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Ocean Front in S. Nags Head. Come Relax at OBX Life I

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, Ocean front (Sleeps 10-13)

Relax sitting in a 6 person hot tub overlooking the ocean!! Oceanfront luxury with reasonable pricing.

There are 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Upstairs is a master w/king and a pull out twin sofa/sleeper and private full bathroom, 2nd bedroom a queen, and 3rd bedroom one twin bed and one full. Master bedroom has private bathroom and another bathroom off the hallway. Downstairs has two more bedrooms, 2nd master with a king and the other room has two bunk beds sets. There is a bathroom next to the two bedrooms in hallway. Total of three full bathrooms. One of our guest favorite features is the high capacity ice maker to keep your drinks cold and your coolers full on the beach.

Enjoy sunsets from front screened porch and sunrises from (ocean view) covered porch with a 6 person hot tub. Conveniently located 300 feet from Outer Banks Pier where you can fish or relax at the Fish Heads Ocean Front Grille at the pier. Enjoy your private pool and private walkway to the beach. Pool opens May 15th and closes Oct 1st.

Both front screen porch and rear covered deck offer great views all day and evening long.

South Nags Head offers residential privacy with bike and walking sidewalks. Outlet shopping located only 3.2 miles from house. Located in a quiet area with little traffic and uncrowded beaches. Don't forget to be at the docks of Oregon Inlet (10 Minutes away) at 4:00 to see the charter fleet come in with their fresh catch of the day. Chance to see Tuna, Dolphin, and Wahoo.

This a great location for a off season weekend get away or weekly summer vacation!

*****THIS HOUSE IS NOT ADVERTISED ON CRAIG'S LIST. (Please be aware of anyone asking you to wire money we do not ask our guest to ever wire money)********

Keywords: Ocean front, hot tub, private pool, OBX Life I, Ocean Views, beach front, pool

More Details

Mike Olson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Mike Olson

Mike and Renee Olson. They met in OBX during there college summer breaks 1987 - 1993. Mike was a Ocean Rescue Lifeguard for Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Ocean Rescue. Renee worked at Capt'n Franks and Birthday Suits. They have two children Meganne and Max. They enjoy the Outer Banks and know it very well. This house has it all. Views of the sunset off the front screen porch are just as nice as the view of the sunrise off the rear deck. The price is very reasonable for all you get.

Mike Olson purchased this house in 2008

Why Mike Olson chose South Nags Head

Ocean front offers it all. South Nags Head is away from all the heavy traffic and the beach is less crowded.

What makes this house unique

SO MUCH TO DO! Sitting in the hot tub over looking the ocean is incredible. Or grabbing your fish rod and walking down the beach to the pier. Or taking a break from the beach and relaxing in the hammock at the pool. This house has it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a beautiful week at the end of September this year... We came in just after a hurricane and rainy/cloudy/cool weather had been forecast for our week, but we had 5 lovely, warm and sunny days! The house (OBX Life) is nicely appointed with nice bedrooms and the family space is nicely laid out. We liked the pool too! Resort Realty is fantastic as well - we had an issue with the phone in the house, and they looked into and resolved it very promptly. Thanks for a great week.
Sep 2011
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South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No glass in hot tub or pool area. up to a $500.00 fee if evidence of glass in pool area.
  • All children under 14 years old must be supervised in pool and hot tub at all times.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private off upstairs master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs off hallway
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) two bunkbeds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean Front in S. Nags Head. Come Relax at OBX Life I
average rating of 4.811594 based on 70 reviews

Absolutely loved!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful property right on the beach and beside Fishheads at the pier. They open Easter. We enjoyed being in the jacuzzi on the back deck looking out at the ocean. The beds and furniture are very nice, unlike some beach rentals. They have kept the place up to date and fresh. It was great when my parents stopped by that they could enjoy the view of the beach fully on the back deck since they have aches and pains at their age. We completely, absolutely adored this rental. Crazy 70 degree weather this weekend. We enjoyed watching the sun rise from the master bedroom without even getting out of bed. You can also see the beautiful moon rise!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU!! We hope you come stay again!
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Perfect relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

OBX Life 1 is the perfect place to be for a relaxed stay at the beach. The house is comfortable and a perfect size to accommodate a small group of family and friends. The dining table has a glorious ocean view and the spacious living room invites togetherness, with plenty of space to enjoy provided diversions, including a large television and a wide assortment of puzzles and games. The kitchen is fully equipped, with plenty of counter space for meal preparation. With five bedrooma and three full bathrooms, there is plenty of space for an extended stay in perfect comfort. We so enjoy this home that we return year after year for a week or two.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Christmas ever at this gorgeous property.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with amazing hot tub overlooking the ocean. Relaxation paradise!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house. The location was perfect- we loved the beautiful views of both sunsets and sunrises, and loved that we were close enough to stores/restaurants for convenience, but the stretch of beach and neighborhood were quiet. The layout of the house is great and we loved the hot tub overlooking the ocean. The house was cleaned well, but as others said it is not gleaming and new and could use updating- we didn't mind and thought it added to the beach charm, but is worth mentioning so expectations are realistic. Mike was very easy to work with and quick to respond to emails/texts. Would stay in this house again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elizabeth City

