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Affordable Family Get Away !! Crows Nest 380 steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,872 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 to 10

Also take a look at our two other homes

Amazing Grace milepost 8.5 ID# 3637149 and

Bombardier Bay Milepost 8 ID# 3706221 Crow's nest located at milepost 8.5 is fresh open space 4 bedroom, 2 bath, home close to the beach and Wright Brothers Memorial.

This home has a well equipped kitchen, microwave, fridge w/ icemaker, blender, coffeemaker, dishwasher and more. Telephone with long distance and wireless high speed internet. Each room has a flat screen 32' TV. Family room with pool table . Small reading room for a bit of alone time. Large open kitchen with bar to seat 6 and dining table to seat 5. Charcoal grill during summer months.

Within walking distance to the beach and many fine restaurants.

Payment options through HomeAway, Paypal or check.

Please don't hesitate to inquire with any questions

Amazing Grace and Bombardier Bay are pet welcome

During prime weeks of June July and August we lease from Sat to Sat. Check in is 4 pm check out is 10am. During off season dates and times are flexible.

PLEASE NOTE: I had to set a cancellation policy. None fit ...if you have to cancel and I can re rent the time you will receive a refund minus booking fees if they apply.


More Details

Cheryl & Gary Slaymaker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Cheryl & Gary Slaymaker

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia and Gary in PA. We like to camp and go to the beach. We have two dogs 2 cats and chickens. We also feed several stray cats. Gary is an electrician and enjoys doing field work on the farm. I am an artist and a domestic engineer. I also dabble in interior design. Please feel welcome to visit me on face book where you can get to know us better Smiles Cheryl A Loy Slaymaker

Cheryl & Gary Slaymaker purchased this house in 2011

Why Cheryl & Gary Slaymaker chose Kill Devil Hills

We have been visiting the Outer Banks (OBX) for over 15 years, enjoying the friendly people and the ocean. It is a great place to surf fish. Finally made our dream a reality and want to share this great area with you!

What makes this house unique

We loved the large living area in the Crow's Nest, how close it is to the beach. We enjoy the canals filled with fish, frogs and turtles. A visit from a white egret now and again is a nice touch. In the spring the peepers will sing you to sleep. Crow's Nest is in walking distance to a lot of places to eat and a wonderful area to jog or ride your bike. A straight walk to the beach is a great place to surf fish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Future Guest, There has been a concern from several inquiries about the smell in the first floor of Crow's Nest. This has been check out by a professional home builder. Boards were removed from walls to check for mold and nothing was found. Living so close to the water and utilizing the ground level has some draw backs...the only things we can surmise is there is a crawl space under the hot water tank which is the ground, wet sand. We have put a moisture absorber in the craw space and that seems to have taken care of it. Please feel free to call or email with any questions concerning this. Smiles
Feb 2016
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Kill Devil Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Refund will be given if week canceled can be rented
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower
  • Master bath and main bath have tub and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Beds have two pillow and a bed covering (quilt, duvet or comforter) We do not provide Linens, blankets or towels. You can bring your own or you do have the option to lease these items. You would let me know what you wanted and I would get a quote for you and that would be added to your total.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Affordable Family Get Away !! Crows Nest 380 steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.76 based on 29 reviews
Gaithersburg, MD


  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at the Crow's Nest. The house is in great shape and within walking distance to the beach. Overall, this location is very accommodating and resides in the center of the beach culture, shops, restaurants, and much more. I would definitely love to stay here again next year. Thank you, Cheryl!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dan....You all are great guest and welcome back anytime !! Smiles Cheryl & Gary
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Arlington, VA

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time here at the Crow's Nest. Cheryl was wonderful to work with getting everything sorted out while booking and made herself available if we had any issues while we were there. Fortunately, there were none. Great location, plenty of parking and the amenities were perfect for a family beach week. Place works great for an older group, or even families with small kids. Would definitely be willing to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Crow's Nest. So happy to hear you had a great time. Would love to have you back !! Smiles Cheryl
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Staunton, VA

Fantastic Family Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a fantastic week at Crows Nest with our 1-year-old daughter who loved her first trip to the beach. We could not have asked for a more child-friendly home - there was a high chair, a tub, children's books, a door at the top of the stairs, and lots of open space for her to crawl around and play. This made our life so much easier on the rainy days! The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed to cook several nights. The Oregon Avenue public beach access is an easy walk from the home as is Duck Donuts! We found that the beach was wider with more tidal pools up at the Hayman Blvd public access which was an easy drive up the road. South Memorial Boulevard is a quiet street with friendly neighbors. We would definitely come back! Thanks to Gary and Cheryl for making the whole process very easy and for having such a lovely vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite week of year!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves staying here. Cheryl is always easy to deal with and very responsive. Close to beach for us to walk all ages from 5-60!! Kids love the pool table at night! And the big dining table allows everyone room for game nights! Perfect stay every year!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks is always a pleasure having you and your family there. Smiles Cheryl & Gary
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Chase City VA

This was

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at this beautiful home. Just as awesone as last year. Hoping we can make it a third time next year

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks having you all !! Smiles Cheryl and Gary
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  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice and clean at the house, and it was one block back from the ocean, where our friends had a massive house for their wedding, so we were really only using this house for a base camp, and it worked well. Everything was nice, and as advertised. The only complaint we had was there was a musty smell that seemed to soak into everything, overall a minor complaint and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a great time. Not sure what the musty smell could be? We had others to say the same. The air unit is new with newer vent and stuff. All the filters have been changed and the lower level wall have all been gutted and foam insulated. There is a craw space underneath the water heater that is just rock and sand...maybe we will check to see if the wet sand could be the culprit. Thanks for letting us know as we do want the home to be the best possible !! Have a great summer and do come back ! Smiles Cheryl and Gary
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Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Car: recommended

This home is located near milepost 8, within walking distance to the beach and many fine restaurants. The Outer Banks is a great place to create wonderful family memories. Besides the beach and watersports, sailing, jet skiing and fishing. You can enjoy a hike up Jockey's Ridge the largest sand dune on the east coast. Take a hang-gliding lesson there ! 1400 acres of natural preserve located minutes from the house. A short drive will take you to 4 - wheeling beaches among the wild horses or to the island of Ocracoke.

Visit Manteo to see the Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens or shop Historic downtown.

Aprox 20 min. north on highway 158 you will find a wonderful antique collectible shop DANNY'S DISCOUNTS. Their phone number is 252-453-0222. This is a must stop for all you treasure hunters. This is where a lot of the treasures you see come from !

We also have two other homes listed on Homeway.

Amazing Grace ID number 3637149

Bombardier Bay ID number 3706221

During prime weeks of June July and August we rent from Sat to Sat. Check in is 4 pm check out is 10 am. During off season this is flexible

Thank you for taking a look at Crow's Nest



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Damage Deposit $200

There is a booking fee that is added to you total before booking is confirmed. There is not a place to include it in the automatic quote you receive from HomeAway . Prime Weeks change over day is Saturday. Our goal is to provide a great place for you to vacation and a place you want to come back again. Please alway feel welcome to email us with any questions. Any refunds due will be returned in 14 to 21 days.

Thank you
Gary and Cheryl

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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