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The Lady Bug, Traditional Nags Head Charm Close To Beach Restaurants Attractions

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Modern Conveniences WiFi Close To Beach, Residential Area

The lady bug cottage is an example of a traditional nags head beach cottage upgraded to include many modern features while retaining the traditional atmosphere. This three bedroom (1q, 1dbl.,2 twins,) 2 bath is a true classic nags head cottage. The cottage is conveniently located at mile post 11.5 in a residential area on a dead end street, 1.25 blocks from a direct beach access. The cottage is within walking distance of several restaurants, bars and the infamous Nags Head Fishing Pier and Pier House Restaurant and is in close proximity to shopping, Jockey’s Ridge and other local attractions.

The cottage offers a full kitchen, washer/dryer, flat screen tvs, dvd, outside shower, park style charcoal grill, beach chairs, Wi-Fi and more.

Whether you choose to relax on the beach, enjoy the screened front porch, ride your bike, or take a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood, you are sure to enjoy the charm and personality of Nags Head and the Lady Bug cottage.

A visit to the Lady Bug cottage and the Outerbanks will increase your appreciation for the cottage, Nags Head and the Outerbanks area.

More Details

Linda K. Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Linda K. Miller

As a family we have visited Nags Head and the Outerbanks for nearly four decades but on a more regular basis for the previous twenty years. During this time we have gained a love and appreciation for the area and people. We have had the privilege of staying at the Lady Bug Cottage for nearly twenty years and each visit has reinforced our love and appreciation for the amenities associated with the cottage and area. During this time we often fantasized about having a place in Nags Head and specifically in the neighborhood where the Lady Bug Cottage is located. During late 2012 we purchased the Lady Bug and plan to implement certain upgrades to the cottage enhancing comfort and convenience while retaining the traditionalism of a Nags Head cottage.

As working folks we understand the need to leave the routine of the working world and relax in an environment less demanding. Our quest for the Lady Bug is to retain and enhance an environment of safety, relaxation, convenience and amenities in an affordable manner. Washington Irving is quoted as saying “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure serenity of mind”. We see where the same can be said for a stay at the Lady Bug in Nags Head.

Linda K. Miller purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Linda K. Miller chose Nags Head

The Lady Bug Cottage is a traditional Nags Head beach box cottage featuring three bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen and living area with amenities providing convenience, comfort and safety. Located in a residential neighborhood on a dead end street between the highways vehicular traffic is minimal and lends its self to pedestrian activities such as walking, jogging and biking. The cottage is located 1.25 blocks from a direct beach access. In less than a five minute leisurely walk one can have their feet in the sand enjoying the sea breezes, dolphins playing, relaxing with a book or just taking in the spectacular views of the Atlantic. The shoreline along this stretch beach is conducive to wetting a line and is noted to be a productive fishing area. The cottage is also located within walking distance of restaurants including Tortugas Lie and the Pier House Restaurant located on the infamous Nags Head Fishing Pier. Additional attractions such as Jockey’s Ridge, Gallery Row and other attractions are in walking or biking range. Although located in a quiet residential area it is just a short drive to other fine eateries, shopping and attractions.

Guests of the Lady Bug will find a well appointed and maintained cottage with creature comforts and amenities that will contribute to your visit. Guests are provided with beach chairs and an umbrella eliminating the need to transport like items from home. The flat screen TVs allow for versatile viewing while the Wi Fi connectivity enables the use of the internet and e-mail.

The owner/operators of the Lady Bug have a goal of providing comfortable, clean, safe, relaxing accommodations in close proximity to a variety of attractions and amenities while providing value to our guests. We don’t think you will be disappointed.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the most unique benefits of the Lady Bug Cottage is its location. It is located on a two block dead end street in a totally residential area of Nags Head between the highways while providing easy access to the beach, restaurants, attractions and amenities. The beach is located within less than a five minute walk from the cottage with no major roads to cross. Amenities associated with the cottage for guest convenience include an outside shower, beach chairs, umbrella, charcoal park style grill, washer and dryer. Other amenities such as dishwasher, full kitchen and small appliances as well as flat screen TVs are provided. The cottage is maintained in a clean and orderly manner both on the exterior and interior. The cottage boasts a screened in front porch as well as an open deck on the rear.

