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So. Nags Head Ocean and Sound Views - Kids love feeding the turtles in the pond

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10) - Linens and towels for a small fee

Only a 3 minute walk to the beach!!!

Quick answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Linens and towels are included for a small fee (bring your own beach towel)

Living Room Furniture to include sleep sofa so the house will accommodate 10 guests over night.

Dining Room Furniture, table will seat 10

3 queen beds

2 twin beds (Bedroom 4)

1 Queen Sleep Sofa

5 flat screen TVs and DVD players (1 in each bedroom & family room)

6 paddle fans

Across the street from the beach access (3 minute walk)

High Chair

Pack and Play Crib

Playstation 2 w/games

Bring your own beach chairs please

Come and enjoy an authentic Old Nags Head style vacation. The home is decorated with vintage Outer Banks memorabilia where you can relax with peace and quiet. Whether you're watching the waves of the Atlantic Ocean or the Roanoke Sound you will be inspired by the views. There are few cottages on the Outer Banks like ours where you will find the views we offer and have a pond and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park as a back yard. The turtles in the pond love to be fed.

The beach access is only 100 feet away leading you to the best stretch of white-sand beach in Nags Head that is far less crowded and quiet. You only have to walk past six houses to reach the ocean. The Google map is out dated by showing Surfside Drive between the beach road and the beach but it was washed away a few years ago. A better photographic image can be found at Bing and click on the Bird's Eye view button. Neither web site is updated to the point it shows the decks and screen porch on the back of the house. Escape the hustle and bustle of the noise you will find north of here.

The top floor is designed for family gatherings with the large Family room flowing into the Dining room and an open Kitchen area. This area has cathedral ceilings with a paddle fan and large windows. A sliding glass door leads out onto a covered porch area facing the ocean providing a nice relaxing atmosphere to people watch or use the built in bench and table to have a meal outside or to play games and socialize. The covered porch leads to a large sun deck that runs along the south side of the house. The south deck has a garden hose for misting yourself on those hot days while you are acquiring that perfect tan. The south deck leads to a large sun deck along the west side of the house that is excellent for entertaining and watching the sun set over the Cape Hatteras National Park and the Roanoke Sound. There are plenty of electrical outlets spaced along the decks also. Relax in our wood deck chairs with umbrella stands and foot rests while watching the wildlife around the pond or in the park.

The Family room has a 40” flat screen TV with DVD player, board games and video library.

The Kitchen area has granite counter tops and has all the modern conveniences of home with a GE Profile Range and Microwave, dishwasher and a refrigerator. There are plenty of cooking utensils and eating wares. We have had a lot of compliments on how well the kitchen is stocked.

The Master Bedroom with a queen bed is located on the top floor and has a sliding glass door leading onto the south deck. There is plenty of storage in the cedar lined closet in the Master bedroom. It also has flat screen TV and a DVD player. The top floor also has a full bath.

The first floor is where you will enter the house from the stairs from the ground floor. The entrance is located on the covered porch facing Old Oregon Inlet Road. This porch has built-in bench seats and is large enough for entertaining and a great place for the kids to play if they want to be away from the grown ups.

There are three bedrooms and a full bath located on the first floor. One bedroom has hardwood floors with two twin beds; the other two bedrooms are alike with a Queen Bed in each. All bedrooms have large cedar-lined closets, flat screen TVs with BlueRay DVD players, paddle fans, alarm clock radios, mirrors, dressers and plenty of windows for natural lighting. The double-stack washer/dryer is conveniently located in a hallway closet under the stairs going to the top floor. At the end of the hallway is another exit door leading out to the back yard and enclosed outside shower.

The Southern Pirate is located on nearly 1/2 acre of landscaped grounds. A short one story house is located north of the lot, an un-developed lot is to the south and our beautiful pond borders the west side. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park and the Roanoke Sound is located on the other side of our pond.

The Ground floor has a double concrete drive leading under the house for multiple vehicles. There's also parking for one extra vehicle beside the concrete drive in front of the house. A secure utility room is located under the house for storage of your beach items. An extra refrigerator is located in the utility room. A garden hose is available to wash off your items.

A park-style charcoal grill is located at the base of the stairs. Local law prohibits any grilling on a deck or under the house. An enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water is located at the back of the house. A fish cleaning station for your day's catch from the beach or from your drive out on the beach at Oregon Inlet is located next to the outside shower.

Across the street is a jogging/bicycle/walking trail that extends for 6 miles.

The Beach Access is almost directly across the street from the cottage. Walk across Old Oregon Inlet Road to the small footbridge to the concrete bike path/sidewalk. Take a left and walk north a few feet to Oregon Road. Turn right and you will see the beach directly in front of you. The wide flat white sand beaches of South Nags Head are some of the cleanest beaches on the Outer Banks.

We provide bed linens, towels and one roll of toilet paper when you arrive. Please bring your own beach towels.

Keywords: South Nags Head, Mile Post 20, Ocean Views, Sound Views, Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park, Old Oregon Inlet Road, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Whalebone Junction, Dare County, NC12, Outer Banks, North Carolina, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Highway 12, MP20, High Chair, Pack and Play

More Details

Eric Chandler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Eric Chandler

I started vacationing in Nags Head in 1980 at 13 years old and my mother and I bought our first cottage in 1994 in Kill Devil Hills. Whalebone Junction and the Oregon Inlet area has always been my favorite area so I was fortunate enough to be able to buy this home in 2011. I named the cottage 'The Southern Pirate' and it is located halfway between my two favorite spots. I decided to call it 'The Southern Pirate' for numerous reasons. Southern because my 9th Great Grandfather, John Chandler, arrived at Jamestown on June 10, 1610 aboard the ship Hercules and my family has been proud Southerners ever since. Secondly, because the home is located in South Nags Head. Pirate came from the Outer Banks reputation of harboring pirates. The map is out dated, Surfside Drive was washed away years ago and there's only six houses between us and the beach.

