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Susan Mercer

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Outer Banks Oceanside Cottage 'Sonrise' in Kitty Hawk

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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.

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

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 Outer Banks

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.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Outer Banks Oceanside Cottage 'Sonrise' in Kitty Hawk
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

Great place - clean and well-stocked. Wonderful location. Owner communicated very well with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay:)
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to OBX and it was amazing! The cottage was perfect for our family of 5, which includes three little ones (4, 2, and 10 months) and the grandparents. The location is great and so close to the beach and the pool and hot tub were great! I loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up to the amazing view. There is plenty of stuff already there and available to use. Although, I am now on a hunt for a Pout-Pout fish! ;) Susan was incredibly responsive and friendly and we met her and Tom and they are just the nicest people. We really had a great trip and were not ready to come home. We are hoping to be back in 2016!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a great time and would love for you to stay with us again. Thanks for taking good care of our cottage. By the way, Pout-Pout Fish came from Kohls last year...just in case you are still looking.
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Wonderful Getaway at Sonrise

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent vacation at Sonrise. It was the perfect size for our family of four and my parents. The pool and hot tub were amazing and the proximity to the beach could not be beat! I fell asleep and work up to the sound of waves each day and it was great. We will definitely be booking again for 2016! Susan was amazing to work with and I can not say enough good things about her and the cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We are glad you had a great time, and hope it does work out for you to return next summer! Thanks for taking such good care of our place!
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Another Great Vacation at Sonrise

  • 5 of 5

Had another great vacation at this lovely home. I stayed at this home for many years prior to Susan and her husband purchasing it and they have put their own special touch into this home and the additions are wonderful. The new floors and the added décor is awesome. Had some great meals out on the screened in porch during the week and plenty of fun on game nights with the kids with some of the games at the house and some that we brought. It was really nice to finally meet Susan on our check in day. Great owners, great place! Definitely will be back next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It really makes us happy to know we have families like yours that continue to make special memories at Sonrise year after year.
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Wonderful Vacation House and Owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had! We were a party of 7, 5 adults and 2 young children (ages 4 and 1) and we were very comfortable! The house was fully equipped and literally across the street from the beach. The house was very clean and nicely maintained. We spent wonderful mornings on the beach and every afternoon in the pool! The house has lots of extra beach and pool toys/equipment, etc. We had some wonderful mornings on the upper deck watching the sunrise and watching dolphins playing in the water - what a memory!!! We found everything we needed to cook our meals for the week as well. The washer and dryer were great as we did laundry several times.

Susan and Tom are extremely helpful owners! Susan spent a while with me on the phone before we booked to answer all my questions. While we were at the house, the internet went down and they were immediately on the phone with the utility company to get the problem resolved for us.

We can't wait to come back to the Outerbanks and stay at Sonrise cottage! A true gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. Thank you for taking good care of Sonrise during your stay. We look forward to you staying with us again!
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Son rise vacation

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was fabulous!! The house was so warm and inviting. Well furnished and very comfortable loved the pool, the space, the many decks and especially the views. Too warm to try the hot tub but I'm sure would have been great roo. My kids have already said to not forget the name.because we will be back. Thanks so much for the use of your home

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time, and look forward to you returning in the future! Thank you for taking good care of Sonrise during your stay!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

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

Kitty Hawk Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer (Peak)
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off-Season 16-17
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer(peak) 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

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Outer Banks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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