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Fishful Thinking!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Overlooks the 13th fairway, and the sunset is beautiful from the deck with a cool drink in hand! This cozy cottage is conveniently located in the Village of Nags Head, a soundside golf community, but is also convenient to the ocean as well. The ocean is less than one mile and the Beach Club is just over a mile from the cottage. At MP 14, fine dining and shopping are at your fingertips, as well as parasailing, Go-Karts, miniature golf, and of course plenty of good fishing!

Master bedroom and bath on lower level with private deck. Two bedrooms on middle level, one with queen and one with two singles, bathroom, and washer and dryer. (Queen size and twin size air mattresses and pump available for use for additional guests) Family room and kitchen on upper level, and a deck with furniture and sound views. Comfortable furnishings and beds, and each bedroom has a TV with cable. High chair, baby gate and pack and play on premises.

Outside shower and plenty of beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, boogie boards and other beach necessities provided for guest use. The Village of Nags Head has two soundside parks that are perfect for crabbing, kayaking, and are also great places to take small children for some swimming and running around! Both soundside parks also have dock access for sailboats or other small size boats/water rec vehicles. Kayak kept at north soundside park for your guest use also (at your own risk). Oars and life jackets are kept at the cottage for use with kayak.

More Details

Property Manager
Valerie Conners
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Valerie Conners

Scott and I have been vacationing in the Outer Banks since before we were married - over 30 years! We continued to do so with our boys, and they "grew up" on the Nags Head beaches learning to surf fish and to appreciate the both the serenity and the hospitality. As a young couple, we would sit on the beach watching the boys play and daydream about owning our own cottage one day. That day came twelve years ago and we have never regretted it. We still love going there with our family, which has grown to include our daughter-in-law and granddaughter, and we love to share our home with other families. Our cottage offers a comfortable, "home away from home" feeling. We rent with other young families in mind, and ultimately hope that they will create lasting memories and will want to come back to our Fishful Thinking!

Valerie Conners purchased this house in 2005


Nags Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Access to the Beach Club with free daily shuttle to and from (shuttle runs all day, picks you up at our driveway, and rarely longer than a 5 minute wait!) Private beach access from the Beach Club Beach Club has 2 pools (one Olympic-size, one baby), tennis courts, restaurant, showers and cold beverages delivered by waitresses around the pool area Use of owner's 2-person kayak stored at the sound side park (walking distance from cottage!) Towels and sheets provided Outside shower


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Fishful Thinking!!!!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Perfect for our family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 5! The layout is great! This home had everything we could have possibly needed during our stay! Val was wonderful to work with, and answered all my questions(I had a ton) before and during our stay! I highly suggest paying the small extra for the Club House our kids loved the pool and you can access the beach right from there! Thank you so much for letting us use your home for a vacation we wont soon forget!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot and rental!

  • 5 of 5

We decided last minute to take a trip and found this rental and it was more than we even expected. The pictures don't do justice for how cute this place is! Location is perfect and in the middle of everything, close to the store, close to the beach etc! Our kids had a blast and we plan on definitely making another trip in the future and staying here. Valerie was wonderful to work with as well! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 2 nights and had a great time. The split-level layout is great for privacy and staggered times for waking up and going to bed. The home is quite comfortable and the decor is very beachy and relaxing. The house is extremely clean and smelled so fresh. The owner, Val, is such a pleasure to work with, and she responds very quickly to questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and were quite happy with our choice.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great deal for a nice getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for the weekend and had a great time! Extremely accessible to the beach, grocery store, etc. All the amenities you need are available at the house. We attended a wedding at the country club, super convenient as the house is on one of the greens. Valerie was very responsive and flexible with our check-in/check-out. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice and clean and the owners were very flexible with our needs. I will be booking with them again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I am so glad that my family booked this home instead of one of the local hotels. There was plenty of space for my family of four and our sweet basset hound. The owner was very prompt in answering my questions and getting in and out was a breeze. Love the view from the upper deck! I also loved being close to all the restaurants and shops. The proximity of Fresh Market was a nice surprise! We would definitely recommend this property to families that are in the OBX area!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Relax on the Beach.

* Fish.

* Shop.

* Try New Restaurants..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Relax on the beach.

* Go crabbing, fishing, and kayaking.

* Fly kites on the beach.

* Watch boats come in with daily catches.

* First Fridays in Manteo (live music).

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fly kites and play on the sand dunes.

* Go crabbing and kayaking.

* Visit the aquarium and Wright Brothers Memorial.

* Ride on the Bike Path in Manteo.

* Watch the boats come in with the daily catches.

Beach Club has lots of family oriented activities, scheduled activities all summer long

Soundside parks perfect for crabbing, sailboating, kayaking, and pets

Watch the boats come in with daily catches at Priates Cove or Oregon Inlet

10-15 minutes away from historic Manteo

NC Aquarium is convenient and totally renovated

Wright Brothers Memorial and Museum

Jennette's Pier has been beautifully rebuilt, and its history highlighted. Cheap, fun and educational!

Play on the sand dunes

Lots of good seafood restaurants! Don't miss out on Blue Moon Grill and Tale of the Whale. For happy hour, try out Fishheads on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier, and Lucky 12 Tavern.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Our cottage has a keyless entry. YOUR code will be texted to you the morning of your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.