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South Nags Head, Nags Head, NC, USA
  • Cottage1160 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

222 YARDS from the Ocean on a Cul de sac with AMAZING SUNSETS and wildlife views

Located at MM 18 in Laid Back South Nags Head. We are only 222 yards away from the ocean so you can hear the waves crash on the deck and enjoy a small ocean view. The Backyard connects to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Parkland for unreal views and amazing sunsets!!! ADDED PRIVACY!!!

A two minute walk takes you to your private deeded access that guarantees you a place in the sand and no folks are sitting on top of you. Folks this makes our house extra special, being able to walk to the beach. Trying to find parking at a public access can be a bad experience for the whole family, so stay with us and take that worry out of the equation. Walk less than 2 minutes to one of the most beautiful beaches in America. We celebrate the sunset every night we off the back deck- nothing but nature and the sun setting over the sound or the far off distance woods (miles). It is truly beautiful and the focal point of our home in the evening. Our deck off the back is 23 steps high and is key in providing the view off the deck, but also from the kitchen window and dinning area.

Upstairs is completely wide open with 360 views!!! The National Parkland and Sound out back with a small view of the Atlantic Ocean. Watch the Sun Rise and Set from the same spot- half bath upstairs. 3 Bedrooms below with a full bathroom below if someone wants to go downstairs for a nap. 222 yards to your Beach Access. Cool open shower in the back. Very quite on Street and house backs up to the National Parkland offering great sunsets and wildlife viewing. We provide 4 Jamis Earth Cruisers for riding the paved bike pathways. We also provide a beach cart, few boogie boards, few kid beach toys for your use. We only ask you treat them well for the next guest. These items are provided at no charge and cannot be guaranteed (flat tires, chains, etc) but we leave a couple extra tire tubes and an air pump for the bikes. We service these bikes at the beginning of the season. The bike paths are really done well and are safe to ride on ( please use the bikes at your own risk- we also do not provide helmets).

272 Yards from Ocean. Great Views from Back Deck- SUNSETS and Wildlife. Private beach access, guarantees you a spot in the sand!!! (wagon, toys, boogie boards, cooler provided) 1/3 mile away from FISHHEADS Bar and Grill and Outerbank's Pier . Bike Trails or walking trails across the street!!! Very Peaceful, Relaxing Setting. Small views of Bodie Island Lighthouse, Sound, Bridge, and Ocean from deck. Jeanette's Pier 1 mile away, Bodie Island Lighthouse 5.5 miles away, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Charter Boats and Public Boat Ramp 7 miles away (close to inlet), 7 miles away Manteo (Elizabeth Gardens, North Carolina Aquarium, Historic Downtown) 10 miles to Wright Brothers Memorial, 1 mile to local Grocery Calhouns, 3 miles to Food Lion, West Marine, 7 miles to TWs Bait and Tackle, 1.5 miles to Whalebone Tackle, Sam and Omies Restaurant 1 mile away, Tale of a Whale 2 miles away, Basnight's Lone Cedar Lounge 2 miles away, Corolla Lighthouse 36 miles away, Hatteras Lighthouse 47 miles away, Ocracoke Ferry 57 miles away, Tortugas Lie 6 miles away. If you want to go exploring - head south down Hwy 12 - just across the Oregon Inlet Bridge there is a side road on the left (maybe 1/3 mile) park and walk out on to beaches that are protected- arrive in the morning to go shelling- you probably will not see a track in the sand!! All the way to the Ocracoke Ferry is a wonderful pretty ride that has many accesses to the ocean. The stars off the back deck at night are great, you are close to the heavens in South Nags Head!

Very private quite area, you may have people on the left and right but not behind you (park) or in front (street) not like a condo where people can be loud and you cannot get away (just happened to me in Oak Island).

Just remember to take your time and relax in the OUTER BANKS or as many say the Big Sandbar.

If you like to fish- please don t hesitate to email me. I know many places and will help out.

The quick access to walking/bike riding paths and the Ocean are great to start your day, without waking anyone or getting in a car. Put on your shoes and walk or ride one the cruisers we supply. An early morning ride or walk in the cool air watching the sun rise is pretty cool..

Pipers Watch is AWESOME if you like the things listed above, come and check it out.....


