Customer Reviews

I have stayed at different properties owned by them and always found the cottage to be much cleaner then other properties I have been in. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If I called with an issue, someone was at the door in less then an hour to take care of it.


This company is the BEST. This is our 3rd time staying with Rentals On The Ocean, and each time is better than the last. I wouldn’t spend money with anyone else. SUPER clean – their cleaning staff is amazing. The rental locations are perfect and nicely adorned with beachy décor….Very comfortable and feels like home. … Read more

Four Winds #3

This house is close to the other homes that we rented. I give this company 4 out of 4 stars all around the board. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this home to a friend. -Annette

Laughing Gull November 2017

The house was clean and comfortable, pet friendly, and within walking distance to the beach. I give them 4 out of 4 stars all around the board. The staff was very responsive to all email questions and concerns before arrival so we could be well prepared for our trip. We did not call for any maintenance … Read more

Laughing Gull September 2017

Our reservation was canceled on Hatteras Island and Harriet found us a place. This house has a short walk to the beach! Harriet was amazing! She was very sensitive to our situation and worked hard to find us a great place! I would highly recommend this house to a friend! Harriet was the most helpful … Read more

Laughing Gull July 2017

I give them 4 out of 4 stars all across the board. Everything was great… beach, accommodations, everything. I would absolutely recommend this home to a friend. -Woolwine

Laughing Gull July 2017

Love the crows nest! This house was perfect for our family vacation. The master bed was comfortable. When we are not at the beach, I could enjoy the fresh air inside the screened porch without bring bothered bu the insects, But best of all was the Crows Nest! Sitting up there was so serene and … Read more

Laughing Gull August 2014

I booked this cottage as it was close to the beach, water activities, and had a great time with friends and family at this place. It is very convenient for 11 people. Would try to go back during Summer! -Prabhat

Laughing Gull June 2016

I give this house and this company 4 stars all across the board. I enjoyed how well stocked the kitchen is and that they are pet friendly! The house was very clean. The staff and customer service are very easy to contact with any questions. The house was very comfortable. I would highly recommend this … Read more

Laughing Gull July 2017

We made it to Four Winds 4 and it is very clean and comfortable! This house is perfectly great! I am pleased. Thank you so much! -Cindy

Four Winds #4 December 2017

Great location and house. Just off the beach and convenient to everything! I give this house 5 stars. -Andrew

Four Winds #2 June 2017

This house is close to the beach. I give this house a 4 star review. -Barker

Four Winds #2 October 2017

What a great place! It had 2 bedrooms and a bath. The place was very clean, this is the most important to me. They call it the surfers shack because of the decor which is adorable. It has easy access to the beach, a small fenced in yard for a small pet. We bought the … Read more

Four Winds #2 June 2017

This “Surf Shack” was great. It was clean, close proximity to the beach access. The bungalow was nicely equipped. The couch was comfy and the beds as well. AC was great and the outside shower was a plus! Nice picnic table even had a great charcoal grill. Very clean!! 4 stars. -Stephanie

Four Winds #2 August 2016

The cottage was perfect for me and my son. The staff were very friendly on the phone and in the office. I would recommend this house to friends and family. 4 stars. -Joyce

Four Winds #3 August 2016

Wonderful location, short walk to the beach and perfect for pets. Appreciated the extra night for 1/2 the cost. 4 stars. -Crystal

Four Winds #1 June 2017

Everything was great. The cottage was the right size and real close to the beach access and the pier. We had a great stay. I do wish I had brought my 2 small dogs but maybe next time. 5 stars. -anonymous

Four Winds #1 July 2016

It was very nice. It was just enough room for a family of 4 and a dog. Very short walk to the beach and centrally located to everything. This is a nice getaway! -anonymous

Four Winds #4 August 2016

This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and we enjoyed it very much! We stayed in the Four Winds Cottage 4 and it was perfectly suited for us. A five-minute walk to a beautiful sandy beach (private access across the road) with lots of room on the beach and life guards close by. … Read more

