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Cozy Cottage steps to beach!! Now Bernadette's Beach Bungalow #1099499

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). Pet Friendly!

Hatteras Holiday( now Bernadette's Beach Bungalow #1099499) is located in picturesque Hatteras Village. This 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage is just steps from the beach. You can park your car, relax, and begin to enjoy island living. Ride your bike or walk to artisan shops, art galleries, marinas, restaurants, and the Ocracoke Ferry Landing.

Hatteras Holiday is perfect for a couple or a small family. Everything you need for your vacation is here. Two lots back from the ocean, the beach is just steps away across a community boardwalk. You can walk for hours on our beautiful, unspoiled beaches or you can just relax under your umbrella and read that book you’ve been saving for the beach. Water sports enthusiasts can kite board, kayak, windsurf, or even para sail.

Fishermen can fish from the surf or charter a day trip at one of the marinas. There is a lighted fish cleaning table for preparing your catch for dinner. A locked storage area under the house makes it easy for you to stow your boogie boards, kites, or fishing gear. Chairs, beach umbrellas, and sandcastle building toys are provided for you.

Our home is nicely furnished and includes a roomy combined living/dining area. A well equipped modern kitchen has a large refrigerator with an ice maker, a microwave, and a dishwasher. The laundry is a separate room adjacent to the living area.

The screened porch off the kitchen, through sliding glass doors, is popular with all our guests. There is a big table and chairs on the screened porch that provides a space for outdoor dining .

Well furnished outdoor decks are comfortable for sunbathers and sunsets.

For entertainment, there are three televisions and DVD players, and a video library with a nice variety of movies. Charter Cable, high speed Internet, and WiFi are all included.

The two bedrooms are comfortable with good quality bedding. One has a queen size bed and the other has a full size platform bed with a memory foam mattress and twin beds with new mattresses. All beds have mattress pads, pillows and quilts.

Bed linens are provided by Shore Details and your beds will be made and ready for you upon arrival.

There are two full bathrooms, plus an outdoor shower room with hot water for rinsing off after a day on the beach.

We want you to have a good vacation at a reasonable cost. The basic weekly rental is just that. You pay the basic rate, tax and cleaning/bed linens. At this time VRBO has added an additional charge for using their listing service. Your $200 security deposit will be in the mail for you just as soon as you depart.

Hatteras Holiday is a Shore Details house. The folks at Shore Details make sure your house is clean when you check in. They are also available to help you with any maintenance problems during your stay.

Shore Details can help you with grocery delivery, catering , or planning excursions while you’re on the island They believe that details matter and so do we.

Keywords: Beach cottage ,Beach house, Two bedroom beach cottage, Hatteras beach cottage, Quiet beach cottage. Convenient beach cottage,

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Hatteras is a village, home to many of our local people and charter boat families. There is a grocery store, a hardware, good restaurants, a library, a museum, the Coast Guard base, great marinas, and quiet island living. You can walk to everything in Hatteras or you can ride your bike anywhere. If you like more excitement, you can drive an hour to Nags Head for shopping and golf. If you want to step back in time, you can take the free ferry to Ocracoke and spend the day.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for letting us to stay in your lovely cottage. It is very well equipped , clean and every thing works well.

We had so much fun ! We hope that this was not our last visit to Hatteras Holiday, ( Shell Finder ).

Have a great day!
Aug 2011
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Hatteras Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Locked storage for your kites and boogie boards. Screened porch off kitchen for outdoor dining. Nicely furnished deck. Laundry room off main living area.


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Cozy Cottage steps to beach!! Now Bernadette's Beach Bungalow #1099499
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 71 reviews
Toms River New Jersey

Fantastic cottage within minutes to beach

  • 5 of 5

We had four adults and one dog and were extremely comfortable with the ample room and amenities provided. The previous week we rented several blocks away and were not cleared into property until after 6:00 pm. Not here. We were in the cottage by 1:15 pm which gave us the afternoon on the beach. The cleaning company Shore Details were able to clean, change linens and leave the home immaculate and were very attentive to some minor issues; replaced toaster and provided the new WiFi password.

Used fireplace twice for cooking burgers, hot dogs and chicken. I would recommend the self starting charcoal as it can get a bit windy by the beach. The outdoor porch was great place to relax. The storage shed below is very large with ample space for all of your beach stuff; in fact, they have umbrellas, beach chairs and bicycles available for your use.

We ate dinner out often and you are within walking distance to Hatteras Sol and The Wreck restaurants. The Sol has a very good menu which we took advantage of twice during the week. The Wreck, which we also ate at twice, is a good place for sandwiches and drinks for lunch. Lee Robinson's general store is less than 5 minutes drive away for your food staples and Needo's a few minutes away is a good place to find stuff you forgot to bring from home. The kitchen was very adequate with dishwasher and counter-top stove.

Cottage is 2 minutes away from the Okracoke ferry which we took on a Monday (Mid and late week you may have a long wait to board ferry). The crossing is prox. 1 hour but it is a must see if you are first timers. We have been coming to Hatteras Village for 17 years and always fit in the Okracoke trip.

The beach is wide and not crowded and if you like to fish there are offshore and inshore charters available; as well as surf fishing. We chartered a boat for inshore (next to Teach's) and caught Cobia and Puppy Drum. You can pay to have the fish cleaned, which we did, or bring back to the cottage to clean outside on the fish cleaning table. In any case, the fishing in Hatteras is excellent. On past trips we chartered for offshore and caught Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo.

