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Whalebone Ocean Cottages Outer Banks Review

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If you are looking for a place for the family to stay during a visit to the Outer Banks, we have one to show you that we think you’ll like. As people start traveling more, we wanted to share some great places to keep in mind when you are making your travel plans. Today, we are introducing you to the Whalebone Ocean Cottages in the Outer Banks.

outer banks cottages oceanside


The Outer Banks is a beautiful, coastal community off the coast of North Carolina that offers travelers a relief from the crowded beach cities and “Vegas-Style” beach towns that people flock to for Spring and Summer break.

outer banks map

In fact, you won’t find any cities on the Outer Banks, just 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline, charming seaside villages, and a mix of towns brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history. Although we’re just a drive away, these barrier islands feel remote. You could say we were socially distancing before there was such a thing.


What we love about the Outer Banks is that it isn’t overrun by giant, corporate hotel chains clogging up the beach real estate. Vacationers can choose from an abundance of quaint oceanside vacation rental homes, romantic B&Bs, cottages and even campgrounds. Sure, the Outer Banks has hotels and motels as well, but experiencing the Outer Banks in a smaller accommodation is our preferred way to visit.

Here is our video tour of the Whalebone Ocean Cottages:


For our visit to the Outer Banks for Spring Break this year, we opted to stay in one of the Whalebone Ocean Cottages by Kees Vacation.

The Whalebone Cottages are located in south Nags Head at milepost 16.5. While the Whalebone Cottage Court has been around for decades, they have now been reconstructed into 7 brand new cottages.

whalebone cottages exterior

We stayed in one of the modern, 3-bedroom beach cottages with 2 Queen bedrooms, a bedroom with a Twin over Full bunk bed, and a sleeper sofa for accommodations for up to 8 guests. The cottage is also equipped with a fully stocked kitchen for cooking when you aren’t going to the many nearby restaurants.


The living room had plenty of space for our family of five to hang out with the two couches and one love seat.

Whalebone Cottages sitting area

The fully stocked kitchen has everything you need including all the major appliances, coffee maker, toaster and more.

Whalebone Cottages Kitchen


This is bedroom #1 with a bed, dresser, TV and ensuite full bathroom.

main bedroom

We loved that bedroom #2 had a twin over full bunkbed, TV, dresser and small closet that was perfect for kids.

twin over full bunkbed

Bedroom #3 had a queen bed, dresser, TV and small closet.

Whalebone Cottage bedroom


The Whalebone Ocean Cottages have a shared swimming pool for all 7 cottages but it is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day so we didn’t get a chance to enjoy it.

Whalebone Cottage Pool

While our particular cottage wasn’t directly on the ocean, it was just steps away.

Outer Banks ocean view

For more information or to book the Whalebone Ocean Cottages, it can all be done on at WHALEBONE OCEAN COTTAGES IN OUTER BANKS.

*Disclosure: Thanks to Kees Vacations for comping our accommodations. As always, all thoughts, opinions and statements are our own.

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Nate Nuzzo

Friday 16th of April 2021

Thanks for staying with us! We appreciate it and really love the review :)

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