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Short Walk To Beach! Btw Hwys, WiFi, Outlet Shopping, Great Restaurants, & More

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Beautiful Beach, Free NetFlix & WiFi


We enjoy talking to people so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

PROVIDED IN THE RENTAL: bed linens, bath, hand and face towels, cleaning after you check-out.

There is a $500.00 REFUNDABLE damage deposit but it will be returned to you (within 7 business days) after housekeeping checks out the cottage to be sure nothing is damaged or missing.

For the Summer months, (June - August), this is a Sunday to Sunday (7 night minimum) rental.

Property description

The "TURTLE SHELL" Beach Cottage is bright and cheerfully decorated with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, outside shower and an enclosed garage as well as a heated/air conditioned laundry area. It is located in the heart of the Outer Banks between the highways (Beach Rd-Hwy 12 and the By-Pass Hwy 158) in Kill Devil Hills, NC close to the Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills line which is a stone's throw from Mile Post 10.

We want to help you book our TURTLE SHELL beach cottage with ease using this site or if you would like to talk to us please don't hesitate to contact us. We will answer all your questions and work with you to make this an enjoyable vacation experience from start to finish.

Enjoy gathering around the kitchen island with a flat top stove, dishwasher, microwave, 2 coffee pots and toaster oven. This is a traditional beach box style COTTAGE with ENCLOSED GARAGE/Recreation room.

The cottage has 1 QUEEN bed (master), 1 DOUBLE bed (2nd bedroom), 2 TWIN beds (3rd bedroom).

One (1) additional twin bed downstairs in laundry room as well as 2 folding cots (best for kids) in garage are available for an additional cost/bed or cot, $7/night, which includes the sheets & towels for each bed/cot.

There is a REFUNDABLE Damage Deposit fee. We return it within 3-7 business days of your leaving after the cleaning crew comes and checks out the cottage to be sure nothing is damaged or missing.

If you don't want to bring bikes, etc from home; OBX Beach Rentals is literally another stone’s throw away (see map). We do have a booster seat with tray, an umbrella style stroller, and a pack-n-play bed for your little ones (you will need to bring your own sheets and blankie for the pack-n-play bed). We also have one (1) men's 26" bike, one (1) ladies, 26" bike, various kid size bikes, cooler and a charcoal grill for your use.

Hickory HARDWOOD FLOORS throughout the whole upstairs. The 2nd full bathroom downstairs has linoleum.

CEILING FANS throughout the cottage as well as CENTRAL heat and air.

Enjoy the COVERED OPEN PORCH with Swings or chairs after a day sunning and swimming on the beach. 

RATES INCLUDE: The rental with Satellite (DISH TV), FREE WiFi & NETFLIX availability. A set of kitchen towels & dish cloths. 1 set of linens (sheets and towels) for EACH bedroom (enough for 6 people), the cleaning at the end of your stay.

Stop sign at Wrightsville Blvd takes you to E. Eighth (8th) Street that is an easy 3-4 minute walk to DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS & BOARDWALK TO THE BEACH. The other end of the STREET DEAD ENDS, making for enjoyable walks without excessive traffic.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE of many restaurants like The Flying Fish, Mama Kwan’s, Dare Devil Pizza, Pizza Hut, Arby’s, Bob’s Grill, Miller’s, Five Guys, Wendy’s, Burger King, McDonald’s and many more. Various stores for shopping are also within walking distance. Ben Franklin Souvenir Shop, Rite-Aid Drug Store, Harris Teeter Grocery Store, Beach Rentals (for kayaks, etc.) are only 2-3 minutes away walking. 

The cottage has PLENTY OF PARKING with a concrete drive and an asphalt drive. The garage has PLENTY OF SPACE to store your fishing and beach accessories.

There is a heated and cooled full bathroom with tub/shower combo, toilet and tub sink underneath the cottage (in the garage/recreation area) containing storage for your things as well. The WASHER & DRYER are located in this spacious area. 

There are 2 corn hole boards & 8 bags for you & your family & friends to ENJOY A GAME. This can be played in the garage in the evenings or on rainy days. If you take it outside, please just remember to bring it in garage when finished with your game. A full sized ping-pong table and picnic table is in garage for your enjoyment as well.

