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The Surf Shack,Charming historic cottage, steps to the beach, Nags Head MP 11

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Across the street from the beach.

Take a step back in time and enjoy old Nags Head charm at it's best. The larger cottage on the property, 'Surf Shack', has undergone a complete and total renovation. We just finished the kitchen this winter, brand new! It has all the modern amenities we require, plus the old school charm of 1950s Nags Head.

The Surf Shack Cottages are located on the Beach Road at MP 11, directly across from the Bainbridge Beach Access. We're just a few short steps to the beach and very close to the Nags Head Pier, restaurants, shopping and Jockey's Ridge. The Nags Head Pier has live music several nights a week in the summer. Our favorite activity (other than sunbathing, of course) is to take some cold beverages down to the beach and listen to the tunes from the comfort of our own sandy spot.

Surf Shack has 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Bright airy Living Room with vaulted ceiling, Kitchen and Dining/Sunroom. The largest bedroom has a queen bed and the two smaller bedrooms have full size beds. The cottage is equipped with a new flat screen TV, cable, high speed internet, AC, laundry and a gas grill. Enjoy coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening on one of the two front porches.

Sorry to the doggies, but Surf Shack Cottages does not allow pets.

Come stay at Surf Shack Cottages, we know you'll love it!

More Details

Stephanie Jefferson
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Stephanie Jefferson

My husband and I have been renovating historic properties since we were married 13 years ago. It's become sort of a sick obsession that we can't quit. Most of our experience has been in the Historic Fan neighborhood of Richmond, but when these old school cottages became available, we couldn't say no. We spent the several years, detail by detail, bringing The Surf Shack back to it's original condition - or even better!

Stephanie Jefferson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Stephanie Jefferson chose Nags Head

We knew right away this was the Nags Head property for us. We are beach lovers and you can't beat the location, just a few steps to the sand. Plus, these cottages had so much potential, they just needed someone to show them some love and care.

What makes this cottage unique

The old 1950s Nags Head Cottages are becoming somewhat of a rarity. Many have been torn down to make room for the big mansions. Our opinion is that bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to old school cottage charm. This cottage provides a romantic getaway for two or a cozy place for mom, dad and the kids. Come relax for a bit at Surf Shack Cottages and we think you'll agree.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Only one thing can be said about the Surf Shack - WE LOVED IT – EVERY LITTLE INCH OF IT!! From the moment we walked in we felt so comfortable and at home. The porch was awesome – we sat out there each morning and had our coffee (or beer!!), and just fell absolutely in love with it.

We took it all in, we LOVED your very simple beach-inspired décor and just everything was so perfect. In our minds, it is EXACTLY what a little beach cottage should be – we weren’t afraid to sit, move, sleep, or come and go with maybe some sand on our feet – it’s what the beach means to us. We almost cried when we had to leave on Friday am.

The location was perfect and the walk to the beach was so quick – it was amazing.

I cannot tell you enough how much we loved it. We went home and are totally redecorating our homes to look more beachy like the Surf Shack.

The rates were just perfect too. I know that we’ll be back again next year.

Thanks for a great little place.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Nags Head, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Also have an outdoor shower with hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Guests provide their own sheets.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Guests provide their own sheets.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Guests provide their own sheets.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Linens are not provided., Double Beds (2) Linens are not provided While The Surf Shack does sleep 6, we have a 4 adult maximum rental. More than that would be too tight!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
While Surf Shack Cottage does sleep six, we think it would be a bit crowded for 6 adults. It really is best suited for 4 adults maximum. Perfect for a romantic getaway, or a family who wants a cozy vacation at the beach. We do have a policy of 4 adult maximum.


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The Surf Shack,Charming historic cottage, steps to the beach, Nags Head MP 11
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 64 reviews
Frederick, MD

Cozy little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The Surf Shack was perfect for us (party of 5). Plenty of room to move around or just relax. Close to many attractions and the beach. Super nice to have an outdoor shower with hot water after the beach. Well stocked for cooking in. Very close to many restaurants and ice cream shops. Close to a nice large playground for kids and Jockey's Ridge State Park.

Thanks Stephanie for sharing your cozy place with us.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so quaint!!! We absolutely loved our stay! Everything was there for comfort an convenient! We will come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vintage beach cottage -- cozy and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Was in town for a long weekend -- the Surf Shack is a great place for 1 or 2 couples to spend a few days at the Outer Banks. Loved the old feel of the place -- it is a nice change of pace from the mega-houses being built nowadays. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach and to the Nags Head Pier (great breakfast spot!). We also enjoyed spending a rainy afternoon inside watching the State game.

Will definitely be on our short list of places to stay for our next trip -- thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Easy communications and check in. If you want to have a cottage type setting this is the perfect get away! Beach access straight across street, Nags Head Pier 1/2 block away with nice place to have a drink and watch beach goers and fishermen trying their luck off pier. Lucky 12 Bar 1/2 block away which means multiple craft beers on tap and the old favorites too! Pub food if you get hungry watching football games on multiple TV's. Great kitchen and shower and my wife loved the décor! We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not one complaint, only praises :)

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could need was all supplied in this wonderful, homey, comfortable space. Perfect location to the beach, restaurants, fishing pier, and groceries. This location has the perfect blend of a vacation getaway while still feeling like home. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything other reviewers said it was and more

  • 5 of 5

Its exactly what we needed and more than we expected.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Our cottage is about 100 steps to the sand, just across the Beach Road. We are in walking distance to the Nags Head Pier, Lucky 12 and Tortugas. Just a short drive to Jockey's Ridge, Wright Museum, Historic Manteo and lots more.

Please note that Surf Shack is located right on the Beach Road. The road can get busy, particularly on the weekend. Most guests don't have a problem with this, and find the proximately to the beach makes up for any traffic noise.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$65.19

Minimum stay during Value and Peak Seasons is 7 nights. Sometimes we have partial weeks available and in these cases, we will rent less than a week. Be sure to check the calendar for any mini-weeks. Sunday turnover day during peak season.

Stays of less than a week require a $50 cleaning fee on top of the listed nightly rate. All rates include the 12% state and local taxes.

We do have a 4 adult maximum capacity or 6 total occupants.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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