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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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).

More Details

Donna Schuler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 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.


South Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • 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.


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Private Beach House in quiet area in South Nags Head (the 'Chicago Connection')
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Chicago Connection

  • 5 of 5

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?

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, clean house. Great owners.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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. Thanks!
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Summer Haven

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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Sunny and Breezy!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Nags Head Pier
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hatteras Island Free Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I64 & State 158
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Sam & Omie's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
wide, high quality sand, Atlantic beach
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $0

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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