John Cain

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About John Cain

Love South Nags Head!!! Our Family loves the clean water, fresh air, swimming, fishing, shelling, boogie boarding and just plain uniqueness of the Area. If you like the things above, you will like PIPERS WATCH

John Cain purchased this Cottage in 2006

Why John Cain chose Nags Head

There are only 7 houses deep from the beach to the National Parkland, so the beaches are not crowded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YARD CONNECTS TO CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE PARKLAND FOR AMAZING VIEWS!**View from Deck amazing, for Sunset it can be extra special. Location is near everything but very, very quite road which helps when you want to relax. A short walk to the deeded Private beach access guarantee's you a spot in the sand, try finding parking at a public access every day. No worries here about that!!!! Beautiful Water. Great feeling on top floor with a 360 degree view though large windows and sliding glass doors. Enjoy the Beautiful Atlantic Ocean 272 steps away- the view of pure nature off the back deck, all the great places to eat within a short drive away. To be able to relax at home base is great way to charge up for the next day on the Outer Banks!

What makes this Cottage unique

*Provide 4 Bikes to cruise the bike paths!!!!!!! Provide Boogie Boards and beach cart!!!! We provide things to help your trip be special!!! Quiet!!!!!!!!!! IGreat swimming, boogie boarding, walking trails or beach, surfing, fishing, shelling, crabbing, bike riding path, view from back deck. South Nags Head is a very peaceful, relaxing area. South Nags Head borders the National Wildlife Preserve and Pipers Watch backs right up to it. Beautiful Sunsets from the deck or though the sliding glass door, or kitchen window. Wildlife abounds with deer and birds. 1/3 of a mile walk down a sidewalk or beach is a really cool bar and grill that is right on the ocean FISHHEADS We provide 4 Jamis Cruiser Bikes for the bike path located 50 yards from driveway. The Bikes are to used at your own risk and we do not provide helmets.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 32 inch flatscreen-TOWELS and LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED!!
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 20 inch flatscreen-TOWELS and LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED!!!!!!!
      • Bedroom 3
        2 bunk bed, 2 Bunks, 4 twin beds- TOWELS and LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED!!!!
      • Bedrooms are located downstairs which can be key for a little separation on your trip. Also a full Bath is downstairs as well. 1- King Size Bed- 32 Flat Screen TV- cool views of National Protected Land out window- very green- Linens are not provided!!! 2- Queen Size Bed -19 inch Flat Screen TV- Cool views of National Protected Land - very green- linens are not provided!! 3- 2 Twin Bunk Beds- linens are not provided!!


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, UPSTAIRS
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Downstairs between the bedrooms
        outdoor shower, Outdoor Shower- really feel nature out back here! Wonderful!
      • Large Counter - Shower -Bath Outdoor Shower 1/2 Bathroom upstairs

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Only a couple of minutes walk (222 yards) to a private deeded access. Hear the waves on the deck and there are small ocean views from the deck and den.
        • Ocean View
          Small Ocean View , Small Sound view, and small Bodie Island Lighthouse view
        • Rural
          Great View of Sunset and Natural Preserve, 4-6 mile view off back deck and house. Absolutely Beautiful View. Nature abounds with Deer, Birds and other animals. Extremely Peaceful Feeling on the deck.
        • Water View
          Small Ocean view from deck and den. Small View of Sound and Bridge from Deck and Dinning area.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      We have two separate HVAC Units. One for the upstairs and one for the downstairs area which helps keep each floor the right temperature.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      upstairs laundry room - NEW IN SUMMER OF 2017
                    • Heating
                      Two units- one per floor- HVAC
                    • Internet
                    • Living Room
                      50 inch flat screen TV
                    • Parking
                      Parking spaces for 2 cars, can also park boat in yard up to 30footer, please only go back keeping truck on parking pad, only boat extended into yard -septic tank is here on side
                    • Washing Machine
                      upstairs laundry room NEW WASHER AND DRYER IN SUMMER OF 2017


                        • Coffee Maker
                          New in 2017
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Good Stock - Steam Pot
                        • Dishwasher
                          New 2015
                        • Kitchen
                          flat top stove, new dishwasher new 2015 refrigerator
                        • Microwave
                          New in 2017
                        • Oven
                          Self Cleaning
                        • Pantry Items
                          Blender, hot air popcorn maker, coffee maker, Tea pot
                        • Refrigerator
                          2015 new
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table seats 6
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  We keep a few Books that are about the area that we hope you find interesting. Please try to keep in decent shape for others to use.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Living Room,
                                • Games
                                  Few board games for rainy days
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable TV
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  50 inch flat screen in Living Room 32 inch flat screen in Master 19 inch flat screen in Queen
                                • Toys
                                  Few toys for beach under house, 4 JAMIS BEACH CRUISER TAXI BIKES, BEACH CART, COOLER, BOOGIE BOARDS- Cannot not be guarantee functioning, but all are service in spring and fall, bike pump for tires!!
                                • Video Games
                                  Atari Classic


