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Fantastic Semi-Oceanfront Cottage in Quiet South Nags Head

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps maximum of 8)

We are proud to offer our property for rent on a WEEKLY basis from Saturday to Saturday. Sorry, we don't accept partial week or weekend rentals.

It’s not too early to begin thinking about planning a visit in 2018. Please check our calendar and act quickly if you see a week that works for you. If your week is available, you may click 'Request to Book' and enter your Credit Card information to immediately begin the booking process or you may elect to click "Get and Instant Quote" to see the total rental amount for the week of interest. We update this calendar regularly.

Please keep in mind that our policy is to always offer current-year renters first option of booking the same week in the following year. Therefore, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE INQUIRIES MORE THAN ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE.

Our cottage is meticulously maintained. It has been newly updated inside and out, including new furnishings and comfortable deck furniture!!

Please make sure to review the wonderful reviews posted by our previous guests.

Central air/heat, dishwasher, washer, dryer, microwave, (5) TVs, (1) VCR, (2) DVD players, Stereo with CD Player, highchair, foosball and game table in loft, HOT TUB, sundeck, deck furniture, gas grill, enclosed outside shower. Located just past the 20 Mile Post.

ONLY ONE LOT FROM THE BEACH!!! Enjoy Oceanfront Views and Access without the Oceanfront Price!!

Bedding feature: 2 Queens, 3 Twins & 1 Pyramid Bunk

TOP LEVEL: Living, Dining, Kitchen Area with Sliding Glass Doors to Open Sundeck. Gameroom with Foosball and Game Table

LOWER LEVEL: 2 Queen Bedrooms, Pyramid Bed and Twin in 3rd Bedroom, 2 Twins in 4th Bedroom, 2 Full Baths.

Come and enjoy a relaxing South Nags Head vacation. 'Good Day Sunshine!' is beautifully furnished and decorated where you can relax in peace and quiet. Whether you're watching the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the dolphins or pelicans playing, or the beautiful sunrises, you will be inspired by the views.

The beach is literally next door. It begins only about 75 feet from the end of your driveway. You will enjoy direct access to one of the best stretches of beach in Nags Head that is far less crowded and quiet. You even have the added security of a Nags Head Lifeguard Station positioned directly at the end of our street. That offers great piece of mind, especially with little ones. (Google Maps may still show Surfside Drive between our cottage and the beach but it was washed away a few years ago.) Escape the crowds and the noise you will find near the 'Big Road'. Walk the beach early in the morning to find beautiful sea shells or sea glass (our favorite). The wide sand beaches of South Nags Head are some of the cleanest beaches on the Outer Banks. Come sit, read a book, sunbathe, or enjoy a meal on our spacious and comfortable sun deck.

The Family room has a flat screen TV with DVD player, board games and stereo.

The Kitchen has plenty of updated cabinets with granite counter tops and has all the modern conveniences of home with a sealed top range, Microwave, dishwasher and a refrigerator. There are plenty of cooking utensils and silverware.

A storage area is located under the house for storage of your beach items. A foot wash is located adjacent to the stairs. A gas grill is located on the deck just outside the sliding glass doors. An enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water is located on the ground level.

Just at the end of our street is a jogging/bicycle/walking trail that extends for 6 miles along Old Oregon Inlet Road. This concrete multi-use path is excellent for taking an afternoon stroll or biking or rollerblading with the family. There's no busy road to cross to get to the path, so bring your bikes or rent them from on of the local rental companies and have them delivered to the cottage. Outlet shopping located only miles from house. Located in a quiet area with little traffic and uncrowded beaches. Don't forget to be at the docks of Oregon Inlet (10 Minutes away) at 4:00 to watch the charter fleet come in with their fresh catch of the day.

Make your plans to stay in this wonderful semi-oceanfront retreat. 'Good Day Sunshine!' is the perfect venue for rest and relaxation. The area is quiet, but located only a couple of minutes from shopping, first-class restaurants, fishing and entertainment. This is a great location for your next summer vacation!

Please bring bed and bath linens and toiletries. We supply bed top covers and pillows. Linens and a variety of beach equipment can also be rented via local providers, please ask for references, if interested.

