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4 minute WALK to the beach, updated, affordable, owner managed, great reviews!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cozy, clean, and close to the beach!! Owner operated and flexible dates.

Look no further...The reviews say it all! If you want to be within walking distance to the beach, close to many restaurants and attractions, be in the heart of the Outer Banks, then Tip Sea is the place for you. Updated with lighter paint colors and shabby chic decor and furniture, it is centrally located at milepost 9.5. Tip Sea is in a great location not only to the beach, but also within walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping. It is a straight shot to the beach road, with a choice of two beach accesses. The cottage has three bedrooms, two queen beds, and two twins. There are two full bathrooms, with one connected to the master bedroom. The updated kitchen, which overlooks the family room, has the perfect bar/island which can seat up to five people, with more standing around. After a long day on the beach or an early sunrise, Tip Sea has a wonderful covered front porch to sit and relax, or to make use of the picnic table, maybe for those nights where you want to spread some seafood and watch the sunset. There is also an outdoor basketball hoop as well. . There is a basketball hoop for those days anyone needs to show off their Micheal Jordan moves. The cottage is stocked with all your vacation needs. Linens and necessities (toilet paper, paper towels/detergent/etc.) are not included, but you can rent linens if needed with the rental company located on our street (additional charge with them), or you can bring your own. Outside there is an enclosed shower, so you can rinse off straight from the beach. There are a few beach chairs, or you may choose to bring your own, or rent some from the rental shop. There is a charcoal grill if you want to grab a steak/oysters/shrimp from the Harris Teeter across the street. On those rainy nights, Tip Sea provides a variety of family games, WiFi, DVD player (Redbox at Harris Teeter or choose from my dvds at the cottage), and cable t.v. We hope that you feel at home the minute you walk into Tip Sea, and we want you to have the most relaxing vacation ever. It doesn't get much better than this. Grab a bag, pack some flops, and Tip Sea will be waiting.

Debra or Evan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Debra or Evan

My husband and I enjoy going to the Outer Banks a few times a year, whether it is for our yearly summer rental, or a weekend getaway in the off-season. I have grown up coming here over the last 40 years, and a dream of mine was always to have my own beach cottage, and after getting to know the Outer Banks, my husband felt the same. We have 3 boys, and they love visiting as well. We have rented from wonderful owners, and our hope is that our guests say the same and enjoy Tip Sea as much as we have enjoyed places we've rented. We are extremely excited to get our first season started, and we hope that you will join us!

Debra or Evan purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Debra or Evan chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

Location to the beach, light colors/kitchen updated, in the center of OBX, nearby restaurants, shopping, activities, and attractions. Also, when renting, we always looked for places on quieter streets, yet centered within it all. Tip Sea offers just that. Our number one priority is having Tip Sea be your home away from home, and we like for any renters to leave feeling that way. Because we rent it out ourselves, we are able to immediately answer any questions or give tips on things to do/where to eat in the area. We hope you trust what reviewers have said, and give Tip Sea a try!


Kill Devil Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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4 minute WALK to the beach, updated, affordable, owner managed, great reviews!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Cute Beach house, plenty of room and very clean

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome beach house! The location is great and the walk to the beach is short. the house is roomy and offers plenty of space to spread out. Best part is the owners! I was in constant contact with her and she made sure we had what we needed. Can't wait to visit again next season! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT location, GREAT communication, Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the OBX and this house turned out to be the perfect choice. In the middle of everything but on a nice, quiet street. The beach, resturants, a bar, and a beach toy rental facility were less than two blocks walk. We explored all the way from Duck to Ocracoke and realized this location was a perfect home-base for experiencing everything. The house and neighborhood were peaceful and relaxing after a busy day out playing. The house was very clean and everything worked like it should. Loved the outdoor shower tucked away underneath! The owners were great to deal with. Answered questions quickly, gave good advice, very nice people. Will rent there again next time we go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince George VA

Nice relaxing weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

6 of us decided to have a nice relaxing weekend of no clock punching in the corporate world! The dining room and kitchen were a nice size to accommodate the group of people we had for the weekend. The location was great for dining out and shopping. The beach access was not to far away. The bedrooms were decent size. The covered patio was very nice to relax outside during the rainy days.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting and leaving the cottage so nicely. We appreciate you visiting, and Tip Sea looks forward to your next stay!
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Awsome weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the weekend here and loved it. We enjoyed Tip Sea, it is located close to some great dining spots we especially loved Mama Kwan's and the wings from Kill Devil grill were superb. Its only a short walk to the beach access and there is a rental store close if you need any beach items. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your cottage, we will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you can visit again! :)
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Just perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent just under a week here and loved every minute. Our kids are 5,3,and 18 mos. We easily walked to the beach and used a wagon to haul our stuff using the beach access to the left. The location was awesome. The brewery was super fun and kids can play and run around outside there. ..There's an awesome pirate jungle gym. We happened to go to slice pizzeria next door on the Monday we were there and cheese slices were only a dollar in the off season and the other types were sooooo good. We used the south access of jockeys ridge several times so our kids could play in the shallow, calm water. And if you happen to be a YMCA member the Y was awesome, too. They honor reciprocal memberships starting Oct 1. Our older kids even did a kid yoga class and had a blast. The childcare room there was big and fun and our kids are still talking about the tree house in it. Tip Sea is clean and rooms are plenty big. Everything you could want is in the kitchen. We will definitely go back! My only suggestion...a gate for the top of the stairs! Thanks, Debra!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time, and Tip Sea is looking forward to your next visit! You gave great suggestions-SLICE is our favorite pizza, and I never knew about the off season $1 slices! Thanks again, and we will get a baby gate for the porch!
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Columbia Mo

Amazing Location, charming house!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely LOVED this house! The location is amazing! As stated in the description it is literally a short 5 min walk to the beach with 2 different access points. There is one to the north (beach sand only access) and one to the south (beach sand and boardwalk access). It's in a good central location. Harris Teeter right across the street with a Food Lion just a bit farther down in either direction. American Pie is just down the beach road, we ate there 3 times! Enjoyed Benjamin Franklin right up the road as well.

As for the house, it is cute and charming. It is snug and cozy with just enough room. The house is stocked well. Everything in the kitchen that you would need to cook with.There is a small selection of movies to choose from if needed, cable service provided with wi-fi as well. It's not noted in the description, but some things for babies are also provided. There is a pack n play as well as a small portable high chair and play mat. There are a variety of board games, beach equipment (in the storage downstairs), toys (in the bedroom closets) and magazines to keep you entertained.

There are random things that are left behind by previous renters, so make sure to look around before going out and buying something. Ohh, there is a dollar tree down the road as well, if you need small quantities of anything.

Debra was great and responsive the few times I did need to contact her.

Make sure you read the guest book. It has previous renters recommendations and experiences, so helpful!

Overall, adored this house and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you tons for your very detailed review!! We hope all visitors feel as if they are at "home" when they stay at Tip Sea, and we would love for you to return again! Thanks, Heather!
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kelly's Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kill Devil Grill
Car: not necessary

Tip Sea is located in the heart of the Outer Banks, being close to it all. There are several nearby restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, and an easy walk to the beach, while also having an abundance of activities nearby. A rental shop is located on the same street, so activities could be changed daily!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Taxes are included.
Refundable $250 deposit required with first payment.
There will be an additional rate to weeks booked during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
If the cottage is available, I am able to make arrangements to book special dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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