Had a Lovely Time

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem! The location is perfect and having the pier nearby with a restaurant/bar was convenient. Spent most of our time on the porch with a perfect view of the ocean and beach just steps away The owner was a wonderful person to deal with and very, very helpful and quick to answer my email questions. The house is a traditional Nags Head house, and was rustic yet comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Did not meet expectations

  • 2 of 5

We really enjoyed the location of the house since it was right on the beach, but just be aware that it is not on the main strip. It’s about a 15 minute drive to any of the main establishments in Nags Head.

Prior to our stay I reviewed the documentation provided in the messages from the owner as well as the summary information on the HomeAway app and website. This mentioned that linens/towels were included in the stay. Upon arriving we realized there were no sheets and towels. To be fair, I should have read through the details a little better before arrival, but it also should not be listed on the main page during the offseason that these things are included. I did a cursory scan on the property page, saw that they were included and did not dig deeper. At the very least, this should have been communicated directly by the owner.

I messaged the owner and he said he would try to get us sheets the next day. So the next day we went golfing and came back to black bins of sheets/towels under the porch. The only problem was that these were wet and sandy as a storm had rolled through while we were out and they had been left outside. I let the owner know that they were wet and untidy and his response was “Hopefully you can put them in the dryer”. Mind you the dryer looks like it's from the 70s and picked up off the curb. I was not happy that these were the linens that we paid an extra $120 for.

Well surprise, they weren’t. We went golfing the next day and came back to new bins with clean sheets and towels. Long story short, the ones we had found the second day were old and had not been picked up by his contractor. Yes, you read that right, WE HAD SLEPT IN DIRTY SHEETS AND USED DIRTY TOWELS TO SHOWER. I let the owner know this and received no response aside from a payment request.

Aside from this terrible ordeal, we also were disappointed in the quality of the house. The pictures were clearly taken at a peak time for the house. There was duct tape holding up one of the air vents and stains on the pillows and mattresses. Lastly, the owner will apparently supply basic paper products for the house but there were no paper towels and multiple bathrooms did not have TP

Was it a large house on the coast? Yes. Did it ultimately do the job? Yes. Was it nice though? Not really. For a thousand bucks a weekend you would think some upkeep could be performed. Further, the lack of professionalism and just general courteous would deter me from using this host again

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Let me first start by saying there are two sides to every story. The guest contacted me at 8:30pm the night of check in to ask me for the door code. I asked if he downloaded the house directions that was emailed two weeks prior. He said no and than replied back later that night that he downloaded it successfully but, they had no bed sheets. I scrambled the next morning to have sheets and towels delivered and paid $25.00 express delivery fee. HOW IN THE WORLD CAN SOMEONE MISTAKE WET, SANDY, BALLED UP SHEETS AS CLEAN AND USE THEM. (I had no words to respond back to him) As listed in the house directions the sheets are in a tote neatly folded and sealed in plastic. The dryer may be old school but my wife and I love how fast it dry's clothes and it works better than the newer models. The pictures of the house were taken in April 2017. We have a busy rental season and we try to maintain as much as we can without disturbing our guest. We spend a lot of money and time every winter doing upgrades to get ready for the upcoming season. This winter we will be painting the exterior, replacing kitchen cabinets, counter-tops, and sofa. We try to keep the traditional beach cottage theme. No this is not a new house and there is some wear. Yes mother natures gives it a beating. But, we do our best to insure that all our guest are comfortable. It is obvious that because of poor planning and not reading the house directions that we got negative review and they were unprepared and dissatisfied. Finally, the location yes it is ocean front and as listed in the house directions there are FIVE restaurants 2.5 miles away from the house and a huge outlet mall 3 miles away. If anyone has ANY concerns about renting this house based on this review please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to address any of your concerns. Thank you for your time. Mike Olson
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Outer Banks Fishing Pier
"Fish Heads Grill is here as well. Do not miss there 10 cent shrimp from 4 to 6 every evening!"
Nearest Point of Interest
Outer Banks Pier

South Nags Head offers uncrowded beaches and away from the heavy traffic. You are just feet away from the beach with your own private walkway. Fish Heads Bar is a great place to have a drink and listen to beach music in the evening. Or grab a rod and reel and fish off the pier. Both are only 300 feet away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate are subject to change until confirmed. Bed linens are included in the weekly rate during peak Summer season only. Bath towels are additional $6.00 per set. Bed Linens offseason is $85.00 for the week.
Reserve Home: 50% of the total is collected at the time of reservation. Remaining balance due 14 days prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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