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Sea side cottage, family and dog-friendly, & steps from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Family and pet friendly, sea side cottage with spectacular views, close to Pier

Featured on HGTV! This seaside cottage features 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. It is only 1 lot away from the ocean with ocean views from the kitchen, living room, and deck. There is easy beach access that is only a few steps (65 feet) away! This cottage is less than a half mile from the Pamlico Sound, which is a world class destination for kite boarding, wind surfing, and fishing. It is a personal concierge home with vacation planning assistance from our property management company Shore Details. Upon arrival you will find a complimentary welcome package including paper towels, kitchen sponge, dish detergent ,dishwater packets 4 pack of toilet tissue and 2 trash bag liners to help you get settled.

This cottage also features 4 flat-screen TV's, high-speed internet, and a hot tub. Enjoy coffee or cocktails on the swing inside the screened-in porch overlooking the waves.

This beach side cottage has a recently remodeled kitchen which features brand new quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There are 2 newly renovated bathrooms which have granite vanities and glass vessel sinks. Of the three bedrooms, two have queen beds and the third bedroom has 2 twin beds. All beds have memory foam toppers and 100% cotton high-quality John Robshaw designer hand dyed, hand sewn bedding .

From the screened in porch and front deck you can hear, smell, and see the ocean!

This home also features an outdoor shower, charcoal Grill, stereo, CD and DVD player, and keurig brewing station.

This area of the Outer Banks has several well equipped tackle shops and great restaurants. During the summer months the beaches have multiple sea turtle nesting sites and incredible shelling opportunities.It is a short beach walk to Rodanthe pier.

You can take a drive south to Buxton to see and tour the Hatteras Island light house or take the free ferry to Ocracoke island, the HQ for the famous pirate Blackbeard. If you travel north there are also interesting things to visit like the Jockey's Ridge State Park and of course, the Wright Brothers Museum.

More Details

James and Donna Gardner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

This wonderful cottage is situated in the perfect place. Wonderful ocean views from the kitchen and living room, and sound views from the bedrooms. Pelicans fly overhead the front deck, and you can spot dolphins from the hot tub. Footprints is a wonderful destination for healing, rejuvenation, and relaxation. It is situated only 65 feet from beach access with miles of unspoiled beaches with naturalized dunes welcoming you to explore.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Rodanthe on Kinnakeet

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have granite vanities and blue glass vessel sinks. Bathroom 1 has premium multi function shower head. Bathroom 2 has sky light in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Luxurious linens by designer John Robshaw. Hand dyed and hand sewn from India. All beds have memory foam mattress toppers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach cart, multiple beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, and assorted inflatables available for guest use. Please understand we are unable to guarantee the availability throughout the entire season due to the possibility of damage with normal wear and tear.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Sea side cottage, family and dog-friendly, & steps from the beach
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
Fredericksburg, PA

Lovely, enjoyable, well-situated cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four and small dog greatly enjoyed Footprints last week. The proximity to the beach was unbeatable for the price. We ate every meal on the screened-in porch (we recommend getting take-out from the Waves Market--amazing food!), and spent a lot of hours reading on the porch swing! As everyone has mentioned, the decor of the home is just delightful. The weather was great, the beach was lively, but never over-crowded. We have stayed in more populated areas of the Outer Banks, and we really enjoyed the more quiet, laid-back vibe of Waves!

There were a few downsides to the maintenance of the home but no deal-breakers: 1) Despite an overpowering Pine-Sol odor, the house wasn't throughly cleaned when we arrived. We were tired upon arrival, and didn't want to deal with waiting on housekeeping, so I purchased some all-purpose cleaner at the grocery and cleaned the windows, sliding door, and all stainless-steel surfaces in the kitchen, which were grimy and covered with handprints. 2) The hot tub began losing heat after a couple of days, but we called the management, who promptly came and rectified the problem (so not really much of a downside!) 3) The DVD remote is definitely missing. We SCOURED the house looking for it, including all drawers, consoles, etc. 4) There were no kitchen towels at all, so we purchased some (I left one behind for the next guests).

All in all, this was a really great house that the whole family enjoyed. We were very sad to leave it, and would book again, depending how large our group is next year!

Olivia N. and Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for the nice review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Footprints. We apologize for any inconveniences that occurred. A new Blu ray DVD player with remote has been ordered. We have also reached out to our property management company regarding the cleaning issues that were mentioned. We do expect our cottage to be clean and fresh upon our guest arrivals as well as fresh dish towels provided. We encourage our guests to call Shore Details with any issues that may arise so that they can fix them quickly. We do hope you consider Footprints again for your next vacation in the Outer Banks.
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Location, Relaxation, and Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at "Footprints"!! The property fit our needs perfectly, and the décor was second to none. The beautiful beach was only steps away from the property. Loved the fact that we had no traffic in front of and around the house and it was easy to find. We will definitely stay here again in the future!! Copper and Sully loved the screened in porch and short walk to the beach too!!

