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Origional Cottage, rehabed, Beach 150'' ,Pool, 4 Bed, 2 Ba,, Totally up graded

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Please check calendar for availability. Reserve now for. Fabulous price so close to beach. Authentic Outer Banks Cottage-restored, updated & decorated to make a great get away. Swim or sun at your private pool, or walk to the beach (150 ft.) in 2 minutes. There is a beach lifeguard on duty during summer season. The area to the North of the cottage is greenspace.

This means you have private, unoccupied beach to the North and the cottage backs to green space.

We have beach chairs, umbrella, and rolling cooler. Have a meal or just relax & read on the screen porch. Ample back deck for sunning. Upper deck off master bedroom has an uninterputed ocean view. 3 cable TV's, DVD's, and VCR's, lots of board games, and videos for evening relaxing. Two tennis courts located 2 blocks away.

Mermaid Cottage is in the center of Corolla, close to everything. Located across from the Currituck Club and Harris Teeter. Timbuck II Shopping area (65 shops) is located 10 min. to the North, across from Food Lion Center with more shops. Historic Currituck Lighthouse & Whalehead Club are a short drive further North. That is also the location of the 4 wheel drive area where the Wild Mustangs of NC are located. You can book a tour to visit them.

Come & visit with us. It doesn't get any better than a day at OBX.(Outer Banks)

Please check calendar before inquiring. The calendar is kept up to date.


Keywords: House,Cottage, Outer Banks, Close to Beach

More Details

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

About Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan

We are a retired military couple and have traveled the world. Now we call the VA Peninsula home which allows to be hands on home owners. We would like to share the Outer Banks with everyone.

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan purchased this house in 1999

Why Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan chose Outer Banks

We love the Outer Banks. The development is limited by size and codes making for a uncrowded and relaxing place with pristine beaches. We loved seeing the wild mustangs. They roamed this area when we first came down. Now for their own safety, they have been moved to the 4 wheel drive area which is North of Corolla. You make take tours to go see them.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing like the beach to relax and the Outer Banks has some of the best beaches on the East Coast.

You will see the brown pelcians flying in a row, going North for fishing (we think). They ride the wind draft coming off the dunes. We have counted a group of 32.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a most enjoyable stay at Mermaid Cottage in July 2010. Mermaid Cottage is one of, if not the most comfortable, rental home we have vacationed in. Well maintained, clean and fitted with everything you could need for an enjoyable vacation. It's a short walk to the beach, a short drive to shopping. We enjoyed the swimming pool every afternoon of our stay. We enjoyed watching the sunrise over the ocean from the upstairs deck, and sunsets over the preserved area viewed from the main deck. We took time to see the Wild Horses of Corolla and the Corolla Light. We ate a lot of great sea food and spent time at Kitty Hawk to see what the Wright brothers had done. We plan to return to Mermaid Cottage.
Jul 2004
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Ocean Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bdrm has a sliding door that opens onto the back deck,TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Pirmid Bunk, Dbl. down, single up
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen in Mstr. BedRoom and Bedroom Downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-Crib and Pack and Play, Bunk Beds (1) Pyrmid Bunk Bed- Single Upper, Double Lower
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Origional Cottage, rehabed, Beach 150'' ,Pool, 4 Bed, 2 Ba,, Totally up graded
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 14 reviews
Wise, Va 24293

Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed! Mermaid Cottage is a wonderful location to enjoy a family OBX vacation. It is very close to the beach and convenient to shopping and restaurants... just a short drive to the grocery store and Duck Doughnuts!! We would definitely stay again!! The Mathieson Family (June 10- 17, 2017)

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. You said exactly the reasons we purchased to cottage. It was so close to the ocean. I did not want to walk blocks to get to the beach, so it was perfect for us. So glad you enjoyed your time and hope you can come back.
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Great House and Location

  • 4 of 5

House was in good shape, very clean and close to the beach. My family had a great time. Two things I would recommend would be the pool light does not work and a couple of the screens for the windows were missing, ( I did find them in the bushes behind the house and put them under the car port). I did email the owner to let her know but got no response. Over all great place to stay and a wonderful location. I would totally recommend this place and would stay again. Thanks for a great vacation. Jim

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental Lacking Care

  • 2 of 5

This was our third and most disappointing visit at Mermaid Cottage. Home in disrepair — electrical current in pool, which was unusable for half our stay. We like that it's close to the beach, but that's not so perfect when you can't utilize what the cottage provides.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Rental in Section F in 9 Years!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Mermaid Cottage, but it has been our favorite place to stay during our past 9 years of staying in section F in Ocean Sands. It was like home away from home, really. We have rented two different houses and a few different condos in this section, but have been most pleased with Mermaid Cottage. Our favorite feature was the close walking distance to the beach; but we also loved the perfectly sized private pool that stayed sunlit all day and had tons of chairs, loungers, and table/umbrella; enclosed outside shower, bright and airy kitchen & living room with 4 sliding glass doors, very nice bathrooms and bedrooms, ocean view from the top balcony, large lower balcony with several tables and chairs, 3 cable tv's, 2 charcoal grills, lots of beach toys/boogie boards, amazing washer/dryer, and a well-stocked kitchen. We had plenty of room for the 9 of us (7 adults and 2 teenagers). We definitely plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Barton, We very much enjoyed our stay in the Mermaid Cottage. We were very comfortable in our weeks stay. The proximity of the beach is wonderful, the pool is well maintained and the cottage was plenty big enough for the 7 of us. Thank You and we hope to return next year. Thank You, The Schofield family ( July 11-18,2015)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burke, VA

My Favorite OBX Rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Mermaid Cottage and by far my favorite place to rent in the OBX. The house was clean and maintains the original "beach cottage" feel that you rarely find among the larger "mansions" in these areas. As a small family with a toddler, it was so nice to be walking distance to the beach and have the convenience of a pool (which gets sunlight all day long). The owner provides plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, pool floaties and toys to keep us well stocked. The screened porch is a nice way to enjoy the beach air at night while staying safe from bugs and there is a large deck to warm up on in the morning with a cup of coffee. It was so easy to get to the grocery store, Duck Donuts, and plenty of shops, entertainment, and restaurants. I'm looking forward to staying here again and creating more great memories for my family. Thank you Dove for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Down the block, 150 feet
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ocean Sands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

1/2 rent is due with return of Letter of Confirmatioln. Second 1/2 of rent is due 1 month prior to reservation date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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