Please make sure to check our up-to-date availability calendar for the dates you are interested in.

To see the total cost for a particular week, simply click the "Detailed Price" button located under the large yellow "Book It" button on the right side of the page.

Keywords: beach cottage, semi-oceanfront, one lot from the ocean, oceanview, direct beach access

More Details


South Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see page 2 of our Rental Agreement for our full Cancellation/Refund policy.
  • By accepting this Agreement, the Guest certifies they are at least 25 years of age and will be occupying the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 'Jack & Jill' bathroom adjoins the 2 bedrooms w/ Queen beds.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Pyramid bunk and a twin
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) Pyramid bunk
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Keyless Entry! No need to worry about getting the keys prior to your arrival, losing them during your stay or stopping at a rental office to turn them in when you leave! You will receive your own access code. This code is only good for your particular week.


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Fantastic Semi-Oceanfront Cottage in Quiet South Nags Head
average rating of 4.9375 based on 90 reviews
Westminster Maryland

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our 8th year staying here and it is like a second home. It is always clean and we never have any issues. Thank you for having such a great place to vacation at the beach!!! It is cozy and a great view of the ocean. It is as nice as the online pics of the property. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a rental. We Will be coming back next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA

Nice house n comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Nicely decorated n great location

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have stayed at Good Day Sunshine and it does not disappoint! Simply being so close to the ocean and hearing the waves day and night gives us what we call "ocean therapy". Thanks so much to Aaron and Kim!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic three generation family vacation! We really love the house and the decor, as well as the close proximity to the beach, and the beautiful ocean view....Perfect!!!

Please hold this week for us again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This rental has everything you need and more. Aside from the comfortable bedrooms, laundry accommodations, and full kitchen, it's a lot of little touches like the keyless entry (so you don't have to keep track of a key) that make this place special. We've been coming here for almost 20 years and can't imagine staying anywhere else. And did I mention the beach access? About 100 steps from the end of the driveway to the sand!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great time in the Outer Banks at Good Day Sunshine!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Really nice property and maintained well. Only complaint was the cleaning service that cleans the property Aaron, I think you may need to replace them. We had to clean the floors and inside windows when we arrived. Great view from the deck for tea in the morning and 100 yard walk to the ocean. Love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and constructive feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed another vacation at Good Day Sunshine! Kim and I make every attempt to make sure our cottage is maintained to the high standards that our guests have come to expect and enjoy. I'm greatly concerned (and more than a bit upset) when things aren't as they should be. It's unfortunate that you felt that you needed to spend any portion of your time cleaning before you could begin enjoying your vacation. Each week, the cleaners leave a card on the kitchen counter with a phone number and instructions to call if there are any cleanliness issues that need to be addressed. The office will send someone to re-clean ASAP. Additionally, in the welcome information that I send, each guest is asked to immediately report any issues or concerns directly to me upon their arrival so that prompt action can be taken to correct the situation with the least amount of impact to guest.
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Aaron

Over the years my wife and I vacationed in South Nags Head and had fallen in love with it through our many visits. Like many, we dreamed of one day owning a beach home. In 2009, our dream finally came true. While it was in rather rough shape when we found it, we knew we could turn it into a place that our family would enjoy. For the first few years of ownership, we rented out our home through a local property management company, but since 2012 we have enjoyed offering it directly to our guests through VRBO.

NOTE: Google Maps may still show Surfside Drive between our cottage and the beach but it was washed away a few years ago.

Aaron purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Aaron chose South Nags Head


The proximity to the beach makes this a very special property. You will LOVE vacationing only steps away from the beach. Also, we live only two hours from the cottage, making it very convenient for us to visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first vacation in South Nags Head. We have been vacationing on Hatteras Island one or two times each year since 1993. We decided to try here due to access restrictions to Hatteras Island(as a result of Hurricane Irene), and we are glad to have done so. It is beautiful here, and I agree with an earlier writer, in all the years of coming to the NC shore, this house tops all others. Thanks!
Oct 2011
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.