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Spend Christmas at the Beach! Nags Head, MP 10.5 Great Reviews!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,584 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Updated, Clean, Great Location, 2 blocks to the beach

Hi there, Thanks for checking out Three Mermaids Cottage!

We are currently booking for December. Think about a nice week end in the Fall, so much to enjoy here, light festivals, Christmas shopping in Manteo, and always great food!!

There's less traffic, great fishing, it's not too hot, and there's shopping deals galore!!

We ***ARE NOT*** accepting bookings for the 2018 season at this time, please check back at the end of the year!

Our 2017 calendar and rate chart are up to date. Click on the above tabs to view. Please read the notes under the rate chart when booking. We offer partial stays and flexible check in days in the Fall.

Our cottage is some place special, please view our pictures and read our reviews! We have created a comfortable, cozy cottage for all to enjoy. We are here to help make your vacation relaxing and stress free! Please feel free to send a message with any questions you may have!

This home is all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION !!

You can find us East side, between the highways in Nags Head.

The cottage is about two blocks from the beach, it's a short enjoyable walk on a slow traffic street with a direct beach access.

We are centrally located, close enough to walk or bike to most places. We are in a nice quiet neighborhood.

The grocery store (Food Lion) is located in a plaza a block away. The plaza also contains a coffee shop, pizza shop, bank, and hair salon, to name a few businesses. Many gift shops, souvenir shops, art galleries, restaurants, etc. are located within walking distance. The new Dowdy Park is just 2 blocks south, it's a great place for the entire family!

The house itself is clean and cozy! We're a little bit shabby and a little bit chic! We are nicely decorated with soft colors of the sea, sand, and sky! There's no doubt you will know you are in a house that's close to the beach!

We have recently upgraded the house. We have installed a new HVAC system, and hot water heater for your comfort. Modern, and up to date, they should offer zero problems during your stay.

You will find the remodeled kitchen clean, spacious, organized, and well equipped. We have added all new cabinets with soft close doors and drawers. Appliances include a new fridge, stove, microwave, and quiet dishwasher, all easy to clean with a slate finish. The countertops are quartz, and there's a nice roomy stainless steel sink for washing large pots and pans. The glass and stone backsplash was recently installed, the beautiful colors will remind you of shells and sea glass! We have plenty of cups and glasses, dishes, bowls, trays, pots, pans, utensils, crab pot, mixer, crock pot, blender, and whatever else you need to whip up a meal. There's a tea pot, coffee maker, Keurig, and wine rack for your drink of choice!

To save room in your car, we are stocked with dishwashing liquid, dishwashing pods, cleaners, hand soap, foil, plastic wrap, coffee filters, salt, & pepper.

The main living area has easy to clean travertine floors. Fresh paint, nice furniture, lamps, art, and rugs, all done in beautiful shades, add to the beachy feel of our home. We have a flat screen TV, with blu ray player, and a movie selection. We also have **** FREE WI-FI **** and free long distance calling from our house phone. For the adults, on those days where it may not be the best beach day, we have books, puzzles, games, and decks of cards.

You can enjoy a family breakfast in the sunny nook, (table with 6 chairs) and listen to the local beach report, or beach music from the new radio/stereo. It has an auxiliary cord for your ipod or smartphone also. We have modern amenities, but we retain the charm of a beach cottage.

The first floor bath contains a bath tub with shower.

If you book a week's stay, you don't have to worry about packing sheets or making the beds when you arrive. All the beds will be made with fresh bed linens.

The first floor bedroom has a queen bed with pillow top mattress. It's freshly painted with new carpeting, vintage furniture, and nice bedding. You'll find a ceiling fan and flat screen TV here too. This bedroom has a walk in closet with storage.

The second floor bath, is a Jack and Jill bath, accesses both bedrooms. It has a new step in ceramic tiled shower.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed with pillow top mattress. It's recently painted with new carpeting. It has vintage furniture, new bedding, and a ceiling fan. You'll find a flat screen TV there, and a DVD player. A small sitting nook is attached, which contains a large closet. A comfy chaise is waiting, perfect for curling up with a good book!

The third bedroom contains a set of bunk beds with new bedding. It is also freshly painted with new carpeting. It has a closet and a large dresser with plenty of drawer space. The kids will enjoy a flat screen TV and DVD player in here. If you have a little one, we have a baby gate and a small pack and play.

The balcony loft is another spot in which to relax. There you can unwind in a relaxing chair or sit at the "Honeymoon set", it's a nice spot to play a game, or if you need a quiet space for some computer time.

The house has a dry entry for those occasional rainy days, and a recently completed mud room with laundry closet. We purchased a new washer and dryer in Nov 2016. The closet in the mud room contains beach items for our guests. We have beach chairs, a beach umbrella, a sand grabber, boogie boards, corn hole game, bocce ball, horse shoes, sand toys, a cooler, and a wagon if you care to walk to the beach and take a few things.

