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Classic Nags Head style cottage...all new in 2015!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,510 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths w/ pool. Handicap accessibility with 2 ramps.

The Mermaid's Pillow was featured in the Fall 2015 edition of My Outer Banks Home. I was contacted regarding an article titled "Downsizing with Charm". We are fortunate enough to be giving the center fold. Also, my cottage was showcased in the annual "Parade of Homes" sponsored by the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association. We are pleased to announce that we were awarded the "Builders Excellence Award" by judges & with over 900 visitors through the cottage we were voted "People's Choice Award".

Cottage boasts classic Nags Head style with modern amenities. Color tvs, cable, internet & docking station. Fully appointed kitchen with electric range, microwave, refrigerator & dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Handicap accessible master bedroom & bath feature large roll-in shower and double vanity with roll-under feature for wheelchairs. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with double vanities. Ramps front & back making for easy access. Private in-ground pool in fenced backyard. Cornhole boards are provided.

***Linens are NOT provided. You will need to bring sheets & towels***

***Paper products are NOT provided. You will need paper towels & toilet tissue***

SORRY - PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED !!!

More Details

Owner
Cindy Thornsvard
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Cindy Thornsvard

We have owned a 2nd home on the Outer Banks since 1999. As our children married & our family grew we found it necessary for a larger vacation home. In 2006 we built our new home in Nags Head and have been full time residents for almost 4 years.

Cindy Thornsvard purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Cindy Thornsvard chose Nags Head

Since building our home we have a new son-in-law who is a quadriplegic. Our home is not accessible and their visits required staying in hotel. We decided to build a handicap accessible beach cottage for the use of our family & to put in a rental program. Our belief is that there are many families and/or individuals who will benefit from such a cottage. Whether is be a wheelchair, walker, cane or artificial limb. Although it is totally handicap accessible it is also the perfect cottage for those without disabilities.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique, cozy, affordable & conveniently located. Beach access is a short walking distance away with ramp leading to viewing platform. Open floor plan on ground level with master bedroom/bathroom. Covered porches front & back. Rear ramp make for easy access to pool deck & backyard. Plenty of parking.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nags Head in Dare County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 ...
  • near the sea ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Half bath features pedestal sink & toilet.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Features double vanity.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath is handicap accessible with roll-in shower.
  • Master bath with double vanity (one vanity is roll-under), roll-in shower & toilet. **Towels are NOT included**
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wall mounted TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom is handicap accessible. Wall mounted TV
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 4 twin built-in beds. Wall mounted TV. Pack 'n play.
  • Master bedroom and bathroom are handicap accessible. **Linens are NOT included**
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note: linens are NOT included. Guests need to bring sheets, pillowcases & towels. Check-in is 4pm. Check-out is 10am. Sorry...NO pets! This is a SMOKE FREE cottage.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

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Classic Nags Head style cottage...all new in 2015!
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5

Awesome Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaids Pillow was a PERFECT home for our family. A lot of thought was put into the layout/design of the home - from the 1st floor master, to the awesome pool and deck area to the user friendly kitchen & island area.....we loved it! The upstairs bunk room was also a hit with the little ones (and it was a hit with parents too!)

We loved being so close to a beach access point - especially one with a ramp as it made it easier for us to carry our belonging to the beach.

Awesome Beach Home - already looking forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU...THANK YOU !!! It was a pleasure having you as my guests & I am looking forward to your return visit.
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5

Incredible home, amnenities and location!

  • 5 of 5

We came to nags head with our family of five plus my inlaws. The house was perfect for our needs and wonderfully maintained. We would love to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing cottage is a life-changer for my family. My dad is in a power wheelchair and needs a truly functional handicapped accessible space. This cottage is all that and more! This is the first time in over 6 years that my parents have been able to spend the night away from their home. The layout and accessibility of this cottage are absolute perfection. In addition, the location is great and the decor is gorgeous. Cindy was so very kind and accommodating during the rental process and even texted to make sure everything was okay for my dad when we got there. Our family is beyond grateful to have found this treasure and can't wait to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you..thank you!!! Your review warms my heart. Our son-in-law who is a quadriplegic was the inspiration for building the cottage. I am pleased that The Mermaid's Pillow was just what your Dad needed to make his trip to the Outer Banks possible. Our home is nearby & I witnessed the family enjoying time together around the pool. It's moments like this that I will always treasure. I look forward to having you as my guests in the future. All the best, Cindy
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5

We love this property!

  • 5 of 5

Always a good time at this property. Third time we have stayed there!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests again...I love returning visitors! Makes me very happy that you and your family enjoy vacation at my cottage. Please come again!
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5

The Mermaid's Pillow was perfect for my Mom and I for a long weekend getaway at the OBX.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and very well decorated. The accessible first floor was perfect for my 81-yr. old Mom who has limited mobility. All of the rooms were very clean and the beds were comfy. The kitchen is very well-equipped with anything you need to make meals. The photos don't do the cottage justice. We didn't use the pool because of the temperatures while we were there. There are 2 beach access points, one at both ends of the block. The owner communicated quickly and was very helpful answering my questions. We will definitely try to stay here again the next time we visit the Outer Banks.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location in a wonderfully decorated house!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a girls' getaway! This house is a gem and charming inside and out. We had plenty of space to spread out and loved how much space the bathrooms have. The open kitchen with the island was great as well - had everything we needed for cooking. We enjoyed breakfasts out on the patio. The pool was a little cool (early May visit), but we still jumped in. And the location was perfect to run back and forth to the beach. Cindy was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind review is greatly appreciated! I am extremely fortunate to have wonderful guests like you & your friends. Offering clean & comfortable accommodations is a top priority for me. Please come again!!!
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tortuga's Lie
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Hatteras Island
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nags Head Links, The Point, The Carolina Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Norfolk
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Croatan Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tortuga's Lie
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bladen Street Beach Access, Nags Head
Car: necessary

For additional information: www.outerbanks.org

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Nags Head, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Prime
23 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,174
for 7 nights
£3,174
 
 
Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,401
for 7 nights
£2,401
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£933
for 3 nights
From
£296
£2,144
 
 
Prime Fall
22 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£869
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,886
 
 
Late Fall
13 Oct 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,543
 
 
Winter
24 Nov 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£172
£1,114
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£172
£1,114
 
 
Early Spring
23 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£599
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,200
 
 
Spring
4 May 2019 - 17 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£637
for 3 nights
From
£197
£1,371
 
 
Spring
18 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,543
 
 
Spring
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£258
£1,801
 
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£959
for 3 nights
From
£305
£2,144
 
 
Early Summer
8 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£348
£2,487
 
 
Pre-Peak
15 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,831
for 7 nights
£2,831
 
 
Peak
22 Jun 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,174
for 7 nights
£3,174
 
 
Summer
17 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,062
for 3 nights
From
£339
£2,401
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£933
for 3 nights
From
£296
£2,144
 
 
Prime Fall
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£869
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,886
 
 
Late Fall
12 Oct 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,543
 
 
Winter
23 Nov 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£172
£1,114
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.92

*Cleaning fee applies to stays less than 5 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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