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8311 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd,Ocean Front/Priv Pool/Elevatr/Gazebo/Gm Rm/Boardwalk

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Six bedroom cottage with three and 1/2 bathrooms + extra shower

--FORBES FEVER COTTAGE--is located at Mile post 17.5 on the Beach Road.

Forbes Fever is the former home of our owner and founder.

This is a true "Old Nags Head Style", OceanFront house full of warm juniper wood and nostalgic treasures.

Forbes Fever is built up high so that ocean views are available from almost every room!

When you arrive, you will be welcomed by a large front porch with charming, comfortable furniture.

For your convenience, there is an elevator located near the parking area on the left side of the house. A big help for taking up bags!

The large master bedroom has its own private deck thats just perfect for watching the moonlight play on the waters surface.

Each bedroom is tastefully decorated. The childrens room is decorated in a Jungle theme and has its own private bath.

Most of the bedrooms are equipped with their own TVs and the living room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player.

Included with the living room furniture is a queen sized sofa bed for extra guests.

As you walk into the dining room, you will find a fully equipped kitchen and large dining room table.

The game room offers multiple board games as well as a foosball table for family fun.

Free WiFi access is also provided.

Along the back is a sun room. A perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the ocean waves.

The laundry room is large and great for storing your extra items. It is equipped with a full sized Washer & Dryer.

Outside there is an outdoor back deck and a large gazebo!

Enjoy relaxing around your private swimming pool. (open from Memorial day to SEPT 30)

This home offers your own private boardwalk to the ocean.

For your pet there is a covered chain linked dog run and yard.

This house offers 6 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths and an additional Outdoor shower that is fully enclosed with hot and cold water.

Bedroom #1 California King bed

Bedroom #2 - King bed

Bedroom #3 - Queen bed

Bedroom #4 - Double bed

Bedroom #5 - 2 Twin beds

Bedroom #6 - Queen bed

Parking for 4 cars.

Special events are welcome . No event fee.


An Amenity package is available to rent from us. It includes sheets for all beds, 1 towel set per person, 1 toilet paper and 1 soap per bath, dish towels, 1 roll paper towels per kitchen, starter set of dishwasher detergent & /or liquid."


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

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

College students considered with an additional security deposit.

*Note* Under this house is our supply area. Housekeeping & maintenance will need access to this area, but will be respectful of you and your needs. The linen company picks up & delivers here as well.


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

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


OPTIONAL FEES: 1. Amenity package Includes sheets, towel sets, toilet paper, soap, dish towels, 1 roll paper towels per kitchen, dish washer detergent & / or liquid.

2. Hurricane Insurance (5% of your total)

3. Beach chairs (sitting) & umbrellas rental.

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

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

Did you know that a portion of our profits go to charity?

We are owned by a Trust so we make regular donations according to the wishes of our founder. Included are Breast Cancer research, SPCA, Boys and Girls Club of America, and charities in our local community.

Please note: If you pick a future date, please confirm with us that the rate is correct. We are a small group and update our rates as quickly as time allows. **

*******Whenever a date is available, you can contact us 3 days before for a Great Discount! Please contact us directly to inquire.****

More Details

Harriet Barr
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Harriet Barr

I am the Property Manager for Sarah E. Forbes MD, Trust.

Our Founder, Dr. Sarah Forbes passed away in 2011. She was a compassionate physician, dedicated to her patients becoming Norfolk General’s first female chief resident of OB/GYN.

In 1958, she became the first female physician to open a private OB/GYN practice in Newport News, VA.

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.

Sarah was often honored for her contributions to the organizations she served, and the community she loved.

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

She served as president of several community organizations that include 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 generosity benefited many organizations, including the Cancer Society, the Newport News Medical Society, the Peninsula Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Family Planning Council, First Baptist Church of Newport News, the Peninsula SPCA, Mariners’ Museum, Riverside Hospital, and Christopher Newport University.

