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Ocean Front /Swimming Pool/Elevator/Gazebo/Foosball/Priv Boardwalk to Ocean

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Six bedroom cottage with three and 1/2 bathrooms + extra shower

--FORBES FEVER COTTAGE--is located at Mile post 17.5 on the Beach Road.

Forbes Fever is the former home of our owner and founder.

This is a true Old Nags Head Style Ocean Front house full of warm juniper wood and nostalgic treasures.

Forbes Fever is built up high so that ocean views are available from almost every room!

When you arrive, you will be welcomed by a large front porch with charming, comfortable furniture.

For your convenience, there is an elevator located near the parking area on the left side of the house. A big help for taking up bags!

The large master bedroom has its own private deck thats just perfect for watching the moonlight play on the waters surface.

Each bedroom is tastefully decorated. The childrens room is decorated in a Jungle theme and has its own private bath.

All of the bedrooms are equipped with their own TVs and the living room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player.

Included with the living room furniture is a queen sized sofa bed for extra guests.

As you walk into the dining room, you will find a fully equipped kitchen and large dining room table.

The game room offers multiple board games as well as a foosball table for family fun.

Free WiFi access is also provided.

Along the back is a sun room. A perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the ocean waves.

The laundry room is large and great for storing your extra items. It is equipped with a full sized Washer & Dryer.

Outside there is an outdoor back deck and a large gazebo!

This home offers your own private boardwalk to the ocean.

For your pet there is a covered chain linked dog run and yard.

This house offers 6 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths and an additional Outdoor shower that is fully enclosed with hot and cold water.

Bedroom #1 California King bed

Bedroom #2 - King bed

Bedroom #3 - Queen bed

Bedroom #4 - Double bed

Bedroom #5 - 2 Twin beds

Bedroom #6 - Queen bed

Parking for 4 cars.

Special events are welcome with a maximum of 14 guests. No event fee.

College students considered 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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 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.

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.


4/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front /Swimming Pool/Elevator/Gazebo/Foosball/Priv Boardwalk to Ocean
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Great location but property a little dated

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Beautiful location situated next to other house rentals. This house is directly on the beach which was a big draw. The beach was terrific; you cannot see the ocean from the house unless you go on the upper floor and stretch on top of the balcony. We took our 5 pound yorkie but couldn't use the dog run because the fence had pretty big gaps. A very large dog, like a lab, would have been fine with the dog run. Our parents are disabled so the elevator was quite convenient and eased the stress of lots of stairs as well as packing our belongings in and out. We used the WIFI and it was fast enough for us, no issues.

Cons: The temperature setting kept defaulting back to 75, which meant upstairs was well into the 80s. I debated between average and good for the above reasons. Not having quality air conditioning on the master bedroom level was a big factor in this rating. Overall, the furnishings were very dated and weathered (those outside). We rented two umbrellas and chairs. The chairs were fine; I would not recommend the umbrellas. They are the kind that stick several inches into the sand and with much wind are fairly useless. We brought our own canopy which worked perfectly.

We purchased the amenity package. We were a bit surprised that we had to make our own beds. We prepaid a $200 cleaning fee but have no idea what that was for because there was no daily service. We also had to take the trash cans to the curb on trash night, which was a first for us in a rental!

Suggested improvements we would make include updated living room furniture, addition of an ice maker, providing trash bags (there was 1 kitchen bag already in the trash can), Blue Ray player (there is a DVD player).

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Harriet and the staff are great and the houses are always clean. What an experience.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Car: recommended

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: 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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 21 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Jun 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pre Season -POOL OPEN
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Post Season-POOL OPEN
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
School starts-POOL OPEN
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid season-POOL CLOSED
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Pet fee is $75 per week per pet + tax.
Or if less than a week, Pet fee is $14 per day per pet + tax.

In Season, 1 week required but We allow Partial week rentals when available. ***IF YOU SEE A PARTIAL WEEK ON OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR THE DISCOUNTED PRICE ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Fully enclosed with hot & cold water
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Kid's room with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Located on floor with living areas, beside full bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , On living area floor, across hall from full bath
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Near 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Near 1/2 bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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

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