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Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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

10 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Corolla House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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 Corolla

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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Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

Origional Cottage, rehabed, Beach 150'' ,Pool, 4 Bed, 2 Ba,, Totally up graded
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews
5

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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shadyside,ohio
5

mermaid cottage

  • 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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5

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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Litiz PA
5

Another great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our second time in this house. Everything as described and expected. The owner is pleasant and promptly responds to any needs or problems. The weather and design of the home allowed for a great outer banks open air experience most of the time. A truly unique and affordable family experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. I'm so glad that your family had a great vacation. I do hope you will come back to Mermaid Cottage. Dove
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Wonderful family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

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. I was surprised at how busy the last week of August was for beach visitors when we arrived to the OBX area but Mermaid Cottage is located in a private community with no public access beside of large natural area so our part of the beach was not crowded and it is a very short walk from the cottage to ocean. We walked to the beach at least 4 times a day. We really enjoyed the convenience of having our own private pool at the cottage. The house was comfortable and cool with a very nice deck on the back and screened deck on the side.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy I am so glad that your family enjoyed staying at Mermaid Cottage. I'm sure you know that we love the Outer Banks and are happy to share our home. I only wish I could spend more time there myself. Please come back soon. this year was wonderful at the beach. We are getting ready for a few improvements in the Fall. Dove Barton
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Pennsylvania
4

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the "Mermaid Cottage". Was so nice having the beach close as well as Harris Teeter grocery store. The cottage met all our needs and was perfect for our family. Loved all the deck space as well as the pool area. Having all the beach amenities such as chairs, coolers etc. already at the house was a huge benefit as well, We look forward to another great vacation in the OBX next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review. I appreciate getting comments from our guests. It is wonderful to be able to share our cottage, Mermaid Cottage, and the beautiful Outer Banks with guests. We have several up grades planned for next year that I hope you enjoy. We look forward to seeing you in 2014. Dove Barton
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Map

Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Down the block, 150 feet
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Sands House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,213
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Cleaningis also included

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

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Amenities

Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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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