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.
Kitty Hawk Oceanside
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 21, 2019
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 Kitty Hawk
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect family getaway
House is conveniently located across the street from the ocean. Has a wonderful fenced in private saltwater pool with all the conveniences one could ask for. The house is well maintained, charmingly decorated, and big enough for an average sized family. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes, appliances, and most everything one would need to cook with. We loved the screened in porch, balcony, and other decks to hang out on. This house has everything. Absolutely loved our stay at the Sonrise and hope to be able to come back again. The owners are very sweet and caring and made sure everything was to our satisfaction.
Thank you for your kind words! We love our place too. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks so much for taking good care of our cottage during your visit! That means a lot.
Love OBX and always have a good time here!!
The property is very nice, well equipped with everything you need and in a great location.
We are so glad you had a great time! Thanks for taking good care of our place. Hope to see you again in the future.
Perfect beach house
We had a great time staying at the Sunrise. Plenty of space, nicely decorated, clean and had everything we needed for the beach...even beach chairs and toys! Beach was right there and there was a lot to do in the area around the house! Owners were friendly and checked in with us to make sure we had what we needed to enjoy our vacation...thanks again for a great stay.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sonrise! Thanks so much for taking care of Sonrise while you were there. We hope you can stay with us again someday!
Another A+++++ Vacation at Sonrise
We have rented this home for years. (Even prior to Tom and Susan purchasing it). We cannot say enough good things about this home. We love it and it's a must do for us each year for vacation. It is well decorated, well stocked, great location, and very well kept. It feels like home for the week.The owners are incredible with communication throughout the year and it's a nice touch that they stop by and say hello to you when they can while you are there. The owners are also very responsive to any issues you may have during the week. Every year there is some new addition to this home that makes it even better each year. This year we had a new composite deck and steps to enjoy while sitting on the deck and dining. We had a little bit of rain this year on Monday morning, Tuesday all day, and Wednesday morning but the sunny days and afternoons we got were great with the close location to the beach and the pool. We made the best of the rainy days playing games and we cooked some awesome meals. On the sunny days we enjoyed the pool after the beach and then dining on the screened in area of the front deck. We enjoyed the hot tub as well. Thank you for another great vacation. We will see you next summer!
We are so glad you had a great week! Wish you could have had sunshine every day, but glad you enjoyed some great game time on the rainy days. We are always glad to have you as guests. It’s especially nice knowing you love our little cottage almost as much as we do! Thank you for taking such good care of Sonrise while you were there. We are looking forward to seeing you next year!!
Best vacation I've had in 20+ years.....total disconnect from work!
Sonrise is the absolute perfect place to stay in the OBX! The house was very clean and "beachy" feeling with ALL the amentities one could ask for. The beach is literally steps away, and because there are several vacant lots across the street, the ocean views were spectacular. Absolutely close to everything including restaurants, grocery markets and attractions. Since my son has eczema, he didn't go tot he beach very often because of the sand, so he was in the pool everyday! Love the outdoor shower. The owners were more than accommodating and made sure our stay was comfortable. I would highly recommend this rental and I'm sure we'll be back real soon!!! - Myke from MD
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage! We really enjoy the location as well. Thank you so much for the kind words-we hope you can return one day soon!
Perfect house to vacation in
We had an amazing week at Susan's house. We have 3 children ages 16, 13 and 11. It was perfect. The beach is right across the street. When they got tired of the beach they would come back to the house, eat lunch, relax, then jump in the pool. It was great. Whenever we return to the Outer Banks it will be to this house. Great location and has all the amenities. The owners were very helpful with suggestions for places to go see and if there was anything we had questions on related to the house they were answered promptly. I highly recommend this property for rent!
We are so glad you had a wonderful time! Thank you for your kind words! We love our cottage-glad you did too!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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.