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Awesome Place, Awesome Price -The Big Cabana

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Clean and constantly updated for the beach lover. 500 feet to a private beach access. (which means it is less crowded) Located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Great for kids to play. Wonderful, cozy layout. Walk in to a nice great room with large kitchen in rear. 2 bedrooms on the right adjoined by a bath, and 2 bedrooms on the left adjoined by a bath.

Crows nest on top of cottage with ocean view. Deck with built in benches on main level, with ocean view. Hot tub, hammock, charcoal grill, shower and small deck with chairs on ground level. Beach chairs and boogie boards are provided. Golfing at Nags Head Golf Links and fishing are minutes away and so is shopping and putt putt golf. There is something for everyone!

This is not your typical rental as I use it when I can. Come RELAX, SMILE, & DREAM at The Big Cabana. Book now before you loose the dates. Come and make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Rental weeks are Sunday to Sunday in the summer time. I also rent partial weeks all year long.



Please read the guest comments.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, ocean view, beach box, obx cottage, Nags Head cottage, beach road cottage, 4 bedroom cottage, no pets

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Katherine

I enjoy having a place that so many people love and become repeat renters. I try and keep my place updated, clean and the cottage that people want to come back too. I am always looking for ways to improve it so the the repeat renters can look forward to seeing what is new!

Katherine purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Katherine chose Outer Banks

The location is close to everything you need or want yet you feel like you are miles away from it all. It is a quiet, private street, with a private beach and private beach access. You can get away from the crowds and enjoy the beach all to yourself. There are no hotels in sight.

What makes this cottage unique

You are in walking distance to shopping and restaurants, yet you see no retail signs from the cottage.

You are not looking into windows of the next door neighbor.

You can sit on the bottom deck, sip a drink and watch your young kids play in the cul de sac. The traffic is very light since it is a dead end street. Or you can sit on the top deck and enjoy the views of the water and cottages.

All bedrooms are equal in size so it is great for 4 or 8 friends, or 2 families or couples to equally share the expense.


Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a downstairs shower under the cottage that has hot water to rinse the sand off before entering the hot tub or rinsing the kids off before taking them up for a nap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st bedroom on the right
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd bedroom on the right
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1st bedroom on the left
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bedroom on the left
  • Bed linens are not provided but there are pillows and blankets. Linen Rental companies include: Ocean Atlantic Rentals 800-635-9559 or local phone is 252-441-7823 and they are just 5 miles from cottage. Just for the Beach - 866-441-4256
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Big Cabana is a great place for a family, 2 families, couples or just a bunch of friends. My place is not the typical 'Rental' cottage because when I bought it I did not intend to rent it. I bought nice things and use the cottage when it is available. I have numerous repeat renters which speaks for itself. Come stay and the Big Cabana and enjoy a great getaway.


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average rating of 4.8736844 based on 95 reviews

Wonderful house, wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Outer Banks as a family and we had such a wonderful experience. Katherine was helpful and responsive throughout the rental process. She even called me at one point to provide additional information about the neighborhood, the house, etc. The property was clean and cozy. The wireless router died after our first night but we took it as a reminder to disconnect and didn't worry about it! We would absolutely recommend this property and will likely return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Great location, clean, comfortable and fun! Our Host was very accommodating and friendly and so were the neighbors. The only drawback was no towels or linens which were a bit of a hassle to pack into our luggage but i understand they have a good reason for that. Overall great experience and we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Fantastic location.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Can basically see the sand from the deck. Hot tub is a major bonus.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were in Nags Head for a wedding at Jennettes Pier. The house was great for all of us and very convenient. We loved the hot tub and drinking coffee sitting on the crows nest viiewing the beach. All the amenities that anyone needs. Loved the Big Cabana!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great weekend at this house! In particular, appreciated the proximity to the beach, the hot tub, and the assortment movies. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nags Head Golf Links
Nearest Beach
Nags Head Beach, 500 feet away from the front door
Car: recommended

Hang gliding or kite surfing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

As a friendly reminder, this is a no pet no smoking cottage and you must be 24 years of age to rent from me.

I have my cottage professionally cleaned for each renter and do not have the prior renter be responsible for cleaning. Therefore there is a cleaning fee of 150.00 which covers the cleaning of the cottage and the hot tub. Unfortunately, this entire fee is required even if you do not use the hot tub as it has to be serviced and cleaned regularly.

The refundable damage deposit of 300.00 is refunded as long as no damage occurs other than normal wear, there are no early check-ins or late check-outs and there is no excessive cleaning that needs to be done such as dirty dishes, addressing big spills on the carpet, or trash left outside the cottage that needs to be picked up. Also no parking in the yard is allowed.

I accept checks and credit cards for payment and will be happy to work payment plans with you as well. Please don't hesitate to call or email with your questions 757-438-5067 or

I want this to be your best vacation ever so let me know how I can help.
Besides the beach, fishing, shopping, and golf, there are also wild horse tours, lighthouses to visit, the aquarium, adventure park, and much more. For health concerns, my cottage is less than a mile from the only hospital on the island.
There is also a lifeguard on the beach about a 1/2 block to the left. I try my best to keep the cottage updated and fresh and want everyone that stays there to have a wonderful time.

If you are looking for a place to party hard, I would prefer you to find another cottage. If you are looking for a nice, cozy, fun place to stay - Look no further, as you have found it!
It is perfect for 2 to 4 couples, friends, 2 small families or 1 big family. (friendly reminder-no pets)
It is a place to make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.