We are continuing Dr. Forbes’ Legacy

All of our vacation homes are owned by Sarah E. Forbes MD, Trust 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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , Fully enclosed with hot & cold water
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master with private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Kid's room with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Located on floor with living areas, beside full bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , On living area floor, across hall from full bath
    Family room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sofa bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Near 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Near 1/2 bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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


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8311 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd,Ocean Front/Priv Pool/Elevatr/Gazebo/Gm Rm/Boardwalk
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Great Big Place on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house. It was right on the beach and close to a lot of things to do. Master Bedroom was the best with a great view - only problem was the toilet that takes 15 minutes to fill back up before you can flush again. We have 9 adults and 2 kids and more than enough room. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

House is a little dated, but very comfortable. We had 8 in our family staying and there was plenty of room. Loved having our own private walkway to the beach. Beds were comfortable. The air conditioning seemed to struggle some in the evenings and overnight. The kitchen is new and well stocked.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodation. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Quaint well supplied cottage. Ample room for entire immediate family. Particularly enjoyed the gezebo and access to the ocean. grandchildren enjoyed playing fozz ball. took advantage of the ironing board and iron. well stocked kitchen, nice to have dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. almost like being at home.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cartersville, VA

Great location but an older house

  • 4 of 5

The location of this property was great and the staff was great to work with. The house, however, is very dated. There are no exhaust fans in the bathrooms, it was very hard to regulate the a/c (once we got it working properly) in different rooms. Some were very warm while some were very cold. I was not aware that there was no TV in two of the bedrooms. The kitchen is very small. And there was a $200 cleaning fee included yet we had to sweep the floors before we left. The floors are older so it was very hard to get the sand from between the cracks in the wood floors. It would have been nice to have a larger ice maker. This is advertised as a private walkway to the beach yet you share the walkway with two other houses so it was not as easy to access and we could not leave our belongings near the beach like we would have liked to. The house has lots of history and lots of charm and I guess I have just gotten spoiled by staying in newer houses. We did have a great time, though, in spite of a couple of rainy days.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, We have addressed your concerns below: 1. -The charm of Forbes Fever is that it is an "Old Nags Head" style house. As such, the walls, ceilings, and floors are all made of special juniper wood. We keep one property of this style and uniqueness. 2. There are TVs in 4 of the 6 bedrooms as well as the Living room. Many of our families prefer to watch together, but the 5 TVs give options. 3. We have now provided written instructions for AC. 4. Our private walkway is for our guests only and serves our 3 side-by-side, Ocean Front properties. 5. I'm sorry you could not leave your things on the beach. In the past, people have carried items to the beach and left them there while they returned home. Our beach was littered with unclaimed tents, chairs, etc. There is now an ordinance prohibiting leaving items on the beach. The beaches of the Outer Banks are popular because they are among the last non commercial and clean beaches. Please call us when you would like to visit again. We have other houses that are not "Old Nags Head" style. We are happy to help you find one that fits your needs. Harriet Barr
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  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home ! It was clean , neat , soooo close to the ocean ! We all enjoyed our stay !!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Versailles, IL USA

Great location but property a little dated

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Beautiful location situated next to other house rentals. This house is directly on the beach which was a big draw. The beach was terrific; you cannot see the ocean from the house unless you go on the upper floor and stretch on top of the balcony. We took our 5 pound yorkie but couldn't use the dog run because the fence had pretty big gaps. A very large dog, like a lab, would have been fine with the dog run. Our parents are disabled so the elevator was quite convenient and eased the stress of lots of stairs as well as packing our belongings in and out. We used the WIFI and it was fast enough for us, no issues.

Cons: The temperature setting kept defaulting back to 75, which meant upstairs was well into the 80s. I debated between average and good for the above reasons. Not having quality air conditioning on the master bedroom level was a big factor in this rating. Overall, the furnishings were very dated and weathered (those outside). We rented two umbrellas and chairs. The chairs were fine; I would not recommend the umbrellas. They are the kind that stick several inches into the sand and with much wind are fairly useless. We brought our own canopy which worked perfectly.

We purchased the amenity package. We were a bit surprised that we had to make our own beds. We prepaid a $200 cleaning fee but have no idea what that was for because there was no daily service. We also had to take the trash cans to the curb on trash night, which was a first for us in a rental!

Suggested improvements we would make include updated living room furniture, addition of an ice maker, providing trash bags (there was 1 kitchen bag already in the trash can), Blue Ray player (there is a DVD player).

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
11/20 pool closed
20 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
12/20 pool closed
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7
housekeeping fee £152.28 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid for and confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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