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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Classic Nags Head style cottage...all new in 2015!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williamsburg, Virginia

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Mermaids Pillow was everything and more. This was our first time at the Outer Banks and from the very beginning Cindy the owner helped us with every question we had from places to eat, things to do and anything we needed. The house was gorgeous. Perfect for our family. Location was amazing as well. Right across the street is the ocean. Thank you again for lending us your home to make memories in . We will be back for sure!!!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic Nags Head cottage was classy!

  • 5 of 5

It rained all day the first day, and the winds blew 40 mph the next day but the cottage made up for the bad weather. We put 2 puzzles together in days! Everything in the house seemed new. The pots & pans were new and NOT the kind that refused to give up your eggs for breakfast because they stuck fast! The huge sink was a pleasure to use and we really had a great time. I would definitely go back to this cottage again. My husband used the ramp and that was quite convenient for him. Thanks so much. This home is very well maintained with a pool in the back yard (that we did not use) and very convenient to the beach.

If I could recommend one thing, it would be a rain gutter across the front of the house. It was pouring the day we arrived and the rain just dripped onto us as we climbed the steps unloading the car in the rain. The door lock was a little tricky, but we eventually got the hang of it.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you could ever want. It was so clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated. The location is so convenient to restaurants, night spots as well as the beach. We were just a little too early to enjoy the pool, but the weather was beautiful so we took advantage of the beach instead. I highly recommend this home for your next beach trip!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I take great pride in providing clean & comfortable accommodation to my guests. I am so pleased that you & your friends enjoyed your stay. Please come again!
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The beautiful Mermaids Pillow is simply breathtaking! Wow! ... was our first words!

  • 5 of 5

What a piece of paradise! The Mermaids Pillow capativted us from the turn of the key on the first day!

The main level open floor plan was super beneficial and gorgeous for our family! The kitchen was well equipped, beautifully decorated and spacious! Upstairs was just as beautiful!

The color scheme and craftsmanship throughout this home makes one want to take home and duplicate!!!!

Thank you for the memories you've given our family!

The Hamm Family

Gastonia, NC

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

*Cleaning fee applies to stays less than 5 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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