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Outer Banks Oceanside Cottage 'Sonrise' in Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk, NC, USA
  • Cottage1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Kitty Hawk Oceanside

Great ocean views available in this lovingly decorated semi-oceanfront cottage located only 200 ft. from the beach access. Sip your morning coffee on the screened porch or deck overlooking the ocean. Enjoy a swim in the private pool, (which has recently been converted to saltwater)or relax in the hot tub at the end of a busy vacation day. This cottage offers three bedrooms and a loft area with a pull-out sleep sofa. TVs are available in all bedrooms, the great room, and the loft area. You don't want to miss the opportunity to vacation in this charming oceanside cottage.


Susan Mercer

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Susan Mercer

My husband Tom and I live just across the Virginia state line in Chesapeake. He is a minister and I am a special education teacher in Chesapeake Public Schools. I have dreamed of owning beach property throughout my entire life. Recently we had the opportunity to make this dream come true with the purchase of Sonrise (formerly called Marjo). We have four children-three sons and a daughter. Our oldest son is married to a wonderful young lady and they have blessed us with a grandson. Our daughter is a minister in Virginia Beach. She just got married this fall. Our younger sons live with us and continue to keep us busy. We love to spend time together at the beach and are looking forward to making many special memories at Sonrise.

Susan Mercer purchased this Cottage in 2012

Why Susan Mercer chose Dare County

When we began our search for beach property with our real estate agent she put together a list of about 17 properties for us to view. Sonrise was the very first cottage we saw. We both really liked it, but wanted to view other properties as well. Although it wasn't the fanciest cottage we saw, Sonrise had a compelling charm that kept calling us to return. We love the layout of the cottage with so much of the living area overlooking the ocean. We love having a private pool and a hot tub to relax in after a long day. The master bedroom has a king bed and a private balcony overlooking the ocean. Who could ask for anything more? We hope that you will enjoy our home as much as we do.

What makes this Cottage unique

'Sonrise' is located near shopping, restaurants and grocery stores. This oceanside cottage is extremely convenient for a beach vacation. Beach access is only 200 ft. away. An outdoor shower is available to help you rinse off before going back into the cottage after a visit to the beach. A private pool gives you the ability to swim not only during the day, but also at night, and for those times when the ocean is just too rough to safely swim. There is nothing more relaxing than a little time in the hot tub at the end of a long day. The cottage is beautifully decorated and will allow you to peacefully relax and enjoy your time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, The master bedroom has a breathtaking ocean view.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Loft
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size beds (1) located in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) located in bedroom beside living area, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds are located in the upstairs bedroom near the top of the stairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleep sofa is located in loft area upstairs


      • 2 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Yep - the ocean is just a few steps away!
            • Beachfront
              This is an oceanside location.
            • Ocean View
              Our cottage offers a lovely unobstructed view of the ocean. You can enjoy the view from inside the cottage or from two different decks and a screened porch.
            • Oceanfront
              This is an oceanside location which means you are on the beach road just across the street from the Atlantic Ocean.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          central air
                        • Covered Parking
                          You can park two cars under the cottage and several more in the driveway.
                        • Heating
                          Central heat
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          dryer located in utility room under living area
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Although there is plenty of parking at the cottage, public parking is available on a side street located just a few cottages to the south of Sonrise.
                        • Telephone
                        • Washing Machine
                          high efficiency washing machine located in utility room under living area -HE detergent must be used in this unit
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Wireless internet available to our guests


                            • Kitchen
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  There is also a screened porch with a table off of the kitchen. The ocean view is amazing!
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      A small collection of books is available to our guests.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      There are DVD players with each TV.
                                    • Games
                                      Several board games and decks of cards are available to our guests.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable tv is available in living area as well as all bedrooms and loft
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      TVs located in all bedrooms, living area, and loft
                                    • Toys
                                      There are a few pool/beach toys, a couple of books and a few stuffed sea animals.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Private balcony attached to master bedroom with a spectacular view of the ocean
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          There are 2 decks and one screened porch overlooking the ocean. Another deck overlooks the pool in the backyard,
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Charcoal grill is on property


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Hot tub is located on the deck right beside the back door to the cottage overlooking the pool. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in the hot tub while gazing at the beautiful night sky.
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  In-ground private saltwater pool is located in the backyard. This is great to have in the evening or on one of those days when the ocean is just too rough to enjoy a safe swimming experience.