THERE IS PLENTY TO DO/SEE: You will be located near the Wright Brothers Memorial, Outlet Mall, Manteo, Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony Play, North Carolina Aquarium, Jockeys Ridge State Park, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Jeannette and Avalon Fishing Piers and Charter Boat Fishing. There are plane, helicopter & jet ski tour companies. Surf lessons, hang gliding lessons given by various companies. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND the beautiful drive down Rt. 12 through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and a visit to the Currituck Lighthouse, and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, 2 blocks from the ocean, and less than 1 mile to BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS on the sound.

THIS COZY GETAWAY IS IN THE HEART OF THE OUTER BANKS. Centrally located at MP 10, The “Turtle Shell” is 'between the highways'. This SUNDAY TO SUNDAY cottage has early check-in at 1:00 pm (EST) on the date of your arrival and check-out at 10 am (EST) on the date of your departure. (For Summer rentals, WE CHOSE SUNDAY TO SUNDAY BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC FROM THE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY RENTALS.) The “Turtle Shell” is great for a single person, couple, small family, or groups wanting to keep additional family & friends close by.

Our cottage, although in the tradition of the basic beach box style, the property is FRESH & CLEAN. We update and replace items as needed to make your stay more enjoyable.

SPECIAL: 10% discount if same renters rent for 2 weeks back to back.

Or 10% off weekly rate for returning renters from the previous year who leave us a great review.

If interested in renting please contact us.

DURING OFF SEASON, partial weeks, weekends and long weekends are available.

More Details

Russell & Terry Brinkley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Russell & Terry Brinkley

Our family has been vacationing on the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina for over 18 years and we always dreamed of owning a cottage there. As of November 12, 2015 that dream came true and we are so happy to share this beautiful getaway with others.

We manage this property ourselves. Good for a romantic getaway, families with children and those wanting to go sightseeing, fishing, golfing, touring and other OBX related activities.

We know it is a big decision when planning a vacation and we want to help you with any questions you may have, so please contact us and we will do our best to respond to you within 24 hours.

Thank you for viewing all the photos and information about the "TURTLE SHELL" Beach Cottage!!!

Russell & Terry Brinkley

Russell & Terry Brinkley purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Russell & Terry Brinkley chose Kill Devil Hills

Great location and rates! Convenient to lots of restaurants, entertainment, historical interests, golf, putt-putt golf, fishing, bowling and events in the area. It's a family beach area!!!

This cottage is quaint and open. Great for gathering to socialize upstairs and downstairs. There is an outside shower which makes it nice when you come in from the beach and you can shower to remove the sand before entering the house. Large charcoal grill and picnic table. The neighbors are friendly. The dead end street makes it quiet and the cottage is a short walk to the beach, groceries, drug store, nice restaurants, fast food, beach rentals, shopping, etc.! Pretty much, everything you need

Rainy days happen sometimes and there is a bowling alley across the street, a movie theater about 4 miles away, a YMCA about a mile away, lots of shopping options, NC Aquarium. But if you want to hang out at the cottage there are games provided, the enclosed garage is a great space for playing the corn hole game, ping pong & other games we have available.

