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Gorgeous Ocean/Beachfront Nags Head 4 Br + 9 Br connected as a spacious 13 Br

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms12
Space 9,950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Old beach style with spacious new luxury interior, perfect Nags Head 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 is 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: 2 Private Pools (mostly enclosed pool is 25x7 and is available to be heated and outdoor unheated pool is 29x15), Hot Tub, Elevator, 14 TVs, 13 VCRs, 3 DVD players, game room with pool table, Foosball.

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? Welcome to the Crawford Cottage, 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 is over 10,000 sq ft of living space and, best of all, over 2,700 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 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, pack n play, crib, 2 wet bars, No Smoking. No Pets. Sunday East house (4 bedroom) contains: living room; kitchen; playroom with ping pong table; laundry room; oceanfront screened porch; 2 kings, 2 twins, twin and pyramid bunk; please note that the playroom and twin/pyramid bed are cooled by a window A/C unit. West house (9 bedroom). Top level: living room, dining, kitchen with 2 refrigerators, handicap friendly king bedroom.

3 large refrigerators, 2 full kitchens; 2 ice-makers, 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; elevator.

Our cover photo was taken 2 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!

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Crawford
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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 cottage in 1945

Why Maria Crawford chose Outer Banks

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 cottage 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.

Amenities

Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Since much of our home's floor is antique wood, we ask that no furniture bags or coolers be dragged. If steps/floor get wet, please dry area quickly.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
    Exterior 1 - outdoor shower
    Exterior 2 - outdoor shower
    Exterior 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 13 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Gorgeous Ocean/Beachfront Nags Head 4 Br + 9 Br connected as a spacious 13 Br
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

A Gem in OBX

  • 5 of 5

Our Augusta Georgia contingent spent Masters week in this beautiful "complex" in Nags Head. We couldn't have been more pleased. One of the best appointed beach houses we have ever rented. Many little thoughtful touches separate this house from the mainstream. The attention to detail in making the new house gel with the old was especially well done. You don't lose anything as to creature comforts but you still feel like you've stepped back into days gone by on OBX. I highly recommend Crawford Cottage to groups of all sizes. Off season this is a steal for smaller group to spread out and enjoy OBX before it reawakens - and there is no doubt that it can handle a large family reunion with ease during the high season. Thanks Maria for sharing your lovely generational property with our family

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keith, It was my pleasure to host such a great Georgia group! Thank you for noticing the care we give to Crawford Cottage and for leaving it so well cared for too. You and your crew are certainly welcomed back again some day soon. Repeat guests receive a small discount from me, FYI:) Take care and have a great summer! Maria Crawford Crawford Cottage OBX
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Crawford Cottage Stay 26 AUG - 02 SEP

  • 5 of 5

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.

Crystal Prescott

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The ideal beach house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, plus a few friends, have stayed in Crawford Cottage for a week each September for the past 8 years. We absolutely love this house and have yet to identify anything we don't like about it. It is always very clean and in great condition on move-in day. The layout is fabulous, from the expansive great room/dining room/kitchen combo on the top floor of the big house to the cozy, wood paneled little house that is attached. The covered porch off the back of the little house is nestled just inside the coastal dunes and is a favorite place to hang out. Although it would be quite easy to spend the entire week on the property, the surrounding area has many excellent restaurants and attractions, such as the Wright Brothers National Memorial, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and numerous fishing piers. Both the rental management company and the property owner are very nice to deal with. I have recommended this property to friends and family and will continue to do so.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always an amazing time at the Crawford Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I've spent a total of 5 separate weeks at the Crawford Cottage over the last several years, and I can confidently say this is the most perfect beach house I have every stayed in. Located right on the beaches of Nags Head, the property has a wide enough space between the two decks that you essentially have your own private space. Walking distance to a Food Lion for food and supplies as well as so many amazing places to eat meals and get treats! The house is incredible, with comfortable sleeping for 25+ people and super cool places to hang out and relax including 2 pools, hot tub, rootop deck, back porch, balcony, huge living room and kitchen, the list goes on and on. The house is beautiful, always in perfectly clean condition. The owner has always been very responsive and attentive to us before, during, and after our stay. For those looking to spend time in the Outer Banks and need to accomodate a large group, look no further than the Crawford Cottage!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girl's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time spending the Winter seaside! The place offered a home-like vibe with lots of amenities including a heated pool and a gorgeous overlook of the ocean. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial
The Blue Point
Outer Banks Brewing Station
Kitty Hawk Kites
The Sound
The Elizabethan Gardens
Harris Teeter
Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant
Nags Head Pier Restaurant
Lost Treasure Golf
Blue Moon Beach Grill
Colington Cafe
Rundown Cafe
1587 Restaurant
Mulligan's Raw Bar & Grille
Red Drum Taphouse
Surfin Spoon
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Norfolk
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Okracoke Island
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Dune walks, surf fishing, art galleries, restaurants, putt-putt, biking sidewalk, pelican watching, dolphin watching, horse shoe, croquet, swimming

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Our Winter season, "A" Rate offers the 9 bedroom section only. (The 4 bedroom is winterized at that time)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund