'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

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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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Scott Schermerhorn

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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

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!

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!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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'Inn Over Our Heads' Cottage Located 3 Back from Ocean
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 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
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, 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
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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 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: VRBO, from 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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'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
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
5

PERFECT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
6/30/12-7/7/12

We had a wonderful time during our stay at Scott and Nancy"s home in Salvo. It was the perfect size for our family retreat and exceptionally well maintained. The location was the center of all of our needs with a day trip to Ocracoke, the short walking distance to the beach, short distance to the Rodanthe Pier, and a fishing excursion on the Miss Hatteras. As the temperatures soared in the high 80s to high 90s during our stay, the central air conditioner and the ceiling fans welcomed us on those scorching days, cooling us and easing the pain of our sunburns.

We had a total of 7 adults and our little doggies as Scott and Nancy graciously allowed. With all of us, we had plenty of room to play games and enjoy each others company after returning from all that the OBX has to offer.

Thank you again Scott and Nancy, and I will be contacting you again to book another trip just for a getaway for my husband and me.

Jennifer Daniels
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen - Glad you enjoyed the "INN" and Hatteras Island - It's always been a very special place for me and the family
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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
Kernersville, NC
5

JUST WHAT WE NEEDED

  • 5 of 5
We came to the Outer Banks last August (2010) to have a few days of peace and relaxation before school started again. Inn Over Our Heads was just what we needed. Plenty of room for the four of us and our two dogs, one street off the beach. We loved the decor, colorful and beachy. The deck was great for sunbathing and for relaxing under the stars to the sound of the ocean in the evening. The beach at Salvo was not crowded at all and we had an especially fun time in the evening chasing crabs along with other families.
Our 11 year old took the room with the three singles, and slept in each one of them during our week there!
The cottage is pretty well maintained. We noted only a few minor areas that needed a little attention. It was very clean and well put together. We did not bring our bikes down, but the neighborhood was very conducive to leisurely riding ad walking. Salvo is also well located, about halfway between Hatteras and Okracoke. Great day trips abound: sightseeing, fishing, and shopping.
We had a great time and would consider the Inn again when considering the Outer Banks.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for all the positive comments about our cottage and the Salvo area, often times we take our surroundings for granted and over look the obvious
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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
Bristow, VA
5

GREAT LOCATION TO WIND DOWN!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place to stay! The owners were very on top of communications and their maintenance company response time was the fastest I've ever seen! Nice accommodations, friendly owners, excellent support from Shore Details company. No complaints! I highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Surf fishing, off shore charter big game fishing, fishing piers nearby

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Availability & Rates

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Salvo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,349
 
 
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
$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.
Tax Rate 12.75%
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Amenities

Salvo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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