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  31 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Another Great Sonrise Vacation


                                                                  We had another great week at Sonrise this year. The weather was perfect and the cottage was great again this year. We have stayed at Sonrise for many years now and will return. The location is perfect and the owner's keep the house in great condition. We enjoyed the pool and the hot tub throughout the week. The owners are very friendly and alway's a joy to work with and keep in touch with throughout the year.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so glad you had a great vacation, and are so happy that Sonrise is your vacation destination. You always take great care of our place. We so enjoy catching up with your family each year! Thank you for being such wonderful guests!

                                                                  Sept 2017 Vacation

                                                                  Daniel M.

                                                                  We really enjoyed the house, location to the beach and all you could possible need for a great vacation!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are glad you had a nice stay! Thank you for taking such good care of our cottage during your stay!!

                                                                  A perfect week in OBX!

                                                                  Ann H.

                                                                  We just returned from a wonderful week. The house was perfect in every way. The ocean is steps away and the several decks make perfect viewing spots. It is especially nice to be able to sit outside and drink the morning's coffee. Although the ocean was too rough for swimming, the pool is lovely and the owners provide floats and rafts. The hot tub was perfect for cool evenings. The house was clean and very well equipped. It had everything that we needed and more than we expected. Susan was easy to work with and always accessible.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so glad that you enjoyed your week. You certainly did have some rough seas that week, but glad you didn't have to deal with terrible weather. Thank you for taking such good care of our place during your stay!!

                                                                  Great vacation at SONRISE cottage

                                                                  Bridget F.

                                                                  Property was exactly as described the salt water pool was wonderful and the proximity to the beach was great. The owners were a joy to work with and we hope to return next year.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

                                                                  Tom and Susan

                                                                  Beautiful beach house!!

                                                                  nikki k.

                                                                  This was our first stay in the Outer Banks! We feel very lucky to have found such a beautiful beach house in a nice quiet area! It had everything we needed! The pool was a hot spot for us with our girls and the ocean right across the street! And we truly enjoyed the screened in porch, where we ate all our meals! Susan was wonderful with all details! Thank you again and we plan to return in the future!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We so enjoy our beach cottage, and are very happy when our guests enjoy themselves. It is nice to be in a quieter area of the beach, and the pool is a lifesaver when the ocean is too rough. Thanks for taking good care of our place, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.


                                                                  A five star stay at Sonrise

                                                                  sherry h.

                                                                  We experienced a great family get away at Sonrise in Kitty Hawk. This was our first visit to the Outer Banks and it was so enjoyable. The cottage location provided easy beach access, the beach chairs were a plus, the pool and hot tub were a hit. We watched the dolphins swim up and down the beach!! It was great and very relaxing! The cottage was laid out nicely with the screened in eating area and the balcony off the master. The kitchen was adequately equipped and the charcoal grill was nice for cooking outside. Susan was such a great help during the deciding process, the reservation process and always able and willing to answer my many questions! Thank you for allowing us to share your cottage! We hope to return!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation, and would be happy to have you as guests anytime! Thanks so much for your kind words!


                                                                  Kitty Hawk, NC, USA

                                                                  Sonrise is located on the beach road at MP 2 in Kitty Hawk.This means that you are almost there as soon as you cross the bridge to the OBX. Beach access is only 200 ft. from the cottage. There are several restaurants close by including The Black Pelican and a local favorite, Henry's. We really enjoy Chilli Peppers at MP 5.5 on the main road, and Kill Devil Grill at MP 9.5 on the beach road. John's Drive-In on the beach road has amazing milkshakes and delicious fast food. Numerous restaurants and shops are located throughout the Outer Banks. A trip to the grocery store is a quick 5 minute drive. Tanger Outlet Center is only 14 miles away.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  We will rent for partial weeks off season subject to availability, but we only allow weekly rentals in October and May. Holidays subject to additional fees.

                                                                  31 Reviews
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