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Live like a local in the heart of Nags Head!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 725 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom - Beach Retreat In Beautiful Nags Head, NC

The Backyard - Nags Head, NC. Located in the most desirable location in Nags Head, this beautiful, totally renovated one bedroom is just 1/4 mile from the award winning beaches of Nags Head and one block from the stunning Roanoke Sound. The Backyard is the ideal retreat for a vacationing couple.

We have it all!! Beach chairs! Fishing Gear! Coolers! Bikes! Just show up with your bathing suit and beach towels and get ready to have a blast!

Completely renovated, our beautiful apartment for two is a true home away from home featuring one bedroom with a Queen bed, 32” HD TV, sliding French doors, custom tiled floor to ceiling mirror, one of a kind art, exposed beam hardwood ceiling with recess lighting, and a sitting area perfect for reading. The dresser provides ample storage space for clothes, shoes, and more. Blinds throughout provide your choice of sunlight or privacy.

With beautiful Island decor featuring unique art from the owner’s personal collection, the living room has comfy couch a 32” HD TV and love seat. This is cooled with central air for your comfort as well as ceiling fans throughout.

The fully equipped kitchen has a, microwave, refrigerator, gas stove with retro hood and hand laid stone backsplash, and everything you could desire to cook, prepare and serve a gourmet feast, heat left-over’s from the great assortment of fabulous restaurants surrounding our property or grill your fresh catch on the gas BBQ grill just out on the deck. The dining nook, adjacent to the kitchen has seating for 2.

The bathroom features a tub and shower and a beautifully tiled one of a kind mirror. Also, no Outer Banks rental would be complete without the essential outdoor shower! (Shared with owners) Enjoy your hot water shower under the sun or stars while the aroma of confederate jasmine fills your senses. Linens and towels are provided – just bring your beach/pool towels.

After your long day at the beach come home and relax on your own backyard deck and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds with Koi pond and gardens throughout. Take a nap in the hammock under the shade of the live oak tree! There is also a beautiful sound side pool in the neighborhood that is perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach that is available to our renters for a daily fee. Also within walking distance of our apartment is a neighborhood sound beach. Here, you can enjoy spectacular views and sunsets! Bring your beach chair and relax.

We will make you feel right at home at The Backyard. This is a downstairs unit. We live upstairs. If you are coming to the Outer Banks to party, shoot off fireworks, and generally make a lot of noise this is not the place for you!! We live in a neighborhood of working people who are not on vacation. We will do our best to respect your privacy and stay as quiet as possible upstairs – just keep in mind that 3 people live upstairs and the normal amount of noise should be expected.

If you are looking for a Motel 6 or Holiday Inn type accommodation - this is not for you. But if you are interested in living with the real people of the Outer Banks - this might just be perfect. Our family also enjoys relaxing outside in the yard and you will most likely see Cary working in the gardens or Buster (our English Bulldog) running around chasing his favorite soccer ball with our daughter in the evenings after work. We are a laid back, fun family and offer to share our beautiful property with you and we are available to answer any questions you may have about local restaurants, etc. Whatever it is – having lived here for over 30 years – we’ve either done it, or know someone who has!

Completely restored, updated and uniquely furnished, we have missed no detail inside or out. You’ll find a cozy, turn-key-ready home away from home with everything you need for day-to-day relaxation. The property is a smoke-free environment.

Please check out our calendar for availability.

More Details

Owner
Sandra
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Sandra

We are a family of three who live and work here on the beautiful Outer Banks with our Bulldog Buster. We love to travel and enjoy meeting new people!

Sandra purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Sandra chose Outer Banks

Why stay in a cookie cutter hotel room when you can stay in a a one of a kind beautifully restored apartment filled with unique art and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens in the perfect location for enjoying the sound or beach?

What makes this apartment unique

Walk to the sound...ride your bike to the beach...What could be better?

Amenities

Nags Head Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have it all!! Beach chairs! Fishing Gear! Coolers! Bikes! Just show up with your bathing suit and beach towels and get ready to have a blast!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.917647 based on 85 reviews
4

Nice, comfortable place, not super easy beach access.

  • 4 of 5

This was a very comfortable, well equipped property, super friendly and easy host. Weather during our short stay was crappy so we did not get to fully enjoy the bikes provided, easy fishing access, etc. Beach access is about 1.5 mile, OK by car/bike but a bit of a walk if you have loads of beach stuff. Would very much recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway for two!

  • 5 of 5

Surprise around every corner... lovely neighborhood, close to restaurants, shopping, the sound, and a short drive to the ocean. The owners are friendly and VERY accommodating. We brought our own food, but over-packed because EVERYTHING ELSE was provided...bicycles, fishing gear, coolers, beach towels... I obviously didn't read the entire listing. The cottage is very open, beautifully furnished with amazing art and whimsical décor. No updates needed, and the door in the photo completely secludes the bedroom from the living room, with a light-blocking curtain pushed to the sides. Coffee maker has a carafe' so one can sit on the secluded patio and enjoy the garden and décor.

The owners live upstairs, so normal activity can be heard maybe more than expected as their floors are not carpeted. If you need to sleep until noon, bring earplugs. If you party hard and loud until the early hours, you might want to look for another place to stay.

We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you could possibly need for a great stay on the Outer Banks. If there was ever a place that described the saying "home away home" to a tee, this is it! We are looking forward to our next vacation here...we can't wait!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Yes, live like a local!

  • 5 of 5

September 4-8, my husband and I had a wonderful stay at this property in Nag's Head. The owners were friendly and informative and gave us suggestions concerning local favorites. The property was clean, well stocked, with everything we needed. I had forgotten my hair dryer and asked directions to the nearest store - within 5 minutes, the owner was at the door with a hairdryer for my use during our stay. They even shared tomatoes from a local garden.

An extra bonus of this location is that it is 2 blocks from the Sound - so every evening, my husband and I were able to sit on benches and watch magnificent sunsets.

Thank you for a great stay! We loved The Outer Banks and our homey accommodations!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had s wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the "back yard"! We enjoyed the great accommodations and the close proximity to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and adorable

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a eeekend getaway with my boyfriend. It was clean and well kept. There were plenty of towels, blankets, and kitchen wear. The freezer was stocked with ice for our beach cooler. We would absolutely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

This unit is designed to sleep TWO guests. We can accommodate 3 guests with a pull out sleeper sofa in the living room.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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