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Relaxing, Cheerful ~ OCEANFRONT ~ Perfect for 2

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)

Are you looking for a sun and sand filled vacation at an affordable, Outer Banks OCEANFRONT rental? Well look no further. The Lost Shaker of Salt is the perfect place for fun, romance and relaxation.

The Shaker is Small, But the Beach is Wide! The 'Shaker' is a free-standing one-room efficiency cabana, decorated in beach-house style. It is nestled among a cluster of forty small cabanas. Its features include a queen bed, a deluxe full size lay-z-boy pullout sleeper sofa with additional air mattress topper, and a kitchenette. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the amenities of home. The maximum occupancy is three people. The Shaker has four outside decks, the top decks has an amazing ocean view! Recipe for the perfect beach getaway: Just add Rum!

You can take your morning coffee with you on a stroll along the beach. While away the days in the hunt for the perfect sea shells. Watch the dolphins play in and out of the waves. Rig up a fishing pole and talk fish tales with the locals. Or grab your surf board and catch the perfect wave.

You are at the end of the Outer Banks island chain with not a care in the world. Hatteras Time. Come and enjoy. Relax, leave your worries behind. It's all good on the water!

For more information and photos please visit our website! It's on the link below!

(The Lost Shaker of Salt is smoke-free. We are sorry, but we do not accept pet rentals.)

Keywords: Cabana

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Erin

My husband and I bought the Lost Shaker of Salt in February, 2007. We started running the property as a vacation rental by owner in 2008. We live three hours away and go there regularly ourselves. Mike is in retail and I (Erin) am in computers. We are a thirty something couple. We love the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle. We love music, cocktails on the top deck, and having a great time. We are pround memebers of the Parrothead Club of Tidewater. We wanted our cabana to be relaxing, fun, and cheerful, all at the same time. We think we accomplished that at the Lost Shaker of Salt. Come check us out, we know you will be pleased!

Erin purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Erin chose Cape Hatteras

Mike and I got married up the beach in Kill Devil

Hills seven years ago and ever since it has been our dream of owning a piece of our own paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our little place. We want you to have a nice stay there as well. We try to make your experience as memorable and hassle free as possible. We provide many little 'perks' you are just not going to find at big rental companies. We are constantly adding new features and amenities to make your and our trip more fun, and travels to go smoothly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to go ahead with a contract for next summer if possible. This will be our sixth year our family has rented from you all and we can't think of a better way to spend our vacation. Thanks and God Bless.
May 2015
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Relaxing, Cheerful ~ OCEANFRONT ~ Perfect for 2
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 24 reviews

Isolated location

  • 4 of 5

Got to the cabin at 4:00pm (check in time) but all restaurants were closed. We were hungry and were counting on getting food once we arrived. Wish we would have known ahead of time that this area of the outer banks is so isolated and shut down in January.

The beach is just a few steps away and was very nice to walk in the morning.

Unfortunately all the shops and restaurants were about an hour drive away in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devils Hills.

Overall, it was a nice place to rest our heads at night but not the kind of atmosphere we were hoping for in this area of Outer Banks.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this cabana! The amenities were great, and the views from the upper decks were amazing. As well, the owner was a pleasure to work with. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Beachy" Keen

  • 4 of 5

Beach just a few steps away; in - town proximity to everything. Cabana is open and comfy, really suited for 2. Area is still struggling to recover from 2 recent hurricanes and these tough folk know how to do it! We were impressed.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright, cheerful, romantic. Perfect couples getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Property was a perfect honeymoon destination. The cabana met all if our needs. We loved all the decks, especially the roof top one. Amentities were great. Quick access to the beautiful beach. Quick response from the owners when I had questions. If you're looking for a remote, off the grid kinda place..This is for you!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright and Cheery Cabana

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting one of the Hatteras Cabanas. They are cozy, free-standing efficiency- style units on stilts. They have nice decks, including a roof top deck for ocean views. The walk to the beach is very short - even for the units that are the farthest from the dune walk over. The Lost Shaker of Salt was a great unit. The kitchen supplies were sufficient to our needs (we like to cook our own meals, we do not go out to eat) and there was a second fridge for our drinks. The bed was comfortable (we did not use the sleep sofa, but there was an extra mattress topper available to make that more comfy too, had we needed it). Having toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags in place when we arrived was a nice touch. The shower supplies were also nice to have available, though we mostly used our own. Erin was very helpful when we were deciding whether to go down for the first day of our stay (Tropical storm Hermine had visited the island just before our stay). Erin stayed in touch and gave us resources to check to help us make our decision. If we decide to stay in Hatteras again next year, Lost Shaker of Salt will be our first choice as a rental. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Lost Shaker of Salt was everything We hoped it would be and so much more! It was my boyfriend and I who stayed from July 24-July 31.

We were a little skeptical about how big the place was actually going to be, but when we walked in we were shocked by how spacious it was! And the bed was like sleeping on a cloud!

We had breakfast and yummy coffee on the middle deck every morning and wine on the top deck every night to watch the beautiful sunset.

if you're looking for a couples perfect vacation I would not hesitate to rent this place. The beach is only 50ft away from the place is clean, not crowded, and beautiful. The people there are so very nice! Instead of staying for 7 days we've decided to stay 14 days next summer because we loved it so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
First Flight Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Across the street. (seasonal hours)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Hatteras Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
We are on the oceanside of famous Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
A bar and deli are across the street.
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Out your front door and over the dune.

Hatteras National Lighthouse, Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Village, World Class Fishing, Migratory Bird Watching


Rates & Availability

Hatteras Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Wonderland
Nov 6 2016 - Mar 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Has Sprung!
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break! Surf's Up!
Apr 16 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
You Can Almost Taste Summer!
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Yeah! Summer Is Here!
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
The Endless Summer
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Fishing Season
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
It's Still 5 O Clock Somewhere
Oct 29 2017 - Feb 10 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hatteras Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full Size Lay-z-Boy Deluxe Sleeper sofa with additional air mattress topper. Very comfy, especially for a sleeper sofa!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Queen Size Bed, Full Size Futon, Linens Provided, Kitchenette, Dishes, Barware, Cooking Pots/Pans, Cooking Range Top, Charcoal Grill, Two Refrigerators, Toaster Oven, Coffee Pot, Blender, Microwave, Cable TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Adirondack Chairs, Dresser, Outdoor Dining Table, Indoor Dining Table, 2 Beach Chairs, 1 Beach Umbrella, Movies, Board Games

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