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Right on the beach and dog friendly!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect rental for large family as it offers 2 full kitchens!

"Crab House" is a pet friendly, oceanfront Outer Banks vacation rental home that has been fully renovated. This great oceanfront property is located at 4123 North Virginia Dare Trail in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina at Mile Post 3 3/4.

There is an extra-large oceanfront deck with deck chairs and exceptional, expansive ocean views. At one time this home was a duplex, and when it was renovated, both sides were connected by a hallway so it is now one 4 Bedroom home. This home is elevated but offers one level living as well as 2 fully equipped kitchens with 2 refrigerators (1 with Ice maker), and 2 screened in porches that both have a table and 4 chairs.

On the oceanfront side of this home, there are 2 Bedrooms and 1 full bath along with a great room area with living room, dining area seating 5, and the fully equipped kitchen. Bedroom #1 has a Queen Bed; Bedroom #2 has 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Bed. The connecting hallway leads you to the other side, which also has 2 Bedrooms and 1 full bath as well as another great room area with living room, dining area seating 5 as well as another fully equipped kitchen. Bedroom #3 has a Queen Bed and Bedroom #4 has 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Bed. This is the perfect beach family vacation home where DOGS ARE PERMITTED-2 PET MAXIMUM. Pet fee is $100 per pet. The turnover day for this home is Saturday.

Extras: 4 TVs, 3 DVD players,4 Parking Spaces, charcoal grill, enclosed outside shower, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, high-speed internet, deck furniture, 6 ceiling fans, lobster pot and iron/ironing board.

More Details

Terry Cargill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Terry Cargill

Owns several rental homes on the Outer Banks and is a very experienced, hands on owner.

Terry Cargill purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Terry Cargill chose Kitty Hawk

Great rental for small family who also wants to bring grandma and grandpa along!One level living with 2 oceanfront bedrooms!

What makes this cottage unique

2 kitchens and extra large oceanfront deck. Not many steps, all on one level


Kitty Hawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Beds: 2 Queens, 2 Doubles, 2 Singles
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Right on the beach and dog friendly!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Great property!!!

  • 5 of 5

My only complaint is the week always goes by way too fast! Great location and everything you need.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks we are happy you enjoyed your stay...Consider two weeks next year!!!
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Great beachfront property

  • 5 of 5

Nice home directly on the beach,very close to shops,bars,and local friendly area.i would recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks.I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with your four legged friend!
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Fredericksburg Va

Great home on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Crabs, and it was wonderful! We had our wedding on the beach in front of the home and had our grown kids, and our grandbabies stay 2 days with us, then my husband, myself and our 2 dogs enjoyed the rest of the week alone there. Terry was a delight to deal with, she made everything so easy! This home has an amazing deck with beautiful views! The kitchens were very well stocked with all you need to cook great family dinners, and small intimate ones. We were there for Hurricane Maria and while the winds made being outside too painful due to the blowing sand, being able to watch nature's art show of the incredible waves through the ocean front windows was fantastic. For us, another big bonus was having the hose to wash the salt and sand off the pups the day they went swimming and then being able to let them dry off on the sun deck while we took in the views from the high deck chairs... my favorite spot to be for my morning coffee!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our rental house "Crabs"! You were wonderful guests and we look forward to seeing you and your family again when you vacation in Kitty Hawk.
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We love to be right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The Crab House worked perfectly for our family of 6 adults and 2 children.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Best Location

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year at this location for our OBX vacation. Between our two families, we've been to OBX at least 6 times. Terry's house can't be beat for its location. No dunes to cross, just beach. We could literally throw water from the deck to our beach chairs. With no public access point in sight, it was like a private beach. With the house so close to the bridge, there was no wasted time driving to the house once on OBX. One year, we spent hours heading to Corolla.... While Terry's house is close to the bridg, it's also off the main thoroughfare. Perfect combination. The accommodations were interesting and perfect for our two families. Think of the house split in half, each half consisting of a bedroom with a queen bed and a second bedroom with two beds. Each side had its own bathroom, kitchen, small eating area and living room. Each had its own screen porch through which was access to the back deck and stairs to the beach. While different than open floor plans, it was actually perfect for small group dynamics (kid movie night on one side, dinner prep on the other side without nemo in the background, etc.). There is a charcoal grill just off the steps that was consistently used both years. This year, we had 4 tall chairs that provided an unobstructed view of the ocean. Great improvement! There's also two picnic tables on the deck and lots of plastic sun chairs you find at resorts (we didn't use these because we brought our own beach stuff). We brought our labs both years, and they loved it! As for the owners, Terry and her husband couldn't be more accommodating and kind. They work hard and take pride in their properties. Thank you Terry for another great year!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hope to see you again in 2018!
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

At first look everything looks clean until you settle in. The pots and pan were greasy and the top of one of the refrigerators was yellow with dirt. We were going to cook most of our meals but after seeing the condition and lack of supplies of the 2 kitchens, we ate out every meal. Need a new cleaning service.

The house could be very nice with a few updates. We all received splinters from the deck and handrails plus cuts from the nails coming up in the deck. The window coverings didn't fit some of the windows and the fans need some work to quiet them.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very difficult to do a thorough clean on Saturday turn overs. All 4 of our houses get a "mini spring" clean every month. Crabs had that clean after you left because you left the house trashed. Didn't empty refrig trash obviously didn't use the vac because the place was coated with dog hair, and your sons even broke a bed frame but your Security Deposit was mailed back to you in full on the Monday after you left. The kitchens are very well stocked and this house has 11 families that come each year.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk VA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Pelican
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Cape Hatteras
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Newport News VA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 158
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Black Pelican
Nearest Beach
Kitty Hawk in front of home
Car: necessary

Located in Historic Kitty Hawk where the Wright Brothers took the first motorized flight! Not only are the beaches beautiful here but Kitty Hawk is low density so the beaches are not as crowded as in Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills. There are some great restaurants close by along with the NC Aquarium and the Lost Colony Theater




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

call 2529826231 no fee for booking direct do not use credit card in the website

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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