Outside you will find a covered picnic table, and Adirondack chairs where you can chill out in the shade after a day in the sun. There is an outside shower with dressing space, and plenty of hooks for your wet things. The house also has two decks where you can relax and enjoy the breezes. We have a new gas grill, and a porch swing to sit and unwind.

After renting for many years, we have tried to make this house, your (and our) home away from home. We have put a lot of thought and care into making it a nice, clean, safe environment for everyone. After all, it's about family and friends, spending time together with the ones you love, and making memories that last a lifetime!!

More Details

Jim and Cindy Levo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Jim and Cindy Levo

We ***WERE*** new owners! What an adventure this has been!! We have been drawn to the coast since we were both young. As a child my parents always took my family to vacation at the shore. My husband has been coming to the coast since his high school days. We fell in love with the peacefulness and charm of the Outer Banks 31 years ago. It reminded us of a quaint beach town from bygone years. We breathe easier knowing it will never be overrun with high rise buildings, and neon signs. We have been vacationing here with our three daughters for those 31 years. It has become a family tradition for us. Now it is time to expand, and share this tradition with our new grandbabies. We have created many memories here throughout the years. We have tried to teach our daughters about the importance of the conservation of the coastal areas, from the preservation of the wild horses, to the salvation of the sea turtles. We now hope to educate our grandchildren to respect this planet and it's creatures for future generations to enjoy. We hope to create new memories with our family and friends, and hope that you will do the same.

Jim and Cindy Levo purchased this house in 2014

Why Jim and Cindy Levo chose Nags Head

We love this area of Nags Head, it has that quiet, neighborhood feel. The location is perfect. It's two blocks to the beach, and one block to the grocery store. (Food Lion) It's close to the Nags Head bike path, and we enjoy riding our bikes as often as we can. There is a beach rental shop a mile north of us for anyone interested in renting bikes, kayaks, etc, anything you would need. My husband can enjoy fishing from the shore, or from the Nags Head Pier which is a mile south. He can golf at the many golf courses in the area. I can walk to the galleries and quaint shops. Sea Green Gallery is a favorite, along with Something Fishy , The Christmas Mouse, and Gulf Stream Gifts. Gallery Row is also a few blocks away. There are some very good restaurants that are within walking distance also, one of our favorites is the Red Drum Tap House. Tortugas Lie is located nearby, and Lucky 12 Sports Bar is 1.5 miles away. A coffee shop is right up the street offering flavored coffees, cappuccinos, and pastries. Everything is within close proximity but it doesn't feel crowded. Directly across the street is a wooded area allowing privacy and not giving you the feeling of 'living in a fish bowl'. Honestly, the location can't be beat, no busy highways to cross, no traffic to fight. You wouldn't have to move your car once parked. Take time to walk around the neighborhood, and enjoy all that Nags Head has to offer!

What makes this house unique

We think the house itself is unique. The minute we walked in, we saw the potential. I knew with hard work and determination we could turn this house into a charming, cozy, comfortable space. We love the salt box style. The openness of the main floor, with the vaulted ceiling and balcony, gave the home style and character. We also love the fact that it has areas that offer a tranquil setting, the breakfast nook, the balcony area, and the sitting room in the master bedroom. The house is bright and open, and truly has the beach cottage feel. We have done a significant amount of work to the cottage and hope to update something every year. Three Mermaids Cottage also has a Facebook page, like us on Facebook and see the transformation, many before and after pictures are listed there.


Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1584 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 first floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 second floor jack and jill - toilet , shower , walk in shower with ceramic tile
    Below the house - outdoor shower , dressing area
  • We do not provide beach towels or bath towels. Please bring your own towels and bring any paper and soap products you may need.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 second floor - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress flat screen tv DVD player sitting area
    Bedroom 1 first floor - 1 queen , pillow top mattress flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 second floor - 1 bunk bed , Flat screen TV w DVD player, weight limit on top bunk 150#
  • Ceiling fans in both queen bedrooms. TVs in all three bedrooms, both upstairs bedrooms have DVD players also. Beds will be made with fresh linens when booking a week's stay. Partial weeks, guests provide their own bed sheets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We also have for our guests enjoyment, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, horse shoes, corn hole, bocce ball, and a wagon to transport your gear to the beach. If you prefer, Ocean Atlantic Rentals deliver for all your needs. For the adults, we also have novels, puzzles, games, and decks of cards.


