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Private Beach House in quiet area in South Nags Head (the 'Chicago Connection')

South Nags Head, Nags Head, NC, USA
  • Cottage1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

3 Bedrooms, sleeping porch, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 6-9

In quiet cul de sac located at 18 mile post on beach road. 800 feet to beach and ocean. Totally remodeled in 2008. Two screened porches: 1st level porch is enclosed (with separate air conditioner) and sleeps 4; 2nd level porch is screened, great for outdoor dining, and has lovely views of sound. Ground floor level has utility room with washer/dryer, extra refrigerator, 2 outside showers, fish cleaning table, swings, picnic table, etc. Two decks with furniture. Beautifully furnished with complete amenities, including wifi and 50' widescreen TV with blue ray DVD. Short walk to Outer Banks pier.

Away From The Beach: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center for deep sea fishing, headboats, watching ships come in with their catches (this occurs at 4:30 PM every day, is free and lots of fun to watch). Visit the nearby town of Manteo to see Elizabeth II sailing ship, living history, and great exhibits at the Festival Park. Attend the Lost Colony outdoor drama and see the Elizabethan garden. Hike at Nags Head Wood Preserve and see a maritime forest. Go crabbing with the kids because they are hilarious to watch. Bicycle along the beachfront path.

A Great Day Trip: Leave early in the AM. Go south over the Bonner Bridge, heading down to the Hatteras lighthouse. Go swimming at the beach afterward. Keep going south to take the free ferry to Ocracoke. Have lunch on the dock. Check out the national park activities and Howard Street, a quaint old street that's more a path. Drive around town a little--it's tiny. Stop by the Ocracoke lighthouse (you can't go in). Head back north stopping for a swim at one of the wonderful beaches on Ocracoke. Try to get back over the Bonner Bridge by 4:30 PM to see the deep sea fishing fleet arrive at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.

Beach Activities: Sunset is the best time. Sunrises can be beautiful. Coquina Beach has great facilities and warmer water because of the gulf stream. Sound beaches are great for kids. Kite flying heaven. Bocce ball and volleyball. Surf fishing. Boogie boarding and surfing. Night hikes with flashlights. Bonfires (permission is easy).


Donna Schuler

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Aug 09, 2017
What makes this Cottage unique

You are free to use any of the many supplies (i.e. spices, tin foil, saran wrap, plastic bags, paper goods, condiments, shampoo etc.) provided in the house. If you use something up, please replace it so the next guest will not be without. Plentiful sheets and bath and beach towels provided.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Master bedroom
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Enclosed Porch
        3 twin/ single
      • 4th bedroom is an air conditioned, enclosed screened porch with 3 twin day beds. Fold up child's bed also available, crib.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Other
        two enclosed outside showers
      • 2 enclosed outside showers, one under house, one behind house. Iron and ironing board.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          800 feet to the beach; cart provided for hauling beach chairs and accessories for the short 800 feet walk to the beach
        • Near The Ocean
          800 feet from the Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Can see a bit of the ocean from the top deck
        • Water View
          Can see sound waters from back deck


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      bedding and bathroom towels and dish towels
                    • Living Room
                      Seats seven; not including extra chairs provided in great room and on deck
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      and beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything you could possibly need!
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Island seats four, table seats six...addition table seating six to eight on screened porch
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Kuerig Coffee Machine and Regular Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          One in the Kitchen and 2nd in ground level utility room
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          four slice and toaster over


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Island seats four, table seats six...addition table seating six to eight on screened porch
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Books
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Music Library
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  54" screen in great room; also one in master and queen bedroom


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas Grill, located on upper deck outside great room.
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      furniture provided
                                    • Fish Cleaning Table
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Screened in porch is best room in the house
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • live theater
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • 54' LCD high def TV; blue ray player (also does regular DVD's); Pandora internet radio; universal remote. You can also log into your own Pandora, Netflix, and VUDU accounts. Smoking outdoors only please. Washer and dryer are located in utility room at ground level. Beds in master and 2nd bedroom are queen size. Linens and towels are provided for house use only: if you are particular, bring your own beach towels...although many are provided.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              5 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Chicago Connection


                                                              Perfect getaway. Clean and roomy. Kitchen a delight for cooking meals.Lovely sunsets. Walk to the beach. Close to restaurants and shopping.Owners attentive with No questions or problems left unsolved.What else is there?

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              This guest submitted this review with no prompting on our part. It is, however, typical of the reviews we have received all year in our email correspondence with our guests.

                                                              We thank HomeAway for the excellent response to our listing. We have had 21 weeks of rental to date for 2009 and already have requests, all repeats, for 8 weeks in 2010. We look forward to another good year.


                                                              Christina H.