Four Winds #4 July 2016

This was our 3rd time to Nags Head. We’ve stayed in 3 of the 4 cabins. They are close to everything and perfect for our dogs. Harriet and Karen are the nicest ladies to work with on your trip. Right across from the beach doesn’t get any better. Prices perfect for location and amenities. Thank … Read more

Four Winds #4 May 2016

Everything was great the cottage was just the right size and real close to the beach access and pier. We had a great stay. I do wish I had brought my two small dogs but maybe next time. We give them 5 stars. -Anonymous

Four Winds #1 July 2016

The location is ideal as it is not in a crowded area. Communication via email for the reservation, came to house with keys after we called and cleaning people didn’t put them in the lock box, maintenance man is always taking care of the pool water and bringing trash cans in. Very friendly person. Maintenance … Read more

Sand Dollar July 2017

This is my second stay at Sand Dollar. They made some nice upgrades since my last stay. My kids loved the pool and the enclosed area was great for my dogs. It’s a nice relaxing house and only steps away from the ocean with a private access. It was hassle free rental due to the … Read more

Sand Dollar August 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Sand Dollar. Mattresses were the bonus. Close walk to the ocean. Not a luxury home, but was perfect for us. OUr little Oscar enjoyed the fenced in pet area tremendously. I would definitely rent this property again. 4 Stars. -Deana

Sand Dollar March 2016

The people at Rentals on the Ocean were so nice and took care our needs. We needed some extra pots and they brought us a whole box of new ones! The house is only across the street from the ocean and the walk is nothing! Our dogs really enjoyed the fenced area and it was … Read more

Sand Dollar July 2014

We rented  four bedroom cottage to have a marriage retreat. The weekend was perfect. Our husbands cooked for us on the grill. We had so much fun!! The beach was across the street and we enjoyed the beach. The grocery store and shopping was a few miles down the road. We will be back next … Read more

Sand Dollar May 2015

The home is very easy to find. Close to Food Lion and outlet shops. Close proximity to beach (walked with no problem took like 2 mins. at a slow pace). The house has a parking for 5 cars and outside shower. On the bottom floor there is a washer and dryer. Then up stairs on … Read more

Sea Biscuit December 2016

My sisters, their daughters and our husbands came down for a long Thanksgiving OBX vacation. We have been down to the Outer Banks during this time of year and just wanted to try it. We typically come down in the Summer each year. We absolutely loved the house, Sea Biscuit! The furniture and decorations throughout … Read more

Sea Biscuit November 2016

There were twenty-two members of our family, who thoroughly enjoyed our visit to South Nags Head. Sea Biscuit cottage served us well. The pool was a great asset, and sitting on the decks enjoying the ocean breezes and beautiful sunrise was so enjoyable…walks on the pier and the beach waiting for the Dolphins to go … Read more

Sea Biscuit August 2016

Our family visited and loved every moment of it. The pool was a huge hit. The cottage is large enough for us to have our own bedrooms. I would recommend it to anyone. It’s just a short walk to the beach as well with a private beach access and the ocean front was awesome. Not … Read more

Sea Biscuit June 2016

We had a great stay on our honeymoon. Wonderful view, great house, very friendly and good communication with Harriet. Neighbors were really nice and friendly. Thank you Harriet to make us feel so welcome and taking care off us. 5 stars. -Sarah and Frank

Sea Biscuit March 2016

I most enjoyed my stay because the location to the Marina’s that we had our fishing trips out of. The ease of the website was great. Our reservation was handled great. We loved the house. The staff had great customer service because I requested a very late check in and provisions were made for my … Read more

Sea Biscuit September 2017

This house was next door to the other house we rented so it made it very accommodating for this group team building weekend. Their website was very easy to use. The lady’s in the office handled our reservation wonderfully. We are coming back and will recommend this company to all our friends and family. We … Read more

