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The Sweet Life! Ocean Views from this cozy cottage!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 inside baths - delightful porch swing!

We love this place! And you will too! This is a Sunday to Sunday rental. Mini vacations available in the off season. 3 Bedrooms and 2 baths inside - one outside shower. Roomy kitchen with bar and stools, two decks - top one has a great ocean view - middle deck has a wonderful swing. Wifi available in 2015, TV and DVD player. Stroll over to the beach in about 5 min - or less - and pick up the best shells on the beach! Kitty Hawk is close to everything in OBX - and has all the charm of a small beach town.

Diana Rondinelli
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Diana Rondinelli

Vic is from Bluefield, WV and Diana is from Newport News, VA - and live in Yorktown, VA. Vic retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as Nuclear Shift Test Engineer - Diana retired from Ft Eustis as a Contract Specialist. They are a Real Estate Team at Liz Moore & Associates - VPAR Sales Team of the Year for 2006 an 2014.

Diana Rondinelli purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Diana Rondinelli chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

We love the ocean! And no where have we found more seashells than on the beach at Kitty Hawk! We have even found tiny starfish there. We both have been to OBX for years - Diana when she as a child - Vic after coming to VA from WV in 1968.

What makes this cottage unique

A short distance to the beach - and a delightful porch with a swing to enjoy. Perfectly located between Nags Head and Duck - you can go either way to enjoy shopping, art, spas - and many great restaurants. Children and adults alike will love the many things to do that are close-by ~ miniature golf, go carts, the list goes on and on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an awesome time in your house! Great location. I love the "homey feel" of this place. Thank you so much! Didn't want to leave!
Jun 2014
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Kitty Hawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Master bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in Living Room
  • Master bedroom with shower/bathroom Large closets in each bedroom dresser in all three bedrooms chest of drawers in two bedrooms ceiling fans in all three bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Close to the beach - great to stroll over after dinner or first thing in the morning. Soooooo peaceful! This is a Sunday to Sunday rental. Please note that linens are NOT provided, however you can rent them when you arrive or bring your own. Mini vacations are available in the off season.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

The Sweet Life! Ocean Views from this cozy cottage!
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Perfect beach location

  • 5 of 5

Cozy beach house in a great location! On a quiet road with a short and easy walk to the beach. Lots of great activities and restaurants nearby both north and south. The house was clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, close to beach and dining. DIan is very easy to deal with. Responded quickly on email and phone. We will go back

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time away with friends! The house was comfortable. Loved being so close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basic Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Location: The home is located in Kitty Hawk, which is the sleepier part of OBX. This worked for us as we did not want to be among all the shops and traffic. It's *close* to all that, but not in the thick of it. We stayed in the off season. The neighborhood is older and residential, so that was also quiet. It's a block and a half from the beach, so you could see the ocean between the houses and are a very short walk away.

Home: This is an older home. It hasn't been updated much. It has wood paneling throughout, but the photos show that. There is a VHS player for the tv... It was comfortable enough though and the price was right. We didn't actually spend too much time in the house. There were 8 of us and it's a bit tight for bathroom use, but other than that it is adequate. There was lots of hot water.

We cooked a lot and the kitchen had everything we needed. It didn't come stocked with any cleaners (for dishes or the bathrooms), trash bags, or anything like that, so we had to get that. The bed was okay. I think we all slept like rocks. The sun and sea wear you out! The walls are paper thin, so if anyone is awake, you hear it in the bedrooms.

I think it's a great place if you are looking for something basic and close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The house is conveniently located to the beach - an easy walk especially with lots of beach supplies. So glad the AC worked - it was hot the week we were there. Diana and Vic were great to deal with. Only drawback was the lack of a dishwasher but understand that it has now been fixed.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Recipe...

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent a week at La Dolce Vita in August. We found this property very accommodating. It offered a wonderful view of the ocean, an easy stroll to the beach, well stocked kitchen for our needs, and the swing on the middle deck was very well used! Just a relaxing, low key, quiet stay. The owners were delightful to work with and we would definitely recommend a stay at La Dolce Vita~

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kitty Hawk Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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