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Across from OCEAN/Saltwater Swimming Pool/Private Beach Access/Fenced Pet Area

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights


About the property

Four bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 14

We give discounts for any Full Week booking ending before June 18******

--SAND DOLLAR COTTAGE__is located right across the street from the Ocean at Mile post 17.5 on the Beach Road.

This home is located at mile marker 17.5.

It is only 1/10 mile to Outer Banks Pier & 3/4 mile to Jenette's Pier.

Our most affordable Ocean View house with a Pool.

The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated.

All of the bedrooms are equipped with their own TVs and the living room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player. There are a total of 4 TVs in this house.

This home has 4 decks:

Two of the bedrooms have their own private decks.

There is an Upper deck facing the ocean and a smaller Upper deck overlooking the pool.

As you ascend to the top level, you will be pleased to find an open floor plan that is clean and comfortable.

The kitchen is fully stocked and there is plenty of room for dining or relaxing in the living room.

We recently added an Ice Maker, so you never run out of ice!

For dining, you have 2 tables plus bar stools.

The smaller table is also great for playing cards or games. And there is even a portable Ping Pong game!

As you walk outside onto the Upper deck, you will enjoy the Ocean View and breeze. Its a great place to eat!

Enjoy relaxing around your private swimming pool. (open from Memorial day to Labor Day)

The laundry room is equipped with a full sized Washer & Dryer.

We didn’t forget your Furry family!

You will have peace of mind knowing that your pet is safe in the large fenced area. It is even covered to protect from sun and rain!

There is a picnic table and charcoal grill for outdoor meals.

For your convenience, there is an outside shower that is fully enclosed and equipped with hot & cold water.

Where is the beach? Just cross the street. It’s a short walk on our private walk way and your toes are in the sand!

Bedroom #1 – Queen bed

Bedroom #2 – 2 Queen beds

Bedroom #3 – 1 King bed and 1 Twin bed

Bedroom #3 – 1 Double bed and 1Pyramid Double bunk bed with twin on top

Parking in front for 3-4 cars.

PLEASE NOTE ***********



Pet fee is $75 per week per pet + tax.

Or if less than a week, Pet fee is $15 per day per pet + tax.

If check in date is Less than 30 days, your Full Balance is required at time of Booking.

Special events are welcome with FREE Event fee.

College students considered at Student Rate and with an additional security deposit.

*******Whenever a date is available, you can contact us 3 days before for a Great Discount! Please contact us directly to inquire.****

More Details

Harriet Barr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Harriet Barr

Sadly our owner, Dr. Sarah Forbes passed away in 2011.

Dr. Forbes was a compassionate physician, who was dedicated to her patients becoming Norfolk General's first female resident, and eventually chief resident of OB/GYN. In 1958, she became the first female physician to open a private OB/GYN practice in Newport News, in which she successfully and lovingly practiced.

Dr. Forbes was the first woman to be selected to the board and the first female president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, where she was honored as a member of the "Wall of Fame" - the first and only woman to be so honored in the club's 65 year history.

Sarah was often honored for her contributions to the organizations she served and the community she loved. Among her many awards were the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' Humanitarian Award in 2007 and the Medallion Award, the highest recognition The Boys and Girls Club of America presents to volunteers.

She served as president of the Virginia Peninsula Academy of Medicine, the Newport News Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Newport News Medical Society, and the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Her concern for her patients, affection for animals, and love for community lead her to support many organizations. Cancer Society, the Newport News Medical Society, and the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Her generosity benefited many organizations, including The Family Planning Council, First Baptist Church of Newport News, The Peninsula SPCA, the Mariners' Museum, Riverside Hospital, and Christopher Newport University.

All of our vacation homes are owned by Dr. Forbes' Estate which continues her legacy by using our profits to make regular donations to the charities she loved.

We take care of the houses like she would have wanted.

Why Harriet Barr chose Nags Head

Great cottage and a great price. Our most affordable house with a Pool.

What makes this house unique

This home is located at mile marker 17.5

Cottage is located right across the street from the ocean offering ocean views and only a short walk to the ocean on our private wooden boardwalk.

New Saltwater Swimming Pool.


