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John Vollino

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Cozy Cute Historic Sea Spray Cottage #1

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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If you are looking for a unique vacation opportunity where you do not have to invite 25 of your closest friends and family members, Sea Spray Cottages is the place for you. The location is ideal, Mile Post 11.7, just south of Nags Head Pier and just north of Snow Bird's Soft Serve Ice Cream; you will be centrally located to many attractions.

Built in 1950, the cottages provide guests with a feel of what vacation was like on the Outer Banks during a less complicated era. The cottages are equipt with modern conveniences that will make your visit relaxing and enjoyable. Linens and towels not provided. Check in is at 3:30 and check out is at 10:00.

Our family use to vacation in this unit so it enjoys many personal touches that result from our living there for 2 years. The open floor plan is unique and lends itself to relaxed and enjoyable stay. We have also opened this cottage up to nightly stays, even during the summer, which is also unique to the outerbanks.

If you find that the dates you are looking for are booked try our other cottages located on the grounds or located in south Nags Head, see the link to owners website below in the lower left side of this page.

Our rates include the 12.75% occupancy taxes. The pet fee (dogs only) is $50 per pet/ per stay and the cleaning fee is $50. These costs are assessed on stays less than a week. For stays a week or more, the pet fee and cleaning is included.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John Vollino (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About John Vollino

My wife had been vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina since she was an infant and introduced me to the area when we were dating. We purchased our first vacation cottage a year after we were married in 1991 and purchase the Sea Spray Cottage Court in 2007. The cottages were built in 1950; there are four in total.

John Vollino purchased this cottage in 2007

Why John Vollino chose Outer Banks

The cottages were slated for demolition and sale of the bare lots. We purchased the cottage court to save them from the wrecking ball. Our intent is to preserve and revitalize a little piece of old Nags Head so that we and others can enjoy a bit of history and vacation in a comfortable and uncomplicated way.

What makes this cottage unique

At the Sea Spray Cottages you will not have to vacation with 25 of your closest friends and family. Given the size of the cottages, you can enjoy your vacation with your immediate family or with a few close friends at a very affordable price. There is plenty to do in Nags Head including enjoying the beach, which is across the street. Cottage #1 has a large comfortable front porch were you can sit, enjoy your favorite beverage and watch the world go by.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Cozy Cute Historic Sea Spray Cottage #1
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Great location! Nice, clean, as advertised cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Great place. Located just out of range of all the chaos of the main drag. Easy walk to the beach and across from the dunes.

The four of us had plenty of room. The cottage seems bigger than the pictures suggest.

The beach is busy, suggest you take a day and visit the beaches closer to Hatteras if you're looking for a more secluded feel.

Would recommend for small family not looking to spend a ton of dough or vacation with 20 of their closest friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD but Virginia girl at heart!

loved this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our happy place is the Outer Banks and we had never been there in December. We were there to make arrangements for our daughter's 2016 wedding. We usually vacation in the Corolla area but needed a place that would accommodate our dog. This cottage oozes charm. It was comfortable and incredibly clean. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and I would be happy to make a December trip to this Outer Banks home every year! You won't be disappointed with this rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great stay at this cottage. It's in a great location, and it's a charming yet comfortable place for a beach vacation. We would highly recommend it for couples or families and close friends. The owner was friendly and responsive, and everything was professionally managed. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Love Sea Spray Cottages!

  • 5 of 5

Just lost a more expansive review but will quickly repeat: great cottage, very clean, fun retro old Nags Head experience with all the necessary comforts of home. Owner is awesome, was very accommodating when we were stressing out about Hurricane Joaquin possibly ruining our vacation. Thanks John, and thanks for preserving Old Nags Head with such care!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salisbury, NC

Partial-week stay, kid- AND dog-friendly!

  • 4 of 5

The Sea Spray Cottage #1 was everything we needed for our trip. It was kid-friendly, dog-friendly, and close to everything AND we had the option for a partial-week rental (which can be a difficult list of pre-requisites!). The kitchen was well-equipped, the new outdoor shower was a bonus, the fenced-in area for the pup was perfect, and the porches were an added living space for all of us. I also appreciated being able to do laundry with no charge. This house is perfect for any family with a similar wish-list for a rental. The owner, was awesome to work with... accommodating, flexible, and quick to respond to all inquiries. This was really an easy rental, and I was so thankful not to have to wait in the long lines typical of beach rentals on "change-out day."

My only recommendation would be on cleanliness, but I guess this may come with the need of having a pet-friendly place. While the places you really want to be clean WERE clean (bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom), I couldn't help but notice other dogs' hair and dust in the annoying-to-clean places like under the coffee table, on the bookshelf, and on the legs of the chairs.

All of that said, I would definitely return to the Sea Spray Cottages for all of the good things mentioned about our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and our flexibility in accommodating your vacation needs. I must apologize for the pet hair. Your stay followed a visit from regular guest that has two Bernese Mountain Dogs. The guest usually visits earlier in the season, but had a conflic with dates. The week they were in town the temperature prematurely skyrocked and the dogs starter to molt their coates. The other guest immediately contacted me to let me know they were doing all they could to minimise the impact. It took my cleaner, my wife, and I cleaning the cottage to get most of the hair up, but you must have experiences some of the residuals. I think it is gone by now. Just a reminder, if you have a pup that is not yet house trained or an older dog losing his or her faculties. please crate your pet. Many thanks. /john
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Beach Week at Sea Spray

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Nags Head in the three-bedroom cottage at Sea Spray Cottages. We love the look & feel of the older beach cottages, but with all the wonderful modern upgrades - central air, dishwasher, TV, etc. The only snag was that we had no idea how to work the TV that had multiple remotes - but a brief e-mail got this fixed. Our dogs were able to enjoy the cottage, and we appreciated the fenced-in back yard to let them out briefly without having to leash them. The beach was just a short walk away, and other key spots ... restaurants, shopping, were an easy short drive. This has been a perfect spot for us previously, so we'll definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
across the street


Rates & Availability

Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Post Peak
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Value Season
May 14 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Value Season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

All rates include the 12.75% Occupancy Taxes.

Weekly rates include taxes, cleaning and pet fee (2 dogs)

Rent nightly through Summer; 3 night minimum. Nighly rates in the summer include cleaning, taxes and dog fee.

It also rent weekly in the Summer starting any day. June through August, those nightly rates are inclusive of cleaning, taxes and pet fee.

September - May: stay less than a week + $50 cleaning fee + $50 per pet per stay fee -2 dogs max.

All rates posted include the 12.75% occupancy taxes.

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Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sheets not provided
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sheets not provided
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , sheets not provided
  • We provide pillows, quilt and blankets. Sheets and towels not provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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