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Perfect for your family to come home to after a day on the beach! pet friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 14,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

After the beach come home to this comfortable 3 bedroom cottage with your pooch!

Walking distance to the beach and the YMCA's awesome facilities. If you're looking for a small affordable family cottage in a quiet location within an easy walk to the beach, then this is it! Very comfortably furnished and well-equipped (including a gourmet kitchen), kept in great shape by an active local owner, the Cooley Cottage offers a quiet yet very convenient location. There is just a short walk to a beach access with a lifeguard stand. Virtually no traffic on this cul-de-sac, yet right in the heart of Nags Head activities, whether it be swimming at the beach or sound, shopping, or a variety of outdoor family activities. Plus it’s pet friendly! Grab those boogie boards and take a short walk to the beach where your family and your pooch can enjoy the Atlantic Ocean at its best. The Outer Banks YMCA has the best outdoor pool on the Outer Banks and is located just 1 block from Cooley Cottage. Restaurants, Nags Head Fishing Pier, shops, and a variety of family amusements are all a short walk away from the quiet yet convenient location of this cottage. This is the perfect spot for those athletes coming for marathons! The cottage is a block from where the November race starts!

Blair James at 252-619-2483
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Nags Head, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 14500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • 3 Flat screen TV's Towels and linens are not provided. Please let me know if you rental information.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Nags Head has an 11 mile bike path that runs along NC 12 almost the entire length of the town. There are two bike rental shops within 1-2 blocks of the house. Linen rental available at 1-800-635-9559. They will drop off and pick up during your stay. Bonnet Street Beach Access (.3 miles) Tortugas' Lie - featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives (.3 miles) Nags Head YMCA (.5 miles) Food Lion (.7 miles) Nags Head Fishing Pier (.8 miles) Jockey's Ridge State Park (1.2 miles) Wright Brother's National Memorial (2.9 miles) Tanger Outlet Center (5.3 miles) Jennette's Pier (5.7 miles)


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Perfect for your family to come home to after a day on the beach! pet friendly!
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews

Enjoyable stay on Nags Head

  • 4 of 5

We made our first family trip to Nags Head over Labor Day weekend and loved it. CCC is centrally located - near restaurants and local conveniences and a short walk to the beach access. The home is well supplied and the wrap-around porch is a great place to eat and hang out.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the CCC. We appreciate you choosing our Pet Friendly cottage and we hope you will come back again. We love our OBX location and we thank you for the kind words.
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Great long holiday weekend stay. Perfect location and being able to bring our dogs was perfect.

  • 4 of 5

The house was lovely. Very comfortable and welcoming. Well stocked and convenient to everything. Lots of deck space and being in short walking distance to the beach was fantastic. The house is located on a quiet cul de sac and the neighbors are super friendly. The only two suggestions I would make are: higher speed WiFi and an upgraded cable package. Otherwise, it was perfect. We had the perfect Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and happy you enjoyed our Cooley Cottage by the Sea. I’m sorry about the internet and cable but we are on winter schedule for now and had no control since Charter changed to Spectrum. Hope you will come back to stay and enjoy all that CCC has to offer. Margaret Cooley, owner.
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Mt Crawford, VA

Nice house, but needs a thorough cleaning

  • 2 of 5

Good location, comfortable house. Bedding was very dirty. Had to wash mattress pads before could use. Washer had wet laundry in it. Saw quite a few large roaches during the 4 days we were there. Dog picked up fleas from house.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do apologize for the cottage not being cleaned. I can honestly say this was a misunderstanding between the manager and the cleaning ladies and the first time this has happened in my ownership. We aren’t use to renting half weeks and one didn’t know you were coming. I have never had fleas in my owning CCC for over 25 years. Can’t figure how we could have them since the cottage wasn’t used for over a month. Please try us again. We aim to please our renters and hope they will enjoy our cottage. We take pride in our place with love of Nags Head area along with the Beauty of the area. Margaret Cooley owner for over 25 years.
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Virginia Beach, VA

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

I loved this house. Very cozy and close to everything. Will come back again, for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and happy that the CCC was a place you appreciated. It was nice meeting you and we look forward to having you come and. Is it is again. Thanks again.
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Good value for family - Accepts dogs which is awesome! Kitchen could be updated.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our stay was quite enjoyable. The location of the house was great within a few blocks of the beach. Super easy to walk to coffee at Morningview then down to the beach in the morning before anyone is there. They accept dogs which is awesome for us. The owner, Margaret, lives next door and she was very hospitable. Enjoyed speaking with her immensely.

I do however feel like there are some improvements that could be made to the kitchen. It is getting rather dated. They could update the stove and dishwasher in particular. At a minimum they could make sure there are essentials in the kitchen. There were no lids for example for pans to be found. Having a big pot for a low country boil type dish would be a good addition as well.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bright, welcoming cottage by the sea, central to some great Nags Head attractions

  • 4 of 5

We walked to the beach, to a great new local park (we had a 3 and a 4 year old at the time), to a great ice cream/poke/acai bowl shop, a surf shop, and a ridiculous beach-ware store, all within a few blocks and returned to the calming confines of the Cooley Cottage by the C. The kids and their Papa loved riding their bikes around the dead-end court on which the house resides.

I had to mark a star off, only because of a few small maintenance issues (the interior door hinges were super squeaky but there was some all purpose oil on site that fixed that right up - I didn't mind; in the laundry room, which backs to an [excellent] outdoor shower, there was a heavy mildew smell [which was probably attributed to the drainage of the outdoor shower coming through the bottom of the wall separating the two areas] but that was too much like work for me to address on vacation; oh yea and the coffee pot had an old filter full of wet grinds that I cleaned out but couldn't trust to make my morning brew - good thing a couple of great coffee joints were a short walk away.

Overall, it was an excellent experience and was well worth it looking back.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$134.73
Damage Insurance AU$79.49

**$100.00 discount on rental to returning Cooley Cottage by the Sea visitors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**
CANCELLATION/BREACH: In the event of a breach of any provision of this Lease by Tenant
including but not limited to Tenant’s cancellation or failure to remit the Balance of Rental Payment
as required prior to occupancy, no refund of Advance Rental Payments shall be made
unless and until the property is re-rented and funds paid to Owner are equal to or greater than the
rental amount
Cleaning fee will be added for rentals 3 days or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.