Soundfront - Rating 5 (4)

NH521 Stinson Ranch

3 bedrooms
Bathroom 1 baths
Half Baths 1 half baths
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed
Turn Day Arrival Day Sunday

  • Address: 521 W Soundside Rd
  • Town: Nags Head
  • Type: Home
  • View: Sound View

Amenities 18 Amenities
Featured Amenities
  • Soundfront
  • No Pets Allowed No Pets Allowed This home is not pet friendly, however, it is not a guarantee that this property is pet-free.
  • The 100 Collection™ The 100 Collection™ imprint on a property indicates it is part of a collaborative effort to set the gold standard for vacation rentals and must pass specific quality, safety, and cleanliness inspections.
  • Wifi Wifi Coastal Carolina Vacations makes every effort to ensure the internet is working properly. Many services are not equipped for multiple streaming devices or business purposes. Service interruptions may occur that need to be handled by outside vendors.
  • Optional Umbrella Service Beach umbrella rental and setup package available for purchase at checkout.
  • Optional Cabana Services Beach cabana rental and setup package available for purchase at checkout.
Indoor Amenities
  • Fireplace (off-season) Available October through April only.
  • Standard Kitchen Amenities Kitchens are fully equipped with stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave,refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender and a hand mixer.
Outdoor Amenities
  • Distance to Beach: 1000+ FT
  • Enclosed Outside Shower
Property Features
  • Guest Loyalty Program Guest Loyalty pricing when you have previously stayed with Coastal Carolina Vacations. Call 252.489.4700 for details!
  • No Smoking or Vaping
  • Arrival Day Sunday
  • Partial Week/Short Stay
  • Cable TV or Streaming Services
  • Keyless Entry
  • Standard Home Amenities All homes have central air & heat, fully stocked kitchen w/coffee maker, bed/bath linens, decks/deck furniture, TVs with at least streaming capability, iron, ironing board.
  • Beds made with Linens & Towels Provided Beds made upon arrival, bath towels & face cloths (one for each person the home accommodates). No beach towels provided.

Description Description

Stinson Ranch: Soundfront home in Nags Head with incredible water and sunset views and a great dock to kayak and paddleboard from!

Bed Sizes: 2 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Twin

Your stay at "Stinson Ranch" will be an unforgettable experience. This resurrected structure is a duplicate of the original Stinson's Ranch which was destroyed by Hurricane Irene. It rises out of the Roanoke Sound on pilings that give you a panoramic 180-degree view of the water, sky, birds, boats, unbelievable sun and moon sets, and anything else that might venture by. The original structure was built in 1903 in the old Nags Head architectural style and the new "Ranch" has the same familiar feeling offering comfort and charm.

This vacation hide-a-way is perfect for anyone looking for a unique and truly exciting stay over the water. You need only to walk down a flight of stairs and you are there...ready to swim, float, boat, or just walk out to the sandbar. Fishing, crabbing, sunbathing, reading, journal writing, and star-gazing are all recommended activities on the large lower deck or the cozy upper deck. Meals are taken while watching the sunset from an outside table seating 8.

Stinson Ranch has a shower platform below the cottage and a long set of steps leading down to a platform over the water from which you can jump into a kayak or slip into the water (at this point the water is about 2 feet deep depending on the wind and waves). The "Ranch" is perfect for water lovers; it is easily reachable and children can be monitored from the deck above. Hours upon hours can be spent just walking and playing in the water out in the sun or under the cottage free from the rays of the sun. You can walk several hundred yards into the sound and never get over your head....a sandbar rises a hundred yards out and provides a great place for water activities such as frisbee, volleyball, paddleball, or just sitting and enjoying the view. There is never a lack of things to do at the cottage, and you never have to leave to have a great time. Even when the weather is not so friendly, this place has charm and comfort to offer. With a gas fireplace in the corner, you can be warm and still step out onto the deck for a brisk breeze on a still wintry day that warms the spirit.

Stinson Ranch is complete with all modern amenities and is indeed a "step back into history" with lots of the former cottage honored in pictures and objects.  The downstairs is an open floor plan with a comfortable sitting area and kitchen eating area combined. The kitchen is equipped with everything needed to cook a sumptuous meal with a central table. A doorway leads to two bedrooms, one containing two single beds and another with a queen-size bed. A large bathroom with a shower sits between the two. A set of stairs leads up to a large loft that contains one queen and one double bed. A small half-bath occupies one corner. Five windows provide a majestic view of the water and Manteo in the distance. A deck is attached to the loft and is "the end of the world" as far as sitting, reading, watching the sunsets, and having a cup of coffee in the morning or your favorite beverage in the evening.

Stinson Ranch is truly a haven of rest and relaxation. It retains the charm and character which the Stinson family has brought to it since 1963. Nothing in your imagination can prepare you for a stay at this one-of-a-kind cottage. ("Author: Bill S.")

Advance Year Bookings: Advance Year Bookings: Accepts Bookings within 51 Weeks in Advance 

This home allows the current year's guest the first option to rebook their dates for the future year. Contact our office for details on how to book this home for next year 252-489-4700.

No Smoking/Vaping. No Pets. Parking allows for two Vehicles only.
Milepost: 13.40

Floor Plan Floor Plan


Wading Dock

Platform - Enclosed Outside Shower


Soundfront Deck - Picnic Table

Living AreaFireplace (Off Season Only)

Dining AreaSeating for 6

Kitchen Area

Bedroom 1 - Two Twin Beds

Laundry AreaLocated in BR 1

Full Bath

Bedroom 2- Queen Bed


Soundside Deck

Loft/Bedroom 3 - One Queen, One Double

Location Location

Reviews Rating 5 (4) Reviews
Rating 5
Great Location!
Enjoyed the sunsets and the walks to Jockey's Ridge. Hope to return soon.
Brian - Posted: 1/4/2024
You won't find a more beautiful sunset view than at Stinson Ranch! So glad you enjoyed your stay & the beauty of the Outer Banks. We look forward to hosting you again!
Coastal Carolina Vacations staff
Rating 5
Excellent visit have stayed here before, clean , historic best sunset views on the sound. Coastal Carolina Vacations were excellent Maggie Sexton went above and beyond to make sure everything was right. A first class company, would Definitely recommend and use again.
Anonymous U from Greenville - Posted: 2/23/2023
Rating 5
Excellent- gorgeous view - Carolina Coastal Vacation were excellent also . No issues - would definitely use this company again and will recommend it to friends
Anonymous U from Greenville - Posted: 11/25/2022
You really can't beat the views from Stinson Ranch. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
Coastal Carolina Vacations staff
Posted: 11/25/2022
Rating 5
Stinson Ranch Oct. 2922
Love the property! Comfortable furniture. Well equipped kitchen. Only negative was that the dishwasher didn’t get run after the previous tenant but dishes were put back in the cabinets dirty. We washed everything prior to using any kitchenware.
Keith - Posted: 10/10/2022
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