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Outer Banks Oceanside Cottage 'Sonrise' in Kitty Hawk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

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.


Kitty Hawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Outer Banks Oceanside Cottage 'Sonrise' in Kitty Hawk
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful place. Conveniently located. Everything he had looked for. Five stars all the way !!!

  • 5 of 5

We searched for a long time to find a place like this. We weren't disappointed. The house was clean, nicely decorated, and we'll equipped. The owners welcomed us and made sure everything was ready for us. The pool was spotless and just the perfect size. You can see the ocean from the house and was only a few steps away. We were thrilled to hear the sounds of the ocean when we woke up and went to bed. Could not have been more pleased with this beautiful home away from home.

The "Sonrise" is gorgeous !!! Hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sonrise was amazing. My family and I enjoyed an amazing week with my parents for our first stay in the Outer Banks. From the moment I reached out to Susan about renting this cottage, I had an amazing feeling that this was the perfect home for our first trip. Every aspect of planning this trip was easy. We knew we had chosen the perfect house from the moment we walked in. It was in pristine condition, and the photos of the inside, the pool, and the short trip to the beach didn't do this cottage justice. Our family enjoyed fishing, swimming, the pool, the amazing screened in porch, and all of the recommendations to eat and relax. The cottage is perfectly equipped, adorably decorated, and you will never want to leave. Staying at this house is an amazing experience, and anyone who gets to do it will have a perfect week!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Week at Sonrise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for several years and it never disappoints. It's very well decorated, well stocked with kitchen supplies, very clean and close to everything. The owners have done a good job of making this house feel like home. The pool and hot tub are also great. The owners are great people and very responsive if you need them for anything. We love this house and will continue to stay here for years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are glad that you had another great week! We enjoy our cottage tremendously, and are always happy when others do too. Thanks for being such loyal guests! See you next year!
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  • 5 of 5

We vacationed with our daughter/sil/ 2 grandchildren 1 and 3 yrs and 2 adult daughters 25 yrs

We were perfect, comfortable.. The little ones are at the right age that they still sleep in mom and dads room.

Pool was absolutely wonderful

Walk to beach- effortless!

House is more than equipped, surprised to even find hand soap etc, which is unusual

Location of unit was phenomenal

Susan is pleasant and kind and quick response. You can tell they take great pride in their wonderful home. I would without any doubt stay here again..

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Sonrise, and we hope you can vacation with us again sometime.
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Our family had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The owners were awesome to work with. Listen to them on their food suggestions, they were all fantastic. The cottage is very close to the beach. The pool and hot tub were great bonuses. The kitchen is well equipped and so are the extras like beach chair, beach toys, and pool floaters.

The only thing I did not like was the jack and Jill bathroom attached with the master, but the views were awesome. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sonrise and hope it does work out for you to rent again sometime. 😀
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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 2 2017 - Oct 28 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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