What makes this cottage unique

OBX Centrally located, near everything and between the highways (beach road Hwy 12 and bypass hwy 158). Covered Porch with swings and a gate at the top of stairs to keep small children from tumbling down the stairs, a hammock to rest and relax in, 2 folding cots, single size available, preferable for kids, teens or small adults. Additional twin bed is available for extra person in the laundry/bathroom combo downstairs. Additional linens are an extra charge for this bed &/or cots.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time here and really enjoyed our stay. This was part of a birthday celebration to remember for our father and brother. The Turtle Shell was the icing on the cake. We will be back!
Jan 2016
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Kill Devil Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Just treat our place as good or better than you would treat your own or how you would want others to treat YOUR home.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • "Surf Rider" Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs in Garage. Great coming off beach (A/C & Heat)
    "The Splash" Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Upstairs, off hallway and master bedroom. Has a blow dryer.
    OUTSIDE Shower - outdoor shower , Installed May 2016.
  • Cleaning companies charge $5.00 for a roll of toilet paper so it is not provided. Bring a couple of rolls to get you started. There is a Harris Teeter grocery store within walking distance of the Turtle Shell cottage. There is a Food Lion a half a mile south of the cottage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • "Big Squirt" bedroom - 1 double
    "Little Squirt" bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    "Crush" Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Direct access to the full bathroom from this bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach cart, Picnic table, Ice chest/cooler is available to use. The porch swings on the covered porch are so enjoyable after a day on the beach. Also, a hammock is available for your enjoyment to rest and relax. Hooks for hammock are located on the large posts outside the garage door on the right (facing the garage). Two folding cots, single size available, preferable for kids. Additional twin bed is available for extra person. Additional linens & towels are an extra charge for these cots/bed. Linens (sheets & towels) for 6 people, and kitchen towels & cloths are provided, and cleaning at the end of your stay are included in the low-price rental of this cottage - NO HIDDEN FEES! There is a $500.00 REFUNDABLE damage deposit but it will be returned to you (7 business days) after housekeeping checks out the cottage to be sure nothing is damaged or missing.


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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 48 reviews

Great location near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We had a great time at Turtle Shell. Everything was so well organized that it was easy to find things right away. It was just a short walk to the beach. We enjoyed being able to ride bikes and relax on the beach. The owners were so very helpful and very responsive to our questions. We had great weather but there was ping pong and other things to do if the weather was not as good. We only wish we could have stayed longer. We'll come back when we get a chance.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Before we purchased the TURTLE SHELL Beach Cottage we rented cottages that left a lot to be desired so we have worked hard to make it a clean and comfortable place. And it's a fun place even when the weather is bad. So happy you enjoyed your stay.
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I Loved Turtle Shell

  • 5 of 5

We were in Outer Banks for a wedding that my wife decorated. We loved the house, although we didn't get to be there too much. Terry also gave me all of the information that was needed and more. Any questions that I had, she always answered, and in a timely manner. Hopefully we can come back again for vacation purposes. I recommend the Turtle Shell for anyone who is vacationing in the Outer Banks.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turtle Shell

  • 5 of 5

Great window light and fun front porch. Great place to keep teens entertained even when the weather is poor. Loved the ping pong table and easy to hook up video game consoles.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, great house.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent—the communication, the home and the location. We would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was a great house to stay at. Close to the beach and a very well maintained house. The owners of the house were very nice and easy to deal with. Would definitely recommend this house as a place to stay at OBX

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Erica! We hope you will come again to enjoy the TURTLE SHELL.
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Jockey's Ridge State Park
Hang gliding lessons are taught here.
NC Aquarium Jennetts Pier
Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
Outer Banks
Wright Brothers National Memorial Park
Two and a half miles from the cottage and a great learning experience.
Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern
Pier House Restaurant
Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar
Kitty Hawk Kites
Jennette's Pier
Harris Teeter
Lost Treasure Golf
Miller's Waterfront Restaurant
The Pit - Boardriders Grill
Tanger Outlets
Pamlico Jacks
Fat Boyz Ice Cream & Grill
Pioneer Theatre
Outer Banks Inn
Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern
Nags Head Church
Such a wonderful place to worship! Very friendly people. We highly recommend this church. ...
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Norfolk International Airport (ORF / KORF)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mama Kwan's Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sea Scape Golf Links & Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several within walking distance
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Jet Ski rental
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Just a short walk away, about 2 blocks
Car: recommended

Golfing, Putt-Putt courses, go-carting, fishing, plane & helicopter rides/tours, surfing lessons, jet ski rentals and tours, outlet shopping, grocery stores, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, restaurants, The Y (formerly YMCA), sightseeing, Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey's Ridge Park, bowling is across the street, and so much more to do & see in the OBX.

If you love all things CHRISTMAS! --- Then you MUST go to the Christmas Mouse which is about 5 blocks from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

We like talking to our renters and are happy to answer any questions.

The cleaning after you depart, bed linens, bath towels (we do not provide beach towels) for up to 6 people are included in the rate. If you need to use our cots, additional bed linens or towels there is an additional fee for those.

Be aware that this website charges a Service Fee which we have no control over and we do not receive any of that fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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