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Awesome Place, Awesome Price -The Big Cabana

83 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Nags Head Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

Bed linens and towels are not included.


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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katherine (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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 Nags Head

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.


based on 83 traveler reviews

Awesome Place, Awesome Price -The Big Cabana
average rating of 4.9036145 based on 83 reviews

The Big Cabana is the go to spot

  • 5 of 5

First time renting this place and it was wonderful. My family and I enjoyed it very much. Its location to the beach is so convenient. The house was the perfect size and it was super cozy. Such a great place for a getaway and we will be renting this again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

We look forward to the Big Cabana every year!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five looks forward to spending time together at the Big Cabana to start the Spring, every year. Being at MP 14.5 is the perfect spot to enjoy an endless variety of restaurants, ride go-karts, play mini golf, go outlet shopping, run on the bike/walking paths, visit Jennette's pier and take in long days at the beach (of course)...all things that parents need to keep active and happy young children busy! We have been coming for years and look forward to doing so for years to come! See ya next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach

Awesome place it is!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage, location, short walk to the beach and everything we needed or wanted was close by. The cottage decor was fun and made it a truly fun place to stay. The top deck has great views and we enjoyed seeing the water and other cottages from up there. We are already planning to come back this summer!

Katherine was great to deal with as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Big Cabana. Despite the lousy weather we still managed to enjoy ourselves! We were 3 adults, 3 small children and an infant and were all very comfortable. Super convenient location. Only drawback is the highway in your backyard and that you have to cross a road to get to the beach (tough with all those kids and a stroller in tow). Katherine is great, quick to reply and very accommodating! Highly recommend this rental and we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

Great location, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent several days at the Big Cabana while visiting the Outer Banks and found it to be very comfortable and that it met all of our needs. It is close to restaurants, the beach and to many other highlights of the area, including lighthouses, the aquarium and Fort Raleigh. We had 4 adults and 2 kids so there was plenty of room. The only thing that I would recommend is bringing ear plugs if you have any sensitivity to sound at night or in the morning. The proximity to the highway was truly the only drawback for us. We will definitely consider returning when our travels take us there.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotsylvania, VA

Awesome House, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and some of our friends recently spent 5 days at the Big Cabana. We loved the location on a cul de sac and the short walk to the beach. There were 8 of us, 4 adults and 4 children, and we had plenty of room. The house and hot tub was very clean and comfortable. The owner was easy to get in touch with and great to work with. We will definitely be staying at The Big Cabana again next summer. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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

Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning-cottage/hot-tub $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.
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.
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Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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