To sum up; this cottage is perfect for its amenities, proximity to restaurants, and a stone's throw to the beach. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage! It really is a little slice of heaven. Please come back and stay with us again Bob!! Thanks for the great review. Mary & Dave
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Great location to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Hatteras Holiday. The house was perfect for a small family and had an added bonus..we got to take our dog! There was lots of goodies for the beach in the storage room and loved the outdoor shower helping us keep sand out of the house. It was a very quiet area and the beach wasn't crowded. Every one we delt with was very kind!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Joyce!! We are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of Hatteras. We would love to have you visit with us again!!
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Not What I Was Hoping For.

  • 2 of 5

The good. The house itself is very nice. It's a cozy little cottage with plenty of room for six people. It is a short walk to the beach. Less than 100 yards. There are plenty of room for people to gather. There is an array of beach equipment available for use, chairs, umbrellas, beach toys. The place was clean when we arrived. The kitchen was well equipped.

The bad. I had two major problems with the house itself. The first was there were no towels provided in the bathrooms. Now I have rented a lot of properties over the years from VRBO this is the first one that did not have towels in the bathrooms. We had to go to the store and spend about $50.00 to buy everyone a bath towel plus several hand towels and washcloths.

The second major problem was the grill. The charcoal grill provided here is a “park style” grill. Which is worthless when it comes to cooking anything other than hotdogs.It is fixed in the ground on a steel post with a grate which can not be removed in order to properly build a coal fire. Because it rained several days I had to purchase for another $30.00 a grill that could be moved out of the rain.

The rest. To me a vacation is about more than just the place you stay. When I go on vacation I want to relax, I want peace and quiet. I expect to be able to sleep until noon if I want. That did not happen because there is a house being built across the street and every morning at 7:00AM they start in with heavy equipment (think backhoes and the pleasant sound they make) along with sawing and pounding. I did not get a good night sleep the entire week I was there. I could of slept better at home. Add to that, on two of those nights they picked up garbage, at three in the morning. Good luck sleeping through that.

Oh let's not forget about “termite guy”. On Sunday we were informed that someone was going to be coming by on Monday to treat for termites. What we were not told was that this guy was going to spend the entire day drilling holes in concrete and running a pumper truck.

As of June 3-10, 2017 this house is in the very early stages of construction. I suggest that if you are looking to relax in a peaceful environment sometime during the summer 2017 you might want to look somewhere else, not here and not anywhere in this neighborhood. I suggest you look for something at least a mile down the road.

Overall this was possibly the WORST vacation I have ever been on. I left here more stressed out than when I arrived.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the new owners of the cottage, we would like to thank you for your honest review. We are saddened to here that your vacation was not what you had hoped for. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather, the time the county picks up trash, nor the timetable of construction on other homeowners' property. The cottage is a "basic" rental rate, which does not include towels. We do however provide fresh linens for all beds. Towels are available upon request to guests through Shore Details, who service our cottage. A park grill also is available for outside grilling. For fire safety reasons it is not located under the home and grilling should NOT take place under the home. Thank you again for your review.
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Felt right at home Hatteras holiday is a great get away perfect for what we needed. The location was fantastic steps from the beach a short walk or drive to town close to ferry. This property is very comfortable and relaxing falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and the breeze coming through the window was heavenly. I will definitely return and highly recommend staying here. Darren & Lisa

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darren and Lisa, Pat and I are happy that Hatteras Holiday has met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay. We agree, those Ocean breezes make for a very comfortable night sleep. Please come again and stay with us at Hatteras Holiday. John and Pat
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Perfect size us.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach. Plenty of parking for two vehicles. Nice open space. We'll be back in the spring! The guys fished from shore and Avon pier.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Phillis We are happy that Hatteras Holiday worked out well for you and that we could help you avoid the problem that a recent hurricane presented and that we could reschedule your stay. We hope to see you in the spring. Fishing was good on Hatteras Island today. John and Pat
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Great time on our fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

Myself and some friends came down for a long weekend to fish and we stayed here. Very nice place, very well kept, would definitely book again for a fishing trip or a family trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh Glad that our cottage met your needs. Fishing is good during all times of the year. My grandchildren caught three beautiful drum off the beach there today. Beautiful day, beautiful beach, beautiful fish . Come back when you can, you are always welcome. John and Pat
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Norfolk VA
Nearest Ferry
Hatteras/ Ocracoke
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nags Head
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Ocracoke
Nearest Point of Interest
Charter Boat Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Hatteras Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Ramp Access
Car: necessary

Hatteras Holiday is close to the ferry landing for scenic, historic Ocracoke Island, with its beautiful beaches and many fine restaurants. The ferry is free. You can stay all day and discover Ocracoke. Charter fishing is something you can and should do. The marinas, steps from Hatteras Holiday will take care of you every need and desire.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is 12 miles north at Buxton. There is a life guarded public beach at the Lighthouse, and a public beach with parking, showers, and a boardwalk to the beach at Frisco.

Kill Devil Hills, home to the Wright Brothers Historical Memorial is 48 miles north. The aquarium is in Manteo, 45 miles northwest, as well as Roanoake Island Festival Park and Elizabethan Gardens.

Kite boarding and Paddle boarding lessons are available on Hatteras Island, Kayaks can be rented as well.

On the beach you can walk, surf, hunt for shipwrecks, or just relax.


Rates & Availability

Hatteras Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
CLEANING and Linens $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

2015 Rates are subject to change in relation to added expenses such as increases in taxes, insurance and services.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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