Thanks again for a great vacation,

Robin and Diane Turner

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the five star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Footprints! We would love to welcome you back again soon - Cooper and Sully too!
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  • 3 of 5

Well, I must first say I was very disappointed in the location. They wrote under the heading, "What Makes This House Unique...You can spot dolphins from the hot tub". Even Superman couldn't spot dolphins from the hot tub. You can spot a rusty fence and a trailer campground. NOT the vibe we were looking for. Hot tub smelled very strong of chlorine...a sign that the chemicals are off. You can get a distant ocean view looking between the houses. The house is beautifully decorated. The beds are very comfortable. If you intend to cook - there is every thing you need. As far as towels go...there are only two kitchen towels... bring hand towels. The floor was very dirty and had a large amount of dog hair when we arrived. I tried to call the management company, but since it was a Saturday afternoon no one answered. I have asthma so we needed to clean right away. There was no remote for the DVD. The cable tv only received about 10 channels. We watched my IPad. The house is in a good location for exploring. Donna and Jim were wonderful about answering questions.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your kind words regarding our cottage décor. Hatteras is a beautiful place to relax, and we have worked hard to make Footprints a home-away from home. We are pleased to see glowing remarks from our guests. We do apologize that you were not happy with the location. This is the first time we have encountered this complaint and do our best to provide accurate information regarding where our home is located. Our property management company, Shore Details, is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We encourage our guests to call them directly regarding anything that needs attention. They can take care of most requests right away and are always quick and as unobtrusive as possible. Our Direct TV package provides 150 channels as well as being netflix equipped.We apologize you were not able to find the remote for the DVD. We provide extra remotes as well as extra batteries in the TV console directly under the TV. Again, we welcome your feedback and will address your concerns. We always want to know we’re doing our best to insure that our guests have the best vacation experience and take away great memories.
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Beautiful cottage

  • 4 of 5

My family and their dogs had a wonderful time at Footprints. Everything we needed for cooking and/or entertainment was there. The refrigerator even had a built in tv and dvr...............never seen that before!! I believe what we enjoyed most were our evening sitting out on the porch. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would stay here again. No question

  • 5 of 5

The fact I would stay here again should say enough. Terrific location. Beach but a few steps away. Nicely appointed home. Beds were very comfortable. Sleeps 6 but house is small. Comfortable with 4. Not so sure 6 is reasonable. Kitchen is very well equipped. Appliances were top of the line, new and functioned well. There's even a huge pot if you wanted to do your own low-country boil. There's a produce stand at the end of the road and plenty of markets offering fresh seafood with advice on how to prepare it.

An observation for anyone staying on the Island. Come in a little late on your arrival date and leave early. We went through Nags Head around 4 pm on our arrival Saturday and traffic was not a problem. We left about 9:30 am on our departing Saturday and traffic was a little messy going north - probably cost us 30 to 60 minutes. Leaving earlier would've been better. As we migrated though the northern OBX we noticed that traffic was A NIGHTMARE on Saturday morning coming onto the Island. It was backed up at least 10 miles and growing. I cant imagine how long those folks waited in traffic. HOURS. And it was brutally hot.

The house is located contiguous to a campground. I was concerned about this at first but it turned out to be a complete non-issue. There's a fence and campers were completely fine. No loud campers at night.

It was disclosed that you need to bring your own personal towels. No problem. There are a few kitchen towels. It wasnt disclosed we needed to provide our own hand soap, trash bags and a handful of other items. 2 trash bags werent enough for a week. I would've expected all those things to be provided, however, I suspect those things have a tendency to disappear after each stay so I understand.

Luckily there is a Dollar General very close so the few needs were easily addressed at a reasonable cost.

The TV was a bit of a mystery. I'm a bit of a news junkie and we didnt get many straight news channels. Also, the channels that were available seemed to change. We got MLB for most of our stay so we were able to watch games in the evenings but those channels disappeared on Friday. We tried rebooting the receiver but that didnt work. We didnt watch too much TV so it wasnt a huge issue but it was somewhat confusing.

We had a great week and would certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Great week in a great house

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in the house for 7 days. This beach bungalow was a perfect getaway for an even better price. It's conveniently located and within walking distance of both the beach (right across the street) and the shops. The house was immaculate and very tastefully decorated. I would highly recommend the house to everyone from families with small children (very kid friendly), adventure seekers (close proximity to kite surfing and the beach), and older couples (only one flight of stairs) Two thumbs up!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stingrays bar and grill
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Top Dog
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Rodanthe, Outer Banks

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
23 Sep 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £58.29
Damage Insurance £61.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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