Sea Biscuit November 2017

Enjoyed bringing in 2017 in Nags Head and staying at the Sea Biscuit. House was very nice, with great views, easy access to the beach and plenty of games and entertainment in the house. Elevator is a huge. Thanks for a great stay. 5 Stars. -Guest from Williamsburg, VA

Sea Biscuit December 2016

We took our middle school students to the OBX this past weekend and stayed in Sea Biscuit. The cottage was great, everything they promoted it to be. Our students loved the space, especially the game room and the theater room. The air hockey table was going every time we were in the house. Beach access … Read more

Sea Biscuit April 2017

This vacation rental was very clean and accommodating. I found it to be very centrally located to the pier for fishing, Tanger Mall outlet, and many excellent food choices. Over all our experience was great. The management was pleasant and made our check in/out easy as can be. 5 stars. -Scott S.

Sand Fiddler April 2016

It was very nice. The house met our needs very well. It had plenty of sitting room for all that stayed. Liked the layout of the house with the master bed off of the kitchen. The decks were very enjoyable to set on and watch the sun rise and set. Also the closeness to the … Read more

Sand Fiddler December 2016

Our reservation was handled nicely. The staff was great. We loved the cottage. It was clean and comfortable. We are coming back and would recommend this company to our family and friends! 4 stars! -Suzanne

Sand Fiddler June 2016

This cottage is in a great location and has plenty of room for our group. Our reservation was handled properly. The staff has great customer service, very friendly and are very responsive. The kitchens were well equipped and it even had a crock pot. When we called with a maintenance issue Sandy was very helpful … Read more

Sand Fiddler July 2017

The most that I enjoyed about our stay is that everyone could be together. The gathering rooms were so big and the decks were so spacious! Everything you told us to expect was at the house. You made it so easy for us to come! All of our adult children were so happy. We had … Read more

Sand Fiddler August 2017

This cottage is in a great location and has lots of room. All of the staff members were professional. We would recommend this company and this house to our friends and family. 4 stars. -Harvey

Sand Fiddler September 2017

Loved the location of the house because our company was able to be together because the houses were right next door. It was so convenient. Their customer service was great. They are friendly and accommodating. We will most defiantly be back! The elevator and the layout of the house was just what we needed for … Read more

Sand Fiddler November 2017

This house was beautiful and very close to the beach! I loved all the space and amenities provided. 5 stars. -Caleb

Sand Fiddler March 2017

I have been renting houses in Nags Head for the past 3 years and have continually returned to the pet friendly rentals of Rentals on the Ocean. This year I rented Windswept top floor. It was extremely clean, a great layout for kids and dogs, in a quiet area with our own private beach access. … Read more

Windswept August 2015

I enjoyed the way the kitchen and living room were together. It was easy to serve a large group by laying out a buffet on the counter. Everyone could take food at will and relax on the sofas or the deck. At night, the hot tub was fun. Very close to the ocean. 5 stars. … Read more

Windswept September 2015

The location was great and the house worked great for the large group we had. The staff was very helpful and responsive. We would consider renting the house again and recommend it to a friend. 4 stars. -Amy

Windswept July 2017

The website is easy to use. Our reservation was handled properly. The staff is very helpful and responsive. The house was clean and comfortable. I would stay with this company again. We did enjoy our stay and Harriett was very helpful. 4 stars. -Peggy

Windswept June 2016

It was nice being able to have everyone under the same clean roof. We found this house on The staff is very friendly and the ladies in the office are honest. I would recommend this home to a friend and I will be coming back! 4 stars. -Jaime

Windswept September 2017

The house is in a great location. They have great customer service because if any issues arise they were handled quickly. 4 stars. -Shawn

Sea Gull July 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely house. It’s right on the ocean and has an amazing view. The deck on the beach road side of the house is also a nice addition, for those days when the ocean side is too windy or shaded. When our previously rented house has water damage on … Read more

