HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Location! Location! Location! 500 feet to the beach!

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Vacation here once and you'll want to return year after year!

You’re going to love Murph’s place! Exposed beams, juniper paneling and reclaimed heart pine floors create a warm and cozy atmosphere in this comfortably furnished cottage. Gather for family time in the airy living/dining area and adjoining kitchen containing all the amenities of home or find privacy in one of four spacious bedrooms-- two queens, a king, and a pyramid (bunked single over double with trundle)--each with a private half bath. Entertainment offerings include print and video libraries, puzzles, and games for all ages, televisions/DVD players, Bose radio/CD player, and WIFI. Also available for your convenience are indoor and outdoor showers and dressing rooms, a fish cleaning bench, and outdoor grill, as well as clothes lines and laundry room with washer and dryer.

Rather be outside? Enjoy a breakfast at the family table on the screened porch or pick crabs around the picnic table on the deck. Curl up in the hammock with a good book or just move directly to a nap. Relax in a rocking chair or sunbathe on a cushioned lounge. No doubt, you’ll want to take a long slow walk on the beach or soak up some vitamin sea while you’re here! The Atlantic is only five hundred feet due east. In season a lifeguard is on duty at your beach access.

Nestled in the heart of kill devil hills in a neighborhood mixed with vacationers and residents, Murph’s cottage is conveniently located a short walk or drive to shops, grocery store, restaurants, movie theater, miniature golf, fishing pier, and tennis courts.

Here’s hoping you’ll vacation at Murph’s soon and will want to make it an annual event. Can't get away for a week? Contact owner for nightly or weekend availability and rates.

More Details

Owner
Mary Lynn Murphy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Mary Lynn Murphy

Dr. Seuss got it right! “Oh, the places you’ll go!” Place helps shape who we are and helps carve the path we walk. Home is the first place I remember. Growing up in Suffolk, Virginia gave those family ties and Southern roots plenty of time to run deep. Campus is the next place that left its mark. Undergraduate and graduate degrees from The College of William and Mary led to a rewarding career teaching youngsters English in Newport News. A graduate degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame led to inspirational years ministering to the community at Christopher Newport University. Throughout life, travel to places in the USA and abroad, though educational and enjoyable, never quite measured up to my favorite place to spend time with family and friends which is on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Now retired, I find that Gus Kahn also got it right when he penned, “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning!” Currently, I am living in this place enjoying all the Outer Banks has to offer and long, slow walks on the beach most of all.

Mary Lynn Murphy purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Mary Lynn Murphy chose Outer Banks

Located in a friendly neighborhood of permanent residents and vacationers, the yellow cottage at MP 7 was quite a find! Familiar with the cottage because my parents’ retirement home was in the neighborhood, I seized the opportunity in 1993 to become the second owner. Besides its location close to the beach, what I love most about the cottage is the warmth and coziness created by the solid juniper tongue and groove paneling and reclaimed heart pine floors. The floorplan--with its ample decks and screened porch--offers numerous places to gather with family and friends and others for solitary time.

Until this year I have rented primarily by word of mouth. It's been fun to have family and friends vacationing nearby! Several families have returned for three generations and have simply outgrown the cottage. Others have become elderly or moved far away. For a number of years I have thought about listing with VRBO and finally decided to take the leap in 2015. I hope you’ll want to reserve a week soon!

What makes this cottage unique

Location! Location! Location!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Each BR has half bath (toilet and basin); in/out shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Each BR has half bath (toilet and basin); in/out shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Each BR has half bath (toilet and basin); in/out shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Each BR has half bath (toilet and basin); in/out shower
  • Four bathrooms are half baths (toilet and basin) one adjacent to each bedroom. Guests share two showers--one with dressing room inside cottage, another with dressing room outdoors. See pictures for details.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Half bath adjoins.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Half bath adjoins.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Pyramid: Single over double plus trundle. Half bath adjoins.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Half bath adjoins.
  • Each bedroom features an adjacent half bath (toilet and basin). Guests share two showers with adjoining dressing rooms--one inside the cottage, the other outside. See pictures for details.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Location! Location! Location! 500 feet to the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Murph was a great hostess and the house and location was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had a wonderful first visit to the Outer Banks. Thanks Murph!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Very comfortable, clean and close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

This property is our "home away from home" while in KDH!

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying in OBX/KDH for many, many years. We have family in the area and love the location and this house is just perfect for our family and relatives. There have been many great socials inside and out and the layout is perfect for entertaining. We spend the mornings on the porch enjoying coffee and if it ever rains, then the back screened porch is just delightful. Over the years, the owner has made this house equipped with most everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Each of the four bedrooms have great size beds and dressers and they all have their own "powder room", complete with sink and toilet...which is so nice when you're sharing with others. It is always clean and well maintained and we love that she continues to re-invest in the home with new furniture, appliances, etc...The location is right across the street from the 2nd street beach access and so you and your kids can walk to and from the beach with ease. Our family lives just up in Va. Beach, but we vacation here....we've been holding "Beach Week" in this town for more than 25 years! I hope you enjoy this little "home away from home" as much as we do!!!! Cheers!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Murph's for a last minute long weekend with our two young boys. It was perfect. We loved the house and loved the owner. And the location. And the porch...I could live on the porch. The boys loved it and it was super kid friendly. Toys, books, an amazing kitchen and living area. You can't go wrong!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented this house with a group of about 8 people. The space was so comfortable, even with such a large group. It is clean, has a lot of charm, wonderful outside space, a large kitchen & enough room inside so we never felt cramped. The beach acces is just a short walk way, at the end of the street. In addition to this, the owner (Murph) was so incredibly accommodating - she left the lights on & adjusted the heat setting because she knew we were arriving late, she provided wonderful restaurant suggestions & was quick to respond to questions before & during our trip. I can't speak highly enough. That said - I would absolutely recommend this house & hope to stay here again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Girls' Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I try to get away for a weekend in the Outer Banks twice a year. This Fall we chose Murph's cottage. The size was perfect for the 8 of us and the location was ideal. We were able to get to the beach, shopping and restaurants quickly and easily. The cottage is cozy, comfortable, "beachy," and perfect for us. I have been coming to the Outer Banks since I was young and Murph's house has the look and feel of a classic OBX cottage. For a nostalgic person like myself, that made the visit even more special. Murph is a longtime family friend and I just adore her and her house!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,747
for 7 nights
£1,747
 
 
Late Summer
20 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,572
for 7 nights
£1,572
 
 
Early Fall
10 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£175
£1,047
 
 
Fall
5 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£175
£784
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£175
£1,047
 
 
Winter
3 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£175
£784
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£175
£1,047
 
 
Winter '18
13 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£959
 
 
Spring
29 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£1,134
 
 
Summer
20 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£1,572
 
 
Peak Summer
10 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£1,747
 
 
Late Summer
19 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£1,572
 
 
Harvest Moon
3 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£959
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£1,134
 
 
Winter
2 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£959
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
£1,134
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£175
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £155.36

Payment A of at least $300.00 is required when reservation is made.
Payment B is due TBA. Payments A and B combined should
equal at least one half of the rental rate.
Payment C equals the remaining balance and is due at least thirty days (30) prior to check-in date.
Failure to comply or make alternative arrangements with the owner could result in
forfeiture of monies already paid and revocation of reservation.
Payments are non-refundable and are applied toward the rental fees.
For per diem rates, contact owner for availability and details. (Linens and cleaning are not provided for nightly rentals; however, both are available for purchase.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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