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The Fishin Griffin - hot tub, dog-friendly yard, 100 yds to beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 7)

Old school cottage that has all the amenities plus much more. Extras include a fully fenced in yard with grass lawn surrounded by a beautiful garden! The hot tub is great and is completely secluded by fencing with beautiful oleander and jasmine. Gas grill, hammock, outdoor shower, and a fish cleaning station for our kindred fisher-folk. Art work throughout is by well-known artist and previous owner. 2 queen beds plus 1 pyramid bunk provides sleeping for up to 7.

Rents Sun-Sun to avoid the traffic!

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Tom Griffin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Tom Griffin

Kelly and Tom Griffin live in Richmond, VA with our 2 daughters, 5 and 8. Tom's a huge lover of surf fishing, and we are both life-long OBX fans....and this is our little dream cottage -- welcome!

Tom Griffin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tom Griffin chose Outer Banks

We purchased the cottage in 2012 from Matthew Norman, a renowned local artist who actually ran his art studio from this very cottage. We fell in love with it instantly, and the cottage is decorated with many original works done by the former owner.

What makes this cottage unique

Old Nags Head charm, 100 paces to beach, surf fishing, hot tub, outdoor shower, pet-friendly, fenced-in backyard with grass and landscaping, covered front sitting porch, and 8 doors down from Tortuga's restaurant!


Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Pyramid bunk with full double on bottom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

The Fishin Griffin - hot tub, dog-friendly yard, 100 yds to beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Perfect House Steps Away from Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Fishin Griffin for our 2nd wedding anniversary. To say it was perfect is an understatement. Tom, the owner, was amazing all around from staying in contact with us throughout the week (due to impending hurricane) along with giving us ideas of things to do while we were there. The house is stocked with games for rainy days and lots of beach stuff (chairs, cart, toys for the kids), etc. Our stay at the Fishin Griffin was perfect in every way and we cannot wait to come visit again! A bonus was our two dogs that joined us for our trip had a fenced in backyard and LOVED the space to run around!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and pet-friendly

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very convenient to the beach, grocery store, restaurants and ice cream. My dog loved the fenced-in back yard that had grass and lots of shrubbery for privacy.

The owners were very easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach cottage for small family

  • 5 of 5

The Fishin Griffin is centrally located in Nags Head making it ideal, especially with younger children. With the beach access about 100 yards away, getting children and "stuff" there is quick and easy. The house was perfect for our family of 5 adults, 2 dogs and an infant. Past gusts leave spices and kitchen necessities such as bags, wraps, etc which enables to you cook without hitting the food lion for a teaspoon of whatever. The fenced, landscaped and very private back yard was perfect for my dogs and for us humans as well. Don't want to cook.....Tortugas, Lucky 12 and the Nags Head Pier are all easily walkable. Book early because this gem books quick!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location & great yard for dogs

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Fishin Griffin with our dogs. The layout of the house worked perfectly for us, and the dogs enjoyed the large yard. It was located close to two beach accesses, plus a restaurant, pier and tavern were within easy walking distance. The property was clean and very well maintained, the bed/mattress was comfy, and we appreciated the on-site washer/dryer, coffee maker, and double bathroom sink. The owner was great about texting us and answering any questions we had. Great time & would highly recommend The Fishin Griffin!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at the Fishin' Griffin!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our stay! As other reviewers have said, the yard is amazing for a dog--and a preschooler! We ended up spending more of our vacation time at the cottage than planned, just because it was so comfortable and relaxing to make meals and hang out--in the yard and inside. If you do venture out, the location is great. We were close to hiking, sand dunes, even the aquarium was only a 20 min drive.

We have a 65 LB dog, and the yard was great--we even found a tennis ball in the beach toys for him to play with!

The beach is very accessible, with two public beach access points less than a block in each direction, but as with all properties when you cross Virginia Dare, it is tough with traffic. For me, alone with a 3 yr old and a dog, it was sometimes difficult. The location of the property near two crosswalks makes it easier.

This was our first visit to Outer Banks, and we definitely will be back to stay in the Fishin Griffin!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, true Nags Head cottage with everything that we needed. Walking distance to ice cream, great restaurants, and easy beach access. So nice to be able to bring our dogs with us. They loved the backyard. Highly recommend! The outdoor shower was a nice addition when trying to share the one bathroom with two teenage girls!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lucky 12 Tavern
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Hatteras to Ocrocoke Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The LInks at the Village of Nags Head
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Tortuga's Lie
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Beach Access
Car: not necessary

We front the beach road in the historic section of old Nags Head. Our cottage and many of the others are 75+ years old, so this area will provide the 'old school' beach experience!

We are only 100 yards from 2 beach access points. And Tortuga's Lie, the best and most fun restaurant in the OBX, is only 6 doors away! The Nags Head Pier is a quarter mile away and the Lucky Tavern is a great sports bar that's only 250 yards away from cottage.

This area is also in the area known as the Nags Head Gallery Row Arts District with several galleries within 2 miles of our cottage.

Of course, the 'bypass' is only 4 streets over and offers every shopping, eating, and recreational imaginable for you and your family.


Rates & Availability

Nags Head Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Oct 31 2016 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre season
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre-Peak Season
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
PEAK Season
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
LATE Season
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Apr 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rents Sunday to Sunday to avoid the traffic!
Post Season Rates apply for Thanksgiving week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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