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Holly Sheets

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Laughing Gull 2 - A true beach cottage. No roads to cross. Lifeguard on Duty!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Nags Head Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Oceanview, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage, 350 ft. from beach access

Oceanfront views and 350 ft to the beach access -- Beach lifeguard on duty Memorial Day to Labor Day. No roads to cross!

Enjoy a relaxing South Nags Head vacation. This Laughing Gull cottage is uniquely furnished and decorated with the owner's personal touch and original paintings.Whether you're watching the waves of the Atlantic ocean, the dolphins or pelicans playing, or the beautiful sunrises, you will be inspired by the views.

You will enjoy direct access to one of the best stretches of beach in Nags Head that is far less crowded and quiet. The wide sand beaches of South Nags Head are some of the cleanest beaches on the Outer Banks. Come relax, read a book, sunbathe, or enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean.

The kitchen has all the modern conveniences of home with a stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, slider grill, deep fryer, charcoal grill and other perks. There are plenty of cooking utensils and flatware.

An enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water is located on the ground level.

In front of the cottage there is a jogging, bicycle, or walking trail that extends for 6 miles along Old Oregon Inlet Road. This concrete multi-use path is excellent for taking an afternoon stroll or biking with the family. Outlet shopping located only 1.5 half miles from the cottage.

Don't forget to be at the docks of Oregon Inlet (15 minutes away) at 4:00 to watch the charter fleet come in with their fresh catch of the day.

Please bring bed and bath linens and toiletries. We supply bed top covers and pillows. Linens can be rented via local providers, ask for references.

Please make sure to check our up-to-date availability calendar for the dates you are interested in.

We only offer our property for rent on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday. No partial week rentals or house parties.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Holly Sheets (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Holly Sheets

This property is owned by Dave and Judy Graham and managed by their daughter Holly. This cottage is our home away from home. We hope you enjoy the coziness of this cottage with its owners original paintings and decor.

Holly Sheets purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Holly Sheets chose Nags Head

It's a 'true' beach cottage - its not a stark new cottage, but comfortable with lots of personality.

What makes this cottage unique

What makes this cottage so special? It's away from the hustle and bustle of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. The beach is rarely, if ever, overcrowded. Having a lifeguard on the beach in front of our cottage is comforting as we get older and have young ones still running the beach. There is also a walking/biking trail that runs for several miles.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We like all the artwork and decorations. We peeked online at the other LG cottages and they were dull. The puzzles were great for the 2 rainy days.

My family and friends had a wonderful time.
Jul 2013
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Laughing Gull 2 - A true beach cottage. No roads to cross. Lifeguard on Duty!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

This is a great place to stay for family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We have a family of 6 (myself, wife, 10yo girl, 7yo girl, 2yo girl, and a 10yo boy) and we had plenty of room and a great time. Although there is a staircase (we brought our baby gates), it was perfect for the kids even the youngest. The crow's nest was a hit, along with the back deck. You are a hop, skip, and a jump from the beach with no roads to cross (which is great with a little one and all the gear I had to carry). For the fisherman, the pier is blocks away and the spot where the cottage is in respect to the beach was great for surf fishing. All around great little cottage. My only complaint was the bed was to hard for my taste, but the wife was happy with it, so I guess I have no complaint (that's what she told me anyway). The owner was very helpful when I was not smart enough to follow the directions on the VRBO email in getting access to the house. The cottage was clean and the yard was kept up. Will definitely be looking for this rental next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Laughing Gull cottages!

  • 5 of 5

Love this beach cottage! Great crow's nest and porch for ocean views! Great comfortable space.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked your house!
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Nice little cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice little cottage with just a short walk to the beach. It had all cooking utensils, appliances, etc., and was clean and welcoming. However, I do caution larger groups to be aware of one of the bedrooms. We had a small issue because one of them is a very small room that is quite a bit warmer than the rest of the house. We did some room switching and made it work. There is only three parking spaces available so if you have more than four vehicles you will need to figure something out for parking. Also, if you have a baby or small child you will absolutely need a baby gate because of the stairs. Overall I would recommend and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for your nice review Ashley. I'm sorry about the small room. I will make sure to have that checked as soon as possible. Yes, parking can be tricky at times, but most park along or at the end of the driveway. You are correct in telling that the house is not child proof - that is one thing I do stress in the description of the house. I hope you do visit again!
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews are spot on. Clean house, uniquely decorated, with plenty of kitchen stuff. Perfect location. The walk to the beach was closer to some I've stayed at that were beachfront but had a long board walk. The owner responded promptly to a question I had. The only minor complaint was that the washer and dryer was in a tiny bedroom which made laundry timing important (washing around sleeping / napping).

