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Semi-Oceanfront cottage, no streets to cross, fantastic location, dogs allowed.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with direct private access to wide uncrowded beach.

Saturday-Saturday rental, Fantastic Semi-Oceanfront location with great ocean views from the living room, and no streets cross!!! Life guarded beach from 9 am -6 pm. If you come to the Outer Banks for a wide, uncrowded, life-guarded beach, this may be your place. (See Ocean-View photos.) CALL ME TO SEE HOW YOU CAN SAVE ON THIS COTTAGE.

You'll love this 1970's Classic Nags Head surf cottage with memorabilia and all of the modern conveniences. New updates include all new decor, new wood floors, new washer/dryer, new A/C system. New updates... completely new kitchen including ice maker for those ice cold drinks and beach coolers...Walk to Jeannette's Pier, Sam and Omie's & convenience and grocery stores.

This milepost 17 location provides a refreshing alternative to the OBX summertime frenzy. No traffic, no hustle, no bustle, just quiet Old School Nags Head relaxation. Bring your surfboards and fishing rods for an enjoyable week in the Outer banks the way it was intended to be enjoyed.

Book early, as this popular rental home has many repeat guests who fill every date each year...New for 2015: New kitchen with ice maker for cold drinks and coolers, and new downstairs bathroom. NEW DECK AND CROWS NEST FOR 2016. New AC unit for 2017.


More Details

Gen Goodwin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Gen Goodwin

Lifelong lovers of OBX, finally found the right Nags Head style cottage that we can call our own and share with others.

Gen Goodwin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gen Goodwin chose Nags Head

We loved the old feel as soon as we walked in. Cozy and charming!

What makes this cottage unique

Away from the hustle and bustle, yet you can ride your bike to several restaurants and bars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've stayed in Laughing Gull-6 for four years--enjoying the quite and private location close to the ocean and many restaurants. The cottage is well appointed with everything needed for a restful and enjoyable vacation. The new owners have added several upgrades—new flooring, kitchen,TV’s. etc. The new interior, pictures and furniture are a true OBX experience. We are already looking forward to our time at LG-6 this Fall. – LeRoys (Sterling, VA.) and Bakers (Georgetown, KY.)."
Oct 2014
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Laughing Gull Cottages Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms- master with tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms: 3 queen, 1 full and 1 twin
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
enclosed outdoor shower


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Semi-Oceanfront cottage, no streets to cross, fantastic location, dogs allowed.
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic House that is So Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Just back from the OBX, we are already wishing we could be relaxing at the Surf Shack 6 once again. This was our second year in a row, and things have only gotten better with our familiarity with the area, and our comfort in the home. Just a few short steps from the beach, and a fabulous widow's walk to soak it all in, you can't beat this experience. This older (but nicely updated and decorated) home provides that comfy, lived-in feel that I remember when my parents took me to these cottages in the '80s.

Most importantly, Genevieve and David were amazing and accommodating. We had some horrible weather while we were there, and they were not only aware of it, they did everything they could to help us still enjoy our vacation by being in contact and offering some personal touches that made this vacation house 6 stars out 5. We truly felt like welcome guests in their home.

Thank you Genevieve and David!!!! Our vacation was truly wonderful and we appreciate your help.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage on the Beach!!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know our family had a wonderful time at your cottage last week! It has such a great feel and energy, and we all felt instantly right at home. Thank you for the gift basket – I love candles and chocolate so that was a nice little surprise to see when we got upstairs. The proximity to the market and restaurants was great – and we loved the little stretch of beach we called home for the week! Sitting on the top deck for coffee in the mornings and checking out the stars at night were a favorite for us!! Got to know some of the neighbors and after a couple of days starting seeing familiar faces on the beach. Dogs had a great time too!

Overall excellent experience – we’d love to rent the Surf Shack 6 sometime again in the future.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite paradise

  • 4 of 5

This property is one of 8 homes, built as mirror images. The Surf Shack 6, is second from the beach. It's a two minute walk over the dune stairs and your there. Beach is beautiful & not crowded. The home is older , but maintained well. Gen even leaves you a welcome present. There where a few minor issues with the home , but Gen took care of it ASAP. Couldn't ask for a better landlord! Great weather, great house, = great vacation! Recommend and hope to be back! Don from New Jersey

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments. We are so happy you liked it, we try to keep the house warm, cozy and beachy. We'd love to have you back any time. Warm regards, Gen
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It was absolutely perfect for our family and dogs

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the old throwback beach style cottage. It was perfectly located near the beach just over the dune and had a beautiful view of the ocean from the crow's nest. There was 6 of us plus our 2 white golden retrievers who stayed comfortably in the cottage. We really enjoyed the location and the dog friendly beach. The property had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The TVs even had cable and the MASN network so we could even watch the Nationals play. Overall a great vacation with no complaints. We would recommend to anyone and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You and your nice family are welcome back anytime. Warm regards, gen
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Great house almost right on the beach (several yards away and nice decks and views), great location!

  • 4 of 5

Nice rooms, convenient layout. This is a classic and 'older' style place -- not a McMansion but with modern touches including TV, kitchen, baths. Outside shower is the best old touch. A little wear and tear on fridge and hose bib did not substantially detract from our big enthusiasm for this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you liked our old school beach cottage. You're welcome back anytime. Regards, Gen & David
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Enjoyed our stay. Very good location close to beach.

  • 4 of 5

Good setup for family vacation and away from busy areas. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
9.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam and Omie's
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sam and Omie's
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Laughing Gull Cottages Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late June
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Independence Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid Aug
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Aug
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Sept
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

All cleaning fees are included, but guest is required to leave the house broom swept, all trash out, dishes washed and put away and bedspreads on beds.
House trained dogs only. Two maximum!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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