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Treehouse OBX. Cozy cottage in family/pet-friendly neighborhood. Close to sound.

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2B 1B cottage w/outdoor shower. Community pool, tennis & bay-side beach.

Launch your own kayak or canoe just a block away at Kitty Hawk Bay or just stroll over with your cup of coffee to welcome the new day...and walk the dog. Launch your sail or motor boat at the Colington Harbour Boat Ramp. The community pool and tennis courts are just a short drive w/in the Colington Harbour community or a nice walk if you're up for some exercise. Greet the new day on the covered front porch of Treehouse OBX and watch the neighbors getting their day started or, if an animal lover, the birds and squirrels can sometimes put on a show for you.

Live-oak trees shade this cozy two bedroom (double/twin), one bath cottage...with an additional outdoor shower. You MUST try the outdoor shower under the stars...its exhilarating!!! Central AC/H, dishwasher, 2 flatscreen TVs, high-speed internet, phone, under-porch conversation area, all necessary small appliances, gas grill round out the amenities. Newly painted (outside) and new flooring in 2014.

Great restaurants down the road, convenience store and fish market within biking distance if you choose.

Two bikes available. If venturing off Colington Island, you are close to area attractions such as Wright Brothers Memorial, fishing piers, cinemas, shopping centers, & amusements. Public ocean beach access with showers and dressing rooms at end of Colington Rd ( approx. 4 miles). Many other area attractions...lighthouses to climb, Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in historic downtown Manteo, off-shore/inshore fishing. Take a day trip to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, and try to spot a wild horse in Corolla.

This Friday to Friday rental is located in a quiet, family-friendly year-round residential neighborhood. You will be removed from the hustle and bustle of seasonal high traffic and mayhem! Owner lived in this home for 13 years and still considers this area of the Outer Banks most unique.

Owner has membership at the Colington Clubhouse which allows guests to use pool and tennis courts. Join other visitors and residents at the pool or the soundside beach for swimming and/or picnic-ing. Guests arriving earlier than 4pm check-in time can cool off and begin their vacation at the pool.

More Details

Betsy Suggs-Searcy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Betsy Suggs-Searcy

I lived on the Outer Banks for 23 years &Treehouse was my home for 13 of those years. I married and moved to Kenya, East Africa in 2006 and returned to NC in 2010. I have such fond memories of my little Treehouse and I hope that visitors will enjoy staying there as much as I loved living there.

I am retired and enjoy playing tennis, reading, and Bible study. My husband is a Christian Counselor with offices in Rocky Mount and Raleigh, NC. I am an animal lover and have two cats, Simba and Twiga...both African kitties.

Betsy Suggs-Searcy purchased this cottage in 1993


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Colington Harbour in Dare County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • One bathroom with tub and shower. One newly added outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double bed with flat-screen TV and two twin beds in second bedroom. Plenty of closet space in each bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Treehouse OBX. Cozy cottage in family/pet-friendly neighborhood. Close to sound.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great communication

  • 5 of 5

Betsy made sure we knew everything we needed to know before we got there and was a saint when we needed to check out late because our car had two flat tires. We made good use of the bikes provided, too! Would definitely recommend this quiet spot that's still close to everything.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah...thanks so much for such sweet comments. I hope that everything worked out okay for your car situation. Please keep me in mind if you decide to vacation on the OBX in the future. All my best, Betsy
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It was wonderful

  • 4 of 5

The place was nice. Next to the water and our pets just loved it

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Owner, House needs work

  • 3 of 5

First, let me state that the owner ofmthis property is great to work with. We arrived on a monday afternoon to house that smelled like a wet dog. Apparently the previous renters brought a large black dog that shed everywhere and since it rained most of the previous week it brought its smell with it. The house itself is cozy, the living room furniture is something to be desired. It is old and is uncomfortable to sit on. The beds are ok but could be better. Overall, the house could use a major remodel and deep cleaning inside and out. Unfortunately my family and i will not be able to stay here again. We did have a great time at the beach and the neighborhood pool and sound access point are very nice. We went everyday we were there.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was very cozy

  • 5 of 5

Overall nice clean little house, great for couple or small family. The neighborhood was very quiet, seemed safe, never worried about the car doors being locked. The ppl we met at the pool and what not were very friendly. The house was clean. TV and satellite were nice to have for the evenings. Short drive to the beach. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey John...thanks so much for your kind words regarding your stay at Treehouse OBX. I hope you and your family will come to stay again (maybe weather will co-operate a little better)! Have a great Labor Day weekend, Betsy
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Cozy Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at The Treehouse and I think it was even better than last year. This is an older, charming home and very well kept. My friends and I had everything we needed, and it was so easy to relax there! Thanks for sharing your home again Betzy!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Verba...thank you so much for your sweet review of Treehouse. I'm so glad you had a good time & I hope you can come back again next year! All my best, Betsy
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Girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Treehouse in OBX. Quiet and quaint cottage in gated. tree-shaded friendly neighborhood across the street from the sound. Owner was available to answer questions,

checked on us via phone upon arrival and at checkout. We were very comfortable, and would consider returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Village at Nags Head
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 158 N / 64 W
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Colington Cafe
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kill Devil Hills, Mile Post 8
Car: necessary

Treehouse OBX is located in a family/pet friendly gated community. Most of the residents live in this neighborhood year-round. It is off the main roads so is not a high traffic area. The community offers a pool and tennis court which owner has available for visitors to enjoy. There is a boat launching ramp for larger boats near the pool and protected sound-side swimming. Additionally, visitors can launch a kayak or small Sunfish at the Kitty Hawk Bay beach near Treehouse. For the wildlife lovers, the birds and squirrels are fun to watch from the covered porch and a couple of deer have actually been spotted in the back yard. Colony Lake is a block down from the house and visitors can launch a small boat for paddling or fishing. There are plenty of roads in the community for biking (two bikes provided for guests) and walking/jogging. Two great seafood restaurants located just a few miles down Colington Road, along with a seafood market for fresh seafood to prepare at home. A convenience store is located just a short drive/walk outside the community.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Colington Harbour, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Jun 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Fall
27 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £113.37
Pet Fee £75.58
cleaning £56.69

This Friday to Friday rental will allow you to stay an entire weekend but other options are considered if available. My personal home for 13 years. Small & cozy. Perfect for a couple with 1-2 children who can share a room. Great for a couple/single who just wants to get away. Covered porch with outdoor furniture is a perfect morning setting for your tea or coffee. Must be mature adult to rent. No college-age/teenagers except as part of family. Newly screened-in conversation/sitting area below the covered porch. The outdoor shower is exhilarating!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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