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Classic Nags Head style cottage...all new in 2015!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,510 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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***


More Details

Cindy Thornsvard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

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 Outer Banks

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.


Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1510 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Half bath features pedestal sink & toilet.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Features double vanity.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath is handicap accessible with roll-in shower.
  • Master bath with double vanity (one vanity is roll-under), roll-in shower & toilet. **Towels are NOT included**
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Wall mounted TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is handicap accessible. Wall mounted TV
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 4 twin built-in beds. Wall mounted TV. Pack 'n play.
  • Master bedroom and bathroom are handicap accessible. **Linens are NOT included**
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note: linens are NOT included. Guests need to bring sheets, pillowcases & towels. Check-in is 4pm. Check-out is 10am. Sorry...NO pets! This is a SMOKE FREE cottage.


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Classic Nags Head style cottage...all new in 2015!
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation experience at the Mermaid's Pillow. The cottage was impeccable! It was the perfect size for 4 adults and 3 children- we had more than enough room. It was extraordinarily clean inside and out. The pool was amazing and so relaxing. The beach is a very short walk away (right across the street then down less than half a block to the nearest access point) and very easy to do with young children. There are restaurants and activities within a short walk as well. Overall, we had a fantastic experience and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Place We Would Rather Be .....

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd Summer, & 4th stay at this amazing, stylish designed, handicap accessible beach cottage. It gets harder on every visit to leave. Thank you to Cindy & Harry the owners for all the details in home along with making an extremely wheelchair accessible. My husband & I can travel worry free knowing that he will be able to move around the main level, along with getting to the pool area easily!

Our family is looking forward to making many more memories here!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! Pool was awesome! Easy beach access. Great location!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Nags Head Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this Nags Head cottage! The open main floor layout was perfect, the rooms were clean, and the kitchen was well stocked. The house had great access to the beach, and we enjoyed the pool in the evenings. The house is centrally located and has good access to sites like Jeannette's Pier, Jockey's Ridge and only a short drive to Duck. We loved visiting Bodie Lighthouse and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. We enjoyed all the delicious seafood in the area and Tortugas Lie and Blue Moon were two of our favorite restaurants. We would highly recommend this beach cottage to anyone staying in OBX!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful and clean

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay here. We just love it! Perfect location and the pool is fantastic!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid's Pillow! The beach house is absolutely beautiful inside and out, and it is perfect for families with little ones. We had two families on this trip, both with children under 5. Our kiddos loved the bunk bed room and the pool outside, and the adults loved how easy it was to chill out around the pool and play some cornhole after the kids went to bed. The house is also in a very convenient location; the beach is directly across the street and so easy to get to with a crosswalk and two boardwalks to choose from. If you don't feel like cooking, there are several restaurants within a short drive - some you could walk to.

We would not hesitate to stay here again and already looking at the calendar trying to figure out when we can come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tortuga's Lie
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Hatteras Island
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nags Head Links, The Point, The Carolina Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Croatan Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tortuga's Lie
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bladen Street Beach Access, Nags Head
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

*Cleaning fee applies to stays less than 5 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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