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GREAT OCEAN VIEWS! Only 250 ft from the Ocean!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Only 250 feet to the Ocean, Located at MP 17.5

--LAUGHING GULL COTTAGE--is located at Mile post 17.5 on the Beach Road.

This Affordable Ocean Side cottage is located in an ideal and family friendly area. Laughing Gull 1 is part of an Ocean Front community with its own Private Beach Access.

There is a Life Guard at this location.

The rooftop Crows Nest offers panoramic views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding areas.

It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 12 people on two levels.

The entry level offers 2 bedrooms, bath, and a large laundry room.

The laundry room is located near the entrance so it is great for storing your extra items. It is equipped with a full sized Washer & Dryer.

As you ascend to the top level, you will be pleased to find the living room clean and comfortable. The Sleeper sofa can be pulled out for additional accommodations.

The kitchen and dining area are bright and cheery while offering plenty of seating for everyone.

Off of the living room is the Master bedroom which has a king sized bed and an adjoining full bathroom en suite.

Walk outside and enjoy the deck, the screened in porch, or go up top to the Crows Nest.

All of the bedrooms are equipped with their own TVs and the living room TV has a VCR/DVD player. Free WiFi access is also provided.

The front porch has 2 rocking chairs to relax in as you barbeque your favorite dinner on the charcoal grill.

We didn't forget your Furry family! You will have peace of mind knowing that your pet is safe in the chained linked fenced area.

For your convenience, there is an outside shower that is fully enclosed and equipped with hot & cold water.

Where is the beach? Just a short walk down the driveway and your toes are in the sand!

Master Bedroom - King bed

Bedroom #1 - 2 Queen beds

Bedroom #2 - 2 Sets of Bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Living room - Queen Sofa Bed

Parking for 2 cars.

Pet Friendly

PET FEE AND OTHER OPTIONS MUST BE PAID FOR SEPARATELY:

$75 pr wk pr pet+Tax.Or $15 pr day pr pet+Tax

OPTIONAL FEES: 1. Amenity package ($100.00) Includes sheets, towel sets, toilet paper, soap, dish towels, 1 roll paper towels per kitchen, dish washer detergent & / or liquid.

2. Hurricane insurance (5% of your total).

3. Beach chairs (sitting) & umbrellas rental ($10 ea. per week)

4. Pet fee is $75 per pet per week + tax.

Or if less than a week, Pet fee is $15 per day per pet + tax.

Please note: If you pick a future date, please confirm with us that the rate is correct. We are a small group and update our rates as quickly as time allows. **

*******Whenever a date is available, you can contact us 3 days before for a Great Discount! Please contact us directly to inquire.****

***Please note: If you pick a future date, please confirm with us that the rate is correct. We are a small group and update our rates as quickly as time allows. **

Special events are welcome with Free event fee.

College students considered with student rate and an additional security deposit.

More Details

Property Manager
Harriet Barr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

About Harriet Barr

Sadly our owner, Dr. Sarah Forbes passed away in 2011.

Dr. Forbes was a compassionate physician, who was dedicated to her patients becoming Norfolk General's first female resident, and eventually chief resident of OB/GYN. In 1958, she became the first female physician to open a private OB/GYN practice in Newport News, in which she successfully and lovingly practiced.

Dr. Forbes was the first woman to be selected to the board and the first female president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, where she was honored as a member of the "Wall of Fame" - the first and only woman to be so honored in the club's 65 year history.

Among her many awards were the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' Humanitarian Award in 2007 and the Medallion Award, the highest recognition The Boys and Girls Club of America presents to volunteers.

She served as president of the Virginia Peninsula Academy of Medicine, the Newport News Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Newport News Medical Society, and the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Her concern for her patients, affection for animals, and love for community lead her to support many organizations. Cancer Society, the Newport News Medical Society, and the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Her generosity benefited many organizations, including The Family Planning Council, First Baptist Church of Newport News, The Peninsula SPCA, the Mariners' Museum, Riverside Hospital, and Christopher Newport University.

