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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 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 guests in my family's Crawford Cottage. Best means that all of the extras are offer 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Ocean/Beachfront Nags Head 4 Br + 9 Br connected as a spacious 13 Br
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Nice place, not so nice experience

  • 2 of 5

First off, I would like to say that our family loved the beautiful home and access to the beach. We also loved the area and the space provided.

However, we had a hard time with the overwhelming construction on BOTH sides of the property, no information on the area or instructions provided for how to leave the home, AND the owner's lack of response to the issues. Although the property was situated on the beach - and included a pool - we were left with only one bath towel per person (NO BEACH TOWELS!), forcing us to buy more. This is outrageous for a large BEACH HOUSE for 20 PEOPLE!

We love the Nags Head area and would hope to come back, but would NOT rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Meredith, I just came across your email sent July 24, and your complaint was quite different from what I understood: "Maria- Thank you so much for your quick response when we were experiencing construction noise. I do appreciate your offer of the $500 to my paypal account- that sounds very fair. The bobcat noise stopped on monday, and as the week progressed we got used to the rest. In spite of the construction, we had an amazing time renting your home. This was by far the best family vacation we have ever had, and your house was the perfect location for everyone. Thank you- Meredith" Again, so sorry but we had thought our neighbors noisy construction would have finished by your week!. Re-Info: I can only assume you overlooked my welcome letter containing information and my requests on how to leave the place. On it, I invited you to call or email for any requests and added information on the area. I’m sorry you now felt I was unresponsive but there was nothing more I could do but request more quiet in the morning of the construction equipment. Finally, I don’t believe any large home beach rentals provide beach towels. None of my management teams through the years allowed me to provide them as turnover time with cleaning does not allow for 28 laundered beach towels. But if you come across a home that does provide this, I would love to know so that I can too for future guests. I hope your next visit to the Outer Banks will be more enjoyable for you.
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5

Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

Just left the Crawford Cottage and it was the most amazing house ever! The pictures do not do it justice and you will want for nothing. The house comes fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and was spotless when we arrived. The location is fabulous and is the perfect vacation home for a big group (we had 29.... comfortably too!). I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
G Rates
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,595
 
 
H Rates
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,495
 
 
I Rates
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,295
 
 
J Rates
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$14,295
 
 
K Rates
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$14,945
 
 
L Rates
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$15,995
 
 
M Rates
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$16,695
 
 
N Rates
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$14,295
 
 
O Rates
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,395
 
 
P Rates
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,995
 
 
Q Rates
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,325
 
 
R Rates
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,495
 
 
S Rates
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,295
 
 
T Rates
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,695
 
 
U Rates
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$750
From
$950
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,295
 
 
V Rates
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$680
From
$850
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,795
 
 
W Rates
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,895
 
 
X Rates
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
From
$920
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,395
 
 
Y rate
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$800
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,300
 
 
1
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
$750
From
$850
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,695
 
 
2
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
$725
From
$900
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,495
 
 
3
Apr 14 2018 - May 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$725
From
$930
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,695
 
 
4
May 5 2018 - May 11 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$775
From
$900
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,295
 
 
5
May 12 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$800
From
$1,120
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,895
 
 
6
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$980
From
$1,550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$6,855
 
 
7
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,645
 
 
8
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$10,450
 
 
9
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 15 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,445
 
 
10
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$14,495
 
 
11
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$15,385
 
 
12
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$16,445
 
 
13
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$16,995
 
 
14
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$14,695
 
 
15
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$10,870
 
 
16
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,345
 
 
17
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,695
 
 
18
Sep 15 2018 - Sep 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,845
 
 
19
Sep 22 2018 - Oct 12 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,490
 
 
20
Oct 13 2018 - Oct 19 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$850
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,845
 
 
21
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$750
From
$1,100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,495
 
 
22
Nov 3 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$650
From
$900
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,890
 
 
23
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$850
From
$1,100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,295
 
 
24
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
$725
From
$920
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,295
 
 
25
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
5 night minimum stay
$850
From
$1,200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

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
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