The owners/operators of the Lady Bug implemented a guest evaluation program during 2013 providing guests direct input pertaining to the cottage. The guests evaluations have been extremely complimentary and their input has contributed to the overall plan for the cottage and much if not all items have been incorporated.

As the owners/operators of the Lady Bug Cottage we invite you to be our guests and provide your input. We believe your experience will be positive.


Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroo 1 is directly off Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Bath off of Hallway
  • Outside Shower w/ Hot and Cold Water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is a master suite w/queen and bath Bedroom 2 is a double bed with shared bath Bedroom 3 has two twin beds with shared bath All bedrooms have flat screen TVs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Lady Bug Cottage offers other amenities not reflected including beach chairs, umbrella and outside shower. The greatest amenity is location to the beach and other attractions including but not limited to restaurants, galleries, museums and others.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great place near the beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought our two dogs for a few days at the beach and really enjoyed our stay. Place was clean and comfortable. Living room has two recliners (two!), couch and love seat. Master bedroom has a step-in shower and closet (master bedroom even has its own back deck, which overlooks the backyard shrouded in trees). Ceiling fans installed in all the bedrooms and living room. The thick binder in the living room was packed with useful info. (recommended places to eat, area attractions, brochures, etc.). Spent one quiet evening relaxing in the large, screened-in front porch waiting for pizza to be delivered (warning: be patient. We ordered from Pizzazz Pizza-great food by the way-and the delivery time was 90 minutes, which they told us up front. And this is off-season). Love how close you are to the beach. Just a block and a half. House is on a quiet, dead-end road, which is perfect for walking the dogs (or just take them on the beach. No restrictions as far as when they're allowed on the beach that I could see. Should be on leash of course). We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fleming, Oh

Perfect location! Great price! Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that my husband and I have stayed at the ladybug with our two small dogs. We love the cottage! It's a short walk to the beach. Close to all of our favorite restaurants. Spacious and comfortable! We've never had any issues with electronics, plumbing, etc. The owners are very quick to respond to correspondence and very courteous. We love the ladybug!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Culpeper, Virginia

Perfect Quaint Vacation Get-a-way !

  • 5 of 5

Charming house was perfect for our family and small dog. Well furnished with all amenities and ample room for everyone. Located on a quiet dead end street with very short walk to beach access. You are able to hear the waves crashing on the shore from the spacious screened in porch. My 80+ mother managed the stairs and daily walks to the beach. Owners’ very accommodating, even replacing a broken beach umbrella (from prior renters). We would highly recommend this house for a great relaxing week at the beach. Will be back for sure !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suffolk, VA


  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house if you are looking for a relaxing get away. It is a short walk to the beach with direct beach access. We are a family with three kids and two dogs, everyone had plenty of room. There is a front porch that is great for the dogs. The neighborhood is great for the kids to play and walk the dogs. Everything you need for a great beach week! We will be repeat renters.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tortuga Lie, Lucky 12 Tav.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pier House Rest. & Tortuga's Lie & Lucky 12 Tav.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nags Head @ Bladen Street Access
Car: necessary

Bodie Island Lighthouse-Recently Renovated

Ocracoke Island - Great Day Trip

North Carolina Aquarium - Truly a positive experience for all

Fort Raleigh - Good Experience

Currituck Light House - Red Brick Lighthouse worth seeing

Elizabethan Gardens - Well worth the trip to Manteo

Wild Horse Viewing at North Beaches

Hatteras Light House, most photographed light house

Lost Colony -Live Theatre, History of the Outerbanks

Wright Brothers Memorial - Great Displays

Manteo Island Festival Park - Beautiful Place, many exhibits

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum - Good Experience


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Check In & Out: Check in time will be 3:00 PM on arrival date, Check out time will be 10:00 AM on departure date.
Weekly rentals are from Sunday to Sunday
Less than 5 nights will have a $50.00 custodial fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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