About the property
- Cottage1510 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths w/ pool. Handicap accessibility with 2 ramps.
The Mermaid's Pillow was featured in the Fall 2015 edition of My Outer Banks Home. I was contacted regarding an article titled "Downsizing with Charm". We are fortunate enough to be giving the center fold. Also, my cottage was showcased in the annual "Parade of Homes" sponsored by the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association. We are pleased to announce that we were awarded the "Builders Excellence Award" by judges & with over 900 visitors through the cottage we were voted "People's Choice Award".
Cottage boasts classic Nags Head style with modern amenities. Color tvs, cable, internet & docking station. Fully appointed kitchen with electric range, microwave, refrigerator & dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Handicap accessible master bedroom & bath feature large roll-in shower and double vanity with roll-under feature for wheelchairs. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with double vanities. Ramps front & back making for easy access. Private in-ground pool in fenced backyard. Cornhole boards are provided.
***Linens are NOT provided. You will need to bring sheets & towels***
***Paper products are NOT provided. You will need paper towels & toilet tissue***
SORRY - PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED !!!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Cindy Thornsvard
We have owned a 2nd home on the Outer Banks since 1999. As our children married & our family grew we found it necessary for a larger vacation home. In 2006 we built our new home in Nags Head and have been full time residents for almost 4 years.
Cindy Thornsvard purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Cindy Thornsvard chose Nags Head
Since building our home we have a new son-in-law who is a quadriplegic. Our home is not accessible and their visits required staying in hotel. We decided to build a handicap accessible beach cottage for the use of our family & to put in a rental program. Our belief is that there are many families and/or individuals who will benefit from such a cottage. Whether is be a wheelchair, walker, cane or artificial limb. Although it is totally handicap accessible it is also the perfect cottage for those without disabilities.
What makes this Cottage unique
Unique, cozy, affordable & conveniently located. Beach access is a short walking distance away with ramp leading to viewing platform. Open floor plan on ground level with master bedroom/bathroom. Covered porches front & back. Rear ramp make for easy access to pool deck & backyard. Plenty of parking.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Great location in a wonderfully decorated house!
Perfect spot for a girls' getaway! This house is a gem and charming inside and out. We had plenty of space to spread out and loved how much space the bathrooms have. The open kitchen with the island was great as well - had everything we needed for cooking. We enjoyed breakfasts out on the patio. The pool was a little cool (early May visit), but we still jumped in. And the location was perfect to run back and forth to the beach. Cindy was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed.
Perfect home at the beach!
Your house was created with such care. I don’t know how it could have been a more equipped or comfortable place to spend my extended vacation. It was artistically decorated and furnished and perfectly clean. There were the little things that didn’t go without notice like light switches strategically placed for easy use, the key on the bracelet to make carrying it the beach easy, and an abundance of pillows and blankets for the cooler temps. And the large wonderful things like the master bathroom! The walk-in shower was so perfect with dual shower heads and spa bench.
The beds, something you never know about until you arrive, were super comfortable. Well, anyone reading this will know that it was one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in. My guests upstairs also commented on their beds and feeling perfectly comfortable.
I wish we had been there when we could've used the pool as it looked delightful. I hope to come back for that. I spent several days reading in the porch enjoying the sounds of the ocean and the breezes.
The house was close enough to easily walk to the beach and to nearby restaurants which made it ideal. The ramped access was so helpful in bringing all of the suitcases.
Truly it was ideal! Thanks for a great vacation!
This cottage is wonderful!
Great location, clean and well stocked cottage. The owner is responsive and accommodating. We will be back next year.
Luke: It was a pleasure having you & your family as returning guests again this year! So glad I got to meet you before your pulled away. I am very pleased that you enjoying staying at The Mermaid's Pillow. I look forward to having you return in 2019. All the best, Cindy
Wonderful stay over Easter weekend
We absolutely loved our stay! The house is exactly as shown - super cute, cozy and VERY clean! I am very picky and wasn’t able to find one thing to complain about. We stayed with our two children under 5 years old and another couple with their teenage daughters. The home was the perfect size to spend time together but have our privacy as well. The appliance and cookware were in great shape - some items seemed new. The homeowner Cindy was extremely thoughtful, and responds very quick! It was too cold to get in the pool but we will definitely love to return during summer months. The only thing that could make this home better would a security system with and chime - mainly because I had to keep a closer eye on the little ones to make sure they didn’t wonder out the home. One last thing, try red drum for lunch or dinner the food is great and the staff was amazing! Oh, and surfing spoon next door has the best frozen yogurt!
I am thrilled that you, your family & friends enjoyed your stay at my cottage! I take great pride in providing clean & comfortable accommodations for my guests. Please come again!
Fresh, clean, colorful cottage at the beach!
We loved The Mermaid's Pillow from the minute we walked in the door. The decor is colorful and fresh, with an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining room and living room. It feels instantly relaxing. Our kids loved it and almost immediately began playing hide and seek to explore their new surroundings. It was a perfect beach getaway. It is very, very close to two public beach access walks across the street.
Lots of fun things to do in the surrounding area as well, as we came during a cold & windy spell in March. It is close distance to a good aquarium and the Wright Brothers Memorial. We also played laser tag one day, and took another afternoon to drive to a wildlife sanctuary and further south to the picturesque Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This cottage has easy access to restaurants and shops, most within a short drive.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at my cottage. I appreciate your kind words in the review. Please come back soon. All the best,
We loved our stay at the Mermaid's Pillow. The house is adorable, and extremely clean and well taken care of. It had everything we needed, and was just a quick walk to the beach with our small kids. Would definitely return.
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*Cleaning fee applies to stays less than 5 nights