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Circa 1953 Beach Cottage...This is 'Old School' Beach at it's Best!

(64 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:0
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4 (Linens are NOT provided)

The Tale of A Mermaid is located on Beach Road in Nags Head across from the Nags Head Fishing Pier with great beach access. Completely renovated and remodeled in 2012. Amenities include: HVAC, cable TV, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, front porch, screened porch, back deck, outdoor shower w/ hot & cold water, washer & dryer, charcoal grill, picnic table & outside seating.

Please note: Linens are NOT provided. You will need to bring or rent your sheets, pillowcases & towels.

***You will need to provide your paper products: paper towels & toilet tissue***

Address: 3404 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959

***Sorry, pets are NOT allowed***


Tale Of A Mermaid is centrally located. Steps from the ocean, walking distance to fishing pier, restaurants & bars, seafood market, souvenier shop, flower shop and more. A short walk to Jockey's Ridge State Park...watching the sunset from atop this amazing sand dune is a must!

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The minimum age for renters is 24 years of age as stated in the Rental Agreement....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    The Tale of A Mermaid is a SMOKE FREE COTTAGE!!! Thank you for not smoking inside. If you choose to smoke outside please DO NOT leave cigarette butts in the yard. No smoking & NO vaping!!!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Beds for -4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Linens are NOT provided!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Linens are NOT provided!...moreless

  • Sheets and pillowcases are NOT provided. Pack 'n play for infants/toddlers...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Towels are NOT provided.

Other Amenities

  • Check-in: 4pm Check-out: 10am This is a smoke free cottage: NO smoking & NO vaping !!! Sorry, NO pets!!!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a book basket...leave a book/take a book!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are playing cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean:

    The oceanfront is a 2 minute walk!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well stocked with all your food preparation and cooking needs....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    w/ ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Comfortable screened porch on the south side of cottage....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 8 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$145
$795
Mid Season
Apr 1 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$995
Value Season
May 6 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,150
Peak Season
Jun 3 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Value Season
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,150
Mid-Season
Sep 2 - Oct 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$995
Off Season
Oct 7 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$795

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

* 50% deposit needed to reserve requested dates. Remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

*CSA Travel Protection Policy is required at the rate of $49. This Property Damage Protection is to safeguard my Vacation Rental from damage and/or loss.

*Rates do not include occupancy tax required in the State of North Carolina of 12.75%.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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Location

85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk International Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Lucky 12 Tavern
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Nags Head Links
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Nags Head Pier House Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Nags Head

Car: Necessary

Conveniently located just 200 yards from the beach and restaurants. Shopping, churches and amusements readily accessible.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: In 1999, we purchased an RV in the RV park in Kitty Hawk. At the time we lived in Richmond, VA & enjoyed spending weekends at the Outer Banks. As our family grew with marriages & the birth of grandchildren we needed a larger place for everyone to visit. In 2006, we purchased a lot in Nags Head and built our second home. In the spring of 2007, we took occupancy of our new home. It became our families' favorite place to spend holidays & the summer! In 2011, we sold our home in Northern VA and moved to Nags Head and became permanent residents. Living near the ocean is such a blessing. We work from our home office with a spectacular view. Life is good!!

Why the Owner Chose Nags Head, NC, USA:
I was contacted by a friend/realtor when this property went on the market to be sold. She knew of my love of decorating. She thought this was a project "right up my alley". My husband & I went to take of look at the cottage. I must admit that we were intrigued with the lot as it is larger than most others. The cottage was built in 1953 as a "fair weather" cottage primarily for fishermen. Most realtors that had viewed the property thought is was deplorable & in need to demolition. As one realtor put it..."it's nothing but a tear down"! I, on the other hand, walked through the front door and had a vision. Even though it was in need of repair & renovation I saw great potential. It was in pretty bad shape & needed some tender loving care. The trend in vacation homes on the Outer Banks was to build them bigger & bigger. I felt as though there was a "niche market" for those looking for smaller cottages. It's rare to find a 2 bedroom cottage near the ocean. We began renovation & remolding in the fall. My 1st renters arrived in the spring of 2012. I am very fortunate to welcome wonderful guests to The Tale of a Mermaid season after season.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My cottage is truly a little gem. It's cozy & comfortable. I take great pride in providing my guests with clean & well-appointed accommodations. The cottage is conveniently located in the town of Nags Head near restaurants, shops, grocery stores, recreation & entertainment. The cottage has comfortable outdoor spaces to include the front porch with built-in benches, back deck to enjoy the afternoon sunshine & a screened porch to enjoy coffee and/or cocktails. **the cottage is pet free & smoke free**


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to The Tale of a Mermaid

    Welcome to The Tale of a Mermaid

  • Relax on the deck & fire up the grill...burgers anyone?

    Relax on the deck & fire up the grill...burgers anyone?

  • Welcome...Come In, Relax & Stay Awhile...

    Welcome...Come In, Relax & Stay Awhile...

  • Remodeled kitchen

    Remodeled kitchen

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Sliding door to bathroom is so cool!

    Sliding door to bathroom is so cool!

  • Screened porch...perfect place for afternoon cocktail

    Screened porch...perfect place for afternoon cocktail

  • Outside space is the best

    Outside space is the best

  • We are happy to have you as our guests!

    We are happy to have you as our guests!

  • The outdoor shower is waiting!

    The outdoor shower is waiting!

  • Awesome vessel bowl.

    Awesome vessel bowl.

  • Mermaids...this way!!!

    Mermaids...this way!!!

  • Invite your friends over for a drink

    Invite your friends over for a drink

  • Walk across the street and start your day at sunrise!

    Walk across the street and start your day at sunrise!

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