About the property
- House9950 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Old beach style with spacious luxury comfortable interior, perfect location
Oceanfront grand Cottage in Nags Head.
Love the romance of cottages that have been home to generation after generation? Seems like your family has grown enough to fill a small hotel?
Come visit one of the best Outer Banks locations around where you stay in the heart of Nags Head artist area, across from an upscale frozen yogurt shop, a restaurant with 20 craft brew on tap, an amazing re-use art and craft store to bring home a souvenir. From the cottage facing east, you are in your own private world, an oasis to enjoy your gathering.
Welcome to the Crawford Cottage, where historic charm and spacious modern living co-exist in harmony. The original updated 1940’s oceanfront 4-bedroom house is connected by covered walkway to an exquisite, modern, 9-bedroom house. Natural wood throughout ties the buildings together and puts out a warm glow, inviting you to savor your time with family and friends. Sited on over an acre of oceanfront property, the Crawford Cottage is an anomaly in Nags Head; there are over 10,000 sq ft of indoor living space and, best of all, over 2,700 sq ft of sundecks, covered decks and porches. Special Features: Elevator, 2 Private Pools (mostly enclosed pool is 25x7 and an outdoor pool is 29x15), Hot Tub, 14 TVs, 13 VCRs, 3 DVD players, game room with pool table, Foosball.
Be our guests at this oceanfront and semi-oceanfront complex located at 2407 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC. Love the romance of Outer Banks cottages that have been home to generation after generation? Seems like your family has grown enough to fill a small hotel? Crawford Cottage offers something for everyone, where historic charm and spacious modern living co-exist in harmony. The original 1940’s oceanfront 4-bedroom house is connected by covered walkway to an exquisite, modern, 9-bedroom house. Natural wood throughout ties the buildings together and puts out a warm glow, inviting you to savor your time with family and friends. Each room is named and the tiled baths have all been carefully designed with quality. Sited on over an acre of oceanfront property, the Crawford Cottage is an anomaly in Nags Head; there are over 8,500 sq ft of living space plus, best of all, approximately 2,000 sq ft of sundecks, covered decks and porches.
Special Features: 2 Private Pools (partially enclosed pool is 25x7 and outdoor heatable pool is 29x15), Hot Tub, Elevator, 14 TVs, 13 VCRs, 3 DVD players, game room with pool table, foosball, TV area and wet bar, playroom with ping pong table, 2 full, well appointed kitchens (one in each house), large rooftop sundeck, screened porch, surround sound stereo, 2 dune top decks with connecting walkway (each home has own walkway and dunetop deck), antique heart pine and tile flooring, office area, fireplace, ceiling fans, 3 washer/dryers, gas grill, high chair, toddler chair, 1 crib, 2 pack n plays, 2 wet bars,
No Smoking. Pets allowed for a $150 fee each, and a clear understanding of total cleanup . East house (4 bedroom) contains: living room; kitchen; playroom with ping pong table; laundry room; oceanfront screened porch; 2 kings, 2 twins, twin and bunk; please note that the playroom and twin/bunk bedroom is cooled by supplementary window A/C unit during our hottest weeks. West house (9 bedroom). Top level: living room, dining, kitchen with 2 refrigerators, handicap friendly king bedroom.
3 large refrigerators, 2 full kitchens; ice-maker, children's library; games; 3 DVD players, high ceilings; 21 ceiling fans;12.5 baths; very large sundeck/roof top; landscaped w/ large grass area; 2 dunetop decks, 2 bar areas; indoor heated & unheated outdoor pool; gas grill.
In the off season, I have some flexibility with accommodation.
If you have 9 people or less, I could offer the 4 bedroom
If you have 20 or less, I could offer the 9 bedroom.
For either of those scenarios, please inquire and I will send you a special adjusted offer.
Our cover photo was taken 5 years ago and we now have attractive neighboring cottages on both sides, still plenty of privacy and awesome ocean views.
There is special and beautifully memorable space for all our guests at Crawford Cottage!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Maria Crawford
I was raised in Richmond and we would spend much of the summer, much of my childhood in the original house. After earning a BA at Scrips College in CA, I lived in San Fransisco, Charleston SC, New York, Lexington Va, Marietta GA, and now Atlanta. My 3 grown sons are also owners of the Cottage and enjoy memories there as well.
Maria Crawford purchased this House in 1945
Why Maria Crawford chose Nags Head
It is important to me that I provide the best venue I possibly can for our guests in my family's Crawford Cottage. We hope that each guest leaves with a wonderful, lasting and meaningful memory of their time spent here.. Best means that all of the extras are offered with care and thoughtfulness. My grand-parents from Virginia built the smaller cottage in the early 40s at a time when there were mandatory blackouts at night during the war. They enjoyed deep sea fishing and inviting friends. Robert Frost and Pearl Buck, friends of more distant relatives both visited there I've been told. The cottage weathered the Ash Wednesday storm when 3 gigantic waves washed through the house, mounding a small sand dune on our living room floor. After that, my family decided to nurture the dunes with planted sea oats, important to protect the cottage from future storms.
