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Ocean Front, WIFI , Away from the crowds but close to Restaurants and Shopping

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cozy Beach Cottage, For Those That Want To Avoid The Crowd.

This OCEANFRONT is waiting for YOU. Pristine OCEANRONT with endless ocean views, and miles of beautiful beach. Once you are settled in you will not want to leave. Watch the sunrise and the steady parade of Dolphins from the 1st and 2nd level decks. YOUR very own private OCEANFRONT WALKWAY makes getting to the beach fast and easy.. A large open floor plan, with lots of windows, beachy colors and décor and magnificent OCEAN VIEWS are enjoyed by all. The ONLY way to get closer to the ocean is to be on a boat. Book “Sail’s Commission” today and enjoy a very relaxing vacation.

Michael VanCuren
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Michael VanCuren

My wife and I have lived on the Outer Banks for over 30 years. We love the beach and own several rental properties. Of all our properties, Sails Commission is our favorite and the one we use as our home away from home. You may ask why we need a home away from home while living on the Outer Banks. Once you have spent your vacation at this house you will see why. We live a simple life and this cottage is our refuge from the real world. Although the cottage is rented most of the time, we love the Outer Banks in the fall and winter. So when the cottage is empty we can usually be found sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful Atlantic.

Michael VanCuren purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Michael VanCuren chose South Nags Head

Once you stay at Sails Commission, you will wonder why you stayed anywhere else and will want to return It is a great location and the cottage is perfect for families that don't want to travel with large groups. But if you are looking for a lot of fancy amenities this cottage is not for you. It is priced so that the smaller families can be right on the beach, without the hassle of packing up and driving to a beach access.

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean Views, Ocean Views and more Ocean Views....

Beach, Beach, and more Beach.

It is the reason you come to the Outer Banks to begin with. But the cottage is so much more. With fantastic views from every window in the cottage, the cottage is comfortable, clean and well maintained. The kitchen is fully equipped for those families that just want to hang out and prepare their own meals. You may even get lucky and catch a view of an occasional whale traveling north. There is a parade of dolphins most every day and the sunrises and stars in the night skies are amazing.


South Nags Head Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Bath
  • The cottage was built in 1984 so the bathrooms are not large. The tubs/showers are standard size and the vanity is a single sink. The bathrooms are clean and all fixtures are in good working order.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom upstairs with Flat Screen HD TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Spacious bedroom with Flat Screen HD TV and ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanfront Bedroom with Flat Screen HD TV and ocean view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds with Flat Screen HD TV
  • All bedrooms are nice size with closets, bedspreads, pillows and blankets. Please make sure you bring the proper sheets for the bedrooms you will be using.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean Front, WIFI , Away from the crowds but close to Restaurants and Shopping
average rating of 4.923077 based on 104 reviews

Wonderful home, location, and owner

  • 5 of 5

The first wonderful thing to mention is the beach house. It is a great space for a family trip. While the house is on the smaller side compared to other houses we have stayed in you don't really notice it because of a great layout and use of space. The bedrooms are spacious and the common areas have plenty of furniture for everyone to enjoy dinner or a movie together comfortably. It is also clean, well organized, and stocked with most of the necessities. The second thing to mention is the location. It was easily accessible, close to activities, and best of all RIGHT on the beach! At high tide it looks as if you're floating on the water. The views are beautiful and it is so convenient to be right on the beach with your own private walkway access. Lastly, the owners are so wonderful and are very gracious hosts. They went above and beyond to make our stay the best it could be from understanding our circumstances to leaving birthday cupcakes in the fridge. I have no doubt that if I needed anything they would have immediately been at our aid. If you're looking for a great house right on the beach provided by wonderful people then look no further. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family- many from out of town- gathered together at this lovely house over the holidays. There were 7 of us altogether and each person commented at one point or another that he/she thought the house was great. I was pleased with the fully stocked kitchen, the ample public spaces on two floors, the great bedrooms with TV's and DVD players and the two bathrooms. We were comfortable whether we were all in the same room or off finding some quiet moments apart from the group. The house is very well maintained and comfortably appointed. And the view--can't say enough about that. We had a great time and will come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and all your compliments about the house. I am glad you and your friends and family enjoyed your Christmas at the beach. I have to thank you also for how nice you left the house after your stay. It was almost like no one had been there. I look forward to your return. Happy New Year to you and your family.
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winter visit: during cold snap

  • 4 of 5

We found the home to be what we wanted and expected: a great beach-front location with a comfortable home. Unfortunately, the severely cold weather in late December imposed some limitations on our enjoyment of our stay. Michael did a great job in promptly responding to my calls with a couple of issues that we had. I would recommend this home for others, but I must qualify my recommendation based on the fact that we were not able to experience the beach home as one would in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and recommending my property to future guest. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage and it was as you expected. I thank you again for your patience with the malfunction of the upstairs HVAC and happy to report the system is operating properly. One thing about the Outer Banks is you can never quite predict what the weather is like in the fall and winter. Typically the weather in December is cold, but this year our December has been bitterly cold, with record breaking freezing and snowfall in early January. I do hope that you will return again, perhaps in the summer so you and your family can truly enjoy our beautiful beaches. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. I look forward to your return visit.
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Lovely place for a winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

Terrific place to stay with everything our family of 5 needed. The owner is very responsive and helpful. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time out to write your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and happy that you will plan a return visit. Happy New Year
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Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location with an unobstructed view of the ocean that's close enough to the local amenities to be convenient, but far enough that it is quiet and peaceful. At night, when the sky is clear, the view of the stars is spectacular. The appliances within the cottage are fairly new and in good shape, and the space itself is clean and well furnished. We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed the cottage and its location. I am glad you will be planning a return trip. Happy New Year to you and your family.
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Exactly what I wanted for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. Very spacious a allowed me to walk the beach every day, which I love. Bringing our own linens and towels was tough because we bought things there and had limited baggage space coming home. Also, for such a beautiful view of the ocean, it surprises me that the sliding windows were not clean. It was no problem for me to clean them and I was able to drink my coffee and look out to the tranquil view.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. I can only apologize for the dirty sliding doors. My housekeeper is very good at her job and most always cleans the glass on the inside. However since the house is so close to the beach the salt spray on the glass is a problem at times. I hope you will be returning again soon. Thank you once again for choosing my cottage for your trip.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Although my cottage may be considered off the beaten path, it is still close to all major attractions such as The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Pirates Cove Marina and much more. You are also in close driving distance to many great restaurants and shopping. The convenient pedestrian path at the end of the driveway is great for bikers, joggers, or just a casual walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

Cancellation Policy:

13. HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given unless:
a. The National Weather Service orders mandatory evacuation in a "Tropical
Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or a "mandatory evacuation order" has been issued for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest. The day that the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical
Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:

a. Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered,

b. Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten their stay, to arrive after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and

c. Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.

14. CANCELLATION: In the event Tenant cancels his reservation of the leased property
and said property is not re-rented during the entire term set out above, then all rent
consideration previously tendered will be forfeited by Tenant and retained by Owner. All
cancellations must be in writing. If the property is re-rented, then rent, taxes and/or
security deposit consideration previously tendered by Tenant will be refunded to him,
less a service fee of $200.00, plus any other reasonable costs to re-rent the property.
The Tenant shall not assign this agreement or sublet the property in whole or in part. All
sublets must be handled directly by property owner.

Rates are subject to change prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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