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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Completely renovated inside and out as of the 2016 season.

We are in the sand and we love it. A small but comfortable cottage affordable for the single family. You won't get this kind of beach and sound access anywhere but Rodanthe. Like us on Face Book - Wind Chimes Beach Cottage.



(You do not need a 4 wheel drive to access...)

We are next to a long undeveloped property allowing for UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEWS AND ACCESS the likes of which you will be hard pressed to find at these rates anywhere on the east coast. Step off the new deck, and you are 80 feet to your beach blanket.

Wind Chimes has been lifted off the sand, two ocean front windows added, and completely renovated inside and outside in 2016. Thoughtful features have been included to maximize our space.

Rates include bed linens

Your rates for this view and access are unprecedented. WHY? Because Wind Chimes is a “One back” -with a cottage in front (though staggered to the right)– AND is a modest size (1,000 square feet). We want you to be delighted with Wind Chimes - Please – Six person maximum.

This home is perfect for those who want fabulous beach views and access without climbing multiple flights of stairs to the living areas. Only 14 steps and you are inside.

Please respect our dune, stay on the paths to the beach.

CALL 1.800.627.1850 AND BOOK NOW. We keep our OFF SEASON rates low so even if you can only stay a partial week it is still worth it to pay the weekly rate!

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More Details

Property Manager
Marti Jameson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Marti Jameson

We are a family of 5 - John and I have 2 gorgeous sons - 32 and 31 (the 31 year old is often mistaken for Ryan Gosling) and a lovely 21 year old daughter (you will see her artwork at the cottage - the big Wind Chimes surfboard, the Welcome sign and the new mermaid) .

We love swimming, kayaking, walking and running on the beach, collecting sea shells and chilling.

The Jameson family loves remodeling and renovation projects, and had a blast updating this adorable cottage.

Marti Jameson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Marti Jameson chose Rodanthe

John and Marti were inspired to purchase Wind Chimes for its unique quality - Although a Small Cottage, it has fabulous beach access and views. Most beach lots with such great views and access would have a much larger house at a much larger price tag. Wind Chimes is perfect for smaller gatherings.

While the Google map shows Wind Chimes as 2 back from the ocean, in the volatile world of the OBX it is now a 1 back. You can see on the map the long lot to the north, which is undeveloped - allowing for jaw-dropping views and access.

Marti and John love Hatteras Island for its large natural preserves and love Rodanthe especially for its unparalleled views and water access. Hatteras Island is so narrow in Rodanthe, that you can walk to and see both the ocean and the sound from Wind Chimes. John and Marti felt a need for a cozy cottage to delight smaller groups - and are sensitive to super-active guests and older ones who feel stifled by multiple flights of stairs - 14 steps from sand to kitchen.

What makes this cottage unique

If you like a beach just busy enough to be interesting, but want enough space so that no one is ever close enough to hear your conversations, this is for you. There are surfers and dolphins year-round to watch, swim or fish in the surf, shop, or make Tie-Dyes like we did. Take a walk or jog up the beach, past the newly-located 'Nights in Rodanthe' Inn. Visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum down island. You can be as busy or lazy as you want. This is NOT Ocean City, MD - if you crave auto congestion, high-rises, and McDonald's, this is NOT for you.


Rodanthe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) See details of Bunk Bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) See Details of Bunk bed, Bunk Beds (1) Pyramid - Double Single with pull out single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
New Outside shower hot/cold, fish cleaning table with hose. Amazing views and beach access.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Awesome Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 1 week in October and absolutely had the best time. We loved Wind Chimes, it was exactly what we had hoped it would be. The decks were by far my most favorite part. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular to watch. The layout was more than spacious for the two of us, the kitchen had everything we needed. This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and it was amazing. We can't think of one negative thing to say about our stay. We look forward to staying at Wind Chimes again in the future. The owners were so easy to deal with, it was an all around a great experience. Thank you for sharing your house with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristen. My husband and I enjoy thinking of little things to add to Wind Chimes to make it special. We are so glad you appreciated it and had a great time. Please come back!
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Fairfax, VA

Sweet Little Beach House

  • 5 of 5

I hated to leave Wind Chimes this morning. It was a perfect getaway. The house had everything we needed and the beach is beautiful. I enjoyed walking on the beach every morning and watching the sunset from the top deck. The kids rode the waves on their boogie boards and collected shells along the beach. I can't wait to come back. Thanks for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we hope you return. We are working on an incentive for returning guests, so please inquire about it before re-booking. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
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Delta, PA