Sea Gull April 2017

We love this house. The view from the house is amazing. There are decks on the front and back for enjoying both the beach and the activity in Nags Head. The new pool was a great addition. We had ever looked for a house with a pool but we really enjoyed having one. We love … Read more

Sea Gull August 2016

Ronni was a pleasure to work with and Rentals on the Ocean was great about accommodating our needs and wants. The location and pool were amazing! Ronni was great!! Extra thanks for allowing only 3 nights. You met all of our requests and made the reservations process easy!! Thank you Again!!! 5 stars. -Ashley

Sea Gull August 2017

It was the perfect little cottage for our needs and we had a very enjoyable vacation. We found this cottage on We were in town early and they were able to give us the keys early! It was much appreciated. We would recommend this house to a friend or family. 4 stars. -Jaclyn

Peppers June 2016

My boyfriend and I were desperately hoping for one more long weekend down in the Outer Banks before the Summer ended. I must have called 10+ companies before I stumbled upon Rentals on the Ocean. I called only to be greeted by the friendliest voice yet! I explained the weekend we wanted to visit and she … Read more

Peppers August 2015

My husband and I wanted to get away for the weekend with our two dogs and came across this cottage! It was just the perfect size for us. It had such a cozy feel to it! It was close to the beach which was also great! We are planning another trip soon and hope that … Read more

Peppers March 2016

We stayed in their small one bedroom cottage called Peppers cottage. It was perfect for the two of us and our dog. It felt like home. We enjoyed the closed in patio and grill that was provided for us. Our favorite part was the short walk to the dog friendly beach that we spent our … Read more

Peppers December 2016

Perfect for 2 people, had all the basic amenities you could need while beach bumming and kitchen was sufficient for saving money, not spending in “island” priced restaurants. Great location to get anywhere up and down coast and wonderful part of the beach with private access! Cottage has a bit of sea breeze musty smell, not … Read more

Peppers June 2016

We just returned from visiting Nags Head and this nice little cottage. We were very happy with the location and the amenities this cottage provided. It is quite, small, but enough for 2 adults and a pet, maybe a small child. There are 2 fishing piers and several good restaurants within walking distance, about a … Read more

Peppers June 2016

Very nice. Nicely decorated comfortable, loved the fenced porch. 5 Stars. -Sandra

Peppers January 2017

It was a nice place to stay! -Anna

Peppers March 2017

Peppers is the perfect place for a long weekend. My wife and I enjoyed the close proximity to the beach. Each morning I spent surf fishing while she relaxed on the beach. The fenced in porch was great and let our Maltese enjoy relaxing afternoons with us. You can not go wrong if you pick … Read more

Peppers May 2017

I appreciated to being able to bring my dog along and the close proximity of the beach access. We found this cottage on There were no problems with the house. 4 stars.  

Peppers June 2016

The wedding, the gazebos, the space/rooms, accommodations, closeness to the beach. These are all things that we enjoyed on our stay! The staff provided information, directional, local paper, contact information, quick response to questions. I would recommend this house to friends and family. The binder provided excellent and valuable information! 4 stars. -Cheryl

Forbes Fever October 2017

The proximity to the beach and fences for the dogs. We had to be upgraded from a smaller house to this house because of damages. I would recommend this home to friends. 4 stars. -Rick

Forbes Fever June 2017

This was a beautiful home! It was clean, neat, soooo close to the ocean! We all enjoyed our stay!! 5 stars. -Elena

Forbes Fever April 2017

Harriet and the staff are great and the houses are always clean. What an experience. 5 stars. -Brian

Forbes Fever May 2015

I would like to thank you for a wonderful vacation. My family and I really had a great experience at Windswept. This home provided us with the space we needed……..Donna

Windswept December 2017

We can not say enough about this house!! The pictures do not do it justice, it was a wonderful time and fabulous house to spend a Family Reunion weekend. Everything was perfect and just as described!! Close to the ocean, clean, very large, great sleeping arrangements and lots of bathrooms!! Great house, great weekend!! We … Read more

Sand Fiddler January 2018
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