                                    • Bicycles
                                      4 Jamis Taxi Cruisers are provided to use at your own risk. We cannot guarantee them functionally but do work on them during off season to hope they work all season. Bike Tubes and a Bike pump n shed
                                    • Boat
                                      Oregon Inlet Public Ramp 7 miles from House. 4 miles away Public Ramp Pirates Cove Bridge. World Class Fishing at Oregon Inlet or Pirates Cove Fishing Centers. Sneaky Pete is a great bargain
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Great Views - Unreal Sunsets!! In one corner you can see the sound, the ocean, and Bodie Island Lighthouse off in the distance. These are small views but cool. The Natural Preserve behind the house...
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      SHED - in back has bikes and boogie boards and beach cart- please rinse these off when returning from beach.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      WEBER CHARCOAL GRILL plus older grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Few Boogie Boards, kids buckets, toys under house or in shed out back


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • WIRELESS INTERNET AND CABLE. We offer a cart that can hold a couple of chairs and a cooler - really helps when going to beach. We have a few Boogie Boards and a few kids beach toys. Please take of these items for the next guest to use. We also have 4 Bikes that are available for our guest to use to ride the bike pathways, the pathways are great and go on for miles of riding - we are not responsible if a bike malfunctions- please use at your own risk. Please bring your own helmets for the bikes. We also have a small beach cooler in our beach shed (bikes, boards, cart) Don't forget the outdoor shower- although simple it is my favorite place to shower!!! South Nags Head offers an awesome laid back place where the people are nice and the beaches are some of the very best in the World!! Our place is a hidden but close to everything! The Sunsets off the back deck can be something to see!! We watch every Sunset off the back (if we have made it back from the beach!) BULL RING GAME UPSTAIRS!!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              39 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great place for a family spring getaway.

                                                              Shannon K.Louisa, VA

                                                              Lovely cottage at the beach. Has everything you need for a relaxing stay.

                                                              Clean, convenient to everything and fully stocked.

                                                              Amber S.

                                                              We had a great family get away for the weekend. Everything we needed was there. We enjoyed using the bikes, enjoying the view (even had a deer close) and exploring the area. Our weather could have been better but we aren't people for crowds so enjoyed being here in the off season. All of us agree we would stay there again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the review!

                                                              Please remember we offer a discount to returning people!

                                                              We do try to keep the bikes up and really enjoy riding them on the bike pathways!

                                                              Please come back and see us!


                                                              The property was great

                                                              DadLenoir NC

                                                              Property was great but the weather was terrible

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the review. I was there right after you left and had wonderful, outstanding weather for 3 days! We cannot guarantee the weather. You guys were there when the hurricane was off our coast and that was unlucky. But the beautiful fall here and the low rates in the fall are lucky! Thank you for staying with us and please come back.


                                                              Pleasant , clean cottage . Plenty of room .

                                                              Tammy K.Benton Pa

                                                              We only stayed one night but was very comfortable. Cottage was clean and owner was very receptive to questions

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Tammy! Please come back!


                                                              Great house in a quiet community.

                                                              Chris G.

                                                              Lovely house that is a short walk to the beach. John is great and provides answers to any questions you may have in a timely manner.

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              Thank you for the review. Please come back!



                                                              Dena K.

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay at Piper's Watch! Everything was better than we expected. My husband loved the view from the deck! We were just a stone's throw from the ocean and the wagon and chairs provided were a God send! We even rode the bikes provided free of charge! John was very accommodating. He even e mailed things to do if we got bored - but how could one ever be bored on the outer banks! Thank you, John, for providing your home to us. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip!

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              Thank you for staying with us and for the review! We hope you will come back(5% discount)!

                                                              Thank you again!



                                                              South Nags Head, Nags Head, NC, USA

                                                              Pipers Watch is located 222 yards from the beach and the back deck view is amazing for Sunsets and Wildlife. Bike Paths go on for miles here and we provide four bikes in the bike shed out back. Fish Heads is only a 1/3 of a mile away from the house, it was number one place in NC to enjoy the view while eating in a few publications, great place! Very close! We are located close to the beach but yet very secluded on cul-de-sac. You can see the pirates cove bridge, sound, Bodie Island Lighthouse and the ocean from the deck. (Small View). Attractions Located near house that are worth viewing. FishHead's Bar and Grill .5 miles away, Outerbank's Pier .5miles away, Jeanette's Pier and Aquarium 1.5 miles away, 5.5 Miles away from Bodie Island Lighthouse, 7 miles from Oregon Inlet Bridge and Fishing Center, 7 miles from Manteo (State Aquarium, Downtown, Elizabeth Gardens) 10 miles from Wright Brothers Memorial, Corolla Lighthouse 37 miles away, 46 miles away from Hatteras Lighthouse, 58 miles away from Hatteras Ferry to Ocracoke Island.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Damage Deposit Refund of $300 will be refunded within 2 weeks after rental if no charges apply.

                                                              39 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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