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review Tracy. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry for the washer/dryer issue - hopefully we can change that one day. We hope you will return to our home in the future.
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Beautiful beachy feel cottage. Plenty of room for the 9 of us.

  • 5 of 5

First off, don't worry about any kitchen appliances because it's alllll there. Nice view from the top deck of the roof, 100yrds to the beach if that far, two fishing piers within view. Annette's pier was super nice to fish off, blue fish were in all weekend so we ate good. Can't complain, we were on vacation and had a blast at the laughing gull. Thanks again Holly hope to visit again soon!

-Brian Palmer

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for an awesome review! So glad you enjoyed our home. Come back to visit soon!
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Outer Banks region so we didn't know what to expect. We were so happy we chose this house. It is just south of all the touristy places but close enough that our teens could walk up the street for ice cream. The beach is just over the dunes. Grab your towel and you can be in the water in less than a minute! It's not too crowded and there is a lifeguard on this section of beach. the house itself is great. Nice rooms, extremely well-supplied kitchen, and plenty of space for hanging out. The second-level open air porch was a favorite of many. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your raving review! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay in our home and in the OBX. We hope you make a return trip! Thank you!
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Cape Hatteras Light Station
Ocracoke Island Ferry
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Inc
Mulligan's Raw Bar & Grille
Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar
Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern
Dirty Dick's Crab House
Austin Fish Company
Kitty Hawk Kites
Jennette's Pier
Outer Banks Fishing Pier
Sam & Omie's Restaurant
Nags Head Pier Restaurant
"Best breakfast on the beach!"
Weeping Radish Brewery and Restaurant
NC Aquarium Jennetts Pier
O'Neal's Sea Harvest
"Get your shrimp right off the boat!"
Wright Brothers National Memorial Park
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Owens' Restaurant
Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar
Nags Head Golf Links
Tanger Outlets
Cahoons Market
Fat Boyz Ice Cream & Grill
Bob's Grill
Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
The Lost Colony
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Outer Banks Fishing Pier/Fish Tails
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Ocracoke, North Carolina
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nags Head Links
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sam & Omie's
Car: necessary

Fishing on the banks was forever changed when the first fishing pier – Jennette’s Pier – was opened in Nags Head back in 1939.

in September 2003, Hurricane Isabel swept the North Carolina coast, knocking down about 540 feet of Jennette’s Pier and practically shutting down an Outer Banks institution. It then became time to rethink the fishing pier concept, with the Aquariums taking the lead to rebuild Jennette’s as an all-concrete, 1,000-foot-long, educational ocean pier.

Within walking distance from the cottage, Jennette's Pier is a must-see attraction.

The Outer Banks Pier is 1.1 miles south of the cottage and in the opposite direction is Jennettes Pier .8 of a mile. It is an older landmark pier that has an original beach feeling.

The Outer Banks pier offers, Fish Heads Bar and Grill,, that serves beer or wine, fried seafood baskets and much more. There is music every night during the warm months. It's a great little getaway after a long day on the beach.

Also don't forget the outdoor drama of the 'Lost Colony' in Manteo. First staged in 1937, The Lost Colony it is the nation’s premier and longest-running symphonic drama. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green.


Rates & Availability

Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid July - August Prime
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
August 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid August 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late August 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sept - Oct
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

******** Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.*********

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Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Toilet, shower, vanity with mirror
  • We do not have child-proof cabinets or sockets. Tenant must bring their own safety locks. There are steep steps leading to the upstairs. If you have little ones a babygate is recommended. There is also an outdoor shower which is great in the summer!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs - 1 queen
    Small Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cottage layout: Ground level: 1 Queen bedroom, 1 Queen and twin in one room, Double bedroom with stack W/D, 1/2 bathroom with shower, sink, toilet. Top level: Queen and twin in one room, full bath, living room, dining area, and kitchen. Ground level hot/cold outdoor shower. Mile Post 17.5 - Beach Lifeguard during peak season. Jennette's Pier .8 of a mile and the Outer Banks Fishing Pier is 1.1 miles.

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