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LAUGHING GULL-OCEAN SIDE/250 ft from Ocean/Crows Nest/Screen Porch/Fenced yard

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Only 250 feet to the Ocean, Located at MP 17.5

PLEASE NOTE ***********We give discounts for any Full Week booking ending before June 18******



Pet fee is $75 per week per pet + tax.

Or if less than a week, Pet fee is $15 per day per pet + tax.

If check in date is Less than 30 days, your Full Balance is required at time of Booking.

--LAUGHING GULL COTTAGE--is located at Mile post 17.5 on the Beach Road.

This Affordable Ocean Side cottage is located in an area ideal and family friendly. Laughing Gull 1 is part of an Ocean Front community with its own Private Beach Access.

There is a Life Guard at this location.

The rooftop Crows Nest offers panoramic views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding areas.

It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 12 people on two levels.

The entry level offers 2 bedrooms, bath, and a large laundry room.

The laundry room is located near the entrance so it is great for storing your extra items. It is equipped with a full sized Washer & Dryer.

As you ascend to the top level, you will be pleased to find the living room clean and comfortable. The Sleeper sofa can be pulled out for additional accommodations.

The kitchen and dining area are bright and cheery while offering plenty of seating for everyone.

Off of the living room is the Master bedroom which has a king sized bed and an adjoining full bathroom en suite.

Walk outside and enjoy the deck, the screened in porch, or go up top to the Crows Nest.

All of the bedrooms are equipped with their own TVs and the living room TV has a VCR/DVD player. Free WiFi access is also provided.

The front porch has 2 rocking chairs to relax in as you barbeque your favorite dinner on the charcoal grill.

We didn't forget your Furry family! You will have peace of mind knowing that your pet is safe in the chained linked fenced area.

For your convenience, there is an outside shower that is fully enclosed and equipped with hot & cold water.

Where is the beach? Just a short walk down the driveway and your toes are in the sand!

Master Bedroom - King bed

Bedroom #1 - 2 Queen beds

Bedroom #2 - 2 Sets of Bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Living room - Queen Sofa Bed

Parking for 2 cars.

Pet Friendly

***Whenever a date is available, you can contact us 3 days before for a Great Discount!

Special events are welcome with a maximum of 11 guests. Free event fee.

College students considered with an additional security deposit.

More Details

Property Manager
Harriet Barr
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2017

About Harriet Barr

Sadly our owner, Dr. Sarah Forbes passed away in 2011.

Dr. Forbes was a compassionate physician, who was dedicated to her patients becoming Norfolk General's first female resident, and eventually chief resident of OB/GYN. In 1958, she became the first female physician to open a private OB/GYN practice in Newport News, in which she successfully and lovingly practiced.

Dr. Forbes was the first woman to be selected to the board and the first female president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, where she was honored as a member of the "Wall of Fame" - the first and only woman to be so honored in the club's 65 year history.

Among her many awards were the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' Humanitarian Award in 2007 and the Medallion Award, the highest recognition The Boys and Girls Club of America presents to volunteers.

She served as president of the Virginia Peninsula Academy of Medicine, the Newport News Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Newport News Medical Society, and the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Her concern for her patients, affection for animals, and love for community lead her to support many organizations. Cancer Society, the Newport News Medical Society, and the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Her generosity benefited many organizations, including The Family Planning Council, First Baptist Church of Newport News, The Peninsula SPCA, the Mariners' Museum, Riverside Hospital, and Christopher Newport University.

All of our vacation homes are owned by Dr. Forbes' Estate which continues her legacy by using our profits to make regular donations to the charities she loved.

We take care of the houses like she would have wanted.

What makes this house unique

Only 200 feet from the ocean!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Enclosed shower with Hot & Cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Bunk Bed , 2 sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4
    Family room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sized sofa bed
  • Entry Level: 2 bedrooms: Bedroom #1 - 2 queen beds Bedroom #2 - 2 sets of bunk beds 1 full bath, washer/dryer Top Level: 1 master king bedroom, 1 full bathroom,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
*To see available dates, our CALENDAR is listed on www.rentalsontheocean.com*


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LAUGHING GULL-OCEAN SIDE/250 ft from Ocean/Crows Nest/Screen Porch/Fenced yard
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews
Bedford, VA

