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Poppy's Cottage - Home-away-from-home - Awesome Location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sound Side, Great Location!

Poppy's Cottage Feels Like Home!!

This great family cottage has three bedrooms and is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. The master bedroom has a queen bed, cable TV and has a full bath with a shower. The second bedroom also has a queen bed, cable TV and access to a full bath on the hallway. The third bedroom has a single twin and a set of bunk beds and also has access to the full bath across the hallway.

The Open Floor Plan is awesome at Poppy's!

The living room has a sleeper sofa, two comfy lazy boy recliners and a loveseat. Flat screen cable TV with DVD player and a stereo/CD player. Free WiFi!!!

The dining area features a large square table, chairs and bench seating comfortable for 8. The kids and adults will enjoy board and card games at this great family table.

The kitchen is galley style with refrigerator, oven, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and more. It is open to the dining area and is well appointed with all you need to cook great meals while on your vacation.

There is a laundry area off the hallway with a washer and dryer.

NOTE: Bed linens and towels are not provided. Please ask us for rental information.

There are two, very private, outside showers under the cottage. Additionally, plenty of room for three cars under there too.

More Details

Tom Stephenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About Tom Stephenson

After years of vacationing in the Outer Banks, Bill and Elaine Stephenson purchased what came to be known as 'Poppy's Cottage' in 1985. Bill had retired from 45 years service with the Newport News Shipyard and was ready for retirement and fishing. They shared their beach home with family and friends for many years. Elaine was known far and wide for her homemade crab cakes and pound cake. Bill caught the crab and fish and Elaine cooked and loved nothing more than looking on as family and friends enjoyed her hearty fare.

Elaine passed away in 1998 and we lost 'Poppy' in 2012. Their children and grandchildren plan to enjoy 'Poppy's Cottage' for many years to come and hope you will enjoy it too. While staying at "Poppy's" you will be in our home at the beach not just another rental.

Tom Stephenson purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Tom Stephenson chose Kill Devil Hills

Poppy's family loves coming to their home in Kill Devil Hills. Here are just a few of the many things you can enjoy while staying here . . . Poppy's Cottage is close to everything on the Outer Banks!! There is a very, very short drive to several great beach access areas. After you enjoy the beach, take a stroll to the community gazebo on Bay Drive and watch the sunset. This is one of our favorite things to do - - best sunsets ever!! The Cape Hatteras Light House is just over an hour's drive to your south on Highway 12 and the Bodie Island and Currituck Lighthouses are even closer. The Wright Brothers Memorial is just down the street as are many famous Outer Banks eateries. The famous big sand dune JOCKEY'S RIDGE is just down the road in Nags Head and, after a sandy climb, offers the best view of this beautiful island.

If fishing is your thing, you have just a short drive to Pirate's Cove or Oregon Inlet where you can charter a boat and bring home all the fish you can eat. If golf is your thing. there are a ton of nearby courses for the novice and low handicappers :)

You can't go to the beach without playing putt-putt, eating ice cream or maybe taking in a movie. All of these activities are close by and easy to access. Additionally, the local Food Lion is just down the road too.

What makes this cottage unique

Let 'Poppy's Cottage' be your home away from home while you are vacationing in the Outer Banks. There is nothing better than sipping your favorite beverage on the front porch or peeling some steamed shrimp on the picnic table and feeling the cool beach breeze on your face.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kill Devil Hills in Dare County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Hallway Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower 3 - There are two outdoor showers - both with hot and cold water
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Vanity with Shower; Second Bathroom - Toilet, Vanity with Tub/Shower Combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Childrens Room 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Easy Drive to Beach Access, Grocery Store, Movie Theatre, Restaurants, Post Office, Banks, Coffee Shop ('Front Porch'), YMCA, Historic Sites, Pirates Cove Marina, Oregon Inlet Marina and Cape Hatteras and Tanger Outlet Mall. ALL are close by and easy to get to from Poppy's Cottage!


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Poppy's Cottage - Home-away-from-home - Awesome Location!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Comfortable Simplicity

  • 5 of 5

Poppy's cottage was a great value providing everything we needed for a comfortable home away from home. I spent the mornings surfing at the Hayman St access and we played at the S. Soundside St beach with our toddler and baby. We were very happy with Tom's help with all of our needs! We will definitely recommend to friends and family in VA.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to everything you might need, even has a beach access close by. The house is comfortable and great for enjoying time with family!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments! Glad you enjoyed your stay at Poppy's Cottage in the OBX.
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Super cute, and cozy home. With all the ammenties needed! Definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in OBX, and enjoyed every minute of it. The outside showers, and sandbox were perfect for our toddler. Perfect location, next to everything! Will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments! Glad you enjoyed your stay at Poppy's Cottage while vacationing in the OBX.
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A very comfortable home with a relaxing atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

If you are a Nags Head/Kitty Hawk regular visitor, you have an idea of what to expect in a home in those communities. "Poppy's Cottage" is a perfect blend of that Beach community living style. The Living room is just off the dining area that is adjacent to the kitchen... so when the weather is bad ...or during evening family time... everyone can be in the same general area... but not on top of each-other. The seating around the living room is plentiful & comfy... great for watching movies or TV. The deck seating is also plentiful, and has a roof over it....

The Two Queen beds are really comfortable, and the twin & bunks fine as well.

We enjoyed our week.... and will consider this home again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay at Poppy's Cottage.
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Poppy's cottage is a great little home away from home, located in the center of all the action of OBX. The pictures are exactly what to expect. The cottage is a bit dated- hence the name, but super clean and cozy. You do need to bring your own sheets, towels, hand and kitchen soap, paper towels, beach chairs, and toilet paper, but it seems to be this way for all the VRBOs in the area.

The neighborhood is great for kids! A walk to the gazebo to watch the sunset or the park (2 streets over) is under 10 minutes. We biked all throughout the neighborhood as well. We took a day trip down to Orcacoke (bring your bikes!), and another day trip up to Carova (the wild horses) both within an hour to two hour drive (traffic depending). There are plenty of mini golf, restaurants, beach access within a 5 minute drive. There is a great restaurant called, Pick My Crab right down the street, I highly recommend going to eat there! It was a great, authentic experience to crack crab shells, pick out the meat, and experience fresh seafood; the kids really enjoyed it. The owner, Tom, is fantastic to work with! You simply cannot go wrong with this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the OBX and hope you will stay with us again when you come back!
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Restful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Poppy's cottage, it was just the right size for us. (2 couples) We enjoy being together ,but like our own bathroom. It was very clean and furniture was comfortable. As this was just a short stay, we did not cook, but kitchen was well equipt. Tom is thinking of putting in a dishwasher which I think will be a good upgrade. Neighbourhood was quiet, which as we are retired, we really appreciated, would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Poppy's Cottage.
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £108.31
Tax Rate 11.75%

A refundable damage deposit of $150 will be added to your rental. Cleaning service is included and upon inspection after departure, damage deposit will be refunded within two weeks assuming all is in good shape. Please call us for any specific questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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