All of our vacation homes are owned by Dr. Forbes' Estate which continues her legacy by using our profits to make regular donations to the charities she loved.

We take care of the houses like she would have wanted.

What makes this house unique

Only 200 feet from the ocean with a ROOF TOP CROW'S NEST!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We liked staying ocean side with no street to cross. The beach was just down the driveway. My dog enjoyed the fenced area too.

We sat up in the Crows Nest at night & enjoyed the stars and ocean.
Oct 2017
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Amenities

South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed shower with Hot & Cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sofa bed
  • Entry Level: 2 bedrooms: Bedroom #1 - 2 queen beds Bedroom #2 - 2 sets of bunk beds 1 full bath, washer/dryer Top Level: 1 master king bedroom, 1 full bathroom,
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

3.3/5 -
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GREAT OCEAN VIEWS! Only 250 ft from the Ocean!
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 4 reviews
Bedford, VA
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No ready for rental

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While the property was clean and near the beach, it is not yet ready for the rental market. The crows nest was in need of repair and therefore off limits to us. Really a shame as the crows nest would have afforded the only view of the ocean. We checked in on Friday, and found that the upstairs shower sprayed water up to the ceiling with a broken shower head. We contacted maintenance on Saturday morning. He was literally there in under a minute. He went to get another shower head and within 20 minutes the problem was solved. However the property still has a few issues. The floors crack as you walk on them, seems like a problem with the linoleum coming unglued from the floor beneath it. They seem to be working on the place, it has new windows and a fresh coat of pain on the front porch but it needs some TLC before it gets a thumbs up from me. Sorry "LAUGHING GULL 1", we won't be back.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. The Crows nest has been completely rebuilt and is ready for guests to enjoy. We have the flooring scheduled to be replaced this year and the interior to be touch up. We hope you will come and visit us again or one of our other propertes. Thanks Harriet Barr
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Great Time

  • 4 of 5

I booked this cottage as it was close to beach and all water activities, had great time with friends and family at this place. it is very convenient for 11 people. Would try to go back during summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC
5

Love that Crows Nest!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. The master bed was comfortable. When not at the beach, I could enjoy the fresh air inside the screened porch without being bothered by insects.

But best of all was the Crows Nest! Sitting up there was so serene and the view is fantastic!

We really liked being able to bring our dogs. The fenced yard was really convenient.

Also, Nags Head lets you take your dog on the beach any time of day. They loved it!

The staff at Rentals on the Ocean go above & beyond attending to every need.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.08 Miles
Sam & Omies
Nearest Ferry
58.5 Miles
Cape Hatteras
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nags Head Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 158
Nearest Restaurant
0.08 Miles
Owens, Fat Boyz, Sam & Omies
Nearest Beach
Nags Head

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

PET FEE AND OTHER OPTIONS MUST BE PAID FOR SEPARATELY:
$75 pr wk pr pet+Tax.Or $15 pr day pr pet+Tax

*******Whenever a date is available, you can contact us 3 days before for a Great Discount! Please contact us directly to inquire.****

***Please note: If you pick a future date, please confirm with us that the rate is correct. We are a small group and update our rates as quickly as time allows.
These Optional Items are Not Included in your Rate but may be added:
1. Pet fee is $75 per week per pet + tax.
Or if less than a week, Pet fee is $15 per day per pet + tax.
2. Amenity package includes sheets for all beds, 1 towel set per person, 1 toilet paper and 1 soap per bath, dish towels, 1 roll paper towels per kitchen, starter set of dish washer detergent & /or liquid
Ask for price*
3. Hurricane Insurance: We offer Hurricane Insurance that will reimburse you should the island be evacuated due to a hurricane. The price is 5% of your total.
4. Rental of beach chairs $12, umbrellas $15 each for the entire week rental.
5. Early check in (1:00 ). This service is offered, based on availability on a “first come, first served” basis for a limited amount of houses. $100 + tax
6. Late check out (12:00). This service is offered, based on availability on a “first come, first served” basis for a limited amount of houses. $100 + tax
+ tax.

Special events are welcome with Free event fee.

College students considered with student rate and an additional security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund