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Treehouse OBX. Cozy cottage in family/pet-friendly neighborhood. Close to sound.

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2B 1B cottage w/outdoor shower. Community pool, tennis & bay-side beach.

Launch your own kayak or canoe just a block away at Kitty Hawk Bay or just stroll over with your cup of coffee to welcome the new day...and walk the dog. Launch your sail or motor boat at the Colington Harbour Boat Ramp. The community pool and tennis courts are just a short drive w/in the Colington Harbour community or a nice walk if you're up for some exercise. Greet the new day on the covered front porch of Treehouse OBX and watch the neighbors getting their day started or, if an animal lover, the birds and squirrels can sometimes put on a show for you.

Live-oak trees shade this cozy two bedroom (double/twin), one bath cottage...with an additional outdoor shower. You MUST try the outdoor shower under the stars...its exhilarating!!! Central AC/H, dishwasher, 2 flatscreen TVs, high-speed internet, phone, under-porch conversation area, all necessary small appliances, gas grill round out the amenities. Newly painted (outside) and new flooring in 2014.

Great restaurants down the road, convenience store and fish market within biking distance if you choose.

Two bikes available. If venturing off Colington Island, you are close to area attractions such as Wright Brothers Memorial, fishing piers, cinemas, shopping centers, & amusements. Public ocean beach access with showers and dressing rooms at end of Colington Rd ( approx. 4 miles). Many other area attractions...lighthouses to climb, Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in historic downtown Manteo, off-shore/inshore fishing. Take a day trip to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, and try to spot a wild horse in Corolla.

This Friday to Friday rental is located in a quiet, family-friendly year-round residential neighborhood. You will be removed from the hustle and bustle of seasonal high traffic and mayhem! Owner lived in this home for 13 years and still considers this area of the Outer Banks most unique.

Owner has membership at the Colington Clubhouse which allows guests to use pool and tennis courts. Join other visitors and residents at the pool or the soundside beach for swimming and/or picnic-ing. Guests arriving earlier than 4pm check-in time can cool off and begin their vacation at the pool.

More Details

Betsy Suggs-Searcy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Betsy Suggs-Searcy

I lived on the Outer Banks for 23 years &Treehouse was my home for 13 of those years. I married and moved to Kenya, East Africa in 2006 and returned to NC in 2010. I have such fond memories of my little Treehouse and I hope that visitors will enjoy staying there as much as I loved living there.

I am retired and enjoy playing tennis, reading, and Bible study. My husband is a Christian Counselor with offices in Rocky Mount and Raleigh, NC. I am an animal lover and have two cats, Simba and Twiga...both African kitties.

Betsy Suggs-Searcy purchased this cottage in 1993


Colington Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • One bathroom with tub and shower. One newly added outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Double bed with flat-screen TV and two twin beds in second bedroom. Plenty of closet space in each bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • 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
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Treehouse OBX. Cozy cottage in family/pet-friendly neighborhood. Close to sound.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Mesa, Az

It was very cozy

  • 5 of 5

Overall nice clean little house, great for couple or small family. The neighborhood was very quiet, seemed safe, never worried about the car doors being locked. The ppl we met at the pool and what not were very friendly. The house was clean. TV and satellite were nice to have for the evenings. Short drive to the beach. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey John...thanks so much for your kind words regarding your stay at Treehouse OBX. I hope you and your family will come to stay again (maybe weather will co-operate a little better)! Have a great Labor Day weekend, Betsy
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Cozy Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at The Treehouse and I think it was even better than last year. This is an older, charming home and very well kept. My friends and I had everything we needed, and it was so easy to relax there! Thanks for sharing your home again Betzy!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Verba...thank you so much for your sweet review of Treehouse. I'm so glad you had a good time & I hope you can come back again next year! All my best, Betsy
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Girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Treehouse in OBX. Quiet and quaint cottage in gated. tree-shaded friendly neighborhood across the street from the sound. Owner was available to answer questions,

checked on us via phone upon arrival and at checkout. We were very comfortable, and would consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage was perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the entire winter at Tree House. The wildlife, friendly neighbors and home with everything we needed was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking such good care of Treehouse this winter. Everything looked great when Bill & I arrived this past Thursday. Enjoy your new home!! All my best. Betsy
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Restful Girlfriends/Birthday Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse was a perfect place for a peaceful 10-day vacation! The quiet neighborhood, short walks to the pretty little beach and sunsets across the marina and sound were favorite items. Coffee on the front porch as the birds and curious squirrels perform for you is definitely recommended. The home is older and charming, with everything you need right at hand. As Betsy said, the outdoor shower IS "exhilarating", and was the perfect end to every beach day. The Colington neighborhood is tucked away from the main tourist area, but offers easy access to the beaches, the Wright Brothers Memorial and other local attractions. We enjoyed the local food options - the Colington Cafe was the best dinner spot, the Saltbox had great sandwiches, and Colington Pizza was a hit. This was our first time in the OBX, but we now look forward to revisiting this area's natural beauty and friendly atmosphere often. Other vacation options were discarded after I first talked with Betsy. I loved working with her! She was so friendly and responsive to every question. Thank you, Betsy, for making this such a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Verba...thank you so much for such a wonderful review of Treehouse OBX and Colington Harbour. I am so glad you and your friends had a great time and you could enjoy all the great amenities of the community. Please consider coming back to stay if you get a chance. All my best, Betsy
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I Love Treehouse OBX

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location. The little beach that is about 100 yards away is a perfect oasis. Had it all to ourselves and a few pups who came to say hello. House was such a quaint little place hidden away in the trees and the outdoor shower was pure bliss. Betsy is such a wonderful hostess and more than a little accommodating. Be sure to eat at Colington Cafe, awesome service and fantastic food.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacey...So happy you enjoyed your stay at Treehouse OBX!...and the outdoor shower!! I hope you will consider staying in the future. All my best, Betsy
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Village at Nags Head
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 158 N / 64 W
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Colington Cafe
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kill Devil Hills, Mile Post 8
Car: necessary

Treehouse OBX is located in a family/pet friendly gated community. Most of the residents live in this neighborhood year-round. It is off the main roads so is not a high traffic area. The community offers a pool and tennis court which owner has available for visitors to enjoy. There is a boat launching ramp for larger boats near the pool and protected sound-side swimming. Additionally, visitors can launch a kayak or small Sunfish at the Kitty Hawk Bay beach near Treehouse. For the wildlife lovers, the birds and squirrels are fun to watch from the covered porch and a couple of deer have actually been spotted in the back yard. Colony Lake is a block down from the house and visitors can launch a small boat for paddling or fishing. There are plenty of roads in the community for biking (two bikes provided for guests) and walking/jogging. Two great seafood restaurants located just a few miles down Colington Road, along with a seafood market for fresh seafood to prepare at home. A convenience store is located just a short drive/walk outside the community.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning $75
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

This Friday to Friday rental will allow you to stay an entire weekend but other options are considered if available. My personal home for 13 years. Small & cozy. Perfect for a couple with 1-2 children who can share a room. Great for a couple/single who just wants to get away. Covered porch with outdoor furniture is a perfect morning setting for your tea or coffee. Must be mature adult to rent. No college-age/teenagers except as part of family. Newly screened-in conversation/sitting area below the covered porch. The outdoor shower is exhilarating!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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