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frank henson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Oceanfront, Rodanthe, Pet Friendly, 3BR, 2BA,beachfront, beatiful sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Rodanthe Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Beverly & I grew up in central North Carolina, but we've called Hatteras Island our second home. 'Rose Cottage' is just steps away from the sandy beach. One of our favorite things is sitting on the porch watching the dolphin (yes, we see them just about every day) and of course the sunrises and sunsets. On the main level is the great room, full bathroom, washer/dryer, dining area and full service kitchen. (There is a Keurig Coffee maker and a 10 cup Mr. Coffee at Rose Cottage). The sliding glass door near the dining area leads to the back deck with picnic table. The front deck has a porch swing overlooking the ocean and several benches. All three of our bedrooms are upstairs, the master has a king bed with connecting bathroom and a view of the ocean. Another bedroom, very spacious with a queen bed, has two windows with a view of the ocean. The third bedroom has a queen bed. While staying at our cottage, exploring is a must. Hatteras Island is simply the most beautiful place on earth - where the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound is separated by a thin, fragile slice of land. Hatteras Lighthouse, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, small villages of Avon, Buxton, Waves, Frisco and Salvo are all within a short drive.

In Rodanthe, explore the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Museum, Civil War Battle of Chicmacomico Races, and try to identify each of the over 400 species of birds. Or simple lay back and enjoy reading and watching the surf.

FREE Wireless Internet access via Silicon Travel for this property (computer not provided, bring your laptop).

FULL CONCIERGE SERVICE: Grocery shopping, dinner delivery, in-home catering and chef services, party planning, activities planning, mid-stay cleaning available through our Property Management Company, Shore Details.

PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION: No security deposit is collected. Over years of renting our property, we have found guests prefer to pay a Property Damage Protection fee ($69) which covers all accidental damages to the vacation rental up to $2,500.

Keywords: Cape Cod Cottage, Wrap Around Deck, Ocean Front, Rodanthe, Cozy, Magnificent Views of Ocean, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, 'Rose Cottage', Pet Friendly

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
frank henson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About frank henson

Frank and Beverly are the proud owners of 'Rose Cottage' as well as two other properties closeby. We have been vacationing/living on the outer banks for years and will retire in Rodanthe someday. It is the perfect place to be. Both Frank and Beverly are NC licensed builders. Frank retired from the US Marine Corps. We have three Brussels Griffons, Frankie, Annie Rose, and Scout - they always travel with us to the Outer Banks.

frank henson purchased this cottage in 2012

Why frank henson chose Cape Hatteras

The Outer Banks has been our favorite vacation spot for years. This is the second, and most recent, property we have bought in this area (The other is VRBO #426760, a short walk down the beach). It's easy driving from our home in Greensboro, NC. It's close to great restaurants, shopping, golf, sightseeing yet very remote and very casual. Also, the Outer Banks is routinely rated in the top five US beaches by US News, National Geographic, ABC News and CBS News.

What makes this cottage unique

Sitting on the front porch in the evening while enjoying a glass of wine or ice tea, feeling the ocean breeze while watching late surfers and swimmers has become our most treasured time. Early in the morning, we'll catch up on news and sports via wifi while sipping coffee and snacking on delicious pastries.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)
Oceanfront, Rodanthe, Pet Friendly, 3BR, 2BA,beachfront, beatiful sunsets
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rose Cottage over the Fourth of July and can say we had a great vacation. Steps away from the ocean, the cottage is a gem. It has a vintage charm, well appointed and well maintained. The fact that it is dog friendly is a huge plus, we never want to leave our little poodle at home. Frank was so easy to communicate with and gave very quick responses. He checked in with us via email to be sure that everything was satisfactory with the house and to be sure we didn't need anything.

If you are vacationing in Rose Cottage, be sure to try Waves Market and Deli. They have the most wonderful sandwiches and huge selection of beer. We had a great meal at StingWray's Bar and Grill as soon as we were done unloading the car. And it wasn't too far a drive for my favorite Sam and Omie's in Nags Head.

