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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cozy Beach Cottage, 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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

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. We live a simple life and this cottage is our refuge from the real world. Although the cottage is rented most of the time, we love the Outer Banks in the fall and winter. So when the cottage is empty we can usually be found sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful Atlantic.

Michael VanCuren purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Michael VanCuren chose South Nags Head

Once you stay at Sails Commission, you will wonder why you stayed anywhere else and will want to return 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 so that the smaller families can be right on the beach, without the hassle of packing up and driving to a beach access.

What makes this cottage 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. But the cottage is so much more. With fantastic views from every window in the cottage, the cottage is comfortable, clean and well maintained. The kitchen is fully equipped for those families that just want to hang out and prepare their own meals. You may even get lucky and catch a view of an occasional whale traveling north. There is a parade of dolphins most every day and the sunrises and stars in the night skies are amazing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Nags Head in Nags Head

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 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 ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs Bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs Bath
  • The cottage was built in 1984 so the bathrooms are not large. The tubs/showers are standard size and the vanity is a single sink. The bathrooms are clean and all fixtures are in good working order.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious bedroom upstairs with Flat Screen HD TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious bedroom with Flat Screen HD TV and ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Oceanfront Bedroom with Flat Screen HD TV and ocean view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Two Twin Beds with Flat Screen HD TV
  • All bedrooms are nice size with closets, bedspreads, pillows and blankets. Please make sure you bring the proper sheets for the bedrooms you will be using.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean Front, WIFI , Away from the crowds but close to Restaurants and Shopping
average rating of 4.927928 based on 111 reviews

Excellent vacation home to experience the OBX.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean site. Home nicely decorated and very clean. Instructions posted on home management. Owner Mike very attentive/receptive when answering questions. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage. I hope you and your family will return again soon.
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It does not get closer to the beach, very clean, great owner

  • 5 of 5

AAA+, we stayed a week mid July 2018 in Mike's house, he is a perfect host, helped with all our needs, very friendly and supportiv.. We spent my wifes Birthday there, comming from Germany and did get way more than the description of the house will give to us. Two balconys, the lower one has shade during the day, the other later in the day. To many Details to describe. See the dolfins from the balcony, follow the pelicans in the sky, watch the birds at the beach, enjoy your morning coffee in the dunes, see the sun rise. Direcly first row on the sandy beach. Very clean, very well equipt home and kittchen. From the beginning of the booking till the end of the stay perfect. No linnen included, also towels but easy to rent. Hope we can come back very soon. Sorry for my mistakes in tiping, would like to see your German. Thank you Mike for all The Sturm's

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind words. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. You certainly had the perfect beach weather. I wish I had known about your wife's birthday. What a special trip to celebrate. No mistake about tipping. Actually I do not encourage it and my housekeeper does not expect tips. I have been to Germany. December of 1993 my wife and I were there. We visited Munich and enjoyed the Christmas Festival, spent Christmas Eve in Triberg, Christmas Day in Cologne, The Rhine River area is amazing. Too much fun to mention here. Most of all I loved the Bakeries. I hope you can return soon and be sure to mention my cottage to your friends. . Alles Gute.
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Pretty much perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The location within OBX, right on the beach, and a well maintained property makes it perfect for my family of 6. We have stayed there twice and will again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, but most importantly being a returning guest. The best compliment you can give me is wanting to return to my cottage for your vacations to the Outer Banks. Until your next trip, all the best.
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  • 5 of 5

Right on the beach! Could easily let kids play and see them from inside if we didn’t want to stay out the whole time. Cottage was clean and roomy. Very convenient to shopping. Highly recommend. Excellent place for our family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the cottage. I hope you will return soon.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a few days at this great beach home. The first days were cold and rainy, but when the sun comes out the view is incredible! Comfortable home with plenty of room. Location is great! Wish we had planned to stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage in spite of the rainy weather. I hope you will return soon for a longer visit with much more sun and blue skies. Thank you once again for choosing my cottage for your visit.
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Beautiful house- On the beach with ocean views to die for

  • 5 of 5

We went with another couple, and really enjoyed our stay, the location on the beach was everything. And, the decor and amenities inside were terrific too. The kitchen has everything you need to cook as far as pots, plates and gadgets. The TV's were plentiful, the laundry machine, WI-Fi. We BBQ'ed out on the deck, we walked out the bedroom door onto beach and gathered shells. During the day we drove to different towns, like Duck, Kitty Hawk, we climbed the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and at night there were many great seafood restaurants for fried green tomatoes, shrimp, crab, fried chicken. Really nice trip, thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am happy you enjoyed the house and location. Sure sounds like you made the most of your brief stay. Fried green tomatoes, haven't had those in a while. I hope you will return again in the future. Until next time, all the best.
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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 distance 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £61.03

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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