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

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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South Nags Head Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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**** Rates will increase beginning January 1, 2017 *********

Saturday to Saturday Rental in the spring and summer months

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.

During the summer months we only offer our property for rent on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday. Partial weeks with a 3 day minimum are available in the off-season. No house parties.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Holly Sheets
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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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Laughing Gull 2 - A true beach cottage. No roads to cross. Lifeguard on Duty!
average rating of 4.611111 based on 19 reviews

We think this would have been a great getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Unable to get on island because of Hurricane Matthew.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun at the beach !!!

  • 4 of 5

The location was great ! Enjoyed all the art work, the cottage was comfortable and had everything needed . Would stay there again . I

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again! Holly
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A true Surprise!!!

  • 1 of 5

When we found Laughing Gull 2 we were so excited!!! A cute beach cottage with an eclectic decor just steps away from the beach!! We were in contact with a woman named Holly, who is mentioned to be the owner's daughter.

Holly was quick to respond to our few inquiries. I even asked if we could check in earlier and Holly mentioned she would speak with her cleaning crew and to just let her know when we arrived (we ended up checking-in at 4pm anyway). She seemed to be very accommodating.

We had a wonderful vacation at this cottage. The were plenty rooms to accommodate 4 adults and 3 children and a small baby. The cottage was literally steps to the ocean and super convenient to stores along the main highway.

Half of our crew left early, the other half checked out at 11am despite the cleaning lady showing up 2hrs early trying to get us out of the house!!! We politely reminded her that we had until 11am to check out, so she stated that she would "sit in the car" (in the driveway) and wait. - We thought that was strange.....

We cleaned up the house, thanks to the vacuum and broom and random cleaning supplies, took out all garbage (as requested in the rules) and put all the dishes in the washer. When we asked the cleaning lady if she would like us to put the dishes away, she mentioned that they were fine to be left clean in the dishwasher as she would handle it herself. All the comforters were folded on the bed and the rooms left how we found them.

I was very surprised to receive a horrible review from Holly - OUT OF NOWHERE???? - She said our communication was bad, we did not follow her rules, we did not clean and the over all experience was not good. I've asked Holly if we did the following: Paid in full on time | Quick and clear communication | Speaking with the housekeeper before leaving who approved of cleaning job we did before we left | Did not break/damage anything why would we receive this review - no response

Holly will not answer our email as she once did promptly and will not give a reason for this BOGUS rating because she knows it is FALSE. I'm not sure why she would do that after we had such a wonderful time at her beach cottage and have been nothing but cordial to her and respectful of the property.We previously spoke about staying here again next year, but will NEVER CONSIDER this cottage again due to the surprisingly UNFAIR RATING.


  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, As I said in the email that I sent to you, I only go by what information is given to me by my crew. I apologize for any miscommunication and have let you know this. If you would like to discuss this further please call me at the number listed on the site. As I said before I am truly sorry and hope we can resolve your issues.
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Wonderful relaxing cottage. August 20-27

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully, relaxing time at Laughing Gull 2. It was so comfortable, especially the beds. We all enjoyed the easy walk to the beach, just over the steps beyond the sand dune and the guarded beach was beautiful.

Our teens loved being able to walk to two piers and did so daily, several times in the early evening. We felt totally comfortable allowing them that privilege.

Your colorfully decorated beach cottage was very welcoming and we also appreciated being able to ask questions of you personally.

The kitchen was equipped with everything possible, including some cooking and cleaning supplies. Very Helpful. The screen porch and decks were an added bonus and I was even able to catch the sun rising from there our last morning.

Although we usually travel with our pug we managed to survive the week without her.

I Suggest some clothes pins for hanging stuff on the clothes line. (Sometimes too breezy without suits blowing away)

Thanks also for the extras in the bathrooms and kitchen.

The wooden walk from the outdoor shower was great, a real plus.

We'd love to go back again. It was beautiful and relaxing there.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's guests like you who continue to warm my heart with their review. Your review mirror's the way we think of our home. Home away from home. I hope you will return one day soon! Thank you! Holly
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Family Vacation, Nana & Grandad, Mum & Dad, three Grandchildren - all in one House!

  • 5 of 5

A week in Outer Banks - the 'new normal' for our vacations. Laughing Gull #2 is a wonderful place for all ages. A lovely home, with a prefect lived in feel. Bright, lively decor in every room. Lots of room for everyone without feeling as though you are in each others pockets. The owners were very speedy to answer questions and their service was equally provided. We had one minor issue at the house, which was dealt with the instant it was reported. They could not have given better service. It is a perfect place for young children, no roads to cross to get to the beach. Literally steps away, perfect for food and drinks at lunch time.

Lots of outdoor space, perfect for busy minds! (ours were 11, 8 and 7). Not once did we hear "what can we do, I'm bored" You can't ask for better! I would certainly rent again, without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We try to accommodate our guests as best we can!
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Relaxation Destination

  • 5 of 5

We loved this vacation property. It was very clean, homey and comfortable for our family. Everything detailed was accurate. The kitchen was well supplied and made meal preparation easy and convenient. We love to cook and we found every tool or gadget imaginable and a few we need to add at home because we liked them.

Beach access is an easy stroll. And sunrise from the crow's nest was a great way to start our days.

The house is an easy drive to everything OBX but it is out of the busiest part of the area. That was a great best of both world's bonus.

Laughing Gull 2 was everything we expected and the owners were quick to respond to requests and questions. We would definitely recommend a vacation here and we will be back. Thanks Holly!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am thrilled that you seem to enjoy it as much as we do. Please come back next year! Holly
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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

South Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept - Oct
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Early 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late June 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4 Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid July - August 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid August 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sept - October 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 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.*********
Cleaning Fee is included in 7 night stay rate. 3 nights or less there will be a $75 cleaning fee added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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South 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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