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Ocean Front /Swimming Pool/Elevator/Gazebo/Foosball/Priv Boardwalk to Ocean

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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 Ocean Front 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 Labor Day)

This home offers your own private boardwalk to the ocean.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

More Details

Owner
Harriet Barr
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Ocean Front /Swimming Pool/Elevator/Gazebo/Foosball/Priv Boardwalk to Ocean
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
Cartersville, VA
4

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: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Versailles, IL USA
3

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: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Harriet and the staff are great and the houses are always clean. What an experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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WK 28 -POOL CLOSED
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£592
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£211
 
 
FALL-POOL CLOSED
29 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£453
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£141
 
 
11/11-11/18/18 POOL CLOSED
11 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£661
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£123
 
 
THANKSGIVING POOL CLOSED
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,104
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£311
 
 
11/27-12/19/18 POOL CLO
27 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£441
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£135
 
 
12/20-1/2/18 POOL CLOSED
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£727
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£186
 
 
1/3-2/28/18 POOL CLOSED
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£415
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£123
 
 
3/1-3/27/18 POOL CLOSED
1 Mar 2018 - 27 Mar 2018
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£516
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£173
 
 
3/28-4/3/18 POOL CLOSED
28 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,365
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£299
 
 
4/4/-5/23/18-POOL OPENS
4 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£818
for 2 nights
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£324
 
 
5/24-6/2/18 POOL OPEN
24 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,422
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£563
 
 
PRE SEASON 2--POOL OPEN
3 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
£1,718
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£387
 
 
POOL OPEN
17 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,825
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£664
 
 
7/1 POOL OPEN
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£4,907
for 7 nights
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£677
 
 
7/7/18 POOL OPENED
8 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£5,133
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£709
 
 
7/15 POOL OPEN
15 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£5,058
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£698
 
 
7/22 POOL OPENED
22 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£5,096
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£704
 
 
8/5/18 POOL OPENED
5 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
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£4,605
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£634
 
 
8/12/18 POOL OPENED
12 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£4,454
for 7 nights
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£612
 
 
8-19 POOL OPEN
19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 4 nights
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£353
 
 
8/30 POOL OPEN
26 Aug 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,406
for 3 nights
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£412
 
 
9/7 POOL OPEN
29 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,919
for 4 nights
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£437
 
 
9/30 POOL OPEN
7 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,003
for 3 nights
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£278
 
 
10/1 POOL CLOSED
1 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
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£223
 
 
10/9 POOL CLOSED
9 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£566
for 2 nights
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£198
 
 
11/1 POOL CLOSED
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£445
for 2 nights
From
£137
 
 
11/20 pool closed
20 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,052
for 3 nights
From
£294
 
 
11/27 POOL CLOSED
27 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£445
for 2 nights
From
£137
 
 
12/20 pool closed
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£744
for 3 nights
From
£191
 

Additional pricing information

housekeeping fee £150.98 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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