Eric Chandler purchased this house in 2011

Why Eric Chandler chose Nags Head

It's quiet and out of the way from the hustle and bustle. The beach seems flatter and the sand appears to be like white sugar. Look us up on Facebook under The Southern Pirate

What makes this house unique

The views of the Cape Hatteras National Park, Roanoke Sound, Atlantic Ocean and the wildlife around the pond and nearly 1/2 acre yard is always changing. The area is quiet and relaxing with the best white-sand beaches.


South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, cedar lined closet, Flat screen TV and DVR
    Master - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, cedar lined closet, Flat screen TV and DVR
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, cedar lined closet, Flat screen TV and DVR
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Cedar lined closet, Flat screen TV and DVR
    Living Room - 1 queen , Queen size fold out sleep sofa in Living Room.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play Crib, (1) Sleep sofa in Living Room. Linens, towels and one roll of toilet paper is included for a small fee when booking. Please bring toiletries.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pack and Play, High Chair. Linens, towels and one roll of toilet paper for each bathroom is provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

So. Nags Head Ocean and Sound Views - Kids love feeding the turtles in the pond
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation!!! It started with my oldest getting out of his car and proclaiming "Dad, look at this incredible fishing cleaning table!" My boys have their beach priorities! Walking in did not feel like we were walking into a vacation home, it felt like our home! From the fishing decorations to the lay out, to the well stocked kitchen...I could go on and on. From the very first contact Mr. Chandler was expeditious in communicating with me. We loved the off street area for the kids to hover-board, to the ease of getting to the beach. The porches were so nice to relax on and listen to the ocean. We love to fish and cook our catch. I found everything that I needed to prepare and cook our meals. We absolutely loved the place and are very grateful for the opportunity to stay here. My only regret is that there aren't many days left on this years availability calendar. We will definitely make future plans here!

The Glubas

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew for bringing your family to The Southern Pirate for your Outer Banks vacation. I hope your family can come back soon.
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as promised. It was a beautiful and calm setting and cottage was comfortable for the 8 adults and 2 children. With the beach a short walk away and the turtle pond in the back yard it was perfect for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Thank you so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Audrey, Thank you for staying at The Southern Pirate for your holiday vacation. Please come back soon.
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Just like home...only better

  • 4 of 5

The house location was great and the unobstructed, sunset, backyard views from the deck are spectacular. The same view at the kitchen sink makes washing dishes a good thing. The rooms were clean, cozy and nicely decorated with vintage rods & reels, maps and canoe....a nice change from the beachy look. The furnishings and beds were comfortable and the walk to the beach seemed quicker than the advertised 3 minutes. We will definitely consider renting this home again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, Please come back anytime, we really appreciate your family choosing The Southern Pirate for your vacation. Thank you!!
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  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here for the past three years, never disappointed

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming back each year. I really appreciate it.
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Wonderful location and house

  • 5 of 5

My family had a blast at the Southern Pirate. My dad is already urging me to book a week next year! The house was just what my extended family of 9 needed. We all loved feeding the dozens of turtles in the back yard, and the outside shower was a huge hit. The walk to the beach is short and easy. It was a wonderful stay, and we plan on returning to OBX and the Southern Pirate in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, we would love to have your family back for another visit. Thanks for staying at The Southern Pirate and taking care of the turtles. Everyone loves feeding the turtles, they pop up and swim towards the bank when there's any activity near the pond. Glad you had such a great vacation!!
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Awesome family vacation house with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very tired after a long trip in from Maryland and found the house very welcoming. Unpacking was easy as the house is nicely laid out with room for beach toys, boogie boards, kayaks etc. in the shed, plenty of storage in the bedrooms and a roomy kitchen. The views from the decks kept the children entertained especially when they saw beautiful horizontal lightening color the skies in pinks, purples and whites several nights. We enjoyed cool breezes most of the day on the decks and porch. There were reading nooks on every level - inside or out. The pond in the back yard was a draw for the children and adults who fed the turtles every morning and evening... and yes they really do like bananas... and toes if you are not careful : ).

The house was a quick walk to the beach with a wide sandy area and plenty of room to spread out. Not necessary to get up early to stake out a spot. We left our beach gear there and headed back to the house for lunch and a break. We ended our week eating crabs on the picnic table on the upper deck facing the ocean. There was so much to see and do in the area that we decided a return trip was definitely in our future.

Thank you, Eric for your responsiveness and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, Thank you for choosing The Southern Pirate and bringing your family to South Nags Head. I'm glad your family had a wonderful time and got to see what South Nags Head has to offer. The quietness of the area along with the wildlife and never ending views is why I love it so much and it was great that you were able to enjoy it also. The turtles are such a pleasure to feed it's one of the things I enjoy the most about the property. Thanks again for staying and I hope your family can come back soon.
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Rates & Availability

South Nags Head House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Begin In Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
1st week June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid June 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
End June 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
End August 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 9 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens and Towels $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

For off-season weekly rates please check my personal web site listed, at this time the quotable rates program doesn't offer nightly and weekly rates correctly. Rates are subject to change at owner's discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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