No ready for rental

  • 1 of 5

While the property was clean and near the beach, it is not yet ready for the rental market. The crows nest was in need of repair and therefore off limits to us. Really a shame as the crows nest would have afforded the only view of the ocean. We checked in on Friday, and found that the upstairs shower sprayed water up to the ceiling with a broken shower head. We contacted maintenance on Saturday morning. He was literally there in under a minute. He went to get another shower head and within 20 minutes the problem was solved. However the property still has a few issues. The floors crack as you walk on them, seems like a problem with the linoleum coming unglued from the floor beneath it. They seem to be working on the place, it has new windows and a fresh coat of pain on the front porch but it needs some TLC before it gets a thumbs up from me. Sorry "LAUGHING GULL 1", we won't be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. The Crows nest has been completely rebuilt and is ready for guests to enjoy. We have the flooring scheduled to be replaced this year and the interior to be touch up. We hope you will come and visit us again or one of our other propertes. Thanks Harriet Barr
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Great Time

  • 4 of 5

I booked this cottage as it was close to beach and all water activities, had great time with friends and family at this place. it is very convenient for 11 people. Would try to go back during summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Love that Crows Nest!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. The master bed was comfortable. When not at the beach, I could enjoy the fresh air inside the screened porch without being bothered by insects.

But best of all was the Crows Nest! Sitting up there was so serene and the view is fantastic!

We really liked being able to bring our dogs. The fenced yard was really convenient.

Also, Nags Head lets you take your dog on the beach any time of day. They loved it!

The staff at Rentals on the Ocean go above & beyond attending to every need.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.08 Miles
Sam & Omies
Nearest Ferry
58.5 Miles
Cape Hatteras
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nags Head Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 158
Nearest Restaurant
0.08 Miles
Owens, Fat Boyz, Sam & Omies
Nearest Beach
Nags Head

The Outer Banks is an ideal playground for water sports and other outdoor activities, such as surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing, sailing, diving, kayaking, parasailing, Lighthouses

Putt-Putt Bowling Jet ski rental Parasail Dolphin watching tours Laser Tag

Go-karts Golf Airplane tours

*Visit www.outerbanks.org for more information about what the Outer Banks has to offer.*

Fishing Charter boats: Broadcreek Fishing Center (252) 473-9991

Nags Head-

*Jeanette's Pier -Longest on east coast! milepost 16.5

*Jockey’s Ridge State Park -Hike the largest active dune system east of the Mississippi River.

*Learn to Scuba Dive, Spear Fishing.

*Learn to Hang Glide at Kitty Hawk Kites' Hang Gliding Training Center. The largest hang gliding school in the world!

*Gallery Row- Art galleries and shops. Milepost 10 1/4

*See Atlantic bottlenose dolphins! Nags Head Dolphin Watch HWY 64, Nags Head, NC 27959

*Bodie Island lighthouse

Kill Devil Hills-

*Wright Brothers Memorial- Visit where Orville & Wilbur introduced flight to the world. See an authentic replica of the first airplane.

*Rent a Bicycle and enjoy seeing the Outer Banks at a slower pace

*Take an airplane tour


*Visit the Historic Waterfront

*Elizabethan Gardens

*The Lost Colony –the first English settlement. Tour Festival Park and see the Outdoor drama.

*Roanoke Island Aquarium.

*Island Farm

*Roanoke Marshes lighthouse


*The Whalehead Club- 21,000 square foot private retreat of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Knight.

*Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

*Rent a jeep and see the free-roaming Spanish Mustangs

*Wine tastings at The Cotton Gin

*Visit Currituck beach lighthouse


*Chicamacomico Lifesaving Historic Site -Tour stations (weekdays.) Highway 12 in the village of Rodanthe

*Visit the oldest lighthouse located at the end of Hatteras Island.

*Take a ferry to Ocracoke Island-Take a ferry to this remote island, accessible only by boat or airplane.

*Visit the Ocracoke lighthouse

Need a place to board your horse during your vacation? Wrangler Farms- (252)-491-5090

*Visit www.outerbanks.org for more information about what the Outer Banks has to offer.*


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Nags Head, Outer Banks

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter rental
1 Nov 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.52

*To see Available dates, our CALENDAR is listed on www.rentalsontheocean.com

This house has a Saturday Check in day.

Pet fee is $75 per week per pet + tax.
Or if less than a week, Pet fee is $14 per day per pet + tax.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.