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Oceanfront, 10' decks surrounding cottage, down the stairs and on the beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The ocean views and sunrises from this house are breathtaking. Walk down the steps and you are on the beach. Great fishing, surfing and skim boarding not to mention the sea glass available, right in your front yard.

This house has a master suite with a bar and entertaining area that can also be closed off from the rest of the house, making it perfect for 2 or more families to share. The other 3 bedrooms open to the kitchen dining and living area at the opposite end of the house. There are 2 queen beds, a pyramid bunk with a double on the bottom and a single on the top and the master has a king bed. There is ample single row parking for 5 cars + making access easy for everyone. A pool pass may be purchased daily or weekly for the private salt water pool across from the cottage, if desired.

The kitchen is well equipped. A linen package is available for an additional $130.00 per week.

Cable, wifi, grill, washer/dryer and stair tamer for loading and unloading are available to enhance your stay.

We do not allow pets or smoking in the cottage. We offer an insurance package for $59.00 per week as an alternative to a deposit to cover accidental damages up to $1500.00. We are local and available during your stay.

More Details

Charlotte Walker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Charlotte Walker

This house has been in our family for 42 years. Last year we did an extensive remodel. This is the first time we have ever offered our property for rent but look forward to sharing the beauty and tranquility we have enjoyed.

When my dad built this house he drew the plans on the top of a shoebox and he just kept drawing until he filled up the entire top of the box. Hence the name and the its shape.

Our family owns Charlie's Family RV park across the street and this is our 50th season there. Charlotte and Jerry

Charlotte Walker purchased this cottage in 1971

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was our pleasure to have you and your family visit "The Shoebox". You were wonderful guests and we look forward to your return in 2018! Those babies won't be babies any more and you will enjoy the beach on a new level then.

Thank you for taking such good care of our cottage.

Charlotte and Jerry
Jul 2016
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Kitty Hawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , both baths are one piece molded fiberglass as if on a boat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with dresser and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , night stand and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , pyramid bunk double on bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Master suite has a wet bar and game table. 2 c fans
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our area has much to offer for the entire family within a short drive. Movie theater, Wright Brothers Museum, The Elizabethan Gardens, Outlet Mall, many sports oriented rentals such as hang gliding, parasailing, golf, wonderful restaurants, ect. We are happy to give specific recommendations.


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average rating of 4.918919 based on 38 reviews

We love the Shoebox!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd season of staying at the Shoebox-and it never disappoints!! The location is fantastic-and the beach-wow-what a change from last year with the beach restoration-it is now amazing! We love the house and everything about it, and I am so content to just sit on the deck and watch the ocean and all of its wonders-I could just stay there the whole vacation! Thank you again, Charlotte and Jerry, for sharing your wonderful place-we can't wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We love the new beach and are excited about what it means to the future of The Shoebox. You are always wonderful guests and we look forward to your return.
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We can't believe this was our 4th year at the Shoebox but it was spectacular again!

  • 5 of 5

Renting the Shoebox from Charlotte and Jerry has become a family tradition that my young boys are growing up with and making memories they will have the rest of their lives, as I did coming to OBX when I was young. I couldn't ask for a better experience year after year, Charlotte and Jerry are wonderful and we love the Shoebox. The beach restoration this year has been icing on the cake!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful- the pictures don't do it justice. It is way nicer than what the pictures show. It was perfect location to restaurants. Loved the proximity to the beach, you can't get any closer. Charlotte was wonderful, checking to make sure we were happy with everything. Steve was great too! Also loved having the pool across the street. We definitely will stay here again when we come back to OBX!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed meeting your beautiful family and it will be our pleasure to have you join us again. You are always welcome at the Shoebox.
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Loved the Shoebox.......didn't love the RV people

  • 3 of 5

We LOVED the house, the proximity to the beach and restaurants. Sitting on the deck to watch the morning sunrise or the sunset was perfect. The house was clean and we had plenty of room for 4 adults, 2 teens and a toddler. Our week coincided with the beach rejuvenation project, which most of the work was done in the middle of the night which shook the house. The beach looks fantastic now. We also didn't realize that the RV park across the street was able to park to the left of the driveway. Despite the sign clearly stating loading/unloading 10 minutes only, people would leave their cars/trucks there for hours at a time. Or the bicycles parked near the entrance to the garage, leaning surprisingly close to our vehicles. One night a bike was almost run over due to where the person left it. We also confused when we found random RV people's items placed under the garage for overnight storage, or the random person chilling under the deck. We loved the Shoebox, the location and all it had to offer. For the price I wish we had been told that the house was a way-station for the RV park since the pictures displayed on VRBO do not show the Charlie's RV sign. Charlotte was super awesome helping us in to the house upon arrival, even taking the time to show us where everything was. We would've given the Shoebox a 5 star rating, if the RV park people would've been more respectful.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed the house and the beach. The renourishment project was completely beyond my control and influence and I do apologise for that being any inconvenience to you and your family. The inconvenience you experienced from the park guests, however was without a doubt within my control. I am sorry to find out in a poor review that these things were even an issue. I did tell you over and over that if you needed ANYTHING during your stay that I was here and if you couldn't get me that Steve was on site and happy to help. I made sure that you had all of our phone numbers as well. A phone call about any of the issues, other than the beach renourishment, could have been remedied immediately with a phone call. Again, thank you for choosing The Shoebox and I wish you well with all of the upcoming changes you mentioned. Charlotte
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every moment!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Friends Reunion at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Five friends for 50+ years gather every two years to laugh and enjoy the sights. This house was perfect for our group of five women. We loved being able to walk out onto the deck and be at the beach. Early morning walks to see the sunrise and pick up shells -- morning coffee on the deck -- nice round table for meals at the house -- and excellent restaurants close by as well.

We enjoyed the additional sitting area in the master suite.

Charlotte & Jerry were lovely hosts -- answered all our questions. They even brought our luggage up to the main floor. What a gracious welcome to a lovely vacation!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you. The fun of having this house is sharing it with wonderful guests. You are welcome back anytime! Charlotte and Jerry
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
SeaScape Golf
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Henry's Restaurant, Black Pelican, Hurricane Mo's

Great steamed shrimp and wings at Hurricane Mo's 3-6 daily. Known for happy hour and dinner.

Black Pelican has a full bar and varied menu lunch and dinner.

Henry's Restaurant is known for breakfast and lunch specials

John's drive-in(walking distance) has killer milkshakes, dolphin and tuna boats.

Great restaurant for a special night out Colington Cafe.


Rates & Availability

Kitty Hawk Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off season 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
May 28 2018 - Aug 4 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 5 2018 - Aug 5 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
14 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Aug 6 2018 - Sep 9 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

We do NOT accept credit cards or check cards for payment. The e-check option is free and easy to make. Linens and cleaning fees are included in rent. Pets are NOT allowed.
For your protection against scam artists, we do not advertise any where except VRBO and Home Away. We will never ask you to wire money or to use paypal for payment. Our renters make their secure e-check payments through VRBO and Home Away avoid ease check the calendar for availability before sending any money to anyone! Cancelations will be reflected only on the calendar. I hope this information will help you avoid a scam.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.