South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outside shower - shower , Fully enclosed with hot & cold water.
  • There are Two full bathrooms downstairs. Upstairs is the 1/2 bath. Outside is a fully enclosed shower with hot & cold water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , This is a Pyramid bunk w/dbl bed on bottom and twin on top
  • Four bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Great spacious cottage at a great rate! This home is located at mile marker 17.5. Close to 2 Fishing Piers, shopping, dining, and entertainment.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Wyckoff, New Jersey

Great Family and Pet House

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at Sand Dollar. They made some nice upgrades since my last stay. My kids loved the pool and the enclosed area was great for my dogs. It's a nice relaxing house and only steps away from the ocean with a private access. It was hassle free rental due to the diligence by Harriet and the others at Rentals on the Ocean, including the cleaning people and maintenance people. All around nice place.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Sand Dollar. Mattresses were the bonus. Close walk to the ocean. Not a luxury home, but was perfect for us. Our little Oscar enjoyed the fenced in pet area tremendously. The only thing I would add/change is there were no rugs by the entries or tubs, most likely due to us not asking for linens to be provided, but caused sand to be spread throughout the other floors. So, next time I'll just bring mine, because I would definitely like to rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1st Marriage Couple's Retreat- Memorial Weekend 2015

  • 5 of 5

We rented a four bedroom cottage to have a marriage retreat. The weekend was perfect. Our husbands cooked for us on the grill. We had so much fun!!! The beach was across the street and we enjoyed the beach. The grocery store and shopping was a few miles down the road. We will be back next year with a large cottage!!! Thanks Harriett for all your help!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inver Grove Heights, MN

We had so much fun!

  • 5 of 5

The people at Rentals on the Ocean were so nice and took care of all our needs. We needed some extra pots and they brought us a whole box of new ones!

The house is only across the street from the ocean and the walk is nothing! Our dogs really enjoyed the fenced area and it was so nice to just open the door and put them in instead of having to walk them everyday.

We found the house to be roomy and comfortable and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Norfolk International (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Sam & Omie's
Nearest Ferry
58.5 Miles
Cape Hatteras
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nags Head Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy. 158
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Sam & Omie's, Fat Boyz, Owens
Nearest Beach
Nags Head
Car: recommended

This home is located at mile marker 17.5

The Outer Banks is an ideal playground for water sports and other outdoor activities, such as surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing, sailing, diving, kayaking, parasailing, Lighthouses

Putt-Putt Bowling Jet ski rental Parasail Dolphin watching tours Laser Tag

Go-karts Golf Airplane tours

*Visit for more information about what the Outer Banks has to offer.*

Fishing Charter boats: Broadcreek Fishing Center (252) 473-9991 or or

Nags Head-

*Jeanette's Pier -Longest on east coast! milepost 16.5

*Jockey’s Ridge State Park -Hike the largest active dune system east of the Mississippi River.

*Learn to Scuba Dive, Spear Fishing.

*Learn to Hang Glide at Kitty Hawk Kites' Hang Gliding Training Center. The largest hang gliding school in the world!

*Gallery Row- Art galleries and shops. Milepost 10 1/4

*See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins! Nags Head Dolphin Watch HWY 64, Nags Head, NC 27959

*Bodie Island lighthouse

Kill Devil Hills-

*Wright Brothers Memorial- Visit where Orville & Wilbur introduced flight to the world. See an authentic replica of the first airplane.

*Rent a Bicycle and enjoy seeing the Outer Banks at a slower pace

*Take an airplane tour


*Visit the Historic Waterfront

*Elizabethan Gardens

*The Lost Colony –the first English settlement. Tour Festival Park and see the Outdoor drama.

*Roanoke Island Aquarium.

*Island Farm

*Roanoke Marshes lighthouse


*The Whalehead Club- 21,000 square foot private retreat of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Knight.

*Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

*Rent a jeep and see the free-roaming Spanish Mustangs

*Wine tastings at The Cotton Gin

*Visit Currituck beach lighthouse


*Chicamacomico Lifesaving Historic Site -Tour stations (weekdays.) Highway 12 in the village of Rodanthe

*Visit the oldest lighthouse located at the end of Hatteras Island.

*Take a ferry to Ocracoke Island-Take a ferry to this remote island, accessible only by boat or airplane.

*Visit the Ocracoke lighthouse


Rates & Availability

South Nags Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5-18
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
OCTOBER- Pool Closed
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter -3-4 months
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 25 2018
90 night minimum stay
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 11 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 23 2018 - Jun 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Pre Season-POOL OPEN
Jun 5 2018 - Jun 15 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 23-30 Pool Open
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 7-Aug 3 Pool Open
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
-POOL Open
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Pool Open
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
pool open
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 6 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Only 1/2 down if arrival date is 30 days or more away. If your arrival date is less than 30 days away, full amount due at time of booking.

Special Deals for Reserving a Year in Advance:

Only $300 deposit needed to Reserve your week for next year and “hold” this year’s rate!

Here's how:

-$300 paid now will hold your reservation.

-Pay the balance of the first half by Jan. 1, 2017

-Your second half is not due until 30 days before your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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