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Cozy Cottage, Steps to the Beach, Your Perfect Island Vacation

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

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

Hatteras Holiday 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.

NEW Next YEAR, 2015 - 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/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,

More Details

John or Pat Rice
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About John or Pat Rice

Hatteras Island is home to us. We are retired schoolteachers from Ohio who have vacationed here for 45 years. When we had the opportunity we built a home and moved here. After ten years, we still love this island we call home and look forward to many years of happy island living.

John or Pat Rice purchased this cottage in 2004

Why John or Pat Rice chose Cape Hatteras

After Hurricane Isabel we decided to buy a rental property by the beach. Hatteras Holiday was available and we were able to purchase it, known then as Shell-finder. We live in Buxton and had always vacationed in Frisco, so Hatteras, only ten miles away, was a learning experience for us. We have learned to love Hatteras and spend many days at Hatteras Holiday. Our children and grandchildren think of our cottage as their vacation home. The neighborhood is wonderful, made up of vacationers and summer residents. It is safe, quiet, and welcoming, a great place for anyone who wants to get away from hectic every day life and relax.

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cottage, Steps to the Beach, Your Perfect Island Vacation
average rating of 4.92 based on 66 reviews

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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Cozy cottage in Hatteras Village

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage, just right for a couple or a small family. Everything we could possibly have needed was provided for us to have the perfect beach getaway. We especially appreciated the beach chairs and umbrella that were in the storage unit, along with bikes, boogie boards and sand toys. Paper products, including paper towels were ready and available for our convenience, and there is a washer and dryer, so we didn't have to bring home dirty/wet clothes. A full kitchen made meal preparation easy. The cottage is very nicely furnished, and the beds very comfortable. All in all, this is a very nice place to stay, and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat and I are pleased that our cottage Hatteras Holiday met your family's vacation needs. One of the goals we set when buying our cottage and making it into a rental was to provide a comfortable place for you and other family's to stay when on Hatteras Island. Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. Please, when you return to Hatteras Island think of Hatteras Holiday and come stay with us. Sincerely John and Pat
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Very cozy and comfy cottage. You'll love it for sure.

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a great stay. Nice small walk to the beach and the outdoor shower and fillet table is a plus. Comfy beds, and spacious bathrooms. Kitchen was more than enough. Plenty of room, lots of amenities provideo that you don't have to bring. Only downside was the mosquitoes. OMG. They were vicious. The whole driveway was swarming with them bad. Bring lots of bug sprays. Other than the bugs. You'll love the stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall this cottage was wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for my family. Plenty of room, clean, and comfortable. The queen bed my husband and I slept in was cozy.

A great perk were the two bathrooms. No waiting for bathroom time and plenty of opportunity to use it as you needed it.

We played games and ate dinners on the lovely screened in porch. The kitchen was fully accessible with everything you could possibly need or want. Loved having the laundry room. It's wonderful to go home from a vacation with all clean clothes.

The living room was spacious and the furniture was relaxing and comfortable.

The convenience of the ocean being so close was a great advantage. We loved our daily beach time and the total relaxation and fun it provided us. The beach chairs and boogie boards available for our use were awesome. Outdoor shower was great in getting off all the beach sand before going back into the cottage.

The one disadvantage to this stay was that the week went by too fast and we didn't want to leave.

This was such a memorable trip for all of us. We have great hopes to return again for many more years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy, Thank you for your positive comments. Having two bathrooms and an outdoor shower is a plus, we updated all three over the past two years and will continue with updates over the winter. Shore Details has the credit for keeping our cottage so clean, they do an excellent job. We keep the porch screened, one because we like it and because our guest allways comment how much they like it. After a winter Nor - Easter and the screens blow out I am often tempted to not replace them but then think of comments such as yours and and how much our family likes the screened porch, so we repair or replace them, almost every season. The furniture is ours and has traveled from all over the country with us to furnish Hatteras Holiday, we like it and are glad you do also. Being on the Island is great but being on the Island and close to the beach is what a beach vacation is all about, we are happy Hatteras Holidays location fits you well. When next you come to Hatteras you can take care of the vacation being to short and stay a little bit longer, always a good idea.When you come again please plan to stay at Hatteras Holiday. John and Pat
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Couldn't be happier

  • 5 of 5

The listing was very accurate, and this very welcoming house has all the basics and is extremely clean and well-maintained. Tons of room under the house for your car and "stuff" including a large lockable storage shed, fish cleaning table, picnic table, charcoal grill, etc. Nice deck and screened porch with wooden outdoor furniture. Large fridge. Everything worked well, including (and this is a biggie for us) the internet/WiFi. It's less than a minute's walk to the boarded walkway that takes you over the dunes to the beach -- close enough to the house to hear the waves breaking. The owners live nearby and were very friendly, helpful and very quick to respond to our emails. Payment processing was a snap (the HomeAway phone app is highly recommended.) We're experienced OBX and Hatteras Island renters, and this is absolutely the best of the smaller units we've booked. Well, "smaller" is relative here; some of the homes on Hatteras are almost ridiculously gigantic. There was plenty of room in this unit for the five adults in our party. It's a one-minute drive to Hatteras Landing and the Ocracoke ferry terminal, and we took advantage of both. We also visited our favorite seafood shack on the island, "Hattersman", several times; it's is only a few minutes' drive north. Go ahead: book this one with confidence!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug, You said it all. Pat and I are very careful to keep our cottage as you described it. We know the importance of there being availablity of smaller cottages like Hatteras Holiday, they are becoming rare. Families with small children who want to get away, be well located close to the beach and be on their own do find our cottage fits their needs. Thank you for staying with us and when you return to Hatteras. please remember Hatteras Holiday, your home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Sincerly John and Pat
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Rates & Availability

Hatteras Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 27 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
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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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.


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