What makes this House unique
You may read in our description and our reviews that indeed Crawford Cottage is unique because we strive to provide the grace of Old Nags Head style joined with the quality comfort and modern convenience.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Crawford Cottage is the BEST!
Our stay at this home this year was our second visit to Crawford Cottage. We have vacationed in Nags Head 6 times in the last 8 years and of all the cottages we have rented, Crawford Cottage has by far been the best! It accommodates our entire group of 25 with room for still a few more. The description is spot on and the pictures just don't do this beautiful home justice! Everything has always been clean and the owner and her maintenance staff are ready to take care of anything needed! Ms. Crawford is accessible and always interested in taking care of her guests as if they are family. I can't wait to get our next vacation planned at Crawford Cottage! While we are in the OBX, we always enjoys visiting Jockey's Ridge, Wright Brother's Museum, Manteo, and my mother's hometown of Windsor, NC (Bunn's BBQ, the Livermon Petting Zoo, Bertie County Peanuts, and the Cashie Wetlands Walk). Our favorite eating places in Nags are Millers by the Water and Sugar Creek, and we always make time for Mutiny Bay Goony Golf!
Thank you again, Ms. Crawford, for sharing your family home with us! It means so much to be able to continue creating memories with our family and friends!
It was a pleasure having you and your group as guests, Christy! The Cottage welcomes you back anytime and we will always strive to be your Outer Banks home away from home.
Till then, take care!
An Amazing Place to spend a vacation at the beach.
We spent our Easter vacation at Crawford Cottage and had an amazing time. Late March and early April weather is unpredictable at best, but not this year. Great weather. We were a mixed group-- ages 8 years to 82. There was a place for everyone. The property is amazing, plenty of space to spread out, take "time out" to read, sleep or whatever! Mexican Train dominoes was the nightly activity on that beautiful long table. We had everything we needed. The dunes were difficult for some of our members but the view made up for that. We went to the public area and were able to use that. Maria was great to work with, kept up with us all along our journey and Dan was most patient and helpful when we called him. I would recommend this to any large group. This property provides opportunities for everyone. We hope to stay here again.
Crawford Cottage Fall 2017
Crawford Cottage is a beautifu large house with all the amenities one can imagine: pools, gym, pool table, ping pong, etc, etc. The location was great and the owner was as accommodating as humanly possible. We have had three mini reunions of our high school class at OBX the past three Fall's and this years was the best. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to a large group. Dealing with Maria Crawford was a joy.
This was my second visit to this house and I would go again in a heart beat. I am elderly, have oxygen equipment, and also have a bouncy dog, so we stayed in the original smaller cottage and I loved it. If I wanted to socialize, the smaller cottage is attached to the larger one and there is an elevator which makes life much easier for me. Wonderful beach access and viewing decks on top of the dunes. I found it clean, well maintained and would recommend it to anyone wanting a fantastic get away,
Crawford Cottage Stay 26 AUG - 02 SEP
LOVED this house, especially the location! We all loved the age of the house. It has a antique feeling. There is a separate cottage part also, which we loved as well. The room that is all the way at the end facing the ocean was the best because you can hear the ocean and with the breeze you can keep the windows open. The house is spacious for a large group too!
The only issue was the noise. If you have a room under the kitchen you are most likely to hear footsteps. Same with the room on the same floor as the kitchen, you will hear the noise from the kitchen. However, that would never stop me from renting again.
Maria and Dan are amazing and were extremely helpful with any and all of our needs. There was an incident where a hole was placed in the hot tub and The Crawfords are taking responsibility, seeing the age of the hot tub. I understand that it was no ones fault, although we were out of a hot tub for a couple days but things happen!
Overall, I love this house and how it feels like home. A huge thank you to The Crawford family and the manager, Dan.
We stayed in the Cottage last week with a large group, we filled the house, yet didn't feel like we were all over each other. The property is amazing and has everything you need for your stay. Any issues were addressed timely and without hesitation. Maria has been amazing throughout the entire planning process this past year.
If I had any complaints it would be the beach access, as it is not as close as most would like and some in the group could not even make it to the beach but did utilize the deck on the boardwalk to the beach to be able to enjoy the views of the ocean.
Thank you Maria for making the house a very enjoyable place to stay in Nags Head.
I'd like to say we will be returning, but not so sure we can get this large group together like this again. I highly recommend this property!
Other Activities: Dune walks, surf fishing, art galleries, restaurants, putt-putt, biking sidewalk, pelican watching, dolphin watching, horse shoe, croquet, swimming
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our Winter season, "A" Rate offers the 9 bedroom section only. (The 4 bedroom is winterized at that time) Let me know if prefer to break payments in thirds. Thank you. Crawford Cottage OBX