                                                              This house was perfect. It was a four minute drive to Jeanette's Pier. The linens and other necessities were supplied (toilet paper, condiments, baggies, etc.). It is in the perfect location to go either South or North, or just walk a short way to the beach. There were bikes, beach chairs, towels etc that we could use if needed. Donna was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.

                                                              Very nice, clean house. Great owners.

                                                              John M.

                                                              Chicago Connection is a very nice, clean house. The description is very accurate and the owners are exceptionally nice people to communicate with. The house was more than adequate for the 7 people (2 families) who stayed during our vacation. The three indoor bathrooms and 2 exterior showers made the stay very comfortable for all. The fully stocked and updated kitchen was a pleasure (as well as the well utilized gas grill located just off the kitchen). Also of great convenience was the second, full-sized refrigerator/freezer located on the ground floor in the laundry. The walk to the beach is short with a private access. We had no problem finding a spot on the beach for the day, and the cart and beach chairs available were of great benefit. Overall we are very pleased with our choice to stay here and will likely choose the same house again in the future.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Lisa and John, your great review was a lovely surprise. It made us feel so good to know that our efforts to think of everything our guests could possibly need are so appreciated.


                                                              Summer Haven

                                                              Camille B.Paradise, Texas

                                                              Absolutely beautiful home!

                                                              This is now my dream house, I loved the kitchen, simple and elegant.

                                                              Everything was in great condition, floors and bathrooms clean, living room furniture inviting. There were a couple of times we chose to just hang at the house and relax.

                                                              we were there with 3 of our children (11,13,15) and my mother (72).Two of my sisters had rented homes in Nags Head also, ours was the envy of all.

                                                              Best stocked rental home I've ever stayed in, shampoo, lots of towels, kitchen with spices and flour and sugar... just like home. Nice porches, two outdoor showers, and a hammock swing. not to mention bikes, which my husband used and loved!!

                                                              They even had a couple of boogie boards and beach chairs. We had driven all the way from Texas and were limited as to what we could take with us.

                                                              Access to the beach was a little bit of a walk (could we have used some of the walkways marked private?) We did find two public entrances with parking and used those for the most part.

                                                              We ate at Owens, a seafood sample platter fed 3 of us. Ordered fresh steamed crabs and scallops from Whalebone Market.

                                                              Food Lion prices were reasonable. Scammel's Ice Cream Yummy... and they offer surf board lessons, which I hope to take next visit.

                                                              Donna and the property manager were always available to answer questions.

                                                              We began to call it OUR HOUSE...This was such a warm and welcoming home. I cant thank Donna enough for sharing it with my family. THANK YOU!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              One of the walkways on the opposite side of the beach road marked "private," is, in fact, our deeded access to the beach; it is noted with a picture and description of the walkway on the bulletin board in the great room at the top of the stairs in the beach house.

                                                              We thank Camille and her family for such a lovely review!

                                                              Sunny and Breezy!

                                                              c h.

                                                              Listening to the ocean from the light, airy living room was the perfect, relaxing vacation we were looking for. The kitchen is beautiful and well-stocked with utensils, pots, pans, etc. Lots to see in the area, great restaurants, and a beautiful, quiet beach (in the off-season, anyway!). Comfortable, clean home with friendly and accommodating owners. Thank you!!!


                                                              South Nags Head, Nags Head, NC, USA

                                                              South Nags Head is a quiet residential community bordered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The beach road is the only main road through the area, and there's not a lot of traffic here, which adds to the tranquility. Extensive shopping and restaurants are nearby(about a mile and a half) but cannot be seen or heard from this house, only 800 feet from the ocean, in a child-safe cul de sac. The beach is long, clean and lovely with a bicycle path alongside for many miles. Besides the beach, there is a wide variety of local attractions that have something interesting for all age groups: historical sites and lighthouses, a beautiful aquarium, deep water fishing, surf fishing and including a fantastic new pier just 1 1/2 miles north and a comfortable older pier just 1/2 mile south plus water sports of every kind imaginable, a marine forest, golf and tennis, and much more. Other Activities: aquarium, theatre, historical sites, deep sea fishing, Cape Hatteras National Seashore


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Check in on Sunday at 2 PM and Check out following Sunday 10 AM. Check in on Sunday at 2 PM and Check out following Sunday at 10 AM. 50% of rental is required upfront. Balance plus $100 refundable security deposit is due 3 weeks prior to arrival Security deposit will be refunded after property manager reports to owner that house has been left in good condition.

                                                              Check or Money Order Only. 50% of rental required upfront, balance due 3 weeks prior to arrival, security deposit returned within one week of stay - given house keeper reports all is order.

                                                              5 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              Property # 211202