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Beautiful Canalfront Cottage, Perfect for Couples!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

Second Wind cottage is a real home away from home...guests often comment that staying here is like visiting friends.

Great care is taken by the owners to ensure the comfort of every guest. The cottage is perfect for a couple, or a couple with a small child.

It has an open, airy floor plan with lots of windows and two sliding glass doors leading to decks that overlook the canal, a very well-equipped kitchen, and many small touches that help make your stay more pleasurable. We pride ourselves on offering a clean, comfortable, and well maintained cottage.

If you've never been to Ocracoke, you're in for a treat. It's one of the most unique places many will have the chance to visit. With 13 miles of pristine beach, it's no wonder it was voted the number one beach in the country in 2007. It's not hard to fall in love with the easy going, laid back lifestyle.

If you're in the mood to stay busy, there's lots to do from inshore and offshore fishing with native guides, biking, raking your own clams, kayaking and parasailing to shopping and trying one of the many great restaurants on the island.

If you're more into relaxing, kick back on the porch in one of our locally made Adirondack chairs and watch egrets, ducks and otters off the back deck, or chill out with a book or movie from the house.

If you have been here before, there's always a few new places to check out and a chance to rediscover why you came to Ocracoke in the first place.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Ocracoke for a getaway from home responsibilities, it has been more than we ever hoped for. This cottage keeps growing on us - don't want to leave!

The cottage is charming. It gave us each privacy and yet common area. We adored eating on the lower deck and grilling outside.

We found all the dishes, cooking utensils and even spices we needed. Everything was immaculate! Love the decor - kept finding a wall art I hadn't taken in fully.

We visited every shop that was open - great breakfast at Dajio, Thai Moon take out was perfect on a rainy night. Loved Zillie's.

Obviously, I could go on and on about our week but this fabulous dwelling enhanced our stay.

The people here are so down to earth, personable and full of information. My husband spent time visitine with the shopkeepers as I perused the wares! We did take a day to Hatteras and enjoyed the lighthouses but couldn't wait to return to 'our island'.

Thank you Steph and Larry for providing such a lovely, comfortable accommodation. If everyone enjoyed this stay as much as we did, the island would become quite crowded!
Apr 2013
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Ocracoke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The full bath is upstairs off of master bedroom, downstairs half bath has washer/dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat docking with graded kayak launch spot, outside hot/cold shower, fish bench, beach chairs and umbrella provided.


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Beautiful Canalfront Cottage, Perfect for Couples!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 28 reviews
Afton, Virginia

Perfect for a quiet solo retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Steph's cottage was the perfect haven for my late-winter escape. The layout is very comfortable for a solo adventure or a couple's getaway (maybe next time!) Plenty of space, yet intimate and cozy. There are so many places to relax and let the island life sink in - whether it's down by the canal, on one of the decks, or lounging by the windows upstairs. The kitchen was stocked with all the tools and utensils one might need--including a French press and a coffee grinder *key for me* Additionally, the cottage is well-appointed and is obviously owned by someone who loves the island. Curated artwork and beach finds make for a very personal touch. Steph thinks of the details. Having access to beach chairs during my stay was an added plus. Steph was very prompt in communication and available as I needed to be in touch. This rental is a great value. Hoping to make a visit again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for submitting a review! As you probably discovered, March is a great time of year to be on the island (especially when it comes to Scotch Bonnet hunting)! Glad you enjoyed the kitchen items, beach chairs, etc. We do our best to make it feel like a home away from home, and leave a lot of small things that hopefully make your stay more comfortable. Look forward to hearing from you on your next trip to Ocracoke, and thanks again for the kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a clean confutable home. They have everything you will need here. Great view of the canal and nice neighbor hood to take walks.

We went to the beach and had it to our selfs . we had no issues. If you get to visit The Coyote music Den. I brought my guitar and got to play a few songs. It's not a bar, but a place where all the locals get together and play. Very nice people. As far as Bars go Howards is a great place to get a drink, but thought they were over priced on their apps. But if you want to stey at the perfect place, pick this one. no Kidding 5 STARS.

Thanks Steph,

Bruce and Kelly

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our second honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Ocracoke Island back in 1991 when we spent a week there on our honeymoon. Unfortunately, we did not fall in love with the fishing shack we stayed in! A friend of a friend owned a little house we could rent and we booked it sight unseen...that was before vrbo and reviews were available. We can look back and laugh now but we always promised ourselves we would go back and stay in a nice place someday. Well we kept that promise for our 25th wedding anniversary this year and stayed at Second Wind. What an amazing house and week we had!! Thank you for providing such a clean, cozy, perfect property for rent! We've been home a few weeks and miss it so much! It was so nice to have a kitchen stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals. The entire house was spacious and beautifully decorated with attention to every detail. We enjoyed the decks, the wildlife and the activity along the canal. The week was magical and we spent lots of time at the beach. We went early one morning and saw a sunrise wedding on the beach along with an amazing rainbow and there were too many stars at night to even count! We enjoyed the local seafood (especially Eduardo's taco truck!) and looking through the local shops. We hated to leave but know we will be back someday. We have been recommending your place to interested family and friends, too. Thank you again for helping us create memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed the comforts of the cottage, and a fantastic week on Ocracoke. We often have people comment that staying there is like staying at a friend's house, and that's exactly the feeling we like to convey. Hope to see you again for another stay now that you've rediscovered the island. Thanks again, very much.
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Second Wind in Ocracoke. The cottage was more than we expected in comfort and coziness. It was outfitted with everything we could possibly need, was nicely furnished and very clean, unlike many rentals. The neighborhood was quiet and conducive to evening walks. The weather was perfect and the seafood excellent (Jason's Restaurant for fried shrimp was our favorite). We've already made plans to return to this paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barboursville, VA

Thoughtfully equipped and decorated

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed this place. It's located on a canal so launching a canoe or kayak is easy. The house is open and airy with all the comforts two people need at a reasonable price. Owner kept me informed and made herself available for anything needed. The only negative was that partiers returning from Pirate Jamboree were a little noisey as they crossed the nearby bridge....may be more so in the heavy tourist months. All around a positive experience and more than I expected.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC


  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Steph's lovely cottage on the canal, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Ocracoke. Steph is a joy to work with and her love of the island comes through in the details of the cottage. It's such a warm and comfortable place! We rented kayaks this year and launched from "our backyard!" We watched sunsets after making a nice dinner in the awesomely stocked kitchen (really, we didn't need to bring anything!). And we biked everywhere! We are already planning our stay for next year in this house, because it is such perfection.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Norfolk, Virginia
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Hatteras, Swan Quarter, Cedar Island
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
NPS Ocracoke Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocracoke Island Woodworks
Car: not necessary

Power boat rental, clamming, boat trips to Portsmouth Island, sailboat cruises, National Park Service programs, shelling, inshore/offshore fishing charters.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.75%

If you are interested in booking for less than a week, please call for availability as these bookings are at the owner's discretion. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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