'INN OVER OUR HEADS' COTTAGE LOCATED 3 BACK FROM OCEAN

Scott Schermerhorn

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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'INN OVER OUR HEADS' COTTAGE LOCATED 3 BACK FROM OCEAN

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Salvo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This charming beach cottage is centrally located in the village of Salvo,on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, just 3 lots back from the ocean with easy walking access to the beach. Scott and Nancy Schermerhorn have owned this delightful 'home away from home' for 25 years, enjoying it with family and friends, and sharing it with renters.

It is a classic Hatteras 'beach box', updated over the years but still retaining a comfortable, homey beach cottage attitude. We planted pine trees many years ago, and they've grown very tall, giving a sense of privacy inside the cottage and attracting birds outside. Sea oats and cedars are also abundant on the property, surrounding the cheerful peach colored cottage on stilts.

For many years we did not have a clock, TV or phone, and our children played at the beach and sound, rode bikes, and enjoyed family outings to local sights such as Kitty Hawk dunes, the Wright Brothers Memorial, Hatteras light house, Manteo, Corolla, and Ocracoke Island. In the evenings we played games outdoors, then board games indoors. Renters demanded television and telephone, but our children still did not watch TV until it got dark. Believe it or not, today as young adults they appreciate the fact that they did not sit in front of a television while at our cottage, but rather enjoyed the many fun activities the area offers.

The Inn has cathedral wood ceilings throughout, which is unusual for a beach box. All rooms have paddle fans and all comfortable beds have hand made quilts. There is a breakfast bar with stools between the kitchen and dining area.

We've added the essentials of comfortable living over time, such as central air conditioning (though we enjoy the sound and smell of the ocean with the windows open if it's not too hot), washer and dryer (though we still love the fresh smell of laundry hung to dry under the house), dishwasher (many good family chats over kitchen cleanups), microwave, flat screen TV in the living area and a second TV in the master, and Wi-Fi. We have other comforts that you won't experience in your hi tech life. Nothing feels better than a shower outdoors while looking through the pines at a glorious sunset colored sky. Kids can play safely under the house and enjoy the monkey swing and the sand. We have a small library of books to enjoy, games to play together, and jigsaw puzzles to put together. The ice cream truck comes by daily, blaring its corny music. Life is so very simple at Inn Over Our Heads, and that is probably why we enjoy being there so much!

Starting in 2010, we will be managing seasonal rentals ourselves, with the expert local assistance of Shore Details Cottage Care, our personal property services manager. Please check out their link. We provide you a great setting for a great family vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Scott Schermerhorn (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Scott Schermerhorn

Scott started visiting Hatteras Island in the 1960's. Soon after we married in 1984, we searched for a cottage of our own and found, purchased and named the 'Inn Over Our Heads'. At that time, it was the only house on the north side of Jolly Roger, with just two houses on the south side. At first, we were only able to spend Thanksgivings and Easters at the 'Inn', opening it up and spring cleaning during Easter vacation and closing it down for the winter Thanksgiving weekend. Renters got to enjoy it during the season, which of course made it more affordable for us. Every time we returned we would go first to the guest journal to read about our guest's experiences, and we'd delight in their good times at our cottage. As time progressed, we did manage to spend some time In Season, though every visit includes work projects of some sort, such as trimming outside, painting, repairing, replacing, and updating. We have come to really love our cozy beach cottage house, insisting that it always be comfortable, clean, and well-equipped. There is always lots to do - fall and winter is Scott's favorite time on Hatteras Island. The surf fishing is great, the weather is cool, and the tourists are all back at work! Nancy and I are retired and live on the ocean at Melbourne Beach, Florida. We obviously enjoy being near the sea. We deeply appreciate the unique beauty of Hatteras Island. Our children continue to enjoy this little cottage where they spent so much time growing up.

Scott Schermerhorn purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Scott Schermerhorn chose Salvo

About 70% of Hatteras Island is owned or controlled by the National Park Service. Most of the construction is single family dwellings. Because of this, we don't have the concentration of people that much of the Atlantic coast has. This makes for a truly unique vacation experience - and there is always a place to catch fish!