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Spend Christmas at the Beach! Nags Head, MP 10.5 Great Reviews!!
average rating of 4.982456 based on 57 reviews

Clean and spacious. Accommodated 3 generations very well. Close to 1/2 marathon start was a bonus.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for 3 generations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the 3 Mermaids Cottage. The set-up is perfect for 3 generations (parents and kids upstairs, grandparents downstairs) and has everything you could ever want for a fabulous time at the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shevaun for booking with us, and taking time to write a nice review! We try to cater to small families, and the house has the perfect set up for it! We hope you can visit again in the future! Enjoy the holidays! Cindy
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Clean, modernized, charming

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough wonderful things about this rental or the owners! Lovely cottage close to pretty much anything you’d need on vacation and the beach! Beautifully decorated and super clean. Can’t wait to stay again and work with Cindy! Love love loved this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Ashley! Thank you for the nice review! We love our cottage too, and so happy you were able to spend your anniversary in a home that you enjoyed! We would love to have you back anytime! Bye for now, Cindy
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Washington, DC

Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay at 3 Mermaids Cottage. It's 2 blocks to the beach, and equal distance to a Food Lion and within a 5 min drive of anywhere you might want to go in Nags Head. The house is great with a nice layout and well stocked kitchen. Jim and Cindy even provide some beach toys if you don't bring your own. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello J, We are happy that you and your family were pleased with the cottage and the location! We also love the proximity to the beach and the grocery store! So happy that you would return in the future! Til then... Our best, Jim and Cindy
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Great Location, Beautifully decorated and Spotless

  • 5 of 5

The Three Mermaid Cottage is beautifully decorated, spotless and in a great location to restaurants and activities. The cottage is located about two blocks from the beach. The wagon, chairs and toys provided were greatly appreciated. Highly recommend the OBX water park. I have an 8 year old and a 2 year old and they had activities for every age group. We loved it. My family enjoyed their first trip to the Outer Banks, even though it rained most of the time. Cindy and Jim have everything you need at the house and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa! You are the first guest to mention the new H2OBX water park! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed it! Thanks for the compliments on the cottage, and great location also. We truly love it here! I'm sorry that the summer's only tropical storm hit while you were on vacation! :( Hope the games, puzzles, cards, & books kept you all occupied during the nasty weather! Thank you for choosing Three Mermaids Cottage and we hope you are able to return in the future!! Cindy
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Temperanceville, Virginia

Clean, comfy and full of nautical charm

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we had a wonderful stay in Nags Head at Three Mermaids Cottage. Let me start by saying the home is clean, well maintained and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The nautical decor is so charming! It goes above and beyond the average rental, additionally, everything is easy to access and labeled. The home is clean and comfy-there are a lot of extra throws and blankets and the beds are made with clean linens-which is a definite plus. The home comes equipped with a gas grill and there is an outside picnic table as well as a table on the balcony and a lot of extras-toys, beach chairs, boogie boards and wagon. There is also a heated outdoor shower. It was unfortunate that it rained a lot during our trip, but there was still plenty to do and we still enjoyed our stay. The home is relatively close to the beach-about a block and a half. With two kids and the wagon packed full of stuff, it took us approximately 10 minutes to walk there. The home was a perfect fit for our family and the layout was ideal (2 bedrooms upstairs one with bunk beds and one bedroom down). I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Michelle, Awesome review!! So glad you enjoyed your trip to the OBX in spite of the rainy weather. Thanks for mentioning the great location, the comfort level of Three Mermaids, and the beach amenities we provide, (makes packing lighter for sure!) We take pride in the cottage, and we want people to feel at home there. We look forward to having your family return in the future! Bye for now, Cindy
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Nags Head Pier Restaurant
Captain Andy's Tiki Bar
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial Park
Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar
Kill Devil Grill
Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern
Bonzer Shack
Nearest Airport
106.5 Miles
Newport News, VA
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Red Drum Tap House
Nearest Ferry
61.5 Miles
Hatteras Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Nags Head Links
Nearest Motorway
Route 158
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Red Drum Tap House
Nearest Beach
Nags Head Beach, NC
Car: not necessary

We are located between the highways East side, in Nags Head, this means our cottage is located between the main highway (158) and Virginia Dare Trail, (the beach road). It is a fantastic location! Walking distance to the beach and close to shops and restaurants. Nags Head offers a wide variety of activities for vacationers. It boasts wonderful restaurants, attractions, shopping, fishing, golfing, and much more! Come experience the good times and hospitality!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

No cleaning fee. No linen fee, beds come made with weekly rental!

Proof of identity required when booking. No one under age 27 will be permitted to rent the cottage. Person leasing the cottage must be staying there. High school students/college students on break need not inquire. Graduation celebrations, or parties of any kind are prohibited.

Absolutely no pets, no exceptions. Violation is immediate eviction and you will be charged a $300.00 pet cleaning fee. No smoking.

Quotes show a $59 non refundable damage protection, if you prefer, a $300 REFUNDABLE security deposit can be substituted. Options can be discussed with the owner.
Serious inquiries, please tell us something about yourself, for instance:
How many people will be in your party.
Ages of people staying at the cottage.
Good communication is a must! Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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