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Serene South Nags Head - Mile Post 18 - 'Mushill's Shell'

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


South Nags Head House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our beach cottage is a Friday to Friday Rental, giving you a full weekend in the OBX . If you are interested in the cottage please contact us directly at 252-232-0552. Enjoy the Outer Banks with your family and friends year round in this beautifully decorated and well-appointed getaway that is ideal for the small or extended family. Fully furnished, all you will need to bring are your bathing suits, towels and bed linens. So all you have to do is unpack and relax, in a quiet, family-friendly, private area of South Nags Head at the 18 Mile Post on the ocean side of Old Oregon Inlet Road. Within walking distance to the beach, only half a block to 2 private neighborhood beach access. Close to shopping, restaurants, fishing pier, Oregon Inlet Fishing Marina, and Pirates Cove Marina.

If you are interested in the cottage please contact us directly at 252-232-0552.

Ground Level Features: covered parking, childs swing, gas grill, large outside shower with hot and cold water, and a dressing area.

Mid Level Features: master bedroom (queen) with master bath and walk-in closet, half bath, living room, dining area with two tables and seating for ten. Sun/sleeping porch with day bed and trundle bed. Very well-equipped kitchen, enclosed year-round porch off of kitchen with picnic table. Laundry area. Two large decks off of living room with views of the ocean, with buit in benches and deck furniture.

Third Level Features: two bedrooms (one queen and one with two sets of bunk beds). One full bath and a deck off of the queen-size bedroom with views of the ocean.

Keywords: House, Cottage

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Brenda Mushill
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2016
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About Brenda Mushill

Navy brought us to VA & NC in 1971 from Bethalto, IL. We fell in love w/the area & have been here ever since, except for 2 over seas assignments in Egypt & Japan. We both retired in 2013 & handle the cottage ourselves. When we returned from Japan we bought a home close to the cottage & our son's family who lives in Norfolk, our daughter lives in Atlanta.

Brenda Mushill purchased this house in 1997

Why Brenda Mushill chose Nags Head

We had been staying in this area at a friend's cottage for years, knew it was family area, that was quiet, private, but also close to everything we need.

What makes this house unique

Being close enough to just take a casual walk on the beach, enjoying the local area & being away from the hussle of the city and work. The only business in our area are the OBX Pier w/the Fish Heads Bar & Grill, a 1/4 mile down the beach, & the fire station!


based on 10 traveler reviews

Serene South Nags Head - Mile Post 18 - 'Mushill's Shell'
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Westville, Indiana

Couldn't Be More Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect! Beautifully decorated, fully stocked - everything that we needed was right there. The swing on the porch got a lot of use! Both piers are within walking distance and it took maybe 5 minutes to walk to the beach - and that was with 4 kids under the age of 10. The view is phenomenal and we will definitely be staying again. Thank you Brenda and Larry!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eldersburg, MD

Fabulous vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Brenda and Larry for the use of your wonderful home. The Friday-Friday rental was absolutely perfect for us since we had a family wedding on Sat. The hop, skip and jump to the beach made a very quick jaunt each AM and PM with the grands and greats who were staying down the road. When you said fully stocked, you REALLY meant fully stocked! We lacked for nothing. The grands enjoyed playing on the swing and in the sand under the house while their parents slept in and we drank our coffee on the deck. Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance or a 20 minutes drive so the location was ideal.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mushill's Shell

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at Mushill's Shell. We have vacationed at the Outer Banks since the early 90's and this is by far one of the best family friendly cottages we have ever rented. We love the proximity to the beach and quiet neighborhood. The house itself is very well maintained and cozy. We appreciate the well stocked kitchen and all the beach toys available. We hope to continue renting this lovely home for years to come. Thank you Brenda and Larry for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin, it is a pleasure to have guest like you & your family & we have you reserved for 2015!
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great family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect family vacation home. In a nice quiet area plenty of open space on the beach. This home have a very welcoming feel and the owners were awesome. The home is well maintained and has everything you will need for a comfortable stay. We will be returning next year any i`m sure many after that. Thank you so much to the Mushill`s for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This house was great, lots of fun had by all! Close to the beach, pier and restaurants. Owners were very accommodating and friendly. We can"t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, NC USA

Great house, close to beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. We had two families and the bedroom and sunroom on one floor and the two bedrooms on the 2nd floor worked out great. Kitchen is well furnished, no need to bring your own pots or pans. Close to beach access - with a 3 yr old, 18 mnth old & 9 week old, we had no trouble getting to the access. Close to all the tourist stuff, but far enough away that it was quiet-very convenient location (we loved Jockey's Ridge, flew kites there two days in a row, Wright Brothers Monument is a must, and the aquarium in Manteo is pretty neat too). Amenities such as TV and DVD players were great. House was very clean, and the owners are wonderful to work with! We will definately repeat this house the next time we head to the OBX!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and we are so happy a great time was had by all. Young families with childre are such a pleasure to rent too & we look forward to your return to Mushill's Shell ;=)
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Car: necessary

Fishing (pier and two marinas)


Rates & Availability

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Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable cleaning fee $200

We add the State & County taxes & a refundable cleaning fee to the rent total for the balance. Then we ask that 1/3rd of the balance be sent as a deposit to hold your requested time frame. Balance is to be paid in full/due by 30 days prior to your first day of you rental period. We take checks only, bank or personal, sorry no credit cards or pay pal.

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South Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin w/trundle, Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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