What makes this cottage unique

If you have a four wheel vehicle (local rentals are available if you don't have such a vehicle), driving on the beach opens up a whole new dimension for a vacation experience. The off shore fishing is exceptional. Surf fishing runs of rockfish, puppy drum and blues are like no other place in this world. Clamming and crabbing in the sound is so much fun. We've enjoyed many meals of fresh seafood at the Inn. Sometimes just putting your feet up, listening to the wind and surf and reading a good book may be the most relaxing thing to do!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252582vb
-(321) 728-0908 (Florida, USA)
Salvo Cape Hatteras
New Jersey
5

Beautiful and peaceful location perfectly situated in Outer Banks

  • 5 of 5
We rented Inn over Our Heads for the last two weeks of August 2014. My family (2 small children ages 4 & 7, Mom, husband & two small dogs) really enjoyed our first time in the Outerbanks. Inn Over Heads is perfectly situated, stocked with all the essentials including beach chairs and bikes and everything in the home was in good working order. It is a short stroll to the beach, close to restaurants, ice cream shops, and great fishing and crabbing piers for the little ones. Scott was extremely helpful and provided very helpful information and insights regarding things to do and restaurants to try as well as fish shops. We really enjoyed our vacation and were so pleased to be far from the congestion and mega monster homes of Nags Head, Duck and Corolla. We felt we truly enjoyed the peace and beauty of the Outer Banks. We will definitely be back and will stay at Inn Over Our Heads again!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252582vb
-(321) 728-0908 (Florida, USA)
Salvo Cape Hatteras
5

Couldn't Have Asked for More

Couldn't Have Asked for More
  • 5 of 5
We had our first visit to Inn Over Our Heads over the 4th of July week 2014. The cottage and island was everything we had hoped for and more. We had never been to the Outer Banks, but if we return this is definitely the location and cottage we would stay at. The place was clean and equipped with everything you needed. From dining ware to beach toys, this place had it all. It is only a short walk to the beach. We were a group of 6 adults and two large dogs and we had plenty of room. Inn Over Our Heads has character you won't find in a local hotel. The owner was great to work with as well.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252582vb
-(321) 728-0908 (Florida, USA)
Salvo Cape Hatteras
Maryland
5

Comfortable, well appointed, great location - couldn't ask for more!

Comfortable, well appointed, great location - couldn't ask for more!
  • 5 of 5
This was my family's first time vacationing in the Outer Banks. We've never rented a beach house before and had no idea what to expect. Our stay was more than comfortable, it was delightful. We had other friends staying the same week in a home nearby and they marveled at all of the "extra" comforts we had in our home. Bikes to ride, umbrellas, chairs just a few of the extra things that made our stay feel more at ease. The owners were helpful and communicative, the house was clean and comfortable and I really couldn't have asked for more.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252582vb
-(321) 728-0908 (Florida, USA)
Salvo Cape Hatteras
4

great last minute getaway

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time on Hatteras Island at "Inn over our heads". The house was great and proximity to shopping/activities was also great. The house had beach chairs/bikes and an outdoor shower all the "must haves" at the ocean. The only negative would be the water pressure in the showers. We used the hose to hose the kids off prior to putting them in the outdoor shower as the pressure wasn't enough to wash their hair properly. Overall a great experience and we would recommend the house to others. Scott was great and really accomodating to our needs (last minute and less than a week).
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252582vb
-(321) 728-0908 (Florida, USA)
Salvo Cape Hatteras
Abingdon, Maryland
5

Great

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time. The home owners were excellent help and will definitely be using them again in the future. Family can't wait to go again.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p252582vb
-(321) 728-0908 (Florida, USA)
Salvo Cape Hatteras
New Rochelle, NY
5

Such a nice stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful experience.
Both the Inn and the Owners helped us having a good time.
The house was large enough for our family of 5 and located only 5 minutes walking distance from the beach in a very quiet and safe area.
The owners guided us for our 1st experience in the OBX, giving us tons of great things to do making sure would have a good stay.
From the house we were able to go on the ocean side playing in the waves and within 5 min driving going on the Pamlico sound side to go crabbing and windsurfing (good rental in Avon at Ocean Air sport ask for Ken)
Actually, we had such a good time that I wonder if I should give such a good review if we still want the Inn to be free....
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Sophie,
I am so happy that we were able help you enjoy our favorite Island and "Inn Over our Heads"
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Surf fishing, off shore charter big game fishing, fishing piers nearby

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Salvo Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$129
$799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes $200 deposit need to reserve dates, 50% due 60 days prior to rental and the other 50% due 30 days prior to check in date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Salvo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
paddle fans in all the rooms, outside shower, fish cleaning table, bikes
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