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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.

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

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(90 traveler reviews)

Awesome Place, Awesome Price -The Big Cabana
average rating of 4.8777776 based on 90 reviews


  • 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful weather, beautiful place, beautiful cottage!

Needing a break, we chose the perfect spot. Close to everything we needed, and just a short walk to the beach which we had all to ourselves.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very reasonable home in the OBX

  • 3 of 5

Recently my friends and I enjoyed a girls weekend at this property in Nags Head. The four bedrooms and two baths allowed us to spread out a bit. We enjoyed spending time outside on the upper deck as the weather was beautiful. The owner provides beach chairs, and there is a really nice hot tub. The house was clean and the kitchen fully stocked with plates and cutlery. The only drawback was the house's close proximity to the bypass road. The traffic was very loud and could be heard even in the wee hours; however, we still had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Hill Va

We had a marvelous time as always. Very close to the beach. Love being able to watch the sunrise!

  • 4 of 5

So close to everything. The beach is a short safe walk and shopping is very close. Loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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considerate owner

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Big Cabana for the labor weekend but was worrying about the road condition due to tropical storm Hermine. Katherine is so sweet and considerate to offer a refund. We are sorry to miss all the fun at Outer Banks this time. But we are sure to return the Big Cabana. Thank you, Katherine!

I have to change the arrival date to yesterday to submit the review.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to the beach and perfect size

  • 5 of 5

The home is nicely decorated and has great space for a family of 7. The proximity to the beach is great, the outdoor space of the home allows for ample space for all. My family and I were lucky enough to witness a meteor shower from the stop deck and it was beautiful. We got to see multiple sting rays while at the beach. Got to go fish at the pier, eat their also. Overall great time getting together. I highly recommend the place, and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 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. (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.
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