Frank, we have checked out your other larger VRBO properties for a possible vacation with extended family, no doubt you will hear from us again. Thanks for sharing Rose cottage with us!

Cassie and Gary H.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review...thank you for taking time to portray our Rose Cottage as a special place as prospective renters will certainly read your review with anticipation. Beverly and I try very, very hard to make our ocean front cottage special and we want each booking to be special and memorable. Rose Cottage is regarded as a family vacation spot in Rodanthe and we are pleased when folk consider returning. Thank you again, and we hope your return visit is not too far away.
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Rose Cottage, A Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Beverly and Frank,

Rose Cottage is a "piece of heaven". We loved the fact we were so close to the ocean! We had moonlit nights and the sounds of waves crashing! Just want to say thank you for making our stay lovely and unforgettable. We stayed at another one of your homes a couple of years ago and decided to call on you once again. We appreciate all you've done to make our stay wonderful. Everything at Rose Cottage was at our disposal. You made sure we had everything we needed down to a first aid kit! Fantastic!! Beverly, you definitely have a flair for décor! I love it! You are the best and looking forward to future stays.


Nancy and Steve R

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review....and especially that your visit was memorable. Thank you also for recognizing the cottage décor as we try so hard to make Rose Cottage a special place for guests. We hope you can return to the Outer Banks someday, and we hope you will consider staying at Rose Cottage again. Bets to you and your family.
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  • 5 of 5

Love this house. Great location, and perfect for our family. As dog owners that like to bring our pooches along in the family vacation, it doesn't get any better.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review about Rose Cottage....a relatively small retreat, great for single families who want to be steps away from the beach. As a return guest, we appreciate your loyalty and hope you will be returning annually to Rodanthe and the great Outer Banks.
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Loved the location

  • 5 of 5

The location of the cottage on the beach is excellent. Within walking distance and has a great view too. The owners are also very pleasant. My son accidentally broke one of their bowls. When I informed the owners, they said it was no big deal and not to worry about it. The owners are also very responsive to all inquiries. The cottage itself is very nice, and is similar to as advertised. I would definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at the beautiful Rose Cottage was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I spent our 2016 Spring Break staying at the Rose Cottage. We had the best family time! From the moment we drove up, we knew we'd picked the perfect place. The cottage is fixed up just so and had all we needed to enjoy our stay. We loved having our own little path to the beach where we enjoyed flying our kite, playing volleyball, and walking to the pier. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review of Rose is the perfect place for small families and we are delighted your family spent time in Rodanthe....especially to return some day. The Pier is such a beautiful landmark and we often, as you indicated, make the 1/2 mile walk.
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at your cottage! The view was perfect, especially from the porch swing in the morning having coffee. Pictures on the web site are exactly as it looks in person. Not too big / not too small, just the right size. The cupboards are stocked with everything you should need. We had dinner a few times at Mulligan's in Nags Head...this very casual restaurant will not disappoint!! Best steamed shrimp I had all week! Will definately stay again should we come back to the Outer Banks....this was a vacation we won't soon forget!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for providing such a great review on Rose is a special cottage, and as you indicated, our VRBO pictures are accurate. We spend so much time and effort trying to make our allotted 24 pictures on VRBO represent exactly what Rose Cottage and surrounding property looks like but it always helps to have guests amplify our pics. And especially pointing out how nice of a restaurant Mulligan's (in Nags Head) is...very accurate and a great place to eat...although because we are on the Outer Banks a lot....there are many great restaurants. Thanks again for the review, and we hope you will consider us for future travels to Rodanthe.
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Rates & Availability

Rodanthe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Damage Protection $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%


$500.00 to book property. The remaining two payments are due at 90 and 30 days prior. Full refund if cancelled 90 days prior to vacation. Contact owner for information about additional rental units.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Rodanthe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have tub/showers/sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , flat screen tv
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , two windows, view of ocean, flat screen tv
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , connecting full bathroom, flat screen tv/dvd, ocean front
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hot & Cold Shower and dressing area under house, Fish cleaning station/wash off area under house; foot wash area adjacent to stairs leading to the cottage

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