitchen was well equipt. Tom is thinking of putting in a dishwasher which I think will be a good upgrade. Neighbourhood was quiet, which as we are retired, we really appreciated, would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Poppy's Cottage.
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Great little beach house!

  • 4 of 5

Poppy's Cottage was as advertised. Neat, tucked away, very comfortable. We were there with me and my wife and our 4 adult children for a 3 night family getaway. We would have spent a lot more for hotel rooms and wouldn't have had as good accomodations. Highly recommend, if this is your size and prove range.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us at Poppy's Cottage and glad you enjoyed your trip to the Outer Banks.
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Felt like Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Second year staying at Poppys Cottage. Yet again awesome stay. Very clean and well organized! Had an abnormal start but the owner was on top of the situation and was quick to get it taken care of. Over all this is a great place to stay. Very quiet neighborhood and close to many amenities!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Poppy's Cottage again! Appreciate the nice comments and glad that we we could quickly take care of the early 'hiccups."
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay here. The place was extremely clean and very well equipped. All of the beds were comfortable and clean. The two bathrooms and the kitchen were spotless. The living room was very comfortable with two sofas and two reclining chairs just inviting a person to sit and stay. We spent some time on the deck with our meals. Easy walk to the bay side. Easy drive to public beaches, shops, and food stores. We will definitly stay here in the future and recommend to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed your trip to the Outer Banks. Thanks for staying with us at Poppy's Cottage!
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Labor Day weekend

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a wonderful Labor Day weekend with the family at Poppy's cottage. The house was charming, 3-4 miles from Food Lion and Walmart, kitchen was well stocked, outdoor showers really came in handy after the beach! The bikes were a nice touch. We rode them down to the beach to watch the sunrise. A very relaxing and worry - free stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you had a great Labor Day weekend as that is an exceptional time to visit the Outer Banks. Thanks for staying with us at Poppy's Cottage.
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Would stay there Again. Already planning next year

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well organized. The owner stayed on top of emails up until the coming days of the trip. I would definitely recommend Poppy's Cottage to family and friends. We had a quiet and fun stay. Had so much fun we all wish we could have stayed.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the OBX. Thanks for staying with us at Poppy's Cottage and hope to see you again next year.
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Rates & Availability

Kill Devil Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.75%

A refundable damage deposit of $150 will be added to your rental. Cleaning service is included and upon inspection after departure, damage deposit will be refunded within two weeks assuming all is in good shape. Please call us for any specific questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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