Excellent Beach House in Outer Banks

  • 5 of 5

With all the rentals that sleep 12 and up, I thought it would be difficult to find a smaller house on the beach for our small family of three . . . but Wind Chimes was perfect! The house was very comfortable and we settled in quickly for our week of relaxation. This was out first trip to the Outer Banks, and it couldn't have been better. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you'll ever need to cook with. We loved sitting on the deck(s) watching the sunrise and set, the surfers, and the pelicans! We did a little exploring of the island, but were happy to hang at the house and relax. We will definitely return to Wind Chimes!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Scott, we love Wind Chimes for its compact size, too. It is so rare to find a beach front cottage small enough to afford without taking a large group along. We love going in the off season to walk the beach and watch the kite surfers too. It so nice to know you appreciated Wind Chimes, thanks for taking the time to write. Hope to see you on the reservation list again soon!
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Rockford, Mi 49341

greastest lil cottage

  • 5 of 5

stayed at windchimes for a week in april & loved, loved it. The best location if you want a quiet restful vacation. The cottage was adorable, just the right size & perfect in every way. Hope to make this a tradition for my hubby and me! Can't say enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Lisa. John and I love returning guests. We hope to see you back next spring if not sooner!
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Brooklyn, NY USA

Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Our first experience on the Outer Banks, and this house was just perfect for our family of 3, plus 2 good friends. We wanted a not-too-big house on the water, and this was it. Two people in our party are surfers, and this was an excellent location for that. The office was great to work with, too. We hope to be able to come back another year, a little more in season next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa. John and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are excited about a few improvements we are working on for this spring. Watch our site for new photos. We hope you come back soon!
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Swarthmore, PA

Once Wind Chimes, Always Wind Chimes!

  • 5 of 5

Looking at other very satisfied occupants’ comments in the Wind Chimes guestbook, one is not surprised to find descriptive words such as “beautiful house”, “ideal vacation house” or even better: “home away from home”. I couldn’t agree more. Having been a guest of Wind Chimes for at least eight years, I can vouch for the truth and sincerity of these statements. But last year (2011) old Wind Chimes was purchased by the Jameson family and experienced a total transformation, a rejuvenating facelift: Additional windows were installed, thus allowing much more daylight to penetrate; the entire house was tastefully refurnished and painted with warm colors, a new, large TV was provided, and the kitchen was completely modernized to make anyone’s stay in the house even more pleasant.

But what I found absolutely remarkable is that the Jameson family not only opened the door to their home, they opened their hearts with their warm welcome. Marti and John are not just running a business, they are genuinely interested in the well-being of their tenants, and we felt this through a multitude of little details. Just look at the colorful and bountiful set of dishes, the two coffee machines (you can now drink decaf at the same time as another guest imbibes their regular coffee), utensils just like at home, the comfortable furniture, etc. They fixed up the house as if they were going to live in it themselves!

I find the unique location of the house footsteps from the beach with the soothing sound of the waves, the terrace overlooking Ocean and Sound providing spectacular views of sunrise and sunset, together with the incomparable serenity of the Outer Banks extremely invigorating. Even my older son who lives in a Hawaiian paradise finds it rewarding to make this 8,000 miles trip! Personally, a week at Wind Chimes totally regenerated me and helped repair a strained relation with my son. What can one want more from a vacation?

To all my successors at Wind Chimes: Enjoy this home (not just a “vacation house”), treat it as if it were your own, reset your button for the coming year, return often. I know I will. I’ve already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Francis. John and I are so thankful for returning guests who treat our cottage like their own. We love to relax at the cottage several times during the year, so I am always trying to find ways to make it a little better. This summer we will enjoy ourselves with our kids and a few of their friends along.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sting Wrays Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Lisa's Pizza - very good hot food and good beer
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Right in front of us
Car: necessary

Although we are considered a 'one-back' we are still on the sand. The beach past the cottage in front. is only 80 feet from our step. The cottages are staggered and no cottage next door, allowing for huge ocean views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We offer "no hidden fees" Rates include bed linens on your beds when you arrive. Rates do not include towels.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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