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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cozy Beach House 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

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. This house is our refuge from the real world. Although the house is rented most of the time, we love the Outer Banks in the fall and winter. We spend many days wrapped up on the front deck enjoying the view. We may even get lucky and catch a view of an occasional whale traveling north.

Michael VanCuren purchased this house in 1999

Why Michael VanCuren chose Nags Head

Why Not. Once you stay here you will wonder why you stayed anywhere else. 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 affordable so that the smaller families can be this close to the beach.

What makes this house 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.


South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 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
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom upstairs with TV and DVD Player
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanfront Bedroom with TV and DVD player
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Spacious bedroom TV and DVD Player and ocean view
  • 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
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front, WIFI , Away from the crowds but close to Restaurants and Shopping
average rating of 4.9605265 based on 76 reviews

Beautiful Place on the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful home. We actually had a rehearsal dinner for my son and his future wife. It was the perfect place with everything you could possibly need and very comfortable in all ways. I felt like this was a wonderful treasure found at the beach!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the rehearsal dinner was a big hit. I hope you will return soon and best of luck to your son and his wife.
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Our Best Beach Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent Thanksgiving week at the VanCurans' gem of a beachfront home, Sail's Commission. We could not have been happier, and hope to return in future. Since other reviews describe the amenities and bright, tasteful decor, we'll just offer a few tips on location and layout that may help you plan a visit:


The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood about a mile south of the S64 bridge from Roanoke Island. (A variety of restaurants and shopping are available north of the bridge, just a few minutes' drive away.) Neighbors are far enough away to provide real privacy. Best of all, the houses to either side are set back so they don't obstruct the ocean view. The house hugs the back side of 10-foot high dunes, which provide protection from waves crashing as close as 60 or 70 feet away at high tide. At low tide the beach is a broad expanse of firm, clean white sand with occasional rich shell patches (mostly oysters, clams, pectens, and whelks while we were there). Gorgeous sunrises, white caps, grazing dolphins, and picturesque fishing boats round out the view.


There are two living levels above an open garage level. Two single-flight outdoor staircases lead up from the garage to a comfortably wide deck and attached BBQ deck surrounding the lower living level. This deck nestles into the dunces with nice partial ocean views. The main entry door has a convenient push-button number code lock, so no physical keys are needed. It opens into a cozy sitting room with sliding glass doors that also open onto the deck. A short hallway leads to three bedrooms and a bathroom. These are cleverly arranged for maximum privacy by having no shared walls between any bedrooms. One bedroom has sliding glass doors opening onto the ocean side deck. Views from the other bedrooms are more limited.

An interior single-flight staircase leads to the upper living level. Its landing is perfectly situated for easy access to all rooms on this level: living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and one bedroom. The bedroom is set back in a corner behind the bathroom and staircase, again providing some privacy from activities in the main living spaces. Magnificent ocean views fill the large windows and sliding doors that extend across the entire living room and dining room. The sliding doors open onto a 7 or 8-ft wide deck that runs the length of the house. Dimensions and viewing angles are such that the deck does not obstruct the ocean view.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your descriptive review. Just one question. Do you write for a travel guide. I may have to use your review as a description on my VRBO web site. But if I did it would seem like I was bragging. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving at the cottage and look forward to you returning soon. Until then, all the best. Oh yes, one more thing. my house keeper said you deserve a gold star for the way you cleaned and left the cottage. Thank you.
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  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at this cottage 3 times. We will be back in May, 2017. We love "our cottage", The house and locaton are perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and most importantly being a loyal repeat guest. I am happy you consider the cottage as your place. I want you to be at home when visiting the Outer Banks. Until May, all the best.
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I give the Sails Commission five stars without hesitation!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our purposes. The location directly on the beach simply cannot be improved upon. The house is situated quite a ways in front of neighboring properties so the view of the water is completely unobstructed. The layout of the bedrooms worked well for our visitors and the house was clean and obviously well cared for. Mike was so attentive to a problem that was completely beyond his control (internet outage due to hurricane Matthew) and even offered to bring over his own hotspot! All in all just a great trip and the property met all of our needs. We will return and will recommend the property to others. We liked the off-season quiet so I cant speak to the atmosphere during high season. Thanks for everything Mike!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad you were happy with the cottage and enjoyed your stay. I work hard to make your stay perfect, but sometimes mother nature gets in the way. Thank you for being so understanding about the lack of cable and internet. I look forward to your return. Your greatest compliment is wanting to return and recommending my cottage to your friends. Until next time, all the best.
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Blown away

  • 5 of 5

House is great. View is beautiful, house is very clean pictures online give it no justice. The home owners are great people to rent from. Cant wait for next fall. You aont regret renting this home

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and will be returning again for your fall vacation. Hopefully next time a hurricane won't visit before you. All the best.
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  • 5 of 5

Great location for a true vacation ON the BEACH!! If you are looking to kick your feet up and relax this house has that or if you are looking for busyness it is a short drive to the main highway. Floorplan of the house makes it seem very spacious. We were repeat renters and will be back again;)

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and most importantly being a returning guest. I am glad your second trip was as enjoyable as your first. Until next time. all the best.
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Rates & Availability

South Nags Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Summer Peak
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Peak Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administration Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.75%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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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 range 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.


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