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500 feet to the beach access! An OBX original!

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 500 feet to ocean

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This 1968 original is located across from the historic Wright Brothers monument at Milepost 7.5. It is an easy walk to the ocean with an amazing beach access that includes rinse off area, free parking, and boardwalk. Lifeguard on duty during the season! It is the perfect island getaway for couples. Total square footage is less than 600 square feet making this cottage ideal for two people.

El Cerrito Place is centrally located so whether you plan to see every lighthouse on the beach, fish from the pier, surf fish, book a charter, shop the outlet, or just relax on the beach, you are in the middle of it all while at the same time coming home to the quiet serenity of Salem Avenue.

Prepare a meal inside the newly remodeled kitchen or opt for the park grill located just off the front deck.

In the late afternoons enjoy an outdoor shower with the outdoor hot/cold bath house. Then, relax and watch the sunset.

El Cerrito Place features original hardwood floors, high wood-beam ceilings, bamboo shades, and lots of windows for an open feel.

Our goal with El Cerrito Place was to update it with modern amenities while maintaining the original character of a classic beach cottage. During the past few years we have worked hard to do just that, adding new lighting, stainless appliances, Hi macs counter top, new siding and windows, large wall-mounted flat screen TV, outdoor shower, rattan seating, Bali-style ceiling fan, composite deck, newly planked bathroom with solid surface shower, and original local artwork throuout. More to come, but for now that is El Cerrito Place!

If you are looking for upscale luxury, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a good, clean cottage that is a reminder of the original beach days, you have found your property.

Come, be our guest!

More Details

Lori Perry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Lori Perry

We are local to Northeastern North Carolina. We have always loved the beach and have owned several properties in the past, while searching for our 'dream property'. Well, now we have found it and given it a name- El Cerrito Place.

Lori Perry purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Lori Perry chose Kill Devil Hills

This cottage was built in 1968. The charm and originality of eras past is still very much alive in this place ! We have upgraded to cedar-shake style siding and have more plans to make other improvements over time while taking special care to enhance the existing architectural components.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is centrally located. You can walk outside and go to the street and see the Wright Brothers National Monument. You can walk just down the block and see the mighty Atlantic ocean. As you map out your itenerary, you will find that El Cerrito Place is the perfect place to start.


Kill Devil Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking. No pets.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , NEW walk-in solid surface shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , one dresser, closet, desk, window unit a/c
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , closet only, window unit a/c
  • Maximum occupancy is two (2) people.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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500 feet to the beach access! An OBX original!
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Cozy cottage for 2

  • 4 of 5

El Cerrito was delightfully cute. Very small as advertised, but comfortable for two people. Only 2 blocks to the beach and directly in line with the beach access, which was greatly appreciated. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and concerned about our enjoyment while we were in their home. The only drawback we experienced was the lack of television. You need a subscription (such as Netflix) to watch and we did not have that available to us. The cottage is located near to many restaurants and attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback. We strive for five star reviews, so we wish we had known you needed help working the TV so we could have assisted! Just like the listing states, we don't have cable but we do have Netflix. Netflix is povided for you. You don't need to have your own. Thanks for being our guests and we are so glad you had a great week!
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Comfortable little beach cottage...

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. Small, but clean and well appointed. Nice mix of older surf cottage with modern comforts. Perfect for a couple +1 looking for a base while enjoying the beach and all the area has to offer. We’ll be back next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Robert! We are pleased that you will consider us for your next trip to the Outer Banks! That means alot to us :) Toby and Lori
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Perfect beach getaway for 3.

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, retro beach vibe. Clean. Perfectly stocked kitchen. Hospitable, responsive hosts. Great location....quiet, but convenient. Lori and Toby, thanks for bringing El Cerito back to life.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review made me smile! Glad you and your family enjoyed your time at El Cerrito Place!
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Charlotte, NC

superb location for an OBX adventure week

  • 4 of 5

This small classic beach cottage was a nice private (vs. condo, hotel) and quiet getaway for the active couple located in a prime OBX beach location central to kayak, SUP and hang gliding adventures. Although not luxurious, the cottage was clean and appropriately furnished. This would have been a 5 star review had the bathroom been renovated to compliment the recently renovated kitchen (nice). Loved the outdoor shower. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit to OBX.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this cottage and loved it. The owners were easy to work with and the cottage was sparkling clean. I loved the way it was updated and still maintained its original charm. We used the outside shower every day! The cottage is close to everything. We are already planning a return visit. Thanks guys!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Ashville Street beach access


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

Note 1: Damage Deposit is customary, fully refundable if no damages, and is not taxable.
Note 2: A signed Rental Agreement is required to be received in order to secure the reservation
Note 3: Minimum age 35
Note 3: Prior to check in, you will receive the combination to our onsite lockbox containing your house keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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