Walking distance to the beach and the YMCA's awesome facilities. If you're looking for a small affordable family cottage in a quiet location within an easy walk to the beach, then this is it! Very comfortably furnished and well-equipped (including a gourmet kitchen), kept in great shape by an active local owner, the Cooley Cottage offers a quiet yet very convenient location. There is just a short walk to a beach access with a lifeguard stand. Virtually no traffic on this cul-de-sac, yet right in the heart of Nags Head activities, whether it be swimming at the beach or sound, shopping, or a variety of outdoor family activities. Plus it’s pet friendly! Grab those boogie boards and take a short walk to the beach where your family and your pooch can enjoy the Atlantic Ocean at its best. The Outer Banks YMCA has the best outdoor pool on the Outer Banks and is located just 1 block from Cooley Cottage. Restaurants, Nags Head Fishing Pier, shops, and a variety of family amusements are all a short walk away from the quiet yet convenient location of this cottage. This is the perfect spot for those athletes coming for marathons! The cottage is a block from where the November race starts!
- Cottage14500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
After the beach come home to this comfortable 3 bedroom cottage with your pooch!
Blair James at 252-619-2483
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Enjoyable stay on Nags Head
We made our first family trip to Nags Head over Labor Day weekend and loved it. CCC is centrally located - near restaurants and local conveniences and a short walk to the beach access. The home is well supplied and the wrap-around porch is a great place to eat and hang out.
Thanks for staying at the CCC. We appreciate you choosing our Pet Friendly cottage and we hope you will come back again. We love our OBX location and we thank you for the kind words.
Great long holiday weekend stay. Perfect location and being able to bring our dogs was perfect.
The house was lovely. Very comfortable and welcoming. Well stocked and convenient to everything. Lots of deck space and being in short walking distance to the beach was fantastic. The house is located on a quiet cul de sac and the neighbors are super friendly. The only two suggestions I would make are: higher speed WiFi and an upgraded cable package. Otherwise, it was perfect. We had the perfect Thanksgiving holiday.
Thank you for your kind words and happy you enjoyed our Cooley Cottage by the Sea. I’m sorry about the internet and cable but we are on winter schedule for now and had no control since Charter changed to Spectrum. Hope you will come back to stay and enjoy all that CCC has to offer. Margaret Cooley, owner.
Nice house, but needs a thorough cleaning
Good location, comfortable house. Bedding was very dirty. Had to wash mattress pads before could use. Washer had wet laundry in it. Saw quite a few large roaches during the 4 days we were there. Dog picked up fleas from house.
I do apologize for the cottage not being cleaned. I can honestly say this was a misunderstanding between the manager and the cleaning ladies and the first time this has happened in my ownership. We aren’t use to renting half weeks and one didn’t know you were coming. I have never had fleas in my owning CCC for over 25 years. Can’t figure how we could have them since the cottage wasn’t used for over a month. Please try us again. We aim to please our renters and hope they will enjoy our cottage. We take pride in our place with love of Nags Head area along with the Beauty of the area. Margaret Cooley owner for over 25 years.
I loved this house. Very cozy and close to everything. Will come back again, for sure.
Thank you for your review and happy that the CCC was a place you appreciated. It was nice meeting you and we look forward to having you come and. Is it is again. Thanks again.
Good value for family - Accepts dogs which is awesome! Kitchen could be updated.
Overall, our stay was quite enjoyable. The location of the house was great within a few blocks of the beach. Super easy to walk to coffee at Morningview then down to the beach in the morning before anyone is there. They accept dogs which is awesome for us. The owner, Margaret, lives next door and she was very hospitable. Enjoyed speaking with her immensely.
I do however feel like there are some improvements that could be made to the kitchen. It is getting rather dated. They could update the stove and dishwasher in particular. At a minimum they could make sure there are essentials in the kitchen. There were no lids for example for pans to be found. Having a big pot for a low country boil type dish would be a good addition as well.
Bright, welcoming cottage by the sea, central to some great Nags Head attractions
We walked to the beach, to a great new local park (we had a 3 and a 4 year old at the time), to a great ice cream/poke/acai bowl shop, a surf shop, and a ridiculous beach-ware store, all within a few blocks and returned to the calming confines of the Cooley Cottage by the C. The kids and their Papa loved riding their bikes around the dead-end court on which the house resides.
I had to mark a star off, only because of a few small maintenance issues (the interior door hinges were super squeaky but there was some all purpose oil on site that fixed that right up - I didn't mind; in the laundry room, which backs to an [excellent] outdoor shower, there was a heavy mildew smell [which was probably attributed to the drainage of the outdoor shower coming through the bottom of the wall separating the two areas] but that was too much like work for me to address on vacation; oh yea and the coffee pot had an old filter full of wet grinds that I cleaned out but couldn't trust to make my morning brew - good thing a couple of great coffee joints were a short walk away.
Overall, it was an excellent experience and was well worth it looking back.
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**$100.00 discount on rental to returning Cooley Cottage by the Sea visitors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!** CANCELLATION/BREACH: In the event of a breach of any provision of this Lease by Tenant including but not limited to Tenant’s cancellation or failure to remit the Balance of Rental Payment as required prior to occupancy, no refund of Advance Rental Payments shall be made unless and until the property is re-rented and funds paid to Owner are equal to or greater than the rental amount Cleaning fee will be added for rentals 3 days or less.